3 books to inspire women in leadership
International Women's Day has passed for another year and we wanted to take the opportunity to highlight three inspirational reads for women in leadership, by women in leadership.
Each of these books encourages us to look ahead to a new era of leadership that embraces empathy, kindness and flexibility, as well as offering other alternatives to the outdated and inadequate ‘alpha’ or ‘hero’ leadership style.
Leader by Design by Colleen Callander
The fascinating true story of former Sportsgirl CEO Colleen Callander’s rise to the top aims to inspire a new era of leadership - one that leads with kindness, trust and authenticity and one that has more women at the helm.
Leader by Design: Be empowered to lead with confidence in business and in life ($32.99) is available now.
You Don't Need an MBA by Alicia McKay
Endorsed by Seth Godin, this ground-breaking book from leadership expert Alicia McKay encourages you to focus on the things they don’t teach you at business school and reveals the five skills every strategic leader needs.
You Don't Need an MBA: Leadership lessons that cut through the crap ($29.99) is available now.
Quietly Powerful by Megumi Miki
Winner of Best Leadership Book at the 2020 Australian Business Book Awards, this book challenges quiet professionals to reframe the story they tell themselves about their leadership potential – and encourages organisations to expand their ideas about what good leadership looks, sounds and feels like.
Quietly Powerful: How your quiet nature is your hidden leadership strength ($29.99) is available now.