I believe that leadership is a by-product of who we are, what we believe, and what we value.  The most important ‘leadership’ journey is the journey we take to know ourselves.  As such, you will find many books in my ‘leadership’ list of books that have been instrumental in me ‘knowing myself.’  This is not an exhaustive list by any stretch, but is a good representation of those readings that have shaped my thinking and my life.  I will continue to pass along ‘good reads’ as I find them.  And, by the way, in addition to ‘good reads’ that have shaped me, people have shaped me as much or more.  The picture above is of my Grandfather and Grandmother Struck.  I don’t think we recognize enough those generations that have gone before us.

The Four Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz

Leadership Without Easy Answers by Ronald Heifeitz

The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization by Peter Drucker

The Me I Want to Be by John Ortberg

Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Choice Theory by William Glasser, M.D.

The Bible

Not Fade Away by Peter Barton and Laurence Shames

Execution by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan

Corporate Lifecycles by Ichak Adizes

The Five Faces of Genius by Annette Moser-Wellman

When God Interrupts by M. Craig Barnes

Quiet Leadership by David Rock

God in the Alley by Greg Paul

Servant Leadership – readings by Robert Greenleaf

Appreciative Inquiry – by Cooperrider, Sorensen, Yaeger, Whitney

Good To Great by Jim Collins

The Power of Full Engagement by Tony Schwartz and Jim Loehr

The Five Temptations of a CEO by Patrick Lencioni

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni

Influencer by Patterson, Grenny, Maxfield, McMillan, Switzer

Hole in the Gospel by Richard Stearns

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning

Tuesday Mornings with the Dads – stories by fathers who have lost a son or daughter