In this series of podcasts, books will be covered that have helped clients, colleagues and acquaintances. Much in the same way there are official book clubs, recommendations and ideas are always coming up or being exchanged based on how they might contribute to development of any kind, whether it be leadership, professional, or personal.
What’s great is that even though Coach It Out’s main focus is leadership, so much goes into leadership that the books don’t necessarily need to be about leadership, specifically. There are so many underlying themes and components to leadership that ideas for great books may come up in conversations that might not have anything necessarily to do with the coaching business or leadership itself.
So the books to be covered in this series will come from across different genres including Leadership, Management, Organizational Development, Productivity, Self-Help, Success, etc.
Take a listen below.
Do It Scared:
Charge Forward With Confidence, Conquer Resistance, and
Break Through Your Limitations
by Scott Allan
This episode covers a book which calls for us to do things in the face of our fears. It breaks down what the fears might be, where they may come from, and how we can change our thinking. It talks about all the possibilities and opportunities that exist on the other side of that fear.
This book’s theme supplements other resources for leadership as it makes us consider what is holding us back, and what it is holding us back from. We have to work to reprogram the way we look at fear.
This is a book for anyone who is realizing what part, whether small or large, fear has played in their life and work. The opportunity cost due to fear is far too high to ignore.
The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary
Things Happen In Organizations
by James M. Kouzes & Barry Z. Posner
This episode breaks down the book I consider to be, so far, my definitive, go-to leadership bible. Although I had already studied organizational psychology before reading this book, this was the book that got me hooked on leadership and lead me down the path to leadership coaching.
So many other books cover, for the most part, an individual theme and area of leadership, but this book is the most well-rounded representation of what leadership is, what it entails, and what it can be.
This is a book for anyone who is interested in learning about leadership, or refining their own, no matter their age, background, or experience.
Quitter: Closing the Gap Between Your Day Job
and Your Dream Job
by John Acuff
This episode breaks down the book in which the author outlines how he moved from his day job to his dream job.
Too often, many of us know we’re not in the right place, whether it’s work-related or otherwise. At some point, we need to begin making moves, working a little harder, sacrificing a little more to get to where we want to be.
This book is great for anyone who knows what their dream job is, but it also works for those who want to rethink or reframe what it is they have.
How have you begun moving toward what it is you want? What’s your plan?
How U.S. Navy Seals Lead And Win
By Jocko Willink & Leif Babin
This episode covers a book which calls for us to understand that leadership is about owning everything that happens under our watch. Whether things go right or wrong, we need to come to terms that it all happens based on what we do and don’t do. Every result is a ripple effect originating from our leadership.
This book’s theme supplements other resources for leadership because it asks to to become self-aware about the true impact we have in every aspect of our life and work. Sometimes, we truly don’t take that into consideration. We may only see the person in front of us, but don’t consider the result from our words on those we don’t see, all the way up to the front line of our effort and mission.
This book is for recommended for every leader and leader-in-the-making. We need to start understanding the impact our actions make, as soon as we can.
Make Your Bed:
Little Things That Can Change Your LIfe…And Maybe The World
By Admiral William H. McRaven (Ret.)
This episode covers a book which calls for us to consider the little things we can do to make our greatest impact.
This book’s theme supplements other resources for leadership as it outlines the steps — the smallest of adjustments in our actions — we can take to yield the greatest results and achieve our greatest successes.
This book is for recommended for anyone trying to develop themselves and work on their goals. It can be people across any age group, profession, or industry seeking to refine who they are. It provides great tips and stories for motivation.
The Four Agreements
A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom
By Don Miquel Ruiz
This episode covers a book which calls on us to reprogram the way we look at ourselves. It asks us to reconsider how we have been programmed by society, leading to the toxicity which can overtake us.
This book’s theme supplements other resources for leadership because sometimes it does take starting over and relearning how we have approach different topics and environments. The practice can be used across issues, both small and large, and leads us to see a more intrinsic happiness with our values and beliefs. As leaders, we need to be careful about how often we discount our actions and intentions.
This book is for recommended for anyone seeking to look internally to empower their self-development. A component of self-development is analyzing how much of an audience we give to the negativity around us.
Discover Your Authentic Leadership
By Bill George
This episode covers a book which calls on us to consider we truly are and determine what it is that truly drives us. There’s a disconnect, oftentimes, between someone’s leadership and what their authentic values are. In that void is where a leader may lose their way and effectiveness.
This book’s theme supplements other resources for leadership because it helps us realize the importance of a leader seeing eye to eye with those they lead and others in the environment in which they operate. The demonstration of the authentic self demonstrates strong commitment and deep respect for the mission at hand and its people.
This book is for recommended for anyone seeking to reflect their best self in the leadership work they do and steps they take. The leaders that are limited in their effectiveness and success seem to have lost — or never had — this authentic source of drive and intention in their leadership.
How To Fail At Almost Everything And Still Win Big:
Kind Of The Story Of My LIfe
By Scott Adams
This episode covers a book which covers the authors journey to success, which was riddled with obstacles and self-admitted failures, as the creator of the Dilbert comic strip. He writes about how he kept moving forward and how there was life after failure.
This book’s theme supplements other resources for leadership because it demonstrates to us what someone usually has to go through to reach their definition of success. There is so much others do see from the outside when it comes to success stories — the countless hours of work, the self-doubt, and the demoralizing rejections.
This book is for recommended for anyone scared of failing. It teaches all of us who may have some self-doubt when it comes to the challenges in our lives to keep pushing forward.
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Review, cut, but learn from the toxic parts of your life. Whether it's people, co-workers, emotions, self-perception, social circles, social media, etc. There's too much greatness out there to limit yourself or settle. #self #development #leadership ow.ly/3CCt30mD7uu
How would you answer these questions? Your answers can provide insight into your own tendency to simplify or complicate? These questions open up that conversation, so they’re not just for interviewing candidates. #interviewing #hiring #coaching #business ow.ly/l5us30mrde3
How do you decide to step away from what you're working on? Do you know what your threshold is? Are you sure? Taking on too much can crush us in different ways, whether it depletes our energy, mental health, relationships, effectiveness, etc. #life #career #health #mentalhealth
Whether or not you're the boss, leader, or manager in your group, does each person have consistency, in terms of where they stand in their leaders' eyes? Do those being led know what they're going to get, from one day to the next? #leadership #management #workplace #hbr pic.twitter.com/v5rK1l4cGf
What are your daily habits and rituals...for yourself? Always deliver for others, but make sure you take care of yourself first. Be selfish with what gets you going. #success #Leadership #motivation #coaching twitter.com/TheSuccessKing…
November #2018 issue of The Monthly Leader Your #Read on #Leadership. #Employee #Development: What's It Look Like In Your #Workplace? #newsletter #podcast #blog #management #success #coaching #consulting #Hartford #hartfordhasit #discipline conta.cc/2QxnvQ6
Leadership Lesson: Be sure to think past the words of advice, and consider who’s providing them, what the context is, and the lessons being conveyed in them, before you dismiss them as cliché. #communication #conversations #coaching ow.ly/QjPS30mzXcq
Two groups down, and one to go. These students ask great questions. I want them to know what they're capable of. Never settle. Don't just be reactive. Stay proactive. Know who you are, what you want, and the value you can provide to others. #leaders…lnkd.in/e48jDpY
@sarahmzuccaro @RayDalio @AdamMGrant Outliers is great. @RayDalio's Principles is too. In general, think about how much goes unfixed because people can't speak up. Think of the development forfeited. I wonder what makes it easier for some of us to speak up. I guess some of us just see the urgency in life and work.
Looking forward to presenting again at the Prospanica CT 2018 Quest Education Summit. No one is ever too young to consider their leadership ability. Students can impact tomorrow by recognizing their true abilities today. #leadership #education #coaching ow.ly/zSPk30myiNE
Great point regarding what organizations take into account when weighing general group work vs. individualized work options for their people. There's a time, place, and need for each. Each is great on their own right: In the group, harnessing the power…lnkd.in/dAEtSJA
Where do you stand in each of the items listed in and outside of Your Comfort Zone? You don't HAVE to stand on any particular side, but you need to realize where you truly WANT to be. Where do you stand now? How do they reconcile? #life #leadership #business #coaching pic.twitter.com/fB5EEfnChy
#Passion and your work: Did you find work to fulfill your passion? Did you find the passion in your work? If your work is not your passion, how do you infuse it with pieces of your passion? #business #leadership #workplace #coaching ow.ly/mLnl30mrd5D