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12 “Must-reads” for Leaders

Bill Yeargin Boating Industry Magazine Online


Reading dozens of books a year is typical for me, and while not all of them are business-oriented, many are. Apparently, this is not unusual, as a Fast Company survey of CEOs found that the typical CEO reads 60 books a year. As President Harry S. Truman said, “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.”

I love to read so asking me to name my favorite books is like asking me to pick my favorite daughter. However, while I don’t have a favorite daughter (they are both amazing and I love them equally, as any parent will understand) I do sometimes take a shot at picking books.

There are hundreds of great leadership books, so pruning the list down to 12 was almost impossible. However, after taking my best shot at narrowing the list, below are the “must-read” books I believe any current or inspiring leader should read. If you invest... [read more]

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