Developed at West Point, the Leader Challenge (LC) method for developing leaders is part of a profession-wide effort to improve learning and leader development—to make them more context-based, collaborative, and problem-centered. Each Leader Challenge session engages participants in a difficult leadership decision as described by the junior officer who actually experienced it. In Leader Challenge sessions, Army professionals with  varying levels of experience engage with each other in small-group conversations about the situation to enhance their understanding of ethical leadership. Participants in Leader Challenge sessions learn not only from the true scenario and their conversations about it, but also from the LC process itself, which highlights the learning value of engaging in meaningful conversations about real problems with our fellow professionals

Fellow Leader Developer: We are honored to support your leader-development program. Each CCLPD has been designed to foster 15-45 minutes of quality professional conversation. The video clips and articles provide you and your team with meaningful topics to talk about. The suggested questions are ones that we find interesting, but you should guide your conversations to address the issues most important to your team.

Dedicating time to develop your subordinate leaders makes a powerful, positive impact that will ripple across every level in your unit.

We commend you and are here to support you!

“A course of personal study and contemplation is an essential component for the individual development of every Army professional. Each of us faces busy schedules every day and finding time to read and think is a recurring challenge. But even as we train our units and physically condition our bodies, we must improve our minds through reading and critical thinking.”
— GEN Mark A. Milley, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff

Reading is Fundamental — Here at the Center for Junior Officers, we have an extensive library of books.  We believe you can learn valuable lessons and sharpen your mind by reading a diverse collection of books.  For this reason, we’d like to share with you our recommendations. You’ll see some classic military books as well as non-military and non-leadership titles in our library.

Do you have a book that you’d like to recommend for our library?  Please let us know!

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The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You (10th Anniversary Edition) - John C. MaxwellThe 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You (10th Anniversary Edition)
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change - Stephen R. CoveyThe 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
The Alchemist - Paulo CoelhoThe Alchemist
The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict - The Arbinger InstituteThe Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict
A Bell for Adano - John HerseyA Bell for Adano
Black Hearts: One Platoon's Descent into Madness in Iraq's Triangle of Death - Jim FrederickBlack Hearts: One Platoon's Descent into Madness in Iraq's Triangle of Death
The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism - Olivia Fox CabaneThe Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism
The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever - Bungay Stanier MichaelThe Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever
Crucial Accountability: Tools for Resolving Violated Expectations, Broken Commitments, and Bad Behavior, Second Edition ( Paperback) - Kerry PattersonCrucial Accountability: Tools for Resolving Violated Expectations, Broken Commitments, and Bad Behavior, Second Edition ( Paperback)
The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups - Daniel CoyleThe Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants - Malcolm GladwellDavid and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants
Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work - Chip HeathDecisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work
The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth - Amy C. EdmondsonThe Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth
Find Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team - Simon SinekFind Your Why: A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team
First, Break All the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently - Marcus BuckinghamFirst, Break All the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable - Patrick LencioniThe Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable
Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae - Steven PressfieldGates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae
Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success - Adam GrantGive and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don't - Jim CollinsGood to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don't
HBR's 10 Must Reads on Change Management (including featured article "Leading Change," by John P. Kotter) - Harvard Business ReviewHBR's 10 Must Reads on Change Management (including featured article "Leading Change," by John P. Kotter)
HBR's 10 Must Reads on Leadership (with featured article "What Makes an Effective Executive," by Peter F. Drucker) - Harvard Business ReviewHBR's 10 Must Reads on Leadership (with featured article "What Makes an Effective Executive," by Peter F. Drucker)
HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself (with bonus article "How Will You Measure Your Life?" by Clayton M. Christensen) - Harvard Business ReviewHBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself (with bonus article "How Will You Measure Your Life?" by Clayton M. Christensen)
HBR'S 10 Must Reads: The Essentials - Harvard Business ReviewHBR'S 10 Must Reads: The Essentials
How To Win Friends and Influence People - Dale CarnegieHow To Win Friends and Influence People
Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life - Nir EyalIndistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life
Leadership Presence (HBR Emotional Intelligence Series) - Harvard Business ReviewLeadership Presence (HBR Emotional Intelligence Series)
Leading Change, With a New Preface by the Author - John P. KotterLeading Change, With a New Preface by the Author
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead - Sheryl SandbergLean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die - Chip HeathMade to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs - John DoerrMeasure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success - Carol S. DweckMindset: The New Psychology of Success
Now, Discover Your Strengths - Marcus BuckinghamNow, Discover Your Strengths
Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World - Adam GrantOriginals: How Non-Conformists Move the World
Our Iceberg Is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions - John KotterOur Iceberg Is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions
Outliers: The Story of Success - Malcolm GladwellOutliers: The Story of Success
The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact - Chip HeathThe Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact
Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning - Pooja K. AgarwalPowerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning
Questions Are the Answer: A Breakthrough Approach to Your Most Vexing Problems at Work and in Life - Hal GregersenQuestions Are the Answer: A Breakthrough Approach to Your Most Vexing Problems at Work and in Life
Radical Inclusion: What the Post-9/11 World Should Have Taught Us About Leadership - Martin DempseyRadical Inclusion: What the Post-9/11 World Should Have Taught Us About Leadership
Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World - David EpsteinRange: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations - Ori BrafmanThe Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations
Starship Troopers by Heinlein, Robert A.(May 15, 1987) Paperback - Robert HeinleinStarship Troopers by Heinlein, Robert A.(May 15, 1987) Paperback
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action - Simon SinekStart with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
Talent is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else - Geoff ColvinTalent is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else
Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds - Carmine GalloTalk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds
Thinking, Fast and Slow - Daniel KahnemanThinking, Fast and Slow
Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Building Leaders by Breaking the Rules - L. David MarquetTurn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Building Leaders by Breaking the Rules
Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life - Spencer JohnsonWho Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life

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Leader Challenge

Developed at West Point, the Leader Challenge (LC) method for developing leaders is part of a profession-wide effort to improve learning and leader development—to make them more context-based, collaborative, and problem-centered. Each Leader Challenge session engages participants in a difficult leadership decision as described by the junior officer who actually experienced it. In Leader Challenge sessions, Army professionals with varying levels of experience engage with each other in small-group conversations about the situation to enhance their understanding of ethical leadership. Participants in Leader Challenge sessions learn not only from the true scenario and their conversations about it, but also from the LC process itself, which highlights the learning value of engaging in meaningful conversations about real problems with our fellow professionals

Orig Leader Challenge

Developed at West Point, the Leader Challenge (LC) method for developing leaders is part of a profession-wide effort to improve learning and leader development—to make them more context-based, collaborative, and problem-centered. Each Leader Challenge session engages participants in a difficult leadership decision as described by the junior officer who actually experienced it. In Leader Challenge sessions, Army professionals with varying levels of experience engage with each other in small-group conversations about the situation to enhance their understanding of ethical leadership. Participants in Leader Challenge sessions learn not only from the true scenario and their conversations about it, but also from the LC process itself, which highlights the learning value of engaging in meaningful conversations about real problems with our fellow professionals

CCLPD

Fellow Leader Developer: We are honored to support your leader-development program. Each CCLPD has been designed to foster 15-45 minutes of quality professional conversation. The video clips and articles provide you and your team with meaningful topics to talk about. The suggested questions are ones that we find interesting, but you should guide your conversations to address the issues most important to your team.

Dedicating time to develop your subordinate leaders makes a powerful, positive impact that will ripple across every level in your unit.

We commend you and are here to support you!

CCLPD

Fellow Leader Developer: We are honored to support your leader-development program. Each CCLPD has been designed to foster 15-45 minutes of quality professional conversation. The video clips and articles provide you and your team with meaningful topics to talk about. The suggested questions are ones that we find interesting, but you should guide your conversations to address the issues most important to your team.

Dedicating time to develop your subordinate leaders makes a powerful, positive impact that will ripple across every level in your unit.

We commend you and are here to support you!

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