Have You Read Any Good Books Recently?
Thanks to Paula and Alison for a great book recommendations and Cath for sharing her programme experience.
Paula Hutchings- Stealing from the Future (And How You Can Stop It)
This book explores the post conventional world of constant change and shares research into conditions for organizational success. For today’s businesses to achieve sustained success they must examine their own response to global megatrends and, in particular, the role leadership and culture plays in them being able to adapt and innovate.
What’s interesting is understanding why most organizational change remains transactional. Why? Because cultural legacy systems are keeping most of them stuck. I must admit, this book leaves me wondering how many will survive the momentous change that is now the new normal.
Sympathetic to research conducted by CCL, the authors promote vertical development and conscious leadership as a critical strategic pathway for any organization aspiring to become an adaptive entity. The models discussed in this book serve as powerful coaching tools for leaders wanting to understand how they can make a difference.
Alison Reid, one of The Coaching House team, is publishing a book in March
. It’s called “Unleash Your Leadership: How to Worry Less and Achieve More”. It’s designed to help experienced managers and executives overcome the fear and self-doubt that can so often sabotage their success to they can lead with confidence and accelerate their career. Here’s the blurb from the back cover to give you a sense of whom it’s for and what it’s about:
Are you worried you’re not cut out for leadership? Are you afraid you’re going to be found out? Do nerves get the better of you when it matters?
In this practical, engaging book, you’ll discover the three keys to unlock your confidence, influence and impact so that you can unleash your leadership potential and accelerate your career. It’s full of tools and techniques, grounded in neuroscience, to help you overcome fear and lead with confidence. Worry less, achieve more.
Here’s a review from one happy Director : “Reading this book was as if Alison somehow had access to my personal feelings and knew exactly the right techniques to deal with them. If I’d had access to this a few years ago, I’d have had a lot less sleepless nights!”
Alison’s book will be on sale on Amazon in the second half of March. If you’d like her to keep you posted, you can sign up to her mailing list at
also there is an open invitation from Alison to drop her a line if you want to chat further about it.
Cath Harries is currently participating in Shirzad Chamine’s Positive Intelligence programme for Coaches (with Ros Sutton and Catherine Shepherd of TCH)
. It explores mental fitness and how much control we have over our minds, our ‘saboteurs’ and tapping into our ‘sage’ brain in moments of stress and challenge. The blended programme runs over eight weeks, long enough (in theory!) to catch ourselves and build new, better habits. It is a synthesis of years for research (Martin Seligman, Shawn Achor, etc.), is thought provoking, cleverly packaged and accessible, to us as Coaches and to our work with Clients.
. There is also a book that supports the programme.’