Each Wednesday we have a  book of the week on leadership and self-development.  I post blogs through the week on what I’m reading. I do this so that I can grow as a leader and use what I learn every week to help other leaders grow as well. I am excited about who I will become after a year of reading a book a week. Zig Ziglar says, “You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.” I hope that I can do that for you. I also hope that you’ll join me in reading a book a week. It sounds like a lot, but our dreams and our callings in life our worth it. The people around us are worth it for who we will become when we set out to do this. Our actions in how we use what we learn will help us become the persons we were meant to be. They will help us build a foundation that will last a lifetime in leading as we were meant to lead.

To help you reach your goals and to help you read a book a week, I’ve done two things. The first is I wrote an article on reading a book a week called, “7 Tips for Reading a Book a Week“. This has good practical advice for doing just that. Second, when you click on the picture of the book you will be directed to an amazon page to purchase the book (Kindle, Audible, or Old School Book) for your convenience. Plus when you purchase your book from this website by clicking on the picture, your purchase gives a small amount to this website to aid in teaching future leaders. Your purchase here matters. Thank you for visiting this page. And I hope that together, we can help you reach your goals and accomplish your dreams.

Sarah Jackson

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July 31st, 2019 – “The Work: My Search for a Life That Matters” by Wes Moore

August 7th, 2019 – “Capital Gaines” by Chip Gaines

August 14th, 2019 – “Power Questions” by Andrew Sobel and Jerold Panas

August 21st, 2019 –  “The Hard Thing About Hard Things” by Ben Horowitz

August 28th, 2019 – “The Science of Success” by Wallace D. Wattles

September 4, 2019 – “Frederick Douglas” by David W. Blight

September 11, 2019 – “Talking to Strangers” by Malcolm Gladwell (Release Sept 10th)

September 18th, 2019 – “Rise and Grind” by Daymond John

September 25th, 2019 – “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings”by Maya Angelou

October 2nd, 2019 – “Hardwiring Excellence” by Quint Studer

October 9th, 2019 “Face to Face: The Art of Connection” by Brian Grazer (Release September 2019)

October 16th – “Never Eat Alone” by Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Ray

October 23rd – “Talk Like TED” by Carmine Gallo

October 30th – “Smarter Faster Better” by Charles Duhigg

November 6th, 2019  – “The Nurse Leadership Handbook” The Art and Science of Nurse Leadership by Studer Group

Alternative: Good to Great by Jim Collins

November 12, 2019 – “With All Due Respect” Defending America with Grit and Grace by Nikki Haley

PAST BOOK OF THE WEEKS (and related articles)


January 2nd, 2018 –  Born to Win by Zig Ziglar

January 9th, 2018 – Worth It by Amanda Steinberg

Recommended for GUYS: Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey

January 16th, 2018 – Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

Recommended for GUYS: Think and Grow Rich  

January 23rd, 2018 – The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss

January 30th, 2019 – Influence by Robert B. Cialdini

February 6th, 2019 – Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves

February 13th, 2019 – The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni

February 20th, 2019 – Boundaries for Leaders by Henry Cloud

February 27th, 2019 –The Five Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace by Gary Chapman and Paul White

March 6th, 2019 – Leader Shift by John C. Maxwell

March 13th, 2019 – Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis

Recommended for GUYS: “Dare to Lead” by Brene Brown

March 20th, 2019 – “Working with Emotional Intelligence” by Daniel Goleman

March 27th, 2019 – “The Art of Asking” by Amanda Palmer

April 3rd, 2019 – “EntreLeadership” by Dave Ramsey

April 10th, 2019 – “Rising Strong” by Brené Brown

April 17th, 2019 – “Lead Like Wesley” by Mark L. Gorveatte

April 24th, 2019 –“Trillion Dollar Coach” by Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg, and Alan Eagle 

May 1st, 2019 – “Atomic Habits” by James Clear

May 8th, 2019 – “The 10X Rule” by Grant Cardone

May 15th, 2019 – “Getting to Yes” by Roger Fisher and William Ury

May 22nd, 2019 – “Extreme Ownership” by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

May 29th, 2019 – “Earn It” by Mika Brzezinski with Daniela Pierre-Bravo

June 5th, 2019 – “Find Your Way” by Carly Fiorina

June 12th, 2019 – “Change the Culture, Change the Game” by Roger Connors and Tom Smith

June 19th, 2019 – “Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders? (And How to Fix It)” by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

June 26th, 2019 – “Start with Why” by Simon Sinek

July 3rd, 2019 – “The Dichotomy of Leadership” by Jocko Willink and Leif Cabin

July 10th, 2019 – “Classic American Speeches”

Alternate Recommendation: The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg 

July 17th, 2019 – “Make Your Bed” by William H. McRaven

July 24th, 2019 – “Can’t Hurt Me” by David Noggins



October 31st, 2018-  Dare to Lead by Brene Brown 

November 7th, 2018 – The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

November 14th, 2018 – High Performing Habits by Brendon Burchard

November 21st, 2018 – Becoming by Michelle Obama

November 28th, 2018 – David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell

December 5th, 2018 – You are a Badass and You are a Badass Every Day (workbook) by Jen Sincero

December 12th, 2018 – Leadership in Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin

December 19th, 2018 – Good to Great by Jim Collins

December 26th, 2018 – Intentional Living by John C Maxwell

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