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.
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
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
Leadership Lessons: 10 Keys to Success in Life and Business
by Greg J. Swartz, Julie K. Thorpe
Total Leadership: Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life
by Stewart D. Friedman
Did I miss any? Please leave a comment if you have one to add.