A List of Good Books To Read For Leaders

A List of Good Books To Read For Leaders

Reading has helped me be who I am today.

This is a list of some of the books that have inspired me and helped me grow as a person.

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Self-Development and Understanding

The Effective Executive

The Score Takes Care of Itself: My Philosophy of Leadership

Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win

Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders

Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter

Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It

Lead By Greatness

Development of others

The Leadership Pipeline: How to Build the Leadership-Powered Company

The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age

Healthy Teams and Organisations

The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business

Nine Lies About Work: A Freethinking Leader’s Guide to the Real World

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

Scale, Growth, Culture

Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies

Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World

No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention

Team Topologies: Organizing Business and Technology Teams for Fast Flow

Reinventing Organizations

What You Do Is Who You Are: How to Create Your Business Culture

Scaling Lean: Mastering the Key Metrics for Startup Growth


Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rule-breakers, and Changemakers

Training from the Back of the Room!: 65 Ways to Step Aside and Let Them Learn

Transformation and Change

A Sense of Urgency 

Execution in Organisations

Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done

The Art of Action: How Leaders Close the Gaps between Plans, Actions and Results

Measure What Matters

Outcomes Over Output: Why customer behavior is the key metric for business success

Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations

Lean and Agile

The Goal A Process of Ongoing Improvement

Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit

Lean Enterprise: How High Performance Organizations Innovate at Scale

Making Work Visible : Exposing Time Theft to Optimize Work & Flow


Good Strategy Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why It Matters

The Infinite Game

The Innovator's Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail

Smart Business: What Alibaba's Success Reveals about the Future of Strategy

Zero to One: Notes on Start Ups, or How to Build the Future