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Leadership

The Leadership Hall of Fame

We have spent a year looking at the most influential business books and authors. Here is a complete syllabus for an education in being a leader. Which are your favorites? And which leadership classics did we miss?

Getting Things Done

David Allen, Getting Things Done

"How Bad Plans And "Good Ideas" Ruin Meetings"

 

 

On Becoming A Leader

Warren Bennis, On Becoming A Leader

"Leadership Is About Taking The Long View"

 

 

The One Minute Manager

Ken Blanchard, The One Minute Manager

"The First Secret: One Minute Goals"

 

 

What Should I Do With My Life

Po Bronson, What Should I Do With My Life?

"Parasite Entrepreneurism"

 

 

First Break All The Rules

Marcus Buckingham, First, Break All The Rules

"Even In The Office, Casting Is Everything"

 

 

Reengineering the Corporation

James Champy, Reengineering The Corporation

"Why Companies Will Change Or Fail"

 

 

The Innovator's Dilemma

Clayton Christensen, The Innovators Dilemma

"Why Companies Fail to Innovate"

 

 

Good to Great

Jim Collins, Good to Great

"How To Create A Business Where The Truth Is Heard"

 

 

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

"Using Empathic Listening to Collaborate"

 

 

Flow

• Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, Flow

"Reclaim Your Life, One Experience At A Time"

 

 

The Effective Executive

• Peter Drucker, The Effective Executive

"Who Is an Executive?"

 

 

Never Eat Alone

Keith Ferrazzi, Never Eat Alone

"The Art of Audacious Conversation"

 

 

The 4-Hour Workweek

Tim Ferriss, The 4-Hour Workweek

"Killing Your Job"

 

 

The Rise of the Creative Class

Richard Florida, The Rise of the Creative Class

"Values of the Creative Class"

 

 

The Tipping Point

Malcolm Gladwell, The Tipping Point

"On Connectors, Mavens, And Salesmen: How New Ideas Spread Like Seeds"

 

 

Purple Cow

Seth Godin, Purple Cow

"Better Business Through Changing Behavior"

 

 

What Got You Here, Won

Marshall Goldsmith, What Got You Here, Won't Get You There

"Goal Obsession: The Flaw That Creates More Flaws"

 

 

Made to Stick

Dan Heath and Chip Heath, Made to Stick

"How Do You Make Your Business Ideas Concrete? Look to Hamburger Helper"

 

 

Blue Ocean Strategy

W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne, Blue Ocean Strategy

"Navigate Blue Oceans To Undiscovered Business Opportunities"

 

 

In Search of Excellence

Tom Peters, In Search of Excellence

"Walmart and HP: Founded on People Power"

 

 

Free Agent Nation

Daniel Pink, Free Agent Nation

"The First Rule Of Being Your Own Boss? Be Authentic."

 

 

The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid

• C.K. Prahalad, The Fortune At The Bottom Of The Pyramid

"The Fortune At The Bottom Of The Pyramid"

 

 

The Paradox of Choice

Barry Schwartz, The Paradox of Choice

"The Paradox Of Expanded Choices: What Too Much Of A Good Thing Means For Consumers"

 

 

Practically radical

William C. Taylor, Practically Radical

"The Company as Community: Threadless Puts Everyone in Charge"

 

 

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