These best 26 leadership audiobooks will help you kick leadership butt, becoming the leader that your family and friends always knew you can be. While I cannot guarantee you will enjoy each of these audiobooks, I want to provide many different sources for you to explore on your leadership journey.
And yes, that is the inside of my car (below), and no, I was not driving when I took this picture. Affirmative...there is duct tape on my steering wheel cover. What can I say? It has 243,000 miles and counting on it. But I digress...
Listening to good audiobooks while driving, working out, or cooking dinner is a way to significantly increase your productivity. You can't read a physical or ebook while doing any of those. Well at least not effectively, legally, or safely!
I am honored to be a guide along your leadership journey, pointing out the pitfalls and mistakes I have made, thus illuminating your path. Enjoy these top leadership audiobooks!
1.The One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard
This is one of the top business audiobooks of all time from the world renowned Ken Blanchard.
2. Go Put Your Strengths to Work by Marcus Buckingham
Focus on growing and strengthening your strengths and less on making your weaknesses better. Your time is better spent on your areas of passion and skill.
3. Good to Great by Jim Collins
Jim has written many research-backed leadership audiobooks.
4. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
Who knew that seven simple steps could make such a difference?
Click "READ MORE" to find out what the other 21 are...
5. The Effective Executive by Peter F. Drucker
From an author who has been called the Father of Modern Business Management...
6. Lead Like Jesus by Ken Blanchard
Another audiobook from Mr. Blanchard...
7. Dare to Serve by Cheryl Bachelder
Choosing to serve others while in a leadership role is tough, but it is worth it!
8. The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make by Hans Finzel
As leaders, we all make mistakes...
9. The Essential Drucker by Peter F. Drucker
While most of us have a negative view of "lectures", these are chock-full of leadership wisdom.
10. Why Leadership Sucks™ Volume 1 by Miles Anthony Smith
This is Volume #1 of my Why Leadership Sucks™series.
11. The E-Myth by Michael E. Gerber
Many of us go into entrpreneurship as a great technician, thinking that we can run our own business and easily reap the profits our boss does but often don't realize what the different skill set that it takes to run the operations of a business.
Putting others' interests firsts doesn't come natural to those of us in charge.
There are secrets to learn and implement in our leadership to become wise leaders.
What? I've got to be come a servant? But I don't want to be subservient to anyone? That's why I want to be a leader...
Focus on leadership fundamentals, and the score (fame, wealth, etc.) will take care of itself.
The wise John Maxwell lays out 21 laws of the leadership universe.
Having led the state of Louisiana through a significant crisis, Governor Jindal made tough choices to lead from the front.
One from the brash, Branson...
This is Volume #2 of my Why Leadership Sucks™ series.
This one is from the author who coined the term "servant leadership.
Please let me know in the comments below which leadership audiobook should've made this list, and I will consider adding a few of them.