The Journey: How to achieve against the odds

In 2008 I was coaching a Director in a large bank.  He was very long in the tooth, pretty cynical and had a dry sense of humour.  We got on well – once we’d got over the inevitable… “so how old ARE you Luke?”  And my stock reply to that… “I’m twelve!” This guy had...

First Know What You Want

Everything in life that you haven’t done yet or isn’t yet the way you want it to be, boils down to one of two problems: You know what you want but you don’t know how to get it You don’t yet know what you want There is plenty of help around for the first problem but...

The Procrastination Equation

The Procrastination Equation is a weighty read. Dr Piers Steel is touted as the world’s leading researcher and speaker on the science of motivation and procrastination. Reading the book from cover to cover A-Z style, I’m sure would be valuable, if a bit heavygoing....

Screw Work, Let’s Play

The title is pretty catchy. But why read it? The reason for including this book for review is because it’s all about self-leadership. Everyone has different methods to be at their most effective – by increasing your self-awareness of these, you’ll have a greater...

Snoop

For people considering their personal branding, influencing style, or ability to read and lead others, this is a fresh and intriguing book. What does your ‘stuff’ say about you? That’s what Snoop aims to answer. Your desk. Your living room. Your emails. Your clothes....

The 4 Hour Work Week

Tim Ferriss travelled the world for a whole month, and his boss didn’t even know he’d gone!  Unbelievable?  Almost.  But he systematically describes the process he used to manage his workload to the degree that he achieved the lifestyle of his dreams – and a 4 hour...