“Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.” — General George Patton
Leadership is not limited to role or position.
Leadership is a set of skills that anyone can benefit from. We lead ourselves first, and that’s how we lead others.
Categories for Leadership Books
I finished sweeping my Leadership Books list. It took a while to update it, but I think it reflects a good set of leadership books by key categories now. Here are the leadership book categories at a glance:
- Top 10 Best Leadership Books
- Getting Started
- Authenticity, Authentic Leadership
- Development, Leadership Development
- Emotional Intelligence, Compassion, Heart, Empathy
- Executive Presence
- Failure, Setbacks
- Influence, Rapport
- Interpersonal Skills
- Leadership, Lessons in Leadership
- Learning, Growth
- Principles, Practices, Strategies, Tactics
- Purpose, Passion, Motivation
- Reflection, Inner-Engineering
- Servant Leadership
- Situational Leadership
- Vision, Mission, Values
New Leadership Books Added to the List
I added a few new books to my leadership books list including The 5 Levels of Leadership, by John Maxwell, and StandOut, by Marcus Buckingham, which weren’t available when I first put my list of leadership books together.
I also added some books to the list based on feedback from different folks. For example, I added 177 Mental Toughness Secrets of the World Class, by Steve Siebold, Executive Presence: The Art of Commanding Respect Like a CEO, by Harrison Monarth, and The Leadership Test, by Timothy Clark.
I also added 180 Climbing the Two Ladders to Inner Strength & Outer Freedom, by Rob White to the list of leadership books because I think it’s a great book on leadership from the inside out, and I’m a big believer that all leadership starts with self-leadership.
Give the Gift of Wisdom — Leadership Books Make Great Gifts
If you’re looking to give the gift of wisdom this holiday, then explore and enjoy the list of leadership books.
There is something for everyone among the art and science of leadership.