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Just some of the many books we often recommend to our clients – these are some we feel work really well for people, give them a try!

Why Should Anyone Be Led by You? With a New Preface by the Authors

Are you an authentic leader? Too many companies are managed not by leaders but by mere role players and faceless bureaucrats. What would it take to replace these empty suits with real leaders--men and women who are confident in who they are and what they stand for and who truly inspire people to achieve extraordinary results?

Leadership And Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box

The second edition of the bestselling work uses an entertaining story about an executive facing challenges at work and at home to expose the precise psychological processes that conceal true motivations and intentions.

The Outward Mindset: Seeing Beyond Ourselves

The Arbinger Institute has helped millions with their books Leadership and Self Deception and the Anatomy of Peace. Their latest book offers a new and intuitive way to teach these same principles - through the medium of mindset.

Discover Your True North

Discover Your True North is the best–selling leadership classic that enables you to become an authentic leader by discovering your True North. Originally based on first–person interviews with 125 leaders, this book instantly became a must–read business classic when it was introduced in 2007. Now expanded and updated to introduce 48 new leaders

The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way Your Lead Forever

In Michael Bungay Stanier's The Coaching Habit, coaching becomes a regular, informal part of your day so managers and their teams can wok less hard and have more impact.

Drawing on years of experience training more than 10,000 busy managers from around the globe in practical, everyday coaching skills, Bungay Stanier reveals how to unlock your peoples' potential.

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In is a massive cultural phenomenon and its title has become an instant catchphrase for empowering women. The book soared to the top of bestseller lists internationally, igniting global conversations about women and ambition. Sandberg packed theatres, dominated opinion pages, appeared on every major television show and on the cover of Time magazine, and sparked ferocious debate about women and leadership.

Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Happier Life

In Thrive, Arianna Huffington, the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post and one of the most influential women in the world, has written a passionate call to arms, looking to redefine what it means to be successful in today’s world.

The Power Is Within You

World famous teacher Louise L. Hay, has already helped millions of people to free themselves from the cycles of fear, stress, and guilt which limit our lives. This book develops the ideas that she explores in You Can Heal Your Life, the multi-million bestseller, and teaches you how to build up your emotional and mental immune systems.

Credibility: How Leaders Gain and Lose it, Why People Demand it (J-B Leadership Challenge: Kouzes/Posner)

As the world falls deeper into economic downturns and warfare, the question of credibility (how leaders gain and lose it) is more important than ever. Building on their research from The Leadership Challenge, James Kouzes and Barry Posner explore in Credibility why leadership is above all a relationship, with credibility as the cornerstone, and why leaders must "Say what you mean and mean what you say."

The Confidence Myth: Why Women Undervalue Their Skills, and How to Get Over It

We need more women at the highest levels in business, government, and nonprofits—and there is no time to waste. The problem, says Helene Lerner, isn’t so much that women lack confidence but that they misunderstand what confidence really is.

Mirror Work: 21 Days to Heal Your Life

A mirror reflects back to you the feelings you have about yourself. It makes you immediately aware of where you are resisting and where you are open and allowing. The most powerful affirmations are those you say out loud when you
are in front of a mirror, looking deeply into your eyes.

The Anatomy Of Peace: Resolving The Heart of Conflict

Arbinger's materials educate people about the problem of self-deception, and Arbinger's methodologies help people to overcome it. In the words of an early reviewer of The Anatomy of Peace, Arbinger helps people to see in a different way - to see problems differently, conflicts differently, challenges differently, opportunities differently, each other differently.

TED Talks: The official TED guide to public speaking

In the New York Times-bestselling Ted Talks Chris Anderson, head of TED, reveals the inside secrets of how to give a first-class presentation. Where books like Talk Like TED and TED Talks Storytelling whetted the appetite, here is the official TED guide to public speaking from the man who put TED talks on the world's stage. 'Nobody in the world better understands the art and science of public speaking than Chris Anderson