Top books to prepare you for leadership

By Aaron Skonnard on March 24, 2015
If you've been following our posts on, you know that last week, I shared my thoughts on “The Most Important Change You Can Make to Prepare for 2020.” In case you missed it, that change is to learn how to embrace culture as a strategic competitive advantage.

In my latest post, I reveal how you can begin to equip yourself today to become that kind of leader in the next five years and beyond. In “Top 5 Books to Prep for Leadership in 2020,” you'll learn about some of the business books that have been the most influential to Pluralsight's leadership team in helping to shape the direction of the company-particularly in regard to our unique culture.

To whet your appetite, here is the short list of books that anyone who hopes to still be leading in 2020 should read:

  • Drive, by Daniel Pink
  • Creativity, Inc., by Ed Catmull
  • Good to Great, by Jim Collins
  • The Advantage, by Patrick Lencioni
  • Start With Why, by Simon Sinek

In the Inc. column, you'll learn specific reasons why each of these books is so important to tomorrow's leaders, who will need to know how to create a culture that drives the high level of innovation and productivity needed for success in 2020. You'll find additional recommendations on other must-reads as well.

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Aaron Skonnard

Aaron Skonnard is the CEO of Pluralsight (NASDAQ: PS), a fast-growing enterprise technology learning platform. Aaron cofounded Pluralsight in 2004 and has since grown the company to more than 1,000 employees and 1,500 expert authors. As CEO, Aaron focuses on business strategy, future direction, product development and strategic partnerships. On a day-to-day basis, he works closely with the entire executive team in different capacities, including recruiting, brand management, marketing, sales, feature planning and content acquisition.