Coaching: Evoking Excellence in Others by James Flaherty

James Flaherty's approach, questions and kindness continue to deeply influenced how we work.

“James Flaherty convincingly shows that the only way to coach effectively is to enter into a reciprocal relationship where coach and coachee engage in a dance of mutual influence and growth. James Flaherty's book will come to stand out as a definitive work.” (Peter Senge)

Fooled by Randomness by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

If we're successful in the world of high finance, or indeed in any other business, we must have made great decisions along the way – right? Not necessarily says Taleb. We love to ascribe cause and effect to essentially random decisions and their outcomes. Taleb describes how we fool ourselves and shows where believing oneself to be infallibile ineviatably leads.

Soul without Shame by Byron Brown

We recognise the title is a bit intense and as a result it may be the kind of thing you'd move quickly past in Waterstones! But please stop and consider it. For anyone who suffers at the hands of an 'inner-critic' (and in our experience that's a great many of us) this is essential reading. Accessible and challenging, it is full of remarkable insights and practical exercises.

Thinking, fast and slow by Daniel Kahneman

An enlightening, entertaining book we've enjoyed reading cover-to-cover and also just dipping into.

Kahneman takes us on a ground breaking tour of the mind. He offers practical and enlightening insights into how we make choices in both our professional and our personal lives - and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble.