Recommended Books

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its_Your_ship1It’s Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy

by Captain D. Michael Abrashoff

Captain D. Michael Abrashoff and his command of USS Benfold has become legendary inside and outside the Navy. Now Abrashoff offers this fascinating tale of top-down change for anyone trying to navigate today’s uncertain business seas.


checklist1The Checklist Manifesto:  How to Get Things Right

by Atul Gawande

The New York Times bestselling author of Better and Complications reveals the surprising power of the ordinary checklist We live in a world of great and increasing complexity, where even the most expert professionals struggle to master the tasks they face. Longer training, ever more advanced technologies—neither seems to prevent grievous errors.


Traction-Book-PhotoTraction-Get a Grip on Your Business

by Gino Wickman

ll entrepreneurs and business leaders face similar frustrations—personnel conflict, profit woes, and inadequate growth. Decisions never seem to get made, or, once made, fail to be properly implemented. But there is a solution. It’s not complicated or theoretical. The Entrepreneurial Operating System® is a practical method for achieving the business success you have always envisioned. More than 2,000 companies have discovered what EOS can do.


nutsNUTS!  Southwest Airlines’ Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success

by Kevin Freiberg

With unlimited access to the people and inside documents of Southwest Airlines, authors Kevin and Jackie Freiberg share the secrets behind the greatest success story in commercial aviation. Read it and discover how to transfer the Southwest inspiration to your own business and personal life.


YouCantTeachAKidToRideYou Can’t Teach a Kid to Ride a Bike at a Seminar

by David H. Sandler

Contrary to popular sales training, you don’t have to make presentations to everyone who will listen. You don’t have to be subservient, forfeit your self-respect, or fake enthusiasm about your product or service. In You Can’t Teach a Kid to Ride a Bike at a Seminar, you learn to master each of the fundamental principals of the Sandler Selling System® – and how and when to use them.


Dig your well Dig Your Well Before You’re Thirsty

by Harvey MacKay

For everyone from the sales rep facing a career-making deal to the entrepreneur in search of capital, Dig Your Well explains how meeting these needs should be no more than a few calls away.


5-Dysfunctions-of-a-Team1The Five Dysfunctions of A Team

By Patrick Lencioni

This book offers a leadership fable that is as enthralling and instructive as his first two best-selling books, The Five Temptations of a CEO and The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive. This time, he turns his keen intellect and storytelling power to the fascinating, complex world of teams.


Never-Eat-Alone-1Never Eat Alone:  And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time

By Keith Ferrazzi

Connecting is a “constant process of giving and receiving – of asking for and offering help.”


ImOkYourOkI’m Okay, You’re Okay

By Thomas A. Harris

Are you okay? That’s probably the most important question anyone will ever answer, and Dr. Thomas Harris’s groundbreaking bestseller helped millions respond in the affirmative. Using Transactional Analysis, which confronts the individual with the fact that he or she is responsible for what happens in the future, Dr. Harris explained how to distinguish the three active elements that make up everyone’s personality (Parent, Adult, and Child), as well as the four life positions underlying people’s actions.


Good-To-Great-By-Jim-Collins-Download-Ebook-Free-PdfGood to Great

By Jim Collins

This book addresses a single question: Can a good company become a great company, and if so, how?


great-by-choice1Great by Choice

By Jim Collins

Great by Choice distinguishes itself from Collins’s prior work by its focus not just on performance, but also on the type of unstable environments faced by leaders today.


Tipping-PointThe Tipping Point

by Malcome Gladwell

This book presents a new way of understanding why change so often happens as quickly and as unexpectedly as it does.


excellence In Search of EXCELLENCE

By Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman

Lessons from America’s Best-Run Companies.


fierce-conversations-coverFierce Conversations

By Susan Scott

Achieving success at work or in life, one conversation at a time.


The-Four-Agreements1The Four Agreements

By Don Miguel Ruiz

This book presents a new way of understanding why change so often happens as quickly and as unexpectedly as it does.


IfYouWantItDoneRightIf You Want It Done Right, You Don’t Have to Do It Yourself

By Donna M. Genett, Ph.D.

A six-step program for successful delegation.


HowToWinFriendsHow to Win Friends and Influence People

By Dale Carnegie

Learn the fundamental techniques in handling people and making them like you.


drive1Drive:  The Surprising Truth About What Motivates You

By Daniel H. Pink

Learn the fundamental techniques in handling people and making them like you.


203488_112114742205137_3442428_nSoar to Success Minus the Stress

By: Sam Hester

There is no need to attend seminars, travel to an Ashram or seek weekly therapy.  You can read this work and immediately begin to utilize the tools Sam gives you.  As a researcher, he has studied volumes of material on stress.


the-dream-mgrDream Manager

By Matthew Kelly and Patrick Lencioni

A business parable about how companies can achieve remarkable results by helping their employees fulfill their dreams.


energize1001 Ways to Energize Employees

By Bob Nelson

The best employee motivators often cost little or nothing.  This book shows you how!


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

By Michael E. Gerber

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… 

Lifebook LifeBook: Household information System

LifeBook is a household information management system designed to help you organize names, contact information, passwords, model numbers, medications, bank accounts, insurance policies, and many other types of key information.