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Emily's Library List

Over the years, I have collected book recommendations from friends, colleagues, and mentors. No - I have not read all of these yet, but I plan to! I attempted to group them together, but the truth is that a LOT of these spill over into many categories. Check out the links to my posts!

Podcasts I Love!

  • Coaching for Leaders with Dave Stachowiak

  • Here's Exactly What to Do with Mel Robbins

  • Coaching Real Leaders with Murial Wilkins

  • Doctor Me First with Errin Weismann DO


  • Think Again by Adam Grant

  • The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever by Michael Bungay Stanier

  • The Advice Trap by Michael Bungay Stanier

  • The New One Minute Manager by Blanchard, Ken

  • Multipliers by Liz Wiseman and Stephen Covey

  • The First 90 Days by Michael Watkins

  • Impact Players by Liz Wiseman

  • Originals by Adam Grant

  • Effortless by Greg McKeown

  • HBR’s 10 Must Reads, Harvard Business Review:

  - Communication

  - Emotional Intelligence

  - The Essentials

  - Leadership

  - Strategy

  - Change Management

  - Managing People

  - Managing Yourself​

  • Leadership: The Power of Emotional Intelligence by Goleman, Daniel

  • Mentorship in Academic Medicine by Straus, Sharon and Sackett, David L

Crystal Salt


  • The Anatomy of Hope: How People Prevail in the Face of Illness by Jerome Groopman

  • How We Die: Reflections of Life's Final Chapter, New Edition, Nuland, Sherwin B.

  • Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance, Gawande, Atul

  • How Doctors Think, Groopman, Jerome

  • The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right, Gawande, Atul

  • How We Live, Nuland, Sherwin B.

  • Your Medical Mind: How to Decide What Is Right for You, Groopman, Jerome

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Skloot, Rebecca

  • Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science, Gawande, Atul

  • The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her AmericanDoctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures (FSG Classics), Fadiman, Anne

  • Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, Gawande, Atul

  • Critical Decisions: How You and Your Doctor Can Make the Right MedicalChoices Together, Ubel, Peter A.

  • Just Health: Meeting Health Needs Fairly, Daniels, Norman

  • Tracking Medicine: A Researcher's Quest to Understand Health Care, Wennberg, John

Wellness and Philosophy

  • Liminal Thinking by Dave Gray 

  • Awakenings, Sacks, Oliver

  • The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference, Gladwell, Malcolm

  • Contagious: Why Things Catch On, Berger, Jonah

  • Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard, Chip Heath

  • Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, Gladwell, Malcolm

  • Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die, Heath, Chip

  • Thinking, Fast and Slow, Kahneman, Daniel

  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, Cain, Susan

  • Outliers: The Story of Success, Gladwell, Malcolm

  • An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness, Jamison, Kay Redfield

  • Lectures on the History of Political Philosophy, Rawls, John

  • 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Self-Help that Actually Works by Dan Harris


  • Atomic Habits by James Clear

  • Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In by Roger Fisher

  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change,Covey, Stephen R.

  • Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, Sinek, Simon

  • The Sense of Structure: Writing from the Reader's Perspective, Gopen, George

  • How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing, Silvia, Paul J.

Gender Literature

  • Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family, Slaughter, Anne-Marie

  • Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg

  • Yes Please, Poehler, Amy

  • Bossypants by Tina Fey

  • The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance-What Women Should Know, Kay, Katty

  • Work It by Carrie Kerpen

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