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250 insights from leading authors and contributors around the world.

● Readings to make people feel smarter and happier, and to help them advance in their work and personal life.

● This is a collection of LID’s best work.

● The perfect gift-book – elegant and beautifully designed.


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Contributions from LID authors worldwide

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Dedication

In 2012, the Chinese company Huawei Technologies overtook Ericsson to become the world’s largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer, firmly establishing itself on the world business map. Today, it has over 170,000 employees worldwide and in 2014 the company generated a remarkable profit of $5.5 billion. Whilst research and development and the technology that results from it are core drivers of Huawei’s success, the company’s amazing growth is also determined by its human resource strategy. This is based on a “customer-first” attitude, the belief that obtaining opportunities is through hard work and, above all, “a dedication to do the best in anything we do”. How Huawei promotes this dedication amongst its workforce is the subject of this important book. Through original incentive systems, employee ownership and the mentality to act like a boss, Huawei has managed to create a culture of dedication that has become the bedrock of its growth today.
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The Haier Model

Since its origins in the 1920s as a refrigerator factory in Qingdao supplying the Chinese market, Haier has risen to become a major multinational company, overtaking the likes of Whirlpool and LG, to become the world’s leading manufacturer of household appliances today, with revenues of $30 billion. How did Haier achieve this amazing feat?
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Plus Change

This book melds together the two most critical elements to organizational viability: change and creativity. More than simply a how-to book or a technical tome, +Change provides the working knowledge, strategies and tactics necessary to not only be more creative and more innovative, but also to implement change more effectively. +Change introduces the ICI Formula (Ideas + Change = Innovation). This critical formula for sustainable innovation within an organization allows for systemized ideation, unbiased idea selection, better change management methods and finally, sustainable innovation. This is a book for managers and executives in an era where innovation and change have become key competitive advantages to any company.
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Not Doing

So many people today are struggling with the increasing pace of change and the constant and excessive busyness that comes with it. Many feel stretched, overwhelmed and exhausted, besieged by the demands of complex projects and workplaces. They are engaged in a kind of "doing" that is more effort and struggle, rather than a "doing" that comes from a place of presence, openness and aliveness. This is not only ineffective and unsustainable, but ultimately ends in stress, anxiety and burnout. This book, by the authors of the award-winning Not Knowing (Best Management Book of the Year), explores the limits and dangers of "doing"; how do they play out in our lives and workplaces; what is driving, or contributing, to our excessive activity; and what would a different kind of "doing" look like, that is less about control and struggle and more about well-being, harmony and creativity.
Author:  Steven D͛Souza & Diana Renner Publisher: LID Publishing ISBN: 978-1-911498-49-0 FORMAT: 216x138mm Bookbinding: Paperback Number of pages: 292
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Seeing Around Corners

Analytics has become a key driver of competitive advantage for organizations, underpinning new waves of productivity, growth, innovation and customer insights. As the availability of data increases, it becomes ever more important that decision makers across companies can fully exploit the potential of analytics to provide effective insights. By expertly linking data and decision making, the author presents a new paradigm which will forge the way into helping develop products and services that cam positively contribute to society. Graham draws on his unique background in military intelligence, strategy consulting and analytics. Presenting research, personal experiences and case studies, in an engaging and practical format.
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Be

What is it about certain individuals that inspire not only themselves but also the people around them, organizations, and even whole nations to be more creative, innovative and transformational? The core premise of the book is geared around the idea that inspiring leaders are not only successful because of what they do. It is primarily because of who they are. A certain sense of being that comes with deeper levels of awareness, which turns ordinary people into inspiring leaders. Whether you are a CEO, a director, a student, a parent, or merely someone who wants to inspire and make a positive difference in the world, reaching deeper levels of awareness is what will help you make that difference.

Author: Bahriye Goren-Gulek

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The Responsive Leader

The world is changing. The world has changed already. But have you changed with it? The change in technology in the last century has driven a massive development in organizations and in society. The so-called Fourth Industrial Revolution demands new approaches to leaders and to leadership. A paradigm shift is emerging, putting engagement, relations, inclusion, freedom, and engagement in the centre; both towards employees and customers. We need to be responsive in order to be relevant to employees and to customers, and in order to adapt to a changing world. We need to be The Responsive Leader. Erik Ostergaard introduces a proven model for engaging in the transformation, covering: purpose and direction, innovation, culture, organizing, and leadership.
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Executive Function

The health of our brain, as measured through cognitive health domains such as “executive function”, is the single most important aspect of our overall health. In business, good cognitive health enables you to go beyond simply coping, to managing and leading. For a fully functioning brain enables us to operate to our highest capacity and reach optimum performance. Improved cognitive health allows us to become sharp, accurate, confident, precise, attentive, a source of wisdom and a bundle of energy. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the key cognitive health domains and how they impact your ability to operate at your best. You will understand the importance of each domain in order for you to maximize your cognitive health and be your best – or to have the best executive function.  

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Sweet Success

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