Recommended Resources

Stay curious with Cheryl’s favorite resources in leadership, communication, connection and productivity.


  • Whether you are near the top of the ladder or still have a ways to climb, this book serves as an essential guide to help you eliminate your dysfunctions and move to where you want to go
  • Based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers and culture shifters, Brown builds on previous insights into the power of vulnerability as a clear path to courage, engagement and meaningful connection
  • Let go of who you think you’re supposed to be and embrace who you are
Start with Why Simon Sinek
  •  How great leaders inspire everyone to take action
  • The power—and the necessity—of leadership that is self-aware, empathic, motivating, and collaborative in a world that is ever more economically volatile and technologically complex.
  • A roadmap for putting emotional intelligence into action
  • How to lead more effectively by engaging your own and others’ emotions
  • Why even the best teams often struggle
  • An actionable model for overcoming common hurdles to build a cohesive, effective team
  • How to take charge, build your team and get immediate results
  • A good collection of articles that you can digest one at a time


  • Overcome barriers to meaningful communication
  • Expand and enrich conversations with colleagues, friends and family
  • Increase clarity and improve understanding
  • Handling strong emotions on both sides of the table
  • Prepare for high-stakes situations
  • Transform anger and hurt feelings into powerful dialogue
  • Make it safe to talk about almost anything
  • Be persuasive, not abrasive
  • Permanently resolve failed promises and missed deadlines
  • Transform broken rules and bad behaviors into productive accountability
  • Strengthen relationships while solving problems
  • Simple strategies that make you compelling and break down the walls that keep you from getting through to the people you need to buy into your ideas and goals
  • How to lead every time you speak…from board rooms to meeting rooms, from town halls to phone calls
  • The power of introverts in a world that can’t sStop talking
Everyone Communicates Few Connect by John Maxwell
  • What the most effective people do differently
  • 25 rules for connecting effectively with others to make life more enjoyable and rewarding
  • In-depth advice for making connections in the digital world


  • How to change the patterns of thinking that block women’s paths to power
  • The science and art of self-assurance—what women should know
  • How women can speak up, stand out, and succeed


  • Stop the busywork and start the work that matters
  • 21 great ways to stop procrastinating and get more done in less time
  • The art of stress-free productivity