Thomas C. Dolan, PhD, FACHE, FASAE

Executive Coach and Consultant

Practice Limited to Healthcare and Association Executives


360 Degree Evaluation

Kirkland, K., & Manoogian, S. (1998). Ongoing feedback: How to get it, how to use it. Greensboro, NC: Center for Creative Leadership.

Maxwell, J. (2005). The 360° leader. Nashville, TN: Nelson Business.

United States Office of Personal Management. (1997, September). 360-Degree assessment: An overview.

Career Development

Clark, D. (2012, November). A campaign strategy for your career. Harvard Business Review.

Elegant, B., Brooks, D., Schneiders, M., Hesselmann, J., & Betbeze, P. (2013, September). Top skills for top executives. HealthLeaders.

Marks, M., Marvis, P., & Ashkenas, R. (2014, October). Rebounding from career setbacks. Harvard Business Review.

Zenger, J., Folkman, J., & Edinger, S. (2011, October). Making yourself indispensable. Harvard Business Review.

Chief Executive Officers

Favaro, K., Karlsson, P., & Neilson, G. (2013, Summer). Captain’s in disruption. strategy+business.

Katzenbach, J., & Aguirre, D. (2103, Summer). Culture and the chief executive. strategy+business.

Emotional Intelligence

Cuddy, A., Kohut, M., & Neffinger, J. (2013, July-August). Connect, then lead. Harvard Business Review.

David, S., & Congleton, C. (2013, November). Emotional agility. Harvard Business Review.

Goleman, D. (2013, December). The focused leader. Harvard Business Review.

Stein, S., & Book, H. (2011). The EQ edge: Emotional intelligence and your success. Mississauga, ON: Jossey-Bass.


Boaz, N., & Fox, E. (2014, March). Change leader, change thy self. McKinsey Quarterly.

Hill, L., & Lineback, K. (2011, January-February). Are you a good boss-or a great one? Harvard Business Review.

Ramaswamy, K., & Youngdahl, W. (2013, November 12). Are you your employees’ worst enemy? strategy+business.

Management Succession

Bennett, N., & Miles, S. (2010, June). Master the move from COO to CEO. Outlook. Retrieved from

Citrin, J., & Ogden, D. (2010, November). Succeeding at succession. Harvard Business Review.

Dolan, T. (2011). The role of executive coaching in preparing and supporting internal hospital C-Suite candidates for the hospital CEO position. Unpublished manuscript, Columbia Coaching Certification Program, Columbia University, New York City, NY.

Nikravan, L. (2013, November). Put success back in succession planning. Talent Management.

Olivo, T. (2014, June 30). Is your leadership vulnerable? 5 trends for succession planning. Becker’s Hospital Review.


de Janasz, S., van der Graaf, K., & Watkins, M. (2013, June). It’s all about day 1. Harvard Business Review.

Milway, K., Gregory, A., Davis-Peccoud, J., & Yazbak, K. (2011, December). Get ready for your next assignment. Harvard Business Review.

Watkins, M. (2013). The First 90 Days. Boston, MA: Harvard Business Review Press.

Servant Leadership

Dolan, T. (2013). Aspirations of a servant leader. Healthcare Executive, 28 (6).

Greenleaf, R. (1997). Servant Leadership: A journey into the nature of legitimate power & greatness. New York/Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press.

Talent Development

Watkins, M. (2012, June). How managers become leaders. Harvard Business Review.


Kim, W., & Mauborgne, R. (2014, May). Blue ocean leadership. Harvard Business Review.

Value of Executive Coaching, Mentoring and Advice

De Meuse, K., & Di, G. (2009). The effectiveness of executive coaching: What we can learn from the research literature. The Korn/Ferry Institute.

Gavett, G. (2013, August 15). Research: What CEOs really want from coaching. HBR Blog Network.

Render, D. (2013, Winter). Capitalizing on coaching to boost performance. HR Pulse.

William, A. (2014, December 9). Why you need to hire a coach in 2015.

William, A. (2014, December 22). How to choose the ideal executive coach for you.


Heath, K., Flynn, J., & Holt, M. (2014, June). Women, find your voice. Harvard Business Review.

Ibarra, H., Ely, R., & Kolb, D. (2013, September). Women rising: The unseen barriers. Harvard Business Review.

Sexton, D., Lemak, C., & Wainio, J. (2014, September/October). Career inflection points of women who successfully achieve the hospital CEO position. Journal of Healthcare Management.

Work/Life Integration and Time Management

Birkinshaw, J. & Cohen, J. (2013, September). Make time for the work that matters. Harvard Business Review.

Friedman, S. (2014, September). Work + home + community + self. Harvard Business Review.

Groysberg, B., & Abrahams, R. (2014, March). Manage your work, manage your life. Harvard Business Review.