Simon Sinek a top TED talk speaker on Leadership highlights five books and two documentaries that inspired his leadership journey.

TED Talk – How great leaders inspire action

Have a look through his leadership book selection and see whether they would support your particular Leadership approach.

Personally I can recommend Man’s search for meaning by Victor E Frankl as a groundbreaking book which will challenge you to consider what hope means and how you can lead in the most desperate of situations. In contrast, the brash and money-orientated world of Formula One is the backdrop to the documentary about Senna one of the most exceptional drivers of his generation. Consider the key players in this real life action and how they display passion, focused resilience and manage data to work towards their mission. Both highlight how leadership starts with the individual and the impact that this can have on specific situations.

It would be great to know if you have read any of the books or seen any of the documentaries in the list. Perhaps you have a book on leadership that you would recommend for our virtual book club list?


This contextual piece was written by Carol Read, Transformation Fellow at Horizons Group, NHS Improving Quality @CarolLRead