• Grit The Power of Passion and Perseverance
    Grit The Power of Passion and Perseverance
    Why do naturally talented people frequently fail to reach their potential while other far less gifted individuals go on to achieve amazing things? The secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a passionate persistence. In other words, grit. MacArthur Genius Award-winning psychologist Angela Duckworth shares fascinating new revelations about who succeeds in life and why. Based on her cutting-edge research, Duckworth shows how many people achieve remarkable things not just by relying on innate natural talent, but by practising what she calls grit. She then offers a Grit Formula to help anyone to become more gritty, focusing on six key factors: hope, effort, precision, passion, ritual and prioritisation.
    She reveals: why people who test high for talent often fail to achieve their potential, and why people who do not test high for talent often "overachieve" what others expect them to do; how grit can be learned, whatever your IQ or circumstances; why stubbornness is a key characteristic of gritty people; when to be stubborn and when giving up is the grittiest thing you can do; how gritty people found their passion, and you can find yours; how gritty experts practise, and how you can do the same in your own life; what the people who care about you can do to boost your grit when you need it most; how grit is cultivated in the highest-performing sports teams, companies and schools. Leaping past cliches such as 'success is all about hard work', Grit offers a fresh and motivating way to climb to heights far beyond what natural talent would predict.

    ISBN: 9781785040207
    Publication date: 04/05/2017
    Price: $28.00
    Author: Duckworth, Angela
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Hope Circuit
    Hope Circuit
    Martin E. P. Seligman is one of the most decorated and popular psychologists of his generation. When he first encountered the discipline in the 1960s, it was devoted to eliminating misery- the science of how past trauma creates present symptoms. Today, thanks in large part to Seligman's own work pioneering the Positive Psychology movement, it is ever more focused on the bright side - gratitude, resilience and hope. In this breakthrough memoir, Seligman recounts how he learned to study optimism - including a life-changing conversation with his five-year-old daughter. In wise, eloquent prose, Seligman tells the human stories behind some of his major findings. He recounts developing CAVE, an analytical tool that predicts election outcomes (with shocking accuracy) based on the language used in campaign speeches, and the canonical studies that birthed the theory of learned helplessness - which he now reveals was incorrect. And he writes at length for the first time about his own battles with depression at a young age. All the while, Seligman works out his theory of psychology, making a compelling and deeply personal case for the importance of virtues like hope, anticipation, gratitude and wisdom for our mental health. You will walk away from this book not just educated but deeply enriched.

    ISBN: 9780143789949
    Publication date: 02/04/2018
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Seligman, Martin
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • How to Argue with a Cat
    How to Argue with a Cat
    Cats are masters in the art of persuasion. They get humans to do what they want, when they want. So if you could learn to make a cat to do your bidding, then surely any human - colleague, friend, boss, partner - would bow to your magic? Now you can. This surprisingly simple and incredibly effective guide uses the tricks of the feline world to teach you how to get along with even the most stubborn adversary, including: Perfect your timing - learn the art of the pounce Get your body language, tone and gesture just right Think about what your opponent wants - always offer a comfy lap Lure them in by making them think they have the powerThe result? A happy, purring, scratch-free resolution.

    ISBN: 9781846149573
    Publication date: 01/03/2018
    Price: $28.00
    Author: Heinrichs, Jay
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • How Women Rise
    How Women Rise
    By the bestselling author of What Got You Here Won't Get You There

    Do you hesitate about putting forward ideas? Are you reluctant to claim credit for your achievements? Do you find it difficult to get the support you need from your boss or the recognition you deserve from your colleagues?

    If your answer to any of these is 'Yes', How Women Rise will help get you back on track. Inspiring and practical by turns, it identifies 12 common habits that can prove an obstacle to future success and tells you how to overcome them. In the process, it points the way to a career that will satisfy your ambitions and help you make the difference you want to make in the world.

    'Guidance on the habits you fall into that aren't helping you achieve the success you deserve. It's fascinating.' Sunday Times

    'How Women Rise is a great read.' Lois P. Frankel, author of Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office

    'A great resource to discover the 12 habits that hold women back and how to overcome them.' Forbes

    ISBN: 9781847942258
    Publication date: 07/03/2019
    Price: $28.00
    Author: Helgesen, Sally
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Lead Like a Pirate: Make School Amazing for Your Students and Staff
    Lead Like a Pirate: Make School Amazing for Your Students and Staff
    Are You a Treasure Seeker?

    Pirates are on a constant quest for riches, but PIRATE Leaders seek even greater rewards: amazing schools, engaged students, and empowered educators who know they are making a difference.

    In Lead Like a PIRATE, education leaders Shelley Burgess and Beth Houf map out the character traits necessary to captain a school or district. You'll learn where to find the treasure that's already in your classrooms and schools--and how to bring out the very best in your educators.

    What does it take to be a PIRATE Leader?

    Passion--both professional and personal

    A willingness to Immerse yourself in your work

    Good Rapport with your staff, students and community

    The courage to Ask questions and Analyze what is and isn't working

    The determination to seek positive Transformation

    And the kind of Enthusiasm that gets others excited about education

    The ultimate goal for any education leader is to create schools and districts where students and staff are knocking down the doors to get in rather than out. This book will equip and encourage you to be relentless in your quest to make school amazing for your students, staff, parents, and communities.

    Are you ready to set sail?

    ISBN: 9781946444004
    Publication date: 16/03/2017
    Price: $67.99
    Author: Burgess, Shelley and Houf, Ben
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $67.99
  • Lean In: Women Work and the Will to Lead
    Lean In: Women Work and the Will to Lead
    Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In is a massive cultural phenomenon and its title has become an instant catchphrase for empowering women. The book soared to the top of bestseller lists internationally, igniting global conversations about women and ambition. Sandberg packed theatres, dominated opinion pages, appeared on every major television show and on the cover of Time magazine, and sparked ferocious debate about women and leadership. Ask most women whether they have the right to equality at work and the answer will be a resounding yes, but ask the same women whether they'd feel confident asking for a raise, a promotion, or equal pay, and some reticence creeps in. The statistics, although an improvement on previous decades, are certainly not in women's favour - of 197 heads of state, only twenty-two are women. Women hold just 20 percent of seats in parliaments globally, and in the world of big business, a meagre eighteen of the Fortune 500 CEOs are women.
    In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg - Facebook COO and one of Fortune magazine's Most Powerful Women in Business - draws on her own experience of working in some of the world's most successful businesses and looks at what women can do to help themselves, and make the small changes in their life that can effect change on a more universal scale.

    ISBN: 9780753541647
    Publication date: 06/08/2015
    Price: $28.00
    Author: Sandberg, Sheryl
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Learned Optimism
    Learned Optimism
    Learned Optimism shows us how to stop automatically assuming guilt; how to get out of the habit of seeing the direst possible implications in every setback; how to be optimistic. With concrete examples Dr Seligman documents the effects of optimism on the quality of life, provides tests to determine the degree of our negative and positive orientation, and offers a program of specific exercises to help break the habit of pessimism and learn the habit of optimism for both ourselves and our children. Learn how to: recognise your 'explanatory style' - what to say to yourself when you experience set-backs - and how it influences your life; boost your mood and your immune system with healthful thoughts; help your children to practice the thought patterns that encourage optimism; break the 'I-give-up' habit with Dr. Seligman's ABC techniques; Change your interior dialogue and experience the astonishing positive results.

    ISBN: 9781864713039
    Publication date: 02/05/2011
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Seligman, Martin
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $32.99
  • Legacy What the All Black Can Teach Us About Leadership
    Legacy What the All Black Can Teach Us About Leadership
    The All Blacks are the world's most successful sporting outfit, undefeated in over 75 per cent of their international matches over the last 100 years. In other arenas, there have been commanding sides that swept all before them, like the West Indies cricket team of the 1980s with their fearsome battery of fast bowlers, or the Hungarian football team who introduced a sophisticated new passing game and famously thrashed England 7-1 in Budapest in 1954. But what makes the All-Blacks different is their supremacy for decade after decade - their sheer consistency, longevity and sustained dominance. So, what is the secret of their success? And what can we - as individuals, companies and teams - learn from them? Whatever field we are in, how can we play like All Blacks? In Legacy, best-selling author James Kerr is embedded deep into the heart of the All Blacks' set-up to reveal 15 powerful and pragmatic lessons in leadership. Revealing proven secrets of sustained success, Legacy is a unique, inspiring handbook for leaders in all fields, and asks: How do you turn vision into action? How do you achieve world-class standards, day after day, week after week, year after year?
    How do you handle pressure, expectation and setbacks? How do you train to win at the highest level? What is your purpose? What will be your legacy?

    ISBN: 9781472103536
    Publication date: 07/11/2013
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Kerr, James
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • Make it Happen: Manifest the Life of Your Dreams
    Make it Happen: Manifest the Life of Your Dreams
    'Like a best friend, Jordanna will hold your hand and guide you towards your dream life.' - Melissa Ambrosini, bestselling author of Mastering Your Mean Girl

    'Witty, practical and laugh out loud funny.' - Cassie Mendoza-Jones, You Are Enough

    Everyone can manifest. We're all doing it-every second of every day-without even realising it.

    For years, journalist and podcaster Jordanna Levin thought that she was psychic. She would worry about things and they would come true. But she wouldn't just worry; she would feel them, take subconscious action towards them and believe with every cell of her being that they would happen-and most of the time, they did. A broken foot, a cancelled flight, a tragic love story... the list went on. She soon realised that she wasn't just predicting the future, she was manifesting it. Until one day she changed the game. If she could manifest mishaps and disasters, why not the things she actually wanted?

    In this warm and witty book, Jordanna shares her personal experiences and struggles along with her foolproof equation for manifesting whatever you desire, from your dream job to a lasting relationship. Whether you're a matter-of-fact skeptic or a somewhat hippie yoga-lover, Make It Happen will empower you to take ownership of your life and create anything you want.

    ISBN: 9781760524364
    Publication date: 06/05/2019
    Price: $36.99
    Author: Levin, Jordanna
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.99
  • Mauri Ora
    Mauri Ora
    Pearls of wisdom contained in proverbs - whakatauk I - have been gifted from generation to generation as an intrinsic part of the Maori world. As powerful metaphors, they combine analogy and cultural history in the most economical of words. Short and insightful, they surprise, engendering reflection, learning and personal growth. Mauri Ora links whakatauk I to key personal virtues idealised across cultures and generations. The virtues - wisdom, courage, compassion, integrity, self-mastery and belief - stem from the science of positive psychology; the study of how to live a better life. Illustrated throughout with wonderful photographs from an old world, this book draws on traditional wisdom to provide a recipe for personal effectiveness and leadership, and a rewarding connection of Maori knowledge to contemporary thinking about personal happiness and fulfilment.

    ISBN: 9780947503147
    Publication date: 24/10/2016
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Alsop, Peter
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $39.99
  • Mindset Changing the Way You Think to Fulfil Your Potential
    Mindset Changing the Way You Think to Fulfil Your Potential
    World-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, in decades of research on achievement and success, has discovered a truly groundbreaking idea-the power of our mindset. Dweck explains why it's not just our abilities and talent that bring us success-but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn't foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment, but may actually jeopardize success. With the right mindset, we can motivate our kids and help them to raise their grades, as well as reach our own goals-personal and professional. Dweck reveals what all great parents, teachers, CEOs, and athletes already know: how a simple idea about the brain can create a love of learning and a resilience that is the basis of great accomplishment in every area.

    ISBN: 9781472139955
    Publication date: 12/01/2017
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Dweck, Carol
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Natural Born Learners: Our Incredible Capacity to Learn and How We Can Harness It
    Natural Born Learners: Our Incredible Capacity to Learn and How We Can Harness It
    Learning is the soul of our species. From our first steps to our last words, we are what we learn. But for all its obvious importance, learning has lost touch with human progress. We live in an information age, work in a knowledge economy, yet our schools are relics of an industrial era. Education insider Alex Beard takes us on a dazzling tour of the future of learning to show how we can - and why we must - do better. Tackling everything from artificial intelligence to our growing understanding of the infant brain, NATURAL BORN LEARNERS is a user's guide to transforming learning in the twenty-first century and roadmap to accessing our better future selves.

    ISBN: 9781474604734
    Publication date: 04/04/2019
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Beard, Alex
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
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