Books - The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go. Dr Seuss, I can read with my eyes

The insights and research of those who have written about improving leadership abilities will be particularly valuable to anyone interested in continually transforming and growing. The following books are some of the best out there.

Why Audio Books?
It’s hard to find time to read. However, commuting, working out or doing chores or yard-work create opportunity to absorb audio. With time, it’s possible to consume at higher speeds. Consider that reading at 3x to 4x speeds on an hour’s commute each way provides for the equivalent of 6-8 hours of learning each workday. Also, this nourishes human transformation to keep pace with our changing world.

I’ve often said when you hold a book in one hand, you should hold a mirror in the other. It may help you consider how the material applies to you. If a well researched and written book doesn’t evoke a conscious change in you, then you may find transformation and growth to be a challenge.

If you know of books of this nature, please feel free to leave your recommendations in the comments so that I might benefit and also share further with others.

Books on Leadership

John Doerr - Measure What Matters
Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg, Alan Eagle - Trillion Dollar Coach - The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valleys Bill Campbell
Liz Wiseman - Multipliers, Revised and Updated - How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter
Jocko Willink, Leif Babin - The Dichotomy of Leadership Balancing the Challenges of Extreme Ownership to Lead and Win
Simon Sinek - Leaders Eat Last Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Dont
Eric Ries - The Lean Startup - How Todays Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
Eliyahu M. Goldratt, Jeff Cox - The Goal - A Process of Ongoing Improvement
Daniel Pink - A Whole New Mind - Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future
Daniel Kahneman - Thinking, Fast and Slow
Daniel Goleman - Social Intelligence The New Science of Human Relationships
Marty Cagan - Inspired How to Create Tech Products Customers Love

I prefer hearing the author in their own voice with full depth explore their topic; however, not everyone’s curiosity or commute allows them the time to consume books the way I do. The books and specific subject matter of the authors above can often also be found represented in content on the authors’ websites, in TED talks, in blog posts, etc.

Spirit Guides

The books below are on “spiritual” leadership and/or they may serve to help leaders ground themselves.


While note directly on leadership, the books below to help to expand the mind and make for leaders of more diverse makeup.

Queue of Books on Leadership

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