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What are the best Leadership books you've read and applied to succeed as a Project Manager"
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What are the best Leadership books you've read, and been able to apply successfully for Project Management success?
Background: PMI's "Pulse of the Profession In-Depth Report" on the topic "Navigating Complexity" featured results of a very important study on the most critical skills to manage complex projects to success.
Not surprisingly, "Leadership" was the #1 skill with 81% responses.
The next closest were each at just 9%: "Technical Project Management Skills" and "Strategic and Business Management Skills."
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Interesting discussion Karthik.

The following are some of the books I will recommend.

"The leader who had no title" by Robin Sharma
"Leaders Eat Last" by Simon Sinek
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2 replies by Karthik Ramamurthy and Vincent Guerard
Dec 02, 2018 7:58 AM
Vincent Guerard
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Sripriya,

A nice suggestion I have also read "Leaders Eat Last", I have also enjoyed it.
I will find the other.
Jan 27, 2019 5:17 AM
Karthik Ramamurthy
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@Sripriya Narayanasamy: Thanks for posting two awesome Leadership books for the benefit of our PM community here.
I hope you will continue adding posts to leep our PM community moving forward!
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Ways to build a leading personality
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Jan 27, 2019 5:10 AM
Karthik Ramamurthy
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@Fawaz Alshammari: Thanks for your reply to this discussion.
Can you please recommend a specific book on ways to build a leading personality?
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Dec 02, 2018 2:00 AM
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Interesting discussion Karthik.

The following are some of the books I will recommend.

"The leader who had no title" by Robin Sharma
"Leaders Eat Last" by Simon Sinek
Sripriya,

A nice suggestion I have also read "Leaders Eat Last", I have also enjoyed it.
I will find the other.
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Jan 27, 2019 5:09 AM
Karthik Ramamurthy
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@Vincent Guerard: Thanks you very much for your kind words.
What other leadership book would ou recommend for PMs apart from Simon Sinek's "Leaders Eat Last" which you already mentioned?
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Nice thread. Karthik, it would be greatly helpful if you kept a consolidated list in the topic section. Though I too am not surprised by the results, I am by the drop-off.
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Dec 09, 2018 9:35 AM
Karthik Ramamurthy
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Andrew: Thanks a million for the excellent suggestion which has now been implemented.
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I really enjoyed "The Wisdom of Crowds". It's an interesting contrast to what I held as conventional wisdom that decision by committee is inherently bad. It describes how under the right conditions, the inputs of many non-experts can be more effective than a few gurus.
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Jan 27, 2019 5:07 AM
Karthik Ramamurthy
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@Keith Novak: Thanks a ton for adding "Wisdom of the Crowds" by James Surowiecki to this list of Leadership books which will be extremely useful to PMs in delivering Project Success.
I've really enjoyed reading this book, and frequently recommend it to attendees of my PMP Prep traning sessions.
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Excellence in Engineering - W. H. Roadstrum. See series of articles starting with https://www.projectmanagement.com/blog-pos...-in-Engineering

Human Factors in Project Management - Paul C. Dinsmore. See series of articles starting with https://www.projectmanagement.com/blog-pos...nagement-Career
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Jan 27, 2019 5:04 AM
Karthik Ramamurthy
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@Henry Hattenrath: Thanks a million for adding this book to the already impressive set of Leadership books for PMs!
Please do keep contributing for the benefit of our community here.
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Lots of books on leadership are available.
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Jan 27, 2019 4:44 AM
Karthik Ramamurthy
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@Rajesh KL: Thanks for your contribution.
It will be great if you can share a few Leadership books that have inspired you!
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So many, um Drucker's books.
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Jan 27, 2019 4:42 AM
Karthik Ramamurthy
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@Sante Vergini: Thank you very much for adding Peter Drucker's books to this already impressive list.
Please do keep contributing for the benefit of our PM community here!
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The Monk who sold his Ferrari - It shows you how effective communication can be in a story.
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Jan 27, 2019 4:40 AM
Karthik Ramamurthy
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@Rami Kaibni: Thanks a million for sharing details of this book by Robin Sharma for the benefit of our community here.
That book is indeed a classic. It prompted me to buy and read all of Robin Sharma's motivational books. Of these, I particularly liked "The Leader Who Had No Title," and "Who Will Cry When You Die?"
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There are so many, "Leadership on the Line"
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Jan 27, 2019 4:38 AM
Karthik Ramamurthy
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@Anish Abraham: Thanks a ton for sharing this title for the benefit of our community here.
Are you referring to the book whose authors are Ronald Heifetz and Marty Linsky?
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