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10 Great Leaders Biographies

Updated on December 4, 2016

Leadership Knowledge From These Great Leaders

You will gain many valuable insights from these ten knowledge packed great leader biographies. Read and learn about how these great leaders used their talent to achieve amazing things in their lives.

Coming from different countries and all walks of life these now famous people were able to develop the use of their skills to change their lives and the lives of all around them.

Use what you learn from within these ten knowledge packed great leader biographies to enhance the amount of opportunities and success which you can achieve in your life and who knows maybe one day you will be a great leader.

What Makes A Great Leader?

Great leaders inspire the people that follow them, great leaders ask the right questions and great leaders get results.

But the reason great leaders succeed is because they have a focus on just a few things which they make sure that they do right.

They don't try to spread themselves out across a multitude of activities. They know that is a recipe for failure.

Instead they give their attention to a few important meaningful things which will make a huge difference. Great leaders succeed because they have learnt that less is more.

Winston Churchill

Churchill: A Study in Greatness - By Geoffrey Best

Churchill: A Study in Greatness
Churchill: A Study in Greatness

Winston Churchill is a man who led his country through some pretty difficult times, helping them to come out stronger and better on the other side. Learn what made him such a great leader and an inspiration to his countrymen. This great leader died fifty years ago but he is still remembered as the man who saved Britain, saved Europe and indeed saved the world. He was the greatest leader that ever lived.

 

Martin Luther King, Jr

The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr - By Clayborne Carson

The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.

His tragic death cut short the life of this prolific speaker and leader; he was a man who played a big role in changing the social dynamics of his country. In this book, you will hear the story of his life and his remarkable speeches..Even though Martin Luther King brought about many civil rights changes for African-Americans in the US, the country is still even today facing an uphill battle for equality.

 

Abraham Lincoln

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln - By Doris Kearns Goodwin

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln faced three challengers for the Republican nomination of 1860: William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, and Edward Bates. Impressed by their abilities, Lincoln later appointed them to his administration. In this book, you will learn how his leadership abilities allowed him to turn these rivals into allies and work towards the greater good. This is one of the great leaders in American history that is influencing even the current leader of his great nation.

 

Benjamin Franklin

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin - By Benjamin Franklin

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

You might expect an autobiography of a founding father to include tales of his work during the American Revolution, but this book leaves off in 1760. It tells the tale of a young man who worked his way up in the world through hard work, determination, wisdom and enterprise — something every leader can be inspired by.

 

Gandhi

Gandhi - By Geoffrey Ashe

Gandhi
Gandhi

By leading with non-violence, compassion and determination, Gandhi managed to change the face of a nation and along the way freed all his people from colonial rule. This is an epic story of this great man's vision for his country and people, which are now seen as one of the best examples of working democracy and beneficial growth that will make them one of the world's top powers.

 

John F. Kennedy

Profiles in Courage - By John F. Kennedy

Profiles in Courage
Profiles in Courage

A political figure that remains popular to this day, over 50 years after his death, JFK’s biography isn’t about himself but about politicians who stood up for their beliefs even if it meant making a great personal sacrifice This great leader has influences many other great leaders that came after him. If it had not been for this great leader's motivation and belief in the innovations of his people then man would not have landed on the Moon or ventured as far into space as we have done.

 

Nelson Mandela

Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela - By Nelson Mandela

Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

There are few leaders in the world who are as inspirational as Nelson Mandela. In this book, you will read about his years in prison and how he emerged to lead a nation out of apartheid and into the modern era. Nelson Mandela is a man of perseverance, persistence and true tenacity, he had a faith in his people and a belief that he could change their destiny and that of his country.

 

Eleanor Roosevelt

The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt - By Eleanor Roosevelt

The Autobiography Of Eleanor Roosevelt (Quality Paperbacks Series)
The Autobiography Of Eleanor Roosevelt (Quality Paperbacks Series)

Roosevelt was no regular old first lady. She was a strong and able leader and supported women’s organizations and youth movements and fought for consumer welfare, civil rights, and improved housing– never wavering in her commitment to human rights and justice. Not only is this an inspiring autobiography is contains many of the quotations that Eleanor Roosevelt has become famous for.

 

Richard Branson

Losing My Virginity: How I Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way - By Richard Branson

Losing My Virginity: How I Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way
Losing My Virginity: How I Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way

Richard Branson has built an incredible fortune by doing things his own way and not always listening to the naysayers. He has managed to show through his entrepreneurship that everything is possible, if you set your mind to it.

 

Barack Obama

Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance - By Barack Obama

Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

Love him or hate him, history will decide, but Obama has the distinction of being the first African-American president, something that wouldn’t have been possible in decades past. In this biography, you’ll learn about his upbringing, his father and his early struggles that helped him get where he is today. Barack Obama also wrote The Audacity of Hope, which is about America recovering its dream. Soon after he became the first African-American to be made president of his nation.

 

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      All brilliant and interesting minds to learn from. Excellent choices.

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      'Vikk Simmons 5 years ago from Houston

      I'll give you all but the last two. Not enough time to tell yet for them.

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      Matthew 5 years ago from Silicon Valley

      Have read several of these and completely agree with your recommendations. You might also look into John Adams and Truman written by David McCullough. Great job here.

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      mdeakub 5 years ago

      Highly helpful & informative. A great content to learn from. Please keep up posting. Thanks.

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      ChroniclesofaWa 4 years ago

      Great list. I am very interested to know their story.

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