32 Popular Books on Leadership Training and Coaching

32 Popular Books on Leadership Training and Coaching

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Title: Swim with the Sharks without Being Eaten Alive

This straight-from-the-hip handbook by bestselling author and self-made millionaire Harvey Mackay spells out the path to success for readers everywhere. They will learn how to:

  • Outsell by getting appointments with people who absolutely, positively do not want to see you, and then making them glad they said "yes!"
  • Outmanage by arming yourself with information on prospects, customers, and competitors that the CIA would envy - using a system called the "Mackay 66."
  • Outmotivate by using his insights to help yourself or your kids join the ranks of Amercia's one million millionaires.
  • Outnegotiate by knowing when to "smile and say no" and when to "send in the clones."

This one-of-a-kind book by a businessman who's seen it all and done it all has sold almost 2 million copies, and is the essential roadmap for everyone on the path to success.

You need to know Harvey Mackay because his book reviews the secrets that are the foundation of his extraordinary success.

Author(s): Harvey B. Mackay
ISBN 13: 9780060742812
Pages: 288
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Title: Reinventing Leadership: Strategies to Empower the Organization

In Reinventing Leadership, Bennis and Townsend discuss their concise leadership plan for the 21st century that reinvented leadership strategies and aims to empower both employees and organization. They focus on:

•moving away from conventional standards of business practice

•building trust

•finding a mentor to encourage reflective backtalk

•rewarding accomplishment

In a compelling and, at times, controversial debate about leadership, Bennis, author of On Becoming a Leader, and Townsend, who penned Up the Organization, show readers how to embrace change, turn mistakes into valuable opportunities, transform vision into reality, and lead any organization into the future.

Author(s): Warren G. Bennis
ISBN 13: 9780060820527
Pages: 208
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Title: Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter

Are you a genius or a genius maker?

We've all had experience with two dramatically different types of leaders. The first type drain intelligence, energy, and capability from the ones around them and always need to be the smartest ones in the room. These are the idea killers, the energy sappers, the diminishers of talent and commitment. On the other side of the spectrum are leaders who use their intelligence to amplify the smarts and capabilities of the people around them. When these leaders walk into a room, lightbulbs go off over people's heads, ideas flow, and problems get solved. These are the leaders who inspire employees to stretch themselves to deliver results that surpass expectations. These are the Multipliers. And the world needs more of them, especially now, when leaders are expected to do more with less.

In this engaging and highly practical book, leadership expert Liz Wiseman and management consultant Greg McKeown explore these two leadership styles, persuasively showing how Multipliers can have a resoundingly positive and profitable effect on organizations—getting more done with fewer resources, developing and attracting talent, and cultivating new ideas and energy to drive organizational change and innovation.

In analyzing data from more than 150 leaders, Wiseman and McKeown have identified five disciplines that distinguish Multipliers from Diminishers. These five disciplines are not based on innate talent; indeed, they are skills and practices that everyone can learn to use—even lifelong and recalcitrant Diminishers. Lively, real-world case studies and practical tips and techniques bring to life each of these principles, showing you how to become a Multiplier too, whether you are a new or an experienced manager. Just imagine what you could accomplish if you could harness all the energy and intelligence around you. Multipliers will show you how.

Author(s): Liz Wiseman
ISBN 13: 9780061964398
Pages: 268
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Title: They Call Me Coach

The legendary coach talks about his life, his players, and his winning philosophies in this bestselling autobiography

John Wooden's dedication and inspiration made him America's "winningest" coach. His beliefs in hard work and preparedness brought the UCLA Bruins an unparalleled 10 NCAA basketball championships. Now in this bestselling autobiography—with a Foreword by Hall-of-Famer Bill Walton—the college basketball legend reflects on his record-breaking career, his life behind the scenes, and how his top players went on to shape and change the NBA.

From the everyday basics to important life lessons ("It's not how tall you are, but how tall you play"), Wooden shares his worldly wisdom on and off the court to offer a personal history of an unforgettable time in college basketball, answering the most-asked questions about his life, his career, and the players who made his teams unbeatable.

"They Call Me Coach is grass-roots Americana, a story bigger than basketball. One of those rare sports books that is must reading for everyone."
Chicago Tribune

"What Knute Rockne was to football, Connie Mack to baseball, and Wilbur and Orville Wright to flying, John Wooden is to basketball. This book captures the full flavor of the man, the philosophies that work in life, and the philosophies that work on the court. I commend it to people who want to succeed at either—or both."
Los Angeles Times

Author(s): John Wooden
ISBN 13: 9780071424912
Pages: 272
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Title: My Personal Best: Life Lessons from an All-American Journey


For John Wooden's millions of fans—a heartfelt and revealing self-portrait about the people and events that shaped his life

Sports Illustrated declared: "There has never been a finer coach in American sports than John Wooden. Nor a finer man." ESPN selected him as the "Greatest Coach of the 20th Century." From his birth on an Indiana tenant farm, to All-American honors at Purdue, to his historic record-setting UCLA dynasty, John Wooden is a towering figure in 20th-century sports, and his experience and wisdom an American treasure. In My Personal Best, Coach Wooden tells how he did it and the lessons he learned on his remarkable journey.

Pairing never-before-seen photos from Coach Wooden's private collection with his personal stories and affirmations, this book encompasses the dramatic arc of Wooden's larger-than-life achievements and experiences. As he did in his perpetual bestseller Wooden, Coach offers a wealth of biographical details, personal reflections, and a lifetime of lessons. His millions of fans will cherish this definitive pictorial history of a living sports legend.

"John Wooden is a living legend because he practiced what he preached—the code of ethics which created America's strength."
—Phil Jackson, head coach, Los Angeles Lakers

"Most of what I know, what's made me a smart man, has come from John Wooden."
—Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer

"A man of John Wooden's accomplishments and integrity would stand out in any era, but now, almost three decades after he coached his last game, he is in some ways an even more striking figure."
—Bob Costas

Author(s): John Wooden
ISBN 13: 9780071437929
Pages: 192
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Title: Wooden on Leadership

A Wall Street Journal Bestseller

A compelling look inside the mind and powerful leadership methods of America’s coaching legend, John Wooden

"Team spirit, loyalty, enthusiasm, determination. . . . Acquire and keep these traits and success should follow."
—Coach John Wooden

John Wooden’s goal in 41 years of coaching never changed; namely, to get maximum effort and peak performance from each of his players in the manner that best served the team. Wooden on Leadership explains step-by-step how he pursued and accomplished this goal. Focusing on Wooden’s 12 Lessons in Leadership and his acclaimed Pyramid of Success, it outlines the mental, emotional, and physical qualities essential to building a winning organization, and shows you how to develop the skill, confidence, and competitive fire to “be at your best when your best is needed”—and teach your organization to do the same.

Praise for Wooden on Leadership:

“What an all-encompassing Pyramid of Success for leadership! Coach Wooden’s moral authority and brilliant definition of success encompass all of life. How I admire his life’s work and concept of what it really means to win!”
—Stephen R. Covey, author, The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People and The 8th Habit: From

<p class="null1">Effectiveness to Greatness

Wooden On Leadership offers valuable lessons no matter what your endeavor. 'Competitive Greatness' is our goal and that of any successful organization. Coach Wooden’s Pyramid of Success is where it all starts.”

—Jim Sinegal, president & CEO, Costco

Author(s): John Wooden
ISBN 13: 9780071453394
Pages: 256
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Title: The Essential Wooden: A Lifetime of Lessons on Leaders and Leadership

The Essential Wooden—more leadership lessons from the Wooden playbook

The Essential Wooden is the ultimate collection

of Wooden’s opinions and observations

on achieving exceptional leadership in any

organization, with 200 invaluable lessons for

inspiring championship performance.

Coach Wooden offers his hard-won

wisdom on building an organization that

performs at its full potential under pressure,

from preparing and training the team to

instilling personal drive and dedication. He

takes his famous Pyramid of Success to the

next level, filling the entire book with his

straight-shooting personality and keen insight

on human nature.

Wooden shares rarely seen preseason letters

to his players, revealing how he instilled

productive attitudes and winning ways. He

also includes previously unpublished analyses

from former players and managers, including

Bill Walton and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

From Wooden’s earliest days as a leader

through his legendary UCLA dynasty, The

Essential Wooden distills a lifetime of learning

into the leadership playbook for the twenty-first


Author(s): John Wooden
ISBN 13: 9780071484350
Pages: 188
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Title: Coach Wooden's Leadership Game Plan for Success: 12 Lessons for Extraordinary Performance and Personal Excellence

“Each member of your team

has the potential for personal

greatness; the leader’s job is

to help them achieve it.”


Coach Wooden’s Leadership Game Plan for Success

presents a unique opportunity to study under

the man ESPN hails as “the greatest coach of

the 20th century.” Practicing character-based

leadership before the term was invented, John

Wooden consistently led his legendary teams

to victory and has since taught countless business

leaders his fundamentals for achieving

and sustaining success.

Now, using this hands-on book based on the

acclaimed John Wooden Leadership Course©,

you can “interact” with Coach to learn and

apply his philosophy of world-class leadership.

This unique tutorial introduces you to

his core fundamentals of success as a leader

and reinforces them with examples, exercises,

quizzes, and quotations. You’ll learn how to

  • Create a relationship of respect and

    camaraderie with those you lead

  • Remain alert to opportunity, threats,

    trends, and changes

  • Act with confi dence—but never


  • Practice moderation and balance in

    all that you do

  • Be a model of poise, grace, and reason—especially under pressure

Coach Wooden’s Leadership Game Plan for Success

drives home Mr. Wooden’s trademark 12 Lessons

in Leadership and his famous Pyramid

of Success.

When you base your leadership style and substance

on Coach’s straightforward attitudes,

values, and principles, you’ll lead your team

and business to success the Wooden way.

Author(s): John Wooden
ISBN 13: 9780071626149
Pages: 208
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Title: Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High

The New York Times and Washington Post bestseller that changed the way millions communicate

“[Crucial Conversations] draws our attention to those defining moments that literally shape our lives, our relationships, and our world. . . . This book deserves to take its place as one of the key thought leadership contributions of our time.”
—from the Foreword by Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

“The quality of your life comes out of the quality of your dialogues and conversations. Here’s how to instantly uplift your crucial conversations.”
—Mark Victor Hansen, cocreator of the #1 New York Times bestselling series Chicken Soup for the Soul®

The first edition of Crucial Conversations exploded onto the scene and revolutionized the way millions of people communicate when stakes are high. This new edition gives you the tools to:

  • Prepare for high-stakes situations
  • Transform anger and hurt feelings into powerful dialogue
  • Make it safe to talk about almost anything
  • Be persuasive, not abrasive
Author(s): Kerry Patterson
ISBN 13: 9780071771320
Pages: 288
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Title: What Got You Here Won't Get You There in Sales: How Successful Salespeople Take it to the Next Level

<p>Kick your bad habits—and CLOSE MORE SALES!</p> <p>“I love this book, especially the importance of empathy—care enough about what you are selling to personalize its value to your customer!”<br> —Jim Farley, VP Global Marketing, Ford Motor Company</p> <p>“In over 20 years of sales leadership, I had yet to see someone describe self-improvement through the elimination of existing behaviors rather than the creation of new ones—what a simple, concise, and personally applicable developmental tool. This is a must-read for everyone in sales!”<br> —Chris Richardson, VP Global Sales, Abbott Vascular</p> <p>“Don Brown and Bill Hawkins, collaborating with Marshall Goldsmith’s incredible insight, have created strategy and ideas that will help you grow, sell more, and prosper!”<br> —Jeffrey Gitomer, author of <i>The Little Red Book of Selling</i></p> <p>“<i>What Got You Here Won’t Get You There in Sales!</i> is a practical guide for anyone in sales—they hit the nail on the head! Read this book to learn how to build your relationships with customers while shedding the habits that are holding you back!”<br> —Tom Reilly, author of <i>Value-Added Selling</i></p> <p>“Deep and meaningful connections with people in business can change the trajectory of your career. This is a brilliant playbook for professionals who want to step up their game and truly own their success. I have seen the power of this approach in action—and IT WORKS!”<br> —Rich Daly, Executive Vice President, Takeda Pharmaceuticals</p> <p>About the Book:</p> <p>One of the most influential business coaches of our time, Marshall Goldsmith helps businesspeople pinpoint career-harming behaviors, understand why they engage in them and, most importantly—stop. His book <i>What Got You Here Won’t Get You There</i> wasn’t just a runaway bestseller, it has helped untold numbers dramatically improve their careers and personal lives.</p> <p>Now, Goldsmith teams up with leading sales thought leaders Don Brown and Bill Hawkins to help you break the habits that specifically damage sales relationships. This dream team’s combined clients have increased their sales from 5 to 30 percent—and their gross profit up to 50 percent! In short, their approach works.</p> <p><i>What Got You Here Won’t Get You There in Sales!</i> provides simple-to-use tools for maintaining and leveraging quality personal connections by doing something much easier than learning new behaviors: simply <i>stopping</i> old ones. When dealing with your customers, do you:</p> <ul> <li>Needlessly verbalize and execute every possible step in the sales process?</li> <li>Repeatedly initiate communication for no apparent purpose?</li> <li>Attempt to verbally “one up” your customer in conversation?</li> </ul> <p>The authors name 16 bad habits in all, and they provide proven techniques for reversing their negative effects by putting them to rest for good. There is no profession that depends more on good relationships than sales. And there’s no one more qualified to coach you to create and nurture productive sales relationships than these three authors.</p> <p>You <i>do</i> have the power to change. Let Goldsmith, Brown, and Hawkins help you kick your bad habits to improve relationships, increase sales, and enjoy a more fulfilling, enriching career.</p>
Author(s): Marshall Goldsmith
ISBN 13: 9780071773942
Pages: 224
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Title: Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change, Second Edition

<p>Revised and updated! The <i>New York Times</i> bestseller that helps any business leader drive positive change</p> <p>From the author team of the million-selling <i>Crucial Conversations</i>, this new edition of <i>Influencer</i> brings you up to date on how to become an agent of change in a way that benefits your organization, the lives of others, and the world around you.</p> <p>“An instant classic! Whether you're leading change or changing your life, this book delivers.”</p> <p>—Stephen R. Covey, author of The <i>7 Habits of Highly Effective People</i></p> <p>“Ideas can change the world-but only when coupled with influence-the ability to change hearts, minds and behavior. This book provides a practical approach to lead change and empower us all to make a difference or a change in society.”<br> —Muhammad Yunus, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Winner</p> <p>Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler are the leaders of VitalSmarts, an innovator in best practices training products and services that has taught over two million people and worked with more than 300 of the Fortune 500 companies.</p>
Author(s): Kerry Patterson
ISBN 13: 9780071808866
Pages: 320
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Title: Global Leadership: The Next Generation

<p>The follow-up to Marshall Goldsmith's 500,000-copy bestseller The Leader of the Future, Global Leadership: The Next Generation systematically identifies what tomorrow's leaders will need to know, do and believe in order to successfully lead the global enterprise of the future.</p> <p>Drawing on the results of an extraordinary 2-year Accenture study of emerging business leaders, this book shows why the skills of today's global leaders won't be enough—and why tomorrow's leaders won't resemble today's. Goldsmith and his co-authors first identify five new "factors of leadership" and their implications: global thinking, appreciation of diversity, technological savvy, a willingness to partner and an openness to sharing leadership. They explain what it will mean to lead in an era where intellectual capital is the dominant source of value; how to lead people whose backgrounds and values may be radically dissimilar from yours; and why achieving personal self-mastery is now a fundamental prerequisite for leading others.</p> <p>From the evolution of "federated," semi-autonomous organizational structures to the personal leadership challenges now arising from globalism, this book offers unprecedented insights into the new challenges of leadership—and what it will take to meet them.</p>
Author(s): Marshall Goldsmith
ISBN 13: 9780131402430
Pages: 384
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Title: On becoming a leader

Author(s): Warren G. Bennis,Warren G. Bennis
ISBN 13: 9780201550870
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Title: An invented life

Author(s): Tom Peters
ISBN 13: 9780201632125
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Title: Fired Up!: How the Best of the Best Survived and Thrived After Getting the Boot

Harvey Mackay, one of the world’s best-selling motivational and business authors tells you why it isn’t so. He reveals anecdotes and secrets from some of the best and brightest headliners in our world today. Their gripping accounts show that <i>no one</i> is immune to bad judgment or backstabbing. In colorful detail, these remarkable success stories reveal what the best of the best did to get back on top. <p>Each story tells a unique tale and contains valuable lessons that are applicable to any reader who wants his or her career to flourish; indeed, this is <i>the</i> book that will inspire, instill hope . . . and give more than a glimpse into what makes these stalwarts strong.</p> <p>When <i>Fortune</i> magazine called Mackay “Mister Make-Things-Happen,” it was right on the money–getting this amazing group of people from various walks of life to talk openly about their abilities to bounce back shows him to be a master at getting people to divulge some of their defeats and their dreams.</p>
Author(s): Harvey Mackay
ISBN 13: 9780345471871
Pages: 368
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Title: The Little Book of Talent: 52 Tips for Improving Your Skills

The Little Book of Talent is a manual for building a faster brain and a better you. It is an easy-to-use handbook of scientifically proven, field-tested methods to improve skills—your skills, your kids’ skills, your organization’s skills—in sports, music, art, math, and business. The product of five years of reporting from the world’s greatest talent hotbeds and interviews with successful master coaches, it distills the daunting complexity of skill development into 52 clear, concise directives. Whether you’re age 10 or 100, whether you’re on the sports field or the stage, in the classroom or the corner office, this is an essential guide for anyone who ever asked, “How do I get better?”

The Little Book of Talent should be given to every graduate at commencement, every new parent in a delivery room, every executive on the first day of work. It is a guidebook—beautiful in its simplicity and backed by hard science—for nurturing excellence.”—Charles Duhigg, bestselling author of The Power of Habit
“It’s so juvenile to throw around hyperbolic terms such as ‘life-changing,’ but there’s no other way to describe The Little Book of Talent. I was avidly trying new things within the first half hour of reading it and haven’t stopped since. Brilliant. And yes: life-changing.”—Tom Peters, co-author of In Search of Excellence

Author(s): Daniel Coyle
ISBN 13: 9780345530257
Pages: 160
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Title: The Secret Race

Author(s): Hamilton, Tyler/ Coyle,
ISBN 13: 9780345530424
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Title: Dig Your Well Before You're Thirsty: The Only Networking Book You'll Ever Need

Bestselling author Harvey Mackay reveals his techniques for the most essential tool in business—networking, the indispensable art of building contacts.

Now in paperback, Dig Your Well Before You're Thirsty is Harvey Mackay's last word on how to get what you want from the world through networking.&nbsp;&nbsp;For everyone from the sales rep facing a career-making deal to the entrepreneur in search of capital, Dig Your Well explains how meeting these needs should be no more than a few calls away.&nbsp;&nbsp;This shrewdly practical book distills Mackay's wisdom gleaned from years of "swimming with sharks," including:

What kinds of networks exist How to start a network, and how to wring the most from it The smart way to downsize your list—who to keep, who to dump How to keep track of favors done and favors owed—Is it my lunch or yours?
What you can do if you are not good at small talk

Dig Your Well Before You're Thirsty is a must for anyone who wants to get ahead by reaching out.

Syndicated columnist and business speaker, Harvey Mackay proves "it`s not what you know, it`s who you know." In this provocative networking book, he contends that talent alone will not save you in the current economy. Genius, guts, and hard work can also be counted out as life preservers. In fact, according to Mackay, there`s only one thing you can depend on -- your network.

Author(s): Harvey Mackay
ISBN 13: 9780385485463
Pages: 336
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Title: Change Anything

Author(s): Patterson, Kerry/ Grenny,
ISBN 13: 9780446573900
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Title: Pushing the Envelope: All the Way to the Top

Harvey Mackay is the author of two New York Times #1 bestsellers, Swim with the Sharks without Being Eaten Alive and Beware the Naked Man Who Offers You His Shirt. Both these books were recently listed by the New York Times among the top fifteen inspirational business books of all time. Harvey's most recent book, Dig Your Well Before You're Thirsty was also a New York Times bestseller. His books have sold more than eight million copies worldwide, have been translated into thirty-five languages, and have sold in eighty countries. <p>In addition, Harvey is a nationally syndicated columnist and was named by the 170,000-member Toastmaster International as one of the top five speakers in the world. He is founder and CEO of the $85 million Mackay Envelope Corporation.</p>
Author(s): Harvey Mackay
ISBN 13: 9780449006696
Pages: 368
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Title: Beware the naked man who offers you his shirt

<p>FORTUNE magazine calls Harvey Mackay "Mr.-Make-Things-Happen." No matter where you are in your career, he can help you ride the expressway to success. This collection of on-target how-to's, insights, and self-tests translates into immediate take-to-the-office results on EVERY page. Discover the secrets on servicing sales that are worth millions, add the missing ingredient—courage—to your career, learn how to love your job, take a manager's quiz that will revolutionize your style, and much, much more!</p> <p>From the autor of SWIM WITH THE SHARKS WIHOUT BEING EATEN ALIVE.</p> <p>"Can Mackay do it again? The answer is a resounding yes. He joins Bob Townsend (UP THE ORGANIZATION) as master of brief, biting, and brilliant business wit and wisdom."</p> <p>Tom Peters</p> <p>A Selection of the Book-of-the-Month, Fortune and Macmillan Book Clubs</p>
Author(s): Harvey MacKay
ISBN 13: 9780449911846
Pages: 416
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Title: On Becoming a Leader

Deemed “the dean of leadership gurus” by Forbes magazine, Warren Bennis has for years persuasively argued that leaders are not born—they are made. Delving into the qualities that define leadership, the people who exemplify it, and the strategies that anyone can apply to achieve it, his classic work On Becoming a Leader has served as a source of essential insight for countless readers. In a world increasingly defined by turbulence and uncertainty, the call to leadership is more urgent than ever.

Featuring a provocative new introduction, this new edition will inspire a fresh generation of potential leaders to excellence.

Bennis profiles leaders from all walks of life and analyzes the leadership process in unusual depth. "Thank God for Warren Bennis."--Tom Peters

Author(s): Warren Bennis
ISBN 13: 9780465014088
Pages: 304
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Title: Linkage Inc's Best Practices in Leadership Development Handbook

Praise for Linkage Inc.'s Best Practices in Leadership Development Handbook

"This book has captured high-impact, state-of-the-art approaches to developing leaders and provides innovative, new ideas that leadership development professionals can immediately put to use."
Tim Fidler, worldwide director, Global Education and Training, Colgate-Palmolive Company

"This book captures some of the most unique and fascinating best-practices out there. The book provides an incredible variety of examples to learn from and shares great perspectives to help you adapt those learnings to your own leadership development efforts."
Albert A. Vicere, president, Vicere Associates, Inc.; Executive Education Professor of Strategic Leadership, Smeal College of Business,The Pennsylvania State University

Author(s): Linkage Inc.
ISBN 13: 9780470195673
Pages: 480
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Title: The Five Temptations of a CEO, 10th Anniversary Edition: A Leadership Fable

<p class="null1">The Commemorative Edition of a Landmark Book from Patrick Lencioni</p> <p>"Patrick Lencioni's combination of homey management truths and simpleprose has struck a chord with business leaders tired of jargon and complicated strategic models."<br> —<i>The Wall Street Journal</i></p> <p>"This book reflects so much of what I love about Patrick's insights; thought provoking, challenging of the accepted, simple but not simplistic, and highly practical. It should be a primer for leaders at all levels—not just CEOs."<br> —<b>Colleen C. Barrett</b>, president Southwest Airlines Co.</p> <p>"Lencioni's remarkable ability to tell a compelling story is what sets this book apart from most other leadership books."<br> —<b>Pat Esser</b>, president, Cox Communications</p> <p>"I talk about the Five Temptations in all my leadership programs and have used it to enhance my leadership and the leadership of others."<br> —<b>David C. Novak</b>, chairman, CEO, and president Yum! Brands</p> <p>"The Five Temptations of a CEO is a thoughtprovoking story, a reason to examine your behavior in light of your current challenges. Read it, reflect on its message, make changes, and read it again in a few months."<br> —<b>Edward T. Reilly</b>, president and CEO, American Management Association</p> <p>In an intense and often combative exchange, the two debate fundamental issues faced by all leaders-issues involving personal integrity and effectiveness in the ongoing struggle for success. While some of these topics have been bandied about in the leadership literature for years, in <i>The Five Temptations of a CEO</i> they actually begin to make sense. </p>
Author(s): Patrick M. Lencioni
ISBN 13: 9780470267585
Pages: 160
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Title: Transparency: How Leaders Create a Culture of Candor

Praise for Transparency

"After watching so many American presidents derailed by a culture of secrecy—Richard Nixon and George W. Bush are only the most recent—one might imagine that transparency would become the watchword of leaders everywhere. Alas, it has not: witness Enron and subprime mortgages. Here in these pages, with arguments that are enormously compelling, Warren Bennis, Daniel Goleman, and James O'Toole urge leaders of every stripe to create 'a culture of candor' around them.?Please give this book to anyone heading toward the front office, especially if it is oval."
—David Gergen, professor and director of the Center for Public Leadership, Harvard University; former White House advisor; author of Eyewitness to Power

"Transparency vividly describes the powerful imperative for open and honest communication in a boundless world transformed by information technology and its impact on corporations and politics. With many practical examples, the authors underscore the importance of the leadership values of integrity, candor, courage, and responsibility as fundamental to sustainable success in an increasingly complex environment."
—Daniel Vasella, M.D., chairman and CEO, Novartis AG, Basel, Switzerland

"In this vital new book, Warren Bennis, Daniel Goleman, and Jim O'Toole have teamed up to address the vital question of our times, whether organizations have the courage to be open, honest, and most of all, transparent. They give deep insights into why transparency is essential to long-term business success. It is a mustread for anyone who wants to build an authentic organization."
—Bill George, former CEO, Medtronic; professor, Harvard Business School; author of True North and Authentic Leadership

Author(s): Daniel Goleman
ISBN 13: 9780470278765
Pages: 144
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Title: Still Surprised: A Memoir of a Life in Leadership

Praise for Still Surprised

"Warren's humanity, joie de vivre, and intellect sparkle throughout this must-read memoir. Each chapter in his fascinating life draws him inexorably toward becoming the father of leadership, showing why he is such a beloved and admired friend, mentor, and role model for so many leaders."
Bill George, professor, Harvard Business School; former chairman and CEO, Medtronic

"Engrossing, enthralling, and enlightening, this is a brilliant book full of remarkable people and events and packed with profound self-revelation. Every episode of Warren's stellar career is itself a leadership lesson that will spread insight and inspiration."
Rosabeth Moss Kanter, professor, Harvard Business School; author, Confidence and SuperCorp

"This must-read book compiles a lifetime of lessons from the master. The quintessential memoir on leadership, it will satisfy the appetites of both serious students and casual observers. It's so rich that you'll keep coming back for new insights, and it will never disappoint."
Anne Mulcahy, former chairman and CEO, Xerox Corporation

"I have learned more from Warren Bennis than anyone save my mother. My mentor and friend has given us a magnificent and mesmerizing account of his life. There's enough wisdom here to fill the world's largest library."
Tom Peters, coauthor, In Search of Excellence

"For years, Warren's wisdom from a life so richly led has inspired leaders. In this beautifully written memoir he generously shares his most precious stories with wit and intellect. Warren says he is an 'unusually lucky man,' but those who know him are the lucky ones."
Howard Schultz, chairman, president, and chief executive officer, Starbucks Coffee Company

"Master storytelling at its best. Warren's memoir of a life of learning, growth, and development inside the crucibles of leadership is masterful, illuminating, and entertaining."
General Eric Shinseki, U.S. Army (Retired)

Author(s): Warren Bennis
ISBN 13: 9780470432389
Pages: 272
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Title: The Essential Bennis

"Looking over a lifetime of work, I see that certain themes have always fascinated me. Early on, I felt that bureaucracy was doomed and that something flatter and more collegial would triumph. The need for candor and transparency has been a frequent cry, because I saw how warped organizations become without them. I've long known that organizational decisions inevitably have a moral dimension. The vital role that great followers play in successful leadership has grown ever more obvious. I am increasingly aware how crucial rhetoric and other performing arts are in making a compelling leader—good or bad. That leaders are inevitably shaped by personal crucibles has been confirmed by hundreds of interviews. And it is clear to me now that the process of becoming a leader and the process of becoming a fully integrated human being are one and the same, both grounded in self-discovery." —from the Introduction by Warren Bennis

Author(s): Warren Bennis
ISBN 13: 9780470432396
Pages: 480
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Title: Best Practices in Talent Management: How the World's Leading Corporations Manage, Develop, and Retain Top Talent

<p>Praise for Best Practices in Talent Management</p> <p>"This book includes the most up-to-date thinking, tools, models, instruments and case studies necessary to identify, lead, and manage talent within your organization and with a focus on results. It provides it all—from thought leadership to real-world practice."</p> <p>Patrick Carmichael</p> <p>head of talent management, refining, marketing, and international operations, Saudi Aramco</p> <p>"This is a superb compendium of stories that give the reader a peek behind the curtains of top notch organizations who have wrestled with current issues of talent management. Their lessons learned are vital for leaders and practitioners who want a very valuable heads up."</p> <p>Beverly Kaye</p> <p>Founder/CEO: Career Systems International and Co-Author, Love 'Em or Lose m</p> <p>"This is a must read for organization leaders and HR practitioners who cope with the today's most critical business challenge—talent management. This book provides a vast amount of thought provoking ideals, tools, and models, for building and implementing talent management strategies. I highly recommend it!"</p> <p>Dale Halm</p> <p>Organization Development Program Manager, Arizona Public Service ?</p> <p>"If you are responsible for planning and implementing an effective talent and succession management strategy in your organization, this book provides the case study examples you are looking for."</p> <p>Doris Sims</p> <p>Author, Building Tomorrow's Talent</p> <p>"A must read for all managers who wish to implement a best practice talent management program within their organization"</p> <p>Fariborz Ghadar</p> <p>William A. Schreyer Professor of Global Management, Policies and Planning Senior Advisor and Distinguished Senior Scholar Center for Strategic and International Affairs Founding Director Center for Global Business Studies</p>
Author(s): Marshall Goldsmith
ISBN 13: 9780470499610
Pages: 336
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