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My Book Recommendations

Categories: Professional Development

I once heard the quote, “You are who you are based on the people you meet, and the books you read.”

Although there also is some DNA involved, I do agree that we are shaped by our interactions with others, and the reading we do.

That said, as an executive coach and speaker, I realize how often I share ideas and quotes from the books that I read with my audiences.

I am frequently asked for book recommendations, in addition to the ones that I have written.

Here is a list of books that have made a difference to me (in no special order):

  • Blink, Malcolm Gladwell
  • What Got You Here Won't Get You There, Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter
  • Pivot, Alan R. Zimmerman
  • Jacked Up, Bill Lane
  • The One Thing You Need To Know, Marcus Buckingham (or anything else by him)
  • The 4-Hour Workweek, Timothy Ferriss
  • The Dip, Seth Godin (or anything else by him)
  • Enlightened Leadership, Ed Oakley and Doug Krug
  • The Fred Factor, Mark Sanborn
  • Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell
  • The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz

I would love to get your recommendations, too, so I can check them out, and pass them on! Post a reply here, or e-mail me –

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