recommended reading


  • Becoming a Strategic Leader: Your Role in Your Organization’s Enduring Success,
    by Richard Hughes, Center for Creative Leadership
  • Total Leadership,
    by Stewart D. Friedman, Harvard Business School Press
  • The Leadership Challenge,
    by Kouzes & Posner. Jossey-Bass.
  • Leadership Is An Art,
    by Max De Pree. Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group.
  • Leadership from the Inside Out,
    by Kevin Cashman. Executive Excellence Publishing.
  • Unnatural Leadership,
    by Dotlich & Cairo. Jossey-Bass.
  • Principled Centered Leadership,
    by Stephen Covey. The Free Press.
  • The Tao of Leadership,
    by John Heider, Humanics Limited.
  • The Leader Within,
    by Zigrami, Blanchard, Edeburn, O'Connor, Prentice Hall.
  • Leadership and Self-Deception,
    by Arbinger Institute, Berrett Kohler.
  • What Got You Here Won't Get You There,
    by Marshall Goldsmith, Hyperion.


  • The Leaders Voice,
    by Clarke & Crossland.
  • Essentials of Power,
    by HBS Press.
  • The Leader's Guide to Storytelling,
    by Stephen Denning, Jossey-Bass.
  • Fierce Conversations,
    by Susan Scott. Viking.
  • You Just Don’t Understand,
    by Deborah Tannen. Morrow.
  • The Communication Catalyst,
    by Connolly & Rianoshek. Dearborn Trade Publishing.
  • Difficult Conversations,
    by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, Sheila Heen & Roger Fisher. Penguin Books.

executive development

  • Hedgehogs and Foxes: Character, Leadership, and Command in Organizations,
    by Abraham Zaleznik, Palgrave Macmillan
  • How The Way We Talk Can Change The Way We Work,
    by Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey, Jossey Bass
  • Journey to the Emerald City,
    by Conners and Smith, Prentice Hall Press
  • Organizational Culture and Leadership,
    by Edgar H. Schein, Jossey-Bass
  • Transitions and Managing Transitions (2 books),
    both by William Bridges.
  • The Mind of the Strategist,
    by Ohmae. McGraw-Hill.
  • Becoming a Conflict Competent Leader,
    by Runde and Flanagan. Jossey-Bass.
  • The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team,
    by Lencioni. Jossey-Bass.
  • Abilene Paradox and other Meditations on Management,
    by Jerry Harvey. Jossey-Bass.
  • The Tactics of Very Successful People,
    by B. Eugene Griessman, McGraw Hill.
  • The Assertive Woman,
    by Stanlee Phelps and Nancy Austin, Impact.
  • Same Game Different Rules,
    by Jean Hollands, McGraw Hill.
  • Rethinking The Corporation,
    by Robert Tomasko, AMA Com.
  • Corporation Lifecycles,
    by Ichak Adizes, Prentice Hall.
  • The Experience Economy,
    by Joseph Pine and James Gilmore, HBS Press.
  • The Power of Appreciative Inquiry,
    by Whitney and Trosten-Bloom, Berrett Kohler.
  • The First 90 Days,
    by Michael Watkins, HBS Press.
  • Awakening Corporate Soul,
    by Eric Klein & John Izzo.
  • Polarity Management,
    by Barry Johnson, HRD Press.
  • Execution,
    by Larry Bossidy & Ram Charan, Crown Business.
  • Creativity in Business,
    by Michael Ray & Rochelle Myers. Doubleday.
  • Power of Full Engagement,
    by Jim Loehr & Tony Schwartz. Free Press.
  • The Effective Executive,
    by Peter Drucker. Harper Business Essentials.
  • Good to Great,
    by Jim Collins. Harper Business.
  • Emotional Intelligence,
    by Daniel Goleman. Bantam.
  • Keep the Family Baggage Out of the Family Business,
    by Quentin Fleming. Fireside Books.
  • Less Is More,
    by Jason Jennings. Portfolio.
  • The Corporate Culture Survival Guide,
    by Edgar Schein. Jossey-Bass.