My Recommended Reading List

These books represent the very best of the authors I have admired the most over the last 25 years. They represent content that has impacted me personally, my business, or by extension, the lives and businesses of many of my clients.

Building a Business

  • Good to Great and Built to Last by Jim Collins
  • Business Execution for Results by Stephen Lynch
  • Mastering the Rockefeller Habits by Verne Harnish
  • The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E Gerber
  • Jumpstart your Business Brain by Doug Hall
  • Born to Build by Jim Clifton & Sangeeta Badal
  • The Thought Leaders Practice by Matt Church, Peter Cook & Scott Stein


  • Jumpstart your Marketing Brain by Doug Hall
  • Purple Cow by Seth Godin


  • Strengths-Based Leadership by Tom Rath
  • Principle Centered Leadership by Stephen Covey
  • Legacy by James Kerr

Personal and Business Development Coaching

  • Coaching for Performance by John Whitmore
  • The Life Coaching Handbook by Curly Martin
  • The Business Coaching Handbook by Curly Martin
  • Co-Active Coaching by Laura Whitworth, Karen Kimsey-House, Henry Kimsey-House, Phillip Sandahl
  • Becoming a Professional Life Coach by Patrick Williams & Diane S. Menendez
  • Coaching with NLP by Joseph O’Connor & Andrea Lages


  • It’s the Manager by Jim Clifton & Jim Harter
  • First, Break All the Rules by Marcus Buckingham & Curt Coffman
  • 12: The Elements of Great Managing by Rodd Wagner & James Harter

Personal Effectiveness & Work-Life Integration

  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
  • First Things First by Stephen Covey
  • The ONE Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Prabasan
  • Strengthsfinder 2.0 by Tom Rath
  • Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradbury & Jean Greaves
  • The Seven Day Weekend by Ricardo Semler
  • Well-Being by Tom Rath & Jim Harter


  • Strengths-Based Selling by Tony Rutigliano & Brian Brim
  • SPIN Selling by Neil Rackham


  • Strengths-Based Parenting by Mary Reckmeyer & Jennifer Robison
  • Play to Their Strengths by Brendon Miller & Analyn Miller


  • Start with Why by Simon Sinek
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