As an avid reader and lifelong learner, I crave great books.
A great book can have a terrific impact on our life. For me, reading is not just a passion. It’s a way to raise my standards. It’s my antidote to mediocrity.
We should never stop reading. The moment we stop reading, we stop learning. And when we stop learning, we stop winning.
Reading makes us better. It helps us to improve our thoughts, build better ideas, generate quality insights, and communicate more effectively.
But not all books make a difference. This is why I am always looking for extraordinary books.
In recent weeks, I had some terrific conversations on Clubhouse with hundreds of leaders about leadership books. I received more than 100 book recommendations and I decided to share with you my final shortlist based on my personal experience as well as on all the other advice I got (in no particular order):
- The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People, by Stephen Covey
- The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, by Patrick Lencioni
- 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, by John C. Maxwell
- Atomic Habits, by James Clear
- Leadership, by Rudy Giuliani
- Managing Transitions, by William Bridges
- The Leadership Challenge, by Jim Kouzes
- Crucial Conversations, by Kerry Patterson
- Bold, by Peter H. Diamandis
- Think and grow rich – Napoleon Hill
- The culture code – Daniel Coyle
- Non-violent communication – Marshall B Rosenberg
- The 4-Hour Work Week, by Tim Ferriss
- The Elephant In the Boardroom, by Edgar Papke
- The Art of People by Dave Kerpen
Here’s the thing. We don’t find books. Books find us. At the right time.
Someone said that books are like people. They’ll turn up in our life when we most need them.
For this reason, I hope that just one of these books can make a difference in your life right now.
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”– Dr. Seuss