Harry S. Truman famously said, “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” (I mean, unless he didn’t, of course. It’s hard to find anything confirming it for certain.) But what if they’re not? On this episode, we’re joined by our friend, co-worker and fellow Canadian Daniel Im to dig into the truth behind this leadership cliché and try to help leaders become better readers. Listen in as we discuss:
- Our best reading advice for leaders, and what they should really be reading
- The problem of treating reading executive summaries as reading a book
- Aaron’s pop culture street cred (such as it is)
- If leadership book authors check the integrity of their ghostwriters
- Some of the books that have helped Daniel develop as a leader
Thanks to our sponsor, Gospel-Centered Discipleship, for their support. Check out the newest title from GCD Books, A Restless Age: How Saint Augustine Helps You Make Sense of Your Twenties by Austin Gohn.
Also be sure to pre-order my (Aaron’s) latest book, Epic: The Story that Changed the World, which releases on April 1st.
Among the many books discussed on today’s episode:
- No Silver Bullets by Daniel Im
- The Curious Christian by Barnabas Piper
- Lancelot by Walker Percy
- Making of a Leader by Robert Clinton
- Spiritual Leadership by J. Oswald Sanders
- Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership by Ruth Haley Barton
- Brothers, We Are Not Professionals by John Piper
- Tiger Woods by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian
- The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google by Scott Galloway
- Everybody Lies by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
- Canada by Mike Myers
- Slugfest: Inside the Epic 50-Year Showdown between Marvel and DC by Reed Tucker
- Rescuing Ambition by Dave Harvey
- The Captain Class by Sam Walker
- A Secular Age by Charles Taylor
- According to Plan by Graeme Goldsworthy
- The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron
- Us Against You by Fredrick Backman
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