My Top 10 Recommended Reads for Leaders

Leaders are readers.

Leaders are challenged by new ideas and timeless principles found in the latest bestsellers as well as the classics. I often get asked for my favorite leadership books and find myself recommending some of the same ones over and over.* The following is a list of my Top 10 Recommended Reads for Leaders (in alphabetical order):

1. The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni

2. Crucial Conversations: tools for talking when stakes are high by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler

3. Daring Greatly: how the courage to be vulnerable transforms the way we live, love, parent, and lead by Brene Brown

4. The Heart of Leadership: becoming a leader people want to follow by Mark Miller

5. Leadership Above the Line: a character based leadership tool that leads to success for you and your team by Dr. Sarah Sumner

6. Necessary Endings: the employees, businesses, and relationships that all of us have to give up in order to move forward by Dr. Henry Cloud (and I also recommend Boundaries for Leaders and Integrity by Dr. Cloud)

7. The Power of Who by Bob Beaudine

8. Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership: seeking God in the crucible of ministry by Ruth Haley Barton

9. Strengths Based Leadership: great leaders, teams, and why people follow by Tom Rath and Barry Conchie

10. Made to Stick and Decisive by the Heath brothers)

*Looking for more? Check out my most recommended reads for women leaders.

What must-reads would be on your list?

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