Top 100 Best Books for Managers, Leaders & Humans (part 1)

part 1: 1-25 | part 2: 25-50 | part 3: 50-75 | part 4: 75-100 | blog post+description

Nr Title / Author(s) / Tags
1
The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

Jack Canfield, Janet Switzer (personal growth, self-help, success, achievement, coaching)
2
The Elements of Style: 50th Anniversary Edition

William Strunk, E. B. White (style, writers reference, writing)
3
How to Win Friends & Influence People

Dale Carnegie (personal development, communication skills, self improvement)
4
Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

Chip Heath, Dan Heath (marketing, communication, ideas, persuasion, business)
5
Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams (Second Edition)

Tom DeMarco, Timothy Lister (management, project management, software development)
6
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

Robert B. Cialdini (persuasion, psychology, influence, marketing, sales)
7
What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

Marshall Goldsmith, Mark Reiter (leadership development, executive coaching, leadership)
8
Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies

Jim Collins, Jerry I. Porras (business, management, leadership development, leadership)
9
Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery

Garr Reynolds (presentations, communication, public speaking)
10
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

David Allen (management, productivity, time management)
11
The Magic of Thinking Big

David Schwartz (positive thinking, personal development, self improvement)
12
Leading Change

John P. Kotter (change management, leadership, organizational behavior)
13
The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement

Eliyahu M. Goldratt, Jeff Cox (theory of constraints, professional development, operations)
14
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t

Jim Collins (business, leadership, management, success, excellence)
15
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

Patrick M. Lencioni (leadership, team building, management, professional development)
16
The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done

Peter F. Drucker (management, leadership, effectiveness, vision)
17
The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea

Bob Burg, John David Mann (self-help, business, success, networking)
18
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Stephen R. Covey (personal development, self improvement, leadership)
19
The Gregg Reference Manual

William A. Sabin (grammar, writing, reference, editing, english)
20
Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss what Matters Most

Douglas Stone, etc. (communication skills, negotiation, self improvement)
21
First, Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do
Differently

Marcus Buckingham, Curt Coffman (management, leadership, professional development)
22
Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High

Kerry Patterson, etc. (communication, leadership, emotional intelligence, conflict)
23
The Toyota Way

Jeffrey Liker (lean, business, quality control, toyota production system)
24
The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail

Clayton M. Christensen (innovation, technology, business, marketing)
25
The SPEED of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything

Stephen M.R. Covey (trust, leadership, relationships, business, success)

























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  • http://www.basbasbas.com/blog/ Bas – Istanbul Expat

    Guy Kawasaki’s wondering why none of his books are on your list 😉

  • http://www.contido.com.br Alex Moura

    What about Steve Pavlina’s new book? 😉

  • http://iphone-tips-tricks.blogspot.com/ wakuwaku

    Guy Kawasaki and Jack Welch are missing.

  • http://profile.typekey.com/jurgenappelo/ Jurgen Appelo

    Guy Kawasaki ended up at #109, which is apparently not high enough.
    And Jack Welch is not missing. He is at #48.

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