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Developing Resilience

January 17th, 2013

Heather Johnston

In my coaching with individuals and supporting Leaders and Managers within Organisations the topic of resilience, positivity and ‘can-do’ attitude generally comes up. The following are books that talk about concepts, tools and perspectives that are at the heart of my coaching with both individuals and organisations. Each book interlinks with the others and focuses on the relationship between how we see the world and our emotional and behavioural reaction to it.

To help us in developing our resilience, through coaching, it is useful to explore the links between our thoughts, actions and emotions when people are resilient and when they are not.

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by Joseph Jaworski
As he did in his classic Synchronicity, Joseph Jaworski once again takes us on a mind-expanding journey, this time to the very heart of creativity and deep knowing. Institutions of all sorts are facing profound change today, with complexity ...
Life Coaching
by Michael Neenan
The way we think profoundly influences the way we feel, so learning to think differently can enable us to feel and act differently. Derived from the methods of cognitive behaviour therapy, this book shows how to tackle self-defeating thinking and ...
Mindset
by Carol S. Dweck
Now updated with new research—the book that has changed millions of lives After decades of research, world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., discovered a simple but groundbreaking idea: the power of mindset. In ...
Positivity
by Barbara Fredrickson
World renowned researcher Dr. Barbara Fredrickson gives you the lab-tested tools necessary to create a healthier, more vibrant, and flourishing life through a process she calls "the upward spiral." You’ll discover: •What positivity is, and why it ...
Conquer Your Stress
by Cary L. Cooper
The authors of this text assert that conquering work stress is actually no different from acquiring any other management skill: it just needs understanding and practice.
Curious?
by Todd Kashdan, PhD
“Curious? is one of those rare books that can make you rethink how you see the world.” —Arianna Huffington “This is the perfect book to read when you are having second thoughts about challenging yourself to explore that next step in life ...
The Resilience Factor
by Karen Reivich
A look at the role of resilience in promoting a happy and healthy life introduces seven proven techniques for developing the capacity for coping with the challenges and setbacks of life, from self-criticism and negative self-images to crises ...
The Positive Power Of Negative Thinking
by Julie Norem
How often are we urged to "look on the bright side"? From Norman Vincent Peale to the ubiquitous smiley face, optimism has become an essential part of American society. In this long-overdue book, psychologist Julie Norem offers convincing ...

 

Books that inform my approach to Coaching

January 16th, 2013

Heather Johnston

Coaching

Great Books that focus on some of the techniques that inform my coaching.

Click on any of the links to be taken to my public google bookshelf which will tell you a bit more about the book, any reviews and where to buy or find electronically:

The Inside-out Revolution
by Michael Neill
Would you like to experience amazing clarity, peace and freedom, even in the midst of challenging circumstances?In this ground-breaking new book, bestselling author Michael Neill shares an extraordinary new understanding of how life works that ...
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by Joseph Jaworski
As he did in his classic Synchronicity, Joseph Jaworski once again takes us on a mind-expanding journey, this time to the very heart of creativity and deep knowing. Institutions of all sorts are facing profound change today, with complexity ...
Mindset
by Carol S. Dweck
Now updated with new research—the book that has changed millions of lives After decades of research, world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., discovered a simple but groundbreaking idea: the power of mindset. In ...
The Strengths Book
by Alex Linley
Realise your strengths and you'll be realising the best of you. Do you want to be confident, successful, and sustainably happy? Do you want to achieve your goals and enjoy beter realtionships? Leading strengths experts provide the evidence that ...
Life Choices, Life Changes
by Dina Glouberman
Everything we create in life begins as an image in the mind, whether it's a passionate affair or a new business venture. But the power of images goes well beyond illustrating the 'germ of an idea'; used in its full capacity, it has the potential ...
Positive Psychology Coaching
by Robert Biswas-Diener
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Happiness
by Richard Layard
Draws on a range of scientific research in such fields as psychology, sociology, and applied economics in a study that seeks to define happiness while identifying its causes and the means that are available to everyday individuals to pursue and ...
Life Coaching
by Michael Neenan
The way we think profoundly influences the way we feel, so learning to think differently can enable us to feel and act differently. Derived from the methods of cognitive behaviour therapy, this book shows how to tackle self-defeating thinking and ...
Introducing Neuro-linguistic Programming
by Joseph O'Connor
Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) is one of the fastest growing developments in applied psychology. This handbook describes in simple terms what gifted people do differently, and enables the reader to learn these patterns of excellence. This ...
A Theory of Everything
by Ken Wilber
Here is a concise, comprehensive overview of Wilber's revolutionary thought and its application in today's world. In A Theory of Everything, Wilber uses clear, nontechnical language to present complex, cutting-edge theories that integrate the ...

Career Book Recommendations

January 16th, 2013

Heather Johnston

Coaching

Great Books that I have read around helping clients with career moves and choices. Some of the books focus on understanding your strengths and talents, others about mindset and others around process. Let me know what you think.

Click on any of the links to be taken to my public google bookshelf which will tell you a bit more about the book, any reviews and where to buy or find electronically:

How to Find Fulfilling Work
by Roman Krznaric
The desire for fulfilling work is one of the great aspirations of our age and this inspirational book reveals how one might make it a reality. It explores the competing claims we face for money and status while doing something meaningful and in ...
Coach Yourself
by Anthony Grant
This revised edition of Coach Yourself is for anyone who wants to lead a more purposeful, more successful life. Packed full of scientifically tested psychological tips and techniques, this highly practical book will show you how to become your ...
The Pathfinder
by Nicholas Lore
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A Life at Work
by Thomas Moore
A guide to finding meaning, fulfillment, and satisfaction in one's professional life helps readers to overcome the obstacles and challenges that keep them from finding purpose in their chosen career.
Getting Unstuck
by Timothy Butler
You will experience psychological impasse many times in your life. During these times, you have the sensation that you’re stuck or paralyzed. You’re convinced that something must change, whether in your work or personal life. Though this feeling ...
The Career Guide for Creative and Unconventional People
by Carol Eikleberry
You don't have to stifle your creative impulses to pay the bills. For anyone who's ever been told, "Don't quit your day job," career counselor Carol Eikleberry is here to say, "Pursue your dreams!" Now in its third edition, her inspiring guide ...
If Not Now, When?
by Camilla Arnold
Practical and expert advice for anyone wanting to change careers.
Build Your Own Rainbow
by Barrie Hopson
This workbook is designed to help readers plan their personal and career objectives. It includes detailed exercises to analyse possible jobs and occupations to match values and skills.
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