Not only am I a GIANT plant nerd, inventory nerd, you-name-it-nerd, one of my favorite things is reading. My little sister still makes fun of the fact that one of my preferred activities is reading, and how I would easily read a book in a day. But I have to say, one of my favorite activities is reading a book by the fire, and there is NOTHING better than the smell of library books!
So naturally, I love to read different leadership and workplace culture books. Especially since starting my own business, I cannot get enough of different leadership and entrepreneur books written by so many amazing leaders and learners. I find them so inspiring and motivating, and such a fantastic resource. I wanted to do a little round-up of my favorite leadership and workplace books to share with you.
I know that many of you (including me!) are forever learners, so if you are a fan of these types of posts please let me know, and I’ll make sure to share some of my other favorites.
My All-Time Favorite
One of my ALL-TIME favorite books is the Go-Giver. It is a fairly short read, but it provided such an amazing perspective and insight into business and entrepreneurship. Not only that, but I think it has such an incredible life lesson. Highly, highly recommended!
My Favorite Leadership Books
If Disney Ran Your Hospital
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Traction: Get a Grip On Your Business
Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
The First Time Manager
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
Principles: Life and Work
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
Leaders Eat Last
The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace
From Bud to Boss
Emotional Intelligence 2.0
Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High
Nicole is the owner and founder of Veterinary Care Logistics and the Veterinary Inventory Strategy Network. VCL was born out of the demand by several industry leaders to utilize her inventory system as a model throughout the country.
She currently lives with her four dogs, two rabbits, and a cat named Hei Hei in the beautiful state of Montana. When she's not being an inventory nerd, you can find her in the garden, enjoying the mountains of Montana, or swimming in the ocean.