So many books…so little time!
I have a passion for books. Real, hard cover books that I can hold in my hand, turn the pages of, write in or highlight key phrases, put on the shelf and then take down to once again read inspirational or thought provoking sections. I am not an e-book kind of girl, although if e-books open up more people to the written word, then I’ll be happy to lead the e-cheering section!
My team also knows that I love books. I keep my leadership library in my office so that my team can share in the treasure of the written word, too. It now numbers about 225 titles, give or take a few. Last year, we even started a leadership book club at work, which was such a great success I have three more such events approved in this year’s budget.
My birthday and various times during the year often bring bookstore gift cards my way. A December birthday coupled with Christmas can bring a bounty for a book lover like me! Here are the newest additions to “El’s Library:”
The Janitor, by Todd Hopkins & Ray Hilbert; how an unexpected friendship transformed a CEO and his company.
A New Breed of Leader, by Sheila Murray Bethel; right leadership qualities that matter most in the real world.
Training Camp, A Fable About Excellence, by Jon Gordon; what the best do better than everyone else.
Leadership and Self-Deception, by The Arbinger Institute; expanded second edition of the book that has changed lives and transformed organizations.
The Energy Bus, by Jon Gordon; ten rules to fuel your life, work and team with positive energy.
True Compass, by Edward M.Kennedy; his memoir.
What books are you reading right now? What are you learning? What books do you hope to read in the near future? Or, what books have you recently read that you would recommend I add to my leadership library? Why?
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