During our Hardware Innovators Mastermind Meetings, topics surrounding building a strong team, increasing business revenue, diving into leadership tips and tools, and much much more. Books are regularly recommended, and we’ve compiled those books in a list so that you can continue to grow and help your hardware store flourish. Check out the list below!

by Aaron Ross and Marylou TylerRadical Candor

Radical Candor by Kim Scott


The central concept of radical candor is about finding a balance between caring personally and challenging directly. “Radical Candor” provides practical advice and real-world examples, making it a valuable resource for leaders and managers who want to improve on communication skills and create a healthy and thriving work environment.

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World by Adam Grant and Sheryl Sandberg  


“Originals” is a thought-provoking exploration of what it means to be an original thinker and how individuals and it dives into how organizations can benefit from people who think differently. Drawing on research from psychology, business, and beyond, Grant offers practical insights and advice for those looking to make a positive impact through creativity and innovation.

Thanks for the feedback

Thanks For the Feedback by Douglas Stone and Shelia Heen  


“Thanks for the Feedback” provides a thoughtful exploration of the complexities surrounding feedback and offers practical advice for turning feedback into a positive force for growth and development. The book combines insights from psychology, communication theory, and real-world examples to help readers navigate the often challenging terrain of giving and receiving feedback.

One Word

One Word That Will Change Your Life by Jon Gordon  


“One Word That Will Change Your Life” introduces the idea of choosing a single word as a guiding focus for the year ahead. Instead of making lengthy New Year’s resolutions or setting numerous goals, the authors advocate for the simplicity and clarity of selecting one word that encapsulates the change or improvement you seek.


Entreleadership by Dave Ramsey


“EntreLeadership” is a comprehensive guide that blends the principles of entrepreneurship and leadership. Drawing on his own journey of building a successful business, Dave Ramsey shares insights into what he calls “EntreLeadership,” a term that encapsulates the fusion of entrepreneurial spirit and effective leadership.

Necessary Endings

Necessary Endings by Dr. Henry Cloud


“Necessary Endings” focuses on the idea that in order to grow and move forward, individuals and organizations must be willing to let go of things that are no longer serving their best interests. Dr. Cloud introduces the concept of pruning—the intentional and strategic act of removing certain aspects, whether they be people, projects, or processes, to make room for new growth.

Predictable Revenue

Predictable Revenue by Aaron Ross and Marylou Tyler


It was brought up that the best salespeople are the hardest to manage. For insights into why you might want to segment your B2B sales role into 2 different people, check out the book recommendation.