GUTSY: How Women Leaders Make Change
Its GOOD to be GUTSY! For some of us this is easy, to speak out, take risks, stand at the leading edge of change. For most of us we need a nudge. So, this is a great book to get you started on your path to being GUTSY! You’ll learn to Observe and Understand behaviors that have stood in the way of true collaboration, and Transform into the world of outstanding partnership. From exploring models of being GUTSY, to what it means to have a pink or blue blanket this entertaining book will give you the puzzle pieces to build a GUTSY You!!
Don’t Bring It to Work
“Don’t Bring It to Work” explores what happens when patterns originally created to cope with family conflicts are unleashed in the workplace creating the game of office politics. Sylvia shows how to break pattern repetition and gives the tools to turn that can turn unhealthy family baggage into creative energy that will foster better workplace relationships and career success.
Pattern Aware Success Guidebook: A Companion to “Don’t Bring It to Work”
This e-book is a daily guide to increase your self-awareness and ability to be a leading force in your workplace. Through a series of 90 exercises to implement over three months, you’ll see changes in the way you relate to others bringing about new successes in your life at work and at home.
Don’t Bring It to Work: How To Dial Down Tensions
A 45-minute video presentation by Dr. Sylvia Lafair, award winning author of “Don’t Bring It to Work”. This video provides an overview of how we DO bring our patterns to work with us, busting the myth of “leave your issues at the office door”. Conflict at work, office politics, and stress are all tension producers and this video gives you the keys to master tensions at work. The DVD is a great training tool—watch with your team and discuss. Included is toolkit for conducting a workshop using this DVD.
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Ready, Aim, Excel
We all have leadership roles. You don’t have to have a title to be a leader. If friends come to you for answers, if a child holds your hand as you are grocery shopping, if a youngster is on the receiving end of a game of catch, if you are involved in an organizational activity and members ask what you think, if people look to you for direction, you are a leader. We encourage you to explore leadership in new ways.
Working Together looks at the issue of diversity as an adventure to be utilized, not a problem to be solved. It is a practical guide to both theory and application. The contributing authors, as Mikhail Gorbachev, each brings his or her unique viewpoint based on their own nationality, race, cultural roots, gender, and vocation.
Case Study in Denial
Case Study in Developing Leadership and Team Collaboration
Learn how one team turned silo-mentality, poor communication, and lack of cost effective production into trust, effective communication, ability to handle conflict, and high performance. Who wouldn’t want that?
We encourage you to explore leadership in new ways.
“Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships”
by Daniel Goleman
In this companion volume to his bestseller, Emotional Intelligence, Goleman persuasively argues for a new social model of intelligence drawn from the emerging field of social neuroscience. Describing what happens to our brains when we connect with others, Goleman demonstrates how relationships have the power to mold not only human experience but also human biology. Drawing on numerous studies, Goleman illuminates new theories about attachment, bonding, and the making and remaking of memory as he examines how our brains are wired for altruism, compassion, concern and rapport. The massive audience for Emotional Intelligence will revel in Goleman’s latest passionately argued case for the benefits to society of empathetic social attunement.
Beyond the Double Bind: Women and Leadership
by Kathleen Hall Jamieson
Brilliant book that looks at the no-win world most women have encountered in the workplace. Jamieson is able to use humor as a way to discuss frustrating and very antiquated ways of relating. Imagine, anyone who has a uterus has less ability to use a brain!!!
Closing the Leadership Gap: Why Women Can and Must Help Run the World
by Marie C. Wilson
This is a great read about sharing power and how vital it is for women’s voices are needed to help shape policy, especially around subjects near and dear to the hearts of women: violence, education, and healthcare.
Her Place at the Table: A Woman’s Guide to Negotiating Five Key Challenges to Leadership Success
by Deborah M. Kolb, Ph.D.
Drawing on extensive interviews with women leaders, indicates five areas in which women need to be strong. This is a good check point to see where you fit and where you need to put some elbow grease into your work life. Make sure you have good information, more important initially than intuition, have adequate support, use your ability to get buy-in and make sure you have enough resources to create value.
Hesselbein on Leadership
by Frances Hesselbein
A leadership expert who was once the CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA turned that hurting organization to a successful place for young girls to grow. Reading this book is like being with a favorite teacher who points you in the right direction for your life at work.
by John Gardner
A powerful book that looks at the ebb and flow of how we build and what happens that leads to decay. It is insightful and full of ideas for how to stay in the zone of creating an on-going successful organization.
by Walter Isaacson
This is a revealing biography of one of the most innovative men in generations. Of particular interest is to see the man behind the legend. His thoughts about being adopted and what it meant to meet his sister and mother and not to connect with his birth father help us gain insight into the personal side of Jobs.
Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain
by Ryan Blair
A journey book filled with hope for those who did not grow up with that proverbial silver spoon. This book is a great example of how a gang member used his street smarts to build a business. Anyone who says “it is too hard” will get great ideas from reading this very honest book.
Tell to Win
by Peter Guber
Rock solid explanation of why and how compelling, emotional stories are such a major part of business success. As Guber says “if you can’t tell it you can’t sell it. And if you can’t sell it, you won’t win”. Guber is a master storyteller so why not learn from the best.
by Guy Kawasaki
Kawasaki knows how to enchant. Just reading his blogs is a delight. He is one of the most innovative and charismatic businessmen around. In this book he stresses that fact that when you become enchanted with what you do and it is meaningful to you others will grab on to the excitement. It becomes mutually beneficial and that is where success lives, in the middle ground of connectivity.
The Thank You Economy
by Gary Vaynerchuk
Business with a human touch? It is really becoming the only way it works as we demand more from each other in this century. This is a comprehensive book about the power of community and the use of social media to show which brands have heart and why they will win.