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OMG! Has your year been huge? Mine has! And boy, am I ready for a holiday break.

How about you? I hope you have some plans in place to recharge, renew, and re-energise.

Holiday time is a wonderful time to let go and relax, catch up with friends and family, enjoy some adventures and learn something new. You see I believe we should be continually learning (yes, even on holidays) so I’ve complied a list of my Top 10 Leadership Books to give you some ideas about what to read on your holidays.

Leadership for the 21st Century

The Australian Institute of Management (AIM) reported in April 2019 that over 72% of people have left an organization due to the leadership team, their direct manager, or both. Shocking statistics that we don’t want to see in our organizations, businesses and schools.

According to Deloitte’s latest research from their 2019 Global Human Capital Trend Survey, in which they interviewed 10,000 people from 119 countries, two of the most important factors to reinvent our workplace is capacity building in real Leadership for the 21st Century, and reviewing and improving Employee Experience. Two areas of growth and learning that I am very passionate about.

I have read each of the books listed below to improve my 21st Century Leadership skills and knowledge, and to help keep me focussed, to manage difficult situations and to make sure I am still innovating, disrupting and changing traditional approaches in the workplace.

See if there are one or two that might be of interest to you because, “Leadership Really Matters” in today’s workplace 😉

My Top 10 Leadership Books – hit the links below

  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. Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts. by Brene Brown

  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. Winging it. Stop Thinking, Start Doing: Why Action Beats Planning Every Time  by Emma Isaacs
  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 well-deserved holiday and appreciate all that you have achieved in 2019 🙂

Maxine xx

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