Alec Hogg, Biznews Editor, recently cited the books that South African CEOs are reading. This follows McKinsey’s study which includes two local CEOs among the 17 global CEOs mentioned in the report. His point? That for true leaders, self-improvement is always in style.
Chartered regularly promotes the notion of ongoing learning, so that our clients take up the most important leadership role … that of directing their own lives and living holistically, happily and healthily. In support of this aim, Chartered regularly updates it stock of library books at Chartered House. Our repository of worthwhile books is arranged around the Wheel of Balance categories – Work, Give Back, Relationships, Money, Learn, Health, Purpose, Play.
Some books deal specifically with the transition into retirement and the years following it, and others are particularly focused on coping with life’s challenges such as grief, being single and reinventing yourself.
The Chartered library has seen a recent influx in new titles, and we invite every Chartered client to take advantage of the opportunity to benefit from these acquisitions. If you are further afield, perhaps take note of any titles that may interest you.
What Colour is your Parachute? for retirement by John Nelson and Richard Bolles is designed for the retiree who wants to ensure he or she lives a fulfilled life … by planning for it and considering alternative career options. This book is filled with practical ideas and exercises to help you build your ideal retirement.
How Not to Murder Your Grumpy by Carole Wyer
Written tongue-in-cheek, this book proves that getting older doesn’t mean the end of life or having fun. It provides amusing answers to the question, ‘How on Earth will my husband fill in his time in his retirement?’ It offers suggestions on what might, or most certainly might not, amuse him. Ideal for those approaching retirement and frustrated women who have an irritable male on their hands, this book will lighten any mood and may even prevent the odd murder.
This Chair Rocks: a Manifesto against Ageism by Ashton Applewhite. From childhood we’re barraged by messages that it’s sad to be old, wrinkles are embarrassing, and old people useless. Lively, funny, and deeply researched, This Chair Rocks debunks myths about late life, explains the roots of ageism in history and in our own age denial. It examines how ageist stereotypes cripple the way our brains and bodies function, looks at ageism in the workplace and bedroom, exposes the cost of the all-American myth of independence, critiques the portrayal of olders as burdens to society, and describes what an all-age-friendly world looks like.
Maya on Money by Maya Fisher-French
This book offers practical advice on how to implement a money plan, drawn questions that people of all walks of life have asked Maya over many years. She uses these real-life examples to provide indispensable information on:
• protecting your money
• preparing for major life events
• saving • spending, and
• transacting wisely.