Best Leadership Books of 2017

Here’s my list of the best leadership books that I read in 2017. Last year I went through 11 books aimed at helping people grow in their leadership skills and understanding. Normally I pick a top three, but this year I’ve decided to turn that into a top four. What...

Best Leadership Biographies of 2017

Here are the best leadership biographies of the 14 that I read in 2017. Remember these were not necessarily published in 2017 (though some were); it’s just that I got around to reading them in 2017.   iCon: Steve Jobs Steve Jobs is endlessly studied as an example of a...

Definition of Teamwork

What’s the definition of teamwork? Here’s one that I’m enjoying using at the moment. Effective teamwork is: Helping people do something they love and are good at doing, With a group of people they enjoy being with, In the pursuit of a cause they believe in.   If a...

Seven Ideas for Team Meetings

Leaders need to have lots of ideas for team meetings. I spend a lot of my time in team meetings, and sadly I’ve sat through many more dull ones than energising ones. I’ve written in a previous post that I think the main purpose for every team meeting should be to...

Definition of Success

What’s the definition of success? It’s something so many people want to achieve, and yet can struggle to articulate when asked what it is they actually want. Here are three definitions of success that I find really helpful or stimulating: John Maxwell says that...