Even the best leaders find inspiration in the stories of others. At our annual CEO Collaborate, we asked our portfolio company CEOs to recommend the business and leadership books that have helped them accelerate growth, shape great cultures and more.
Here are their recommendations, with links at the bottom for more information on each book. Add them to your summer reading list or consider this your gift guide for the emerging leader in your life.
(And for quick, personal leadership lessons from our CEOs, past and present, check out 20 Years of High Growth Insights.)
20 Business and Leadership Books for CEOs
Private-equity backed CEOs share the books that have helped them build great businesses. Titles were collected at LLR Partners’ annual CEO Collaborate forum for portfolio company leaders.
Here is where you can find out more about each author and book:
- Turn the Ship Around
- Leaders Eat Last
- Leadership and Self-Deception
- The Last Word on Power
- Scaling Up
- Blue Ocean Shift
- Spin Selling
- The Sales Acceleration Formula
- Managing Management Time
- The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
- Good to Great
- Competitive Strategy
- Great by Choice
- Inside the Tornado
- Shoe Dog
- The Hard Thing About Hard Things
- What the CEO Wants You to Know