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Below are some resources we have found helpful during our journey to leadership excellence and leading edge focus.  We share this list of resources with you in the hopes that a resource may help you with some part of your journey.



Cloud, Dr. Henry. Necessary Endings: The Employees, Businesses, and Relationships That All of Us Have to Give Up in Order to Move Forward. New York: Harper-Collins Publishers, 2010.

Johnson, Spencer and Kenneth Blanchard. Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life. G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1998.


Differentiate Yourself

Connellan, Tom. The 1% Solution for Work and Life: How to Make Your Next 30 Days the Best Ever. Chelsea: Peak Performance Press, Inc., 2011.


Focus, Time Management and Productivity

Allen, David. Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity. New York: Penguin Books, 2001.

Canfield, Jack and Mark Victor Hansen and Les Hewitt. The Power of Focus. Deerfield Beach: Health Communications Inc., 2000.

Dodd, Pamela and Doug Sundheim. The 25 Best Time Management Tools & Techniques: How to Get More Done Without Driving Yourself Crazy. Chichester: Capstone Publishing Ltd., 2008.

Koch, Richard. Living the 80/20 Way. London: Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2004.

McGhee, Sally and John Wittry. Take Back Your Life: Using Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 to Get Organized and Stay Organized. Microsoft Press, 2009.

Vanderkam, Laura. 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think. New York: Penguin Group, 2010.

Vanderkam, Laura. What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast: A Short Guide to Making Over Your Mornings – And Life. New York: Penguin Group, 2012.


Introvert Leaders

Cain, Susan. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. New York: Crown Publishers, 2012.

Kahnweiler, Ph.D. The Introverted Leader: Building on Your Quiet Strength. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., 2009.



Bossidy, Larry and Ram Charan. Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done. New York: Crown Business, 2002.

Collins, Jim. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., 2001.

Maxwell, John C. The 360 Degree Leader: Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2005.

Maxwell, John C. Leadership Gold. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2008.

Maxwell, John and Chris Widener and Vince Lombardi, Jr. Winning Strategies of High Achievers. Audible Audio Edition. 2007.

Schneider, Bruce D. Energy Leadership: Transforming Your Workplace and Your Life from the Core. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2008.

Ziglar, Zig and Tom Ziglar and Larry R. Carpenter. Born To Win: Find Your Success Code. Success Books, 2012.

Ziglar, Zig. Over the Top. Thomas Nelson, 1997.



Zack, Devora. Networking for People Who Hate Networking: A Field Guide for Introverts, The Overwhelmed and The Underconnected. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., 2010.



Lencioni, Patrick. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2002.

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