Reading Group

P2Rg offers recommended readings aimed to evoke performance self-awareness and provide you with ready-to-use tools that you can begin applying today.


Do you have the Drive to Learn, Develop & Succeed?

The flagship Lexington Kentucky P2Rg reading group is an informal gathering of folks like you and me who have a constant drive and aspiration to:

  • Learn something new about ourselves
  • Develop helpful new skills
  • Succeed in everything we do

The casual atmosphere of P2Rg offers a collaborative opportunity to learn, develop and apply a variety of practical knowledge tools & skills that we can start using right away!


What to Keep in Mind…

While reading the material please keep the following questions in mind:

  • What do you agree/disagree with?
  • Do you see any future implications?
  • What’s your overall interpretation/impression?
  • Do you have a personal experience to share as an illustration/example?
  • What’s your take-away?


2014 Reading Material



Breaking Down Silos” by John Kotter, Life Science Leader

John Kotter is the chief innovation officer for Kotter International, a leadership organization that helps Global 5000 company leaders develop the practical skills and implementation methodologies required to lead change in a complex, large-scale business environment.



The 6 Secrets of Successfully Assertive Leaders” by Joseph Folkman, Forbes Magazine

Joseph is the founder of two successful leadership development firms, Novations and Zenger Folkman. He has developed a unique, proven method to improve organizations and develop employees by building on strengths.



2013 Reading Material


December- (Break)



A Broad Perspective: A Must-have for Promotion” by Center for Creative Leadership

The Center for Creative Leadership is an international nonprofit educational institution whose mission is to advance the understanding, practice and development of leadership for the benefit of society worldwide.



Bouncing Back from Rejection” by American Management Association

The American Management Association is a corporate training and consulting group that provides a variety of educational and management development services to businesses, government agencies and individuals. The non-profit membership organization offers business courses in communication, leadership, marketing, sales, human resources, finance and accounting.



Creating New Behaviors” by Tom Henschel, Essential Communications

Tom Henschel grooms senior leaders and executive teams as an internationally recognized expert in the field of workplace communications and self-presentation. Essential Communications delivers high impact executive coaching, leadership training, presentation skills training and a broad range of leadership skills that help executives achieve The Look & Sound of Leadership.



How to be More Confident at Work” by Jacquelyn Smith, Forbes Magazine

Jacquelyn is a frequent contributor to the Leadership channel, with a focus on jobs and careers–-another hot topic in a time when people are vigorously hunting for jobs or desperately trying to hold on to the ones they have.



Overcoming Fear of Failure: Facing Fears & Moving Forward” by Mind Tools

Mind Tools is a resource that teaches you the leadership, team management, problem-solving, personal productivity, and team-working skills that you need for a happy and successful career.



Self Awareness and the Effective Leader” by Christopher Musselwhite

Chris founded Discovery Learning, an organization that has a broad range of international expertise in human resource and organizational development. Chris has created and published seven business simulations and seven assessment tools, including the well-known Change Style Indicator. He is the author of Dangerous Opportunity: Making Change Work.



Credibility Busters That Could Ruin Your Career” by Sandy Allgeier

Sandy is a consultant, trainer, facilitator and author of “The Personal Credibility Factor: How to Get It, Keep It, and Get It Back (If You’ve Lost It)” (FT Press, 2009).