Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading

Items with a * indicate a highly-recommended read.


*Authentic Leadership, Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating Lasting Value, Bill George

Be My Guest, Conrad Hilton

Crisis Leadership: Planning for the Unthinkable, Ian I. Mitroff

Crisis Management: Master the Skills to Prevent Disasters, Harvard Business Essentials

Crisis Management: Planning for the Inevitable, Steven Fink

Confidence, Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Customer Service for Dummies, Karen Leland, Keith Bailey

Cut to the Chase, Stuart R. Levine

Deming Management at Work, Mary Walton

*Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done, Larry Bassidy, Ram Charan, Charles Burck

*Fish! Stephen C. Lundin, Ph.D., Harry Paul, John Christensen

*Getting Things Done, The Art of Stress Free Productivity, David Allen

*Good to Great, Jim Collins

Guerilla Marketing in 30 Days, Jay Conrad Levinson, Al Lautenslager

Harvard Business Review on Crisis Management

*Hesselbein on Leadership, Frances Hesselbein

*High Five: The Magic of Working Together, Ken Blanchard, Sheldon Bowles

*How to Lead and Still Have a Life, H. Dale Burke

*It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want to Be, Paul Arden

*Jack Welch and the 4 E’s of Leadership, Jeffery A.Krames

*Less is More Leadership, H. Dale Burke

*Lessons in Loyalty, Lorraine Grubbs-West

*Little Red Book of Selling, Jeffery Gitomer

*Living the Seven Habits, Stephen R. Covey

Managing the Unexpected, Karl E. Weick, Kathleen M. Sutcliffe

Masters of Success, Proven Techniques for Achieving Success in Business and Life, Ivan R. Misner, Don Morgan

Meetings: Do’s, Don’ts, and Donuts, Sharon Lippincott

*Monday Morning Leadership, David Cottrell

Negotiating for Dummies, Michael C. Donaldson, Mimi Donaldson

*Now Discover Your Strengths, Marcus Buckingham, Donald O. Clifton, Ph.D.

*Our Iceberg is Melting, John Kotter

Small Business is Like a Bunch of Bananas, Jim Blasingame

*Small is the New Big, Seth Godin

*Starting Your Own Business, Jan Norman

Successful Presentations for Dummies, Malcolm Kushner

*The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen R. Covey

*The 10 Rules of Sam Walton, Michael Bergdahl

The 25 Sales Habits of Highly Successful Salespeople, Stephen Schiffman

The 60 Second Organizer. Sixty Solid Techniques for Beating Chaos at Home and at Work, Jeff Davidson

The 100 Greatest Sales Tips of All Time, Leslie Pockell, Adrienne Avila

The E Myth Manager, Michael E. Gerber

*The Effective Executive In Action, Peter Drucker

*The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni

*The Heart of a Leader, Ken Blanchard

*The Leadership Challenge, James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner

The Leadership Secrets of Billy Graham, Harold Myra and Marshall Shelley

The Leadership Wisdom of Jesus, Charles C. Manz

*The One Minute Manager, Ken Blanchard, Spencer Johnson

*The One Thing You Need to Know About Great Managing, Great Leading, and Sustained Individual Successes, Marcus Buckingham

*The Power of Nice, Linda Kaplan Thaler, Robin Kova

The Sales Bible, Jeffery Gitomer

*The Servant, James C. Hunter

*The Small Business Bible, Steven D. Strauss

*The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make, Hans Finzel

*The World’s Most Powerful Leadership Principles, James C. Hunter

*Whale Done- The Power of Positive Relationships, Ken Blanchard

*What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, Marshall Goldsmith

What The Japanese Way, Kaoru Ishikawa

Where Have All the Leaders Gone? Lee Iacocca

*Who Moved My Cheese? Spencer Johnson, M.D.

*Why Smart Executives Fail, And What You Can Learn from their Mistakes, Sydney Finkelstein

*Winning, Jack Welch

107 Ways to Stick to It, Lee. J. Colan

212 The Extra Degree, S.L. Parker