Top 10 Leadership Books to Read

Top 10 Leadership Books to Read

Patrick has 10 books that will make you a better leader. Every one of these recommendations has a specific purpose and role they fulfill. There is one book not on the list you will have to tweet @patrickbetdavid to find out what it is. Let’s get to the books.

Top 10 Leadership Books to Read

  1. I Love Capitalism by Ken Langone 

    1. The book is not all about the economy and politics. It is a story about Ken Langone’s journey from a nobody to building and selling Home Depot for billions of dollars. He goes into detail about all the challenges he faced as well as how he dealt with all sorts of personalities along the way.
  2. Tribal Leadership by Dave Logan 

    1. Patrick personally recommends this book for his entire executive team. The best leaders use this book to create a culture where everybody wants to keep advancing to the next level. The book will help any leader with their language and culture regardless of what level they are currently at.  
  3. Crucial Accountability 

    1. Patrick personally recommends this book for his entire executive team. The best leaders use this book to create a culture where everybody wants to keep advancing to the next level. The book will help any leader with their language and culture regardless of what level they are currently at.
  4. The Leadership Secrets of Billy Graham 

    1. There is a lot to be learned from this book no matter what faith you believe. It distills Reverend Billy Graham’s lifetime of leadership and service that leaders in any industry can pull from. One chapter alone can completely change your life. It is that good. Patrick recommends Chapter Twelve because it deals with tragedy and betrayal as a leader. The higher you go in business the more you are going to encounter these two issues and this book, and chapter, lays out a perfect roadmap for all leaders.
  5. The One Thing by Gary Keller 

    1. From the founder of Keller-Williams, The One Thing is about how Gary Keller found his focus and took his humble realtor business to a billion-dollar company. Ask any Keller-Williams employee what this book and Gary’s training has done for their lives and you will know why they are apart of the biggest realtor brand in America. Every leader in America needs to read this book.
  6. 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John Maxwell 

    1. John Maxwell probably writes more books on leadership than anybody else out there. He has so many great books, but his 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth explains how Maxwell himself got organized as a leader. He teaches in a way that you can apply immediately to your daily life.
  7. David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell

    1. This is Patrick’s favorite Malcolm Gladwell book because it is perfect for leaders. In business, you are always going to go up against someone bigger and better than you, no matter the level you are at. Gladwell tells inspirational stories of underdogs that leave you feeling like you can take on any person or organization bigger than you. This book will give you a lot of clarity, hope, and conviction to know that you, as a misfit, can compete with anybody.
  8. Handling Difficult People by Jon P. Bloch

    1. Every personality is somehow, some way difficult to someone. This book breaks down how to deal with difficult people in your business and life. It will also help you see how you are difficult in the eyes of the others. It is a quick and easy read that will help you grow as a leader.
  9. 5 Temptations of a CEO by Patrick Lencioni

    1. This is a must read for all entrepreneurs. It identifies temptations all CEOs, new and experienced, have when they reach a high level of success and why you should avoid these temptations. As you read it, you feel like Lencioni is talking directly to you. For those of you who are building your business right now and will become an executive in the future, it provides insight into what you will face when you reach that level.
  10. Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday

    1. Ryan Holiday presents leadership as a philosophy of leading through binary choices. The result is a conflict-free method of leading. The book is about how your actions and your words can influence others that you lead and how it is important to recognize that your ego can get in the way of you improving as a leader.

Next Steps: Remember to tweet at @patrickbetdavid to find out what the secret book is that should be on every executive’s reading list. For more recommendations watch Top 10 Books for Entrepreneurs and Top 10 Books for Teenage Entrepreneurs.

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