Friday, December 12, 2008

Ed's Recommended Leadership Books

I am always on the lookout for good leadership books to read. Often I’ll spend time on Google to find leadership bibliographies in order to track down worthwhile sources. Also I like reading book reviews on Amazon to get a feel for certain books that I'm considering purchasing.

A few months ago I came across Ed Brenegar's website while researching a specific topic in leadership. I enjoyed his articles and contacted him to express my appreciation. We have continued a rapport through Facebook. Ed is the owner of Community of Leadership, which is a "consultancy speciallizing in leadership development, change management and transition planning." He describes himself on his Facebook page: "I am a husband, father, Presbyterian minister, business man, Boy Scout leader, and writer, columnist and blogger." He has also served as a professor in leadership thought.

Last week I asked him to consider sharing his top recommended leadership books—he graciously obliged. Here is the article: A Leadership Book List.

It is an excellent list for those involved in organizational leadership and who desire to build an ongoing framework for successful leadership that is action-oriented and not just theoretical.

Check out the list. Do any of the books appeal to you?

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Your Chance for a Free Leadership Book

There is a blog that I frequent called Leading Blog that is currently giving away five free copies of a book by Marcus Buckingham called The Truth About You: Your Secret to Success. Within leadership thought, Marcus has been a rising, steady voice this decade concerning the need to capitalize on your stregnths in order to maximize your leadership potential.
All you need to do is go to the Leading Blog post and leave a comment:

This Friday they will select five winners. It would be great to see some of my readers possibly win a few of the books! God bless you!