Corporate Team Building Books & Resources


  June 2, 2010
Camp Korey
Carnation, WA
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
$395 per person
  The Art of Coaching
This year, we will continue to offer two open enrollment sessions of one of our dearest offerings: The Art of Coaching. (Normally, this is a program we do internally for our corporate clients). This is a great chance for you to test-drive this workshop for your team—or grab the opportunity to develop your own qualities of courage, compassion and the ability to inspire and guide others toward extraordinary results. For more information, visit the Leadership Development page.

Join us for this exciting day of exploration on the beautiful Eagle Rock Challenge Course in Mt Vernon, just an hour drive from Seattle.
      Book Store

    Leadership Agility: Five Levels of Mastery for Anticipating and Initiating Change
by Bill Joiner and Stephen Josephs
Joiner and Josephs introduce leadership from a developmental perspective in an easily accessible and skillful manner. They demonstrate how important it is to attain the level of leadership needed to be agile leaders in the global, fast changing workplace. (Surprisingly, they say only ten percent of leaders are currently working at this level!). Most importantly, they lay out a very clear path on how to grow one's own and others' leadership capacity and agility. A very good read if you are turned on by leadership transformation.
    Action Inquiry: The Secret of Timely and Transforming Leadership
by Bill Torbert and Associates
Action inquiry is a powerful approach to learning leadership in the midst of action. Torbert invites leadership and organizational transformations and shows how action inquiry increases personal integrity, company profitability, and long-term organizational sustainability.
    Emotional Intelligence
By Daniel Goleman
Why emotional intelligence is more important than IQ in business and how to develop it. Daniel Goleman reports from the frontiers of psychology and neuroscience and offers startling new insight into our two minds–the rational and the emotional-and how they together shape our destiny. The best news: unlike IQ, emotional literacy can be developed.
    Firms of Endearment: How World-Class Companies Profit from Passion and Purpose
by Rajendra Sisodia, David Wolfe, Jagdish Sheth
The authors illustrate how companies grounded in delivering emotional and social value, in addition to profits, are transforming the very soul of capitalism. Using the SPICE model of stakeholder concerns — Society, Partners, Investors, Customers and Employees — they demonstrate how this new breed of organization is the wave of the future. (Did we mention that they are among the most successful companies these days and that their success is bound to be sustainable?)
    Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't
by Jim Collins
How can good organizations be turned into ones that produce great, sustained results? Jim Collins discloses the type of leadership required to achieve greatness, a leadership beyond the traditional ego-drive we often associate with strong leaders. Collins' guidance and insights are presented in an unforgettable style, (he coined the term "big, hairy, audacious goal"), as he draws readers into a compelling conversation on how to become great leaders in great organizations.
    How the Way We Talk Can Change the Way We Work: Seven Languages for Transformation
by Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey
Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey skillfully introduce a simple approach to human complexity, along with ways to become more effective and fulfilled both on an individual and organizational level. Key to their work is an exploration of why people struggle to follow through on their desires for change, even when it most appears as though this is their goal. Describing this "immunity to change," Kegan and Lahey explain how this apparent contradiction is often a result of competing commitments, and how we can break through this dynamic to a more effective and satisfying way of being in the world.
    A Theory of Everything: An Integral Vision for Business, Politics, Science and Spirituality
by Ken Wilber
Few people have contributed more to the exploration of the modern mind and spiritual evolution than Ken Wilbur. His work is invaluable in business, social, personal and interpersonal settings. A cornerstone of Wilbur's methodology is his groundbreaking Integral Theory. This book is an excellent introduction to the theory, and a perfect jumping-off point into the rest of Wilbur's work.
    The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
by Malcolm Gladwell
What triggers new trends? Malcolm Gladwell reveals surprising evidence on how to make large-scale societal change happen in business, sociological, and policy-making arenas. Drawing upon his research and understanding of how epidemics spread, he branches out beyond medical epidemiology, to consider the powerful potential of positive and quick-acting "social epidemics." He describes the book as an "intellectual adventure story," and makes a fascinating case for understanding change in a whole new way.