Part one. Further Resources: Book recommendations, Winter 2023

Part one. Further Resources: Book recommendations, Winter 2023

In the Winter 2023 issue, our top Executive PA Magazine contributors offer tangible takeaways on an array of professional development topics. But that’s not all – these credible experts have authored some excellent titles on their specialist areas, too. Take note of these recommended titles and get ready to supercharge your personal and professional development…

Thriving Mind: How to Cultivate a Good Life by Dr Jenny Brockis

Thriving Mind: How to Cultivate a Good Life, by Dr Jenny Brockis
In Thriving Mind, Dr Jenny Brockis shares the “amazing science” for reclaiming your humanity and being happy. Based on research and her own 30+ years of helping people, she will walk you through issues such as loneliness, stress, relationship breakdown, loss of social connection, and mental health, demonstrating practical ways to alleviate or even banish these difficulties, making for a happier working and home life.

Expect to explore:
– How happiness works, and how you can integrate your emotions and use mindfulness to achieve it
– How to harness your natural biology for better energy, resilience, and mood
– How to connect with your superpower of social, and enrich your relationships with compassion, respect, and courage
– How to take full control of your life by giving up on counterproductive short-term solutions and the blame game

Leader Resilience: The NEW Frontier of Leadership by Dr Lynda Folan

Leader Resilience: The NEW Frontier of Leadership, by Dr Lynda Folan
If you’re looking for a practical way to build resilience and transform your ability to lead, this book could be it. From years of working with people, teams and organisations across the globe and researching what makes an effective leader thrive, Lynda Folan endeavours to uncover the secrets of enduring and transformational leadership – and she says she’ll bring you a new way of conceptualising leadership.

Within these pages you’ll find a comprehensive array of assessment measures, strategies and tools for developing the attributes and thinking patterns of an effective leader. That means taking a closer look at your personal and professional capacity to cope with change, as well as looking at how to manage stress and avoid burnout in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) business world.

Time Wise by Amantha Imber

Time Wise, by Amantha Imber
Organisational psychologist Dr Amantha Imber has interviewed more than 150 bestselling authors, musicians, entertainers, entrepreneurs and business leaders to get inside their heads and understand the routines and rituals that enable them to achieve their purpose. As a result, she has uncovered a wealth of proven strategies that anyone can adopt to improve their productivity, work and lifestyle.

Promising to be a value-packed title, Amantha’s practical and research-backed guide covers energy, efficiency, decision-making, self-talk and digital distractions, investigating how you can shortcut your way to achieving more in less time with less stress and greater joy.

Read part two of Executive PA Magazine’s book recommendations in our next newsletter…