13 Feb The 5 best leadership books you must read in 2019
1) The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable (1st Edition)
– By Patrick Lencioni
Lencioni effectively delivers his leadership principles by packaging them into an engaging parable and share simple truths about what teams should be more intuitvely obvious to one another. He proposes that it’s the success of a team as a whole, not just of the leader, that effectuates results.This book offers a leadership fable that is as enthralling and instructive as his first two best-selling books, The Five Temptations of a CEO and The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive. This time, he turns his keen intellect and storytelling power to the fascinating, complex world of teams.
– By Daniel H. Pink (2011)
Everyone wants to feel important. This No. 1 New York Times bestseller, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us book by Daniel H.Pink shows you how to use that in your favor to make people like you and win people over. The heart of leadership is the ability to motivate the people around us. This book about how to communicate and interact with people in a meaningful way. It all comes down to showing interest in the people you interact with and the work that they are doing.
3) The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations (J-B Leadership Challenge: Kouzes/Posner) (6th Edition)
– James M. Kouzes and Barry Posner
Undoubtly one on the most trusted souce of leadership wisdom, updated to tackle today’s realities. The Leadership Challenge is the gold-standard manual for effective leadership, grounded in research and written by the premier authorities in the field.
With deep insight into the complex interpersonal dynamics of the workplace, this book positions leadership both as a skill to be learned, and as a relationship that must be nurtured to reach its full potential. This new sixth edition has been revised and updated to address current challenges, and it includes more international real examples and a hard focus on business issues; you’ll learn how extraordinary leaders accomplish extraordinary things, and how to develop your leadership skills and style to deliver quality results every time. Engaging stories delve into the fundamental roles that great leaders fulfill, and simple frameworks provide a primer for anyone who seek continuous improvement; by internalizing key insights and putting concepts into action, you’ll become a more effective and a more impactful leader.
4) The Dichotomy of Leadership: Balancing the Challenges of Extreme Ownership to Lead and Win
– By Jocko Willink and Leif Babin (2018)
Jock and Leif have done it again. With their first book published in 2015, this book has set a new standard for leadership, challenging readers to become better leaders, better followers, better people in both of their professional and personal lives. A powerful and transformative book with practical leadership lessons for anyone in any sized businesses. The Dichotomy of Leadership skills that are mission-critical for any leader and any team to achieve their ultimate goal: VICTORY.
5) How to Be Exceptional: Drive Leadership Success By Magnifying Your Strengths
– By John H. Zenger and Joseph Folkman (2012)
From the leadership gurus of Zenger Folkman, How to Be Exceptional provides a revolutionary approach to leadership development. Instead of focusing on your weaknesses and how to overcome them, focus on your strengths–and learn how to magnify them.
* Above book recommendations are based on Amazon’s Top Seller’s and Best-Rated books, Top 10 leadership books in forbes.com, Top 25 leadership books in business insider and top 10 leadership books by The Globe and Mail.