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  • 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

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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?

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Reengineering the Corporation

James Champy, Reengineering The Corporation

Why Companies Will Change Or Fail

 

 

The Innovator's Dilemma

Clayton Christensen, The Innovators Dilemma

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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

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Reclaim Your Life, One Experience At A Time

 

 

The Effective Executive

• Peter Drucker, The Effective Executive

Who Is an Executive?

 

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Never Eat Alone

Keith Ferrazzi, Never Eat Alone

The Art of Audacious Conversation

 

 

The 4-Hour Workweek

Tim Ferriss, The 4-Hour Workweek

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Killing Your Job

 

 

The Rise of the Creative Class

Richard Florida, The Rise of the Creative Class

Values of the Creative Class

 

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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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