Executive & Professional Coaching Leadership Books

A Bias for Action: How Effective Managers Harness Their Willpower, Achieve Results, and Stop Wasting Time  (2004) by Heike Bruch and Sumantra Ghoshal 

Adaptive Coaching: The Art and Practive of a Client-Centered Approach to Performance Improvement by Terri Bacon & Karen Spear

The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict (BK LIife) (2006) by The Arbinger institute

The Articulate Executive: Learn to Look, Act, and Sound Like a Leader  (1997) by Granville Toogood

The Art and Practice of Leadership Coaching: 50 Top Executive Coaches Reveal Their Secrets  (2004) by Howard Morgan, Phil Harkins, and Marshall Goldsmith

The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life  (2002) by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander

Authentic Happiness: Using the New Positive Psychology to Realize Your Potential For Lasting Fulfillment  (2004) by Martin Seligman

A Whole New Mind: Moving From the Information Age to the Conceptual Age (2005) by Daniel H. Pink 

The Business and Practice of Coaching: Finding Your Niche, Making Money and Attracting Ideal Clients  (2005) by Lynn Grodski and Wendy Allen; (Excellent book for people getting started in the coaching business) 

Christian Coaching: Helping Others Turn Potential Into Reality (2001) by Gary Collins  

Claiming Your Place at the Fire: Living the Second Half of Your Life on Purpose (2004) by Richard Leider and David Shapiro

Coaching for Leadership: How the World's Greatest Coaches Help Leaders Learn  (2000) by Marshall Goldsmith and Laurence S. Lyons 

Coaching Revolution: How Visionary Managers are Using Coaching to Empower People and Unlock Their Full Potential  (2004)  by David Logan & John King

The Corporate Coach: How to Build a team of Loyal Customers and Happy Employees (1994) by James B. Miller

Death By Meeting: A Leadership Fable ..... About Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business  (2004) by
Patrick Lencioni

Effective Coaching: Lessons from the Coach's Coach (2003) by Miles Downy

Executive Coaching with Backbone and Heart: A Systems Approach to Engaging Leaders with Their Challenges (2000) by Mary Beth O'Neill 

Experiencing God : Knowing and Doing His Will  (1998) by Henry Blackaby and Claude King

Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work & in Life, One Conversation at a Time  (2002) by Susan Craig Scott

Finishing Well: What People Who Really Live Do Differently (2005) by Bob Buford

The Five Temptations of a CEO : A Leadership Fable  (1998) by Patrick M. Lencioni

The Four Elements of Success: A Simple Personality Profile That Will Transform Your Team  (2006) by Laurie Beth Jones

The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive: A Leadership Fable  (2000) by Patrick S. Lencioni

Getting Started in Personal and Executive Coaching: How to Create A Thriving Coaching Practice (2003) by Stephen G. Fairley and Chris E. Stout

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress Free Productivity  (2002) by David Allen

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don't  (2001) by Jim Collins

Half Time - Changing Your game Plan From Success to Significance  (1994)by Bob Buford

The Heart of Coaching: Using Transformational Coaching to Create a High-Performance Coaching Culture ( 2007)  by Thomas Chrane

How Good People Make Tough Choices: Resolving the Dilemmas of Ethical Living (2003) by Dr. Rushworth Kidder

The Human Equation: Building Profits By Putting People First  (1998) by Jeffrey Pfeffier

Intrinsic Motivation at Work: Building Energy & Committment  (2002)by Kenneth W. Thomas

The Ideal Executive (The Leadership Trilogy Volume 1)  (2004) by Dr. Ichak Adizes

The Inspired Executive: The Art of Leadership in the Age of Knowledge  (1997) by Granville N. Toogood

The Leader's Guide to Storytelling: Mastering the Art and Discipline of Business Narrative (2005) by Stephen Denning

Leadership by the Book: Tools to Transform Your Workplace  (2002)  by Ken Blanchard, Bill Hybels, and Phil Hodges

Leadership and Self Deception: Getting Out of the Box  (2002) by The Arbinger Institute

Leadership That Works: Hope and Direction for Church and Parachurch Leaders in Todays Complex World   (2002) by Leith Anderson

Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time (2005) by Keith Ferrazzi and Tahl Raz

Now, Discover Your Strengths  (2001)by Marcus Buckingam and Donald Clifton

Orbiting the Giant Hairball: A Corporate Fool's Guide to Surviving with Grace (1998) by Gordon Mackenzie

 

Patterns of High Performance: Discovering the Ways People Work Best  (1993) by Dr. Jerry Fletcher

The Path: Creating Your Mission Statement for Work and for Life  (1998) by Laurie Beth Jones

The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal (2004) by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz

The Power of Purpose: Creating Meaning in Your Life and Work  (2005) by Richard J. Leider

Secrets of a CEO Coach: Your Personal Training Guide to Thinking Like a Leader and Acting Like a CEO  (2000) by D. A. Benton

The Sherpa Guide: Process Driven Executive Coaching  (2005) by Brenda Corbett and Judith Colemon

The Significance Principle: The Secret Behind High Performance People and Organizations  (1998) by Les Carter and Jim Underwood

SmartMatch Alliances   (2002) by Judy Feld and Ernest Oriente

Stumbling on Happiness (2007)  by Daniel Gilbert

Coaching that Counts:  Harnessing the Power of Leadership Coaching to Deliver Strategic Value  (2004) by Dianna and Merrill Anderson

Techniques for Coaching and Mentoring  (2004) by David Clutterbuck and David Megginson

The Thin Book of Appreciative Inquiry (2nd Edition) (Thin Book Series) (1998) by Sue Annis Hammond

Turbo Coach: A Powerful System For Achieving Breakthrough Career Success (2005) by Brian Tracy

What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful (2007) by Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter

Who Moved My Cheese? (2004) by Spencer Johnson

Why Smart Executives Fail: And What You Can Learn from Their Mistakes  (2004) by Sydney Finkelstein  

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