Inspiration in challenging times

These books are full of ideas about how to take your business forward, innovate, develop your leadership talents and stand out from the crowd.

1. Seven Secrets of Inspired Leaders: How to achieve the extraordinary… by the leaders who have been there and done it. By Phil Dourado and Dr. Phil Blackburn.

2. Rules for Renegades: How to storm the boardroom, build power, harness your individuality and get stuff done! By Christine Comaford-Lynch.

3. Our Emperors Have No Clothes. Incredibly stupid things corporate executives have done while reengineering, restructuring, downsizing, TQM’ing, team-building, and empowering … in order to cover their ifs, ands or “buts”. By Alan Weiss.

4. Funky Business Forever: How to enjoy capitalism. By Jonas Ridderstrale and Kjell Nordstrom.

5. Re-imagine! By Tom Peters.

6. The 18 Challenges of Leadership. A practical, structured way to develop your leadership talent. By Trevor Waldock and Shenaz Kelly-Rawat.

7. Purple Cow: Transform your business by being remarkable. By Seth Godin.

8. Inspiring Women: 25 top female entrepreneurs reveal how real women succeed in business. By Michelle Rosenberg.

9. What the Best CEOs Know: 7 exceptional leaders and their lessons for transforming any business. By Jeffrey A. Krames.

10. The New Leaders: Transforming the art of leadership into the science of results. By Daniel Goleman.

11. Best-Laid Plans: Turning strategy into action throughout your organisation. By Alan Weiss.

These intelligent, creative authors write highly readable, thought-provoking books that are stuffed with ideas that can help inspire creativity and change. These times may be challenging, but they present a perfect opportunity for us to learn and grow, expand our thinking and take lessons from those who have been there before us. And why wouldn’t you?


2 thoughts on “Inspiration in challenging times

  1. I’ve several others of yours and enjoy regular feeds from your Contrarian Consulting blog, which is also thought provoking and inspiring. Best of all I’ve attended two of your workshops (Best Practice in Consulting and The Strategist) in London. I learned a huge amount and my business has grown as a result. So thank you!

    For those of you new to Alan Weiss and his work go to:
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