Books

There are a number of books that we have found to be immensely helpful to leaders and to our coaching  practice. We have listed them by quadrant  and category with the recognition that some touch base on multiple quadrants.

ALL QUADRANTS

A Theory of Everything: An Integral Vision for Business, Politics, Science and Spirituality by Ken Wilber This is the book upon which the Leadership Mastery Map is based. It is a masterpiece in communicating the obvious and yet profound. Stongly recommended for anyone who is interesting in seeing a broader look at world.

UPPER LEFT QUADRANT

Emotional Intelligence

Research shows that emotional Intelligence is the singular most significant skill      for effectivce leadership. Goleman is the leading authority on EQ.

Primal Leadership: Learning to Lead with Emotional Intelligence by Daniel  Goleman

The Enneagram

Self awareness is a critical component of effective leadership. The Enneagram typology can be the portal to self awareness and personal growth.

The Wisdom of the Enneagram: The Complete Guide to Psychological and Spiritual Growth for the Nine Personality Types

The Enneagram Made Easy: Discover the 9 Types of People

The Enneagram in Love and Work: Understanding Your Intimate and Business Relationships

LOWER RIGHT QUADRANT

Management and Leadership

Smart Work by Lucy Freedman and Lisa Marshall- An excellent book for technical managers. One of the main goals of this powerful book is to enable technical leaders through the use of a well researched, pragmatic, highly effective and elegant communication model to systematically increase mutual understanding in the workplace and lead effectively.

Success Built to Last: Creating a Life that Matters by Jerry Poras,Stewart Emery  and Mark Thompson. Porras, who co-wrote the original Built to Last, teams with successful life coaching company co-founder Emery and top executive coach Thompson, to interview 300 successful people, tagged "builders," to uncover the secrets of their winning life journeys.

This is an excellent book for career assessment and younger leaders to  learn what   it really takes to succeed in business and  life.

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't by Jim Collins The premier contemporary book on leadership. Jim Collins and his team have done an enormous amount of interesting work to determine whether a good company can become a great company, and how. And what kind of leadership will make that happen.

UPPER RIGHT QUADRANT

The SPIN Selling Fieldbook by Neil Rackham. The SPIN Selling Fieldbook shows     you how to actually put into practice the proven sales tools and techniques  outlined in SPIN Selling, a national best seller.

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