These are classic leadership books that have stood the test of time and are essential reading for anyone wanting to develop their leadership skills. Not all leadership books are business books nor are all business books leadership books. But leadership is an art that can be applied in all contexts.
Of the books listed below, some are great leadership books in their own right and some have simply caused us to change our perspective and emphasis. Some confuse principles and approaches and can be misleading, but the points they make are valid in many situations. You, as the leader, must become a master at application, determining what works when. While there are no universal applications, you will discover that there are universal principles that when applied consistently, will add to your success as a leader.