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An inspiring, thought provoking book for change agents within organisations.

Combination of personal experiences of battling with cancer and a how-to manual for culture change.

If you’re responsible for changing the culture of the workplace or if you’re just frustrated by what happens around you, this book is for you.

Highly accessible and story-driven.

An authentic real-life story, relatable and inspiring.

Book Details

Publisher: LID Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-912555-23-9

FORMAT: 216x138mm

Bookbinding: Paperback

Number of pages: 240


An enthusiastic and inspirational facilitator, and coach, Matt is obsessed with creating kinder, fairer, more productive workplaces. Originally a brand manager with Unilever, Matt qualified as a solicitor in 1991 and worked as an employment lawyer with top City firms until he founded byrne·dean consultancy in 2003.


This is far from the usual management manual, in that it deals in concepts that are not normally considered to be ‘business like’, but understanding and applying them would truly transform the way we work, how fulfilled we feel and what we achieve together.

Sarah Jackson OBE, Former CEO, Working Families

This is unlike any ‘ordinary’ business book. Matt Dean reflects on the changing workplace through the prism of life-threatening illness. He takes an unflinching look in the mirror and draws compelling life lessons.

Jim Carroll, Former UK Chairman, BBH

Matt brings a refreshing and very personal perspective to an important topic. There is no shortage of books about the workplace, but this one is different and deserves to stand out from the crowd. Whether you have management or HR responsibilities or are just someone who has colleagues, this book will make you think and quite possibly behave a little differently in future.

Julian Taylor, International Practice Group Head (Employment), Simmons & Simmons

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