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Sandy's Reading List - Leading Self

Posted on May 07, 2013 by The Soderquist Center

The Power of Full EngagementJim LoehrTony Schwartz

As Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz demonstrate in their groundbreaking New York Timesbestseller, managing energy, not time, is the key to enduring high performance as well as to health, happiness, and life balance. Their Full Engagement Training System is grounded in twenty-five years of working with great athletes -- tennis champ Monica Seles and speed-skating gold medalist Dan Jansen, to name just two -- to help them perform more effectively under brutal competitive pressures. Now this powerful, step-by-step program will help you to:

  1. Mobilize four key sources of energy
  2. Balance energy expenditure with intermittent energy renewal
  3. Expand capacity in the same systematic way that elite athletes do
  4. Create highly specific, positive energy management rituals 

The Power of Full Engagement is a highly practical, scientifically based approach to managing your energy more skillfully. It provides a clear road map to becoming more physically energized, emotionally connected, mentally focused, and spiritually aligned -- both on and off the job.

ISBN-10: 0743226755

 

Switch:  How to Change Things When Change is Hard—Chip Heath, Dan Heath

Why is it so hard to make lasting changes in our companies, in our communities, and in our own lives?

The primary obstacle is a conflict that’s built into our brains, say Chip and Dan Heath, authors of the critically acclaimed bestseller Made to Stick. Psychologists have discovered that our minds are ruled by two different systems—the rational mind and the emotional mind—that compete for control. The rational mind wants a great beach body; the emotional mind wants that Oreo cookie. The rational mind wants to change something at work; the emotional mind loves the comfort of the existing routine. This tension can doom a change effort—but if it is overcome, change can come quickly.

ISBN-10: 0385528752

 

Outliers—Malcom Gladwell

In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"--the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing. Along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires, what it takes to be a great soccer player, why Asians are good at math, and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band. 

ISBN-10: 0316017922

 

The One-Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge—Tony Dungee

Strengthen the core of your life and faith on a year-long journey with beloved Super Bowl–winning former head coach Tony Dungy! The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challengecontains 365 reflections from the #1 New York Timesbestselling author on living an “uncommon life” of integrity, honoring your family and friends, creating a life of real significance and impact, and walking with the Lord. This year, step up to the challenge—and dare to be uncommon every day.

ISBN-10: 1414348282

 

Live, Learn, Lead—Don Soderquist

In Live, Lead, Lead to Make a Difference, Don in his passionate and intentional manner will help direct readers with valuable strategies to help them become better leaders with values of integrity and ethics to learn how to make a difference with those around them in the workplace and in other areas of their life. "In order to lead effectively, a person must first know how to live to make a difference in their own life, learn how to make a difference in other people's lives, and most importantly lead to make a difference through ethics and integrity that exemplify God's highest and best," Don Soderquist.

ISBN-10: 1404101497

 

Everyone Communicates, Few Connect—John C. Maxwell

The world's most respected leadership expert gives five principles and five practices for breaking the invisible barrier to leadership and personal success. You have a good idea but can't convince your peers of its merit. You crafted a groundbreaking strategy, but the team trudges on in the same old way. Certain people move forward in their career while you seem to be stuck. If this describes you or someone you know, the problem is not the quality of what you have to offer. The problem is how you connect with people to create the results you desire. In Everyone Communicates, Few Connect, John Maxwell takes readers through the Five Connecting Principles and the Five Connecting Practices of top-notch achievers. He believes that a person's ability to create change and results in any organization-be it a company, church, nonprofit, or even a family-is directly tied to the ability to use the teachings of this book.

ISBN-10: 0785214259


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