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Best CEO Books: The Ultimate List

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Ceo books.

1. CEO Tools 2.0: A System to Think, Manage, and Lead Like a CEO (2017)

 Best CEO Books: The Ultimate ListSome companies seem to thrive naturally, attaining success after success. Others limp from one lackluster year to the next.What makes one company blossom while another wilts? In CEO Tools 2.0, CEO coach and C-Level executive Jim Canfield reveals the importance of making your business meaningful to yourself, your customers, and your employees. You’ll discover how to better communicate your goals, execute your intentions, and optimize your results. The end goal is a healthy, flourishing company that maximizes profits while freeing CEOs from the humdrum routine of daily operations.Imagine having time to fully…
Author(s): Jim Canfield, Kraig Kramers

2. Speak Like a CEO: Secrets for Commanding Attention and Getting Results (Mcgraw Hill Education Business Classics) (2017)

 Best CEO Books: The Ultimate ListGreat communication is what separates leaders who make it to the top of their organizations. . What are the secrets to owning the room in every situation? You need to know how to engage your audience, tell great stories, ace media interviews, field questions with confidence, and build your brand with a strong social media presence.You can do all this and more―and Speak Like a CEO will get you there. One of today’s most respected experts in leadership communication, Suzanne Bates provides the tools, insights, and practice you need to build your influence by…
Author(s): Suzanne Bates

3. HBR’s 10 Must Reads for CEOs (with bonus article “Your Strategy Needs a Strategy” by Martin Reeves, Claire Love, and Philipp Tillmanns) (2019)

 Best CEO Books: The Ultimate ListYou establish priorities, anticipate and address challenges, champion and lead change efforts, set people up for success, and manage risk. Though you may have a great senior executive team and a top-flight board, the success of your organization depends on your leadership.If you read nothing else on being an effective chief executive, read these 10 articles by experts in the field. We’ve combed through hundreds of articles and selected the best ones to help you toggle between long- and short-term views, manage risk and innovation, and cultivate productive relationships with your staff and your board. This book will inspire…
Author(s): Harvard Business Review , Martin Reeves, et al.

4. Hot Seat: The Startup CEO Guidebook (2015)

 Best CEO Books: The Ultimate ListWhat avoidable problem destroys more young startups than any other?Why is it a mistake to ask for introductions to investors?When do you play the CEO card?Should you sell out?Author and four-time founder/CEO Dan Shapiro tells the stories of dozens of startups whose companies lived and died by the advice in these pages. From inception to destruction and triumph to despair, this rollercoaster read takes aspiring entrepreneurs from the highs of billion-dollar payouts and market-smashing success to the depths of impostor syndrome and bankruptcy.Hot Seat is…
Author(s): Dan Shapiro

5. The Saint, the Surfer, and the CEO: A Remarkable Story about Living Your Heart’s Desires (2003)

 Best CEO Books: The Ultimate List“Release any concerns that you have about this path you’re about to walk on, and just go into it with the curiosity of a child, knowing that you’ll come out on the other side as a new person, or to be more accurate, far more of the person who you truly are and have been created to be.” Jack Valentine seemed to have it all. He made good money as an adman, and looked good doing it. He had a hot apartment, cool friends, even a slick car—at least until the hectic Monday morning a truck smashed into it, sending the critically injured Jack to the hospital. Everything happens for a reason, though, and Jack’s reason…
Author(s): Robin Sharma

6. The CEO Tightrope: How to Master the Balancing Act of a Successful CEO (2019)

 Best CEO Books: The Ultimate ListNo CEO can find a point of balance and then stand still–that’s not even possible on a tightrope. The expectation is that the business must always move forward.The American CEO walks a tightrope daily . . . many times blindfolded and without a net below. The job of balancing the often-competing interests of a company’s constituents is so challenging that the average lifespan of a newly minted CEO is around five years. Why is it that our most successful businesspeople, individuals who have been wildly successful at every other position in their…
Author(s): Joel Trammell

7. The Flip Flop CEO (1602)

 Best CEO Books: The Ultimate ListThe Flip Flop CEOs will take everything you have learned about the business of network marketing and flip it right side up. By the time they are done with you, you will have a serious case of whiplash, a fresh perspective on this industry, and a brand new outlook on yourself. Do not let your ego or misconceptions get in the way of reading this book. The quality of your life depends on it. #272,493 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Whitney Roberts, Janine Finney , et al.

8. The New CEO’s Guide: Advice for the First-time, Aspiring, or Current Association Executive (2015)

 Best CEO Books: The Ultimate ListThe first days, weeks, even year for a new CEO are critical. There’s not really time for on-the-job training. You’ll likely walk in the door and confront a host of things–board meeting preparation, forthcoming conference, complex contracts–that have to be dealt with immediately. And, you know what they say about first impressions, right? This initial honeymoon period can set the stage for long-term success or a much earlier departure than what you had in mind.The New CEO’s Guide will help you prepare whether you’re a first-time CEO or transitioning to a new organization….
Author(s): Beth Brooks

9. God is My CEO: Following God’s Principles in a Bottom-Line World (2014)

 Best CEO Books: The Ultimate ListPraise for the First Edition “Many leaders, whether newly indoctrinated to the world of business or veteran executives, will find tools for the trade in this excellent guidebook to living out one’s faith in a ruthless ‘bottom-line’ world.” –Publishers WeeklyFor more than a decade, God Is My CEO has taught readers how to reconcile their work and faith. Now, in this updated edition, you will learn how to integrate God’s teachings with your own talents to become the successful leader He intended you to be.This new edition explores the ten most common issues facing businesspeople today and applies God’s…
Author(s): Larry Julian

10. CEO Strength Coach (2015)

 Best CEO Books: The Ultimate ListNationally recognized Strength and Conditioning Coach Ron McKeefery teaches you exactly how to become your own CEO Strength Coach. Coach McKeefery has served at both the Professional and Collegiate level. He is published in numerous industry publications and is a highly sought after speaker. This book not only tells Ron’s story; it teaches you how to avoid the mistakes he has made and leads you through the trials he faced prior to being honored as a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach and named Under Armour Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year. You will learn to become a TECHNICIAN in your field, why most…
Author(s): Ron McKeefery

11. GOD is my CEO: A Prayer Journal for Entrepreneurs (2018)

 Best CEO Books: The Ultimate ListGOD is my CEO: A Prayer Journal For Entrepreneurs is a journal specifically for women in business looking to build their relationship with God. Created by Tatum Temia of the Blessed & Bossed Up Podcast (formerly known as The Black Girl Boss Podcast), this journal is the first of its kind and a necessity for the ambitious, Christian, entrepreneur. Features + How to Use: Guided Journal Space for Morning and Evening time with GodSurrender Your Business: It’s important to understand that both you and God can not be in control at the same time. Surrendering your…
Author(s): Tatum Temia Harrison

12. The CEO Code: Create a Great Company and Inspire People to Greatness with Practical Advice from an Experienced Executive (2013)

 Best CEO Books: The Ultimate ListInspirational and informative, The CEO Code shares real-life stories of success and failure from author David Rohlander’s personal journey and work as a mentor and coach to CEOs and executives of Fortune 500 companies, mid-sized companies, and start-ups. The book will give you: #921,440 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #10093 in Business Leadership (Books) #10328 in Business Management (Books) #3358 in Human Resources & Personnel Management (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): David Rohlander

13. Airman to CEO: From the Boiler Room to the Boardroom (2019)

 Best CEO Books: The Ultimate ListTransitioning from military life back to a civilian one is very challenging. Veterans returning home from service are faced with a plethora of choices and opportunities, due to their military training and skills, but many are puzzled on how to take advantage of these opportunities and effectively utilize the skills they’ve acquired while serving in the armed forces. This book can be used as a template on how to do just that! In this book, you’ll read about someone that took full advantage of what Uncle Sam had to offer. Whether you aspire to also become a CEO of a company or to achieve any level of success as a civilian,…
Author(s): Dan Ringo

Best Ceo 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 ceo 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.

Delphi Complete Works of Bacchylides

Author(s): Bacchylides of Ceos (Author), Delphi Classics (Editor), Richard Claverhouse Jebb (Translator)
Publisher: Delphi Classics, Year: 2020, Size: 16 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2492075

China CEO II: Voices of Experience from 25 Top Executives Leading MNCs in China

Author(s): juan Antonio Fernandez; Laurie Ann Underwood
Publisher: , Year: 2020, Size: 638 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2565724

CEO Succession, Leadership, and (Dis)similarity: A Mixed Methods Approach

Author(s): Cristina Pratelli
Publisher: Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden,Springer Gabler, Year: 2019, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2313069

The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company

Author(s): Robert Iger; Joel Lovell
Publisher: Random House, Year: 2019, Size: 17 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2413074

Fairness of CEO Compensation: A Multi-Faceted and Multi-Cultural Framework to Structure Executive Pay

Author(s): Mehtap Aldogan Eklund
Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 5 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2470040

The Great CEO Within: The Tactical Guide to Company Building

Author(s): Matt Mochary
Publisher: Mochary Films, Year: 2019, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2519394

The CEO of Technology: Lead, Reimagine, and Reinvent to Drive Growth and Create Value in Unprecedented Times

Author(s): Hunter Muller
Publisher: Wiley, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2164575

CEO School: Insights from 20 Global Business Leaders

Author(s): Stanislav Shekshnia,Kirill Kravchenko,Elin Williams
Publisher: Palgrave Pivot, Year: 2018, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2204534

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are absolutely best-sellers according to USA Today, others are composed 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 resources you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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