One of our value–adds is the wide array of information, points of view, and approaches that we bring to the table. Here, we are sharing some of our favorite and oft–used resources with you. If there are others you would like to see, please email us with your suggestions.
First, a reading list (below), arranged alphabetically by author, of nearly 50 books covering topics from management development to managing change. We will update and expand this list periodically.
Finally, if you are interested in finding out more about the coaching discipline or related programs, you may link to The Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara.
||The Purpose of Your Life
||How to recognize your purpose as it plays out in
your livelihood and personal life.
||The Story of Your Life
||Understand the "plots" in your life about
love, mastery, and loss so you can rewrite them and leave those negative,
self-fulfilling prophecies behind.
|Berman, Michael & Brown, David
||The Power of Metaphor: Storytelling & Guided
Journeys for Teacher, Trainers, & Therapists
||All about guided imagery.
||From the master of consulting.
||Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change
||Change is disruptive for organizations but managers
can help people make the transitions.
||The Way of Transition: Embracing Life's Most
||A personal view of loss and the adjustment to it.
||Transitions: Making Sense of Life's Changes
||A transition roadmap to help us better cope with
||The Artist's Way
||Stimulating creativity for the non-artist.
||The Sound of Paper: Starting From Scratch
||Using a process of constant renewal, we can clear
our minds & equip our souls to feed our creativity.
||Transitions: Prayers & Declarations for a
||Prayers and reflections in times of crisis and
||Taming Your Gremlin: A Surprisingly Simple Method
for Getting Out of Your Own Way
||A humorous and enjoyable tool that uses novel ways
to explore the inner conflict that may be undermining you.
||The Virtues of Aging
||From personal experience, he tackles the prospect of
aging in a productive, active, and hopeful way.
||Leadership from the Inside Out: Becoming a Leader
||To grow as a leader, you need to grow as a person.
||Leading Consciously: A Pilgrimage Toward
||Leadership from the inside out is the imperative for
|Cooperrider, David, et als. (editors)
||Appreciative Inquiry: An Emerging Direction for
||The end of "problem solving" as we know
it: reframing organization development "problems" as
||Achieving flow means that life can't be too easy nor
can it be too hard. Finding the balance.
||The Team Coach
||A prescriptive guide to self-managed teams.
||The Springboard: How Storytelling Ignites Action in
||How to use storytelling. Guess what: it's told as a
||Quick: call your financial planner! What lies ahead
for the boomers.
||The Skilled Helper
||Clinically-focused but rich in teaching the coaching
||Man's Search for Meaning
||Frankl survived three years in Nazi concentration
camps. "The will to meaning" was, and is, the key.
||Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than
||Self-awareness, self-discipline, and empathy at
||All about transformational change in organizations.
||The Future of Staff Groups
||Make sure ahead of time that you're in synch with
|Hesselblein, Frances; Goldsmith,
Marshall;Somerville, Iain (editors)
||Leading for Innovation: And Organizing for Results
||The culture and leadership that promote innovative
|Hesselblein, Frances & Johnston, Rob
||On Leading Change
||How the pros do it, or suggest we do it.
||On Becoming A Manager
||Making a successful transition from managing
yourself to managing others.
||The Adult Years
||Understanding the decades of our lives and planning
productively for living them.
||The Handbook of Coaching
||An excellent, comprehensive coaching resource guide
with lots of ideas and a great bibliography.
|Hudson, Frederic & McLean, Pamela
||A concrete time-out to re-examine your life and
create a plan to go forward. Helpful models on adult change and renewal.
|Kouzes, James, & Posner, Barry
||The Leadership Challenge: How to Get Extraordinary
Things Done in Organizations
||A workable, logical model that takes the mystery out
|Lakoff, George & Johnson, Mark
||Metaphors We Live By
||Metaphor is embedded in language and language is how
|Logan, David & King, John
||The Coaching Revolution: How Visionary Managers are
Using Coaching to Empower People & Unlock Their Full Potential
||How to coach the people you manage - not dictate to
them - to get the results you need.
|Maister, David; Green, Charles; Galford,
||The Trusted Advisor
||Earning the trust and confidence of clients.
|Niemela, Cynder & Lewis, Rachel
||Leading High Impact Teams
||A prescriptive approach to creating high-performing
|O'Neill, Mary Beth
||Executive Coaching: With Backbone and Heart
||Executive coaching methodology.
||The Magic of Metaphor: 77 Stories for Teachers,
Trainers, & Thinkers
||All sorts of stories sorted by topic and how you can
|Personnel Decisions, Inc. (published by)
||The Successful Manager's Handbook: Development
Suggestions for Today's Managers
||Tangible skills and activities to build management
competence in all the major areas.
||Thriving on Chaos: Handbook for a Management
||Radical then and applicable now.
||Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for
||The changing nature of where we work, how we work,
and for whom.
||Chained to the Desk
||Workaholism: you can't go cold turkey because you
still need to work, but it needs to be treated.
|Ruiz, Don Miguel
||The Four Agreements
||Getting rid of self-limiting beliefs.
||Answering Your Call
||How to live your deepest purpose. Every day.
||The Art of the Long View
||Tangible scenario planning to identify the what-ifs:
the probable and the improbable.
|Ulrich, Dave; Zenger, Jack; Smallwood,
||Translating leadership attributes into bottom-line
||Learning As a Way of Being
||Go beyond training and engage people in life-long
||The Renewal Factor: How the Best Get and Keep the
||How to institutionalize flexibility and look at new
possibilities to reinvigorate people and organizations.
|Weisbord, Marvin & Janoff, Sandra
||An intense group process to get all the stakeholders
in the room at the same time to plan for the long-term.
|Zander, Rosamund & Benjamin
||The Art of Possibility
||Banish hopelessness from your life and embrace a
different way of looking at things