Recommended Reading


“Personal & Professional Leadership”

Each book listed below has application in both the work place and in the home.

  1. The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life, by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander
  2. The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working: The Four Forgotten Needs That Energize Great Performance, by Tony Schwarz
  3. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success – How We Can Learn to Fulfill our Potential, by Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D.
  4. It’s Not What You Sell, It’s What You Stand For: Why Extraordinary Business Is Driven By Purpose, by Roy M. Spence with Haley Rushing
  5. Storycatcher: Making Sense of Our Lives Through The Power and Practice of Story, by Christina Baldwin
  6. The Art of the Start: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide For Anybody Starting Anything, by Guy Kawaski
  7. What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful, by Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter
  8. The Five Love Languages: How To Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate, by Gary Chapman (the free assessment is easy and fast and available online; this is a great one to do with family and friends as well)
  9. Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success At Work And In Life, One Conversation At A Time, by Susan Scott
  10. Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life, by Marshall B. Rosenberg
  11. Conscious Business: How To Build Value Through Values, by Fred Kofman
  12. Authenticity: What Consumers Really Want, by James H. Gilmore and B. Joseph Pine II
  13. Well Being: The Five Essential Elements, by Tom Rath and Jim Harter (includes access to an online assessment tool)
  14. Elizabeth I CEO: Lessons From A Leader Who Built An Empire, by Alan Axelrod
  15. Lincoln on Leadership: Executive Strategies for Tough Times, by Donald T. Phillips
  16. Choice Theory: A New Psychology of Personal Freedom, by William Glasser, M.D.
  17. Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, by Doris Kearns Goodwin
  18. The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal, by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz
  19. A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose, by Eckhart Tolle
  20. Emotional Intelligence 2.0 (includes access to the assessment), by Travis Bradberry & Jean Graves
  21. Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Employees Want, by Beverly Kaye & Julie Winkle Giulioni
  22. First You Have to Row a Little Boat: Reflections on Life & Living, by Richard Bode
  23. Men, Women, and Worthiness: The Experience of Shame and the Power of Being Enough (available in audiobook CD form only), by Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW (check out all of her books!)
  24. The One Page Business Plan: The Fastest, Easiest Way to Write a Business Plan, by Jim Horan and Tamara Monosoff (For Women In Business version)


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