Top 10 Books to Gift to your Boss

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Sometimes we often forget how our manager/boss is the one who guides us  throughout and saves us from the possible troubles. For he is the motivator, an ultimate supporter, a friend, a guide and much more than that. And so, he deserves a token of gratitude for his outstanding contribution. Hence, we are here with the list of top 10 books to gift your boss. Take a look below:

1. Servant Leadership in Action: How You Can Achieve Great Relationships and Results [2018]:

Author: Edited by Ken Blanchard and Renee Broadwell

This book is an exceptional servant leadership guide published recently. It revolves around the 44 leaders who have shared their expert advice and experiences of how servant leadership model is successfully implemented within an organisation.

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2. Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t [2014]:

Author: Simon Sinek

Leaders Eat Last is a masterpiece by the renowned author Simon Sinek where he has illustrated  insights about creating a trusting work environment. Also, the book offers great understanding of the essentials required to be avoided for better workplace culture.

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3. The One Minute Manager [1982]:

Author: Kenneth H. Blanchard and Spencer Johnson

Although classic, but, it covers the basics of managing people at workplace. What makes it a worth reading is his approach of making employees do what a leader exactly wants them to do, and hence create a win-win. 

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4. Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profit, Passion and Purpose [2010]:

Author: Tony Hsieh

This book is all about the author’s story of grit and how he learned key business lessons throughout his journey. Right from starting his journey from a lemonade stand to achieving the current position, this book is a pure blend of motivation and positive learning.

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5. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t [2001]:

Author: Jim Collins

Good to Great is more of a Case Study than a management book. This is a worth a read as the author has offered key insights that make organisations successful in the long run. Also, this book holds a strong relevance with the real life situations.

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6. Crazy Bosses [2007]:

Author: Stanley Bing

Do not just go over the title – This book is as entertaining as anything else in the genre. Crazy Bosses is a must read for every leader at least once in their lifetime. The content will boost your morale and provide useful insights on you boss’ working style.

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7. Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action [2009]:

Author: Simon Sinek

This book is about how a leader motivates his team and gets work done effectively with complete alignment. The author has penned down strategies that a leader can easily apply at workplace.

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8. Leadership is an Art [2004]:

Author: Max De Pree

The author has exemplified the importance of relationships within the organisation. It’s a must read because this book is commonly referred to as the ‘Bible for the Business World’

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9. It’s Not about the Coffee: Lessons on Putting People First From a Life at Starbucks [2009]:

Author: Howard Behar

This book is a worth read for two reasons – firstly – it has been authored by the former president Starbucks North America and Founding president of Starbucks International. Secondly – the book contains a detailed description of the leadership principles that Behar has followed throughout in ensuring the success of Starbucks.

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10. Shine: Using Brain Science to Get the Best from Your People [2011]:

Author: Edward Hallowell

This is a perfect treat to those bosses who are looking forward to work upon the under-performers. The author is also, a great psychiatrist, who has exemplified some of the unique scientific approaches in the book, making it a worth a read.

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