Troubador Weekly Leadership Contemplations

Released: 28/06/2020

ISBN: 9781800460652

eISBN: 9781838596415

Format: Paperback/eBook

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Weekly Leadership Contemplations


This is a book for our times. It is for leaders, coaches and other practitioners who are searching for inspiration as they reflect on their leadership experiences and practice.  

It is a collection of fifty two short pieces, written to invite you to connect with similar moments in your own life and work and to consider them more probingly. The book is meant to be read slowly – it is a written ‘thought for the week’. 

The narratives are prompted by the author’s personal experiences and by thought-provoking themes brought to her attention by her executive coaching clients or by events in the world. 

Many of them highlight the ‘gap’ between our leadership aspirations and our ability to live up to them, and gently challenge the reader to hold themselves to account and to tackle this disparity.  

Throughout the book, readers are encouraged to make contact with their finest leadership spirit, and to anchor their choices in it.

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Amanda Ridings

I live in the Cairngorms National Park in Scotland, and I still find that quite hard to believe. It is a wild and beautiful landscape and a lot of my pre-writing and reflection happens as I walk in it.

I am an executive coach, coach supervisor and T'ai Chi practitioner. In all my work, I support others to engage in more fruitful conversations by embodying the practices of dialogue. That was the focus of my first book, Pause for Breath. This book gained a Silver Nautilus Award in 2012 in the category of Conscious Business and Leadership. This accolade encouraged me to persist in my writing. Like many who come to this later in life, and without training, I felt a bit of an imposter.

In my client work, I also seek to enable those caught up in relentless activity to pause for breath and clarify their leadership purpose. This is the focus of my second book, Weekly Leadership Contemplations.

I regularly publish short pieces on LinkedIn. Perhaps I am becoming a writer!

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