Recommended Reading


Our Top Picks

The books listed here are recommended reading for all members. Workshop participants and graduates will find special meaning in their pages.  The currently listed ” Recommended Reading books fall into many categories including biography, autobiography, self-help, inspiration, cultural sociology, history, social commentary, and fiction.

Many of these titles may be available at your local public library.

For all their differences, however, these books share one thing in common: they provide the reader with insightful opportunities to test their own values against the ideas and values in action demonstrated in their pages.  By doing so, readers have the potential to enrich their lives, and make a difference.

May these readings inspire and transform.  Enjoy!

–  Dr. Bill DeMarco

Featured Selection

Awakening the Leader Within: A Story of Transformation guides readers through what Kevin Cashman calls the Six Seeds of Growth.  Running parallel to the concepts and models we use in, Cashman leads the reader on a path of self-discovery and personal betterment.  He engagingly uses one compelling interactive story to draw the reader in by portraying the life of an executive who is confronted with the disconnect between what he says he stands for and how he behaves in defining moments of his life.  Authenticy, ethics, and leadership issues are front and centre.  Through the use of questions to the reader and personal reflection suggestions, the reader  is challenged to take a closer look at the link/gap between personal values and behaviour.  This book can have special value for members of the community.

Reconciliation: Islam, Democracy, And The West

by Benazir Bhutto


Mandela’s Way: Fifteen Lessons on Life, Love, and Courage

by Richard Stengel



Chasing The Flame

by Samantha Power


Outliers: The Story of Success

by Malcolm Gladwell


You Can Heal Your Life

by Louise L. Hay


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