Often when I speak or run development programmes I’m asked what books I might recommend – therein lies many a possibility! Reading professional development books is my most important strategy to keep up to date and this is especially true of the field of neuroscience which is constantly updating and evolving. Below is a selection of some of of my favourite books in the fields of positive psychology, the power of story, business and the neuroscience of leadership and change. I don’t have time to write a synopsis of all of them – trust me that, in my humble opinion – they are good.
For those in the Southern Hemisphere you might want to curl up with a good book by the fire!
For a powerful brain tip on retaining information from books that you read – throw away the highlighter, grab a notebook and write a short summary after each chapter. Highlighting text does not facilitate information going into short or long term memory but using your own language to summarise and interpret does.
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If you would like to add to the recommendations please comment in the comments box.
My Top 10
Performance and Change
Storytelling for Business Leaders
Hugh Culver says
Great list Clare – this should keep me busy for a while!
Clare Edwards says
Thanks Hugh – what would you add?
Lots of great books there to read…. Thanks for sharing!