Inspiring The Leader Within: Recommended Reading

Recently I learned that a friend’s career path has been interrupted due to lack of effective leadership by his mentors.  News of a discontinued relationship with any company of pride is always trying and emotional. The conversation was grim but the outcome was positive as he realized that this is not a failure but an opportunity to grow as a leader. As I listened to him share, a particular mentor and role model came to mind who’s leadership has guided me time and time again. I did my best to share insight and offer advice.

Some of us are born to lead while others are taught. We can be instructed to do so but not necessarily taught how to. I hope that today’s recommended readings will help you on your journey to becoming the leader within.

  • Crucial Conversations: Tools For Talking When Stakes Are High by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillian, and Al Switzler
  • The 7 Habit’s of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen Covey
  • Sun Tzu and The Art of Business: Six Strategic Principles For Managers by Mark R. McNeilly
  • It’s Not My Department! How America Can Return To Excellence-Giving and Receiving Quality Service by Peter Glen
  • The Spirit To Serve Marriott’s Way by J.W. Marriott, Kathi Ann Brown, and Jim Collins
  • The New Gold Standard: 5 Leadership Principles For Creating Legendary Customer Experience Courtesy of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company by Joseph Michelli

Each company has training programs to fit the mold of what they feel is a good representation of the corporation. Fortunately, I have had a very successful mentor teach me leadership skills that I will carry throughout my professional career. I challenge you to go beyond what is mandatory and become the leader that you are.

Comments

  1. Thank you for taking the time to read and recommend my book. I am in your debt.
    Joseph Michelli, author of The New Gold Standard

    • I apologize. I had accidentally posted the reply to your comment as a “comment” vs. a reply… I wanted to make sure that you got it. Thank you again for reading my page; your book is a great tool for leadership. Take care and thanks again! Here is what I wrote previously:

      Mr. Michelli,
      I am honored that you read my post! It’s ironic, I am having a one year anniversary party in November to celebrate my blog (which is all about helping people become better or more confident one tip at a time). I wanted to give away one of the books above but wasn’t sure which one but now I know exactly which one I will choose. The way I see it, everyone needs a little Ritz in their life! You are amazing and THANK YOU for reading.
      With Sugar,
      Cyn

  2. I am honored that you read my post! It’s ironic, I am having a one year anniversary party in November to celebrate my blog (which is all about helping people become better or more confident one tip at a time). I wanted to give away one of the books above but wasn’t sure which one but now I know exactly which one I will choose. The way I see it, everyone needs a little Ritz in their life! You are amazing and THANK YOU for reading.
    With Sugar,
    Cyn

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