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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!

1. 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 to the role.  Newcomers can read cover-to-cover and explore leadership’s scope, purpose, methods, and possibilities.  They will find everything they need to get started and grow in their leadership. Organizations need…
Author(s): Joan Gallos

2. 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. We’ve combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles on strategy, change leadership, managing people, and managing yourself and selected the most important ones to help you maximize your performance.This six-title collection includes only the most critical articles from the world’s top management experts, curated from Harvard Business Review’s rich archives. We’ve done the work of selecting them so you won’t have to….
Author(s): Harvard Business Review , Peter F. Drucker, et al.

3. 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. In his work with organizations around the world, Simon Sinek noticed that some teams trust each other so deeply that they would literally put their lives on the line for each other. Other teams, no matter what incentives are offered, are doomed to infighting, fragmentation and failure. Why?The answer became clear…
Author(s): Simon Sinek

4. HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Leadership (with featured article “What Makes an Effective Executive,” by Peter F. Drucker) (2011)

 Best Business Leadership Books: The Ultimate ListIf you read nothing else on leadership, read these 10 articles ( ). We’ve combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles on leadership and selected the most important ones to help you maximize your own and your organization’s performance.HBR’s 10 Must Reads On Leadership will inspire you to: #12,888 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #363 in Business Leadership (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Harvard Business Review , Peter F. Drucker, et al.

5. 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. The book’s central insight–that the key to leadership lies not in what we do but in who we are–has proven to have powerful implications not only for organizational leadership but in readers’ personal lives as well. Leadership and Self-Deception uses an entertaining story everyone can relate to about a man facing challenges at work and at home to expose the fascinating ways that we blind ourselves to our true motivations and unwittingly sabotage the…
Author(s): The Arbinger Institute

6. 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. In H3 Leadership, Lomenick organizes these twenty habits into three distinct filters he calls “the 3 Hs”:• Humble: Who am I?• Hungry: Where do I want to go?• Hustle: How will I get there?These attributes, and the habits it takes to create…
Author(s): Brad Lomenick, Mark Burnett

7. 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. Whether you’re delivering a critical presentation or managing a hectic meeting, you’ll be inspired to approach the situation with new strength.This volume includes the work of: #60,109 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #372 in Communication Skills #104 in Running Meetings & Presentations (Books) #430 in Communication & Social Skills (Books) Would…
Author(s): Harvard Business Review , Amy J.C. Cuddy, et al.

8. 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. #48,819 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #117 in Women & Business (Books) #638 in Business Motivation & Self-Improvement (Books) #231 in Workplace Culture (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Harvard Business Review , Herminia Ibarra, et al.

9. 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. Open, Honest, and Direct helps you dive into the heart of your business and your people, identifying changes you can make to transform the way you and your managers lead. Part business book, part personal-development guide, this is a how-to full of practical ways to not only build and lead a high-performance team but also bring out the best…
Author(s): Aaron Levy

10. 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. Its pages pair sourced quotations with lined pages stylishly designed so readers can creatively share…
Author(s): Business Books Publishing

11. 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. From the unforgiving environment of the National Training Center to Ranger training in the Florida swamps to the life-and-death stakes of combat operations…
Author(s): Magness IV, Thomas Henry

12. Rich Dad’s Advisors®: The ABC’s of Building a Business Team That Wins: The Invisible Code of Honor That Takes Ordinary 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 extraordinary results * Build championship teams in the workplace, in your community and at home Blair’s book impacts the Team, Leadership, and Mission sections of Rich Dad’s B-I…
Author(s): Blair Singer

13. 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 full of techniques, by demonstrating how to lead and gain credibility throughout the organization. It offers advice on the very tricky role of working with people from the shop floor to…
Author(s): Penny Pullan, James Archer

14. 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. You’ll learn how to discover your authentic self, when emotional responses are appropriate, how conforming to specific standards can hurt you, and when you need to feel like a fake.This volume includes the work of: #451,760 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #2975 in Motivational Management & Leadership #2870 in Business Motivation & Self-Improvement (Books) #273 in Occupational &…
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 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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