Leadership Books

Wooden by John Wooden

Quote: “Do not become too concerned about what others may think of you. Be very concerned about what you think of yourself.”

Takeaway: This 200 page book doesn’t take long to read, but it is full of powerful quotes and motivational messages. After reading, it becomes extremely obvious how good of a human being John Wooden was. Be a good person and focus on the process – not the outcome.

The Servant by James Hunter

Quote: “There is a difference between power and authority.”

Takeaway: The corporate hierarchy should be flipped upside down. Everyone doesn’t work for the CEO. The CEO works for everyone else. Those who are closest to the clients should be supported the most and everyone should serve their needs. Careful – as everyone should not service their wants.

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Quote: “Remember that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.”

Takeaway: We must interact with people to live a fulfilled life. The more we can understand how people tick, how they make decisions and what’s important to them, the better off we are.

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