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research papers/reports

According to a study by the International Coach Federation, when businesses hire coaches, they get 70% improved work performance and 51% improved team effectiveness.

The 2018 Deloitte Millennial Survey provides key information on Millennial’s and Gen Z’s in the workplace.

Christine Turner’s 2006 study, published through Western University, Ungagged: Executives on Executive Coaching, executives identified five significant benefits of executive coaching as a leadership development strategy.

Executive coaching enhances goal attainment, resilience and workplace well-being: a randomised controlled study. The Journal of Positive Psychology: Dedicated to furthering research and promoting good practice.Volume 4, Issue 5, 2009

Vertical Leadership Development – Part 1 – explains the competencies and mindset required for leading in a complex world.


books & book chapters

The First 90 Days, Michael Watkins, Harvard Business School Press

The Extraordinary Leader, John H. Zenger & Joseph Folkman, McGraw-Hill

The Authentic Leader, David Irvine & Jim Reger, DC Press

The Gifts of Imperfection, Brene Brown, Hazeldon

Five Great Books That Will Make You a Better Leader – this blog lists five excellent new leadership books. They look good but I haven’t read any yet.

Servant Leadership in Action – the most recent edition of this book by Ken Blanchard with chapters from THE leaders in leadership. This one always seems to make it on everyone’s list of great leadership books.

Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson and Joseph Grenny – one of those books we should all read to hone our communication at work.

The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team (aka. The 5 Behaviors of a Cohesive Team) by Patrick Lenzioni. A quick and simple read but don’t let that fool you. Lenzioni has created a solid and effective program to improve trust, communication and performance of teams. (Full disclosure – I’m certified as a trainer.

Blue Ocean Strategy by Kim and Mauborgne – This book is touted as a way to obliterate the competition. I prefer to read it in the spirit of bringing innovative thinking into the workplace.


Harvard Business Review – my all-time favorite site for getting up to date and relevant info on leadership, future of business, data etc.

Glass Door a great resource for senior job postings and reviews on companies where you may be interested in working.

Your Company’s website – we all get so busy we neglect to check in with our own website for up to date information and the latest culture temperature.

Forbes – like HBR, lots of good aggregated information, especially on innovation, leadership, finance etc. – a great site with original content and lots of interview with current CEO’s.

Hack Management 2.0 – different than other sites as it welcomes posts by anyone on relevant management topics and encourages interaction with its community.

Reality Based Leadership – I recently discovered Cy Wakeman, her research and her message – get rid of drama in the workplace. Check out her SXSW talk

Center for Creative Leadership – has excellent leadership research and reports.

Deloitte Canada – industry trends, research (mostly business/financial) and relevant for our country.

The Change Blog   Thrive Global – Sometimes we all need a little inspiration.


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