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Captain Class the Hidden Force That Creates the Worlds Greatest Teams
Captain Class the Hidden Force That Creates the Worlds Greatest Teams
The secret to winning is not what you think it is. It's not the coach. It's not the star. It's not chemistry. It's not a strategy. It's something else entirely. Several years ago, Sam Walker set out to answer one of the most hotly debated questions in sports- What are the greatest teams of all time? He devised a formula, then applied it to thousands of teams from leagues all over the world, from the English Premier League to the AFL to Olympic field hockey. When he was done, he had a list of the sixteen most dominant teams ever, period. At that point, he became obsessed with another, more complicated question- What did these freak teams have in common? As Walker dug more deeply, a pattern emerged- Each team had the same type of captain - a singular leader who drove it to sustained, historic periods of greatness. Fuelled by a lifetime of sports spectating, twenty years of reporting, and a decade of painstaking research, The Captain Class tells the surprising story of what makes teams exceptional.
Drawing on original interviews with athletes from two dozen countries, as well as general managers, coaches, executives, and others skilled at building teams, Walker identifies the seven core qualities of this Captain Class - from doggedness and the knack for nonverbal communication to aggression and the courage to speak truth to power. Told through riveting accounts of some of the most pressure-soaked moments in sports history - from Bill Russell's legendary 'Coleman Play' in the 1957 NBA Finals to Rechelle Hawkes's extraordinary resilience in the Hockeyroos' 2000 Olympic victory - The Captain Class doesn't just bring these events to life; it presents a fresh, counterintuitive take on leadership that can be applied to a wide spectrum of competitive disciplines. The sixteen leaders who make up the Captain Class were never the most skilled, nor were they paragons of sportsmanship. They were often role players, allergic to the spotlight, and famously inarticulate. In short, they will challenge your assumptions of what inspired leadership looks like.

Title: Captain Class the Hidden Force That Creates the Worlds Greatest Teams
Author: WALKER SAM
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/02/2017
Price: $38.00
RRP: $38.00
Imprint: Viking Pacific
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
ISBN: 9780670078493
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Career Leap How to Reinvent & Liberate Your Career
Career Leap How to Reinvent & Liberate Your Career
Adapt you career to the shifting paradigm of work, employment and success


The word career doesn t mean what it used to. People entering the workforce today will have an estimated 17 employers and five careers in their lifetimes and already many existing roles are being automated away, with many more to follow. No profession, industry or geography is immune, and employees need to change their idea of what it means to be employed. The rise of freelancing and the gig economy means flexibility and independence, but also less security with trends showing it is the way of the future. You cannot future-proof your job, but you can future-proof your career. Career Leap shows you what you need to know, how you need to change and how you can prepare for the inevitable tides of change.


This book sheds light on the choices you make, and the steps you can take to reignite, reshape and liberate your career. You ll develop the confidence you need to take decisive action, sharpen your skills and become the agile, adaptive professional we will all need to be. The 10-step Career Reinvention Cycle helps you assess the status quo and determine where you need to go, and then gives you a solid framework for making a move when the time is right.




Future-proof your career with the new laws for success
Undertake a health check of your career and make deliberate career choices




Design, build, and execute your influence and career strategy
Be equipped to take control and leap ahead with your career.


No matter your role, it is imperative that you make every day in your career count. Make the critical decisions, take clear actions and, above all, stay ahead of the pack. Career Leap gives you the insight, confidence and knowledge you need to move up as you leap forward.

Title: Career Leap How to Reinvent & Liberate Your Career
Author: GIBBINGS MICHELLE
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 06/02/2018
Price: $34.00
RRP: $34.00
Imprint: John Wylie & Sons
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
ISBN: 9780730352198
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Price: $34.00
Changing the Conversation
Changing the Conversation
You can't change how other people act in a conflict, and often you can't change your situation. But you can change what you do.

Changing the Conversation is a graphic, two-colour manual that teaches essential strategies for resolving conflict in your life. Breaking the process down into 17 easy-to-grasp principles, it shows how you can facilitate listening and speaking, build useful dialogue and look for ways forward.

Clearly explained, and filled with real-life examples and practical exercises that allow you to test the strategies as you read, Changing the Conversation will show you how to step out of destructive patterns, discover new ways to approach problems, create useful dialogue in difficult situations, and find long-lasting solutions for conflicts.

Title: Changing the Conversation
Author: CASPERSEN DANA
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 28/01/2015
Price: $37.00
RRP: $37.00
Imprint: Profile Books
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781781254691
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Chasing Digital: A Playbook for the New Economy
Chasing Digital: A Playbook for the New Economy
Learn how to succeed in the digital economy

The paradigms of big business have changed. Business models that were once lucrative now seem to barely move the needle. Incumbents of the old guard find themselves superseded by new, digitally-charged, data-fuelled organisations that leverage platform-based business models. How can pre-digital businesses survive? They're loaded with resources, brand power and deeply embedded networks, they just need a new playbook. Chasing Digital is that playbook.

Outlining a clear and detailed framework, this book is designed to help leaders re-design their organisation from the bottom up by leveraging their strengths to create a new competitive advantage in the digital economy. From laying the foundations of transformation: developing a considered strategy, growing a conducive culture and building a receptive organisational design; to building core digital capabilities: taking advantage of data, harnessing artificial intelligence and embracing appropriate platforms; to adapting the accelerators of change: navigating board expectations, mitigating potential roadblocks and making the right investments, this playbook will give you the tools and mindsets needed to not only survive but to thrive and leave a legacy for future leaders.



Integrate technology into your business strategy and culture
Prioritise and manage your company's digital transition
Create opportunities for fast and intentional digital growth
Learn how to minimise friction with stakeholders

Cut through the jargon and hype, and focus on what is critical to undertaking a truly successful, company-wide, digital transformation. In a world where digital is changing everything, Chasing Digital will help your organisation to transition beyond old business models to adopt the new digital paradigm and a new era of business. Embrace the chase.

Title: Chasing Digital: A Playbook for the New Economy
Author: STEVENS
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 09/07/2018
Price: $38.00
RRP: $38.00
Imprint: Jacana
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
ISBN: 9780730358633
Available stock: 1
Price: $38.00
Company of One Why Staying Small is the Next Big Thing for Business
Company of One Why Staying Small is the Next Big Thing for Business
What if the real key to a richer and more fulfilling career was not to create and scale a new start-up, but rather, to be able to work for yourself, determine your own hours, and become a (highly profitable) and sustainable company of one? Suppose the better-and smarter-solution is simply to remain small? Company of One is a refreshingly new approach centered on staying small and avoiding growth, for any size business. Not as a freelancer who only gets paid on a per piece basis, and not as an entrepreneurial start-up that wants to scale as soon as possible, but as a small business that is deliberately committed to staying that way. By staying small, you can have freedom to pursue more meaningful pleasures in life, and avoid the headaches that result from dealing with employees, long meetings, or worrying about expansion. Company of One introduces this unique business strategy and explains how to make it work for you, including how to generate cash flow on an ongoing basis.Paul Jarvis left the corporate world when he realized that working in a high-pressure, high profile world was not his idea of success. Instead, he now works for himself out of his home, and lives a much more rewarding and productive life. He no longer has to contend with an environment that constantly demands more productivity, more output, and more growth.In Company of One, Jarvis explains how you can do the same, including planning to set up, determining desired revenues and keeping clients happy, and of course, doing all this on your own.

Title: Company of One Why Staying Small is the Next Big Thing for Business
Author: JARVIS PAUL
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 08/01/2019
Price: $40.00
RRP: $40.00
Imprint: Penguin Books
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241380222
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Price: $40.00
Corporate Startup
Corporate Startup
Winner of the 2018 CMI Management Book of the Year Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.



There is now more pressure on established companies to innovate. The principles and practices outlined in this book provide companies with a blueprint of how to manage innovation while they execute on their core business. The Corporate Startup provides frameworks, visualisations, templates, tools and methods that can be easily applied to develop new products and business models.

'A key reading for leaders that outlines how to effectively innovate for the future and boost growth while running the core business.' - Alex Osterwalder, co-author of Business Model Generation

'This playbook uses illustrated step-by- step guides to lead the reader through the processes to create an ecosystem that nurtures innovation at every level in a business.' - Jury CMI Management Book of the Year

'Big companies need to innovate or die. The question is how. Companies need a playbook; a process by which they can start the process of transforming their organizations into innovation engines. The Corporate Startup is that playbook. It provides a proven methodology - applying Lean Startup principles and more - for building a culture of innovation.' - Ben Yoskovitz, co-author of Lean Analytics and founding partner at Highline BETA

Title: Corporate Startup
Author: VIKI TENDAYI
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/03/2019
Price: $48.00
RRP: $48.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
Publisher: Vakmedianet Management bv
ISBN: 9789462763074
Available stock: 1
Price: $48.00
Dare to Lead Brave Work Whole Hearts Tough Conversations.
Dare to Lead Brave Work Whole Hearts Tough Conversations.
In her #1 NYT bestsellers, BrenU Brown taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers and culture shifters, she's showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead.

Leadership is not about titles, status and power over people. Leaders are people who hold themselves accountable for recognising the potential in people and ideas, and developing that potential. This is a book for everyone who is ready to choose courage over comfort, make a difference and lead.

When we dare to lead, we don't pretend to have the right answers; we stay curious and ask the right questions. We don't see power as finite and hoard it; we know that power becomes infinite when we share it and work to align authority and accountability. We don't avoid difficult conversations and situations; we lean into the vulnerability that's necessary to do good work.

But daring leadership in a culture that's defined by scarcity, fear and uncertainty requires building courage skills, which are uniquely human. The irony is that we're choosing not to invest in developing the hearts and minds of leaders at the same time we're scrambling to figure out what we have to offer that machines can't do better and faster. What can we do better? Empathy, connection and courage to start.

BrenU Brown spent the past two decades researching the emotions that give meaning to our lives. Over the past seven years, she found that leaders in organisations ranging from small entrepreneurial start-ups and family-owned businesses to non-profits, civic organisations and Fortune 50 companies, are asking the same questions-

How do you cultivate braver, more daring leaders? And, how do you embed the value of courage in your culture?

Dare to Lead answers these questions and gives us actionable strategies and real examples from her new research-based, courage-building programme.

BrenU writes, 'One of the most important findings of my career is that courage can be taught, developed and measured. Courage is a collection of four skill sets supported by twenty-eight behaviours. All it requires is a commitment to doing bold work, having tough conversations and showing up with our whole hearts. Easy? No. Choosing courage over comfort is not easy. Worth it? Always. We want to be brave with our lives and work. It's why we're here.'

Title: Dare to Lead Brave Work Whole Hearts Tough Conversations.
Author: BROWN BRENE
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 09/10/2018
Price: $38.00
RRP: $38.00
Imprint: Vermilion London
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
ISBN: 9781785042140
Available stock: 1
Price: $38.00
Data Driven Marketing
Data Driven Marketing
NAMED BEST MARKETING BOOK OF 2011 BY THE AMERICAN MARKETINGASSOCIATION
How organizations can deliver significant performance gainsthrough strategic investment in marketing
In the new era of tight marketing budgets, no organization cancontinue to spend on marketing without knowing what's working andwhat's wasted. Data-driven marketing improves efficiency andeffectiveness of marketing expenditures across the spectrum ofmarketing activities from branding and awareness, trail andloyalty, to new product launch and Internet marketing. Based on newresearch from the Kellogg School of Management, this book is aclear and convincing guide to using a more rigorous, data-drivenstrategic approach to deliver significant performance gains fromyour marketing.
* Explains how to use data-driven marketing to deliver return onmarketing investment (ROMI) in any organization * In-depth discussion of the fifteen key metrics every marketershould know * Based on original research from America's leading marketingbusiness school, complemented by experience teaching ROMI toexecutives at Microsoft, DuPont, Nisan, Philips, Sony and manyother firms * Uses data from a rigorous survey on strategic marketingperformance management of 252 Fortune 1000 firms, capturing $53billion of annual marketing spending * In-depth examples of how to apply the principles in small andlarge organizations * Free downloadable ROMI templates for all examples given in thebook
With every department under the microscope looking for results,those who properly use data to optimize their marketing are goingto come out on top every time.

Title: Data Driven Marketing
Author: JEFFERY MARK
Format: Hardback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 19/02/2010
Price: $49.00
RRP: $49.00
Imprint: John Wylie & Sons
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
ISBN: 9780470504543
Available stock: 1
Price: $49.00
Delivering Happiness
Delivering Happiness
Title: Delivering Happiness
Author: HSIEH TONY
Format: Trade Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Price: $30.00
RRP: $30.00
Imprint: Miscellaneous
ISBN: 9780446585323
Temporarily out of stock
Price: $30.00
Diabetes & Keeping Fit For Dummies
Diabetes & Keeping Fit For Dummies
The fitness guide no person with diabetes should be without


Nearly one in 11 people in the United States are affected by diabetes, a staggering number with both personal and social costs. If you re one of these millions of people with diabetes or prediabetes, the American Diabetes Association recommends two types of physical activity as primary components of your self-care: aerobic exercise and strength training. Featuring everything from a starter walking plan to strength and resistance training plans, Diabetes & Keeping Fit For Dummies offers all the guidance and step-by-step instruction you need to make exercise a priority in your diabetes management.


Exercise improves fitness, increases insulin sensitivity, maintains bone health, helps in weight management, and improves sleep patterns. Who can t benefit from those things? This informative, down-to-earth guide shows you how to incorporate exercise into your routine, even if you haven t been in a gym since high school.





Ease your way into more physical activity


Set realistic goals and chart and evaluate your progress


Modify your diet to manage diabetes more efficiently





If you re affected by diabetes, there s no time like the present to get moving!

Title: Diabetes & Keeping Fit For Dummies
Author: AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION
Format: Limp
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 19/01/2018
Price: $38.00
RRP: $38.00
Imprint: Dummies
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
ISBN: 9781119363248
Available stock: 1
Price: $38.00
Disrupt 100 Lessons in Business Innovation
Disrupt 100 Lessons in Business Innovation
'This book is a gift to everyone with a desire to enter a world where extraordinary things

happen' Sir Tim Smit, Co-Founder, The Eden Project



'This inspired and inspiring book can be a crystal ball to help you see into your own creative future' Daniel H. Pink, author of DRIVE and TO SELL IS HUMAN



A PRACTICAL OVERVIEW OF CONTEMPORARY INNOVATION WITH SIMPLE, IMPLEMENTABLE STRATEGIES FOR THINKING MORE CREATIVELY



Compiled by Springwise, the global innovation discovery engine, Disrupt! explains and highlights the best, most disruptive and most useful innovation ideas of the 21st Century, and shows which themes underpin their success and which ideas can best be used to drive creativity in your workplace, office or industry.



Springwise has a huge online readership (700k page impressions a month, 31k FB followers, 62k Twitter followers and an email database of 160k names) and a reputation as the number one engine for collating and sharing cutting edge business ideas.



This attractively designed book draws on their vast archive and the expertise of their editorial team to create a practical, themed overview of contemporary innovation with simple, implementable strategies for bringing more creativity to your business or idea and more disruption to your industry. It is an indispensable handbook to modern innovation.



'Almost too good to share!' Seth Godin.

Title: Disrupt 100 Lessons in Business Innovation
Author: BIDWELL JAMES
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 14/05/2019
Price: $35.00
RRP: $35.00
Imprint: Nicholas Brealey Pub
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Div
ISBN: 9781473695757
Available stock: 1
Price: $35.00
Does It Work 10 Principles for Delivering True Business Value in Digital Marketing
Does It Work 10 Principles for Delivering True Business Value in Digital Marketing
In this new age of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and countless other digital platforms, it doesn't matter how many views or followers or clicks you get. The only thing that matters is: Does it Work?

Written by POSSIBLE's Global CEO Shane Atchison and President of the Americas Jason Burby, this revolutionary guide shows how to use the latest digital platforms to create a high-value marketing plan that really works. You'll learn how to:

SET GOALS: Understand the importance of defining success and targets upfront for every initiative-and your business as a whole.

INSPIRE BRILLIANT CREATIVE: Leverage data and insights to empower and drive creativity, spark ideas and drive innovation.

MEASURE WHAT MATTERS: Focus efforts on the things that matter and drive real improvement.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE: Know that you have contributed to measureable success in whatever you do.

If you've ever wondered if your digital marketing is working, this book will help you reevaluate everything you're doing. By following 10 key principles, you'll be able to measure the data that really matters, launch the initiatives that really pay off, and inspire the creativity that really drives an effective campaign. You'll hear the personal insights of the world's greatest business leaders and the professional triumphs (and tumbles) of the world's biggest brands. You'll learn how to hire and inspire the rare creative "unicorns" who turn marketing into magic. You'll find new ways to turn data into ideas and obstacles into opportunities. You'll turn web site visitors into followers, followers into sharers, and sharers into your very best customers.

In our new world of small screens, big ideas, and even greater competition, you have to ask the tough questions if you want to succeed. Does it Work? has the answers.

Title: Does It Work 10 Principles for Delivering True Business Value in Digital Marketing
Author: BURBY JASON
Format: Paperback
Publishing status: Active
Publication date: 01/04/2015
Price: $45.00
RRP: $45.00
Imprint: McGraw Hill
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
ISBN: 9780071847865
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Price: $45.00