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Book Recommendations

What Got You Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith

Hard work and intelligence is a sure fire formula for business success and a career advancement. Up to a point. For those who want to rise to truly elite levels of leadership, a whole new paradigm is required, Goldsmith argues. – VIEW BOOK

True North by Bill George

Former Medtronic CEO Bill George describes how to follow your internal compass and become a truly authentic leader. Based on over 100 interviews with top leaders, George distills this wisdom into five key areas: Knowing your authentic self, defining your values and leadership principles, understanding your motivations, building your support team, and staying grounded by integrating all aspects of your life. – VIEW BOOK

Radical Candor by Kim Scott

Radical Candor is about caring personally and challenging directly, about soliciting criticism to improve your leadership and providing guidance that helps others grow. It also addresses how to create an organizational culture of direct, honest, compassionate feedback. – VIEW BOOK

Great at Work by Morten Hansen

Why are some people able to deliver superior results in less time than other similarly talented peers? Based on a five-year study of more than 5,000 managers and employees, Hansen shares seven practices that anyone can learn that are the secret sauce of high performers. – VIEW BOOK

Getting Things Done by David Allen

The classic systems approach to productivity and mental clarity. Used by tens of thousands of people across the country, Allen’s system allows us to process, organize, and prioritize not only our work, but our whole lives. – VIEW BOOK

Drive by Daniel Pink

In this provocative and persuasive book, Pink goes beyond traditional carrot-and-stick theory of motivation to develop a deeper understanding of what really drives people based on decades of scientific research. Rewards and punishment aren’t it, Pink explains. To really tap into the power of people’s motivation, one has to understand their intrinsic needs and desires. – VIEW BOOK

Insight by Tasha Eurich

Research shows that self-awareness—knowing who we are and how others see us—is the foundation for high performance, smart choices, and lasting relationships. Unfortunately, most people score low on this dimension. The good news is it a developable skill and this book explains how to do it. – VIEW BOOK

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg

Based on recent research and scientific discoveries, Duhigg takes us on a journey to discover how habits really work and how we can harness this knowledge to transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives. – VIEW BOOK

Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath

raditional development plans focus on addressing weaknesses. Real success, however, often comes from taking what we do best and growing those talents to their fullest extent. This book comes with a code (don’t buy it used, it is only good once) for an online test that will tell you your top five strengths and give you strategies for how to maximize them. – VIEW BOOK

The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor

Harvard lecturer Shawn Achor argues that we all have it backwards: Success doesn’t lead to happiness, happiness leads to success. This discovery has been repeatedly borne out in rigorous research in psychology and neuroscience, management studies, and empirical evidence. Achor provides an actionable guide for how to harness this power. – VIEW BOOK

Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman

High IQ is no guarantee of success or happiness. Another variable turns out to be an important driver in this equation–emotional intelligence. Goleman combines research from psychology and neuroscience to present a coherent understanding of this additional skill. And the best news is that emotional intelligence is not fixed–it is a learnable skill that we can develop as adults. – VIEW BOOK

Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Bradberry & Greaves

Emotional Intelligence is a better predictor of success and happiness than IQ. This researched based book includes a code (don’t buy it used, it is only good for one user) for an online test that will give you a sense of your EQ along with practical strategies for growing your EQ over time. – VIEW BOOK

Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

If you have ever had the experience of being “in the zone,” experiencing deep enjoyment, creativity, and a total involvement with life, you have experienced flow. In this seminal book, Csikszentmihalyi not only defines this experience, but demonstrates the ways in which it can be controlled, not just left to chance. – VIEW BOOK

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle

The ultimate guide for living in the present moment. The idea is relatively simple, but achieving it is anything but. It can take a lifetime to master the skill of being really present. Tolle takes on a very difficult task and makes it as accessible as it can be. – VIEW BOOK

Positive Intelligence: Why Only 20% of Teams and Individuals Achieve Their True Potential and How You Can Achieve Yours by Shirzad Chamine

This book is about understanding the forces within our own mind that can keep us from achieving what we really want. Chamine calls these our mental Saboteurs and develops a theory of Positive Intelligence to help us identify and conquer the forces that limit our full potential. – VIEW BOOK

Search Inside Yourself: The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success, Happiness (and World Peace) by Chade-Meng Tan.

Based on a wildly successful class Tan has taught for years at Google, this engineer by training shares his recipe for success and happiness through mindfulness and emotional intelligence. – VIEW BOOK

How We Work: Live Your Purpose, Reclaim Your Sanity, and Embrace the Daily Grind by Leah Weiss

A whole life approach to integrating who we really are with our professional leadership, based on the author’s overwhelmingly popular course at Stanford Business School. Weiss offers practical tools as well as ancient wisdom to help the reader chart a course to enhance interpersonal skills and improve life satisfaction. – VIEW BOOK

Getting Naked: A Business Fable About Shedding the Three Fears that Sabotage Client Loyalty by Patrick Lencioni

This business fable illustrates how vulnerability and authenticity can create powerful business relationships that inspire customer and client loyalty that goes beyond the norm. – VIEW BOOK

Stop Missing Your Life: How to be Deeply Present in an Un-Present World by Cory Muscara

Being present is easy to say, but difficult to explain and even more difficult to master. Muscara takes a practical approach to developing this skill and more. His book is both accessible and well grounded in the wisdom of personal growth and development. – VIEW BOOK


It’s Not Just Who You Know: Transform Your Life (and Your Organization) by Turning Colleagues and Contacts into Lasting, Genuine Relationships by Tommy Spaulding

A modern take on Dale Carnegie’s classic How to Win Friends and Influence People, Spaulding shows us how to invite others to be genuine partners in our lives and success by being interested in them and seeking to help without seeking something in return. – VIEW BOOK

On Fire: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life by John O’Leary

When John O’Leary was nine years old, he was almost killed in a devastating explosion and fire. His story of struggle, survival, and triumph is extraordinary and truly amazing. In sharing his journey, John teaches us not only how to survive, but how to thrive. He imparts deep, timeless wisdom in a way that is accessible, actionable, and challenges all of us to go beyond the limits of what we think is possible. – VIEW BOOK

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind: Mastering the Inner Game of Wealth by Harv Eker

In this provocative book, Eker introduces the concept of a “money and success blueprint.” This is the subconscious money and success patterns that we have developed over our lives. By bringing these blueprints into consciousness we have the opportunity to change them to better align with what we want out of life. – VIEW BOOK

Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans

Based on their popular class by the same name at Stanford University, the authors provide a method for being conscious and intentional in creating the life you want to live. It is both practical and inspiring. – VIEW BOOK

“Our YPO Chapter brought Zane in to do three days of Forum training, working with a different group each day. The groups and individuals had a wide range of Forum experience, from none to many years. Zane was able to expertly navigate the different needs of the three groups and deliver a training experience that was perfect for what we needed …”
Lizzie Dipp Metzger

President, Crown Wealth Strategies; Forum Officer, YPO El Paso Chapter