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Leadership & Coaching

7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R Covey

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is recognised as one of the most influential books ever written. In this seminal work, Stephen R. Covey presents a holistic, integrated, principle-centred approach for solving personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes, Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, honesty and human dignity - principles that give us the security to adapt to change, and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.

Translated into thirty-four languages and with phenomenal sales, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has been the key to the success of legions of business leaders and individuals the world over.

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Mastering Mentoring and Coaching with Emotional Intelligence by Patrick E. Merlevede and Denis C. Bridoux

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The material included in this book has emerged over several years of mentoring, coaching and training. Following a qualitative survey, the authors identified the key components of both mentoring and coaching and the need to clarify the similarities and differences between them.

The book updates the area of mentoring and coaching with emotional intelligence and includes:
  » Coaching and mentoring questionnaires to assess skill level
  » Powerful techniques for short-term and long-term interventions
  » Practical tips and exercises
  » Strategies suitable for both mentor and coach

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The Inner Game of Tennis by W.Timothy Gallway

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In The Inner Game of Tennis, Tim Gallwey, a professional player and instructor who has produced dramatic results among the amateurs and pros he has trained, explores how to overcome mental obstacles, improve concentration and reduce anxiety for better performance at every level. There is no physical reason why any of us should not more consistently serve aces or hit perfect returns. The Inner Games approach makes all the difference.

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The Inner Game of Work by W.Timothy Gallway

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This title provides principles and methods to help us control negative influences such as fear of failure and self-criticism. The principles have been adopted by managers and employees of some of the world's largest companies, and are a powerful tool for overcoming the inner obstacles to a fulfilling and rewarding career.

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Co-Active Coaching by Laura Whitworth, Henry Kimsey-House & Phil Sandahl

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Presenting an approach allowing client and coach to work together to identify both work-related and personal areas of development, this book is aimed at professional coaches who want to increase their proficiency and for those interested in integrating coaching skills into their current practice.

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Quantum Leaps: 7 Skills for Workplace ReCreation by Charlotte Shelton

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Quantum Leaps is a how-to book for creating fundamental change in both ourselves and our organizations. Charlotte Shelton's basic premise is that organizational change happens one person at a time. Our workplaces simply mirror our individual and collective beliefs. Therefore, we change ourselves, our workplaces, and the world by changing our minds. As our beliefs change, we not only see the world differently, we begin to be in the world in a different way, thus creating a new reality.

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Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal With Change in Your Work and in Your Life by Spencer Johnson & Kenneth H. Blanchard

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Cheese is a metaphor for what you want in life - be it a good job, a loving relationship, money or possessions, health or spiritual peace of mind. And the maze is where you look for what you want - the organization you work in, or the family or community where you live. This book shows how to anticipate change, adapt quickly, enjoy the change and be ready for more, so that you suffer from less stress and enjoy more success in life.

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Power up Your Mind by Bill Lucas

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Much work-based training is a waste of time and money because the majority of people are neither emotionally ready to learn nor practically inclined to apply their learning to the way they behave. This book offers a new model of learning - READY, GO, STEADY - which could revolutionize the way one learns and performs. The author shows that by concentrating on what happens before and after one learns, one can use his or her brain to best effect, learning faster and working smarter.

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NLP at Work: The Difference That Makes a Difference in Business by Sue Knight

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NLP [Neuro Linguistic Programming] is the study of what behaviour works. It is a way of coding and reproducing excellence so that people can consistently achieve the results that they want for themselves and their businesses. Using NLP to study excellence has led to a series of discoveries of details and strategies that make the difference between the top performers and the rest. By learning to master the techniques and thinking in this book, the reader should learn how to manage their experiences to achieve more of what they really want.

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