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Our outstanding selection of leadership and motivational books will help you improve your leadership skills and teach you how to motivate a team.

  • Everything is Figureoutable

    Marie Forleo

    Product Code: BZMGM
    Paperback
    'Millions of young women look to Marie Forleo as their inspiration for empowerment and achievement' Oprah Winfrey 'If you're stuck or frustrated with any aspect of your life, take heart. With her trademark mix of warmth, intelligence and insightful advice, Marie Forleo shows us how, as the title says, everything is figureoutable' Arianna Huffington Let's be honest - none of us were given an owner's manual at birth. If you're having trouble solving a problem or making a dream happen, the problem isn't you. It's not that you're not hardworking, intelligent or deserving, but that you haven't yet installed the one key belief that will change everything. And that belief is that everything is figureoutable. Whether you want to leave a dead end job, break an addiction, learn to salsa, heal a relationship, grow a business, master your money or travel the globe, Everything is Figureoutable will train your brain to think more creatively and positively - especially in the face of setbacks. Inside, you'll learn: * The simple practice that makes you twice as likely to achieve your goals * How to overcome a lack of time and money * How to find two free hours a day * What to do if you're multipassionate and want to follow all your dreams * How to deal with criticism, haters and imposter syndrome * How to tell the difference between fear and intuition * A fail-proof test to make the right decisions, especially in high-stakes situations Everything is Figureoutable is more than just a fun phrase to say. It's a philosophy of relentless optimism. A mindset. A mantra. A conviction. And it's about to make you unstoppable. More praise for Everything is Figureoutable: 'Smart, funny, and as brilliant as it is straightforward. LOVED it!' Brene Brown, author of Daring Greatly 'This book will change lives' Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love and Big Magic 'An unapologetic guide to solving your biggest problems and accomplishing your wildest dreams' Sophia Amoruso, co-founder & CEO of Girlboss, and author of #GIRLBOSS 'This book delivers a knock-out punch to whatever is holding you back' Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild
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  • The Barcelona Way

    Damian Hughes

    Product Code: BYYKM
    Paperback
    In The Barcelona Way, sports psychologist Prof. Damian Hughes draws on exclusive insight into FCB as well as first-hand research from organizational psychology, to set out a method to create your own high-performance culture. At the heart of FCB's winning culture are a set of principles, epitomized by Pep Guardiola, Johan Cruyff, Lionel Messi and many other FCB legends, which govern how to nurture talent, prepare for change and provide the best environment to build a culture of sustained success. These principles: Big Picture, Arc of Change, Repetition, Cultural Architects, Authentic Leadership are at the heart of FCB's unprecedented domination of football, and are the key to developing high-performance cultures in any team-based organisation across every industry. The Barcelona Way is a hugely practical must-read that sets out a clear plan, based on the same principles, for you to create a culture of success and get the best of yourself and your team.
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  • Truth to Power: 7 Ways to Call Time on B.S.

    Jess Phillips

    Product Code: CAWLY
    Hardback
    'There's nobody else at Westminster quite like Jess Phillips. She is fearless and funny, riotous and rebellious, maverick and mischievous.' The Times 'Jess Phillips is a heroine' J.K. Rowling This is a very powerful little book. It offers inspiration to those of us who want to speak out at a time when many of us feel the world isn't listening. Jess Phillips - no stranger to speaking truth to power herself - will help you dig deep and get organised, finding the courage and the tools you need to speak up and make a difference. As well as offering inspiration and hope from her own experiences Jess talks to the accidental heroes who have been brave enough to risk everything, become whistle-blowers and successfully fight back. Entertaining, empowering and uncompromising, TRUTH TO POWER is the little book we all need to help us call time on the seemingly unstoppable tide of bullshit in our lives.
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  • The Ride of a Lifetime

    Robert Iger

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    Hardback
    The CEO of Disney, one of Time's most influential people of 2019, shares the ideas and values he embraced to reinvent one of the most beloved companies in the world and inspire the people who bring the magic to life. Robert Iger became CEO of The Walt Disney Company in 2005, during a difficult time. Morale had deteriorated, competition was intense, and technology was changing faster than at any time in the company's history. His vision came down to three clear ideas: Recommit to the concept that quality matters, embrace technology instead of fighting it, and think bigger-think global-and turn Disney into a stronger brand in international markets. Fourteen years later, Disney is the largest, most respected media company in the world, counting Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm and 21st Century Fox among its properties. Its value is nearly five times what it was when Iger took over, and he is recognized as one of the most innovative and successful CEOs of our era. In The Ride of a Lifetime, Robert Iger shares the lessons he's learned while running Disney and leading its 200,000 employees, and he explores the principles that are necessary for true leadership, including: Optimism. Even in the face of difficulty, an optimistic leader will find the path toward the best possible outcome and focus on that, rather than give in to pessimism and blaming. Courage. Leaders have to be willing to take risks and place big bets. Fear of failure destroys creativity. Decisiveness. All decisions, no matter how difficult, can be made on a timely basis. Indecisiveness is both wasteful and destructive to morale. Fairness. Treat people decently, with empathy, and be accessible to them. This book is about the relentless curiosity that has driven Iger for forty-five years, since the day he started as the lowliest studio grunt at ABC. It's also about thoughtfulness and respect, and a decency-over-dollars approach that has become the bedrock of every project and partnership Iger pursues, from a deep friendship with Steve Jobs in his final years to an abiding love of the Star Wars mythology. "The ideas in this book strike me as universal" Iger writes. "Not just to the aspiring CEOs of the world, but to anyone wanting to feel less fearful, more confidently themselves, as they navigate their professional and even personal lives."
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  • Coach Your Team

    Liz Hall

    Product Code: BZOLR
    Paperback
    It has never been a more challenging time for managers and leaders to maintain a happy, healthy workforce. The pace of change and increasing uncertainty in most industries has resulted in a rapid increase in stress and anxiety in the workplace, and most organizations are poorly equipped to respond to these challenges in a meaningful and supportive way. Penguin Business Experts: Coach Your Team is a practical guide for leaders who want to foster a culture where everyone has a chance to flourish, create and innovate while being happy and more resilient. It draws on cutting-edge, evidence-based techniques in coaching that focus on developing mindfulness and compassion in leaders, their employees and throughout their organisation with case studies of best practice from around the world. It covers everything you need to know to develop your own approach to coaching starting with learning how to coach yourself through to techniques to foster a coaching culture rooted in mindfulness and compassion within your team, and ultimately your organization.
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  • Trillion Dollar Coach

    Anonymous

    Product Code: BWHHJ
    Hardback
    Bill Campbell played an instrumental role in the growth of several prominent companies, such as Google, Apple, and Intuit, fostering deep relationships with Silicon Valley visionaries, including Steve Jobs, Larry Page, and Eric Schmidt. In addition, this business genius mentored dozens of other important leaders on both coasts, from entrepreneurs to venture capitalists to educators to football players, leaving behind a legacy of growing companies, successful people, respect, friendship, and love after his death in 2016. Leaders at Google for over a decade, Eric Schmidt, Jonathan Rosenberg, and Alan Eagle experienced firsthand how the man fondly known as Coach Bill built trusting relationships, fostered personal growth-even in those at the pinnacle of their careers-inspired courage, and identified and resolved simmering tensions that inevitably arise in fast-moving environments. To honor their mentor and inspire and teach future generations, they have codified his wisdom in this essential guide. Based on interviews with over eighty people who knew and loved Bill Campbell, Trillion Dollar Coach explains the Coach's principles and illustrates them with stories from the many great people and companies with which he worked. The result is a blueprint for forward-thinking business leaders and managers that will help them create higher performing and faster moving cultures, teams, and companies.
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  • Developing the Leader Within You 2.0

    John C. Maxwell

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    In this thoroughly revised and updated 25th-anniversary edition of his now-classic work, John C. Maxwell reveals how to develop the vision, value, influence, and motivation required of successful leaders-now in paperback. Twenty-five years ago, John Maxwell published the book that forever transformed how we think about leadership. Developing the Leader Within You revolutionized the way leaders are made and in the process sold more than one million copies. Now John Maxwell returns to his classic text to include the leadership insights and practices he's learned in the decades since the book first appeared. Thoroughly revised and with two completely new chapters, this new edition updates the foundational principles for transformative leadership that Maxwell has used as a leader for more than 40 years. No matter what arena you are called to?family, church, business, nonprofit?the principles Maxwell shares will positively impact your own life and the lives of those around you. New readers as well as longtime fans of Maxwell and the original book won't want to miss out on this one.
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  • Dare to Lead

    Brene Brown

    Product Code: BRZSN
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    In her #1 NYT bestsellers, Brene Brown taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers and culture shifters, she's showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead. Leadership is not about titles, status and power over people. Leaders are people who hold themselves accountable for recognising the potential in people and ideas, and developing that potential. This is a book for everyone who is ready to choose courage over comfort, make a difference and lead. When we dare to lead, we don't pretend to have the right answers; we stay curious and ask the right questions. We don't see power as finite and hoard it; we know that power becomes infinite when we share it and work to align authority and accountability. We don't avoid difficult conversations and situations; we lean into the vulnerability that's necessary to do good work. But daring leadership in a culture that's defined by scarcity, fear and uncertainty requires building courage skills, which are uniquely human. The irony is that we're choosing not to invest in developing the hearts and minds of leaders at the same time we're scrambling to figure out what we have to offer that machines can't do better and faster. What can we do better? Empathy, connection and courage to start. Brene Brown spent the past two decades researching the emotions that give meaning to our lives. Over the past seven years, she found that leaders in organisations ranging from small entrepreneurial start-ups and family-owned businesses to non-profits, civic organisations and Fortune 50 companies, are asking the same questions: How do you cultivate braver, more daring leaders? And, how do you embed the value of courage in your culture? Dare to Lead answers these questions and gives us actionable strategies and real examples from her new research-based, courage-building programme. Brene writes, `One of the most important findings of my career is that courage can be taught, developed and measured. Courage is a collection of four skill sets supported by twenty-eight behaviours. All it requires is a commitment to doing bold work, having tough conversations and showing up with our whole hearts. Easy? No. Choosing courage over comfort is not easy. Worth it? Always. We want to be brave with our lives and work. It's why we're here.'
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  • The Little Book of Big Management Theories

    Bob Bates

    Product Code: BDMKZ
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    101 management theories from the world's best management thinkers - the fast, focussed and express route to success. As a busy manager, you need solutions to everyday work problems fast. The Little Book of Big Management Theories gives you access to the very best theories and models that every manager should know and be able to use. Cutting through the waffle and hype, McGrath and Bates concentrate on the theories that really matter to managers day-to-day. Each theory is covered in two pages - telling you what it is, how to use it and the questions you should be asking - so you can immediately apply your new knowledge in the real world. The Little Book of Big Management Theories will ensure you can: * Quickly resolve a wide range of practical management problems * Be a better, more decisive manager who gets the job done * Better motivate and influence your staff, colleagues and stakeholders * Improve your standing and demonstrate that you are ready for promotion All you need to know and how to apply it - in a nutshell.
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  • Brilliant Coaching

    Julie Starr

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    Every manager and leader has the potential to be a brilliant coach. Great coaching increase people's engagement, learning and performance. Coaching is the must-have leadership skill that helps you get the best from your team, and Brilliant Coaching shows how you can have it too. By adopting methods specifically developed and proven in business, you'll discover what it takes to be a leader or manager who can coach, and apply simple coaching principle in everyday scenarios. With Brilliant Coaching you'll unlock your inner coaching ability and reap the visibly rewards quickly. * Feel confident in your ability to be a great coach * Put core coaching skills into action * Increase performance in your workplace 'Extremely effective tips on coaching principles backed up by true-to-life examples and exercises throughout. A "brilliant" tool for success.' Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
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  • The Big Book of Team Coaching Games: Quick, Effective Activities to Energize, Motivate, and Guide Your Team to Success

    Mary Scannell

    Product Code: AHEEV
    Paperback
    This is the fun and effective way to boost engagement and productivity. Teams that enjoy working together operate on a whole different energy level than teams that don't. They break down silos. They build stronger relationships. They retain what they have learned. And they drive results. The Big Book of Team Coaching Games provides the structure and games you need to build and manage powerful teams. Packed with dozens of physical and verbal activities, it leads you step-by-step through the process of teaching team members how to identify their values, leverage their strengths, and reach their goals--and have fun while they're doing it! Nothing can stop the momentum of a team that wants to get things done. The Big Book of Team Coaching Games is the ideal playbook for making sure your teams contribute more than their share to the bottom line.
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  • Dancing at the Edge

    Maureen O'Hara

    Product Code: CBVHD
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    In his 1980 essay, The World of Tomorrow and the Person of Tomorrow, the psychologist Carl Rogers contemplated the future. He described those who would usher in this new era as people with the capacity to understand, bring about and absorb a paradigm shift. He added: "I have an uneasy feeling about this chapter... It is a beginning, an outline, a suggestion... I believe that what I am saying here will some day be fleshed out much more fully, either by me or someone else." Maureen O'Hara and Graham Leicester are uniquely qualified to flesh out Carl Rogers's vision (Maureen worked closely with Rogers for many years). Here they explore the competencies - the ways of being, doing, knowing and organising - that can help us navigate in complex and powerful times. They argue that these competencies are innate and within reach of all of us - given the right setting, plenty of practice and some gentle guidance. But they are seldom seen because they are routinely undervalued in today's culture. That must change, the authors insist, and this book is intended to begin that change. The book is based on the authors' extensive research and their practical experience observing the qualities demonstrated by some of today's most successful cultural, political and business leaders. They write of `persons of tomorrow' that they have witnessed: "We find that people who are thriving in the contemporary world, who give us the sense of having it all together and being able to act effectively and with good spirit in challenging circumstances, have some identifiable characteristics in common... They are the people already among us who inhabit the complex and messy problems of the 21st century in a more expansive way than their colleagues. They do not reduce such problems to the scale of the tools available to them, or hide behind those tools when they know they are partial and inadequate. They are less concerned with `doing the right thing' according to standard procedure than they are with really doing the right thing in the moment, in specific cases, with the individuals involved at the time. In a disciplined yet engaging way they are always pushing boundaries, including their own. They dance at the edge." Theodore Hesburgh, President Emeritus of Notre Dame University, once said that leadership demands certainty: "You cannot blow an uncertain trumpet." On the contrary, argue Leicester and O'Hara, we must all learn to play the uncertain trumpet like virtuosos. It is an image that conveys the subtle discipline required of the `person of tomorrow' - an artistry that, they argue, is essential to restore hope in the future.
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  • The Coaching Book

    Nicole Soames

    Product Code: CBHZP
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    Coaching is an art, but it's far easier said than done. It takes courage to ask a question rather than offer up advice, provide an answer or unleash a solution. Giving another person the opportunity to find their own way, make their own mistakes, and create their own wisdom is both brave and vulnerable. Emotional intelligence can help leaders and coaches recognize how attitudes -- both their own and those of the people they coach -- prevent individuals from reaching their potential. In this practical and inspiring book, EQ qualified trainer and coach Nicole Soames teaches you how to develop a coaching mind-set, recognize who and when you should coach, adopt a disciplines approach to coaching, learn how to manage the coaching conversation and give and receive feedback so that you can embed new ways of working. This is a fresh and innovative take on the traditional, how-to coaching manual.
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  • Market Mover

    Robert Greifeld

    Product Code: CBHPO
    Hardback
    Robert Greifeld was CEO of NASDAQ for over a decade, during which time it was named Company of the Year, ranked one of the best performing companies in the U.S., included in Fortune's annual list of 100 fastest growing companies and shares of the company's stock rose a whopping 800%. In Market Mover, Bob looks at the headline-making events that took place while he was at the helm from the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the financial crisis of 2008, to Facebook's disastrous IPO and the Bernie Madoff scandal. He takes you exclusively behind the headlines using them as jumping off points for lessons that can be applied to any business, including jumpstarting change, working with technology, finding the best people, and adapting to globalization.
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  • Radical Candor

    Kim Scott

    Product Code: CBHNI
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    Featuring a new Preface, Afterword and Radically Candid Performance Review Bonus Chapter, the fully revised & updated edition of Radical Candor is packed with even more guidance to help you improve your relationships at work. 'Reading Radical Candor will help you build, lead, and inspire teams to do the best work of their lives.' Sheryl Sandberg, author of Lean In. If you don't have anything nice to say then don't say anything at all . . . right? While this advice may work for home life, as Kim Scott has seen first hand, it is a disaster when adopted by managers in the work place. Scott earned her stripes as a highly successful manager at Google before moving to Apple where she developed a class on optimal management. Radical Candor draws directly on her experiences at these cutting edge companies to reveal a new approach to effective management that delivers huge success by inspiring teams to work better together by embracing fierce conversations. Radical Candor is the sweet spot between managers who are obnoxiously aggressive on the one side and ruinously empathetic on the other. It is about providing guidance, which involves a mix of praise as well as criticism - delivered to produce better results and help your employees develop their skills and increase success. Great bosses have a strong relationship with their employees, and Scott has identified three simple principles for building better relationships with your employees: make it personal, get stuff done, and understand why it matters. Radical Candor offers a guide to those bewildered or exhausted by management, written for bosses and those who manage bosses. Drawing on years of first-hand experience, and distilled clearly to give practical advice to the reader, Radical Candor shows you how to be successful while retaining your integrity and humanity. Radical Candor is the perfect handbook for those who are looking to find meaning in their job and create an environment where people love both their work and their colleagues, and are motivated to strive to ever greater success.
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  • The Real Business of Blockchain

    David Furlonger

    Product Code: CBGHI
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    A comprehensive guide to leveraging the power of blockchain both now and in the future. A lucid and comprehensive view of the current Blockchain landscape and its business implications. A three-tiered framework (a crawl-walk-run approach) for implementing Blockchain solutions both now and in the future. Since Blockchain is an evolving technology, its future is still uncertain. But with this smart framework, which is structured sequentially--blockchain now, blockchain in the near-distant future, blockchain in the future--leaders will walk away with immediate solutions but also ideas to scale up their blockchain initiatives as more and more companies adopt the technology. Written by experienced authors at Gartner, Inc., a leading research and advisory firm that provides insight to leaders around the world. Provides insight into the leadership development skills needed to take organizations forward into a brave new world where boundaries go away and competition is redefined. Audience: The primary audience is business and IT executives. The secondary audience is for CEOs and C-Suite executives who need to understand blockchain to maintain a competitive edge.
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  • Elephants Before Unicorns

    Caroline Stokes

    Product Code: CAZHB
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    Driven entrepreneurs seem to always be in search of their "unicorn" team-that match made in heaven that opens the door to freedom and endless possibility. Unfortunately, huge obstacles-the "elephants"-tend to get in the way. Bringing her expertise from HR to EQ, Caroline Stokes offers real-world solutions to the people management problems business owners like you face right now. Dive into this book and learn how to: Hire the right people by taking your time Build an onboarding process that fits your company culture and makes new hires feel welcome Keep employees happy, healthy, engaged, and educated so they always perform their best Think smart before acting so strategies are their most effective Adapt to industry trends and workforce shifts to earn the best results
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  • Stillness is the Key

    Ryan Holiday

    Product Code: CAZFX
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    'Whether you are an athlete, an investor, a writer or an entrepreneur, this little but soulful book will open the door to a healthier, less anxious and more productive life and career.' - Arianna Huffington 'Ryan's trilogy of The Obstacle is the Way, Ego is the Enemy and Stillness is the Key are for sure must-reads.' Manu Ginobili, 4x NBA champion and Olympic Gold Medalist Throughout history, there's been one indelible quality that great leaders, makers, artists and fighters have shared. The Zen Buddhists described it as inner peace, the Stoics called it ataraxia and Ryan Holiday calls it stillness: the ability to be steady, focussed and calm in a constantly busy world. This quality, valued by every major school of thought from Buddha to Seneca, John Stuart Mill to Nietzsche, is urgently necessary today. And, Holiday shows, it is entirely attainable. Just as Winston Churchill used bricklaying as a time to recharge and reflect, or Oprah Winfrey learned deep empathy from her quiet childhood, we can all benefit from stillness to feed into our greater ambitions - whether winning a battle, building a business, or simply finding happiness, peace and self-direction. Filled with wisdom and examples from historical and contemporary figures, this book shows how to cultivate this quality in your own life. Because stillness is not merely inactivity, but the doorway to the self-mastery, discipline and focus necessary to succeed in this competitive, noisy world.
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  • Applied Empathy

    Michael Ventura

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    Michael Ventura, entrepreneur and CEO of award-winning strategy and design practice Sub Rosa, shares how empathy - the ability to see the world through someone else's eyes - could be what your business needs to innovate, connect, and grow. Having built his career working with iconic brands and institutions such as Google and Nike, and also The United Nations and the Obama Administration, Michael Ventura offers entrepreneurs and executives a radical new business book and way forward. Empathy is not about being nice. It's not about pity or sympathy either. It's about understanding - your consumers, your colleagues, and yourself - and it's a direct path to powerful leadership. As such, Applied Empathy presents real strategies on how to make lasting connections and evolve your business internally as well as externally. This ground-breaking guide lays the foundation to establish a diverse, inventive, and driven team that can meet the challenges of today's ever-evolving marketplace. If you want to connect to the people you work with and for, you first have to understand them.
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  • What Philosophy Can Teach You About Being a Better Leader

    Jules Goddard

    Product Code: CAXQY
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    Traditional management practices, rooted in economics and psychology, have led to a focus on numbers and productivity rather than the people who make those numbers happen. This has resulted in trust in leaders and organizations being at an all-time low. What Philosophy Can Teach You About Being a Better Leader expertly counters this thinking and argues that those leaders who will win in the uncertain and complex world of work, are the ones focusing on their workforce and valuing its members as people, rather than just tools within the process. What Philosophy Can Teach You About Being a Better Leader considers the main questions plaguing today's leaders through the eyes of four of the greatest philosophers. With the help of Aristotle, Socrates, Kant and Nietzsche, as well as a whole host of other brilliant minds, they smash widely held workplace falsehoods and unveil a new model for empowerment, fulfilment and harmony at work. What Philosophy Can Teach You About Being a Better Leader is a fascinating account of how we can reconnect company, people and shareholder interests. It answers perennial leadership concerns like questions of people engagement, key performance indicators or even generational differences at work through the lens of philosophy, with its focus squarely on how to live and help others live fulfilling lives at work.
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  • Lead Successful Projects

    Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez

    Product Code: BZSAE
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    Are you struggling to juggle multiple projects? Do you often lose control of your budget? Does communicating your progress to the rest of your team cause you undue stress? Project management is an essential skill for anyone who needs to get things done in any organisation, and is absolutely critical for anyone leading strategic change. In Lead Successful Projects, the Penguin Business Expert guide, Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez introduces a simplified but strategic approach to project management developed over the last 20 years coaching executives, managers and MBAs. Learn how to break down your project into manageable elements, define smart goals and meet them in this concise and practical guide to project success.
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  • Create a Gender-Balanced Workplace

    Ann Francke

    Product Code: BZSAD
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    Equality at work expert Ann Francke reveals how to understand and tackle the damaging consequences of gender imbalance in the workplace Gender balance is first and foremost a business issue. McKinsey estimates we could add 28 trillion to global GDP if we achieved gender equality everywhere - that is more than the GDPs of the US and China combined. But it is so much more than that. Gender balance is one of the best levers we can pull to build better managers and leaders at every level, improve team performance and create better cultures where everyone can thrive. In the Penguin Experts: Create a Gender-Balanced Workplace, Ann Francke, the CEO of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), introduces her solution to combating the problems at the heart of the continued imbalance and offers clear, actionable strategies for making a positive change in your organisation.
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  • The Connector Manager

    Jaime Roca

    Product Code: BZROM
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    The best managers work smarter, not harder After conducting a unique global study of over 9,000 people, analysts at the world-leading sales research firm Gartner identified four distinct types of manager. Incredibly, they found one type consistently performs far better than the rest, and it wasn't the one they were expecting. Connector Managers understand that it's not enough for managers to just encourage and teach employees themselves, and that providing constant coaching to employees can actually be detrimental to their independent development. Instead, by connecting employees to others in the team or organisation, Connector Managers can help their employees develop a range of skills beyond their own areas of expertise. Although the four types of managers are more or less evenly distributed, employees with Connector Managers perform significantly better than others. Employees with Always-on Managers who provide constant feedback and coaching perform significantly worse. Drawing on their ground-breaking data-driven research, as well as in-depth case studies and extensive interviews with thousands of managers, you'll discover what behaviours define Connector Managers and how you can use them yourself to build brilliant, powerhouse teams.
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  • Superfast

    Sophie Devonshire

    Product Code: BZOJL
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    *SHORTLISTED FOR BEST LEADERSHIP BOOK AT THE BUSINESS BOOK AWARDS* In today's fast-paced world, leaders need to move at speed. The rate of innovation and change in organisations and the challenges of impatient investors or shareholders mean leadership decisions must be quick, smart and deliver real impact. Superfast provides cutting edge inspiration and a host of exciting ideas about how to accelerate performance in an agile and thoughtful way, shedding new light on leading in a world which is fluid and uncertain. You'll learn the practical solutions to leadership questions which the most savvy global leaders employ, and map your own shortcut to personal and professional success. Leadership is not just about moving fast, however. Superfast will show you how to use your time in the smartest, most efficient way possible - slowing down when necessary to get decisions right and accelerating elsewhere to unlock growth. Stop waiting around. Superfast will give you the tools to lead well and make change happen.
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