Coleman Recommended Resources
Coleman Associates loves seeking out resources, stumbling upon thought-provoking videos and learning from others both inside and outside the healthcare industry. We’d love to share our favorites with you.
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Creative Confidence by Tom Kelley and David Kelley
Creative Confidence by Tom Kelley and David Kelley
“Dave and Tom have written an incredibly insightful book that challenges us all to have the courage to break our of our ruts, innovate and create.” Tim Koogle, Former President and CEO of Yahoo
Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni. In this practical and relatable fable Lencioni explores how trust, commitment, conflict, accountability and ultimate inattention to results can negatively impact a leadership team. The book has a corresponding workbook. The language in this book provides a starting point and a shared vocabulary for leadership teams to use as they work on their own team dynamics. As Lencioni puts it, our staff want to know that their leadership is working well together toward a common vision and keeping them from having to deal with dysfunctions and politics.
Monday Morning Leadership by David Cottrell
Monday Morning Leadership by David Cottrell. This book is a must-read for managers at any level. Whether you’re a brand new manager or a seasoned one, Cottrell’s brief practical and direct management lessons are universally relatable. He covers topic such as ownership, time management, hiring and retaining superstars, providing feedback and continuing to grow yourself as a manager. Consider this book #1 if you are new to management.
Reality-Based Leadership Ditch the Drama, Restore Sanity to the Workplace, and Turn Excuses into Results
Reality-Based Leadership Ditch the Drama, Restore Sanity to the Workplace, and Turn Excuses into Results. This is another practical read from Cy Wakeman in which she tackles emotional waste, learned helplessness, playing favorites, and becoming a leader and manager who leads instead of dreading your most frustrating employees and their behaviors.
No Ego by Cy Wakeman
No Ego by Cy Wakeman. The book No Ego was recommended to me by a health center CEO who told me how it transformed her thinking about her need to make employees happy, employee engagement and drama in the workplace. Having read the book twice this last month, I strongly agree that Cy Wakeman makes some very practical and grounded points about how managers can more effectively manage. This is a fabulous read to challenge age old “management wisdom”.
How to Change the World – A Practical Blog for Impractical People
“How to Change the World – A Practical Blog for Impractical People.” Known as the former Chief Evangelist for Apple, this best-selling author hosts his “How to Change the World” blog where he shares his ideas of how to enchant the world. From marketing to technology, customer service, and product development, Guy believes that “if you need to enchant people, you’re doing something meaningful. If you’re doing something meaningful, you need enchantment.” Tune in daily as he gives useful advice applicable to any industry.
Click here for Guy Kawaski’s Blog. Innovator. Idea generator. Guy Kawaski has brought his strengths in innovation, idea spreading and social media to all of us through his blogs, tweets, and speeches.
Shawn Achor’s Ted Talks: The Happy Secret to Better Work
Shawn Achor’s Ted Talks: The Happy Secret to Better Work. This fast-paced, very funny 12-minute video is riveting and is a must-see for everyone. Anyone who has ever thought or said “As soon as…, I’ll be happy” must see this an understand how this very notion is impossible and approaches happiness from the wrong angle. This video is a great addition to a management session, a staff meeting, a teaching or motivating meeting or any gathering where you are seeking a catalyst for the participants to embrace happiness as part of their life improvement.
Solvable Podcast. This podcast, featuring a Coleman Associates favorite, Malcolm Gladwell, digs into huge, seemingly overwhelming problems. But, instead of getting caught up in the “why we can’t” mentality, it busts through all of that and asks “how do we get there?” They apply this optimism to problems such as ending homelessness for everyone everywhere and giving refugees the same educational and economic outcomes as their non-refugee counterparts. This is a great podcast for when you are feeling stuck with how to solve challenging problems or when you are ready to don your cape to go out and save the world.
Podcast: How I Built This.
Only Human: Why is Healthcare So Expensive? We Ask an Expert
Only Human: A Podcast. Only Human is a show that isn’t afraid to have those uncomfortable conversations about our healthcare, or how to experiment with possible solutions. Hosted by Mary Harris, Only Human tells stories we all can relate to. Because every body has a story. This one in particular, “Why is Healthcare so Expensive?” is a great 15-minute listen explaining the complexities of our health system and why it’s so darn expensive.