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Hot Tips for Inspirational Holiday Reads

Hot Tips for Inspirational Holiday Reads

I’ve read these books to help me on my journey to become a successful school leader. Starting with some light reading on self-leadership, the list progresses through life challenges and lessons learnt, adds a touch of Roman Philosophy and finishes with a call to action to help you become an extraordinary school leader. Most titles can be downloaded onto Kindle. I hope you find something that will inspire you.

  1. The Monk who Sold his Ferrari (1997) by Robin Sharma
  2. Leadership Wisdom from the Monk who Sold his Ferrari (2003) by Robin Sharma
  3. How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936, revised edition 1981) by Dale Carnegie
  4. The Success Principles (2004) by Jack Canfield and Janet Switzer
  5. Thrive – The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder. (2014) by Arianna Huffington
  6. Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead (2013) by Sheryl Sandberg
  7. Man’s Search for Meaning (1946) by Victor Frankl
  8. Meditations by Marcus Aurelius (original circa 180-190, current edition 2011)
  9. Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela (1994 reprinted 2010, 2013) by Nelson Mandella
  10. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us (2009) by Daniel H Pink
  11. The Talent Code: Greatness isn’t Born. It’s Grown. Here’s How (2009) By Daniel Coyle
  12. Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography (2011) by Water Isaacson
  13. Truth, Beauty and Goodness Reframed: Educating for the Virtues in the 21st Century (2011) Howard Gardner
  14. Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action (2011) by Simon Sinek
  15. World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students (2012) by Yong Zhao
  16. The Principal: Three Keys to Maximizing Impact (2014) by Michael Fullan

If you would like more leadership advice contact Maxine at Think Strategic.

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