Resources

RESOURCE LINKS   &   BOOKS

RESOURCE LINKS - I recommend these excellent development resources:

NTL Institute - National Training Labs - http://www.ntl.org/

NTL offers a broad range of experiential learning workshops nationally to help individuals and leaders inside organizations develop their interpersonal, leadership, consulting, influence skills. 


Center for Creative Leadership - http://www.ccl.org/leadership/index.aspx

CCL offers a broad range of training and development tools to develop Leadership skills. 


The Hudson Institute of Santa Barbarahttp://www.hudsoninstitute.com/

World Leaders in Renewal, Coaching, and Leadership Training. Educational programs include: LifeLaunch, ThirdPhase, Coaching Training, and Corporate Leadership Training.http://example.com


Gestalt Institute of Clevelandhttps://www.gestaltcleveland.org

Since 1954, The Cleveland Gestalt Institute has offered experiential learning programs in: Personal/Professional Development, Clinical Training for Therapists, Organizational Development Training, and Coaching Training & Certification. 


Gestalt Center for Organizational and Systems Development - http://www.gestaltcleveland.com/

Offer the OSD (Organizational Systems Development) program. This is a comprehensive and applied training in organizational development and systems thinking. This program started at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland  in 1974.

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BOOKS - We recommend the following self development books:

Here are the books that stand out as classics to help people grow and change for good. Enjoy!!  


Who Switched Off My Brain?  Revised: Controlling Toxic Thoughts and Emotions

Who Switched Off My Brain? Revised: Controlling Toxic Thoughts and Emotions

Caroline Leaf Ph.D.

Identifies how we control our thoughts.

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

Charles Duhigg

The title says it all - great!

One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way

One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way

Robert Maurer

Short simple book that helped me see how to beging big changes one-small-step at a time. And why this works! Great book. Quick read.

Do What You Love, The Money Will Follow: Discovering Your Right Livelihood

Do What You Love, The Money Will Follow: Discovering Your Right Livelihood

Marsha Sinetar

Marsha was one of the first to make the connection between doing what we are and success.

The Inventurers: Excursions In Life And Career Renewal, Third Edition

The Inventurers: Excursions In Life And Career Renewal, Third Edition

Janet Hagberg, Richard J. Leider

The best workbook for figuring out the parts to your work/life puzzle.

Why You Can't Be Anything You Want to Be

Why You Can't Be Anything You Want to Be

Arthur F. Miller, William Hendricks

Explains how to see the patterns that define what you are gifted at and how to apply it at work.

If You Don't Know Where You're Going, You'll Probably End Up Somewhere Else: Finding a Career and Getting a Life

If You Don't Know Where You're Going, You'll Probably End Up Somewhere Else: Finding a Career and Getting a Life

David P. Campbell

Great book for shaping early career exploration. Short easy read that makes sense.

Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation

Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation

Parker J. Palmer

Powerful book that shares how Parker Palmer discovered his own path. Moving book that outlines a process we can all use to 'let our life speak' each day.

The Path: Creating Your Mission Statement for Work and for Life

The Path: Creating Your Mission Statement for Work and for Life

Laurie Beth Jones

Outlines step by step approach to draft a personal mission statement to guide your thinking. It works!!

The Power of Purpose: Find Meaning, Live Longer, Better

The Power of Purpose: Find Meaning, Live Longer, Better

Richard J Leider

This is a classic on the power of purpose in our lives.

St. George and the Dragon and the Quest for the Holy Grail

St. George and the Dragon and the Quest for the Holy Grail

Edward Hays

Fun story of an everyday guy named George who goes on a quest each saturday morning to find his soul. Outstanding book!! On my best list.

Your Work Matters to God

Your Work Matters to God

Doug Sherman, William D Hendricks

Outlines what God tells us about our work and how to act on it. Powerful faith filled guidance on work.

Changing for Good: A Revolutionary Six-Stage Program for Overcoming Bad Habits and Moving Your Life Positively Forward

Changing for Good: A Revolutionary Six-Stage Program for Overcoming Bad Habits and Moving Your Life Positively Forward

James O. Prochaska, John C. Norcross, Carlo C. Diclemente

Break through book on what works to make change that lasts. Based on mid '90's research. A great companion to 'Mind over Mood'.

Getting in the Gap: Making Conscious Contact with God Through Meditation (Book with CD)

Getting in the Gap: Making Conscious Contact with God Through Meditation (Book with CD)

Wayne W. Dyer

Short primer on meditation that guides a beginner to start a simple daily meditation practice.

Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change

Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change

William Bridges

Bridges gave us the first clear three part transitions map based on research on what worked for people going through life/work transitions.

Wherever You Go, There You Are (ROUGH CUT)

Wherever You Go, There You Are (ROUGH CUT)

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Covers meditation and how to apply it to your life.

The Dream Giver

The Dream Giver

MultnomahPublishers,2003

Outlines Gods gifts of our Dreams and how to follow the path to realize them.

Lost and Found: The Story of How One Man Discovered the Secrets of Leadership . . .Where He Wasn't Even Looking

Lost and Found: The Story of How One Man Discovered the Secrets of Leadership . . .Where He Wasn't Even Looking

Lyle Sussman Ph.D., Sam Deep, Alex Stiber

Leadership coaching - describes what worked to discover a new approach to leadership.

Leading with Soul: An Uncommon Journey of Spirit (J-B US non-Franchise Leadership)

Leading with Soul: An Uncommon Journey of Spirit (J-B US non-Franchise Leadership)

Lee G. Bolman, Terrence E. Deal

Describes the true story of how a real leader learned to lead with both his heart as well as his head.

The Consultant's Calling: Bringing Who You Are to What You Do, New and Revised

The Consultant's Calling: Bringing Who You Are to What You Do, New and Revised

Geoffrey M. Bellman, Geoffrey Bellamn

Describes how to establish and build a consulting practice based on who you are!! Excellent!

Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type

Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type

Paul D. Tieger, Barbara Barron

MBTI in action. Allows the reader to self-score their style and apply it at work.

First You Have to Row a Little Boat: Reflections on Life & Living

First You Have to Row a Little Boat: Reflections on Life & Living

Richard Bode

Short sweet read on life and living. Outlines simple principles that work.

Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think

Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think

Dennis Greenberger, Christine Padesky

How to change using a 'Thought Record' to change your patterns. Based on breakthrough research in mid '90's. A great companion to 'Change for Good'.

The Skill Kit for Leaders: "Real-Time" Tools for Developing Leadership Skills

The Skill Kit for Leaders: "Real-Time" Tools for Developing Leadership Skills

Diane Foster

Comprehensive resource that outlines leadership skill development suggestions. Great resuorce for drafting development plans.

Pray All Ways

Pray All Ways

Edward M. Hays

A classic by Edward Hays who also authored 'Saint George and the Dragon'.

Courage to Change: Personal Conversation About Alcoholism with Dennis Wholey

Courage to Change: Personal Conversation About Alcoholism with Dennis Wholey

Dennis Wholey

Best first read for learning about how Alcoholism creeps up on us and what to do about it. Full of real life stories of people we will all recognize.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Stephen R. Covey

Classic work that outlines 7 simple habits and how to use them. Excellent!!

Please Understand Me: Character and Temperament Types

Please Understand Me: Character and Temperament Types

David Keirsey, Marilyn Bates

This is a self-scoring version of the MBTI that also describes each style.

The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization

The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization

Peter M. Senge

Best Systems Thinking book!! Describes how to apply it in organizations to create effective strategies.

The Seasons of a Man's Life

The Seasons of a Man's Life

Daniel J. Levinson

Classic! Outlines the seasons of growth and key taskes of each season for men and women. Research based.

The Inner Voice of Love: A Journey Through Anguish to Freedom

The Inner Voice of Love: A Journey Through Anguish to Freedom

Henri J. M. Nouwen

Snuggle up to this one chapter at a time for pure joyful reading!

On the Level: Performance Communication That Works

On the Level: Performance Communication That Works

Patricia McLagan

Straight Talk on Performance Communication. Peter Krembs (a local coach / consultant) was co-authour and is an excellent resource.

Fanning the Creative Spirit

Fanning the Creative Spirit

Charlie Girsch

Creativity - creatively covered. Outstanding tool for growing your creative muscles.

Growing Your Business!

Growing Your Business!

Mark LeBlanc

Short practical overview of how to 'grow your business'. Can't go wrong.

Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box [LEADERSHIP & SELF-DECEPTIO]

Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box [LEADERSHIP & SELF-DECEPTIO]

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How do we get out of the trap of: first making a decision and then seeing the data we need to justify it?? Excellent treatment of this topic!!

The Work Stress Connection: How to Cope With Job Burnout

Robert L.; James P. Spradley Veninga

Describes the stages of 'burn-out' and how to fight back.

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  Cliff Smith - Venture Consulting  -  2018