Leadership needs to change with change -- and yet still discern what and which principles should not be forsaken.
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There are a ton of reasons to read every day, or at least frequently – and I’m not talking about the time spent wondering around the internet.
What works is a book – preferably hardcover or paperback, most today will convenience themselves with a download of some file format.
We should vary what we read, otherwise we are only exercising one part of our brain – plus books do take us places we normally would never see or go to, all thanks to how our brains are wired when we read.
This all goes true for our careers and work as well — the topic can be a bit dry, like a technology or economics book, but a good writer knows how to capture your attention, and some even talk to you instead of writing at you with their works.
With this in mind, we put together 5 of the 5-star Leadership books in Amazon and mostly focused on transformational leadership.
If you have read any of them, or have read any of them in the future, let us know your thoughts about the book(s) and what you liked, and didn’t like. Was the book worth the price and did it help you see and/or lead more effectively? Our comments sections is just below.
If you have other books that are your favorites, please share this with us as well in the comments section, we’ll include them in our next post on recommended leadership books.
Please note: the prices are as of the date of this publication. The HRIS World does not maintain any management nor control of how Amazon.com determines their prices. Prices are in U.S. dollars and should convert to your local currency once you click the orange button for any of the books.
Shattering the myth that transformation can be managed, this book-part of the Practicing OD Series — offers you new directions and ways of thinking and behaving that are essential for successful change.
Its unique approach brings organization development (OD) into the mainstream of leaders’ approaches to change, expanding and integrating the fields of OD, leadership, change management, and consciousness.
You’ll also get:
- ready-to-use worksheets
“Powerful business solutions to the current chaos facing many organizations today. Dean Anderson and Linda Ackerman Anderson get to the heart of change, the human touch, by using timeless techniques and tools.”
— Ken Blanchard, coauthor, The One Minute Manager and Gung Ho!
“The authors combine their keen observations, sharp insights, and open hearts to produce towering works that will stand as lasting contributions to leadership and organization development. . . .[t]hey guide us along a path of personal discovery so that we may have the strength of spirit to risk the creation of more meaningful organizations.”
— Jim Kouzes, coauthor, The Leadership Challenge and Encouraging the Hear
To truly transform your organization, you must learn to transform your own mindset.
Seven Pillars of Servant Leadership trains readers in how to evolve and implement the competencies and behaviors of servant leadership using pointed questions, stories, exercises, case studies, and research-based activities that the authors have field-tested with numerous leaders in the public and private sectors.
Seven Pillars goes beyond developing individual skills, however.
Each chapter includes stories of how servant-led companies have integrated specific servant leadership principles and skills into corporate cultures and policies.
The final chapter offers updated strategies and examples so that readers can begin implementing servant leadership in their own organizations.
The book includes questions that are ideal for small groups, that reflect the findings of twenty years of research on the changes of human behavior that takes place in individuals and organizations.
To lead is to serve.
Although serving may imply weakness to some, conjuring up a picture of the CEO waiting on the workforce hand and foot, servant leadership is actually a robust, revolutionary idea that can have significant impact on an organization’s performance.
Jim Hunter champions this hard/soft approach to leadership, which turns bosses and managers into coaches and mentors.
By “hard,” Hunter means that servant leaders can be hard-nosed, even autocratic, when it comes to the basics of running the business: determining the mission (where the company is headed) and values (what the rules are that govern the journey) and setting standards and accountability.
Servant leaders don’t commission a poll or take a vote when it comes to these critical fundamentals.
After all, that’s what a leader’s job is, and people look to the leader to set the course and establish standards.
But once that direction is provided, servant leaders turn the organizational structure upside down.
They focus on giving employees everything they need to win, be it resources, time, guidance, or inspiration. Servant leaders know that providing for people and engaging hearts and minds foster a workforce that understands the benefits of striving for the greater good.
The emphasis is on building authority, not power; on exerting influence, not intimidation.
While many believe that servant leadership is a wonderful, inspiring idea, what’s been missing is the how-to, the specifics of implementation. Jim Hunter shows how to do the right thing for the people you lead.
A servant leader or a self-serving leader: Which one are you? With Jim Hunter’s guidance, everyone has the potential to develop into a leader with character who leads with authority.
From the Hardcover edition.
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In fact, most of us were taught that the heart acts like Kryptonite in leadership: it inherently undermines a manager’s effectiveness – and lowers productivity and profitability.
In this stunning and groundbreaking work, however, leadership and engagement expert, Mark C. Crowley, provides irrefutable proof that we were wrong.
Crowley begins by showing us how traditional leadership practices are failing.
Across the globe,employee engagement and job satisfaction scores have fallen to crisis levels.
According to astonishing research from Gallup (insight Crowley was first in the world to report) 70% of the US workforce is now disengaged.
It used to be that a job and a paycheck kept workers satisfied and productive.
Today, pay barely makes the list of what inspires people to put their hearts into their work and contribute to their highest capacity.
Right before our eyes, human beings have evolved in what they need and want in exchange for work.
21st Century employees are seeking to find purpose, meaning and feelings of significance.
What drives their engagement is feeling valued, respected, appreciated, developed and cared for.
Crowley’s profound insight draws upon recent medical science discoveries which prove it’s the heart, not the mind, that drives human motivation and achievement.
There’s nothing soft about Lead From The Heart.
It represents the future of workplace management and a roadmap to driving uncommon engagement, productivity and profitability.
When you Lead From The Heart, your people will follow.
An International Bestseller, The Inside-Out Effect reveals powerful lessons on leadership and achieving your full potential as taught at Stanford University’s Graduate and Executive Education Program.
It draws upon cutting-edge neuroscience and research from psychology, sociology, and philosophy to create a comprehensive guide for leaders at any level to reinvigorate their lives and the lives of those they affect by pursuing inner-outer alignment.
The Inside-Out Effect is based on a three-part process called KNOW-BE-LEAD.
Through this method, the authors offer a series of powerful tools that take you to the brink of experiencing your work and life as a calling.
They take you into the heart of greater fulfillment, performance, and leadership.
Whereas many leadership development books focus on a series of “quick fix” techniques, this book begins and ends with understanding and cultivating yourself.
When you begin to live and lead in alignment with your authentic self, you embark on an incredible journey toward peak performance and peak happiness.
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