Inspired By The Elevate Bookshelf Challenge​

In June 2022, Elevate ran a Bookshelf Challenge on LinkedIn with a fabulous global response from our delegates. Many shared the books that have inspired them from many destinations around the globe, such as South Africa, USA, India, Australia, United Kingdom, Germany, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Bulgaria, Sweden, China and Brazil! A truly global community that has much to share when it comes to what has inspired them over the years.

Take a look at this inspired list of books below - recommended by our Elevate delegates!





Dr Carol S. Dweck – Mindset

George W. Dudley – Earning What You’re Worth?

Gilberto Rosas – Motivation

Gill Hasson – Emotional Intelligence

Jonah Lehrer – How we Decide

Mikael Krogerus – The Decision Book

Terry Orlick – In Pursuit of Excellence


Chris Oxlade – Illustrated Dictionary of Science

Stephen Hawking – A Brief History of Time

Stephen Hawking – Kurze Antworten auf große Fragen 



Dr Diane Atkinson – Rise Up Women! 

Elena Favilli – Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women 

Malcolm Gladwell – Blink

Robin Glover and Caroline Spencer – Why Does My Dog Do That?: Because It’s A Dog 


Amru Khalid – Ibadah Sepenuh Hati

Ary Ginanjar Agustian – ESQ (Emotional Spiritual Quotient)

Brené Brown – Atlas of the Heart

Brené Brown – Braving the Wilderness: The quest for true belonging and the courage to stand alone 

Claus Mikosch – Der kleine Buddha und die Sache mit der Liebe 

Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu – The Book of Joy 

Eckhart Tolle – A New Earth

Gary Zukav – The Seat of the Soul: An Inspiring Vision of Humanity’s Spiritual Destiny

Gregory E. Huszczo – Making a Difference by Being Yourself 

Jay Shetty – Think Like A Monk 

Ken Mogi – The Little Book of Ikigai

Matt Haig – The Comfort Book

Nerina Ramlakhan – Tired But Wired

Paulo Coelho – The Alchemist

Robin Sharma – The Monk who Sold his Ferrari  

Susan Cain – Quiet


Glennon Doyle – Untamed: Stop Pleasing, Start Living 

Phil Knight – Shoe Dog


Denise Lewis – Personal Best

Paulo Coelho – Aleph


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