• Essentialism The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
    Essentialism The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
    ISBN: 9780753558690
    Title: Essentialism The Disciplined Pursuit of Less
    Author: MCKEOWN GREG

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - More than one million copies sold Essentialism isn't about getting more done in less time. It's about getting only the right things done.

    "A timely, essential read for anyone who feels overcommitted, overloaded, or overworked."--Adam Grant

    Have you ever:
    - found yourself stretched too thin?
    - simultaneously felt overworked and underutilized?
    - felt busy but not productive?
    - felt like your time is constantly being hijacked by other people's agendas?

    If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is the Way of the Essentialist.

    Essentialism is more than a time-management strategy or a productivity technique. It is a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so we can make the highest possible contribution toward the things that really matter.

    By forcing us to apply more selective criteria for what is Essential, the disciplined pursuit of less empowers us to reclaim control of our own choices about where to spend our precious time and energy--instead of giving others the implicit permission to choose for us.

    Essentialism is not one more thing--it's a whole new way of doing everything. It's about doing less, but better, in every area of our lives. Essentialism is a movement whose time has come.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00

  • Everything Is Figureoutable
    Everything Is Figureoutable
    ISBN: 9780241341056
    Title: Everything Is Figureoutable
    Author: FORLEO MARIE

    'This book will change lives' Elizabeth GilbertDo you ever have trouble finishing what you start? Do amazing ideas come to you all the time but after the initial excitement wanes you struggle to follow through?Whether you want to leave a dead-end job, heal a relationship, grow a business, master your money, or just find two free hours in your day, Everything is Figureoutable will train your brain to think more positively and help you break down any dream into manageable steps.Inside you'll learn-- How to deal with criticism and imposter syndrome- Why it's crucial that you strive for progress not perfection- How to bounce back from failure- How to overcome a lack of time and moneyYou'll also hear triumphant stories of everyday people using the everything is figureoutable philosophy to transform their life. Everything is Figureoutable is a practical, actionable discipline. And it's about to make you unstoppable!

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead & Win
    Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead & Win
    ISBN: 9781760558208
    Title: Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead & Win

    MORE THAN HALF A MILLION COPIES SOLD An updated edition of the blockbuster leadership book that took America and the world by storm. In Extreme Ownership, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin share hard-hitting, Navy SEAL combat stories that translate into lessons for business and life. Jocko and Leif served together in SEAL Task Unit Bruiser, the most highly decorated Special Operations unit from the war in Iraq. Through those difficult months of sustained combat, Jocko, Leif and their SEAL brothers learned that leadership - at every level - is the most important thing on the battlefield. Now they teach these same leadership principles to companies throughout the business world that want to build their own high-performance, winning teams. Extreme Ownership explains the SEAL leadership concepts crucial to accomplishing the most difficult missions in combat and how to apply them to any group, team, or organization. It provides the reader with Jocko and Leif's formula for success: the mindset and guiding principles that enable SEAL combat units to achieve extraordinary results. It demonstrates how to apply these directly to business and life to likewise achieve victory. Take Extreme Ownership. Lead and win.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Fake Law
    Fake Law
    ISBN: 9781529009958
    Title: Fake Law

    Could the courts really order the death of your innocent baby? Was there an illegal immigrant who couldn't be deported because he had a pet cat? Are unelected judges truly enemies of the people? Most of us think the law is only relevant to criminals, if we even think of it at all. But the law touches every area of our lives: from intimate family matters to the biggest issues in our society. Our unfamiliarity is dangerous because it makes us vulnerable to media spin, political lies and the kind of misinformation that frequently comes from loud-mouthed amateurs and those with vested interests. This 'fake law' allows the powerful and the ignorant to corrupt justice without our knowledge - worse, we risk letting them make us complicit. Thankfully, the Secret Barrister is back to reveal the stupidity, malice and incompetence behind many of the biggest legal stories of recent years. In Fake Law, the Secret Barrister debunks the lies and builds an hilarious, alarming and eye-opening defence against the abuse of our law, our rights and our democracy.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Find Your Why: A Practical Guide to Discovering Purpose for You or Your Team
    Find Your Why: A Practical Guide to Discovering Purpose for You or Your Team
    ISBN: 9780241279267
    Title: Find Your Why: A Practical Guide to Discovering Purpose for You or Your Team
    Author: SINEK SIMON

    "With Start With Why, Simon Sinek inspired a movement to build a world in which the vast majority of us can feel safe while we are at work and fulfilled when we go home at night. However, many people have had trouble bringing the book's message into their own career and company. Now, along with two of his colleagues, Peter Docker and David Mead, he has created a guide to the most important step any business can take- finding your why. This easy-to-follow guide starts with the search for your personal why, and then expands to helping your colleagues find your organization's why. With detailed instructions on every stage in the process, the book answers common concerns, such as- What if my why sounds like my competitor's? Can you have more than one why? And, if my work doesn't match my why, what do I do? Whether you're entry level or a CEO, whether your team is run by the founder or a recent hire, these simple steps will lead you on a path to a more fulfilling life and long-term success for you and your colleagues."

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Five Dysfunctions of a Team
    Five Dysfunctions of a Team
    ISBN: 9780787960759
    Title: Five Dysfunctions of a Team

    In The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Patrick Lencioni once again offers a leadership fable that is as enthralling and instructive as his first two best-selling books, The Five Temptations of a CEO and The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive. This time, he turns his keen intellect and storytelling power to the fascinating, complex world of teams. Kathryn Petersen, Decision Tech's CEO, faces the ultimate leadership crisis: Uniting a team in such disarray that it threatens to bring down the entire company. Will she succeed? Will she be fired? Will the company fail? Lencioni's utterly gripping tale serves as a timeless reminder that leadership requires as much courage as it does insight. Throughout the story, Lencioni reveals the five dysfunctions which go to the very heart of why teams even the best ones-often struggle. He outlines a powerful model and actionable steps that can be used to overcome these common hurdles and build a cohesive, effective team. Just as with his other books, Lencioni has written a compelling fable with a powerful yet deceptively simple message for all those who strive to be exceptional team leaders.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00
  • Fix: How To Overcome the Invisible Barriers That Are Holding Women Back At Work
    Fix: How To Overcome the Invisible Barriers That Are Holding Women Back At Work
    ISBN: 9781471193040
    Title: Fix: How To Overcome the Invisible Barriers That Are Holding Women Back At Work

    "A passionate, practical roadmap for addressing inequality and finally making our workplaces work for women" Arianna Huffington

    Foreword by Gillian Anderson and Jennifer Nadel

    For years, we've been telling women that in order to succeed at work, they have to change themselves first - lean in, negotiate like a man, don't act too nicely or you won't get the corner office. But after sixteen years working with major Fortune 500 companies as a gender equality expert, Michelle King has realised one simple truth - the tired advice of fixing women doesn't fix anything.

    The truth is that workplaces are gendered; they were designed by men for men. Because of this, most organisations unconsciously carry the idea of an 'ideal worker', typically a straight, white man who doesn't have to juggle work and family commitments. Based on King's research and exclusive interviews with major companies and thought leaders, The Fix reveals why denying the fact that women are held back just because they are women - what she calls gender denial - is the biggest obstacle holding women back at work and outlines the hidden sexism and invisible barriers women encounter at work every day. Women who speak up are seen as pushy. Women who ask for a pay rise are seen as difficult. Women who spend hours networking don't get the same career benefits as men do. Because women don't look like the ideal worker and can't behave like the ideal worker, they are passed over for promotions, paid less, and pushed out of the workforce, not because they aren't good enough, but because they aren't men.

    In this fascinating and empowering book, King outlines the invisible barriers that hold women back at all stages of their careers, and provides readers with a clear set of takeaways to thrive despite the sexist workplace, as they fight for change from within. Gender equality is not about women, and it is not about men - it is about making workplaces work for everyone. Together, we can fix work, not women.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Formula: The Five Laws Behind Why People Succeed
    Formula: The Five Laws Behind Why People Succeed
    ISBN: 9781509843565
    Title: Formula: The Five Laws Behind Why People Succeed

    'A smart, readable account of the unexpected scientific principles that drive success' - Financial Times

    The Formula is the groundbreaking book that reveals the indisputable scientific laws that turn achievements into success and shows how you can use them to your own advantage.

    In The Formula, Albert-László Barabasi, one of the world's leading experts on the science of networks, reveals the unspoken rules behind who gets ahead and why, and outline the five laws that govern this phenomenon and how we can use them to succeed.

    Drawing on Big Data research that covers everyone from the ace fighter pilot The Red Baron to graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat; Miles Davis and his recording of Kind of Blue to Marcel Duchamp and Tiger Woods, Barabasi shows why success can come at any time, as long as we are persistent, why in successful teams one person gets the lion's share of the credit and why the last interviewee almost always gets the job.

    Unveiling the scientific principles that drive success, and how to leverage them, Barabasi offers a new understanding of the very foundation of how people excel in today's society, and how to harness these principles for yourself.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Getting Things Done: the Art of Stress-free Productivity
    Getting Things Done: the Art of Stress-free Productivity
    ISBN: 9780143573197
    Title: Getting Things Done: the Art of Stress-free Productivity
    Author: ALLEN DAVID

    Completely updated and revised.Are emails keeping you in the office late at night? Is your desk overflowing with things to read and process? Are you overwhelmed by loose ends and unfinished projects? Do you despair of finding time to concentrate on the bigger picture?This book offers powerful, practical strategies for vastly increasing your organisation, efficiency and creativity - in work and life.Personal productivity expert David Allen shows how to cut through the clutter in your mind, on your desk and on your PC to get a lot more done with a lot less effort.*Empty your 'to do' list out of your head and into a fail-safe system*Feel fine about what you're not doing*Master the essential two-minute ruleThis book will transform the way you work - and the way you experience work.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Getting to Yes: Negotiating an Agreement Without Giving In
    Getting to Yes: Negotiating an Agreement Without Giving In
    ISBN: 9781847940933
    Title: Getting to Yes: Negotiating an Agreement Without Giving In

    The world's bestselling guide to negotiation. Getting toYes has been in print for over thirty years, and in that time has helped millions of people secure win-win agreements both at work and in their private lives. INcluding principles such as: Don't bargain over positions Separate the people from the problem and Insist on objective criteria Getting to Yes simplifies the whole negotation process, offering a highly effective framework that will ensure success.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Gifts of Imperfection
    Gifts of Imperfection
    ISBN: 9781785043543
    Title: Gifts of Imperfection
    Author: BROWN BRENE

    In hardback for the first time, this tenth-anniversary edition of the game-changing #1 New York Times bestseller features a new foreword and brand-new tools to make the work your own.

    For over a decade, Brené Brown has found a special place in our hearts as a gifted mapmaker and a fellow traveller. She is both a social scientist and a kitchen-table friend whom you can always count on to tell the truth, make you laugh and, on occasion, cry with you. And what's now become a movement all started with The Gifts of Imperfection, which has sold more than two million copies in thirty-five different languages across the globe.

    What transforms this book from words on a page to effective daily practices are the ten guideposts to wholehearted living. The guideposts not only help us understand the practices that will allow us to change our lives and families, they also walk us through the unattainable and sabotaging expectations that get in the way.

    Brené writes, "This book is an invitation to join a wholehearted revolution. A small, quiet, grassroots movement that starts with each of us saying, 'My story matters because I matter.' Revolution might sound a little dramatic, but in this world, choosing authenticity and worthiness is an absolute act of resistance."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
  • Goal: A Graphic Novel
    Goal: A Graphic Novel
    ISBN: 9780815385134
    Title: Goal: A Graphic Novel

    Alex Rogo is a harried plant manager who has been given 90 days to save his failing factory. If he doesn't improve the plant's performance, corporate headquarters will close it down and hundreds of workers will lose their jobs. It takes a chance meeting with Jonah, a former professor, to help him break out of his conventional thinking and figure out what needs to be done. As Alex identifies the plant's problems and works with his team to find solutions, the reader gains an understanding of the fundamental concepts behind the Theory of Constraints.

    Visual and fun to read, The Goal: A Business Graphic Novel offers an accessible introduction to the Theory of Constraints concepts presented in The Goal, the business novel on which it was based.

    The Goal is widely considered to be one of the most influential business books of all time. A bestseller since it was first published in 1984, the business novel has sold over 7 million copies, been translated into 32 languages and is taught in colleges, universities, and business schools around the world. Named to Time magazine's list of the 25 Most Influential Business Management Books, it is frequently cited by executives as a favorite or must-read title.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
  • Gods of Management The Changing Work of Organisations
    Gods of Management The Changing Work of Organisations
    ISBN: 9781788165624
    Title: Gods of Management The Changing Work of Organisations

    The essential handbook for understanding management styles and finding your own.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Good Company How to Build a Business Without Losing Your Values
    Good Company How to Build a Business Without Losing Your Values
    ISBN: 9781786497208
    Title: Good Company How to Build a Business Without Losing Your Values

    One of the UK's leading women CEOs explores a new paradigm for long-term business success.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
  • Good Strategy/Bad Strategy: The Difference & Why It Matters
    Good Strategy/Bad Strategy: The Difference & Why It Matters
    ISBN: 9781781256176
    Title: Good Strategy/Bad Strategy: The Difference & Why It Matters

    When Richard Rumelt's Good Strategy/Bad Strategy was published in 2011, it immediately struck a chord, calling out as bad strategy the mish-mash of pop culture, motivational slogans and business buzz speak so often and misleadingly masquerading as the real thing.Since then, his original and pragmatic ideas have won fans around the world and continue to help readers to recognise and avoid the elements of bad strategy and adopt good, action-oriented strategies that honestly acknowledge the challenges being faced and offer straightforward approaches to overcoming them. Strategy should not be equated with ambition, leadership, vision or planning; rather, it is coherent action backed by an argument.For Rumelt, the heart of good strategy is insight into the hidden power in any situation, and into an appropriate response - whether launching a new product, fighting a war or putting a man on the moon. Drawing on examples of the good and the bad from across all sectors and all ages, he shows how this insight can be cultivated with a wide variety of tools that lead to better thinking and better strategy, strategy that cuts through the hype and gets results.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Grit: The Power of Passion & Perseverance
    Grit: The Power of Passion & Perseverance
    ISBN: 9781785040207
    Title: Grit: The Power of Passion & Perseverance

    In this must-read book for anyone striving to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth shows parents, educators, students, and business people--both seasoned and new--that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a focused persistence called "grit."

    Why do some people succeed and others fail? Sharing new insights from her landmark research on grit, MacArthur "genius" Angela Duckworth explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success. Rather, other factors can be even more crucial such as identifying our passions and following through on our commitments.

    Drawing on her own powerful story as the daughter of a scientist who frequently bemoaned her lack of smarts, Duckworth describes her winding path through teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience, which led to the hypothesis that what really drives success is not "genius" but a special blend of passion and long-term perseverance. As a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, Duckworth created her own "character lab" and set out to test her theory.

    Here, she takes readers into the field to visit teachers working in some of the toughest schools, cadets struggling through their first days at West Point, and young finalists in the National Spelling Bee. She also mines fascinating insights from history and shows what can be gleaned from modern experiments in peak performance. Finally, she shares what she's learned from interviewing dozens of high achievers--from JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon to the cartoon editor of The New Yorker to Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll.

    Winningly personal, insightful, and even life-changing, Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that--not talent or luck--makes all the difference.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00

  • Growth IQ: Master the 10 Paths to Grow Your Business
    Growth IQ: Master the 10 Paths to Grow Your Business
    ISBN: 9781529004694
    Title: Growth IQ: Master the 10 Paths to Grow Your Business
    Author: BOVA TIFFANI

    The Wall Street Journal Top Ten Bestseller: The 10 strategies to sustainable growth, based on a purpose-led culture for all businesses.'A worthy successor to Michael Porter, Bova's book is that rare gift: it opens doors for new ideas and new actions. No glib answers here, simply hard-won wisdom that will provoke big changes for organizations large and small.' - Seth Godin, author of LinchpinTiffani Bova, the Growth and Innovation Evangelist at Salesforce, draws on her expertise as a consultant and practitioner to devise a new framework for business leaders looking to pursue growth. We're witnessing an age of endless customization, and growth strategy is no exception. There's no one size fits all strategy; a winning strategy for one business may spell doom for another.In Growth IQ, Bova determines that there are ten simple - but easily misunderstood - growth paths, and explains how companies can get a handle on their particular business context, and use it to determine the right combination and sequence of growth paths to take them into the future. Bova breaks down the strategies deployed by a wide range of companies to show you how:* GE and John Deere have lasted over a century and continue to thrive by combining their strategy of innovative product development with a renewed focus on R&D and customer experience.* Marvel transformed from a struggling comic book publisher to a global entertainment behemoth by realigning their market penetration strategy to focus on comic book characters, instead of just comic books.* Gateway's attempt at market expansion into brick-and-mortar retail led to its failure, while the same move by Apple has accelerated its growth.Whether your company is on a growth spurt, in a worrying stall, or showing signs of decline, Growth IQ is your map to charting the course of your company's future.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • HBR's 10 Must Reads on Boards
    HBR's 10 Must Reads on Boards
    ISBN: 9781633698895
    Title: HBR's 10 Must Reads on Boards

    Keep shareholders happy and manage for the long term.

    Earning a board seat is a rite of passage. But directors must juggle many responsibilities, from steering company strategy, managing risk, and appointing leaders to setting the right incentives, meeting shareholder expectations, and dealing with activist investors. How do you balance it all?

    If you read nothing else on boards, read these 10 articles by experts in the field. We've combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you set your board up for success.
    This book will inspire you to:
    • Ensure you have directors who can meet company goals
    • Establish a robust succession-planning process
    • Encourage the risk-taking that will generate breakthrough innovation
    • Prioritize the health of the enterprise without neglecting shareholders
    • Provide the critical support a new CEO needs to succeed
    • Ignite nonprofit board members by engaging them in work that matters
    • Take on the world's toughest economic, social, and environmental problems

    This collection of articles includes "What Makes Great Boards Great," by Jeffrey A. Sonnenfeld; "Building Better Boards," by David A. Nadler; "The Error at the Heart of Corporate Leadership," by Joseph L. Bower and Lynn S. Paine; "The New Work of the Nonprofit Board," by Barbara E. Taylor, Richard P. Chait, and Thomas P. Holland; "Dysfunction in the Boardroom," by Boris Groysberg and Deborah Bell; "The Board's New Innovation Imperative," by Linda A. Hill and George Davis; "Managing Risks: A New Framework," by Robert S. Kaplan and Anette Mikes; "Ending the CEO Succession Crisis," by Ram Charan; "Comp Targets That Work," by Radhakrishnan Gopalan, John Horn, and Todd Milbourn; and "Sustainability in the Boardroom," by Lynn S. Paine.

    HBR's 10 Must Reads paperback series is the definitive collection of books for new and experienced leaders alike. Leaders looking for the inspiration that big ideas provide, both to accelerate their own growth and that of their companies, should look no further. HBR's 10 Must Reads series focuses on the core topics that every ambitious manager needs to know: leadership, strategy, change, managing people, and managing yourself. Harvard Business Review has sorted through hundreds of articles and selected only the most essential reading on each topic. Each title includes timeless advice that will be relevant regardless of an ever‐changing business environment.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • How I Built This
    How I Built This
    ISBN: 9781529026306
    Title: How I Built This
    Author: RAZ GUY

    Based on the number one business rated podcast, How I Built This with Guy Raz, is a manual for success offering priceless insights and inspiration from the world's top entrepreneurs on how to start, launch, and build a successful business.Award-winning journalist Guy Raz has interviewed more than 200 entrepreneurs from across the globe to uncover the amazing true stories behind their success. In How I Built This, Guy Raz shares lessons for every entrepreneur's journey: from the early days of formulating your idea, to raising money and recruiting employees, to fending off competitors, to finally paying yourself a real salary. For anyone who has ever wondered how the best became the best - and wants to join them - How I Built This offers a step-by-step guide as to every turn, success, set back and challenge that entrepreneurs face, and equips every would-be entrepreneur with the map and compass for navigating the unexpected path to success. This is a must-read for anyone who has ever dreamed of starting their own business or wondered how trailblazing entrepreneurs made their own dreams a reality.Along the way, readers will learn how:* The founders of Airbnb bootstrapped long enough to turn their business into a success.* James Dyson learnt from his mistakes to protect what he had built* Reed Hastings developed the unique company culture at Netflix.* Five Guys burger chain harnessed the power of word of mouth.* What Tim Brown's Allbirds trainers in New Zealand can teach us about the value of the mantra: iterate, iterate, iterate

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • How to Disagree: 20 Thought-Provoking Lessons
    How to Disagree: 20 Thought-Provoking Lessons
    ISBN: 9781781319345
    Title: How to Disagree: 20 Thought-Provoking Lessons

    Whether it's in the local, national or international arena, there are huge divisions both within and between political parties, and views and values fluctuate wildly across society. Nobody seems able to agree. Nobody even seems able to agree to disagree. So, what can we do?

    In this book, we'll look at how we can discuss divisive topics more effectively. We'll examine the different modes and methods of discourse and analysis and, through examining some of the common obstacles to productive conversations, we discuss actionable ways to encourage positive, helpful debate.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • How to Fix Your Sh*t: A Straightforward Guide to a Better Life
    How to Fix Your Sh*t: A Straightforward Guide to a Better Life
    ISBN: 9780241436844
    Title: How to Fix Your Sh*t: A Straightforward Guide to a Better Life
    Author: WASMUND

    Really interesting ... a very, very good book" - Steve Wright (BBC Radio 2) on Do Less, Get More

    "Inspiring ... sage and sane advice" - Booklist on Do Less, Get More

    Have you ever dreamt of doing something new - setting up a business, getting in shape, or writing a novel - but haven't gotten round to actually doing it? Does 'now' never feel like a good time to start? The time has come.

    In January 2015, entrepreneur and bestselling author Sháá Wasmund made a decision: to finally get what she wanted. Years after packing in her business (and her salary) to take the plunge, life is everything she hoped it would be. As she discovered, the key to getting what you want is within reach.

    Building on her many years of professional experience and inspired by her own personal challenges and sh*t-fixing moments, How to Fix Your Sh*t is your pocket life coach. In this simple and systematic guide, Wasmund will empower you to conquer fear, ditch the excuses and start living your best life today.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • How to Win Friends & Influence People
    How to Win Friends & Influence People
    ISBN: 9781460752661
    Title: How to Win Friends & Influence People

    For more than sixty years the rock-solid, time-tested advice in this book has carried thousands of now famous people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. The iconic bestseller. The world's benchmark business and personal development book. This book will help you solve one of the biggest problems you face: how to get along with and influence people in your daily business and social contacts. Since it was first published in 1936, Dale Carnegie's all-time classic has been translated into almost every known language and continues to help millions of readers around the world. How to Win Friends & Influence People can help you achieve these important goals: Get out of a mental rut, think new thoughts, acquire new visions, discover new ambitions; Make friends easily and quickly; Increase your popularity; Win people to your way of thinking; Increase your influence, your prestige, your ability to get things done; Handle complaints, avoid arguments; Become a better speaker and more entertaining conversationalist

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • How Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back
    How Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back
    ISBN: 9781847942258
    Title: How Women Rise: Break the 12 Habits Holding You Back

    By the bestselling author of What Got You Here Won't Get You There

    Do you hesitate about putting forward ideas? Are you reluctant to claim credit for your achievements? Do you find it difficult to get the support you need from your boss or the recognition you deserve from your colleagues?

    If your answer to any of these is 'Yes', How Women Rise will help get you back on track. Inspiring and practical by turns, it identifies 12 common habits that can prove an obstacle to future success and tells you how to overcome them. In the process, it points the way to a career that will satisfy your ambitions and help you make the difference you want to make in the world.

    'Guidance on the habits you fall into that aren't helping you achieve the success you deserve. It's fascinating.' Sunday Times

    'How Women Rise is a great read.' Lois P. Frankel, author of
    Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office

    'A great resource to discover the 12 habits that hold women back and how to overcome them.' Forbes

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Infinite Game: How Great Businesses Achieve Long Lasting Success
    Infinite Game: How Great Businesses Achieve Long Lasting Success
    ISBN: 9780241385630
    Title: Infinite Game: How Great Businesses Achieve Long Lasting Success
    Author: SINEK SIMON


    The New York Times-bestselling author of Start With Why, Leaders Eat Last, and Together Is Better offers a bold new approach to business strategy by asking one question: are you playing the finite game or the infinite game?

    In The Infinite Game, Sinek applies game theory to explore how great businesses achieve long-lasting success. He finds that building long-term value and healthy, enduring growth - that playing the infinite game - is the only thing that matters to your business.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be: the World's Best Selling Book
    It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be: the World's Best Selling Book
    ISBN: 9780714843377
    Title: It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be: the World's Best Selling Book
    Author: ARDEN PAUL

    It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be is a handbook of how to succeed in the world: a pocket bible for the talented and timid alike to help make the unthinkable thinkable and the impossible possible.The world's top advertising guru, Paul Arden, offers up his wisdom on issues as diverse as problem solving, responding to a brief, communicating, playing your cards right, making mistakes, and creativity - all endeavours that can be applied to aspects of modern life.This uplifting and humorous little book provides a unique insight into the world of advertising and is a quirky compilation of quotes, facts, pictures, wit and wisdom - all packed into easy-to-digest, bite-sized spreads. If you want to succeed in life or business, this book is a must.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
  • Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together & Others Don't
    Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together & Others Don't
    ISBN: 9780670923175
    Title: Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together & Others Don't
    Author: SINEK SIMON

    Finally in paperback: the New York Times bestseller by the acclaimed, bestselling author of Start With Why and Together is Better. Now with an expanded chapter and appendix on leading millennials, based on Simon Sinek's viral video "Millenials in the workplace" (150+ million views).

    Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, then returns home feeling fulfilled. This is not a crazy, idealized notion. Today, in many successful organizations, great leaders create environments in which people naturally work together to do remarkable things.

    In his work with organizations around the world, Simon Sinek noticed that some teams trust each other so deeply that they would literally put their lives on the line for each other. Other teams, no matter what incentives are offered, are doomed to infighting, fragmentation and failure. Why?

    The answer became clear during a conversation with a Marine Corps general. "Officers eat last," he said. Sinek watched as the most junior Marines ate first while the most senior Marines took their place at the back of the line. What's symbolic in the chow hall is deadly serious on the battlefield: Great leaders sacrifice their own comfort--even their own survival--for the good of those in their care.
    & & & &
    Too many workplaces are driven by cynicism, paranoia, and self-interest. But the best ones foster trust and cooperation because their leaders build what Sinek calls a "Circle of Safety" that separates the security inside the team from the challenges outside.

    Sinek illustrates his ideas with fascinating true stories that range from the military to big business, from government to investment banking.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Leaders Myth & Reality
    Leaders Myth & Reality
    ISBN: 9780241336342
    Title: Leaders Myth & Reality

    Retired four-star general Stan McChrystal has studied leadership his whole adult life, from his first day at West Point to his most recent work with the corporate clients of the McChrystal Group. In this follow-up to his bestsellers My Share of the Task andTeam of Teams, McChrystal explores what leadership really means, debunking the many myths that have surrounded the concept. He focuses on thirteen great leaders, showing that the lessons we commonly draw from their lives are seldom the correct ones.

    Taking leadership lessons from Walt Disney, Coco Chanel, Maximilien Robespierre, Abu Musab Zarkawi, Margaret Thatcher, Albert Einstein, Leonard Bernstein, Martin Luther and many more, ultimately, McChrystal posits that different environments will require different leaders, and that followers will choose the leader they need. Aspiring leaders will be best served not by cultivating a standard set of textbook leadership qualities, but by learning to discern what is required in each situation.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Leadership Is Language The Hidden Power of What You Say & What You Don't
    Leadership Is Language The Hidden Power of What You Say & What You Don't
    ISBN: 9780241373668
    Title: Leadership Is Language The Hidden Power of What You Say & What You Don't

    Few of us realize that our language in the workplace inhibits creative problem-solving and escalates uncertainty and stress. In both high-pressure situations and everyday scenarios, in each meeting and email, we have the opportunity to empower our colleagues by using the right words.

    In Leadership Is Language, Former US navy captain David Marquet expands on his bestselling leadership book Turn the Ship Around! and shows managers and leaders the next step in their development: how to enable their team through communication.

    Marquet outlines a set of principles and tools that help leaders inspire their people to take responsibility and address challenges without waiting to be told what to do, highlighting how small changes in language can lead to dramatic changes in a team's success and happiness.

    Praise for Turn the Ship Around!:

    'I don't know of a finer model of this kind of empowering leadership than Captain Marquet. And in the pages that follow you will find a model for your pathway' Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

    'To say I'm a fan of David Marquet would be an understatement... I'm a fully fledged groupie. He is the kind of leader who comes around only once a generation. He is the kind of leader who doesn't just know how to lead, he knows how to build leaders. His ideas and lessons are invaluable to anyone who wants to build an organization that will outlive them' Simon Sinek, optimist and author of Start with Why

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Leadership Strategy & Tactics Field Manual
    Leadership Strategy & Tactics Field Manual
    ISBN: 9781760787714
    Title: Leadership Strategy & Tactics Field Manual

    In the military, a field manual provides instructions in simple, clear, step-by-step language to help soldiers complete their mission. In the civilian sector, books offer information on everything from fixing a leaky faucet to developing an effective workout program to cooking a good steak.But what if you are promoted into a new position leading your former peers? What if you don't get selected for the leadership position you wanted? How do you overcome imposter syndrome, when you aren't sure you should be leading? As a leader, how do you judiciously dole out punishment? What about reward? How do you build trust with your both your superiors and your subordinates? How do you deliver truthful criticism up and down the chain of command in a tactful and positive way? These are all questions about leadership - the most complex of all human endeavors. And while there are books out there that provide solid leadership principles, books like Extreme Ownership and The Dichotomy of Leadership, there is no leadership field manual that provides a direct, situational, pragmatic how-to guide that anyone can instantly put to use. That is what this book is: a rapid reference manual that explains how to take leadership theory, quickly translate that theory into applicable strategy, and then put leadership into action at a tactical level. This book is the solution that leaders at every level need - not just to understand the leadership game, but also how to play the leadership game, and win it.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Leading with Dignity: How to Create a Culture That Brings Out the Best in People
    Leading with Dignity: How to Create a Culture That Brings Out the Best in People
    ISBN: 9780300248456
    Title: Leading with Dignity: How to Create a Culture That Brings Out the Best in People
    Author: HICKS DONNA

    What every leader needs to know about dignity and how to create a culture in which everyone thrives

    This landmark book from an expert in dignity studies explores the essential but underrecognized role of dignity as part of good leadership. Extending the reach of her award-winning book Dignity: Its Essential Role in Resolving Conflict, Donna Hicks now contributes a specific, practical guide to achieving a culture of dignity.

    Most people know very little about dignity, the author has found, and when leaders fail to respect the dignity of others, conflict and distrust ensue. Hicks highlights three components of leading with dignity: what one must know in order to honor dignity and avoid violating it; what one must do to lead with dignity; and how one can create a culture of dignity in any organization, whether corporate, religious, governmental, healthcare, or beyond. Brimming with key research findings, real-life case studies, and workable recommendations, this book fills an important gap in our understanding of how best to be together in a conflict-ridden world.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00

  • Leading Without Authority How You Can Break down Silos, Transform Teams & Reinvent Collaboration Forever
    Leading Without Authority How You Can Break down Silos, Transform Teams & Reinvent Collaboration Forever
    ISBN: 9780241473504
    Title: Leading Without Authority How You Can Break down Silos, Transform Teams & Reinvent Collaboration Forever

    'Ferrazzi is breaking new ground in defining what leadership can mean in the emerging world of work' -Arianna Huffington, founder and CEO of Thrive Global

    'Ferrazzi has gone into the trenches to figure out what it really takes to empower people and make teams more than the sum of their parts. This book will be a staple in every leader's library' -Adam Grant, host of the TED podcast WorkLife, bestselling author of Give and Take and Originals

    The world of work is changing at an unprecedented rate leaving many organisations struggling to cope. At a time when constant innovation, agility, and speed often mean the difference between success and failure, we can no longer afford to waste time navigating the complex bureaucracy present in most companies.

    The #1 New York Times bestselling author Keith Ferrazzi argues that in times like these the ability to lead without authority is the essential workplace competency. Leading Without Authority reveals the secret to getting those around you to collaborate and cooperate to reach their full potential, whatever your title. The answer involves a shift in mindset that Ferrazzi calls co-elevation - working to elevate those around us. And you don't have to have formal authority, or direct reports, to utilize the co-elevation process. In fact, you can take initial steps forward without the other person even being aware of your efforts.

    Drawing on a decade of research and over thirty years helping CEOs and senior leaders drive innovation and build high-performing teams Ferrazzi reveals how we can all transform our business and our relationships with the people around us. The result is a new roadmap for thriving amid the disruptive pressures afflicting every industry.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Lean In: Women, Work, & the Will to Lead
    Lean In: Women, Work, & the Will to Lead
    ISBN: 9780753541647
    Title: Lean In: Women, Work, & the Will to Lead

    Sheryl Sandbergâe(tm)s Lean In is a massive cultural phenomenon and its title has become an instant catchphrase for empowering women. The book soared to the top of bestseller lists internationally, igniting global conversations about women and ambition. Sandberg packed theatres, dominated opinion pages, appeared on every major television show and on the cover of Time magazine, and sparked ferocious debate about women and leadership.

    Ask most women whether they have the right to equality at work and the answer will be a resounding yes, but ask the same women whether they'd feel confident asking for a raise, a promotion, or equal pay, and some reticence creeps in.

    The statistics, although an improvement on previous decades, are certainly not in women's favour âe" of 197 heads of state, only twenty-two are women. Women hold just 20 percent of seats in parliaments globally, and in the world of big business, a meagre eighteen of the Fortune 500 CEOs are women.

    In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg âe" Facebook COO and one of Fortune magazine's Most Powerful Women in Business âe" draws on her own experience of working in some of the world's most successful businesses and looks at what women can do to help themselves, and make the small changes in their life that can effect change on a more universal scale.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Lean Startup: How Constant Innovation Creates Radically Successful Businesses
    Lean Startup: How Constant Innovation Creates Radically Successful Businesses
    ISBN: 9780670921607
    Title: Lean Startup: How Constant Innovation Creates Radically Successful Businesses
    Author: RIES ERIC

    'If you are an entrepreneur, read this book. If you are thinking about becoming an entrepreneur, read this book. If you are just curious about entrepreneurship, read this book.'& Randy Komisar, founding director of TiVoMost new businesses fail. But many of those failures are preventable.The Lean Startup is a new approach to business that's being adopted around the world. It is changing the way companies are built and new products are launched.The Lean Startup is about learning what your customers really want. It's about testing your vision continuously, adapting and adjusting before it's too late.Now is the time to think Lean.'Eric Ries has created a science where previously there was only art. A must-read for every serious entrepreneur - and every manager interested in innovation.'Marc Andreessen, cofounder of Andreessen Horowitz, Opsware, and Netscape'the Lean Startup will change the way we think about entrepreneurship.'Tom Eisenmann, professor of entrepreneurship, Harvard Business Schoolwww.theleanstartup.com

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Legacy: What the All Blacks Can Teach Us About the Business of Life
    Legacy: What the All Blacks Can Teach Us About the Business of Life
    ISBN: 9781472103536
    Title: Legacy: What the All Blacks Can Teach Us About the Business of Life
    Author: KERR JAMES

    Champions do extra. They sweep the sheds. They follow the spearhead. They keep a blue head. They are good ancestors. In "Legacy," bestselling author James Kerr goes deep into the heart of the world s most successful sporting team, the legendary All Blacks of New Zealand, to reveal 15 powerful and practical lessons for leadership and business." Legacy" is a unique, inspiring handbook for leaders in all fields, and asks: What are the secrets of success sustained success? How do you achieve world-class standards, day after day, week after week, year after year? How do you handle pressure? How do you train to win at the highest level? What do you leave behind you after you re gone? What will be your legacy?"

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman, Completely Revised & Updated
    Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman, Completely Revised & Updated
    ISBN: 9780143109679
    Title: Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman, Completely Revised & Updated

    In his long-awaited memoir, Yvon Chouinard-legendary climber, businessman, environmentalist, and founder of Patagonia, Inc.-shares the persistence and courage that have gone into being head of one of the most respected and environmentally responsible companies on earth. From his youth as the son of a French Canadian blacksmith to the thrilling, ambitious climbing expeditions that inspired his innovative designs for the sport's equipment, Let My People Go Surfing is the story of a man who brought doing good and having grand adventures into the heart of his business life-a book that will deeply affect entrepreneurs and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

    With a Preface to the Second Edition, Introduction, and Epilogue read by the Author

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Measure What Matters
    Measure What Matters
    ISBN: 9780241348482
    Title: Measure What Matters

    Measure What Matters is a revolutionary approach to business that has been adopted by some of Silicon Valley's most successful startups. It is a movement that is behind the explosive growth of Intel, Google, Amazon and Uber and many more.

    Measure What Mattersis about using Objectives and Key Results (or OKRs) to make tough choices on business priorities. It's about communicating these objectives throughout the company from entry level to CEO and it's about collecting timely, relevant data to track progress - to measure what matters.

    When Google first started out, its founders had amazing technology, entrepreneurial energy and sky-high ambition but no business plan. John Doerr taught them a proven approach to operating excellence that has helped them achieve greatness. He has since shared OKRs with more than fifty companies with outstanding success.

    In this book, Larry Page, Bill Gates, Bono, Sheryl Sandberg and many more explain how OKRs have helped them exceed all expectations and run their organisations with focus and agility.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Medium Is the Massage: An Inventory of Effects
    Medium Is the Massage: An Inventory of Effects
    ISBN: 9780141035826
    Title: Medium Is the Massage: An Inventory of Effects

    Marshall McLuhan is the man who predicted the all-pervasive rise of the modern mass media.  Blending text, image and photography, his 1960s classic The Medium is the Massage illustrates how the growth of technology utterly reshapes society, personal lives and sensory perceptions, so that we are effectively shaped by the means we use to communicate.  This concept, and his ideas such as rolling, up-to-the-minute news broadcasts and the media 'global village' have proved decades ahead of their time.

    Well known for coining the term 'Global Village', Marshall McLuhan's thinking was, and still is, revolutionary. His theories, many of which are illustrated in this astonishing 'inventory of effects', force us to question how modes of communication have shaped society. This is an astonishing work by a truly astonishing man. "The Penguin on Design" series includes the works of creative thinkers whose writings on art, design and the media have changed our vision forever. This is one of four books in that series.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Mentors: How to Help & Be Helped
    Mentors: How to Help & Be Helped
    ISBN: 9781509850884
    Title: Mentors: How to Help & Be Helped

    Russell Brand explores the idea of mentoring and shares what he's learned from the guidance of his own helpers, heroes and mentors.

    Could happiness lie in helping others and being open to accepting help yourself?Mentors- the follow up to theNew York Times bestsellerRecovery- describes the benefits of seeking and offering help.

    "I have mentors in every area of my life, as a comic, a dad, a recovering drug addict, a spiritual being and as a man who believes that we, as individuals and the great globe itself, are works in progress and that through a chain of mentorship we can improve individually and globally, together . . . One of the unexpected advantages my drug addiction granted is that the process of recovery that I practise includes a mentorship tradition.

    "I will encourage you to find mentors of your own and explain how you may better use the ones you already have. Furthermore, I will tell you about my experiences mentoring others and how invaluable that has been on my ongoing journey to self-acceptance and how it has helped me to transform from a bewildered and volatile vagabond to a (mostly) present and (usually) focussed husband and father."--Russell Brand

    Mentors: How to Help and Be Helped describes the impact that a series of significant people have had on the author - from the wayward youths he tried to emulate growing up in Essex, through the first ex-junkie sage, to the people he turns to today to help him be a better father. It explores how we all - consciously and unconsciously - choose guides, mentors and heroes throughout our lives and examines the new perspectives they can bring.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $28.00
  • Messengers Who We Listen to, Who We Don't, & Why
    Messengers Who We Listen to, Who We Don't, & Why
    ISBN: 9781847942371
    Title: Messengers Who We Listen to, Who We Don't, & Why

    Why can some people effortlessly command the attention of everyone in the room?

    What makes some individuals seem immediately credible and others appear inherently untrustworthy?

    And how is it that precisely the same idea can be enthusiastically embraced or roundly rejected depending on who has put it forward?

    When we talk to others, we assume that they are carefully weighing our words and arguments. But these are far from being the only factors that hold sway.

    In this groundbreaking new book, bestselling behavioural scientists Stephen Martin and Joseph Marks explore the eight powerful human traits that help determine whether what we have to say gets heard or lands on deaf ears. They show how seemingly irrelevant details about our demeanour influence others' responses. They explain how trust is won, even when it may not be deserved. They show how the most trivial of signals - like the shape of our face, the shoes we wear or the car we drive - can influence how people respond to us.

    And in a world of uncertainty and fake news they demonstrate how, increasingly, the Messenger is the Message.

    'Some books make us better citizens. Others make us better at our jobs. This amazing book does both!'
    Dan Pink, author of When, Drive and To Sell is Human
    'A tour de force. Timely and thoroughly researched.'
    Professor Robert Cialdini, author of Influence and Pre-suasion

    'Messengers is engaging, informative and entertaining. It will change the way you think about who you follow and take advice from. But why would you listen to me? Read their book to find out.'
    Professor Tali Sharot, author of The Optimism Bias and The Influential Mind

    'A powerful, profoundly illuminating exploration of one of the most important subjects of our time. Martin and Marks have a terrific talent for combining evidence and research with lively and vivid writing. Trust these messengers!'
    Cass R. Sunstein, Robert Walmsley University Professor, Harvard University, and author of Conformity

    The Economist

    Financial Times, Business Book of the Month

    'Messengers is a crucial reminder that the messenger is as important as the message. Superficial indicators count.'
    PR Week

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
  • Mistakes Were Made (but Not by Me) Third Edition Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts
    Mistakes Were Made (but Not by Me) Third Edition Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts
    ISBN: 9780358329619
    Title: Mistakes Were Made (but Not by Me) Third Edition Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts

    Why do people dodge responsibility when things fall apart? Why the parade of public figures unable to own up when they screw up? Why the endless marital quarrels over who is right? Why can we see hypocrisy in others but not in ourselves? Are we all liars? Or do we really believe the stories we tell?

    Renowned social psychologists Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson take a compelling look into how the brain is wired for self-justification. When we make mistakes, we must calm the cognitive dissonance that jars our feelings of self-worth. And so we create fictions that absolve us of responsibility, restoring our belief that we are smart, moral, and right--a belief that often keeps us on a course that is dumb, immoral, and wrong.

    Backed by years of research and delivered in lively, energetic prose, Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me) offers a fascinating explanation of self-deception--how it works, the harm it can cause, and how we can overcome it.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00

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