Recommended Articles:

The Confidence Gap by Katty Kay and Clair Shipman

Recommended Books:

The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership: A New Paradigm for Sustainable Success, by Jim Dethmer and Diana Chapman

Not only does this book list some solid commitments that leaders should practice, it provides many references to additional sources that can deepen the reader’s understanding of the concepts behind each of the commitments.

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, by Eckhart Tolle

In the book The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle writes about his spiritual awakening on day from a desperate suicidal stupor. From this place of deep pain and suffering, Eckhart starts a new life as a new self and never looks back (except to tell his tale of awakening). A great book to teach and remind us that all we have is the present moment.

Holding the Center: Sanctuary in a Time of Confusion, by Richard Strozzi Heckler

This book is about practices that embody generative interpretations of the world and enhance our capacity to learn and grow.The book promotes practices that occur in our bodies, in language, with others, and in a place of learning. This book is an offer to soak in the mood of what it means to be human in times of confusion.

The Anatomy of Change: A Way to Move Through Life’s Transition, by Richard Strozzi Heckler

This book is about the journey that returns us to the wisdom of our body. How we can learn from this wisdom to be self-educating and self-healing.

The Diamond Cutter: The Buddha on Managing Your Business and Your Life, by Geshe Michael Roach

Not your typical business book. The source is an ancient book of Buddhist wisdom called The Diamond Cutter woven into the author’s own corporate life. The book explains how Buddhist wisdom helped build a successful $100 million company.

Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box, by The Arbinger Institute

This book explores how self-deception actually determines one’s experience in every aspect of life and how it is a central issue in leadership. Self-deception blinds us to the true cause of problems. Once blind we cannot see the real solutions. These concepts are illustrated through a story about a fictitious executive starting a new job at a company who strives to live out of the box, or free of self-deception.

Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words by David Whyte

The subtleties of what is underneath fifty-two ordinary words that resonate in our experience. Poetically written. Captivating and heartful.

The Heart Aroused: Poetry and the Preservation of the Soul in Corporate America, by David Whyte

A business book written by a poet! The Heart Aroused attempts to keep what is tried and true, good and efficient, at the center of our present work life, while opening us to a mature appreciation of the hidden and often dangerous inner seas where our passions and our creativity lie waiting.

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Miguel Ruiz

The four agreements are simple and yet powerful. A way to be in the world compassionately and powerfully.

Your Lifebuilder: Ride the Vision of Your Life, by E. Dan Smith

This books takes you through the steps of creating a simple, powerful and personal tool that takes you beyond inspiration and exploration, and hurls you right into the manifestation of your best life. The author, influenced by advertising, asks; why not create your own best life advertisement and be influenced by your dreams.

Recommended Programs:

New Ventures West, premier coaching school in San Francisco

Strozzi Institute, workshops and seminars that, through Somatics, enable our development as leaders of our life

Leadership and Horses, provocative leadership development programs through working with horses

Aletheia: A School of Integral Unfoldment, a well worth long-term commitment to your authentic and embodied self-development

Vivian Groman

Follow Vivian

Pin It on Pinterest