12 Must Read Leadership Book

1. On Becoming a Leader by Warren Bennis Leadership Book

Leadership Book

Today’s environment is similarly chaotic, turbulent, and uncertain. On Becoming a Leader has served for nearly fifteen years as a beacon of insight, delving into the qualities that define leadership, the people who exemplify it, and the strategies that anyone can apply to become an effective leader.

2. Wooden on Leadership by John Wooden & Steve Jamison Leadership Book

John Wooden’s goal in 41 years of coaching never changed; namely, to get maximum effort and peak performance from each of his players in the manner that best served the team. Wooden on Leadership explains step-by-step how he pursued and accomplished this goal. Focusing on Wooden’s 12 Lessons in Leadership and his acclaimed Pyramid of Success, it outlines the mental, emotional, and physical qualities essential to building a winning organization, and shows you how to develop the skill, confidence, and competitive fire to “be at your best when your best is needed”–and teach your organization to do the same.

3. Primal Leadership: Unleashing the Power of Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis & Annie McKee Leadership book

For a long time, people believed that emotions in business relationships are detrimental to the normal operation of companies. However, managing is not just about setting processes, creating strategy and producing strong ideas. A true leader must inspire, arouse enthusiasm, keep people motivated and find their strengths. The book is for everyone who is interested in psychology, leadership, for managers of all levels, HR specialists.

4. The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations by James Kouzes & Barry Posner Leadership book

Based on Kouzes and Posner’s extensive research, this all-new edition casts their enduring work in context for today’s world, proving how leadership is a relationship that must be nurtured, and most importantly, that it can be learned.

5. Leading Change by John Kotter

Reading this highly personal book is like spending a day with the world’s foremost expert on business leadership. You’re sure to walk away inspired—and armed with the tools you need to inspire others.

6. The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You by John C. Maxwell

A summary and analysis on main ideas as commentary
Additional supportive points and thoughts from other great thinkers
An explanation of major concepts and key ideas
General commentary and thoughts about the book
An easy to follow format for quick reference
Plus much more

7. Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink & Leif Babin

Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin is a guide to applying leadership principles of the United States Navy’s Sea, Air, and Land Teams (SEALs) to business. At the center of the strategies that Willink and Babin illustrate is taking complete responsibility for everything in which all leaders are involved

8. The Truth About Leadership, by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner

In The Truth About Leadership, James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner not only explain each truth in detail, but they also show how anyone can improve his leadership skills if one decides to follow the clear steps prescribed by the authors.

9. Humble Leadership: The Power of Relationships, Openness, and Trust by Edgar H. Schein and Peter A. Schein

The more traditional forms of leadership that are based on static hierarchies and professional distance between leaders and followers are growing increasingly outdated and ineffective.

10. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Isaacson successfully documents the personal as well as professional hardships faced by the man who actually brought the revolution in the world of technology and also helped in bringing the computers to individuals.

11. Limitless: Leadership That Endures by Ajaz Ahmed

Limitless is a celebration of the transformative power of thinking beyond conventional boundaries. Its fascinating true stories of the most audacious and accomplished business leaders remind us how the entrepreneurial spirit really does change the world for the better.

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