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Wisdom from Marshall Goldsmith & Peter Drucker
One of my favorite leadership books is Marshall Goldsmith’s, “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There”. I particularly like the chapter on the 20 habits that can keep leaders, and subsequently their organizations, from being extraordinary and reaching their full potential.
Goldsmith shares a great quote from Peter Drucker:
“We spend a lot of time teaching leaders what to do. We don’t spend enough time teaching leaders what to stop. Half the leaders I have met don’t need to learn what to do. They need to learn what to stop.”
One of the best leadership books ever written is the biography of Michelangelo, The Agony and The Ecstasy by Irving Stone. Michelangelo’s life is a roadmap for extraordinary leadership: the vision, the passion of purpose, the uncompromising commitment to integrity, the navigating of politics with the popes, the relentless drive for perfection and the ceaseless energy in creating the visions he saw or heard within himself, in marble and on ceilings!
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