Below are a list of books I have read that have helped shape my view of leadership. I welcome any comments or dialogue about any book.
This book is what started it all for me. I truly appreciate what Admiral McRaven says about ownership, responsibility, and what success truly looks like.
Brad Lomenick does a great job explaining what leadership looks like from the inside out. He challenges leaders to stay humble, stay hungry for more, and never quit. This is one of my top favorite reads.
Start With Why is a book I recommend to all leaders, potential leaders, and anyone wanting a clear direction and reason for their company, organization, and self. Simon does a really great job showing the importance of focusing on the WHY before the HOW and WHAT.
Jocko Willink and Leif Babin do a phenomenal job explaining the importance of taking ownership of our choices, actions, and leadership. A key element to successful leadership is discipline.
Todd Whitaker does a wonderful job explaining what honest, effective leadership looks like. He explains the importance of service in leadership.
Angela Duckworth’s Grit is a great book that explains the importance of perseverance and how grit is a much needed characteristic for success.
Dan Crenshaw is one of my heros. In his book, he does an amazing job expressing specific qualities that are needed in leadership and most importantly the need for perspective and the ability to “be still.”
In Leadership and Self-Deception, the authors express the importance of seeing people as people and leading by example.