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On Our Bookshelves

Career Development

  • Change Your Questions Change Your Life: 10 Powerful Tools for Life and Work; Marilee Adams, PhD

  • What Color is Your Parachute: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers; Richard N. Bolles

  • Go Put Your Strengths to Work: 6 Powerful Steps to Achieve Outstanding Performance; Marcus Buckingham 

  • What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful!; Marshall Goldsmith with Mark Reiter 

  • Tracking Your Development; Kelly M. Hannum and Emily Hoole 

  • Wherever You Go There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life; Jon Kabat-Zinn

  • Repacking Your Bags: Lighten Your Load for the Rest of Your Life; Richard J. Leider and David A. Shapiro 

  • Something to Live For: Finding Your Way in the Second Half of Life; Richard J. Leider and David A. Shapiro

  • Success: Advice for Achieving Your Goals from Remarkably Accomplished People; J. Pincott (edt.) 

  • Strengths Finder 2.0; Tom Rath


  • Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change; William Bridges

  • Five Frogs on a Log: A CEO's Field Guide to Accelerating the Transition in Mergers, Acquisitions, and Gut Wrenching Change; Mark L. Feldman and Michael F. Spratt 

  • The Essentials of Managing Change and Transition; Harvard Business School Press & Society for Human Resource Management

  • Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard; Chip Heath and Dan Heath 

  • Who Moved My Cheese?; Spencer Johnson

  • Built to Change: How to Achieve Sustained Organizational Effectiveness; Edward E. Lawler III and Christopher G. Worley

  • I Moved Your Cheese: For Those Who Refuse to Live as Mice in Someone Else's Maze; Deepak Malhotra

Communication & Presence

  • Why Can't You Communicate Like Me?: How Smart Women Get Results at Work; Laura Browne

  • Leadership Presence: Dramatic Techniques to Reach Out, Motivate, and Inspire; Belle Linda Halpern and Kathy Lubar

  • How to Say It for Women: Communicating with Confidence and Power Using the Language of Success; Phyllis Mindell, Ed.D.

  • What Every Body is Saying: An Ex-FBI Agent's Guide to Speed-Reading People; Jo Navarro with Marvin Karlins, PhD 

  • The Definitive Book of Body Language: The Hidden Meaning Behind People's Gestures and Expressions; Allan and Barbara Pease

Confidence & Courage 

  • Mojo: How to Get It, How to Keep It, How to Get It Back If You Lose It; Marshall Goldsmith with Mark Reiter 

  • The Truth About Sucking Up: How Authentic Self-Promotion Benefits You and Your Organization; Gina Hernez-Broome, Cindy McLaughlin & Stephanie Trovas 

  • Confidence: How Winning Streaks & Losing Streaks Begin & End; Rosabeth Moss Kanter

  • Courage: The Backbone of Leadership; Gus Lee with Diane Elliott-Lee

Emotional Intelligence and the Brain

  • The Brian That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science; Norman Doidge, M.D.

  • Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ; Daniel Goleman

  • Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence; Daniel Goleman; Richard Boyatzis, and Annie McKee

  • A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future; Daniel H. Pink


  • 10 Rules for Strategic Innovators: From Idea to Execution; Vijay Govindarajan & Chris Trimble 

  • Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die; Chip Heath & Dan Heath

  • The Medici Effect: What Elephants & Epidemics Can Teach Us About Innovation; Frans Johansson

  • Orbiting the Giant Hairball: A Corporate Fool's Guide to Surviving with Grace; Gordon MacKenzie 

  • Dealing with Darwin: How Great Companies Innovate at Every Phase of Their Evolution; Geoffrey A. Moore

  • Out of Our Minds: Learning to Be Creative; Ken Robinson 

  • The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life; Rosamund Stone Zander & Benjamin Zander 


  • On Becoming a Leader; Warren Bennis 

  • Leadership From the Inside Out: Becoming a Leader for Life; Kevin Cashman

  • The Radical Leap: A Personal Lesson in Extreme Leadership; Steve Farber

  • Nuts! Southwest Airlines' Crazy Recipe for Business and Personal Success; Kevin & Jackie Freiberg

  • Who Says Elephants Can't Dance? Inside IBM's Historic Turnaround; Louis V. Gerstiner, Jr. 

  • Finding Your True North: A Personal Guide; Bill George, Andrew McLean & Nick Craig

  • Only the Paranoid Survive: How to Exploit the Crisis Points That Challenge Every Company and Career; Andrew S. Grove

  • The Education of a Coach; David Halberstam 

  • Be, Know, Do: Leadership the Army Way: Adapted from the Official Army Leadership Manual; U.S. Army, Frances Hesselbein, Eric K. Shinseki & Richard E. Cavanagh 

  • Being the Boss: The 3 Imperatives for Becoming a Great Leader; Linda A. Hill & Kent Lineback

  • The Leadership Challenge; James M. Kouzes & Barry Z. Posner

  • The Truth About Leadership: The No-Fads, Heart-of-the-Matter Facts You Need to Know; James M. Kouzes & Barry Z. Posner 

  • Shackleton's Way: Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer; Margo Morrell, Stephanie Capparell & Alexandra Shackleton 

Leadership Skills

  • Negotiate at an Uneven Table: Developing Moral Courage in Resolving Our Conflicts; Phyllis Beck Kritek 

  • Empowerment Takes More Than a Minute; Ken Blanchard, John P. Carlos & Alan Randolph 

  • Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done; Larry Bossidy & Ram Charan

  • Influence Without Authority, Allan R. Cohen & David L. Bradford 

  • Strategic Thinking (DK Essential Managers Series); Andy Bruce & Ken Langdon

  • The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything; Stephen M.R. Covey with Rebecca R. Merrill

  • Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most; Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, Sheila Heen & Roger Fisher 

Management & Business

  • Manager of Choice: 5 Competencies for Cultivating Top Talent; Nancy S. Ahlrichs

  • The One Minute Manager: The Quickest Way to Increase Your Own Prosperity; Kenneth Blanchard, PhD, & Spencer Johnson, MD 

  • Raving Fans: A Revolutionary Approach to Customer Service; Ken Blanchard, Sheldon Bowles & Harvey Mackay

  • Gung Ho! Turn On the People in Any Organization; Ken Blanchard & Sheldon Bowles

  • Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big; Bo Burlingham

  • Thank God It's Monday! 14 Values We Need to Humanize the Way We Work; Kenneth Cloke & Joan Goldsmith

  • Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies; Jim Collins & Jerry I. Porras 

  • Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don't; Jim Collins

  • Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck—Why Some Thrive Despite Them All; Jim Collins & Morten T. Hansen

  • How the Mighty Fall: And Why Some Companies Never Give In; Jim Collins

  • Outliers: The Story of Success; Malcolm Gladwell

  • The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference; Malcolm Gladwell

  • Stepping Up to Supervisor; Marion E. Haynes

  • Top Talent: Keeping Performance Up When Business is Down; Sylvia Ann Hewlett 

  • The Coaching Manager: Developing Top Talent in Business; James M. Hunt & Joseph R. Weintraub


  • Every Other Thursday: Stories and Strategies From Successful Women Scientists; Ellen Daniell

  • Seven Keys to Successful Mentoring; Center for Creative Leadership with E. Wayne Hart 

  • The New Mentors & Proteges: How to Succeed With the New Mentoring Partnerships; Linda Phillips-Jones, PhD

  • Be Your Own Mentor: Strategies from Top Women on the Secrets of Success; Sheila Wellington & Catalyst


  • Make Your Contacts Count: Networking Know-How for Business and Career Success; Anne Baber and Lynne Waymon

  • The Networking Survival Guide: Get the Success You Want by Tapping into the People You Know; Diane Darling

  • Super Networking: Reach the right people, Build your career network, and land your dream job—now!; Michael Salmon

  • It's Not Just Who You Know; Tommy Spaulding 


  • Soup: A Recipe to Nourish Your Team and Culture; Jon Gordon

  • How to Form a Team: Five Keys to High Performance; Center for Creative Leadership with Kim Kanaga & Michael E. Kossler 

  • Maintaining Team Performance; Center for Creative Leadership with Kim Kanaga & Henry Browning 

  • How to Launch a Team: Start Right for Success; Center for Creative Leadership with Kim Kanaga & Sonya Prestridge

  • The Discipline of Teams: A Mindbook-Workbook for Delivering Small Group Performance; Jon R. Katzenbach & Douglas K. Smith

  • The Wisdom of Teams: Creating the High-Performance Organization; Jon R. Katzenbach & Douglas K. Smith

  • Leading Dispersed Teams; Center for Creative Leadership with Michael E. Kossler & Sonya Prestridge 

  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable; Patrick Lencioni 

  • Raising Sensitive Issues in a Team; Center for Creative Leadership with Dennis Lindoerfer 

  • Senior Leadership Teams: What It Takes to Make Them Great; Ruth Wageman, Debra A. Nunes, James A. Burruss, J. Richard Hackman

Women & Leadership

  • How Remarkable Women Lead: The Breakthrough Model for Work and Life; Joanna Barsh & Susie Cranston

  • Play Like a Man Win Like a Woman: What Men Know About Success that Women Need to Learn; Gail Evans

  • See Jane Lead: 99 Ways for Women to Take Charge at Work; Lois P. Frankel, PhD

  • Going to the Top: The New Road Map for Success from America's Leading Women Executives; Carol Gallagher, PhD, with Susan K. Golant, MA

  • Hardball for Women: Winning at the Game of Business; Pat Heim, PhD, with Susan K. Golant

  • Smart Women Take Risks: 6 Steps for Conquering Your Fears and Making the Leap to Success; Helene Lerner

  • A Woman's Guide to Successful Negotiating: How to Convince, Collaborate, & Create Your Way to Agreement; Lee E. Miller and Jessica Miller 

  • It's All Politics: Winning in a World Where Hard Work and Talent Aren't Enough; Kathleen Kelley Reardon, PhD

  • Wander Woman: How High-Achieving Women Find Contentment and Direction; Marica Reynolds 

Work-Life Blend

  • Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity; David Allen

  • Ready for Anything: 52 Productivity Principles for Work & Life; David Allen

  • First Things First; Stephen R. Covey, A. Roger Merrill & Rebecca R. Merrill 

  • Total Leadership: Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life; Stewart D. Friedman 

  • CrazyBusy: Overstretched, Overbooked, and About to Snap! Strategies for Coping in a World Gone ADD; Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. 

  • Organize your Mind Organize Your Life: Train Your Brain to Get More Done in Less Time; Paul Hammerness, MD, & Margaret Moore with John Hanc

  • Thriving in 24/7: Six Strategies for Taming the New World of Work; Sally Helgesen

  • Making Work Work: New Strategies for Surviving and Thriving at the Office ; Julie Morgenstern 

  • Time Management from the Inside Out: The Foolproof System for Taking Control of Your Schedule—and Your Life; Julie Morgenstern

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