Planning on taking some time over the Christmas, New Year and Summer break to catch up on some good reads? Here’s what our coaches recommend!
Rita Duval – Coach and Trainer recommends…
‘What To Ask The Person In The Mirror’ by Robert Steven Kaplan.
This book puts forward the premise that ‘great leadership is not about having all the answers’ and takes us through some key areas for self -reflection as a leader – from vision and priorities to being true to yourself.
Sharon Stockwell – Coach and Trainer suggests…
‘The Third Space’ by Dr Adam Fraser.
Daily we undertake dozens of different roles and tasks. Dr Adam’s research (and the research he partnered with Deakin University) showed what we do in this transitional gap. The Third Space has a huge impact on our happiness, performance and balance. The research also showed that all too often we carry the mindset and emotional state from one activity to the next – leading to negative and occasionally disastrous consequences.
Edward Cook – Social Media Coach likes…
‘The Start-Up Of You: Adapt To The Future, Invest In Yourself And Transform Your Career’ by Reid Hoffman.
LinkedIn co-founder and chairman, Reid Hoffman, and author Ben Casnocha, show how to accelerate your career in today’s competitive world. The key is to manage your career as if it were a start-up business: a living, breathing, growing start-up of you.
Why? Start-ups – and the entrepreneurs who run them – are nimble. They invest in themselves. They build their professional networks. They take intelligent risks. They make uncertainty and volatility work to their advantage.
These are the very same skills professionals need to get ahead today.
Dianne Martin – Coach and Trainer enjoyed…
‘Brilliant: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy’ by Dr Stephen Briers.
Ever need to grapple with negative thinking? Need help avoiding common thinking traps? This is an easy-to-read, ‘pick-up and put-down’ book full of stories, exercises and tools to help you improve performance, solve problems and generally feel better through the practice of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Marina Pitisano – Coach and Trainer recommends…
‘Eat That Frog – 21 Ways To Stop Procrastinating And Get The Best Out Of Your Day’ by Brian Tracy.
An old saying is: “If the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog, you can go through the day with the satisfaction of knowing that that is probably the worst thing that is going to happen to you all day long!” Your ‘frog’ is the one you are most likely to procrastinate on if you don’t do something about it now! It is also the one task that can have the greatest positive impact on your life.
Sally Mackinnon – Corporate Image Consultant suggests for a non-professional development but fascinating read…
‘Still Alice’ by Lisa Genova
Alice Howland – Harvard professor, gifted researcher and lecturer, wife and mother of three grown children – sets out for a run and soon realises she has no idea how to find her way home. She has taken the route for years, but nothing looks familiar. She is utterly lost. Medical consults reveal early-onset Alzheimer’s. ‘Still Alice’ is a fantastic book that provides an incredible window into the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and is both terrifying and heart-rending.