Before you can lead others, you have to be able to lead yourself. In that spirit, good leaders devote time to becoming the best version of themselves that they can be. These books can help.

I have personally read every one of these books and have found them to be captivating, educational, and full of practical knowledge that you can put to good use in your personal development journey.

These are the books that I recommend to close friends. I hope you find them as helpful as I did.  Click the links for more reviews over on Amazon.

Good Reads - Leading Yourself

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

These seven habits have become foundational for any person who wants to lead himself better and become more effective at leading others.  I use them every day to help stay on track.

How to Win Friends & Influence People

This is an older book but still a classic that is fully relevant today.  Carnegie's practical tips, and friendly approach combine to provide a helpful guide for how to positively influence people and get things done.

The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results

Helps you cut through the noise and clutter to make sure you get the important things done first; loaded with tips; the author has even highlighted the book for you.

Better Than Before: What I Learned About Making and Breaking Habits--to Sleep More, Quit Sugar, Procrastinate Less, and Generally Build a Happier Life

Sometimes we can get ensnared in the traps of bad habits; lots of great tips and techniques to cast off the old, bad ones, and build newer, better ones that take us where we want to go.

Never Eat Alone, Expanded and Updated: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time

As hard as we might try to achieve on our own, most opportunities come through interacting with other people.  Author Keith Ferrazzi has filled this book with  practical tips, and entertaining examples of how to form positive relationships with just about anyone that will end up benefiting both of you.

The Slow Fix: Solve Problems, Work Smarter, and Live Better in a World Addicted to Speed

The "Quick Fix" to problem solving often makes things worse instead of better.  Carl Honore debunks the idea of the Quick Fix, and through interesting and informative story and example, offers a wide variety of approaches and techniques to help you develop a more effective "Slow Fix" approach that works.

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