Reading List

Highly Recommended for Knowledge, Insights and Methods

On Becoming a Leader

Warren Bennis
Examines the lessons from the experiences of 28 successful leadership examples.

The Speed of Trust

Stephen M. R. Covey
Reviews how trust is the essential ingredient for high performance teams and how it is established with clients, employees.

Emotional Intelligence

Daniel Goleman
Makes the point that emotional intelligence, the way we respect and treat others, is more important that IQ.

Values-based Leadership: rebuilding employee commitment, performance and productivity

Susan and Thomas Kuczmarski
Provides a model to restore commitment and overcome feelings of drift and powerlessness.

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Patrick Lencioni
Describes how the dysfunctions of absent of trust, fear of conflict, lack of commitment, avoidance of accountability and inattention to details destroys performance and provides strategies to overcome them.

Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization

Dave Logan
Shifts organizational focus from individual performance to teams with shared core values and common goals resulting in improved results.

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People will Follow You

John Maxwell
Postulates that leadership principles are constant around the globe and suggests performance can be improved through adherence to 21laws.

Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of The Box

The Arbinger Institute
Outlines how the “way of being” of a leader either adds to or detracts from organizational results.

Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter

Liz Wiseman
Explores why some leaders (“Diminishers”) drain capability and intelligence from their teams, while others (“Multipliers”) amplify it to produce better results.

The Three Laws of Performance

Steve Zaffron and Dave Logan
Outlines three laws for breakthrough performance.

The Platinum Rule: Discover the Four Basic Business Personalities and How They Can Lead You to Success

Tony Alessandra
Proposes a Platinum Rule, “Do unto others as they’d like done unto them,” and concentrate on how to influence using four behavioral styles.

Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers: The People Skills You Need to Achieve Outstanding Results

Anthony Mersino
Describes the Emotional Intelligence Framework for Project Management using five domains: 1. Self-awareness, 2. Self-management, 3. Social awareness, 4. Relationship management, and 5. Team leadership. steroide oraux