In our modern world, the role of the leader is incredibly important. Being a good leader not only help us succeed as the head of a company but also as a follower. We need to understand how to lead and to be led properly. This will put our lives in the right track toward success. And we are very aware of the fact that you can be born with a natural talent for leadership.
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However, even if you are a natural leading figure, there are a lot of things that you need to consider, in order to become a great leader. This is why we have come up with a list of 10 relevant leadership books you should consider reading, in the year 2019. We are confident that these books will certainly put you in the right direction to become a great leader, thereby helping you and your company to achieve success.
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This is amazing book where the best-selling author, Simon Sinek, talks about the importance of having a well-prepared leading figure in the work environment. The author explains that people usually feel frustrated when they see themselves trapped in a job that they are not happy with. This book highlights the responsibility of the leader of a company in motivating their employees and encouraging them, in order to give their best at work. Employees must feel valued, cherished and inspired by their leaders. No wonder why this book has become a great success.
When people find themselves on a position of power, they often wonder what kind of leaders they should be. You could be a motivating, encouraging, and inspiring leader or a strict demanding leader. According to Ramsey, the truth is that you need to be both of them. If you are planning on leading a successful company by creating a group of tenacious, well-prepared, motivated, professional people, you need to possess these qualities. In this book, the author’s experience will help you become the best leader your company will ever have.
3. The OZ Principle: Getting Results Through Individual and Organizational Accountability by Roger Connors and John Smith
This book has already sold more than five hundred thousand copies. Its popularity is due to the fact that, in this book, Connors and Smith exposed the importance of accountability not only in the individual but the organizational development inside an institution. The mission of this book is to help people overcome the fault-game problem that is still present in many companies nowadays. This book has helped tons of people to become an important factor in their company’s success.
Seth Godin has already published best-sellers like Purple Cow and Tribes where he has guided people to personal success. This time, he comes with a book that is focused on helping people know how to become indispensable at the workplace. This provides a great chance of acquiring incredibly important elements that make a great leader.
Cyrus the great was a great leader who founded the Persian Empire and even extended it. Among his greatest goals are the liberation of more than forty thousand Jews and the conquest of Babylon. This tells us that Cyrus the great has some important advice that can be extremely helpful for business executives, managers, entrepreneurs and all kinds of leaders. So, make sure to give this book an opportunity to change your life and transform you into a great leader in your company.
Here, we have another great book from Sinek. This time, it is a best seller that continues the movement of showing people how important leaders are for the success of the companies, as well as the society itself. He began this movement almost ten years ago, in order to help people become more inspired at work and, at the same time, to inspire their workmates, superiors, and subordinates. Let yourself be lifted by this amazing piece of literature that will certainly add up to your pursuit of success.
7. Leadership Blind Spots: How Successful Leaders Identify and Overcome the Weakness That Matter by Robert Bruce Shaw
Robert Bruce Shaw uses his experience as a management consultant to address some of the problems that leadership has to deal with. He focused on the problems that are normally not perceived by the people that are placed on a position of power. He wants leaders to know what are the issues that can come up from blind spots and that risk that they represent. This is certainly important information that every leader needs to manage.
Kellerman uses this book as a great opportunity to bring the concept of leadership closer to the people. People normally see important leaders from afar and believe that they are very different from regular people which is why they usually have a poor opinion toward them. People usually think of leaders as greedy or inept and this book addresses this matter.
We know how leadership is important at work but in your family, leadership is just as important. This book will provide you with guidance on how to raise healthy successful children.
Leaders should be able to be always one step ahead of their competition. This book gives you the tools to be always prepared in this competitive marketing world. Kotter also explains in this book how the norms of leadership are changing and how you can cope with the changes.
These books will definitely put you in the right direction towards success regardless of your current position. So, make sure to check these 10 best selling Leadership Books in order to gain more leadership experience. And if you know of another useful book on leadership, please share it with us in the comments section below.