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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 ISBN: 978-1-912555-13-0 FORMAT: 216 x 138mm Bookbinding: Paperback with flaps Number of pages: 224
According to most studies, public speaking is the number one fear among professionals. Most suffer from stage fright, lack of basic vocal training and/or lack of delivery technique. Such individuals seek tips and tricks in books, articles, and blogs, and assume that there's a fast and easy way for appearing eloquent and polished in front of an audience. However, these sources often fail to address the underlying issue of stage fright, and the same habitual responses to nervousness continue to plague the speaker. Grace Under Pressure solves this issue by unveiling three areas of training that great speakers use to develop their skills. In the first section, author Lisa Wentz shares techniques that she has developed to help anyone overcome inner obstacles so they can focus on developing their outward presence. The second section outlines how to best develop the physical aspects of speech, including posture, breathing, resonance, and articulation. And the third section centres on delivery: how to use pauses, word stress, and storytelling, among other techniques, to improve your performance from novice to master. This final section offers acting techniques and directorial advice that can be applied to speeches, pitches, presentations and meeting strategies. Author: Lisa Wentz ISBN: 978-0-9991871-3-5 FORMAT: 216x138 Bookbinding: Paperback Number of pages: 270
The Zone of Connection offers a simple but powerful practice to transform your life just 5 minutes a day, going beyond mindfulness, showing you how to shift from being on autopilot to one of full connection and experiencing flow in all areas of your life. With simple but powerful techniques, stemming from research into neuro and quantum science, you can experience internal transformation and become your own master. This book demonstrates how to shift out of this default operating system to one of full connection and by doing so living to our full potential. It is this zone that the great masters and ancient wisdom traditions point to - a beautiful, powerful state that is now available to everyone. The authors provide a new simple approach that is easy to apply, and through this practice, anyone can be fully present, feeling happiness and love and be at their very best every day. Author: Penny Mallinson & Sue Coyne ISBN: 978-1-912555-19-2 FORMAT: 198x129mm Bookbinding: Paperback Number of pages:Â 272
As our lives get busier, boundaries between work and leisure blur and we spend less time thinking about what we're putting out minds, bodies, and souls through. This fast-living is resulting in a pandemic of 'ill-being': from general weariness and 'feeling under the weather', to prolonged bouts of sickness, lethargy and sharp increases in stress, depression, and mental health issues. The Wellbeing Book will demonstrate how we can interact with the world to lead a better life. The author provides 50 practical and uplifting ways to improve physical and mental wellbeing by focusing on the mind, body, and soul. In doing so, he helps us to hit the pause button and learn how to enhance our energy and build resilience, cultivate our emotional and physical wellbeing, manage stress and live a happier and more fulfilled life. Author: Andrew Sharman Publisher: LID Publishing ISBN:Â 978-1-911498-87-2 FORMAT:Â 180x120mm Bookbinding:Â Hardback Number of pages: 128
In todayâ€™s digital age where we are bombarded with more information than ever before, the power to influence has never been more important. Whatever walk of life, you will need to draw on your influencing skills to get people to agree with your point of view. The Influence Book is an inspiring and engaging handbook packed with expert advice, practical tools, and exercises to help you become a master of influence. This book will help you develop your emotional intelligence so you can become a highly skilled influencer in all areas of your life â€“ whether youâ€™re influencing customers, colleagues, family, or friends. Author: Nicole Soames Publisher: LID Publishing ISBN:Â 978-1-911498-92-6 FORMAT:Â 216x182mm Bookbinding:Â Hardback Number of pages: 182
Traditionally, the positive thinking philosophy that has permeated Western society advocates that you will achieve whatever you want purely by thinking positive thoughts. On the contrary, at its best, this practice results in success for some individuals, but overall, for the majority it does not! This book will re-define the true meaning of positive thinking for the 21st century and show that there is more to it then we know. The author, Neil Francis, will explain that it is actually our motivating ability that enables us to create new possibilities. It is then up to each individual to decide which opportunities are achievable and realistic and â€“ therefore â€“ worth seizing. Positive Thinking explores the ways of creating new possibilities so that you make the right decisions to live a more balanced, meaningful and contented life Author: Neil Francis Publisher: LID Publishing ISBN:Â 978-1-912555-15-4 FORMAT: 165 x 115 mm Bookbinding:Â Hardback Number of pages: 128
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:Â Shaun Davis & Andrew Kinder Â Publisher: LID Publishing ISBN: 978-1-911498-919 FORMAT:Â 180x120 mm Bookbinding:Â Hardback Number of pages:Â 128
What if you could get people to listen to you in every situation? And in addition, get them to want to listen? Would that make life easier? Rhetoric is not the art of speaking - it is the art of getting others to listen.This book does not deal with the history of rhetoric - nor is it a book that teaches you how to 'talk nicely' - as many people might think when they hear the word 'rhetoric'. This book will teach you to speak effectively and increase the motivation of your listeners. Teaching you how to be professional and personal, without being private. Elaine shares her own experiences, and suggests with humour and warmth how to tackle difficult situations. Selling 60,000 copies in Sweden, this revised edition boasts completely new examples and rhetorical tricks.Author:Â Elaine Eksvard Publisher: LID Publishing ISBN:978-1-911498-43-8 FORMAT:Â 216 x 138mm Bookbinding: Paperback Number of pages: 240 pp
In this counter-intuitive book for managers, the author argues that no one is perfect and that success as a leader is not about being perfect and always doing the right thing; it is about accepting your own humanity and adopting a number of down-to-earth attitudes and values. Thatâ€™s when we achieve true (adequate) success.
Through ten commandments â€“ starting with â€śBe humble â€“ as a manager, you are also an employeeâ€ť â€“ management expert Kelly Odell provides a new perspective on how we should behave as managers in this age of differing cultures and values. How we think about people, motivation, power and relationships is the foundation for successful management. Odell argues that too much emphasis is placed on the leader setting a good example and becoming a (heroic) role model, when in fact a leader whose priority is on other people is more likely to create value for their company and succeed as a manager.
Author: Kelly Odell
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Success is often measured by financial successes and business acheivements. The intention of this book is to help entrepreneurs, leaders and individuals to reflect and re-evaluate their current level of success, to see whether it is serving them or the people around them. Where their notions of what it is to be successful have come from, and whether they now feel appropriate to them.Authentic Success is by its very nature a personal journey of exploration and there are no rights or wrongs to each journey. What matters is whether it resonates with you.
This book enables you to create a life path for yourself that is more harmonious for you to enjoy and experience, which in turn is more harmonious and satisfying for those around you. In that way we all could achieve more with less effort and less strife, which ultimately will help the world, become a slightly better place to live in.
Author: Tim Johnson
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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 â€śknow thyselfâ€ť 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.
Author: Chris Budd
How is it that some brands and companies manage to last decades, fending off crises and turbulence and continuing to prosper, while others fail? What does it take to achieve sustainable value and success? In this timely and important book, Luis Gallardo argues that executives and managers not only have to think holistically (in terms of strategy, structure and operations), but also act personally (to become â€śrousersâ€ť) if they are to succeed in these ever-changing times. As a manager, you have to engage and people, from top to bottom, and provide an understanding of the companyâ€™s mission and brand. As well as taking a broad, systems approach, you have to rouse (ignite and excite) the people in your organisation in order to make things happen. This balance between strategy and tactics, big picture and detail, planning and action, corporate direction and personal responsibility is the key to progress and resilience for your company in todayâ€™s turbulent times.
Author:Â Luis Gallardo
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