Recommended Reading - Business Coaching


Managing the Moment: A Leader's Guide to Building Executive Presence One Interaction at a Time 
By Lisa Parker
Lisa Parker, executive coach based out of New York, manages to take the often thought of as mysterious and intangible 'corporate presence' and helps the reader to understand what it is and what it is not in very practical terms. I have used this book quite often with director level clients who are amping up their executive presence in preparation for anticipated and/or sought after promotions. Warning - this book will kick you in the gut at times. For those of you who have ever been videotaped, you know that the cameras can't lie. Lisa's writing style and real-life scenarios describing behaviors that detract from our efforts to excel and get ahead is unapologetically concise and quite effective in packing a punch.

The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal
By Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz 
Work/life balance continues to plague every level of employment from entry level to Sr. Management. Why are some people able to thrive under the stress and pressures and others are not? This #1 best seller redirects focus from time management to energy management. The authors incorporate self-care components that I personally have found very critical to my own well being and ability to sustain the work I am doing.

By Henry Cloud and John Townsend
The tyranny of the urgent can be the downfall of a person or a business. Learning when and what to say yes and no to can be the turning point towards not just higher function, but more effective function of an individual and an organization.

Boundaries for Leaders
By Henry Cloud and John Townsend
This book is a 10+ in my estimation and is my highest recommended read to clients in business. From the outset, Dr. Cloud's scientific background, executive coaching experience and candid reflections on his own management style make this an easy yet thought provoking read.

Getting Things Done
By David Allen
Provides techniques, structures and processes that support a client's decluttering and repurposing of tasks.

Michael Hyatt Blog
Sharp, quick, pithy, thought provoking blogs that won't clog your inbox, but rather clear your brain with perspectives that stick. I have personally forwarded more Micahel Hyatt Blog posts than any other resource to my business clients.

The Costco Connection
Publisher Ginnie Roeglin, Editor David W. Fuller
Really? Yes. There isn't a month that goes by that I don't get something from this magazine. It is a company worth emulating, big or small. High integrity, clear on its vision, and uncompromising in maintaining it's values, Costco continues to be an innovator in the world of volume discount shopping. And there is something for everyone in the magazine. Quick read resource that provides glimpses into many worlds from financial fraud to small business achievements.

The Effective Executive
By Peter Drucker
A no nonsense sometimes gut-kicking challenging book that helps high-level thinkers remain high level strategists and developers.

Strengthfinders 2.0
By Tom Rath
An appealing approach to leader development focused on enhancing leader strengths rather than protecting against weaknesses.

Success for the Second In Command: Leading from the Second Chariot
By Bill Hornsby
Initially recommended by a client who was second in command in a large para-church organization, this book provided valuable insight and affirmation that permitted more effective engagement in the organization. A great read for those who support a strong leader of any organization in a "right hand seat."


Business Coaching


that I only thought

might be possible

were turned into a reality

with coaching 

from Cheryl Scanlan.

- Trinity Gregor