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According to EntreLeadership author Dave Ramsey, Leaders Are Readers.  Therefore, he recommends perspective leaders read one non-fiction book per month.

American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company by Bryce G. Hoffman
At the end of 2008, Ford Motor Company was just months away from running out of cash. With the auto industry careening toward ruin, Congress offered all three Detroit automakers a bailout.  A charismatic leader, Mulally and his team pulled off one of the greatest comebacks in business history. 

Rhinoceros Success: The Secret to Charging Full Speed Ahead Toward Every Opportunity by Scott Alexander (Forward by Dave Ramsey) 

Are You Ready to get the life you want?  Don't go after goals half-heartedly. Be a rhinoceros and start charging toward every opportunity!  A rhinoceros guidebook for your hunt! Dave Ramsey says, "I believe in this book so much that it is one of the 4 books I require my team to read when they start working on my team." 

Read it and GO RHINO!

Make Today Count by John C. Maxwell

How can you know if you're making the most of today so you can have a better tomorrow? In this compact, hand's-on quide, Maxwell offers daily disciplines that give maximum impact in minimal time. He shows how making 12 life-impacting decisions, then managing those decisions in just a few minutes a day, will empower you to clarify your own priorities and lead to a more successful and fulfilling life. Learn how to control your money, improve and build relationships, nurture your personal growth, and much more. 

Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson, M.D.

This timeless classic helps us to embrace our changing world by telling the story of 2 mice, Sniff & Scurry and 2 little people, Hem & Haw. The 4 characters in this parable, represent ourselves when we are confronted with change. Cheese is a metaphor for what you want in life – whether it is money, a good job, a fulfilling relationship, or peace of mind.  Spoiler alert - the cheese moves!  Join these 4 as they discover how to view change in a different light. Embracing change leads to ultimate success!

Thinking About Cybersecurity: From Cyber Crime to Cyber Warfare by Professor Paul Rosenzweig

Thinking about Cybersecurity: From Cyber Crime to Cyber Warfare is your guide to understanding this complicated issue. Delivered by cyber security expert and professor Paul Rosenzweig, these lessons will help you realize the unique dangers the internet cultivates, as we're learning to understand, manage, and reduce these dangers. 

A More Perfect Union: What We The People Can Do To Reclaim Our Constitutional Liberties by Ben Carson

American people's current lack of familiarity with our founding document is undermining our liberties, and Dr. Carson wants to stop the erosion before it's too late. Rather than waiting for someelse to act, he has provided an excellent primer to remedy this basic ignorance.

* excerpt from the book's forward

48 Days To the Work You Love by Dan Miller

 A new Gallup survey show that 71% of workers are “not engaged” or “actively disengaged” from their work. Dan shows us insights into what is wrong with the way we view "work" in today's world. He shows us how to think of "work" in terms of a "vocation" with meaning and fullfillment. Find your passion and dream job in just 48 days. Also see "48 Days to the Work You Love" workbook.

Dave Ramsey says, "Stop working a J-O-B! Read this book, then find work you love."

The Go Getter by Peter B. Kyne

A classic, motivation story that has inspired leaders through the decades.  Using the lessons he learned from an inspirational mentor on the battlefield; the main character, Peck overcomes outrageous obstacles. With tenacity, determination, and passion he becomes a leader through his undaunted effort.

A Higher Standard: Leadership Strategies from America's 1st Female Four-Star General by Ann Dunwoody

On June 23, 2008, President George W. Bush nominated Ann Dunwoody as a four-star general in the US Army—the first time a woman had ever achieved that rank. The news generated excitement around the world. Now retired after nearly four decades in the Army, Dunwoody shares what she learned along the way.

EntreLeadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches by Dave Ramsey

If you’re at all responsible for your company’s success, you can’t just be a hard-charging entrepreneur or a motivating, encouraging leader. You have to be both! This book presents Dave’s playbook for creating work that matters; building an incredible group of passionate, empowered team members; and winning the race with steady momentum that will roll over any obstacle.

Lean In: Women, Work & The Will To Lead by Sheryl Sandberg

In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, shares her personal stories, uses research to shine a light on gender differences, and offers practical advice to help women achieve their goals. The book challenges us to change the conversation from what women can’t do to what we can do, and serves as a rallying cry for us to work together to create a more equal world.

It Worked For Me: In Life & In Leadership by Colin Powell

Four-star general and former Secretary of State, Colin Powell, gives us a glimpse into his vivid experiences and lessons learned over the years in It Worked for Me.  At its heart are Powell's "Thirteen Rules"— that now form the basis of his leadership presentations given throughout the world.

No Higher Honor by Condoleezza Rice

Former National Security Advisor and Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, writes a fascinating story about her 8 years serving at the highest levels of government. Well respected and admired all over he world, she gives an exhaustive account of her years in Washington. 

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team 

by Patrick Lencioni

"Teamwork ultimately comes down to practicing a small set of principles over a long period of time. Success is not a matter of mastering subtle, sophisticated theory, but rather embracing common sense with uncommon levels of discipline and persistence. "[p. 220]

QBQ The Question Behind the Question 

by John Miller 

The QBQ! message of personal accountability is foundational. Before training on customer service, management, sales, change, leadership—or any other topic—personal accountability is needed! For all other training to succeed, accountability must be established as a core value within the organization. Otherwise, time & training dollars are wasted.

21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell

Everything rises and falls on leadership. The more you try to do in life, the more you will find that leadership makes the difference. "If you follow them, people will follow you".