Over the last few months I’ve been reading Leadership wisdom from unlikely voices: People of yesterday speak to leaders of today by Dave Fleming.
The aim is to provide a different type of leadership book, on the basis that most leadership books sound and feel like the same. Instead Dave uses older voices to educate us new people in the history of leadership, so each chapter has an individual whose story links with the chapter. I loved hearing the different voices and narrative that came into the book. The disadvantage of the book is that it doesn’t feel like there was ever enough depth – I could happily have read several chapters, for example on Mother Theresa or The Desert Fathers & Mothers instead of the one that was there.
I wonder if even more than reading Dave’s thoughts I’d enjoy hearing them over a coffee, week-by-week being challenged by him to develop my leadership skills; having the space to dig deeper into some of the areas.