Top 5 Leadership Books


Top 5 Leadership Books
"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, you are a leader." -John Quincy Adams At the root of any successful business, school or organization is a leader that exemplifies the characteristics and qualities that you will find throughout the organization.

Leadership is a complicated topic, because there are probably as many definitions of leadership as there are leaders in the world. That's because a leader is a person with many roles...CEO, soldier, coach, entrepreneur, department head, politician, minister...as well as parent, spouse, and other personal roles.

Some people think leaders are born. I don't. I think leadership skills can be honed if we understand our strength and weaknesses, and this understanding starts by knowing what to look for. Our collection of leadership books offers many different approaches to discovering your own leadership style as well as lessons on leading through change, inspiring great teamwork and much more.


•Learn the importance of humor, good habits, leading with values, hiring great people and more. The keys to successful leadership are presented in an unforgettable way. •Use for your next leadership meeting or retreat. We've done the work for you- play the movie then have break out sessions to discuss the leadership topics most relevant to your group. With great photography, inspirational quotes and stories to reinforce each point, Mac Anderson shares what he has learned about leadership in his 30 years as a successful entrepreneur. Mac is the founder of Simple Truths and Successories, the leader in employee motivation and recognition products. He is also the founder of McCord Travel, one of the largest travel companies in the Midwest. His accomplishments in these different industries provide some insight into his passion and leadership skills. The The Essence of Leadership with FREE DVD will provide knowledge and inspiration to any manager in a leadership role.

Here is a sampling of the 27 chapters in The Essence of Leadership with FREE DVD:

•Develop a Service Attitude •Think Change •Aim for the Heart •Manage Your Energy •Reinforce Core Values •Understand the "Soft Stuff" •Walk a Mile in Their Shoes •Your Customers Must Come Second "A lot of leaders can talk the talk, but Mac has walked the walk. I've known him for over ten years and he's one of the most genuine and down-to-earth people you'll ever meet."— Mike Singletary, Speaker/Author/Coach, Hall of Fame – Chicago Bears
The Essence of Leadership with FREE DVD


The Essence of Leadership with FREE DVD



Leading With Passion•Every manager, CEO, school administrator and principal should read this book. •Effective, passionate leadership requires many things. In this book, we break it down to 10 essential steps. •Leaders are like magnets. Their magnetic field is invisible but is responsible for the most notable property of a magnet: a force that pulls and attracts or repels. Which type of magnet are you?

Light a match in a dark room and watch as the light instantly overcomes the darkness. Observe the power and grace of that single, solitary flame dancing with life. Now light several candles or kindle a fire and experience the added warmth and comfort extending from that first, vulnerable flame through others. This is the heart and soul of leadership-the essence of inspiring others.

John J. Murphy, author of our best-selling book on teamwork, Pulling Together, follows up this best-seller with a leadership book like no other. Leading With Passion, 10 Rules For Inspiring Others will help you will find that not only are you performing better has a leader, but your team is sharing your vision and following your lead to ultimate success.

People have debated for many years about the single most important characteristic or "ingredient" for leadership. The same endless debate might take place if we were to ask what the single, most important factor for chocolate cake is. Clearly, there is an argument for chocolate. There is also a good argument for eggs, flour, sugar, water and an assortment of other factors, including oven temperature and time in the oven. In fact, if any essential ingredient is missing or out of balance, the cake is vulnerable. It isn't everything it could be.

Effective, passionate leadership requires many things. In this book, we cover ten essentials. Combine these key factors and you have a means to inspire and Leading With Passion.


Leading With Passion

from: Simple Truths


•"For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack." - Rudyard Kipling •What would happen in our business and our personal lives if we worked together towards a common goal like the wolf pack works together for survival? •Explore the characteristics of this majestic creature in this breathtaking inspiring book. •Wisdom of Wolves w/Free Dvd for your next leadership retreat. Twyman became interested in wolf packs after a grueling consulting project where the corporation he was working with had a group of executives trying to one-up one another and were generally stabbing each other in the back to get ahead. When he turned on public television that night he was transported to a different world, the milieu of the wolf pack, where teamwork, loyalty and communication were the norm rather than the exception.

Twyman Towery, Ph.D., a professional speaker and consultant who studied the lessons of leadership in nature and has captured them in a new book for Simple Truths called the Wisdom of Wolves. Twyman shares the parallels between the wolf pack and human behavior…in business, the family and how it impacts your personal life.

Sample of chapters: Teamwork, patience, unity, failure, attitude, communication, play, loyalty and change are just a few of the subjects covered in this beautiful book. Each chapter closes with "Questions to Ponder" that relate back to your own business, family and personal life. A great tool for leadership meetings and retreats in any type of organization.

Wisdom of Wolves w/Free Dvd is one of the most fascinating books you will ever read and the the images of wolves captured in this book will take your breath away.


Wisdom of Wolves w/Free Dvd


212 Service w/Free Dvd

212 Service w/Free Dvd


•What gives a Man or Woman the right to lead? Can it be appointed? No, the right to lead must be earned. •Filled with stories about real people who have earned the right to lead. •A must-read for anyone in a leadership role looking to sharpen their leadership skills John C. Maxwell is an internationally recognized leadership expert and author, who has sold over 13 million books. He speaks to many fortune 500 companies and his organizations have also trained over 2 million leaders world-wide.

In The Right To Lead, you will read about people who have earned the right to lead others. They became effective leaders not by making other people follow, but by making themselves the kind of person people would want to follow.

This The Right To Lead is loaded with stories, quotes and "nuggets of wisdom" for anyone wishing to sharpen their leadership skills. beautifully designed , The The Right To Lead makes a terrific holiday gift for any leader or anyone who aspires to become a leader


The Right To Lead


10 book Leadership Desktop Collection
Leadership Sampler Set

Leadership Sampler Set


Great Quotes from Great Leaders with FREE DVD

Great Quotes from Great Leaders with FREE DVD


Leadership Gift Set



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Leadership quotes
Remember the difference between a boss and a leader; a boss says "Go!" - a leader says "Let's go!" ~E.M. Kelly

A chief is a man who assumes responsibility. He says "I was beaten," he does not say "My men were beaten." ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery

A leader leads by example, whether he intends to or not. ~Author Unknown

Leadership is action, not position. ~Donald H. McGannon

You can't lead anyone else further than you have gone yourself. ~Gene Mauch

The leadership instinct you are born with is the backbone. You develop the funny bone and the wishbone that go with it. ~Elaine Agather

You don't have to hold a position in order to be a leader. ~Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book

Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing. ~Albert Schweitzer

Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them. ~Robert Jarvik

You do not lead by hitting people over the head. That's assault, not leadership. ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

Nothing so conclusively proves a man's ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself. ~Thomas J. Watson

If two or three persons should come with a high spiritual aim and with great powers, the world would fall into their hands like a ripe peach. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

A leader is a dealer in hope. ~Napoleon Bonaparte, attributed

Leaders don't create followers, they create more leaders. ~Tom Peters

One measure of leadership is the caliber of people who choose to follow you. ~Dennis A. Peer

A good leader is a person who takes a little more than his share of the blame and a little less than his share of the credit. ~John C. Maxwell

A leader is best When people barely know that he exists. ~Witter Bynner, The Way of Life According to Laotzu

The real leader has no need to lead - he is content to point the way. ~Henry Miller, The Wisdom of the Heart

If you wish a general to be beaten, send him a ream full of instructions; if you wish him to succeed, give him a destination, and bid him conquer. ~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827

I am more afraid of an army of one hundred sheep led by a lion than an army of one hundred lions led by a sheep. ~Charles Maurice, Prince de Talleyrand-Périgord

A man is only a leader when a follower stands beside him. ~Mark Brouwer

I suppose that leadership at one time meant muscle; but today it means getting along with people. ~Indira Gandhi

Leaders need to be optimists. Their vision is beyond the present. ~Rudy Giuliani

A leader leads by example not by Force. ~Sun Tzu

A leader who doesn't hesitate before he sends his nation into battle is not fit to be a leader. ~Golda Meir

The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it. ~Theodore Roosevelt

He led his regiment from behind - He found it less exciting. But when away his regiment ran, His place was at the fore, O. ~W.S. Gilbert

Leadership is based on a spiritual quality; the power to inspire, the power to inspire others to follow. ~Vince Lombardi

We have great managers who haven't spent a day in management school. Do we have great surgeons that haven't spent a day in surgical school? ~Henry Mintzberg

Every leader needs to look back once in a while to make sure he has followers. ~Author Unknown

The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes. ~Tony Blair

Leadership: the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. ~Dwight D. Eisenhower

When trouble arises and things look bad, there is always one individual who perceives a solution and is willing to take command. Very often, that person is crazy. ~Dave Barry, "Things That It Took Me 50 Years to Learn"

Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish. ~Anne Bradstreet

A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. He inspires the power and energy to get it done. ~Ralph Nader

Inside my empty bottle I was constructing a lighthouse while all the others were making ships. ~Charles Simic

Management is nothing more than motivating other people. ~Lee Iacocca

There go my people. I must find out where they are going so I can lead them. ~Alexandre Ledru-Rollin

I am not a labor leader. I don't want you to follow me or anyone else. If you are looking for a Moses to lead you out of the capitalist wilderness you will stay right where you are. I would not lead you into this promised land if I could, because if I could lead you in, someone else could lead you out. ~Eugene V. Debs

To lead the people, walk behind them. ~Lao-Tzu

Charlatanism of some degree is indispensable to effective leadership. ~Eric Hoffer



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