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Part 1: Leading Yourself
If, Rudyard Kipling
The Man in the Arena, Theodore Roosevelt
The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
Slow Me Down Lord, Wilferd Peterson
The Gambler, Don Schlitz
Teaching You, Jackson Kiddard
Casey at the Bat, Ernest Thayer
Desiderata, Max Ehrmann
Steel and Velvet, Carl Sandburg
Two Wolves, Author Unknown
On Crime and Punishment, Kahlil Gibran
To Be or Not to Be, William Shakespeare
Until One Is Committed, William Hutchinson Murray
Invictus, William Henley
I Am Only One, Edward Everett Hale
If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking, Emily Dickinson
To Risk, Author Unknown
Don’t Quit, Edgar Guest
The 23rd Psalm, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
Sea Fever, John Masefield
In the Deeps Are the Violence, Annie Dillard
Work and the Soul, David Whyte


Part 2: Leading Others
Heart and Trust, Parker Palmer
Servant Leadership, Robert Greenleaf
The Request of James and John, Mark 10: 35-45, The Bible
Speak Gently, Author Unknown
Distrust Appearances, C.J. Dennis
Differences are Nothing, J.K. Rowling
The Place Where We Are Right, Yehuda Amichai
Shouting’s Worst Way to Conduct Argument, Sydney Harris
Love All, Trust a Few, William Shakespeare
Belief Versus Trust, Gan Chennai
The Cremation of Sam McGee, Robert Service
Tao Te Ching, Lao-Tzu
We Who Have Lived in Concentration Camps, Victor Frankl
The Prince, Niccolo Machiavelli
Come to the Edge, Christopher Logue
Lessons from the Geese, Robert McNeish
Love Is Patient, 1 Corinthians, New Testament
Love and Compassion, The 14th Dalai Lama
A Haiku – Leadership, Demas W. Jasper
Band of Brothers, William Shakespeare
Wisdom of the Elders, Author Unknown
Shall I Always Be Left Behind?, J.R.R. Tolkien
Little by Little Wean Yourself, Rumi
The Charge of the Light Brigade, Alfred Lord Tennyson
Morality Above 8,000 Meters, Jon Krakauer
Return to Love, Marianne Williamson
Dealing with a Dead Horse, Author Unknown
Swing, David Halberstam
O Captain! My Captain!, Walt Whitman


Part 3: Leaving a Leadership Legacy
Jabberwocky, Lewis Carroll
What Constitutes Success, Bessie Stanley
Ozymandias, Percy Bysshe Shelley
Few Will Have the Greatness, Robert F. Kennedy
His Example, Edgar Guest
The Paradoxical Commandments, Kent M. Keith
Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln
Sonnet 18, William Shakespeare
Greater in Battle, Gautama Buddha
In Flanders Fields, John McCrae
May It Please Your Honor, Susan B. Anthony
Never Give In, Winston Churchill
This Is the True Joy in Life, George Bernard Shaw
The Harder the Conflict, Thomas Paine
Founder Wisdom, Various
The Final Inspection, Joshua Helterbran
Long Walk to Freedom, Nelson Mandela
Life, Charlotte Bronte








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