Further Reading

Whilst working across a portfolio of growing creative businesses we are always expanding our own knowledge and drawing on the insights and wisdom of others. In this way we build a pool of resources for leaders of creative business.

On this site we have shared a small selection of useful resources that our clients have found useful on their journeys, from start up to grown up.


In working with our clients we create a partnership where insights and learning flow both ways. Often, our clients share with us insights from books they are reading.

A selection of our current clients’ reading follows:

  • Simon Gravatt and Jane Morgan, Forever Young. Immortalising the Entrepreneurial instinct.
  • Bruce J. Avolio and Fred Luthans, The High Impact Leader: Moments Matter in Accelerating Authentic Leadership Development  McGraw-Hill
  • Marvin Snider, Compatibility Breeds Success: How to Manage Your Relationship with Your Business Partner. Greenwood Press.
  • Daniel Goleman Emotional Intelligence. Bloomsbury
  • Peter Wilson, The Essential Guide to Small Business Growth. Wiley
  • Eric G Flamholtz Growing pains, Jossey-Bass
  • Peter Senge, Presence: Exploring Profound Change in People, Organizations and Society. Nicholas Brealey
  • Paul Arden, It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You want to be. Phaidon.
  • Andy law, Creative Company. The story of St. Luke’s. Adweek.
  • John Adair, The Inspirational Leader, Kogan page
  • Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves, The Emotional Intelligence Quick Book, Fireside
  • Ian Brooks, Organisational Behaviour: Individuals, Groups and Organisation. Prentice Hall
  • Steven Pressfield, The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle. Orion Books
  • Ken Blanchard and Jesse Stoner, Full Steam Ahead – unleash the power of vision in your company and your life. Berrett-Koehler Inc.
  • Julia Cameron, The Artists Way.Pan Books
  • John Ward. Perpetuating the Family Business. Palgrave Macmillan
  • Dena Mitchelli Assertiveness in a week. Chartered Management Institute.

A small selection of books from our own shelves which you may also find useful in exploring the world of personality type, professional and organisational system development and coaching.

  • Isabel Briggs Myers, Gifts Differing: Understanding Personality Type, Davies-Black Publishing
  • Jean M Kummerow, Work Types: Understanding Your Work Personality, Warner Books
  • Dario Nardi 8 Keys to self-leadership. Unite Business Press
  • Rupert Merson, Owners. BDO Stoy Hayward
  • Daniel Goleman The New Leaders, . Sphere
  • Gilles Amado and Richard Elsner, Leaders in Transition, Karnac Books
  • Patrick Lencioni, Overcoming The Five Dysfuncyions of a Team, Josey-Bass
  • Michael Maccoby, Narcissistic Leaders – who succeeds and who fails. Harvard Business School Press
  • Klaus P Horn & Regine Brick, Invisible Dynamics – Systemic Constellations in Organisations. Carl-Auer
  • Jan Jacob Stam, Fields of Connection, Carl-Auer
  • Halina Brunning, Executive Coaching, a Systems-Psychodynamic Perspective. Karnac Books
  • Mary Beth O’Neill, Executive Coaching with Backbone and Heart: A Systems Approach to Engaging Leaders with their Challenges. Jossey-Bass
  • Roswita Königswieser, & Martin Hillebrand. Systemic Consultancy in Organisations. Carl-Auer
  • Barry Oshry. Seeing Systems. Published by Berrett-Koehler
  • Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries, Family Business on The Couch, Wiley