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Top 10 Books from the Global Leadership Summit 2023 & More

Check out some of our favorite books from Global Leadership Summit 2023 and other past speakers. Grow your influence all year long!

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At LCBC, we believe that everyone has influence. We all make an impact on the people around us; at home, at church, at work, or in our communities. When we get better as leaders, our circles get stronger. 

That’s why we recommend the Global Leadership Summit to everyone who will listen! The Global Leadership Summit is a can’t-miss opportunity! We learn from world-renowned leaders who bring their unique perspectives from business, ministry, and more.  

The only thing we don’t love about the Global Leadership Summit is that it’s only two days! Luckily, speakers from the Global leadership Summit 2023 and past years have published some incredibly insightful books to help you grow all year round. 

Top 10 Books from the Global Leadership Summit 2023 and more 

There are so many books and resources from GLS that it can be overwhelming figuring out where to start! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite books from past Summit speakers (in no particular order – we love them all!): 

1. Atomic Habits 

By James Clear, Founder of Habits Academy and Best-Selling Author 

Why you should read it: Bad habits are due to flawed routines, not a lack of willpower. You’ll learn how to make time for new habits, stay motivated, foster an environment for success, and overcome setbacks. 

2. No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention 

By Reed Hastings, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Netflix, and Erin Meyer, Professor at INSEAD 

Why you should read it: “No Rules Rules: reveals the culture that drives the success of one of the world's most innovative companies. This inside look offers an insightful exploration of the values that have propelled Netflix's speed, boldness, and worldwide admiration. 

3. Soundtracks: The Surprising Solution to Overthinking 

By Jon Acuff, Leadership Expert and New York Times Best-Selling Author 

Why you should read it: By mastering the art of managing your mental soundtracks, you can unleash your full potential. You can transform your doubts into dominance and worries into wonder, ultimately achieving greater success and creativity in life. 

4. Leveling Up 

By Ryan Leak, CEO of The Ryan Leak Group, LLC. 

Why you should read it: Successful leaders take ownership of their development and understand themselves fully to unlock their potential. You will discover how to focus on personal growth and make a positive impact on those around you. 

5. The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company 

By Robert Iger, CEO of Disney 

Why you should read it: Under Iger's leadership, Disney's value grew fivefold, making Iger one of the most successful CEOs of our time. This memoir provides valuable lessons in leadership and reveals the relentless curiosity and thoughtfulness that have shaped Iger's career. 

6. The Power to Change: Mastering the Habits That Matter Most 

By Craig Groeschel, Founder and Senior Pastor of Life.Church 

Why you should read it: Groeschel offers practical principles to achieve lasting transformation in relationships, habits, and thoughts. By understanding the role of God's power, the reasons behind behaviors, and the significance of small habits, you can experience true change.  

7. Beginner’s Pluck 

By Liz Bohannon, Founder of Sseko Designs 

Why you should read it: “Beginner’s Pluck” challenges the conventional wisdom of finding passion and pursuing dreams. It presents 14 actionable principles that debunk the idea of "finding" passion and instead advocates for actively building passion and purpose day by day. 

8. Not in It to Win It 

By Andy Stanley, Founder and Senior Pastor of North Point Community Church 

Why you should read it: Is it possible to disagree politically and love unconditionally? Discover how to take a stand with humility and understanding, view politics through the lens of faith, and apply the teachings of Jesus to contemporary challenges in a fresh way. 

9. The 6 Types of Working Genius 

By Patrick Lencioni, Founder and President of The Table Group 

Why you should read it: This book introduces a groundbreaking model that flips the script on how we approach work and teams. It helps individuals identify the work that brings them joy and energy while avoiding tasks that lead to frustration and burnout, and provides teams with a simple framework to leverage each other's natural gifts. 

10. Captivate: The Science of Succeeding With People 

By Vanessa Van Edwards, Founder and Lead Behavior Investigator at Science of People 

Why you should read it: This book shares science-backed shortcuts and secrets for mastering social interactions at work, home, and any social setting. You’ll learn to decode the hidden forces that influence us, captivate anyone, and forge genuine relationships. 


Looking for more ways to grow as a leader before the next Global Leadership Summit? Check out some of these resources: 

5 Biblical Leadership Stories That Everyone Can Apply Today 

9 Leadership Reads to Maximize Your Influence 

What Does it Mean to Be a Leader? (The True Definition) 

And don’t forget to mark your calendars for the Global Leadership Summit


LCBC stands for Lives Changed By Christ. We are one church in multiple locations across Pennsylvania. Find the location closest to you or join us for Church Online. We can’t wait to connect with you! 

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