• Kath Gigg

What shall we read next?

Updated: Nov 10, 2018

Do you sometimes find it hard to get going?

I do. Having taken a months break from Paradox of Choice I have been struggling to get back into chapter six – but yesterday I managed it as I had a quiet hour between appointments. I am so glad I did – and it also motivated me to think about what we could read next month.

Here are my three suggestions for you to peruse!


Option one:

The first is ‘Braving the Wilderness’  by Brene Brown and whilst I am familiar with her I have not read any of her books. I decided to go with a recent one even though she suggests starting with something else – I always did  struggle following the rules! If you would rather read an earlier book do let me know.


‘True belonging doesn’t require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are.’ Social scientist Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives – experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame and empathy. In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarisation. With her trademark mix of research, storytelling and honesty, Brown will again change the cultural conversation while mapping out a clear path to true belonging.’





Option 2:

I am not entirely sure where the second suggestion originated but hey ho!

You are awesome: find your confidence + dare to be brilliant – by Matthew Syed 

  I’m no good at sport …I can’t do maths …I really struggle with exams …


Sound familiar?


If you believe you can’t do something, the chances are you won’t try. But what if you really could get better at maths, or sport or exams? In fact, what if you could excel at anything you put your mind to?


I do realise that this book is aimed at children – maybe a bit of light relief – who knows!






Option 3:

and  finally ‘Will It Make The Boat Go Faster?’  Ben Hunt-Davis & Harriet Beveridge which was suggested by Sarah a new member – welcome!


Ben Hunt-Davis won Olympic Gold at the Sydney Olympics in 2000 as part of the Men’s Rowing Eight. He and Executive Coach Harriet Beveridge have teamed up to road-test these methods for 10 years, with clients from all walks of life; managers, leaders, call centre staff, sales reps, athletes and shop assistants; whatever your challenges, whatever your goals, there are ideas that will help everyone.


and finally the link to the doodle poll so you can tell me which book you’d like to read next. Just vote ONCE this time please. (You might need to copy and paste.)




I look forward to seeing many of you at our next get together on Tuesday October 16th at 1930 – the link will follow nearer the time.


https://doodle.com/poll/auncsb73fb545bns



Happy reading!

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and the next book is......

THE INFINITE GAME BY SIMON SINEK. I make no apology for the fact that we will be enjoying another well known author this month. This book is also taken from the shortlist for the CIM Management Book

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