Books for Leadership Freaks


Leaders are learners.

When I’m asked for book recommendations, I always ask, “Have you read, “The Leadership Challenge,” by Kouzes and Posner.

New and recommended:

  1. The Secret of Teams
  2. Culture Secret
  3. Focus
  4. To Sell is Human
  5. Leadership and the Art of the Struggle
  6. The Outstanding Organization
  7. Boundaries for Leaders

On the shelf and recommended:

  1. Full Steam Ahead
  2. The Go Giver
  3. TouchPoints
  4. Leadership is Dead
  5. Yes to the Mess
  6. Helping
  7. Leapfrogging
  8. StrengthsFinder 2.0
  9. All Hands on Deck
  10. StandOut
  11. What Got You Here, Won’t Get You There
  12. The Radical Leap
  13. The War of Art
  14. The Question Behind the Question

I’m not in my office so these books are “top of mind” books. When I actually look on the shelf, I’ll kick myself for not remembering more.

What leadership books do you recommend?