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    Robin's Must-Read Books

    Top 50 Leadership Books

    Peak: How Great Companies Get Their Mojo from Maslow by Chip Conley

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

    Collins

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

    The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick M. Lencioni

    How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie

    Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done by Larry Bossidy, Ram Charan,Charles Burck

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

    Successful by Marshall Goldsmith, Mark Reiter

    First, Break All the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently by

    Marcus Buckingham, Curt Coffman

    The Starfish and the Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations by

    Ori Brafman, Rod A. Beckstrom

    The Leadership Challenge, 3rd Edition by James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner

    Leadership and Self Deception: Getting Out of the Box by Arbinger Institute

    The Compassionate Samurai: Being Extraordinary in an Ordinary World by Brian

    Klemmer

    The Art of War by Sun Tzu

    True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership by Bill George

    Leading Change by John P. Kotter

    Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by Jim Collins

    The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done by

    Peter F. Drucker

    Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization by

    Dave Logan, John King, Halee Fischer-Wright

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    Energy Leadership: Transforming Your Workplace and Your Life from the Core by

    Bruce D. Schneider

    The One Minute Manager by Kenneth H. Blanchard

    The Radical Leap: A Personal Lesson in Extreme Leadership by Steve Farber

    Toy Box Leadership: Leadership Lessons from the Toys You Loved as a Child by Ron

    Hunter, Michael E. Waddell

    Who Moved My Cheese An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in

    Your Life by Spencer Johnson

    The Fred Factor: How passion in your work and life can turn the ordinary into the

    extraordinary by Mark Sanborn

    The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell

    The Essential Drucker: The Best of Sixty Years of Peter Drucker's Essential Writings

    on Management by Peter F. Drucker

    Outsmart!: How to Do What Your Competitors Can't by Jim Champy

    Love Is the Killer App: How to Win Business and Influence Friends by Tim Sanders

    Total Leadership: Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life by Stewart D. Friedman

    Better People Leader, The by Charles Coonradt, Lisa Ann Thomson

    The Leadership Dojo: Build Your Foundation as an Exemplary Leader by Richard

    Strozzi-Heckler

    Leadership the Outward Bound Way: Becoming a Better Leader in the Workplace, in

    the Wilderness, and in Your Community by Outward Bound USA

    Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing

    Mavericks at Work: Why the Most Original Minds in Business Win by William C.

    Taylor, Polly G. Labarre

    Love 'em or Lose 'em: Getting Good People to Stay by Beverly Kaye , Sharon Jordan-

    Evans

    Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman by Yvon

    Chouinard

    Martin Luther King, Jr., on Leadership: Inspiration and Wisdom for Challenging Times

    by Donald T. Phillips

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    Authentic Leadership: Rediscovering the Secrets to Creating Lasting Value by Bill

    George

    Leading for Growth: How Umpqua Bank Got Cool and Created a Culture of

    Greatness by Raymond P. Davis, Alan Shrader

    Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath, Dan Heath

    NUTS!: Southwest Airlines' Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success by Kevin

    Frieberg

    The Go-Getter: A Story That Tells You How To Be One by Peter B. Kyne, Alan Axelrod

    Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big by Bo Burlingham

    Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes

    The New Gold Standard: 5 Leadership Principles for Creating a Legendary Customer

    Experience Courtesy of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company by Joseph Michelli

    Mastering the Rockefeller Habits by Verne Harnish

    iCon Steve Jobs: The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business by Jeffrey S.

    Young, William L. Simon

    Mandela: The Authorized Portrait by Desmond Tutu, Bill Clinton

    Bono by Michka Assayas

    Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin

    Top 50 Business Books

    The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu M. Goldratt, Jeff Cox

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

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

    Collins

    How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie

    The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done by

    Peter Drucker

    The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell

    Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable by Seth Godin

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    Freakonomics : A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by

    Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner

    Updated & Expanded 2006 Edition of the World Is Flat by Thomas Friedman

    Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

    Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

    It's Not Luck by Eliyahu M. Goldratt

    Toyota Production System: Beyond Large-Scale Production by Taiichi Ohno

    Winning by Jack Welch

    Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors by

    Michael Porter

    Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money-That the Poor andMiddle Class Do Not! by Robert T. Kiyosaki

    Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen

    The Machine That Changed the World: The Story of Lean Production- Toyota's Secret

    Weapon in the Global Car Wars That Is Now Revolutionizing World Industry by James

    P. Womack, Daniel T. Jones

    The Balanced Scorecard: Translating Strategy into Action by Robert S. Kaplan, David

    P. Norton

    The Art of War by Sun Tzu

    Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco by Bryan Burrough, John Helyar

    Six Thinking Hats by Edward de Bono

    Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

    The Dance of Change: The Challenges to Sustaining Momentum in Learning

    Organizations by Peter M. Senge

    The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About

    It by Michael E. Gerber

    The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

    Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by Jim Collins

    The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life by Rosamund

    Stone Zander

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    The Innovator's Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book that Will Change the Way You Do

    Business by Clayton M. Christensen

    The Age of Unreason by Charles Handy

    Selling the Dream by Guy Kawasaki

    The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick) by Seth

    Godin

    Rules For Revolutionaries: The Capitalist Manifesto for Creating and Marketing New

    Products and Services by Guy Kawasaki and Michele Moreno

    The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing: Violate Them at Your Own Risk! by Al Ries,

    Jack Trout

    Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make

    Competition Irrelevant by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne

    Emotional Design: Why We Love (or Hate) Everyday Things by Donald A. Norman

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

    Successful by Marshall Goldsmith

    In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America's Best-Run Companies by Thomas J.

    Peters and Robert H. Waterman

    Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini

    Why Smart Executives Fail: And What You Can Learn from Their Mistakes by SydneyFinkelstein

    The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life by Twyla Tharp

    The Wal-Mart Effect: How the World's Most Powerful Company Really Works--and

    How It's Transforming the American Economy by Charles Fishman

    Creating Customer Evangelists: How Loyal Customers Become a Volunteer Sales

    Force by Ben McConnell, Jackie Huba, and Guy Kawasaki

    The Cluetrain Manifesto: The End of Business as Usual by Christopher Locke, Rick

    Levine, Doc Searls, and David Weinberger

    Servant Leadership: A Journey into the Nature of Legitimate Power and Greatness

    25th Anniversary Edition by Robert K. Greenleaf

    Long Tail, The, Revised and Updated Edition: Why the Future of Business is Selling

    Less of More by Chris Anderson

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    Losing My Virginity: How I've Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing

    Business My Way by Richard Branson

    Leading the Revolution: How to Thrive in Turbulent Times by Making Innovation a

    Way of Life by Gary Hamel

    Permission Marketing : Turning Strangers Into Friends And Friends Into Customers

    by Seth Godin

    The Culting of Brands: Turn Your Customers into True Believers by Douglas Atkin

    Top 50 Motivational Books

    Harmonic Wealth by James Arthur Ray

    DailyOM by Madisyn Taylor

    Nexus: A Neo Novel by Deborah Morrison

    Quantum Wellness by Kathy Freston

    A Leader Becomes a Leader by J. Kevin Sheehan