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Discover our selection of the best leadership books

We’ve compiled a list of the best leadership books. Ideal for anyone who wants to take their career to the next level. We start our recommendations with the top 10 best books about Leadership of all time. This list has been updated this year, including all the recent titles.

Top 10 Best Leadership BooksAuthor
The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective PeopleSteven R. Covey
 Start With Why Simon Sinek
The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective PeopleSteven R. Covey
Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together And Others Don’tSimon Sinek
 Rich Dad Poor DadRobert Kiyosaki
Good To GreatJim Collins
 Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates UsDaniel H. Pink
Act Like A Leader, Think Like A LeaderHermina Ibarra
How To Win Friends & Influence People Dale Carnegie
 Lean In: Woman, Work, And The Will To Lead Sheryl Sandberg
Extreme Ownership: How U.S Navy Seals Lead And WinJocko Wilink, Leif Babin

The updated top 10 list: the best books about leadership

The Book on Leadership 

John MacArthur shows that there are 26 characteristics to being a true leader. It is not in your personality, it is not the job itself or the authority that comes with it, it is something much deeper within you.

Exceed the Standard: A Collection of Short Reads on Leadership

If you are looking for a book that will not be on your nightstand for the rest of the year because of its lengthy pages, then we think you will like this one. In it you will read short stories on leadership and its principles. If you want to be a leader, reading ‘Exceed the Standard’ is a good start.

Martin Luther King, Jr., on Leadership: Inspiration and Wisdom for Challenging Times

It is not a secret that MLK was a great and inspirational speaker. He was one of the most valued civil rights advocates in the United States. Today, it is again time for some of Martin Luther King Junior’s wisdom.

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

We love everything that Simon Sinek writes. Whatever he brings into the world, whether it be books or videos, touches the heart of everyone who reads it or listens to it. This time he shares what a difference a true leader can make in the workplace. Let yourself be inspired.

Lincoln on Leadership: Executive Strategies for Tough Times

Did you know Abraham Lincoln had different leadership skills that he applied at the exact time that they were needed? His leadership and the philosophy behind it can help you run your company.

Jesus on Leadership: Timeless Wisdom on Servant Leadership

Jesus was a leader, and for some he still is. What did he specifically do that made people his followers? Discover seven principles of leadership that will still work in today’s world.

Hal Moore on Leadership: Winning when Outgunned and Outmanned

We like this book, because it emphasizes the importance of your mindset. The code that Hal Moore lived by is a great example for many leaders. Read about the lessons he learned, and develop your own set of principles to perfect your leadership skills.

Wooden on Leadership: How to Create a Winning Organization 

John Wooden is a coaching legend in the United States of America, and in this book you will discover what methods of leadership he used and what his mind worked like. His philosophy is still true today: you are only as strong as your weakest link.

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

This is the second book by Simon Sinek on our top ten list. If you are in desperate need of a little inspiration, then we would absolutely recommend reading ‘Start with Why’. Discover your own why and let it be your guide in your future.

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You (10th Anniversary Edition)

According to John C. Maxwell there are 21 leadership laws. In this updated version he has added new stories and an evaluation tool that will help you discover what the strong and weak points of your type of leadership are.

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