The Gift of Reading

Girl reading in a intimate way

Pedro Ribeiro Simoes

Are you still looking for some last minute holiday gifts? How about a good book? In particular, a good book on leadership. Anyone can benefit from this source, whether a current manager, a student in FFA, a 4-H leader or anyone in between.

We recently compiled a list of good leadership books for our Fellows to choose one and read. The Fellows will be asked to do a short report to the class throughout the next few sessions. Here are 10 favorites to get you started, in no particular order.

  • The Servant Leader: How to Build a Creative Team, Develop Great Morale and Improve Bottom-Line Performance, by James Autry.
  • Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different, by Karen Blumenthal
  • How to Win Friends & Influence People, by Dale Carnegie
  • Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t, by Jim Collins
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change, by Stephen Covey
  • Robert E. Lee on Leadership: Executive Lessons in Character, Courage & Vision, by H.W. Crocker III
  • The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, Malcolm Gladwell
  • Leadership: The Power of Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman
  • Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • How Successful People Lead: Taking Your Influence to the Next Level, John Maxwell

We have plenty more on the list – check back to see additional book suggestions for leaders. Or let us know your favorite leadership books.


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