Resources

Most Recommended Leadership Resources 

Resources any leader needs to succeed through their leadership journey. 

Welcome to the Moving Forward Leadership Resources page where you will find I have listed every single resource ever mentioned in any podcast episode, medium article, or wherever. This will no doubt help you to find anything you are interested in.

Before we get to the ever growing list, please note one very important disclosure for transparency:

Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission, which in-turn I use to help fund the website and podcast. They do not in any form cost you more. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.

And now the goods!

 My Developed Resources

The 9 Foundations of Leadership

The 9 Foundations of Leadership is your start point on developing yourself to being a better leader and better follower. Within this book, there are 9 principles, which if you apply, will enable to lead people with the confidence, respect and motivation which you deserve. This book will build you a foundation from which you can build your own leadership style from and become the leader which everyone will respect and want to follow.

 

Books

It’s Personal, Not Personnel 

Robert Campbell’s book will teach you how to you can lead your people with a more personal touch vice looking at them as a pure resource. He developed this book from his experience as a US Army Brigade commander, an organization of approximately 5,000 people. If you want to hear more about the book and Robert’s experience be sure to check out our podcast interview.

The 7 Intuitive Laws of Employee Loyalty

Heather Younger’s book will teach you how you can keep your employees for the long-term and not the short-term. Losing employees can easily cost up to 13 more times than keeping a current one.  If you want to listen to Heather then have a listen to our podcast interview.

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Arguably one of the most influential entrepreneur books written of all time. Napoleon Hill’s book will have you looking at money, making money and business in a completely new context.

What the Thunder Said:
Reflections of Canadian Army Officer in Kandahar

If you have any interest in military history along with Canadian Forces in Kandahar, Afghanistan then this is definitely a must read. Conrad discusses his trials and successes while serving as a Commanding Officer of the Canadian National Support Element in 2006.

Among the Walking Wounded:
Soldiers, Survival, and PTSD

Another great book by Conrad, this time he peels back his layers of skin to expose his soul in terms of his struggle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

The 360 Degree Leader

My favourite book written by John Maxwell. In it, he teaches you how to lead from any positions within an organization and how to be successful. A definite must on any readers list, especially if you are just starting out on your leadership journey.

 Web Tools

ZOOM

Zoom is the web conferencing software which I use to conduct my guest interviews. One good thing is that there is a free plan as well if you sign up for the paid plan only one person requires that. However, the best aspect to Zoom above the rest is the ability to record your conferences. Absolutely gold for podcasters.

Calendly

Calendly is the scheduling service I use to schedule my podcast interviews. This allows you to link your calendar to your account and then set meeting times based on the availability you set and your calendar. The free version only allows you to schedule one type of meeting (mainly duration based), which can be enough for the average person.

Hardware

CAD u37 Microphone

This is the microphone which is use.  Definitely a mid-entry level microphone; however, I have had no issues with it from day and everyone thinks I’m on a higher end device. There is no windscreen included, so you may want to consider picking up one as well.  Finally, the stand can be a bit cumbersome but once you get the hang of it, you will have no issues whatsoever.