Resources for
further Inquiry

Below are a list of books, articles and videos that we have found helpful in developing a human-centered approach to leadership and professional development.


Great reminders of universal truths that you can consume in 10 mins or less.

The Power of Empathy
Brene Brown

An amazing description of empathy and why it is so effective at building meaningful relationships.

Locating Yourself - A Key to Conscious Leadership

A great reminder of why curiosity and humility are so important to leading others effectively.

Science Of Persuasion
Robert Cialdini

Need to get someone to say yes? This is the science of how to do it.

Understanding the Trust Equation for Business Professionals
Charles H. Green, Trust Advisor Associates

A simple and useful way to understand what makes someone trustworthy.

Nonviolent Communication: A Brief Introduction
Marshall Rosenberg

Learn from this international Peace negotiator how to listen so that others will open themselves to what you have to offer.

Staying in the Present Moment
Thich Nhat Hanh

There is only one moment when anything happens. That is right now. This video reminds us of the importance of coming home to the present moment.


For a deeper dive into the fascinating world of human interaction. These books have proved inspirational and immensely valuable.  

How to Win Friends and Influence People
Dale Carnegie

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Performance Breakthrough: A Radical Approach to Success at Work
Cathy Rose Salit

Cathy Salit and everyone at “Performance of a Lifetime” have been amazing mentors and friends. This book gives a wonderful perspective on human growth and development. Practical and applicable, the exercises and insights shared are useful for leaders at all levels.

Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It
Chris Voss & Tahl Raz

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The Influential Mind: What the Brain Reveals About Our Power to Change Others
Tali Sharot

The cognitive science of what makes us influential. A great read for those of us who love to know what the research says.

Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know
Adam Grant

An amazing exploration of how humility and curiosity can fuel our growth and development and bring others along with us.

Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High
Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler

This book lays out a powerful model for how to have difficult conversations in ways that are effective and productive. It provides incredibly useful tools for creating emotional safety when the stakes are high, emotions are high and opinions differ.

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
Brené Brown

Brene Brown is the best and I won't hear otherwise. This book will change the way you think about courage, love and leadership.

Thinking, Fast and Slow
Daniel Kahneman

The Nobel prize winning behavioral economist explains how humans make decisions not based on reason but on heuristics or shortcuts in our thinking. This books reveals the ways in which we are hardwired to make less than optimal decisions.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Stephen R. Covey

You probably read this in college. It’s worth going back to. One of the best books for personal and leadership development ever written. There is a reason you have heard of this book.

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion
Robert B. Cialdini PhD

Cialdini spent three "undercover" years applying for and training at used car dealerships, fund-raising organizations, and telemarketing firms to observe real-life situations of persuasion. He distilled their approaches to influence to six principles.

Nonviolent Communication (A Language of Life)
Marshall B. Rosenberg

A masterwork in the power of compassion to create connection. This book will help you learn to listen beneath what people are saying to the needs they are trying to communicate.


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