Developing one’s leadership skills is essential in today’s fast-paced work environment. That which was successful yesterday or last week may not be effective today, and the leaders who are most prepared to make adjustments when necessary are the ones who keep staff engaged and projects going ahead.

Although some may believe that they do not have enough time to devote to their personal growth, upgrading one’s reading list might be a simple way to improve their abilities. To help one get started, here are a few leadership books that are highly recommended.

Judith Glaser’s Conversational Intelligence: How Great Leaders Build Trust and Get Extraordinary Results

This author is a master at developing exceptional leaders’ ability to foster trust. If managers want their employees to generate outstanding outcomes, they must earn their confidence. Judith has been the driving force behind various successful projects in organizations where leadership was critical in determining the direction of the organization’s future. It provides practical strategies for improving oneself in empowering talks and building one’s own and other people’s leadership abilities.

Viktor E. Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning

A person who wants to become a leader should begin by learning the fundamentals of human motivation. This book demonstrates the strength of one of our most powerful motivators: the need to have a sense of purpose in life. The book describes Frankl’s experiences and observations while imprisoned at Auschwitz, demonstrating how purpose, attitude, and mindset can play a significant part in surviving the most difficult situations.

Charles Duhigg’s Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business

As part of his explanation of becoming “better” at work, the author draws on the most recent studies in productivity and effectiveness. It’s not only that Duhigg combines cutting-edge efficiency with the neurology of how we learn; he also does so via highly entertaining anecdotes that make it a great read.

Adam Grant’s Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World

Adam Grant, the author and a professor, covers several important leadership topics in his new book. Grant offers research-based suggestions on how each of us might be more creative. And provides answers to questions like: “What conditions are necessary to aid innovation in companies and its employees?” “What conditions are necessary for original ideas to form?” And many more.