Leaders are readers. I don’t exactly know when or how this aphorism first trickled into my mind, but I know that over the years I’ve read or heard it repeatedly. So let me repeat it and give you the opportunity to let it sink in. Leaders are readers.
In this month’s communiqué on leadership, I want to share with you the titles of just a few leadership-oriented books that have significantly shaped the fabric of my thoughts and behaviors about leadership. To gain some additional balance, I’ve also asked the executive team at the North American Baptist International Office to give their short list. If you’d like, shoot me back an email listing those one or two books that have influenced your viewpoints on the practice of leadership.
Here's my list: