- Creative Confidence by Tom Kelley and David Kelley
In Creative Confidence, the founders of IDEO give you a fresh perspective on how to unleash your creative confidence. This book has been recommended by top CEOs and business leaders. It’s a short read, but one that will stick with you long after you finish it.
- The One Minute Manager Gets Results by Kenneth H. Blanchard and Spencer Johnson
This is another classic from one of our favorite leadership authors, Ken Blanchard. In his book, he explains how the successful manager helps people get results in an atmosphere of trust and respect in only minutes per day. This book has sold over 7 million copies worldwide since its publication in 1982!
- The Leadership Challenge by James M Kouzes and Barry Z Posner
This is by far the best-selling leadership book of all time. In their book, Kouzes and Posner go in-depth into the five essential practices of exemplary leadership. Their research shows that leaders who embody these practices are more successful than those who don’t.
- How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
You might be surprised to see this classic on our list, but it’s a must-read for every leader! In this book, Carnegie teaches you how to deal with people so that they want to help you. It was written over 75 years ago when the ‘carrot and stick’ approach to managing employees was a lot more common than it is today. Yet, even still today, its lessons can help anyone become more influential as a leader.
- The Leader Who Had No Title: A Modern Fable on Real Success in Business and Life by Robin Sharma
This is our favorite book from Robin Sharma so far! (He needs to write a lot more books!) This short and inspiring read will teach you how you can live your best life – not just for yourself but also for those closest to you. If you haven’t yet read anything from Sharma, then we highly recommend starting here! You can buy this book on Amazon>>>
We hope that these five books give you some new insights and inspiration when it comes to leading others. Leave your recommendations for other great leadership books in the comments below!