• 12.26.11

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?

The Leadership Hall of Fame
Getting Things Done

David Allen, Getting Things Done



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?



Reengineering the Corporation

James Champy, Reengineering The Corporation

Why Companies Will Change Or Fail



The Innovator's Dilemma

Clayton Christensen, The Innovators Dilemma



The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

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

Using Empathic Listening to Collaborate




• 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




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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