Doescher Advisors Book List

Doescher Advisors Book List

Top Picks (Recommendations)

  1. Spiritual Leadership, Oswald Sanders
  2. Authentic Leadership, Bill George
  3. Built to Last, Jim Collins
  4. Good to Great, Jim Collins
  5. Leading with the Heart, Mike Krzyzewski
  6. Next Generation Leader, Andy Stanley
  7. In Search of Excellence, Tom Peters
  8. How the Mighty Fall, Jim Collins
  9. The Contrarian’s Guide to Leadership, Steven Sample
  10. Drive, Daniel Pink
  11. Necessary Endings, Henry Cloud
  12. Integrity, Henry Cloud
  13. The Three Signs of a Miserable Job, Patrick Lencioni
  14. Crucial Conversations, Patterson, Grenny, McMillan & Switzler
  15. Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, Liz Wiseman
  16. The Ideal Team Player, Patrick Lencioni

The following are books we have read and have categorized to make it easier for you to find something you may enjoy. We would not necessarily recommend every book to every person. If you are interested, we offer a complimentary one-on-one session where we can tailor our suggestions to your interests and needs.

Business Leaders

  1. Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance?, Louis Gerstner
  2. Tough Choices, Carly Fiorina
  3. Loving Monday, John Beckett
  4. Mastering Monday, John Beckett
  5. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Patrick Lencioni
  6. The Five Temptations of a CEO, Patrick Lencioni
  7. Death by Meeting, Patrick Lencioni
  8. Mastering the Rockefeller Habits, Verne Harnish
  9. The Leadership Challenge, James Kouzes & Barry Posner
  10. When Professionals Have to Lead, Thomas DeLong, John Gabarro & Robert Lees
  11. Leadership is an Art, Max DePree
  12. HBR on Leadership, Harvard Business Review
  13. Leadership and the New Science, Margaret Wheatley
  14. True North, Bill George
  15. The Congruent Life, Michael Thompson
  16. Making Meetings Work, John Tropman
  17. Servant Leadership, Robert Greenleaf
  18. Understanding Leadership, Tom Marshall
  19. The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader, John Maxwell
  20. Attitude 101, John Maxwell
  21. The Romance of Tata Steel, R.M. Lala
  22. A Passion for Excellence, Tom Peters
  23. Thriving on Chaos, Tom Peters
  24. What Leaders Really Do, John Kotter
  25. Managing the Professional Service Firm, David Maister
  26. Talent is Overrated, Geoff Colvin
  27. Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman
  28. Senior Leadership Teams, Ruth Wageman
  29. The Effective Executive, Peter Drucker
  30. First, Break All the Rules, Marcus Buckingham
  31. Winning, Jack Welch
  32. Enough, John Bogle
  33. The Peter Principle, Laurence Peters
  34. On the Brink, Henry Paulson, Jr.
  35. Dr. Deming, Rafael Aguayo
  36. Leadership, Rudolph Giuliani
  37. Thou Shall Prosper, Daniel Lapin
  38. Even Happier: A Gratitude Journal, Tal Ben-Shahar
  39. Onward, Howard Schultz
  40. Succession Transition, Bill Hermann & Gordon Krater
  41. From Values to Action, Harry M. Jansen Kraemer Jr.
  42. The One-Life Solution, Henry Cloud
  43. When We Are Free, Timothy Nash
  44. Disciplined Dreaming, Josh Linkner
  45. Start with Why, Simon Sinek
  46. Ownership Thinking, Brad Hams
  47. Wealth: Is It Worth It?, Truett Cathy
  48. The Advantage, Patrick Lencioni
  49. American Icon, Bryce Hoffman
  50. Great By Choice, Jim Collins
  51. Make It In America, Andrew Liveris
  52. Narcissistic Leader, Michael Maccoby
  53. The New Leader’s 100 – Day Action Plan, Bradt, Check & Pedraza
  54. American Drive: How Manufacturing Will Save Our Country, Dick Dauch
  55. Remarkable, Dr. Randy Ross & David Salyers
  56. Daring Greatly, Dr. Brene Brown
  57. Quiet: The Power of Introverts, Susan Cain
  58. How To Win Friends & Influence People, Dale Carnegie
  59. How I Raised Myself From Failure To Successes in Selling, Frank Bettger
  60. Make The Noise Go Away – The Power of An Effective Second in Command, Larry Linne
  61. Crucial accountability, Patterson, Grenny, Maxfield, McMillan
  62. Like A Virgin, Richard Branson
  63. Lead with LUV, Ken Blanchard & Colleen Barrett
  64. Zero To One, Peter Thiel
  65. Love Works, Joel Manby
  66. Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg
  67. Elon Musk, Renaissance Man
  68. Right Away, All At Once, Greg Brenneman
  69. The Power of the Other, Henry Cloud
  70. Tribal Leadership, Logan, King & Fischer-Wright
  71. Option B, Sheryl Sandberg & Adam Grant
  72. The Deal Maker, Axel Madsen
  73. The Coaching Questions, Mike Tattersall
  74. Work Rules – Insights from Inside Google, Laszlo Bock
  75. Intentional Living, John Maxwell
  76. Strengths Leadership, Tom Rath
  77. Rocket Fuel, Gino Wickman & Mark Winters
  78. Execution, Larry Bossidy & Ram Charan

Presidents or Military Leaders

  1. Sacred Honor: Colin Powell, David Roth
  2. Abraham Lincoln: The Spiritual Growth of a Public Man, Elton Trueblood
  3. Abraham Lincoln: A Spiritual Biography, Elton Trueblood
  4. Lincoln on Leadership, Donald Phillips
  5. God’s Leader for a Nation: Abraham Lincoln, David Collins
  6. Washington’s Secret War, Thomas Fleming
  7. 1776, David McCullough
  8. John Adams, David McCullough
  9. When Character Was King: A Story of Ronald Reagan, Peggy Noonan
  10. Thirteen Days, Robert F. Kennedy
  11. Eyewitness to Power, David Gergen
  12. Team of Rivals, Doris Kearns Goodwin
  13. No Higher Honor, Condoleezza Rice
  14. The Forgotten Man, Amity Schlaes
  15. It Worked for Me, Colin Powell
  16. Special Trust, Robert McFarlane
  17. The Prince, Niccolo Machiavelli
  18. The Art of War, Sun Tzu
  19. Iliad, Homer
  20. Trump: The Art of the Deal, Donald Trump
  21. Killing Reagan, Bill O’Reilly
  22. Killing the Rising Sun, Bill O’Reilly

Christian Leaders

  1. The Purpose Driven Life, Rick Warren
  2. Discover Your Giftedness, Mels Carbonell
  3. Courageous Leadership, Bill Hybels
  4. Your Work Matters to God, Doug Sherman & William Hendricks
  5. Calling Christian Leaders, John Stott
  6. The Workaholic and His Family, Frank Minirth, Paul Meier, Frank Wichern, Bill Brewer & States Skipper
  7. The Servant Leader, Ken Blanchard & Phil Hodges
  8. Leadership by the Book, Ken Blanchard, Bill Hybels & Phil Hodges
  9. The Dream Giver, Bruce Wilkinson
  10. The Life You’ve Always Wanted, John Ortberg
  11. Descending Into Greatness, Bill Hybels
  12. The Leadership Secrets of Jesus, Mike Murdock
  13. World Shapers – A Treasury of Quotes from Great Missionaries, Vinita Hampton & Carol Plueddmann
  14. Men in Leadership: One Minute Bible, Bob Briner
  15. Choosing to Cheat, Andy Stanley
  16. Moses: A Man of Selfless Dedication, Chuck Swindoll
  17. Joseph: A Man of Integrity and Forgiveness, Chuck Swindoll
  18. David: A Man of Passion and Destiny, Chuck Swindoll
  19. Taking the Lead, Dr. Ron Jenson
  20. The Call, Os Guinness
  21. Martin Luther King Jr., Marshall Frady
  22. A Simple Path, Mother Teresa
  23. Gifted to Lead: The Art of Leading as a Woman in the Church, Nancy Beach
  24. Axiom: Powerful Leadership Proverbs, Bill Hybels
  25. The Principle of the Path, Andy Stanley
  26. Spiritual Leadership, Henry & Richard Blackaby
  27. EntreLeadership, Dave Ramsey
  28. Action Trumps Everything, Charles Kiefer
  29. Wealth: Is It Worth It?, Truett Cathy
  30. Ordering Your Private World, Gordon MacDonald
  31. Heroic Leadership, Chris Lowery
  32. simplify., Bill Hybels
  33. Teach Us to Number Our Days, David Roper
  34. A Beautiful Mess, Danielle Strickland
  35. Present over Perfect, Shauna Niequist
  36. Stay the Course, Choco De Jesus
  37. God Will Use This For Good, Max Lucado
  38. Resisting Happiness, Matthew Kelly
  39. Heaven Starts Now, Father John Ricardo
  40. The Enneagram – A Christian Perspective, Richard Rohr
  41. Seven Prayers, Stormie Omartian
  42. Rainbow Man, Richard Rockman, Jr.
  43. Choosing A Life That Matters, Dennis Rainey

Sports Team Coaches

  1. Bo’s Lasting Lessons, Bo Schembechler & John Bacon
  2. Tom Landry, Tom Landry & Gregg Lewis
  3. Quiet Strength, Tony Dungy & Nathan Whitaker
  4. From Ashes to Glory, Bill McCartney & Dave Diles
  5. The Lombardi Rules, Vince Lombardi Jr.
  6. The Miracle of St. Anthony, Adrian Wojnarowski
  7. Coach Wooden’s Pyramid of Success, John Wooden & Jay Carty
  8. Uncommon: Finding Your Path to Significance, Tony Dungy & Nathan Whitaker
  9. The Score Takes Care of Itself, Bill Walsh, Steve Jamison & Craig Walsh
  10. Season of Life, Jeffrey Marx
  11. The Long Snapper, Jeffrey Marx
  12. The Mentor Leader, Tony Dungy, Jim Caldwell & Nathan Whitaker
  13. Three and Out: Rich Rodriguez, John Bacon
  14. Destination Unstoppable, Maureen Electa Monte

Other Business Books

  1. The Starfish and the Spider, Ori Brafman & Rod Beckstrom
  2. Morph: The Texture of Leadership, Ron Martoia
  3. Blue Ocean Strategy, W. Chan Kim & Renee Mauborgne
  4. Margin, Richard Swenson, M.D.
  5. Understanding Yourself, William Menninger
  6. Who Moved My Cheese?, Spencer Johnson & Kenneth Blanchard
  7. The Victory of Reason, Rodney Stark
  8. The Man in the Mirror, Patrick Morley
  9. Blur, Stan Davis & Christopher Meyer
  10. Claiming Your Place at the Fire, Richard Leider & David Shapiro
  11. The Road Less Traveled, M. Scott Peck
  12. Finding a Job You Can Love, Ralph Mattson & Arthur Miller Jr.
  13. Second Acts, Stephen Pollan & Mark Levine
  14. The 4-Hour Workweek, Timothy Ferriss
  15. The Treasure Principle, Randy Alcorn
  16. Now, Discover Your Strengths, Donald Clifton & Marcus Buckingham
  17. The Profit Zone, Adrian Slywotzky
  18. Clients for Life, Jagdish Sheth & Andrew Sobel
  19. A Whack on the Side of the Head, Roger von Oech
  20. Power Up Your Profits, Troy Waugh
  21. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, Malcolm Gladwell
  22. The World is Flat, Thomas L. Friedman
  23. Hot, Flat, and Crowded, Thomas L. Friedman
  24. Cradle to Cradle, McDonough & Braungart
  25. Marketing Myopia (HBR article), Theodore Levitt
  26. Kotler on Marketing, Philip Kotler
  27. Competitive Strategy, Michael Porter
  28. Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell
  29. Switch, Dan & Chip Heath
  30. The Big Short, Michael Lewis
  31. Liars Poker, Michael Lewis
  32. Made to Stick, Chip & Dan Heath
  33. Socialnomics, Erik Qualman
  34. What Got You Here Won’t Get you There, Marshall Goldsmith
  35. Too Big to Fail, Andrew Sorkin
  36. The Last Lecture, Randy Pausch
  37. Mindset-The New Psychology of Success, Carol Dweck
  38. Why Work Sucks and How to Fix It, Cali Ressler
  39. Overhaul, Steven Rattner
  40. Making Ripples, Mike Breaux
  41. Islands of Profit In a Sea of Red Ink, Jonathan Byrnes
  42. The Happiness Hypothesis, Jonathan Haidt
  43. Car Guys vs. Bean Counters, Bob Lutz
  44. The E Myth Manager, Michael Gerber
  45. The 80/20 Principle, Richard Koch
  46. Getting Naked, Patrick Lencioni
  47. Purple Cow, Seth Godin
  48. American Wheels Chinese Roads, Michael J. Dunne
  49. The Lean Startup, Eric Ries
  50. The Ultimate Sales Machine, Chet Holmes
  51. Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson
  52. Multiple Intelligences, Howard Gardner
  53. The Israel Test, George Gilder
  54. Crossing the Chasm, Geoffrey Moore
  55. Tribes, Seth Godin
  56. The Art of Choosing, Sheena Iyengar
  57. Anxiety Free, Robert Leahy
  58. The Coming Jobs War, Jim Clifton
  59. Bridge Builder, Walther Leisler Kiep
  60. Getting to Yes – Negotiating Agreement w/o Giving In, Bill Ury
  61. Fire Your Excuses, Bill Dyment & Marcus Dayhoff
  62. Start With No, Jim Camp
  63. Reckless Endangerment, Morgensen & Rosner
  64. Standout, Marcus Buckingham
  65. This Time Is Different, Reinhart & Rogoff
  66. Aftershock, Robert Reich
  67. Eat The Rich, P.J. O’Rourke
  68. David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell
  69. To Sell Is Human, Daniel Pink
  70. The Hunter, David Farbman
  71. Freeing Yourself from the Narcissist in your Life, Linda Martinez
  72. The Other Side of Innovation, Vijay Govindarajan & Chris Trimble
  73. Free Agent Nation – The Future of Working for Yourself, Daniel Pink
  74. Give and Take, Adam Grant
  75. Factory Man, James E. Harbour
  76. The Smartest Guys In The Room, Bethany McLean & Peter Elkins
  77. Getting Things Done, David Allen
  78. The Challenger Sale, Matthew Dixon & Brent Adamson
  79. The New Strategic Selling, Robert Miller & Stephen Heiman
  80. Hope Is Not A Strategy, Rick Page
  81. The Go-Giver, Burg & Mann
  82. The Road To Reinvention, Josh Linkner
  83. Rookie Smarts, Liz Wiseman
  84. Creativity, Inc., Ed Catmull
  85. Thanks for the Feedback, Stone & Heen
  86. The No A__Hole Rule, Robert Sutton
  87. Traction, Gino Wickman
  88. iWoz, Steve Wozniak
  89. Final Accounting: Ambition, Greed & The Fall of Arthur Andersen, Barbara Toffler
  90. Humble Inquiry, Edgar Schein
  91. The Art of Why, Steve Lucenbach
  92. Emotional Intelligence 2.0, Bradberry & Greaves
  93. The Lean Manager, Michael &Freddy Balle
  94. Built in Detroit, Bob Morris
  95. Seizing The White Space, Mark Johnson
  96. Good Boss, Bad Boss, Robert Sutton
  97. The Trusted Advisor, David Maister
  98. Difficult Conversations, Stone, Patton, Heen
  99. The Millionaire Next Door, Stanley & Danko
  100. Conscious Business, Fred Kofman
  101. Rich Habits, Thomas Corley
  102. Winning From Within, Erica Ariel Fox
  103. The Behavior Gap, Carl Richards
  104. Business Adventures, John Brooks
  105. The 4 Disciplines of Execution, McChesney, Covey, Huling
  106. You Can’t Teach a Kid to Ride a Bike at a Seminar, David Sandler
  107. the Culture Map, Erin Meyer
  108. Grit, The Power of Passion & Perseverance, Angela Duckworth
  109. Change Your Habits, Change Your Life, Tom Corley
  110. An Enneagram Journey To Self-Discovery, Cron & Stabile
  111. Playbook-For Your Extraordinary Life, Elaine Seat
  112. Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl
  113. Your Money or Your Life, Robin & Dominguez
  114. Remembering Flint Michigan, Gary Flinn
  115. 8 Keys To Eliminating Passive – Aggressiveness, Andrea Brandt

Other Books

  1. Good to Great in God’s Eyes, Chip Ingram
  2. The White Man’s Burden, William Easterly
  3. Serving with Eyes Wide Open, David Livermore
  4. Ministering Cross-Culturally, Lingenfelter and Mayers
  5. How Churches and Leaders Can Get It, Craig Groeschel
  6. A Resilient Life, Gordon MacDonald
  7. Rediscovering God in America, Newt Gingrich
  8. The Hole in Our Gospel, Richard Stearns
  9. Whose Land? Whose Promise?, Gary Burge
  10. My Business My Mission, Doug Seebeck/Timothy Stoner
  11. Lone Survivor, Marcus Luttrell
  12. Reboot!, Phil Burgess
  13. Detroit (A Biography), Scott Martelle
  14. When Helping Hurts, Steve Corbett
  15. The Peacemaker: Handling Conflict, Sande and Johnson
  16. High Strung: Borg, McEnroe & the Untold Story, Stephen Tignor
  17. Why Nations Fail, Acemoglu & Robinson
  18. The Seven Daughters of Eve, Bryan Sykes
  19. Love Does, Bob Goff
  20. Wouldn’t Take Nothing For My Journey Now, Maya Angelou
  21. reconcile, John Paul Lederach
  22. The Noticer, Andy Andrews
  23. Same Kind of Different As Me, Ron Hall
  24. The Boys in the Boat, Daniel James Brown
  25. Take Control of Your Aging, William Malarkey, M.D.
  26. Antifragile, Nassim Talbe
  27. Interpersonal Neurobiology, Daniel Siegel
  28. The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, John Gottman
  29. Government Zero, Michael Savage
  30. Left to Tell, Immaculate Ilibagiza
  31. Just Courage, Gary Haugen
  32. Chase The Lion, Mark Batterson
  33. Proof of Heaven, Eben Alexander, M.D.