Book Recommendations from Our Team & Clients

Book Recommendations from Our Team & Clients

Looking to expand your leadership learning? Our team and a few or our clients have put together our favorite leadership books in “bundles”. They are carefully curated to go well together (and not overlap).

Julie’s list is not for the beginning leadership-book-reader. But once having the essential leadership concepts under your belt, she recommends these:

  • Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups by Dan Coyle
  • The Desire Map: A Guide to Creating Goals with Soul by Danielle LaPorte
  • Essentialism by Greg McKeown
  • Leadership and Self-Deception by The Arbinger Institute
  • Loving What Is by Byron Katie

Faye Farmer’s List:

  • 9 Lies About Work by Ashley Goodall and Marcus Buckingham
  • DEI Deconstructed by Lilly Zhang
  • I Will Teach You to Be Rich by Remit Sethi

Diana White’s List:

  • Deep Work by Cal Newport
  • Lean In by Nell Scovell and Sheryl Sanberg
  • The Organized Mind by Daniel Levitin
  • The Lean CEO by Jacob Stoller
  • The Naked CEO by Alex Malley

Jennifer Toth’s List:

  • The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni
  • Dare to Lead by Brene Brown
  • Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson
  • Getting to Yes by Roger Fisher and William Ury
  • The Four Disciplines of Execution by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, Jim Huling

Courtney Broughton’s Life Inspiring Books:

  • More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (No Matter What They Say) by Elaine Welteroth
  • Life Worth Living: A Guide to What Matters Most by Miroslav Volf, Matthew Croasmun, and Ryan McAnnally-Linz
  • Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey

Kayla Jacobson’s List:

  • Power by Jeffrey Pfeffer
  • Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday

Tyrone Powell’s List, in Order

  • H3 Leadership: Be Humble, Stay Hungry, Always Hustle by Brad Lomenick
  • Captivate by Vanessa Van Edwards
  • Coach Wooden’s Pyramid of Success by John Wooden and Jay Carty
  • Think Again by Adam Grant
  • The Coaching Habit by Michael Bungay Stanier

Roxana Cardiel’s List:

  • Just Work: Get Sh*t Done, Fast & Fair by Kim Scott
  • me and white supremacy by Layla F. Saad
  • Emotional Intelligence 2.0, by Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves
  • Improving Cultural Competence, by SAMSHA
  • The Four Agreements, by Don Miguel Ruiz
  • The Four Cardinal Virtues, by Josef Piper
  • Team of Rivals, by Doris Kearns Goodwin
  • Like Water for Chocolate, by Laura Esquivel
  • la casa de los espiritus, by Isabel Allende
  • Pedagogy of the Oppressed, by Paulo Freire
  • To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
  • Ishmael, by Daniel Quinn

CJ Perry’s List:

For the First Time Manager or Supervisor:

  • The Effective Manager by Mark Horstman (I make all my managers go through the podcast version of this book as a requirement)

For the First Time Director or Org. Leader:

  • The Leadership Challenge by Barry Posner
  • Start with Why by Simon Sinek

Best Self-Help, Self Care, Stress Mitigation & Skill Building:

  • Peak Performance Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success by Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness
  • Atomic Habits by James Clear
  • Effortless: Make it Easier to Do What Matters Most by Greg McKeown
  • Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
  • Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
  • Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers by Robert Sapolsky

Best Refining Leadership & Challenging Leadership Norms

  • Work Rules! by Laszlo Bock
  • Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t by Jim Collins
  • No Rules Rules by Erin Meyer and Reed Hastings

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