Books about Leadership

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True leadership is about being motivating and pioneering. Here are some books that can help to create great leaders.

The Truth about Leadership by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner

The authors of this book talk about core principles of leadership. There are certain things that influence the course of a leader’s achievements. The book speaks of these principles, like trust, perseverance and clarity of thought.

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell

In this book the author has compiled for the newbie’s, a few principles that one must follow and mistakes that one must avoid to become a good leader

A Simpler Way by Margaret J. Wheatley and Myron Kellner-Rogers

The book challenges several leadership paradigms of the 20th century. The author shows ways to make life less complicated and delightful. She encourages the reader to think out of the box.

The 5 Levels of Leadership by John C. Maxwell

Leadership is not about being appointed to a position. It goes much beyond. A True leader inspires his followers and creates a team that produces great results and future leaders.

Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek

According to Sinek a true leader creates a circle of trust that keeps challenges and risks of the outside world at bay. The workplace should be full of positive energy and trust that will make the employees reliable. And it is the leader who needs to inspire that trust and positive feeling.

Turn the Ship Around by L. David Marquet and Stephen R. Covey

This book is based on a real life experience of the ship Santa Fe and its crew. It talks of how the right and inspiring conditions can turn followers into leaders. The book teaches how to build a work community based on personal responsibility and trust.

Leadership: Understanding Theory, Style, and Practice by PhD John O. Alizo

The book teaches classical and hardcore leadership skills to be taught at graduate level Business courses. It offers a perceptive about leadership theory, its style and practice.

The Truth about Leadership by James M. Kouzes

This is a refreshing outlook on how leaders need to use time tested strategies in times of turbulence. The book offers true experiences and testimonials of three generations of world class leaders and focuses on how to deal with the real life challenges of today’s entrepreneurship

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

More than 10 million sold, the book talks of how an effective leader needs to take control of his life, become proactive, and indulge into mutually beneficial activities trough teamwork

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

This is a self help guide to personal development. The book gives advice on how to motivate yourself, become rich, and succeed in any task that you may undertake.

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni

Author of The Five Temptations of a CEO and The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive, Patrick Lencioni establishes that great leadership requires courage and insight. He outlines an influential prototype and pragmatic measures that can be used to overcome day to day hurdles and put together an interconnected, highly successful team.

Start with Why by Simon Sinek

This book is a reflection on what separates great companies from the run of the mill ones. The key to great leadership is being innovative, influential, and more profitable than others. To put across his point of view the author derives inspiration from great leaders of the world.

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