As I mentioned in my post The Three Books Every Aspiring Leader Should Read, Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is one of the foundational books all leaders should read. One of the topics discussed in the book is the emotional bank account. When I first read about this topic, it was nothing that really stuck out to me. I originally looked at it as a “I will do you a favor and you can do me a favor latter” kind of concept. I also thought of it as working well with people because you never know when you may need them. While both of these may be true to the concept, it wasn’t until I had a major issue at work did the concept of the emotional bank account really set in for me. It is also a lesson others can learn, without going through it first hand!
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I️ like reading new books or articles about leadership and what people think are the key characteristics of a great leader, but there are three books that I️ always fall back on because nothing else compares to them. These books cover the fundamental aspects of leadership that the rest of the books and articles can build on.