Recommended Readings

LEADERSHIP IN TODAY'S WORLD
  • Execution - Larry Bossidy & Ram Charan
  • The Communication Problem Solver Simple Tools and Techniques For Busy Managers - Nannette Rundel Carroll
  • 151 Quick Ideas To Deal With Difficult People - Carrie Draffen
  • 101 Tough Conversations To have With Employees A Manager's Guide To Addressing Performance, Conduct, and Discipline Challenges - Paul Falcone
  • Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success At Work & In Life, One Conversation At A Time - Susan Scott
  • Success in Dealing With Difficult People - Ken Law
  • Leadership and Self-Deception - The Arbinger Institute
  • The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference - Malcolm Gladwell
  • The Method Method: Seven Obsessions That Helped a Scrappy Start-up Turn an Industry Upside Down - Eric Ryan, Adam Lowry, Lucas Conley, & Sean Pratt
  • The Speed of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything - Stephen M.R. Covey
  • The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness - Stephen R. Covey
  • Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...and Others Don't - Jim Collins
  • What Matters Now: How to Win in a World of Relentless Change, Ferocious Competition, and Unstoppable Innovation - Gary Hamel
  • Leadership Jazz: The Essential Elements of a Great Leader - Max Depree
  • Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ - Daniel Goleman
  • Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant - W. Chan Kim & Renee Mauborgne
  • Competitive Strategy - Michael E. Porter
  • The Strategy Focused Organization - Robert S. Kaplan & David P. Norton
PERSONAL GROWTH
  • Mojo: How to Get It, How to Keep It, How to Get It Back if You Lost It - Marshall Goldsmith
  • Mentally Tough: The Principles of Winning at Sports Applied to Winning at Business - James E. Loehr & Peter McLaughlin
  • Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life - Byron Katie
  • The Big Leap: Conquer Your Fear and Take Your Life to the Next Level - Gary Hendricks
  • Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead - Brene Brown
  • The Shift: Taking Your Life from Ambition to Meaning - Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
  • Beyond the Fairway: Zen Lessons, Insightes, and Inner Attitudes of Golf - Jeff Wallach
  • The Other 90% How to Unlock Your Vast Untapped Potential for Leadership and Life - Robert K. Cooper
  • A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose - Eckhart Tolle 
  • Steering by Starlight: The Science and Magic of Finding Your Destiny - Martha Beck
PERSONAL RESILIENCE
  • What Got You Here Won't Get You There - Marshall Goldsmith
  • Curious? Discover the Missing Ingredient to a Fulfilling Life - Todd B. Kashdan
  • Learning to Fall: The Blessings of an Imperfect Life - Philip Simmons
  • Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength - Roy F. Baumeister & John Tierney
  • Catch Fire: The 7-Step Program to Ignite Energy, Defuse Stress and Power Boost Your Performance - Peter McLaughlin
  • Stress for Success - James E. Loehr
  • Creative Stress: A Path for Evolving Souls Living Through Personal & Planetary Upheaval - James O'Dea
  • Toughness Training for Life - James E. Loehr 
LEADING CHANGE
  • The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life and In Business - Charles Duhigg
  • Transitions: Making Sense of Life's Changes - William Bridges
  • Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change - William Bridges
  • Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard - Chip Heath & Dan Heath
  • Changing Minds: The Art & Science of Changing Our Own and Other People's Minds - Howard Gardner
  • First, Break All the Rules - Marcus Buckingham & Curt Coffman
  • Sacred Cows Make the Best Burgers: Paradigm Busting Stratigies for Developing Change Ready People and Organizations - Robert Kriegal & David Brandt
  • The Dance of Change - Peter M. Senge
  • Who Moved My Cheese? An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and In Your Life - Spencer Johnson
COMMUNICATION
  • Communicating Effectively For Dummies - Marty Brounstein
  • The Communication Problem Solver Simple Tools and Techniques For Busy Managers - Nannette Rundel Carroll
  • 151 Quick Ideas To Deal With Difficult People - Carrie Draffen
  • 101 Tough Conversations To have With Employees A Manager's Guide To Addressing Performance, Conduct, and Discipline Challenges - Paul Falcone
  • Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success At Work & In Life, One Conversation At A Time - Susan Scott
  • Success in Dealing With Difficult People - Ken Lawson
CONFLICT RESOLUTION
  • The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict - The Arbinger Institute
  • Dealing with People You Can't Stand: How to Bring Out the Best in People at their Worst - Rick Brinkman & Rick Kirschner
  • Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High - Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMilan & Al Switzler
  • Crucial Confrontations: Tools for Resolving Broken Promises, Violated Expectations, and Bad Behavior - Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan & Al Switzler
  • Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most - Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton & Sheila Heen
  • How to Work for an Idiot: Survive & Thrive Without Killing Your Boss - John Hoover
  • The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't - Robert I. Sutton
TEAMWORK
  • Creating WE, Change I-Thinking to WE-Thinking & Build a Healthy, Thriving Organization - Judith E. Glaser
  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, A Leadership Fable - Patrick Lencioni
  • Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team, A field Guide for Leaders, Managers and Facilitators - Patrick Lencioni
  • The Orange Revolution: How One Great Team Can Transform an Entire Organization - Adrian Gostick & Chester Elton
  • It's Your Ship: Management Techniques from Best Damn Ship in the Navy - D. Michael Abrashoff
  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Team - Patrick Lencioni
  • Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Field Guide for Leaders, Managers & Facilitators - Patrick Lencioni
  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Team Building - Arthur R. Pell Ph.D.
  • Death by Meeting: A Leadership Fable about Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business - Patrick Lencioni
  • The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork - John C. Maxwell
  • High Five: The Magic of Working Together - Ken Blanchard & Sheldon Bowles
DECISION MAKING
  • Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking - Malcolm Gladwell
  • How We Decide - Jonah Lehrer
  • Heads You Win: How the Best Companies Think - Quinn Spitzer & Ron Evans
MOTIVATION
  • 1001 Ways to Energize Employees - Bob Nelson
  • 1001 Ways to Reward Employees - Bob Nelson
  • Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivattes Us - Daniel H. Pink
  • Taking People with You: The Only Way to Make Big Things Happen - David Novak
  • The Power of Acknowledgement - Judith W. Umlas
  • Happiness at Work: Be Resilient, Motivated, and Successful - No Matter What - Srikumar Rao
  • What Happy Companies Know: How the New Science of Happiness Can Change Your company for the Better - Dan Baker Ph.D., Cathy Greenberg Ph.D. & Collins Hemingway, MA
  • Love 'Em or Lose 'Em: Getting Good People to Stay - Beverly Kaye & Sharon Jordan-Evans
  • 1001 Ways to Reward Employees - Bob Nelson Ph.D.
  • The Set-Up-To-Fail Syndrome: How Good Managers Cause Great People to Fail - Jean-Francois Manzoni & Jean-Louis Barsoux
GENERATIONS AND GENDER IN THE WORKPLACE
  • When Generations Collide, Who They Are.  Why They Clash.  How to Solve the Generational Puzzle at Work. - Lynne C. Lancaster and David Stillman
  • Generations at Work: Managing the Clash of Veterans, Boomers, Xers, and Nexters in Your Workplace - Ron Zemke, Claire Raines & Bob Filipczak
  • Geezers & Geeks: How Era, Values and Defining Moments Shape Leaders - Warren G. Bennis & Robert J. Thomas
  • Beyond Generation X: A Practical Guide for Managers - Claire Raines
  • Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead - Sheryl Sandberg
EMPOWERMENT
  • WE: How to Increase Performance and Profits through Full Engagement - Rudy Karsan & Kevin Kruse
  • You Don't Need a Title to be a Leader: How Anyone, Anywhere, Can Make a Positive Difference - Mark Sanborn
  • Leadership from the Inside Out: Becoming a Leader for Life - Kevin Cashman
  • The 3 Keys to Empowerment: Releasing the Power Within People for Astonishing Results - Ken Blanchard, John P. Carlos & Alan Randolph
  • Leading Up: How to Lead Your Boss So You Both Win - Michael Useem
  • 10 Steps to Empowerment: A Common-Sense Guide to Managing People - Diane Tracy
COACHING 
  • Now, Discover Your Strengths - Marcus Buckingham & Donald O. Clifton
  • Leading with the Heart: Coach K's Successful Strategies for Basketball, Business and Life - Mike Kryzyewski
  • Developing High Performance People: The Art of Coaching - Barbara Mink, Oscar Mink, & Keith Owen
  • The Heart of Coaching: Using Transformational Coaching to Create a High Performance Culture - Thomas G. Crane
  • The Portable Coach: 28 Surefire Strategies for Business and Personal Success - Thomas J. Leonard
  • Growing Your Company's Leaders - Robert M. Fulmer & Jay A. Conger
  • QBQ! The Question Behind the Question: Practicing Personal Accountability at Work and in Life - What to Really Ask Yourself - John G. Miller