Great Reads

Coaching with the Brain in Mind

David Rock and Linda J. Page, Ph.D.

Using concepts from neuroscience as its basis, this book presents the tools and methodologies available to novice and experienced coaches alike to create an effective relationship for both coach and client.

Drive: The Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us

Daniel Pink

What really drives and motivates people to succeed in their personal and business lives? Who gets it right – and why do companies get it wrong so often? Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does.

Get Rid of the Performance Review!

Samuel Culbert

If you’re not a fan of the traditional performance review and their inherent aura of fear, intimidation, and fault-finding, Culbert proposes a new approach – the performance PREVIEW – that focuses on employee-centric accountability for actions and results, with feedback to improve skills.

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Carol Dweck

Fostering a love of learning. Promoting resilience. Our mindsets can make the difference between success and failure. Dweck looks beyond abilities and talent and explores why praising intelligence and ability may actually jeopardize success.

Screw Business as Usual

Richard Branson

One of the world’s most famous business leaders argues that it’s time to shift the business world’s values from an exclusive focus on profit to a perspective that includes caring for people, communities and the planet.

The Leadership Dojo

Richard Strozzi-Heckler

Based on building business and management strength on integral body awareness, the book presents key principles such as self-cultivation, as crucial in developing the individual responsibility, social commitment, and moral and spiritual vision required to lead with authority and efficacy. The Leadership Dojo is based on three questions: What does a leader do? What are the character values most essential to exemplary leadership? How do you teach these values?

The Fifth Discipline

Peter Senge

Peter Senge’s bestselling classic, The Fifth Discipline, is based on fifteen years of experience in putting the book’s ideas into practice. As Senge makes clear, in the long run the only sustainable competitive advantage is your organization’s ability to learn faster than the competition.

Immunity to Change

Robert Keagen

In Immunity to Change, authors Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey show how our individual beliefs–along with the collective mind-sets in our organizations–combine to create a natural but powerful immunity to change. By revealing how this mechanism holds us back, Kegan and Lahey give us the keys to unlock our potential and finally move forward. And by pinpointing and uprooting our own immunities to change, we can bring our organizations forward with us.

Being Human at Work

Richard Strozzi-Heckler

This anthology of interdisciplinary writings looks at the integration of mind, body, and spirit as it plays out in the workplace—whether in birth coaching, teaching parents, assisting the terminally ill, or working in the military, the classroom, or the corporation. These essays reveal what gets in the way of our humanity in the work world and how to rediscover that humanity.

Leadership on the Line

Ronald A. Heifetz

Those who choose to lead plunge in, take the risks, and sometimes get burned. But it doesn’t have to be that way say renowned leadership authorities Ronald Heifetz and Marty Linsky. In Leadership on the Line, they show how it’s possible to make a difference without getting “taken out” or pushed aside. They present everyday tools that give equal weight to the dangerous work of leading change and the critical importance of personal survival. Through vivid stories from all walks of life, the authors present straightforward strategies for navigating the perilous straits of leadership

The Dance of Change

Peter Senge

Since Peter Senge published his groundbreaking book The Fifth Discipline, he and his associates have frequently been asked by the business community: “How do we go beyond the first steps of corporate change? How do we sustain momentum?” They know that companies and organizations cannot thrive today without learning to adapt their attitudes and practices.

Move to Greatness

Ginny Whitelaw

Leaders learn to use their strengths and overcome their barriers with Move to Greatness: Focusing the Four Essential Energies of a Whole and Balanced Leader. Ginny Whitelaw creates four categories: drivers, collaborators, organizers, and visionaries; she explains that success and failure both originate from the use or misuse of these fundamental patterns and offers suggestions for balancing them correctly.

Work Rules!

by Lazlo Block

From the visionary head of Google’s innovative People Operations comes a groundbreaking inquiry into the philosophy of work-and a blueprint for attracting the most spectacular talent to your business and ensuring that they succeed

Buddha’s Brain

Rick Hansen

If you change your brain, you can change your life. Science is now revealing how the flow of thoughts actually sculpts the brain, and more and more, we are learning that it’s possible to strengthen positive brain states.

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