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A Leader's Library

Our life is a culmination of small moments and decisions.

Each decision you make influences the person who you are becoming. Here are some favorite texts, films, video clips, and other sources that have aided the growth of us in the Leadership Program- these are for you and your continued leadership growth and development! Enjoy!

The book "Learning Leadership" by James Kouzes and Barry Posner.

LEARNING LEADERSHIP "The truth is the best leaders are the best learners. Leadership is a set of abilities and like any other skill set it can be learned and improved. Becoming an exemplary leader isn't easy. It takes self-belief, aspiration, grit, support, and deliberate practice. But with solid determination and supportive guidance everyone can learn to become better leaders than they are today."

A hand holding up the book "The Defining Decade".

THE DEFINING DECADE "is a smart, compassionate and constructive book about the years we cannot afford to miss. Our "thirty-is-the-new-twenty" culture tells us the twentysomething years don't matter. Some say they are a second adolescence. Others call them an emerging adulthood."