Here is a list of resources that have influenced my work, and that I highly recommend.
By Richard Strozzi-Heckler
This is a great book for those interested in embodied leadership – the intersection of business and management strength and integral body awareness. Insightful!
A great introduction to neuroscience and how we can use the way our brain works to our advantage. Funny and practical.
This book on finding one’s vocation invites us to listen to the inner teacher and follow its leadings toward a sense of meaning and purpose. Beautifully-written.
An important book that demonstrates how managing our personal energy is critical to being more fulfilled and effective in our lives.
For anyone in a professional or personal life transition, this book provides a valuable way at looking at the transition process and steps to maneuver through the different stages more successfully.
A beautiful book that offers down-to-earth lessons on how to work with ourselves to create more joy, well-being and confidence in our lives. It is written in short essays, so it is easy to read in short snippets or to skip around.
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us-Daniel Pink
A pragmatic “how-to” book that walks you through a step-by-step process for how to have your toughest conversations with more success and less stress.
The foundational book that sets emotional intelligence in the context of leadership.
This is a comprehensive book, filled with valuable concepts that can fundamentally shift the quality of interactions with groups and teams. I use these principles in my facilitation of groups.
Build a Tower, Build A Team- Tom Wujec
WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP
Based on research conducted by the Center for Creative Leadership, this book provides a holistic framework for guiding a woman’s growth and development as a high- achieving leader.
A fantastic guide to building connections by creating meaningful circle conversations both at work and in one’s personal life.
An updated look on gender in the workplace, work-life balance, and the roles we play. Very readable.
Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders- Sheryl Sandberg
Shares insights of behavioral scientists and business leaders of how to take a multi-pronged approach to influencing change. Inspiring stories and practical strategies.
Reading this book is like having a coaching session with some of the nation’s top socially conscious entrepreneurs. Seasoned advice on challenging nuts-and-bolts issues.
This classic provides a solid foundation for understanding organizations. The concepts are bound to bring up new ideas and insights as you consider your own organization.
Written by a dear friend and colleague, this is an important book for anyone wanting to better prepare for our globalized twenty first century.
Why Business Can Be Good at Solving Social Problems-Michael Porter
Kerry’s Research on Women’s Leadership
I am pleased to offer the book chapter my colleague Marla Solomon and I wrote. Women’s Leadership Development Through Networks Of Support: An Analysis Of The Women’s Leadership Circles Of Vermont for the book Managing in the Social Sector: Strategies for Advancing Human Dignity and Social Justice, by editors S. Aqeel Tirmizi and John D. Vogelsang. The chapter explains the scholarship and research behind the Women’s Leadership Circle model, which I presented at the Global Conference of the International Leadership Association this past fall.
Purchase the complete book:
Leading and Managing in the Social Sector: Strategies for Advancing Human Dignity and Social Justice (Management for Professionals)