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212 the extra degree, Parker.  How to achieve results beyond your wildest expectations.
50 Things That Really Matter, Hallmark.  First person stories celebrate simple pleasures and they show how focusing on these little things can help you overcome hardship and find greater value in your life.
Adaptive Coaching:  The Art and Practice of a Client-Centered Approach to Performance Improvement, Bacon, Spear.   Helps managers and coaches develop the skills needed to identify clients real needs and adapt to differing styles to help clients grow.
All the Right Moves, Markides.  Presents a dynamic view of strategy – a view that emphasizes questioning the established rules of the game and that puts innovation and creativity back at the heart of strategy.
Alpha Male Syndrome, Ludeman, Erlandson.  One of the most difficult challenges, and greatest opportunities, for an organization is to get strong, smart, competitive individuals to work together.
Appreciative Inquiry Handbook, Cooperrider, Whitney, Stavros.  The ultimate guide to AI.  Contains everything you need to launch any kind of AI initiative.
Appreciative Inquiry, Cooperrider, Whitney.  Appreciative Inquiry (AI) emphasizes inquiry into strengths, rather than focusing exclusively on fixing weaknesses.
Being and Time, Heidegger.  A very challenging book that turned philosophy away from idealism and positivism by showing the way we actually live.  Along with pragmatism, provides the philosophical foundation for coaching.
Being in the World:  A Commentary on Heidegger's Being and Time, Division I, Dreyfus.  An explanation of being and time.
Beyond Method, Morgan.  It’s all very well to say that techniques don’t work, but what’s the alternative?  This book is a collection of  essays by managers and academics who have found ways to work successfully in complex environments.  
Coaching for Commitment, Kinlaw.  Great techniques of reflective listening, open-ended questioning, supportive speaking, etc.  
Coaching for Leadership, Goldsmith, Lyons, Freas.  Explores powerful new ways to motivate your entire organization.
Coaching for Performance, Whitmore.  Clear, concise, hands-on and user friendly, it’s a coaching guide written in a coaching style.
Coaching, Flaherty.  Beginning with theories, concepts and models, he shows their application to practice and empowers any aspiring coach to be more effective in helping people achieve their goals. 
Co-Active Coaching, Whitworth, Kimsey-House, Sandahl.  Offers a comprehensive view of the practice of coaching and features instructive coaching examples, professional skill-building exercises, coaching tips and traps, coaching dialogues and a coaches toolkit.
Consequences of Pragmatism, Rorty.  Provides a philosophical foundation for designing, conducting and correcting coaching programs.
Corporate Governance and Risk, Shaw.  Drives home the essential Druckerian principle that effective management is fundamentally a moral vocation.
Death by Meeting, Lencioni.  About solving the most painful problems in business.
Decent People, Decent Company, Turknett.  How to lead with character at work and in life.
Deep Smarts, Leonard, Swap.  Helps you find the path to accessing deep smarts… intuition, judgment and wisdom…and meet the day-to-day needs of your organization and customer.
Difficult Conversations, Stone.  Presentation of the obstacles that so often make conversations challenging, and a proven methodology for preparing ourselves and guiding the conversations to mutually satisfying conclusions.
Educating the Reflective Practitioner, Schon.  This book reveals the way professionals actually work, not by applying formulas, but by learning and correcting as they go.  Shows how one can reflect-in-action and how coaches can contribute.
Effective Coaching, Cook.  Explains how to apply sound coaching methods in the work place, encouraging top performance by working with employees, instead of over them.
Fierce Conversations, Scott.  Encouraging, pragmatic structures for conducting essential conversations.
Getting Our Bodies Back, Caldwell.  Presents an insightful model for undoing stubborn habits of avoidance.
Good to Great, Collins.  Why some companies make the leap… and others don’t.
Growing Pains, Flamholtz, Randle.  Explores the seven predictable stages of organizational growth.
Hermeneutics, Palmer.  The premise that human reality is always historically shaped interpretation is vital to coaches.
How the Way We Talk Can Change the Way We Work, Kegan.  Offers a clear, complete and powerful process for uncovering and dissolving competing commitments.
Images of Organization, Shows how organizations form, grow, meet conflict and eventually dissolve.  Valuable reference for understanding organizations and the people within them.
Intervention, Johnson.  Powerful methodology for working with very recalcitrant clients.  The principles are adaptable to other coaching structures.
Leadership and Self-Deception, The Arbinger Institute.  Shows how most personal and organizational problems result from a pervasive yet little-known problem called self-deception.
Leadership Chronicles of a Corporate Sage, Bethanis.  The author has invented an effective way to work with corporate leaders who are very busy, working in global organizations, and accountable for big results.
Little Black Book of Connections, Gitomer.  Everybody wants to connect, but not everybody knows how.  Here you’ll learn how, myths will be dispelled and you’ll find hundreds of ways to interact, connect and score.
Love'em or Lose'em, Kaye, Jordan-Evans.  Practical and user-friendly book is a great desk-side coach for anyone who manages people.
Moral Politics, Lakoff.  Resolves paradoxes.  Dispatches enigmas.  Forever shifts the way we look at U.S. culture.
Nonviolent Communication, Rosenberg.  Blends realism, courage and compassion into a fully developed method for conducting conversations that respects everyone involved without compromising authenticity or integrity.
Organization Development, French, Bell.  The third edition is designed as an up-to-date ready reference for understanding OD- what the state-of-the-art is and what the future may be.
Organizational Wisdom and Executive Courage, Srivastva, Cooperrider.  Shows how the concepts of wisdom and courage can be nurtured and felt in organizational life.
Passion at Work, Kang.  How to find work you love and live the time of your life.
Phenomenology and Existentialism, Grossman, Reinhardt.  A solid introductory text to these two philosophical schools which, along with pragmatism, underlie the theory and practice of coaching
Please Understand Me, Keirsey, Bates.  People are different from each other and no amount of trying is going to change them, nor is there any reason to, because the differences are probably good, not bad.
Powerhouse Partners, Dent, Krefft.  Addresses one of the most important issues for a company seeking to achieve and sustain high performance:  building a culture that enhances the social capital of the organization while focusing on high-level performance.
Pragmatism, James.  In a style that lays out the ideas openly and boldly, James presents the basic notions of philosophy that suits coaching perfectly.
Presence:  An Exploration of Profound Change in People, Organizations, and Society, Senge, Scharmer, Jaworski, Flowers.  An exploration of profound change in people, organizations and society.
Realities and Relationships, Gergen.  The author shows the philosophical foundations, answers objections and demonstrates the amazing power of narrative.
Risk:  From the CEO and Board Perspective, McCarthy, Flynn.  Outlines how today’s top corporate leaders are confronting and controlling risk in their organizations.
Selling the Invisible:  A Field Guide to Modern Marketing, Beckwith.  A must read for anyone in a service business – which is everyone in business.
Silos, Politics and Turf Wars, Lencioni.  Destroying the barriers that turn colleagues into competitors.
Suicide and the Soul, Hillman.  Hillman penetrates to the essential issues in being human in our times.
Synchronicity:  The Inner Path of Leadership, Jaworski.  An inspirational guide to developing the most essential leadership capacity for our time – the ability to collectively shape our future.
The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team player, Maxwell.  Maxwell presents a clear analysis of the personal characteristics necessary for becoming an effective team player.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Covey.  A presentation of the seven habits that lead to private and public victories. 
The Accountable Organization, Marchica.  Provides the intellectual framework, action plans, and inspiration required to transform any organization.
The Care and Feeding of Ideas, Adams.  Fosters and supports creativity and innovation.
The Coaching Revolution, Logan, King.  The coaching revolution shows how to weave the coaching culture into organizations within months, not years.
The Courage to Act, Klein, Napier.  If your team has fine players but too little nerve, Merom Klein and Rod Napier have written your roadmap to audacity.
The Dream Manager, Kelly.  A critical role of leadership is the ability to recognize the dreams of those they lead and to inspire them to achieve those visions.
The Elements of Persuasion, Maxwell, Dickman.  Use storytelling to pitch better, sell faster and win more business.
The Emotional Intelligence Quick Book, Bradberry, Greaves.  Everything you need to know to put your EQ to work.
The Everyday Genius, Hurd.  An insightful and entertaining look at one’s special talents and how people compliment each other.
The Fifth Discipline:  The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization, Senge.  This is about creating learning organizations.  The fifth discipline refers to systemic thinking, which is central to coaching.
The First 90 Days, Watkins.  Success strategies for new leaders at all levels.
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Lencioni.  How to build and manage successful teams.
The Five Temptations of a CEO, Lencioni.  The pitfalls that leaders face when they lose site of the true measure of success-results.
The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive, Lencioni.  Leaders crucial role in building a healthy organization.
The Heart of Coaching, Crane.  Provides a practical road map for developing executives and managers into emotionally intelligent coaches.
The Illusion of Technique, Barrett.  A slice through the modern history of philosophy, focusing on the topic of the titles.  Terrific orientation for coaches.
The New Realities, Drucker.  It’s the gap between the competencies that an individual or organization have now , and which competencies will be needed in the future that can be an opening for coaching.
The Paradox of Choice, Schwartz.  Helps to untie some of the most perplexing mental knots by challenging some of our most cherished beliefs- that more choice is better, that we know what will make us happy, etc.
The Passions, Solomon.  The author claims that emotions are judgments that we make, not mysterious forces that overtake us.  The last section presents many common self defense mechanisms.  Belongs on or near the desks of working coaches.
The Path of Least Resistance, Fritz.  Proposes a methodology for creating goals and a structure that supports their fulfillment.  Especially useful in preventing the excuses, justifications and self-defeating behavior people engage in around goals.
The Three Signs of a Miserable Job, Lencioni.  Don’t let the simplicity of his message fool you.  Lencioni provides powerful, practical real-world solutions for improving results by putting people first.
The Tipping Point, Gladwell.  Examines the magic moment when an idea, trend or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips and spreads like wildfire.
The Tree of Knowledge, Maturana, Varela.  A rigorous scientific presentation of the biological roots of human consciousness.  Founds coaching in the bedrock of fundamental biology.  Changes you as you read it.
Theory U, Scharmer.  Model of how to open our mind, emotions, and will to moments of discovery and mutual understanding is profound.
To Have or to Be? Fromm.  The way we respond to the title determines if our lives will be dedicated to greed or to the fulfillment of our natures.  A powerful work by a profound philosopher and therapist.
Transformations of Consciousness, Brown.  Especially noteworthy are the three chapters by Wilbur outlining his model for the stages of individual human transformation.  His model includes the essential issues for each stage and helpful interventions.  Provides a coach with many ways to understand the pain and possibilities of clients who may be quite different from him/her.
Understanding Computers & Cognition:  A New Foundation for Design, Winograd, Flores.  The authors combine many seminal ideas of 20th century thought into their own creative synthesis of what it is to be, speak and work as a human being.
Winning Habits:  4 Secrets that Will Change the Rest of Your Life, Lyles.  A simple but powerful message that can make us more effective not only at work, but also in our personal lives.
You Just Don’t Understand, Tannen.  A study of the differences between the communication styles of women and men.  A great aid in designing and conducting coaching interventions.
Your 100 Year Heart, Kornfeld.  Simple steps for keeping your heart alive and well.


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