The New Leadership Books to Read in 2019

"Over the past few months, I’ve combed through hundreds of leadership books that debut in the new year. It wasn’t always fun: there was no shortage of unproven claims and clichés about how leaders differ from managers. But some stood out on the three criteria that matter most to me: they introduced original ideas, backed them up with evidence and experience, and brought them to life in an engaging way.

To kick off 2019, here are some of my top picks—on making work better, courage and passion, innovation, and the past and future of humanity." — Adam Grant
    • By: Simon Sinek
    • Narrated by: Simon Sinek
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Release date: 10-15-19
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    • "In my view, this is Simon Sinek’s biggest idea yet. If you think success is about winning and losing, you’ve already lost. It works in sports because you're playing a finite game, but business is an infinite one. He argues that the companies that last aren't the ones that play to win. They're the ones that play to keep playing."

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Five Principles for a Life of Breakthroughs and Purpose
    • By: Jean Case
    • Narrated by: Jean Case
    • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
    • Release date: 01-08-19
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 95 ratings
    • "Jean Case has been in the arena as a technology pioneer and philanthropist. Her book is full of stories and advice to embolden you to take bolder risks and have bigger impact."

    Regular price: $17.00

    • How Empowering Women Changes the World
    • By: Melinda Gates
    • Narrated by: Melinda Gates
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Release date: 04-23-19
    • 5 out of 5 stars 2,125 ratings
    • "Melinda Gates is on a mission to empower women around the world. With a powerful combination of heart and facts, her debut book shows how we can all take steps to create equal opportunities for education, healthcare, work, and family leave—and how much that matters for the health of every society."

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder
    • By: Reshma Saujani
    • Narrated by: Reshma Saujani
    • Length: 5 hrs and 26 mins
    • Release date: 02-05-19
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 297 ratings
    • "The perfect is not just the enemy of the good; the pressure to be perfect is the enemy of girls around the world. Reshma Saujani, the founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, examines how to free girls—and women—from the shackles of social expectations."

    Regular price: $28.00

    • A Journey to Reimagine the Promise of America
    • By: Howard Schultz
    • Narrated by: Howard Schultz
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Release date: 01-28-19
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 239 ratings
    • "Before becoming the CEO who grew Starbucks into an international powerhouse, Howard Schultz grew up in the Brooklyn housing projects and became the first person in his family to go to college. He intersperses his personal journey with his vision for building socially responsible companies and communities."

    Regular price: $31.50

    • A Guide to Going All In, Finding Success, and Discovering the Benefits of an Unbalanced Life
    • By: Brad Stulberg, Steve Magness
    • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
    • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
    • Release date: 03-19-19
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 150 ratings
    • "Passion is a roller coaster ride that can send us on a sudden, precipitating plunge from the heights of happiness to the depths of despair. This thoughtful, immediately readable book shows how to manage passion so it brings out the best in us—rather than the worst in us."

    Regular price: $19.99