Category Archives: What We’re Reading

New Job Reading List

We’re often asked by people heading into a new management job what they should do to prepare.  We have a handy first 100 days article which will give you some ideas if you’re moving into a senior role, but if you’re heading into your first executive or graduate role it’s hard to know where to… Read More »

Some Inspirational Reading/Viewing for Christmas

For one of the most effective lessons in tactical leadership you’ll ever experience, use your Christmas holiday to either read the book or watch the DVD box set of Band of Brothers. Historian Stephen Ambrose and co-producer Steven Spielberg follow the US 101st Airborne Division’s “Easy” E-Company from initial training through D-Day and across Holland,… Read More »

What We’re Reading: The Secret Life Of The Corporate Jester

With Christmas fast approaching we find ourselves at crowded dinner tables talking and laughing with friends and family. Just as at work we have expectations of people in our social circles. There’s the worried ones who constantly express concerns about everything going smoothly, the capable ones making sure that everything does, the good humour people… Read More »

What We’re Reading – The Leadership Pipeline: How to Build the Leadership Powered Company

Title: The Leadership Pipeline: How to Build the Leadership Powered CompanyAuthor: Ram Charan, Stephen Drotter, James NoelPublisher: Jossey Bass Wiley (16 Jan 2001)ISBN: 0787951722Price: £11.89Reviewer: Claudine McClean A re-read this month of a modern leadership classic. The Leadership Pipeline looks at how successful companies work to create their own leaders from within the business. Yet… Read More »

What We’re Reading – The Goal

Title: The GoalAuthor: Eliyahu M. Goldratt, Jeff CoxPublisher: Gower Publishing Ltd; 3Rev Ed edition (17 Nov 2004)ISBN: 0566086654Price: £16.95Reviewer: Claudine McClean The Goal is a classic management text book, although it doesn’t really read that way. Written instead as a novel, almost a detective story, it takes you through management problems from the perspective of… Read More »