The best Leadership and management books of all time

Expo Magazine Book Review has identified the best and finest books in the world dedicated to Leadership and Management. These are the books that truly have a impact and can change your life.

High Leadership
William Henry Best | 2021 | ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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From a top leader of our time, a phenomenal step-by-step book, taking you on a journey to transform your business life and accelerate your path to success and full leadership. Every few decades a truly innovative book appears in libraries, changes the point of view on things and finally becomes a point of reference for the next few decades. ‘I think this is what’s happening with the book High Leadership. A must read, High Leadership offers a complete overview on the theme of leadership and helps you begin your path to leadership. This book is good both for younger leaders on their way to higher leadership roles who are seeking a confirmation and to understand more about what they are doing and for more experienced leaders. This book is especially good for all workers at all levels that believe in a career, who want to understand the principles and the values behind the western approach to business, among whom there are the future high leaders of our time.

John C. Maxwell| 2019 | ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Maxwell’s completely new book, Leadershift, concerns itself with how leaders can prepare themselves to implement what he calls “leadershifts,” with Maxwell defining a leadershift as a “leadership change that will positively enhance educational and personal growth,” which he illustrates via the example of the 11 shifts that Maxwell himself made in the course of his career.

David Epstein| 2019 | ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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A powerful argument for how to succeed in any field: develop broad interests and skills while everyone around you is rushing to specialize.

Plenty of experts argue that anyone who wants to develop a skill, play an instrument, or lead their field should start early, focus intensely, and rack up as many hours of deliberate practice as possible. If you dabble or delay, you’ll never catch up to the people who got a head start. But a closer look at research on the world’s top performers, from professional athletes to Nobel laureates, shows that early specialization is the exception, not the rule.
David Epstein examined the world’s most successful athletes, artists, musicians, inventors, forecasters and scientists. He discovered that in most fields–especially those that are complex and unpredictable–generalists, not specialists, are primed to excel. Generalists often find their path late, and they juggle many interests rather than focusing on one. They’re also more creative, more agile, and able to make connections their more specialized peers can’t see.

Leadership is an Art
Max De Pree| 1989 | ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Leadership Is an Art has long been a must-read not only within the business community but also in professions ranging from academia to medical practices, to the political arena. First published in 1989, the book has sold more than 800,000 copies in hardcover and paperback. This revised edition brings Max De Pree’s timeless words and practical philosophy to a new generation of readers. 

De Pree looks at leadership as a kind of stewardship, stressing the importance of building relationships, initiating ideas, and creating a lasting value system within an organization. Rather than focusing on the “hows” of corporate life, he explains the “whys.” He shows that the first responsibility of a leader is to define reality and the last is to say thank you.

Excellence Wins
Horst Schulze | 2019 | ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Horst Schulze is a noted hotelier whose approach to leadership has been widely influential. Much of his new volume focuses on empowering employees to provide leadership themselves. The former Ritz-Carlton president is a passionate proponent of some pro-employee ideas.
“Horst Schulze created a culture of service that should be a model for all of us. By committing to the highest standards of professionalism – and creating the right systems to achieve them – he inspired thousands to embrace the core ideal of sheer unadulterated excellence. Schulze now shares his story, and his methods, so that the rest of us can be uplifted and taught by the master himself.”

Winning now, winning later
David Cote | 2020 | ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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From local coffee shops to the largest Fortune 500 companies, everyone is struggling to make the impossible choice between chasing short-term objectives and creating a secure future for their company.
David Cote understood this dilemma and rejected it. And here, he shows you how taking the same revolutionary approach might be the smartest business decision you’ll ever make.
Upon taking his place as CEO of Honeywell International in 2002, he encountered an organization on the verge of failure thanks to years of untrammeled short-termism.
Ultimately, he turned around the rapidly sinking powerhouse plagued with years of in-the-moment decisions, and the outcome was phenomenal. Under Cote’s leadership, Honeywell International’s market cap grew from $20 billion to $120 billion and delivered returns of about 800 percent, two and a half times greater than the S&P 500.
Winning Now, Winning Later reveals the bold the operational reforms and counterintuitive leadership practices you can put into practice that will allow you to do two conflicting things at the same time – pursue strong short- and long-term results. This tested and proven approach can strengthen your business like never before and even rescue it from the brink of disaster no matter how dire the current circumstances may seem.