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Resonant Leadership: by Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee

Bob Hughes CEO, The Forton Group

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The subtitle of this book is "Renewing yourself and connecting with others through mindfulness, hope, and compassion” which instantly drew me in.

Like its predecessor, The New Leaders/Primal Leadership, this book is a great mixture of good, illuminating stories, research, interesting theory, and practical tools and tips and exercises. Their approach fits in so well with our own here at The Forton Group - leadership is about developing and inspiring others as much as it is about getting the job done, and only by knowing yourself can you truly know others.


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Get everything done and still have time to play: by Mark Forster

Reviewed by: Natalie Dow, Leadership Coach, NDConsulting

Mark Forster’s title ‘Get Everything Done and Still Have Time to Play’ perfectly summarises the mix of practicality and joy to be found in this great little book. 

Mark takes a usually dry and overworked subject and with a fresh look, a clear approach and a dollop of humour serves up something surprisingly light and satisfying!

Marks easy, flowing style of writing manages to resonate with the reader making it easy to digest the messages, systems and techniques he promotes.

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The Servant Leader: by James Autry

Reviewed by Bob Hughes

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I first heard Jim’s compelling message on building and leading creative teams 15 years ago.  His message combines the inner world of the leader with the outer challenges of developing great team morale and improving bottom line performance.  We met and I told him how inspired I was by his message; I devoured this book – applying the methods where I could in the IT programmes I was leading and in working with my own team.

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Leading out Loud by Terry Pearce

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Terry Pearce is an international expert on inspiring change through authentic leadership communications.  More than a speechwriter, Terry is a leadership coach and mentor.  He helps others to shine, communicate well and get their messages across.

This is a book about how the best leaders communicate, what they communicate and how they create a platform for change by genuinely connecting with others.

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Wander Woman, Marcia Reynolds PsychD

Wander Woman imageI was lucky enough to have a preview of this book in its final draft stages and quickly realised how important it is for women in leadership positions, or with the potential and ambition to achieve these roles.

As women go through their careers, they are beset by many challenges: their loyalty to family challenged by their commitment and loyalty to their employer being just one of many.  Yet as Marcia points out, there is a new generation of high-achieving, confident and driven women.  As well as multi-tasking and juggling multiple roles and responsibilities, these women are restless to achieve yet more.

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