Heading into a brand new year can spark inspiration for many. If you are a manager looking to improve your leadership ability and create a more unified team, January is a great time to start fresh. Do you have some ideas but lack guidance? A terrific way to embrace change in the new year is to improve your leadership through some stellar books. Reading from authors with a bounty of experience will provide you with surefire tips on how to step up your game. These favorites from Davis Staffing will show you how our professionals make it work.

Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek

Sinek uses tangible examples of how leadership plays out in the military, in corporate environments, and many settings that can create a framework for a leader’s performance. Sinek discusses his concept of a group’s “Circle of Safety”, where employees are able to trust each other and work toward a common goal with support. This is a terrific read if you’re struggling to create common ground among your team, or are facing some resentment from staff in the workplace.

Principle-Centered Leadership by Stephen R. Covey

This book is a great way to find out more about your staff and how you can work with them. If you’re ready to keep an open mind and re-tool the way you manage people, Covey’s book is excellent. This work prompts meaningful relationships in the workplace and helps a manager think of employees not just as workers, but as people. If you’re a leader looking to build empathy and communication, this selection is for you.

The One Thing by Gary Keller

This acclaimed book is great for the boss on the go. Not only has it inspired many since its publication, but it was created by an author with direct objectives in mind. Keller’s book is a great tool to guide your leadership goals and ideas, a space where you can make notes and think about where your path is directing you. Key concepts are emphasized, making The One Thing precise and compact. This will give you more time to implement these new ideas in the workplace and hit the ground running with your staff.

Emotional Intelligence by Travis Bradberry

Bradberry’s book shows you how to employ self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management toward your professional goals and your team-building capabilities. Use this as a manual to better understanding your internal journey to being the ideal role model. Employing emotional intelligence in your day-to-day duties will increase your productivity. It will also help you motivate your colleagues to perform at their peak.

2017 can be the year of your transformation to an elite leader, which means you’ll need a top-notch staff. If you’re looking to hire the best of the best, Davis Staffing is the answer. We have professionals in a multitude of industries ready to hit the ground running and work with you to create success for your brand. Start today by checking out listings to take advantage of the amazing opportunities Davis Staffing has to offer as one of the top staffing agencies in Chicago!