My All Time Favorite Books

Here are some of the best books I have ever read. These are the main books I refer to and recommend frequently(In no specific order).

The Leadership Challenge by James Kouzes and Barry Posner

First, Break All The Rules by Marcus Buckingham

The Mentor Leader by Tony Dungy

Spiritual Leadership by Henry and Richard Blackaby

Everyone Communicates, Few Connect and The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell

The Laws of Life Time Growth by Dan Sulivan

The Talent Masters by Bill Conaty and Ram Charan

The Five Dysfunctions Of A Team by Patrick Lencioni

Outliners by Malcolm Gladwell

The Leadership Code by Dave Ulrich, Norm Smallwood, and Kate Sweetman

Tribes by Seth Godin

The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson

Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Coleman

Crush It by Gary Vaynerchuk

12: The Elements Of Great Managing by Rodd Wagner and James Harter

Leadership Mastery by Dale Carnegie Training

What are some of your all time favorite books?

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  • Martureo

    It's always difficult for me to decide on my favorite books but to add to your books on leadership: a couple of my favorites in that topic are Spiritual Leadership by J. Oswald Chambers and A Leadership Paradox by Denny Gunderson.

    Probably one of my all time favorite books would be Mere Christianity by CS Lewis.

  • dan black

    Matthew,
    I'm the same way about finding my favorite books. Spiritual Leadership by J. Oswald Chambers is a great one too. I have not read the other two. Thanks for commenting.

  • Bill (cycleguy)

    Some of my favorite Leadership books are Spiritual leadership by Blackaby; The Book on Leadership by JMac; Axion by Hybels; and a ton of others. :)

  • dan black

    Bill,
    I will need to check out the Book on Leadership. Books by Hybels are great. Thank you for sharing.

  • Bill (cycleguy)

    Sorry Dan. It is Axiom. The Book on Leadership is a good like at the life of Paul and his leadership.

  • dan black

    Bill,
    I have seen Axiom and plan on reading it soon. Learning more about Paul and his leadership sounds like a good book.

  • Martureo

    A leadership paradox is a great look at the life of Christ and how He led through servanthood. The paradox is a reference to Christ saying that if you want to be great you have to be a servant. Mere Christianity is CS Lewis' attempt to get past all denominational differences and present the basis of Christianity in a rational way.

  • dan black

    Matthew,
    The leadership paradox sounds like a must read. I have been meaning to read Mere Christianity because I have heard so many good things about it. Thanks for giving a detailed description of these books.

  • Dashsmarketplace

    good post

  • Hi Dan, I’ve read some of these – I’ll have to check out the rest. Just posted a list of my own: http://www.nathanmagnuson.com/2012/08/27/favorite-books-on-leadership/

    • Thanks for reading this post. I’ll be checking out your list.