Today’s fast-paced business environment requires leaders to develop their skills and knowledge to keep their teams engaged and moving forward. These individuals are the ones who can adapt to the changes brought about by the new environment.

Although it may seem like an impossible task, it’s still possible to improve your skills by reading various leadership books. Members of the Forbes Coaches Council have listed down their favorite leadership books.


The Five Dysfunctions Of A Team: A Leadership Fable By Patrick Lencioni 

In this book, author Patrick Lencioni draws from various leadership concepts to create a simple yet effective business fable. He encourages leaders to develop effective teamwork by starting with the importance of trust. At the end of the book, a short quiz is provided to help participants identify their current teams.


Conversational Intelligence: How Great Leaders Build Trust and Get Extraordinary Results by Judith Glaser

Judith is a renowned facilitator and trainer who has helped numerous organizations achieve outstanding results by developing influential leaders. She has also helped individuals create their conversations and improve their leadership skills. This book is also an excellent resource for aspiring leaders.


Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence By Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, Annie McKee

This book starts with a discussion about the connection between the brain and emotion. It then discusses the various leadership skills that people can develop through this process. This is a must-read for anyone who is interested in learning more about how to create effective leaders.


Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business By Charles Duhigg 

In this book, Charles Duhigg combines the latest research on productivity and neuroscience to provide a practical guide on how to become more productive at work. He also makes it a fun read by including interesting stories.


Man’s Search for Meaning By Viktor E. Frankl 

The first step in becoming a successful leader is to understand the importance of motivation. In this book, Frankl explores the various factors that can influence a person’s success, such as their attitude and mindset. Through his experiences in the Auschwitz concentration camp, Frankl shows how these factors can help overcome the most challenging situations.

This article was originally published on Herrick Lipton’s website.