G7 and G6 leadership reading list (practitioner)

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points: 5


Leaders Eat Last: Why some teams pull together and others don’t

Author: Simon Sinek

The follow up to Simon Sinek’s bestseller ‘Start with Why’. An investigation into how leaders can inspire their people with a ‘circle of safety’.


Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most

Author: Bruce Patton, Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen

Difficult Conversations is the definitive work by Bruce Patton, Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen on handling these unpleasant exchanges, based on 15 years of research at the Harvard Negotiation Project.


Mind The Gaffe – The Penguin Guide To Common Errors In English

Author: R L Trask

An entertaining look at contentious English, including words and phrases to be avoided at all costs.


Risk Issues and Crisis Management in Public Relations: A casebook of best practice

Author: Michael Regester and Judy Larkin

Defines and explores reputation and its value, providing practical guidance for effective reputation management.


The Heart of Change

Author: John Kotter

A change guide that goes beyond structures and operations, arguing that to help people think, feel and behave differently you must connect with their emotions.


Influence – What It Really Means and How To Make It Work For You

Author: Jenny Nabben

The honest truth about influence: what it is, how it works and how we can do it better.


Talk Like TED: The 9 Public Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds

Author: Carmine Gallo

Carmine Gallo has talked to the most popular TED presenters and distilled their success into nine secrets of the perfect TED talk and exceptional presentations.


Winning Minds: Secrets from the Language of Leadership

Author: Simon Lancaster

An insightful guide into the language of leadership – the cues and signals that determine who reaches the top in politics and business.


Writing That Works

Author: Kenneth Roman

A classic guide that helps you communicate your thoughts clearly, concisely, and effectively, with samples and tips for composition across a wide range of written communication.