Books are a great companion, and play a determining role in modifying and improving personalities of committed readers.

Reading has an impact on our personalities. People choose books according to their hobbies and interests. There are thousands of books and they contribute to shaping the personalities of their readers.

If we select good motivational books, then we can adopt the principles in those books, and apply them to our everyday life.

Here are ten books leaders would benefit from reading:

1. Meeting Sucks by Cameron Harold

This book is a useful read for all leaders, entrepreneurs and socialites who want to organize meetings and gatherings in a productive and approachable way.

Organizing short but successful meetings increase the chances of getting popular among your social circle and improves your repertoire.

2. The Art of Seduction by Robert Greene

This book describes the relation of power and influence. Influencing others is the main characteristic of leadership, and this book is the best choice if you want to master the art of influencing others.

It also describes how power affects the behaviors of people, and how power can be used to lead people in right direction.

Robert Greene

Robert Greene

3. The 4 Hour Work Week by Tim Friss

This inspirational book is best for enhancing your efficiency and productivity.

It also suggests ways to lead a stress free and successful life, to take the lead with less tension and be able to overcome challenges more effectively.

4. The Tanning of America by Steve Stoute

Steve Stoute

AUSTIN, APRIL 10 – Steve Stoute, founder and CEO of Translation spoke at the panel on “Social Justice in the 21st Century: Empowering Minds, Changing Hearts and Inspiring Service.” Photo by Marsha Miller.

The Tanning of America highlights the relationship between marketing and culture, and the relationship between culture and people.

5. The Art of the Pitch by Peter Coughter

This book educates people on how to achieve success. You can take ideas about principles and presentation to tell a story in an interesting way.

This book is a great aid for making you more communicative and expressive.

6. The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene

In this book, Greene gives us different laws to rule in an efficient way. These laws are proved fruitful for becoming a successful leader.

Knowing how to rule with dignity is something every leader should know.

7. A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn

This book gives a detailed account on the lives of people who were not powerful, yet struggled hard to achieve notable status in American society.

This book will be eye opening and inspiring to many.

8. The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People by Stephen R. Covey

Covey discusses basics of how to become an efficient and productive person in The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People.

This book is quite popular among youngsters who want to become notable leaders.

Various successful personalities and their habits are also discussed in this book, which act as a foundation for learning to achieve success.

9. The Lean Startup by Eric Ries

Eric Ries

Eric Ries

Ries emphasizes on situations that lead to failure. Business people can take lot of useful ideas from this book.

This book also emphasizes on how we perceive things, and how that can lead to failure.

10. Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink

This book has been compiled by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin.  They have learned different things from experience, and put these principles in their life to attain success.

This book highlights some points related to leadership, and how it can be achieved by practicing the mentioned laws and ideas.

These books are inspirational and also develop interest in readers to strive for perfection. Various laws can be proved useful if implemented in real life to become a successful leader.

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Wendy Houghton
This guest post has been written by Wendy Houghton, a content marketer, blogger and an Inspirational Writer who writes on different topics related to leadership and success. She is currently working with a UK based assignment writing company as a content marketing consultant.