Are you beginning to love reading as much as I do? Or maybe you’ve been a reader for a long time. Either way, I’m so glad you’re here with me today as I finish up my top 10 leadership books with numbers 8, 9 and 10.
- Book #8: Creating Your Personal Life Plan by Michael Hyatt
- Hyatt wrote this great ebook as a workbook, which is designed to be read multiple times, not just once through.
- The purpose and the result of working through Hyatt’s questions allows a leader to create a vision statement for both their life and then their business.
- Book #9: Tuesday’s with Morrie by Mitch Albom
- I love this book. Based on the true story of Mitch Albom, who reconnects with an old professor (Morrie) after learning he has cancer. As a reader, you feel like a fly on the wall in Morrie’s living room as Mitch asks him some of life’s toughest questions. And Morrie, with compassion, boldness, and perspective, shares some of life’s most valuable lessons.
- One of my favorite quotes from this book: “Part of the problem, Mitch, is that everyone is in such a hurry,” Morrie said. “People haven’t found meaning in their lives, so they’re running all the time looking for it. They think the next car, the next house, the next job. Then they find those things are empty, too, and they keep running.”
- Book #10: The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
- This book is a must read for any leader who is directly responsible for a team or group of individuals.
- In typical Lencioni form, he shares a parable which highlights the common dysfunctions every team will face and how to lead through those dysfunctions in order to create a great team environment.
What leadership books are in your top 10? Take some time to narrow it down.
Then over the next two years, I’d encourage you to re-read them. Re-reading reminds you of key lessons and principles but also offers different takeaways since you are in a different season of life than when you first read it.
Leave a comment below with your top 10 leadership books. Let’s allow reading to shape our personal leadership development together.