The following list of books are ones I’ve found very useful, inspirational, and helpful. These form the basis of much of my coaching. If these are of interest to you, simply scroll to the book image and buy on Amazon.
Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World
Michael is a successful former CEO and now Chairman of Thomas Nelson publishing house who offers great ideas for stepping out as an independent and making a new way for yourself. If you think you have any sort of message to share with the world, check this out.
Strengths Based Leadership: Great Leaders, Teams, and Why People Follow
by Tom Rath
Most of our coaching work with both individuals and teams is grounded in a strengths based approach that uses the starting point of what is right with a client, or with a team, and then move to what is possible. We provide workshops based on strengths that are powerful in transforming both self-perspective and team dynamics.
THE SUPERPERFORMING CEO: Liberating the Promise Within
by Dave Guerra
Dave is a friend of HeadwayExec and visionary in leadership thought. His life’s work in exploring what makes truly superperforming organizations is now focused on the individual CEO. Dave’s work centers on studies from some of the most successful companies in the U.S. including Berkshire Hathaway, Harley-Davidson, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, Southwest Airlines, SYSCO, Toyota, and Wal-Mart.
The Heart of Leadership
by Mark Miller
If you believe that big things come in small packages, and your in pursuit of effective leadership, you’ll love this book. It uses a story to guide us through what is included in leadership character. It maybe short but it is powerful. Get it for yourself and then pass it around. A great gift book for aspiring leaders.
Who’s Got Your Back: The Breakthrough Program to Build Deep, Trusting Relationships That Create Success–and Won’t Let You Fail
by Keith Ferrazzi
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
by Daniel Pink
Identifies three drivers that motivate the 21st century workforce – autonomy, mastery and purpose. This provides a framework for improving productivity, satisfaction and happiness in the work place, and supports a discovery process about generational distinctions.
Job!: Learn How to Find Your Next Job In 1 Day
by Rick Gillis
Rick is another friend of HeadwayExec. He has conducted thousands of man hours of training. Rick tells it like it is with great insights and ideas. The success stories stemming from Rick’s teachings are great. Also check out his latest offering “Promote!”
Finally! Performance Assessment That Works: Big Five Performance Management
by Roger Ferguson
Roger is one of the professionals associated with the HeadwayExec team. He is a globally certified human resources professional who has written this assessment model from his vast experience in Fortune 25 financial institutions and with large international personnel deployment models.