Books for Business, Career, Leadership or Executive Coaches

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Recommended Reading for Business, Career, Leadership or Executive Coaches:

Difficult Conversations by Douglas Hatton, Bruce Stone & Sheila Heen. Quite a left-brained but hugely helpful book on conflict and how to deal with it effectively
  • Business
  • Career
  • Executive
  • Parent
  • Personal
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie. A business classic. The author tells (story after story) of how being humble, persistent and allowing the other person to retain their sense of self really does win friends and influence people. Perhaps a little old-fashioned for today, some may think his suggestions mean that we might be 'inauthentic'. Still, time and again his methods succeed. Read, learn and adapt for modern life.
  • Business
  • Career
  • Executive
  • Personal
Now Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham. Wonderful book that challenges us to focus on our strengths instead of our weaknesses. Book purchase includes access to personal online strengths test.
  • Business
  • Career
  • Executive
  • Personal
The 4 Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss. A sometimes childish but nonetheless inspiring and uplifting read - helping us all to find a way to live the life we want NOW (join the NEW rich!) and not wait to retire.
  • Business
  • Career
  • Executive
  • Personal
What Color is Your Parachute? by Richard Bolles. his book gets updated with a new edition every year. It is a seminal book about job-hunting and finding the right career for you. Great resources to have at your fingertips for your clients.
  • Business
  • Career
  • Executive
  • Personal
  • Youth
Work the Pond by Darcy Rezac. This simple and fun read was a godsend when I first arrived in Canada, knowing no-one and starting a new business. It removes common misconceptions about networking and shows you how to make it easy using the metaphor of a 'pond'. Excellent tips and resources to help anyone become a good 'networker'.
  • Business
  • Career
  • Executive
  • Personal
Blink by Malcolm Gladwell. A book that makes you think about how people make decisions - how you think. You make decisions faster and more intuitively than you realise, and then justify it afterwards...Also by the same author: The Tipping Point and Outliers
  • Business
  • General Interest
When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress by Dr Gabor Mate. This book is quite detailed and left-brained in places, but will get your clients thinking about the cost of stress on their emotional AND physical well being. A great, practical introduction to mind-body wellness.
  • Career
  • Executive
  • Health
  • Personal
  • Spiritual

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