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Best Business Leadership Books: The Ultimate List

Here is a list of the best Business Leadership books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

Business Leadership: A Jossey-Bass Reader (2008)

 Best Business Leadership Books: The Ultimate ListThe second edition of best-selling Business Leadership draws on the best thinking on leadership from the biggest names in the business to explore the fundamentals of business leadership: what it is, how to do it, and what maximizes its success.  The books is intended as a resource for both experienced business leaders and those aspiring…
Author(s): Joan Gallos

HBR’s 10 Must Reads Boxed Set (6 Books) (HBR’s 10 Must Reads) (2011)

 Best Business Leadership Books: The Ultimate ListYou want the most important ideas on management all in one place. Now you can have them—in a set of HBR’s 10 Must Reads.
Author(s): Harvard Business Review , Peter F. Drucker, et al.

Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t (2017)

 Best Business Leadership Books: The Ultimate ListImagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, then returns home feeling fulfilled. This is not a crazy, idealized notion. Today, in many successful organizations, great leaders create environments in which people naturally work together to do remarkable things.
Author(s): Simon Sinek

 Best Business Leadership Books: The Ultimate ListIf you read nothing else on leadership, read these 10 articles ( ).
Author(s): Harvard Business Review , Peter F. Drucker, et al.

Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box (2018)

 Best Business Leadership Books: The Ultimate ListSince its original publication in 2000, Leadership and Self-Deception has become an international word-of-mouth phenomenon. Rather than tapering off, it sells more copies every year.
Author(s): The Arbinger Institute

H3 Leadership: Be Humble. Stay Hungry. Always Hustle. (2016)

 Best Business Leadership Books: The Ultimate ListFrom spending more than two decades alongside thought leaders such as Jim Collins and Malcolm Gladwell, as well as countless Fortune 500 CEOs and start-up entrepreneurs, leadership consultant Brad Lomenick has created a practical road map for helping anyone implement and live out the twenty transformational habits that he discovered to be common among the world’s most innovative leaders.
Author(s): Brad Lomenick, Mark Burnett

Leadership Presence (HBR Emotional Intelligence Series) (2018)

 Best Business Leadership Books: The Ultimate Lista make-or-break factor in high-powered promotions. But what is this elusive quality, and how do you develop it?This book explains how to build the charisma, confidence, and decisiveness that top leaders project.
Author(s): Harvard Business Review , Amy J.C. Cuddy, et al.

HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Women and Leadership (with bonus article “Sheryl Sandberg: The HBR Interview”) (2018)

 Best Business Leadership Books: The Ultimate ListIf you read nothing else on leadership and gender at work, read these 10 articles by experts in the field. We’ve combed through hundreds of articles in the archive and selected the most important ones to help you understand where gender equality is today–and how far we still have to go.
Author(s): Harvard Business Review , Herminia Ibarra, et al.

Open, Honest, and Direct: A Guide to Unlocking Your Team’s Potential (2019)

 Best Business Leadership Books: The Ultimate ListAmazon Bestseller in Organizational ChangeAmazon Bestseller in Business ManagementAmazon Bestseller in Leadership TrainingBuilding a business requires more than just a good product and talented people; it requires you to take a hard look at how you show up as a leader.
Author(s): Aaron Levy

BEST QUOTES ABOUT LEADERSHIP: A Workbook with Short True Quotes from Great, Famous Leaders to Inspire You Be a Confident and Wise Leader Everyday (2019)

 Best Business Leadership Books: The Ultimate ListBest Quotes about leadership is a collection of quotes, and sage advice from great leaders, trailblazers, creatively designed to inspire modern-day leaders. Powerful words from successful leaders like Martin Luther King, Diana Ross, Peter Drucker, Nelson Mandela, Bill Gates and john Maxwell have moved and motivated us for generations. This Book of Quotes is the perfect journal, notebook and companion for dreaming up fresh possibilities and translating vision into action.
Author(s): Business Books Publishing

Leader Business: Battle-Tested Leadership Strategies For Any Organization (2016)

 Best Business Leadership Books: The Ultimate ListEvery year, ineffective leadership costs American companies hundreds of millions of dollars in lost revenue, missed opportunities, preventable waste, and poor personnel decisions. How’s your leadership? Are you getting the results you need? If not, maybe it’s time for some basic training in leadership fundamentals. Drawing on over 25 years of military service, Tom Magness offers lessons learned in one of the world’s foremost leadership laboratories: the U.S. Army.
Author(s): Magness IV, Thomas Henry

Rich Dad’s Advisors®: The ABC’s of People and Turns Them Into a Championship Team (2004)

 Best Business Leadership Books: The Ultimate ListThe ABC’s of Building a Business Team That Wins will: * Attract the best team players for your business * Ensure that all team members operate at peak performance * Take ordinary people and turn them into champions * Instill loyalty and confidence in your team so that they stick together under pressure * Eliminate stressful “people problems” in your business once and for all * Use pressure as your friend to produce…
Author(s): Blair Singer

Business Analysis and Leadership: Influencing Change (2013)

 Best Business Leadership Books: The Ultimate ListBusiness analysis (BA) is the practice of enabling change in an organizational context, by defining needs and recommending solutions that deliver value to stakeholders.  BA involves: helping different parts of an organization understand each other; deciding on the right project for a company; defining what is to be delivered; and managing the project.Business Analysis & Leadership goes beyond standard textbooks…
Author(s): Penny Pullan, James Archer

Authentic Leadership (HBR Emotional Intelligence Series) (2017)

 Best Business Leadership Books: The Ultimate ListAs a leader, how do you strike the right balance between vulnerability and authority?This book explains the role of authenticity in emotionally intelligent leadership.
Author(s): Harvard Business Review , Bill George, et al.

Best Business Leadership Books: The Ultimate List

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some business leadership books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Global Business Leadership Development for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Author(s): Peter Smith, Tom Cockburn
ID: 2863018, Publisher: Business Science Reference, Year: 2021, Size: 10 Mb, Format: pdf

Strategic Leadership for Business Value Creation: Principles and Case Studies

Author(s): Don Argus, Danny Samson
ID: 2895206, Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2021, Size: 5 Mb, Format: pdf

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Communication, Vol. 2 (with bonus article "Leadership Is a Conversation" by Boris Groysberg and Michael Slind)

Author(s): Harvard Business Review; Heidi Grant; Scott Berinato; Tsedal Neeley; Erin Meyer
ID: 2901475, Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press, Year: 2021, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly chart-busters according to Washington Post, others are drafted by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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