“As a gifted listener and a quick study, Judy rapidly recognized my best self, connected it to the situation at hand, and inspired me to come up with creative solutions. She ‘gets it’ and got me moving!”
— Heidi S., Teacher,
Mountain View, CA
Below is a selection of websites, current and classic books, articles, and videos we recommend as highly useful resources for further growth and development.
General Leadership and Work
Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long
by David Rock
David Rock is an incredible writer. This book provides an easy-to-understand and entertaining explanation of how our brains are involved in our work and perhaps most importantly, what we can do optimize our performance.
42 Rules for Your New Leadership Role (2nd Edition): The Manual They Didn’t Hand You When You Made VP, Director, or Manager
by Pam Fox Rollin
Pam Rollin’s book is a ‘must-have’ for any leader or coach of leaders. Its practical and succinct content is organized in a highly accessible format. The book provides timeless support – both during the transition time as well as later, when a leader is ready to deepen his/her skill level. Additionally, it’s full of similarly-accessible references for further reading and guidance. Great resource!
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
by Stephen R. Covey
What a classic – but there’s such incredible wealth of practical and impactful approaches to being effective in all areas of your life. There’s a reason that Steven Covey’s book continues to be a best-seller.
Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
by Brene Brown
Dr. Brown is transforming our relationship to shame and vulnerability. Her research and anecdotes illustrate the counter-intuitive rationale: by bringing shame out of the shadows and normalizing it – we grow stronger and more courageous. Also check out her YouTube video, for more.
How to Meditate in a Moment. If you’re like a lot of us, meditation can be an elusive activity. This video takes you through the process of meditating in just a moment – so not only do you experience meditation while watching the video, you learn how to do this on your own.
Great overview of Dr. Brown’s work on the power of vulnerability.
Light-hearted and entertaining depiction of how coaching works – stick people rule!
Knock ’em Dead 2015: The Ultimate Job Search Guide
by Martin Yate
Martin Yate is one my favorite writers for job search activities. The Knock ‘em Dead series provides excellent, useful and highly accessible guidance on conducting an effective job search. Also access his website, knockemdead.com, for additional readings and resources.