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Cultivating leaders, teams and organizations requires intention and diligence.  We enjoy staying on the forefront of leadership development. For a list of recommended resources and current thinking see below. 

Library – Recommended Reading

Abrashoff, M. (2012)  It’s Your Ship: Management techniques from the best damn ship in the navy (revised).  Business Plus.

Anderson, V. and Johnson, L. (1997).  Systems Thinking Basics: From concepts to causal loops.  Pegasus Communications, Inc.

Arbinger Institute (2010).  Leadership and Self Deception: Getting out of the box.  San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

Aubuchon, N. (1997).  The Anatomy of Persuasion.  Amacom.

Bacon, T.  (1994). Leadership through Influence.  Durango: Lore International Institute.

Bauer, J and Levy, M. (2004).  How to persuade people who don’t want to be persuaded: Get what you want – every time!  John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Bennis, Warren (1989).  On Becoming a Leader.  New York: Addison-Wesley Publishing.

Bolton, Robert (1979).  People Skills.  New York: Simon and Schuster.

Boothman, Nicholas (2008).  How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds.  New York: Workman Publishing

Brandt, J. (2006).  How to Run an Effective Meeting.  Industry Week, 255 (9), p19.

Bratkovic, B. (2007).  Running an Effective Meeting.  Government Financial Review, 23 (2), p 53.

Bridges, W. (2003). Managing Transitions, 2nd ed.  Perseus Publishing.

Brinkman, R. and Kirschner, R (1994).   Dealing with Difficult People. McGraw Hill.

Brothers, Chalmers (2005).  Language and the Pursuit of Happiness.  Naples, FL: New Possibilities Press.

Brownell, A., Bache-Wiig, T.  (2007).  Non-Adversarial Communication: Speaking and Listening from the Heart.  Boulder, CO: Velvet Spring Press.

Buchel, M. (1998).  Creating More Effective Meeting Facilitators.  Quality Progress, 31 (5), p37.

Buckingham, M. (2001).  Now Discover Your Strengths.  New York: Simon & Schuster.

Burley-Allen, Madelyn (1995).  Listening: The Forgotten Skill.  New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Carkhuff, Robert (2000).  The Art of Helping in the 21st Century.  Amherst: HRD Press. 

Caroselli, M. (2002).  The Big Book of Meeting Games: 75 quick, fun activities for leading creative, energetic, productive meetings.  McGraw-Hill.

Cialdini, R. (2001).  Influence: Science and practice.  Allyn & Bacon

Cialdini, R. (1993).  Influence: The psychology of persuasion.  William Morrow.

Cohen, A. Bradford, D. (2005).  Influence Without Authority, 2nd Edition.  San Francisco: Wiley & Sons

Cohen, A., Bradford, D. (1989). The use of alliances, reciprocity, and exchange to accomplish work,  Organizational Dynamics.

Cooperrider, D. L., Whitney, D., Stavros, J. M. (2008).  Appreciative Inquiry Handbook For Leaders of Change, 2nd edition.  Crown Custom Publishing.

Covey, S. M. R. (2006).  The Speed of Trust.  Simon & Schuster.

Covey, S. R. (1990).  The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.  New York: Simon & Schuster.

Csikszentmihalyi, M.  (2003).  Good Business: Leadership, Flow, and the Making of Meaning.  New York: Penguin Putnam Inc.

Csikszentmihalyi. M.  (1990).  Flow: The psychology of optimal experience.  New York: Harper Collins.

Damasio, Antonio (1994).  Descartes’ Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain.  Harper Collins, New York.

Doyle, M. and Straus, D. (1976).  How to Make Meetings Work.  Berkley Publishing Group.

Dressler, L. (2006).  Consensus Through Conversation: How to achieve high-commitment decisions.  Barrett-Koehler Publications.

Druskat, V. and Wolff, S. (2008).  Building the Emotional Intelligence of Groups.  Harvard Business Review: OnPoint (Leading High-performing Teams).  Harvard Business Press. 

Fisher, R. and Ury, W. (1981).  Getting To Yes.  Houghton Mifflin. 

Galford, R and Drapeau, A. S. (2003).  The Enemies of Trust.  Harvard Business Review, February.

Gano, D. (2003).  Appollo Root Cause Analysis: A new way of thinking.  Appollonian Publications.

Garvin, D., Edmondson, A. and Gino, F. (2008).  Is Yours a Learning Organization?  Harvard Business Review, March.

Gladwell, Malcolm (2005).  Blink: the Power of Thinking Without Thinking.  Back Bay Books.

Goleman, Daniel (2006).  Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships.  Bantam Books, New York.

Goleman, Daniel (2001).  Primal Leadership.  New York: Bantam Books.

Goleman, Daniel (1998).  Working with Emotional Intelligence.  New York: Bantam Books.

Goleman, Daniel (1995).  Emotional Intelligence.  New York: Bantam Books.

Goldsmith, Marshall, Lyons, Laurence & Freas, Alyssa (2000).  Coaching for Leadership.   San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Haidt, Jonathan (2006).  The Happiness Hypothesis.  New York: Basic Books.

Harkins, Phil (1999).  Powerful Conversations: How High Impact Leaders Communicate.  New York: McGraw-Hill.

Harmon, P. (2003).  Business Process Change:  A manager’s guide to improving, redesigning, and automating processes.  Morgan Kauffmann Publications.

Hawkins, C. (1999).  The “F” Words For Effective Meeting.  The Journal for Quality & Participation, 22(5), p. 56.

Heath, C; Heath, D (2010).  Switch.  How to change things when change is hard.  New York: Random House.

Heifetz, R., Linsky, M.  (2002).  Leadership on the Line.  Boston: Harvard Business Scholol Publishing.

Henkel, S. (2007).  Successful Meetings: How to plan, prepare, and execute top-notch business meetings.  Atlantic Publishing Group.

Hersey, P.  (1984).  The Situational Leader. Escondido, CA.

Hoenig, C. (2000).  6 Essential Secrets for Thinking on a New Level: Making decisions and getting results.  MJF Books.

Hogan, K. (2005).  The Science of Influence; How to get anyone to say Yes in 8 Minutes or Less!  John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Hollon, J. (2007).  Meeting Malaise.  Workforce Management, 86 (19), p58.

Hughes, R., Ginnett, R., Curphy, G.  (1999).  Leadership: Enhancing the Lessons of Experience,3rd Ed.  Boston: Irwin McGraw-Hill.

Hurley, R. F. (2006).  The Decision to Trust.  Harvard Business Review, September.

Isaccs, Bill (1999).  Dialogue and the Art of Thinking Together.  New York: Random House.

Jacobs, B. and Rosenthal, T. (1984).  Managing Effective Meetings.  Nursing Economics, 2 (2), p 137-141.

Katz, S. (1991).  Power Skills for Effective Meetings.  Training and Development, 45 (7), p 53.

Katzenbach, J. R. and Smith, D.K. (2006).  The Wisdom of Teams: Creating the High-Performance Organization.  Harper Business. 

Kim, W. C and Mauborgne, R. (2003).  Fair Process: Managing in the knowledge economy.  Harvard Business Review, January.

Kotter, J. (1996).  Leading Change.  Boston: Harvard Business Review Press.

Kouzes, J.M., Posner, B.Z. (2012).  The Leadership Challenge.  San Francisco: Wiley & Sons.

Lencioni, P. M. (2002).  Five Dysfunctions of a Team.  Jossey-Bass. 

Levi, D. (2007).  Group Dynamics for Teams, 2nd edition.  Sage Publications.

McKee, A., Boyatzis, R., & Johnston, F. (2008).  Becoming a Resonant Leader: Develop your emotional intelligence, renew your relationships, sustain your effectiveness.  Boston: Harvard Business School Publishing.

Nelms, C. R. (2003).  What You Can Learn From Things That Go Wrong; A guidebook to the root causes of failure.  Failsafe Network, Inc.

Nichols, Michael (2009). The Lost Art of Listening.  New York: Guilford Press.

Patterson, K., Grenny, J., McMilan, R.., & Switler, A. (2002).  Crucial Conversations: Tools for talking when stakes are high.  McGraw-Hill.

Patton, Bruce, Heen, Sheila & Stone, Douglas (1999).  Difficult Conversations.  New York: Penguin Books.

Perkins, D.N.T. (2012).  Leading at the Edge: Leadership Lessons from the Extraordinary Saga of Shackleton’s Antarctic Expedition.  American Management Association.

Pink, D. (2012).  To Sell is Human.  New York: Penguin Books.

Pink, D. (2009).  Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us.  New York: Penguin Books

Porter, L. W., et.al. (2003).  Organizational influence processes, 2nd ed.  Rath, T. (2007).  StrengthsFinder 2.0.  New York: Gallup Press.

Rath, T., Conchie, B. (2009).  Strengths Based Leadership: Great leaders, teams, and why people follow.  New York: gallup Press.

Reid, M. and Hammersley, R. (2000).  Communicating Successfully in Groups; A practical guide for the workplace.  Routledge Publishing.

Richmond, B. (2000).  The “Thinking” in Systems Thinking: Seven essential skills.  Pegasus Communications, Inc.

Rosenberg, M.  (2003).  Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life.  Encinitas, CA: PuddleDancer Press.

Schwarz, R (2002).  The Skilled Facilitator: A Comprehensive Resource for Consultants, Facilitators, Managers, Trainers, and Coaches.  San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Scott, Susan (2004).  Fierce Conversations.  New York: Berkley Publishing.

Seligman, M. (2002). Authentic Happiness: Using Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential for Lasting Fulfillment. New York: Free Press.

Senge, P (2006).  Fifth Discipline: The art & practice of the learning organization.  New York: Random House.

Senge, P (1994). The Fifth Discipline Fieldbook: Strategies and Tools for Building a Learning Organization.  New York: Random House.

Silberman, M. (1999).  101 Ways to Make Meetings Active: Surfire ideas to engage your group.  Jossey-Bass Pfeiffer.

Smart, B. (1974).  Achieving Effective Meetings – Not Easy, But Possible.  Training and Development, January.

Stack, J. and Burlingham, B. (2002).  A Stake in the Outcome: Building a culture of ownership for the long-term success of your business.  Doubleday.

Taking Charge of Change video, CRM Learning.

The Results-Driven Manager Series.  (2005). Dealing with Difficult People.  Boston: Harvard Business School Press.

Yukle, et.al. (1993). Patterns of influence behaviour for managers. Group and Organizational Leadership 18, 5-28.

Zenger, J.H. & Folkman, J. (2009).  The Extraordinary Leader: Turning Good Leaders into Great Leaders.  New York: McGraw Hill Companies.

Great Leadership Movies:

  • Crimson Tide
  • Wizard of Oz
  • Hoosiers
  • Remember the Titans
  • Blind Side
  • Norma Rae
  • Invictus
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • Twelve O’clock High
  • Twelve Angry Men
  • Apollo XIII
  • Bridge Over River Kwai
  • The Queen
  • Glory
  • The Iron Lady
  • Brave Heart
  • Dead Poet’s Society
  • Office Space
  • It’s A Wonderful Life
  • The Legend of Bagger Vance
  • Gettysburg
  • Miracle
  • We Were Soldiers
  • Forest Gump
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • Troy
  • The Pursuit of Happy-ness
  • Stand and Deliver
  • The Last Samurai
  • The Hunt for Red October
  • Schindler’s List
  • Lincoln
  • The Godfather
  • A Bug’s Life
  • The Lord of the Rings
  • Henry V
  • Ghandi
  • Mr. Holland’s Opus
  • The Matrix
  • The Great Escape
  • Lord of the Flies
  • The Last of the Mohicans
  • The King’s Speech
  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
  • Wall Street

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