15 BOOKS that made a positive impact in my life and leadership…

by | Mar 21, 2024

(and a few that helped me grow spiritually as well…)

“The Energy Bus” by Jon Gordon

Energy Bus

All about the power of positive energy and mindset in personal and professional success, this bookillustrates and emphasizes how self-awareness and a positive outlook can transform challenges into opportunities and lead individuals and teams toward achieving their goals.

 

 

“The Question Behind the Question” by John G. Miller

Miller highlights the importance of asking better questions to ourselves and others. The quality of questions reflects the quality of our thinking and leads to more effective solutions and personal accountability.

 

“Extreme Ownership” by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

The core message is about leaders taking full accountability for their actions and those of their teams– stressing the importance of ownership in achieving success and the positive impact it has on leadership and team effectiveness. 



 

“The Success Principles” by Jack Canfield

Actionable strategies for personal growth and development— focused on setting goals, taking responsibility, and practicing persistence to achieve personal and professional success by first laying a foundation of personal mission and vision.



“The Gap and The Gain”  By Dr. Benjamin Hardy and Dan Sullivan

Introduces the concept of measuring success by the progress made towards your goals rather than the distance to the ideal. It encourages a primary focus on achievements and learning, which leads to greater motivation and personal satisfaction.

 

 


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

A foundational leadership book that highlights common behavior patterns that hinder career progression and growth. It offers actionable advice on how to develop the necessary thinking, skills and behaviors for continued success at higher levels of leadership.

 

“The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R. Covey

A timeless,  principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems, offering lessons in personal change, effectiveness, and leadership through proactive behavior and mutual respect.



 

“The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership” by John C. Maxwell

John Maxwell says that to lead well, you must do 21 things well. This book provides an understanding of these important leadership principles and how to practice them to lead more effectively .



“Secrets of the Millionaire Mind” by T. Harv Eker

  1. Harv Eker states: “Give me five minutes, and I can predict your financial future for the rest of your life!” Eker discusses the importance of identifying your money and success blueprint, and shifting your mindset to improve your financial life.

 

 

“The Cure for the Common Life”  by Max Lucado

Includes practical tools for exploring and identifying your own uniqueness, motivation to put your strengths to work, and the perfect prescription for finding and living in your sweet spot for the rest of your life.

 

 

“Anointed for Business” By Ed Silvoso


The premise is that every business is God’s business. The notion that labor for profit and worship of God are now, and always have been, worlds apart, is patently false. Being a highly successful community or business leader means you can be a blessing to others.

 


“Handle With Prayer” By Charles F. Stanley

Charles Stanley shares how God wants to communicate with His children. He desires to move in our lives, help us through difficulties, and unveil the unseen. Learn strategies to tune your spiritual ears to hear God’s leading.

 


“Learning From the Giants” by John Maxwell

If you could spend a few minutes with the giants of faith in the Old Testament in person, what leadership and life lessons would they share with you? John Maxwell draws on fifty years of studying the Bible to share the stories of Elijah, Elisha, Job, Jacob, Deborah, Isaiah, Jonah, Joshua and Daniel. 

 


“The Prayer of Jabez” by Bruce Wilkinson

It’s a timeless prayer that produces timely results! Bruce Wilkinson takes readers to 1 Chronicles 4:10 to discover how they can release God’s miraculous power and experience the blessings God desires to give each of us.





“Healing is a Choice” by Steve Arterburn

In this special edition of Healing Is a Choice, author Stephen Arterburn offers a unique combination of book and workbook, outlining ten choices crucial to receiving emotional and spiritual healing. Embracing these choices and rejecting the lies we often tell ourselves is a path to true freedom.




I hope you enjoy and benefit from these resources!








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