4 Best leadership books to read
Leadership books will inspire and inform you to become a better leader.
Reading is an essential life skill. It has shown to improve emotional intelligence, communication and organizational effectiveness and reduce stress – all being important skills to be a great leader. But wondering where to start your reading? The list is right here!
Here we give you a list of four top leadership books to read to succeed as a leader of a team, division or company.
- On Becoming a Leader by Warren Bennis
Warren Bennis is said to be the “Dean of Leadership Gurus” by Forbes magazine. His book argues that leaders are not born but are developed over time. He dives into qualities that describe leaderships and strategies that anyone can employ to achieve great success as a leader. This book has served as an essential read for countless leaders.
- Leading Change by John P. Kotter
Widespread and difficult change is part of all business’s life. The book by John Kotter provides an insightful eight-step procedure for leaders to help manage change with optimistic results in the organization and the world. It is a practical guide for helping leaders and managers ensure the success of change initiatives. This book will have you walk away armed with the tools required to inspire people around you.
- The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton Christensen
Clayton Christensen, Harvard professor and businessman, lays out the way to “disruptive innovation.” According to Clayton, this method required the rejection of the current needs of the customers so that you can adopt new technologies and methods that will aim to meet their needs in the near future. He highlights that early innovators and adopters get ahead, while everyone else falls behind.
- Learning to Lead: The Journey to Leading Yourself, Leading Others and Leading an Organization by Ron Williams with Karl Weber
Ron Williams became a top healthcare executive and served as the CEO of Aetna. In this book, Williams points out that it is not written for existing leaders looking to get ahead, instead, it is for people starting their careers and is struggling to get on the right path to leadership. He uses a combination of broad and philosophical and specific and practical lessons to help the reader succeed.
What are you waiting for? Time to get reading!