From the Editor
The best leaders constantly educate themselves. They analyze their personal strengths and weakness, sign up for classes and add new skills to their management capabilities. Most of all they read, read, read.
We asked this year’s 27 SALON TODAY 200 honorees in the category of Salon Leadership what book best helped them hone their leadership expertise. Below are the reads that topped their list. With a new decade upon us, now is a great time to set a reading resolution, selecting one of two of these to add to your nightstand:
• The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Miguel Ruiz
• Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work and in Life, One Conversation at a Time by Susan Scott
• Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu
• The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni
• Radical Leap: A Personal Lesson in Extreme Leadership by Steve Farber
• The Great Game of Business: The Only Sensible Way to Run a Company by Jack Stack
• Radical Candor: Be A Kick-Ass Boss without Losing Your Humanity by Kim Scott
• Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. by Brené Brown.
• Creating Customer Evangelists: How Loyal Customers Become a Volunteer Sales Force by Ben McConnell and Jackie Huba
• Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t by Jim Collins
• The Six Thinking Hats by Edward de Bono
• The EMyth Enterprise: How to Turn a Great Idea into a Thriving Business by Michael E. Gerber
• Never Lose a Customer Again by Joey Coleman
• No-Compromise Leadership by Neil Ducoff
• The Customer Service Revolution by John R. DiJulius III
• The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell
• Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink
• Be a Person of Impact by Drs. Jackie and Kevin Freiberg
Speaking of great reads, watch out for your bonus Winter 2020 edition of SALON TODAY. For this special issue, we partnered with SalonInteractive, an e-commerce and marketing platform that preserves the integrity of professional beauty. This issue takes an analytical look at the current state of retail in the beauty industry and explores some e-commerce options, while sharing strategic retailing advice from stylists, owners, distributors, DSCs, manufacturers and software and marketing companies.
--Stacey Soble, Editor in Chief