Fostering Growth and Inspiration: Books Every Leader Should Read

Fostering Growth and Inspiration: Books Every Leader Should Read

August 10, 2023

Nurturing Your Own Growth and Inspiration

With Children’s book week coming up next week, here are some books to read, grow and inspire the big kids in all of us.

As leaders, our role is pivotal in shaping the future of our team and the children we impact. While we invest time and energy in the growth of your Educators, it is equally essential to invest in our own personal and professional development. 

To celebrate Book Week, we’ve found 3  remarkable Australian books that offer profound insights for leaders. 

Each book delves into different aspects of the human mind, resilience, and the complexities of history and culture. 

Through their unique lens, they provide invaluable lessons that can inform your leadership and foster an environment of growth, empathy, and resilience within your team.

“All In The Mind” by Lynne Malcolm

Understanding the human mind is an intriguing and challenging endeavor. In “All In The Mind,” science journalist Lynne Malcolm takes us on a captivating journey into the world of neuroscience, psychiatry, and psychology. The book explores how cutting-edge research is shedding light on the brain’s complexity, adaptability, and its profound influence on individual experiences and behaviours.

“The Resilience Project” by Hugh van Cuylenburg

In “The Resilience Project,” Hugh van Cuylenburg shares his transformative journey of discovering the key traits and behaviors that lead to resilience – gratitude, empathy, and mindfulness.

This book is especially relevant for leaders  as it provides valuable tools to help both educators and children develop resilience in the face of challenges.

Dropbear – Winner of the 2022 Stella Prize
By: Evelyn Araluen

“Dropbear” is an innovative collection of poetry and prose by Indigenous writer Evelyn Araluen. Through powerful satire and lyrical prowess, the book confronts the complexities of colonial history and personal experiences, offering an important perspective on reconciliation and decolonisation.

For leaders, “Dropbear” serves as a thought-provoking read that encourages deeper reflections on the cultural landscape within which education takes place. 

Embrace Growth and Create Impact

As leaders, our  own growth and inspiration are essential components in shaping a successful and impactful team. 

By incorporating the insights gained from these books into your leadership style, you can create an environment that fosters growth, empathy, and resilience among your team of educators. 


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