The greater the person, the more humble he is. Great leaders learn everyday, and if you want to be one, let’s get you started with these 9 books that are real gems.
1. Drive—Daniel H. Pink
Extract- “For artists, scientists, inventors, schoolchildren, and the rest of us, intrinsic motivation–the drive to do something because it is interesting, challenging, and absorbing–is essential for high levels of creativity.”
2. Awaken the giant within—Anthony Robbins.
Extract- “If you can’t, you must. If you must, you can.”
3. How to Win Friends and Influence People—Dale Carnegie.
Extract-“The unvarnished truth is that almost all the people you meet feel themselves superior to you in some way, and a sure way to their hearts is to let them realize in some subtle way that you recognize their importance, and recognize it sincerely.”
4. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People–Stephen R. Covey
Extract- “Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.”
5. The Greatest Salesman in the World— O.G. Mandino
Extract-“I will live this day as if it is my last. This day is all I have and these hours are now my eternity. I greet this sunrise with cries of joy as a prisoner who is reprieved from death. I lift mine arms with thanks for this priceless gift of a new day.”
6. Think and Grow Rich—Napoleon Hill
Extract-“All the breaks you need in life wait within your imagination. Imagination is the workshop of your mind, capable of turning mind energy into accomplishment and wealth.”
7. As A Man Thinketh—James Allen
Extract-“The dreamers are the saviors of the world. As the visible world is sustained by the invisible, so men, through all their trials and sins and sordid vocations, are nourished by the beautiful visions of their solitary dreamers.”
8. Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff—Richard Carlson
Extract-“Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness.”
9. The Power of Positive Thinking—Norman Vincent Peale
Extract-“Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.”