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Take a look at the books that have stood the test of time in leadership and coaching.  

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Helen Caton-Hughes is the Managing Director of the Forton Group based in the UK.  She's an organisational and leadership coach, working with individuals and teams; she also designs leadership development programmes for clients.

Her aim is for everyone to see themselves as a leader: confident that they can contribute their strengths and have a...

Helen Caton-Hughes is the Managing Director of the Forton Group based in the UK.  She's an organisational and leadership coach, working with individuals and teams; she also designs leadership development programmes for clients.

Her aim is for everyone to see themselves as a leader: confident that they can contribute their strengths and have a positive impact on the people and teams around them.

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Adapt: Why success always starts with failure, by Tim Harford

Tim Harford is a UK-born economist with a gift for communicating the complex inter-relationships between economic and game theory, and human behaviour.  His earlier book, “The Undercover Economist” is a great favourite of mine, based on his weekly columns in the Financial Times. 

Harford also presents the BBC radio programme based on statistics, ‘More or Less’ and has been described as UK’s ‘Malcolm Gladwell’.

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Inspire - by Lance Secretan

RInspireeviewed by Lisa Rossetti, Positive Lives

The bookshelves of learning and development professionals are undoubtedly well stocked with books on Leadership.  What then distinguishes Inspire from others in this burgeoning leadership development genre?  I feel the answer lies in the word authenticity.

The knowledge and genuine passion of the author are apparent on every page, and the book is full of valid evidence from Secretan’s experience of developing leaders in a wide variety of fields.

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Get everything done and still have time to play: by Mark Forster

Reviewed by: Natalie Dow, Leadership Coach, NDConsulting

Mark Forster’s title ‘Get Everything Done and Still Have Time to Play’ perfectly summarises the mix of practicality and joy to be found in this great little book. 

Mark takes a usually dry and overworked subject and with a fresh look, a clear approach and a dollop of humour serves up something surprisingly light and satisfying!

Marks easy, flowing style of writing manages to resonate with the reader making it easy to digest the messages, systems and techniques he promotes.

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Leading out Loud by Terry Pearce

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Terry Pearce is an international expert on inspiring change through authentic leadership communications.  More than a speechwriter, Terry is a leadership coach and mentor.  He helps others to shine, communicate well and get their messages across.

This is a book about how the best leaders communicate, what they communicate and how they create a platform for change by genuinely connecting with others.

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Wander Woman, Marcia Reynolds PsychD

Wander Woman imageI was lucky enough to have a preview of this book in its final draft stages and quickly realised how important it is for women in leadership positions, or with the potential and ambition to achieve these roles.

As women go through their careers, they are beset by many challenges: their loyalty to family challenged by their commitment and loyalty to their employer being just one of many.  Yet as Marcia points out, there is a new generation of high-achieving, confident and driven women.  As well as multi-tasking and juggling multiple roles and responsibilities, these women are restless to achieve yet more.

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