From WeAreTheCity’s Future Leader’s Blog

Don’t you just love a great summer read!

A book is a gift you can open again and again

Garrison Keillor

One of those books you can just disappear into while forgetting everything else for a moment? One of those books that opens your mind to new insights and experiences? One of those books that you find yourself talking to others about?

For one of us, last summer, that book was “Factfulness” by Hans Rosling. Thought-provoking, hope inducing and enlightening. It was actually Bill Gates listing it as one of his best reads of the year that made us look it up – and we’re happy we did!

Books are a uniquely portable magic

Stephen King

Maybe you are about to have some time off and will be able to relax and disappear into a great book?

Or maybe you are working through the summer, but look forward to leisurely weekends in the park or by the beach?

A house without books is like a room without windows

Heinrich Mann

Wherever you are, whatever you do, a book or two may well be on the agenda, right?

So, what will it be for you? What are your book recommendations? We’d love to hear!

You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me

C.S. Lewis

And if you want to use some summer reading time to prepare for a great start to the autumn at work, check out our new, Amazon bestselling book – The Leader’s Guide to Impact.

As leadership is the act and art of influencing others, everyone is a leader, and this book has something that can help everyone increase their impact at work – and beyond.

We wish you a wonderful summer, full of books!

Or as Dr Seuss said:

Be awesome! Be a book nut!

Dr. Seuss

Mandy Flint & Elisabet Hearn featuredAbout the authors

Mandy Flint & Elisabet Vinberg Hearn, multi-award-winning authors of “Leading Teams – 10 Challenges: 10 Solutions” and ”The Team Formula”.

Their latest book “The Leader’s Guide to Impact” published April 2019 by Financial Times International is an in-depth practical guide to creating the impact you want. 

You can download a free chapter of the book at

Praise for “The Leader’s Guide to Impact” – “If there is one book you read on leadership, this is it. It’s jam-packed with practical tips, stories and frameworks to help you to be the best leader you can possibly be by taking control of your impact on those around you. Elisabet and Mandy hit the leadership nail on the head every time! I wish this book was around 20 years ago!”  Vanessa Vallely, OBE, Managing Director, WeAreTheCity, author, “Heels of Steel”