Recommended Reading

1001 Ways to Reward Employees1001 Ways to Reward Employees
by Bob Nelson Ph.D.
Money isn't everything to keeping morale up and retaining the best.
The Courageous Follower: Standing Up to and...
by Ira Chaleff
How to help our leaders understand the implications of their decisions and how to do it elegantly!
Credibility: How Leaders Gain and Lose It, Why People Demand It,     Revised EditionCredibility: How Leaders Gain and Lose It, ...
by James M. Kouzes
How leaders gain and lose it, why people demand it.

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are HighCrucial Conversations: Tools for Talking Wh...
by Kerry Patterson
Great tools for those who react too fast under stress or become silent and resentful when conflict occurs.

Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things   DoneExecution: The Discipline of Getting Things...
by Larry Bossidy
How to hold Senior Executives accountable for high level results without telling them what to do.
The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at     All LevelsThe First 90 Days: Critical Success Strateg...
by Michael Watkins
Great for "on-boarding" a new employee or a new startup.
From Chaos to Coherence (The Power to Change Performance)From Chaos to Coherence (The Power to Chang...
by Bruce Cryer
From the researchers at HeartMath, this book focuses on the business application of using specific tools to "destress" ourselves and the results achieved.
FYI: For Your Improvement, A Guide for Development and Coaching     (4th edition)FYI: For Your Improvement, A Guide for Deve...
by Michael M. Lombardo
The absolute best "day to day" book for building leadership competencies in yourself or others.
The Great Game of BusinessThe Great Game of Business
by Jack Stack
Build business acumen in every single employee!
High Flyers: Developing the Next Generation of LeadersHigh Flyers: Developing the Next Generation...
by Morgan W. McCall Jr.
Developing the next generation of leaders.
In Search of the Warrior Spirit, Fourth Edition: Teaching     Awareness Disciplines to the Green BeretsIn Search of the Warrior Spirit, Fourth Edi...
by Richard Strozzi-Heckler
Essential reading for leaders who want to broaden their ability to adapt to a world characterized by ambiguity.
Leadership Engine: Building Leaders at Every Level (Rapid-Read     Handbook)Leadership Engine: Building Leaders at Ever...
by Noel M. Tichy
Full of examples of creating and articulating vision.
Leadership Machine: Architecture to Develop Leaders for Any Future - 3rd EditionLeadership Machine: Architecture to Develop...
by Michael Lombardo M.Ed.
Want to build a "pipeline" of leaders? By the founders of the Leadership Architect® Suite of Tools.
Love 'Em Or Lose 'Em: Getting Good People to StayLove 'Em Or Lose 'Em: Getting Good People t...
by Beverly Kaye
Retain your best people!
Managing Transitions: Making the Most of ChangeManaging Transitions: Making the Most of Ch...
by William Bridges
Wondering why people are still not "on board" after a culture or organization change? Become a change Leader with this book.
Noble Purpose: Igniting Extraordinary Passion for Life and WorkNoble Purpose: Igniting Extraordinary Passi...
by Barry Heermann
I was one of the "core group" the Heermann experimented with while crafting this book. Great for retaining a high potential during tough times.
The Power of IntentionThe Power of Intention
by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
For those who are ready to detach from an ego-driven life filled with quick fixes of happiness and step into a more authentic, joyful, and spiritually fulfilling life.
The Power of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic) - Updated and     RevisedThe Power of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic...
by David Emerald
Feeling victimized by your job or organization? Learn how to get out of that cycle and become a creator.
Quiet Leadership: Six Steps to Transforming Performance at WorkQuiet Leadership: Six Steps to Transforming...
by David Rock
The latest research in neuroscience to impact the thinking quality of those around you.
Survival of the Savvy: High-Integrity Polit...
by Rick Brandon
Concerned that playing politics will rob you of your ethical standards? This book gives political tactics and tips while honoring one's own values.
The Trusted AdvisorThe Trusted Advisor
by David H. Maister
Create truly special relationships with your clients or your executives.
Working with Emotional IntelligenceWorking with Emotional Intelligence
by Daniel Goleman
Important to understand what EQ is, why we need it and how to get it.