Resource Guide

Some of the things I read and listen to that may help you, too:

Books:

PEAK – if you’re like me, you have an interest in learning how to get better. K. Anders Ericsson’s work on human achievement dispels a lot about what we’ve heard in the mainstream media. Spoiler alert: Hollywood stories about genius are not exactly accurate! Dr. Ericsson’s decades of work reveal evidence-based insight into high achievers, and how we can learn from them to accelerate our own lives.

The Coaching Habit – if you find coaching awkward, or you’re a people leader who dislikes having to coach, this book by Michael Bungay-Stanier will make your life a lot easier. MBS has been a guest on my podcast, too – check out his episode over on my Podcast page.

ALI – a spectacularly written book about one of the greatest athletes of all time, Muhammad Ali. Jonathan Eig is a brilliant writer.

The Effective Manager – great evidence-based read on the fundamentals of effective management. I heard the author, Mark Horstman, speak at a leadership summit when I worked for Novo Nordisk – he walks the talk!

Psycho-Cybernetics – hate the title, love the book. One of my all-time favourites, written in 1960 by Dr. Maxwell Maltz, a Columbia University trained plastic surgeon. Considered by many to be the grandfather of self-help books, it’s a fascinating read about self-image and how your mind can help (or hinder) in accomplishing your goals.

Podcasts:

Last 8% Morning – led by co-founder of the Institute for Health and Human Potential, Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry, this has helped level set my days during the pandemic. Great way to start the day with focus and momentum.

The Prof G Show – interesting perspective on business from Scott Galloway, professor of marketing at NYU Stern School of Business.

Six Pixels of Separation – host Mitch Joel is a really interesting keynote speaker, and keeps his finger on the pulse of all things business, innovation, and technology.

Humans 2.0 with Mark Metry – mental health focused Global Top 100 show for entrepreneurs. Lots of amazing guests with sharp insights and honest reflections. Mark is a genuine guy who truly cares about what he’s doing.