Global Gurus 10 books you MUST Read in 2024

Marshall Goldsmith


Lose Regret, Choose Fulfillment by Marshall Goldsmith

In his new book, The Earned Life: Lose Regret, Choose Fulfillment, Marshall Goldsmith — world-renowned Executive Coach and New York Times bestselling author — offers a potent but simple approach that accommodates both our persistent need for achievement and the inescapable “stuff happens” unfairness of life.
Goldsmith implores you to avoid the Great Western Disease of “I’ll be happy when . . . .” He offers practical advice, with exercises, aimed at helping you shed the obstacles (especially the failures) of imagination that prevent you from leading a fulfilling, satisfying life.

Dr. Marcia Reynolds


Creating Lightbulb Moments in Your Coaching Conversations

Lightbulb moments are the creative insights that change minds and lives forever. Learn how to spark these moments quickly in your coaching conversations.

Breakthrough Coaching is a highly actionable guide for coaches and leaders to change the narratives holding people back from resolving problems, realizing dreams, and living into their most joyous selves. The book provides methods, tools, case studies, and exercises to help you activate immedi­ate and sustainable shifts in perspective and behavior. The purpose of the book is to light the way on your path of coaching mastery.

Arthur Carmazzi


Globally Applicable Pandemic and Post-Pandemic Ready Culture Gamification Strategies

The pandemic has transformed business and has drastically affected culture. The uncertainty, isolation, and in many cases salary reduction has caused disruption in many people’s lives. GAME ON shares how to apply Gamification to take advantage of newly created unique opportunities to improve morale AND improve culture where it may have been more difficult before. Find on Amazon under Gamification at Work


Copy and apply from 5 case studies where we have successfully applied Work Gamification in 5 different industries… Telco, University, Financial, Manufacturing, and Hospitality. Plus over 80 examples and applications of Reinventing Organizational Culture with Gamification.
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Peter F Gallagher


 Absurd leadership pretence intended to create a pleasant or respectable appearance of organisational change.

The change management charade happens when the senior leadership, the change team, and others are involved in an absurd pretence intended to create a pleasant or respectable appearance of organisational change implementation. The leaders continue to focus on normal day-to-day operations devoid of change leadership responsibilities and are permitted to do so by the change team or consultants, deluding themselves that they can implement successful change while the leaders control critical resources and agenda time. The situation becomes an absurd charade, where everyone plays their part, but the true commitment to change is lacking. The appearance of progress is maintained, even though genuine change or transformation remains elusive.

Leadership of Change® Volume 8 delves into the twelve key protagonists involved in the pretence of change implementation. The author highlights the important roles the protagonists could play in not only successful organisational change but also in improving society, which is often forgotten. However, some of these protagonists play change lip service, they give hollow speeches to the shiny new initiatives that go nowhere. Others provide simplistic solutions, they may even be motivating, but in reality, they lack the practicality needed to address the massive holistic challenge of organisational change management. Their approach to change is a misdirection of the hard work, effort, discipline, and considerable dedication that are required by an exceptional team supported through wider stakeholder collaboration as well as effective and proactive change leadership.

CB Bowman


A Roadmap for Redefining Failure Into Success

For the first time, a roadmap is presented, which offers you a system for using “simple solutions to solve complex problems,” a secret sauce for turning failure into success. Courage to Leap & Lead: A Roadmap for Redefining Failure into Success is written to help you develop the skills and mindset that set courageous leaders apart. It introduces you to key concepts, including:

-The seven steps of implementing courageous leadership
-How to turn failure into success
-How to recognize critical courageous behaviors
-The term and use of Microcourage™

As an executive, having the courage to make difficult decisions and take calculated risks can be crucial to your company’s success. A courageous leader is not afraid to challenge the status quo, speak their truth, and take action in the face of uncertainty.

This book shows you how to be a Courageous leader who can inspire and motivate teams, foster a culture of innovation, and ultimately drive business growth by implementing courage into your culture. It is a powerful personal and professional development tool that can help you and your team tap into your full creative and leadership potential.

Sylvia Lafair


Identify and Change the Patterns and Behaviors Controlling Your Life

Dr. Sylvia Lafair’s groundbreaking methods catalyze profound change in 2024, shaping organizational cultures with positive and creative relationships. By integrating systems theory and pattern awareness, her approach transcends traditional boundaries, fostering a dynamic environment where communication is open, collaboration is innovative, and conflicts transform into opportunities for growth. Dr. Lafair’s methods not only redefine leadership but inspire a cultural shift, empowering teams to thrive in a harmonious ecosystem that values creativity, positivity, and the unique contributions of every individual.

Jason Forrest


The 12 Steps to Achieving a 100% Conversion Rate

“Warrior Selling: The 12 Steps to Achieving a 100% Conversion Rate” equips sales professionals with a 12-step process grounded in the methods of top producers and neuro-linguistic programming, tailored to achieve sales excellence across any industry. This methodology transforms salespeople into Sales Warriors, focusing on teaching the entire sales process in great detail. It promises a paradigm shift through teaching how to think, speak, and act like the top 20% of sales professionals, making it an essential guide for sales professionals aiming to elevate their conversion rates and sales performance.

Dr Louise Mahler


Timeless Skills to Communicate With Confidence and Build Trust

Boost your confidence and transform your speaking skills with wisdom from the ancients.

What does the word ‘gravitas’ mean today? In the world of ancient Rome, it was the manner of trust and respect cultivated by capable, strong leadership. In Gravitas: Timeless Skills to Communicate with Confidence and Build Trust, communications expert Louise Mahler shows how this ancient virtue can help you rethink modern communication and transform your presence and impact as a leader today. Gravitas unpacks the essential speaking skills, strategies and techniques that great leaders use to communicate effectively.

This book reveals the ways and means that were essential two thousand years ago and remain essential today. You’ll learn how to better connect with your audience and persuade them to trust in you and your ideas. From the wisdom of ancient leaders such as Cicero and Quintilian, you’ll discover powerful frameworks for mindset and the critical skills of delivery. Harness your posture, your eyes, your voice, your gestures and even your breathing for maximum impact, whether you’re in a one-on-one meeting or engaging a large crowd.

  • Beat imposter syndrome: build your confidence as a public speaker
  • Prove yourself as a capable leader with a strong presence
  • Learn how to gain the trust of your team and clients
  • Give standout presentations and speak confidently in any business situation, including meetings, sales pitches, proposals, boardrooms, town halls, conferences, and even in the media
  • Learn how gravitas works for women and how to harness it for exceptional communicating as a female leader

It’s time to rediscover our lost skills and revitalise the art of communication. The ancient Romans brought their people together and conquered the known world. With Gravitas, you’ll draw on their wisdom and skills to conquer doubt and uncertainty. By cultivating your own gravitas, you’ll be able to build trust effectively — and communicate any message clearly and with confidence.

Louie Gravance


Lessons Learned in a Magic Kingdom

Can the Disney service structure that works so well at its parks be relevant and applicable in other business cultures? Hear from the former Disney Institute professor, known as “the guy who can make the ‘Disney thing’ work outside of Disney.” Global speaker, consultant, author and thought leader Louie Gravance shares his insights on how customer service is performative AND transformative for those brave enough to invest of themselves. Twenty-five years with the Walt Disney company inform this journey to developing the 10 SKILLS of the SERVICE SUPERHERO!. Discover the secret as to how great service “serves the server FIRST”.

Steve Spangler


50+ quick, easy and awesome projects for kids (Steve Spangler Science Experiments for Kids) 

Amaze your family and friends with Steve Spangler’s eye-catching, easy-to-do experiments, guaranteed to get ooohs & ahhhs! Take a break from the business leadership books and focus on creating unforgettable experiences as you help inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers, and critical thinkers. Science celebrity Steve Spangler and the Smithsonian make it easy to conduct amazing experiments using household materials and some quality one-on-one time with your young scientist.