Saturday, September 13, 2008

How We Lead Matters - Marilyn Carlson Nelson

Subtitled: Reflections on a Life of Leadership, I pre-ordered this book based on a recommendation that appeared in one of Harvey Mackay's weekly columns. It did not disappointment. A beautiful little gem of a book, I read it in a single evening. It is inspiring in it's simplicity, warmth and authenticity.

The format works well. On the left page is a quote or poem that has some special meaning to the author, and on the facing page is a short story about her life that illustrates an important lesson that has informed her life and leadership.

Reading this book is like eating a box of fine chocolates - each story a unique and delectable experience that lingers in the mind. I found it engaging, enjoyable and very inspiring. So inspiring I ordered 8 copies to give as gifts.

I highly recommend How We Lead Matters and would suggest that as leaders, what we read matters as well.

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