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Books We Read & Recommend

The Go-Giver

A Little Story about a Powerful Business Idea

The Go-Giver tells the story of an ambitious young man named Joe who yearns for success. Joe is a true go-getter, though sometimes he feels as if the harder and faster he works, the further away his goals seem to be.

The Living Organization

Transforming Business

The pressure on CEOs and other leaders to create results, while balancing an increasing diversity of opposing demands, is reaching oppressive levels.
Leaders sense a breakdown to our existing approaches to business.

Unmuted: How to Show Up, Speak Up, and Inspire Action

Professional Communication

Unmuted is the essential guide to professional communication. Through the unique 'Unmuted' framework, it provides practical strategies that will bring confidence and clarity to every aspect of your career.

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

A Leadership Fable

The five dysfunctions go to the very heart of why teams, even the best ones, often struggle. Lencioni outlines a powerful model and actionable steps that can be used to overcome these common hurdles and build a cohesive, effective team.

Deep Listening

Impact Beyond Words

This pocket-sized guide will help you to reconnect with your innate gift of deep listening, to create the right space to listen to yourself before you listen to others. You’ll learn to listen beyond the words that are spoken, to add context and meaning and listen in to what’s not being said.

Manager to Leader

How to Become a Highly Effective Leader

Becoming a highly effective leader is within reach of everyone. In this book you will learn techniques that are not textbook or strictly conventional but through learning from personal experiences, personal mistakes and generally caring for people.

Scaling for Success

People Priorities for High-Growth Organizations

Managing a high-growth organization requires both strategy and adaptability. This book is the definitive guide for leaders of high-growth organizations seeking to understand and execute the people-management principles that are essential to continued success.

The 21 Coliseums of Persuasion

Winning Every Battle by Knowing Every Theory

21 Coliseums. That’s all that stands between you and mastery of one of the most powerful human arts -- the ability to bring people from where they are, to where you need them to be.This book is a unique tour through the great theories of persuasion.

The Centred Tradie

A Journey out of  the Darkeness

A book for the 'very normal' Aussie bloke who finds himself facing his inner demons. In this book plumber, and author, Daniel Gaebler, shares his story of how he navigated the trials and tribulations of life, work and relationships. 

The Change Room

Play the Game of Your Life

It's easy to stay stuck, but why sell yourself short? Let inspirational life coach Matt Elliott, a former NRL Head Coach, take you on a life-changing journey - a personalised plan that will transform your thinking, your choices and your future.