10 Books to read in 2016 to become a successful Leader

Here are 10 worth reading books to read in 2016 that will help enhance your leadership skills:

1. TED Talks by Chris Anderson

We love watching TED Talks. If you want to learn how to give a great talk, this insightful book is what you are looking for. This book on public speaking is a brilliant, profound look at how to communicate. This book gives hope that words can actually change the world. If you are looking to improve your informative speech, this book is for you.

2. Grit by Angela Duckworth

This is a  must-read book for anyone striving to succeed. The pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth tries to show teachers, parents, managers, coaches, educators, and business people that the key to success is not talent but a focused persistence called “grit”. Tiger Moms and Lombardi Dads, stay away, as this book is about cultivating sustained passion, not torturing your children to bring home trophies.

3. The Sleep Revolution by Arianna Huffington


the-sleep-revolution-arianna-huffingtonIn this book, Arianna Huffington introduces her readers to the importance of sleep in terms of redefining success, through wisdom, wonder, well-being and giving. In her new book, Arianna reveals how our inability to get enough sleep impacts our lives, hinders our decision making, risks our health, compromises our productivity at work, our relationships and even our sex lives, and causes us to lose control over of how we interact with others and engage with the world.

4. The Third Wave by Steve Case

The co-founder of AOL, Steve Case, who brought the internet into our homes, and led the biggest business merger peers into his crystal ball, shares his vision for how technology is going to change our lives—and how to get ahead of the curve. The author  shares a roadmap for how entrepreneurs, CEOs, and the country can succeed in a rapidly changing world.

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5. Under New Management by David Burkus


A professor makes a provocative, data-driven case that challenges the widely known and traditional  principles of management.  The author proves that these are outdated and do not work in today’s world. The book suggests that leaders should put customers second, close open offices, and ditch performance appraisals. The book further suggests that instead of learning from tales of one lucky company,  its better to take a look at the evidence.

6. What Works by Iris Bohnet

Gender equality is a moral and a business imperative. But unconscious bias holds us back, and de-biasing people’s minds has proven to be difficult and expensive. A behavioral economist draws from a deep well of research to explain how we can design workplaces that give equal opportunities to men and women. Bohnet hands us the tools we need to move the needle in classrooms and boardrooms, in hiring and promotion, benefiting businesses, governments, and the lives of millions.

7. The Industries of the Future by Alec Ross


Leading innovation expert Alec Ross explains what’s next for the world: the advances and stumbling blocks that will emerge in the next ten years, and how we can navigate them. The senior innovation advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton predicts how the world is going to look different in the next decade. Expect young robots to take care of elderly humans, extinct animals to make a comeback, and cyberattacks that don’t bother with your computer because they’re busy targeting your house.

8. The Confidence Game by Maria Konnikova

rom the New York Times bestselling author of Mastermind, this book is a compelling investigation into the minds, motives, and methods of con artists—and the people who fall for their cons over and over again. A gifted science writer explains why we’re all vulnerable to deception. This book will shake your confidence in your ability to detect fraud—and then show you how to improve those skills.

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9. The Geography of Genius by Eric Weiner


Travel the world with Eric Weiner, the New York Times bestselling author of The Geography of Bliss, as his journeys from Athens to Silicon Valley—and throughout history, too—to show how creative genius flourishes in specific places at specific times. He traces what made history’s most creative civilizations so great and offers guidance on how we can all become more inventive.

10. Originals by Adam Grant


The New York Times bestselling author examines how people can drive creative, moral, and organizational progress—and how leaders can encourage originality in their organizations.This book is about how individuals can champion new ideas, leaders can fight conformity, and parents and teachers can encourage children to think differently.

Source: weforum.org

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