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Illumina are all about putting practical skills in place and a good start to your learning and development is the paperback. Here are some of our favourite books at the moment that will get you inspired and thinking about rational, motivation, power and culture. We’ll be updating the book resources list as we come across new titles that we think will benefit you, so keep your eye on the page for updates.

Fierce Conversations by Susan Scott

Achieving success at work and in life, one conversation at a time. Inspired by more than 10,000 hours of conversations with CEOs and senior executives, Fierce Conversations is the quintessential guide to productive, respectful, and results-driven communication and leadership. Prepare for the conversations central to your success—personally and professionally.

Buy a copy of Fierce Conversations or book yourself into a Fierce workshop today.

Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behaviour by Ori Brafman and Rom Brafman

Looking at irrational behaviour this book charts the psychological undercurrents that influence even our most basic decisions to reveal the irresistible forces that Sway us all. Sway is a fascinating insight into the way we all behave and will change the way you view the world.

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Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink

Drink explores the notion of increasing employee satisfaction through the intrinsic motivational methods of autonomy, mastery and purpose. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, one in nine Americans works in sales. Every day more than fifteen million people earn their keep by persuading someone else to make a purchase. But dig deeper and a startling truth emerges: One in nine Americans works in sales, but so do the other eight.

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What’s New – I thought it was just me (but it isn’t) by Brene Brown

A liberating study on the importance of our imperfections—both to our relationships and to our own sense of self, the quest for perfection is exhausting and unrelenting. There is a constant barrage of social expectations that teach us that being imperfect is synonymous with being inadequate. Everywhere we turn, there are messages that tell us who, what and how we’re supposed to be. So, we learn to hide our struggles and protect ourselves from shame, judgment, criticism and blame by seeking safety in pretending and perfection.

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Welcome to our articles section where we will provide our latest newsletters and insights from executive to frontline leadership.

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Welcome to our Whitepapers section where we aim to provide the latest thinking and approaches to workplace communication and leadership.

Conversations: The Linchpin of Leadership Competencies

Communication is a key differentiator in the global economy. Discover how day-to-day conversations address and close competency gaps. The results? Today’s leaders are able to realize their full potential, achieve results, and identify and grow future leaders.

Employee Engagement: What is it? Why Bother? What Difference Will It Make?

Employee engagement has emerged as a critical driver of success in today’s competitive business environment. Yet research has shown that organisations have struggled to create an environment necessary for employees to be fully engaged. Moreover, it appears the gap between average and high performing organisations is widening.


Welcome to our videolinks section. You’ll find the interesting insights into the world of leadership.
What to be mindful of and how Fierce Conversations helps your business.

Susan Scott discusses her top three tips when engaging into Fierce Conversations and what to be mindful of when doing so.