7 Books Every Leader Should Read

7 Books Every Leader Should Read

Leaders read. However, research and articles abound about the importance of reading, such as this article in Harvard Business Review. Studies also show that reading is in decline, both in the amount of reading being done, and the depth of what we read (see this study by the National Endowment of the Arts).

As leaders, reading should not be considered an option, regardless of the area in which you lead. Reading is essential to leading, period. I include reading as one of the 5 Things Leaders Should Do Every Day To Cultivate Growth

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Here are seven books I’ve enjoyed reading, and which I believe would benefit any leader.


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7 Practical and Realistic Ways to Find Time to Think

7 Practical and Realistic Ways to Find Time to Think

  “Think, think, think.” Do you remember Winnie the Pooh straining his little brain trying to solve a mighty (or not so mighty) problem? As children, we think this is humorous. As adults, we might be envious. Finding time to think ~ really think ~ about just about anything is hard to do. The demands of life… Continue reading

5 Keys to Successfully Keeping Up with Technology

5 Keys to Successfully Keeping Up with Technology

Technology. Do you ever feel like you just can’t keep up? Yea, me too! Do you know why you feel that way? Because you can’t! It’s simply impossible to keep up with the increase in technology. New technology is being produced too quickly, and current technology is being changed and updated too often. But the… Continue reading

5 Ways to Build a Great Team and Maximize Your Organization

5 Ways to Build a Great Team and Maximize Your Organization

“Your organization will only go to the level that you and your team can take it.” If the above statement is true, we as leaders must focus on not only growing ourselves but also building a great team around us. Great teams help us maximize our organizations. Great teams produce:  More creativity Less conflict Higher satisfaction  Lower… Continue reading

4 Lessons I Learned From Gumby (& Pokey)

4 Lessons I Learned From Gumby (& Pokey)

I’m a big fan of Gumby & Pokey (I know, I’m showing my age!). I used to watch the show all the time, and have had the toy characters on my shelf for years (hey, I was a children’s pastor – kids loved to play with them in the office!). Beyond being TV characters & toys, Gumby… Continue reading