Book Recommendations

Why reading books should be your priority? According to, 26% of adults haven’t even read part of a book within the past year. Our reading list aims to help with this, giving you our recommendations on some of the greatest must-read books in Business, Leadership and Development.

Last updated: 27 March 2019



  • Start With Why by Simon Sinek

    Start with Why

    Author: Simon Sinek

    The New York Times Best Seller on How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action.

    [ISBN 9781591842804]

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  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick M. Lencioni

    The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

    Author: Patrick M. Lencioni

    In The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Patrick Lencioni once again offers a leadership fable that is as enthralling and instructive as his first two best-selling books, The Five Temptations of a CEO and The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive.

    [ISBN 0787960756]

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  • Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek

    Leaders Eat Last

    Author: Simon Sinek

    Simon Sinek’s recent video on ‘The Millennial Question’ went viral, with over 150 million views. In Leaders Eat Last, Sinek explores how leaders can inspire cooperation and change and focuses on the millennial generation in the workplace.

    [ISBN 1591848016]

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  • Black Box Thinking by Matthew Syed

    Black Box Thinking

    Author: Matthew Syed

    Nobody wants to fail. But in highly complex organisations, success can happen only when we confront our mistakes, learn from our own version of a black box, and create a climate where it’s safe to fail.

    [ISBN 9781591848226]

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  • The Chimp Paradox by Steve Peters

    The Chimp Paradox

    Author: Steve Peters

    Do you sometimes behave irrationally or impulsively? Do you face some situations with fear and trepidation?

    [ISBN 9780091935580]

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  • Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

    Extreme Ownership

    Author: Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

    Sent to the most violent battlefield in Iraq, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin’s SEAL task unit faced a seemingly impossible mission: help U.S. forces secure Ramadi, a city deemed “all but lost.”

    [ISBN 9781250067050]

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  • The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey by Ken Blanchard

    The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey

    Author: Ken Blanchard

    How management can effectively rid themselves of ‘monkeys’ – other people’s responsibilities that cling to them and prevent them managing efficiently.

    [ISBN 9780007116980]

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  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

    The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

    Author: Stephen R. Covey

    With over 25 million copies sold worldwide in over 40 languages since its first publication, this book continues to help millions of readers become more effective in both their personal and professional lives.

    [ISBN 0743269519]

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  • The Art of War by Sun Tzu

    The Art of War

    Author: Sun Tzu

    This work, which is attributed to the ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu, is composed of 13 chapters. Each one is devoted to an aspect of warfare and how it applies to military strategy and tactics.

    [ISBN 0857080091]

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  • The One Thing by Gary Keller

    The One Thing

    Author: Gary Keller

    The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results: Achieve your goals with one of the world’s bestselling success books (Basic Skills)

    [ISBN 9781848549258]

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    Leadership and the One Minute Manager

    Author: Kenneth H. Blanchard and Patricia Zigarmi

    You’ll learn why tailoring management styles to individual employees is so important; why knowing when to delegate, support, or direct is critical; and how to identify the leadership style suited to a particular person.

    [ISBN 0062309447]

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  • Talk Like Ted by Carmine Gallo

    Talk Like TED

    Author: Carmine Gallo

    Discover the secrets to a perfect TED Talk and learn how to deliver an exceptional presentation with Carmine Gallo’s Talk Like TED.

    [ISBN 1509867392]

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  • Coaching for Performance by John Whitmore

    Coaching for Performance

    Author: Sir John Whitmore

    Coaching for Performance is the #1 book for coaches, leaders, talent managers and professionals around the world. This is the definitive, updated and expanded edition.

    [ISBN 1473658128]

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  • Conflict without Casualties by Nate Regier, PHD

    Conflict without Casualties

    Author: Nate Regier, Ph.d.

    Clinical psychologist and transformative communication expert Dr. Nate Regier believes that the biggest energy crisis facing our world is the misuse of conflict. Most organizations are terrified of conflict, seeing it as a sign of trouble. But conflict isn’t the problem, says Regier. It’s all about how we use the energy.

    [ISBN 1523082607]

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