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Leadership Books I Like
I love to learn and grow through reading and so do my clients. Here’s a list of some of my favorites:
The Art of Possibility – Written by an orchestra conductor turned leadership development specialist and his psychologist wife, this book gives concrete examples and methods for viewing life as a series of opportunites rather than obstacles.
The Four Agreements – Be impeccable. Don’t take it personally. Don’t make assumptions. Always do your best. All at the same time. A great set of agreements to hold with yourself and practice out in the world.
Wherever You Go, There You Are – Self-awareness and self-reflection are core elements of nearly every leadership development model out there. Jon Kabat-Zinn’s accessible approach to mindful meditation encourages the ability to be present to whatever is happening in this moment – as this moment is the only one we have in which to choose and act.
StrengthsFinder 2.0 /Strengths-Based Leadership – Based on years of Gallup research, these books and their associated online assessment tool is one of the best and least expensive ways to get an objective view of your strengths and how to apply them as an individual leader and/or in a team setting. I recommend these books to almost every team I work with.
Leadership and Self-Deception – Told as a story, this book’s key insight is that leadership comes not from what we do, but from who we are, and shows how to break out of our limited self-justifying view of ourselves.