Creating Alignment Between Your Business Values and Strengths
"The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations" by Posner, Barry, and Kouzner, James M (Jossey Bass-2012): The Leadership Challenge illustrates inspiring stories that model how leaders share vision and enable others to act to build a stronger support system.
Strengths-based Leadership, by Tom Rath and Barry Conchie (Gallup, 2009): Identifies three keys to being a more effective leader: knowing your strengths and investing in others’ strengths, getting people with the right strengths on your team, and understanding and meeting the four basic needs of those who look to you for leadership.
Communicating with Clarity – Developing a formal business pitch and practicing negotiation techniques
Good Pitch Vs Bad Pitch, 5 minute video demonstration.
“Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In” by Fisher, Roger, William Ury, and Bruce Patton (Penguin Books, 1991): Getting to Yes offers a clear and universally applicable method for negotiating personal and professional disputes.
Educational Materials from Professor Seth Freeman: Educational materials on negotiation and conflict resolution from Professor Seth Freeman at Columbia University and NY Stern School of Business.
“The Power of Noticing” by Bazerman, Max (Simon & Schuster, 2014): A guide to making better decisions, noticing important information, and improving leadership skills from Harvard Business School Professor and Co-Director of the Harvard Kennedy School's Center for Public Leadership.
Good for You, Great for Me, by Susskind, Lawrence (2014): By showing how to create win-win negotiating scenarios, this book provide advice to satisfy the people you work with.
3-D Negotiation: Powerful Tools to Change the Game in Your Most Important Deal. Lax, David and Sebenius, James (2016): This tool demonstrates practical steps and case scenarios about how to design deals that enable you to reach remarkable agreements.
Staying on Track – Understanding common challenges associated with running a business and developing strategies to overcome them
Check out this helpful video of WE Connect Mentors offering advice to other women entrepreneurs.
Leading the Business Together – Understanding how to work effectively with your teams and other key stakeholders through collaborative leadership
“The Athena Doctrine: How Women (and Men Who Think Like Them) Will Rule the Future” by Gerzema, John, Michael D'Antonio, and Inc ebrary (Jossey-Bass, 2013): John Gerzema and Michael D’Antonio’s proprietary survey of 64,000 people around the world shows, traditionally feminine leadership and values are now more popular than the macho paradigm of the past.
“On Becoming a Leader,” by Warren Bennis (1989): This text discusses the quality of a great leader and strategies that you can apply to achieve excellent leadership.
“The Practice of Adaptive Leadership: Tools and Tactics for Changing Your Organization and the World” by Heifetz, Ronald A., Linsky, Marty, and Grashow, Alexander (Cambridge Leadership Associates, 2009): This book provides a practical guide with stories, tools, diagrams, cases, and worksheets to help you develop the skills to address the toughest challenges and create a great culture at your workplace.
“Primal Leadership: Realizing the Power of Emotional Intelligence - Tapping into Your Team's Emotional Intelligence” by Goleman, Daniel (Harvard Business School Press, 2002): This text makes the case for cultivating emotionally intelligent leaders and helps explain what that means.