My Reading List – What I’ve Loved & Used
Over the last 10 years, I’ve been an avid reader of, for a better word, business books. This started when I got the opportunity to join an L&D team as a trainer. I had no experience to do the role I’d been offered, I felt vulnerable & like someone else would have done a better job. To combat this I wanted to be able to ‘Talk the language’ of a development professional so I read whatever I could find. I loved it so much that the habit continued & I believe this is one of the contributing factors to my continued success in this area.
So, I would like to share with you what I’ve loved over the years, what has helped me most & what I’ve actually used in my job.
Multipliers by Liz Wiseman – My favourite leadership model, something I aspire to be like, built into many leadership programmes I’ve been a part of designing
The Coaching Habit by Michael Bungay Stanier – Everyone can coach, just stay curious and ask these 7 questions
Pig Wrestling by Pete Lindsay & Mark Bawden – The best problem solution & change creator model I’ve encountered & it’s beautifully simple. I’ve been accredited to Problem Clean by Mindflick & highly recommend this book & the programme
How We Learn by Benedict Carey – Fundamentally changed the way I thought about learning & forever changed how I designed any learning programme
59 Seconds by Richard Wiseman – What will really help you & those around you that you support is not what you think it is – This is packed full of evidence based ideas about how to change your life for the better
essentialism by Greg McKeown – Another book that changed the way I operate forever. I had a bit of this in me anyway & this gave me the language to bring it to life everyday. Find out what is truly important & do that!
Legacy by James Kerr – Breaking down what made the NZ Rugby team the most successful team in the world into 15 manageable, repeatable steps
Win Forever by Pete Carroll – I’m biased on this one being a huge Seattle Seahawks fan but still this helped me understand the importance of defining your philosophy, being the best version of yourself & shaped my approach as a coach.
I hope some of these can help you like they’ve helped me over the years. I’m sure the next great book for me is just around the corner & if it is, I’ll let you know