READING LIST

Walking The Talk ~ Carolyn Taylor

Carolyn Taylor provides a ground-breaking guide to all aspects of the crucial discipline of building an effective culture, showing readers how to lead, define, plan, analyse and capitalise on culture to transform themselves and their organisations. Divided into two halves, the first part of the book shows how a company culture is created and sustained (and the implications for company growth); the second half provides a practical step-by-step guide, covering everything you need to know about planning and implementing a culture programme in your business.

Conscious Business ~ Fred Kofman

More and more business leaders are catching on to an often-overlooked fact: consciousness is our basic faculty for survival and success. Without it, we forget what's important to us and lose sight of the steps we might take to reach those goals. In Conscious Business, this visionary teacher and consultant to Google, Microsoft, Yahoo! and other leading companies presents the complete training manual in the breakthrough techniques he has shared with over 20,000 executives on four continents.

Emotional Intelligence ~ Daniel Goleman

Everyone knows that high IQ is no guarantee of success, happiness, or virtue, but until Emotional Intelligence, we could only guess why. Daniel Goleman's brilliant report from the frontiers of psychology and neuroscience offers startling new insight into our "two minds"—the rational and the emotional—and how they together shape our destiny.

The Practice of Adaptive Leadership ~ Ronald Heifetz; Alexander Grashow; Marty Linsky

Heifetz and Linsky, joined by Alexander Grashow, have distilled the learning from their combined sixty-plus years of leadership consulting, teaching and training around the globe into a practical hands-on guide to making your leadership both more effective and more powerful.

The Biology of Belief ~ Bruce H Lipton

Shows that genes and DNA do not control our biology, and instead DNA is controlled by signals from outside the cell. This title also demonstrates how the science of Epigenetics is revolutionising our understanding of the link between mind and matter and the profound effects it has on our personal lives and the collective life of our species.

Leading Change ~ John P Kotter

The author examines the efforts of more than 100 companies to remake themselves into better competitors. He identifies the most common mistakes leaders and managers make in attempting to create change and offers an eight-step process to overcome the obstacles and carry out the firm's agenda

The Brain that Changes Itself ~ Norman Doidge MD

The newest buzzword in brain science seems to be neuroplasticity-the idea that the adult brain is capable of positive change. For decades, scientists and doctors thought little could be done for victims of strokes and accidents because brain cells in adults were locked into specific functions and didn't change or grow. Doidge (psychoanalysis, Columbia Univ. Psychoanalytic Ctr.) tells the story of the scientists whose work has proven that neuroplasticity is, in fact, possible, with examples of patients suffering from strokes, paralysis, obsessive-compulsive disorder, blindness, learning disabilities, and other neurological and psychiatric problems who have been helped.

Oh, The Places You'll Go ~ Dr Seuss

In this classic Seussian tale, the good doctor primes his readers against all the little mishaps and misadventures that can befall even the best of us - from bang-ups and hang-ups to lurches and slumps - encouraging us to take life in our stride!

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