Top 20 Books About Leadership

top 20 books about leadership

A few month ago I started to collect a list of the Top Agile Books about Leadership from various social channels like LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.  I decided to divide the books into five different categories: Top agile books for Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Agile Developers, Leadership & Agile Coaching. In this article I want to show you the Top 20 agile books about leadership recommend by the community.

The following list is ordered based on reviews and ratings on Amazon and GoodReads. If you think that there is an important book that should be added to that list, leave a comment after the list. As I do not agree 100% on the communities´ priority, I added my personal Top 5 books after the list:

Top 20 books about leadership recommended by the community

#TitleAuthor
1The One Minute Manager
Kenneth H. Blanchard, Spencer Johnson
2Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
Daniel H. Pink
3The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement
Eliyahu M. Goldratt
4A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future
Daniel H. Pink
5The Mythical Man-Month: Essays on Software Engineering, Anniversary
Frederick P. Brooks Jr.
6The 360 Degree Leader: Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization
John C. Maxwell
7The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles from the World’s Greatest Manufacturer
Jeffrey Liker
8Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Revised Edition
Robert B. Cialdini
9Management 3.0: Leading Agile Developers, Developing Agile Leaders
Jurgen Appelo
10What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful
Marshall Goldsmith
11The Logic Of Failure: Recognizing And Avoiding Error In Complex Situations
Dietrich Dorner
12The Heart of Leadership: Becoming a Leader People Want to Follow
Mark Miller
13Workout: Games, Tools & Practices to Engage People, Improve Work, and Delight Clients (Management 3.0)
Jurgen Appelo
14Leading Geeks: How to Manage and Lead the People Who Deliver Technology
Paul Glen
15Scaling Lean & Agile Development: Thinking and Organizational Tools for Large-Scale Scrum
Craig Larman
16Predictable Success: Getting Your Organization on the Growth Track–and Keeping It There
Les McKeown
17Leading Teams: Setting the Stage for Great Performances
J. Richard Hackman
18Hiring Geeks That Fit
Johanna Rothman
19Manage It!: Your Guide to Modern, Pragmatic Project Management
Johanna Rothman
20The Business Value of Agile Software Methods: Maximizing Roi With Just-in-time Processes and Documentation
David F. Rico


My personal top 5 books about Leadership that I recommend

#TitleAuthor
1Leading Teams: Setting the Stage for Great Performances
J. Richard Hackman
2Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
Daniel H. Pink
3Workout: Games, Tools & Practices to Engage People, Improve Work, and Delight Clients (Management 3.0)
Jurgen Appelo
4The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles from the World’s Greatest Manufacturer
Jeffrey Liker
5The Heart of Leadership: Becoming a Leader People Want to Follow
Mark Miller

If you think that there is an important book that should be added to that list, leave a comment here and make that list even more useful!

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