The Power of Positive Leadership: How and Why Positive Leaders Transform Teams and Organizations and Change the World

Jon Gordon

Jon Gordon is a writer and public speaker on the topic of positive leadership. In this book, he showcases how positivity can increase motivation, hold organizations together, and encourage innovation. This book contains valuable advice both for those who have already embraced positive leadership, and those who are skeptical of its power.

Elite Minds: How Winners Think Differently to Create a Competitive Edge and Maximize Success (Business Books)

Dr. Stan Beecham

“Elite Minds” is not a how-to manual, but within its pages lie many thought-provoking ideas on leadership, goal-setting, and mental strength. Beecham looks at his experiences working with professional athletes and businessmen and applies it to general experience. With a wealth of personal anecdotes, and tons of do-it-yourself mental exercises, Beecham helps you discover how to reshape your mentality, conquer your fears, reach your full potential, and find become the person that you want to be.

Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

Brené Brown

“Rising Strong”, which spent time as #1 on the New York Times Bestseller List, is not a typical leadership book. Still, anyone interested in leadership can benefit from Brené Brown’s insightful look at humanity. A social scientist, Brown studied everyone from Fortune 500 CEOs to military personnel, to parents, lovers, and artists. Her conclusions stress the importance of emotional vulnerability—and redefine what it means to live a productive and empowering life.

Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work…and What Does: The New Science of Leading, Energizing, and Engaging

Susan Fowler

In this book, researcher, consultant, and coach Susan Fowler reveals a truth that we all suspected: motivating unmotivated people is ineffective, frustrating, and ultimately impossible. But if people cannot be motivated, what’s a person to do about employees who simply aren’t invested enough in their jobs? Never fear—this compelling book offers alternatives to the typical carrot-and-stick method, and demonstrates techniques that will not only better motivate employees, but also create a creative, forward-thinking, innovative workplace.