The 3 Worst Books for New Leaders

Be Wary When You Read These Titles



This blog post originally appeared on Press Start Leadership.


When you pursue a career in leadership, well-intentioned leaders and mentors often want to help. It’s common for those who came before you to share what was recommended to them, which is great. Philosophies have changed over time, though, and some of them are more harmful than helpful. There are three books I’ve seen consistently suggested for new leaders throughout my career, and while they can be helpful, it’s not for the reasons you might think.

Here are three books I DON’T recommend if you want to become a great leader:

How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie: