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.

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


Vanessa Contreras, M.Ed.

Coordinator, Leadership & Volunteerism

HSC Student Affairs