Great reads

Reading is another of my passions and I want to share some of my favorites with you. I’ve divided them into categories to make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for.  When coaching physicians, I draw from each of these books and sometimes ask my clients to read them, depending on what they wish to learn.  There are such smart people in the world and I’m appreciative of the authors as well as the many people who told me about these great books. If you have a favorite that you’d like to share, please do so in the comments. Enjoy!

Communication in Healthcare
Skills for Communicating With Patients – Jonathan Silverman, et al
Making the Patient Your Partner – Thomas Gordon
Communicating With Today’s Patient – Joanne Desmond
Difficult Conversations – Douglas Stone, et al
Crucial Conversations – Kerry Patterson, et al
Crucial Confrontations – Kerry Patterson, et al
Magic in Practice – Garner Thomson
Practicing Excellence – Stephen Beeson

Self-discovery
Radical Acceptance – Tara Brach                                                                                                      I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t) – Brene Brown
The Gifts of Imperfection – Brene Brown
The Presence Process – Michael Brown
Loving What Is – Byron Katie
Balancing Acts – Barbara Glanz
Broken Open – Elizabeth Lesser
Full Catastrophe Living – Jon Kabat-Zinn
The Trouble With Thinking – Lauren Powers
Fierce Medicine – Ana Forrest
A Thousand Names for Joy – Byron Katie
Tao Te Ching – Lao Tzu, translated by Stephen Mitchell

Leadership
Leadership and Self-Deception – the Arbinger Institute
Leader Effectiveness Training – Thomas Gordon
Deep Change – Robert Quinn
Building the Bridge as You Walk On It – Robert Quinn
Resonant Leadership – Richard Boyatzis
The Leadership Challenge – James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner

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