No Bullsh!t Leadership
Martin G. Moore
RosettaBooks, 292 pp., $26.99
Moore is a college dropout who worked his way up to the executive office. When he writes, "The higher up you go, the more impactful your decisions become," that advice stems from his firsthand experience. Through this book, Moore relays straightforward leadership principles to those looking to fine-tune their skills. The book's nine chapters are dedicated to core leadership development topics, which range from handling conflict and building resilience to decision making and driving accountability. Moore's advice is timely and includes discussions on how readers can communicate with certainty during uncertain times and how to master ambiguity.
Leadership Levers: Releasing the Power of Relationships for Exceptional Participation, Alignment, and Team Results
Routledge, 204 pp., $29.95
Effective leadership is not about the title you hold—it's about building positive relationships. That's what Jones, a sociometrist and leadership advisor, explains to readers. She contends that only when leaders are intentional about relationship building can they unleash the power of their teams. In the book, Jones dives into topics that contribute to positive relationships, such as collaboration and trust, and provides practical advice regarding situations leaders face every day. For leaders interested in changing their team's dynamics for the better, Jones explains forthrightly how to do so by conquering the levers of leadership.