Resources From Leadership Lessons with The Beatles

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Here is a handy list of the resources included in the book.

Part 1 Leadership Attributes

Getting Better

  • Alan Loy McGinnis, The Power of Optimism (HarperCollins, 1990)
  • Martin E. P. Seligman, Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life (Free Press, 2006).

Within You Without You

  • Peter A. Schein & Edgar Schein, Humble Leadership: The Power of Relationships, Openness, and Trust (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2018).
  • Jim Collins, Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t (Harper Business, 2001). 

The Long and Winding Road

  • Carol S. Dweck, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success (Ballantine Books, 2007).
  • Danny Penman & Mark Williams, Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World (Rodale Books, 2012).
  • Angela Lee Duckworth, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance (Scribner Book Company, 2016).

Get Back

  • Warren Berger, The Book of Beautiful Questions (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018).
  • Kate Murphy, You’re Not Listening: What You’re Missing and Why It Matters (Celadon Books, 2020).
  • Donella Meadows, Thinking in Systems (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2008).
  • Daniel Goleman, Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ (Random House Publishing Group, 2005).


  • Brené Brown, Dare to Lead (Vermilion, 2018).
  • Carol Dweck, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success (Ballantine Books, 2007).

Think For Yourself

  • Charlie T. Munger, Poor Charlie’s Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger (Walsworth Publishing Company, 2005).
  • Edward de Bono, Lateral thinking: creativity step by step (Harper & Row, 1970).
  • Shane Parrish & Rhiannon Beaubien, The Great Mental Models Volume 1: General Thinking Concepts (Latticework Publishing Inc., 2019).
  • Roger Martin, The Opposable Mind (Harvard Business Review Press, 2009).
  • Frans Johansson, The Medici Effect: What Elephants and Epidemics Can Teach Us About Innovation (Harvard Business Review Press, 2017).
  • Farnam Street, “Reading Better,”, accessed July 27, 2021,

Part 2 Leadership Skills

I Want to Tell You

  • Dale Carnegie, How To Win Friends and Influence People (Simon and Schuster, 1998).
  • Kerry Patterson et al., Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High (McGraw-Hill Education, 2011).

We Can Work It Out

  • Roger Fisher et al., Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In (Penguin Books, 2011)
  • Program On Negotiation–Executive Education, Harvard Law School, accessed June 11, 2021,
  • Diane Musho Hamilton, Everything Is Workable: A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution (Shambhala, 2013). 

Anytime At All

  • Tom J. Peters & Robert H. Waterman Jr., In Search of Excellence, Lessons from America’s Best-Run Companies. (Harper Business, 2006).
  • Daniel H. Pink, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us Riverhead Books, 2011).
  • Dale Carnegie, How To Win Friends and Influence People (Simon and Schuster, 1998).

I Me Mine

  • Simon Sinek, Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t (Portfolio, 2014).
  • Daniel H. Pink, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us (Riverhead Books, 2011).
  • Marty Cagan, EMPOWERED: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Products (Wiley, 2020).
  • Adam Grant, Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success (Penguin Books. Kindle Edition, 2013).

All You Need is Love

  • Tom J. Peters, Excellence Now: Extreme Humanism (Networlding Publishing, 2021).
  • Mark C. Crowley, Lead From the Heart: Transformational Leadership for the 21st Century (Balboa Press, 2011).
  • Amy C. Edmondson, The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth (Wiley, 2018).
  • Daniel Coyle, The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups (Bantam, 2018).

Part 3 Leadership Mastery

I’ve Got A Feeling

  • Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2011).
  • Gary Klein, The Power of Intuition: How to Use Your Gut Feelings to Make Better Decisions at Work (Currency, 2004).

Hello, Goodbye

  • Daniel Goleman, Leadership That Gets Results (Harvard Business Review Press, 2017).
  • Michael Bungay Stanier, The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever (Page Two, 2016).

Part 4 Care

Let It Be

  • Look for a mindfulness meditation center focused on reducing stress in your town.
  • “Building your resilience,” American Psychological Association, 2012, accessed July 12, 2021,   

The Inner Light

  • John C. Maxwell, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You (HarperCollins Leadership, 2007).
  • Carol S. Dweck, “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success” (Ballantine Books, 2007).

When I’m Sixty-Four

  1. Bill Burnett & Dave Evans, Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life (Knopf, 2016). 
  2. Matthew Kelly, Off Balance: Getting Beyond the Work-Life Balance Myth to Personal and Professional Satisfaction (Blue Sparrow, 2015).

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