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

How Bad Plans And “Good Ideas” Ruin Meetings



On Becoming A Leader

Warren Bennis, On Becoming A Leader




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





• Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, Flow

Reclaim Your Life, One Experience At A Time




The Effective Executive

• Peter Drucker, The Effective Executive

Who Is an Executive?




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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