Leadership Resources for Organizations
We are committed to empowering human potential.
Coaching 4 Good supports organizations and the leadership teams, ERGs, and executives running them as well as individuals looking to enhance and grow their leadership, diversity and inclusion, resilience, and career development.
Below you’ll find our list of leadership resources we often use with our clients that inspire us and help our clients find clarity to move forward with their goals. The curated resources below come from the thought leaders we integrate into our work including: brenebrown.com, leadershipcircle.com, and the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. We’re sharing these to bring more clarity, purpose, resilience, courage, and compassion, whether you’re a committed individual, a leader, or trying to shift your organizational culture. Please also share and reach out if you have any suggested resources to add. We are also here when you’re ready to help guide you on your journey!
YearCompass: YearCompass is a free booklet that helps you reflect on the year and plan the next one.
With a set of carefully selected questions and exercises, YearCompass helps you uncover your own patterns and design the ideal year for yourself.
This assessment by HBR Editors helps managers and leaders understand how best to continue growing and improving in their roles.
Project Implicit is a non-profit organization that is interested in thoughts and feelings outside of conscious awareness and control. The goal of the organization is to educate the public about hidden biases.
Unlike most profiles that take hours to interpret, the Leadership Circle Profile reveals itself in seconds, putting leaders in touch with what is working, what is not, and why.
Contact us if you or your team would like to take the full 360 Leadership Assessment.
The Daring Leadership Assessment will help you gauge your strengths and your opportunities for growth as a daring leader. On average, the assessment takes less than ten minutes, and you will be able to print or email the results to yourself.
EXERCISES FOR INDIVIDUALS & GROUPS
The VIA Survey is the only free, scientific survey of character strengths in the world. Take this simple, 15 minute character test and discover your greatest strengths.
If you’re reading Dare to Lead, you know that courage-building requires serious practice. So for anyone who wants to put the book further into action as you read, we’ve developed a Read-Along Workbook and a Dare to Lead Glossary.
This test is based on the work done by the highly esteemed and influential psychiatrist Carl Jung and the work done by the mother/daughter team of Myers and Briggs. The results of this test will tell you how you rank in each of the four categories and what that specific combination means.
A key to Mental Fitness is to weaken the internal Saboteurs who generate all your “negativity” in the way they respond to challenges. Your Saboteurs cause all your stress, anxiety, self-doubt, frustration, regret, shame, guilt, and unhappiness. Saboteurs include the Judge, Controller, Avoider, Victim, Stickler and 5 others. Gain awareness of your personal saboteur’s and learn out to work with them so you can confidently more forward to achieving your goals.
Articles on Leadership & Leading with Inclusion
This article from Tech Republic helps leaders look at how our teams are struggling in today’s challenging work landscape.
Videos, TED Talks, and Podcasts
Conscious Business by Fred Kofman
Consciousness is the main source of organizational greatness. Conscious business means finding your passion and expressing your essential values through your work.
Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh (CEO of Zappos)
This is a great read that explores the development of Zappos as a business but more importantly creating cultures based on values to grow a business where the core is customer & employee happiness.
Scaling Leadership by Bob Anderson & William Adams
A complex book exploring a complex issue in the subject of business leadership. Leadership needs to become more creative and less reactive leadership needs to be more human.
Triple Crown Leadership by Gregg & Bob Vanourek
A thought-provoking leadership book that considers building a successful organization needs to incorporate not just excellence but also ethics and endurance.
Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
A #1 New York Bestseller. The tales of Navy SEAL operatives translate into tangible lessons in business and life.
Burnout by Emily and Amelia Nagoski
This is a worthy read for every female leader and teaches valuable lessons on the costs of the stress response to the body as well as providing some useful practices in completing the stress response cycle and freeing the mind and body from chronic stress.
Helping People Change by Richard E. Boyatzis, Melvin Smith, and Ellen Van Oosten
This book presents a clear and hopeful message that the way to help someone learn and change cannot be focused primarily on fixing problems, but instead must connect to that person’s positive vision of themselves.
Leadership Unchained by Sara Canaday
A crowd favorite here at Coaching 4 Good. The author offers a new and solid approach that challenges many traditional ideas about leadership success.
Good to Great– Jim Collins
Transformations from good to great come about by a series of good decisions made consistently with a Hedgehog Concept, supremely well-executed, accumulating one upon another, over a long period of time.
Dare to Lead by Brené Brown
Brené Brown is showing us how to put ideas into practice so we can step up and lead. We’re also proud to offer certified Dare to Lead training, so check that out for you or your organization.
Learning Leadership by Kouze and Posner
A highly beneficial read for emerging leaders, as well as coaches, trainers, and other leadership developers to help people become the best leaders they can be.
Radical Candor by Kim Scott
Radical candor is the sweet spot between managers who are obnoxiously aggressive on one side and ruinously empathetic on the other. This book is a guide to being a kick-ass boss without losing your humanity.
Calm Clarity by Due Quach
Coaching 4 Good Coach and Chief People Officer Sharanya Rao shares, “I think it’s important for leaders to read this book because it focuses on how we can create solutions from a more creative perspective, particularly in the social justice arena.”
This book examines how contemplative arts practice and a mindful approach to creativity, can be used to offer new possibilities for facilitating team creativity and collaboration in organizational settings.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
We are committed to empowering human potential and being an effective ally. We stand in solidarity with members of the Black community to honor human dignity and equality for all.
We are also committed to raising our own self and social awareness, as well as those we coach, as we stand with the Black community and everyone who strives to change injustice and inequity. We will do this by coaching individuals and organizations that are ready to accelerate diversity and inclusion strategies. We will focus our efforts by coaching leaders and supporting organizations that have the power to eradicate systemic racism.
Click below to find specific DEI curated content and resources.
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