Book Reviews

December 20th, 2011
Expatriate Relocation Book Review

If you’re considering or planning a move to a different country, this book is full of practical advice for dealing with all kinds of emotional issues you are likely to face at different stages of your journey, your new life …

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July 5th, 2009
How to Coach Anyone –New book by Thomas Leonard

My favorite guide to coaching from my coaching hero is finally in print! Thomas Leonard (1955-2003), an American inspirational leader in coaching, wrote this book as a series of emails that answered our questions, as eager new coaches, about how …

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May 29th, 2008
The most elegant path to effective leadership

This article explains a way of operating that is much more effective than the conventional wisdom, as inspired by the book Synchronicity, the Inner Path of Leadership, by Joseph Jaworski.Leadership is about collectively creating the future and the most effective way to lead is to use synchronicity, meaning to create the conditions for "predictable miracles"

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April 21st, 2008
Women Make Better Leaders, If They Want to

This was one of the 'aha's that came to me at the Conversations Among Masters conference in North Carolina last week. Anthony Smith, author of The Taboos of Leadership, explained that women make better leaders.

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October 19th, 2007
Leading Through Conflict

Leading Through Conflict – How Successful Leaders Transform Differences into OpportunitiesBy Mark Gerzon Mark Gerzon’s book serves as a very useful description of the core skills of coaching when applied by leaders. While Gerzon’s theme is global leadership, his model …

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July 4th, 2007
Words are not Innocent

Conventional wisdom is that we use words to describe the world. I mean that the world exists as fact and we use words to portray what is. But how interesting to realize that the reverse is also true to a large extent. This article describes some tips on using words to improve our lives and the lives of those we lead.

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April 7th, 2007
Our Bit for Sustainable Living in Hong Kong

I’m currently reading “Collapse -How Society’s Choose to Fail or Survive” by Jared Diamond and it’s really waking me up! Environmental sustainability is the big issue for our generation. So it’s timely that I’ve discovered a couple of tools to …

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April 1st, 2006
Coaching Your New Staff in the First 90 Days

Role transitions are critical times for employees and for organizations. Regardless of the situation into which new staff members arrive, ...

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June 1st, 2005
Book Recommendations

Here are the top books I recommend on the following topics: Changing Careers, Developing Yourself, For Business Owners, For Coaches, Leadership, Managing and Developing People, Relationships Changing Careers Bolles, Richard Nelson (2002) What Color is Your Parachute?, Ten Speed Press, …

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