• 10 Rules for Talking How To Have Difficult Conversations in an Angry World
    10 Rules for Talking How To Have Difficult Conversations in an Angry World
    Psychologist Tim Harkness has noticed sometimes it seems everyone is shouting, but nobody is listening.

    Surely we don't need to learn how to talk? And yet, in an age of Brexit and Trump, where social media provides a platform for instantaneous, unfettered opinion, doesn't it feel that we've lost our ability to move discussions forward?

    10 Rules for Talking is a timely guide to help you talk to people who don't share your opinion. Harkness focuses on difficult conversations - the complex, emotional and recurring discussions that persistently affect our personal and professional lives.

    The ten rules will teach you to remember most people are good and worthy of respect (Rule 3), why it is important to keep a conversation safe (Rule 5) and how to truly listen (Rule 9). Learn how to persuade, respond and - most importantly - keep the conversation progressing.

    Welcome to a new way of talking.

    ISBN: 9781788704090
    Publication date: 01/04/2021
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Harkness, Tim
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • 101 Things I Learned in Business School
    101 Things I Learned in Business School
    An informatively illustrated guide to business principles by a professor, entrepreneur, consultant, executive, and Harvard Business School graduate.

    Success in business-and in business school-calls for a broad knowledge base and the ability to turn it into action. This accessible book provides a thorough grounding in the principles most essential to the study and practice of business, from corporate organization to maintaining customer satisfaction. Lessons include-

    . key elements of organizational philosophy, structure, culture, and behavior
    . ways to grow a business in new and existing markets
    . why fast-growing companies may be chronically short on cash
    . how to manage and interpret data when weighing a decision
    . how to run a meeting most effectively
    . how social and environmental responsibility can be good for business

    101 Things I Learned in Business Schoolwill appeal to students seeking traction in a demanding curriculum, to self-made entrepreneurs looking to improve their business practices, and to seasoned professionals seeking a refresher on core principles.

    ISBN: 9781524761929
    Publication date: 13/04/2021
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Preis, Michael W.
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
  • 30-second Money
    30-second Money
    Stock-market crashes show how the world of high finance can negatively impact our daily life, but smart money reveals a two-way street where those savvy to the science of finance can take their personal wealth up a gear. What is a hedge fund? How best to understand private equity? What are the principles of investment? 30 Second Money balances key features of personal finance with those of the financial markets and economic concepts, explaining how mass monetary systems relate to one's own money management choices. From basic concepts like risk and return to types of borrowing, investment, and risk management, everything is explained without jargon or complexity. This is the handbook that gives the reader an edge in any business conversation.

    ISBN: 9781782408857
    Publication date: 01/10/2019
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Marron, Donald
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $32.99
  • 4 Day Week
    4 Day Week
    In The 4 Day Week, entrepreneur and business innovator Andrew Barnes makes the case for the four-day week as the answer to many of the ills of the 21st-century global economy.

    Barnes conducted an experiment in his own business, the New Zealand trust company Perpetual Guardian, and asked his staff to design a four-day week that would permit them to meet their existing productivity requirements on the same salary but with a 20% cut in work hours. The outcomes of this trial, which no business leader had previously attempted on these terms, were stunning. People were happier and healthier, more engaged in their personal lives, and more focused and productive in the office.

    The world of work has seen a dramatic shift in recent times: the former security and benefits associated with permanent employment are being displaced by the less stable gig economy. Barnes explains the dangers of a focus on flexibility at the expense of hard-won worker protections, and argues that with the four-day week, we can have the best of all worlds: optimal productivity, work-life balance, worker benefits and, at long last, a solution to pervasive economic inequities such as the gender pay gap and lack of diversity in business and governance.

    THE 4 DAY WEEK is a practical, how-to guide for business leaders and employees alike that is applicable to nearly every industry. Using qualitative and quantitative data from research gathered through the Perpetual Guardian trial and other sources by the University of Auckland and Auckland University of Technology, the book presents a step-by-step approach to preparing businesses for productivity-focused flexibility, from the necessary cultural conditions to the often complex legislative considerations.

    The story of Perpetual Guardian's unprecedented work experiment has made headlines around the world and stormed social media, reaching a global audience over 4.5 billion. A mix of trenchant analysis, personal observation and actionable advice, THE 4 DAY WEEK is an essential guide for leaders and workers seeking to make a change for the better in their work world.

    ISBN: 9780349424903
    Publication date: 14/01/2020
    Price: $37.99
    Author: Barnes, Andrew
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $37.99
  • 5am Club  Change Your Morning, Change Your Life
    5am Club Change Your Morning, Change Your Life
    Legendary leadership and elite performance expert Robin Sharma introduced The 5am Club concept over twenty years ago, based on a revolutionary morning routine that has helped his clients maximize their productivity, activate their best health and bulletproof their serenity in this age of overwhelming complexity. Now, in this life-changing book, handcrafted by the author over a rigorous four-year period, you will discover the early-rising habit that has helped so many accomplish epic results while upgrading their happiness, helpfulness and feelings of aliveness.Through an enchanting-and often amusing-story about two struggling strangers who meet an eccentric tycoon who becomes their secret mentor, The 5am Club will walk you through:* How great geniuses, business titans and the world's wisest people start their mornings to produce astonishing achievements* A little-known formula you can use instantly to wake up early feeling inspired, focused and flooded with a fiery drive to get the most out of each day* A step-by-step method to protect the quietest hours of daybreak so you have time for exercise, self-renewal and personal growth* A neuroscience-based practice proven to help make it easy to rise while most people are sleeping, giving you precious time for yourself to think, express your creativity and begin the day peacefully instead of being rushed* `Insider-only' tactics to defend your gifts, talents and dreams against digital distraction and trivial diversions so you enjoy fortune, influence and a magnificent impact on the worldPart manifesto for mastery, part playbook for genius-grade productivity and part companion for a life lived beautifully, The 5am Club is a work that will transform your life. Forever.

    ISBN: 9780008312831
    Publication date: 16/11/2018
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Sharma, Robin
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $32.99
  • 80/20 Principle
    80/20 Principle
    In the 20 years since its first publication, The 80/20 Principle has become a business classic and a global bestseller. In this new edition Richard Koch outlines a fresh understanding of the true power of the principle. And it is powerful: the 80/20 principle - the counter-intuitive yet prevalent fact that 80% of results flow from 20% of causes - is the one true principle of highly effective people and organisations and has stood the test of time. Many thousands of people throughout the world have found the principle useful at work, in their careers and in their personal lives. Koch outlines how with the 80/20 Principle we can achieve much more with much less effort, time and resources simply by concentrating on the all-important 20% thus controlling events instead of being controlled by them, and with several times the results.

    ISBN: 9781857886849
    Publication date: 06/04/2017
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Koch, Richard
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • 9 Types of Leadership Mastering the Art of People in the 21st Century Workplace
    9 Types of Leadership Mastering the Art of People in the 21st Century Workplace
    The 9 Types of Leadership draws on the Enneagram, an amazingly accurate descriptor of personality, to help people in the workplace create more effective relationships, so they can be more productive and happy at the office.

    In the past few years, mindfulness and other approaches to self-awareness have begun to transform the American workplace. But while it is increasingly widely accepted in the business world that the most direct route to success lies in adopting practices that actively promote leaders' self-awareness, social skill, and "emotional intelligence," the best and most efficient path to developing a more conscious workforce often remains unclear.

    The Enneagram provides this pathway to greater self-awareness and social skillfulness. Like a GPS for social interactions, the Enneagram helps you orient yourself when you get caught up in people problems you don't know how to work your way out of.

    By providing extremely detailed and accurate descriptions of nine recognizable personalities, the Enneagram is an unmatched tool for business people to use to decode the mysteries involved in understanding why people do what they do, why we have conflicts with some people but not others, and how we can become aware of our blind spots. Most importantly, it can help leaders to know themselves in a deeper way so they can more effectively lead others and more powerfully model conscious behaviors for their direct reports.

    ISBN: 9781682616383
    Publication date: 24/10/2017
    Price: $41.99
    Author: Chestnut, Beatrice
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $41.99
  • After Piketty: the Agenda for Economics and Inequality
    After Piketty: the Agenda for Economics and Inequality
    A Foreign Affairs Best Book of the Year

    "An intellectual excursion of a kind rarely offered by modern economics."
    -Foreign Affairs

    Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century is the most widely discussed work of economics in recent years. But are its analyses of inequality and economic growth on target? Where should researchers go from there in exploring the ideas Piketty pushed to the forefront of global conversation? A cast of leading economists and other social scientists-including Emmanuel Saez, Branko Milanovic, Laura Tyson, and Michael Spence-tackle these questions in dialogue with Piketty.

    "A fantastic introduction to Piketty's main argument in Capital, and to some of the main criticisms, including doubt that his key equation...showing that returns on capital grow faster than the economy-will hold true in the long run."
    -Nature

    "Piketty's work...laid bare just how ill-equipped our existing frameworks are for understanding, predicting, and changing inequality. This extraordinary collection shows that our most nimble social scientists are responding to the challenge."
    -Justin Wolfers, University of Michigan

    ISBN: 9780674237889
    Publication date: 22/02/2019
    Price: $60.00
    Author: Boushey, Heather
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
  • Anatomy of Peace
    Anatomy of Peace
    From the authors of Leadership and Self-Deception comes a new edition of an international bestseller that instills hope and inspires reconciliation. What if conflicts at home, conflicts at work, and conflicts in the world stem from the same root cause? What if we systematically misunderstand that cause? And what if, as a result, we unwittingly perpetuate the very problems we think we are trying to solve?

    This book unfolds as a story. Yusuf al-Falah, an Arab, and Avi Rozen, a Jew, each lost his father at the hands of the other's ethnic cousins. The Anatomy of Peace is the story of how they came together, how they help warring parents and children come together, and how we too can find our way out of the personal, professional, and global conflicts that weigh us down, even when war is upon us.

    ISBN: 9781523089826
    Publication date: 01/09/2020
    Price: $37.00
    Author: Arbinger Institute
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Arianna Huffington
    Arianna Huffington
    Global Business Visionaries -- Arianna Huffington

    Arianna Huffington is one of the world's foremost business leaders. As co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post, she built it into one of the internet's biggest news outlets, leading it to become the first commercially run digital-media enterprise to win a Pulitzer Prize and eventually selling the site to AOL in 2011 for $315 million. Now considered to be one of the most influential women on the planet, in 2016 Huffington went on to establish Thrive Global, a health and wellness start-up that aims to end the stress and burnout epidemic.

    This concise but detailed biography provides an overview of Huffington's career trajectory, providing insights into why she is such a successful business person and what makes her companies tick. It also covers Huffington's innovations, and looks to what the future may bring for her and her ventures. Aspirational and positive, it is perfect for readers who want a short, accessible read about a global business visionary.

    ISBN: 9781474610711
    Publication date: 19/03/2020
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Goodman, Leah Mcgrath
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $39.99
  • Art of Being Employed
    Art of Being Employed
    This well-known author says that successful employment leading to a stellar career is an art - the skills can be learned, honed and will reward those who take up the challenge. This book is for everybody who wants to have a challenging and rewarding career. It is a concise guide, with easy-to-relate-to examples from senior students and people in their early careers. It explains how students, even several years before they will seek work, can shape their learning and skills toward securing their dream job. It explains the steps in building a professional development portfolio, applying for a job, and preparing for interviews. It explains mentors, coaches and sponsors and their value in the early stages of employment. It discusses how to be a high-flyer in your employment - looking at attitude, behaviours and, for instance, managing the 'yes trap', becoming valuable and invaluable in your chosen field. It offers preparation and practice by way of a large number of possible/typical employer questions in interviews.

    ISBN: 9781927212110
    Publication date: 13/03/2014
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Rowarth, Jacqueline S.
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $32.99
  • Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters
    Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters
    We spend our lives gathering - first in classrooms and then in meetings, weddings, conferences and away days. Yet so many of us spend this time in underwhelming moments that fail to engage us, inspire us, or connect us. We've all sat in meetings where people talk past each other or go through the motions and others which galvanize a team and remind everyone why they first took the job. We've been to weddings that were deeply moving and others that were run-of-the-mill and simply faded away.

    Why do some moments take off and others fizzle? What's the difference between the gatherings that inspire you and the ones that don't?

    In The Art of Gathering, Priya Parker gets to the heart of these questions and reveals how to design a transformative gathering. An expert on organizing successful gatherings whether in conference centres or her living room, Parker shows us how to create moving, magical, mind-changing experiences - even in spaces where we've come to expect little.

    ISBN: 9780241973844
    Publication date: 16/05/2019
    Price: $28.00
    Author: Parker, Priya
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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