Quick Navigation
Social media
Contact information
Address

Crown Buildings, Bancyfelin, Carmarthen, SA33 5ND,
United Kingdom

Email

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Phone

+44 (0) 1267 211345

Fax

+44 (0) 1267 211882

“Two Books That I Would Recommend” by Thomas Stansfield

January 29, 2019

"I've chosen to take some time at home this January with my family. In between the countless nappy changes, 3 am feeds and house re-organisation I've spent time reading and here are two books that have had an impact on me this month. These are January's recommended reading."

“Firstly, The Collaborative Leader by Ian McDermott and L. Michael Hall PhD.

There are lots of great leaders out there. There are some like Richard Branson or Steve Jobs who believe in the strength of the people around them. There are also leaders who lead less and should probably be titled ‘managers’ which, in this context, isn’t a positive label. The first thing I would say is what type of manager/leader are you? After reading this book, you’ll certainly have some ideas as to how you can adapt your style.

As the title suggests, this book is a practical guide to collaborating with others and leading collaboratively. It’s about learning how to win the hearts and minds of those who we lead. It’s packed with action points, and for me personally is helping me to become a better communicator.

If you have an interest in NLP or co-labouring (working together) then this will add value to you. The way I see this is that if you picked up one golden nugget helping you to become a better leader then this book is a win!

My view on this book is that it is truly jam-packed with ideas, strategy and explanation. A very descriptive book and well worth a purchase.

The second book that has had an impact on me this month is ‘The Learning Imperative’ by Mark Burns and Andy Griffith. I believe that I will not be able to effectively help business owners or their businesses to grow if I don’t concentrate on developing my own style and learning. Therefore as someone who spends a considerable amount working on my own development this book has been very insightful.

In a nutshell, this book’s authors explore the barriers to effective learning and present a range of practical tools and strategies to help organisations bring about - and reap the benefits of - a more positive learning culture.

We all create a culture within our business. We don’t necessarily need staff to create a culture and often overlook what we’re creating and our approach to learning. This book gives you great clarity through case studies, reflection questions and action points.

These two books are being added to our recommended reading list.

It would be great to hear what books have had an impact on you. Here at theBusinessNinja.co.uk, we have a recommended reading list provided by our contributors some of which feature on the list. Let us know which books you think should be added or perhaps those that you don’t rate for the list.”

Click here to read these comments by Thomas Stansfield on The Business Ninja website.


Share This Story


Back to News

Other News

LoveReading 4 Kids view on ‘Visible Maths’ ...

LoveReading 4 Kids view on ‘Visible Maths’ ...

"This book is a fascinating read for both primary and secondary teachers of mathematics. It…

LoveReading’s view on ‘15-Minute STEM’

LoveReading’s view on ‘15-Minute STEM’

"STEM skills (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) are important to all aspects of our lives,…

Fabulous testimonials received for ‘Uncharted Territories’ ...

Fabulous testimonials received for ‘Uncharted Territories’ ...

Discover the testimonials received to support our entry of 'Uncharted Territories' into the 2019 ERA…

Easter Opening Hours ...

Easter Opening Hours ...

Happy Easter! We will close for the bank holiday at 5pm on Thursday 18th April…

Review comments received on ‘The Working Class’

Review comments received on ‘The Working Class’

In The Working Class: Poverty, education and alternative voices, Ian Gilbert unites educators from across…

A lovely review of ‘Teacher in the Cupboard’ ...

A lovely review of ‘Teacher in the Cupboard’ ...

In Teacher in the Cupboard: Self-reflective, solution-focused teaching and learning, Lisa Jane Ashes takes educators…

‘The Teacher’s Toolkit’ by Paul Ginnis has now been published in Australian and Hungarian

‘The Teacher’s Toolkit’ by Paul Ginnis has now been published in Australian and Hungarian

Whatever subject you teach, this comprehensive volume will help you to develop thinking skills in…

Three of our authors have written articles in Primary School Management Magazine
Two of our authors are featured in Teach Primary

Two of our authors are featured in Teach Primary

Purchase your copy of Teach Primary Issue 13.3 now!

A fantastic review of ‘The Monkey-Proof Box’ on UKEdChat

A fantastic review of ‘The Monkey-Proof Box’ on UKEdChat

"A useful discussion on the key skills primary schools should be developing in their students."