We are looking for authors to help us develop our POSITIVE WELLBEING series, a collection of books and journals on current ideas and innovations in workplace wellbeing. Are you an expert or thought leader with insight on stress management, resilience, or emotional intelligence in the workplace? If this is you, we‚Äôd love to hear your ideas. Contact us at email@example.com.
LID specializes in working with business authors and organizations to help them develop content to promote their brand, message, and expertise. Founded in 1993, LID has over 1,700 authors and continues toadd approximately 120 new titles each year. https://lidpublishing.com/
First-time author Graham Hogg is taking the world of big data by storm with his new book, Seeing Around Corners: How to unlock the potential of big data. Released in November last year, and published in the US this week, Seeing Around Corners presents a new way of looking at data by connecting it to decision-making and leadership, creating a new paradigm which forges the way to helping develop products and services that can positively contribute to society.
Most recently Hogg‚Äôs new book has received a 5-star review from Reader‚Äôs Favourite, in which Seeing Around Corners is hailed as a ‚Äúgreat‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúa business book you definitely need‚ÄĚ. Read the full review here.
Happy New Year!
We’re very excited to announce that 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of LID Publishing.¬†To celebrate this milestone we have planned a year filled with surprises, giveaway, events, and even more books! There will also be competitions, exclusive discounts,¬†and even a treasure hunt.
Founded in 1993, LID has over 1,700 authors and continues to add approximately 120 new titles each year, around one-third in English and the rest in Spanish and other languages.¬†LID books have been translated into over a dozen languages and distributed worldwide.
The Talent Brand by Jody Ordioni is a timely and essential guide to anyone looking to expand their knowledge on the essentials of branding. The Talent Brand explains common mistakes even seasoned business owners make that dilute their brand and have costly consequences. Ahead of it’s release in February we can bring you an exclusive extract from the introduction of Jody’s new book.
Introduction from The Talent Brand by Jody Ordioni
Time is moving quickly and organisations that are fast to change and seize opportunities are realising greater financial rewards. And yet, the greatest barrier to change is creating understanding and emotional support in the hearts and minds of the talented employees responsible for achieving it.
How can branding help?
The essence of branding is the successful alignment of the rational and emotive sides of our brains, creating rapid acceptance of new ways of thinking and acting.
Someone once described the optimal state of talent engagement as a CEO, a dog and a frisbee. Wherever the CEO throws the frisbee, the dog is there to catch it – running joyously, deftly changing course and returning it with a wagging tail. But now consider if instead of one dog, there were a thousand eager canines. Think of the impact we could have if we harness such positive energy, and create such an agile army of talent, ready to pivot, change direction and chase down new opportunities.
If this sounds like the kind of impact you’d like to make within your workplace, then congratulations. You’re ready to enter the exiting world of branding.
Your talent brand is the next iteration of your organisation’s employer brand. Aimed at branding the unique appeal of your firm’s culture and employment opportunities, it also takes into consideration what people are already feeling, saying and sharing socially about your organisation as a place to work.
If a brand is the promise we make to all audiences, the talent brand is the promise we make to employees and potential employees.
My name is Jody Ordioni and I am the funder and chief branding officer of Brandemix, a New York-based branding and communications agency. Our clients are professionals in a variety of roles, including human resources, marketing, communications, employer branding, talent acquisition and talent management, and they work globally, across a wide range of industries, including non-profit, technology, retail, financial services and healthcare.
They come to us seeking to create awareness, consideration and preference of their products, services or career opportunities and capture market share through branding. And despite this range of activities, we are able to deliver on these objectives because we employ the same best-practice branding principles and methodologies across all of the work that we do.
This book will guide you through our carefully constructed process, and provide you with complete access to the branding tools, templates and resources we use. It is my hope that it become a timeless and important resource for you and I look forward to beginning a meaningful dialogue and hearing more about your successes.
The Talent Brand by Jody Ordioni publishes on 8 February
For more information on The Talent Brand and other LID books, go to our website, lidpublishing.com
To celebrate the end of a¬†fantastic year, we got our heads together to bring you our top books from 2017, both LID & non-LID!
Niki Mullin, Business Development Manager
LID book ‚Äď The Launch Book by Sanyin Siang.
Sanyin Siang is one of the most inspiring leadership thinkers in the US today.
In her first book, Sanyin brings boundless passion, generosity, and insights into launching your next big idea. In her book, Sanyin weaves in compelling stories from friends and colleagues, all helping us become a better version of ourselves.
You really get the sense that Sanyin genuinely wants you to succeed ‚Äď a brilliant, bite-sized, book. A must read!
Non-LID book ‚Äď No, is Not Enough by Naomi Klein.
Totally gripping, I couldn‚Äôt put it down. Klein‚Äôs fifth book, and an absolute must-read of the Trump era.
In this book Naomi shares a bold vision, a clear-eyed perspective on how to break the spell of Trump‚Äôs shock tactics, counter the rising chaos and divisiveness at home and abroad, and win the world we need.
Depending on your political views you‚Äôll either think it‚Äôs a triumph, or nothing more than a liberal fantasy. I urge you to pick up this book and draw your own conclusions. It‚Äôs a big thumbs up from me.
Sam Leimanis ‚Äď Publicist
LID book – Machiavellian Intelligence by Jonathan Gifford & Mark Powell.
It‚Äôs smart and contrarian. I‚Äôve always had a tendency to reject traditional working practices so this really appealed to me.
Non-LID book – A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James.
Not 2017, however, this book got me back into reading properly, after a very long hiatus. I like trying to keep up with the different voices and a lot of people have approached me to discuss the book when they‚Äôve seen me reading it, so I appreciate that.
Yana Maksimochkina ‚Äď Publicist
LID book ‚Äď The Strengths Book by Sally Bibb.
This book showed me another¬†perspective¬†that you should actually capitalize on your inner strengths and focus on nurturing and developing them to lead a happier and more content life rather than trying to be someone that you’re not and getting better at something that isn’t meant for you. It’s an empowering, well-structured and uplifting book. I also liked that it’s full of exercises to help you improve your self-awareness and leads you through the process of discovering your own strengths.
Non-LID book ‚Äď Walk Through Walls by Marina Abramovich.
It’s a fascinating¬†story of¬†her bumpy but adventurous life and work as an extraordinary¬†performance artist. Ever since I attended one of her performance back in 2014 at the Serpentine¬†Gallery, I’ve been intrigued by her strong personality and impressed by the power of her will. I felt her charisma and presence on every page of the book and followed with great interest¬†her spiritual search for another state of consciousness that could have been achieved through deprivation, pain,and sacrifices. She’s a living example who truly pushes the boundaries of human endurance and performance art.
Liz Cooley ‚Äď Assistant Editor
LID book ‚Äď How Coca-Cola Took Over The World by Giles Lury.
This collection from Giles Lury showcases the art of short storytelling at its finest. Not only insightful for those who work in business, each story gives a glimpse into the lives of the people behind the brand that will resonate with readers the world over.
Non-LID book ‚Äď Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty.
A cleverly written drama that follows the lives of three women and their families as they juggle home life, work, and the deadly politics of their childrens’ nursery school. This suburban murder mystery, which has something of Desperate Housewives about it, slowly reeled me in, giving just enough information to keep me guessing until the very end.
Alexandra Manos ‚Äď Business Development Executive
LID book ‚Äď Naked Banking by Paul Riseborough, Steve Hogg, & Karolina Morys.
Naked Banking looks into why banks do what they do, their business models, and their repeated inability to make correct business decisions.¬† Having worked in banking prior to joining LID, this book was a refreshing and relatable look into the world I had recently left. Naked Banking is an honest account of what went wrong for banks leading to a personal banking crisis.
Non-LID book: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness by Arundhati Roy.
I had been excited to read this since hearing about it, as it was Arundhati Roy‚Äôs first fiction novel in 20 years. I loved her last novel, The God of Small Things, which I read years ago. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness tells a story of many years all through India, through the eyes of 2 main characters. Roy looks into love and hope and tragedy, using an enormous range of supporting characters to give an emotional account of Indian socio-political unrest in the late 20th century.
Charlotte Reynard ‚Äď Marketing & Sales Assistant
LID book ‚Äď The Connection Book by Emma Serlin.
This Concise Advice title has been so helpful in so many different areas ‚Äď from presentation skills, to little tips and tricks to improve confidence when speaking to larger groups. Author Emma Serlin in a professional dialect coach and she really knows her stuff! A great, quick read!
Non-LID book ‚Äď When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi.
This autobiography was one of the most profound and heart-breaking books I have ever read. It opened up a whole new genre, medical non-fiction, which has really taken off this year. Published posthumously, Dr Paul Kalanithi‚Äôs story of his battle with Stage IV lung cancer is a powerful autobiography that takes the reader on a journey of hope, joy, despair, and love.
Ben Walker ‚Äď Editor, Dialogue Review
LID Book¬†– The Negotiation Book¬†by Nicole Soames.
This is invaluable ‚Äď offering clear tips and tools that are of great use in any negation situation (you come to realise that much of what you do in life is actually a negotiation). Nicole‚Äôs contention that most people enter negotiations with a falsely negative perception of their own position is a lesson for life.
Non LID book –Shane Warne:¬†My Autobiography.
It‚Äôs an oldie (I picked it up second hand for¬†some pocket change) but this book has been a joy to read. There are very few sportspeople who deserve the title genius, but Warne is cricket‚Äôs equivalent of Albert Einstein: he almost single-handedly revived the art of leg-spin, without which the sport would be¬†incalculably poorer.¬†Warne was a master of mental destruction on the field, sledging¬†opponents by drawing attention to their inadequacies in sporting ‚Äď or romantic ‚Äď pursuits. Off the field he is the¬†perfect gentleman,¬†saving several¬†column inches for his great opponents ‚Äď¬†notably¬†Sachin Tendulkar, Anil Kumble, Mustaq Ahmed and Adbul Qadir ‚Äď from whom he¬†learnt¬†much, often the hard way. These days Warne is known for his precise analysis on Sky Sports and his studied neutrality, even when we Poms are playing.¬†Warne once said that he has a love-hate relationship¬†with¬†the English ‚Äď ‚ÄúI love¬†them and they hate me‚ÄĚ. I think that is¬†outdated ‚Äď he has become, in his own way, a national treasure.
“How do you feel about working here?” On Tuesday, December 5th, Revolution in a Heartbeat author Matt Stephens addressed this question and many more as he chatted with fellow employee engagement experts during a lively panel discussion titled ‚ÄúThe Future of Employee Engagement‚ÄĚ at WeWork in New York City‚Äôs Soho neighbourhood.
Last week¬†Brussels and Tokyo created the biggest open economic area in the world;¬†just as the US is walking away from multilateral trade regimes.¬†The agreement comes as Japan exhibits 2.5% growth, the strongest in a generation. The agreement removes tariffs for Japanese cars and spare parts, while Japan opens up its public tenders to European contractors and its supermarkets to European cheese, wine, beef and pork with guaranteed names of origin.
This global headline reinforces the premise of one LID’s latest exciting titles, Pax Japonica by Takeo Harada, former Japanese diplomat and now CEO of the Institute of International Strategy and Information Analysis, a leading think tank. Pax Japonica launched in London in November at Foyles when Harada and his team flew into the Capital.
LID Publishing would like to congratulate Sanyin Siang on being named¬†one of LinkedIn‚Äôs Top Influencer Voices for 2017.
Sanyin is a CEO leadership coach, Author of The Launch Book, and the Executive Director of the Fuqua/Coach K Center on Leadership & Ethics at Duke University.¬† She advises and works on fostering innovation cultures, building teams, and value creation.
Top Voices is LinkedIn‚Äôs annual list recognising the most engaging creators on LinkedIn. Every day over a million posts, videos and articles are posted on LinkedIn, generating tens of millions of shares and likes among professionals.
Last week, LID author Paul Riseborough, co-author of book Naked Banking appeared at the FinTech Connect Live 2017 conference.
Last night LID hosted our 2017 Concise Advice mixer at the Library Club in Covent Garden.
Both showcasing and celebrating the authors of Concise Advice titles published this year, guests included authors, friends, colleagues and even family coming together to lend their support.