Best Books About Leadership, Part 1

What are Best Books About Leadership?

Leadership is a challenging aspect of work. Some people may be great at it, while others are not. It is important to have certain skills, attend courses and trainings. However, a good leader shouldn’t forget about self-development. One of the best tools for it are books. We can learn a lot from authors of good books as they often share their own experiences, mistakes, and useful tips.

So today we present the first dose of great books about leadership that everybody should read. This list is based on TimeCamp’s podcast Stay on Top of Your Work, which you can listen to here. Check it out for more great tips on different topics.

Read today’s article, get inspired, and become a better leader thanks to books!

Stefan Engeseth Sharkonomics


If you’re looking for an innovative approach as a leader, Stefan Engeseth’s book is the bull’s eye. Stefan decided to write about leadership in a different way than many other authors. He observed sharks, their behavior, and learned about their evolution to then apply his knowledge into the practice of leading. In his book you can read that: “In all my research about sharks, I noticed that about 90% of the information related to mankind’s fear of sharks and their attacking abilities. However, even sharks recognize their own vulnerability and do not ignore the defence side. The same should be said for businesses, whether you are a market leader or a predator going after the former.”

Read Stefan Engeseth’s book for more great content and interesting tips!

Mark Sanborn The Potential Principle


This book helps to achieve the highest potential and reach all your goals. And it doesn’t matter if you’re “athlete, scholar, CEO, parent, mathematician, teacher, or mechanic”, you can be better at anything you do. So if you need to get more out of your work as a leader, this is the perfect book for you.

Gretchen Rubin The Four Tendencies


Recommended by Margaret Meloni, the book takes an interesting approach to personalities at work. In her book, Gretchen Rubin describes four types of people: Upholders, Questioners, Obligers, and Rebels. Each of these types is different, especially when it comes to working. Thus, if you want to be better at understanding your team and people you’re leading, you should definitely read this book. You can also take the quiz which will help you determine which of the 4 types are you.

Susanne Madsen The Power of Project Leadership


If you’re looking for a good book on how to be an influential leader but also a project manager, Susanne Madsen’s book will be the best choice. It provides the reader with many useful and smart tips and aids in self-development.

Susanne Madsen The PM Coaching Workbook


Another great book by Susanne Madsen. This time it is a workbook. As Susanne mentioned in TimeCamp’s podcast Stay on Top of Your Work, the idea is that it’s a book for people who may not have the money for a coach. So they take the coaching workbook and they are coached through how to become a better project manager. So it’s not a book that teaches how to coach people in projects, it’s the other way around. It’s a book that coaches people through a project. (…) So, on the one hand, you have an assessment of where I am currently and on the other hand, where do I want to go?  This gap, there may be a gap, and so based on that gap the rest of the book guides you through practices that will help you to close that gap.” 

Fiona Harrold Be Your Own Best Life Coach


This book shows you that you can achieve anything with it. It is an easy yet practical guide which leads you through the path to success. It is an inspiring read that every leader should read to stay motivated and productive.

Kevin Eikenberry Remarkable Leadership


In his book, Kevin Eikenberry teaches how to unleash your power of being a great leader by showing how to apply the old skills with the new ones. It is a must-read for every leader who is hungry for new things!

Chris Cebollero Ultimate Leadership


This book is based on “authors experiences, triumph’s, failures, and lessons learned. Over his 30 year career, these are the rules he developed to conquer past experiences, and to ensure never making the same mistakes twice.” Learn with Chris from his mistakes and his habits how to become a great leader. 

Best Books About Leadership, Part 1

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