A Reading List for Leaders

January 28, 2011

Leaders tend to be people that are continuously learning and one of the best sources to learn from is good books.

I have been talking to people to pin down the top books they would consider core to any leadership development process.

Following are some that I have come to value highly:

1. The Bible is foundational of course

2. Spiritual Leadership by J. Oswald Sanders

3. Leadership as an Identity by Crawford Lorritts

4. Most of Peter Drucker’s works

5. Most of Patrick Lencioni’s books

6. Good to Great by Jim Collins

7. The Leadership Challenge by Kouzes & Posner

8. Built to Serve by Dan Sanders

9. Servant Leadership by Robert Greenleaf

10. Execution by Bossidy & Charan

11. Linchpin by Seth Godin

12. Switch by Chip & Dan HEath

Those are just a few of the books I would include.

What books would you consider key for a developing leader to read? I would appreciate your advice.

BG

 

 

 

 

2 responses to A Reading List for Leaders

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    Leaders Who Last by Dave Kraft

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