Professional Development

Here you will find resources for professional development, including information about becoming a BERG mentor and links to valuable self-help books.

Professional Development

Mentoring 2020

Currently BERG members interested in participating in our mentoring program must complete the Google Form

Deadline to apply for the 2020 cohort is Friday, February 7, 2020. We are looking forward to helping you building new connections.

Self-Help Books

Anne Doyle: Powering Up! How America’s Women Achievers Become Leaders
Doyle synthesizes much of the latest thinking on women’s advancement into leadership roles. Powering Up isn’t just a roadmap for future women leaders. It’s also a must read for every man who is married to, works with or works for high-achieving women.

Stedman Graham: Identity: Your Passport to Success
Graham says, have you ever thought about the connection between know who you are and success? You might think you have a pretty good handle on who you are, your identity. Even if you do, your identity can change, evolve, and transform.

Matthew Kelly: The Rhythm of Life: Living Every Day with Passion & Purpose
Kelly provides significant insights into living a happier, healthier, more rewarding life. The message is both timely and timeless. He shows us how to find lasting happiness in a changing world … and how to fall in love again with life.


Executive Summaries

Is it Time to Reinvent Yourself in CKC’ Executive EDGE

  • How to Change Your Reputation by Marshall Goldsmith
  • How to Befriend Adversity by J. Barry Griswell and Bob Jennings
  • Steer Your Job Toward Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham
  • The Predictable Stages of Derailment by Marcus Buckingham
  • The Five Ways Leaders Lose Their Edge by Joelle Jay
  • Why Do People Derail? by Bill George
  • Conscious Moves to Be Somebody by Peter Han
  • Reinvent and Rebuild by J. Barry Griswell and Bob Jennings

Define Yourself as a Leader in CKC’ Executive EDGE

  • Activate Your Leadership Potential by George Bradt, Jayme Check and Jorge Pedraza
  • Focus on Strengths, Compensate for Weaknesses by John Zenger, Joseph Folkman and Scott Edinger
  • Qualities You Need to Live By by Brian Tracy
  • Build a Personal Support Team by Bill George
  • Make the Choice to Lead by John Maxwell
  • Sharpen Your Judgment by Noel Tichy and Warren Bennis
  • It’s Important to Keep Learning by John Maxwell
  • Stay on Track by Tim Irwin
  • What All Leaders Must Know by James Kouzes and Barry Posner

Build Networks to Improve Everything in CKC’ Executive EDGE

  • Use the Power of Relationships by Keith Ferrazzi
  • Build an Advisory Network by Saj-nicole A. Joni
  • Pick the Best Advisors by Keith Ferrazzi
  • Network Your Business by Chris Brogan and Julien Smith
  • Social Networking - Beginning Steps by Dr. Ivan R. Misner and Michelle R. Donovan
  • Social Networking - The Power is in the Group by Brogan and Smith
  • Networking Lessons for the Office by Diane Darling
The Truth About Leadership by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner
  • You Make a Difference
  • Credibility is the Foundation of Leadership
  • Values Drive Commitment
  • You Can’t Do It Alone
  • You Either Lead by Example or Don’t Lead at All
  • The Best Leaders Are the Best Learners
  • Leaders Say Yes

When You Are the Boss in CKC’ Executive EDGE

  • Demonstrate Your Confidence by Scott Eblin
  • You Need to Be Likable by Guy Kawasaki
  • From the Expert on Good Bosses and Bad Bosses by Robert I. Sutton
  • Behave in Ways That Build Trust by Stephen M. R. Covey
  • Transitioning to Boss by Kevin Eikenberry and Guy Harris
  • Define and Manage Expectations by Peter Fischer

Stop Workplace Drama by Marlene Chism

  • We Don’t Do Drama Here
  • Clear the Fog
  • Tell Yourself the Truth
  • Reinvent and Realign
  • Master Your Energy
  • Become a Creator
  • Conclusion: No Complaints, No Excuses, No Regrets

Self-Help Books

Hill Harper: The Wealth Cure: Putting Money in Its Place – Harper presents a revolutionary new definition of wealth, motivating readers to not only build financial security, but to also achieve wealth in every aspect of their lives.

Common: One Day It’ll All Make Sense - A poignant memoir of how strong relationships, commitment to a cause, ambition and vision sparked stratospheric success.

Glenn McIntosh: It's Time to Bring Your A Game – McIntosh offers an approach to achieve the mind-set and action strategies that will lead to success in every area of your life.

Neale Donald Walsch: Little Book of Life - Walsch shows us how to 1) Create healthy personal relationships that honor both parties; 2) Live a truly abundant, prosperous life; 3) Discover our “right livelihood”; and 4) Live harmoniously with the world at large.

Ronda Byrne: The Secret – Byrne teach about the Law of Attraction, the overall premise is simple: You can get what you truly feel about.