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"The Leader in You" is one of the valuable books, written by Dale Carnegie, but I believe that "How to win Friends and Influence people" is much more important to read, because it leads the reader to find the leader in him, in different social relations, and not only on the business terms. "The Leader in You", in my opinion, is considered a review of "How to Win Friends and Influence People". So if you are interested in reading "The Leader in You", don't buy it, but buy "How to Win Friends and Influence People", as it will attract your attention more. In the "Leader in You" you get introduced to the best ways that you should use in order to be a successful leader.
After reading the two books, I believe that they carry on the same themes, which are to be nice, moderate, and to praise people in order to get what you want. Through these ways and through many other ways, Dale Carnegie gets the reader to deal with people in a very successful way, so that they can make other people want what they (the leaders) want, and by that way they can be successful leaders, as they will always get what they want and they will always have people helping them, not because they fear them but because they love dealing with them, with their leaders. It is a book that helps any person to be a leader, not through power and evil means but by nice and precise attitudes towards others.
When I first read that book, I got the impression that it is contradicting the Machiavellian way of thinking. Machiavelli, in "The Prince" argues that a successful leader should always try to be feared and loved by people, and if the leader failed to be loved and feared, then he would better focus on one character, which is to be feared.
On the other hand, today, the perspective of being a successful leader is totally different, and that is obvious when you get introduced to Carnegie's perspective, as his argument proves that in order to be a successful leader, you have to be loved but not feared. Also, through his two books, which I mentioned above, you can learn how people think and how you can deal with them to get what you aim for.
Finally, I got very impressed by "The Leader in You", but because I read "How to Win Friends and Influence People", I found how they are very much typical, and I found that "The Leader in You" is considered a great book, but "How to Win Friends and Influence People" is much organized, and is better written than "The Leader in You". That is why I would recommend that you would better buy "How to Win Friends and Influence People".