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Featured Reading

On Becoming a Leader

Warren Bennis

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

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.

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 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.

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 Three Laws of Performance

Steve Zaffron and Dave Logan

Outlines three laws for breakthrough performance.

Emotional Intelligence

Daniel Goleman

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

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership:

Follow Them and People will Follow You

Dave Logan

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

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.

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.

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.

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.