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Top 10 leadership development books


 Brought to you by Results Driven Group, here is a list of top ten useful books on leadership development.

1. The Illusion of Leadership: Directing Creativity in Business and the Arts by Piers Ibbotson.
This book covers the fundamental issues of leadership, looking at a healthy balance, as opposed to the extremes of control and dominance, or a complete lax of rules.

2. A Very Short, Fairly Interesting and Reasonably Cheap Book about Studying Leadership by Brad Jackson and Ken Parry.
A short book covering controversial ideas and thoughts on leadership, designed for the student who is short on time when it comes to studying. 

3. Leading From Within: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Lead by Sam Intrator and Megan Scribner.
A collection of poems from historic leaders, detailing their experience as a leader. 

4. Rewired by Charles Jacobs.
The book discusses why there needs to be a shift in management style, due to the fact that essentially we are humans with basic needs, and these must be addressed first.

5. Lead by Example: 50 Ways Great Leaders Inspire Results
by John Baldoni.
This book discusses the importance of leading by example, if you want the best from your workforce then as a leader it is your responsibility to show your workers how to move forward.

6. Followership: How Followers Are Creating Change and Changing Leaders by Barbara Kellerman.
This book discusses the importance of the follower’s role in terms of leadership. 

7. Leadership the Outward Bound Way: Becoming a Better Leader in the Workplace, in the Wilderness, and in Your Community 
by Jimmy Carter and Outward Bound USA.
This book discusses how you can enhance your leadership qualities inside and outside the workplace. 
8. Value by Dave Ulrich and Norm Smallwood.
Provides the reader with a guide on how to turn the leadership for your company into a brand that others will recognize. 

9. Group Genius: The Creative Power of Collaboration by Keith Sawyer
This book focuses on how creativity is enhanced in numbers, the more people that come together and express their ideas, the better they will be. 

10. What Poetry Brings to Business by Clare Morgan
The author of this book believe that having an understanding of poetry can be of great benefit to leaders and managers.

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