Leaders Recommended Reading List

This reading list has been compiled from multiple SNSD's - their recommended book list. You need to self-improve to get to the next level!

Think and Grow Rich Think and Grow Rich
by: Napoleon Hill
A must read for any success oriented person. The most famous of all teachers of success spent "a fortune and the better part of a lifetime of effort" to produce the "Law of Success" philosophy that forms the basis of his books and that is so powerfully summarized in this one.
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How To Win Friends And Influence People
by: Dale Carnegie
Dale Carnegie's rock-solid, time-tested advice has carried countless people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. One of the most groundbreaking and timeless bestsellers of all time, How to Win Friends & Influence People will teach you: Six ways to make people like you, Twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking, Nine ways to change people without arousing resentment, and much more!

Pushing Up People
by: Art Williams
How you move people to action.

All You Can Do Is All You Can Do, but All You Can Do Is Enough!
by: Art Williams
Learn from the founder of Primerica!

Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway
by: Susan Jeffers
Are you afraid of making decisions ... asking your boss for a raise ... leaving an unfulfilling relationship . . . facing the future? Whatever your fear, here is your chance to push through it once and for all. In this enduring guide to self-empowerment, Dr. Susan Jeffers inspires us with dynamic techniques and profound concepts that have helped countless people grab hold of their fears and move forward with their lives

by: Art Williams
So many nuggets for building a Primerica business. This is the quintessential history of the company that totally changed the face of one of the largest industries in the world and the people that made it possible. In 1967, Art Williams happily lived out his dream as a winning high school football coach in Columbus, Georgia.

Fanatical Prospecting Fanatical Prospecting
by: Jeb Blount
The Ultimate Guide to Opening Sales Conversations and Filling the Pipeline by Leveraging Social Selling, Telephone, Email, Text, and Cold Calling Find it on Amazon

Rich Dad Poor Dad
by: Robert T. Kiyosaki
The #1 Personal Finance book of all time, tells the story of Robert Kiyosaki and his two dads—his real father and the father of his best friend, his rich dad—and the ways in which both men shaped his thoughts about money and investing. The book explodes the myth that you need to earn a high income to be rich and explains the difference between working for money and having your money work for you.

Rich Dad's Cash Flow Quadrant
by: Robert T. Kiyosaki
A guide to financial freedom. It's the second book in the Rich Dad Series and reveals how some people work less, earn more, pay less in taxes, and learn to become financially free.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
by: Stephen R. Covey
This is one of the rare books that has influenced presidents, CEOs, educators, and individuals all over the world not only to improve their businesses and careers but to live with integrity, service, dignity, and success in all areas of life. It has had an undeniable impact for the past 25 years--and will no doubt continue to be influential for many more

What To Say When You Talk To Yourself
by: Shad Helmstetter
We talk to ourselves all of the time, usually without realizing it. And most of what we tell ourselves is negative, counterproductive, and damaging, preventing us from enjoying a fulfilled and successful life. But with Shad Helmsetter's Five Levels of Self-Talk (Negative Acceptance, Recognition and Need to Change, Decision to Change, The Better You, and Universal Affirmation), you can take back control of your life via this accessible yet profound technique.

Good to Great
by: Jim Collins
Why some companies go from good to great.

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership
by: John C. Maxwell
One of the best-selling leadership books of all time.

Think Like a Winner
by: Dr. Walter Doyle Staples
Nothing is more exciting than the realization that you can accomplish whatever you want. And nothing is more life changing than the tools to accomplish it. Never before has a motivational book been so highly acclaimed by so many recognized authorities

How to Master the Art of Selling
by: Tom Hopkins
After he learned the world's best sales techniques, Tom Hopkins applied his new skills and earned more than one million dollars in just three years.

How to Master the Art of Selling Anything - CD set
by: Tom Hopkins
Learn from the world's best sales trainer!

Developing the Leader Within You
by: John C. Maxwell
This is Dr. Maxwell's first and most enduring leadership book, having sold more than one million copies. In this Christian Leaders Series edition of this Maxwell classic, you will discover the biblical foundation for leadership that John Maxwell has used as a pastor and business leader for more than forty years. These same principles and practices are available for everyday leaders in every walk of life.

Developing the Leaders Around You
by: John C. Maxwell
The greatest leadership principle that I have ever learned in over twenty-five years of leadership, says Maxwell, is that those closest to the leader will determine the success level of that leader. It is not enough for a leader to have vision, energy, drive, and conviction. If you want to see your dream come to fruition, you must learn how to develop the leaders around you.

The Strangest Secret
by: Earl Nightingale
In this book, Nightingale distills his lifetime of research on human motivation into a simple success formula the very same one that propelled his own achievement. The Strangest Secret is a practical guide for accelerated prosperity so that you can quickly rise to the top, becoming one of the top 5 percent who succeed in your field.

The Magic of Thinking Big
by: David J. Schwartz, PH.D.
Millions of readers have acquired the secrets of success through The Magic of Thinking Big. Achieve everything you always wanted: financial security, power and influence, the ideal job, satisfying relationships, and a rewarding, happy life.

Success Is Not An Accident
by: Tommy Newberry
This book has helped over 100,000 readers achieve higher levels of success in both their personal and professional lives. Reminiscent of best-selling authors Stephen Covey and John Maxwell, Newberry teaches readers the power of goal setting, time management, visualization, and “self-talk” so they can achieve peak levels of performance in all areas of their lives.

The Magic of Believing
by: Claude M. Bristol
Without belief you'll never act and never win. Personal experiences form the basis for the author's argument that goals may be obtained through subconscious forces

All About Goals and How to Achieve Them
by: Jack Ensign Addington
The number one book on the science of achieving goals. There are natural laws with which we must work to bring about the desired results. With this book you can learn to use these laws to achieve your goals. All About Goals has been described as "logical, sensible and practical." This book explains why some people never achieve their goals, how to create the right thought atmosphere, how to choose a new life for yourself and some workable techniques you can use to achieve your goals.

The Success Journey: The Process of Living Your Dreams
by: John C. Maxwell
Exploring success in terms of a life journey, the author of Developing the Leader Within You shares the fundamental principles that can lead to a successful life--attitude, personal growth, vision, comminication skills, relationships, and more.

The Purpose Driven Life
by: Rick Warren
The New York Times #1 bestselling book by Pastor Rick Warren that helps you understand the purpose of your life. The Purpose Driven Life is far more than just a book; it's the roadmap for your spiritual journey. A journey that will transform your life.

Doing it Now
by: Edwin C. Bliss
Success is inevitable if you learn to do this.

177 Mental Toughness Secrets of the World Class
by: Steve Siebold
Is it possible for a person of average intelligence and modest means to ascend to the throne of the world class? The answer is YES! Not only is it possible - it's being done everyday. This book shows you how.

Turning No Into Yes
by: Stephen Pollan & Mark Levine
At last, a single book that really can show how to solve your money problems and end worries about your business and career--better yet, a book that actually shows you how to turn adversity into success and how to get your own way even in "hopeless" situations. You'll find out how to locate the hidden problems, every unspoken no behind evry sort of money worry, and how to turn no into yes.

Mind Power: Into the 21st Century
by: John Kehoe
In Mind Power Into the 21st Century, John Kehoe has articulated a set of life-changing principles for charting a course to success and happiness. More than that, however, Mind Power Into the 21st Century presents a remarkably specific and practical guide.

You Can if You Think You Can
by: Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
The greatest inspirational best seller of the century offers confidence without fear and a life of enrichment and luminous vitality. Inspiring Messages for Daily Living. Realistic, practical answers to the hundreds of problems we face from day to day -- ordinary problems encountered in personal difficulties, in family relationships, on the job, and in dealing with those around us.

The Ultimate Secrets of Total Self-Confidence
by: Dr. Robert Anthony
Without self-confidence you won't act. Total self-confidence will allow you to soar

Beyond Positive Thinking
by: Dr. Robert Anthony
A common-sense approach to achieving success in one's life. Offers workable, step-by-step methods and positive visualization techniques to help readers personalize goals, trust creativity, transcend old beliefs and limitations, and transform positive thinking into positive action.

As You Think
by: James Allen
All time classic. Timeless.

How Successful People Think
by: John C. Maxwell
Gather successful people from all walks of life-what would they have in common? The way they think! Now you can think as they do and revolutionize your work and life!

Think Big
by: Dr. Robert Anthony
For years, readers have cherished the tiny Think books from Dr. Robert Anthony, a leader in the field of inspiration and self-help. Now, for the first time, these five titles are available in one volume: Think; Think Again; Think and Win; Think On; and Think Together. Motivating, compelling, and thought-provoking, the Think books are true gems—and this omnibus edition will prove a real treasure.

Who You Are When No One's Looking
by: Bill Hybels
When I listen to the evening news or read the morning paper these days my reaction is always the same: what's wrong in our world will not be set right until people who love God and who refuse to cave to these overwhelming challenges put the things they believe into action, things like courage and discipline and love.

The Magic of Thinking Success
by: David Schwartz
If you could choose any profession in the world, what would it be? Where would you like to live? Precisely what kind of car would you like to drive? Success starts with knowing what you want in life – then single-mindedly chasing your dream. Enthusiasm plus action equals success. A step-by-step guide to achieving health, wealth and happiness that simply CANNOT fail.

The Magic of Thinking Big in Selling
by: Robert G. Hoehn & Jon Doherty
Everything is selling, the sooner you realize it the better.

Napoleon Hills Positive Action Plan: 365 Meditations for Making Each Day A Success
by: The Napoleon Hill Foundation
This is a great way to start each day.

The Art of The Start
by: Guy Kawasaki
A new product, a new service, a new company, a new division, a new organization, a new anything - where there's a will, here's the way.

The E Myth Revisited The E Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It
by: Michael E. Gerber
Gerber walks you through the steps in the life of a business—from entrepreneurial infancy through adolescent growing pains to the mature entrepreneurial perspective: the guiding light of all businesses that succeed—and shows how to apply the lessons of franchising to any business, whether or not it is a franchise. Most importantly, Gerber draws the vital, often overlooked distinction between working on your business and working in your business.
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They Call Me Coach
by: John Wooden
The legendary coach talks about his life, his players, and his winning philosophies in this bestselling autobiography

The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player
by: John C. Maxwell
Stating that great team players are developed from the inside out, an instructional resource identifies seventeen qualities that make up an in-demand team player while outlining how to embody those qualities.

The Heart of a Leader
by: Ken Blanchard
Ken Blanchard is one of America's best-known leadership and business experts. And now he helps you understand and experience the art of influence by revealing the greatest life and leadership lessons he's learned in his rich career as an educator and business leader.

The New One Minute Manager
by: Ken Blanchard
Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson have written The New One Minute Manager to introduce the book's powerful, important lessons to a new generation. In their concise, easy-to-read story, they teach readers three very practical secrets about leading others—and explain why these techniques continue to work so well.

Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success
by: John Wooden & Jay Carty
Legendary college basketball coach John Wooden and Jay Carty know that when it comes down to it, success is an equal opportunity player. Anyone can create it in his or her career, family, and beyond. Based on John Wooden's own method to victory, Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success reveals that success is built block by block, where each block is a crucial principle contributing to lifelong achievement in every area of life.

People First
by: Jack Lannom
People First provides illumination for everyone who truly wants to make a difference in their own life and in the lives of others. It's a transformational 5-step philosophy told in a story format. Lannom believes that in any situation, when you put people first, you will be rewarded.

Leadership Secrets of the Rogue Warrior
by: Richard Marcinko
The best-selling author and former Navy commando offers a no-holds-barred guide to coping with the challenges of one's personal and professional life, sharing dynamic leadership principles based on his Ten Commandments of Special Warfare.

The Leader In You
by: Dale Carnegie
Learn the proven, time-tested human relations principles from Dale Carnegie Training and discover how bring creativity, enthusiasm, and productivity to your job.

Leading an Inspired Life
by: Jim Rohn
You will learn a great number of ideas as you go through this book. Ideas that have helped successful people accomplish their goals, achieve certain wealth and experiences greater joy and stisfaction in their lives

On Becoming a Leader
by: Warren Bennis
A timeless classic from a pioneer in the field of leadership studies-the only book you need to read on becoming an effective leader.

Managing People is Like Herding Cats
by: Warren Bennis
Cats, of course, won't be herded. And the most successful organizations in the 21st century won't be managed—they'll be led! The answer to America's current leadership crisis is leaders (not managers) who recognize that "the only capital that really counts is human capital."

How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds or Less
by: Nicholas Boothman
For interviewing, selling, managing, pitching an idea, applying to college—or looking for a soulmate—the secret of success is based on connecting with other people. And you can do it in 90 seconds or less through Nicholas Boothman's program of establishing face-to-face communication.

The Magic of Self Direction
by: David J. Schwartz
Managing YOU is the single most important thing you must do.

Unlimited Power
by: Anthony Robbins
If you have ever dreamed of a better life, Unlimited Power will show you how to achieve the extraordinary quality of life you desire and deserve, and how to master your personal and professional life. Anthony Robbins has proven to millions through his books, tapes, and seminars that by harnessing the power of the mind you can do, have, achieve, and create anything you want for your life.

Unlimited Wealth
by: Paul Zane Pilzer
Modern technology is transforming our most basic ideas about the creation of wealth. This book reveals how a new way of economic thinking is essential for success in today's world.

I Can't Accept Not Trying
by: Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan's story - The greatest basketball player & his thinking.

A Lifetime of Riches: The Biography of Napoleon Hill
by: Micheal J. Ritt, Jr. and Kirk Landers
Traces the life of the author of the best-selling guide to personal and financial success, Think and Grow Rich!, from his impoverished childhood in Virginia to his career as a business journalist.

The One Minute Salesperson
by: Spencer Johnson
Everyone is a salesperson! Over four million people have reaped the lifetime benefits of The One Minute Manager, Spencer Johnson's phenomenal bestseller. Now Dr. Johnson reveals the unique secrets of salesmanship that can make you a success in all aspects of your life and work. Sell yourself... and you can sell anything.

The Greatest Salesman in the World Part II: The End of the Story
by: Og Mandino
"The most important book of our generation ... A flawless, priceless masterpiece." - Denis Waitley, author of Seeds of Greatness

The Only Sales Guide You'll Ever Need
by: Anthony Iannarino
The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience

Becoming a Person of Influence
by: John C. Maxwell
America's leadership expert teaches that if your life in any way connects with other people, you are an influencer. Whatever your vocation or aspiration is, you can increase your impact with Maxwell's simple, insightful ways to interact more positively with others. Watch your personal and organizational success go off the charts!

How I Raised Myself From Failure to Success in Selling
by: Frank Bettger
A business classic endorsed by Dale Carnegie, How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling is for anyone whose job it is to sell. Whether you are selling houses or mutual funds, advertisements or ideas—or anything else—this book is for you.

How to Become A Marketing Superstar
by: Jeffery J. Fox
Jeffrey Fox has helped readers land great jobs and rise to the top of their professions. Now he turns his contrarian eye to marketing through brand building and innovation. Fox's advice is delivered in snappy, to-the-point chapters that zero in on his creative-and often counterintuitive-advice and features such unforgettable fundamentals.

WAVE 4: Network Marketing in the 21st Century
by: Richard Poe
In WAVE 4, Poe shows how the marriage between the Internet and people-to-people sales will accelerate the growth of network marketing.

The Millionaire Next Door
by: Thomas J. Stanley & William D. Danko
The bestselling The Millionaire Next Door identifies seven common traits that show up again and again among those who have accumulated wealth. Most of the truly wealthy in this country don't live in Beverly Hills or on Park Avenue-they live next door.

Everything You Know About Money Is Wrong
by: Karen Ramsey
A financial consultant refutes common myths and misconceptions about money and how it should be spent while offering practical advice on how to manage money and create a personalized spending plan, all without fear, guilt, or worry. 25,000 first printing.

The Magic of Believing: A Modern-Day Interpretation Of Self-Help Classic
by: Claude Bristol
For more than four decades success‐oriented readers have turned to the no‐nonsense, time‐tested motivational techniques described in The Magic of Believing to achieve their long‐ and short‐term goals.

The Law of Success in Sixteen Lessons
by: Napoleon Hill
The Law of Success was a precursor to Napoleon Hill's Think and Grow Rich. Hill was well known for researching what made millionaires different from the common man. The sixteen lessons in this book perfectly crystallize everything you will need to know to succeed during these hard economic times. Many of today's best known self help books take there core concepts form this book.

Og Mandino's University of Success
by: Og Mandino
The greatest success authorities in the world share their most treasured success secrets.

Be Quick - But Don't Hurry: Finding Success in the Teachings of a Lifetime
by: Andrew Hill & John Wooden
This book presents the team-building management secrets of the greatest coach of the twentieth century, cloaked in the heartwarming tale of the reluctant protege who learned those secrets in spite of himself.

The Traveler's Gift
by: Andy Andrews
What makes the difference between failure and success? Join David Ponder on his incredible journey to discover the Seven Decisions for Success that can turn any life around, no matter how hopeless a situation may seem.

Business Notes
by: Florence Isaacs
Following up her popular backlist title, Just a Note to Say ..., the author offers guidelines, advice, and models for crafting winning business notes, e-mail, cards, and faxes to make a good impression on dozens of occasions.

The Perfect Power Within You
by: Jack & Cornelia Addington
This book provides a home study course that will take 10 weeks - 70 days. If you will follow the 10 lessons, one a week, using the daily Statements of Truth, one each day, you will find that even before the 70 days are up, you will already be realizing your goals. Step by step, these lessons will lead you through a journey of self-discovery during which a mental transformation takes place. They provide a mental discipline without being tedious or exhausting.

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff and It's All Small Stuff
by: Richard Carlson
This groundbreaking inspirational guide - a classic in the self-help genre - shows you how to put challenges in perspective, reduce stress and anxiety through small daily changes, and find the path to achieving your goals.

In the Zone
by: Dr. J. Mitchell Perry & Steve Jamison
In The Zone is a step-by-step game plan for unleashing your optimum performance potential in business just as these top athletes and coaches do in their arenas. Dr. J. Mitchell Perry, whose JM Perry Corporation coaches business executives worldwide in these skills, and Steve Jamison illustrate in dramatic terms how understanding the method in which the likes of Jordan, Woods, and Montana think can have a positive and profound impact on your own performance results in the workplace.

The Automatic Millionaire
by: David Bach
What's the secret to becoming a millionaire? For years people have asked David Bach what's the real secret to getting rich? What's the one thing I need to do? Now, in The Automatic Millionaire, David Bach is sharing that secret.

The Instant Millionaire
by: Mark Fisher
Do those who succeed work harder than those who only dream about success? Are they smarter, luckier, more ruthless? And does financial success bring happiness? These perennial questions are perhaps more timely than ever. The Instant Millionaire answers them in the unforgettable voice of a very wise and wealthy old man.

Emotional Intelligence
by: Daniel Goleman
Everyone knows that high IQ is no guarantee of success, happiness, or virtue, but until Emotional Intelligence, we could only guess why. Daniel Goleman's brilliant report from the frontiers of psychology and neuroscience offers startling new insight into our “two minds”—the rational and the emotional—and how they together shape our destiny.

How to Be A Billionaire
by: Martin S. Fridson CFA
A truly enlightening work filled with fundamental strategies that have worked for others.Martin Fridson documents the essential principles inherent in every billionaire's success.

The Millionaire's Path: Passion, Optimism, and Wealth
by: Mark Fisher & Marc Allen
This book covers one millionaire's path to wealth. Includes "Instant Millionaire" and "How to think like a Millionaire."

Conversations With Millionaires
by: Mike Litman & Jason Oman
Discover the amazing secrets of 9 successful self-made millionaires that can get you all the success and happiness you could ever want. Plus, these secrets can help you eliminate years of struggle and wasted effort and make you an absolute fortune...Just like they already have for thousands of others!

The Knowing-Doing Gap
by: Jeffrey Pfeffer & Robert I. Sutton
Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert Sutton, well-known authors and teachers, identify the causes of the knowing-doing gap and explain how to close it. The message is clear--firms that turn knowledge into action avoid the "smart talk trap."

I Am Rich Beyond My Wildest Dreams
by: Thomas L. Pauley & Penelope Pauley
They were given a key that unlocked the door to riches beyond their imaginations. It came to them on wings of gold. Now father and daughter share their story. The simple system detailed in this book is so powerful it took their family from a second personal bankruptcy to a rich and happy life...practically overnight.

Who Moved My Cheese
by: Spencer Johnson, MD
A timeless business classic, Who Moved My Cheese? uses a simple parable to reveal profound truths about dealing with change so that you can enjoy less stress and more success in your work and in your life.

Ground Rules for Winners
by: Joe Torre
With three World Series Championships under his belt in four years, who better to give advice on managing than the most beloved and successful manager of the New York Yankees, Joe Torre? With entertaining stories from his experiences with the always colorful Yankees, he reveals the twelve keys to his successful management philosophy keys directly applicable to business and to life, from how to handle tough bosses to earning the trust and respect of your team players.

Reject Me I Love It
by: John Furhman
In this groundbreaking book, international bestselling author John Fuhrman shares his personal experiences, and those of other successful people, to help make rejection your friend and use it to propel yourself to excellence. In his easy-to-read, uplifting style, he teaches you how to use rejection to accelerate you personal growth and reach new levels of achievement.

The New Financial Advisor
by: Nick Murray
Absolute must read for securities licensed people.

The Craft of Advice
by: Nick Murray
This book contains 34 essays written for “Dow Jones Investment Adviser” magazine between December 1994 and December 1998. It also includes 10 book reviews published in “Dow Jones Assest Management” magazine in 1997 and 1998; these are the subject of their own forward later on in the book.

The Greatest Secret in the World
by: Og Mandino
The amazing new book that unlocks a world of personal happiness and extraordinary achievement! One of the world's most influential writers shares one of the world's greatest secrets for your personal and financial success . . . in his dynamic sequel to The Greatest Salesman in the World, Og Mandino's Spellbinding Bestseller.

The Greatest Miracle in the World
by: Og Mandino
The greatest miracle in the world' contains the Memorandum from God to you. A great inspirational writer tells his story - a narrative that will hold you spellbound as it reveals exciting new secrets for your personal happiness and success.

What Makes the Great Great
by: Dennis P. Kimbro, Ph. D.
What Makes the Great Great elaborates on the inspiring message Dennis Kimbro put forth in his first book Think and Grow Rich--A Black Choice. Through dozens of interviews and the inspirational stories of people like John H. Johnson, Publisher of Ebony magazine, Condoleeza Rice, Provost of Stanford University, and Ann Fudge, President of Maxwell House Coffee, Dr. Kimbro outlines the nine strategies that determine success.

Dr. Robert Anthony's Advanced Formula for Total Success
by: Dr. Robert Anthony
A common-sense approach to achieving success in one's life offers workable, step-by-step methods and positive visualization techniques to help readers personalize goals, trust creativity, transcend old beliefs and limitations, and transform positive thinking into positive action.

Five Major Pieces to the Life Puzzle
by: Jim Rohn
The Five Major Pieces to the Life Puzzle by Jim Rohn. Jim takes an in-depth look into the reasons certain people succeed and others don't. He covers the key components to success - philosophy, attitude, activity, results and lifestyle.

You Can Work Your Own Miracles
by: Napolean Hill
Everything you desire is within your reach, if you learn to tap the miraculous power that lies within your own personality.