A Freethinking Guide to the Real World

NINE LIES ABOUT WORK  by Marcus Buckingham & Ashley Goodall

Freethinking leaders recognize the power and beauty of our individual uniqueness. They know that emergent patterns are more valuable than received wisdom and that evidence is more powerful than dogma.  This book exposes the NINE LIES ABOUT WORK and reveals the few core truths that will help you show just how good you are to those who truly rely on you.

Dare to Lead  by Brené Brown

When we dare to lead, we don’t pretend to have the right answers; we stay curious and ask the right questions. We don’t see power as finite and hoard it; we know that power becomes infinite when we share it with others. We don’t avoid difficult conversations and situations; we lean into vulnerability when it’s necessary to do good work. 

The Power of Habit  by Charles Duhigg

The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. As Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.

Leadership from the Inside Out  by Kevin Cashman

This book redefines leadership at an essential level and is written for business people in any field. Expect to be transformed as you read and experience this book.

A Whole New Mind  by Daniel Pink

A ground-breaking, mind-altering book that deserves reading and re-reading. It includes tools, tips & strategies to sharpen and deepen the abilities that will be most richly rewarded in the 21st century.

Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence  by Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee

Drawing from decades of analysis within world-class organizations, the authors show that resonant leaders-whether CEOs or managers, coaches or politicians-excel not just through skill and smarts, but by connecting with others using EI competencies like empathy and self-awareness. And they employ up to six leadership styles-from visionary to coaching to pacesetting-fluidly interchanging them as the situation demands.

Leadership Is An Art  by Max De Pree

De Pree looks at leadership as a kind of stewardship, stressing the importance of building relationships, initiating ideas, and creating a lasting value system within an organization. Rather than focusing on the “hows” of corporate life, he explains the “whys.” He shows that the first responsibility of a leader is to define reality and the last is to say thank you.