6 Leadership Book Reports

Reflection Question: Share one quotation from your leadership book reports.

The unexamined life is not worth living – Socrates. On Becoming A Leader by Warren Bennis. Derya Kaya

Lincoln the Unknown by Dale Carnegie was my leadership book. If I could derive one lesson from the book it would be, “Misfits make the best leaders ever.” Lincoln was the biggest misfit of his time and to me he is the most impressive leader I have ever read about. Hina Ali

Leadership means the ability to obtain followers. Without followers you are just taking a walk, not leading. Developing the Leader Within You by John C. Maxwell. Steven Kapoloma

360 Degree Leaders work to change their thinking from “I want a position that will make people follow me” to “I want to become a person whom people will want to follow.” The 360 Degree Leader: Developing Your Influence From Anywhere in the Organization by John C. Maxwell. Rhonda Jaipaul-O’Garro

“I do not wish to be mixed with these preachers of equality. Men are not equal, nor shall they become equal.” Philosophical Foundations of Leadership (Nietzsche quoted in the book). We must understand what he is referring to; it is not simple. Fernando Aguilar

“Leadership development is self-development, and self-development is not about stuffing in a whole bunch of new information or trying out the latest technique. It’s about leading out of what is already in your soul. It’s about liberating the leader within you. And it starts with taking a look inside.” The Leadership Challenge by Kouzes & Posner. Maja Cakarun

“Few individuals significantly alter the course of history. Fewer still modify the map of the world. Hardly anyone can be credited with creating a nation-state. Mohammad Ali Jinnah did all three.” Jinah vs. Ghandi by Roderick Matthew. Javaria Tareen

“Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing that you made all the effort to become the best of which you are capable.” Wooden on Leadership by John Wooden, who thanks to his wonderful leadership style won 10 basketball championships in a row as the coach for UCLA. Issa Napon

“The Secret to life is to put yourself in the right lighting. For some it’s a Broadway spotlight; for others, a lamplit desk.” Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain. Wahida Ifat

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