The Official SFJ Top 20.

My #100bookchallenge has finally(!) come to an end.

15,194 pages read (58 Books).

4,711 minutes of listening (26 books).


I believe it’s crucial to reflect on why I started this challenge: I love learning, I wanted a challenge that pushed me, I wanted to be inspired and I wanted some quiet time to recharge. Ultimately, I read an epic 84 books in 52 weeks because: I was continuously learning, applying and reinforcing concepts. I was organised enough to research and ask for recommendations, wise enough to put down a book I wasn’t enjoying, disciplined to choose books over facebook and stubborn enough to continue!

Here’s my top 20 books that I recommend to you; In no particular order:

  • Dare to Lead – Brene Brown.
  • Bravespace Workplace: Making Your Company Fit for Human Life – Moe Carrick.
  • Superengaged: How to Transform Business Performance by Putting People and Purpose First – Nikki Gatenby.
  • How to Succeed with people: Remarkably Easy Ways to Engage, Influence and Motivate Almost Anyone – Paul McGee.
  • The Silent Guides: Understanding and developing the mind throughout life – Prof Steve Peters.
  • Work Like A Woman: A Manifesto for Change – Mary Portas.
  • Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones – James Clear.
  • The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference – Malcolm Gladwell.
  • The Joy of Work: And 25 Ways to Find It – Bruce Daisley.
  • Alive at Work: The Neuroscience of Helping Your People Love What They Do – Daniel M. Cable
  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life – Mark Manson.
  • Reinventing Organizations: A Guide to Creating Organizations Inspired by the Next Stage in Human Consciousness – Frederic Laloux.
  • Key Person of Influence: The Five-Step Method to Become One of the Most Highly Valued and Highly Paid People in Your Industry – Daniel Priestley.
  • Good Vibes, Good Life: How Self-Love Is the Key to Unlocking Your Greatness – Vex King.
  • Who Moved My Cheese: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life – Dr Spencer Johnson.
  • Make Time: How to focus on what matters every day – Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky.
  • The Inside-Out Revolution: The Only Thing You Need to Know to Change Your Life Forever – Michael Neill.
  • Change Your Space, Change Your Culture: How Engaging Workspaces Lead to Transformation and Growth – Rex Miller.
  • No Bullsh*t Leadership: Why the World Needs More Everyday Leaders and Why That Leader Is You – Chris Hirst.
  • The Conscious Effect: 50 Lessons for Better Organizational Wellbeing – Natasha Wallace.

Like any good end; this is only the beginning. What do you recommend I read in 2020?


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