10 Essential Books on Leadership

The following are my Top 10 Recommended readings for those who have attended one of our Leadership Courses, in our executive coaching programs or have
asked me for books they should read.

1. Mastering the Challenges of Leading Change: Inspire the People and Succeed Where Others Fail

James Dallas is a friend and mentor. He has managed and provided leadership to many high-level change management projects. This book is a must read
those working on change projects – just about everyone in business.

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2. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable 1st Edition

by Patrick Lencioni (Author)

Patrick Lencioni is a great story teller and leader. There are so many lessons to learn from any of his books. I have included two of his books but check
them all out. They are outstanding including Death by Meeting, Silos, Politics and Turf Wars: A Leadership Fable About Destroying the Barriers That Turn Colleagues Into Competitors and many others.

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3. The High-Potential Leader: How to Grow Fast, Take on New Responsibilities, and Make an Impact Hardcover – March 13, 2017

by Ram Charan

This is a must read for those leading High-Potential Programs and those selected as high-potential leaders.

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4. Leading Change, With a New Preface by the Author

James Kotter is the thought leader on change. This is a must read.

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5. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

This book will help with the way we work, expectations we have of our children and how we benefit from a mindset change.

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6. Emotional Intelligence 2.0

With the purchase of the book you can take an EI test and get immediate results. The book also includes strategies for increasing one’s EI.

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7. The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations (J-B Leadership Challenge: Kouzes/Posner) 6th Edition

Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, Encourage the Heart are the heart of this book.

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8. Silos, Politics and Turf Wars: A Leadership Fable About Destroying the Barriers That Turn Colleagues Into Competitors

Hardcover – February 17, 2006
by Patrick Lencioni (Author)

We are asked in classes and team building, how do we break down silos. This is another fictional yet real story told by Patrick Lencioni.

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9. Emotional Intelligence Has 12 Elements. Which Do You Need to Work On?

Blog Article – Daniel GolemanRichard E. Boyatzis
FEBRUARY 06, 2017

A must read on Emotional Intelligence. www.hbr.org

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10. The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter, Updated and Expanded

If you are recently promoted, what will your first 90 days look like?

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