When you don’t have a coach available a good reading list can be the next best thing. I’ve shared my favorite books for you below. I’m a sucker for a good story. The story can be a parable about a fictitious group of people or a story about a famous person I recognize.

I’ve grouped them, reviewed them and provided easy links to Amazon if you are interested in reading more. Many have links to their own posts that might help if you don’t have time to read a book.

Books and stories bond us to others who have been in our shoes and can show us the way out. Books and reading motivate us to take action and see what is possible. Books give us time away to recharge and reset ourselves to tackle another day. Build time for reading into your week just like you do for your favorite television show. Take a break in your work day or read first thing in the morning. Make it a development tool.

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Creating Magic: 10 Commonsense Leadership Strategies from My Time at Disney
Leading Up: How to Manager Your Boss So You Both Win
The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving one that Isn't
First Break All the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers do Differently
Fred 2.0: New Ideas on How to Keep Delivering Extraordinary Results
The Open Organization: Igniting Passion and Performance
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable
Fred 2.0: New Ideas on How to Keep Delivering Extraordinary Results
Creating Magic: 10 Commonsense Leadership Strategies from My Time at Disney
Leading Up: How to Manager Your Boss So You Both Win
First Break All the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers do Differently
Fred 2.0: New Ideas on How to Keep Delivering Extraordinary Results
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable
Creating Magic: 10 Commonsense Leadership Strategies from My Time at Disney
The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving one that Isn't
2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America
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