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Articles on Executive Coaching

Executive Coaching (General) Resources

  • The Mindful Coach: Seven Roles for Facilitating Leader Development by Douglas K. Silsbee, 2007. Leaders of all kinds can benefit from Silsbee’s clear and caring process for bringing out the best in people. This is a must-read book for anyone who wants to jump-start themselves and others on their journey to fulfilling their potential.
  • The Transparency Edge by Elizabeth Pagano, 2005. A timely, instructional guidebook for organizational leaders who must establish and maintain credibility.
  • “Why We Have too Few Women Leaders” by Sheryl Sandberg. Ted Talk. December 2010. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg looks at why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of their professions — and offers 3 powerful pieces of advice to women aiming for the C-suite.
  • “Why You Need A Leadership Coach” by John Baldoni, Inc., January 11, 2012. To get the truth about how you’re running your company, you’ll need someone with an outside perspective.

Emotional Intelligence

  • Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves, 2009. A step-by-step program for increasing your EQ via four core EQ skills that enable you to achieve your full potential.
  • Emotional Intelligence: Why it can Matter More Than IQ by Daniel Goleman, 2006. Western cultures esteem analytical skills measured by IQ tests – but there is clearly more to success and happiness, even in technological societies, than IQ alone. Goleman has written one of the best books on the nature and importance of other kinds of intelligence besides our (perhaps overly beloved) IQ.

Assessments (See also: MBTI)

  • Now, Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham & Donald O. Clifton, 2001. The inside flap of the book’s jacket includes a unique identification number that allows you access to the StrengthsFinder Profile on the Internet. This web-based assessment analyzes your instinctive reactions and immediately presents you with your five most powerful signature themes.

Managing People

  • Management Skills for New Managers by Carol W. Ellis, 2004. An introduction to everything you need to smooth the jump to management and be effective right from your first day.
  • Skills for New Managers by Morey Stettner, 2d edition available November 2013. A short, highly focused model to help you flourish as a manager. Addresses hiring, criticism and discipline, and leadership.

Peer Learning

  • Lean In Circles. Small groups of women that meet monthly to encourage and support each other pursue their ambitions and change the conversation from what women can’t do to what they can do (free site registration required).
  • Vistage International. Provides professionally facilitated peer advisory groups that help CEOs, business owners and senior executives become better leaders, make better decisions and ultimately achieve better results.