Lifelong learning is strongly correlated with reading. Research from Psychology Today shows that people who read a lot develop stronger brains, exhibit higher levels of empathy and lead more productive and successful lives. As self-proclaimed lifelong learners at NLC, we recently asked our community to share their favorite leadership books with us. Here are 11 of the best books for nonprofit leaders curated by our community of nonprofit and business professionals.
1. “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R. Covey
2. “Start With Why” by Simon Sinek
3. “Leadership on the Line” by Ronald A. Heifetz
4. “Non-Negotiable” by Sam Silverstein
5. “The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth” by John C. Maxwell
6. “Lead or Get Out of the Way” by Gary Vien
7. “Delivering Happiness” by Tony Hsieh
8. “I think, You Think, We All Think, Differently: Leadership Skills for Millennials & Gen Z” by Gregory A. Buschman
9. “Winning with People” by John Maxwell
10. “5 Dysfunctions of a Team” by Patrick Lincioni
11. “What Got You Here Will Not Get You There” by Marshall Goldsmith
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