Employer Brand & EVP

LEAP Listens’ Reads – 14 Book and Podcast Recommendations

Flynn Cayless
1 May, 2024

We love a good book or podcast recommendation so we asked our guests on the LEAP Listens podcast what their favourite is at the moment. A bit like Desert Island Discs, albeit without the music, copy of Shakespeare, the bible, or the luxury item. The result is LEAP Listens’ Reads (or, in the case of those who plumped for a podcast, LEAP Listens’ Listens!). There’s something for everyone and everything for someone here, so dig in and enjoy. We head back to series 2 of LEAP Listens we asked guests their favourite reads and listens, and the recommendations didn’t disappoint!

1. Ryan Hemmant

“Atomic Habits, An Easy Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones ”

‘It’s a practical guide to developing small, consistent habits that can lead to significant improvements in life.”


2. Kate Fenton 

The Squiggly Career is a guide to navigating nonlinear career paths in the modern world, providing practical advice and insights.


3. Noel Thomas

“The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” is a humorous sci-fi novel that follows an ordinary man’s adventures through space.

4. Izy Cowling – Fiction

“Dreamland” follows a young woman’s journey to discover her family history and her place in the world.


5. Izy Cowling – Employer Branding

“Give & Get” is a guide to building and maintaining a strong employer brand, to attract, engage and retain top talent.


6. David MacFarlane

“The Global Paradox” explores the tension between the global interconnectedness of modern society and the need for local autonomy.

7. Clive Cary

ACT Made Simple” is a practical guide to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a psychotherapeutic approach that emphasises mindfulness and values-based living.


8. Jane Avison

Copywriting is… is a concise and informative guide that explains the basics of effective copywriting for advertising and marketing purposes.


9. Roz Bache

What You Will Learn is a podcast that summarises and reviews popular non-fiction books, providing listeners with key takeaways and insights.


10. Taylor Setterfield

“Happy Sexy Millionaire” is a self-help book that encourages readers to adopt a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle while pursuing financial success with Steven Bartlett.


11. Chloe Milham

Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before? is a guide to managing personal finances, covering topics such as budgeting, saving, and investing.


12. Jade Wright 

“Spare” offers unprecedented insight into life as a royal. Harry reflects on his mother’s death, complex relationships with family members, and his battles with the press.

13. Matt Phelan

“The Truth Fairy” is a children’s book that teaches the importance of honesty and the consequences of lying through a magical tale.


14. Kerri Elliot 

“Diary of a CEO” is a podcast where successful business leaders and experts share their personal stories, insights, and strategies for success.

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