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Applied Empathy The New Language of Leadership
Applied Empathy The New Language of Leadership
Michael Ventura, entrepreneur and CEO of award-winning strategy and design practice Sub Rosa, shares how empathy - the ability to see the world through someone else's eyes - could be what your business needs to innovate, connect, and grow.



Having built his career working with iconic brands and institutions such as Google and Nike, and also The United Nations and the Obama Administration, Michael Ventura offers entrepreneurs and executives a radical new business book and way forward.



Empathy is not about being nice. It's not about pity or sympathy either. It's about understanding - your consumers, your colleagues, and yourself - and it's a direct path to powerful leadership. As such, APPLIED EMPATHY presents real strategies on how to make lasting connections and evolve your business internally as well as externally.



This ground-breaking guide lays the foundation to establish a diverse, inventive, and driven team that can meet the challenges of today's ever-evolving marketplace. If you want to connect to the people you work with and for, you first have to understand them.

Title: Applied Empathy The New Language of Leadership
Author: VENTURA MICHAEL
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 10/01/2019
Price: $38.00
RRP: $38.00
Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Div
ISBN: 9781529378221
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Price: $38.00
Art of Captaincy
Art of Captaincy
Title: Art of Captaincy
Author: BREARLEY MIKE
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Pan MacMillan
ISBN: 9781447294351
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Price: $25.00
Artificial Intelligence For Dummies
Artificial Intelligence For Dummies
Step into the future with AI

The term "Artificial Intelligence" has been around since the 1950s, but a lot has changed since then. Today, AI is referenced in the news, books, movies, and TV shows, and the exact definition is often misinterpreted. Artificial Intelligence For Dummies provides a clear introduction to AI and how it's being used today.

Inside, you'll get a clear overview of the technology, the common misconceptions surrounding it, and a fascinating look at its applications in everything from self-driving cars and drones to its contributions in the medical field.



Learn about what AI has contributed to society
Explore uses for AI in computer applications
Discover the limits of what AI can do
Find out about the history of AI

The world of AI is fascinating--and this hands-on guide makes it more accessible than ever!

Title: Artificial Intelligence For Dummies
Author: MUELLER
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 30/03/2018
Price: $49.00
RRP: $49.00
Imprint: Jacana
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
ISBN: 9781119467656
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Price: $49.00
Authentic Gravitas
Authentic Gravitas
Having a powerful, meaningful impact on others is not about being the most dominant person in the room; it's about being intentional, curious, and courageous.



Organizational psychologist and executive coach Rebecca Newton has found that even her most successful clients still want more of one quality: gravitas. They want their words to carry weight, to have a positive, lasting impact on those around them.



Gravitas can seem like an elusive, intangible quality, but it isn't about adopting the style of another or being someone you're not. Newton draws on extensive research and experience coaching business leaders to show what underpins authentic gravitas and how anyone can develop it. She presents the counterintuitive idea that in order to be valued, we shouldn't spend all our time and energy trying to stand out from the crowd; instead, we should focus on the crowd - connecting with others and understanding their needs in order to make a significant difference.



Newton debunks the myths of gravitas and gives readers the practical tools to develop it by:

* Minimizing the gaps between intention, action, and impact

* Remaining true to yourself while adapting to work successfully with people who have different styles

* Choosing to be courageous regardless of how confident you feel - as you engage in courageous behaviours, confidence naturally builds



Authentic gravitas extends beyond commanding presence in the room during a key meeting; it's about the small things you can do beforehand, during, and in all the spaces in between - to be someone who genuinely adds substantive value in the workplace and beyond.

Title: Authentic Gravitas
Author: NEWTON REBECCA
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 04/04/2019
Price: $38.00
RRP: $38.00
Imprint: Orion
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
ISBN: 9781841883434
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Price: $38.00
Banking Bad
Banking Bad
The shocking truth about Australia's financial institutions, as told by the journalist who did most to bring about Australia's banking royal commission.

Against all the odds Australia ended up with a banking royal commission. Since hearings began in 2018, revelations about banking and insurance company practices have rocked the nation. Even defenders of the banks have been blindsided.

In Banking Bad, Adele Ferguson traces the origins of the banking scandal to the early 1990s, when buckets of money began pouring into compulsory superannuation funds, set up by Labor Treasurer Paul Keating. Attracted by the increasing cash, banks devised corrupt and questionable practices to get their hands on funds, along with aggressive selling practices that ignored due diligence, trust and honesty. Drawing on her multiple sources who led her to break the story of malpractice - the individuals, business owners, farmers and ordinary people who lost everything - Adele also looks at the falls from grace at the hands of the royal commission of some of the country's most highly ranked captains of industry, the failure of regulators and recommendations of the commissioner, Kenneth Hayne. And she asks whereto from here?





This is a book every person with a bank account should read and learn from.

Title: Banking Bad
Author: FERGUSON ADELE
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 22/07/2019
Price: $37.00
RRP: $37.00
Imprint: ABC Books
Publisher: ABC Books
ISBN: 9780733340116
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Price: $37.00
Barcelona Way How to Create a High Performance Culture
Barcelona Way How to Create a High Performance Culture
FC Barcelona are one of the most successful football clubs in the world. In the four years that Pep Guardiola was in charge they won fourteen of a possible nineteeen trophies - a success rate never matched.

However, what makes FC Barcelona unique is the winning culture that has delivered sustained success for much longer than the customary four-year cycle of an elite team. Lying at the very heart of their success is how they deal with people and the care and attention given to the environment in which those people are nurtured: practices which are of equal relevance to all organizations trying to channel the activities of their talented individuals for the corporate good.

In The Barcelona Way, sports psychologist Damian Hughes reveals the key principles that have defined FC Barcelona's success and shows how the DNA of a winning team can be successfully applied to any working environment, with dramatic results. They are: Big Picture, Arc of Change, Repetition, Cultural Architects, Authentic Leadership. These are the same principles that are adhered to in successful working environments across any industry.

Drawing on interviews with key architects of the culture, as well as his own extensive experience as a sports psychologist working with leading sports and business institutions, Damian Hughes provides unique insights into the crucial issues confronting the modern corporate environment, and shows how the lessons learnt at FC Barcelona can also be applied to develop your own winning culture.

Title: Barcelona Way How to Create a High Performance Culture
Author: HUGHES DAMIAN
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 06/08/2019
Price: $25.00
RRP: $25.00
Imprint: Macmillan
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509804405
Available stock: 1
Price: $25.00
Barefoot Investor for Families
Barefoot Investor for Families
The new book from Scott Pape, the Barefoot Investor. The Barefoot Investor: The Only Money Guide You'll Ever Need is a phenomenon, sprinting through one million copies to become one of the best selling Australian books ever. Why is it so successful? It's simple, funny and practical. And it has changed people's lives. The eagerly anticipated follow-up, The Barefoot Investor for Families, sticks to the same script. It's aimed fairly and squarely at parents, grandparents, and basically anyone who read that book and said: 'Why the hell wasn't I taught this years ago?' Scott lays out ten money milestones kids need to have nailed before they leave home, and it's all structured around one family 'money meal' each week (so roughly 20 minutes). If you follow the roadmap, with tailor-made lessons for each age group, your kids will know how to do things like: , Learn the life-changing value of hard work , Set up a fee-free bank account (or jam jars!) , Go on a Treasure Hunt around the house, and sell some of their 'stuff' second-hand , Save your parents $100 on household bills Even ... , Learn to cook at least two low-cost, delicious, nutritious meals from scratch. Scott's mission is to make sure your kids are financially strong so they never, ever get sucked into the traps that middle-aged bankers have devised to rob them of their money and their confidence. There are only ten things every kid needs to know about money, and you can teach them over dinner, once a week. It's that simple. Start now - it's never too early or too late.

Title: Barefoot Investor for Families
Author: PAPE SCOTT
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 17/09/2018
Price: $35.00
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: Harper Collins
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Aust
ISBN: 9781460756874
Available stock: 1
Price: $35.00
Barefoot Investor The Only Money Guide Youll Ever Need
Barefoot Investor The Only Money Guide Youll Ever Need
This is the only money guide you'll ever need That's a bold claim, given there are already thousands of finance books on the shelves. So what makes this one different? Well, you won't be overwhelmed with a bunch of 'tips' ? or a strict budget (that you won't follow). You'll get a step-by-step formula: open this account, then do this; call this person, and say this; invest money here, and not there. All with a glass of wine in your hand. This book will show you how to create an entire financial plan that is so simple you can sketch it on the back of a serviette ? and you'll be able to manage your money in 10 minutes a week. You'll also get the skinny on: * Saving up a six-figure house deposit in 20 months * Doubling your income using the 'Trapeze Strategy' * Saving $78,173 on your mortgage and wiping out 7 years of payments * Finding a financial advisor who won't rip you off * Handing your kids (or grandkids) a $140,000 cheque on their 21st birthday * Why you don't need $1 million to retire ? with the 'Donald Bradman Retirement Strategy' Sound too good to be true? It's not. This book is full of stories from everyday Aussies ? single people, young families, empty nesters, retirees ?
who have applied the simple steps in this book and achieved amazing, life-changing results. And you're next.

Title: Barefoot Investor The Only Money Guide Youll Ever Need
Author: PAPE SCOTT
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 14/11/2016
Price: $34.00
RRP: $34.00
Imprint: John Wylie & Sons
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
ISBN: 9780730324218
Available stock: 2
Price: $34.00
Become an Image Consultant
Become an Image Consultant
Title: Become an Image Consultant
Author: GOULET TAG & GUREVICH RACHEL
Edition: ILL
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $132.90
RRP: $130.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
Publisher: Fabjob
ISBN: 9781894638616
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Price: $132.90
Becoming the Evidence Based Manager
Becoming the Evidence Based Manager
Over the past decade, the call for evidence-based management has been on the rise. Managers have become increasingly skeptical of advice that is based soley on anecdotes, otherwise known as the "art of management"; they demand, instead, proof that the management practices espoused by the authors in the field are truly effective. Becoming the Evidence-Based Manager delivers the goods, covering a wide range of critical management skills, such as hiring, inspiring, training, developing, motivating and coaching. Readers are rewarded with a thorough understanding of how to put the science of management to work for themselves and their organizations.

An organizational psychologist by training and experience, author Gary Latham brings a unique perspective to the art-versus-science debate as he underscores the critical role that empirical research plays in successfully hiring and managing employees. Latham advocates using the "situational" interview style in the hiring process over the "free-flowing" one, for example, as it's proven more effective in assessing a candidate's skills and aptitude.

Written in an accessible, conversational style, Becoming the Evidence-Based Manager draws upon 50 years of management research, and provides front-line managers with key lessons and tips to help them put research to everyday use on the job. From hiring and training to supervising and appraising, managers and leaders will learn proven techniques for achieving high performance from their employees.

Title: Becoming the Evidence Based Manager
Author: LATHAM GARY P
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 09/08/2018
Price: $40.00
RRP: $40.00
Imprint: Nicholas Brealey Pub
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Div
ISBN: 9781473676978
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Price: $40.00
Being You
Being You
Being You teaches you everything you need to know about personal branding. A personal brand tells the world about who you are as a human being personally and professionally. It's about authenticity and is derived exclusively from your mind, your heart, your values, your passions, and what you believe to be true at the core of your personal and professional self. That's why it's unique - because it begins with and is created from you. Whether you are the leader of an organization or team, engaged in creative work, in transition and changing your job, searching for a new career, going for a job interview, giving an important speech or presentation, wanting to network more effectively, or lobbying for a public position, this book will provide you with the toolkit to develop a confident personal brand. Being You shows you how to communicate your business and increase your brand awareness, both face to face and on digital platforms, including a comprehensive social media strategy. It provides practical tips to reach your target audience and land your message, while sharing the secrets of some of the world's biggest personal brands - from Oprah Winfrey to Roger Federer - on how they grew their audiences and achieved success. It's practical, authoritative, inspirational and illustrated with stories and case studies based on Maggie's own international work and experience.

Title: Being You
Author: EYRE MAGGIE
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/05/2019
Price: $33.00
RRP: $33.00
Imprint: Exisle Publishing
Publisher: Exisle Publishing
ISBN: 9781925335927
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Price: $33.00
Bezonomics How Amazon Is Changing Our Lives
Bezonomics How Amazon Is Changing Our Lives
Amazon is the business story of the decade. Jeff Bezos, the richest man on the planet, has built one of the most efficient wealth-creation machines in history. Like a giant squid, Amazon's tentacles are squeezing industry after industry and, in the process, upsetting the state of technology, the economy, job creation and society at large. So pervasive is Amazon's impact that business leaders in almost every sector need to understand how this force of nature operates and how they can respond to it.

Saying you can ignore Jeff Bezos is equivalent to saying you could ignore Henry Ford or Steve Jobs in the early years of Ford and Apple. These titans monumentally changed how we do business, redefining the rules on a global scale. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is the new disruptor on the block. He has created a 21st century algorithm for business and societal disruption. He has turned the retail industry inside out, is swiftly dominating cloud computing, media and advertising, and now has his sights trained on every other domain where money changes hands and business is transacted.

But the principles by which Bezos has achieved his dominance - customer obsession, extreme innovation and long-term management, all supported by artificial intelligence turning a virtuous-cycle 'flywheel' - are now being borrowed and replicated. 'Bezonomics' is for some a goldmine, for others a threat, for still others a life-shaping force, whether they're in business or not.

Brian Dumaine's Bezonomics answers the fundamental question: how are Amazon and its imitators affecting the way we live, and what can we learn from them?

Title: Bezonomics How Amazon Is Changing Our Lives
Author: DUMAINE BRIAN
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 12/05/2020
Price: $40.00
RRP: $40.00
Imprint: Simon & Schuster
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
ISBN: 9781471184147
Available stock: 2
Price: $40.00