Learning Leadership through Stories

Read several personal leadership stories about:


  • The Radical Leap, Steve Farber
    An entertaining and inspiring tale of how today's leaders can renew their excitement for what they do and encourage others to lead with passion.
  • Questions of Character: Illuminating the Heart of Leadership Through Literature, Joe Badaracco
    The author presents eight fundamental challenges that test a leader's character and cleverly explores them through famous literary works.
  • The Leader Who Had No Title: A Modern Fable on Real Success in Business and in Life, Robin Sharma
    An inspirational story with many leadership principles that can apply to how one lives their personal and professional life. Lots of great quotes to gather from this book.
  • Monday Morning Leadership, David Cottrell
    This book is a story about a manager and his mentor that offers unique encouragement and direction which will help you become a better manager, employee, and person. The key principles are simple, profound and impactful if practiced.
  • Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box, by Arbinger Institute
    This book weaves some powerful messages about leadership into a modern day story. It's not what you do that matters, but why you do it. Latching onto the latest leadership trend won't make people follow you if your motives are selfish. It shows how we deceive ourselves in subtle ways into thinking that we're doing the right thing for the right reason.
  • Maestro, Roger Nierenberg
    Conductor Nierenberg has brought his skills at leading an orchestra to the business world with what he calls the Music Paradigm. Nierenberg teaches executives how to turn a company into a euphonious symphony of work. Simplistic and cloying, Nierenberg teaches his Music Paradigm through a parable; he presents an executive whose company is facing the challenges of the company working together effectively.
  • The One Minute Manager, Ken Blanchard
    A concise, easy to read story demonstrating three very practical management techniques that will affect your productivity, job satisfaction, and personal prosperity.
  • The go-giver: a little story about a powerful business idea, Bob Burg
    Over the course of five days, a restaurateur, a CEO, a financial advisor, a real-estate broker and the mysterious "Connector" teach Joe about the laws of value, compensation, influence, authenticity and receptivity-concepts that make more immediate sense in this fictional context than they would in a formal business book


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