Welcome to my wise leaders books and self directed online courses. They are all designed to help you to become the wise leader you want to be.

Between August 2020 and August 2023 my goal is to publish or republish the 12 books in the series.

View the full list at the bottom of this page.

Heart-Leadership: Become the wise leader you want to be, and Changing What's Normal are the two books published so far.

Heart-Leadership is an invitation to become the wise leader you want to be. It's a guide and a tool kit to help you to become in your own best way.


Contact me during business hours AEDT on +61 418 807 898 to order a numbered signed copy. There are only 100 of these.  45 remain.

Signed copies are $55 including postage and handling.

All books are complimentary for Wise Leaders Community Mentoring and Online Village Members. Learn more here.

Ian Berry has produced an important and ground-breaking work which is a crucial addition to our knowledge of leadership and how better leadership can improve all our communities.

If you are leading or aspiring to lead at any level Ian's book provides a framework, many insights and a toolkit for you to move effectively, genuinely and transparently forward to transform your own leadership and inspire those around you. 

This is a transformational work and I cannot recommend it highly enough for leaders wishing to shape a better future. 

John F Kennedy BSc FIDM
CMO/Chief Strategist/Digital & Data Science Marketing

In the short conversation (42 minutes) with Geoff McDonald I explore the key aspects of Heart-Leadership

In Changing What's Normal I introduced the concept of Sparkenation - a spark that ignites passion that leads to action that changes what's normal.

The book contains 58 sparkenations.

Changing What's Normal is the book I always wanted to write. It's about all change being personal first, relationship change second and organisational change a distant third.




More about Changing What's Normal and more testimonials from readers here.

I had the privilege of experiencing your address to delegates at an Australian Institute of Office Professionals conference in Adelaide in 2013. I also purchased your book, ‘Changing What’s Normal’ - you kindly signed it for me and encouraged me to continue being the difference I want to see. 

I have since re-read your book many times and ‘done my work’ by acting upon your sparkenations. I have tried to live and promote the philosophy of enlightened self-interest, and can honestly say you have had a profound impact on both my professional and private life.

Sue Miller
Executive Assistant to CEO & Mayor Mount Barker District Council

Wise Leaders book series

  1. Changing What's Normal (originally published June 2011)
    Print version Republished August 2020. Kindle and other digital versions published September 2020). Now available on Amazon. See above.
  2. Heart-Leadership - Become the wise leader you want to be (published December 2020. Kindle published  in January 2021. See above.
  3. The Appreciative Leader (originally published as a limited edition handbook in 2016. You can download the PDF with my compliments here.
  4. Remarkable Workplaces (originally published as a limited edition workbook in 2019. You can download the PDF with my compliments here.
  5. 52 Actions of the Wise (originally published as an e-book and 1 year online course in 2003. Being rewritten and republished in paperback and digital versions in 2021).
  6. Meaningful Work and The Meaning of Life (originally published as an e-book in 2017. Being republished in paperback and digital versions in 2022.)
  7. The Delightful Design of a Distinguished 21st century Organisation. New work not yet begun writing.
  8. Sustaining Shared-view in the Seven Areas of Significance. New work I am currently researching. New book will include the organisational seven from The Appreciative Leader plus all new content from a personal and relationship perspectives.
  9. Turning ideas into innovation rather than ideology. New work not yet begun writing.
  10. Keep, Cease, Begin - a methodology for perpetual renaissance in life and work. New work not yet begun writing.
  11. Differencemakers - how doing good is great for business. Originally published in 2005. Will be updated and rewritten by 2023.
  12. Myths, Metaphors, Memories and Other Matters of the Heart. New work not yet begun writing.

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This means that you can participate in the weekly conversations that I host to help people to become the wise leader you want to be.