5 Books Every Leader Should Read

Updated: Oct 9, 2020

I have a confession to make. I'm addicted to leadership books. I have read countless books on what makes a great leader. Over the years I have come to realize that not all leadership books are created equal. It can be a daunting task to sift through the pages and pages of books on Amazon. That is why I decided to write this blog.


I am sharing five of my current favorite book on leadership. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list. It is a list that has been very helpful for me. I use principals from each of these books in my coaching, businesses I'm a partner in, and in the church I help lead. If you take the time to absorb the great content in each of these book I'm convinced you will level up your personal leadership.


Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

This book does a deep dive into the power of vulnerability. If you are like me that sounds a bit scary, but Brown does a great job showing us why vulnerability is a key attribute for leaders.


The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni

I'm a huge Patrick Lencioni fan! What I love about this book is in some ways it summarizes most of his works into one (being a 3 on the enneagram means I love efficiency). Patrick argues why health is the most important thing in business.


Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

Who doesn't want to be able to apply the winning principals of the Navy Seals to their business and personal life! In this book you will be guided into what extreme ownership looks like.


Against An Infinite Horizon by Rolheiser

This is one of my favorite books of all time. I'm convinced that if we are not taking care of our souls then nothing else matters. This book has given me the tools I need to handle the ups and downs of life.


The Generals by Thomas Ricks

I love history and you should too. By looking back we can learn what to do and what not to do. The Generals chronicles the United States Generals from WWII to present and points out leadership wins and failures. I promise this book will make you think about how you lead.




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