Leadership reading is an essential part of personal development.  Much can be learned by studying the knowledge, experiences, and truths of world recognized leadership teachers.  Leaders are needed in every level of daily life.  We should always be developing and practicing leadership skills with a solid knowledge foundation of leadership 101 also encouraging emerging talent and current leaders in every field to continue learning and developing knowledge and skills of leadership.  I enjoy connecting with the thoughts and ideals of world class leadership experts through books, videos and seminars.  I am always inspired to want to learn and share more with others.  Influence will always be very heavy weights. Influence has the potential to move mountains. Here is my suggested book list as a good start on your journey:

  1. The 5 Levels of Leadership: Proven Steps To Maximize Your Potential by John C. Maxwell
  2. The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell
  3. The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader: Becoming the Person Others Will Want to Follow by John C. Maxwell
  4. 25 Ways to Win With People by John C. Maxwell with Les Parrott
  5. Talent Is Never Enough by John C. Maxwell
  6. More Hesselbein on Leadership by Frances Hesselbein
  7. My Life in Leadership: The Journey and Lessons Learned Along the Way by Frances Hesselbein
  8. On High Performance Organizations by Frances Hesselbein, Rob Johnston, and The Drucker Foundation
  9. On Creativity, Innovation and Renewal by Frances Hesselbein, Rob Johnston, and The Drucker Foundation
  10. Peter Drucker’s Five Most Important Questions: Enduring Wisdom for Today’s Leaders by Frances Hesselbein, Joan Snyder Kuhl, and Peter Drucker
  11. Peak: How To Master Almost Anything by Anders Ericksson
  12. The Mastery Manual by Robin Sharma
  13. The Leader Who Had No Title by Robin Sharma
  14. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma
  15. Who Do We Choose To Be?: Facing Reality, Claiming Leadership, Restoring Sanity by Margaret Wheatley
  16. Walk Out Walk On: A Learning Journey Into Communities Daring to Live the Future Now by Deborah Frieze and Margaret Wheatley
  17. Leadership and the New Science by Margaret Wheatley
  18. What Got You Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith
  19. MOJO: How to Get It, How to Keep It, and How to Get It Back When You Need It by Marshall Goldsmith
  20. Triggers by Marshall Goldsmith
  21. The Leadership Investment by Marshall Goldsmith
  22. Succession Are You Ready by Marshall Goldsmith
  23. Unshakable by Tony Robbins
  24. Awaken The Giant Within by Tony Robbins
  25. Unlimited Power by Tony Robbins
  26. Live With Passion!: Strategies for Creating a Compelling Future by Tony Robbins
  27. Money: Master the Game 7 Steps to Financial Freedom by Tony Robbins
  28. Leadership: It’s a Marathon Not a Sprint by Gordon Tredgold
  29. Dare to Win by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen
  30. The Success Principles: How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be by Jack Canfield
  31. The key to Living the Law of Attraction: The Secret to Creating the Life of Your Dreams by D.D. Watkins and Jack Canfield
  32. Tapping Into Ultimate Success: How to Overcome Any Obstacles and Skyrocket Your Results by Jack Canfield and Pamela Bruner
  33. Coaching For Breakthrough Success: Making Impossible Dreams  Possible by Jack Canfield and Peter Chee
  34. The Aladdin Factor by Jack Canfield
  35. Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work: Stories of Courage, Compassion and Creativity in the Workplace by Jack Canfield
  36. A Practitioners Guide to Leadership: A Selection of 80 Practical and Inspiration Leadership Insights by Gordon Tredgold
  37. Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
  38. Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built a Company, One Cup at a Time by Howard Schultz Chairman and CEO of Starbucks
  39. “WINNING” BY Jack Welch with Suzy Welch
  40. The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers by Ben Horowitz
  41. Smart People Should Build Things by Andrew Yong
  42. Delivering Happiness: A Path To Profits, Passion, And Purpose by Tony Hsieh CEO, Zappos
  43. Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business by John Mackey
  44. The Click Moment by Frans Johansson
  45. Mental Toughness for Women Leaders by LaRae Quy
  46. Secrets of a STRONG Mind by LaRae Quy
  47. Energize Your Leadership by Energized Leaders LLC, authors, LaRae Quy, Cynthia Bazin, Carol Dougherty, Terri Klass & John Thurlbeck
  48. Behind Her Brand: Entrepreneur Edition Vol 3, compiled by Kimberly Pitts, Authors: Cynthia Bazin, Nicole Greener, Michelle Brown Stephenson, Stacie Sheffield, Heidi Skye & others
  49. Alphabet Success: Keeping it Simple by Tim Fargo
  50. Mug and Tweet: Social Communication in the Digital Age by Rich Simmonds
  51.  Worry No More! 4 Steps to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Bruce Van Horn
  52. La Musica: Are You Playing Your Song? by Giovanni Gaudelli
  53. Leadership Vertigo: Why Even the Best Leaders Go Off Course and How They Can Get Back On Track by S. Max Brown and Tranveer Naseer
  54. Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience by Dr. Steve Maraboli
  55. Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life by Bryant McGill
  56. Power and Influence by Robert Dilenschneider
  57. A Shining Season: The True Story of John Baker by William J. Buchanan
  58. Transitions at the Top: What Organizations Must Do to Make Sure
    New Leaders Succeed by Dan Ciampa & David L. Dotlich
  59. Enthusiasm Makes The Difference by Norman Vincent Peale
  60. Connected by Nicholas A. Christakis
  61. Becoming Steve Jobs by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli
  62. Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
  63. The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius by Marcus Aurelius
  64. Hagakure: The Book of The Samurai by Yamamoto Tsunetomo
  65. Eleanor: The Years Alone by Joseph P. Lash
  66. Alan Greenspan: The Age of Turbulence:Adventures In A New World by Alan Greenspan
  67. The Raising Of A President by Doug Wead
  68. Pioneer Work In Opening The Medical Profession To Women by Elizabeth Blackwell
  69. The Myth of the Strong Leader by Archie Brown
  70. Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
  71. Senior Leadership Teams: What It Takes To Make Them Great by Dr. Ruth Wageman
  72. Immunity to Change: How to Overcome it and Unlock the Potential by Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey
  73. Intentional Change Theory by Richard Boyatzis
  74. Startup Pro: How to set up and grow a tech business by Martin Zwilling
  75. Do You Have What It Takes To Be An Entrepreneur?  by Martin Zwilling
  76. Attraction an Angel by Martin Zwilling
  77. Teach to Work: How a Mentor, a Mentee, and a Project Can Close the Skills Gap in America by Patt Alper
  78. Move: How to Rebuild and Reinvent America’s Infrastructure by Rosabeth Moss Kanter
  79. Move: Putting America’s Infrastructure Back in the Lead by Rosabeth Moss Kanter
  80. Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry
  81. Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms For Changing Times by Eric Sheninger
  82. Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek
  83. Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek
  84. Together is Better: A Little Book of Inspiration by Simon Sinek
  85. The speed of Trust by Stephen R. Covey
  86. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
  87. Lead From the Heart: Transformational Leadership for the 21st Century by Mark C. Crowley
  88. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink
  89. A Whole New Mind by Daniel Pink
  90. Crucial Conversations: Tools For Talking When The Stakes Are High by Al Switzler, Joseph Granny, Kerry Paterson, and Ron McMillan
  91. Tribes: We Need You To Lead Us by Seth Godin
  92. Leadership for the 21st Century by Ann E. Prentice
  93. The Coaching Habit by Michael Bungay Stanier
  94. Do More Great Work by Michael Bungay Stanier
  95. The Discomfort Zone: How by Marcia Reynolds
  96. The Leadership Gap: What Get Between You and Your Greatness by Lolly Daskal ( May 2017)
  97. How To Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  98. The Seventh Sense: Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Networks by Joshua Cooper
  99. The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future by Kevin Kelly
  100. The Fortunes of Africa: A 5,000 Year History of Wealth, Greed and Endeavor by Martin Meredith
  101. The Politics of Promotion: How High Achieving Women Get Ahead and Stay Ahead by Bonnie Marcus
  102. The Spark, The Flame and The Torch by Lance Secretan
  103. Talk Less, Say More: 3 Habits to Influence Others and Make Things Happen by Connie Dieken
  104. Long Walk To Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela by Nelson Mandela
  105. The Art of  Woo: Using Strategic Persuasion to Sell Your Idea by G. Richard Shell and Mario Moussa
  106. Conversational Intelligence: How Great Leaders Build Trust and Get Extraordinary Results by Judith E. Glaser
  107. Search Inside Yourself: The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success, Happiness (and World Peace) by Chade-Meng Tan
  108. Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  109. Talent Leadership, Intelligent Leadership and Cultural Transformation by John Mattone
  110. Coaching for Performance fifth edition: The Principles and Practice of Coaching and Leadership by John Whitmore
  111. Need, Greed, Or Freedom: Business and Personal Choices by John Whitmore
  112. The Leadership Challenges:How to make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations by Barry Posner and Jim Kouzes
  113. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen
  114. American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company by Bryce G. Hoffman
  115. The Next Tsunami: Blockchain plus AL and IOT by Dinis Guarda
  116. Innovating in a forever Recession,IntelligentHQ Editions, Amazon 2016, Dinis Guarda
  117. How To Map Who You Are, Intelligent Editions,Amazon, 2016, Dinis Guarda

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