A Whole New Mind – Daniel Pink

Here is an exciting book that challenges the way we need to define and develop leadership into the future.  Pink very creatively proposes new themes and competencies relevant to grooming effective leaders and explains why today’s dominant leader profile just isn’t going to cut it.  In addition Pink very generously includes fabulous resources to utilize and further explore each domain as it relates to effective leadership in today’s high tech global economy.  It’s one of those books I like to hug …

Quiet Leadership – David Rock

This book comprehensively teaches an effective brain-based coaching conversation model and outlines the science behind the methodology.  Containing example conversations, questions and scenarios for both work and home life, this is a core text for those wanting to adopt a brain-based approach to everyday conversations.

Personal Best – David Rock

This was David Rock’s first book and is a very practical handbook for anyone wanting to apply simple and impactful approaches to improve their coaching and goal setting techniques.  Many examples of dialogue, goals, questions and actions are given to hand-hold anyone wanting to refresh their coaching skills without having to work through all of the underpinning science.

One Small Step Can Change Your Life; The Kaizen Way – Robert Maurer Ph.D

The Kaizen Way compares the story of the Tortoise and the Hare, slow and steady wins the race, with a slight twist in that it’s based on the two thousand-year-old wisdom of the Tao Te Ching–“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. This little book is written Dr Robert Maurer a psychologist on the staff at the UCLA medical school, an expert on Kaizen. He talks about the role that fear plays in all kinds of change and the ability to trick the brain into bypassing fear and achieving great things by breaking them down into 7 small achievable, incremental steps. ”. Dr Maurer teaches us how to visualize virtual change so that real change comes more naturally, using mind sculpting techniques.