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Recommended Reading and Viewing

SPIRIT
SELF: Reflection, Energy and Growth, Healthy Habits
OTHERS: Connection, Motivation, Appreciation
WORLD VIEW: Legacy, Diversity, Contribution

SKILLS
VISIONING: Strategy, Innovation, Change Planning
LEADING: Developing/Delegating, Team Building, Communicating/Influencing
MANAGING: Accountability, Decision-Making, Assessment

Spirit
Self: Reflection, Energy and Growth, Healthy Habits

THE HEART AROUSED Poetry and the Preservation of the Soul in Corporate America by David Whyte
As both an organizatonal development expert and a poet, Whyte's uncommon perspectives instruct us in how creativity is the "art of wedding simplicity and clarity with chaos".

"THE HEART AROUSED Poetry and the Preservation of the Soul in Corporate America by David Whyte"

LEADERSHIP FROM THE INSIDE OUT: BECOMING A LEADER FOR LIFE by Kevin Cashman
This book redefines leadership at an essential level and is written for business people in any field. Expect to be transformed as you read and experience this book.

Leadership from the inside Out: Becoming a Leader for Life - by Kevin Cashman

YOUR BODY LANGUAGE SHAPES WHO YOU ARE by Amy Cuddy, TED.com
"We understand that our body language tells others volumes about us, but Amy Cuddy's work suggests that our body language also influences and reinforces how we see ourselves."

click here to link to TED video on Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are by Amy Cuddy

SUNBEAMS, A BOOK OF QUOTATIONS by Sy Safransk
At times, one quote can offer the impact and clarity of an entire book. This collection is eclectic and intriguing.

Sunbeams, A Book of Quotations - by Sy Safransk

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Others: Connection, Motivation, Appreciation

A WHOLE NEW MIND by Daniel Pink
A ground-breaking, mind-altering book that deserves reading and re-reading. It includes tools, tips & strategies to sharpen and deepen the abilities that will be most richly rewarded in the 21st century.  If you choose just one, choose this one.

"A Whole New Mind - by Daniel Pink"

DRIVE  The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink
Daniel Pink is a pioneer in 21st century research and inspiration. His insights and research are impressive guides to surviving, thriving and finding meaning in turbulent times.

"DRIVE The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us - by Daniel Pink"

PRIMAL LEADERSHIP: REALIZING THE POWER OF EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE. by Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee
Drawing from decades of analysis within world-class organizations, the authors show that resonant leaders-whether CEOs or managers, coaches or politicians-excel not just through skill and smarts, but by connecting with others using EI competencies like empathy and self-awareness. And they employ up to six leadership styles-from visionary to coaching to pacesetting-fluidly interchanging them as the situation demands.

Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence - by Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee

THE TIPPING POINT by Malcolm Gladwell
Gladwell shows people how to start "positive epidemics". Gladwell compares his book most closely to Daniel Goleman's Emotional Intelligence by taking theories from the social sciences and demonstrating how they have real and powerful relevance to our personal and professional lives.

"The Tipping Point - by Malcolm Gladwell"

THE POWER OF VULNERABILITY by Brené Brown, TED.com
"Common management wisdom suggests that exposing vulnerabilities shows weakness in a leader. Brené Brown,a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, describes research showing that exhibiting vulnerability is a key trait in making meaningful connections with others."

click here to link to TED video on The Power of Vulnerability by Brené Brown

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World View: Legacy, Diversity, Contribution

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AND DIVERSITY by Lee Gardenswartz, Ph.D., Jorge Cherbosque, Ph.D., and Anita Rowe, Ph.D.
Recognizing diversity is only one part of a leader's responsibility; how we deal with it productively is the more crucial part of leadership.

Click here to link to the pdf file for Emotional Intelligence and Diversity by Lee Gardenswartz, Ph.D., Jorge Cherbosque, Ph.D., and Anita Rowe, Ph.D.

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Skill
Visioning: Strategy, Innovation, Change Planning

WHERE GOOD IDEAS COME FROM by Steven Johnson, TED.com
Steven Johnson explores the environments that spawn innovation, and makes the case for innovation as a collaborative building process rather than as an individual eureka moment.

click here to link to TED video on Steven Where Good Ideas Come From by Steve Johnson

SWITCH: DON'T SOLVE PROBLEMS; COPY SUCCESS by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
We have a tendency to try to solve problems by starting with the problem statement. Chip and Dan Heath, influential Fast Company columnists, suggest in their book that problems are solved more rapidly by starting from a 'what's working' perspective in creating strategies to solve complex problems.

Switch: Don't Solve Problems; Copy Success by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

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Leading: Developing/Delegating, Team Building,
Communicating/Influencing

CORE COMMUNICATION: SKILLS AND PROCESSES by Sherod Miller and Phyllis Miller
The Millers' book is a solid handbook for effective communication, including listening, with numerous useful graphical tools to help in reflection about what, how and when to communicate.

Sunbeams, A Book of Quotations - by Sy Safransk

TALENT MATTERS: HOW TO BE MORE INFLUENTIAL by Tim Stafford
In Tim Stafford's blog post, he suggests six practical actions that leaders can take to enhance their influence.

Click here to view blog post Talent Matters How to be More Influential by Tim Stafford

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Managing: Accountability, Decision-Making, Assessment

HOW WE DECIDE by Jonah Lehrer
Sound decision-making is the foundation for success.  This book will resonate by challenging and explaining both blind spots and strengths.

"How We Decide - by Jonah Lehrer"

THE OZ PRINCIPLE: GETTING RESULTS THROUGH INDIVIDUAL & ORGANIZATIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY. by Roger Connors et al
Like Dorothy and the gang in The Wizard of Oz, most businesspeople have the tools to succeed, but when things go wrong they blame circumstance or others instead of looking within for the true cause of unsatisfactory results. Once individuals learn to accept responsibility, they can use the Oz Principle to become better leaders.

The Oz Princeple: Getting Results Through Individual and Organizational Accountability - by Roger Connors

LEARNING IN THE THICK OF IT by Marilyn Darling, Charles Parry and Joseph Moore
Although After Action Reviews are not a new idea, they are one of the most practical ways of doing assessments within your firm. This ground-breaking 2005 Harvard Business Review article offers the benefits of and ways to conduct After Action Reviews.

Click here to link to the pdf file for Learning in the Thick of it by Marilyn Darling, Charles Parry and Joseph Moore.

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