Stratum’s 8 Recommended Reads for Leaders of Nutraceutical Companies

Our natural supplement and functional food space is growing rapidly. We are now faced with the same challenges as other booming verticals before us including much more competitive landscape with fiercer competition.

Besides managing their teams, one thing great leaders do is stay ahead of the competition. While there are many strategies to do that, one of the easiest, is capturing insights in books authored by billionaires, CEOs, navy SEALs, neuroscientists, and other great leaders. There are dozens upon dozens of books on leadership, but the following is our list of definite must-reads to develop even greater success.

1. Start with Why by Simon Sinek
This New York Times Best Seller is authored by motivational speaker, marketing consultant, and author of four books, Simon Sinek. In the first of his series, Sinek makes various points on how humans are influenced by comparing two main behaviors: inspiration and manipulation. He conveys that by inspiring those around you is how leaders ultimately see the most growth and success. This book is so good that you’ll want to read more from Sinek. Luckily, he has written several books that inspire.

2. Find Your Why by Simon Sinek
Another one by Sinek, this book inspires readers to rethink everything they do in every avenue of their lives. From personal to business, he offers powerful insight into how to not only be inspired by the work you do, but to also inspire the work of those around you. It’s the second of his four books.

3. Fish by Stephen C. Lundin, Ph. D., Harry Paul, and John Christensen
This book addresses today’s work issues with the intention of inspiring individuals to turn their current situation upside down by offering ways to transform any workplace environment with energy, passion, and positivity. The tricks the authors offer in this book will inspire and energize your team as well as rejuvenate your current office culture.

4. Traction by Gino Wickman
Do you have a grip on your business or does your business have a grip on you? This book is perfect for the many leaders who may be asking themselves that very question. Gino Wickman addresses all the concerns any current business owner and management team faces, such as inadequate growth, profit woes, and personnel conflict. A must-read for anyone looking for a non-complicated solution to big business problems.

5. The One Thing by Gary Keller
This book has made over 350 best seller lists, and for good reason! Leaders and people everywhere are using the concepts in this book to help them live more rewarding lives through strengthening their finances, getting in shape, losing weight, having happier families, and nurturing their marriages. It offers advice on how having fewer distractions and less on your plate leads to a happier life and ultimately personal and financial growth.

6. The ROI of Trust Transparency by Scott Steinford
In his book, author Scott Steinford shows us how trust is the ultimate commodity. He breaks down the elements of trust in order to introduce to leaders of any industry that being open and transparent is the key to growing a company. On both an individual and corporate level, he emphasizes the importance of this easy yet, important characteristic of any leader.

7. Radical Candor by Kim Scott
A leadership book that offers advice on becoming a better boss and colleague, Scott delivers insight on how to create a better and more effective organization. With years of experience behind her, Scott inspires leaders to build the best teams they can using simple, yet practical tactics. Also available in podcast form.

8. On Fire at Work by Eric Chester
A good one if you’re looking to improve your workplace culture. Chester shows readers how engaging employees shouldn’t be the ultimate goal, it should be the starting point. As a renowned leadership expert, Eric Chester delivers amazing advice that leaders in almost every industry can use with their own teams.

If you read these books, or have other good ones to add, please share your thoughts and reviews on LinkedIn with #ingredientsforsuccess. Happy reading!

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