David's Books


With more than three million copies of his books in print, David is most well-known for authoring the ground-breaking, best-selling books Monday Morning Leadership, Monday Morning Mentoring, Tuesday Morning Coaching, and LeaderShift: Making Leadership Everyone’s Business. His books have been adopted by organizations in numerous countries as trusted leadership training tools. David is the President & CEO of CornerStone Leadership Institute, one of the nation’s largest publishers of management and leadership resources.



Monday Morning Leadership

Monday Morning Leadership offers unique encouragement and direction that will help you become a better manager, employee, and person. Recognized as one of top 15 best-selling business books by Businessweek magazine!




Making Leadership Everyone's Business

How would you like every person in your organization to share the responsibility of leadership? LeaderShift is not a traditional leadership book that lectures instead of teaches. This book is a compelling fable that allows you to eavesdrop and learn how one leader built a successful team. You will discover a practical framework that will help decrease turnover, improve job satisfaction and improve your bottom line.  



Tuesday Morning Coaching

What is the key to success? There isn’t one. Long-term success is not the result of one defining change or doing one thing well. It comes from embracing several small, simple yet powerful truths. 



Monday Morning Mentoring

Everyone who wants a fulfilling career needs a mentor—someone who has seen it all before, someone who can share hard-won experiences and teach valuable lessons. David Cottrell packs all of the wisdom of his wide-ranging business experience into this inspirational story. 



Monday Morning Motivation

This step-by-step guide explains how to generate the positive energy found in successful organizations, providing readers with the tools to discover Synchronization, Speed, Communication, Customer Focus, and Integrity—five vital energy conductors to motivate their teams, customers, and profits.



Monday Morning Choices

Each of us has a different ideal of success. Whether you strive for money, power, happiness, love, or anything else, your choices will determine whether you reach your goals. How to make the right choices, even when they’re hard, is what Monday Morning Choices is all about.



The First Two Rules of Leadership

Don't Be Stupid. Don't Be a Jerk.

How can you improve your leadership results beginning right now? The First Two Rules of Leadership: Don't be Stupid, Don't be a Jerk provides a clear path to increased results and higher job satisfaction for the leader and the people he is leading. Written for the leader who wants to do great things, but is overwhelmed with the complexities of leading, it is a book with a very simple message: think your decisions through and take care of your team.



The Magic Question

The team with the best leader usually wins. Sounds simple...but what does it take to be the best leader? Often what prevents success is the understanding of every manager in the organization of how to lead others toward a common goal. In its simplest form, leadership comes down to answering six key questions that are important to your team.



Second Quarter

Get the Most Out of Life's Toughest Times

Turn a time of crisis into the greatest time of your life!  There are moments in life when pressures blitz you from every angle, unexpected challenges tackle you from out of nowhere, and uninvited tragedies you never could have imagined suddenly hit you head on. Using Scripture and moving personal stories, David Cottrell offers clear steps to create a life and spiritual game plan that will help you overcome personal adversity and become the person you desire to be. Your second quarter can be the catalyst for a victorious life!