Leaders are Readers!

Feel free to click on any of these books for a short note on what Jim and Jan think about these books. If they are on this page it is one of our favorites and they’ve been mentioned on the show.  Many have been written by our current and/or future guests.  Click through to learn more about what we like.

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Leaders Eat Last

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Leaders Eat Last

Creativity, Inc.

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Creativity, Inc.
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts

Startup Communities

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Startup Communities
The Education of Cyrus by Xenophon

The Epic of Gilgamesh

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The Epic of Gilgamesh
Tell to Win: Connect, Persuade, and Triumph with the Hidden Power of Story

Authentic Leadership

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Authentic Leadership

The Speed of Trust

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The Speed of Trust
Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries
Exactly What to Say: The Magic Words for Influence and Impact
Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter

The Wisdom of Crowds

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The Wisdom of Crowds
The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organization
Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life

Principles: Life and Work

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Principles: Life and Work
Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

Extreme Ownership

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Extreme Ownership

Leadership BS

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Leadership BS

Thinking Fast & Slow

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Thinking Fast & Slow
Astroball: The New Way to Win It All
The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life
Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy
The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence
The Spirit of Leadership: Optimizing Creativity and Change in Organizations
Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War
Love Your Voice: Use Your Speaking Voice to Create Success, Self-Confidence, and Star-Like Charisma!
Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive: Outsell, Outmanage, Outmotivate, and Outnegotiate Your Competition
Dig Your Well Before You’re Thirsty: The Only Networking Book You’ll Ever Need

Ishmael:A Novel

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Ishmael:A Novel
The Celestine Prophecy: An Adventure
Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces that Shape Behavior
All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten
Farsighted: How We Make the Decisions That Matter the Most