Learning Resources

Learning Resources

If a selection has an * I recommend it as a gift to a new leader and/or team member. Before you give a gift, please read this gift-giving advice.

Managing More Effectively
*One Minute Manager
by Ken Blanchard
*Managing Right for the First Time
by David C. Baker
Personal Development—Answering the question: Where am I at my best?
Strengthsfinder 2.0
by Tom Rath

*Strengths Based Leadership
by Tom Rath and Barry Conchie
Linchpin
by Seth Godin
Let Your Life Speak
by Parker Palmer
One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey
by Ken Blanchard
Self Leadership and the One Minute Manager
by Ken Blanchard

*HBR Article: Managing Oneself by Peter Drucker

TED Talk: The Power of Introverts by Susan Cain

Books to Shift Your Perspective
Leadership:
The Servant
by James C. Hunter
Empathy:
The Five Love Languages
by Gary Chapman
Empathy:
For Men Only
by Shaunti and Jeff Feldhahn
Empathy:
For Women Only
by Shaunti and Jeff Feldhahn
Empathy:
StrengthsFinder 2.0
by Tom Rath
Personal Ownership:
QBQ
by John G. Miller
Personal Ownership:
Mindset
by Carol S. Dweck
Personal Ownership:
*Jonathan Livingston Seagull
by Richard Bach (really short)
Personal Ownership:
*The Dip
by Seth Godin
What Matters:
Season of Life
by Jeffrey Marx
What Matters:
The Five People You Meet In Heaven
by Mitch Albom
What Matters:
Tuesdays with Morrie
by Mitch Albom
What Matters:
*The Traveler
by Daren Simkin (really short)
Self Confidence:
*Taming Your Gremlin
by Rick Carson
Community and Learning:
Tribes
by Seth Godin
Leadership and Self-Deception:
Getting out of the Box
by Arbinger Institute

Delegation: HBR Article: Who’s Got the Monkey?

Leadership—What motivates people?
First Break All the Rules
by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman
How Full Is Your Bucket
by Tom Rath and Don Clifton
*Drive
by Daniel Pink
Sway
by Ori and Ram Brafman
Building Business Acumen
What the CEO Wants You to Know
by Ram Charan

HBR Article: Cash Management Practices in Small Companies

Strategic Planning / Thinking
Rework
by Jason Fried and David Heinemeir Hanson
The Rockefeller Habits
by Verne Harnish
Good to Great
by Jim Collins
Good to Great and the Social Sectors
by Jim Collins

HBR Article: Can You Say What Your Strategy Is? By David Collis and Michael Rukstad

Managing Yourself—Through start-up and/or career transitions
*The Dip
by Seth Godin
Do the Work!
by Steven Pressfield
Let Your Life Speak
by Parker Palmer
LinchPin
by Seth Godin
*Mastery
by George Leonard

Dale Carnegie Leadership Training (being taught in most major metropolitan areas)Effective Communication and Presentation Skills
#1: Go join your local Toastmasters organization AND make a 12 month commitment#2: Dale Carnegie Course: Effective Communications & Human Relations/Skills For Success (12 weeks)#3: Have someone video tape every presentation you give for next 6 months and spend 30 minutes critiquing yourself each time.
*if this sounds too painful, see top 2 options above…

Coaching—Developing a voice and a method.
Co-Active Coaching
by Laura Whitworth, et al
The Mindful Coach
by Doug Silsbee
*The One Minute Manager
by Ken Blanchard
(for church leaders specifically)
All Things New—A Fable of Renewal
by Rodger Price
Managing Conflict
*Fierce Conversations
by Susan Scott
Crucial Conversations
by Kenny Patterson, et al
Job Transitions
New Grads:
Great on the Job
by Jodi Glickman
Leaders:
The First 90 Days
by Michael Watkins
Managing Change
Who Moved My Cheese
by Spencer Johnson
Influencer
by Kerry Patterson, et al
Basic Management Skills
*Managing Right For The First Time
by David C. Baker
Death By Meeting
by Patrick Lencioni
The Leadership Dojo
by Richard Strozzi-Heckler