Time to Read

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You’re cooped up and climbing the walls.  You’re working from home.  And you’re wondering….what constructive things can you do during this time?  If you’re like me, watching TV/Movies has its limits.  I don’t want to veg out on TV this whole time.

Wouldn’t this be a good time to get caught up on all that reading you said you never had time to do?

If you’re a leader, wouldn’t this be a good time to read up on how to be a better leader?  If you’re a leader, wouldn’t this be a good time to study how to shape your organizational culture to be who you say you are?  If you’re a leader, wouldn’t this be a good time to gain insight on how your leadership shapes how team members (employees) serve your customers?

My premise is that “leadership is the cause of everything,” within an organization.  Good or bad.   Leadership impacts employees, shapes culture, and ultimately determines what kind of service you offer your customers.

Below, is a list of great books you can get during this time to help you become the best leader you can be.  And below this list is a special offer.


Leading without Power, Max DePree

Leadership and Self-Deception, Arbinger Institute

Set up to Fail Syndrome, Manzoni & Barsoux

Quite Strength, Tony Dungy

Dare to Lead, Brene Brown

21 Immutable Laws of Leadership, John Maxwell


Start with Why, Simon Sinek

Pour your Heart into it, Howard Schultz

Good to Great, Jim Collins

Excellence Wins, Horst Schulze


Raving Fans, Ken Blanchard

Unleashing Excellence, Dennis Snow

Nice Bike, mark Scharenbroich


Finally, may I suggest my book: Leadership Qualities People Crave which you can get on my website at johnelzinga.com/products.  Here is a special offer: the first two persons who read this, and like this on either Twitter or LinkedIn, and email me at john@johnelzinga.com requesting a copy will receive a FREE autographed copy of the book, no strings attached.  I will pay for shipping too (allow one week for shipping). I will email you back if you’re one of the first two so I can get your address. I will not even add your name to my contact list just so you know I have no ulterior motive.   This is only for those who live within the continental United States.

Make your down time a productive time.

Happy Reading,











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