If you read nothing else on leadership, I highly recommend getting a copy of HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Leadership. They’ve done the leg work for us and cherry-picked the best articles on leadership and selected the most important ones to help you maximize your own and your organization’s performance.
HBR’s 10 Must Reads On Leadership will inspire you to:
- Motivate others to excel
- Build your team’s self-confidence in others
- Provoke positive chang
- Set direction
- Encourage smart risk-taking
- Manage with tough empathy
- Credit others for your success
- Increase self-awareness
- Draw strength from adversity
I’ve recommended these texts previously on leadership courses, as they are very interesting articles that spark intelligent debate. They can be very useful for learning leadership techniques that people can use in their everyday lives but are biased towards business and organizational leadership instead of social or Civic leadership. They are still a good read to get the basic concepts of leadership such as: leadership vs management. Worth the read!