Best Leadership and Management Development Books 2008

No, I didn’t read them all. But I did spend a morning searching the net and reading reviews so you don’t have to. I looked at Amazon, Fast Company, Harvard Business Publishing, ASTD, Pfeiffer, BNET, BusinessWeek, The Financial Times, Borders, Leadership Now, the Center for Creative Leadership, Wharton Publishing, and a few other trusted sources.

Take a look at the best of 2008, and start off the New Year by adding at least one new book to your bookshelf.

Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else by Geoff Colvin

A Sense of Urgencyby John P. Kotter

Ahead of the Curve: Two Years at Harvard Business School
By Philip Delves Broughton

The Game-Changer: How You Can Drive Revenue and Profit Growth with Innovation by A.G. Lafley and Ram Charan

Lead by Example: 50 Ways Great Leaders Inspire Results by John Baldoni

Followership: How Followers Are Creating Change and Changing Leaders by Barbara Kellerman

It’s Our Ship: The No-Nonsense Guide to Leadership
by Captain D. Michael Abrashoff

Leading with Kindness: How Good People Consistently Get Superior Results
by William F. Baker, Michael O’Malley,

Developing Leadership Talent, by David Berke, Michael E. Kossler, Michael Wakefield

Developing Great Managers: 20 “Power Hour” Conversations that Build Skills Fast, by Lisa Haneberg

Outliers: The Story of Success
by Malcolm Gladwell

Winners Never Cheat: Even in Difficult Times, New and Expanded Edition by Jon M. Huntsman

Leadership Gold: Lessons I’ve Learned from a Lifetime of Leading
by John C. Maxwell

More Than a Minute: How to Be an Effective Leader and Manager in Today’s Changing World
by Holly G. Green

Leadership Lessons: 10 Keys to Success in Life and Business
by Greg J. Swartz, Julie K. Thorpe

Crucibles of Leadership: How to Learn from Experience to Become a Great Leader
by Robert J. Thomas

Total Leadership: Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life
by Stewart D. Friedman

Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
by Dan Ariely

Did I miss any? Please leave a comment if you have one to add.