RECOMMENDED READING - Fierce Leadership: A Bold Alternative to the Worst “Best” Practices of Business Today - Susan Scott

Fierce Leadership: A Bold Alternative to the Worst “Best” Practices of Business Today - Susan Scott (2009)


Prescription for defending against the dark arts … Hafiz, Rūmī, any poetry that speaks to you. To borrow Robert Bly’s wonderful language, Hafiz poems are “as nourishing as an old apple that a goat has found in the orchard.” Take one poem, twice a day, till end of course.

Ardagh, Arjuna. The Translucent Revolution: How People Just Like You Are Waking Up and Changing the World. New World Library, 2005.

Barasch, Marc Ian. Field Notes on the Compassionate Life: A Search for the Soul of Kindness. Rodale Books, 2005.

Barbery, Muriel, and Alison Anderson. The Elegance of the Hedgehog. Europa Editions, 2008.

Blanchard, Kenneth H., and Spencer Johnson. The One Minute Manager. William Morrow and Company, 1982.

Bly, Robert, ed. The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart. HarperPerennial, 1993.

Bortoft, Henri. The Wholeness of Nature. Floris Books, 1996.

Coetzee, J. M. Elizabeth Costello. Penguin Books, 2004.

Collins, Jim. Good to Great. Collins Business, 2001.

Gladwell, Malcolm, “Most Likely to Succeed,” The New Yorker, December 15, 2008.

Goldberg, Rube, “Artwork Gallery: Simplified Pencil Sharpener.”

Green, Michael. One Song: A New Illuminated Rumi. Broadway Books, 1997.

Jansson, Tove. The Summer Book. NYRB Classics, 2008.

Kelly, Kevin, “What Is Your Dangerous Idea: More Anonymity Is Good.” The Edge, 2006.

Ladinsky, Daniel. The Gift, Poems of Hafiz. Penguin Books, 1999.

Lindbergh, Paul. Running as Designed: A Nuts and Bolts Approach to Re-assembling Your Life and Using It to Get What You Really Want. This is self published. 2008.

Maister, David H., Charles Green, and Robert M. Galford. The Trusted Advisor.

Markle, Garold L. Catalytic Coaching: The End of the Performance Review. Quorum Books, 2008.

MBA Jargon Watch 2.0,

McEldowney, Brooke, “9 Chickweed Lane,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer, March 23, 2008.

McEwen, William J. and John H. Fleming, “Customer Satisfaction Doesn’t Count,” Gallup Management Journal, March 13, 2003.

Neilan, Paul. Apathy and Other Small Victories. St. Martin’s Press, 2006.

Piercy, Marge. “The Seven of Pentacles” in Circles on the Water. Alfred A. Knopf

Pink, Daniel. A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future. Riverhead Books, 2005.

Rutledge, Tim. Getting Engaged: The New Workplace Loyalty. Self-published in 2008.

Shaffer, Mary Ann, and Annie Barrows. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society. Dial Press, New York, NY, 2009.

Sullivan, Robert. Rats: Observations on the History and Habitat of the City’s Most Unwanted Inhabitants. Bloomsbury, 2004.

Tapscott, Don, and David Ticoll. The Naked Corporation: How the Age of Transparency Will Revolutionize Business. Free Press, 2003.

Thompson, Clive. “The See-Through CEO,” Wired, March 2007.

Toltz, Steve. A Fraction of the Whole. Spiegel & Gray, 2008.

Twiname, Dr. Linda. “In Search of Well-Being in the Workplace,” Waikato Management School, 2008.
And if you still haven’t read Fierce Conversations, get on it!