Steverino's top five books every leader must read...

Hola you brilliant freaking mammal you...

So, I often am asked what books I would recommend. Especially, to newbie managers and leaders.

I am a firm believer that leaders are lifetime learners who apply what you're reading. Not every reader is a leader. But, hands down every leader for damn sure better be a reader. Even if it's on Blinkist, illegally downloaded executive summaries or the lazy genius way on Audible. Your brilliant mind is a terrible thing to waste...

Anyways, here are my top five books (by subject) for any aspiring newbies out there looking for a real competitive advantage...

If you can read just one book on leadership:


If you can read just one book on motivation:

If you can read just one book on ownership and accountability:

If you can read just one book on authenticity and community:

If you can read just one book on living a life of significance:

I read all of these books over again and again. Simply because I cannot afford to miss out on allowing wise voices shape my future.

If you're the least bit interested in evolving as a human being and tripling your influence, start with the short list above. 

Now, before you insert your perfectly rehearsed excuse. Stop. And to quote my 74-year-old Welsh trainer, 'you can keep your excuses in your back pocket'.

And, realise that all of us have 168 hours in a week...

  • 35 hours are spent eating, showering, traveling etc...
  • 40 hours are spent working (or pretending to)...
  • 56 hours are spent sleeping...

Which leaves roughly 37 hours of free time. 

Surely you can find an hour a day to invest in yourself.

If not, then you truly have allowed the dis-ease of business to wreck your life.

And, we should talk. Like soon. 

Here's to changing the way you live and work...

Steve Knox


PS. I'd also like to recommend a sixth book...

It's a non-fiction read, but perfectly illustrates the journey we're all on...


I promise it's better than whatever Netflix series you're addicted to.