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10 Most Influential Christian Leaders Pick 5 Most Influential Books

As an avid reader, I'm always looking out for "great" books to read. I came across this fascinating personal reading survey of world-renowned Christian leaders conducted by R. Kent Hughes, author of "Disciplines of a Goldy Man." Specific questions asked on the survey were: What are the five books, secular or sacred, which have influenced you most? Of the spiritual books which have influenced you, which is your favorite? What is your favorite novel? What is your favorite biography? I pray you'll find these books immensely helpful in your spiritual journey. Read on! (Remember, these were asked 20-30 years ago!)  Eugene H. ...

The Best Leadership Books of 2015 [Infographic]

The Best Leadership Books of 2015 1.5 Gears: How to Be Present and Productive When There Is Never Enough Time 2. Return on Character: The Real Reason Leaders and Their Companies Win 3.Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts--Becoming the Person You Want to Be 4. Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead 5. Rising Strong 6. People Over Profit: Break the System, Live with Purpose, Be More Successful 7. Louder than Words: Harness the Power of Your Authentic Voice

10 Books That Will Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

2017 is here. A new book with new pages. Let's write a bestseller. The truth is that most of us will fail. In fact, neuroscience shows that 88% of New Year's Resolutions fail. The reason for such failure stems from multiple reasons but one of them being the sheer disconnect with the short-term and long-term. That is, the yearly goals we set in the beginning of the year cannot stand alone. It needs to be integrated into something bigger – your life-long goal. I hope these following 10 books will help you keep your resolutions. [Tweet "10 Books That Will Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolutions"] 1. First Things First by Stephen ...

The 11 Most Thought-Provoking Books on Leadership

In a previous post, I provided a list of the year's best business books every young professional should read.  In this post, I curated the most thought-provoking and innovative books published in 2014 that will help leaders turn their game around.  [Tweet "The 11 Most Thought-Provoking Books on Leadership"] 1. Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown Essentialism is not one more thing – it’s a whole new way of doing everything. A must-read for any leader, manager, or individual who wants to learn to do less, but better, in every area of their lives. Have you ever found yourself stretched too thin? Do ...

Your Official, Must-Read Summer Reading List (Plus a Book Giveaway!)

Summer is just around the corner. As an avid reader, I always look forward to immersing myself in the world of books as I visit parks and beaches, enjoying the beautiful summer of Pacific Northwest. A lot of my friends have been asking me what books I'll be devouring this summer. Here's six books I haven't read, but were highly recommended. I plan to read these books in next several months. As a big thank-you for my readers, I'm giving away one of the six books here. To enter the FREE book giveaway, simply share this post on your social media platform AND comment on this post which book you'd like to read and why. Power Cues: The Subtle ...

World-class Writers are Avid Readers. But You’ll Be Surprised By How They Read.

Writing and reading are like two different sides of the coin. To read well, you ought to learn how to write well, and to write well reading well is an indispensable skill. It’s obvious that world-class writers write differently from the rest of us. What I didn’t know until now, thanks to Daniel Coyle, was how differently some of them read. Here’s an in-depth look at two world-class writers: Mark Twain and David Foster Wallace. Check out the books they read and how they’ve “engaged” with the book. Looking at how they read these books is like looking into the engine room of their minds which provides an important lesson on how we ...

7 Books Bill Gates Thinks You Should Read

Now that he's not CEO of Microsoft, Bill Gates has more time for leisurely pursuits like reading. Sure, he's traveling the world while running the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, but those in-flight hours make for plenty of page-flipping time. Gates often reviews the books he's read on his site. This year he put together a list of his favorites from 2013, though he stressed that they are not all books that came out in the past year. It makes for a more varied list than the usual year-end wrap-ups and is a good look at what the revolutionary has on his mind. Gates's list is fiction-free, though he says he's read The Catcher in the Rye co...

Top Business Books Every Young Professional Must Read

Frank Zappa was fond of saying, “So many books, so little time.” If you are a young professional aspiring to lead and impact organizations, you may resonate with this statement. I'd like to introduce you to top books that are tested and provide a plethora of takeaways that will catapult you into a more effective young professional. If you don't know what books to read, this is an awesome list to start with. Literally thousands of business books are published each year, each with the potential to promote change and enlighten the way people think about business. 800-CEO-Read began recognizing these efforts in 2007 with the 800-CEO-READ Business ...

Must-Read Book List for 2013

“The failure to read good books both enfeebles our vision and strengthens our most fatal tendency - the belief that here and now is all there is." - Alan Bloom GOAL: READ 50 BOOKS THIS YEAR! CURRENT: 36 BOOKS READ SO FAR!  JANUARY Becoming a Contagious Christian - Bill Hybels Nearing Home - Billy Graham How Will You Measure Your Life - Clay Christensen Change Agent - Os Hillman Lead Like Jesus - Ken Blanchard & Phil Hodges How to Build Kingdom Minded Organizations - Mark A. Griffin FEBRUARY One Big Thing - Discovering What You Were Born to Do - Phil Cooke How to Win the Culture War - Peter Kreeft  How to ...

CEO Library: What CEOs are Reading during Summer

The summer finally has embraced us with its wide open arms. For most people, this means planning for extended vacations, hitting the beach, and relaxing poolside. For CEOs, summer becomes the perfect time to retreat to a remote island or escaping to exotic places unknown to many. At least for several days, C-suite executives are using some downtime to catch up on their reading. Since 2004, Samsung Economic Research Institute (SERI), a leading Asian think tank, has conducted a survey of CEOs on their reading habits and recommendable books during the summer vacation. The key theme for the books in 2012 were around humanites, self-examination, ...