If you’re looking for some of the best business book out there today, then the following that’ve made it onto our top 10 list certainly do offer superb words of wisdom.
1. Leaders Eat Last – Simon Sinek
Leader Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Other Don’t – to give it its full title is a New York Times bestseller that goes deep into the psyche about why some teams are so close they’ll literally die for each other, and others simply never gel.
Insightful, fascinating, and using real life examples, this is a book that everyone who is – or aspires to be – a leader should read.
2. The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business – Josh Kaufman
Can’t afford to go to business school? Well, never fear. Because not only have some of the world’s top success stories failed to complete an education past high school, but The Personal MBA really does offer an alternative.
Jam packed full of some of the most valuable business lessons you need to know, you’ll discover why so many true leaders didn’t follow a formal education – and they didn’t need to!
3. How To Analyze People – Modern Psychology Publishing
The art of business is all about the art of dealing with – and reading – people. So imagine if you could hone your skills to do just that. How To Analyze People goes deep into all those signals that each and every person gives out all the time, and how you can interpret them.
This, more than anything else you can ever learn, is one of the most important tools for the successful business person.
4. Leadership: The Top 100 Best Ways to be a Great Leader – Ace McCloud
Leadership is an awesome book. For anyone who feels that they’re not living up to their true potential, and perhaps being disrespected by those who should look up to them, then this is THE book you need to read to boost your leadership strengths. And it’ll probably teach you some additional skills as well.
5. Crunch Time: How to Be Your Best When It Matters Most – Rick Peterson and Judd Hoekstra
There’s a reason why the world’s best (in whatever field) are at the top of their game. And Crunch Time offers six powerful strategies that can be used in stressful situations. Discover how to those stress spots from a new perspective, and changes from being a threat to an opportunity where you can shine.
A great book that contains vital information that any business person would do well to heed…
6. Show Up as Your Best Self: Mindful Leaders, Meditation, and More – Cathy Quartner Bailey
Show Up as Your Best Self is all about how being mindful can completely improve you, not only in your personal life, but in the world of business as well. There’s a reason the trend of Mindfulness is growing – and if you’re keen to learn more, this book is a great place to start.
7. Connection Culture: The Competitive Advantage of Shared Identity, Empathy, and Understanding at Work – Michael Lee Stallard
Everyone knows that organizations thrive when their employees feel valued. Connection Culture delves deep into the subject, and offers a refreshingly honest way of thinking about the subject. For anyone who wants to discover more about how hugely advantageous it is for their team to feel connected, then this book is certainly a must-read.
8. Extreme Teams – Robert Bruce Shaw
Extreme Teams looks at why the new generations of teams in uber-successful new start-ups such as Airbnb and Netflix are so damn good at what they do. Times have changed from 50 years ago, when a completely different culture governed the working environment. If you want your team to emulate the successes of Pixar, Apple, and Whole Foods, then the words within this book will help shape you into a leader who cultivates just such a workplace.
9. Escaping the Gray: When Launching Your Idea Full Throttle is the Only Option – John Rizvi
The best ideas are not always well received. But hey, some of the most successful inventors and game changers in history didn’t let this stop them. Escaping the Gray is all about how geniuses such as Ford, the Wright Brothers, and Edison continued to forge forward despite major setbacks.
And we can all learn hugely from such dogged determination. This book is a real eye-opener for anyone who longs to bring their innovative ideas to the fore (at all levels of business), but is perhaps a little reticent to do so.
10. Business Plans Made Easy – Mark Hendricks
Guess what! Creating a business plan needn’t be as difficult as it first seems. For anyone who needs some advice into how to make such a plan, then Business Plans Made Easy might well be the best few dollars you’ve ever spent.
The advice is simple to understand and easy to put into practice, using proven techniques and tips. Great for anyone who’s trying to put together a plan for the very first time.