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The top 10 leadership books by scholars and other stuff

A professor of management
 
The Nature of Leadership
The Nature of Leadership
"Contributions by top scholars (Warren Bennis, for one). Great handbook & textbook with chapters that are an easy read."
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You
"Other stuff....Interesting read and very helpful. The advice is pretty good; however, the book could have been better researched."
The Leadership Challenge (The Leadership Practices Inventory)
The Leadership Challenge (The Leadership Practices Inventory)
"A classic. Well research.  Very easy to read (as long as you ignore the appendixes on the factor analysis). Useful for managers and researchers."
Leadership Through the Ages: A Collection of Favorite Quotations
Leadership Through the Ages: A Collection of Favorite Quotations
"Other stuff....should have led the nation, as he did NY, out of hell. Should send a copy to George W?"
Leadership: Theory and Practice
Leadership: Theory and Practice
"Popular textbook. Very useful for practitioners too; dotted with applications and still strong on the theory"
Geeks and Geezers: How Era, Values and Defining Moments Shape Leaders
Geeks and Geezers: How Era, Values and Defining Moments Shape Leaders
"Other stuff....Bennis never ceases to amaze--a really GREAT book."
Bass & Stogdill's Handbook of Leadership: A Survey of Theory and Research
Bass & Stogdill's Handbook of Leadership: A Survey of Theory and Research
"Leadership "bible" for scholars. Buy it if you are doing research on leadership. This book is inimitable."
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable (J-B Lencioni Series)
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable (J-B Lencioni Series)
"Other stuff....Nice story. The White House could use a copy!"
Leadership in Organizations
Leadership in Organizations
"Serious textbook.  Used by many professors.  A bit dry at times; however, well worth the money it costs."
Transformational and Charismatic Leadership: The Road Ahead (Monographs in Leadership and Management)
Transformational and Charismatic Leadership: The Road Ahead (Monographs in Leadership and Management)
"An edited book with cutting-edge research on charismatic and transformational perspectives."
Organizational Culture and Leadership (Joint Publication in the Jossey-Bass Management Series and t)
Organizational Culture and Leadership (Joint Publication in the Jossey-Bass Management Series and t)
"A classic work on leadership and culture and the role of leaders in terms of creating, shaping, and redirecting culture"
Principle Centered Leadership
Principle Centered Leadership
"Other stuff....Covey is good, even on a bad day.  This is not his best stuff but worth reading."
Culture, Leadership, and Organizations: The GLOBE Study of 62 Societies
Culture, Leadership, and Organizations: The GLOBE Study of 62 Societies
"Robert House is the most respected scholar of leadership and this book's a gem."
The Future of Leadership: Today's Top Leadership Thinkers Speak to Tomorrow's Leaders: Todays Top Leadership and Thinkers Speak to Tomorrow's Leaders (Jossey-Bass Business & Management)
The Future of Leadership: Today's Top Leadership Thinkers Speak to Tomorrow's Leaders: Todays Top Leadership and Thinkers Speak to Tomorrow's Leaders (Jossey-Bass Business & Management)
"Other stuff....As you can tell, I like Bennis"
Full Leadership Development: Building the Vital Forces in Organizations (Advanced Topics in Organizational Behavior)
Full Leadership Development: Building the Vital Forces in Organizations (Advanced Topics in Organizational Behavior)
"Focused on full-range transformational leadership. Serious and funny too."
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't
"Other stuff.....interesting perspective about what makes companies great.  I am quite skeptical of how the results were derived and it's link to leadership, which does appear to matter a lot."
The Leadership Pipeline: How to Build the Leadership-Powered Company
The Leadership Pipeline: How to Build the Leadership-Powered Company
"Other stuff....Nice advice but a bit hollow at times."
Servant Leadership: A Journey Into the Nature of Legitimate Power and Greatness
Servant Leadership: A Journey Into the Nature of Legitimate Power and Greatness
"Leadership from another angle, that of one who is there to serve the greater good"
Bad Leadership: What It Is, How It Happens, Why It Matters (Leadership for the Common Good)
Bad Leadership: What It Is, How It Happens, Why It Matters (Leadership for the Common Good)
"Other stuff....this will become a classic. Not enough has been done to study bad leaders and how they influence followers"
On Becoming a Leader: The Leadership Classic--Updated and Expanded
On Becoming a Leader: The Leadership Classic--Updated and Expanded
"Other stuff....Bennis at his best."
The Nature of Organizational Leadership: Understanding the Performance Imperatives Confronting Today's Leaders (Jossey-Bass Business & Management)
The Nature of Organizational Leadership: Understanding the Performance Imperatives Confronting Today's Leaders (Jossey-Bass Business & Management)
"Nicely edited book on leadership issues from a variety of perspectives"
Death by Meeting: A Leadership Fable...About Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business (J-B Lencioni Series)
Death by Meeting: A Leadership Fable...About Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business (J-B Lencioni Series)
"Other stuff.....Nice, simple stories about how to make meetings more productive. Looks at some of the practical sides of leadership that are often forgotten."
The Allure Of Toxic Leaders: Why We Follow Destructive Bosses and Corrupt Politicians - And How We Can Survive Them
The Allure Of Toxic Leaders: Why We Follow Destructive Bosses and Corrupt Politicians - And How We Can Survive Them
"Other stuff.....this will become a classic. Interesting perspective on followership"
Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box
Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box
"Other stuff.....interesting book looking at self-awareness issues. Again, like many of the popular works it would benefit from some "hard science" behind it.  An interesting read that won't hurt."
On Leadership
On Leadership
"Other stuff.....now here's a really good popular press book. I highly recommend it."