The Book Club is specially for the ambitious, the curious and the fast-growing. Where leaders come to learn.

HGKC are delighted to confirm that Tim Johnson, entrepeneur and author of Meaningful Success – how to combine purpose, passion and promise to create promise for your business, will be hosting our next Book Club on 3rd October. We will once again be at The Kensington Arms, where we are always treated to some of the best cake in Bristol, from 4-6pm.

Click here to contact us if you would like to be there too.

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‘We all want success, but what we’re really looking for is meaningful success. Tim has combined what it takes for an organisation to tick from both the outside and inside. A must read.’
Baiju Solanki, CEO & Founder EnSpirit Global

After a near-death car accident, Tim went on to co-found a number of networking organisations (4Networking and 4NWay) and now helps businesses and charity leaders develop their teams and organisations with the principles of meaningful success.

Watch this space for details of our next Book Club in the Autumn.

Here are some of our other favourites:


And some more selected reading you might want to browse:

Focussing on what really matters to your business, from visioning to deliveryMaking it Real – Strategy, Innovation, Planning

Top Dog: Impress and Influence Everyone You Meet – Andy Bounds and Richard Ruttle
Roadmap to Revenue: How to Sell the Way Your Customers Want to Buy – Kristin Zhivago
Leading the Revolution – Gary Hamel
Six Thinking Hats – Edward de Bono
The Art of Innovation – Sam Kelley
Business Model Generation – Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur
Spin Selling – Neil Rackham
The World’s Best Known Marketing Secret – Ivan Misner, Mike Macedonio, Patrick Guiden, Sarah Owen
You Can’t Teach a Kid to Ride a Bike at a Seminar – David Sandler
Guerrilla Marketing in 30 days – Jay Conrad Levinson and Al Lautenslager
Creating New Clients: Marketing and Selling Professional Services – Paul Denvir, Cliff Ferguson and Kevin Walker
Thinkertoys – Michael Michalko
The Innovator’s Dilemma: When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail – Clayton M. Christensen
Innovation as usual: How to help your people bring great ideas to life – Paddy Miller, Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg
Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors – Michael E. Porter
The Lean Startup: How Constant Innovation Creates Radically Successful Businesses – Eric Ries
Strategy Bites Back – Henry Mintzberg, Bruce Ahlstrand and Joseph Lampel

Financial ManagementDoing the Numbers – Performance Measurement, Funding, Governance, Business Process

Decisive – Chip and Dan Heath
The Balanced Scorecard: Translating Strategy into Action – Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton
The Mind Map Book – Tony Buzan
The Director’s Handbook: Understanding Your Duties and Responsibilities – The Institute of Directors
Key Performance Indicators – Bernard Marr
Performance Drivers: A Practical Guide to Using the Balanced Scorecard – Nils-Göran Olve and Jan Roy
FT Guide to Finance for Non-Financial Managers – Jo Haigh
Business for Punks: Break All the Rules – the BrewDog Way – James Watt
Integrating Management Accounting Systems in Mergers and Acquisitions – CIMA (click to download)

PrintDelivering Success – Merger & Acquisition, Open Innovation, Collaboration

Good to Great – Jim Collins
Five Frogs on a Log – Mark L. Feldman and Michael F. Spratt
Getting Things Done: How to Achieve Stress-Free Productivity – David Allen
How to be a Productivity Ninja – Graham Allcott
The FT Guide to Business Networking – Heather Townsend
Freelance Copy Writing – Diana Wimbs
Brand You – Turn Your Unique Talents into a Winning Formula – John Purkiss and David Royston Lee

Leadership and Management TrainingLeading Change – Leadership, Communication, Team Performance, Succession

Legacy: What the All Blacks can teach us about the business of life – James Kerr
Leadership: Plain and Simple – Steve Radcliffe
Quiet – The Power of Introverts in a World that can’t Stop Talking – Susan Cain
Reinventing Organisations: A Guide to Creating Organizations Inspired by the Next Stage in Human Consciousness – Frederic Laloux
The Leader’s Dilemma: How to Build an Empowered and Adaptive Organization without Losing Control – Jeremy Hope and Peter Bunce
Soul Trader – Rasheed Ogunlaru
The Dance of Change – Peter Senge
Leading Change – John P. Kotter
Achieving Goals Through Teamwork – Manchester Open Learning
Developing Skills for Business Leadership – Gillian Watson and Stefanie Reissner
How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie
Improve Your People Skills – Peter Honey
Leading and Developing People – Ray French and Gary Rees
The Living Leader: Become the Leader You Want to Be – Penny Ferguson
Switch: How to Change when Change is Hard – Chip and Dan Heath
Linchpin: Are you Indispensible? – Seth Godin
Resonate – Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences – Nancy Duarte
Communication: Time to Talk – Barrie Hopson and Mike Scally
Assertiveness: a Positive Process – Barrie Hopson, Christine Beels and Mike Scally
Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader – Herminia Ibarra
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen R. Covey