TMT#16 My Favourite Books of 2019

I hugely appreciate the teaching of Andrew Wilson and am always amazed at his staggering book lists each year. I've read some brilliant books this year; here are my favourites of 2019:** I'm looking for book recommendations for 2020. If you have any phenomenal books that you think I should take a look at too, … Continue reading TMT#16 My Favourite Books of 2019

TMT#15: What I’ve learnt from reading 100 books in 8 months

In 2009, I heard this quote for the first time: "Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers." Until 2017, reading was a necessary evil to endure, because I felt that God had called me to be a leader. Then something happened: I finally started to enjoy it!  I would often read about CEOs who somehow read 100 books … Continue reading TMT#15: What I’ve learnt from reading 100 books in 8 months

TMT#6 A Journey Into Depression & Connection

I don't struggle with depression. But sadly, I know lots of people that do. Half a lifetime ago, it nearly got the better of me. And then, suddenly, it went. It is foolish to deny that the 21st-century western world has a problem with anxiety and depression. It would be equally silly to trivialise and … Continue reading TMT#6 A Journey Into Depression & Connection

TMT#5 Multipliers Vs. Diminishers

One of my favourite reads of 2018 was "Multipliers" by Liz Wiseman. In it, she contrasts two types of leader: Multipliers and Diminishers. (All quotes from Wiseman's book). Multipliers "make us better and smarter. They bring out our intelligence‚Ķ[and] get more from their people because they are leaders who look beyond their own genius and … Continue reading TMT#5 Multipliers Vs. Diminishers

TMT#2 – Digital Minimalism

Social networks are crippling contemporary culture. There, I said it. Several books I've read recently (see below) have seriously challenged my beliefs about Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc., and just how absorbed I had become in them (for years). Let's talk about "Digital Minimalism" by Cal Newport. Here's some food for thought (arranged for clarity): "Young … Continue reading TMT#2 – Digital Minimalism