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5 Must-Read Books for Every Aspiring Leader 

Elevating your leadership skills is crucial to inspiring your team and achieving organizational success. Whether you’re looking to build trust, drive cultural transformation, lead with empathy, achieve sustained success, or make significant improvements through small steps.
 
Here are five must-read books that offer valuable insights and practical strategies to help you become a more effective and strategic leader.
 
Cover of Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek, a book about building trust and cooperation within teams
Simon Sinek emphasizes the importance of prioritizing your team’s needs and building a culture of trust and cooperation.
 
This book reveals how leaders can create supportive environments where their teams can thrive.
 
Cover of Change the Culture, Change the Game by Roger Connors and Tom Smith, a book on driving organizational success through cultural transformation.
Connors and Smith offer a blueprint for cultural transformation within organizations.
 
The book explains how to create a culture of accountability that leads to exceptional performance and results.
 

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Brené Brown’s research on vulnerability, courage, shame, and empathy provides practical advice for leading with courage and empathy.
 
This book encourages leaders to embrace vulnerability and build strong, resilient teams.
 
Jim Collins presents research-based insights into why some companies achieve long-term success while others do not.
 
This book encourage leaders to adopt key concepts such as Level 5 Leadership, the Hedgehog Concept, and the Flywheel Effect.
 
Cover of Small Steps to Big Changes by Kenneth Kwan, a book about achieving significant improvements through small, consistent actions

Learn how to make significant improvements through small, consistent actions.

Kenneth Kwan’s book provides practical strategies for achieving big results by focusing on incremental changes that lead to lasting success.

 

 

These books offer a blend timeless and modern isights, covering essential aspects of leadership from cultural transformation and personal development to strategic thinking and competitive analysis. They are about actionable insights and strategies. From creating a supportive and trust-based culture to transforming your organization’s performance through accountability, leading with empathy and vulnerability, driving your company from good to great, and making significant improvements through small steps, these books cover all essential aspects of leadership.

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Kenneth Kwan, CSP

Kenneth Kwan is an internationally recognized Author, Global Leadership and Motivational Speaker, renowned for his ability to inspire and empower audiences worldwide. With over a decade of experience, he has spoken to leaders from 40 countries, helping transform cultures and shift mindsets within Multi-National Companies (MNCs) and Government Organizations. Kenneth’s expertise in solution-focused thinking and strategic planning has guided numerous businesses toward significant results and high-performance environments. Featured in esteemed media outlets like Channel News Asia and Malaysia's BFM89.9, his insights on leadership and motivation are highly sought after. Kenneth's book, "Small Steps To Big Changes," showcases his profound wisdom and practical strategies, making a lasting impact in lectures and training programs across the region.