BUSINESS BOOKS 

RIDING THE BLUE TRAIN
DR. BART SAYLE

A groundbreaking management idea that has helped hundreds of companies transform their people and jumpstart their results. A simple but profound message: in order to build your business, you first need to build your people.

Buy: https://www.amazon.com/Riding-Blue-Train-Leadership-Explosive/dp/1591841356

LEADING CHANGE
JOHN P. KOTTER

Needed more today than at any time in the past, this bestselling business book serves as both visionary guide and practical toolkit on how to approach the difficult yet crucial work of leading change in any type of organization.

Buy: https://www.amazon.com/Leading-Change-New-Preface-Author-ebook/dp/B00A07FPEO

GOOD TO GREAT
JIM COLLINS

The findings of the Good to Great study will surprise many readers and shed light on virtually every area of management strategy and practice.

Buy: https://www.amazon.com/Good-Great-Some-Companies-Others/dp/0066620996

BUILT TO LAST
JIM COLLINS

The famous follow-up from Good to Great.

Buy:https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0060516402/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i4

THRIVE
ARIANA HUFFINGTON

In Thrive, Arianna Huffington, the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post and one of the most influential women in the world, has written a passionate call to arms, looking to redefine what it means to be successful in today’s world.

Buy: https://www.amazon.com/Thrive-Redefining-Success-Creating-Well-Being/dp/0804140863

MIND MAPS AT WORK
TONY BUZAN

Mind Maps at Work takes a fresh and exuberant look at how Mind Maps can keep you one step ahead of your colleagues at work.

Buy: https://www.amazon.com/Mind-Maps-Work-best-still-ebook/dp/B008QS2R3Q

THE LEAN STARTUP
ERIC RIES

It is changing the way companies are built and new products are launched. The Lean Startup is about learning what your customers really want.

Buy: https://www.amazon.com/Lean-Startup-Entrepreneurs-Continuous-Innovation/dp/0307887898

THE POWER OF ALIGNMENT
GEORGE LABOVITZ & VICTOR ROSANSKY

How to use alignment to simultaneously link the elements core to your business in a much more focused way and revitalize your organization’s strategy, operations, and results.

Buy: https://www.amazon.com/Power-Alignment-Companies-Accomplish-Extraordinary/dp/0471177903

PSYCHOLOGY & SCIENCE BOOKS 

THE MAGIC OF THINKING BIG
DAVID J. SCHWARTZ

Practical, empowering and hugely engaging, this book will not only inspire you, it will give you the tools to change your life for the better – starting from now.

Buy: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Magic-Thinking-Big-David-Schwartz/dp/1785040472

INFLUENCE: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF PERSUASION
ROBERT B. CIALDINI

Influence, the classic book on persuasion, explains the psychology of why people say “yes”— and how to apply these understandings.

Buy: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Influence-Psychology-Robert-Cialdini-PhD/dp/006124189X

INTENTIONS AND INTENTIONALITY
BERTRAM F. MALLE & LOUIS J. MOSES

Taking an interdisciplinary approach, it offers cutting-edge work from researchers in cognitive, developmental, and social psychology and in philosophy, primatology, and law.

Buy: https://www.amazon.com/Intentions-Intentionality-Foundations-Cognition-Bradford/dp/0262632675

THE POWER OF FULL ENGAGEMENT
JIM LOEHR & TONY SCHWARTZ

The number of hours in a day is fixed, but the quantity and quality of energy available to us is not. This fundamental insight has the power to revolutionize the way you live.

Buy: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Power-Full-Engagement-Managing-Personal/dp/0743226755

ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOUR
DAVID A. BUCHANAN & ANDRZEJ A. HUCZYNSKI

Whatever your background, Buc and Huc will enable you to view organisations and their actions in a whole new way.

Buy: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Organizational-Behaviour-Prof-David-Buchanan/dp/1292092882

THE BRAIN: THE STORY OF YOU
DAVID EAGLEMAN

Join renowned neuroscientist David Eagleman on a whistle-stop tour of the inner cosmos. On the way, amidst the infinitely dense tangle of brain cells and their trillions of connections, something emerges that you might not have expected to see: you.

Buy: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Brain-Story-You-David-Eagleman/dp/1101870532

PHILOSOPHY BOOKS 

THE PATH
CHRISTINE GROSS-LOH & MICHAEL J. PUETT

The first book of its kind. The Path draws on the work of the great but largely unknown Chinese philosophers to offer a profound guide to living well.

Buy: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Path-New-Think-About-Everything-ebook/dp/B016PKNV2C

THE HERO WITH A THOUSAND FACES
JOSEPH CAMPBELL

In this book, Campbell outlines the Hero’s Journey, a universal motif of adventure and transformation that runs through virtually all of the world’s mythic traditions.

Buy: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Thousand-Faces-Collected-Joseph-Campbell/dp/1577315936

METAPHORS IN MIND
JAMES LAWLEY & PENNY TOMPKINS

Gives individuals an opportunity to discover how their symbolic perceptions are organised, what needs to happen for these to change, and how they can develop as a result.

Buy: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Metaphors-Mind-Transformation-Symbolic-Modelling/dp/0953875105

THE TAO OF TIME
DIANA HUNT & PAM HAIT

Based on the ancient ideas from the Chinese philosophy of Lao-Tse, it stresses “deceleration” and maps out a five-part program to achieve this end.

Buy: https://www.amazon.com/Tao-Time-Diana-Hunt/dp/0671734113

MAN’S SEARCH FOR MEANING
VIKTOR FRANKL

Frankl came to believe man’s deepest desire is to search for meaning and purpose. This outstanding work offers us all a way to transcend suffering and find significance in the art of living.

Buy: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mans-Search-Meaning-classic-Holocaust/dp/1844132390

THE TAO OF POOH
BENJAMIN HOFF

In which it is revealed that one of the world’s great Taoist masters isn’t Chinese, or a venerable philosopher, but is in fact none other than that effortlessly calm, still, reflective bear.

Buy: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tao-Pooh-Wisdom/dp/1405204265

LEADERSHIP BOOKS 

ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE AND LEADERSHIP
EDGAR SCHEIN

Author Edgar Schein is the ‘father’ of organizational culture, world–renowned for his expertise and research in the field; in this book, he analyzes and illustrates through cases the abstract concept of culture and shows its importance to the management of organizational change.

Buy: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Organizational-Leadership-Jossey-Bass-Business-Management/dp/1119212049

INSPIRE! WHAT GREAT LEADERS DO
LANCE SECRETAN

Inspire! offers business leaders a clear vision of what a positive, productive, inspiring organization looks like in these challenging and chaotic times, and how to get there.

Buy: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Inspire-What-Great-Leaders-Do-ebook/dp/B000SFQW0Y

LEADING MINDS
HOWARD GARDNER

Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner, developer of the theory of Multiple Intelligences, offers fascinating revelations about the mind of the leader and his or her followers.

Buy: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Leading-Minds-Leadership-Howard-Gardner/dp/0465027733

COMPETING FOR THE FUTURE
GARY HAMEL & C.K. PRAHALAD

More than ever, the future offers vast opportunity, but only those with industry foresight, rather than present market leadership, will grab it.

Buy: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Competing-Future-Gary-Hamel/dp/0875847161

SACRED HOOPS
HUGH DELEHANTY & PHIL JACKSON

Phil Jackson, coach of the Chicago Bulls, explains his thoughtful approach to nurturing a positive group dynamic, revealing an outlook based on Eastern and Native American thought.

Buy: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sacred-Hoops-Spiritual-Lessons-Hardwood/dp/1401308813

THE TAO OF LEADERSHIP
JOHN HEIDER

This book provides simple and clear advice on how to be the very best kind of leader: be faithful, trust the process, pay attention, and inspire others to become their own leaders.

Buy: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tao-Leadership-Tzus-Ching-Adapted/dp/0893340790

THE FOUNDERS MENTALITY
CHRIS ZOOK & JAMES LANE ALLEN

The Founder’s Mentality demonstrates the strong relationship between three traits in companies of all kinds, not just start-ups and their ability to sustain performance.

Buy: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Founders-Mentality-Overcome-Predictable-Crises/dp/1633691160