Books

Recommended Reading

LEADERSHIP

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COACHING

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STRATEGIC PLANNING & EXECUTION

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“The Leadership Challenge”

How to Get Extraordinary Things Done
in Organizations”

By James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner

Value:

Five Practices and Ten Commitments of leadership that can bring about extraordinary
/ transformational results within your organization.

Start with Why

How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

By Simon Sinek

Value:

Helping the ‘Leader’ clarify the purpose of the work and how to win the hearts and minds of his/her people as well as positively influence the interactions with the customers / clients.

The First 90 Days

Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter

By Michael D. Watkins

Value:

How to accelerate onboarding as a new manager. Great information on key success factors in where to invest your efforts in the beginning of a manager role.

Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em

Getting Good People to Stay

By Beverly Kaye and Sharon Jordan-Evans

Value:

If people are truly on of our most valuable assets, this book offers simple but powerful ideas for you to employ in your effort to nurture your relationship with your employees and generate a motivational work environment that will engage the hearts and minds of your people.

Executive Coaching with Backbone and Heart

A Systems Approach to Engaging Leaders with Their Challenges

By Mary Beth O’Neill

Value:

Emphasis and details on phases of coaching; offers and defines a systemic approach to coaching; and what I believe to be a game changer is the concept of ‘backbone and heart’! 

The Masterful Coaching Fieldbook

Grow Your Business, Multiply Your Profits, Win the Talent War! 2nd Edition

By Robert Hargrove

Value:

A guide for all leaders to improve their ability to coach and how they should ‘show up’ as a person and a coach –  emotionally and as a servant to the coachee – to help people grow and become a partner in their professional journey.

“The 4 Disciplines of Execution”

By Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, Jim Huling

Value:

The authors emphasize the need to make conscious choices about how many initiatives you take on at one time and are able to be successful while still managing the day-to-day work. This book provides practical / tangible tips and techniques for involving the organization plus tracking and validating impact.

TEAMWORK

Recommendations

EFFECTIVE MEETINGS

Recommendations

PERSONAL GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT

Recommendations

Overcoming The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

A Field Guide for Leaders, Managers, and Facilitators

By Patrick Lencioni

Value:

The book includes a perspective of likely problems that will limit the team’s ability to perform at a higher level. It offers solutions that will resolve the issues and build a stronger high performing team. 

HOW TO MAKE MEETINGS WORK

By Michael Doyle and David Strauss

Value:

Interaction Associates offers the best practice for effective collaborative facilitation of meetings. Facilitation tips, tools, and practices which will promote effective and productive meetings

THE SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE

By Stephen R. Covey

Value:

One of the best books you will ever read that can provide clarity and direction in your life – personal and professional. The book provides a pathway and a process for you to create your ‘journey’ based upon your desires and aspirations.

UNCOMMON SENSE

The S.T.A.R. Approach to Life

 

By Bill Abbate

Value:

Are you satisfied with your life? What if greater success and fulfillment are possible?

Limiting beliefs, self-defeating patterns, conflicting priorities, and an unclear vision are challenges we all face. But it doesn’t have to be that way. 

Meet Bill, a leader who transformed his life. As Bill found, you don’t have to settle for frustration, stress, loneliness, boredom, or failure, and now he’s going to show you what’s made all the difference. 

In Uncommon Sense, you’ll learn practical ideas to put your relationships first without sacrificing your career. You’ll learn how to communicate better and manage your time more efficiently. You’ll unlock the keys to productivity in every aspect of your life. And you’ll learn how to nurture your gifts and achieve those goals you’ve put off for too long. 

It’s Uncommon Sense because it’s unlike any other method you’ll find. Using Bill’s unique S.T.A.R. approach, you’ll be able to take control of and create the life you truly want. Adopt the S.T.A.R. approach to life and discover that your wildest dreams can come true! 

COLLABORATION

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CHANGE MANAGEMENT / MANAGING CHANGE

Recommendations

Coming Soon!

Coming Soon!

Recommended Reading

LEADERSHIP

Recommendations

“The Leadership Challenge”

How to Get Extraordinary Things Done
in Organizations”

By James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner

Value:

Five Practices and Ten Commitments of leadership that can bring about extraordinary
/ transformational results within your organization.

Start with Why

How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

By Simon Sinek

Value:

Helping the ‘Leader’ clarify the purpose of the work and how to win the hearts and minds of his/her people as well as positively influence the interactions with the customers / clients.

The First 90 Days

Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter

By Michael D. Watkins

Value:

How to accelerate onboarding as a new manager. Great information on key success factors in where to invest your efforts in the beginning of a manager role.

Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em

Getting Good People to Stay

By Beverly Kaye and Sharon Jordan-Evans

Value:

If people are truly on of our most valuable assets, this book offers simple but powerful ideas for you to employ in your effort to nurture your relationship with your employees and generate a motivational work environment that will engage the hearts and minds of your people.

COACHING

Recommendations

Executive Coaching with Backbone and Heart

A Systems Approach to Engaging Leaders with Their Challenges

By Mary Beth O’Neill

Value:

Emphasis and details on phases of coaching; offers and defines a systemic approach to coaching; and what I believe to be a game changer is the concept of ‘backbone and heart’! 

The Masterful Coaching Fieldbook

Grow Your Business, Multiply Your Profits, Win the Talent War! 2nd Edition

By Robert Hargrove

Value:

A guide for all leaders to improve their ability to coach and how they should ‘show up’ as a person and a coach –  emotionally and as a servant to the coachee – to help people grow and become a partner in their professional journey.

STRATEGIC PLANNING & EXECUTION

Recommendations

“The 4 Disciplines and Execution”

By Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, Jim Huling

Value:

The authors emphasize the need to make conscious choices about how many initiatives you take on at one time and are able to be successful while still managing the day-to-day work. This book provides practical / tangible tips and techniques for involving the organization plus tracking and validating impact.

TEAMWORK

Recommendations

Overcoming The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

A Field Guide for Leaders, Managers, and Facilitators

By Patrick Lencioni

Value:

The book includes a perspective of likely problems that will limit the team’s ability to perform at a higher level. It offers solutions that will resolve the issues and build a stronger high performing team. 

EFFECTIVE MEETINGS

Recommendations

HOW TO MAKE MEETINGS WORK

By Michael Doyle and David Strauss

Value:

Interaction Associates offers the best practice for effective collaborative facilitation of meetings. Facilitation tips, tools, and practices which will promote effective and productive meetings

PERSONAL GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT

Recommendations

COLLABORATION

Recommendations

Coming Soon!

CHANGE MANAGEMENT / MANAGING CHANGE

Recommendations

Coming Soon!