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Advice on careers & achieving success

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Building A Network

Building A Network

Author: Chip Gaines Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/11/2020

Chip Gaines offers his hilarious wit and trademark wisdom on the value of network-building, the relationships and connections that are so critical to our success and happiness both in business but also in the greater arena of life. An important yet entertaining look at the value of building strong relationships, written by the hugely successful star of HGTV's Fixer Upper and the new Magnolia network. Every successful person has a network of people-friends, family, and business associates-who serve as a support system. This community shapes a person's identity, behavior, and values, which ideally include kindness and being considerate of others and their needs. In this follow-up to his previous books, Capital Gaines and Magnolia Story, Chip uses his own unique journey as a creative and entrepreneur to construct a case for developing strong relationships at work and outside of work. Sharing principles such as networking always works better than bridge burning and the importance of listening, Chip explains how connecting with others has been the cornerstone of his family's success and how these principles can pay off in your life too. Entertaining anecdotes and behind-the-scenes tidbits from Chip and Joanna's latest ventures, including the new Magnolia Network, make this a must-read for fans of the Magnolia brand. Part business book and all manifesto for living a fulfilled life, Building a Network unpacks the beauty and purpose of embracing kindness and connection with those around you.

Why Losing Your Job Could be the Best Thing That Ever Happened to You

Why Losing Your Job Could be the Best Thing That Ever Happened to You

Author: Eleanor Tweddell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2020

Being made redundant is one of the hardest challenges you will face. But, with the right support and advice, it could be an opportunity. It can be a moment to stop, think and make positive changes. It might even be the best thing that ever happened to you. Eleanor Tweddell works with organisations and individuals going through redundancy. In this comforting and enlightening book, she draws on her experience, as well as conversations with her clients, to show how we can learn to adapt and thrive during one of our most difficult and transformative experiences. She has developed a five-step plan to support you through the early stages of shock, through to building up the skills, self-confidence and motivation to thrive after redundancy; whether that is in your previous sector or something new. She shows you how to: -Navigate feelings of anger, guilt and shame -Search for new beginnings -Overcome analysis paralysis -Progress with small steps Filled with wisdom and kindly support, this essential book will help you to respond to the challenges of redundancy and come out fighting.

The Four Fields of Leadership

The Four Fields of Leadership

Author: Tom Goodell Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2020

Succeed and lead in today's hyperconnected world with Tom Goodell's new science of leadership. The landscape of leadership has changed. Technological innovation, new business realities, volatile market conditions, social upheaval, and shifting organizational structures demand a multidisciplinary approach. The Four Fields of Leadership draws on mathematics, physics, Buddhism, brain research, and best practices in leadership and business management. Goodell both integrates and challenges existing models of leadership. The Four Fields of Leadership provides a cohesive framework to drive learning, innovation, and success while avoiding the potential for chaos inherent in a hyperconnected world. Emerging from his 30 years as a leadership and organizational culture consultant, Goodell's proven program is aimed at leaders, team members, individual contributors, and thought leaders within any organization. In The Four Fields of Leadership, you will learn to: - Live, lead, and work in the four fields of self, relationship, team, and enterprise. - Lead and guide others to live and work in accord with the nine disciplines of the Four Fields. - Lead from the optimal place on the Spectrum of Leadership, from emergent to intentional, in any circumstance. - Create a culture in which innovation, vision, execution, and collective learning are living, vibrant principles throughout your organization.

The Real World

The Real World

Author: David Kramer Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2020

The Real World is a collection of practical ideas to empower young adults as they enter and adjust to the real world. The ideas are simple, straightforward and easy to adapt; no major life changes are needed (though some could result). Most high schools and colleges still focus primarily on academics and ignore teaching practical skills needed to thrive in the real world. Role models for young adults are often entertainers, Olympic athletes and sports figures, all of whom devote much time to achieve their goals. Self-help media most often teach about major changes that are needed to succeed with a new approach to living. Instead, The Real World offers simple yet powerful ideas that can be harnessed immediately and successfully to one's life without a major internal overhaul. Some of the book's more than 160 powerful ideas include how to: -Interview successfully and enter the workforce -Get great reference letters -Think for oneself -Begin building wealth (even with student loans) -Manage time effectively -Communicate clearly in business and personal relationships

Relationship Grit

Relationship Grit

Author: Jon Gordon, Kathryn Gordon Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2020

Great relationships don't happen by accident--they take commitment, hard work, and grit Bestselling author Jon Gordon is back with another life-affirming book. This time, he teams up with Kathryn Gordon, his wife of 23 years, for a look at what it takes to build strong relationships. In Relationship Grit, the Gordons reveal what brought them together, what kept them together through difficult times, and what continues to sustain their love and passion for one another to this day. They candidly share their mistakes, decisions that almost destroyed their marriage, and successes so you can learn from their experiences and make your relationship stronger. If you're a fan of Jon Gordon's work, you will enjoy learning about the man behind the message, as he and Kathryn share the intimate details of their life together. The direct, transparent, and personal style will draw you in and help you see that, if you are dealing with a challenge in your life and relationship, you are not alone. Working, writing, and raising children hasn't always been easy for the Gordons, but by committing to one another and embracing the principles of G. R. I. T., they emerged from their darkest moments and built a deep and lasting love. In Relationship Grit, they speak candidly about what they have learned and how you can develop the grit to build beautiful relationships. Discover--in their own words--what Jon and Kathryn have learned about staying together during their 23-year marriage Learn the four principles of G. R. I. T. that you can embrace today to build the high quality relationships you want and deserve Find the strength you need to confront your past, overcome your flaws, and change for the better to improve you and your relationship Embrace the Gordons' practical advice including 22 quick tips for a great relationship--11 from Kathryn and 11 from Jon--and start making your relationship the best it can be Relationships--particularly marriages--are about imperfect people coming together to work on their individual flaws and emerge stronger together. Relationship Grit will inspire and motivate you to engage in this remarkable and rewarding process.

The New Rules of Work

The New Rules of Work

Author: Kathryn Minshew, Alexandra Cavoulacos Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2020

The modern playbook to finding the perfect career path, landing the right job, and waking up excited for work every day, from founders of online network TheMuse.com. 'In today's digital age, finding job listings and endless data about those jobs is easy. What's difficult is making sense of it all. With The New Rules of Work, Muse founders Alexandra Cavoulacos and Kathryn Minshew give us the tools we need to navigate the modern job search and align our careers with our true values and passions.' Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO Thrive Global, NYT Bestselling author In this definitive guide to the ever-changing modern workplace, Kathryn Minshew and Alexandra Cavoulacos, the co-founders of popular career website TheMuse.com, show how to find your perfect career. Through quick exercises and structured tips, the authors guide you as you sort through your countless options; communicate who you are and why you are valuable; and stand out from the crowd. The New Rules of Work shows how to choose a perfect career path, land the best job, and wake up feeling excited to go to work every day-- whether you are starting out in your career, looking to move ahead, navigating a mid-career shift, or anywhere in between.

Stillness is the Key

Stillness is the Key

Author: Ryan Holiday Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2020

Throughout history, there has been one quality that great leaders, makers, artists and fighters have shared. The Zen Buddhists described it as inner peace, the Stoics called it ataraxia and Ryan Holiday calls it stillness: the ability to be steady, focused and calm in a constantly busy world. Drawing on a wide range of history's greatest thinkers, Holiday shows us how crucial stillness is, and how it can be cultivated in our own lives today. Just as Winston Churchill, Oprah Winfrey and baseball player Sadaharu Oh have done, we can all benefit from stillness to feed into our greater ambitions - whether building a business or simply finding happiness, peace and self-direction. Stillness is the key to the self-mastery, discipline and focus necessary to succeed in this competitive, noisy world.

Humour, Seriously

Humour, Seriously

Author: Jennifer Aaker, Naomi Bagdonas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2020

'A smart, funny, brilliant book on how to be smart about being funny, brilliantly' Sarah Cooper, Comedian and author of 100 Tricks To Appear Smart In Meetings 'Humour is an act of social courage that, when used correctly, has a transformative effect. Humor, Seriously gives us the tools we need to deploy humour expertly in any environment' Susan Cain, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Quiet 'Humour, Seriously is an intoxicating mix of science, strategy, and slapstick - a knee-slapping, mind-expanding tour de force' Daniel H. Pink, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of When, Drive, and A Whole Mind Anyone - even you! - can learn how to harness the power of humour in business (and life). Some people think the workplace is no place for funny business. But the upside of humour for our careers is significant. A recent survey of more than 700 CEOs showed that 98% prefer job candidates with a sense of humour and 84% think that funny employees do better work. Psychologist Dr Jennifer Aaker and comedian Naomi Bagdonas' research has shown that humour makes us feel more competent and confident, strengthens relationships and boosts resilience during difficult times. Based on the popular course Humour: Serious Business at Stanford's Graduate School of Business, where Aaker and Bagdonas help some of the world's most hard-driving, blazer-wearing business minds build levity into their organizations and lives, Humour, Seriously will show you how to use humour to: * enhance creativity and problem-solving * influence and motivate others * build bonds and defuse tension within teams * create a culture where colleagues feel safe, appreciated and joyful Drawing on behavioural science, advice from world-class comedians and stories from top business leaders, you'll learn how to mine your life for material, which category of office comic you fall into, and how to keep it appropriate - and recover if you cross a line! Humour is a superpower. If you're not using it, the joke's on you.

The A-Z of Careers and Jobs

The A-Z of Careers and Jobs

Author: Kogan Page Editorial Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/10/2020

From accountant to zoologist, this new edition of The A-Z of Careers and Jobs is your one-stop shop for insightful guidance on more than 300 different career areas in the UK. This book is a quick and informative way to find out about what jobs and careers are out there, from traditional roles to new opportunities in the digital world. For those looking for their first job after school or university, or for anyone considering a change of career, this book provides reliable and up-to-date advice on a wide range of professions to help you choose the right path for you. The A-Z of Careers and Jobs covers the practical issues you need to understand, such as the extent of job opportunities in each industry, what personal skills are needed, what experience is required, entry qualifications, training, as well as typical earnings and starting salaries. In an ever more competitive and changing job market, information will help maximize your chances of success. This book is designed to help identify what personal strengths fit to what kinds of work, what skills you should highlight on a CV and what you need to know about each job. This handy and informative reference guide is also a valuable resource for careers advisers working in schools, colleges and universities who need to keep track of new developments - such as new roles and routes of entry, professional associations and exams - to offer the very best guidance to today's job hunters.

Out of Office

Out of Office

Author: Fiona Thomas, Sara Tasker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

This book is a brilliant one-stop shop for all your freelancing needs - Emma Gannon, Sunday Times Bestselling author of The Multi-Hyphen Method The straight-talking, no-gloss life raft that I would have so happily clung to in those turbulent first years - Sara Tasker, entrepreneur and author of Hashtag Authentic Whether you are flirting with the idea of going freelance, just starting out or a few years down the line, this no-nonsense guide addresses all the questions you might have about working for yourself and making the most of life when you do. Fiona covers topics such as how to raise an invoice, submit a tax return, claim expenses and network, as well as why working from home is proven to have a positive impact on productivity and mental health. With a focus on understanding the 'whys?' just as much as the 'hows?', Fiona helps you dive into freelance life and pushes you to the next level, making sure you're taking time to reflect on your business and your state of mind.

Range

Range

Author: David Epstein Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

The instant Sunday Times Top Ten and New York Times bestseller SHORTLISTED FOR THE FINANCIAL TIMES/MCKINSEY BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2019 A Financial Times Essential Reads of 2019 pick 'I loved Range' - Malcolm Gladwell 'Urgent and important. . . an essential read for bosses, parents, coaches, and anyone who cares about improving performance.' - Daniel H. Pink 'So much crucial and revelatory information about performance, success, and education.' - Susan Cain, bestselling author of Quiet A powerful argument for how to succeed in any field: develop broad interests and skills while everyone around you is rushing to specialize. From the '10,000 hours rule' to the power of Tiger parenting, we have been taught that success in any field requires early specialization and many hours of deliberate practice. And, worse, that if you dabble or delay, you'll never catch up with those who got a head start. This is completely wrong. In this landmark book, David Epstein shows you that the way to succeed is by sampling widely, gaining a breadth of experiences, taking detours, experimenting relentlessly, juggling many interests - in other words, by developing range. Studying the world's most successful athletes, artists, musicians, inventors and scientists, Epstein demonstrates why in most fields - especially those that are complex and unpredictable - generalists, not specialists are primed to excel. No matter what you do, where you are in life, whether you are a teacher, student, scientist, business analyst, parent, job hunter, retiree, you will see the world differently after you've read Range. You'll understand better how we solve problems, how we learn and how we succeed. You'll see why failing a test is the best way to learn and why frequent quitters end up with the most fulfilling careers. As experts silo themselves further while computers master more of the skills once reserved for highly focused humans, Range shows how people who think broadly and embrace diverse experiences and perspectives will increasingly thrive and why spreading your knowledge across multiple domains is the key to your success, and how to achieve it.

Game of Life and How to Play It

Game of Life and How to Play It

Author: Florence Shinn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2020