• Stella Rimington, Open Secret reviewed

    Brendan Walsh takes a closer look at the bestselling autobiography of MI5’s first female chief

  • Grow by Jim Stengel

    Revisiting a business book 10 years, and a study of 50,000 brands, in the making

  • Thrive by Arianna Huffington

    Arianna Huffington’s 2014 best-seller asks leaders to focus on wellbeing and work-life balance alongside pursuing success

  • What Got You Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith

    The management thinker’s influential bestseller explores the bad habits that stop successful leaders making the next big leap forward

  • Winning by Jack Welch revisited

    How does the decade-old management book hold up today?

  • In Search of Excellence

    It may be more than 30 years old but this study of America’s best-run companies is still a must-have for today’s boardroom, offering eight lessons every senior manager should apply
    Amidst the recession era of the early 1980s in the US, two McKinsey consultants, Tom Peters (above) and Robert H Waterman Jr, undertook a research project […]

  • Herminia Ibarra

    Brendan Walsh evaluates ideas in Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader, the latest book by Herminia Ibarra

  • The New Leaders by Daniel Goleman

    Brendan Walsh revisits The New Leaders – Californian psychologist Daniel Goleman’s daringly original take on the business leadership bible and concludes that emotional intelligence is a pre-requisite for all leaders.
    For business readers, the opening statement of The New Leaders powerfully conveys the true essence of leadership. “Great leaders move us,” writes Daniel Goleman, pictured. “They […]

  • Business Adventures

    How do you bring a book back from obscurity? Evidently, by asking Bill Gates to write a Wall Street Journal column explaining why it is “the best business book [he’s] ever read”.
    This is what happened last summer, when a 1960s business book, a collection of New Yorker articles by the late financial journalist John Brooks, […]

  • Dale Carnegie

    Brendan Walsh revisits Dale Carnegie’s best-selling ‘How to Win Friends and Influence People’ which, he argues, continues to hold relevance for today’s business leaders despite the fact it was first published almost 80 years ago
    Dale Carnegie is something of a legend in the world of self-help and business advice. His book How to Win Friends […]

  • Conscious Capitalism book review

    Whole Foods founder John Mackey’s call to liberate the “heroic spirit of business”

  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

    In the first of a new series in which he revisits famous business books and reviews bestsellers, Brendan Walsh highlights insights crucially relevant for today’s leaders. Here he delves into Stephen R Covey’s motivational classic
    The story goes that Stephen R Covey was enjoying a sabbatical with his family in Hawaii when he happened upon a […]