The DOL Coach Recommended Book List (2022)

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Disclaimer: Other than profits from the sale of my books, I make no money or any proceeds from the book recommendations within.  

I recommend them simply because I’ve read them and learned from them.  Recommendations are in no particular order.

I hope this helps.

Scott Kinder…


Highly Recommended:

The Legend of the Monk and the Merchant: Twelve Keys to Successful Living Terry Felber, Dave Ramsey

The Richest Man In Babylon George S Clason

Rhinoceros Success Scott Alexander

The Comfort Crisis: Embrace Discomfort to Reclaim Your Wild, Happy, Healthy Self Michael Easter

Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones James Clear

Alexander Hamilton Ron Chernow

How to Think Like a Roman Emperor: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius  Donald J. Robertson

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World  Adam Grant PhD

The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream  Paulo Coelho

Meditations  Marcus Aurelius

Deliberate Discomfort: How U.S. Special Operations Forces Overcome Fear and Dare to Win by Getting Comfortable Being Uncomfortable  Jason Van Camp, Andy Symonds

Also Recommended:

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln  Doris Kearns Goodwin

Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.  Ron Chernow

The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance  Ron Chernow

Grant  Ron Chernow

Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success  Adam M. Grant PhD

Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know  Adam Grant

The Legacy Journey: A Radical View of Biblical Wealth and Generosity  Dave Ramsey

Ego Is the Enemy  Ryan Holiday

Stillness Is the Key  Ryan Holiday

Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage  Alfred Lansing

The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism  Olivia Fox Cabane

The Wright Brothers  David McCullough

Rebel Talent: Why It Pays to Break the Rules at Work and in Life  Francesca Gino

Finding the Next Steve Jobs: How to Find, Hire, Keep, and Nurture Creative Talent  Nolan Bushnell, Gene Stone

The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution  Walter Isaacson

The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz  Erik Larson

Greenlights  Matthew McConaughey

The Go-Getter  Peter Kyne

Benjamin Franklin: An American Life  Walter Isaacson

1776  David McCullough

Legacy  James Kerr

Einstein: His Life and Universe  Walter Isaacson

The Leadership Lessons of Jesus: A Timeless Model for Today’s Leaders  Bob Briner, Ray Pritchard

Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant  Ulysses S. Grant

My Share of the Task: A Memoir  Gen. Stanley McChrystal

Conquer Anything: A Green Beret’s Guide to Building Your A-Team  Greg Stube, Frank Miniter, John F. Mulholland Jr.


Highly Recommended:

The Handbook of Program Management: How to Facilitate Project Success with Optimal Program Management, Second Edition  James T Brown

Alpha Project Managers: What the Top 2% Know That Everyone Else Does Not: What the Top 2 Percent Know That Everyone Else Does Not:  Crowe, Andy; Crowe, Andy

Also Recommended:

Scope and Requirements (Project Management Advice Book 1)  Jay Roberds

Schedule and Cost (Project Management Advice Book 4)  Jay Roberds

Project Risk Management – The Most Important Methods and Tools for Successful Projects  Roland Wanner

Scrum: a Breathtakingly Brief and Agile Introduction  Chris Sims, Hillary Louise Johnson

Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 2017 Edition  AXELOS Limited

Management of Risk: Guidance for Practitioners – 3rd Edition (M_o_R)  AXELOS Limited

Managing Successful Programmes 2011 Edition  AXELOS Limited

A Guide to Agile Shift  AXELOS Limited


Highly Recommended:

Rework  Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson

Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business  Gino Wickman

The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It  Michael E. Gerber

The Consulting Bible: How to Launch and Grow a Seven-Figure Consulting Business  Alan Weiss

Play Nice But Win: A CEO’s Journey from Founder to Leader  Michael Dell, James Kaplan

Leading Change  John P. Kotter

Remote: Office Not Required  Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson

Million Dollar Consulting  Alan Weiss

Value-Based Fees: How to Charge – and Get – What You’re Worth  Alan Weiss

The Consulting Bible: Everything You Need to Know to Create and Expand a Seven-Figure Consulting Practice  Alan Weiss

Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration  Ed Catmull, Amy Wallace

Getting More: How You Can Negotiate to Succeed in Work and Life  Stuart Diamond

The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business  Josh Kaufman

Brief: Make a Bigger Impact by Saying Less  Joseph McCormack

Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World  Stanley McChrystal, Tantum Collins, David Silverman, Chris Fussell

VICTORY: 7 Revolutionary Strategies for Entrepreneurs to Launch Your Business, Elevate Your Impact and Transform Your Life  Larry Broughton

No Man’s Land: Where Growing Companies Fail  Doug Tatum

Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It  Chris Voss, Tahl Raz

Also Recommended:

Fearless Leadership: Overcoming Reticence, Procrastination, and the Voices of Doubt Inside Your Head  Alan Weiss

Masterful Marketing: How to Dominate Your Market With a Value-Based Approach  Alan Weiss, Lisa Larter

Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine  Mike Michalowicz

Risk: A User’s Guide  Stanley McChrystal, Anna Butrico

Business Made Simple: 60 Days to Master Leadership, Sales, Marketing, Execution, Management, Personal Productivity and More (Made Simple Series)  Donald Miller

The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups  Daniel Coyle

Take Back Your Time: The Guilt-Free Guide to Life Balance  Christy Wright, Dave Ramsey

From Paycheck to Purpose: The Clear Path to Doing Work You Love  Ken Coleman, Dave Ramsey

The Proximity Principle: The Proven Strategy That Will Lead to a Career You Love  Ken Coleman, Dave Ramsey

Marketing Made Simple: A Step-by-Step StoryBrand Guide for Any Business (Made Simple Series)  Donald Miller, Dr. J.J. Peterson

The Motive: Why So Many Leaders Abdicate Their Most Important Responsibilities  Patrick M. Lencioni

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike  Phil Knight

Bitter Brew: The Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch and America’s Kings of Beer  William Knoedelseder

Primed to Perform: How to Build the Highest Performing Cultures Through the Science of Total Motivation  Neel Doshi, Lindsay McGregor

One Mission  Chris Fussell, Charles Goodyear

It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work  Jason Fried, David Heinemeier Hansson

The 4-Hour Workweek  Timothy Ferriss

Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work  Chip Heath, Dan Heath

Tipping Sacred Cows: Kick the Bad Work Habits that Masquerade as Virtues  Jake Breeden

The First 90 Days, Updated and Expanded: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter  Michael Watkins

Collaborative Intelligence: Using Teams to Solve Hard Problems  J. Richard Hackman

The Art of Action: How Leaders Close the Gaps between Plans, Actions, and Results  Stephen Bungay

Courage to Execute: What Elite U.S. Military Units Can Teach Business About Leadership and Team Performance  James D. Murphy

Virtual Training: The Art of Conducting Powerful Virtual Training that Engages Learners and Makes Knowledge Stick  Jeb Blount

Noise: Living and Leading When Nobody Can Focus  Joseph McCormack

Who Moved My Cheese?: An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life  Spencer Johnson, Kenneth Blanchard

Our Iceberg Is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions  John Kotter, Holger Rathgeber, Peter Mueller, Spencer Johnson

Hit Refresh  Satya Nadella, Bill Gates – foreword

Lateral Thinking: Creativity Step by Step  Edward de Bono

One Mission: How Leaders Build a Team of Teams  Chris Fussell, C. W. Goodyear, General Stanley McChrystal

Ten Signs of a Leadership Crash  Stephen Mansfield

Quench Your Own Thirst: Business Lessons Learned over a Beer or Two  Jim Koch

Great at Work: The Hidden Habits of Top Performers  Morten T. Hansen

The Magic Of Winning Proposals: The Simple, Step-By-Step Approach To Writing Proposals That Win, Getting New Clients, and Implementing an Unbeatable Marketing Plan.  Laura Ricci, Matt Handal

Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success  Brad Stulberg, Steve Magness

The Influencer Economy: How to Launch Your Idea, Share It with the World, and Thrive in the Digital Age  Ryan Williams

American Entrepreneur: How 400 Years of Risk-Takers, Innovators, and Business Visionaries Built the U.S.A.  Willie Robertson, William Doyle

Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook  Tony Robbins

Blue Ocean Strategy, Expanded Edition: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant  W. Chan Kim, Renee Mauborgne, Renée A. Mauborgne


Highly Recommended: 

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance  Angela Duckworth

Finding Ultra, Revised and Updated Edition: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself  Rich Roll

Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds  David Goggins

The Founder’s Mentality: How to Overcome the Predictable Crises of Growth  Chris Zook, James Allen

Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World  Cal Newport

The Score Takes Care of Itself: My Philosophy of Leadership  Bill Walsh, Steve Jamison, Craig Walsh

Also Recommended: 

Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work That Matters  Jon Acuff

Overcoming Fake Talk: How to Hold REAL Conversations that Create Respect, Build Relationships, and Get Results  John R. Stoker

Thinking, Fast and Slow  Daniel Kahneman

Robert’s Rules of Writing  Robert Masello

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants  Malcolm Gladwell

An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth: What Going to Space Taught Me About Ingenuity, Determination, and Being Prepared for Anything  Chris Hadfield

Unfu*k Yourself: Get out of your head and into your life  Gary John Bishop

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life  Mark Manson

The Elephant in the Brain: Hidden Motives in Everyday Life  Robin Hanson


Highly Recommended: 

New Sales. Simplified.: The Essential Handbook for Prospecting and New Business Development  Mike Weinberg

Objections: The Ultimate Guide for Mastering The Art and Science of Getting Past No  Jeb Blount, Mark Hunter

Fanatical Prospecting: The Ultimate Guide for Starting Sales Conversations and Filling the Pipeline by Leveraging Social Selling, Telephone, E-Mail, and Cold Calling Jeb Blount

Eat Their Lunch: Winning Customers Away from Your Competition  Anthony Iannarino

Also Recommended: 

Sales Management. Simplified: The Straight Truth About Getting Exceptional Results from Your Sales Team  Mike Weinberg

The Lost Art of Closing: Winning the Ten Commitments That Drive Sales  Anthony Iannarino

High-Profit Prospecting: Powerful Strategies to Find the Best Leads and Drive Breakthrough Sales Results  Mark Hunter CSP

Stop Selling and Start Leading: How to Make Extraordinary Sales Happen  James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner, Deb Calvert

Sales EQ: How Ultra High Performers Leverage Sales-Specific Emotional Intelligence to Close the Complex Deal  Jeb Blount, Anthony Iannarino

Can I Have 5 Minutes of Your Time?: A No-Nonsense, Fun Approach to Sales from Xerox’s Former #1 Salesperson  Hal Becker

Sales Truth: Debunk the Myths. Apply Powerful Principles. Win More New Sales.  Mike Weinberg, Anthony Iannarino – foreword