I couldn't start this page without recommending the books I've co-authored!
On a Friday
We all know how impactful and motivational reading the right words at the right time can be. On a Friday is a brilliant new book is bursting with ‘right words’ - 27 short, impactful and wise chapters each written by a member of the Like Hearted Leaders community (LHL), including me!
How to be a 6 Star Business
How to be a 6 Star Business shares the stories, inspiration and genius of 22 entrepreneurs from around the world who provide insights and action steps to go BEYOND the everyday in your business. Connect your heart to your purpose and join the 6 Star Business Movement to collectively create the biggest and kindest impact possible on the world, and personally leave a lasting legacy
Visionary Male Leaders
The international best ranked, bestseller Visionary Male Leaders features 15 global male leaders who share their current best thinking on identifying, integrating and implementing your inherent feminine and masculine leadership traits. Authentic, whole-hearted leadership is genuinely a key topic of discussion amongst male business leaders, world wide who are running established organisations.
Radical Candor is the sweet spot between managers who are obnoxiously aggressive on the one side and ruinously empathetic on the other. Great bosses have a strong relationship with their employees, and Scott has identified three simple principles for building better relationships with your employees: make it personal, get stuff done, and understand why it matters.
Firms of Endearment
Today’s best companies get it. From retail to finance and industries in between, the organizations who recognize that doing good is good business are becoming the ultimate value creators. Firms of Endearment shows they’re changing their culture and generating every form of value that matters: emotional, experiential, social, and financial. And they’re doing it for all their stakeholders.
Cannibals with Forks
Cannibals with Forks passionately demonstrates how all businesses can and must help society achieve the three interlinked goals of economic prosperity, environmental protection and social equity, issues which are already at the top of the corporate agenda. Global in scope, it describes seven linked revolutions which will define the business environment of the first few decades of the 21st century.
Love is Just Damn Good Business
It’s time to toss aside the touchy-feely notions of love in business and recognize the real power it holds. Love is Just Damn Good Business shows love is not only appropriate in the context of business, it’s the foundation of great leadership, and, therefore, the very foundation of a thriving, competitive enterprise. When love is part of an organization’s framework and operationalized in its culture, employees and customers feel genuinely valued.
Company of One
Company of One is a refreshing new approach centered on staying small and avoiding growth, for any size of business. By staying small, you can have freedom to pursue more meaningful pleasures in life, and avoid the headaches that result from dealing with employees, long meetings, or worrying about expansion.
This is Marketing
A game-changing approach to marketing, sales and advertising. For the first time Seth Godin offers the core of his marketing wisdom in one compact, accessible, timeless package. This is Marketing shows you how to do work you're proud of, whether you're a tech startup founder, a small business owner, or part of a large corporation.
Crossing the Chasm
Moore’s life’s work has focused on the market dynamics surrounding disruptive innovations. His first book, Crossing the Chasm, focuses on the challenges start-up companies face transitioning from early adopting to mainstream customers. It has sold more than a million copies, and its third edition has been revised such that the majority of its examples and case studies reference companies come to prominence from the past decade.
Love is the Killer App
Are you wondering what the next killer app will be? Do you want to know how you can maintain and add to your value during these rapidly changing times? Are you wondering how the word love can even be used in the context of business? Instead of wondering, read Love is the Killer App and find out how to become a lovecat = a nice, smart person who succeeds in business and in life.
Man’s Search for Meaning
Man's Search for Meaning tells how a prominent Viennese psychiatrist before the war, Viktor Frankl was uniquely able to observe the way that both he and others in Auschwitz coped (or didn't) with the experience. He noticed that it was the men who comforted others and who gave away their last piece of bread who survived the longest - and who offered proof that everything can be taken away from us except the ability to choose our attitude in any given set of circumstances.
Do Purpose provides insight that the most important brands in the world make us feel something. They do that because they have something they want to change. And as customers, we want to be part of that change. These companies connect with us because they have a reason to exist over and above making a profit: They have a purpose.
Good to Great
After a five-year research project, Jim Collins concludes that good to great can and does happen. In Good to Great, he uncovers the underlying variables that enable any type of organisation to make the leap from good to great while other organisations remain only good. Rigorously supported by evidence, his findings are surprising - at times even shocking - to the modern mind.
A Jungian Approach to Coaching
In an increasingly superficial and disconnected world, Jungian psychology offers a more soulful alternative. A Jungian Approach to Coaching provides a frame within which we can more easily notice and understand the voice of the unconscious and its implications, allowing us to build deeper relationships and lead more meaningful lives.
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Lencioni reveals the five dysfunctions which go to the very heart of why even the best teams often struggle. He outlines a powerful model and actionable steps that can be used to overcome these common hurdles and build a cohesive, effective team. Just as with his other books, Lencioni has written a compelling fable with a powerful yet deceptively simple message for all those who strive to be exceptional team leaders.
Founder Brand is a tactical guidebook that first shows you how to tell your story, then how to put your story to use as a marketing strategy. You’ll learn how social media provides a bridge between you and your customers, the platforms that are appropriate for your business, and how to measure results to truly determine value. The ultimate resource for founders, CEOs, and marketing teams trying to find their company’s niche, strategize for the future, and create brand awareness.
All About Love
A New York Times bestseller and enduring classic, All About Love is the acclaimed first volume in feminist icon bell hooks' "Love Song to the Nation" trilogy. All About Love reveals what causes a polarized society, and how to heal the divisions that cause suffering. Here is the truth about love, and inspiration to help us instill caring, compassion, and strength in our homes, schools, and workplaces.
The Soul of the Firm
The Soul of a Firm is about people and values. It demonstrates the difference they can make in the ultimate success of any organization, not simply because of their work ethic and commitment to success, but because of the impact that all of us can make in the lives of those we have the opportunity to associate with and serve. Leadership in the firm has a responsibility to the ethical, professional and personal development of every individual in the organization.
Snow Leopard is the first writing advice book ever written through a Category Design lens. Inside, what you will not find are a bunch of nose-picky suggestions for how you can make your writing “better.” There will be no talk of comma placement, grammatical correctness, or a recap of Joseph Campbell’s “Hero’s Journey.” Instead, you will internalize a completely new way of framing your ideas, stories, and insights to reach and resonate with the most people possible.
Love and Work
How to Find What You Love, Love What You Do, and Do It for the Rest of Your Life. In this eye-opening, uplifting book, Buckingham shows you how to break free from this conformity—how to decode your own loves, turn them into their most powerful expression, and do the same for those you lead and those you love.
The Art of Possibility
Presenting 12 breakthrough practices for bringing creativity into all human endeavours, The Art of Possibility is the dynamic product of an extraordinary partnership. The Art of Possibility combines Benjamin Zander's experience as conductor of the Boston Philharmonic and his talent as a teacher and communicator with psychotherapist Rosamund Stone Zander's genius for designing innovative paradigms for personal and professional fulfillment.
Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind
The first book to deal with the problems of communicating to a skeptical, media-blitzed public, Positioning describes a revolutionary approach to creating a "position" in a prospective customer's mind-one that reflects a company's own strengths and weaknesses as well as those of its competitors.
The War of Art
A succinct, engaging, and practical guide for succeeding in any creative sphere, The War of Art is nothing less than Sun-Tzu for the soul.
What keeps so many of us from doing what we long to do?
Why is there a naysayer within?
The War of Art emphasizes the resolve needed to recognize and overcome the obstacles of ambition and then effectively shows how to reach the highest level of creative discipline.
Four Thousand Weeks
What if you tried to stop doing everything, so you could finally get round to what counts?
Rejecting the futile modern obsession with 'getting everything done,' Four Thousand Weeks introduces readers to tools for constructing a meaningful life by embracing rather than denying their limitations.
Embrace your limits. Change your life. Make your four thousand weeks count.
The 22 Laws of Category Design
Category Design is a business discipline that helps companies earn the majority of the value created in a specific new or different category of products or services. The 22 Laws Of Category Design is a groundbreaking guide for the select few business professionals, entrepreneurs, and innovators who dare to think different. It challenges conventional business and marketing wisdom, to create new markets, dominate existing ones, and build lasting companies.
Ray Dalio, one of the world’s most successful investors and entrepreneurs, shares the unconventional principles that he’s developed, refined, and used over the past forty years to create unique results in both life and business—and which any person or organization can adopt to help achieve their goals.
The founders of a respected Silicon Valley advisory firm study legendary category-creating companies and reveal a groundbreaking discipline called category design.
Winning today isn't about beating the competition at the old game. It's about inventing a whole new game--defining a new market category, developing it, and dominating it over time. You can't build a legendary company without building a legendary category. If you think that having the best product is all it takes to win, you're going to lose.