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LEADING THE CHARGE

A curated compendium on leadership.

President Harry S. Truman said, "Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers." History and present times also show us that the top leaders who innovate and influence the world are also people who read. Bill Gates reads 50 books a year. Sheryl Sandberg, Mark Cuban, Warren Buffet and many other leaders all swear by reading.

You don’t have to read 50 books in a year, but to be a leader you do have to make time for more reading. And when you do, this curated list of the best books on leadership will inform and inspire you on your path to becoming a successful leader.

Happy reading.


Biographies and Memoirs
Business and Money
Literature and Fiction

A Promised Land Hardcover

by Barack Obama

A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making—from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency—a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil.

A Promised Land


What’s Your “And”?: Unlock the Person Within the Professional Paperback

by John Garrett

How sharing your personal passions improves work performance, builds culture, and strengthens relationships with colleagues and clients (and bosses, too).

What’s Your “And”? is a compelling wake-up call that rejects the conventional wisdom that professionals have to conform to a specific stereotype to be successful at work. In fact, defying the norm by sharing your outside-of-work passions makes you a better professional while also making your organization more equipped to attract and retain talent and clients. After years of research based on his own professional path—a successful CPA and stand-up comedian—and his podcast interviews with hundreds of top professionals, John Garrett lays out the future of professionalism—a future where each of us brings our whole self to work.

What’s Your “And”?: Unlock the Person Within the Professional


Courage: The Backbone of Leadership Hardcover

by Gus Lee

In Courage, Gus Lee captures the essential component of leadership in measurable behaviors. Using actual stories from Whirlpool, Kaiser Permanente, IntegWare, WorldCom and other organizations, Lee shows how highly successful executives face and overcome their fears to develop moral intelligence. These real-world examples offer practical lessons for rooting out unethical practices and behaviors by assessing them for rightness and integrity, addressing moral failures, and following through with dialogue and direct action.

Courage: The Backbone of Leadership


JFK: A Vision for America Hardcover – Illustrated

by Stephen Kennedy Smith, Douglas Brinkley

Published in commemoration of the centennial of President John F. Kennedy’s birth, here is the definitive compendium of JFK’s most important and brilliant speeches, accompanied by commentary and reflections by leading American and international figures. Edited by JFK’s nephew Stephen Kennedy Smith and renowned historian Douglas Brinkley. Combined with over seven hundred documentary photos, it tells the story, in words and pictures, of JFK’s life and presidency, and depicts his compelling vision for America.

JFK: A Vision for America


Grit & Grind: 10 Principles For Living An Extraordinary Life Hardcover

by Rhonda Vetere

It's not WHAT challenges you face in life but HOW you face them that determines how fast you reach your goals.

Rhonda Vetere, seasoned C-Suite technology veteran, knows firsthand that there's no such thing as a perfect, struggle-free life. In her work as a Global Technology Executive, she's faced down some of the biggest financial crises of modern times, and she knows it's not WHAT challenges you face in life but HOW you face them that matters. Grit & Grind uses real-life stories of how Vetere and her team navigate the volatile tech industry and illustrates a simple 10-part practice for building bone-deep confidence in your own abilities no matter what the challenge is.

Grit & Grind: 10 Principles For Living An Extraordinary Life


Pound The Stone: 7 Lessons To Develop Grit On The Path To Mastery Paperback

by Joshua Medcalf

Pound The Stone is the intense and inspiring story of a young man’s journey through the obstacles, defeats, and eventual victories that come while developing grit on the path to mastery. Told in the same engaging fable style as Chop Wood Carry Water, this is a deeper dive into the timeless principles that guide and inspire anyone who seeks greatness in life, and covers everything from true success, to the perfection trap, the value of failure, why courage is contagious, and why vulnerability can save your life. Pound The Stone will move and inspire you.

Pound The Stone: 7 Lessons To Develop Grit On The Path To Mastery


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