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Hooray! School’s out for summer! Or winter depending on where you live and work.

I’ve just travelled from AISPP, Cambodia to Geelong, Australia for some holidays. As well as catching up with friends and family and enjoying some adventures I love reading inspirational leadership books to keep learning how I can improve in my role as a 21st century school leader. Do you?

I believe we should be continually learning so I’ve complied a list of my Top 10 Favourite Leadership Books to give you some ideas about what to read on your holidays.

I have read each of these books over and over this year to help keep me focussed, to manage difficult situations and to make sure I am still innovating, disrupting and changing traditional approaches at my school. You see I am determined to meet the needs of 21st century learners so I come back to these books over and over again for inspiration and great leadership strategies. You might even recommend some of them to your teams too.

  1. Busy – How to Thrive in a World of Too Much by Tony Crabbe
  2. Give and Take – Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam Grant
  3. Bold Moves For Schools – How we Create Remarkable Learning Environments by Heidi Hayes Jacobs & Marie Hubley Alcock
  4. That’s Not How We Do it Here! by John Kotter and Holger Rathgeber
  5. Accelerate: Building Strategic Agility for a Faster-Moving World by John Kotter
  6. Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves
  7. The Triple Focus: a New Approach to Education by Daniel Goldman and Peter Senge
  8. World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students by Yong Zhao
  9. Thrive – The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder by Arianna Huffington
  10. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

If you would like more help in developing your leadership potential check out my online leadership course here or contact me to arrange some leadership coaching here

BTW – have a great holiday 🙂

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