Category Archives: Book Review

Reading List (Update): A Story of Survival

[November 20, 2017]  The English philosopher John Locke once said that “education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company, and reflection must finish him.”  He was referring to the importance of learning how to be a productive citizen and sets forth the ingredients to do so.  Everyone I know will attest, firsthand, that reading good… Read More »

Reading List [Updated] Trump Leadership

[October 23, 2017] Controversy comes from many sources and in a variety of forms. All of us, in particular leaders, swim in the sea of controversy our entire professional lives. But it is up to us to navigate those waters in such a way that enhances our relationships (social, political, economic, educational) with all others… Read More »

Reading List (Update):  Powerful Leadership

[October 7, 2017]  Most people believe leadership just happens … that some are born with the ability and others not.  Leadership, however, is something that is grown – like a tree – from a small seedling into something potentially gigantic.  While I’m no fan of reading about others, one thing I do like is trying… Read More »

Reading List (Update): The Confederates

[September 18, 2017] Warning for those with a fragile mind, hypersensitivity to reading things about events during the U.S. Civil War, or are a college “snowflake” … this book review may cause you to require mental counseling. I’m just kidding of course; as I don’t expect readers of this leadership blog to be such a… Read More »

Reading List (Update):  The Making of Senior Leaders

[August 3, 2017]  I’ve made some changes to my Reading List (Update) as one can see when I published my last entry on Rudolph Giuliani’s book called Leadership.  The idea was to delve a little more into the content of the book by bringing up some of the author’s key ideas rather than just rushing… Read More »

Reading List (Update)

[June 30, 2017]  On this Reading List Update, I’m going to deviate a little from the typical leadership book review and recommendation.  Provided here today will be a more comprehensive look at one book (more in the future) that peaked my interest and with others who found it helpful for developing all levels of leadership. … Read More »

Reading List (Update)

[May 18, 2017]  One of the good things about reading a book is that occasionally I stumble upon one (usually accidentally) that reinforces the time-tested basics of leadership.  With the weather improving daily and my daily walking for exercise improving, I find myself less drawn to books that require thinking and more to those that… Read More »

Reading List (Update)

[March 31, 2017]  Spring has finally arrived and with that our trees are starting to bloom and the lingering snow melt away.  I noted in my Reading List Update from January that I’m posting less on leadership books.  That doesn’t mean I’m any less interested or that my reading tastes have changed.  Nor does it… Read More »

Reading List (Update)

[January 31, 2017]  It’s been about 10 weeks since I posted in my Reading List here at theLeaderMaker.com.  You’ll find me posting less because people are less interested in finding good books.  I blame that partly on my picks and partly on the fact that people are less interested in reading books that are simply… Read More »

Reading List (Update)

[November 14, 2016]  While waiting to vote this past week, Election Day Tuesday, I struck up a conversation with an older gentleman and his wife.  He was a Korean War veteran, she a retired state judge, both were vivid reminders of how much our older generation still has to contribute.  While none of us volunteered… Read More »