Justin’s Library

I often get asked for book or other development resource recommendations. On this list, I will provide several of my recommendations for books and other resources. Check back often as I continue to add to this list, as well as provide my own brief synopsis of the various books.

 

Individual Development & Personal Effectiveness

**Strengths Finder 2.0

-Tom Rath

How Will You Measure Your Life

-Clayton M. Christensen

Self Leadership and The One Minute Manager

Ken Blanchard, Susan Fowler, Laurence Hawkins

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

-Stephen R. Covey

Mind Gym: Achieve More by Thinking Differently

-Sebastian Bailey

A Whole New Mind

-Daniel H. Pink

The Checklist Manifesto

-Atul Gawande

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

-Charles Duhigg

**Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

-Carol S. Dweck

 

Accountability

QBQ! The Question Behind the Question

-John G. Miller

Flipping the Switch

-John G. Miller

**The Oz Principle: Getting Results Through Individual and Organizational Accountability

-Roger Connors, Tom Smith, Craig Hickman

 

Organizational Development

**Change the Culture, Change the Game

-Roger Connors, Tom Smith

The Leadership Pipeline: How to Build the Leadership-Powered Company

-Ram Charan, Stephen Drotter, James Noel

The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business

-Patrick M. Lencioni

 

Leadership

**Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t

-Simon Sinek

Bad Leadership: What It Is, How It Happens, Why It Matters (Leadership for the Common Good)

-Barbara Kellerman

Flawless Execution: Use the Techniques and Systems of America’s Fighter Pilots to Perform at Your Peak and Win the Battles of the Business World

-James D. Murphy

The New One Minute Manager

-Ken Blanchard, M.D. Johnson Spencer

Leading with Questions: How Leaders Find the Right Solutions by Knowing What to Ask

-Michael J. Marquardt

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable

-Patrick Lencioni

The Five-Minute coach: Improve Performance Rapidly

-Lynne Cooper, Mariette Castellino

Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: The Career Conversations Employees Want

-Beverly Kaye, Julie Winkle Giulioni

Leadership Team Coaching: Developing Collective Transformational Leadership

-Peter Hawkins

How Did That Happen?: Holding People Accountable for Results the Positive, Principled Way

-Roger Connors, Tom Smith

 

Change Management

Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes

-William Bridges

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

-Spencer Johnson

**Our Iceberg Is Melting

-John Kotter, Holger Rathgeber, Peter Mueller, Spencer Johnson

Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard

-Chip Heath, Dan Heath

 

Negotiation

**Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In

-Roger Fisher, William L. Ury, Bruce Patton

The Power of a Positive No: Save The Deal Save The Relationship and Still Say No

-William Ury     

 

Motivation

What Motivates Me: Put Your Passions to Work

-Adrian Gostick, Chester Elton

**Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

-Daniel H. Pink

Communication

Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work & In Life, One Conversation at a Time

-Susan Scott

How to Win Friends & Influence People

-Dale Carnegie

Emotional Intelligence 2.0

-Travis Bradberry

 

Online Resources

**lynda.com

Learn software, creative, and business skills to achieve your personal and professional goals.

Coursera.org

2000+ courses from schools like Stanford and Yale – no application required. Build career skills in data science, computer science, business, and more.

Ted: Ideas worth spreading

TED Talks are influential videos from expert speakers on education, business, science, tech and creativity, with subtitles in 100+ languages

 

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