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Recommended Reading

The Speed of Trust by Stephen M.R. Covey

For business leaders and public figures in any arena, The Speed of Trust offers an unprecedented and eminently practical look at exactly how trust functions in our every transaction and relationship from the most personal to the broadest, most indirect interaction and how to establish trust immediately so that you and your organization can forego the time killing, bureaucratic check and balance processes so often deployed in lieu of actual trust.

Good to Great by Jim Collins

Using tough benchmarks, Collins and his research team identified a set of elite companies that made the leap to great results and sustained those results for at least 15 years. After the leap, these companies generated cumulative stock returns that beat the general stock market by an average of 7 times in 15 years, better than twice the results delivered by a composite index of the world's greatest companies, including Coca-Cola, Intel and Merck.

The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber

In this new and totally revised edition of the 150,000-copy underground bestseller, The E-Myth, Michael Gerber dispels the myths surrounding starting your own business and shows how commonplace assumptions can get in the way of running a business. He walks you through the steps in the life of a business from entrepreneurial infancy, through adolescent growing pains, to the mature entrepreneurial perspective, the guiding light of all businesses that succeed.

No Ordinary Disruption by Richard Dobbs, James Manyika & Jonathan Woetzel

In No Ordinary Disruption, the directors of the McKinsey Global Institute, the flagship think tank of the world’s leading consulting firm, McKinsey & Company, dive deeply behind current headlines to analyze the key forces transforming the global economy over the next two decades—and most importantly, to explain what business and government leaders need to do to reset their intuitions and take advantage of the disruptions ahead.

The Power of Why by Amanda Lang

Amanda Lang shows how curiosity and the ability to ask the right questions fuels innovation and can drive change not just in business but also in our personal lives. A book that challenges conventional wisdom and offers practical, inspiring advice, The Power of Why shows how it’s possible to reignite your innate curiosity and overcome long-standing barriers - leaving you more creative, productive and fulfilled in your job and happier in your relationships.

Discover Your True North by Bill George

Being a leader is about much more than title and management skills—it's fundamentally a question of who we are as human beings. Discover Your True North offers a concrete and comprehensive program for becoming an authentic leader, and shows how to chart your path to leadership success. Th is book shows you how to use your natural leadership abilities to inspire and empower others to excellence in today's complex global world.

Leading with Questions by Michael Marquardt

Thoroughly revised and updated, Leading with Questions will help you encourage participation and teamwork, foster outside-the-box thinking, empower others, build relationships with customers, solve problems, and more. Michael Marquardt reveals how to determine which questions will lead to solutions to even the most challenging issues. He outlines specific techniques of active listening and follow-up.

Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back by Andrew Zollil & Ann Marie Healy

Reporting firsthand from the coral reefs of Palau to the back streets of Palestine, Andrew Zolli and Ann Marie Healy relate breakthrough scientific discoveries, pioneering social and ecological innovations, and important new approaches to constructing a more resilient world. Zolli and Healy show how this new concept of resilience is a powerful lens through which we can assess major issues afresh and circumstances that affect us all.

The Enemy of Engagement by Mark Royal & Tom Agnew

Packed with the latest research findings from the prestigious Hay Group, The Enemy of Engagement uncovers the hidden impediments to performance-excessive procedures, lack of resources, overly narrow roles, and outlines best-practice solutions for eliminating them. The Enemy of Engagement gives managers powerful new insights and research-based tools for ensuring their teams are both willing and able to make maximum contributions.

Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything by Joshua Foer

An instant bestseller that is poised to become a classic, Moonwalking with Einstein recounts Joshua Foer's yearlong quest to improve his memory under the tutelage of top "mental athletes." He draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of remembering, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human memory.