These are some of my favorites from this list:
- “Good to Great” by Jim Collins
“Good To Great is a must read for any entrepreneur or CEO. It reminds every reader that the most effective leaders are humble and that leaders of great companies don’t start with “where” but with “who.” They start by getting the right people on the bus, the wrong people off the bus, and the right people in the right seats. Once you have the right people in the right seats, the journey doesn’t matter…you’ll succeed.”
- “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson
“This book instructs us how not to behave with your associates and employees while simultaneously encouraging the search for excellence in one’s own product offering. The task of the reader is to determine where to draw the line on that road to excellence: most managers with a modicum of self-awareness know that the humiliation and berating of employees goes too far, yet Jobs’ lust to change the world for the better is in and of itself Inspiration at its best. Nobody can read this book and not look at his or her products or services with fresh and refined judgment.”
- “Purple Cow” by Seth Godin
“Helped me recognize the value of being ”remarkable” and having “remarkable products”. Changed my negativity surrounding the overwhelming component of a new business – effective marketing on a small budget.” Recommended by: Nancy J. Haberstich of nanobugs inc.
“I think the book that has influenced my business the most would have to be Seth Godin’s Purple Cow. Regardless of the industry, business owners or those looking to revolutionize their thinking can greatly benefit from the mind-adjustment that comes from reading this book. Like the title suggest, the book is all about looking at business different and daring to BE different.” Recommended by: JP Jones of Collipsis Web Solutions
What’s on your list?
Then, the Leadership Hall of Fame. How many of these are on your bookshelves?