Choosing what to add to your reading list can be challenging. However, a well-built and diverse list, written by thought leaders both past and present, can give you a wealth of insights and strategies to stimulate thinking and reshape your leadership point of view.
Here are some leadership books that my clients and I have enjoyed and learned from. I’d like to expand their reach by asking you to consider adding them to your already well-built reading list.
Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts—Becoming the Person You Want to Be – Marshall Goldsmith
Peter Ducker’s Five Most Important Questions: Enduring Wisdom for Today’s Leaders – Peter F. Drucker, Joan Snyder Kuhl, Frances Hesselbein
The Emperor’s Handbook – Marcus Aurelius
Credibility: How Leaders Gain and Lose It and Why People Demand It – James Kouzes and Barry Posner
Primal Leadership: Unleashing the Power of Emotional Intelligence – Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, Annie McKee
On Becoming a Leader – Warren Bennis
Executive Presence: The Missing Link Between Merit and Success – Sylvia Ann Hewlett
The complete list of books can be found on the Leadership Compound Resources. Let me know if there are others you think should be added.