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Read & Lead is a program for students and staff to further develop their personal leadership knowledge by reading contemporary leadership books.  Participants sign up to read the selected book and then attend a complimentary lunch in Couch Cafeteria to discuss the reading. 

Fall 2019 Books & Discussion Dates:

 

 

Wednesday, November 6
Headington Hall 


Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, Sept. 25 and Thursday, Sept. 26
Davenports, 2nd floor of Couch Restaurants


Lifescale by Brian Solis





 

More Information:

  1. The book is announced - Sign up for our newsletter to be notified!
  2. Come by the Leadership & Volunteerism Office, OMU 253 with a $5 deposit*
  3. Leave your $5 with us and sign up for one of the discussion lunches
  4. Take your book and start reading!
  5. When you attend the lunch discussion, you get your $5 back! It’s that easy!

*The books tend to go quickly so you’ll want to come by as soon as the book is announced!

2018-2019:

  • Discovering Your True North: Becoming an Authentic Leader by Bill George
  • Dare to Lead by Brené Brown
  • Keep Going by Austin Kleon

2017-2018:

  • Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown
  • The Power of Moments by Chip Heath & Dan Heath
  • The Kindness Effect by Jill Donovan

2016-2017:

  • The First Two Rules of Leadership: Don't be Stupid, Don't be a Jerk by David Cottrell
  • Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett & Dave Evans
  • Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon

2015-2016:

  • Are You Fully Charged? by Tom Rath
  • Grit to Great by Linda Kaplan Thaler & Robin Koval
  • The Hard Hat by Jon Gordon
    • OU LEADER SUMMIT SPEAKER 2017

2014-2015: 

  • What to do When it's Your Turn (And it's Always Your Turn) by Seth Godin, Author
  • LOVE WORKS: Seven Timeless Principles for Effective Leaders by Joel Manby, Author
    • OU LEADER SUMMIT SPEAKER 2015
  • Serve to be Great by Matt Tenney, Author

2013-2014:

  • Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek, Author
  • Unthink: Rediscover Your Creative Genius by Erik Wahl, Author and Artist
  • The Red Rubber Ball at Work by Kevin Carroll, Author
    • OU LEADER SUMMIT SPEAKER 2014

2012-2013:

  • Talk Less Say More by Connie Dieken
  • The Ant and the Elephant by Bill Peet
  • The Wisdom and Teachings of Stephen Covey by Stephen Covey
  • Leadership Matters by Andy Buck

2011-2012: 

  • The Energy Bus by Jon Gordon
  • StandOut by Marcus Buckingham
  • Soup: A Recipe to Nourish Your Team and Culture by Jon Gordon
  • The Truth About Leadership by James M. Kouzes & Barry Posner
  • 5 Languages of Appreciation by Gary Chapman & Paul White

2010-2011: 

  • When Reality Hits by Nancy Barry
    • OU Leader Summit Speaker 2011
  • Walk the Walk by Alan Deutschman
  • Juggling Elephants by Todd Musig & Jones Loflin

2009-2010: 

  • Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry
  • Listen & Lead

2008-2009:

  • Tribes
  • The Power of Less
  • Strengthsfinder 2.0
  • The Last Lecture

2007-2008: 

  • Vital Friends
  • The Dip
  • Confessions from the Corner Office by Pattye Moore (OU Grad)
  • A Letter to America by President David Boren

2006-2007:

  • A Peacock in the Land of Penguins
  • Success Built to Last
  • A Leader's Legacy
  • The Art of Possibility

2005-2006:

  • The Radical Leap
  • Squirrel Inc.
  • The Tipping Point