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Additional Resources to Be a Better Coach for your Team in 10 Days

Part of the Be a Better Leader in 10 Days with CrewLAB curriculum.


Day 1: Why do you lead? - Exploring your motivations

  • "Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action" by
    Simon Sinek
  • "Man's Search for Meaning" by Viktor E. Frankl
  • "Leaders Eat Last" by Simon Sinek
  • "The Leader's Journey" by Jim Herrington
  • "Finding Your True North" by Bill George
  • “Why Do You Lead” from Leaders Edge
  • “5 Things You Can Learn About Being A Better Leader” from
  • “Start With Why” from Leaders
Reflective Questions
  • What personal experiences have shaped my desire to lead?
  • What experiences have shaped my approach to leadership?
  • What drives me to lead others?
  • Why did I choose to become a leader in my field?
  • What leadership moments am I most proud of?
  • How do I maintain my motivation during challenging times?
  • What aspects of leadership energise me the most?
  • How do my personal experiences shape my leadership style?
  • What is my ultimate goal or purpose as a leader?

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Day 2: Philosophy - Defining what you believe

  • "The Score Takes Care of Itself" by Bill Walsh
  • "Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us" by Daniel H. Pink
  •  “Dare to Lead” by Dr Brene Brown
  • "Primal Leadership" by Daniel Goleman
  • "How to Define Your Personal Values" from LifeHack
  •  The Power Of Personal Values from Forbes
  • Relationships Between Personal Values and Leadership Behaviours in Basketball Coaches
Reflective Questions
  • How do my values influence my leadership style and decisions?
  • How do my values align with my leadership style?
  • What values are most important in my decision-making process?
  • What are my top 5 leadership values?
  • How do these values shape my approach to decision-making?
  • Can I recall a situation where these values were challenged?
  • How do I communicate these values to my team?
  • In what ways do my actions reflect these values?
  • Are there any values I need to develop or strengthen?

Day 3: Reflection - Assessing your leadership effectiveness

  • "Leadership on the Line" by Ronald A. Heifetz
  • "Daring Greatly" by Brené Brown
  • "Dare to Lead" by Brené Brown
  • "The Five Dysfunctions of a Team" by Patrick Lencioni
  • ■ "Reflective Leadership: Learning to Manage and Lead Human
    Organizations" from ResearchGate
  • "The Importance of Reflective Leadership" from Harvard Business School
  • “The Key To Leadership Development is Critical Reflection” from Forbes
Reflective Questions
  • What were my biggest leadership challenges last year and how did I
    address them?
  • What were my most significant leadership successes and challenges last
  • How have I grown as a leader in the past year?
  • What successes did I achieve in the past year?
  • What were the main challenges I faced and how did I address them?
  • How have I grown as a leader in the last year?
  • What could I have done differently?
  • What feedback have I received from peers and team members?
  • What are the key lessons I’ve learned?

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Day 4: Influences - Recognizing what guides you

  • "Influencer: The Power to Change Anything" by Kerry Patterson
  • "Find Your Why" by Simon Sinek
  • "On Becoming a Leader" by Warren Bennis
  • "Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion" by Robert B. Cialdini
  • “Why Inspiration Matters” from ResearchGate
  • "How To Find What Inspires You” from Psych Central
Reflective Questions
  • Which leaders inspire me the most and why?
  • Who are the leaders that inspire me, and why?
  • How do I incorporate these influences into my leadership?
  • Who are the leaders I most admire and why?
  • How have my role models influenced my leadership style?
  • What qualities do I admire in other leaders that I want to develop?
  • Which books, podcasts, or other media inspire my leadership?
  • How do I actively seek new sources of inspiration?
  • How do I use inspiration to motivate my team?

Day 5: Vision - Developing a picture of where you’re going

  • "Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies" by Jim Collins
  • "Turn the Ship Around!" by L. David Marquet
  •  "The Art of Possibility" by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander
  • "How to Create a Vision for Your Life" from Leaders
  • "Why is Leadership Vision Important” from Master Class
Reflective Questions
  • What does my ideal leadership success look like in one year?
  • What is my long-term vision for my team or organisation?
  • How does this vision align with my personal values and goals?
  • What does success look like for my team in the long term?
  • How do I plan to measure our progress towards this vision?
  • What legacy do I want to leave as a leader?
  • What are the key milestones on our path to success?
  • How can I communicate this vision to inspire my team?
  • What are the potential obstacles

Day 6: Intentions - Bringing the vision to reality

  • "Good Strategy Bad Strategy" by Richard Rumelt
  • "The First 90 Days" by Michael D. Watkins
  • "The Effective Executive" by Peter F. Drucker
  •  "5 Step to Create A Successful Leadership Development Plan” from
    Harvard Business School
  • "Strategic Leadership: The Essential Skills" from ResearchGate
Reflective Questions
  • What specific goals align with my vision for leadership?
  • What are the key components of my leadership strategy?
  • How do I align my team's goals with our overall strategy?
  • What are the key components of my strategic leadership plan?
  • How do I align my team’s goals with our overall vision?
  • What resources do we need to achieve our goals?
  • How do I plan to address challenges in team dynamics and culture?
  • How will I measure and track our progress?
  • How frequently should I revise and update our strategic plan?

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Day 7: Goals - Ensuring success with time-bound targets

  • "Goals!: How to Get Everything You Want" by Brian Tracy
  • "The Magic of Thinking Big" by David J. Schwartz
  • "The One Thing" by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan
  • "Your Best Year Ever" by Michael Hyatt
  • "Goal Setting: A Scientific Guide to Setting and Achieving Goals" from
  • “10 Development Goals For Better Leadership” from Business News Daily
  • "Why Is Goal Setting Important For Leaders" from Habitify
Reflective Questions
  • What are my specific leadership targets for the next 3, 6, and 12 months?
  • What are my immediate and long-term goals as a leader?
  • How do I measure and track progress towards these goals?
  • How do these goals align with my long-term vision?
  • What steps will I take to achieve each target?
  • How will I keep myself and my team accountable?
  • What systems do I have in place to track progress?
  • How will I adjust my targets based on achievements or setbacks?

Day 8: Habits - Locking in daily leadership practices

  • "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" by Stephen R. Covey
  • "Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World" by Cal
  • “The Tipping Point” by Malcolm Gladwell
  • “The Habits Guide” from James Clear
  • "10 Habits of Highly Effective Leaders" from CEOHangOut
Reflective Questions
  • What daily habits can I develop to support my leadership effectiveness?
  • What daily habits are crucial for my personal and professional well-being?
  • How do I maintain a healthy work-life balance?
  • What routines help me stay focused and energised?
  • How do I manage stress and prevent burnout?
  • In what ways do I invest in my personal development?
  • How do I model a healthy lifestyle for my team?

Day 9: Editing - Refining your leadership plan

  • "Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity" by David Allen
  • "The Effective Executive" by Peter Drucker
  • “Leaders That Get Results” by Daniel Goleman
  • "Principles: Life and Work" by Ray Dalio
  • "Leadership and the One Minute Manager" by Ken Blanchard
  • “How to refine your leadership style” from MindTheProduct
  • "Leadership the gets results" from HBR
Reflective Questions
  • In what areas can I refine my leadership strategy for greater impact?
  • How can I simplify and clarify my leadership plan?
  • What feedback have I received on my leadership style and how can I
    incorporate it?
  • Are there areas in my leadership where I need more development?
  • How can I ensure my leadership approach remains adaptive and flexible?
  • In what ways can I make my communication more effective?
  • How do I ensure that my leadership approach aligns with the team’s
    needs and goals?

Day 10: More Better Leaders - Sharing your leadership

  • "Leading Change" by John P. Kotter
  • "The Leadership Challenge" by James Kouzes and Barry Posner
  • “How Do Leaders Influence Others” from Business Leadership Today
Reflective Questions
  • How can I inspire and mentor others to develop their leadership skills?
  • How can I mentor or coach others to develop their leadership skills?
  • What platforms can I use to share my leadership insights and
  • How can I encourage a culture of leadership within my team or
  • What collaborative opportunities can I create to foster leadership
  • How can I use my influence to positively impact the broader community?
  • What can I do to continuously improve my ability to inspire and lead

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Dominic Pardini

CEO and Founder at CrewLAB

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