As leaders we are continually called to be growing and developing. That goals is often accomplished by reading - that is why it is said that "leaders are readers". As a leader, I am constantly digesting books - especially ones about leadership. I know that this isn't an exhaustive list below, but here are some of the top leadership books you should have on your shelf and be ready to read (if you haven't already done so). Some of these books are classics. Some are fairly new and recent. Some are spiritual and ministry minded. Some are business and marketplace focused. Yet all of these books below are must read books for every leader.
Getting Things Done - David Allen
Making Ideas Happen - Scott Belsky
7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Stephen R. Covey
Good to Great - Jim Collins
Spiritual Leadership - J. Oswald Sanders
In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian Leadership - Henri J. M. Nouwen
Dangerous Calling - Paul David Tripp
Leaders Who Last - Dave Kraft
Decisive - Chip and Dan Heath
Courageous Leadership - Bill Hybels
21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership - John C. Maxwell
Contemplative Pastor - Eugene H. Peterson
Any books you feel are missing from this list??