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Beach Reads for Leaders

Updated: Jul 22


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


Business/Leadership

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

Reflective/Spiritual

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

Inspirational

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

Fiction/Non-Fiction

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 (www.adastraleadership.com). A former Chief Executive, Jamie has been coaching C-Suite and Senior executives around the world for over fifteen years.

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