29 Nov

Pre-holiday reading!

“A good book on your shelf is a friend that turns its back on you and remains a friend.” – Unknown

This week’s post is short and hopefully sweet – a recommended reading list for those who need some brain stimulation as we wind down to the holiday season.

At this time of year you may find work slowing down as those around you start to relax about deadlines or chill out in the party season. For others, the pace may actually pick up as you try to slog your way through the end of year ‘to do’ list so that you can forget about work over your holidays.

Whether it’s slow or busy, many of us like to keep our brains stimulated with something in addition to what we can buy for our ‘secret santa’ colleague or how we will complete the year-end sales report.

Here are a few suggestion for those who like to learn through reading – enjoy!

Presentation skills

‘The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs.’ – Carmine Gallo.

Simply the most interesting and practical book I have seen on presentation skills!



‘Coaching for Performance.’ (4th Ed.) – John Whitmore

A great resource to help understand and use the GROW coaching model and to use it well!


Team management

‘Managing Teams for High Performance’Harvard Management Update

A compilation of articles on developing high performance teams – PDF available for purchase through Harvard Business Review website (www.hbr.org).


Marketing / branding

‘The Big Moo’ and ‘Purple Cow’Seth Godin

Great perspectives on marketing and business in our increasingly competitive world.



‘Innovate the Pixar Way’Bill Capodagli and Lynn Jackson

Well written and fascinating book about Pixar and its amazing business success.



‘The Art of Happiness at Work’ the Dalai Lama and Howard Cutler

Practical advice and approaches to getting the most out of your daily work!

Happy reading!

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