Best Leadership Books of All Time

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Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman (2002)

In this analytical take on managerial success, the psychologist credited with popularizing the concept of "emotional intelligence,” looks at its application to leadership. Through dozens of case studies, Goleman builds a convincing argument that the best leaders are—for lack of a better term—in touch with their feelings. Individuals with what he calls "resonance," the ability to channel emotions in a positive direction, are by and large the most effective and inspiring.