Books I’ve read this quarter:
- Topgrading, by Brad Smart
- The Age of the Unthinkable, by Joshua Cooper Ramo
- Leading Cross Culturally, by Sherwood Lingenfelter
I’m currently reading:
- What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, by Marshall Goldsmith
- Radical, by David Platt
- Many Colors, by Soong-Chan Rah
- The Mentor Leader, by Tony Dungy
- Dead or Alive, by Tom Clancy
On my nightstand to read next:
- A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future, by Daniel Pink
- The Spiritual Side of Leadership
- A Sense of Urgency, by John Kotter
- First Break All the Rules, by Marcus Buckingham
- Strengths-Based Leadership, by Tom Rath and Barry Conchie
Looking at the list of what’s next has taken on new focus for me. Recently, I heard Mark Driscoll say that he and his wife are reading through biographies of great church leaders in history — people like Jonathan Edwards and Martin Luther. Their unique take on it caught my wife’s and my attention: he reads the guy’s biography, his wife reads the wife’s biography, then they compare notes. So in May, I’m switching to biographies.
That means I have to prioritize this final list, because I won’t be able to read all of them by the end of April. I welcome your input. Which two books should I read between now and the end of April?
“Strengths Based Leadership” is a must!
let me add two others:
“The Dark Side of Leadership” by McIntosh
“Leading On Empty” by Cordeiro
Both have been revolutionary in my life!
Thanks for your comment, Steph. I’ve read The Dark Side of Leadership before and have heard a lot of good things about Wayne Cordeiro’s book.