Tools and Assessments

The Essential Enneagram by David Daniels: Includes the best assessment we have used, and a very nice introduction to The Enneagram.

The most comprehensive, powerful Emotional Intelligence Assessment tools; developed by Genos International to support self-awareness in the area of emotional intelligence. Jackie is a certified Genos facilitator.

Leadership books: Leadership is a constant learning process, since dynamics continue to change. Highly recommended reading to support your reflection.

  • Leadership by James MacGregor Burns

  • Transforming Leadership by James MacGregor Burns

  • The Living Company: Habits for Survival in a Turbulent Business Environment by Arie de Gues

  • Power Up: Transforming Organizations Through Shared Leadership by David L. Bradford and Allan R. Cohen

  • Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan

  • Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box by The Arbinger Institute

  • Organizational Culture and Leadership by Edgar H. Schein

  • The Corporate Culture Survival Guide: Sense and Nonsense About Culture Change by Edgar H. Schein

  • Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies by James C. Collins and Jerry I. Porras

  • Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap …And Others Don’t by Jim Collins

  • Principle-Centered Leadership (audiobook) by Stephen R. Covey

  • Leadership is an Art by Max DePree

  • Discovering the Soul of Service: The Nine Drivers of Sustainable Business Success by Leonard L. Berry

Personal Development books: The more self-aware you are, the better leader you will be. All highly recommended.

  • The Corporate Mystic: A Guidebook for Visionaries With Their Feet On The Ground by Gay Hendricks and Kate Ludeman

  • The Path by Laurie Beth Jones

  • The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

  • Mastery: The Keys to Success and Long-Term Fulfillment by George Leonard

  • Retooling on the Run: Real Change for Leaders With No Time by Stuart Heller and David Sheppard Surrenda

  • The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

  • The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

Sales conversations books: Excellent for focusing on your audience and learning how to ask questions that support better understanding others’ concerns.

  • The “I Hate Selling” Book: Business-Building Advice for Consultants, Attorneys, Accountants, Engineers, Architects and Other Professionals by Allan S. Boress

  • Getting Into Your Customer’s Head: The 8 Secret Roles of Selling Your Competitors Don’t Know by Kevin Davis