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Beach Reads for Leaders

As you head out on summer vacation, consider this list of books to shift your perspective:


Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein

Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen by Dan Heath

Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World by General Stanley McChrystal


Courage: The Joy of Living Dangerously by Osho

The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down by Haemin Sunim

Power vs Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior by David R. Hawkins


Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins

Deliberate Discomfort by Jason Van Camp

Endurance: My Year in Space, A Lifetime of Discovery by Scott Kelly

Physical/Mental/Emotional Well-being

Stealing Fire: How Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALs, and Maverick Scientists Are

Revolutionizing the Way We Live and Work by Steven Kotler & Jamie Wheal

What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience and Healing by Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Bruce D. Perry

8 Weeks to SEALFit by Mark Divine

The Future of Nutrition by T. Colin Campbell, PhD

Physical Intelligence: Harness Your Body’s Untapped Intelligence to Achieve More, Stress Less and Live More Happily by Claire Dale & Patricia Peyton


A History of Tea by Laura C. Martin

Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown

The Big Picture: On the Origins on Life, Meaning and the Universe Itself by Sean Carroll

Jamie Ramsden is a certified executive leadership coach and founder of Adastra Consulting ( A former Chief Executive, Jamie has been coaching C-Suite and Senior executives around the world for over fifteen years.

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