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7 Must Read Leadership Books for 2015


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Leadership is a posture and a choice, not a role that must be bestowed on you. Step up and be a leader when no one is watching or expecting you to do so." John Izzo and Marshall Goldsmith, Stepping Up

This guote explains how important it is to become a leader regardless of your current position. These 7 Must Read Leadership Books will assist in that journey.

Published in: Leadership & Management

7 Must Read Leadership Books for 2015

  2. 2. From the visionary head of Google's innovative People Operations--a groundbreaking inquiry into the philosophy of work and a blueprint for attracting the most spectacular talent to your business and ensuring the best and brightest succeed. WORK RULES
  3. 3. Herminia Ibarra—an expert on professional leadership and development and a renowned professor at INSEAD. Ibarra turns the usual “think first and then act” philosophy on its head by arguing that doing these three things will help you learn through action and will increase what she calls your outsight—the valuable external perspective you gain from direct experiences and experimentation. ACT LIKE A LEADER, THINK LIKE A LEADER
  4. 4. In Players First, John Calipari relates for the first time anywhere his experiences over his first four years coaching the Kentucky Wildcats, college basketball’s most fabled program, from the doldrums to a national championship, drawing lessons about leadership, character, and the path to personal and collective victory. The biggest take away for any leader is to challenge your team to lead better lives and give back to others. PLAYERS FIRST
  5. 5. TALK LIKE TED Ideas are the true currency of the twenty-first century. So, in order to succeed you need to be able to sell yourself and your ideas persuasively. The ability to sell yourself and your ideas is the single greatest skill that will help you accomplish your dreams. TED Talks have redefined the elements of a successful presentation and become the gold standard for public speaking.
  6. 6. DESIGN TO GROW In Design to Grow, a Coca-Cola senior executive shares both the successes and failures of one of the world’s largest companies as it learns to use design to be both agile and big. In this rare and unprecedented behind-the-scenes look, David Butler and senior Fast Company editor, Linda Tischler, use plain language and easy-to- understand case studies to show how this works at Coca-Cola—and how other companies can use the same approach to grow their business. This book is a must-read for managers inside large corporations as well as entrepreneurs just getting started.
  7. 7. In his powerful new book, Marshall Goldsmith examines the environmental and psychological triggers that can derail us at work and in life. Do you ever find that you are not the patient, compassionate problem solver you believe yourself to be? Goldsmith shows how we can overcome the trigger points in our lives, and enact meaningful and lasting change. TRIGGERS
  8. 8. GOALS FOR NEXT PERIOD Can you imagine a choreographer only training one dancer to lead while his or her partner sits in the lobby staring at the wall? Yet we do this all the time in organizations. Half the partnership is missing. Leadership is Half the Story introduces the first model to seamlessly integrate leadership, followership, and partnerships. This research-backed, field-tested book contributes many new ideas and practical advice for everyone in an organization – from CEO to HR director to front-line manager to consultant.
  9. 9. "Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” Jack Welch Dunson and Associates We help develop leaders! SELF IMPROVEMENT