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



On Becoming A Leader

Warren Bennis, On Becoming A Leader

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

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




• 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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