As I travel and speak to college students, I’m often asked what are the best books for a young leader to read. Years ago, I created a list of “Must Reads” for established leaders, but below, I list what I consider great reads for emerging leaders—teens and twenty-somethings who aspire to leadership. Hope it’s helpful. 1. Leadership and Self-Deception, by the

Over the years, I will often launch the new year by posting some of my favorite books I read from the past year. These aren’t the only ones I digested this year, but these are ones I’ve recommended to leaders, educators, parents, coaches and employers—people I’ve met as I travel. Below are some of the best books I read in

Once in a while, I post a list of the books I read during the previous year. I try to read two books every month, selecting the titles from a list of topics I desire to grow in over the course of that twelve-month period. This past year, eight of the twenty-four books I read were profound. Most of them surrounded

Last Thursday, I had the opportunity to host an interview with best-selling writer, Malcolm Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point, Blink and Outliers. I loved them all, and spending time lobbing questions his way was the highlight of my week. I was like a kid in a candy store. We focused on his new book, David and Goliath, the classic underdog story of a teenage boy who