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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 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

3 Things You Must Manage Well In Order To Lead Well

3 Things You Must Manage Well In Order To Lead Well

We all want to lead well. There’s a lot of talk about leadership, and rightly so. We often quote John Maxwell on this blog, who says that “everything rises and falls on leadership.” I believe that’s true, not just because it’s a great statement to believe, but because I’ve seen it in action for nearly… Continue reading

Ten Habits That Anyone Can Master To Do Good Work

Ten Habits That Anyone Can Master To Do Good Work

It doesn’t seem that long ago that my oldest son, Taylor, was officially looking for his first real “job”. He was 17, had big aspirations and is an amazing young man (yes, I know, I’m supposed to think that – but he really is!). My other son, Garret (who’s also amazing 🙂 ) followed close… Continue reading