Recommended Resources – Leadership Books

By August 23, 2019 Recommended Resources
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the making of a manager julie zhou

The Making of a Manager:

What to Do When Everyone Looks to You


“This is the crux of management: It is the belief that a team of people can achieve more than a single person going it alone. It is the realization that you don’t have to do everything yourself, be the best at everything yourself, or even know how to do everything yourself. Your job, as a manager, is to get better outcomes from a group of people working together.”

― Julie Zhuo



the coaching habit say less, ask more & change the way you lead foreverThe Coaching Habit:

Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever


“When you build a coaching habit, you can more easily break out of three vicious circles that plague our workplaces: creating overdependence, getting overwhelmed and becoming disconnected.”

Michael Bungay Stanier



trillion dollar coach the leadership playbook of silicon valley's bill campbellTrillion Dollar Coach:

The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley’s Bill Campbell


“But Bill made it okay to bring love to the workplace. He created a culture of what people who study these things call “companionate” love: feelings of affection, compassion, caring, and tenderness for others. He did this by genuinely caring about people and their lives outside of work, by being an enthusiastic cheerleader, by building communities, by doing favors and helping people whenever he could, and by keeping a special place in his heart for founders and entrepreneurs. Love is part of what makes a great team great. Yes, this was a natural part of Bill’s personality—he was way more ebullient than most of us! But it was also something he likely learned from football.”

Eric Schmidt



dare to lead brene brownDare to Lead:

Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.


“If we want people to fully show up, to bring their whole selves including their unarmored, whole hearts—so that we can innovate, solve problems, and serve people—we have to be vigilant about creating a culture in which people feel safe, seen, heard, and respected.”

Brené Brown



Quiet Leadership:

Six Steps to Transforming Performance at Work


“Here’s my full list of guidelines for how to apply the principles of this chapter to email communication.
  1.  Emails should contain as few words as possible.
  2.  Make it easy to see your central point at a glance, in one screen.
  3.  Never send an email that could emotionally affect another person unless it’s pure positive feedback.
  4.  Emotional issues must be discussed by phone; email should be used only to book a time for a call.
  5.  If you accidentally break rule number four, phone the person immediately, apologize, and discuss the issue by phone.”

David Rock

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