A leader must not only be a leader of people – they must know how to lead themselves, others, and an organization. These kinds of skills perhaps come more naturally to some people, but there is always a chance and space for additional development. Books are always the best way to know, learn, and expand your horizon. So, here is a list of 10 books that every leader should read.
10 Books that Every Leader Should Read:
- The Gifts of Imperfection – Brené Brown
- Dealing with Darwin – Geoffrey Moore
- The Art of Possibility – Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey
- True North – Bill George
- Beyond the Wall of Resistance – Rick Maurer
- Conscious Business – Fred Kofman
- Good to Great – Jim Collins
- Start With Why – Simon Sinek
- Influence – Robert Cialdini
The Gifts of Imperfection – Brené Brown
Brené Brown is a researcher, professor and an author. She is well know for her research on shame, leadership, and vulnerability. Brown shares “ten guideposts” on the strength of wholehearted living, which is just the way of engaging and involving with the world from a place of worthiness.
Dealing with Darwin – Geoffrey Moore
This book by Moore is targeted at established businesses that need to understand and learn how to adapt and go through the slow declines into a marginalized performance that has featured several icons in recent years. In the present situation of the ecosystem of the economy, companies must noticeably differentiate from their competitors and eventually extinction. But how do these organizations or companies choose the correct strategy?
The Art of Possibility – Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander
This book is a dynamic product of an extraordinary blend. It blends the experience of Benjamin Zander of the Boston Philharmonic, where he was a conductor and his skill as a teacher and communicator with psychotherapist Rosamund Zander’s skill for designing innovative paradigms for professional and subjective fulfilment.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey
This book will make you more effective professionally and even personally. Covey presents how a principle-centered life helps you create healthy relationships that are significant to an effective life. The seven habits are about – productivity, how to commence from the place where your mind stops, priorities, optimistic thinking, comprehension, synergizing, and more improvement.
True North – Bill George
This book will remind you how significant it is to define your success to yourself. It will teach you the importance and how to concentrate more on internal validation and less on external validation. The best possible way to do this is to develop a narrative of what you are, what you want to gain in life, and why you do what you do.
Beyond the Wall of Resistance – Rick Maurer
According to Fortune 60% to 70% of every restructuring and quality movement initiative goes downhill; especially because they fail to take the struggle to alter into account. This book by Maurer explores frustrated managers at every level how to alter the strength of resistance into a positive force.
Conscious Business – Fred Kofman
More businessmen every day catching on to the overlooked fact that consciousness is our simple sense for success and survival. Without consciousness, we might lose a few steps that we need to take to achieve our goals. Fred Kofman explains how we need to spread this awareness in every area of our work.
Good to Great – Jim Collins
Collins advises and guide you on how to lead your own life and others like a pro and someone who has it all sorted out, you just got to follow a few steps, and then you are there to build a great company from an ordinary company.
Start With Why – Simon Sinek
This book by Simon Sinek will answer some of your most asked questions to the self and others. Like, why the successful companies are successful? Why certain organizations, companies, and people are more creative, influential, and profitable than others? Why all successful people cannot keep their success, and more.
Influence – Robert Cialdini
It is a classic book of persuasion by Robert Cialdini and it explains the psychology of why people say yes, and how exactly to apply it to comprehension. The readers will get to learn six universal principles and how to utilize the principles to become a skilled persuader and how one can defend themselves against them.
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