Below are some of my favorite resources that I refer to in my trainings. I have learned from them over the years and still find them refreshing and enlightening. I hope you will too. If you have other books or online resources you value, please do share.


Beyond Reason: Using Emotions as You Negotiate, Roger Fisher and Daniel Shapiro, Penguin Books, 2005

Calming Your Anxious Mind: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You From Anxiety, Fear and Panic. Jeffrey Brantley, MD, New Harbinger Publications, 2007

Change Your Questions, Change Your Life: 10 Powerful Tools for Life and Work, Marilee Adams, Ph.D., Berret-Koehler Publishers,San Francisco,CA, 2009

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When the Stakes are High, Patterson, Grenny, McMillan, Switzer, McGraw-Hill, 2002

Difficult Conversations, Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, Sheila Heen, and Roger Fisher, Penguin Books, 2000

Executive EQ: Emotional Intelligence in Leadership & Organizations. Robert K. Cooper, Ph.D., and Ayman Sawaf, Grosset/Putnum, 1996

Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness. Jon Kabat-Zin, Ph.D. Delta Trade Paperbacks, 1990

Leadership Therapy: Inside the Mind of Microsoft: Solutions to the Top Problems Managers Face, Anna Rowley, Ph.D., Palgrave MacMillan, 2007

Leadership Without Easy Answers. Ronald A. Heifetz.HarvardUniversity Press,Cambridge,MA, 1994

The Leadership Challenge. James M. Kouses and Barry Z. Posner. Jossey-Bass. 2002


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