Book Review: Start With Why

Simon Sinek (2011)  I first came across Simon Sinek when I watched his TED Talk (which I would highly recommend). In his talk and now in this book he sets out to explain why successful businesses and leaders are successful at what they do.  Using a variety of case studies and examples, ranging from Apple […]

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Book Review: The Secrets of Being Happy

Dr Richard Bandler & Garner Thomson (2011) This is a book I have recommended to many clients.  It presents some of the key NLP principles in an easy-to-use and instantly applicable way.  This is a great book if you want to feel more positive about any aspect of your life. Rather than being a book […]

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Book Review: The Phantom Tollbooth

Norton Juster (1961) This is a book from my childhood which makes a different kind of sense when re-reading it as an adult.  A sort ofAlicein Wonderland meets The Wizard of Oz, it is packed full of magical language, puns and plays on words. Milo, the hero of the story travels to thekingdomofWisdomand to each […]

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Book Review: The Chimp Paradox

Dr Steve Peters (2012)  This book could be described as an instruction manual for the brain.  The author divides the brain into 3 parts – the human brain, the chimp brain and the computer brain.  The book explains, in easy to understand terms, the qualities of each part so that you can begin to notice […]

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Book Review: Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes

William Bridges  I have recommended this book to many clients.  In particularly those going through any sort of change or upheaval in their life (even apparently positive changes). This very practical book takes you through the 3 stages of any effective transition.  First there must be an ending, then a neutral zone, followed by a […]

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Book Review: The Way of the Peaceful Warrior

Dan Millman (1961)  This story is based on the life of the author, a world champion athlete.  I have seen Dan Millman speak several times and he resolutely refuses to say which parts are fact and which are fiction! The Dan of the story (a promising college gymnast) is trained and guided by a wise […]

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Book Review: Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Richard Bach (1970)   A fable about a seagull bored with the humdrum seagull world where flying is just a means to an end.  Jonathan loves to fly and dreams of achieving perfect flight.  His quest leads to his flock rejecting him but he continues his quest, meeting and learning from others who share his […]

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