Shawn's Recommended Reading List

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What I’m reading…

If you want to hone your professional skills and learn how other leaders are changing the landscape of their business culture and organization’s output, here is my reading list. I continually update this, so bookmark this page and check back for new titles. —Shawn Doyle

Leadership

  • Leadership Secrets of Colin Powell- Orin Harrari

  • #Girlboss- Sophia Amoruso

  • A Passion for Excellence: The Leadership Difference - Nancy Austin and Thomas J Peters

  • Executive Charisma: Six Steps to Mastering the Art of Leadership by D. A. Benton

  • The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team- Patrick Lencioni

  • Lions Don’t Need to Roar- D.A. Benton

  • Monday Morning Leadership: 8 Mentoring Sessions You Can't Afford to Miss- David Cottrell

  • Principle Centered Leadership- Stephen R. Covey

  • Leadership Is an Art - Max Depree

  • The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader: Becoming the Person Others Will Want to Follow- John Maxwell

  • Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't - Jim Collins

  • On Becoming a Leader- Warren Bennis

  • True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership -Bill George, Peter Sims

  • Creating Magic: 10 Common Sense Leadership Strategies from a Life at Disney - Lee Cockerell

  • The Mary Kay Way: Timeless Principles from America's Greatest Woman Entrepreneur by Mary Kay Ash

  • Jumpstart Your Leadership- Shawn Doyle

  • Winning- Jack Welch and Suzy Welch

  • It's Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy- Michael Abrashoff

  • Managing the Generation Mix, 2nd Edition (Manager's Pocket Guide Series) - Carolyn A. Martin and Bruce Tulgan

  • Twist of Faith: The Story of Anne Beiler, Founder of Auntie Anne's Pretzels- Anne Beiler

  • Losing My Virginity: How I Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way- Richard Branson

  • Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography- Walter Isaacson

  • Nuts! Southwest Airlines' Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success- Kevin Freiberg and Jackie Freiberg

  • Shackleton's Way: Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer- Margot Morrell, Stephanie Capparell and Alexandra Shackleton

  • Lean In- Sheryl Sandberg

Communication Skills

  • The Platinum Rule: Discover the Four Basic Business Personalities and How They Can Lead You to Success- Tony Alessandra

  • Working with Emotional Intelligence- Daniel Goleman

  • PeopleSmart: Developing Your Interpersonal Intelligence- Melvin L. Silberman

  • Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High - Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan and Al Switzler

  • Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work and in Life One Conversation at a Time by Susan Scott

  • Death by Meeting: A Leadership Fable...About Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business - Patrick Lencioni

  • The Coward's Guide to Conflict: Empowering Solutions for Those Who Would Rather Run Than Fight -Timothy E. Ursiny

  • The Quick and Easy Way to Effective Speaking- Dale Carnegie

  • Speak to Win: How to Present with Power in Any Situation- Brian Tracy

  • Games People Play: The Basic Handbook of Transactional Analysis- Eric Berne

  • The Power of Body Language: How to Succeed in Every Business and Social Encounter - Tonya Reiman

  • Charisma: Seven Keys to Developing the Magnetism that Leads to Success- Tony Alessandra

  • Trailblazers: How Top Business Leaders are Accelerating Results through Inclusion and Diversity- Redia Anderson and Lenora Billings-Harris

Creativity and Innovation

  • Big Magic- Elizabeth Gilbert

  • Cracking Creativity: The Secrets of Creative Genius- Michael Michalko

  • Jamming: The Art and Discipline of Business Creativity- John Kao

  • Coloring Outside the Lines : Business Thoughts on Creativity, Sales, and Marketing- Jeff Tobe

  • Ignore Everybody: and 39 Other Keys to Creativity- by Hugh MacLeod

  • Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention- Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

  • The Artist's Way- Julia Cameron

  • Six Thinking Hats- Edward De Bono

  • How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day- Michael Gelb

  • Jump Start Your Business Brain: The Scientific Way To Make More Money- Doug Hall and Tom Peters

  • Eiffel's Tower: The Thrilling Story Behind Paris's Beloved Monument and the Extraordinary World's Fair That Introduced It - Jill Jonnes

  • A Whack on the Side of the Head: How You Can Be More Creative - Roger Von Oech

  • Jumpstart Your Creativity- Shawn Doyle and Steven Rowell

  • A Curious Mind – Brian Glazer

Motivation

  • Jumpstart Your Motivation: 10 Jolts to Get Motivated and Stay Motivated- Shawn Doyle

  • Are You Living or Existing?- Kimanzi Constable

  • Life Is Good- Bert and John Jacobs

  • Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, and Priorities of a Winning Life by Tony Dungy and Nathan Whitaker

  • Finding Your Voice: Joel Boggess

  • The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: A Fable About Fulfilling Your Dreams & Reaching Your Destiny - Robin Sharma

  • Just Blow it Up: Firepower for Living An Unlimited Life- Dixie Gillaspie

  • Finding Your Own North Star: Claiming the Life You Were Meant to Live- Martha Beck

  • Live Your Dreams - Les Brown

  • Back From Heaven’s Front Porch- Danny Bader

  • The Power of Positive Thinking- Norman Vincent Peale

  • A Better Way to Live: Og Mandino's Own Personal Story of Success Featuring 17 Rules to Live By- Og Mandino

  • You are a Badass- Jen Sincero

  • Excuses Begone!: How to Change Lifelong, Self-Defeating Thinking Habits- Wayne W. Dyer

  • Unlimited Power : The New Science Of Personal Achievement by Anthony Robbins

  • Man's Search for Meaning- Viktor E. Frankl

  • The Secret- Rhonda Byrne

  • The Biology of Belief - Bruce H. Lipton

  • Think and Grow Rich- Napoleon Hill

  • The Game of Life & How to Play It - Florence Scovel Shinn

  • The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams- Deepak Chopra

  • How to Win Friends and Influence People- Dale Carnegie

  • Personhood: Leo Buscaglia

  • Possibility Thinking: Robert Schuler

  • The Richest Man in Babylon- George Clason

  • You’ll See It When You Believe It- Wayne Dyer

  • Super Power Memory- Harry Lorraine

  • Do What You Love The Money Will Follow- Marsha Sinetar

  • The Morning Miracle: Hal Elrod

  • Becoming Supernatural: How Common People Are Doing the Uncommon- Dr Joe Dispenza

  • How To Raise Your Self Esteem- Nathanial Branden

  • The Power of Awareness- Neville Goddard

  • Live Your Truth- Kamal Ravikant

  • The Sun Still Rises- How to Survive And Thrive After Grief and Loss – Shawn Doyle

  • Mastery- Robert Greene

  • Tools of Titans- Tim Ferris

  • Tribe of Mentors- Tim Ferris

  • Game Changers- Dave Asprey

  • The 5 am Club- Robin Sharma

  • Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy- Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant

  • The Primal Blueprint- Mark Sisson

Time Management

  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

  • How to Get Control of Your time and Life- Alan Lankein

  • Get Your Act Together- Peggy Jones

  • Doing it Now- Edwin Bliss