Resources and Recommendations

 

We make a living helping people make work better and be more successful through the building of bulletproof teams.

One way we do that is to provide a growing list of resources and recommendations for your perusal.

Look through the list and let us know if there is anything else we can do.

 

Assessments

We love assessments. There is no better way to take an objective look at yourself, your colleagues, and your job candidates than through the use of a solid assessment. Consequently, we partner with world leader TTI to offer insights into behavioral style, hidden motivators, emotional intelligence, task quotient, work competencies and more. Clicking on the graphic will connect you to their site where you can learn more and even take a free assessment right now!

 

 

Articles

DiagnosingTeamProblems – A quick read on figuring out where your team may be failing. It includes simple but effective actions steps that can be taken immediately.

 

HowConnectionsMakeYourJourneyEasier – Taken from a keynote presentation, this article challenges you to take some very simple steps to ensure your success by forging connections with others.

 

More articles to come!

 

Audio

Money for Lunch Radio Interview – In a 15 minute interview by host Bert Martinez, Tim talks briefly about his background and offers a lesson or two about performing under pressure.

 

Websites

 

The Great Place to Work Institute website is a great resource for learning about what’s possible, reading about case studies, and gathering justification data for making changes within your organization.

Clicking on the icon takes you to their home page.

 

 

 

 

The Chick-fil-a Leadercast is a very worthwhile event that you should consider attending each year. It offers both live presentations and simulcast options, making a fit for most any budget.

Clicking on the icon will take you straight to the free Executive Summaries of last year’s event. There is a lot to be learned from experts such as Seth Godin, Dave Ramsey, and Suzy Welch.

 

 

 

One of the top leadership training organizations in the world, the Ken Blanchard companies have a lot to offer. One of their best resources is the page that connects you with dozens of no cost articles and white papers. Clicking on the icon will take you straight there.

 

 

 

 Books

 

Probably the ultimate single resource from Ken Blanchard and company, this book combines decades of reasearch and experience.

If you want to learn how to create a high-performing organization, this is your book.

Blanchard and team offer simple, practical steps that teach you how to set goals, empower people and unleash their incredible potential.

If you only ever read one book on such matters, make it this one.

 

 

 

 

There are very few people I say this about, but if Pat Lencioni writes it, you should read it.

After several top-selling business fables, this work brings together Pat’s best thinking around making your organization successful.

He is one of the few thinkers that I agree almost 100% with his approach and methodology.

 

 

Prepare to have your mind blown.

Using some pretty convincing research, Daniel Pink shows how, as leaders, we’ve been doing motivation all wrong.

I suggest reading this with an open mind and giving serious thought to it’s implications.

 

 

 

Not a leadership book per se, this little gem can help you understand how to present ideas in a way that get buy-in.

If you have ever had a difficult time convincing your boss or a customer of the merits of your new idea, this book can help you.

It’s a very easy read, filled with stories and examples.

 

 

 

Yes, that’s really a Bible.

Yes, we know it’s not politically correct and some believe it’s downright offensive. But remember our published values? They include Courage and Truth.

We believe this is the ultimate truth. Read it with an open mind and see if you don’t agree.

 

 

 

Other books that serve as excellent resources:

 

Standout – Buckingham

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team – Lencioni

The Three Signs of a Miserable Job – Lencioni

The Five Temptations of a CEO – Lencioni

Silos, Politics and Turf Wars – Lencioni

Yes, anything by Lencioni is good.

Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box – Arbinger

The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make – Finzel

The Travelers Gift – Andrews

The Dream Manager – Kelly

Emotional Intelligence 2.0 – Bradberry

TouchPoints – Conant

The Truth About Leadership – Kouzes

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership – Maxwell