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These classic books have been wonderful resources for me over the years. Clicking on a title opens the Amazon description for your convenience.

The Art of Possibility - Transforming Professional and Personal Life, by Rosamund Stone Zander and Ben Zander, Harvard Business School Press, ©2000.

Banker to the Poor - Micro-lending and the Battle Against World Poverty by Muhammad Yunus, founder of The Grameen Bank, PublicAffairs, ©2003.

Ben & Jerry's Double Dip - How to Run a Values-Led Business and Make Money Too, by Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, Simon & Schuster, ©1997.

Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School by John Medina, Pear Press, ©2008.

Credibility: How Leaders Gain and Lose it, Why People Demand It, by James M. Kouzes & Barry Z. Posner, Jossey-Bass, ©2003.

Crossing the Unknown Sea - Work as a Pilgrimage of Identity, by David Whyte, Riverhead Books, ©2001.

The Cultural Creatives - How 50 Million People Are Changing the World, by Paul Ray and Sherry Ruth Anderson, Harmony Books, ©2000.

Cultural Intelligence: A Guide to Working with People from Other Cultures, by Brooks Peterson, Intercultural Press, ©2004.

Cultural Intelligence: People Skills for Global Business, by David C. Thomas and Kerr Inkson, Berrett-Koehler, ©2004.

Developing Global Executives, by Morgan McCall and George Hollenbeck, Harvard Business School Press, ©2002.

The Dance of Change - The Challenges to Sustaining Momentum in Learning Organizations, by Peter Senge et all, Doubleday, ©1999.

The Ecology of Commerce - A Declaration of Sustainability, by Paul Hawken, Harper Business, ©1994.

Encouraging the Heart: A Leader's Guide to Rewarding and Recognizing Others, by James M. Kouzes & Barry Posner, Jossey-Bass, ©2003.

Enlightened Power: How Women are Transforming the Practice of Leadership, by Lin Coughlin (Editor), Ellen Wingard (Editor), Keith Hollihan (Editor), Jossey-Bass, ©2005.

Fitting In Is Overrated: The Survival Guide for Anyone Who Has Ever Felt Like an Outsider By Leonard Felder, Sterling, ©2008.

Global Leadership: The Next Generation, by Marshall Goldsmith, et al, Prentice Hall Financial Times, ©2003.

Good Business: Leadership, Flow, and the Making of Meaning, by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Viking, ©2004.

The Heart Aroused: Poetry and the Preservation of the Soul in Corporate America, by David Whyte, Doubleday/Currency, ©1994.

The Heart of Change - Real-Life Stories of How People Change Their Organizations, by John P. Kotter, Harvard Business School Press, ©2002.

A Higher Standard of Leadership - Lessons From the Life of Gandhi, by Keshavan Nair, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, ©1997.

Lead With a Story: A Guide to Crafting Business Narratives That Captivate, Convince, and Inspire, by Paul Smith, AMACOM, ©2012.

Leader as Coach - Strategies for Coaching and Developing Others, by David Peterson and Mary Hicks, Personnel Decisions International, ©1996.

Leading Quietly - An Unorthodox Guide to Doing the Right Thing, by Joseph L. Badaracco, Jr., Harvard Business Review Press. ©2002.

A Leader Becomes a Leader: Inspirational Stories of Leadership for a New Generation, by J. Kevin Sheehan, True Gifts Publishing. ©2007.

The Leadership Challenge - Fifth Edition, by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner, Jossey-Bass, ©2012.

The Leadership Moment - Nine True Stories of Triumph and Disaster and Their Lessons for Us All, by Michael Useem, Times Books, ©1998.

Leading Systems - Lessons From the Power Lab, by Barry Oshry, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, ©1999.

Leaving Microsoft to Change the World - An Entrepreneur's Odyssey to Educate the World's Children, by John Wood, founder Room to Read, Collins, ©2007.

The Living Company: Habits for Survival in a Turbulent Business Environment, by Arie de Geus, Harvard Business School Press, ©1997.

The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World, by Iain McGilchrist, Yale University Press, ©2009.

Maximizing the Value of 360-Degree Feedback, by Walter W. Tornow, Manuel London and CCL Associates, Center for Creative Leadership, ©1998.

Micromessaging: Why Great Leadership is Beyond Words, by Stephen Young, McGraw-Hill, ©2006.

Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery by Garr Reynolds, New Riders Press, ©2008.

Raising the Bar : Integrity and Passion in Life and Business: The Story of Clif Bar, Inc. by Gary Erickson, Lois Lorentzen, Jossey-Bass, ©2004.

Riding the Waves of Culture: Understanding Diversity in Global Business second edition, by Fons Trompenaars and Charles Hampden-Turner, McGraw-Hill, ©1998.

Seeing Systems, by Barry Oshry, Power & Systems, Inc., ©1995.

Shackleton's Way -- Leadership Lessons From The Great Antarctic Explorer, by Margot Morrell and Stephanie Capparell, Viking, ©2001.

Sojourn - Thoughts for the Journey, by Cynthia Radford, Blurb. ©2009.

Speaking Globally: Effective Presentations Across International and Cultural Boundaries, by Elizabeth Urech, National Book Network, ©2002.

What Leaders Really Do, by John P. Kotter, Harvard Business School Press, ©1999.

Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins: How to Use Your Own Stories to Communicate With Power and Impact, by Annette Simmons, AMACOM, ©2007.

The Whole Brain Business Book, by Ned Herrmann and Ann Herrmann, McGraw Hill, ©2015.

Why Should Anyone Be Led by You?: What It Takes To Be An Authentic Leader, by Robert Goffee & Gareth Jones, Harvard Business School Press, ©2006.



Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it. ~ P.J. O'Rourke

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