Leadership Book Recommendations

Leadership and Self-Deception

Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business

by John Mackey & Rajendra Sisodia

 

Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting out of the Box

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 

 Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done

Larry Bossidy & Ram Charan

  Fail Safe Leadership

Fail-Safe Leadership

A quick reading analysis on strategy and
execution that applies to any size organization.
Exclusively available through Vista Development.

Dr. David Mutchler & Linda Martin

  

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team:
A Leadership Fable.

Short insightful read for any manager.

Patrick Lencioni

 

Start with Why
How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

Simon Sinek

 

Drive:
The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Daniel H. Pink

 

Leaders Eat Last

Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t


Simon Sinek

 

The On-Purpose Business

Doing More of What You Do Best More Profitably

A parable that teaches the concepts of
holistic strategic thinking.

Kevin W. McCarthy

 

Leadership Conversations

Challenging High Potential Managers to Become Great Leaders

by Alan S. Berson & Richard G.
Stieglitz

 

The One Minute Manager

The World’s Most Popular Management Method

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

Kenneth Blanchard Spencer Johnson

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Who’s Got Your Back

The Breakthrough Program to Build
Deep, Trusting Relationships That Create Success–and
Won’t Let You Fail

by Keith Ferrazzi

 Peter Principle

The Peter Principle

Why Things Always Go Wrong

2009 Update of the 1969 classic

Lawrence J. Peter Raymond Hull

 The Value of Core Values

The Value of Core Values

Five Keys to Success Through
Values Centered Leadership

Lisa Huetteman

 

Nuts!

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

Kevin & Jackie Freeburg

 

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.

Patrick Lencioni

 

From Values to Action:

The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership

Harry M. Kraemer


Communication and Personal Effectiveness

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Emotional Intelligence

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

Daniel Goleman

What Got You Here Won't Get You There

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.

Marshall Goldsmith

Fierce Conversations

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

Insight for effective inter-personal
communication.

Susan Scott

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.

Chip Heath

BlinkThe Power of Thinking Without Thinking

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

Malcolm Gladwell

Power Questions

Build Relationships, Win New Business, and Influence Others

by Andrew Sobel & Jerold Panas

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective
People

Oldie but goodie on personal
effectiveness.

Stephen R. Covey

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The 8th Habit:

From Effectiveness to
Greatness

The Sequel: Going beyond effectiveness.

Stephen R. Covey

The On-Purpose Person

Making Your Life Make Sense

Kevin W. McCarthy

To Sell Is HumanThe Surprising Truth About Moving Others

Daniel Pink

 

 Never Eat Alone

And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time

Keith Ferrazzi