Friday, November 10, 2006

Leaders are Readers, and Readers are Leaders.

You may have noticed that I referenced a link to KTI Books - when talking about the two books I'm re-reading. Well that's beacause those are the Top Books that I recommend you reading today. Another one of those books - also by John C. Maxwell is about leadersihp.

I found a really cute, funny, and entertaining while strangely effective re-telling of a chapter from this truly phenomenal book, "The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership"

Good stuff huh?

So yea, leadership - what a great topic that is. The world is always in need of them; In fact I'd argue that they're always with us, ever present - leading us in one direction or another.

Reading books like those can really give one tremendous insight on what it takes to be a leader. For anyone who's actually in a position of leadership now who truly wants to take their leadership game to the next level, I highly recommend reading that book.

It makes mention of great leaders, like Jesus... people followed/follow Jesus. That's true leadership right there. It also talks about Jack Welch, and other great leaders who's stories are shared in a way that will make it easy for you to identify with them - and even see how you can go from where you are, to where you've envisioned yourself.

We just had an election where we put new Leaders into positions of power. Having a position does not make one a leader... its not about the title; The leader makes the title not the other way around. Which is something very unique about our gov't.

We put people in power, who may not neccessarily lead us, where we want to be led.

All kinds of reports surfaced claiming that army leaders, were calling for the resignation of their overall leader; Guess they decided to have some fun with the issue on the late, late show. Real funny video... and it begs to ask, is he being replaced with someone who can help lead the world to a safer, more peaceful place?

Let's hope so.

Perhaps the country would benefit if our leaders, the ones elected to their leadersihp positions would pick up The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. There are some really great tips and ideas in there, that will elevate anyone's leadership lid.

In fact, I will have to re-read that book after I finish re-reading the current two.

I'll leave you with this... an interview with our current leader... goin wolfy, with wolf blitzer.

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