Leadership Books

Put These On Your Reading List!

Oct 08

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.

Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and LeadLaszlo Bock

Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts—Becoming the Person You Want to BeMarshall Goldsmith

Peter Ducker’s Five Most Important Questions: Enduring Wisdom for Today’s LeadersPeter 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

The Discomfort Zone: How Leaders turn Difficult Conversations Into BreakthroughsMarcia Reynolds

The Art of Persuasion: Winning Without Intimidation Bob Burg

On Becoming a LeaderWarren Bennis

Executive Presence: The Missing Link Between Merit and SuccessSylvia 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.