Books We're Reading and Recommending

Leaders are readers: For its speed, variety, overall stickiness, and capability to connect us with literally billions of people around the world in a nanosecond (nearly all of whom we would never have had the ability to meet any other way), I treasure social media. Moreover, just look at the voice it gives the voiceless—the canvas, palette, brush, and paints it affords people from all walks of life to paint the world anew...

Title: This Is Not Propaganda: Adventures in the War Against Reality

Author: Peter Pomerantsev

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Title: The Next Level: What Insiders Know About Executive Success

Author: Scott Eblin

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Title: Permission to Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves, and Our Society Thrive

Author: Marc Brackett, PhD

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Title: Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead

Author: Jim Mattis and Bing West

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Title: The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

Author: Bessel van der Kock, M.D.

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Title: It's Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy

Author: Captain D. Michael Abrashoff

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Title: Empathy for the Devil: Finding Ourselves in the Villains of the Bible

Author: J.R. Forasteros

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Title: Quiet Leadership: Six Steps to Transforming Performance at Work

Author: David Rock

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Title: Whole: What Teachers Need to Help Students Thrive

Author: Rex Miller, Bill Latham, Kevin Baird, and Michelle Kinder

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Title: In the Eye of the Storm: Reengineering Corporate Culture

Author: John R. Childress and Larry E. Senn

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Title: Co-Active Coaching: The Proven Framework for Transformative Conversations at Work and In Life

Author: Henry Kimsley-House, Karen Kimsley-House, Philip Sandahl, and Laura Whitworth

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Title: The Road to Character

Author: David Brooks

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Title: Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts—Becoming the Person You Want To BE

Author: Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter

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Title: Fools' Names, Fools' Faces

Author: Andrew Ferguson

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Title: Small Fry: A Memoir

Author: Lisa Brennan-Jobs

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Title: Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success

Author: Adam Grant

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Title: Unplugged: How Organizations Lose Their Energy and How to Get It Back

Author: Steve Buchholz and Tom Roth

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Title: The Wide Lens: What Successful Innovators See That Others Miss

Author: Ron Adner

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Title: Your Body is Your Brain: Leverage Your Somatic Intelligence to Find Purpose, Build Resilience, Deepen Relationships and Lead More Powerfully

Author: Amanda Blake

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Title: The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups

Author: Daniel Coyle

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Title: Into Thin Air: The Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster

Author: Jon Krakauer

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Title: Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagements for a Complex World

Author: General Stanley McChrystal, U.S. Army, Retired with Tantum Collins, David Silverman, and Chris Fussell

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Title: Mastering Leadership: An Integrated Framework for Breakthrough Performance and Extraordinary Business Results

Author: Robert J. Anderson and William A. Adams

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Title: Digital Strategies for Powerful Corporate Communications

Author: Paul A. Argenti and Courtney M. Barnes

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Title: The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership

Author: Jim Dethmer, Diana Chapman, and Kaley Warner Klemp

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Title: The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business

Author: Patrick Lencioni

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Title: The Leadership Challenge

Author: James Kouzes and Barry Posner

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Title: The Screwtape Letters

Author: C.S. Lewis

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Title: Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages

Author: Guy Deutscher

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Title: Undead: Revived, Resuscitated, and Reborn

Author: Clay Morgan

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Title: Why Don't We Listen Better: Communicating & Connecting in Relationships

Author: Jim Petersen

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Title: The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People's Lives Better, Too)

Author: Gretchen Rubin

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Title: The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love—Why We Get Hooked and How We Can Break Bad Habits

Author: Judson Brewer

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Title: What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful!

Author: Marshall Goldsmith with Mark Reiter

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Title: Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent

Author: Sydney Finkelstein

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Title: Switch on Your Brain: the Key to Peak Happiness, Thinking, and Health

Author: Dr. Caroline Leaf

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Title: Reductionism in Art and Brain Science: Bridging the Two Cultures

Author: Eric R. Kandel

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Title: Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Hold and Others Come Unstuck

Author: Chip and Dan Heath

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Title: I'm Proud of You: My Friendship with Fred Rogers

Author: Tim Madigan

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Title: Humans are Underrated: What High Achievers Know that Brilliant Machines Never Will

Author: Geoff Colvin

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Title: Influence: Science and Practice

Author: Rober B. Cialdini

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Title: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

Author: J.D. Vance

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Title: Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In

Author: Roger Fisher and William Ury

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Title: Getting Past No: Negotiating Your Way From Confrontation to Cooperation

Author: William Ury

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Title: Gain Influence Through Communication: How to Connect with Others and Build Meaningful Relationships

Author: Clay Morgan

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Title: Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy Seals Lead and Win

Author: Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

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Title: Strengths Based Leadership: Great Leaders, Teams, and Why People Follow

Author: Tom Rath and Barry Conchie

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Title: Boundaries: When to Say Yes, When to Say No, To Take Control of Your Life

Author: Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend

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Title: Cultivating the Strategic Mind: Growing From Leader to Visionary, Creator, and Architect of Strategy (2nd Edition)

Author: blake leath, phd

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