13 Must-Read Books From CEOs and Innovators
It’s Women’s History Month and The O’Daily is all in. We’re building on last week’s career wisdom with 13 fantastic book recommendations from women leaders. Check out what the best CEOs, investors, innovators, and global leaders are reading and why.
13 Amazing Books To Grow Your Self and Career
By Tara Brach
So much of the startup experience for me has been managing my emotions, energy.... existence, really. Getting (and staying) over the sense that I'm not good enough, in all of the many ways that fear shows up, is one of the biggest unlocks I've found as a founder.
By James Clear
This book changed the way I thought about setting goals. Instead of simply setting a goal, I now set habits that will help me achieve that goal. I encourage friends and family to write down a description of the person they want to be a year from now and then write down that person's habits. What time do they wake up? What's their morning routine? Then, slowly start to adopt those habits and watch your life transform.
(Kathryn: +100. Atomic Habits is one of the goal-domination strategies here.)
By Britt Bennett
A favorite since I started reading more during the pandemic. It's a great story about different perceptions and perspectives of race and identity.
By Gino Wickman
Must read for any entrepreneur! Practical, tactical advice to building and leading a scaling, sustainable business.
By Elizabeth Lesser
This book made me realize that so much of how society and business is shaped is deeply rooted in history, biology, and more. Sometimes systems need to be rocked. Lesser’s message is "when women are the storytellers, the human story changes."
By Michael Gelb
Fantastic book on the creative and learning process.
7. Half The Sky
By Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
Inspiring stories about women’s rights across the globe.
By Margaret Heffernan
She’s also a TedTalk speaker and it’s funny as all get out!
By Brene Brown
The most real assessment of the human condition and what it means to be living your best life.
By John Doerr
This is by far the best book I have ever read on strategic planning and should be on the shelves of anyone who leads a team.
11. You are a Badass
By Jen Sincero
Loved the message of empowerment!
By Adrienne Maree Brown
Brown comes at change leadership with so much humanity.
By Tim Templeton
An easy read on how to leverage and grow your network.
Did you update your reading list?!? Same. Such a good mix of business, life, growth, celebration, and story.
Thank you to these amazing women for taking the time to share what transforms and inspires them.
What’s the book that’s been most impactful on your life?