I’ve benefited from the influence and insights of many teachers. I’d like to share with you the books on my bookshelf that I recommend for a Savvy Advisor such as you. Clicking on any book image or title will take you to the Amazon link for that book so you can get more information and, if you like, purchase the book. I participate in the Amazon Associate program, which means that if you purchase a book after clicking through from my site, I receive a very small commission.
I hope you enjoy these books and find them helpful on your journey.
By Edgar H Schein.
Great insights for anyone in the business of advising others. The author is a renowned expert in organizational psychology and culture, and in the consulting process.
A classic for anyone curious about the life of a consultant and what it means to be a consultant (not simply doing consulting work).
A classic on understanding and executing the role of the consultant, with primary emphasis on internal consulting.
The authors are leading authorities on managing professional practices, client relationships, and business development for professional practices. This is a must-read book for anyone interested in what makes a trusted advisor.
By Charles H. Green.
A very practical book showing how the true professional works in collaboration with the client rather than selling to the client. Valuable for both the novice and the seasoned sales professional.
This book examines the question: why do some professionals command enduring client loyalty?
By Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, and Annie McKee.
This book gets to the core of what leadership is all about, for anyone who leads, regardless of their formal role.
By Robert C. Solomon and Fernando Flores.
A philosophical examination of trust, types of trust, and authentic trust.
John’s book guides you through a set of inquiries that lead to a deep understanding of who you really are.
By Robert Kegan, Lisa Laskow Lahey.
Kegan and Lahey not only provide deep insights into why change is hard, but they also provide a practical process to dealing with what stands in the way of making even desired changes.
By Gerd Gigerenzer.
The author is a scientist, the director of the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin. He shows how the unconscious mind can make better decisions than the conscious mind.
By Daniel H. Pink.
The title pretty much describes the book.
By Jonah Lehrer.
Describes the role that both emotions and reason play in decision-making and how emotions are a crucial element of cognition.
By Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, Sheila Heen, and Roger Fisher.
This book (along with the next one) presents a format for dealing with difficult conversations, emphasizing mutual understanding rather than arguing to persuade and convince.
By Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron, McMillan, and Al Switzler.
This book (along with the one above) presents a format for dealing with difficult conversations, emphasizing mutual understanding rather than arguing to persuade and convince.