President’s Day marked February’s final holiday, honoring George Washington’s birthday, and recognizing the Oval Office holders that have served our country in the past. Being President requires leadership skills, political savvy, and business knowledge to be the role models we hope them to be, and while most people will never be President, we can still glean from their example to become leaders in our own lives. You can find inspiration from someone who held an important position in the White House by checking out Michelle Obama: In Her Own Words, learn how to leave a mark in our society with Lasting Contribution, and grow as a leader with If You Will Lead.
A powerful dose of wisdom in a concise package, Lasting Contribution is filled with profound and effective advice on how to make a meaningful impact at work, through organizations, and in community. Philosophic messages pulled from sources such as Aristotle, Sun Tzu, Victor Frankl, and Confucius, are carefully woven into topics of information theory, sociology, Zen, psychology, art history, management theory, and many other fields. In a book alive with colorful examples, drawing from modern and historic cultural landmarks, Waddington connects old ideas with new mechanics to demonstrate where we can make a difference. Above all, Lasting Contribution offers different benefits to different readers: insightful tips for a better work performance for those looking to improve their careers; practical life-applications for those grappling with high philosophical ideas; and food for thought for thought for anyone seeking to enrich their lives generally.
If You Will Lead: Enduring Wisdom for 21st-Century Leaders provides readers with guidance for any sort of leadership journey. Whether you are a seasoned executive or just starting your first leadership role, this book will help you grow as a leader. Moran created a leadership framework that is comprised of sixteen eternal and essential leadership attributes and draws on noteworthy historical events to illustrate how great leaders like Martin Luther King, Abraham Lincoln, Mother Teresa, and others applied these leadership attributes to achieve extraordinary results. With the power of storytelling, this title combines bigger-than-life examples with everyday stories to help leaders apply its lessons to their own leadership challenges, whatever they may be. It’s a practical guide that offers numerous resources and tools to help readers hone their skills and achieve their full potential.