We can all be better in every aspect of our lives. Kevin Duncan (author of the bestselling The Diagrams Book and The Ideas Book) draws together 50 ingenious thoughts and inspirations to improve your attitude, your approach to life and work, the questions you ask, the decisions you make, and even your timing in the things that you do. We are the owners of our success, and the main source of that success is excellence. Practical and highly accessible, this is a life-affirming handbook to help you be the best you can be – whoever and wherever you are.
From the author of the bestselling The Diagrams Book, let The Excellence Book help you be the best you can be.
Part of the bestselling Concise Advice series – stylishly presented (with diagrams and illustrations) and easy to understand and apply.
Written by a leading and influential (over 500k LinkedIn followers) adviser and author.
Publisher: LID Publishing
FORMAT: 180×120 mm
Number of pages: 128pp
Kevin is a business adviser, marketing expert, motivational speaker and author. After 20 years in advertising, he has spent the last eighteen as an independent troubleshooter, advising companies on how to change their businesses for the better, via change management programmes, training, facilitation, and non-exec work.
Time spent reading Kevin Duncan’s books is never wasted. At the very least you will be entertained and I defy you not to discover at least one nugget of wisdom to add to your chuckles.
Paula Carter, Director of Planning, Channel 4
Duncan’s premise is that there is value in critical thought as a precursor to action. He has sought examples of excellence from an unlikely collection of people who demonstrated it in thought or deed. It’s a small totem of home, a North Star, for lost souls.
Rob Norman, Chief Digital Officer, Group M
In an era of fake news, post-truth and mindfulness, Kevin delivers bite size chunks that get to the nub of matters quickly. We need to continually reassess ourselves and our views rather than rely on group think or ‘That’s how I’ve always done it’. A breath of fresh air.
Ian Mason, Relationship Director, NatWest Technology and Media Team
“Information overload”, “too much going on”, “full email inbox”, “too much on your plate”, “heavy workload”, “ASAP”, “piles that keep growing”, it has to get better soon… Yes, there are many ways to describe the chaotic life many of us lead at work. But, if we create a better structure at work, we will have more time for what matters most to us and to our business. Super Structured is based on a highly successful training program and is for anyone who wants to create a workday that runs smoother and with greater ease. In short chapters with useful advice and tips mixed with practical exercises, David Stiernholm teaches you how you can work in a more structured way through “organization”, “automation” and “focus”. The book gives you the tools, mindset, methods and routines that will make you more efficient, more flexible and actually happier.
Across the world businesses are searching for ways to work leaner and smarter. Working virtually across countries, time zones, and regions is, in theory, a good way to stay connected and keep travel and accommodation costs down. Businesses must be competent at working virtually in order to thrive and, meeting virtually is today’s reality.
Technology companies are getting better and better at supporting meaningful virtual meetings and communication media is galloping ahead with people actively staying connected through social media and yet, at the same time virtual business meetings are hitting a glass ceiling. This book suggests that the human behaviour needed to make the most of these meetings is struggling to keep up.
In this book you will learn how to make meetings work for you, how to be present and how to be understood, why you suck at meetings today and what to do about it for tomorrow.
Leading business coach Simon Tyler has spent many years successfully helping hundreds of individuals to overcome the complexity of their business and personal lives, and instead, focus on what is essential and productive. This compact book contains 50 practical tips and techniques to inspire and provoke you to review your life, change old habits and enhance your life by "keeping it simple". Each tip also contains a lesson or exercise that will challenge consensus thinking, break through barriers and redefine connections through the power of attitude. This is a book that will simplify your life and help you achieve your goals.
Your brain is your most valuable asset, and yet we are taught so little about it. The one thing that’s involved in all your feelings, thoughts, and actions, and you’re never given the manual. Consequently few of us realise our potential.
Recent developments in neuroscience demonstrate that your brain is like a muscle; you can increase your brain power, and even change and develop your brain over time.
Grounded in scientific research, this book gives you 50 ways to get more from your brain. You’ll gain an understanding of how your brain works and how you can boost your mental performance. You’ll discover how to improve your focus and memory, and how you can enhance your problem solving skills. You’ll even learn how you can program your brain and keep it younger for longer.
Mental health problems affect both men and women, in fact, every one in four of us. However, it has been widely accepted for some time that men are much less likely to seek help from a doctor or mental health specialist, as they traditionally expect themselves to be competitive and successful, tough and self-reliant and can find it difficult to admit that they are feeling fragile and vulnerable.
This book aims to build on the current progressive movement by supporting men and those that care about them - be that a partner, friend, family member or colleague - by providing insight, advice, and tips on what can be done at a very practical level to make men's mental health much more positive.
Author: Shaun Davis & Andrew Kinder
It seems every day we encounter a "crisis" or difficult issue of some sort that affects our work. Such difficulties can come from within work (eg, a difficult client or boss, missing a target or deadline, rejection of a proposal or plan, feeling undervalued) or outside of it (eg, personal issues such as family, relationships, debt, alcohol). All have the potential to trigger stress, anxiety...and lead to crisis mode. This practical book offers strategies and guidance to coping with and surviving a range of crisis moments and issues that affect our ability to perform at work. Written by expert coaches, the book helps anyone to develop a series of competencies in order to help us manage crisis points and improve our personal resilience.
One of the biggest enemies of our general wellbeing is stress; and one of the biggest causes of stress is concern about money. This book provides a simple and practical guide to planning your daily and long-term finances by understanding your objectives and motivations. In doing so, it offers respite from the anxiety and stress caused by money problems. The author, an experienced financial adviser, argues that the key to financial wellbeing is to “know thyself” in order to allow decisions to be made, and to ensure those decisions are the rights ones for you. This is underpinned by having control of your daily finances, the ability to cope with a financial shock, to be able to have options in life, to have identifiable goals and a clear path to achieve them, and to ensure clarity and security for those we leave behind.
Definition of “genius”: someone who has exceptionally intellectual or creative power or other natural ability. Doing or creating something truly creative will be the defining feature of success in the 21st century. This requires us to seek out our abilities and the innate resources born to us, raise our performance and fulfil our potential – in other words, to enable our genius.
This fascinating book examines the nature of genius in human beings and what it takes to go beyond mediocrity and ordinariness. Written by a leading thinker and consultant in human performance, together with contributions from other experts in the field, the book identifies three specific kinds of genius that are within everyone’s reach: unique individual genius (in a specific discipline, craft or skill set); genius in any discipline, craft or skill set; moments of genius (that occur as spontaneous, unplanned events); and collective genius (the coming together of individuals to deliver something extraordinary).
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.
The future of business will be all about “business as unusual”. The rising wave of new technology in particular will mean companies and individuals will experience change at a rate and scale that will surprise many. In this book, a leading futurist and consultant provides a unique perspective for understanding and managing such change.
Hyttffors draws from the idea of yogic philosophy and the concept of mind mastery to help managers address the future of rapid change. He weaves together cutting edge technology with ancient Indian philosophy to increase business leaders’ understanding of how everything is becoming interconnected, and how current problems on a macro level and disruptive technologies (as solutions) will change the world. Moreover, he argues that successful management of change can be achieved by managers through a deeper understanding of human emotions.
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