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Books the “Freaks” Recommend

I asked Leadership Freak readers for book recommendations from books they read in 2015. I am delighted to pass along their recommendations.

“Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” Harry S. Truman

10 Books published in 2015:

(Listed by current – 12/28/2015 – Amazon Best Seller Ranking.)

  1. Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win.
  2. Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google that will Transform How You Live and Lead.
  3. Leading: Learning from Life and My Years at Manchester United.
  4. H3 Leadership: Be Humble. Stay Hungry. Always Hustle.
  5. Leadership BS: Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time.
  6. The Emotionally Healthy Leader: How Transforming Your Inner Life will Transform your Church, Team, and the World.
  7. Leadership Pain: The Classroom for Growth.
  8. Why Should Anyone Work Here?: What it Takes to Create an Authentic Organization.
  9. Dare to Serve: How to Drive Superior Results by Serving Others.
  10. Chess not Checkers: Elevate Your Leadership Game. 

10 books published before 2015:

(Listed by current – 12/28/2015 – Amazon Best Seller Ranking.)

  1. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.** (2007) – The top seller ranking on both lists.
  2. Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less.** (2014)
  3. The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations. ** 5th Edition (2013)
  4. Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Mind. (2013)
  5. The Motivation Manifesto. (2014)
  6. Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life. (2011)
  7. Developing the Leader Within You.** (2005)
  8. Lincoln on Leadership: Executive Strategies for Tough Times. (1993)
  9. Boundaries for Leaders: Results, Relationships, and Being Ridiculously in Charge. ** (2013)
  10. Next Generation Leader: 5 Essentials for Those Who Will Shape the Future. (2006)

The double asterisk ** indicates I have read and recommend the books mentioned on the list of books published before 2015.

What reading list would you recommend for leaders in 2016?

Which of the books listed would you recommend?

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