The following is a list of books and podcasts that we’ve enjoyed. It is in no particular order and by no means is a complete list!
Professional development is a high priority for us at Laridae and we know staying informed and inspired helps us to better support our clients. This list is indented to spark your curiosity as you continue to develop your leadership practice.
The Laridae Team
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Our Favourite Books
Dare to Lead
Brave work, tough conversations, whole heart
By Brene Brown
A practical and accessible guide to effective leadership, building meaningful relationships, and strong communication skills.
The Future Leader
9 skills and mindsets to succeed in the next decade
By Jacob Morgan
A look at leadership as a skill and what is required within a climate of change.
The Speed of Trust
The one thing that changes everything
By Stephen M.R. Covey
A look at how ‘trust’ is integral to all relationships in work and personal life.
The Leadership Challenge
How to make extraordinary things happen in organizations
By James Kouzes and Barry Posner
A detailed guide on leadership through interpersonal relationships, work cultures, and organization structures.
A guide to reinventing organizations inspired by the next stage of human consciousness
By Fredrick Laloux
A look at the role leadership and workplace culture plays in the health of an organization with a focus on building compassion and community.
The surprising truth about what motivates us.
By Daniel Pink
An engaging look at motivation and how to inspire others. (Evidence-based)
Good to Great
Why some companies make the leap…and others don’t
By Jim Collins
A look at an in-depth study on what distinguishes companies (and leaders) that are good and those that are great. Note: supplementary source: Good to Great and the Social Sectors: a monograph to accompany Good to Great.
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
A leadership fable
By Patrick Lencioni
Written through a story format, Lencioni identifies patterns and dysfunctions of teams, and offers solutions.
How to discuss what matters most
By Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, Sheila Heen
A practical (evidence-based) guide to having difficult conversations.
The Coaching Habit
Say less, ask more & change the way you lead forever
By Michael Bungay Stanier
A practical guide to learning how to be more coach-like in your conversations as a manager.
Start with Why
How great leaders inspire everyone to take action
By Simon Sinek
A look at leadership and inspiring others by understanding the purpose and meaning of your work. The “why” you do it.
Our Favourite Podcasts
Episodes focus on managing and operating good business. Created by co-founders of Basecamp and other business owners.
Geeks, Geezers, & Googlization
Episodes range in topic with a focus primarily on management and thought leadership.
The Small Non-Profit
Episodes focus on building capacity and sharing ideas for non-profit organizations.
Created by The Humphrey Group and hosted by Bart Egnal, episodes focus on leadership through great communication.
Hosted by Dr. Rick Hansen, episodes focus on emotional intelligence and practical tools for wellbeing.
A show about change makers getting things done. Sally Fazal and Lynn Fergusson of Social Impact Advisors talk to NGO leaders, philanthropists, social entrepreneurs and environmental innovators about their goals and how they’re reaching them.