|Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead – Brene Brown
Researcher and thought leader Dr. Brené Brown offers a powerful new vision that encourages us to dare greatly: to embrace vulnerability and imperfection, to live wholeheartedly, and to courageously engage in our lives.
|What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful – Marshall Goldsmith
To get to the next level, high achievers often need to get over self-aggrandizing beliefs such as thinking that they control everything, believing that all their success is due to their individual efforts, and assuming that future achievements are there for the taking. Narrating his own material, management consultant Marshall Goldsmith sounds so fresh and energetic that his program will motivate listeners to take a personal inventory.
|Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard – Chip Heath & Dan Heath
In a compelling, story-driven narrative, the Heaths bring together decades of counterintuitive research in psychology, sociology, and other fields to shed new light on how we can effect transformative change. Switch shows that successful changes follow a pattern, a pattern you can use to make the changes that matter to you, whether your interest is in changing the world or changing your waistline.
|Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organization – Robert Kegan & Lisa Lahey
In Immunity to Change, authors Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey show how our individual beliefs–along with the collective mind-sets in our organizations–combine to create a natural but powerful immunity to change. By revealing how this mechanism holds us back, Kegan and Lahey give us the keys to unlock our potential and finally move forward.
|For the Common Good: Participant Handbook – Ed O’Malley, Julia Fabris McBride, and Amy Nichols.
For the Common Good: Participant Handbook is a companion for participants in For the Common Good experiences offered by the Kansas Leadership Center. This book is an aid, not the complete picture. It is designed to work in concert with the For the Common Good program.
|Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work & in Life, One Conversation at a Time – Susan Scott
Susan Scott was a corporate coach who realized that people are hungry for authentic communications. She takes the concept of authenticity and mixes it in with good leadership practice to produce a book that is filled with practical advice in one’s professional and personal conversations.
|Play to Win: Choosing Growth Over Fear in Work and Life – Larry Wilson and Hersch Wilson
The Wilsons challenge readers to “thrive instead of survive,” grow up emotionally and spiritually, and think in new ways. For them winning is not beating out others but avoiding the mindset of simply “playing not to lose.”
|Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter – Liz Wiseman
A thought-provoking, accessible, and essential exploration of why some leaders (“Diminishers”) drain capability and intelligence from their teams, while others (“Multipliers”) amplify it to produce better results.
|Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t – Simon Sinek|