The Advancing Leadership Blog

May 2015 #Shelfie

Oakville TEC Chair Eileen Terry is our next contributor to the #shelfie series and shares reading recommendations from her bookshelf that inspire her as a business leader and mentor. Share your own #shelfie with us on Twitter @TECCanada

The Art of Possibilities – Benjamin & Rosamund Zander

This book inspired me to continue to remove constraints from people’s view of what is possible. To start with, everyone gets an ‘A’. This remarkable couple lives a life with purpose, elevating and inspiring students to engage fully in their dreams and desires. A great read for inspiration, and a great read for actual steps to take to create this same environment wherever you are.


The Handbook of Coaching – Frederic Hudson 

Without a doubt one of the best ‘how to’ books on the mastery of coaching. As TEC Chair, I think it is a must read if one wants to truly “lead from behind”- a critically different space in the Frederic Hudson and Dr. Pam McLean process.


The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable – Patrick M. Lencioni

The best book I have read, and developed a workshop around to work with leadership teams on ways to go from fair to great. Or good to great…or poor to great!


Immunity to Change – Robert Kegan & Lisa Lacey

Really provides great insight into the true blockage to change, and has great exercises to unlock people from what holds them back.


What Got You Here Won’t Get You There – Marshall Goldsmith

For CE groups/folks, this says it all. While it can apply to anyone in a broader role, this is a great place to invite our members to read and reflect why change needs to be a constant focus in their lives and behaviours.

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