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Adaptive Leadership by Heifetz, would be my top book. It's always current.
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This brand new book (see photo), Group Dyna-Mix, by Dr Maria Katsarou-Makin is fantastic; she has a unique writing style; very easy to read, and highly suitable for a wide range of audiences. She has a unique way of challenging and investigating leadership practices which have become the 'norm'. Well worth a read in my opinion.
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Jane SuterTop Contributor
Owner - Red Tiger Consultancy Ltd

Leadership: Theory and Practice by Peter G. Northouse.

My go-to book on leadership.

I particularly like that:

  • It gives an academically robust account of the major theories and models of leadership with a focus on how theory can inform practice.
  • Whilst comprehensive, the writing style is not overly ‘technical’, there are lots of helpful diagrams and tables.
  • It enables me to compare and contrast the different theories easily.
  • Plenty of case studies and questionnaires.
  • It is regularly updated. for example, the latest (9th) edition includes new real-world cases that profile leaders from across the globe, issues such as leadership during... (More)
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Felicity Dwyer
Learning and Development Specialist / Facilitator

I like The New Leaders by Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee, as the model links leadership styles and impact to emotional intelligence competencies.