• Authentic Happiness
    Authentic Happiness
    Authentic Happiness examines the mechanisms by which mentally healthy people become happy, and how happy people become very happy. It represents the first time any scientist has placed value in the study not only of mental illness, but of 'mental wellness'. It's not about curing one's ills, but about exercising one's strengths and virtues in order to achieve what Seligman terms 'authentic happiness'. The life-changing lesson of Authentic Happiness is that, by assessing the very best in ourselves, we can improve the world around us and achieve new and lasting levels of genuine contentment and joy.

    ISBN: 9781864713022
    Publication date: 02/05/2011
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Seligman, Martin
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.99
  • Be Fearless 5 Principles for a Life of Breakthroughs and Purpose
    Be Fearless 5 Principles for a Life of Breakthroughs and Purpose
    In this nationally bestselling "must-read for leaders who are seeking an inspirational road map...in today's challenging climate" (Forbes), philanthropist, investor, and technology pioneer Jean Case brings to life the five Be Fearless principles common to the people and organizations that change the world.

    This book is a call to action for those seeking to live extraordinary lives and bring about transformational change.

    When National Geographic Chairman Jean Case set out to investigate the core qualities of great change makers, past and present, from inventors to revolutionaries, she found five surprising traits all had in common. They weren't wealth, privilege, or even genius. It was that all of these exceptional men and women chose to make a "big bet," take bold risks, learn from their failures, reach beyond their bubbles, and let urgency conquer fear.

    Throughout Be Fearless, Jean vividly illustrates these principles through storytelling-from her own transformational life experiences, to Jane Goodall's remarkable breakthroughs in understanding and protecting chimpanzees, to celebrity chef Jose Andres's decision to be a "first responder" and take his kitchen to the sites of devastating hurricanes to feed the hungry, to Madam C.J. Walker's vision to build a hair care empire that would employ thousands across the country, and more. She shares new insights to stories you might think you know-like Airbnb's tale of starting from scratch to transform the hospitality industry, to John F. Kennedy's history-making moonshot-gems from changemakers you've never heard of, and, in a new afterword, stories of people inspired to take action after reading the book.

    Be Fearless "is a welcome kick in the pants for anyone who feels stuck in their career" (Business Insider). Weaving together storytelling, practical tips, and inspiration, the book teaches you how to put the five fearless principles to work so that you too can spark the sorts of remarkable breakthroughs that change the world.

    ISBN: 9781501196355
    Publication date: 06/02/2020
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Case, Jean
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Born for Love Why Empathy Is Essential--and Endangered
    Born for Love Why Empathy Is Essential--and Endangered
    "Bruce Perry is both a world-class creative scientist and a compassionate therapist." -Mary Pipher, author of Reviving Ophelia Born for Love is the definitive book on empathy. Renowned psychiatrist Bruce Perry has appeared on Oprah, CNN, National Public Radio's All Things Considered, and other programs as an expert in this hot area of neuroscience, and has been cited as such in Newsweek, the New York Times, and The New Yorker (in a story written by Malcolm Gladwell). He and co-writer Maia Szalavitz explore empathy's startling importance in human evolution and its significance for our children and our society. The authors of The Boy Who was Raised as a Dog present a powerful case that love is essential...and endangered.

    ISBN: 9780061656798
    Publication date: 01/04/2011
    Price: $38.99
    Author: Perry, Bruce D.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.99
  • Braving the Wilderness Quest for true belonging and the courage to stand alone
    Braving the Wilderness Quest for true belonging and the courage to stand alone
    'True belonging doesn't require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are.' Social scientist BrenU Brown, PhD, LMSW has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives - experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame and empathy. In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarisation. With her trademark mix of research, storytelling and honesty, Brown will again change the cultural conversation while mapping out a clear path to true belonging. Brown argues that what we're experiencing today is a spiritual crisis of disconnection, and introduces four practices of true belonging that challenge everything we believe about ourselves and each other. She writes, 'True belonging requires us to believe in and belong to ourselves so fully that we can find sacredness both in both being a part of something, and in standing alone when necessary. But in a culture that's rife with perfectionism and pleasing, and with the erosion of civility, it's easy to stay quiet, hide in our ideological bunkers, or fit in rather than show up as our true selves and brave the wilderness of uncertainty and criticism. But true belonging is not something we negotiate or accomplish with others; it's a daily practice that demands integrity and authenticity. It's a personal commitment that we carry in our hearts.' Brown offers us the clarity and courage we need to find our way back to ourselves and to each other. And that path cuts right through the wilderness. Brown writes, 'The wilderness is an untamed, unpredictable place of solitude and searching. It is a place as dangerous as it is breathtaking, a place as sought after as it is feared. But it turns out to be the place of true belonging, and it's the bravest and most sacred place you will ever stand.'

    ISBN: 9781785041754
    Publication date: 12/09/2017
    Price: $38.00
    Author: Brown, Brene
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Confident Minds Curriculum: Creating a Culture of Personal Growth and Social Awareness
    Confident Minds Curriculum: Creating a Culture of Personal Growth and Social Awareness
    The Confident Minds Curriculum provides a simple and practical approach to culture change in schools, health care settings and organisations working with young people. Refraining from focusing solely on young people's growth, the curriculum provides logical and practical support to the people and systems in their environment to enable and maximise growth for positive and connected communities.


    Crucial mindsets for healthy relationships, empathy, compassion, problem-solving, emotional intelligence and well-being are broken down into bite-size, teachable chunks. All blend together exquisitely to help people look at themselves and others with confidence, gratitude and compassion.


    Easily applied to individuals, targeted groups and whole classes to meet the social emotional learning (SEL) or well-being curriculum, this book provides a guiding light for young people and their supporters to develop what is necessary for socially and emotionally intelligent environments.


    Aimed primarily at the middle years (8-14), it is easily adaptable for younger and older students. Through role plays, discussions, journaling and practical activities each new mindset is divided into several lessons that teach individual learning components of new ways of thinking, feeling and behaving.


    The Confident Minds Curriculum will appeal to teachers, educators and health professionals searching for a whole school or organisational approach to social emotional learning, well-being, compassion and personal growth. It is also an essential resource for homes where parents and carers can help further develop life skills that build character and optimism so their family can approach life with greater confidence.

    ISBN: 9780367361280
    Publication date: 29/10/2019
    Price: $70.99
    Author: Parker, Madhavi Nawana
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $70.99
  • Drive
    Drive
    A book that will change how you think and transform how you live

    Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people - at work, at school, at home. It is wrong. As Daniel H. Pink explains in his paradigm-shattering book Drive, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today's world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and the world.

    Along the way, he takes us to companies that are enlisting new approaches to motivation, and introduces us to the scientists and entrepreneurs who are pointing a bold way forward.

    ISBN: 9781786891709
    Publication date: 05/07/2018
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Pink, Daniel H.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Emotional Success
    Emotional Success
    Kick-start your motivation using gratitude, employ compassion to build your network, and take pride to maximise success.Using cutting-edge research, world-leading psychologist David DeSteno shows you how positive emotions are far more powerful than willpower and self-denial in achieving your goals. Willpower is quickly depleted, but our prosocial emotions become stronger the more we use them. Even better, they're contagious.

    * Cultivating gratitude, compassion, and pride leads to better cardiovascular health, immune function and sleep
    * Students who feel proud of their work will work 40% harder and longer than others
    * Empathy and compassion are the best predictors of team success

    Our prosocial emotions evolved specifically to help us resist immediate temptations in favour of long-term gains. But they can also be adapted to strengthen our bonds with our own future selves - who will benefit most from the grit we need to succeed in life.

    "EMOTIONAL SUCCESS is as inspiring as it is practical. DeSteno shows us how to [...] improve our lives - and the world." - Arianna Huffington, author of Thrive and The Sleep Revolution"If you think the key to self-control is overriding your emotions, think again. Moral emotions can strengthen your willpower - and this fascinating book uses the latest social science to explain how." - Adam Grant, author of GIVE AND TAKE, ORIGINALS, and OPTION B with Sheryl Sandberg

    ISBN: 9781509807178
    Publication date: 11/01/2018
    Price: $37.99
    Author: Desteno, David
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $37.99
  • Flourish
    Flourish
    Flourish: A new understanding of Life's Greatest Goals- and what it takes to reach them. In this groundbreaking book, one of the world's foremost academic psychologists- and founder of the Positive Psychology movement- offers a new theory on what makes people flourish and how to truly get the most out of life. Eight years have passed since the publication of Dr Seligman's internationally bestselling Authentic Happiness. As a highly esteemed psychologist, Dr Seligman has been on the cutting edge of psychological research for over two decades, pioneering a science that improves people's lives. And now, with his most life-changing book yet, Flourish, he offers a new theory of individual satisfaction and global purpose. In a fascinating evolution of thought, Flourish, refines what Positive Psychology is all about and offers inspiring stories of Positive Psychology in action- innovative schools that add resilience to their curricula, with a case study of Geelong Grammar in particular: a new theory of success and intelligence; and evidence on how positive physical health can turn medicine on its head.

    Building on his game-changing work on optimism, motivation, and character, Dr Seligman shows us how to flourish and bring well being into our own lives.

    ISBN: 9781864712988
    Publication date: 01/05/2012
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Seligman, Martin
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Greatest What Sport Teaches Us About Achieving Success
    Greatest What Sport Teaches Us About Achieving Success
    What can Roger Federer teach us about the secret of longevity? What do the All Blacks have in common with improvised jazz musicians? What can cognitive neuroscientists tell us about what happens to the brains of sportspeople when they perform?And why did Johan Cruyff believe that beauty was more important than winning? Matthew Syed, the 'Sports Journalist of the Year 2016', answers these questions and more in a fascinating, wide-ranging and provocative book about the mental game of sport. How do we become the best that we can be, as individuals, teams and as organisations? Sport, with its innate sense of drama, its competitive edge, its psychological pressures, its sense of morality and its illusive quest for perfection, provides the answers.

    ISBN: 9781473653665
    Publication date: 21/09/2017
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Syed, Matthew
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Grit the Power of Passion and Perseverance
    Grit the Power of Passion and Perseverance
    Why do naturally talented people frequently fail to reach their potential while other far less gifted individuals go on to achieve amazing things? The secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a passionate persistence. In other words, grit. MacArthur Genius Award-winning psychologist Angela Duckworth shares fascinating new revelations about who succeeds in life and why. Based on her cutting-edge research, Duckworth shows how many people achieve remarkable things not just by relying on innate natural talent, but by practising what she calls grit. She then offers a Grit Formula to help anyone to become more gritty, focusing on six key factors: hope, effort, precision, passion, ritual and prioritisation.
    She reveals: why people who test high for talent often fail to achieve their potential, and why people who do not test high for talent often "overachieve" what others expect them to do; how grit can be learned, whatever your IQ or circumstances; why stubbornness is a key characteristic of gritty people; when to be stubborn and when giving up is the grittiest thing you can do; how gritty people found their passion, and you can find yours; how gritty experts practise, and how you can do the same in your own life; what the people who care about you can do to boost your grit when you need it most; how grit is cultivated in the highest-performing sports teams, companies and schools. Leaping past cliches such as 'success is all about hard work', Grit offers a fresh and motivating way to climb to heights far beyond what natural talent would predict.

    ISBN: 9781785040207
    Publication date: 04/05/2017
    Price: $28.00
    Author: Duckworth, Angela
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Hope Circuit
    Hope Circuit
    Martin E. P. Seligman is one of the most decorated and popular psychologists of his generation. When he first encountered the discipline in the 1960s, it was devoted to eliminating misery- the science of how past trauma creates present symptoms. Today, thanks in large part to Seligman's own work pioneering the Positive Psychology movement, it is ever more focused on the bright side - gratitude, resilience and hope. In this breakthrough memoir, Seligman recounts how he learned to study optimism - including a life-changing conversation with his five-year-old daughter. In wise, eloquent prose, Seligman tells the human stories behind some of his major findings. He recounts developing CAVE, an analytical tool that predicts election outcomes (with shocking accuracy) based on the language used in campaign speeches, and the canonical studies that birthed the theory of learned helplessness - which he now reveals was incorrect. And he writes at length for the first time about his own battles with depression at a young age. All the while, Seligman works out his theory of psychology, making a compelling and deeply personal case for the importance of virtues like hope, anticipation, gratitude and wisdom for our mental health. You will walk away from this book not just educated but deeply enriched.

    ISBN: 9780143789949
    Publication date: 02/04/2018
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Seligman, Martin
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Lean In: Women Work and the Will to Lead
    Lean In: Women Work and the Will to Lead
    Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In is a massive cultural phenomenon and its title has become an instant catchphrase for empowering women. The book soared to the top of bestseller lists internationally, igniting global conversations about women and ambition. Sandberg packed theatres, dominated opinion pages, appeared on every major television show and on the cover of Time magazine, and sparked ferocious debate about women and leadership. Ask most women whether they have the right to equality at work and the answer will be a resounding yes, but ask the same women whether they'd feel confident asking for a raise, a promotion, or equal pay, and some reticence creeps in. The statistics, although an improvement on previous decades, are certainly not in women's favour - of 197 heads of state, only twenty-two are women. Women hold just 20 percent of seats in parliaments globally, and in the world of big business, a meagre eighteen of the Fortune 500 CEOs are women.
    In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg - Facebook COO and one of Fortune magazine's Most Powerful Women in Business - draws on her own experience of working in some of the world's most successful businesses and looks at what women can do to help themselves, and make the small changes in their life that can effect change on a more universal scale.

    ISBN: 9780753541647
    Publication date: 06/08/2015
    Price: $28.00
    Author: Sandberg, Sheryl
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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