I love to read to learn. To me, there are certain kinds of books which contribute to leadership development:
Inspirational stories - stories which show leaders what is possible.
Affirmation stories - confirms your believes, your actions, fuels your passions, and revives your spirits.
nformational stories - case studies or histories told to give life to principles, ideas, and techniques.
Road Maps - books designed to change your leadership principles, habits, pattens, or actions through specific action plans and guide lines.
A healthy leadership development reading list would include works within each group on a regular basis.
For an Inspirational book for your summer vacation - I suggest, "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand. Unbroken tells the amazing story of Louis Zamperini's life. Zamperini's story of personal transformation, resourcefulness, honor, and resolve is remarkable. Hillenbrand weaves a stirring tale of Zamperini's progression from restless youth, to Olympian, World War Two Flight Officer to...you'll have to read the book to see what's next.
If you are a student of military history or survival stories you will love this book. If you are a bit squeamish - this may not be the book for you.
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