As a certified facilitator, it’s understood that leadership skills are tremendously important. Forward motion is progress, and that is no truer than in the business world. You are either moving forward, or going backward.

Savvy leaders understand the importance of continued learning, and avail themselves to the many books written on leadership.

Which books should a person choose? Well, fire up that Kindle and begin downloading this list of the ten best books about what it takes to be a successful leader.

The List


No. 1:

The Art of War, by Sun Tzu. This book is over one hundred years old, and still offers relevant information for today’s leaders.

No. 2:

Wooden On Leadership: How To Create A Successful Organization, by John Wooden. The famous coach shares thought-provoking ideas and advice on behaviors that foster a good leader.

No. 3:

High Output Management, by Andy Grove. The former CEO of Intel shares his insight on the focus required to achieve effective leadership

No. 4:

Questions of Character: Illuminating the Heart of Leadership Through Literature, by Joseph L. Badaracco. The author uses literary examples to provide an interesting contemplation of the complexity of leadership.

No. 5:

The Amazon Way: 14 Leadership Principles Behind the World’s Most Disruptive Company, by John Rossman. The former Amazon executive offers advice about the importance of valued concepts such as empowered ownership thinking.

No. 6:

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, by Doris Kearns Goodwin. This book delves into Lincoln’s exceptional ability to unite people who maintained enormously different beliefs and opinions.

No. 7:

Where Good Ideas Come From, by Steven Johnson. Laying out the groundwork that idea fostering is the key to success, the author tracks seven key patterns.

No. 8:

Developing the Leader Within You, by John C. Maxwell. A practical guide for a person who is a leader in any role, in all walks of life.

No. 9:

Tribes, by Seth Godin. A craftily written book detailing the importance of changing the norms to break leadership boundaries and create success.

No. 10:

The Truth About Leadership, by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner. A 30-year analysis into the core premises of successful leadership is at the heart of this book.

Reading these books will empower an individual with the knowledge needed to become a better leader.

If you need assistance from a certified Facilitator, contact Leadership Strategies today.

Image Source: Pixabay