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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Doughnut Economics

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Doughnut Economics
Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations: Ancient Philosophy for Modern Problems
The Hiring Prophecies: Psychology behind Recruiting Successful Employees: A milewalk Business Book
Out of Reach but in Sight: Using Goals to Achieve Your Impossible
Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity
Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family
Great at Work: How Top Performers Work Less and Achieve

Let’s Get Small

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Let’s Get Small
Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade
The Fine Art of Small Talk: How To Start a Conversation, Keep It Going, Build Networking Skills — and Leave a Positive Impression!

How Will You Measure Your Life?

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How Will You Measure Your Life?

Dress for Success

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Dress for Success

Beneath a Scarlet Sky

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Beneath a Scarlet Sky
Dying for a Paycheck: How Modern Management Harms Employee Health and Company Performance and What We Can Do About It

How to Raise an Adult

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How to Raise an Adult

Born to Run

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Born to Run
Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft’s Soul and Imagine a Better Future for Everyone

Steve Jobs

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Steve Jobs
Firms of Endearment: How World-Class Companies Profit from Passion and Purpose
Wired to Eat: Turn Off Cravings, Rewire Your Appetite for Weight Loss, and Determine the Foods That Work for You
The Optimistic Child: A Proven Program to Safeguard Children Against Depression and Build Lifelong Resilience
The Boomerang Principle: Inspire Lifetime Loyalty from Your Employees
Shackleton’s Way: Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer

WOOL

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WOOL
Teaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate, and Compete in the Knowledge Economy
Is It Worth Dying For?: How To Make Stress Work For You — Not Against You
Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul
Younger Next Year: Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy — Until You’re 80 and Beyond
The Secret Knowledge of Water: Discovering the Essence of the American Desert
Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything

Letters from a Stoic

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Letters from a Stoic
The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters
Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman

When Breath Becomes Air

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When Breath Becomes Air
Devotion: An Epic Story of Heroism, Friendship, and Sacrifice
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis