Best Political Leadership Books
Here you will get Best Political Leadership Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. Concise 48 Laws of Power
Author: by Greene
The perfect gift book for the power hungry (and who doesn’t want power? At an excellent price. The Concise Edition of an international bestseller. At work, in relationships, on the street or on the 6 o’clock news: the 48 Laws apply everywhere., For anyone with an interest in conquest, self-defence, wealth, power or simply being an educated spectator, The 48 Laws of Power is one of the most useful and entertaining books ever.
This book ‘teaches you how to cheat, dissemble, feign, fight and advance your cause in the modern world.’ (Independent on Sunday) The distilled wisdom of the masters – illustrated through the tactics, triumphs and failures from Elizabeth I to Henry Kissinger on how to get to the top and stay there.
Wry, ironic and clever this is an indispensable and witty guide to power., The laws are now famous: Law 1: Never outshine the master Law 2: Never put too much trust in friends; learn how to use enemies Law 3: Conceal your intentions Law 4: Always say less than necessary
2. Eloquence: The Hidden Secret of Words that Change the World (Speak for Success)
Author: by Peter Andrei
Why do people ignore our ideas or support them? Agree with our positions or undermine them? Tune out when we speak or give us undivided attention? Why do most of us fail to persuade others? Fail to formulate convincing arguments?
Fail to speak with confidence and fail to get our way? And why do some lawyers and legal professionals quickly soar above the competition, their words carrying immense weight, while others struggle to communicate effectively? 53 little-known, cutting-edge, and revolutionary (but practically unheard-of) scientific studies present a virtually unknown answer based on irrefutable empirical evidence…The answer?
If you can’t speak with eloquence, your words don’t count. This undermines your professional image and stagnates your career, holding you back and sabotaging your ideas. Eloquent words outperform their weak counterparts. Eloquent words convince.They compel.They captivate.They persuade.
They move hearts and minds. And they can change the world. What are the hidden secrets of words that change the world? This concise new release by an Amazon best-selling author dissects the little-known “eloquence secrets” of two of the most impactful messages in the history of American political persuasion.
Author: by Edward Bernays
Bernays’ honest and practical manual provides much insight into some of the most powerful and influential institutions of contemporary industrial state capitalist democracies. Noam Chomsky The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society.
Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. Edward Bernays A seminal and controversial figure in the history of political thought and public relations, Edward Bernays (18911995), pioneered the scientific technique of shaping and manipulating public opinion, which he famously dubbed engineering of consent.
During World War I, he was an integral part of the U.S. Committee on Public Information (CPI), a powerful propaganda apparatus that was mobilized to package, advertise and sell the war to the American people as one that would Make the World Safe for Democracy.
4. THE TRAGEDY OF PATTON A Soldier's Date With Destiny: Could World War II's Greatest General Have Stopped the Cold War?
Author: by Robert Orlando
“BETTER TO FIGHT FOR SOMETHING THAN LIVE FOR NOTHING.” GENERAL GEORGE S. PATTON It is 75 years since the end of WW II and the strange, mysterious death of General George S. Patton, but as in life, Patton sets off a storm of controversy.
THE TRAGEDY OF PATTON: A Soldier’s Date With Destiny asks the question: Why was General Patton silenced during his service in World War II? Prevented from receiving needed supplies that would have ended the war nine months earlier, freed the death camps, and prevented Russian invasion of the Eastern Bloc, and Stalin’s murderous rampage.
Why was he fired as General of the Third Army and relegated to a governorship of post-war Bavaria? Who were his enemies? Was he a threat to Eisenhower, Montgomery, and Bradley? And is it possible as some say that the General’s freakish collision with an Army truck, on the day before his departure for US, was not really an accident?
Or was Patton not only dismissed by his peers, but the victim of an assassin’s bullet at their behest? Was his personal silence necessary? Early in his life, Patton was a markedly insecure man, petrified by the notion of failing to live up to the standards of his pedigree.
5. Lincoln on Leadership: Executive Strategies for Tough Times
Author: by Donald T. Phillips
Warner Books, Inc.
Lincoln on Leadership is the first book to examine Abraham Lincoln’s diverse leadership abilities and how they can be applied to today’s complex world. You think you have it rough? Only ten days before Abraham Lincoln took the oath of office in 1861, the Confederate States of America seceded from the Union, taking all Federal agencies, forts, and arenas within their territory.
To make matters worse, Lincoln, who was elected by a minority of the popular vote, was thought of by his own advisors as nothing more than a gawky second-rate country lawyer with no leadership experience. What Lincoln did to become our most honored and revered president is history; now his wisdom and leadership philosophy can help you run your business.
In Lincoln on Leadership you’ll discover why you should:Seize the initiative and never relinquish it. Wage only one war at a time. Avoid issuing order and instead request, imply, or make suggestions. Once in a while, let things slip, unbeknownst-like…And much much more.
6. Servant Leadership: A Journey into the Nature of Legitimate Power and Greatness 25th Anniversary Edition
Author: by Robert K. Greenleaf
The Revolution Has Only Just Begun Twenty-five years ago Robert Greenleaf published these prophetic essays on what he coined servant leadership, a practical philosophy that replaces traditional autocratic leadership with a holistic, ethical approach. This highly influential book has been embraced by cutting edge management everywhere.
Yet in these days of Enron and what VISA CEO Dee Hock calls our “era of massive institutional failure,” Greenleaf’s seminal work must reach the mainstream now more than ever. Servant Leadership helps leaders find their true power and moral authority to lead.
Helps those served become healthier, wiser, freer, and more autonomous. Encourages collaboration, trust, listening, and empowerment. Offers long-lasting change, not a temporary fix. Extends beyond business for leaders of all types of groups.
7. Intentional Leadership: 12 Lenses for Focusing Strengths, Managing Weaknesses, and Achieving Your Purpose
Author: by Jane A. G. Kise
September 23, 2014
Empowered by the knowledge that employees are influenced by their direct supervisor more than any other leader in a company, author Jane A.G. Kise advocates intentional leadership, a style of leading that focuses on how to lead, not just what to accomplish.
Learn to concentrate on your strengths and manage your professional weaknesses. Benefits: Identify your priorities and consider how they relate to the essential work of leadership. Compare your own strengths and values to what is known about good leadership practices.
Detect potential weaknesses that might become fatal flaws limitations that bring leaders down. Learn to use your strengths and weaknesses to optimize your leadership style. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art.
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8. Leadership: Theory and Practice, 7th Edition
Author: by Peter G. Northouse
SAGE Publications, Inc
2016 Recipient of the McGuffey Longevity Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA) Translated into 12 different languages and used in 89 countries, this market leading text successfully combines an academically robust account of the major theories and models of leadership with an accessible style and practical examples that help students apply what they learn.Peter G.
Northouse uses a consistent format for each chapter, allowing students to compare the various theories. Each chapter includes three case studies that provide students with practical examples of the theories discussed. Adopted at more than 1,000 colleges, universities, and institutions worldwide, Leadership: Theory and Practice provides readers with a user friendly account of a wide range of leadership research in a clear, concise, and interesting manner.
9. Leadership in Organizations
Author: by Gary Yukl
Leadership in Organizations provides a balance of theory and practice as it surveys the major theories and research on leadership and managerial effectiveness in formal organizations. KEY TOPICS: Introduction; Managerial Work; Effective Leadership Behavior; Leading Change and Innovation; Participative Leadership and Empowerment; Leadership Traits and Skills; Contingency Theories and Adaptive Leadership; Power and Influence Tactics; Dyadic Relations and Followers; Leadership in Groups and Teams; Strategic Leadership in Organizations; Charismatic and Transformational Leadership; Ethical, Servant, Spiritual, and Authentic Leadership; Cross-cultural Leadership and Diversity; Developing Leadership Skills; Overview and Integration MARKET: For managers seeking to enhance their leadership skills and qualities.
10. The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
Author: by Barack Obama
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Barack Obama’s lucid vision of America’s place in the world and call for a new kind of politics that builds upon our shared understandings as Americans, based on his years in the Senate In our lowdown, dispiriting era, Obama’s talent for proposing humane, sensible solutions with uplifting, elegant prose does fill one with hope.
Michael Kazin, The Washington Post In July 2004, four years before his presidency, Barack Obama electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum. One phrase in particular anchored itself in listeners’ minds, a reminder that for all the discord and struggle to be found in our history as a nation, we have always been guided by a dogged optimism in the future, or what Obama called the audacity of hope.
The Audacity of Hope is Barack Obama’s call for a different brand of politicsa politics for those weary of bitter partisanship and alienated by the endless clash of armies we see in congress and on the campaign trail; a politics rooted in the faith, inclusiveness, and nobility of spirit at the heart of our improbable experiment in democracy.
11. The Dictator's Handbook: Why Bad Behavior is Almost Always Good Politics
Author: by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita
A groundbreaking new theory of the real rules of politics: leaders do whatever keeps them in power, regardless of the national interest. As featured on the viral video Rules for Rulers, which has been viewed over 3 million times. Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith’s canonical book on political science turned conventional wisdom on its head.
They started from a single assertion: Leaders do whatever keeps them in power. They don’t care about the “national interest”-or even their subjects-unless they have to. This clever and accessible book shows that democracy is essentially just a convenient fiction.
Governments do not differ in kind but only in the number of essential supporters, or backs that need scratching. The size of this group determines almost everything about politics: what leaders can get away with, and the quality of life or misery under them.
The picture the authors paint is not pretty. But it just may be the truth, which is a good starting point for anyone seeking to improve human governance.
12. Battle Hymn: Revelations of the Sinister Plan for a New World Order
Author: by John Scura
Black Rose Writing
A book that I highly recommend. A well-written book with lots of important information.John B. Wells, Coast to Coast AMThis book presents frightening facts that will shake many of your deepest beliefs to the core. A dark plan put into place centuries ago has come to fruition.
Consider Battle Hymn your wake-up call. Painstakingly researched through hundreds of sources and interviews, Battle Hymn rips the cover off the invisible government that controls our leaders and soon, our very lives. Composed of just a few hundred powerful but unelected people, an elite cadre seeks to create a one-world government to complete its already advanced globalist plans to end the sovereignty of all nationsincluding the United States.
Its ultimate goal is complete control through a New World Order where a socialist dictatorship ensures that every citizen is tagged, mollified, and productive. Order your copy of Battle Hymn today, a book that is still current, still timely, and still terrifying.
13. Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun
Author: by Wess Roberts
Grand Central Publishing
This is the book you’ve heard about. The book that leaped to the top ranks of the bestseller lists. The book that’s got the business world reading, thinking, and quoting. This is the book that reveals the leadership secrets of Attila the Hun-the man who centuries ago shaped an aimless band of mercenary tribal nomads into the undisputed rulers of the ancient world, and who today offers us timeless lessons in win-directed, take-charge management.
14. The Prince
Author: by Niccolò Machiavelli
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“The Prince” is a political treatise by the Florentine public servant and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli. Originally called De Principatibus (About Principalities), it was written in 1513, but not published until 1532, five years after Machiavelli’s death. The treatise is not representative of the work published during his lifetime, but it is the most remembered, and the work responsible for bringing “Machiavellian” into wide usage as a pejorative term.
It has also been suggested by some critics that the piece is, in fact, a satire.
15. The Prince | Niccolò Machiavelli
Author: by Niccolò Machiavelli
The ends justifies the means. The Prince is a 16th-century political treatise written by Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccol Machiavelli as an instruction guide for new princes and royals. The general theme of The Prince is of accepting that the aims of princes such as glory and survival can justify the use of immoral means to achieve those ends.
16. The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism
Author: by Doris Kearns Goodwin
One of the Best Books of the Year as chosen by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Economist, Time, USA TODAY, Christian Science Monitor, and more. A tale so gripping that one questions the need for fiction when real life is so plump with drama and intrigue (Associated Press).
Doris Kearns Goodwin’s The Bully Pulpit is a dynamic history of the first decade of the Progressive era, that tumultuous time when the nation was coming unseamed and reform was in the air. The story is told through the intense friendship of Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Tafta close relationship that strengthens both men before it ruptures in 1912, when they engage in a brutal fight for the presidential nomination that divides their wives, their children, and their closest friends, while crippling the progressive wing of the Republican Party, causing Democrat Woodrow Wilson to be elected, and changing the country’s history.
The Bully Pulpit is also the story of the muckraking press, which arouses the spirit of reform that helps Roosevelt push the government to shed its laissez-faire attitude toward robber barons, corrupt politicians, and corporate exploiters of our natural resources.