Below you will find lists of books that have significantly impacted my thinking and behavior.
The books are listed topically, under the following categories:
- Personal Health & Wellbeing
- Organizational Health & Wellbeing
- Teaching & Learning
- Intriguing Non-Fiction
Badaracco, J. (2002). Leading quietly: An unorthodox guide to doing the right thing. Boston: Harvard Business School Press.
Bass, B. (1998). Transformational leadership: Industrial, military, and educational impact. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers.
Bennis, W. G. (1989). On becoming a leader. Readking, MA: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company.
Blanchard, K., & Hodges, P. (2005). Lead like Jesus: Lessons from the greatest leadership role model of all times. Nashville, TN: W Publishing Group.
Covey, S. M. R. (2006). The speed of trust: The one thing that changes everything. New York: Free Press.
Klein, G. (2001). Sources of power: How people make decisions. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Mackey, J., McIntosh, S., & Phipps, C. (2020) Conscious Leadership: Elevating Humanity Through Business New York: Portfolio.
Personal Health & Wellbeing
Chopra, D. (2009). Reinventing the body, resurrecting the soul: How to create a new you. New York: Harmony Books.
Clear, J. (2018). Atomic habits: An easy & proven way to build good habits & break bad ones. New York: Penguin Random House, LLC.
Robinson, J. (2013) Eating on the wild side: The missing link to optimal health. New York: Little, Brown and Company.
Stiles, T. (2016). Strala yoga: Be strong, focused & ridiculously happy from the inside out. Carlsbad: CA: Hay House, Inc.
Bass, B. M., & Avolio, B. J. (Ed.) (1994). Improving organizational effectiveness through transformational leadership. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Blanchard, K., & Bowles, S. M. (1993). Raving fans: A revolutionary approach to customer service. New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc.
Block, P. (2002). The answer to how is yes: Acting on what matters. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
Teaching & Learning
Brooks, J. & Brooks, M. (1993). In search of understanding: The case for constructivist classrooms. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
McEwan, E. K. (2003). 7 steps to effective instructional leadership. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, Inc.
Willingham, D. T. (2009). Why don’t students like school?: A cognitive scientist answers questions about how the mind workds and what it means for your classroom. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Angelou, M. (1969). I know why the caged bird sings. New York: Bantam.
Lakoff, G., & Johnson, M. (1980). Metaphors we live by. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
Brown, D. (2003). The Da Vinci code. New York: Doubleday.
Patchett, A. (2019). The Dutch house: A novel. New York: HarperCollins.