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Leaders Eat Last
Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't
Simon Sinek - 2017-05-23 (first published in 2013)
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The New York Times bestselling follow-up to Simon Sinek's global hit Start With WhyWhy do only a few people get to say “I love my job”? It seems unfair that finding fulfillment at work is like winning a lottery; that only a few lucky ones get to feel valued by their organizations, to feel like they belong.Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes...
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Good To Great
Why Some Companies Make The Leap and Others Don't
Jim Collins - 2001-10-17
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To find the keys to greatness, Collins's 21-person research team read and coded 6,000 articles, generated more than 2,000 pages of interview transcripts and created 384 megabytes of computer data in a five-year project. The findings will surprise many readers and, quite frankly, upset others.The ChallengeBuilt to Last, the defining management study...
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Start with Why
How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
Simon Sinek - 2011-12-27 (first published in 2009)
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"A powerful and penetrating exploration of what separates great companies and great leaders from the rest." -Polly LaBarre, coauthor of Mavericks at Work Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty?In studying the leaders who've had the greatest influe...
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How to Win Friends and Influence People
Dale Carnegie - 2020-01-03 (first published in 1936)
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You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you!Since its release in 1936, How to Win Friends and Influence People has sold more than 15 million copies. Dale Carnegie's first book is a timeless bestseller, packed with rock-solid advice th...
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Extreme Ownership
Jocko Willink - 2018-01-01 (first published in 2015)
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An updated edition of the blockbuster bestselling leadership book that took America and the world by storm, two U.S. Navy SEAL officers who led the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War demonstrate how to apply powerful leadership principles from the battlefield to business and life.Combat, the most intense and dynamic envir...
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Dare to Lead
Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
Brené Brown - 2018-10-09
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In her #1 New York Times bestsellers, Brené Brown has taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong, and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers, and culture shifters, she's showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead.Leadership is not about titles, status, and wie...
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Drive
The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
Daniel H. Pink - 2011-04-05 (first published in 2009)
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The New York Times bestseller that gives readers a paradigm-shattering new way to think about motivation Most people believe that the best way to motivate is with rewards like money—the carrot-and-stick approach. That's a mistake, says Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others). In this provocative and...
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The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
Follow Them and People Will Follow You
John C. Maxwell - 2007-09-08 (first published in 1998)
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What would happen if a top expert with more than thirty years of leadership experience were willing to distill everything he had learned about leadership into a handful of life-changing principles just for you? It would change your life.John C. Maxwell has done exactly that in The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. He has combined insights learned ...
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Lean In
Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
Sheryl Sandberg - 2013-03-12
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Sheryl Sandbergs Lean In is a massive cultural phenomenon and its title has become an instant catchphrase for empowering women. The book soared to the top of bestseller lists internationally, igniting global conversations about women and ambition. Sandberg packed theatres, dominated opinion pages, appeared on every major television show and on the ...
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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
A Leadership Fable
Patrick Lencioni - 2002-04-10 (first published in 1998)
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In The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Patrick Lencioni once again offers a leadership fable that is as enthralling and instructive as his first two best-selling books, The Five Temptations of a CEO and The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive. This time, he turns his keen intellect and storytelling power to the fascinating, complex world of t...
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The Coaching Habit
Michael Bungay Stanier - 2016-02-29
Primal Leadership, With a New Preface by the Authors by Daniel Goleman
The Ride of a Lifetime by Robert Iger
Powerful by Patty McCord
Leadership Is an Art by Max Depree
The Dichotomy of Leadership by Jocko Willink
The Effective Executive by Peter F. Drucker
Wooden on Leadership by John Wooden
Developing the Leader Within You 2.0 by John C. Maxwell
Leadership by Doris Kearns Goodwin
The Making of a Manager by Julie Zhuo
Leadership and Self-Deception by The Arbinger Institute
Radical Candor by Kim Scott
Leading Change, With a New Preface by the Author by John P. Kotter
The Leadership Challenge by James M. Kouzes
Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader by Herminia Ibarra
The New One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard
True North by Bill George
Leadershift by John C. Maxwell
The 5 Levels of Leadership by John C. Maxwell
It's Your Ship by Captain D. Michael Abrashoff
Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson
Lead from the Outside by Stacey Abrams
Servant Leadership by Robert K. Greenleaf
Switch by Chip Heath
Made to Stick by Chip Heath
Tribes by Seth Godin
It's Not About the Coffee by Howard Behar
High Output Management by Andrew S. Grove
Give and Take by Adam Grant
The Score Takes Care of Itself by Bill Walsh
Principles by Ray Dalio
The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni
The Ideal Team Player by Patrick M. Lencioni
Excellence Wins by Horst Schulze
Multipliers by Liz Wiseman
The World's Most Powerful Leadership Principle by James C. Hunter
The Servant Leader by James A. Autry
What Got You Here Won't Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith
The Servant by James C. Hunter
The Truth about Leadership by James M. Kouzes
On Becoming a Leader by Warren Bennis
Leaders by Stanley McChrystal
The First 90 Days by Michael D. Watkins
Execution by Larry Bossidy
Humble Leadership by Edgar H. Schein
All You Have to Do Is Ask by Wayne Baker
How to Lead by David M. Rubenstein
Turn the Ship Around! by L. David Marquet
Team of Teams by Gen. Stanley McChrystal
The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek
Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull
Measure What Matters by John Doerr
The Power of Moments by Chip Heath
Work Rules! by Laszlo Bock
Developing the Leader Within You by John Maxwell
Loonshots by Safi Bahcall
Legacy by James Kerr
Think Like a Rocket Scientist by Ozan Varol
Tribal Leadership by Dave Logan
The Power of Positive Leadership by Jon Gordon
The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive by Patrick Lencioni
Everyone Communicates, Few Connect by John C. Maxwell
Upstream by Dan Heath
Living Forward by Michael Hyatt
The 360 Degree Leader by John C. Maxwell
The Essential Drucker by Peter F. Drucker
Hacking Leadership by Joe Sanfelippo
Never Give In! The Best of Winston Churchill's Speeches by Winston Churchill
Seven Pillars of Servant Leadership by James W. Sipe
The New Psychology of Leadership by S. Alexander Haslam
The Serving Leader by Ken Jennings
Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders? by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic
What's Your Problem? by Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg
It Worked for Me by Colin Powell
Permission to Screw Up by Kristen Hadeed
Move Your Bus by Ron Clark
Giants of Enterprise by Richard S. Tedlow
Learning to Lead by Ron Williams
Strengths Based Leadership by Tom Rath
Go Put Your Strengths to Work by Marcus Buckingham
The Energy Bus by Jon Gordon
In Search of Excellence by Thomas J. Peters
What Are Your Blind Spots? Conquering the 5 Misconceptions that Hold Leaders Back by Jim Haudan
Leadership by James M. Burns
Weird by Olga Khazan
Leadership by Peter G. Northouse
Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office by Lois P. Frankel
The No Asshole Rule Building a Civilised Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't. Robert Sutton by Robert I. Sutton
The 4 Day Week by Andrew Barnes