Recommended Readings

The best leaders are avid and life-long learners. We hope you enjoy this list of books. Fortunately, there is no shortage of good authors to learn from.  We also provided reading excerpts for some of our favorites.  Happy reading!

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Warren Bennis & Joan Goldsmith

Learning To Lead: A Workbook on Becoming A Leader

Warren Berger

A More Beautiful Question – The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough ideas

Peter Bevelin

Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin to Munger

Leo Bottary & Leon Shapiro

The Power of Peers

W. Steven Brown

The 13 Fatal Errors That Manager’s Make and How You Can Avoid Them

Marcus Buckingham

First, Break All The Rules

Marcus Buckingham

Now, Discover Your Strengths

Jim Canfield and Kraig Kramers

CEO Tools 2.0

Rick Carson

Taming Your Gremlins

Lorna Catford and Michael Ray

The Path of the Everyday Hero

James Champy & Nitin Nohria

The Arc of Ambition: Defining The Leadership Journey

Donald O. Clifton

Soar With Your Strengths

Paulo Coelho

Life: Selected Quotations by Paul Coelho

Allan R. Cohen and David L. Bradford

Influence Without Authority

Mickey Connelly

Communication Catalyst

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Good Business: Leadership, Flow, and the Making of Meaning

Ray Dalio

Principles: Life and Work

Mihir A. Desai

How Finance Works

Richard Dowis

The Lost Art of Great Speech

Peter Drucker

The Essential Drucker

Peter Drucker

The New Realities

Charles Duhigg

The Power of Habit

Will and Ariel Durant

The Lessons of History

T. Harv Ecker

Secrets of The Millionaire Mind

Malcolm Gladwell

The Tipping Point

Malcolm Gladwell

What The Dog Saw: And Other Adventures

Daniel Goleman

Emotional Intelligence

J. Barry Griswell & Bob Jennings

The Adversity Paradox

Stephen Grosz

The Examined Life

Charles Handy

Beyond Certainty: The Changing Worlds of Organizations

Charles Handy

Gods of Management

Daniel Harkavy

Becoming A Coaching Leader

Arnoldo C. Hax and Nicolas S. Majluf

The Strategy Concept & Process

Bryce G. Hoffman

American Icon: Alan Mulally and The Fight to Save Ford Motor Company

Robert Iger

The Ride of A Lifetime

Brian Johnson

A Philosopher’s Notes

William Joyce, Nitin Nohira, and Bruce Roberson

What Really Works

Daniel Kahneman

Thinking, Fast and Slow

Robert S. Kaplan & David P. Norton

The Strategy Focused Organization

Stanley Kogelman and Barbara R. Heller

The Only Math Book You’ll Ever Need

Randy Komisar

The Monk and The Riddle

John Kotter

Corporate Social  Responsibility

John P. Kotter

The Heart of Change

John P. Kotter

John P. Kotter on What Leaders Really Do

James Kouzes and Barry Posner

The Leadership Challenge

Pat Lencioni

The Five Dysfunctions of A Team

Pat Lencioni

Silos, Politics and Turf Wars

Larry G. Linne

Make The Noise Go Away

Mark Lutterman

Abe’s Final Masterpiece

Og Mandino

The Greatest Miracle In The World

Og Mandino

The Greatest Salesman In the World

Og Mandino

The Greatest Secret In The World

Jean-Francois Manzoni & Jean-Louis Barsoux

The Set-Up-To-Fail Syndrome

Garold L. Markle

Catalytic Coaching: The End Of The Performance Review

Bernard Marr

Key Performance Indicators

John C. Maxwell

Leadershift: The 11 Essential Changes Every Leader Must Make

Roland Merullo

Breakfast with Buddha

Danny Meyer

Setting The Table

Patrick Morley

The Man In The Mirror: Solving The 24 Problems Men Face

Kate Murphy

You’re Not Listening

Earl Nightingale

Lead The Field

Eugene O'Kelly

Chasing Daylight

Richard Olivier

Transformational Leadership

Mukul Pandya

Lasting Leadership

Mark Parrott

Meta-Trends And The Next Economy

Randy Pausch

The Last Lecture

Krishna Pendyala

Beyond The PIG and the APE: Realizing Success and True Happiness

Donald T. Phillips

Martin Luther King, Jr. on Leadership

Tom Rath

Are You Fully Charged?

Tom Rath

Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements

Ed Robinson

On Leader and Business

Ed Robinson

Reflections On Life and Leading

Tony Robbins

MONEY: Master The Game

David M. Rubenstein

How To Lead

Susan Scott

Fierce Conversations

Gillian Zoe Segal

Getting There: A Book of Mentors

Tal Ben-Shahar

Choose The Life You Want

Tal Ben-Shahar

The Pursuit of Perfect

Simon Sinek

The Infinite Game

Jack Stack

The Great Game of Business

Michael Bungay Stanier

The Coaching Habit

Admiral James Stavridis

The Leader’s Bookshelf

Tony Stoltzfus

Coaching Questions: A Coach’s Guide To Powerful Asking Skills

William Strauss and Neil Howe

The Fourth Turning

Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Skin In The Game

Richard Templar

The Rules Of Life

Gerben Van den Berg, Paul Pietersma

Key Management Models

Chris Voss

Never Split The Difference

Craig Weber

Conversational Capacity

John Whitmore

Coaching for Performance

Richard Wiseman

59 Seconds: Change Your Life In Under A Minute

David Whyte

Crossing the Unknown Sea: Work as a Pilgrimage of Identity

David Whyte

The Heart Aroused: Poetry and the Preservation of the Soul in Corporate America

David Whyte

The Three Marriages: Reimagining Work, Self & Relationship

Geno Wickman

Traction: Get A Grip On Your Business

Jonah Berger

Contagious: Why Things Catch On

Joseph J. Ellis

American Dialogue: The Founders and Us

Dr. Joseph Parent and Nancy Parent

A Walk In The Wood: Meditations on Mindfulness with a Bear Named Pooh

The School of Life

Great Thinkers: Simple tools from sixty great thinkers to improve your life today.

Irwin Edman

Philosopher’s Quest

The School of Life

How To Think More Effectively: A Guide To Greater Productivity, Insight and Creativity

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