A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. —Lao Tzu

Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. —Jack Welch

Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations. —Peter Drucker

Helpful resources

We have put together a range of resources for you.  They cover books, websites and videos.  We’ve provided you with a mixture of materials to broaden our conversation.

We hope you find these resources helpful.  But we also really want you to share any resources that you think our colleagues would be interested in.

Case studies (including PPMA Award winners)

Case studies are available to PPMA members only.  To access them you can log into our members only are here.  To join PPMA click here.

PPMA Conference and Events materials

  • Professor Beverly Alimo-Metcalfe (PPMA Conference 2019)


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These are some of our favourite books on leadership – it is a starter for 10 only.

  • Simon Sinek, Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone To Take Action, Penguin ISBN 0241958229
  • Daniel Coyle,The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups, Random House Business, ISBN 978-1847941275
  • Simon Sinek,Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t, Penguin Random House, ISBN 978-1591845324
  • Seth Godin, Tribes: We need you to lead us, Piatkus, ISBN 978-0749939755
  • Brene Brown, Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts, Vermilion, ISBN 978-1785042140
  • Megan Reitz & John Higgins,Speak Up: Say what needs to be said and hear what needs to be heard, FT Publishing International, ISBN 978-1292263014
  • Oh, any anything by Paul Coelho!

If you have a favourite book on leadership, please email me on [email protected]

Video resources

We have put together some of our favourite videos as well.

Want to find out more?

If you want to find out more about our Leadership theme, please contact me on leadership@ppma.org.uk.

We want you to get involved in this and all of our themes.  There is a huge amount of us to learn on this important theme, but we also believe that there is a wealth of expertise and experience already in our PPMA community.

How to Get Involved …

Please join our Let’s Talk: Leadership conversations.  Leadership will be a topic that we cover regularly in our regional meetings.  Getting involved means you have a great opportunity to shape this theme and share resources and best practice that we can all benefit from.

You can contact me, Jan Cox on [email protected]. I look forward to hearing from you very soon.

In the meantime, I hope you find the materials on the Let’s Talk: Leadership pages interesting :).