#1601 - In talking with great leaders and thinkers, I’ve always been intrigued to learn which books shaped them. What authors resonated with them and why? What ideas led them to where they are today? What do they see as central to their success? So for the past eight months, I’ve been asking a single question of our guests: “What 1-2 books would you recommend every leader have in their leadership library?” This episode features recommendations from Pepper de Callier, Founder and Executive Director of the Prague Leadership Institute; Bill Carmody, author, speaker, and CEO of Trepoint; Bill Humphries, President and CEO of Merz North America; and Kevin Cashman, bestselling author and Senior Partner for CEO and Executive Development at Korn Ferry. Their responses have been thoughtful and varied, and I hope they’ll serve as inspirations for your own reading list.
- The Best Leaders Never Stop Learning by Mindy Hall, PhD
Recommended books (alphabetical by author)
- On Becoming a Leader by Warren Bennis
- The One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson
- Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam Grant
- Originals: How Non-Conformists Rule the World by Adam Grant
- Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose by Tony Hsieh
- Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu
- Working the Room: How to Move People to Action Through Audience-Centered Speaking by Dr. Nick Morgan
- MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom by Tony Robbins
- The Not So Big House: A Blueprint for the Way We Really Live by Sarah Susanka
Want more book recommendations?
Listen to Building Your Leadership Library - Vol. 2, with guests Barbara Cave Henricks, Rusty Shelton, Scott Mautz, and Glenn Harmann.