Leaders Matter is back after taking a short summer break—and just in time to share some summer reading for those of you getting ready to take yours. Thank you to everyone for sharing your recommended reads and podcasts earlier this summer. We have a bit of everything, from books that can help you become a more mindful leader and explore what it means to be human, to podcasts that share time management advice and call us to lead.


The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters
(Riverhead Books, 2018)
By Priya Parker

Fixer Upper: How to Repair America's Broken Housing Systems
(Brookings Institution Press, 2022)
By Jenny Shuetz

Holding Change: The Way of Emergent Strategy Facilitation and Mediation
(AK Press, 2021)
By adrienne maree brown

Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities
(Haymarket Books, March 15, 2016)
By Rebecca Solnit

Humankind: A Hopeful History
(Little, Brown and Company, 2021)
By Rutger Bregman

Just Work: How to Root Out Bias, Prejudice, and Bullying to Build a Kick-Ass Culture of Inclusivity
(St. Martin’s Press, 2021)
By Kim Scott

Leading Below the Surface: How to Build Real (and Psychologically Safe) Relationships with People Who Are Different from You
(PYP Academy Press, 2021)
By LaTonya Wilkins

Narrative Economics
(Princeton University Press, 2019)
By Robert J. Shiller

Philanthropy Revolution: How to inspire donors, build relationships, and make a difference
(HarperCollins, September 8, 2020)
By Lisa Greer and Larissa Kostoff

The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together
(One World, 2021)
By Heather McGhee

The Tech that Comes Next: How Changemakers, Philanthropists, and Technologists Can Build an Equitable World
(Wiley, 2022)
By Amy Sample Ward and Afua Bruce

Read the full list of recommendations at The Bridgespan Group.