10 Summer Must-Reads for Leaders
Leadership is an Art by Max De Pree
Manís Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
The Zen of Listening by Rebecca Z. Shafir
Two Old Women by Velma Wallis
A Leaderís Legacy by James M. Kouzes
Orbiting the Giant Hairball: A Corporate Fool's Guide to Surviving with Grace by Gordon MacKenzie
Power and Influence by John P. Kotter
True North by Bill George
Your Brain at Work by David Rock
Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson
Special thanks to the Society for Information Management and Cliff Higbee, who shares that although some of these books have been around for a while, the messages are still very appropriate and touch many different aspects of leadership.
Cliff Higbee is the Director of the Management Information Center for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He received his B.A. in Speech Communications from the University of Utah. He is a past Intermountain Chapter president, has served on the SIM Executive Board in several Vice President positions, and chaired the 1994 Annual Interchange Conference. Cliff has been a guest lecturer at Weber State University and The Salt Lake Community College. He holds an elected position on the Salt Lake City School Board and serves on the Advisory Boards for Weber State University and Utah Valley Community College.
Summer is in full swing, and if youíre looking for a good book to read, the Society for Information Management Regional Leadership Forum 2014 Book List is a great place to start. Participants in the leadership forum will read all 25 books on the list, but Cliff Higbee, facilitator for the Society for Information Management, narrowed the list down to 10 he recommends every leader should read this year.
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5 Reasons the IBM-Apple Team Will Succeed
The Data World Cup, Featuring the Data Steward