• 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.

    • Health & Personal Development
      September 2019

      The Power of Choices

      7 steps to smarter decisions about work, life and success

      by Janine Woodcock

      Is your drive to succeed taking you away from other things you love in your life? Do you feel ‘always on’ but never finished? Are you ready to create more balance in your life, yet at the same time improve your overall performance? In this high-pressure and uncertain world, it’s easy to lose sight of what we need to thrive professionally and personally. When demands on our time begin to compete it becomes harder to make good decisions that will support the life we want to lead. Using her incredibly powerful CHOICES™ programme, expert coach Janine Woodcock will show you how you can sustain your drive and ambition to succeed at work without cost to your health, happiness and relationships. By challenging the choices you’re already making and empowering you with a set of unique techniques to make smarter ones, you will: discover how to build and sustain long-term success whilst nurturing and protecting what matters to you most develop skills that can liberate you from the unrelenting pressures of success learn how to stay true to your core beliefs without weakening your will or ability to succeed. There is a way for you to feel more energised and at ease in every part of your life. It’s time to make positive choices that can sustain your success and create the life you truly want.

    • Advice on careers & achieving success
      October 2018

      Getting Used to Success: Develop an Invincible Mindset, Bolster Self-Confidence and Build Winning Habits

      by H.J Shalev

      This book reveals a unique and effective methodology and tools to earn more money. Developed by H.J. Shalev, he first implemented it on himself during his dramatic career change in 2005. Since then, he has applied this methodology to help over 1,000 clients during 10,000 hours of coaching which resulted in breakthrough results for their businesses, management and careers. This unique book combines the mental and the physical, spiritual and tangible, being and doing aspects needed to succeed in business.

    • Health & Personal Development
      March 2019

      Find the better self

      by Wen Liyang

      This book is a readme for a post-80s lady entrepreneur.Born in 1985, she became a part-time migrant worker after joining secondary school. At work, she pays attention and looks for opportunities; in life, she constantly learns and improves herself. Worked as a clerk, a car salesperson, a tour guide, a dance teacher, and an advertising sales director in an IT company. At the age of 28, he entered the field of e-commerce and decided to start a business. The first year of his business made a profit of 2 million yuan.This book tells how the author grew up step by step, becoming an independent and self-strengthening woman from eight aspects: independent thinking, economic independence, health management, image management, family education, family friends, taste pursuits, and husband and wife relationships. And get the life you want.The story in this book is sincere and touching, and the writing is fluent. It is a inspirational book for young women, which has certain guiding significance for ordinary young girls to find themselves.

    • 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

      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.

    • 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

    • 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.

    • 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

      Psychological Testing

      The Essential Guide to Using and Surviving the Most Popular Recruitment and Career Development Tests

      by Stephanie Jones

      Both private and public sector organisations, and both employers and recruitment agencies, use psychological selection tests as part of their recruitment processes. Worldwide, and especially in electronic formats, these tests are increasingly used for speeding-up, standardising and professionalising the task of putting the right people in the right jobs.'Psychological Testing' is an easy-to-follow guide to the most popular selection tests on the market. It takes a broad, international perspective and explores developments in web-based testing services, which have revolutionised the industry.This book seeks to answer all your key questions, including:For employers, recruiting consultancies and agencies:- What are the benefits of using psychological testing for your organisation?- Which kinds of tests are available and how should they be used?- What are the specific applications for each of the tests, and their advantages and disadvantages?- What is good - and bad - practice in test usage in recruitment?- Can these tests also be used for subsequent employee deployment and development, such as creating teams, training needs analysis, and career-planning?For employees and job-seekers:- What happens if you are required to take a selection test?- What will these tests reveal about you?- What do previous test-takers think about each of these tests?- How can you prepare for the process of testing generally?- How can you overcome test phobia, fear of the unknown and a feeling of intrusion?With detailed information on numerous tests, 'Psychological Testing' is your invaluable handbook, whichever side of the desk you're on.

    • Children's & YA
      July 2013

      Dear Daughter

      what i wish I'd known at your age

      by Roy Sheppard

      Includes a total of over 1,500 years of female wisdom from a collection of amazing women of all ages. This book is packed with practical, 'real-world' advice on what it is to be a woman in the 21st-century. What I wish I'd known about: being a woman looking after yourself improving the relationship you have with yourself; being genuinely happy in life with self-confidence, self-esteem and a healthy attitude relationships with others (friends and frenemies) sex-from 'the first time' onwards how to understand men spotting (and avoiding) the dangerous ones what no one tells you about marriage and divorce the secret 'rules' in the workplace what the rich know about money, the poor don't.

    • Health & Personal Development
      July 2013

      Dear Son

      what I wish I'd known at your age

      by Roy Sheppard

      With contributions from dozens of fathers, this book is packed with practical, 'real-world' advice and wisdom on what it is to be a man in the 21st-century. It includes: the unexpected differences between 'real' and 'pretend' men the secret 'rules' in the workplace impress women without looking as though you're trying to what the rich know about money, the poor don't what you need to know about love, marriage and divorce build a solid personal and professional reputation improve the relationship you have with yourself; being genuinely happy in life with self confidence, self-esteem and a healthy attitude relationship building with others confident conversations spot (and avoid) truly dangerous women what it takes to be a success and how to design your preferred future.

    • Self-help & personal development
      January 2012

      Resilience: Facing Down Rejection and Criticism on the Road to Success

      by Mark McGuinness

      In Resilience, Mark McGuinness explains why your reactions to rejection and criticism are completely understandable - and how to deal with them effectively. Through stories from his own experience, as well as those of famous people who faced rejection and criticism on the road to their success, he will show you that you are far from alone in suffering from rejection and criticism. And he draws on years of experience as a coach to give you practical advice that has been road-tested with hundreds of people facing similar challenges to you. You will learn: Why rejection and criticism hurt so much Several ways you may be making rejection worse (without realising it) How to keep going in spite of multiple rejections Why your inner critic is (potentially) your best friend When to ignore the critics - and when to listen Whether (and how) to respond to insults and abuse Why success is harder than it looks - and how to deal with it This is not a theoretical book - it's packed with practical tips and techniques you can apply to your own challenges right away. Whether you're just setting out, in the middle of your journey, or dealing with the unexpected challenges of success, Resilience will show you how to keep moving forward. Resilience will take you a few hours to read; its lessons will help you for the rest of your life.

    • Self-help & personal development
      August 2014

      Resilience: Facing Down Rejection and Criticism on the Road to Success

      by Mark McGuinness

      If you want to achieve something original and meaningful with your life, you MUST learn to deal with rejection and criticism. If you're an artist of any kind your work will be rejected by editors, curators and other gatekeepers. And each time you put it in front of the public, you expose yourself to criticism. If you're an entrepreneur you face rejection by (potential) customers, partners and investors. Those same people won't hesitate to criticize you if they are unhappy (justified or not). If you're chasing your dream job you'll receive your share of rejection letters. And once you land the job, taking flak when things go wrong is part of the deal. Between them, rejection and criticism can rob you of your dream. Many people set out on their chosen path full of hope and inspiration, only to turn back because they couldn't deal with the emotional impact of crushing rejections and vicious criticism. If you want to avoid joining the legions of also-rans, you'll need to find practical, effective ways to deal with rejection and criticism. Anyone who says 'don't take it so personally' doesn't understand what it's like when you are hit by a major rejection or biting criticism. At least to begin with, it's almost impossible NOT to take it personally (for very good psychological reasons). To deal with rejection and criticism, you need to acknowledge the pain - and find ways to bounce back from the impact. In short, you need to develop resilience. In Resilience, Mark McGuinness explains why your reactions to rejection and criticism are completely understandable - and how to deal with them effectively. Through stories from his own experience, as well as those of famous people who faced rejection and criticism on the road to their success, he will show you that you are far from alone in suffering from rejection and criticism. And he draws on years of experience as a coach to give you practical advice that has been road-tested with hundreds of people facing similar challenges to you. You will learn: Why rejection and criticism hurt so much Several ways you may be making rejection worse (without realising it) How to keep going in spite of multiple rejections Why your inner critic is (potentially) your best friend When to ignore the critics - and when to listen Whether (and how) to respond to insults and abuse Why success is harder than it looks - and how to deal with it This is not a theoretical book - it's packed with practical tips and techniques you can apply to your own challenges right away. Whether you're just setting out, in the middle of your journey, or dealing with the unexpected challenges of success, Resilience will show you how to keep moving forward. Resilience will take you a few hours to read; its lessons will help you for the rest of your life.

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