As I speak to groups and talk about books that have helped me, many ask can I have your book list. Well even though this is not a comprehensive list of books I love, these are books I consistently go back to for my values and moral compass.

Though my day starts with reading of Scripture, I have found many great ideas and thoughts to implement in my life. I hope you find this to be a good resource for you.

Steve Westmark’s Recommended Books


Time Management and Organization

            First Things First – Stephen Covey

            Is It Worth Dying For? – Dr. Eliot

            If you haven’t got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it

                        Over? – Jeffrey Mayer

            The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey

            Eat That Frog! – Brian Tracy

            Managing Your Time – Ted Engstrom & Alec McMackenzie

            Half Time - Bob Buford

            Time Traps – Todd Duncan

            Overcoming Overload – Steve Farrar

            Life Strategies – Phillip McGraw

            Now, Discover Your Strengths – Marcus Buckingham

            Why You Do What You Do – Bobb Biehl

            The Difference Maker – John Maxwell



Business Growth

            Good to Great – Jim Collins

            Fish – Stephen Lundin, Harry Paul, John Christenson

            212 – the extra degree – S. I. Parker

            QBQ- The Question behind the Question – John Miller

            The Pursuit of WOW- Tom Peters

            17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork – John Maxwell

            The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding – Al Ries

            Who Moved My Cheese – Spenser Johnson

            Lateral Thinking – Edward DeBono

            The Psychology of Winning – Denis Waitley

            The E Myth Revisited – Michael Gerber

            Seeds of Greatness _ Denis Waitley

            Think & Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill

            The Magic of Thinking Big – David Schwartz

            Cashflow Quadrant – Robert Kiyosaki

            Raving Fans – Ken Blanchard

            Integrity – Henry Cloud

            Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands – Terri Morrison

            the 4-hour workweek  Timothy Ferriss

Hug your Customers..Jack Mitchell

Hug your People  Jack Mitchell

The Starbuck Experience..Joseph  A Michelli

Starbucked ..Taylor Clark

Monday Morning Choices..David Cottrell

Shift – Gary Keller & Dave Jenks

The New Rules of Marketing & PR – David Meerman Scott




            21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership – John Maxwell

            Management: A Biblical Approach – Myron Rush        

            The 360 Degree Leader – John Maxwell          

            Leadership Secrets of Billy Graham – Harold Myra

            Courageous Leadership  - Bill Hybels                                                 

Leadership Gold – John Maxwell

            Strengths Based Leadership – Tom Rath



            The Millionaire Next Door – Thomas Stanley

            The Richest Man in Babylon – George Clason

            Rich Dad, Poor Dad – Robert Kiyosaki

            Roaring 2000’s –Harry Dent

            The Platinum Rule – Art Fettig


CDs or DVDs

            Star of the Month                     Star Power

            Your Scripts for Success          Star Power

            Real Estate Live!                      David Knox

            The Mentor Series II                David Knox     

            17 Laws of Teamwork John Maxwell

            Trombone Player Wanted         Marcus Buckingham


Team Personality and Strengths

            Now, Discover Your                Marcus Buckingham & Donald Clifton


            DISC                              or


            Personality Assessment

            Personality Assessment


Christian Reading

            The Purpose Driven Life – Rick Warren

            As Iron Sharpens Iron – Howard Hendricks

            Experiencing God – Henry Blackaby

            Dying for Change – Leith Anderson

            Anchor Man – Steve Farrar

            Honest to God – Bill Hybels

            Making Life Work – Bill Hybels

            Ordering your Private World –Gordon MacDonald

            Rebuilding Your Broken World – Gordon MacDonald

            Lord of the Marketplace – Myron Rush

            Tough Times Never Last, But Tough People Do – Robert Schuller




            Raising of a Modern Day Knight – Robert Lewis

            The Blessing – Gary Smalley & John Trent

            His Needs, Her Needs – Willard Harley

            The Hidden Value of Man – Gary Smalley & Gary Trent

            The Tribute – Dennis Rainey    

            Real Family Values – Robert Lewis

            Love is a Decision – Gary Smalley

            The DNA of Relationships – Gary Smalley

            Love and Respect- Emerson Eggerichs

            Boundaries – Henry Cloud