Weekend Leadership Reading: 6/19/20

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Weekends are time when things slow down a little. Your weekend shouldn’t be two more regular workdays. That’s a sure road to burnout. Take time to refresh yourself. Take time for something different. Take time for some of that reading you can’t find time for during the week.

Here are choice articles on hot leadership topics culled from the business schools, the business press and major consulting firms. This week there are articles will help you learn about leadership by looking at individual leaders.

From Nancy Koehn: The leadership journey of Abraham Lincoln

“Hear the call to action contained in Abraham Lincoln’s story, and get to work. The world has never needed you and other real leaders more than it does now.”

From Daniel Gross: John Hennessy’s higher learning

“The former Stanford president and current Alphabet chair distills leadership lessons from a long career in the heart of Silicon Valley.”

From C. J. Prince: Ferring U.S. CEO: Leadership Is A Perpetual Journey

“Paul Navarre had top jobs at bigger companies, but the ability to drive change and create a culture that values employees was what attracted him to Ferring Pharmaceuticals.”

From Theodore Kinni: The general wisdom of Ulysses S. Grant

“What was it that made this least likely of leaders such a success? And what can we learn from Grant’s experience?”

From Doug Conant: CEOs Must Find Their Courage

“Successful leadership requires many outstanding traits—but courage is the ‘mother’ attribute. Without it, all else fails.”

Book Suggestions

Forged in Crisis: The Making of Five Courageous Leaders by Nancy Koehn

Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

The Blueprint: 6 Practical Steps to Lift Your Leadership to New Heights by Douglas R. Conant

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