As 2019 is coming to an end many of us tend to establish goals that help up success throughout the year. Here is the list of the 9 best books on leadership and personal growth … that will help you change your life for 2020 and beyond.
1- 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
An essential classic for a successful life. Stephen Covey shows you how to move from “dependence” to “independence” and then reach the most effective level: “interdependence.” It takes you through 7 habits that you need to develop if you want to succeed.
2- How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
The best personal relationship book I have read. You will learn the universal laws of personal treatment, the keys to real and sincere influence and you will learn the basics of leadership. This is a book that will change you as a person and if you learn and use the principles it teaches you, your impact on others will rise to the next level.
3- The 21 Irrefutable Leadership Laws by John Maxwell
This book reveals the universal laws of leadership. As John Maxwell says: Follow them and people will follow you. This book takes you the science and art of leadership to a simple level of understanding and application. After reading the book you will be very clear about your strengths and your areas of opportunity. Your development as a leader will never be the same after you read this book.
4- Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges by Amy Cuddy
Cuddy logs in her own entry with this smashing 2015 New York Times bestseller. She advocates for the ideas on presence and power posing set forth in her wildly popular 2012 TED Talk, “Your Body Shapes Who You Are.” Her findings will help you to call on your self-confidence at the times you need it most–a first date, a job interview, and even those prickly conversations you hesitate to have with loved ones.
5- Rich Father Poor Father by Robert Kiyosaki
This is a much deeper book on finance and the way to become financially free. This book is less practical than the ones shown above but the theory is much deeper and leads you to understand in depth why you have to do what needs to be done. This is one of those books that will change your thinking 180 degrees and make you understand why the rich are rich and the poor are poor.
6- The World’s Greatest Seller by Og Mandino
This is a book that will record in your mind the principles to succeed. It is a book for everyone because we are all sellers in one way or another. This book is not one you read continuously. Instead, you need to read each scroll three times a day for 30 days and then move on to the next one. It is based on the power of autosuggestion where you program your mind and heart to learn the universal principles of success such as love, persistence, living today, etc.
7- Think Big: The Magic of Success by David Schwartz
This is a book to achieve exactly what the title says: Learn the power that exists when we raise our thoughts, goals and dreams to the next level. It is an essential book that will take you step by step on the road to success.
8- Personality Plus by F. Littauer
There are 4 types of personalities (choleric, melancholic, sanguine or phlegmatic). Understanding them will help you understand yourself much more and understand others. Not only that, but it will allow you to prepare your speeches, presentations and casual conversations in a language that connects with the personality of the listener. Result: A much greater influence. This is a key book for leadership.
9- How I raised myself from Failure to Success in Selling by F. Bettger
It is the most revealing book in the sales area (and again, we are all sellers) that I have ever seen. Your business will change completely when you read this book.