This time of year there are all types of lists. Please note: I’m not saying these are the five best leadership books of 2009. Rather these are five great books for leaders.
They aren’t necessarily “leadership books.” However, they all are books leaders will benefit from and be able to use in a variety of ways. They also are all books I’ve recommended this year.
If you are looking for a good read or a way to spend bookstore gift cards you receive this holiday season, any or all of these would be a great start!
The 100 Best Business Books of all Time
This book tries to do the impossible – select the very best business books of all time, plus it gives you rationale and a summary of the key points.
Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken
This book takes on the critical leadership attribute of authenticity head on.
Upbeat: Cultivating the Right Attitude to Thrive in Tough Times
The subtitle talks about tough times, but the book is valuable any time. And, it is hard to argue the importance of the right attitude for leaders.
Six simple and profoundly important lessons; all told in an elegant way. It’s one of my favorite new books this year.
Crush it! Why Now is the Time to Cash in on Your Passion
This book, while written from a entrepreneurial perspective, is important for leaders to high school kids. (But, don’t tell my son; he’s getting it for Christmas.)
There are lots of books on my shelf and in my next-to-read stack that might belong on this list; they aren’t here because I haven’t read and/or reviewed them yet. But there is always room for one recommendation each week – and I don’t plan to stop any time soon!