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 title and buy it on Amazon.
Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World
Michael is a successful former CEO and 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.
The Reactor Factor: How to Handle Difficult Work Situations Without Going Nuclear
Marsha is a very talented speaker and author with some incredible insight after serving her own time as a business leader and executive. Her humorous ways of settling workplace challenges will keep you laughing, but thinking seriously about your next encounter.
Search for Significance
by Robert S. McGee
A wonderful book to help us overcome our need for approval from the world around us. Rather McGee encourages us to understand God’s plan for our creation and our purpose according to Him.
by Tom Rath
Breakthrough book to help people find their inner strength for living life and influencing others.
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
One of the best books written about building high trust relationships, adding value, and growing a personally branded network to advance a cause.
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.
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.