Emerging Leaders Forum and ICP Council

Here’s a breakdown of some of the themes and what they might indicate about the group’s values:

Exploration of Human Nature and Morality

  • “Heart of Darkness” by Joseph Conrad: This book delves into the complexities of imperialism and the human psyche.
  • “The Lord of the Rings” by J.R.R. Tolkien: Though a fantasy, it explores themes of good vs. evil and the burden of responsibility.
  • “Angela’s Ashes” by Frank McCourt: A memoir that explores poverty and resilience.
  • “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee: Focuses on racial injustice and moral growth.

Self-Improvement and Leadership

  • “Atomic Habits” by James Clear: About the power of habit formation.
  • “Dare to Lead” by Brené Brown: Focuses on courageous leadership.
  • “Imperfect Leadership in Action” by Steve Mumby: Discusses the realities and challenges of leadership.
  • “Lead like a monk” by Anselm Grün: Spiritual approach to leadership.
  • “Nuance” by Michael Fullan: Discusses the subtleties of effective leadership.

Individualism and Success

  • “Fountainhead” by Ayn Rand: Celebrates individualism and integrity.
  • “Outliers” by Malcolm Gladwell: Examines the factors that contribute to high levels of success.
  • “The Long Win” by Cath Bishop: Re-defines what ‘winning’ means in a long-term context.

Wisdom and Philosophy

  • “Le Petit Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: A philosophical tale that explores human nature and the importance of relationships.
  • “Tuesdays with Morrie” by Mitch Albom: Discusses life’s greatest lessons through the relationship between a student and his dying professor.
  • “Thinking, Fast and Slow” by Daniel Kahneman: Explores cognitive biases and decision-making.

Time Management and Strategy

  • “The Bear Strategy” by Lothar J. Seiwert: Likely focuses on strategies for managing time or resources (Note: I don’t have specific information on this book).
  • “Wayfinding Leadership: Ground-breaking Wisdom for Developing Leaders” by Chellie Spiller, Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr, John Panoho: Discusses leadership through the lens of indigenous wisdom.

Historical and Cultural Perspectives

  • “Sinuhe the Egyptian” by Mika Waltari: A historical novel set in Ancient Egypt.
  • “North and South” by Elizabeth Gaskell: Explores the industrial revolution and class differences in 19th-century England.

Emotional and Relational Depth

  • “The Reader” by Bernhard Schlink: Discusses moral dilemmas through a post-WWII love story.
  • “The Master” by Bryan MacMahon: Likely explores emotional or relational themes (Note: I don’t have specific information on this book).
  • “Secret Garden” by Frances Hodgson Burnett: A children’s novel that explores themes of friendship and transformation.

In summary, the group seems to value:

  • Self-improvement and leadership skills
  • Moral and ethical considerations
  • Individualism and community
  • Intellectual and emotional depth
  • Historical and cultural understanding

It’s a well-rounded list that suggests a group of people who are intellectually curious, value self-improvement, and are interested in understanding both themselves and the world around them.