•  Create a board of women leaders that you admire and why. (I keep mine in a onenote notebook but you could do this on pinterest easily)
  • Negotiating/Crucial Conversations
    • I found (And still find) that the most challenging thing for me was having conversations that dealt with money or differences/changes in direction of the team.  My desire to be kind sometimes made me speak in fuzzy, indirect ways.  The more clear and direct that I can be in those situations, tends to make the conversation easier and better.
    • I have not taken any courses on this beyond sections in classes.
    • I found the book, Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High Books, a good resource.
  • Join a Women’s Leadership group and find a mentor.


  • Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Nell Scovell and Sheryl Sandberg
  • Zapp, The lightning of Empowerment by William C Byham with Jeff Cox
    • Very Easy read, beginner book
    • I had my team read this and a few others.  I think still applicable today.
  • The 4-hour workweek by Timothy Ferriss
    • Good book for someone that needs time mgt help. His examples and guidance provide another way to look at things that can trigger new patterns/habits.
  • Purple Cow by Seth Godin
  • The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
  • First, Break all the Rules by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman
  • Now, Discover Your Strengths by Buckingham and Clifton
  • Made to Stick by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Courses/Online stuff
  • The Personal Mastery Course – https://theraoinstitute.com/
    • I really enjoyed this. I had the audio book so would listen and do some yoga poses like “legs up the wall”
  • Christine Comaford-
    • Smart Tribes: http://smarttribesinstitute.com/
      • I have not read her book but many of her articles. She applies the knowledge about how our brain works to work situations.  Some has some simple activities that can really make a difference in working with others.
    • Forbes Articles

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