Suggested Reading


(In Alphabetical Order by Title)


  1. A Leader’s Legacy by Kouzes and Posner
  2. A New Earth by Eckart Tolle
  3. Acts of Faith by Ivanla Vanzant
  4. Art of Possibility by Rosamund Stone Zander & Benjamin Zander
  5. Awakening Intuition: Using Your Mind-Body Network For Insight & Healing by Mona Lisa Schultz, MD, PhD
  6. A Whole New Mind by Daniel H. Pink
  7. Better by Atul Gawande
  8. Black Holes & Energy Pirates:  How to Recognize & Release Them by Jesse Reeder
  9. Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne
  10. Born to Win by Muriel James & Dorothy Jongeward
  11. Building Trust at the Speed of Change by Edward Marshall
  12. Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by James C. Collins & Jerry I. Porras
  13. Communicate with Confidence by Dianna Booher
  14. Crucial Confrontations by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler
  15. Crucibles of Leadership by Warren G. Bennis and Robert J. Thomas
  16. Dance of the Chameleon (a children’s book for adults) by Kathy Sturgis
  17. Death by Meeting by Patrick Lencioni
  18. Discovering Your Authentic Leadership by William W. George, Peter Sims, et al.
  19. Do Less, Achieve More by Chin-Ning Chu
  20. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink
  21. Eat to Live by Joel Fuhrman and Mehmet Oz
  22. Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
  23. Energy Anatomy by Caroline Myss
  24. Eyewitness to Power: The Essence of Leadership, Nixon to Clinton by David R. Gergen
  25. Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers
  26. Fierce Conversations by Susan Scott
  27. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
  28. Forbes’ Greatest Business Stories of All Time by Daniel Gross
  29. Fractal Time: The Secret of 2012 and a New World Age by Gregg Braden
  30. Getting Things Done by David Allen
  31. Good to Great:  Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t by Jim Collins
  32. Handbook to Higher Consciousness by Ken Keyes
  33. Heal Your Body by Louise Hay
  34. Heart of Change and Leading Change by John Kotter
  35. How to Meditate: A Guide to Self-Discovery by Lawrence Le Shan
  36. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  37. How We Choose to Be Happy by Rick Foster & Greg Hicks
  38. Immunity to Change by Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey
  39. In Praise of the Incomplete Leader by Deborah Ancona, Thomas W. Malone, Wanda J. Orlikowski, and Peter M. Senge
  40. In Search of Excellence: Lessons From America’s Best Run Companies by Thomas J. Peters & Robert H. Waterman
  41. Jonathan Livingston Seagull: A Story by Richard Bach
  42. King, Warrior, Magician, Lover by Robert Moore
  43. Lead Like Jesus by Ken Blanchard and Phil Hodges
  44. Leadership by Rudolph W. Giuliani
  45. Leadership 101 by John C. Maxwell
  46. Leadership and Spirit: Breathing New Vitality and Energy Into Individuals and Organizations by Russ S. Moxley
  47. Leadership Gold: Lessons I’ve Learned from a Lifetime of Leading by John C. Maxwell
  48. Leadership that Gets Results by Daniel Goleman
  49. Leadership the Eleanor Roosevelt Way by Robin Gerber
  50. Leading Change by John P. Kotter
  51. Leading with the Heart by Mike Kryzyzewski (Coach K)
  52. Leading with Trust Is Like Sailing Downwind by Robert T. Whipple
  53. Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life by Martin E. P. Seligman
  54. Learning to Lead:  The Art of Transforming Managers into Leaders by Jay Alden Conger
  55. Level 5 Leadership: The Triumph of Humility and Fierce Resolve by Jim Collins
  56. Life Strategies: Doing What Works, Doing What Matters by Phillip C. McGraw
  57. Living the Wonder of It All by Ralph S. Marston, Jr.
  58. Living Your Best Life: 10 Strategies for Getting from Where You Are to Where You’re Meant To Be by Laura Berman Fortgang
  59. Love and Profit: The Art of Caring Leadership by James A. Autry
  60. Love is Letting Go of Fear by  Gerald G. Jampolsky
  61. Multipliers by Liz Wiseman
  62. Now, Discover Your Strengths by Markus Buckingham, Donald Clifton
  63. On Becoming Fearless by Arianna Huffington
  64. Please Understand Me by David Keirsey & Marilyn Bates
  65. Power of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr & Tony Schwartz
  66. Predictive Parenting by Shad Helmstetter
  67. Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman, Richard E. Boyatzis & Annie McKee
  68. Principle-Centered Leadership by Stephen R. Covey
  69. Raving Fans by Ken Blanchard and Sheldon Bowles
  70. Return on Character:  The Real Reason Leaders and Their Companies Win by Fred Kiel
  71. Roadmap to Success by Dr. Holly Latty-Mann, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Ken Blanchard, et. al
  72. Self Matters: Creating Your Life From the Inside Out by Phillip C. McGraw
  73. Selling the Invisible: Biz Books to Go by Harry Beckwith
  74. Servant Leader by Ken Blanchard
  75. Seven Transformations of Leadership by David Rooke and William R. Torbert
  76. Spiritual Capital: Wealth We Can Live By by Danah Zohar and Ian Marshal
  77. Strategy of the Dolphin: Scoring a Win in a Chaotic World by Dudley Lynch & Paul L.Kordis
  78. Strengths Finder by Tom Rath
  79. Supraconscious Leadership: New Thinking For a New World by James N. Farr
  80. Syncronicity: The Inner Path of Leadership by Joseph Jaworski
  81. Taming Your Gremlin: A Guide to Enjoying Yourself by Richard D. Carson
  82. The 9 Insights of the Wealthy Soul by Michael R. Norwood
  83. The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership:  Follow Them and People Will Follow by John C. Maxwell
  84. The Act of Happiness by Dalai Lama
  85. The Adventure of Self-Discovery by Stanislav Grof, M.D.
  86. The Career Guide for Creative and Unconventional People by Carol Eikelberry
  87. The Courage to Create by Rollo May
  88. The Courage to Heal by Ellen Bass
  89. The Cycle of Leadership: How Great Leaders Teach Their Companies to Win by Noel Tichy
  90. The Daily Motivator To Go by Ralph S. Marston, Jr
  91. The Dance of Anger by Harriet Lerner
  92. The Dance of Intimacy by Harriet Lerner
  93. The DNA of Relationships by Gary Smalley, Greg Smalley, Michael Smalley, Robert S. Paul
  94. The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy by Jon Gordon
  95. The Experience of Insight by Joseph Goldstein
  96. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz
  97. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
  98. The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate (Men’s Edition) by Gary Chapman
  99. The HR Scorecard: Linking People, Strategy, and Performance by Mark A. Huselid, Dave Ulrich, Brian Becker
  100. The Invisible Touch: The Four Keys to Modern Marketing by Harry Beckwith
  101. The Joy of Work by Scott Adams
  102. The Leadership Challenge by James M. Kouzes & Barry Z. Posner
  103. The Leadership Engine: How Winning Companies Build Leaders at Every Level by Noel M. Tichy
  104. The Leadership Secrets of Colin Powell by Oren Harari
  105. The Leadership Gap: Building Leadership Capacity for Competitive Advantage by David Weiss
  106. The Mastery of Love: A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship by Don Miguel Ruiz
  107. The Mind of the Soul: Responsible Choice by Gary Zukav & Linda Francis
  108. The Necessary Art of Persuasion by Jay A. Conger
  109. The On Purpose Person: Making Your Life Make Sense by Kevin W. McCarthy
  110. The Oz Principal by Roger Connors, Tom Smith and Craig Hickman
  111. The Path of Action by Jack Schwarz
  112. The Power of Full Engagement:  Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance, Health & Happiness  by Jim Loer & Tony Schwartz
  113. The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle
  114. The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale
  115. The Rise of the Creative Class and How It’s Transforming Work, Life, Community, and Everyday Life Richard L. Florida
  116. The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukov
  117. The Servant:  A Simple Story about the True Essence of Leadership by James C. Hunter
  118. The Servant Leader:  How to Build a Creative Team, Develop Great Morale, and Improve Bottom-Line Performance by James A. Autry
  119. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
  120. The Speed of Trust by Stephen R. Covey
  121. The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be by Jack Canfield
  122. The Tipping Point:  How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
  123. The Traveler’s Gift by Andy Andrews
  124. The Uncommon Wisdom of Ronald Reagan by Bill Adler
  125. The War of Art:  Winning the Inner Creative Battle by Steven Pressfield
  126. The Way of Harmony:  Walking the Inner Path to Balance, Happiness and Success by Jim Dreaver
  127. The Work of Leadership by Ronald A. Heifetz and Donald K. Laurie
  128. The Zen Leader by Dr. Ginny Whitelaw
  129. Thinkertoys:  A Handbook of Business Creativity by Michael Michalko
  130. Transforming the Way We Work: The Power of the Collaborative Work Place by Dr. Edward Marshall
  131. Trust, Inc.:  52 Weeks of Activities and Inspirations for Building Workplace Trust by Barbara B. Kimmel
  132. Trust, Inc.: A Guide for Boards and C-Suites by Barbara Brooks Kimmel
  133. Trust, Inc.:  Strategies for Building Your Company’s Most Valuable Asset by Barbara Brooks Kimmel
  134. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
  135. Way of the Peaceful Warrior:  A Book That Changes Lives by Dan Millman
  136. Whale Done! by Ken Blanchard
  137. What Clients Love:  A Field Guide to Growing Your Business by Harry Beckwith
  138. What Got You Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith
  139. What Leaders Really Do by John P. Kotter
  140. What Makes an Effective Executive by Peter F. Drucker
  141. What Makes a Leader by Daniel Goleman
  142. What Should I Do With My Life? by Po Bronson
  143. What You Think of Me is None of My Business by Terry Cole-Whittaker
  144. When Things Fall Apart:  Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pema Chodron
  145. Who Moved My Cheese?  An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life by Spencer Johnson
  146. Why Should Anyone Be Led by You? by Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones
  147. Winning by Jack Welch
  148. You are Special (a children’s book for adults) by Max Lucado