Surviving the Coronavirus Lockdown

by multiple authors

An international collaboration of 65+ authors from 10 countries, who came together to publish a book in just 10 days – FREE to download – sharing messages of support and advice in the hope of touching the lives of others.

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The Power of Surge

by Dr Michael Waters

This book sets out the moral imperative for all the citizens of the world to develop a “surge gear” in order to more effectively manage challenges produced by life and business.

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The Five Minute Failure

by Kevin McAlpin and Michael Millar

The Five Minute Failure is the result of a decade of research of hundreds of books and thousands of people. It is one of the few, if not the only, book on success that chooses to present itself in a way that entertains just as much as it informs.

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Presenting the Penguin Way

by Kevin McAlpin and John Van Maurik

This story takes less than an hour to read and will give you insights, techniques and lessons to transform your presentation skills for a life-time. Everyone has seen an inspirational presenter and thought “I wish I could do that” – well now you can.

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Writers on Leadership

by John Van Maurik

JvM, an acknowledged leadership expert, distils ideas from over 30 gurus, academics and practitioners to give a conclusive overview of modern leadership thinking.

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The Effective Strategist

by John Van Maurik

This book puts strategic thinking within the reach of all managers, showing how you can learn to think and act more strategically to increase your business and personal effectiveness.

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Change Your Business with NLP

by Lindsey Agness

Change Your Business With NLP is the first genuinely practical guide for managers, showing how to use NLP techniques to overcome specific business problems.

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Portable Leader

by John Van Maurik

JvM pulls together and defines the talents that a successful leader should demonstrate and places them in the contexts of a fascinating array of leaders from very different backgrounds.

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Discovering the Leader in You

by John Van Maurik

Based on JvM’s work with practising managers and their views, concerns and expectations, this book guides you on how to develop and adapt leadership skills for your individual needs, circumstances and personality.

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Get Ready for Coaching

by Caroline Taylor

An essential part of coachee preparation! This practical book, based on academic research, enables the coachee to maximise the value of coaching.

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Change Your Life with NLP

by Lindsey Agness

This book takes a step-by-step look at everything needed to achieve a change, no matter how big.

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Resilience is key

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The truth of decision making

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Return on investment

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Research on coaching

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History of coaching

Coaching — A Potted History Coaching is always progressing, adapting and flexing to evolving demands. It’s come a long way, but there’s always scope for a refresh about where it’s come from and where it’s [...]

Coaching Metaphors

Metaphorical Brilliance   Stories are how we make sense of the world. They also resonate when you need to make a point. Used properly they’re more than just a good yarn — they’re an essential [...]

Coaching and decision making

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Making a success of failure

Failure is the most powerful learning tool. It’s also the basic ingredient in all major success stories, so why aren’t there ‘failure coaches’? By Kevin McAlpin & Michael Millar With the introduction of the various [...]

Coaching through Transition

The first 90 days is make-or-break time when transitioning to a new role. Coaching a solid strategy right from the beginning will push people far closer to ‘make’ than the unthinkable alternative. By Dawn Wilkinson [...]

Coaching Overcoming Objections

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Unlocking Discretionary effort

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Survey Results

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Seven Principles

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