Mindset: Changing The Way You think To Fulfil Your Potential 

by Carol Dweck

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A thought-provoking journey through a lifetime of work into this fascinating subject. A greater understanding of  the fixed and the growth mindsets is definitely going to help me both in my consultations and within my leadership roles. 

Oblige your growth mindset for a few hundred pages and read this excellent book.

Ed Klaber, Next Gen GP Jersey

New Power: Why outsiders are winning, institutions are failing, and how the rest of us can keep up in the age of mass participation

by Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms

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Old power works like a currency. It is held by few. Once gained, it is jealously guarded, and the powerful have a substantial store of it to spend. It is closed, inaccessible, and leader-driven. It downloads, and it captures.

New power operates differently, like a current. It is made by many. It is open, participatory, and peer-driven. It uploads, and it distributes. Like water or electricity, it’s most forceful when it surges. The goal with new power is not to hoard it but to channel it.

This is a great book that not only explains how the dynamics of power are changing, but also provides the tools – and, importantly, the confidence – to harness those changes to spread our ideas.  Drawing on examples from business, politics, popular culture and social justice, as well as case studies of organisations like LEGO and TED, New Power is a fascinating, easy-to-read book that really captures the essence of Next Gen GP! 

Pig Wrestling: The Brilliantly Simple Way to Solve Any Problem… and Create the Change You Need

by Pete Lindsay

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Pig wrestling is another book written as a simple narrative but with some really key points underlying.

From a personal experience it helped me look at problems in different ways, particularly reframing how I “see” the problem. It also helps you to understand how to find the strengths in the challenge you face from the resources present – something that I’ve not done before.

It’s helped me develop trust and bottom out some of the challenges I’ve faced in my developing primary care network (particularly around people and patterns of behaviour).

Frames, sponges, bungee cords, gold in the mud and crystal balls – have a read and you’ll see what I mean!

Tim Cooper Next Gen GP Wessex

My Job Isn’t Working!

by Michael Brown

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Very light read but interesting take on what can go wrong in your career and how to start to fix it…

Ben Morris, Next Gen GP Devon