This week, Amazon’s editors selected their 100 favorite books on leadership and success.
We’ve highlighted the top 25 below, including books by psychologists, economists, and competitive athletes. Each one offers a unique look at what it means to be truly successful and how you can achieve your full potential.
Read on and start stocking your shelves with inspiration.
25. ‘Getting to Yes’ by Roger Fisher, William Ury, and Bruce Patton
Based on the work of the Harvard Negotiation Project, this 1981 best-selling business book — the second edition was released in 1991 — offers strategies for dealing with personal and professional conflicts. Those include separating the people from the problem and focusing on interests, not positions.
24. ‘Getting Things Done’ by David Allen
Thirteen years after its first publication, productivity guru Allen released the second edition of “Getting Things Done.”
The book teaches readers the basics of time management at work and at home. The idea is to come up with an organizing system for daily to-dos so you free up mental space for focusing on big-picture goals.
Case in point: the “two-minute rule” to keep an overflowing inbox under control.
23. ‘Getting More’ by Stuart Diamond
In this best-seller, Diamond turns traditional negotiation strategies on their head, instead suggesting that it’s important to value your partner’s emotions and perceptions.
As Diamond wrote on Business Insider:
The more important the negotiation is, the more emotional people tend to be — whether diplomacy, a billion-dollar deal or my kid wants an ice cream cone. Pay attention to this! The world is not rational.
The book is based on Diamond’s course at Wharton Business School, and Google has even used it in its employee training.