Mike’s Bookshelf

Mike’s Bookshelf

I love to learn and have many books. Below are a few featured books from my collection that I have on my personal bookshelf (or have had on my bookshelf at one time as I have lent, given away, and donated hundreds of books to friends, clients, and the local library). I’m sure you’ll recognize some while others may be completely new to you.

My intention is to eventually do some brief video commentary on each book posted here to explain why I like them and key takeaways I’ve gleaned from them. In the meantime, I encourage you to check them out.


Career Exploration

Do What You Are | Paul D. Tieger & Barbara Barron-Tieger

The You Plan | Michael “Dr. Woody” Woodward, PhD.

Make the Impossible Possible | Bill Strickland


Career Management

The Power of Full Engagement | Jim Loehr & Tony Schwartz

Your First Thirty Days | Elwood N. Chapman

Promote Yourself | Dan Schawbel

Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go | Beverly Kaye & Julie Winkle Giuliani



The Success Principles | Jack Canfield

Outliers | Malcolm Gladwell

Triggers | Marshall Goldsmith


Positive Thinking

Man’s Search for Meaning | Viktor E. Frankl

Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway | Susan Jeffers, Ph.D.

Learned Optimism | Martin E. P. Seligman, Ph.D.

Mindset | Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D.



Now, Discover Your Strengths | Marcus Buckingham & Donald O. Clifton, PhD.

StrengthsFinder 2.0 | Tom Rath

Emotional Intelligence 2.0 | Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves



Eat, Move, Sleep | Tom Rath

Drop It | Linda Newlin Ruffin



The Leadership Challenge | James Kouzes & Barry Posner

Leadership as a Hero’s Journey | Eric Kaufmann



E-Myth Revisited | Michael E. Gerber

The 4-Hour Workweek | Timothy Ferriss