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Here you will find links to excerpts from some of the best leadership related books available.

business books  The 100 Absolutely Unbreakable Laws of Business Success
by Brian Tracy
SELECTION   • Chapter 1: The Laws of Life

business books  The 2,000 Percent Solution: Free Your Organization from "Stalled" Thinking to Achieve Exponential Success
by Donald Mitchell, Carol Coles and Robert Metz
SELECTION   • Foreword: How to Get the Most Value From This Book

business books  A Leader's Legacy
by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner
SELECTION   • Chapter 1: Leaders Serve and Sacrifice

business books  The Agenda: What Every Business Must Do to Dominate the Decade
by Michael Hammer
SELECTION   • Chapter 1: Get Serious About Business Again

business books  The American Leadership Tradition: Moral Vision from Washington to Clinton
by Marvin Olasky
SELECTION   • Introduction

business books  An Honest President: The Life and Presidencies of Grover Cleveland
by H. Paul Jeffers
SELECTION   • Chapter One: Happy Bachelor

business books  And Dignity for All: Unlocking Greatness with Values-Based Leadership
by Jim Despain and Jane Converse
SELECTION   • Introduction

business books  At the Helm: Business Lessons for Navigating Rough Waters
by Peter Isler and Peter Economy
SELECTION   • Chapter 1: At The Helm

business books  Authentic Leadership: Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating Lasting Value
by Bill George
SELECTION   • Introduction: Where Have All the Leaders Gone?

business books  Ben Franklin's 12 Rules of Management: The Founding Father of American Business Solves Your Toughest Problems
by Blaine McCormick
SELECTION   • Chapter One: Great Managers Rarely Have Great Beginnings

business books  Billy, Alfred, and General Motors: The Story of Two Unique Men, A Legendary Company, and a Remarkable Time in American History
by William Pelfrey
SELECTION   • Chapter 7: Birth of a General

business books  The Book of Management Wisdom: Classic Writings by Great Business Leaders
by Peter Krass (Editor)
SELECTION   • Part I: Essential Qualities of Great Managers

business books  Called to Serve : Creating and Nurturing the Effective Volunteer Board
by Max De Pree
SELECTION   • Preface

business books  Consulting Demons: Inside the Unscrupulous World of Global Corporate Consulting
by Lewis Pinault
SELECTION   • Consulting and Me

business books  Control Your Destiny or Someone Else Will
by Noel M. Tichy and Stratford Sherman
SELECTION   • Chapter 1: The GE Revolution

business books  Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High
by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan and Al Switzler
SELECTION   • Chapter 1: What's a Crucial Conversation? And Who Cares?

business books  The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope
by Jonathan Alter
SELECTIONS   • Prologue: Sunday, March 5, 1933
Author's Note

business books  A Different Drummer: My Thirty Years with Ronald Reagan
by Michael K. Deaver
SELECTION   • Chapter One: The Early Years

business books  Dig Your Well Before You're Thirsty: The Only Networking Book You'll Ever Need
by Harvey Mackay
SELECTION   • Doin' What Comes Unnaturally

business books  Douglas McGregor on Management: Revisiting the Human Side of Enterprise
by Gary Heil, Deborah C. Stephens and Warren G. Bennis
SELECTION   • Part 1: Why McGregor Matters

business books  The Encore Effect: How to Achieve Remarkable Performance in Anything You Do
Mark Sanborn
SELECTION   • Chapter One: The Power of Encore Performances

business books  Evolve! : Succeeding in the Digital Culture of Tomorrow
by Rosabeth Moss Kanter
SELECTION   • Introduction: The New Economy Lobotomy

business books  Fire Someone Today : And Other Surprising Tactics for Making Your Business a Success
by Bob Pritchett
SELECTION   • Introduction

business books  The Fred Factor: Every Person's Guide to Making the Ordinary Extraordinary!
Mark Sanborn
SELECTION   • Chapter One: The First Fred I Ever Met

business books  The Future of Leadership: Today's Top Leadership Thinkers Speak to Tomorrow's Leaders
Edited by Warren G. Bennis, Gretchen M. Spreitzer, and Thomas Cummings
SELECTION   • Chapter Three: A World of Fleas and Elephants

business books  The Future of Success
by Robert B. Reich
SELECTION   • Selection from the Introduction

business books  Good Business: Leadership, Flow and the Making of Meaning
by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
SELECTION   • Chapter One: Leading the Future

business books  The Greatness Guide: Powerful Secrets for Getting to World Class
by Robin Sharma
SELECTION   • Chapter 82: Commit to First Class

business books  The Heart of an Executive: Lessons on Leadership from the Life of King David
by Richard D. Phillips
SELECTION   • Selection from the Prologue - The Shepherd

business books  How to Lose Friends & Infuriate People: Leadership in the Networked World
by Jonar C. Nader
SELECTION   • Chapter 1: What can you see from the balcony of life?: Time is running out

business books  How to Succeed in Business Without Working So Damn Hard : Rethinking the Rules, Reinventing the Game
by Robert J. Kriegel, Ph.D.
SELECTION   • Chapter 1: Working Harder Works But...

business books  The Hungry Spirit: Beyond Capitalism - A Quest for Purpose in the Modern World
by Charles Handy
SELECTION   • Proper Selfishness: Individualism can be responsible

business books  Ignited: Managers! Light Up Your Company and Career for More Power More Purpose and More Success
by Vince Thompson
SELECTION   • Chapter 9 Ignition Point 4: The Landscape

business books  In Search of Excellence : Lessons from America's Best-Run Companies
by Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman
SELECTION   • Author's Note

business books  Intellectual Capital: The New Wealth of Organizations
by Thomas A. Stewart
SELECTION   • Preface to the Paperback Edition

business books  The Irresistible Growth Enterprise: Breakthrough Gains from Unstoppable Change
by Donald Mitchell and Carol Coles
SELECTION   • Introduction to Part One: Irresistible Force Stalls: Causes & Solutions
SELECTION   • Chapter 1: The Light at the End of the Tunnel: Key Concepts

business books  It's Alive: The Coming Convergence of Information, Biology, and Business
by Christopher Meyer and Stan Davis
SELECTION   • Chapter 1: Economic Evolution: Learning from Life Cycles

business books  It's Not the Big that Eat the Small...It's the Fast that Eat the Slow
by Jason Jennings and Laurence Haughton
SELECTION   • Chapter One: Fast Thinking
SELECTION   • Chapter 1: The Light at the End of the Tunnel: Key Concepts

business books  The Leader's Voice : How your communication can inspire and get results!
by Boyd Clarke and Ron Crossland
SELECTION   • Last Word: Calling All Capitalists

business books  Leadership
by James MacGregor Burns
SELECTION   • Chapter 1: The Power of Leadership

business books  Leadership and the Sexes: Using Gender Science to Create Success in Business
by Michael Gurian with Barbara Annis
SELECTION   • Chapter 1: Understanding the Science of Gender

business books  Leadership Is An Art
by Max DePree
SELECTION   • Chapter 2: What Is Leadership?

business books  Leadership Lessons from West Point: Building Stronger Leaders
Edited by Major Doug Crandall
SELECTION   • Chapter 3: You Must Lead Yourself First

business books  Leading with the Heart: Coach K's Successful Strategies for Basketball, Business, and Life
by Mike Krzyzewski with Donald T. Phillips
SELECTION   • Chapter 1: Getting Organized

business books  Lives of Moral Leadership
by Robert Coles
SELECTION   • Introduction

business books  Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
SELECTION   • Unsticking an Idea

business books  Meditations of Marcus Aurelius
by Marcus Aurelius
SELECTION   • Book One: Debts & Lessons

business books  Napoleon on Project Management : Timeless Lessons in Planning, Execution, and Leadership
by Jerry Manas
SELECTION   • Chapter 1: The Skills to Succeed

business books  The Nature of Leadership: Reptiles, Mammals, And the Challenge of Becoming a Great Leader
by B. Joseph White and Yaron Prywes
SELECTION   • Chapter 1: Become a Leader, a Better Leader, a Great Leader

business books  Next: The Future Just Happened
by Michael Lewis
SELECTION   • Introduction: The Invisible Revolution

business books  Now, Discover Your Strengths
by Marcus Buckingham and Donald O., Ph.D. Clifton
SELECTION   • Introduction: The Strengths Revolution at Work

business books  Peanut Butter and Jelly Management: Tales From Parenthood - Lessons for Managers
by Chris Komisarjevsky and Reina Komisarjevsky
SELECTION   • Chapter 15: The Excitement of Broadway - Why the Arts Belong in the Workplace

business books  Peoplesmart: Developing Your Interpersonal Intelligence
by Melvin L. Silberman with Freda Hansburg
SELECTION   • What Does It Mean to Be People Smart?

business books  Permission Marketing: Turning Strangers Into Friends, and Friends into Customers
by Seth Godin
SELECTION   • Chapter 2: Permission Marketing—The Way to Make Advertising Work Again

business books  The Peter Principle: Why Things Always Go Wrong
by Laurence J. Peter and Raymond Hull
SELECTION   • Chapter 1: The Peter Principal

business books  Please Don't Just Do What I Tell You, Do What Needs to Be Done:
by Bob Nelson
SELECTION   • Introduction: A Message Whose Time Has Come

business books  Power and Influence: Beyond Formal Authority
by John P. Kotter
SELECTION   • Introduction

business books  The Power of Full Engagement : Managing Energy, Not Time, is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal
by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz
SELECTION   • Fully Engaged: Energy, Not Time, Is Our Most Precious Resource

business books  The Prepared Mind of a Leader: Eight Skills Leaders Use to Innovate, Make Decisions, and Solve Problems
by Bill Welter and Jean Egmon
SELECTION   • Introduction: Chance Favors the Prepared Mind

business books  Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America 1789-1989
by Michael R. Beschloss
SELECTION   • Chapter 1: A Speedy Death to General Washington!

business books  Profiles in Courage: The Illustrated Edition
by John F. Kennedy
SELECTION   • Chapter 1: Courage and Politics

business books  The Project 50 (Reinventing Work): Fifty Ways to Transform Every "Task" into a Project That Matters
by Tom Peters
SELECTION   • Step No. 1 TO WOW Project Power: Awareness!

business books  Rich Dad's Rich Kid, Smart Kid: Giving Your Children a Financial Head Start
by Robert T. Kiyosaki with Sharon L. Lechter
SELECTION   • Chapter 1: All Kids Are Born Rich Kids and Smart Kids

business books  Ronald Reagan: How an Ordinary Man Became an Extraordinary Leader
by Dinesh D'Souza
SELECTION   • Prologue: The Wise Men and the Dummy
Chapter 1: Why Reagan Gets No Respect

business books  Russell Rules: 11 Lessons on Leadership from the Twentieth Century's Greatest Winner
by Bill Russell with David Falkner
SELECTION   • Lesson Six: Craftsmanship

business books  Shackleton's Way : Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer
by Margot Morrell and Stephanie Capparell
SELECTION   • Chapter 1: The Path to Leadership

business books  Side by Side Leadership : Achieving Outstanding Results Together
by Dennis A. Romig
SELECTION   • Chapter 1: Muddle in the Middle

business books  Smarter, Faster, Better: Strategies for Effective, Enduring, and Fulfilled Leadership
by Karlin Sloan with Lindsey Pollak
SELECTION   • Chapter 6: Fasting Together: Energizing Your Team

business books  Stumbling on Happiness
by Daniel Gilbert
SELECTION   • Chapter 1: Journey to Elsewhen

business books  Success is a Choice: Ten Steps To Overachieving In Business and Life
by Rick Pitino
SELECTION   • Selection from Deserving Victory

business books  The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
by Malcolm Gladwell
SELECTION   • Chapter 1: The Three Rules of Epidemics

business books  Up Your Business! 7 Steps to Fix, Build, or Stretch Your Organization
by Dave Anderson
SELECTION   • Introduction: The Three Rules of Epidemics

business books  Upgrade! Proven Strategies for Dramatically Increasing Personal and Professional Success
by Mark Sanborn
SELECTION   • Chapter 1: Why UPGRADE?

business books  The Warrior Within : Becoming Complete in the Four Crucial Dimensions of Manhood
by Pat Williams with Jim Denney
SELECTION   • Fatherhood Principle 1: Be Your Kids’ Dad

business books  What It Takes To Be Number #1: Vince Lombardi on Leadership
by Vince Lombardi, Jr.
SELECTION   • Chapter 1: Lombardi on Lombardi

business books  Where Have All the Leaders Gone?
by Lee Iacocca
SELECTION   • Chapter 1: Had Enough?

business books  Who Cut The Cheese? — An A-Mazing Parody about Change (and How We Can Get Our Hands on Yours)
by Stilton Jarlsberg and Kenneth Bleucheese
SELECTION   • Behind The Story of The Story by Kenneth Bleucheese, Ph.D.

business books  You Don't Need a Title To Be a Leader: How Anyone, Anywhere, Can Make a Positive Difference
by Mark Sanborn
SELECTION   • Introduction

business books  Your Leadership Legacy: Why Looking Toward the Future Will Make You a Better Leader Today
by Robert M. Galford and Regina Fazio Maruca
SELECTION   • Introduction



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