Growth is our passion

We share some of our favorite resources for development--the pioneers and contemporary thought leaders whose ideas have sparked our own, the science we study, the practices we draw from.


  1. Simon Sinek: Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe
  2. Influencer: The new science of leading change by Joseph Grenny, Kerry Patterson, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler
  3. Lean In: Women, work and the will to lead by Sheryl Sandberg
  4. What Got You Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith
  5. Good to Great: Why some companies make the leap...and others don't by Jim Collins
  6. The Leadership Pipeline: How to build the leadership powered company by Ram Charan, Stephen Drotter & James Noel

Emotional Intelligence

  1. Difficult Conversations: How to discuss what matters most by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton & Sheila Heen
  2. The Emotional Life of Your Brain: How its unique patterns affect the way you think, feel, and live—and how you can change them by Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D. & Sharon Begley
  3. Taming Your Gremlin: A surprisingly simple method for getting out of your own way by Rick Carson Positivity: Top-notch research reveals the 3 to 1 ratio that will change your life by Barbara L. Fredrickson, Ph.D
  4. There is Nothing Wrong with You by Cheri Huber
  5. The Power of Empathy by Brene Brown:
  6. Mindfulness Meditation
  7. Measuring Your Emotional Intelligence:


  1. Switch: How to change things when change is hard by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
  2. The Tipping Point: How little things can make a big difference by Malcom Gladwell
  3. Immunity to Change: How to overcome it and unlock the potential in yourself and your organization by Robert Kegan & Lisa Laskow Lahey
  4. Change Anything: The new science of personal success by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan & Al Switzler

Systems Perspectives Organizational Ecosphere

  1. The Fifth Discipline: The art and practice of the learning organization by Peter M. Senge
  2. Leadership and the New Science: Discovering order in a chaotic world by Margaret J. Wheatley
  3. Overcoming Organizational Defenses: Facilitating organizational learning by Chris Argyris
  4. The Heart Aroused: Poetry and the preservation of the soul in corporate America by David Whyte


  1. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A leadership fable by Patrick Lencioni
  2. The Hedgehog Effect: The secrets of building high performance teams by Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries
  3. Paradoxes of Group Life: Understanding conflict, paralysis, and movement in group dynamics by Kenwyn K. Smith & David N. Berg


  1. Co-Active Coaching—Changing business, transforming lives by Henry Kimsey-House, Karen Kimsey-House, Phillip Sandahl & Laura Whitworth
  2. Flawless Consulting: A guide to getting your expertise used by Peter Block
  3. Process Consultation: Its role in organization development by Edgar H. Schein
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