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Required Reading: 5 Books On Leadership (2017 Holiday edition)

The 2017 Holiday season is officially underway. While the holidays are the perfect for spending time with family, friends, and other loved ones, it is also time for you to go into low gear and slow things down a bit.

Slowing down should give you some time to yourself, so why not take advantage of that time to kick back and read a book or two (or five). Who knows you might learn a thing or two (or five).

Here is the list of books that I consider to be the PERFECT leadership reading during this holiday season. So pour yourself a glass of eggnog or make a cup of hot cocoa and get to reading because the holidays will be over before you know it.


Be, Know, Do: Leadership the Army Way by
U.S. Army, Frances Hesselbein, Eric K. Shinseki, Richard E. Cavanagh
The Little Big Things: 163 Ways to Pursue EXCELLENCE
by Thomas J. Peters
The Leadership Secrets of Santa Claus: How to Get Big Things Done in YOUR “Workshop”…All Year Long
by Eric Harvey
Crush It!
by Gary Vaynerchuk
The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick)
by Seth Godin


Do you agree or disagree with this list. Let me know either by Twitter @daveguerra or by email [email protected] or both.

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Required Reading: 10 Books On Leadership (Summer 2017 edition)

Summer on the beach. Summer in the country. Summer abroad.  Summer Time.

For some reason or another, Summer is the time of year for fun and relaxation. Summer is also time to catch up on your reading. That’s why I have put together this list of 10 books on Leadership as Required Reading for any up and coming leader, including those leaders that require a refresher or two (ALL LEADERS).

Why 10? Ten books is enough for one person to read from early June to late August.  90 days. Think about it, does it really take you more than nine days to read a book?

It should not. Sure some of these books may seem a little long and daunting but in the end, it does not matter how long or how short they are. What does matter, is the vast knowledge and wisdom that will be gained by reading these 10 books.

Now if you have read them or some of them that’s OK. Read the ones you have not read and re-read the ones you have. Personally, I am re-reading The Art of War by Sun Tzu. Actually, it is my fifth re-read. Sometimes, things are that important to study, analyze and do so over again.


1. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
2. The Art of War by Sun Tzu
3. How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
4. Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
5. The Power of Positive Thinking by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
6. Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins
7. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
8. Good to Great by Jim Collins
9. The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell
10. The One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard

Do you agree or disagree with this list. Let me know either by Twitter @daveguerra or by email [email protected] or both.

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The Daily Dave #018 (23 Jan 16) by David Guerra

…S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y night!
Today, I continue my new audio / podcast series, “The Daily Dave”, and I will do so until I can or you can come up with a new or different name.

The purpose is simple: Talk and share about what’s happening in life and our lives in Business, Personal, and Social Media side of things

In this episode, I talk about what I am reading and ask what are you reading this weekend.


I am currently reading The Power of Broke by Daymond John (from ABC’s Shark Tank)


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