Regardless of your political slant, A Promised Land provides an outstanding account of the journey of the first U.S. President of Color. We recommend the audiobook version, as read by President Obama, is an honest and sometimes raw narrative of what makes America great.
From "begin with the end in mind" to "sharpen the saw," Stephen R. Covey's book is a masterpiece of self-help. More than 25 million copies sold in more than 40 countries. A quick but powerful read with gems of wisdom throughout.
I strengthen my leadership resolve through a quarterly review of this treasure. Collins' work is easily placed on the Mount Rushmore of classic Business/Leadership books. He views success as attention to the discipline of People, Thought, and Action. His metaphor to "get the right people on the bus" is critical to any organization. Additional lessons like - the importance of Level 5 leadership (humble but relentless determination), putting your best people on the biggest opportunity, and adapting a hedgehog approach (focus on your competitive advantage) are worthy of mental tattoos.