Leadership Books

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  • Leadership is a matter of intelligence, trustworthiness, humaneness, courage, and discipline … Reliance on intelligence alone results in rebelliousness. Exercise of humaneness alone results in weakness. Fixation on trust results in folly. Dependence on the strength of courage results in violence. Excessive discipline and sternness in command result in cruelty. When one has all five virtues together, each appropriate to its function, then one can be a leader.
  • Building a startup that outclasses the competition may require a myopic focus on developing a sound product, but leading a company that will change the world requires just the opposite.

Books –

  1. “Xenophon’s Cyrus the Great: The Arts of Leadership and War.” Ed. Larry Hedrick. St. Martin’s Press, 2006.

  2. Marcus Aurelius. “Meditations.” Trans. Gregory Hays. Modern Library Edition, 2002. Print.

  3. Sun Tzu. “The Art of War.” Trans. Lionel Giles, Chiron Academic Press, 2015.

  4. Benjamin Franklin. “The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin.” Dover Publishing, 1996.

  5. Herman Hesse. “Siddhartha.” Trans. Joachim Neugroschel. Penguin Books, 1999.

  6. Dale Carnegie. “How to Win Friends & Influence People.” Simon and Schuster, 1936.

  7. Peter Drucker. “The Effective Executive.” Peter F. Drucker. Harper Collins, 1967.

  8. Steven Covey. “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.” Free Press, 2004.

  9. John Wooden. “Wooden on Leadership.” Ed. Steve Jamison. McGraw Hill, 2005.

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