Words to Lead by from Jon Gordon

Words to Lead by from Jon Gordon

Best-selling author and keynote speaker, Jon Gordon shares his favourite piece of advice. These meaningful words are from Dr. James Gills, the only person on the planet to complete 6 Double Iron Man Triathlons within the 36-hour maximum time frame, and completed 5 Hawaii Ironman Triathlon World Championships. “When he was asked how he did more »

How Non-conformists Change the World – Originals by Adam Grant

How Non-conformists Change the World – Originals by Adam Grant

If you have a look on Amazon, there are approximately 175,000 books on leadership which can make it hard to find something new, unique or challenging. Professor Kim Cameron, author of Practicing Positive Leadership, encourages us to read more academic and research based books. Adam Grant, a former doctoral student at the University of Michigan, more »

7 of the Best LinkedIn Influencers

7 of the Best LinkedIn Influencers

LinkedIn is the world largest professional social networking platform; it invites the world’s foremost thinkers, leaders, and innovators to be Influencers. As “leaders in their industries and geographies”, they discuss news and trending topics. We suggest you follow these 7: Ryan Holmes, CEO of Hootsuite Hootsuite is a social media management tool, and its chief executive more »

Words to Lead by: Kitty Chisholm

Words to Lead by: Kitty Chisholm

Kitty Chisholm, professional coach, facilitator and Founder Director of Boardwalk, an organisation which supports women in achieving their full leadership potential, shares an impactful piece of advice she has received: Chisholm thinks this advice is helpful, particularly to those people who have a tendency for perfectionism: “In order to be clear about your goals, you more »

Words to Lead By: Kim Cameron

Words to Lead By: Kim Cameron

Kim Cameron, William Russell Kelly Professor of Management and Organizations at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, shares some impactful advice he has received: Kim Cameron recalls an early conversation with a mentor: “ I don’t want a subordinate, I want a colleague. I want to get better as a result of this more »

Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. by Ron Chernow by Ron Chernow

Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. by Ron Chernow by Ron Chernow

Boomy Tokan recommends Chernow’s autobiography of business tycoon and ground-breaking philanthropist John D. Rockefeller. John D. Rockefeller was an extremely shrewd businessman, and when it came to his philanthropic activities he was a great giver – highlights Tokan. Rockefeller was a committed donor from a young age and his extensive funding for educational and health more »

Professionalising management – Interview with Ann Francke

This month we spoke with Ann Francke, Chief Executive Officer of the Chartered Management Institute and author of the Financial Times Guide to Management: How to Make a Difference and Get Results. “Great management makes a huge difference. At the Chartered Management Institute we create better led and managed organisations and through creating more qualified more »

Helping: How to Offer, Give, and Receive Help by Edgar Schein

Helping: How to Offer, Give, and Receive Help by Edgar Schein

Michael Bungay Stanier, the interviewee from our last issue, recommended this book, saying that readers can get a real insight into coaching from this well-known and influential writer. Bungay Stanier says “Schein has written about corporate culture and understanding cultures and career anchors. He’s been really influential in a number of different arenas. His most more »