Recommended Reading

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10.5 Reasons Why Even Top-Notch Executives Fail – Mutchler & Herdlinger
As a Man Thinketh – James Allen
Beyond Customer Satisfaction to Customer Loyalty – Keki Bhote
Blink – Malcolm Gladwell
Built to Last – Jim Collins
C-Change – Mark Cress
Coaching Your Kids to be Leaders – Pat Williams
Cross Selling Success – Ford Harding
Customer Satisfaction is Worthless, Customer Loyalty is Priceless — Jeffrey Gitomer
Dynamic Laws of Prosperity – Cathrine Ponder
Emotional Intelligences – Daniel Goleman
Execution The Discipline of Getting Things Done – Bossidy and Charan
Failing Forward – John Maxwell
Fail-Safe Leadership – Linda Martin and David Mutchler
Father Joe – Tony Hendra (This is not a business book but is a great story about finding who you are.)
First Things First – Stephen Covey and Robert Merrill
Five Obsessions of CEO’s – Patrick Lencioni
Five Pitfalls of CEO’s – Patrick Lencioni
Five Temptations of CEO’s – Patrick Lencioni
Getting Employees to Fall in Love with Your Company – Jim Harris
Getting Naked – Patrick Lencioni
Getting to Yes – Roger Fisher and William Ury
Good to Great – Jim Collins
Gungho – Tom Blanchard
Half Time – Bob Bufford
Hope is Not a Strategy – Rick Page
How to Become a Rainmaker – Jeffrey Fox
How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie
In Search of Excellence – Peters & Waterman
Joy at Work – Dennis Bakke
Lead Like Jesus – Ken Blanchard
Leader as Coach – Peterson & Hicks
Leadership and the One Minute Manager – Blanchard, Zigarmi & Zigarmi
Leadership and Self-Deception – The Arbinger Institute
Leading Change – John Kotter
Let’s Get Real or Let’s Not Play – Mahan Khalsa
Little Red Book of Selling – Jeffrey Gitomer
Maximum Achievement – Brian Tracy
Networking Magic – Rick Frishman & Jill Lublin
On Purpose Business – Kevin McCarthy
On Purpose Person – Kevin McCarthy
Outliers – Malcolm Gladwell
Perfectly Yourself – Matthew Kelly
Purpose Driven Life – Rich Warren
QBQ! The Question Behind the Question – John Miller
Selling to VITO – Anthony Parinello
Seven Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey
Spin Selling – Neil Rackham
Secrets for Winning at Work – Mike Murdock
Success One Day at a Time – John Maxwell
Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude – Napoleon Hill & W. Clement Stone
The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork – John Maxwell
The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader – John Maxwell
The 25 Habits of Highly Successful Salespeople – Stephan Schiffman
The 25 Most Common Sales Mistakes and How to Avoid Them – Stephan Schiffman
The Call – Os Guinness
The Eighth Habit – Stephen Covey
The E-Myth Revised – Michael Gerber
The Exceptional Presenter – Timothy Koegel
The Five People You Meet in Heaven – Mitch Albom
The Four Agreements – Don Miguel
The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive – Patrick Lencioni
The Greatest Salesman in the World – Og Mandino
The Holy Bible
The Law of Attraction – Michael J. Losier
The Lawyers Guide to Marketing Your Business – James Durham & Deborah McMurray
The Power of Alignment – Labovitz & Rosansky
The Power of Now – Eckhart Tolle
The Power of Positive Thinking – Norman Vincent Peale
The Rhythm of Life – Matthew Kelly
The Sales Bible – Jeffrey Gitomer
The Speed of Trust – Stephen M.R. Covey
The Soul of the Firm – William Pollard
The Thin Book of Naming Elephants – Hammond
The Traveler’s Gift – Andy Andrews
The Value of Core Values – Lisa Huetteman
Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
Today Matters – John Maxwell
Quiet Strength – Tony Dungy
Tuesdays with Morrie – Mitch Albom
Uncommon – Tony Dungy
What Got You Here Won’t Get You There – Mark Reiter and Marshall Goldsmith
Who Moved My Cheese? – Spencer Johnson
Ziglar on Selling – Zig Ziglar