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Our goal is to make this page a true resource on topics connected with leadership. Do you have ideas, links, leadership training alerts, or other resources you'd like to share with your fellow LIFE members? Send them to Susan, [email protected].

Leadership Reading Suggestions (in no particular order):

  • Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
  • The 5th Discipline by Peter Senge
  • The Leadership Challenge by James Kouzes and Barry Posner
  • Love is the Killer App by Tim Saunders
  • Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh
  • Questions of Character: Illuminating the Heart of Leadership Through Literature by Joseph L. Badaracco
  • The Leadership Secrets of Genghis Khan by John Man
  • Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun by Wess Roberts
  • Shackleton's Way: Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer by Margot Morrell
  • The U.S. Army Leadership Field Manual by Leadership The Center For Army
  • The 9 Ways of Working: How to Use the Enneagram to Discover Your Natural Strengths and Work More Effectively by Michael J. Goldberg (or other books on the Enneagram personality type)
  • I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai
  • First, Break All the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently by Marcus Buckingham
  • Developing the Leader Within You  by John Maxwell
  • Leadership Above The Line by Dr. Sarah Sumner 
  • Learning to Lead:  A Workbook on Becoming A Leader  by Warren Bennis & Joan Goldsmith
  • Leadership Jazz: The Essential Elements of a Great Leader by Max Depree
  • Leadership is an Art by Max Depree
  • Getting to Yes by Roger Fisher
  • The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People by Gary Chapman
  • Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink
  • Radical Equations: Civil Rights from Mississippi to the Algebra Project by Robert P. Moses

And it's not all nonfiction! Try these fiction titles for examples of leadership:

  • Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose
  • To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding
  • The Prince by Nicolo Machiavelli
  • On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle