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 20 Recommended Personal Development Books 

"If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self" - Napoleon Hill

  1. Think & Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill 
  2. The Miracle of Mind Dynamics: Use Your Subconscious Mind to Obtain Complete Control Over Your Destiny - Joseph Murphy
  3. Charisma On Command: Inspire, Impress, and Energize Everyone You Meet - Charlie Houpert 
  4. How to Win Friends & Influence People - Dale Carnegie 
  5. The Code of the Extraordinary Mind: 10 Unconventional Laws to Redefine Your Life and Succeed On Your Own Terms - Vishen Lakhiani 
  6. Managing Oneself (Harvard Business Review Classics) - Peter Ducker 
  7. The Success Principles(TM) - 10th Anniversary Edition: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be - Jack Canfield 
  8. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, Revised Edition - Robert Cialdini 
  9. Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable - Tim Glover
  10. Outwitting the Devil: The Secret to Freedom and Success - Napoleon Hill
  11. Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life - Spencer Johnson
  12. The Motivation Manifesto - Brandon Burchard 
  13. The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
  14. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business - Charles Duhigg
  15. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change - Stephen Covey
  16. The Power of Your Subconscious Mind - Joseph Murphy 
  17. The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment - Eckhart Tolle 
  18. The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph - Ryan Holiday
  19. The Paradox of Choice: Why More Is Less - Barry Schwartz 
  20. A View from the Roof - Lessons for Life and Business - Calvin Mackie

     20 Recommended African American Literature 

    " Being black is not a matter of pigmentation - being black is a reflection of a mental attitude" - Steve Biko 

    1. Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome - Dr. Joy DeGruy 
    2. The Fire Next Time - James Baldwin 
    3. The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley - Malcolm X
    4. Selected Writings and Speeches of Marcus Garvey (Dover Thrift Editions) - Marcus Garvey
    5. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness - Michelle Alexander
    6. The Mis-Education of the Negro - Carter G. Woodson
    7. The Souls of Black Folk (Dover Thrift Editions) - W.E.B. Dubois 
    8. The Coming - Daniel Black 
    9. David Walker's Appeal - David Walker 
    10. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave - Frederick Douglass
    11. Beloved - Toni Morrison 
    12. Their Eyes Were Watching God - Zora Neale Hurston 
    13. The Color Purple - Alice Walker 
    14. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou
    15. The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African. Written by Himself - Olaudah Eqiano 
    16. Black Power : The Politics of Liberation - Stokely Carmichael and Charles Hamilton
    17. They Came Before Columbus: The African Presence in Ancient America (Journal of African Civilizations) - Ivan Van Sertima 
    18. Still Black, Still Strong - Dhoruba al-Mujahid bin Wahad and Afeni Shakur
    19. Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates
    20. Women, Race, & Class - Angela Davis 

     

     20 Recommended Leadership books 

    " If you want to lift yourself, lift somebody else" - Booker T. Washington

    1. The Tao of Leadership: Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching Adapted for a New Age - John Heider 
    2. Meditations - Marcus Aurelius
    3. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't - Jim Collins 
    4. Wooden on Leadership: How to Create a Winning Organization - John Wooden and Steve Jamison
    5. Visioneering: God's Blueprint for Developing and Maintaining Vision - Andy Stanley
    6. The Art of War (Chiron Academic Press - The Original Authoritative Edition) - Sun Tzu
    7. The 48 Laws of Power - Robert Greene 
    8. The Virgin Way: If It's Not Fun, It's Not Worth Doing - Richard Branson
    9. Good Leaders Ask Great Questions: Your Foundation for Successful Leadership - John C. Maxwell
    10. Magic of Public Speaking: A Complete System to Become a World Class Speaker - Andrii Sedniev
    11. The Charisma Myth: How Anyone Can Master the Art and Science of Personal Magnetism - Olivia Fox Cabane
    12. Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes into Stepping Stones for Success - John C. Maxwell
    13. Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul - Howard Schultz 
    14. Primal Leadership, With a New Preface by the Authors: Unleashing the Power of Emotional Intelligence - Daniel Goleman
    15. Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln: 21 Powerful Secrets of History's Greatest Speakers - James C. Humes
    16. Above the Line: Lessons in Leadership and Life from a Championship Season - Urban Meyer
    17. Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World's Top Minds - Carmine Gallo
    18. Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t - Simon Sinek
    19. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance - Angela Duckworth 
    20. Fascinate, Revised and Updated: How to Make Your Brand Impossible to Resist - Sally Hogshead