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5 Books Every Leader Should Read to Be Successful

5 Books Every Leader Should Read to Be Successful

Alexander the Great once said that he wasn’t afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep. He was afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. So how do you achieve lion status? Leadership. Some of the best leaders of all time that have mastered the art of good leadership have shared their thoughts in these books.

Best of all, with the Snapreads app, you can get access to key insights from each of these books, allowing you to improve your leadership skills in as little as 15 minutes. Start with some of the top leadership books on the market.

1. The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday


The Obstacle is the Way

by Ryan Holiday

⏱ 10 min reading time

🎧 Audio available


Ryan Holiday’s book ‘The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph’ is an action-packed book about turning the obstacles we face on a regular basis, into opportunities by following the directed action that encourages us to leapfrog much further.

2. Start With Why by Simon Sinek


Start With Why

by Simon Sinek

⏱ 10 min reading time

🎧 Audio available


Simon Sinek, a popular motivational speaker, examines an important question in the business “ Why “ are some leaders more influential and successful than others. The book goes on to highlight that now more than ever people care about ‘ why ‘ we do things rather than ‘what’.

This title provides a great starting point if you are looking to build a long-term vision for your business.

3. Good to Great by Jim Collins


Good to Great

by Jim Collins

⏱ 10 min reading time

🎧 Audio available


What makes the difference between good and great companies? Collins has investigated the financial performance of the great companies over some 15 years to arrive at his conclusions.

How have these companies managed to achieve this degree of success? The answer is that they focus on leveraging their resources in support of their major strengths rather than focusing on their weaknesses.

4. Influence by Robert Cialdini


Influence

by Robert Cialdini

⏱ 10 min reading time

🎧 Audio available


Influence is a confusing thing to consider in life as it has positive and negative impacts.

‘Influence’ by Robert Cialdini speaks about several psychological strategies used by compliance practitioners such as salesmen, card dealers, waiters, and fundraisers to influence us into accepting their offer and saying yes to something to which rather ideally we would have said no.

5. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey


The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

by Stephen Covey

⏱ 10 min reading time

🎧 Audio available


The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People starts with a description of how individuals who have achieved a grand amount of success in life still seem to struggle with the personal need for developing personal effectiveness and developing healthy relationships and connecting with other people.


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