Suggested Reading

Recommended books for insight into a variety of topics.


Richards, Dick. Artful Work: Awakening Joy, Meaning, and Commitment in the Workplace. San Francisco: Barrett -Koehler, 1995.

Ruth, Tom. How Full is Y our Bucket: Positive Strategies for Work and Life. New York: Gallup Press, 2004.

Wheatley, Margaret J. A Simpler Way. San Francisco: Barret-Koehler, 1996.

Challenging Employee/Co-Worker

Bernstein, Albert J. Emotional Vampires: Dealing with People Who Drain You Dry. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2001.

Brinkman, R. and R. Kirschner. Dealing with People You Can't Stand. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1994.

Cavaiola, Alan and Neil Lavender. Toxic Coworkers: How to Deal with Dysfunctional People on the Job. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2000.

Chambers, Harry. The Bad Attitude Survival Guide. Reading, MA: Addison Wesley, 1998.

Crowe, Sandra. Since Strangling Isn't an Option. New York: Perigee Books, 1998.

Evans, Patricia. Controlling People. Avon, MA: Adams Media, 2002.

Gill, Lucy. How to Work with Just About Anyone. New York: Fireside Books, 1999.

Lloyd, Ken. Jerks at Work: How to Deal with People Problems and Problem People. Franklin Lakes, NJ: Book-mart Press, 1999.

Reina, Dennis and Michelle Reinale. Trust and Betrayal in the Workplace. San Francisco: Barrett-Koehler, 1999.

Seagul, Sandra and David Horne. Human Dynamics. Waltham, MA: Pegasus Publications, 1997.


Beattie, Melody. Beyond Codependency -- Getting Better all the Time. New York: Harper & Row, 1989.

Beattie, Melody. Codependent No More. New York: Three Rivers Press, 1987.

Uustal, Diann. Caring for Yourself - Caring for Others. Coventry RI: Educational Resources, 1997.


Bekler, Loren. The First Time Manager. 4th Ed. New York: AMACOM, 1997.

Bell, Chip. Managers as Mentors. San Francisco: Barrett-Kohler 1996.

Bennis, Warren. On Becoming a Leader. Reading, MA: Addison Wesley Publishing, 1989.

Blanchard, Ken. Empowerment Takes More than a Minute. San Francisco: Barrett Kohler, 1996.

Bruce, Anne, and James Pepitone. Motivating Employees. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1999.

Buckingham, Marcus and Donald Clifton. Now Discover Your Strengths. New York: Free Press, 2001.

Buckingham, Marcus. The One Thing You Need to Know: About Great Managing, Great Leading, and Sustained Individual Success. New York: Free Press, 2005.

Corvey, Stephen. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. New York: Simon Schuster.

Daniels, Aubrey. Bringing Out the Best in People. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1994.

Flaherty, James. Coaching: Evoking Excellence in Others. Boston: Butterworth Henemann, 1999.

Giber, David et al. Best Practices in Leadership Development. San Francisco: Jossey Bass, 2000.

Glaser, Judith. Creating WE - Changing I-Thinking to WE Thinking & Building Healthy Organizations. Avon, MA: Platinum Press, 2005.

Hacker, Carol A. The High Cost of Low Moral and What To Do About It. Boca Raton, FL: St. Lucie Press, 1997.

Harvard Business School Pres. HBR--What Makes A Leader. Boston, 2002.

Heifetz, Ronald. Leadership Without Easy Answers. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1994.

Johnson, Barry. Polarity Management: Identifying and Managing Unsolvable Problems. Amhearst, MA: HRD Press., 1996.

Kelly Robert. The Power of Followership. New York: Doubleday, 1992.

Krotter, John. Leading Change. Boston: Harvard Press, 1996.

Kouzes, James M. Credibility. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1993.

Kouzes, James M. The Leadership Challenge. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1990.

MacKoff, Barbara. Leadership as a Habit of Mind. New York: Authors Choice Pres, 2005.

Manion, Jo. From Management to Leadership. Chicago, AHA Press, 1998.

Marquardt, Micheal. Leading With Questions. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2005.

Nelson, Bob. 1001 Ways to Motivate Employees. New York: Workman Books, 1997.

Nelson, Bob. 1001 Ways to Reward Employees. New York: Workman Books, 1994.

Ryan, Kathleen, and Danuel Oestruch. Driving Fear Out of the Workplace. 2nd Ed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1998.

Personal Success

Ban Breathnach, Sarah. Simple Abundance. New York: Warner Books, 1995.

Beck, Martha. Finding your Own North Star. New York: Three Rivers Press, 2001.

Gibbs, Randy. 20/20 Insight. New York: Daybreak Books, 1998.

Levoy, Gregg. Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life. New York, Three Rivers Press, 1997.

Needleman, Jacob. Money and the Meaning of Life. New York: Doubleday 1991.

Prochaska, James. Changing for Good. New York: Avon Books, 1994.

Remen, Rachel. Kitchen Table Wisdom. New York: Riverhead Books, 1996.

Richardson, Cheryl. Life Makeovers: Improve Your Life One Week at a Time. New York: Broadway Books, 2000.


Beck, Martha. The Joy Diet: 10 Practices for a Happier Life. New York: Crown Publishers, 2003.

Berne, Eric. Games People Play. New York: Ballantine Books, 1964.

Evans, Patricia. The Verbally Abusive Relationship. Holbrook, MA: Adams Inc., 1992.

Gray, John. Men Are From Mars, Women Are from Venus. New York: Harper Collins, 1992.

Hendrix, Harville. Keeping the Love You Find. New York: Pocket Books, 1992.

Lancy, Marti. The Introvert Advantage. New York: Workman Publishing, 2002.

Lerner, Harriett. The Dance of Anger. New York: Harper & Row, 1986.

Lerner, Harriet. The Dance of Connection: How to Talk to Someone When You are Mad, Hurt, Scared, Frustrated, Irritated, Betrayed, or Desperate. New York: Harper Collins, 2001.

McGraw, Philip. Life Strategies - Doing What Works - Doing What Matters. New York: Hyperion, 1999.

McGraw, Philip. Relationship Rescue. New York: Hyperion, 2000.

Stone, Hal and Sidra. Partnering: A New Kind of Relationship. Novato, CA: Nataraj Publishing, 2000.

Self Esteem

McGraw, Philip. Self Matters. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001.

Stress/Time Management

Bailey, Joseph. The Speed Trap: How to Avoid the Frenzy of the Fast Lane. San Francisco: Harper Books, 1999.

Bailey, Joseph. Slowing Down to the Speed of Life. San Francisco: Warner Books, 1995.

Bridges, Williams. Transitions Making Sense of Life's Changes. New York: Addison Wesley, 1980.

Bridges, Williams. The Way of Transitions Embracing Life's Most Difficult Moments. Cambridge, MA: Perseus Publishing, 2001.

Carlson, Richard. Don't Sweat the Small Stuff at Work. New York, Hyperion, 1998.

Carlson, Richard. What About the Big Stuff? New York, Hyperion, 2002.

Jeffers, Susan. End the Struggle and Dance with Life. New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 1996.

Kabat-Zinn, Jon. Wherever You Go, There You Are. New York: Hyperion, 1992.

Kundtz, David. Stopping: How to Be Still When You Have to Keep Going. Berkeley: Conari Press, 1998.

LaRoche, Loretta. Relax: You May Only Have a Few Minutes Left. New York: Villard Books, 1998.

Leider, Richard. Repacking Your Bags- Lighten Your Load. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 1996.

Morgenstern, Juile. Time Management: From the Inside Out. New York: Henry Holt & Co., 2000.

Morgenstern, Julie. Organizing From the Inside Out. New York: Henry Holt & Co., 1998.

Richardson, Cheryl. Take Time for Your Life. New York: Broadway Books, 1998.

Tolle, Eckhart. The Power of Now. Novato, CA: New World Library, 1999.

Tolle, Eckhart. Stillness Speaks. Novato, CA: New World Library, 2003.

Bartholomew, Kathleen. Stressed Out. Marblehead, MA: HCPro, 2004.

Cartwright, Susan. Managing Workplace Stress. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1997.

Hemsath, Dave. 301 Ways to Have Fun at Work. San Francisco: Barrett-Koehler, 1997.

Morreall, John. Humor Works. Amhurst, MA: HRD Press, 1997.


Katzenbach, Jon R. The Wisdom of Teams. New York: Harper Business, 1996.

Lencioni, Patrick. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2002.