A Leader's Reading List

Andy is retiring from the Air Force in February after 30 years. He's worked hard to get his real estate license. He wants to know what books he should read to be a great leader.

QUESTION: Andy in San Antonio is retiring from the Air Force in February after 30 years. He’s worked hard to get his real estate license. He wants to know what books he should read to be a great leader. Dave gives Andy a list.

ANSWER: One of the things we do with the EntreLeadership Master Series is we help them build a leadership library that’s pretty substantial. Anything John Maxwell wrote, you should get. My favorite of his is probably The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. Certainly Rabbi Lapin’s Thou Shall Prosper—one of my favorite business books of all time. Absolutely incredible. Most anything Jim Collins wrote. Of course his classic is Good to Great. Jim’s first one, Built to Last, then Good to Great and Great By Choice—the steps you take to be great. Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell. E-Myth by Gerber. These are all just classic business books that you’ve got to get a hold of. Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Kiyosaki is just a wonderful read.