Our Top 5 Leadership Books

By Heartland Dental

Heartland Dental believes that great leaders build great organizations and that those leaders are made from passion, determination and a willingness to learn. We also believe that any person can become a leader and we encourage all of our supported dentists and team members to take steps to discover their own leadership abilities. Growing personally and professionally plays a key role in this, and sometimes that can be hard to on your own. To ease your transition into leadership, we have prepared a list of our favorite leadership books for you to check out!

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

Author, Simon Sinek, has influenced millions through his leadership books and TED Talks. Sinek understands that those with great influence and success all act, think and communicate in the same way. Based off the idea of the “Golden Circle,” Sinek encourages readers to think about the WHY. By changing the way you approach leadership, the WHY provides the framework that builds organizations, leads movements and inspires the masses.

The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate the Three Essential Virtues

In this book, author Patrick Lencioni, reveals the three indispensable virtues that the ideal team player has. Through a fictional tale of a nephew desperately trying to save his uncle’s failing company, Lencioni teaches readers how to recognize these virtues in others and how to build a successful culture around the virtues. Beyond the fictional tale, the reader is presented with a practical framework that can be used for identifying, hiring and developing ideal team players – or even improve yourself.

EntreLeadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches

After creating a multimillion dollar company from his living room, Dave Ramsey knows a thing or two about a successful business. In EntreLeadership, Ramsey gives readers a practical, step-by-step guide on how to inspire your team, love what you do and much more. Ramsey designed this playbook to help you and your team achieve every goal you set by teaching that a company is only as strong as its leaders.

The Little Gold Book of YES! Attitude: How to Find, Build, and Keep a YES! Attitude for a Lifetime of Success

All winners have the same, one thing in common: a YES! attitude. This attitude can help anyone achieve the impossible, and author Jeffrey Gitomer wants to give you the tools you need to build this YES! attitude. In this book, you will learn all about the 7.5 specific things you can do to maintain your drive and commitment, the 20.5 attitude gems that encompass the teachings of hundreds of other books and courses, and the 10.5 dangerous attitude busters that you’ll need to overcome to maintain your YES! attitude.

QBQ! The Questions Behind the Question: Practicing Personal Accountability in Work and in Life

With over one million copies in print in twenty-five different languages, this quick 55-minute read is all about personal accountability – in both professional and personal settings. Instead of constantly placing the blame on others, author John Miller, encourages readers to ask themselves what they can do to improve the situation instead – and see the results.


These books are just a few of our favorites that can give you a great start on improving and growing your leadership skills. We also encourage finding a mentor who can help motivate and inspire you to reach your full potential. To read more about Heartland Dental and our commitment to leadership and mentorship, check out this Smiling Magazine article here!


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