Books on leadership

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The Infinite Game (192 GRAND)

From the New York Times bestselling author of Start With Why and Leaders Eat Last, a bold framework for leadership in today’s ever-changing world.

How do we win a game that has no end? Finite games, like football or chess, have known players, fixed rules and a clear endpoint. The winners and losers are easily identified. Infinite games, games with no finish line, like business or politics, or life itself, have players who come and go. The rules of an infinite game are changeable while infinite games have no defined endpoint. There are no winners or losers—only ahead and behind.

Hardcover – October 15, 2019

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The Ride of a Lifetime

Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company Hardcover – Illustrated, September 23, 2019

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A memoir of leadership and success: The executive chairman of Disney, Time’s 2019 businessperson of the year, shares the ideas and values he embraced during his fifteen years as CEO while reinventing one of the world’s most beloved companies and inspiring the people who bring the magic to life.

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Loonshots

How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries Hardcover – March 19, 2019

Loonshots reveals a surprising new way of thinking about the mysteries of group behavior that challenges everything we thought we knew about nurturing radical breakthroughs.

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Unapologetically Ambitious

Take Risks, Break Barriers, and Create Success on Your Own Terms Hardcover – October 6, 2020

Full of empowering wisdom from one of Silicon Valley's first female African American CEOs, this inspiring leadership book offers a blueprint for how to achieve your personal and professional goals.

Shellye Archambeau recounts how she overcame the challenges she faced as a young black woman, wife, and mother, managing her personal and professional responsibilities while climbing the ranks at IBM and subsequently in her roles as CEO. 

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Trailblazer

The Power of Business as the Greatest Platform for Change Hardcover – October 15, 2019

“The gold standard on how to use business as a platform for change at this urgent time.”—Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates and author of Principles: Life and Work

What’s the secret to business growth and innovation and a purpose-driven career in a world that is becoming vastly more complicated by the day? According to Marc Benioff, the answer is embracing a culture in which your values permeate everything you do.

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That Will Never Work

The Birth of Netflix and the Amazing Life of an Idea Hardcover – September 17, 2019

Once upon a time, brick-and-mortar video stores were king. Late fees were ubiquitous, video-streaming unheard was of, and widespread DVD adoption seemed about as imminent as flying cars. Indeed, these were the widely accepted laws of the land in 1997, when Marc Randolph had an idea. It was a simple thought-leveraging the internet to rent movies-and was just one of many more and far worse proposals, like personalized baseball bats and a shampoo delivery service, that Randolph would pitch to his business partner, Reed Hastings, on their commute to work each morning.

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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni Patrick M. Lencioni (2009-05-04) Paperback – January 1, 1874

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Leaders Eat Last

Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don't Paperback – May 23, 2017

Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, then returns home feeling fulfilled. This is not a crazy, idealized notion. Today, in many successful organizations, great leaders create environments in which people naturally work together to do remarkable things.

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Good to Great

Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don't Hardcover – Unabridged, October 16, 2001

The Challenge:


Built to Last, the defining management study of the nineties, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the verybeginning.

But what about the company that is not born with great DNA? How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness?

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Dare to Lead

Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. Hardcover – October 9, 2018

Look for Brené Brown’s new podcast, Dare to Lead, as well as her ongoing podcast Unlocking Us!

Leadership is not about titles, status, and wielding power. A leader is anyone who takes responsibility for recognizing the potential in people and ideas, and has the courage to develop that potential.

When we dare to lead, we don’t pretend to have the right answers; we stay curious and ask the right questions. We don’t see power as finite and hoard it; 

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The Art Of War

Paperback – November 1, 2007

Note: The chapters in the book are not in order and it is intentional.

This edition approved by the Holden-Crowther Organisation for Asian Studies.

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Start with Why

How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action Paperback – Illustrated, December 27, 2011

In 2009, Simon Sinek started a movement to help people become more inspired at work, and in turn inspire their colleagues and customers. Since then, millions have been touched by the power of his ideas, including more than 28 million who’ve watched his TED Talk based on START WITH WHY -- the third most popular TED video of all time.

Sinek starts with a fundamental question: Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? 

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How to Win Friends and Influence People

Hardcover – November 1, 2009

You can go after the job you want—and get it!

You can take the job you have—and improve it!

 

You can take any situation—and make it work for you!

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The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

Follow Them and People Will Follow You (10th Anniversary Edition) Hardcover – September 16, 2007

If you’ve never read The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, you’ve been missing out on one of the best-selling leadership books of all time. If you have read the original version, then you’ll love this new expanded and updated one. 

Internationally recognized leadership expert, speaker, and author John C. Maxwell has taken this million-seller and made it even better: 

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Multipliers

How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter Hardcover – June 15, 2010

Wall Street Journal Bestseller

A thought-provoking, accessible, and essential exploration of why some leaders (“Diminishers”) drain capability and intelligence from their teams, while others (“Multipliers”) amplify it to produce better results. Including a foreword by Stephen R. Covey, as well the five key disciplines that turn smart leaders into genius makers, Multipliers is a must-read for everyone from first-time managers to world leaders.

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Meditations

A New Translation First American PB Edition

Nearly two thousand years after it was written, Meditations remains profoundly relevant for anyone seeking to lead a meaningful life.

Few ancient works have been as influential as the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, philosopher and emperor of Rome (A.D. 161–180). A series of spiritual exercises filled with wisdom, practical guidance, and profound understanding of human behavior, it remains one of the greatest works of spiritual and ethical reflection ever written.

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The Alchemist, 25th Anniversary

A Fable About Following Your Dream Paperback – Deckle Edge, April 15, 2014

Note: Item has rough Cut edges(Edges are cut improperly intentionally by the manufacturer)

A special 25th anniversary edition of the extraordinary international bestseller, including a new Foreword by Paulo Coelho.

Combining magic, mysticism, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, The Alchemist has become a modern classic, selling millions of copies around the world and transforming the lives of countless readers across generations.

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Creativity, Inc.

Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration Hardcover – Illustrated, April 8, 2014

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Huffington Post • Financial Times • Success • Inc. • Library Journal

Creativity, Inc. is a manual for anyone who strives for originality and the first-ever, all-access trip into the nerve center of Pixar Animation—into the meetings, postmortems, and “Braintrust” sessions where some of the most successful films in history are made.

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Trillion Dollar Coach

The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley's Bill Campbell Hardcover – April 16, 2019

The team behind How Google Works returns with management lessons from legendary coach and business executive, Bill Campbell, whose mentoring of some of our most successful modern entrepreneurs has helped create well over a trillion dollars in market value.

Bill Campbell played an instrumental role in the growth of several prominent companies, such as Google, Apple, and Intuit, fostering deep relationships with Silicon Valley visionaries, including Steve Jobs, Larry Page, and Eric Schmidt.