Leaders Are Readers

Scholar in Residence

Christopher O.L.H. Porter

I recommend:

Reframing Healthcare: A Roadmap For Creating Disruptive Change
—by Zeev Neuwirth

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Fellows Facilitator

Kimberly LaGrange

I recommend:

What Got You Here Won’t Get You There
—by Marshall Goldsmith

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Executive and Academic Director

Julie Manning Magid

I recommend:

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
—by Isabel Wilkerson

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Associate Director

Chris Smithhisler

I recommend:

The Art of Possibility
—by Benjamin Zander and Rosamund Zander

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Director, Oral History Project

Phil Scarpino

I recommend:

The Soul of America: The Battle for our Better Angels
—by Jon Meacham

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Recommendations from prominent leaders

  • The Hero in History
    —by Sidney Hook
    Non-Fiction, Philosophy
  • Humbuggery and Manipulation: The Art of Leadership
    —by F.G. Bailey
    Non-Fiction; Leadership
  • The Cremation of Sam McGee
    —by Robert Service
  • When Things Fall Apart
    —by Pema Chodron
    Non-Fiction, Self-Help
  • The World is Flat
    —by Thomas Friedman
    Non-Fiction, History
  • Suite Francaise
    —by Irene Nemirovsky
    Fiction, History
  • April 1865
    —by Jay Winik
    Non-Fiction, History

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Leadership Book Club list
August–October 2022The Elevated communicator: How to Master Your Style and Strengthen Well-Being at WorkMaryanne O’Brien
May–July 2022Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your LifeNir Eyal
March–May 2022Unapologetically Ambitious: Take Risks, Break Barriers and Create Success on Your Own TermsShellye Archambeau
January–March 2022Cleopatra: A LifeStacy Schiff
October–December 2021Canary in the Coal Mine: A Forgotten Rural Community, a Hidden Epidemic, and a Lone Doctor Battling for the Life, Health, and Soul of the PeopleWilliam Cooke
August–October 2021

Think Like a Rocket Scientist: Simple Strategies You Can Use to Make Giant Leaps in Work and Life

Ozan Varol
May–July 2021

Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen

Dan Heath
March–May 2021

Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learning

Leslie Odom Jr.
January–March 2021

Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones

James Clear
Fall 2020

The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias

Dolly Chugh

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