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The Best Leadership Books for Online Business Owners

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One of my goals this year was to read two books a month. By mid-February, I’d already read over 20 new books (many of them related to leadership for the online business owner).

Now to be fair, not every book was a WIN — but one thing I work to do every time I read a new book is to find at least ONE thing I can implement.

From the books I’ve read, I’ve included my top picks for each category below.

What would reading a book each week do for your leadership in your online business?

Imagine how much your leadership would change if you implemented one new thing every single week?

Well I’ve got some incredible news for you!

On the Business with Impact Podcast™ each week, we’re adding a new segment: The best books for online business owners.

Each week, I’ll be reviewing one of my favorite books, sharing what I read and what I learned, AND as an added BONUS I’ll be giving away 10 copies of the book of the week to our listeners.

Below are links to some of my absolute favorite books in the Leadership category:

Leadershift (The 11 Essential Changes Every Leader Must Embrace) by John C. Maxwell

This book helps leaders make changes in the way they think, act, and ultimately lead so they can be successful. These eleven shifts will set you up to be an effective, strong, and admired leader for decades to come.

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell

This updated and expanded version of one of the best-selling leadership books of all time, has been made even better by sharpening each law of leadership, adding a NEW evaluation tool that can reveal your leadership strengths and weaknesses, and adding an application exercise to help you grow and be the best leader for you and your team.

Winning With People: Discover the People Principles That Work for You Every Time by John C. Maxwell

Relationships are at the heart of every positive human experience. Even the most sophisticated and expert salespeople can pick up on the skills laid out in this book to make them even better in their careers. And salespeople new to the industry will be able to learn skills to transform them into relational experts.

How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie

This is a book that has carried countless people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. It can teach you ways to make people like you, how to win people to your way of thinking, and how to change people without arousing resentment.

EntreLeadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches by Dave Ramsey

Whether you’re the CEO of your business or just starting out in your home, this book gives you practical, every day guidance to help you grow your business and take it where you want it to go. It’s a one-stop guide filled with practical advice to give you success even through difficult times.

Hal Moore on Leadership: Winning when Outgunned and Outmanned by Harold G. Moore

This book offers a practical and comprehensive guide to the strategies that helped shape Moore’s success both on and off the battlefield. They can apply to any leader in any organization. These lessons and principles are nothing theoretical or scientific. They’re really just the principles practiced by someone who spent his entire adult life leading others and perfecting the art of leadership.

For more details on all of my favorite books for online business owners (including books on mindset, entrepreneurship + team building, productivity, audience + traffic building, content creation, sales, and money + finance, click here.