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What Books Are In 100 Must Reads?

  • Authentic Leadership Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating Lasting Value by Bill George
  • Building Trust In Business, Politics, Relationships, and Life by Robert C. Solomon & Fernando Flores
  • Change Your Questions Change Your Life by Marilee G. Adams PhD
  • Closing the Leadership Gap Why Women Can and Must Help Run the World by Marie C. Wilson
  • Elizabeth1 CEO Strategic lessons from the leader who built an empire by Alan Axelrod
  • Execution The Discipline of Getting Things Done by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan
  • Failing Forward Turning Mistakes into Stepping Stones for Success by John C. Maxwell, Thomas Nelson
  • Good to Great by Jim Collins
  • Influence by Robert Cialdini
  • It’s Your Ship Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy By Captain Michael Abrashoff
  • Know How The 8 Skills That Separate People Who Perform from Those Who Don’t by Ram Charan
  • Leadership From The Inside Out by Kevin Cashman
  • Leading With Questions How Leaders Find the Right Solutions by Knowing What to Ask by Michael Marquardt
  • Monday Morning Leadership 8 Mentoring Sessions You Can’t Afford to Missby David Cottrell
  • Monday Morning Leadership for Women by Valerie Sokolosky
  • Owning Up The 14 Questions Every Board Member Needs to Ask by Ram Charan
  • Quiet Leadership Six Steps to Transforming Performance at Work by David Rock
  • Start With Why How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek
  • The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell
  • The Extraordinary Leader by John H. Zenger & Joseph Folkman
  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencione
  • The Leadership Challenge by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner
  • You’re In Charge The 8 – Point Plan by Thomas J. Neff & James M. Citrin
  • Winning by Jack Welch
  • A Spark From Heaven The Place of Potential in Organizational and Individual Development by Adrian W. Savage
  • A-Ha Performance Building and Managing a Self-Motivated Work Force by Douglas Walker with Stephen Sorkin
  • Are You Ready to Succeed Unconventional Strategies for Achieving Personal Mastery In Business and in Life By Srikumar S. Rao
  • The Power of Feedback 35 Principles for Turning Feedback from Others Into Personal and Professional Change by Joseph R. Folkman
  • The Power of Focus by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen
  • The Power of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr & Tony Schwartz
  • What Got You Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith
  • Why Smart Executives Fail and What You Can Learn from Their Mistakes by Sydney Finkelstein
  • Book Yourself Solid by Michael Port
  • Business is a Contact Sport by Tom Richardson, Augusto Vidauretta
  • Clients for Life Evolving from an Expert for Hire to an Extraordinary Advisor relationships by Jagdish Sheth and Andrew Sobel
  • Customer Centric Selling by Michael T. Bosworth and John R. Holland
  • How to Become a Rainmaker Rules for Getting and Keeping Customers and Clients by Jeffrey J. Fox
  • Metaphorically Selling by Anne Miller
  • Socratic Selling How to Ask the Questions that Get the Sale By Kevin Daley and Emmett Wolfe
  • The Like Ability Factor by Tim Sanders
  • Start – Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average, Do Work That Matters by Jon Acuff
  • The Little Red Book of Sales Answers 99.5 Real World Answers That Make Sense, Make Sales, and Make Money by Jeffrey Gittomer
  • The Referral of a Lifetime
  • Value- Based Fees by Alan Weiss
  • Crucial Confrontations Tools for resolving broken promises, violated expectations and bad behavior By Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzle
  • Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, & Al Swtizler
  • Difficult Conversations How to Discuss What Matters Most by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton and Sheila Heen of the Harvard Negotiation Project
  • Fierce Conversations Achieving Success at Work & in Life, One Conversation at a Time by Susan Scott
  • Drive The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink
  • Mojo How to Get, How to Keep It,How to Get It Back If You Lost It by Marshall Goldsmith
  • The Why Cafe by John P. Strelecky
  • Community The Structure of Belonging by Peter Block
  • Confidence How Winning Streaks and Losing Streaks Begin and End by Rosabeth Moss Kanter
  • Confronting Reality Doing What Matters Most to Get Things Right by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan
  • Employed for Life by Anthony Burnham, Esq
  • Finance for the Non-Financial Manager by Gene Siciliano
  • Geeks and Geezers by Warren G. Bennis and Robert J. Thomas
  • Generating Buy In Mastering the Language of Leadership by Mark S. Walton
  • Get Off the Fence 10 + 1 Steps to Help You Make That Big Decision by Rhoda Makoff Ph.D. ND & Jeffrey Makoff Esq.
  • Getting Naked A Business Fable about shedding the three fears that sabotage client loyalty by Pat Lencioni
  • Getting to Yes Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Roger Fisher & William Ury
  • Love is the Killer App How to Win Business and Influence Friends by Tim Sanders
  • Managing Conflict by Richard Walton – Harvard School of Business
  • Negotiating for Your Life New Success Strategies for Women by Nicole Schapiro
  • Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office 101 Unconscious Mistakes Women Make that Sabotage Their Careers by Lois P. Frankel, PhD
  • Own The Room Business Presentations That Persuade, Engage & Get Results by David Booth, Deborah Shames, Peter Desberg
  • Play Like a Man What Men Know about Success that Women Need to Learn by Gale Evans
  • Say Hello to the Elephants A Four-Part Process for Finding Clarity, Confronting Problems, and Moving On by Tony Rose
  • Secrets of Six-Figure Women Surprising Strategies to up Your Earnings and Change Your Life by Barbara Stanny
  • Standing at the Crossroads Next Steps for High Achieving Women by Marian N. Ruderman and Patricia J. Ohlott
  • The 3 Financial Styles of Very Successful Leaders by Gene Sicilano
  • The 4 Hour Workweek Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich By Tim Ferriss
  • The Attractor Factor by Joe Vitale
  • The Bear Essentials of Business by Maxine Carter
  • The E Myth by Michael E. Gerber
  • The Game of Work by Charles A. Coonradt
  • The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clayton M. Christensen
  • The Last Word on Power by Tracy Goss
  • The New Agreements in the Workplace by David Dibble
  • The New Law of Demand and Supply by Rick Kash
  • Leaders Eat Last – Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek
  • The Sticking Point Solution 9 Ways to Move Your Business from Stagnation to Stunning Growth in Tough Economic Times By Jay Abraham
  • The Upside of the Downturn by Geoff Colvin
  • Who’s Got Your Back by Keith Ferrazzi
  • You’re Not The Person I Hired by Janet Boydell, Barry Deutsch and Brad Remillard
  • Choices by Shad Helmstetter
  • Crossing the Unknown Sea by David Whyte
  • Emotional Blackmail When the People in Your Life Use Fear, Obligation and Guilt To Manipulate You by Susan Forward PhD
  • Hot Buttons How to Resolve Conflicts and Cool Everyone Down by Sybil Evans and Sherry Suib Cohen
  • Learning as a Way of Being by Peter Vaill
  • Life Skills Taking Charge of Your Personal and Professional Growth by Richard J. Leider
  • Love is Letting Go of Fear by Gerald G. Jampolsky, M.D.
  • Loving What Is Four Questions That Can Change Your Life by Byron Katie
  • Making Your Dreams Come True by Marcia Wieder
  • Missed Fortune by Douglas Andrew
  • Real Love The Truth About Finding Unconditional Love and Fulfilling Relationships by Greg Baer
  • Secrets of The Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker
  • Smart Choices A Practical Guide to Making Better Life Decisions by John S. Hammond, Ralph L. Keeney, Howard Raiffa
  • The Art of Possibility by Rosamund Stone Zander & Benjamin Zander
  • The Big Five For Life by John P. Strelecky
  • The Emotional Intelligence Quick Book Everything you need to know to put your EQ to work By Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves
  • The EQ Edge by Steven J. Stein, Ph.D. and Howard E. Book, M.D
  • The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
  • The Four Agreements A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz
  • The Identity Code by Larry Ackerman
  • The Luck Factor Changing Your Luck, Changing Your Life: The Four Essential Principles by Dr. Richard Wiseman
  • The Power of the Kabbalah Technology for the Soul by Yehuda Berg
  • The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles
  • The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
  • The Story of Your Life by Mandy Aftel
  • The Success Principles Part One How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be by Jack Canfield
  • The Success Principles Part Two How to Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be by Jack Canfield
  • The Velveteen Principles A Guide to Becoming Real by Toni Raiten-D’Antonio
  • The Virtues of Aging by Jimmy Carter
  • This Year I Will How to Finally Change a Habit, Keep a Resolution, or Make a Dream Come True by M.J. Ryan
  • Trusting Yourself How to Stop feeling Overwhelmed and Live More Happily with Less Effort by M. J. Ryan
  • Unstoppable by Cynthia Kersey
  • Verbal Judo The Gentle Art of Persuasion by George G. Thompson, PhD & Jerry B. Jenkins
  • You Just Don’t Understand Women and men in Conversation by Deborah Tannen PhD
  • Your Money or Your Life Transforming your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robin
  • The One Thing You Need to Know About Great Managing, Great Leading, and Sustained Individual Success by Marcus Buckingham
  • and more…
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