Top 30 Books Every Young Influencer Must Read

It’s almost a platitude that reading is used as a tool to inspire influencers to grow. If you want to know which top books every young influencer/ leader should read, please read below. You can download here the survey results in the PDF format. Below is a culmination of of what Jason Young and Daniel Decker embarked on – the definitive list of recommended books every young influencer must read.

  • Over 200 people completed the survey, each sharing their top 5 recommended books.
  • That’s nearly 1000 books we combed through and put into a simple, easy to read, downloadable PDF. We listed the books by “Vote” which is basically how many times the book appeared or was recommended overall throughout the survey.
  • While the survey respondents varied by all types of backgrounds, the results slanted more from the perspective of those involved with some aspect of ministry. This is primarily due to the number of people in the ministry space who retweeted the survey link.
  • While we were looking for traditional books for the results of this survey, it’s also worthwhile to note that the Bible was the #1 suggested resource overall.

Here’s the Top 30 that made the list:

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1. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t

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2. Next Generation Leader: 5 Essentials for Those Who Will Shape the Future

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3. How To Win Friends and Influence People

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4. The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You

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5. Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us

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6. Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?

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7. Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time

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8. Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God

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9. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

 

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10. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

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11. Spiritual Leadership: Principles of Excellence for Every Believer

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12. Axiom: Powerful Leadership Proverbs

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13. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

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14. The Magic of Thinking Big

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15. The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick)

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16. Visioneering: God’s Blueprint for Developing and Maintaining Vision

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17. Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

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18. Rework

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19. The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy

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20. Outliers: The Story of Success

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21. The Principle of the Path: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

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22. Courageous Leadership

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23. Mere Christianity (C.S. Lewis Signature Classics)

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24. Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream

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25. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: How I Learned to Live a Better Story

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26. The Future of Management

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27. Developing the Leader Within You

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28. The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations

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29. Now, Discover Your Strengths

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30. E-Myth Mastery: The Seven Essential Disciplines for Building a World Class Company

Questions: What are some books you would recommend to young influencers that are not on the list?