I get most of my good ideas when I am reading, so I tend to read a lot. These are the books I think are worth your time and frequently recommend to others.
Guidelines for the Leader and the Commander
— by Gen. Bruce C. Clarke
“About Face” provided me with my basic education in leadership, this book provided Hackworth with HIS. Clarke is infinitely quotable, but still provides the depth required to fully employ his techniques and advice.
The Next 100 Years
— by George Friedman
A so-far-so-accurate forecast of the political, military, and economic future of the world. Friedman makes some interesting predictions about the economic collapse of China, a Second Cold War with Russia, and new influencer nations, among others.
Army Leadership and the Profession
— by the Center of Army Profession and Leadership
Discusses organizational leadership and established a common set of standards, leader attributes, and core competencies. Set the foundation for my own leadership style by defining what a leader is and does.