An illuminating account of Ma Huateng and Tencent – one of China’s leading entrepreneurs whose company Tencent is China’s number one brand
● China’s recent global economic rise has been phenemonal – and is being led by entrepreneurs like Ma Huateng
● Written by an author who had direct, inside access to Ma Huateng and Tencent
● Fascinating account of Ma’s life, challenges and motivations –as well as the business ideas behind his success
● Part of an exciting new series that offers illuminating biographies of “China’s Leading Entrepreneurs and Enterprises”
Leng Hu is a leading business writer in China.
Today, we live and do business in a world where society gathers knowledge faster than it gathers wisdom. It is a world of continuous revolution and change. Those who manage to find, structure and exploit the power of "Wild Knowledge" - ie, the untamed data, learnings and experiences that flourish in our lives and minds - will come out the winners. In combination, we need to develop our ability to understand and judge which aspects of that knowledge are applicable to business and life in general. This is the so-called "Vicious Wisdom" which will force you to unlearn, to choose an approach of unthinking, in order to reach a deeper understanding, meaning and reason in your quest to find new and different solutions. This book, written by a leading futurist/philosopher, presents a powerful and radical approach to thinking about and solving our future lives and businesses.
Author: Anders Indset
Publisher: LID Publishing
FORMAT: 178 x 111mm
Number of pages: 224pp
When it comes to performance, great businesses and impressive individuals do more than simply deliver their numbers. They also engage with us; they make a human connection; a great performance moves us in some fundamental way. Great companies, great teams, and great individuals are defined y a wider set of abilities that create extraordinary levels of performance. This book explores the mindsets and techniques used by top performing artists and adapts these for the creation and delivery of great business performance.
Based on five core principles - 'Adopt the Artistic Mindset', 'Build Connected Ensembles', 'Create Compelling Narrative', 'Rehearse Creatively', 'Deliver Brilliant Performances' - the authors bring together unique perspectives and methods for anyone in business who wants to excel in their work and career.
Author: Jonathan Gifford & Mark Powell
FORMAT: 216 x 138mm
Bookbinding: Paperback with flaps
Number of pages: 224
This book provides a practical, three-step plan for women who want to create a life where running your own business and having a family does not exclude one another. The author – a “business mum” herself – prepares mothers for the potential obstacles they will face when starting and running a business, and provides tools and advice to help overcome them.
Moreover, through the stories of 10 successful self-employed mums, the book demonstrates it is possible to create a happy and well-balanced life. By using your strengths and resources correctly, and daring to follow your heart, there is every possibility of becoming a good mum and successful businesswoman.
Author: Christine Gouchault
Publisher: LID Publishing
Bookbinding: Paperback with flaps
Number of pages: 256
Most of us work, yet few of us recognise our power in those workplaces or that we can influence things there. How can those of us striving in workplaces, `unleash the power of you'? How do we start creating kinder, fairer, more productive workplaces? More fundamentally, where does the spark, the resolve actually to do something come from? How do we start to live our purpose?
In this book, Matt Dean uses his recent experience of cancer to shine a light on the challenges we all face in motivating ourselves to unleash the power of us. This is a book about creating kinder, fairer, more productive workplaces. Which sets out the thoughts, principles, and tools to create a more inclusive workplace.
Author: Matt Dean
Number of pages: 240
Are you open to change? Are you aware of how much change your organisation is facing in the future? The simple truth is that business environments are under constant change, becoming more complex, volatile, and unpredictable day-by-day. Having the ability to prepare and plan for change and not just adapt to it is the only way one can survive in both business and in life. Yet countless studies tell us how difficult it is for individuals and organizations to change. Why? Because change creates an identity crisis which threatens our self-esteem, our sense of financial security and our belief systems.
In this book, author Lior Arussy explores the reasons why we resist change and how to develop a new competence; change resilience. The book provides a step-by-step guide to help us approach change from a point of strength. Through vivid examples involving organizations ranging from Mercedes-Benz, Disney, Kia, Kennedy Center, Zappos, and other Fortune 500 companies, Arussy presents his proven methodology to improve `change resilience' and help leaders and their employees embrace change with passion and excitement for business success.
Author: Lior Arussy
234 x 156mm
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Coaching is an art, but it's far easier said than done. It takes courage to ask a question rather than offer up advice, provide an answer or unleash a solution. Giving another person the opportunity to find their own way, make their own mistakes, and create their own wisdom is both brave and vulnerable. Emotional intelligence can help leaders and coaches recognize how attitudes – both their own and those of the people they coach –prevent individuals from reaching their potential.
In this practical and inspiring book, EQ qualified trainer and coach Nicole Soames teaches you how to develop a coaching mind-set, recognize who and when you should coach, adopt a disciplines approach to coaching, learn how to manage the coaching conversation and give and receive feedback so that you can embed new ways of working. This is a fresh and innovative take on the traditional, how-to coaching manual.
Author: Nicole Soames
The Conscious Effect focuses on reconnecting leaders with both their people and themselves. It awakens the awesome potential in organizations through an emotionally intelligent, people-first approach, which places employee and leadership wellbeing at its heart, and helps leaders to become more consciously aware of what's going on within and around them.
If leaders take better care of themselves and their people, they will run more socially responsible businesses that can leverage the full potential of their employees. The book weaves together practical knowledge of behavioural science so that leaders understand what to do and why it works.
Author: Natasha Wallace
FORMAT: 216 x 135mm
Number of pages: 240 pp
The world is exhibiting the urgent need for sustainable change. In his first book, Curt Blattner introduces a new approach fit for the modern workforce which encourages sustainable interactive leadership – placing the dialogue between leaders and teams at the centre of development. Based on his experiences in leading positions of the international retail giant, Nestlé, Blattner shares his stories and the model used to support the globally successful coffee retailer. Blattner draws influence from the Swiss direct democratic governance and non-hierarchical politics and applies them to leadership to sustainably create high-performing teams for the future.
The Heartbeat of Excellence offers a detailed alternative to changing culture for anybody to understand and follow fostering a human process with Emerging Change, creating high performing human relations, and consequently installing change sustainably, the Swiss Way.
Author: Curt Blattner
|What makes a great leader? What beliefs, attitudes and behaviours are linked to being a top performing and influential leader, especially in these uncertain times? What impact does culture, industry and business context have? And do formal training and education make a difference?
This book is for any business manager or executive, or indeed anyone involved in leading a team in their company, who wants to learn the secrets of successful leadership. Based on interviews and analysis (qualitative and quantitative) with some of the world’s best performing leaders, across a mix of industries, cultures and context, the authors present a rigorous evaluation of how leaders behave and how they are driven. In doing so, they reveal the secret code behind consistent and high-level success in leadership and management.
Author: Ian Mills, Mark Ridley, Ben Laker and Adam Pacifico
The burgeoning array of literature on ethical behaviour tends to focus on what’s happening at the extremes – either owner managers of start-ups built around a strong moral crusade, or large corporations undergoing change due to the personal epiphany of a forward-thinking CEO.
This book, however, is directed at the middle ground – individuals who want their companies to adopt more ethical and sustainable practices, but don’t know where to start. The 50 ideas and techniques in this book provide direction to help society and the planet, while preserving the bottom line.
Author: Sarah Duncan
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