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Leadership books can be a great source of inspiration for personal and professional growth, whether you’re a personal trainer, general manager, gym owner or someone just aspiring to climb up the fitness industry ladder.

With this in mind, the following are a list of newer leadership books — as in those released in the last five years or so — you may have missed and that may prove beneficial in your professional development journey.

The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why it Matters, by Priya Parker

At first glance this book may seem like it’s relevant for only event planners, and that couldn’t be further from the truth. In The Art of Gathering, Parker dives into what makes gatherings of all types — from small meetings to large-scale events — successful, and it has implications for leaders in a variety of roles. Essentially, if you work with more than a team of two (or aspire to), this is the book for you. Learn more.

Fear Less: Face Not-Good-Enough to Replace Your Doubts, Achieve Your Goals, and Unlock Your Success, by Pippa Grange

Pippa Grange is a sports psychologist and former Head of People and Team Development at The Football Association. She famously worked with the England football team in 2018 — the year they won the World Cup. In her newest book, Grange shares a “proven framework for overcoming the primary obstacle to success: fear.” Learn more.

The Promises of Giants, by John Amaechi

Per the book description, The Promises of Giants is “a challenge to anyone who aspires to make a difference in their environment.” Author John Amaechi is a British-American psychologist, consultant and former professional basketball player in the NBA. In his new book, he takes observations and learning lessons from his unique career to create a theory on what it takes to become extraordinary. Learn more.

Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals, by Oliver Burkeman

In his newest book, Oliver Burkeman paints a bit of a grim picture, explaining that the average human life will encompass just 4,000 weeks. So, how do we make the most of the limited time we have? Burkeman’s thoughts on this are a bit provocative, but nevertheless insightful. Learn more.

Is there a newer leadership book you’ve read recently and thoroughly enjoyed? Share any recommendations in the comments below, or email rachel@peakemedia.com.

Rachel Zabonick-Chonko

Rachel is the Editor-in-Chief of Peake Media. Reach her at rachel@peakemedia.com.

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