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“Success Through a Positive Mental Attitude” by Napoleon Hill and W. Clement Stone.
Napoleon Hill and W. Clement Stone (Pocket Books, 1991) Success through a Positive Mental Attitude was first published in 1960, written by two of history’s greatest personal-development leaders, Napoleon Hill and W. Clement Stone. For almost half a century, this book has been the launching point for those who... Read more
“Chicken Soup for the Soul Series” by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen.
Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, with other contributors (Health Communications Inc., 1993-2008) Need inspiration? The phenomenal success of Chicken Soup for the Soul offers inspiration on many levels. From the tenacity it took to get the first Chicken Soup for the Soul published (Jack Canfield and Mark Victor... Read more
“Who Moved My Cheese?: An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life” by Dr. Spencer Johnson.
Dr. Spencer Johnson (Vermilion, 2002) For many people, change can be challenging. It can cause fear, anger and the feeling of being out of control. This popular parable examines change and what happens to those who choose not to embrace it. “If you do not change, you can become... Read more
“The Sales Bible: The Ultimate Sales Resource: Including The 10.5 Commandments of Sales Success” by Jeffrey Gitomer.
Jeffrey Gitomer (Wiley, 2003) Jeffrey Gitomer has an extremely low tolerance for lamenting salespeople and that comes through in the bold and fast-paced tone of his books. The Sales Bible puts more than 100 sales facts, tips and solutions at your disposal to help you “make sales while others... Read more
“The Greatest Salesman in the World” by Og Mandino.
Og Mandino (Frederick Fell Publishers, 2001) Ten ancient scrolls hold the key to wealth and happiness in this classic parable. A young camel boy wishing to improve his station in life takes his master’s words to heart: “No other trade or profession has more opportunity for one to rise... Read more
“Rich Dad Poor Dad” by Robert T. Kiyosaki.
Robert T. Kiyosaki (Time Warner Paperbacks, 2002) The paradigm shift related to work, employment and entrepreneurship has been a long time coming. In one of his most-read books, Rich Dad Poor Dad, Robert Kiyosaki reveals the value of taking control of your financial destiny through entrepreneurship and investing. In... Read more
“The Automatic Millionaire: A Powerful One-Step Plan to Live and Finish Rich” by David Bach.
David Bach (Broadway, 2003) Who wouldn’t want to become a millionaire automatically? The truths related in this book, as in Bach’s Finish Rich series, are that nothing great is accomplished without forethought. But with a little planning and by putting many aspects of your finances on autopilot, you can... Read more
“Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… And Others Don’t” by Jim Collins.
Jim Collins (Collins, 2001) If good is the enemy of great, can good companies become great? And if so, how is that transition made with lasting effect? These are some of the questions central to the research that led to the publication of Good to Great. Five years of... Read more
“The One Minute Manager” by Kenneth Blanchard.
Kenneth Blanchard (HarperCollins Business, 2000) Apply the principals taught in The One Minute Manager and watch your team’s productivity and job satisfaction grow. This allegorical tale pulls together the wisdom gained through experience, allowing readers to prosper without making their predecessors’ mistakes. The One Minute management style allows leaders... Read more
“Developing the Leader Within You” by John C. Maxwell.
John C. Maxwell (Thomas Nelson, 2005) Developing the Leader Within You makes the theories of leadership personal. For those struggling to take the next step in their careers or who doubt their leadership abilities, the book offers practical methods for developing leadership skills. Recognizing that some people have innate... Read more
“Awaken the Giant Within : How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny” by Anthony Robbins.
Anthony Robbins (Free Press, 1992) Within each person is a sleeping giant of greatness. With this book, motivational coach Anthony Robbins seeks to help you “take immediate control of mental, emotional, physical and financial destiny.” Not one to do things in a small way, Robbins found huge success, lost... Read more