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The Seven Best Books on Modern-Day Leadership

The Seven Best Books on Modern-Day Leadership

While technology has improved the modern workplace, it has made things a bit more complex. This is why it is not easy to navigate the modern workplace, even for seasoned professionals. The best part is that the following seven books can help you accomplish that and every business leader and learn valuable skills.

1. Stephen Covey’s “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Steven Covey’s book has become legendary because it has been read by millions of readers over the past two decades. The seven habits listed in the book are excellent for cultivating professional and personal success. The seven habits include being proactive, keeping the end in mind, and attempting to understand others before understanding oneself, and can help anyone wanting to move ahead in their lives.

2. Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler’s “Crucial Conversations

Effective communication is a crucial ability for all business leaders. The book equips readers with the necessary skills to manage challenging conversations with colleagues, clients, and stakeholders. The three authors offer excellent guidance and advice on staying composed while managing pressure, being a good and active listener, and convincing others.

3. Eric Ries’ “The Lean Startup

Innovation is critical to succeeding in the business world. This book by Eric Ries provides readers with a platform to effectively create and launch new goods and services. Ries stresses the importance of constant and quick idea testing and client input to kickstart the development process. Therefore, you can use these skills to become the owner of a lean startup.

4. Daniel H. Pink’s “Drive

Employee motivation is an arduous task and requires essential incentives such as mastery, purpose, and autonomy. Daniel feels that these are more powerful than the usual incentives like money and status. He provides assistive suggestions on developing an effective work environment that cultivates these motivations and encourages employees to give their very best.

5. Jon Gordon’s “The Power of Positive Leadership

Workplace success can be established via positive leadership. Joe Gordon advises readers on establishing an effective and welcoming workplace in his book. Success, according to him, relies on three values: growth attitude, toughness, and optimism. By applying these, one can learn the value of positive leadership.

6. Simon Sinek’s “Leaders Eat Last

Simon Sinek pushes the idea that successful leaders place their employees’ welfare above their own accomplishments. He highlighted the importance of developing a culture of collaboration, trust, and mutual support by citing examples from both the corporate world and the military. If you want to become an effective leader, do yourself a favor by reading this book.

7. “The One Minute Manager” by Spencer Johnson and Kenneth Blanchard

Spencer and Kenneth teach readers about how to become a one-minute manager. The dynamic duo provides straightforward advice on managing employees and cultivating their success. This book is ideal for beginner managers who want to manage their teams effectively.

The seven books are excellent resources on workplace navigation so you can be prepared to apply those principles practically. The best part is how they teach readers to succeed in the modern workplace. Therefore, give them a read and put your skills to the test!



Michael Stickler is a best-selling author and internationally sought-after speaker. His highly acclaimed work includes Cliven Bundy: American Terrorist Patriot, Journey to Generosity, and Life Without Reservation. His 19th book, Ghost Patriot is his first book in the political fiction genre, and it is quickly approaching best-seller status. When not traveling the world as an author/speaker, you might find Michael in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, or on a beach near Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, writing his next book. He is also the Founder of Leadership Books.

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