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Top Shelf Book Recommendations for Established and Aspiring Leaders 

By John Spence  

There’s an old cliché, “Leaders are readers,” and trite as it may be, it is true. Effective leaders are dedicated to lifelong learning. Below is a list of several books considered among the best written on leadership. These books provide practical insights and strategies for ongoing personal and professional growth. Each contains powerful ideas that can significantly impact a leader’s success. 

The Truth About Leadership: The No-fads, to the Heart-of-the-Matter Facts You Need to Know  

James Kouzes and Barry Posner 


Drawing on over thirty years of research and a million leadership assessments, the authors distill leadership into ten timeless truths. These are ideas that apply to any leader in any organization. The book is based on one critical question, “What are the characteristics of a leader he would willingly follow?” The answers to this question are a guidebook for anyone who wants to be a better leader. 


Leadership Lessons from a UPS Driver: Delivering a Culture of We, Not Me  

Ron Wallace 

Do not be misled by the title- this book is a treasure trove of leadership wisdom from a man who climbed from a UPS driver to a top executive. Ron Wallace’s journey is a testament to the company’s unique culture of internal growth and mutual respect, where a ‘we, not me’ philosophy drives success. This beloved book is an honest, candid and straightforward examination of what it takes to lead at every organizational level. 


The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change  

Stephen R. Covey 

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This is arguably the most remarkable book ever crafted on self-leadership. It is the sort of book one can return to repeatedly and, each time, learn something new. The ideas that Covey puts forward, if applied, are genuinely life-changing. The New York Times called it the most influential business book of the 20th century. Most would find it impossible to disagree. 


True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership   

Bill George, Peter Sims 

“True North” stands as a visionary work in servant leadership, offering a roadmap for authentic leadership grounded in personal values and a commitment to serving others. It is a blend of research and real-world experiences from 125 renowned leaders, demonstrating that true leadership success comes from following one’s internal compass. More than ever, the principles of servant leadership outlined in “True North” are not just idealistic but essential for effective leadership. 

Learn about Servant Leadership 

A servant leader shares power and puts the needs of employees first. Servant leadership is about prioritizing the growth and well-being of people and the communities to which they belong. This approach leads to stronger teams, more engaged employees and, ultimately, a more successful and ethical organization. 

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