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o Becoming Your Own Business Coach by George Watts, Ph.D. Published by Praeger Publishing, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Co.
Available through bookstores, Amazon.
In Becoming Your Own Business Coach, George Watts helps reader become
their own “change agents”. The book offers clear, practical ways executives
can grow through introspection, self-knowledge, and self-awareness. The
book has short personality tests, open ended questions to stimulate
personal journaling. George’s five core principles are:
1. The more deeply you understand yourself, the more successful you can
2. The quickest way to optimize for success is to understand and leverage
your core strengths.
3. As you build your ability to hold deep conversations within yourself, you
are able to hold powerful and deep conversations with others—and truly
4. Taking full and complete responsibility for your career and life is the
most empowering and worthwhile goal you can pursue.
5. When you rise above your ego, you become an emotionally intelligent
The book would be useful to SPIM members to provide to clients for
executive coaching assignments or in leadership development training
o Beyond Luck: Practical steps to navigate the path from manager to
Leader by John E. Langhorne. Ph.D.
Corridor Media Group, 2010.
To preview or purchase visit www.beyondluck.net.net.
What managers have: challenges and problems. What managers don't
have: time. With that in mind, John Langhorne has written an "un-book,"
one that offers solutions, knowledge and insight in short, easily managed
John has worked mostly with small and mid-sized businesses (those with
fewer than 5,000 employees) in his 25-year career, making Beyond Luck
particularly well-suited for managers and leaders in such organizations.
This un-book contains 75 short (about 800 words), practical articles, each
of which is interlinked to three other supporting or complementing pieces.
Thus, rather than read this front to back like a traditional book, you can
enter this un-book anywhere and follow your interests. Included are single
articles that offer tools to solve practical problems and series that allow
time for study and reflection. These range from the tactical to the
strategic and assume that competently leading and managing is a learned
art focused on people.
While the content is the draw, the organizing structure makes accessing
the right article at the right moment a quick, easy task. The articles are
grouped in five major areas: management practices; management
principles; leadership and executive behavior; motivation and morale, jobs
and job loss and personal development. Three indices breaking the content
down by topics, problems solved and personal development further assist
navigating your own path to leadership success.
o Business Success through Self-Knowledge (2013) by William D. Anton, Ph.D., Founder of http://ceoeffectiveness.com/ and creator of Face Book page CEO Effectiveness. It was published by HD Interactive, available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other distribution outlets and bookstores. This book is intended for business leaders, coaches and consultants and takes you on a short journey that explains why many of us have a sense of unrealized potential that eludes us. It offers examples and illustrations of how we create tacit but enduring mental models early in life that limit our view of ourselves and our power to influence others. Clear and practical steps are included on how to transform ourselves, our organizations, and those we seek to influence.
Written for business leaders, business consultants, and coaches, Business Success Through Self-Knowledge espouses principles that, when applied correctly, can benefit everyone. While other business books show leaders what to focus on for greater effectiveness, Business Success Through Self-Knowledge tells you how best to accomplish it. This book sheds light on the real foundation of personal mastery, addressing the most critical of questions: What do I need to know about myself to actually put my greater potential to use? And how do I get there?
They may just be the most important questions you will ever consider.
o Chapters by Arther M. Freedman (“Swimming
upstream: The challenge of managerial promotions”)
and H. Skipton (Skip) Leonard (“When leadership
development fails managers: Addressing the right gaps when developing
leadership”) in Robert B. Kaiser (ed.). (2006)
Filling the Leadership Pipeline. Greensboro, NC: Center for
o Executive Wisdom: Coaching and the Emergence of Virtuous
Leaders by Dick Kilburg, available
through APA and Amazon. Description: It attempts to integrate
classic views of wisdom with the best of contemporary psychological
research while simultaneously providing case examples, exercises
and methods that are hopefully useful to leaders and coaches
alike in helping them to both think about and become more virtuous
in their practices.
o Peer Power Books by Judy Tindall, Ph.D.
New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis. All books are available from Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group (1-800-
634-7064) The Peer Power books are available for consultants in the field that are
trying to develop peer programs for organizations and schools as well as
utilizing human relationship training for groups. The books have been
utilized with the United Nations as “Staff Outreach Provider” program for
staff helping staff and used widely in schools (high school and higher
education) for peer programs, human relationship training and topical
The Peer Programs: In-Depth Look at Peer Programs book according
to a reviewer indicated the following: “This is a book that is much bigger
on the inside than it is on the outside. Readers will be left wondering how
the authors fit so much into such a small package! This 332-page book is a
powerhouse of information and useful tools, and is part of the Peer Power
series. The book consists of 12 well-organized chapters, two appendices,
and both a subject and author index. And, there’s even a practical CD on
the back flap that has just over 45 (12 Word and 30+ PDF) tools you can
use with your laptop, LCD projector or your printer. The authors provide a
logical progression for all phases of planning, implementing and
administering peer programs. They also share great illustrations and
In Peer Power , Book One Workbook: Becoming an Effective Peer
helper and Conflict Mediator, Fourth Edition the eight core skills that
peer mentors will use are explained: Attending, Empathizing, Summarizing,
Questioning, Genuineness, Assertiveness, Confrontation, Problem Solving.
The purpose of Peer Power Book Two Workbook is to assist peer
helpers to grow interpersonally, gain new skills, and have the tools to work
with others. This would be most useful for readers who have a basic
understanding of the information presented in Peer Power Book One. While
any number of topics are included the author clearly states that the peer
helpers need an opportunity to actually use their skills and work with
others. Not only are they delivering the program there is ample opportunity
for them to reflect on the strategies they have used and the skills they are
using. There are 17 major topics included in this book, and in the
workbook, Peer Power Book Two, Workbook Applying Peer Helper Skills.
The topics include: drugs and alcohol abuse, taking care of you through
stress management, leadership training, tutoring, group work, enhancing
sexual health, disordered eating, suicide prevention, coping with loss,
highway traffic safety, bullying reduction, mentoring, crisis management,
character education, problem gambling prevention, and tobacco
o Pinpointing Excellence: The Key to Finding a Quality Executive Coach (Bright Sky Press, 2011) by John Reed, Ph.D. Available on Amazon.com and similar sites and at www.pinpointingexcellence.com
Guides consumers of executive coaching services with a practical and discriminating 2-step process for evaluating, grading and selecting the best available executive coach, applying both concrete and subjective information. Meets the increasingly critical consumer need - in the completely unregulated and chaotic executive coaching field - to make straightforward and accurate comparisons of coaching candidates based on their depth in not only coaching but also in business, psychology and ethics. This helps minimize risk and maximize ROI for those charged with selecting the best coach for their particular needs.
o The EQ Leader Program: How to launch
and implement successful EQ consulting and coaching projects
by Dana C. Ackley, Ph.D. (2006), published
by MHS in July, 2006. Description: This book is a 336 page manual
for a model program to build the emotional intelligence skills
of leaders in organizations. It is based on the Emotional Quotient
Inventory (EQ-i), the first, and so far, only measure of emotional
intelligence to be favorably reviewed by Buros Mental Measurement
Yearbook. The program has five steps: (1) a one day keynote
seminar designed to win the interest and involvement of executives
in their EQ development; (2) assessment/feedback processes that
include a semi-structured interview, behavioral interview questions
for each of the fifteen skills measured by the EQ-I, and detailed
guidelines for the development of a personalized report that
integrates E!-I and interview findings; (3) a ten step developmental
planning process that creates a concrete, executable plan for
each participant with measurable goals; (4) review of goals
with the participant’s manager; and (5) executive coaching.
The manual comes with a CD that holds key documents, such as
the 60 page outline for the keynote seminar and menus of exercises
for the development of each EQ skill. Those who purchase the
manual purchase rights to download the documents, edit them
to fit their own company or practice and to reproduce them.
Thus, buyers can edit the keynote outline, PowerPoint and handouts
to suit themselves. They can reproduce the menus of exercises
for their clients and put their own letterhead on them. More
details are available from Dana’s website: www.eqleader.net.
o Value + Employees as Valuers. by Billie G. Blair, Ph.D.
Puzzles Press, Austin, TX, 2009. Available through Amazon, bookstores and
VALUE + EMPLOYEES AS VALUERS was written for all managers and
employees of corporations, businesses, and other organizations.
This book is the second-in-a-series on the topic of organizational change
management. Over the past three years, Billie Blair has written on the
topic of change with the express purpose of providing guidance for
corporate clients while undergoing change processes. (An earlier book,
ALL THE MOVING PARTS: ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE MANAGEMENT
was published in 2007).
VALUE + identifies the single most important business challenge for this
decade: employees' engagement in their organization of employment.
VALUE + is incisive in its description of this pressing business challenge
and clearly outlines the six steps for overcoming these difficulties and
setting up the organization capable of carrying out the processes of adding
value. The book is filled with real time case studies that serve to explicate
concepts described. Also offered are best approaches along with easy to
follow strategies for those who care about organizations and who are
dedicated to their survival.
The book was specifically written to be read and absorbed quickly by busy
VALUE + and the message that it imparts has been selected by the
California chapters of Habitat for Humanity as the foal point of their 2010
Fall Leadership Conference.
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Sternberg, R. J. (2005). WICS: A model of leadership.
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o Hedlund, J., Wilt, J. M., Nebel, K. R., Ashford,
S. J., & Sternberg, R. J. (2006). Assessing practical intelligence
in business school admissions: A supplement to the graduate
management admissions test. Learning and Individual Differences,
Stemler, S. E., Grigorenko, E. L., Jarvin, L., &
Sternberg, R. J. (2006). Using the theory of successful intelligence
as a basis for augmenting AP exams in psychology and statistics.
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Sternberg, R. J., & The Rainbow Project Collaborators
(2006). The Rainbow Project: Enhancing the SAT through assessments
of analytical, practical and creative skills. Intelligence,
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Sternberg, R. J. (in press). Rethinking college admissions
for the 21st century. Chronicle of Higher Education.