Personal Leadership Development – Team Development


  • The Five Dysfunctions of Team, Patrick Lencioni
    A leadership fable revealing the five dysfunctions that goes to the very heart of why teams—even the best ones—often struggle. The book offers a powerful model and actionable steps that can be used to overcome these common hurdles and build a cohesive, effective team.
  • First Break All the Rules: What the World's Greatest Manager's Do Differently, Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman
    Quoting leaders such as basketball coach Phil Jackson, the authors outline "four keys" to becoming an excellent manager: Finding the right fit for employees, focusing on strengths of employees, defining the right results, and selecting staff for talent--not just knowledge and skills, offering specific techniques for helping people perform better on the job.
  • How Full Is Your Bucket? Tom Rath & Donald Clifton, PhD
    The authors, a grandfather-grandson team, explore how using positive psychology in everyday interactions can dramatically change our lives. Clifton (coauthor of Now, Discover Your Strengths) and Rath suggest that we all have a bucket within us that needs to be filled with positive experiences, such as recognition or praise.
  • Strengths Based Leadership, Tom Rath and Barry Conchie
    In Strengths Based Leadership, #1 New York Times bestselling author Tom Rath and renowned leadership consultant Barry Conchie reveal the results of this research. Based on their discoveries, the book identifies three keys to being a more effective leader: knowing your strengths and investing in others' strengths, getting people with the right strengths on your team, and understanding and meeting the four basic needs of those who look to you for leadership.
  • The Speed of Trust, Steven M. R. Covey
    Drawing on anecdotes and business cases from his years of experience, Covey effectively reminds us that trust is so integral to our relationships that we often take it for granted. As a welcome guide to nurturing trust in our professional and personal lives, the junior Covey outlines 13 behaviors of trust-inspiring leaders, such as demonstrating respect, creating transparency, righting wrongs, delivering results and practicing accountability.
  • Extraordinary Groups: How Ordinary Teams Achieve Amazing Results, Geoffrey Bellman & Kathleen Ryan
    Occasionally we participate in a group that inspires us to describe the experience as "powerful" or simply "wow." Why are some teams described in such exceptional terms, while most are not? Based on extensive research, the book presents the Group Needs Model to help anyone nurture extraordinary experiences in their groups and achieve outstanding results.


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