Recommended Reading

Goal Setting & Growth

The Path of Least Resistance
by Robert Fritz
Fritz's advice helps you to create and stay focused on your vision to make it happen

One Small Step Can Change Your Life – The Kaizen Way
by Robert Maurer
It’s the small and important steps you can make that can really move you forward

A Life in Museums:  Managing Your Museum Career
edited by Greg Stevens and Wendy Luke
For aspiring, emerging and mid-career museum professionals, a guide to getting and keeping great museum jobs and wisdom on moving up and on.

Time Management

Getting Things Done:  The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
by David Allen
A fresh way of getting control of the chaos and disarray in your office and life.

Transitions and Change

Managing Transitions – Making the Most of Change
by William Bridges
Change is inevitable, make change work for you and your organization.

Managing at the Speed of Change
by Daryl Conner
Some of us readily accept change, others don’t.  Learn to help yourself and others.

Networking

Never Eat Alone and Other Secrets to Success,
One Relationship at a Time

by Keith Ferrazzi with Tahl Raz
When you want to be motivated to make and build contacts, network, make people connections, build and sustain professional relationships, and build a rolodex of trusted sources for information.

Make Your Contacts Count
by Anne Baber, and Lynne Waymon
A practical, step-by-step guide for creating, cultivating and capitalizing on networking opportunities and relationships.

Communication

Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most
by Douglas Stome, Bruce Patton, and Sheila Heen
The truth, delivered in the right way, will move you, others and your organization forward

Connecting Generations: The Sourcebook
for a New Workplace

by Claire Raines
Be able to talk to boomers, Xers, Ys, Milleniums – whether they are your clients, colleagues or staff

Leadership

Don’t Fire them, Fire Them Up: 
Motivate Yourself and Your Team

by Frank Pacetta with Roger Gittines
Tools and techniques to get more from your sales staff and just plain managing

Political Savvy: Systematic Approaches to
Leadership Behind-the-Scenes

by Joel R. DeLuca
Political smarts, not manipulation, ensures that you share information , in the right sequence, to get the results you want.

Managing Up, Managing Down
by Mary Ann and Eric Allison
When you or someone you are coaching needs a reminder that effective employees bosses, peers, and subordinates manage up, down, and across.

The Effective Executive
by Peter F. Drucker
An oldie but goodie, learn how to spend your time for the greatest good of your organization.

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...
and Others Don't

by Jim Collins
Perspectives on great companies; it’s the healthy ones that make it big.

First, Break All the Rules
by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman

There’s a great employee survey in this book that can provide you with a reading on how healthy your department/division/company/organization is.

Language and the Pursuit of Happiness
by Chalmers Brothers
Understand how language is directly connected to a new way of understanding yourself

Resilient Leadership
by Bob Duggan and Jim Moyer
Provides a new understanding of organizations and how leaders can help themselves and their organizations function at higher levels.

The Extraordinary Leader: Turning good Managers into Great Leaders
by John H. Zenger and Joseph R. Folkman
Pinpoint and maximize the leadership qualities you already posses.

Creating and Sustaining Teams

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
by Patrick Lencioni
He helps you get perspective on where your team may be dropping the ball.

Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em
by Beverly Kaye and Sharon Jordan-Evans
Concrete skills, to-do lists, and what not-to-do for retaining employees. (A good way to reduce the high cost of replacing employees.)

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