The Reading Room

At PMP our specialty is delivering time-tested principles for effective leadership, management and coaching to our client partners in a way that evokes action, enables personal growth and produces measurable results in their businesses.  Over the course of the last 15 years we have assembled many articles and books on subjects that either enhance our work or serve as foundational concepts in it.

We are happy to share the following articles with you.  Simply click on a link below that is of interest and you will be taken to the site where the article resides.  Some of them are lengthy, so you might consider printing them for reading later.


Reading Room Links

About Emotional Intelligence - TalentSmart, Inc.

Research Examples

Tips on How to Explain Emotional Intelligence Perspectives and Examples

Diversity, Beyond the Jargon; An article written for The National Council Magazine
Diversity Beyond the Jargon (.pdf)

Identify the goal of your area of responsibility.

Create alignment and synergy on your team.

Build supportive management to encourage achievement.

Tips on effective Strategic Planning.

Building trust.


PMP's Favorite Books

"Emotional Intelligence 2.0", Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves, 2009, TalentSmart
"Focus", Daniel Goleman, 2013, HarperCollins Publishers
"Great by Choice", Jim Collins, Morten T. Hansen, 2011, HarperCollins Publishers
"On Emotional Intelligence", Daniel Goleman, 2015, Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation
"People Skills", Robert Bolton, Ph.D., 1979, Simon & Schuster, Inc.
"People Styles at Work and Beyond", Robert Bolton & Dorothy Grover Bolton, 2009, Ridge Associates, Inc.
"The Speed of Trust", Stephen M.R. Covey with Rebecca R. Merrill, 2006    FREE PRESS
"The Trusted Advisor", David H. Maister, Charles H. Green & Robert M. Galford, 2000, FREE PRESS
"Why God Won't Go Away", Andrew Newberg, M.D., Eugene D'Aquili, M.D. Ph.D., and Vince Rause, 2001, The Ballantine Publishing Group
"Winners never Cheat", Jon M. Huntsman, 2005, Wharton School Publishing



"A Passion for Excellence", Tom Peters, 1985, Random House
"Built to Last" , Collins & Porras, 1994, Harper Business
"Corporate Culture & Performance" , John Kotter & James Heskett, 1992, Free Press
"Good to Great" , Jim Collins, 2001, Harper Business
"High Impact Learning" , Robert Brinkerhoff & Anne Apking, 2001, Perseus Publishing
"Leadership Is An Art" , Max DePree, 1989, Dell Publishing
"Leadership & The New Science" , Margaret Wheatley, 1992, Berrett-Koehler
"The Fifth Discipline" , Peter Senge, 1990, Doubleday/Currency
"The Gates of Fire", Steven Pressfield


"Selling to VITO" , Anthony Parinello, 1994, Adams Media Corp.
"Spin Selling" , Neil Rackham, 1988, McGraw-Hill

Personal Growth

"How the Way We Talk Can Change the Way We Work" , Robert Kegan & Lisa L. Lahey, 2001, Jossey-Bass
"Kinds Of Power" , James Hillman, 1995, Doubleday/Currency
"Learned Optimism" , Martin Seligman, 1991, A.A. Knopf
"Life Is A Contact Sport" , Ken Kragen, 1994, Morrow
"The Acorn Principle" , Jim Cathcart, 1998, St. Martin's Press
"The Path of Least Resistance" , Robert Fritz, 1989, Fawcett-Columbine
"The Souls Code-In Search Of Character & Calling" , James Hillman, 1997, Doubleday/Currency
"The Celestine Prophecy", James Redfield, 1993, Warner Books