Book Choices Speak Volumes

Craig Chappelow

Can you recommend a good book for me to read about leadership?” In my work with executives, this is one of the most common questions I hear. I would love to have a mental list of titles to rattle off in response. The problem is, I can't do this in good conscience. My struggle is not the result of a scarcity of good books about leadership—there are some excellent ones available. Rather, there are two other problems I face when it comes to recommending books about leadership.

The first is that most of us don't learn the important lessons of leadership only from reading. In Center for Creative Leadership studies about the key learning events in the lives of executives, the phenomenon ...

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