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Leader's Bookshelf: Your Oxygen Mask First by Kevin N. Lawrence

In the last week I read Kevin Lawrence’s, ‘Your Oxygen Mast First: 17 Habits to Help High Achievers Survive & Thrive in Leadership & Life’. Each chapter covers one of the habits with topics like ‘Forget Work-Life Balance’, ‘Deal With Your Emotional Junk’ and ‘Tackle Tough Conversations’ and the author does a good job of hitting the key areas that any leaders should at least have awareness of.

I went old school with this one and read the paperback and was glad I did! Each chapter includes information, stories and great exercises that may look deceptively simple, but some will make you dig deep. You’ll get from this book what you put into it. If you aren’t willing to take an honest look at yourself, you’ll get some tips and pointers, but miss out on the really good stuff.

This may also want to be one of those books that you read through and then start with the first chapter and work through each one giving it the time you need to get the most out of it. Not every topic may resonate with you, but there are gems in here for everyone.

If you’re feeling like your life could use a tune-up, this is a great book to help with that. If you put in the work, you will see results.


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