"The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.”

An Everyone Culture - Robert Kegan & Lisa Lahey

This book uses case studies from business of companies that have made the leap to becoming genuine feedback cultures - places where employees are helped to grow and develop in powerful ways with regular, specific and timely feedback.

Legacy - James Kerr

Great lessons on building teams from a study of the success of the All Blacks rugby team.

The Craftsman - Richard Sennett

The medieval craftsman was interested in problem solving and problem finding. Best practice and next practice. This ethic has inspired our approaches to professional learning and the craft of teaching.

Tribal Leadership - Dave Logan

A guide to how you harness the different groups or tribes within any organisation. 

The End of Average - Todd Rose

This book taught us to acknowledge the complexity of the human condition that sees different people inspired by different approaches to learning. Every child is special and different and deserves an education fit for them rather than some notion of the 'average child'. The average often masks the real story and our understanding of individuals. 

Good Strategy Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why it Matters - Richard Rumelt

A powerful book that has helped us refine our strategy in each area making the point that if the diagnosis of a problem is not accurate then the design principles and key actions will not work properly.

Reinventing Organizations: An Illustrated Invitation to Join the Conversation on Next-Stage Organisations - Frederic Laloux