What are the best management books, ie books on leadership, management, entrepreneurship, and business? On this page, you will find the best recommendations in terms of business books. Both the best international and Dutch management books have been included in this list. Read along…

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We have made an overview of the best management books that can help you develop your leadership qualities and self-development. We start our recommendations with the top 10 best management books of all time. This list has been updated this year, including all the recent titles.

Best Management BooksAuthor
The Making Of A ManagerJulie Zhuo
First, Break All The RulesMarcus Buckingham
Leaders Eat LastSimon Sinek
 The Coaching HabitMichael Bungay Stanier
Measure What MattersJohn Doerr
The Dichotomy Of LeadershipJocko Willink & Leif Babin
MultipliersLiz Wiseman
The Culture CodeDaniel Coyle
Your Brain At Work David Rock
Who: The A Method For HiringGeoff Smart & Randy Street

The updated top 10 list: the best books about management

Leading the Unleadable: How to Manage Mavericks, Cynics, Divas, and Other Difficult People

Every company or team has to deal with at least one person (or more, if you are lucky) that doesn’t gently follow the flow. Are you a manager and struggling with this? ‘Leading the Unleadable’ will show you how to deal with difficult people.

The First-Time Manager

If you are new to the job of being a manager, then this classic book on the subject should be your first thing to read. Learn from the mistakes of others and give yourself a head start to show that you are capable of managing your team and meeting targets.

The Book on Leadership

John MacArthur has made it clear: leadership comes from deep within. He shares the 26 characteristics of a true leader in this book with you. Discover if you have these characteristics and how to develop them.

How to Lead: Wisdom from the World’s Greatest CEOs, Founders, and Game Changers

Have you always wondered how they lead on the highest of highest possible levels? Some of the US’s most remarkable leaders are discussed in this book. Learn from them if you want to work on your leadership skills and avoid the mistakes they made in the early stages of the process.

Entrepreneurial Leadership: The Art of Launching New Ventures, Inspiring Others, and Running Stuff

The writer of this book, Joel Peterson, is an expert on leadership and entrepreneurship. If you want to be a different type of leader, learn about the skills that are needed in ‘Entrepreneurial Leadership’.

HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Managing People (with featured article “Leadership That Gets Results,” by Daniel Goleman)

Get your inspiration from these 10 articles on how to manage people with the Harvard Business Review as your main source. Several hot topics on managing your team and individuals are highlighted.

The New Manager’s Workbook: A Crash Course in Effective Management

We like this workbook, because it helps any new manager develop the skills needed to guide a team and getting results. Being a manager is not only about the fun stuff of motivating people, it also comes with hard decisions and less comfortable talks. You’d better be prepared.

Lincoln on Leadership: Executive Strategies for Tough Times

Abraham Lincoln did not have the best starting position when he became President of the United States. His leadership strategies, however, made him one of the most successful presidents in history. Find out how, and take what you have learned in this book to perfect your own leadership skills.

Contact Center Management on Fast Forward: Succeeding in the New Era of Customer Experience

If you are new to contact center management, then we advise you to read this book by Brad Cleveland. He discusses everything that is needed to make a success out of CCM.

Leading from Anywhere: The Essential Guide to Managing Remote Teams

When Covid-19 turned the workplace upside down and people had to stay at home and work from there, every manager could have used this book on how to lead your team from a distance.

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