Leadership Freaks who contribute to the Leadership Freak Coffee Shop on Facebook answered, “The leadership book that most changed my leadership is _________.
- Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson
- *Failing Forward by Maxwell
- Servant Leadership
- Spiritual Leadership by Oswald Sanders
- First, Break all the Rules
- Situational Leadership II by Ken Blanchard
- Strength Based Leadership
- The Spiritual Leader by Paul Chappell
- Leading with a Limp
- Necessary Endings
- Unleashing the Power of Rubber Bands
- Lead Like Jesus by Blanchard and Hodges
- *The Leadership Challenge by Kouzes and Posner
- Developing the Leader within You by Maxell
- A Failure of Nerve: Leadership in the Age of the Quick Fix by Edwin Friedman
- It’s Your Ship by Abrashoff and Abrashoff
- It’s Our Ship by Abrashoff and Abrashoff
- See You at the Top by Zig Ziglar
- *21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by Maxwell
- Crucial Conversations
- Tribal Leadership
When emerging leaders ask for the top leadership book I recommend, I always say the same thing, “The Leadership Challenge,” by Kouzes and Posner. It provides a clear, broad, framework for the core functions of leadership.
Note: Books are listed in the order they were posted on Facebook, an asterisk indicates a book was mentioned more than once.
What books most changed your leadership?
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