Reading List

President Harry Truman once said, “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.”

The practicing leader reads to stay at the top of their game. As such, I pride myself on reading dozens of books a year as part of my leadership practice.

Below is a list of the books that I most frequently recommend. You can click each title, which will take you to a review of the book, including what stood out to me about its message.

Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek

The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni

The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek

The 3 Big Questions for a Frantic Family by Patrick Lencioni

Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferriss

Range by David Epstein

The Last Word on Power by Tracy Goss

Prescription for Excellence by Joseph Michelli

The Notes by Ronald Reagan

Leadership and Self Deception by the Arbinger Institute

Contagious: Why Things Catch On by Jonah Berger

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

The War for Kindness by Jamil Zaki

Five Stars by Carmine Gallo

Trillion Dollar Coach by Eric Schmidt

The Gatekeepers by Chris Whipple

The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle

Be Our Guest by The Disney Institute with Theodore Kinni

Profiles in Courage by President John F. Kennedy

The Starbucks Experience by Joseph Michelli

The Hard Thing About Hard Things by Ben Horowitz

The Road to Character by David Brooks

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

Start with Why by Simon Sinek

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

The New Gold Standard by Joseph Michelli

Leader of One by Dr. Gerald Suarez