Reading is an important part of Centric’s culture – we’ve found that learning from the experiences of others is one of the best ways to be inspired. Good books and insightful lessons are shared frequently within the Centric walls – whether that be through team emails, via Twitter or in personal conversations. So, we thought we’d take a moment and bottle up some of the great reads that have impacted our own lives and thought processes. Below are 13 books recommended from Centric’s leaders. Take a look and enjoy! And let us know if you have comments on these books or others to recommend. We’d love to hear from you.
Book #11: Read “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership” to develop and build upon your leadership skills
By: Bill Chamberlain, Director, Centric Chicago
“The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You” by John Maxwell outlines 21 “laws” that you can apply to your personal and business life. Maxwell includes real-world examples of different leadership characteristics and demonstrates how you can apply them in your daily life.
What I really like about this book is it is practical and real. It is not a fad, a theory, or an ivory tower on how to become a great leader – it is a straightforward and easy read that you can fully apply in your life and incrementally build upon. Each chapter covers one of the laws, highlights successes and failures of others, and shows how you can apply the law in your own life. Leadership is not something that is developed in a day, but it is something that you develop daily. This book is a great reference and reminder of this.
Leadership is not something that is developed in a day, but it is something that you develop daily.