Leadership Book Recommendations

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Formal Leadership Titles

Game changing concepts for leaders of all kinds to enhance their ability to influence through attitude awareness.

by The Arbinger Institute

HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Leadership

Multiple Authors

Start With Why

How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

by Simon Sinek

Measure What Matters

Measure What Matters

How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs

by John Doerr

The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership

Short insightful read for any member of a team.

by Patrick Lencioni

From Values To Actionq

How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

by Simon Sinek

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Five Keys to Success Through Values Centered Leadership

by Lisa Huetteman

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Short insightful read for any member of a team.

by Patrick Lencioni

Doing More of What You Do Best More Profitably

A parable that teaches the concepts of holistic strategic thinking.

by Kevin W. McCarthy

Leadership Conversations

Challenging High Potential Managers to Become Great Leaders

By Alan S. Berson & Richard G. Stieglitz

Turn The Ship Around

A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders

by L. David Marquet

Fail Safe Leadership cover

A quick reading analysis on strategy and execution that applies to any size organization.

Dr. David Mutchler & Linda Martin

The Five Temptations of a CEO

A Leadership Fable

Designed to be read in a single sitting, this book uses the unexpected meeting between troubled high-tech honcho Andrew O’Brien and a mysterious old man named Charlie to explore a series of common traps that
can unwittingly ensnare any hard-driven executive.

by Patrick Lencioni

The One Minute Manager

The World’s Most Popular Management Method

A short handbook and timeless classic with timeless lessons and techniques.

by Kenneth Blanchard Spencer Johnson

Nuts!

The story behind the unique culture of one of America’s most admired companies; Southwest Airlines. Learn concepts that aren’t taught in most business schools.

by Kevin & Jackie Freeburg

Communication, Self Leadership and Personal Effectiveness Titles

Emotional Intelligence

Why It Can Matter More than IQ

Advanced study on improving personal and managerial effectiveness. Not a light read.

Emotional Intelligence 2.0

Takes Daniel Goleman’s work to another level (2.0) 

by Travis Bradberry  and Jean Greaves

What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

How Successful People Become Even More Successful

Nationally acclaimed Executive Coach offers insight on common behavioral obstacles.

by Dr. Marshall Goldsmith

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The Power of Thinking without Thinking

A fascinating, example filled study on the capacity of humans to make rapid decisions.

by Malcolm Gladwell

Made To Stick

Why Some Ideas Survive and
Others Die

From Aesop’s Fables to “Where’s the Beef” the authors examine what works and why.

by Chip & Dan Heath

Fierce Conversations

Achieving Success at Work and in Life One Conversation at a Time

Insight for effective inter-personal
communication.

by Susan Scott

To Sell is Human

Everyone is in sales in that we are all required to influence others to take action.  The book looks gaining skills at non-sales selling.

by Daniel Pink

 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Why Some Ideas Survive and
Others Die

From Aesop’s Fables to “Where’s the Beef” the authors examine what works and why.

by Chip & Dan Heath

Power Questions

Build Relationships, Win New Business, and Influence Others

by Andrew Sobel & Jerold Panass

To Sell is Human

Everyone is in sales in that we are all required to influence others to take action.  The book looks gaining skills at non-sales selling.

by Daniel Pink

 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Why Some Ideas Survive and
Others Die

From Aesop’s Fables to “Where’s the Beef” the authors examine what works and why.

by Chip & Dan Heath

Power Questions

Build Relationships, Win New Business, and Influence Others

by Andrew Sobel & Jerold Panass