Leadership - Recommended Reading

Recommended Readings

 

I have one simple goal

Assist you to understand, embrace, and put the practice of leadership into action

 

Developing Innovative Leaderrs - Steve Jobs has become a symbol of innovative leadership. Sad to say, there aren't many leaders like him. Most of them -- Google's Larry Page, Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Genentech's Arthur Levinson, and Starbucks' Howard Schultz -- are entrepreneurs who founded and built their businesses. 

 

These days virtually all large companies want to be innovative, yet they aren't producing innovative leaders. What has happened to these leaders in large corporations?

 

Bringing the Five Practices to Life

Stories are a powerful way of communicating lasting lessons and values.

 

People with Strong Emotional Intelligence 

... display more resilience to stress, make better quality decisions and achieve higher productivity.  As a leader, it is particulary important to possess high emotional intelligence because you must be able to perceive and influence the flow of emotions between yourself and the people you work with.  The ability to evoke and inspire emotions in others is equally important.

 

What Can Coaches Do for You?

In the seventeenth century, the French statesman Cardinal Richelieu relied heavily on the advice of Father François Leclerc du Tremblay, known as France’s éminence grise for his gray monk’s habit. Like the famous cardinal, today’s business leaders have their gray eminences. But these advisers aren’t monks bound by a vow of poverty. They’re usually called executive coaches, and they can earn up to $3,500 an hour.

 

Leading with Emotional Intelligence:  Hands-On Strategies for Building Confident and Collaborative Star Performers- Reldan S. Nadler, Psy.D., MCC

According to Dr. Relly Nadler, author of this book, “There really is too much in this book. If you practice on a regular basis just 10 of the 108 strategies covered, you would be heads above your competition and miles closer to your goals. The trick is choosing the perfect strategies for you.

 

Get help determining the perfect strategies to take your leadership skills and your organization's team effectiveness to new, stellar levels while discovering solutions to the problems facing leadership today.

 

For your convenience, purchase this book online at chapters.indigo.ca

 

The Leadership Challenge:  How to make extraordinary things happen in organizations - James Kouzes & Barry Posner

 

The 25th anniversary edition of the bestselling business classic, completely revised and updated

 

For more than 25 years, The Leadership Challenge has been the most trusted source on becoming a better leader, selling more than 2 million copies in over 20 languages since its first publication. Based on Kouzes and Posner''s extensive research, this all-new edition casts their enduring work in context for today''s world, proving how leadership is a relationship that must be nurtured, and most importantly, that it can be learned.

 

  • Features over 100 all-new case studies and examples, which show The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership in action around the world
  • Focuses on the toughest organizational challenges leaders face today
  • Addresses changes in how people work and what people want from their work

 

An indispensable resource for leaders at all levels, this anniversary edition is a landmark update and must-read.

 

For your convenience, purchase this book online at chapters.indigo.ca

 

 The Corporate Athlete - Jack L. Groppel and Bob Andelman

Mental, physical, and emotional fitness is the subject of the program, which is aimed at the busy executive who's lost his sense of how to take care of himself. By balancing rest, training, and mental preparation and accepting stress as necessary, you can approach work performances like sports events and be totally focused when the bell rings and the meeting starts. The advice on nutrition, sleep, and exercise is especially good and delivered without any fussiness. The substance is there, so that most corporate jocks can ignore any minor glitches the book has and find a lot of value in the program.

 

For your convenience, purchase this book online at chapters.indigo.ca

 

 

 

QUALITY OF LIFE

 

The Rhythm of Life - Matthew Kelly

To not read this book is to rob yourself of a life lived more meaningfully and more passionately. Matthew Kelly is more than a genius. A man with unmatched intelligence and a heart and spirit to match. At the age of 31, he has the clarity, wisdom, and insight to break through directly to the heart of the matter and enlighten us with the truth. Life is not about doing and having. Life is about being. 'Who you become is infinitely more important than what you do or what you have.'

 

For your convenience, purchase this book online at chapters.indigo.ca

 

The Power of Focus: How to Hit Your Business, Personal and Financial Targets with Absolute Certainty - Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, and Les Hewitt

Canfield and coauthors Mark Hansen and Les Hewitt recommend that we concentrate on our strengths, set goals, and focus on them. Canfield and Hansen created the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, which now has 27 titles and has sold 47.5 million copies. Their basic stock remains the same: inspirational, heartwarming, and homey stories that make people feel good. Now they detail 10 "focusing strategies" they say they used to get their first books published and to build on their success. The authors include new stories and their own personal anecdotes to show the importance of having successful habits, creating balance, maintaining confidence, building excellent relationships, etc.

 

For your convenience, purchase this book online at chapters.indigo.ca

 

Good to Great - Jim Collins

"Can a good company become a great company and if so, how?" In Good to Great Collins, the author of Built to Last, concludes that it is possible, but finds there are no silver bullets. Collins and his team of researchers began their quest by sorting through a list of 1,435 companies, looking for those that made substantial improvements in their performance over time. They finally settled on 11--including Fannie Mae, Gillette, Walgreens, and Wells Fargo--and discovered common traits that challenged many of the conventional notions of corporate success. Making the transition from good to great doesn't require a high-profile CEO, the latest technology, innovative change management, or even a fine-tuned business strategy. At the heart of those rare and truly great companies was a corporate culture that rigorously found and promoted disciplined people to think and act in a disciplined manner. Peppered with dozens of stories and examples from the great and not so great, the book offers a well-reasoned road map to excellence that any organization would do well to consider.

 

For your convenience, purchase this book online at chapters.indigo.ca

 

6 Body Language Tips for Inclusion - By Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D.

It’s pretty much what you’d expect—the body language of inclusion includes eye contact, smiling, head nods, and body orientation. But don’t get fooled. These seemingly inconsequential behaviors are so powerful that they may dictate your success or failure as a collaborative leader. Here are six ways to use body language to enhance collaboration.

 

Take Time for Your Life - Cheryl Richardson

Personal Coach Cheryl Richardson helps people create the lives they want. In Take Time for Your Life, she shows you how to switch from being stressed, unfulfilled, and overworked, to "living a life you love" by using a seven-step process.

 

For your convenience, purchase this book online at chapters.indigo.ca 

 

The preceding recommended reading materials contain valuable information; however, they are MOST effective when combined with the support from your coach or psychologist.  Please consult your Psychologist or qualified mental health care professional.

 

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