The Audible business books for leadership & management include world changing self-help books as well as leadership principles from past Navy Seals and Royal Marines. With a great mix of writing styles and perspectives, these books are perfect for future leaders and managers.
Read on to find out which books you should be picking up next.
1. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
Looking past trends and popular psychology, Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People instead focusses on proven principles that have been tried and tested in order to help people solve their personal and professional issues. The principles also help readers to focus on listening, understanding and synergising to create meaningful win-win relationships.
2. First Man In by Ant Middleton
First Man In is an account of the highs and lows of one of the UK’s most known servicemen and reveals what it takes to be in the special forces. As a special forces veteran, Ant Middleton shares his knowledge on extreme leadership and what it’s like being the first man going into the unknown. Leadership lessons are spelled out clearly for the reader and supported by inspiring and entertaining true stories from the author’s past.
3. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
A classic personal development book, Think and Grow Rich is an exploration of years of research of the most successful people in history and provides a roadmap to success. While some suggestions may be outdated due to the book’s age (first release in 1937), Napoleon Hill has picked up on some timeless qualities perfect for driven people.
4. The Ten Faces Of Innovation by Tom Kelley
Leadership is as much a creative skill as it is anything else due to the need for novel approaches to problems and people. As such, Tom Kelley’s The Ten Faces Of Innovation is a great resource for improving your’s and your team’s ability to think outside the box. No problem is too big if you take the right approach to problem solving.
5. Start With Why by Simon Sinek
Audible business books best seller in both career skills and leadership and management, Start With Why examines some of the best leaders the world has ever known. What better way to improve your own leadership and management skills than learning from the most renowned in history?
6. Principles by Ray Dalio
If you’ve ever wondered what got Ray Dalio to the peak of his game and recognition as one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, then look no further. Dalio outlines his principles for success in his critically acclaimed memoir Principles.
7. Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
Similar to Ant Middleton, Jocko Willink is a Navy Seals trainer and has countless experience leading and managing people in the strictest and most extreme of scenarios. In Extreme Ownership Willink and Babin explain how Navy Seals are trained to lead and win, allowing the reader to pick up on and utilise the same skills in their day to day lives.
8. The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
The power of repeated actions has always been common knowledge, but nothing has quite explained the idea as well as The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy. Filled with useful, relevant and motivational examples, Hardy outlines the power of the compound effect and explains how you can start taking advantage of the productivity phenomenon.
9. The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek
Simon Sinek is a frequent member of best selling lists and The Infinite Game marks his second entry into this top 10 chart. By applying novel techniques to business strategy, Sinek explores how businesses can achieve infinite rather than finite success.
10. The Laws Of Human Nature by Robert Greene
Taking inspiration from famous historic figures, life-long wisdom and ancient philosophy, Robert Greene has created a guide to understanding why we act, think and feel like we do and how to overcome out most intrinsic of drives to improve our own self-control and empathy. A powerful book on how better understanding ourselves and others will lead to improvements in both our personal and professional lives.
So there you have it, a detailed list of the best selling Audible leadership & management books. If you’re looking to become a leader, these books have everything you need to know.
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*Books correct as of time of writing.