Aspiring Leader on holiday – something to read on the plane home

Some suggestions from me. If you want to know more click on the pictures. (Note I am an Amazon affiliate)

Leadership: Plain and Simple (Financial Times Series) [Paperback]  Steve Radcliffe

This book does what it says on the cover – it describes leadership plain and simple. On Amazon it has 112 five star reviews which is no mean feat.  It is written in a clear, easy-to-read style. It is short (170 pages).  It has a combination of models and stories with questions to explore how you personally can apply the principles both at work and in daily life. It is easy to dip in to and out of.  Steve Radcliffe made his own way in the corporate world and really does understand leadership.

How to Lead: What You Actually Need to Do to Manage, Lead and Succeed   Jo Owen

If you’re wondering how to motivate a team, how to stay positive and how to inspire,  you’ll find common sense answers here. Practical advice abounds, as does humour. It’s very honest about the challenges. “How to Lead” is a refreshing, humorous and highly practical guide.  Jo Owen has vast experience of organisations, management and leadership.  It explains things in simple language and all the advice is easy to put into practice.

Leading at a Higher Level: Blanchard on How to be a High Performing Leader Ken Blanchard

As the blurb says, the One Minute Manager guru Ken Blanchard has brought together everything that he has learned about world-class leadership. Readers can benefit from the advice that has helped thousands of organisations become more people-oriented, customer-centred, and performance-driven. He offers insightful coaching exercises that give leaders new ways to lead. Using straightforward language, there are templates, examples and guidelines. “Leading at a Higher Level” does an excellent job of integrating three decades worth of his writing into one coherent set of ideas and directions for implementation.

Hope you enjoy them and have a good break!

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