January 27, 2021

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What Michael read in 2020

Psychological Dimensions To Executive Coaching (Coaching in Practice) by Peter Bluckert –not a new book but useful, a sort of Janet and John Do Coaching

The Prosperous Coach: Increase Income and Impact for You and Your Clients by Steve Chandler and Rich Litvin –there is money to be made in selling a book advising people how to make money from coaching.

The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson – endless curiosity and a wonderful way with the English language

At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson – packed with the sort of facts that make you want to repeat them to everyone you know

Gooaal! The Joy of Football (Goal) Celebrations by Tony Rickson – there’s always going to be a football book on my list, this is one of several

Decisive: How to Make Better Decisions by Chip and Dan Heath – offers a 4-part framework to get you away from instinctive, flawed decision making – if you think your decisions aren’t flawed then you’re guilty of flaw 4

How to Win: Rugby and Leadership from Twickenham to Tokyo by Clive Woodward – psychology lessons from sport applied to business; the fluency of the writing matches his clarity of thought

An Intelligent Career: Taking Ownership of Your Work and Your Life by Michael B. Arthur – a great way to consider many of the issues surrounding careers

Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing your Career by Herminia Ibarra – disappointed with this, it promised a new approach to careers but I didn’t find anything much new

Capital in the Twenty First Century by Thomas Piketty – I found this a difficult and did not, in fact, finish it but, in a nutshell, the rich get richer

Rebel Ideas: The Power of Diverse Thinking by Matthew Syed – a favourite, a stimulating and thought-provoking book, insights that can be applied at work and to society as a whole

Challenging Coaching: Going Beyond Traditional Coaching to Face FACTS by John Blakey and Ian Day – this will help you in becoming more skilful around support and challenge

Football Hackers: The Science and Art of a Data Revolution by Christoph Biermann – this book will change your understanding of the game

Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Work and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek – a bit preachy but expressed in uncomplicated straightforward language

Gravitas: Communicate with Confidence, Influence and Authority by Caroline Goyder – told me a lot of things I knew but was good at reinforcing what’s behind gravitas with a wealth of practical ideas

Dare to Lead: Brave Work, Tough Conversations, Whole Hearts by Brene Brown – I found this a bit preachy and the style did not resonate with me

To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth about Persuading, Convincing and Influencing Others by Daniel Pink – an ABC of selling, the techniques about improv theatre, rhyme and one word pitches are fun and worth trying

Behind Closed Doors: Life, Laughs and Football by Gary Linker and Danny Baker – a very funny footie book

Messy: How to be Creative and Resilient in a Tidy-Minded World by Tim Harford – my favourite economist on why we should resist structure and embrace messy

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