Sometimes I tell my clients, or people asking for support, to read.
And when you’re finished reading…get back to me.
I have a few must reads.
For business owners, MD’s, attorneys, and scientists I always tell them to read Leadership and Self Deception, by Arbinger.
It seems living in a box is pretty common for these occupations. This book will teach you how to get out of the box.
If dysfunction is present, at home or work, pick up Patrick Lencioni’s 5 Dysfunctions of a Team. His steps are ageless.
Vulnerability based trust is crucial when building a team!
The Power of Ted, by David Emerald brings Dr. Karpman’s drama and purpose triangle to life. Helping us all realize “We have a choice!”
And for the emotionally bankrupt, Brene Brown’s 10 year study on shame really helps people see how insidious it really is.
More importantly, how friggin’ important feelings truly are. Please read Daring Greatly.
Positive Intelligence, by Shirzad Chamine, may help you “wake up” to your saboteurs/voices and what makes you tick.
After you get reacquainted with your saboteurs, you can read Bury My Heart in Conference Room B, by Stan Slap.
In this book, you will rediscover your values. Values will offset the saboteurs/voices and get you balanced on what kind of life you truly want to live.
I recently checked in with Mr. Chamine about his free assessment available on his website.
This free saboteur assessment is a wonderful 5 minute test that gives a beautiful, if not perfect, view of the voices in our heads.
I ask all of my clients, relatives and friends to take it.
These saboteurs/voices helped shape us, keep us safe, and get us to where we are today.
However, unchecked, they can be disastrous.
I have a big “Controller and Stickler” that have really helped me succeed in sales and business over the years.
But if my “Controller” is present when I am trying to empower leaders, it can quickly squelch their creativity.
Thank goodness I have learned to quiet the voices and lean into my core values.
I am so blessed to live a life where I honor my Passion, Enlightenment and Impact every day.
There are so many wonderful books out there to read and practice.
I hope you can use some of these suggested books to find great balance in your life.
Have fun along the way!