Earlier this year, various discussion groups on the social media site LinkedIn helped me build a list of favorite leadership books.
Now, I’ve been wondering, what is the best first book about leadership that one should give to a new manager who wants to become a strong leader.
For me, that book would be Timothy R. Clark’s compact, 100-page, The Leadership Test. This book has become one of my favorite and one that should be read before all other leadership books in my opinion. Clark, in a story-telling approach, takes the reader through a five-question test that is incredibly powerful.
The book professes that above all else, leadership requires steely character and an unflinching desire to do the right thing.
What is the first leadership book you would give to a new manager desiring to be a great leader?