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The 5 essential books for any leader

The 5 essential books for any leader

I enjoy reading and find books are a great way to grow my thinking and expand my knowledge. When it comes to my recommendations, here are 5 books on leadership I highly recommend getting a copy of.

How to Win Friends and Influence People

By Dale Carnegie

This book is the playbook for building reciprocating relationships.  It has stood the test of time. Any leader or salesperson needs to know the principals in this book. Many of the lessons are one that anyone can use. 

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People 

By Stephen R. Covey

This amazing read is a book that has survived the test of time. It is a book that you will reference throughout your leadership journey. It simple but effective principals such as win/win and sharpen the saw, will make you think as your grow and develop.  It has influenced as many leaders as probably any book every written.

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

By John C. Maxwell

This is an essential read for a leader that is early in their leadership journey.  John makes it simple and includes a lot of stories that you can relate too. It is a very easy read and practical. 

The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team 

By Patrick Lencioni

This is a short fable on the journey of team building.  It is a quick read and I recommend you read along with your team. This is a must read for anyone that participates or leads a team. You will feel like you are in the story as you progress through the book.