• Health & Personal Development
      May 2011

      The Psychology of the Leader

      by Antonio Meneghetti

      "The one type of energy underlying all others is intelligence. A people or school of thought that succeeds in managing this enormous power possesses the elementary form that can be used to control any energy. The historical phenomenology of this elementary energy is the leader. The ‘Leader' is the individual-vector of a number of different relations, capable of operating in the manner most effective for the context and gratifying for himself/herself. Those who can serve best are a function of order”. This is not meant to be just another book on leadership in an already-crowded market but a tool that defines new horizons for historical ambition. The Author illustrates a number of elementary rules that can be used in any field of advanced management, be it economic, scientific or politic. …And then he moves on to an added dimension: the wisdom of being through having.

    • Health & Personal Development
      March 2005

      The Apprentice Leader

      by Antonio Meneghetti

      After The Art of Living of the Wise, a book that offers a fresh perspective on the gift and the plan of life, the author explains in this book the practical aspects that contribute to shape the tools that a future leader has to master in order to fulfil his vision. After learning about his/her soul, the young leader must become familiar with, and be able to utilize, the system and the rules of the game. This book is a blueprint for the young person who has decided to be a leader in society.

    • Business & management

      Quantum Skills for Coaches

      A Handbook for Working with Energy and the Body-mind in Coaching

      by Annette Simmons

      This book has been written as a result of Annette's clients and fellow coaches urging her to teach others and write about her unique and cutting-edge approach to leadership and life coaching. These truly transformational tools are a beautifully intuitive marriage of Annette's passion for quantum physics, modern psychology, management theory and spiritual laws which have helped many senior leaders to find the greatness within themselves, enhancing their personal results and the performance of those around them. This approach to coaching is consistent with (and supportive of) traditional coaching models and tools such as GROW, NLP, incisive questions, MBTI, etc. and, it almost seems to give them a fifth dimension!

    • Entrepreneurship

      Working 5 to 9

      How to Start a Successful Business in Your Spare Time

      by Emma Jones

      Become your own boss, in your own time!Emma Jones, founder of the home business website Enterprise Nation and author of 'Spare Room Start Up', delves into the working 5pm to 9pm trend and profiles 60 people who are running successful businesses outside of their normal office hours, everything from writing, baking and accounting, to magic, music and even pig farming! She offers over 50 ideas of businesses you can run in your spare time and looks at franchise ideas that can be run in the same way.There's advice on starting a business, sales, marketing, technology and how to maintain your social life whilst working 5 to 9.If you are:- In a job but not sure for how much longer, or- Wanting to pursue a passion, hobby or skill for light relief and extra income, or- Dreaming of becoming your own boss but not quite sure where to startThen this inspiring and practical book is for you!

    • Advice on careers & achieving success

      The Luck Factor

      Why Some People Are Luckier Than Others and How You Can Become One of Them

      by Max Gunther

      Max Gunther's classic text brought back into print.Luck. We can't see it, or touch it, but we can feel it. We all know it when we experience it. It's an obvious description of obvious events. But does it go deeper than this? And if it goes deeper, does it do so in any way which we can harness to our own and others' advantage?Taking us on a richly anecdotal ride through the more popular theories and histories of luck - from pseudoscience to paganism, through mathematicians to magicians - Max Gunther arrives at a careful set of scientific conclusions as to the nature of luck, and the possibility of managing it.Based entirely on drawing out the logical truths hidden in some examples of outrageous fortune (and some of the seemingly absurd theories of its origins), he presents readers with the concise formulae which make up what he calls "The Luck Factor" - the five traits that lucky people have in common - and shows how anyone can improve their luck.

    • Management & management techniques

      The Official High-flier's Handbook

      How to Succeed in Business Without an MBA

      by Philip Jenks

      Forget all the expensive MBA handbooks, bin your application forms to INSEAD, Harvard and LBS, and read this cult guide instead.From the Introduction:The desire to get ahead in business is stimulated at an early age. Remember that intoxicating moment when you first managed to get Mayfair and Park Lane, built hotels on each, and sent your opponent headlong into bankruptcy when he landed on one after the other? Remember the thrill when you bartered a rusty Swiss penknife for your friend's father's Rolex? It's a fact that the very best childhood memories tend to be materialistic, competitive and exploitative - in short, capitalist.Recapturing those thrills is more elusive in the real game of business. It's a tough world out there, the rules are strictly enforced, and the competition's a little sharper than when you skittled Granny out of the game with some shrewd double-sixes. If you want to be a high-flier in today's business world, you've got to have a good grasp of the fundamentals - like how to talk and how to look - and at least have a nodding acquaintance with peripheral matters like finance and marketing. Otherwise, in no time at all, you'll find yourself surrounded by colleagues babbling in tongues you don't understand and leapfrogging you on their way to the top.This book is aimed at executives who have neither the time nor the inclination to read orthodox - that is, expensive and leadenly theoretical - business books. It sorts the nuggets from the sludge and discards the stuff you don't need to know.Quite a lot has been discarded. Just as it takes 250 tons of ore to produce one carat of diamond, so we have reduced the study of business to its essence.

    • Popular psychology

      Games Business Experts Play

      Winning at the Games of Business

      by L Michael Hall

      Presenting insights into how business experts become successful, this revelatory book applies NLP techniques that target behaviour, transforming you into an effective business player. Analysing the core components of successful game playing, this volume identifies:;the name of each game;the rules;the cues;the payoff.;It then coaches you in 'playing' games for personal empowerment and winning. An essential guide for all game players seeking inspiration, "Games Business Experts Play" delivers all the winning moves.;"The best book ever written about how to manage your behavior to succeed in business." - David Wilson MBA;"Read this book. It will completely revolutionize your business." - Sean Kearney, Executive Director, AT&T Broadband.

    • Advice on careers & achieving success

      101 Days to Make a Change

      Daily Strategies to Move from Knowing to Being

      by Roy Leigthon, Emma Kilbey and Kristina Bill

      101 Days To Make a Change is a constructive and compassionate companion that will help get you back in the driving seat of your life - in just over three months. Its expansive ideology is grounded by an achievable process with a realistic timeframe to help chart progress and acknowledge results. This programme will give you rigorous tools in order to truly understand what makes you who you are, so you can plan for your best future, both personally and professionally. You’ll be led by clear and practical steps to uncover your drives and motivation and identify your attitude to learning and change. Armed with these valuable insights your confidence will increase and your stress levels will be reduced while you develop new skills and start achieving firm goals.

    • Management & management techniques

      More Magic of Metaphor

      Stories for Leaders, Influencers and Motivators

      by Nick. Owen

      In business, if your team were to share the same vision, direction, and values that you do, how much easier would it be to drive your business forward, and create powerful and favourable impressions on your clients? You and your entire team would be operating as one, moving with confidence and commitment towards a set of common goals. In education, how much more satisfying would your teaching be - both for you and your students - if you were able to: explain ideas more easily, more memorably, and more powerfully? create an environment to which all your students wanted to contribute and belong? motivate your students with a desire for life long learning? Our greatest teachers, artists, and leaders all use varieties of anecdote, story, parable, case history, and metaphor to put across their 'message' in powerful and highly memorable ways. This follow-up to Nick's best-selling Magic of Metaphor explores the power of story to inspire, inform, and transform people's lives. With a particular emphasis on leadership in the very broadest sense of the word, the stories in this collection offer inspiration, inner knowledge, and wisdom.

    • Entrepreneurship

      Entrepreneurship

      The Seeds of Success

      by John Forbat

      Challenge the normally accepted limits of "what is possible" in businessEntrepreneurship is usually associated with individuals and small companies. Yet it is the successful entrepreneurs who develop businesses into large corporations - their spirit, leadership and determination lead to great things.In this book John Forbat, serial entrepreneur, covers:- Characteristics you will need to succeed.- Issues that start-ups face.- The TASK principle and the 4 T's.- Management and company politics.- Spotting unrecognised markets.- Convincing people that the "cure for which there is no ill" does have an ill.- The importance of R&D and how it doesn't have to cost thousands.- How necessity can be a real mother of invention.and much more!Also included are case studies which provide fascinating insights into how the author: operated a company on two continents (without capital!); turned a company facing insolvency into a takeover target; and managed to turn a good business plan and a relatively small amount of credit into a company with profits of $200,000 p.a.The down to earth ideas and experiences related in this book make it essential reading for all budding entrepreneurs and those already in business.

    • Self-help & personal development

      The Luck Factor

      Why Some People Are Luckier Than Others and How You Can Become One of Them

      by Max Gunther

      Max Gunther's classic text brought back into print.Luck. We can't see it, or touch it, but we can feel it. We all know it when we experience it. It's an obvious description of obvious events. But does it go deeper than this? And if it goes deeper, does it do so in any way which we can harness to our own and others' advantage?Taking us on a richly anecdotal ride through the more popular theories and histories of luck - from pseudoscience to paganism, through mathematicians to magicians - Max Gunther arrives at a careful set of scientific conclusions as to the nature of luck, and the possibility of managing it.Based entirely on drawing out the logical truths hidden in some examples of outrageous fortune (and some of the seemingly absurd theories of its origins), he presents readers with the concise formulae which make up what he calls "The Luck Factor" - the five traits that lucky people have in common - and shows how anyone can improve their luck.

    • Advice on careers & achieving success

      Now You've Been Shortlisted

      Your Step-by-step Guide to Being Successful at Interviews and Assessment Centres

      by Denise Taylor

      This book is for anyone that has received a 'you've been shortlisted' letter and wants to feel more confident and prepared for their forthcoming interview.It covers the different types of psychometric testing companies use, the various forms of interviews they employ, from first interview to panel interview to competency-based interview, as well as all aspects of performing well at assessment centres.The book finishes with advice on questions to ask at the end of the interview, different ways to follow up and what to expect at the start of your new job.

    • Advice on careers & achieving success

      Why Some People Succeed and Others Fail

      by Samuel A. Malone

      In this inspiring and remarkable book you will discover the principles of success that have directed and motivated many people to make a significant contribution and difference to the world. You will also uncover the pitfalls to avoid in your quest to become the best you can be. Success in any endeavour does not happen by chance. It happens through the application of sound principles and purposeful actions such as: Setting realistic goals Making worthwhile plans Practising good interpersonal relationships Having confidence and self-belief Being optimistic Developing self-esteem Being persistent and resilient Being highly motivated Developing the habit of lifelong learning and continuous improvement Practising good personal values.

    • Entrepreneurship

      Sack Your Boss!

      Quit Your Job and Turn Your Passion Into Your Profession!

      by Jonathan. Jay

      Every week, three thousand people in the UK quit their jobs and set up their own business. What you need is the low down on exactly how to do it – from someone who’s done it. You need practical, down-to-earth advice that will help you turn your business idea into a storming success! This book will do that for you.

    • Semiotics / semiology

      Principled Headship

      A Teacher`s Guide to the Galaxy

      by Terry Mahony

      Principled Headship provides headteachers and those who want to be headteachers specific and useable skills in success leadership. Utilising the techniques of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), it introduces some of the newly emerging methods to clarify and strengthen beliefs and values in order to achieve higher levels of personal effectiveness. Pioneering a programme of exercises using a combination of left- and right-brain approaches, it includes indirect suggestions and visual image associations. This revised edition equips you with the essential skills needed for a future in teaching. It shows you how to extend your inner resources and prepare yourself to confidently take on the leadership of a school. Written in a light and personal style, it will increase your ability to lead, communicate and motivate.

    • Popular psychology

      The Big Book of Independent Thinking

      Do Things No One Does Or Do Things Everyone Does in a Way No One Does

      by Ian Gilbert

      Ten years ago a company called Independent Thinking was set up to "enrich people's lives by changing the way they think - and so to change the world". Since then Ian Gilbert and his unique team of associates have challenged, educated and entertained hundreds of thousands of young people, teachers, governors and educational decision makers across the UK and beyond. This book captures some of the organisation's best ideas and innovations in areas from neuroscience and learning skills to creativity, motivation and emotional intelligence. What's more, it will encourage you to follow the Independent Thinking motto: Do things no-one does or do things everyone does in a way no-one does.

    • Entrepreneurship

      The New Rules of Business

      Leading Entrepreneurs Reveal Their Secrets for Success

      by Dan Matthews

      This is the ultimate guide to winning in business. Drawing on the experiences of some of the world's most successful entrepreneurs and corporate executives, it sheds light on the cut and thrust of commercial relationships and provides a candid insight into what it takes to thrive as an entrepreneur. Themes include the role of failure, luck and risk, people, power, money, greed and ambition. Together, it reveals the essential underlying truths which define business in the twenty-first century.The book contains thoughts, anecdotes and advice from 36 business people drawn from a variety of backgrounds and career paths. Multi-millionaire heads of billion-pound businesses rub shoulders with chief executives of some of the world's biggest blue-chip companies. Also featured are celebrity investors, business TV show contestants, and even those who have fallen foul of the business rules and survived to tell the tale.It is a must read for anyone wanting to grow a business, become wealthy and powerful, or make a meteoric push up the career ladder.

    • Advice on careers & achieving success

      Now You've Been Shortlisted

      Your Step-by-step Guide to Being Successful at Interviews and Assessment Centres

      by Denise Taylor

      This book is for anyone that has received a 'you've been shortlisted' letter and wants to feel more confident and prepared for their forthcoming interview.It covers the different types of psychometric testing companies use, the various forms of interviews they employ, from first interview to panel interview to competency-based interview, as well as all aspects of performing well at assessment centres.The book finishes with advice on questions to ask at the end of the interview, different ways to follow up and what to expect at the start of your new job.

    • Advice on careers & achieving success

      Finding Square Holes

      Discover Who You Really Are and Find the Perfect Career

      by Anita Houghton

      Finding Square Holes is unique in taking a predominantly self-reflective approach to career development, combining techniques from personal development theory, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and the Myers-Briggs model of personality. If you're in a fix in your career, either trying to decide what to do or disgruntled with your current job, this is the book for you. Starting with the premise that you can't achieve happiness in anything if you don't know what you want in life, the book uses an engaging approach to take you on a journey of self-discovery. Filled with anecdotes, insights and exercises, you are shown how to lay the foundations needed for taking control of your career. This new self-knowledge is used to guide you in a highly practical and self-motivating process of research, networking and goal-setting. This book works on the premise that only you are the best judge of what is good for you. It is a real confidence booster and fear killer. Get it!

    • Anthologies (non-poetry)

      The Hey Nonny Handbook

      by Julia Jeffries

      Take two women: One finds her high-flying career has flown her straight into a brick wall; the other discovers her husband lurking in the shrubbery, texting his mistress. This is the book they wrote.Do you have teenage children, elderly parents or a husband in crisis? Then this book's for you.From divorce to depression, menopause to marriage, from infidelity to insomnia - it's all here in The Hey Nonny Handbook.This book won't provide chicken soup for your soul. What it will show you is what the authors found themselves: that literature can save your life. There's nowhere you've been that someone more articulate hasn't been before. As C.S. Lewis has said, 'We read to know we are not alone'.Women have always banded together for reasons of safety and mutual support. The Hey Nonny Club started life as a loose collection of women (not a collection of loose women!) who had troubles in their life - and from that club this book has grown.The authors hope that women everywhere will learn from their experiences and benefit from their words, from the City high-flyer to the mother in track pants mucking out the guinea pigs.Laced with the acid wit of The Independent's cartoonist Sally Ann Lasson, it abounds in wicked humour and black comedy.Read it on the beach, give it to a friend in trouble or keep it on the kitchen shelf. And as Gwendolen said in The Importance of Being Earnest, you will 'always have something sensational to read on the train'!www.heynonny.com

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