Must read books on Leadership:

Certain people have inherent traits that make them great leaders, others have to develop into the role.  Either way it’s great for aspiring leaders and natural born leaders to understand, grow, and develop their leadership skills.  These are some must read books on leadership…

Leadership books

How to Win Friends & Influence People

Lincoln on Leadership: Executive Strategies for Tough Times

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You (10th Anniversary Edition)

Wooden on Leadership: How to Create a Winning Organization

Emotional Intelligence 2.0

Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

The Inspiring Leader: Unlocking the Secrets of How Extraordinary Leaders Motivate

The Extraordinary Coach: How the Best Leaders Help Others Grow

The Extraordinary Leader: Turning Good Managers into Great Leaders

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t

The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

The Accidental CEO – A Leader’s Journey from Ego to Purpose

The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork: Embrace Them and Empower Your Team

The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter, Updated and Expanded

Gang Leader for a Day: A Rogue Sociologist Takes to the Streets

Developing the Leaders Around You: How to Help Others Reach Their Full Potential

Developing the Leader Within You

When Pride Still Mattered : A Life Of Vince Lombardi

Insurance Industry

The insurance industry has typically promoted the best technical and/or sales focused talent to positions of leadership.

Although this approach has not been catastrophic it may have failed to develop/recognize the best leadership talent equally promoting/developing true leaders.  Truly getting the most out of people is a gift and this skill should be developed.

This is an issue the insurance industry needs to address for the future of the industry, especially as the industry has the opportunity to become an innovation industry.

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