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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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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