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The FMLM Bookclub

In this collection, we aim to bring you book reviews and inspiring interviews with their authors to explore the essence of leadership through the lenses of thought-leaders, sportsmen, politicians, businessmen and more.

Whether it’s the story of the breakdown of Kevin Pietersen’s relationship with the England Cricket team (in KP: The Autobiography), stories of the Iraq War protagonists (in The Hubris Syndrome) or the scenario of an impending peril of the NHS from marketisation (in The Health of the Nation) – there is plenty to discover, so we encourage you to take the time to look around.

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If you have any thoughts to share, join in the conversation. Or why not take inspiration from our resources for interview preparation? And if you would like to contact us with suggestions for books to review, authors to interview, or are interested in either, then please bookclub [at] fmlm [dot] ac [dot] uk (email us).

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We are also looking for a co-editor of the bookclub. If you have a love for books and writing and are keen to interview authors to find out where they draw inspiration for their work, communications [at] fmlm [dot] ac [dot] uk (get in touch) to find out more.

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  • Books of the month

The Off Switch: Leave work on time, relax your mind but still get more done

By Prof Mark Cropley
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August 2016 Book of the Month | Reviewed by Myra Malik

Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader

By Herminia Ibarra
0
November 2015 Book of the Month | Reviewed by John Bainton

The Health of the Nation: NHS in Peril

By David Owen
4
February 2015 Book of the Month | Reviewed by Helen Cliffe

KP: The Autobiography

By Kevin Pietersen
0
January 2015 Book of the Month | Reviewed by Kaanthan Jawahar

The Mentoring Manual

By Julie Starr
0
January 2015 Book of the Month | Reviewed by Alexis Hutson

The Hubris Syndrome

By David Owen
5
December 2014 Book of the Month | Reviewed by Tom Turmezei

Time to Think

By Nancy Kline
4
June 2014 Book of the Month | Reviewed by Liz McCaw

The Fish Rots from the Head

By Bob Garratt
0
May 2014 Book of the Month | Reviewed by Colette Marshall

Our Iceberg Is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions

By John Kotter
4
March 2014 Book of the Month | Reviewed by Kaanthan Jawahar

Designed to Adapt: Leading Healthcare in Challenging Times

By John Kenagy
5
January 2014 Book of the Month | Reviewed by Jagdeesh Dhaliwal

The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement

By Eliyahu M. Goldratt & Jeff Cox
4
August 2013 Book of the Month | Reviewed by Samuel Byrne

The Innovator's Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for Health Care

By Clayton Christensen
4
June 2013 Book of the Month | Reviewed by Jagdeesh Dhaliwal

The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right

By Atul Gawande
4
May 2013 Book of the Month | Reviewed by Colette Marshall

Leadership: Plain and Simple

By Steve Radcliffe
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November 2012 Book of the Month | Reviewed by Anna Casburn-Jones

Goal Play! Leadership Lessons from the Soccer Field

By Paul Levy
4
October 2012 Book of the Month | Reviewed by Samuel Byrne

Turning the World Upside Down: The Search for Global Health in the 21st Century

By Nigel Crisp
4
September 2012 Book of the Month | Reviewed by Simon Knowles

Clever: Leading Your Smartest, Most Creative People

By Rob Goffee, Gareth Jones
4.5
August 2012 Book of the Month | Reviewed by Jagdeesh Dhaliwal

Clinical Leadership: Bridging the Divide

By Emma Stanton, Claire Lemer
3
June 2012 Book of the Month | Reviewed by Veronica Wilkie

Transforming Health Care: Virginia Mason Medical Center's Pursuit of the...

By Charles Kenney
4.5
May 2012 Book of the Month | Reviewed by Cameron Stark

Medical Leadership: A Practical Guide for Tutors and Trainees

By Peter Spurgeon, Bob Klaber
3
March 2012 Book of the Month | Reviewed by Fiona Pathiraja

Managing Change and Transition: 7 Practical Strategies to Help You Lead During...

By Richard Luecke
3
February 2012 Book of the Month | Reviewed by May Moonan

MBA for Medics

By Emma Stanton, Claire Lemer
4.5
January 2012 Book of the Month | Reviewed by Anna Moore

Medical Leadership: From the Dark Side to Centre Stage

By Peter Spurgeon
3
December 2011 Book of the Month | Reviewed by Tom Turmezei

Leadership for Healthcare

By Jean Hartley, John Benington
0

Cultures and Organizations: Software of the Mind

By Geert Hofstede, Gert Jan Hoftsede, Michael Mankov
0

Effective Medical Leadership

By Bryce Taylor
0

The Accidental Leader

By Harvey Robbins and Michael Finley
0

The Innovator's Dilemma

By Clayton Christensen
0

Clinical Leadership: From A to Z

By Dickon Weir-Hughes
0

The Power of a Positive No

By William Ury
0

The Plot Against the NHS

By Stewart Player, Colin Leys
0

Power, Politics, and Organizational Change: Winning the Turf Game

By David A. Buchanan and Richard J. Badham
0

A Man in Full

By Tom Wolfe
0

The Best Practice

By Charles Kenney
0

Managing Change

By Bernard Burnes
0

Pride and Joy

By Alex Knight
0

Images of an Organization

By Gareth Morgan
0

Practical Management and Leadership for Doctors

By John Wattis, Stephen Curran
0

Leadership in Healthcare

By Jill Bar, Lesley Dowding
0

Human Factors in Healthcare: Level 1

By Debbie Rosenom-Lanng
4

ABC of Clinical Leadership

By Tim Swanwick, Judy McKimm
0

Leadership and Management in Healthcare

By Neil Goppee, Jo Galloway
0

Good to Great

By Jim Collins
0

The Birthday Boys

By Beryl Bainbridge
0

The Off Switch: Leave work on time, relax your mind but still get more done

By Prof Mark Cropley
0
August 2016 Book of the Month | Reviewed by Myra Malik

Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader

By Herminia Ibarra
0
November 2015 Book of the Month | Reviewed by John Bainton

The Health of the Nation: NHS in Peril

By David Owen
4
February 2015 Book of the Month | Reviewed by Helen Cliffe

KP: The Autobiography

By Kevin Pietersen
0
January 2015 Book of the Month | Reviewed by Kaanthan Jawahar

The Mentoring Manual

By Julie Starr
0
January 2015 Book of the Month | Reviewed by Alexis Hutson

The Hubris Syndrome

By David Owen
5
December 2014 Book of the Month | Reviewed by Tom Turmezei

Time to Think

By Nancy Kline
4
June 2014 Book of the Month | Reviewed by Liz McCaw

The Fish Rots from the Head

By Bob Garratt
0
May 2014 Book of the Month | Reviewed by Colette Marshall

Our Iceberg Is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions

By John Kotter
4
March 2014 Book of the Month | Reviewed by Kaanthan Jawahar

Designed to Adapt: Leading Healthcare in Challenging Times

By John Kenagy
5
January 2014 Book of the Month | Reviewed by Jagdeesh Dhaliwal

The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement

By Eliyahu M. Goldratt & Jeff Cox
4
August 2013 Book of the Month | Reviewed by Samuel Byrne

The Innovator's Prescription: A Disruptive Solution for Health Care

By Clayton Christensen
4
June 2013 Book of the Month | Reviewed by Jagdeesh Dhaliwal

The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right

By Atul Gawande
4
May 2013 Book of the Month | Reviewed by Colette Marshall

Leadership: Plain and Simple

By Steve Radcliffe
4.666665
November 2012 Book of the Month | Reviewed by Anna Casburn-Jones

Goal Play! Leadership Lessons from the Soccer Field

By Paul Levy
4
October 2012 Book of the Month | Reviewed by Samuel Byrne

Turning the World Upside Down: The Search for Global Health in the 21st Century

By Nigel Crisp
4
September 2012 Book of the Month | Reviewed by Simon Knowles

Clever: Leading Your Smartest, Most Creative People

By Rob Goffee, Gareth Jones
4.5
August 2012 Book of the Month | Reviewed by Jagdeesh Dhaliwal

Clinical Leadership: Bridging the Divide

By Emma Stanton, Claire Lemer
3
June 2012 Book of the Month | Reviewed by Veronica Wilkie

Transforming Health Care: Virginia Mason Medical Center's Pursuit of the...

By Charles Kenney
4.5
May 2012 Book of the Month | Reviewed by Cameron Stark

Medical Leadership: A Practical Guide for Tutors and Trainees

By Peter Spurgeon, Bob Klaber
3
March 2012 Book of the Month | Reviewed by Fiona Pathiraja

Managing Change and Transition: 7 Practical Strategies to Help You Lead During...

By Richard Luecke
3
February 2012 Book of the Month | Reviewed by May Moonan

MBA for Medics

By Emma Stanton, Claire Lemer
4.5
January 2012 Book of the Month | Reviewed by Anna Moore

Medical Leadership: From the Dark Side to Centre Stage

By Peter Spurgeon
3
December 2011 Book of the Month | Reviewed by Tom Turmezei

Book of the month

The Off Switch: Leave work on time, relax your mind but still get more done

By Prof Mark Cropley
August 2016
Reviews by Myra Malik
11 August 2016

How to build resilience and find time for yourself?

'The Off Switch' is great as a reminder that no matter how busy life gets, as medics we do ourselves and our patients no favours by putting ‘me time’ at the bottom of the priority list. So perhaps,...

Editors Blog

19 February 2015

Conference time | tempus comeditur

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By Tom Turmezei
26 July 2014

Flies on our Heroes | Followership in the NHS

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By Samuel Byrne
16 January 2014

Overture | Reading - Wide and Deep

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By Samuel Byrne
25 November 2013

Relaunch | Burning down the house

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By Tom Turmezei
20 June 2013

Keep those wagons rolling | Kindling

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By Tom Turmezei

Interviews

18 August 2014

Self-doubt, truth and cider at the Queen’s Head

By Mike Knapton
03 June 2014

Interview-e: Looking for Time to Think

By Nancy Kline
27 November 2012

Interview-e: FED with Steve Radcliffe

By Steve Radcliffe
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