Growth & Inspiration

Our 10 Favorite Books on Leadership

By Kingdom At Work
January 28, 2020

Looking for new resources to kickstart your leadership potential? The Betenbough Companies Leadership Team got together and compiled a list of books that have been most impactful to them.

If you’re attending our workshop next week, all of these books will be available at our merchandise table!


#1 The Bible 

While this one may seem like a no-brainer; there is no other resource available that has so much to say about leading in God’s Kingdom, and from God’s love – but it is often overlooked. Don’t forget this one!
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#2 Good to Great by Jim Collins

In this book, Collins unpacks research he conducted for over five years on 28 different companies around the world. Collins and his team seek to answer this one question, “what determines greatness – and why do some companies make that leap and others don’t?”
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#3 The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni

There is much speculation out there about what truly gives a business the advantage – the upper hand if you will. In this book, Lencioni delivers a cohesive and comprehensive exploration of the unique advantage organizational health provides.
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#4 Integrity by Dr. Henry Cloud

In this compelling read, Dr. Henry Cloud explains that leaders with integrity will always exhibit these six qualities: they’re able to connect with others and build trust, they are oriented towards reality, they finish well, embrace the negative, they orient themselves towards increase and have an understanding of the transcendent.
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#5 Lessons in Leadership: A Weekly Reading of the Jewish Bible by Rabbi Sacks

From the celebrated leader, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, comes a reflective read on the nature of Biblical leadership. This book pulls examples from the daily Torah and draws insights about true power, authority and leadership.
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#6 The 360 Degree Leader by John Maxwell

We love this book because it is for anyone, in any position in your organization! Everyone possesses leadership potential, and in this book, John Maxwell opens the conversation for everyone from the CEO, to entry-level employees.
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#7 Spiritual Leadership by Oswald Sanders

This book paints a compelling picture of the true cost of leadership. Taking a step away from more practical business tips, this book examines the true spiritual nature of what it means to lead people and the tests we experience along the way.
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#8 The High-Potential Leader by Ram Charan

We live in a rapidly changing business environment. New technology and digital trends emerge every day. At the same time, the need to lead relationally is higher than it has ever been. How do leaders balance this tension? New York Times bestselling author, Ram Charan addresses these challenges in his book, The High-Potential Leader.
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#9 The Road Back to You: And Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery by Ian Morgan Cron

Here at Betenbough Companies, we’re big advocates of self-awareness. Someone who does not possess a healthy level of self-awareness will likely not flourish in their work, or relationships. In this book, Ian Morgan Cron explores the connection the Enneagram has with Christian spirituality, and encourages a deeper sense of personal peace and freedom.
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#10 Entreleadership by Dave Ramsey

In this bestselling book, nationally syndicated talk radio host Dave Ramsey shares his secret to how he grew a business empire from a card table in his living room. In this read Ramsey will share how to inspire your team, bring unity to divisive problems, reach goals you set and more.
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