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Monday, July 25, 2011

The Leadership Playlist

The Western Maryland Health System is creating a Leadership Institute, which I will write about from time to time.  Recently, all members of senior management were asked for their favorite top ten books on leadership, aka our leadership playlist.  There are a lot of great books on leadership that are available.  There are some relatively new titles available, but many have been around for years and are still current with their message and contents.  My list is as follows and pretty much in order of preference.

Built to Last by Jim Collins
The Seven Habits of Effective People by Stephen R. Covey Silos,
Politics and Turf Wars by Patrick Lencioni
Servant Leader by Ken Blanchard
Good to Great by Jim Collins
The Speed of Trust by Stephen M.R. Covey
The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell
The Five Temptations of a CEO by Patrick Lencioni
Strengths Finder by Tim Roth
The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make by Hans Finzel

The average Fortune 500 CEO reads two management / leadership books per month.  The average manager reads one a year.  Above is a good list with which to start.

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