The 12 books every aspiring leader should read, according to a Stanford professor

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Thanks again, @work_matterso Bob Sutton! Great list. https://t.co/mdfzOZ1DBX



I have been maintaining — and occasionally updating — a list of "Books That Every Leader Should Read" on my old Work Matters' blog since 2011. These are books that have taught me much about people, teams, and organizations — while at the same time — provide useful guidance (if sometimes indirectly) about what it takes to lead well versus badly. This is the 2018 update. I left out many of my favorites — and probably many of yours as well. After all, some 11,000 business books are published in the United States every year.

Many on the list are research based, others tell detailed stories, and only two are quick reads ('Orbiting the Giant Hairball' and 'Parkinson's Law'). That reflects my bias. I lean toward books that have real substance beneath them. This runs counter to th

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