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Leadership Wisdom From 50 Top-Rated Books

Whether you are just starting out as a business owner, or have been managing people and projects for years, you know that good leadership isn’t just about having a title and telling people what to do. You want to bring the best out of people, and make them happy and motivated to work towards a common goal. Understanding how to lead effectively might involve rethinking your approach to the people you work with.

There are many different ways to be a leader, but if you want to make sure that your business is successful, one way or another it will help you to consider what has worked for others in the past, and how that can be applied to your situation. From highly successful CEOs and trailblazers in business and finance, to cultural commentators and great thinkers in the fields of working culture, social science, and philosophy, there are so many great sources of advice and inspiration when it comes to developing your own personal leadership style.

Perhaps you want to instil confidence in people that you know what you're doing, even when you’re still working things out. That method worked pretty well for Steve Jobs. Or maybe some ancient Chinese wisdom about forward thinking and dealing with issues before they become problematic makes sense, as it did for the military strategist Sun Tzu. You may even find that self-acceptance, and being true to yourself, are the key to being confident in your dealings with others. Shonda Rhimes’ enormous media success is a testament to those values.

To get you started on your path to leadership wisdom, the resume service collected the most popular inspirational quotes from the top 50 leadership books on Goodreads. Keep reading for tried-and-tested advice from people who really know about good leadership.

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