Read & Lead

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 the HSC Student Union to discuss the reading.

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How to Participate

  1. Sign-up! Books will be limited to the first 35 people to sign up in the HSC Student Union, Suite 300. HSC Student Affairs is open from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Be sure to sign up early, books often go very quickly. Due to the limited numbers of books, we request no more than two faculty/staff per department sign up.
  2. Enjoy reading!
  3. Join us for a complimentary lunch and book discussion.

Prior Read & Lead Selections

2018 - 2019

  • True North by Bill George

  • Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown

  • My Friend Fear by Meera Lee Patel

2017 - 2018

  • Find the Good by Heather Lende

  • The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

  • The Crossroads of Should and Must by Elle Luna

  • Habitudes: The Art of Leading Others by Time Elmore

2016 - 2017

  • Wellbeing by Tom Rath

  • Serial Winner by Weidel

2015 - 2016

  • Small Changes, Big Results by Krieger

  • Lean In by Sandberg

  • Training Camp by Gordon

  • Leaders Eat Last by Sinek

2014 - 2015

  • Now, Discover Your Strengths by Buckingham & Clifton

  • If Disney Ran Your Hospital by Fred Lee

  • Decide by Steve McClatchy

  • Everyday Etiquette by Patricia Rossi

2013 - 2014

  • Unthink by Erik Wahl

  • The Red Rubber Ball at Work by Kevin Carroll

  • Successful Failure by Devery Youngblood

  • Good Boss, Bad Boss by Robert Sutton, Ph.D.

2012 - 2013

  • The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

  • Talk Less, Say More by Connie Dieken

  • StandOut by Marcus Buckingham

  • Switch: How to Change When Change is Hard by Heath and Heath

2011 - 2012

  • Strengths Based Leadership by Rath and Conchie

  • Soup by Jon Gordon

  • Squirrel Inc. by Stephen Denning

  • The Fred Factor by Mark Sanborn

2010 - 2011

  • Choosing Civility: The Twenty-Five Rules of Considerate Conduct

  • Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements

  • Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

  • Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us

2009 - 2010

  • Emotional Intelligence 2.0

  • The Power of Less

  • A Peacock in the Land of Penguins

2008 - 2009

  • Strengthsfinder 2.0

  • The Last Lecture

  • Vital Friends

  • How Full is Your Bucket

Contact Us

Anastasia Webb

Graduate Assistant, HSC Student Affairs