Issa Asad Suggests Every Leader MUST Read These 5 Books
If there’s one thing good leaders have in common it is the fact that they are humble and willing to take advice from those more successful than themselves.
“Not only does this keep their head tightly screwed on, but it also helps them grow as individuals,” said Issa Asad Florida entrepreneur and businessman. Mr. Asad is the CEO of Q Link Wireless and Quadrant Holdings, all located across South Florida. He is also the author of 4 e-commerce and marketing e-books that can be purchased on Amazon.
Issa Asad Suggests Every Leader MUST Read These 5 Books:
1. The Art of Seduction, by Robert Greene
Many consider this book a cheesy, pick up artist favorite, but it is so much more than that. In fact, every aspiring entrepreneur and leader should read it. The Art of Seduction is primarily a book about social dynamics. Greene explores and explains the relationship between power and manipulation and goes to great depths to explain how these power dynamics relate to everyday encounters in the workplace. You need to network and understand how human relationships work in order to succeed and be a great leader. This is why this is such an important book. Highly recommended.
2. The Art of the Pitch, by Peter Coughter
Coughter’s The Art of the Pitch is an absolute must read. Everyone knows how important writing a good pitch or a presentation is, but this book is about much more than that. This is a book about storytelling, first and foremost and storytelling is a skill that can be learned. Telling an interesting, captivating story concisely is an art-form in itself, but conveying your inner self and letting the world know who you really are is a skill only a few of us manage to master. Peter Cougher’s The Art of the Pitch is exciting, well-written and empowering. Everything a book should be.
3. The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People, by Stephen R Covey
The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People, by Stephen R Covey is probably the best-known self-help book ever written. It wouldn’t have survived all these years (it came out in 1989.) if it didn’t have substance. This book has substance and it has a lot of it. Most similar books nowadays are, let’s not kid ourselves, written by wannabe gurus who can’t get their own life in order, let alone pass their “knowledge” onto someone else. Corvey’s best-seller is everything these books are not. The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People is a classic that will make you more productive than you ever thought possible. Above all, a leader must lead by example. This book will help you do just that.
4. Extreme Ownership, by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
Motivation, skill, passion, ethics, ability – it all matters, but unless your company has the right structure, the right team, these things simply won’t help much. In fact, they may not even help at all. Jocko Willink and Leif Babin are two former Navy Seals, with lots of life experience and lots of lessons learned behind them. They have taken all the lessons they’ve learned, condensed and simplified them in a single book – Extreme Ownership. This book will teach you how to be a leader, help you build a winning team and prove, over and over again, through countless examples and real-life scenarios, why structure, leadership and teamwork matter.
5. The Tanning of America, by Steve Stoute
The modern day society keeps evolving rapidly. Our culture is an ever-changing mess of human behaviors and habits and it all very much relates to marketing. This is what Steve Stoute (former manager for hip hop stars such as Nas and Mary J Blige) writes about in his best-seller, The Tanning of America. The author explores the relationship between marketing and culture, brands and artists, success, leadership and partnerships.