We launched the KineticFuture Book Club towards the end of last year – focused on communications and leadership, our specialist area of coaching. Thank you so much to all those who sent in their personal recommendations.
So far we have some really great books on our list, including the following (click to go to a short write up):
Would you mind sharing your latest personal favourites with us? It would be great to credit you or it can be anonymous if you prefer.
It could be a book that has helped you be successful at work, something that has amused you or kept you sane, or something that has some really interesting thinking or practical tips. The choice is yours.
You may have all the relevant skills and experience but unless you can communicate in a compelling way you won’t get far. ‘When you’re bland you blend’ is one of the phrases from this week’s book club recommendation by Paul McGee, keynote speaker and performance coach – How to Speak so People Really Listen.
This book is informal and accessible, full of useful tips
and written in a warm, amusing way. We really like it and think you will too.
We Can All Talk. The Challenge? Getting People To Listen.
Reviews on the back cover :
′This book is down–to–earth, gritty and oozes experience. I′ve been speaking for over twenty years trust me, I′ve learnt from this book. Paul McGee is clearly a skilled helper.′ Kriss Akabusi MBE
′I have nearly a hundred books on public speaking and this is a refreshingly different take on all of them. You′ll read it in hours but the messages will stay with you for years. It′s clever, insightful and packed with takeaway tips.′ Jeremy Nicholas, Writer and Broadcaster
I have a spring in my step, it must be the milder weather,
plus the fact that I recently graduated as a Time to Think Coach after a
year of hard slog, hooray!
I qualified as a business coach eight years ago, but this has transformed the results I achieve. It was pioneered by Nancy Kline (Founder & President of The Time to Think Organisation), whom I was lucky enough to meet at my graduation day (cheesy photo below!) Nancy is also the author of this week’s book club recommendation, ‘More Time to Think’.
Thinking Partnership coaching will be relevant to team members you want to coach 1-2-1, perhaps thinking about a new role, business relationship or their executive presence. And of course, we incorporate elements of this type of coaching into all our group communications courses.
Find out more about ‘Thinking Partnership’ coaching here.
Drop us an email if you’d like a quick chat about how I can help you with your own challenges.
to Think by Nancy Kline
“The quality of everything we do depends on the quality of the thinking we do first. The leaders, professionals, parents and teachers who understand this are at the top of their fields and inspire some of the finest independent thinking in their environments.
In More Time to Think, Nancy Kline shares ten effective ways to help people think for themselves with rigour, imagination, courage and grace. From learning that the mind works best in the presence of a question (so never be afraid to risk being wrong) and that a key factor in the quality of a person’s thinking is how they are treated by the people with them while they are thinking, to the importance of appreciation and of facing what you have been denying, Nancy Kline shows how to create a successful Thinking Environment, whether for two people or a larger group.”
Hang on to those New Year’s resolutions with today’s book
club recommendation – ‘Taming Tigers. Do things you never thought you could’ by
Jim Lawless. Like join an amateur dramatic group (me!), go for that new job
role, or overcome a fear?
Taming Tigers was recommended to the KineticFuture book club
by Colin Boylan, Director at Fresh Perspectives Market Research, thanks Colin!
“Excellent story and fantastic advice. Really helped drive me forward when I was setting up the business.”
Everybody has a Tiger. It is the thing that snarls at us when we think about making a change in our lives and stops us developing and achieving our potential. In Taming Tigers Jim Lawless shares his proven and inspirational training programme to help you achieve your dreams by taming the Tigers in your life. Now for the first time, you can learn how to use these highly practical rules to overcome your fears and do things you never thought you could – in both your professional and private life.
It’s less than a week until Christmas and we really hope you’re starting to wind down and look forward to taking time out to be with friends and family.
We recently asked for book recommendations that were the secret of your success – thank you so much to everyone that replied.
This week’s book was recommended to us by Sarah Mieszkian from Button, Business Marketing & Admin Support.
Arianna Huffington, the co-founder and editor in chief of the Huffington Post has written a passionate call to arms in her book ‘Thrive’, looking to redefine what it means to be successful in today’s world.
The book that has had an impact on me is ‘Thrive’ by Arianna Huffington. Arianna was one of the first high powered women to come out and say “enough is enough” and you don’t have to work all hours to be successful. Taking time out for you is just as important. It has become the normal narrative today but when I read this several years ago it was certainly an eye raiser.
Drawing on the latest groundbreaking research and scientific findings in the fields of psychology, sports, sleep and physiology that show the profound and transformative effects of meditation, mindfulness, unplugging and giving, Arianna shows us the way to a revolution in our culture, our thinking, our workplaces, and our lives.
Wishing you a very merry Christmas from KineticFuture! Look out for more KineticFuture bookclub recommendations in 2019.
In the meantime, drop us an email or give us a ring in the new year if you would like to talk about coaching which will help you thrive not just survive, we’d love to work with you.