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EFO Program Executive Development (R0123) students recommend these titles for your professional leadership development reading list or personal library.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
The author presents a holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes, Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, service and human dignity — principles that give us the security to adapt to change and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.
All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum
“By and large it has been demonstrated that violence is counterproductive to the constructive interaction of persons and societies.” Or in kindergarten terms, “Don't hit people.” Fulghum reminds us that the lessons we learned in kindergarten still apply to life today and are the basis for how we can all make the world a better place.
The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader by John C. Maxwell
Character, passion, self-discipline, servanthood and vision are only a few characteristics Maxwell identifies in this book. He devotes a chapter to each of them and shows the reader how he or she can adapt and utilize them to improve his or her leadership skills.