REAL Bookshelf

Leadership is a lifelong pursuit that requires continued self-reflection and education about leadership trends, attitudes and concepts.

For us to be stronger leaders for our chapters, on our campuses, in our workplaces and in our communities, it is important we strive to educate ourselves and improve our leadership skills year after year. To encourage leadership development at all stages of life, every month the REAL Bookshelf will feature a book for suggested reading that will take your leadership skills to the next level. 

Recommended Books

  • "Permission to Screw Up" by Kristen Hadeed
  • "The Four Tendencies" by Gretchin Rubin
  • "O Great One!: A Little Story About the Awesome Power of Recognition" by David Novak and Christa Bourg
  • "Grit: The Power of Passion and Perserverance" by Angela Duckworth
  • "Eat That Frog! 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time" by Brian Tracy
  • "Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us" by Seth Godin
  • "The Motivation Switch: 77 Ways to Get Motivated, Avoid Procrastination and Achieve Success" by AJ Winters
  • "Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls" by Timbuktu Labs
  • "Leaders Eat Last" by Simon Sinek 
  • "One Word That Will Change Your Life" by Jon Gordon and Jimmy Page
  • "When Noboday was Watching: My Hard-Fought Journey to the Top of the Soccer World" by Carli Lloyd
  • "Come to Win: Business Leaders, Artists, Doctors, and Other Visionaries on How Sports Can Help You Top Your Profession" by Venus Williams
  • "Age is Just a Number: Achieve Your Dreams at Any Stage in Your Life" by Dara Torres
  • "Grace, Gold and Glory My Leap of Faith" by Gabrielle Douglas
  • "How to Have a Good Day" by Caroline Webb
  • "Rising Strong: The Reckoning. The Rumble. The Revolution." by Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW
  • “Move Your Bus” by Ron Clark
  • “Love is the Killer App: How to Win Business and Influence Friends” by Tim Sanders
  • “The Power of Habit” by Charles Duhigg
  • "What I Know Now: Letters to My Younger Self" by Ellyn Spragins
  • "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" by Stephen R. Covey
  • "What Motivates Me: Put Your Passions to Work" by Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton
  • "What to Do When it's Your Turn (and it's Always Your Turn)" by Seth Godin
  • "Strengths Finder 2.0" by Tom Rath
  • "The Happiness of Pursuit" by Chris Guillebeau
  • "Outliers" by Malcolm Gladwell
  • "I Am That Girl" by Alexis Jones
  • "Quiet: The Power of Introverts" by Susan Cain
  • "Credibility: How Leaders Gain and Lose It, Why People Demand It" by James Kouzes and Barry Posner