Saturday, March 10, 2012

Leadership Books I've Found Useful

A recent LinkedIn thread asked for recommended leadership and team-building books.  These were my mine..

Business Ethics: Ethical Decision Making and Cases by O. C. Ferrell, John Fraedrich, Ferrell

Cigars, Whiskey & Winning: Leadership Lessons from Ulysses S. Grant by Al Kaltman

Coaching, Second Edition: Evoking Excellence in Others by James Flaherty

Creativity is Forever by Gary Davis

Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Deep Change: Discovering the Leader Within (US Business & Management Series) by Robert E. Quinn

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

Lead by Example: 50 Ways Great Leaders Inspire Results by John Baldoni

Making Sense of Leadership: Exploring the Five Key Roles Used by Effective Leaders by Esther Cameron, Mike Green

Moral Intelligence: Enhancing Business Performance and Leadership Success by Doug Lennick, Fred Kiel

On Leadership: Essential Principles for Success by Donald J. Palmisano

Opposable Mind: Winning Through Integrative Thinking by Roger L. Martin

Shackleton's Way: Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer by Margot Morrell, Stephanie Capparell, Alexandra Shackleton

Tao Te Ching by Lao Tsu, Gia-Fu Feng, Jane English, Jacob Needleman

Technology in America - 2nd Edition: A History of Individuals and Ideas by Carroll W. Pursell

The Art of War by Sun Tzu - Classic Collector's Edition: Includes The Classic Giles and Full Length Translations

The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels by Michael Watkins

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable (J-B Lencioni Series) by Patrick Lencioni

The Leader of the Future 2: Visions, Strategies, and Practices for the New Era (J-B Leader to Leader Institute/PF Drucker Foundation) by Frances Hesselbein, Marshall Goldsmith

The Leader's Edge: Six Creative Competencies for Navigating Complex Challenges by Charles J. Palus, David M. Horth

The Lost Art of War: Recently Discovered Companion to the Bestselling The Art of War by Sun-Tzu


  1. I think I've found my 2013 reading list.... mwahahaha, jackpot!

    1. Drez, You're in luck; I know a guy who bought almost all of these. He thinks one should own a library rather than borrow from one.