Recommended Reading

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With over 30 years of experience and evidence-based research, we are often asked to suggest books and articles for reading.  We are pleased to provide this list of material that is used in our coaching and training programs.  We welcome your suggestions and hope you find value in your own reading.  


The Oz Principle, by Robert Connors,

Journey to the Emerald City, by Robert Connors,

The Power of Personal Accountability:  Achieve What Matters to You

Communication, Conflict, and Coaching

Fierce Conversations, by Susan Scott

Crucial Confrontations, by Kerry Patterson, et al.   

Conversational Intelligence, by Judith E. Glaser

Triggers, by Marshall Goldsmith

Presence; Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges, by Amy Cuddy

Why Motivating People Does Not Work, by Susan Fowler

Emotional Intelligence

Your Brain at Work, by David Rock

Quiet Leadership, by David Rock  

Emotional Intelligence 2.0, by Travis Bradberry

The Marshmallow Test: Why Self-Control is the Engine of Success, by Walter Mischel

Executive Development

Quiet:  The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

The CEO Next Door:  The 4 Behaviors That Transform Ordinary People into World Class Leaders

See Yourself as Others Do, Authentic Executive Presence at any Stage in Your Career, by Carol Keers

Executive Presence, by Sylvia Ann Hewlett


Influence Without Authority; Allan Cohen and David Bradford

Influencing Up; Allan Cohen and David Bradford

The Empowered Manager; Positive Political Skills at Work, by Peter Block

Speed of Trust, by Stephen M.R. Covey

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, By Stephen R. Covey

Introverts in Leadership

Quiet:  The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

Leadership in General

What Got You Hear Won’t Get You There, by Marshall Goldsmith

The Leadership Challenge, by Kouzes and Posner

Leading at a Higher Level, by Ken Blanchard

Organizational Systems

Good to Great, by Jim Collins

Built to Last (came out before Good to Great) by Jim Collins

Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars, by Patrick Lencioni

Team and Group Development

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, by Patrick Lencioni 

The Ideal Team Player, by Patrick Lencioni

The Wisdom of Teams, by Katzenbach and Smith

Power of 2:  How to Make the Most of Your Partnerships at Work and in Life, by Rodd Wagner and Gale Muller

Women in Leadership

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

Shift Into Thrive:  Six Strategies for Women to Unlock the Power of Resiliency, by Lynn Schmidt, PhD.

Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, by Brene Brown

Leading Women: 20 Influential Women Share Their Secrets to Leadership, Business, and Life, by Nancy D. O’Reilly