Six Books First-Time Leaders Should Add To Their Holiday Wish List

Unfortunately, there’s no user’s manual for becoming a successful leader. A combination of training, experience and mentorship from other managers is most helpful, but many managers simply learn on the job — for better or worse.

Luckily, there are plenty of smart reads that will give you the inspiration and knowledge you need to guide you through the ups and down of management. They can’t substitute for practice, but they can give you the tools you need to cope with your new role and eventually excel.

Below, six business coaches from Forbes Coaches Council share their favorite books on leadership — the same ones that have helped them and their clients navigate their roles as leaders.

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The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea by Bob Burg and John David Mann

While The Go-Giver by Bob Burg and John David Mann is probably not considered a leadership book, it serves up the five laws of stratospheric success. The premise boils down to putting others’ interests before our own. I believe this is a hallmark for any leader. Leadership requires emotional intelligence and a desire to serve others. Giving will lead to success. – Jen Kelchner

 

This article has a mention by Jen Kelchner or is authored by Jen Kelchner and was originally posted on Forbes.com. Jen Kelchner is a founding member of the Forbes Coaches Council and frequently writes on leadership and the workplace.

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