Books for every Leader, Entrepreneur and Individual

books for leaders and entrepreneurs

We love to acquire new knowledge, think differently and share influential concepts with our clients. We are constantly asked what books we recommend for up and coming entrepreneurs, high level executives, managers of agile teams or individuals looking for personal growth. So we decided to put a list together of books we love, ones that are for every leader, entrepreneur and individual out there. We’ve even bolded a few of our favourites.

Books for Leaders who Strategize

  • How the Mighty Fall, And Why Some Companies Never Give In, Written by: Jim Collins
  • Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t, Written by: Jim Collins
  • Great by Choice, Written by: Jim Collins , Morten T. Hansen
  • Turning the Flywheel: A Monograph to Accompany Good to Great, Written by: Jim Collins
  • Built to Last, Successful Habits of Visionary Companies (Good to Great, Book 2), Written by: Jim Collins
  • BE 2.0 (Beyond Entrepreneurship 2.0), Turning Your Business into an Enduring Great Company, Written by: Jim Collins, William Lazier
  • Start with Why, How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, Written by: Simon Sinek
  • The Infinite Game, Written by: Simon Sinek
  • Principles: Life and Work, Written by: Ray Dalio
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, 30th Anniversary Edition, Written by: Stephen R. Covey, Sean Covey, Jim Collins – foreword
  • The Power of Focus, Written by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Les Hewitt

Books for Leaders who Manage

  • The E-Myth Revisited, Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It, Written by: Michael E. Gerber
  • Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs, Written by: John Doerr , Larry Page – foreword
  • The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done, Written by: Peter F. Drucker
  • The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated), Written by: Timothy Ferriss
  • Clockwork: Design Your Business to Run Itself, Written by: Mike Michalowicz
  • Change by Design, Revised and Updated: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation, Written by: Tim Brown
  • Atomic Habits, An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones, Written by: James Clear

Books for Leaders who Sell

  • Influence, The Psychology of Persuasion, Written by: Robert B. Cialdini
  • Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen, Written by: Donald Miller
  • The Pumpkin Plan: A Simple Strategy to Grow a Remarkable Business in Any Field, Written by: Mike Michalowicz
  • The Sales Acceleration Formula: Using Data, Technology, and Inbound Selling to Go from $0 to $100 Million, Written by: Mark Roberge
  • Book Yourself Solid, Third Edition: The Fastest, Easiest, and Most Reliable System for Getting More Clients Than You Can Handle Even if You Hate Marketing and Selling, Written by: Michael Port

Books for Leaders who Contemplate

  • Meditations, Written by: Marcus Aurelius
  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Written by: Yuval Harari
  • The Hero with a Thousand Faces: The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell, Written by: Joseph Campbell
  • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World, Written by: Jack Weatherford
  • The Greatest Salesman in the World, Written by Og Mandino
  • The Art of War, Written by Sun Tzu
  • The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation, Written by: Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
  • The Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic, Written by: Mike Duncan
  • The End Is Always Near: Apocalyptic Moments, from the Bronze Age Collapse to Nuclear Near Misses, Written by: Dan Carlin
  • The Audacity of Hope, Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream, Written by: Barack Obama
  • A Promised Land, Written by: Barack Obama

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