Successful business leaders pride themselves on being lifelong learners. Here is a list of books that will jumpstart your creativity and boost your business acumen.
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Change and Innovation
Change or Die: The Three Keys to Change at Work and in Life, by Alan Deutschman
Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change, by Joseph Grenny, Kerry Patterson, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzier
Our Iceberg is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions, by John Kotter, Holger Rathgeber, Peter Mueller, and Spencer Johnson
Contagious: Why Things Catch On, by Jonah Berger
The Tipping Point, by Malcolm Gladwell
A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future, by Daniel H. Pink
Three Signs of a Miserable Job: A Fable for Managers (and Their Employees), by Patrick Lencioni
Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies, by Jim Collins and Jerry I. Porras
The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations, by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t, by Jim Collins
True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership, by Bill George and Peter Sims
Primal Leadership: Learning to Lead with Emotional Intelligence, by Daniel Goleman, Richard E. Boyatzis, and Annie McKee
Death by Meeting: A Leadership Fable...About Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business, by Patrick Lencioni
The Five Temptations of a CEO: A Leadership Fable, by Patrick Lencioni
Executive Intelligence: What All Great Leaders Have, by Justin Menkes
First, Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently, by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman
Why CEOs Fail: The 11 Behaviors That Can Derail Your Climb to the Top and How to Manage Them, by David L. Dotlich, Ph.D. and Peter C. Cairo, Ph.D.
The Speed of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything, by Stephen M.R. Covey
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable, by Patrick Lencioni
The Wisdom of Teams: Creating the High-Performance Organization, by Jon R. Katzenbach and Douglas K. Smith
Gender Diverse Leadership
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, by Sheryl Sandberg
The Female Vision: Women’s Real Power at Work, by Sally Helgesen and Julie Johnson
The Male Factor: The Unwritten Rules, Misperceptions, and Secret Beliefs of Men in the Workplace, by Shaunti Feldhahn
The EQ Edge: Emotional Intelligence and Your Success, by Steven J. Stein and Howard E. Book
Doing What Matters: How to Get Results That Make a Difference – The Revolutionary Old-School Approach, by James M. Kilts, Robert Lorber, and John F. Manfredi
The 4 Disciplines of Execution, by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, and Jim Huling.
Engagement and Motivation
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, by Daniel H. Pink
The Dream Manager, by Matthew Kelly
Now, Discover Your Strengths, by Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton
Crucial Conversations for Talking When the Stakes are High, by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler
Crucial Conversations, by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzer.