Leadership books

Leadership books are an integral cornerstone to any leaders and managers continued professional development

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So why write the leadership books in the first place? I wrote them for a couple of reasons:

  • Firstly, it’s a compilation of the notes and discussions with many teams from all different industries I have made and had during the 12-month leadership masterclass sessions and it complements the Ultimate Leadership Diary, which all learners receive at the beginning of the masterclass.
  • Secondly, because I’ve read hundreds of books over the years. Some are really helpful, some are hugely motivational, but not many have given me the tools to go and resolve an issue tomorrow. They promote creative thinking, which is great if you have the time, but actually “I have a team member who’s struggling now and needs my support, what can I do”?  Well read on because this E-Book will help you to coach them and resolve the issue. We’ve included the questions you could use during your meeting, a form to keep you on track and a reflective logbook at the back to help you improve – almost instantaneously.

Management Skills

Just £19.99

Firstly, let's talk management skills. In this book you'll discover the nuggets I have discovered over the 20 (or so??!) years managing large teams and successful businesses. Topics include:

  • A quick introduction to the author, and why the book
  • Our management philosophy
  • Thinking creatively
  • What makes the best managers and the two top responsibilities
  • What your team need from you
  • Making your boat go faster
  • Building a high performing team
  • The power of one to ones
  • Effective delegation skills
  • The next step

The book contains activites, real stories and experience and forms for you to use straight away - if it doesn't help, I'll eat my keyboard?!

Leadership Skills

Just £19.99

The second book in the series is the leadership skills book. Within these pages you'll find out that leadership is a decision you make, not a seat you sit in. The book includes:

  • A quick introduction to the author,  and why the book
  • Our leadership philosophy
  • What makes a great leader
  • Setting SMART goals to achieve the above
  • The vision and the mission
  • Your statement of intent 
  • The six different leadership styles 
  • The leaders reason for being
  • Emotional intelligence 
  • The next step

This is an excellent leadership book and helps towards setting the vision for your team. After reading it you will have a deeper understanding of what makes a leader and ways you can improve your own leadership skills. 

Coaching Skills Workbook

Just £24.99

Only around 30% of managers in the UK know how to coach effectively. This coaching workbook will take you through an organised process and model (including a load of questions) to help you coach your team members through the current issues and roadblocks they face. 


  • The introduction (The why)
  • Definitions Activity
  • The multiple benefits of coaching
  • The qualities of an effective coach
  • Improving Your Own Qualities
  • Barriers to coaching and how to resolve them
  • Identify and plan a coaching session
  • Questions to ask during a coaching session
  • A Final Activity
  • The Coaching Skills Reflective Logbook

If you'd like to enquire about an in person or virtual training session for your team please don't hesitate to contact one of the team

You may also be interested in our 12 month Action Focused Leadership and Management Program which the coaching skills course is part of - More details here

The Time
Management Planner

Just £19.99

The Ultimate Time Management Planner is all about Planning, prioritising and organising every day. It's written for people who like to write lists! You'll still writing a list, it'll just be a lot more structured and organised. 

The Ultimate Time Management Planner contains:

  • An annual goal setting section that will help you succeed
  • A holiday planner to help you stay motivated
  • A big monthly goal to move you towards the vision
  • Your month at a glance
  • Three motivational time management book recommendations 
  • Your monthly action list
  • Your daily to do list

Once purchased you receive a three-month planner, this is so you can concentrate you energy quarterly. Once this is completed, simply print another three months off and you're ready to go. 

The Ultimate Time Management Planner will keep you accountable for the goals you set yourself and is a great reference to use during your monthly one to ones and your annual appraisal. 

Recruitment and Selection Skills
Workbook and Activities

Just £24.99

This is a fantastic 24 page recruitment and selection E-Book which will help your managers and leadership teams, at all levels, during the interview process and promotes equality, diversity, inclusivity and consistency throughout. 


  • How it costs, on average, £30k to replace a member of the team
  • Question techniques
  • A whole load of competency based questions (literally hundreds)
  • An application screening form
  • The interview form
  • A model for effective interviewing

Did you know there are three possible outcomes to an interview:

The first possible outcome is that you find a well qualified candidate with excellent experience - but these are hard to find and can be expensive

The second possible outcome is that you can find someone who you can develop into the above - but obviously they do leave after a while

The third is that you pray - and we've heard it a lot, managers saying "I pray they fit in..." or "I hope they are good..."

This E-Book prevents the third option - it's all about finding the best candidates in line with your companies core values and the competencies that are need to do a great job.

If you'd like to enquire about an in person or virtual training session for your team please don't hesitate to contact one of the team

You may also be interested in our 12 month Action Focused Leadership and Management Program which the recruitment and selection course is part of - More details here

Managing DISC
Psychometric Test Paper
and E-Book

Just £24.99

With this e-book you will not only understand the four behavioural quadrants better but also how to improve communication within the team, use the profiles within succession planning or planning your own career and promote more synergy within the team.  

The book includes:

  • What is DISC
  • The benefits of using DISC
  • How DISC works
  • The history of DISC
  • Consistent characteristics
  • DISC and email etiquette
  • Being effective with DISC
  • Comparing profiles
  • The next step and emotional intellegence 

Once you and your team have a better understanding of DISC and psychometric testing with relation to improving communication skills within the workplace in more detail the results are staggering. It helps with inter-personal skills, giving feedback (both positive and developmental), recruitment and team building

It really is a fascinating subject and of course if you need a full days training course for you and your team please don't hesitate to contact us

We have a deal on at the moment - you can buy both the Managing DISC e-book and the Emotional intelligence e-book for £39.99

Just £39.99 for both (you save £9.99)

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Emotional Intelligence
Test paper and E-Book

Just £24.99

Many managers mistakenly assume that leadership style is a function of personality rather than a strategic choice. Instead of choosing the one style that suits their temperament, they should ask which style best addresses the demands of a particular situation. 

Research has shown that the most successful leaders have strengths in the following emotional intelligence competencies:  

  • Self-awareness
  • Self-regulation
  • Motivation
  • Empathy
  • Social skill

Our free test will help you to identify any developmental needs and this 38 page e-book will help you and your team develop the five pillars of emotional intelligence (listed above).

As well as an explanation of the five pillars there are also practical tips to start working on straight away. You'll also find, contained in the book, an area for developmental goals, a reflective journal and a developmental log which can be used as evidence for a qualification or a one to one meeting with your manager/mentor. 

It's a great book, packed with information that every leader and manager needs to know to build themselves, their team and the business. 

HR Skills for
Managers E-Book

Just £24.99

The book contains activities, real stories and experience and forms for you to use straight away.

Leadership Books Number Six - HR Skills for Managers

The HR skills for managers workbook is packed with simple to follow procedures and practices that can be implemented into a business quickly and painlessly. The whole book and training course we deliver is all about "Improve not remove" and offers managers simple tips and techniques to motivate and develop team members of all abilities. 

Topics include:

  • A quick introduction to the author, and why the book
  • Equality, diversity and inclusivity
  • Industrial tribunals                                                                                        
  • The 9 protected characteristics (and one hidden one)                                  
  • Discrimination definitions                                                                               
  • Parental leave                                                                                                  
  • Dependency leave                                                                                           
  • Flexible working                                                                                               
  • Performance management                                                                             
  • Performance improvement plans                                                                   
  • common pitfalls                                                                                          
  • Challenging conversations and how to manage the                                      
  • Disciplinary procedure and hearings 

The 6 Step
Marketing Plan

Just £29.99

Leadership Books Number Seven - The 6 Step Marketing Plan

This guide will help you identify and expand your market, create your individual message and highlight which media you should be concentrating on.

Topics include:

  • The Vision and mission
  • Business goals
  • Identifying your market
  • What are you trying to get across?
  • How to communicate your message
  • Writing the plan

The author is a multi award winning business manager, inspirational trainer, author and business development specialist. He provides business building solutions for you and your team to buy into and implement. 

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As well as lots of smaller businesses and organisations, below are examples of some larger organisations who have received training from our director of learning at Ultimate Leadership Training:

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Gatwick School



Please contact us to discuss any training requirements you have, we either deliver for you or sell you the course for your trainers to deliver to your team

Thanks for visiting our leadership books page, here's a link to our homepage. You may also be interested in other leadership books from other authors, the one minute manager manages high performing teams is an excellent book to add to your CPD library. We don't supply the book but you can find it here.

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