Must-read Books on Leadership

If you haven't read these 21 books, you shouldn't be leading anyone.


How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter
Author Liz Wiseman

What you'll learn:

● How you might be accidentally holding your team back
● What you can do (Action items!) to help everyone on your team be at their best

Radical Candor

Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
Author: Kim Scott

What you'll learn:

● How to give feedback that creates change
● How to build better relationships in the workplace

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

A Leadership Fable...
Author Patrick Lencioni

What you'll learn:

● Why team culture starts with Trust
● How you can build a team invested in the results of the whole

Lead with a Story

A Guide to Crafting Business Narratives That Captivate, Convince, and Inspire
Author: Paul Smith

What you'll learn:

● How to tell a story that inspires your team and help influence
● How to engage an audience, regardless of the topic

Start With Why

How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
Author; Simon Sinek

What you'll learn:

● How the biggest companies in the world inspire change
● Why it is important to start with a clearly defined mission and vision

Atomic Habits

An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones
Author: James Clear

What you'll learn:

● A framework for improving everyday
● How small changes compound throughout your life

The Effective Executive

The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done
Author: Peter F. Drucker

What you'll learn:

● How to think and prioritize like a master
● The right way to create a massive impact using your team's strengths

The Obstacle is the Way

The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph
Author: Ryan Holiday

What you'll learn:

● How to apply the Stoic Philosophy to overcome obstacles
● Why you need to focus on what you can control and let go of everything else

How to Win Friends & Influence People

Author: Dale Carnegie

What you will learn:

● How you will help people see your value
● The keys to influence without conflict

Extreme Ownership

How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
Author: Jocko Willink

What you will learn:

● The total focus principles that enable SEAL units to accomplish the most challenging combat missions
● How teams change when leaders decide to take Extreme Ownership

Steve Jobs

The Exclusive Biography
Author: Walter Isaacson

What you will learn:

● Steve Jobs was intense--holy shit
● This book provides an authentic, behind-the-scenes look at Jobs' life, including interviews with friends, family, and enemies.

Shoe Dog

A Memoir by the Creator of Nike
Author: Phil Knight

What you'll learn:

● What the path to success actually looks like
● How Nike went from a one-person operation to a global phenomenon


Author: Robert Greene

What you'll learn:

● How to learn the secrets of your craft
● How to unlock your passions and become a master

The Coaching Habit

Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever
Author: Michael Bungay Stanier

What you'll learn:

● How to keep your coaching conversations on track
● Questions you can ask to create impactful change

I Came As a Shadow

An Autobiography
Author: John Thompson

What you'll learn:

● The power of being a leader who never compromises their values
● How John Thompson became the first black coach to become an NCAA Champion

The Lost Art of Listening

How Learning to Listen Can Improve Relationships
Author: Michael P. Nichols, Martha B. Straus

What you'll learn:

● How to hear what people mean, not what they say
● Disagree without being dismissive

Crucial Conversations

Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High
Author: Kerry Patterson

What you'll learn:

● Create powerful dialogue when emotions are high
● Be persuasive, not abrasive

Emotional Intelligence 2.0

Authors: Travis Bradberry, Jean Greaves

What you'll learn:

● Why Emotional Intelligence is responsible for 80% of your success
● Tactics you can use to become more aware of your emotions, and the emotions of others

The Man Who Could Be King

Author: John Ripin Miller

I'm reading this one now, but here is what Amazon says:

This is what is written on Amazon:
● During one fateful week, George Washington becomes a legend and discovered the greatest struggles of ware are within the hearts and minds of men.

The Greatest Salesman in the World

Author: Og Madino

What you'll learn:

● 10 principles you need to follow to be successful at anything in life
● The Power of Mindset

The Magic of Thinking Big

Author: David J. Shwartz

What you'll learn:

● How to make your attitude your ally
● Think like a leader
● Use your big goals to help you grow

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