The most successful businesses understand the importance of employee engagement and investing in their team. Regardless which book you start with on this list, you are sure to end the book with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to build, develop and manage your team. This list is not conclusive but they’re the books I refer back to often and the overall message still remains the same even years later.

These books provide the same amount of value to businesses regardless which stage their team is in. I highly recommend starting with “Who Moved My Cheese” and FISH! and¬†working your way through the rest in no particular order. I will admit I am biased toward anything by John Maxwell and cannot recommend his books enough.

Here are the 11 holy grail books you need to build a strong employee experience:

01. FISH! A Proven Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results
Stephen Lundin

02. Who Moved My Cheese
Spencer Johnson

03. The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership
Diana Chapman, Jim Dethmer, & Kaley Warner Klemp

04. Reality-based leadership
Cy Wakeman

05. Everybody Matters
Bob Chapmen

06. The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team
Patrick Lencioni

07. Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most
Bruce Patton, Douglas Stone & Sheila Heen

08. One Minute Manager
Kenneth Blanchard & Spencer Johnson

09. Crucial Conversations
Kerry Patterson

10. Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us
Seth Godin

11. The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
John Maxwell

Have you read any of the books on this list? I’d love to know what books you recommend that aren’t on this list. Drop a comment below!

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