Despite my busy schedule as a Creative Director of a digital marketing agency in Gurgaon and also a mom, I am a total bookworm. I feel reading is a good habit for leaders to develop – staying on top of new trends and ideas is what empowers people to lead instead of following. Here are five books that I feel are definitely worth a read and should find space on every leader’s bookshelf.
1. Dream With Your Eyes Open: An Entrepreneurial Journey – Ronnie Screwvala
When I first launched Pure Design Solution, I recall how it was initially a trial-and-error process to find out what works best in building a healthy work culture that empowers people, and also to figure out how to inspire your team to deliver above and beyond basic expectations – UTV head Ronnie Screwvala’s book, Dream With Your Eyes Open, is a great read for all leaders because it offers many excellent examples of accomplishing both these things! Whether you have just launched a new start-up or have been in the game for years, pick up this book to gain access to useful tips to create winning teams. I’m sure you’ll also find anecdotes about Ronnie Screwvala’s journey from modest beginnings in Mumbai’s Grand Road district to starting an entertainment conglomerate and being named the Jack Warner of India by Newsweek very inspiring.