Welcome to my resource page! This is a collection
of items that I have found to be most useful in keeping me motivated, creative,
and connected. Enjoy!
in the Making CD by Scott Johnson
Dreams In The Making expresses an exuberance for life that is
delightful and infectious, filled with insights, humor and memorable melodies.
Great energy, well performed, and beautifully presented.
Click here for an audio
Some Of My Favorite Books
Power of Now
by Eckhart Tolle
Tolle's message is simple: living in the now is the truest path to
happiness and enlightenment. In The
Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle creates the possibility of living a life free from
anxiety, worry and self-doubt. In a direct and intimate way, as if you and Eckhart were sitting together talking, he describes the habitual and
culturally-embedded behaviors that people unconsciously recreate and the ways to
dissolve them. Freeing ourselves from these behaviors is much simpler than our
minds would assume: he says that it takes being present to your life and simply
observing what is.
Leadership and the New Science:Discovering order in a chaotic world
by Margaret Wheatley This is a
mind-bending book-one that takes a lot of concentration, but the rewards are a
new way of looking at the world, organizations, and leadership! Leadership and
the New Science was named the Best Management Book of the Year by Industry Week
magazine, one of the top ten books of the past decade by CIO Magazine, and one
of the top ten business books of all time by Xerox Business Services.
Margaret Wheatley shows how the "New Science"—revolutionary discoveries in
quantum physics, chaos theory, and biology that are overturning centuries-old
images of the universe—provides powerful insights into the design, leadership,
and management of organizations. She discusses the answers to questions such as:
o How do systems move from chaos to order?
o How is order different from control?
o How can we reconcile individual autonomy and organizational
o How can we create more participative, open, and adaptive
organizations? o What are the keys to organizational growth, learning, and
First, Break All The Rules:
What the world's greatest managers do differently
by Marcus Buckingham and
Curt Coffman I have
created a workshop based on this book - leaders and managers really resonate with
the ideas and tools presented! The authors, both management consultants
for the Gallup Organization, use the company's study of 80,000 managers in 400
companies to reach the conclusion that a company that lacks great frontline
managers will bleed talent, no matter how attractive the compensation packages
and training opportunities. With this in mind, they sought the answers to the
follow-up questions: "How do great managers find, focus and keep talented
employees." Using case studies, diagrams, and excerpts from interviews,
Buckingham and Coffman guide us through their findings that discipline, focus,
trust, and, most important, willingness to treat each employee as an individual
are the overall secrets for turning talent into lasting performance. The book
concludes with suggestions on how to become a great manager, including ideas for
interviewing for talent, how to develop a performance management routine, and
how to get the best performance from talented employees.