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  • Quiet Leadership: Six Steps to Transforming Performance at Work

    Quiet Leadership: Six Steps to Transforming Performance at Work

    by David Rock

    Improving the performance of your employees involves one of the hardest challenges in the known universe: changing the way they think. In constant demand as a coach, speaker, and consultant to companies around the world, David Rock has proven that the secret to leading people (and living and working with them) is found in the space between their ears. "If people are being paid to think," he writes, "isn't it time the business world found out what the thing doing the work, the brain, is all about?" Supported...

  • Resilience: A Practical Guide for Coaches

    Resilience: A Practical Guide for Coaches

    by Carole Pemberton

    What do you do as a coach when your client has been seriously rocked by the events in his or her life? In Resilience, Carole Pemberton offers a fresh and thoughtful framework for understanding what resilience is and is not, and why it has such potential for triggering feelings of being de-stabilized. Her book takes you step by step through a series of practical interventions, a menu of options, each with their research base and with their practicality explored. *Considering a variety of approaches, Carole Pemberton asks:* So how...

  • Solving Tough Problems

    Solving Tough Problems

    by Adam Kahane

    Now in paperback, Adam Kahane's bestselling book about how to solve complex and difficult problems Adam Kahane has worked on some of the toughest, most complex problems in the world. He started out as an expert analyst and advisor to corporations and governments, convinced of the need to calculate “the one right answer.” After an unexpected experience in South Africa during the transition away from apartheid, he got involved in facilitating a series of extraordinary high-conflict, high-stakes problem-solving efforts: in Colombia during the civil war, in Argentina during the collapse,...

  • The 25 Minute Meeting: Half the Time, Double the Impact

    The 25 Minute Meeting: Half the Time, Double the Impact

    by Donna McGeorge

    Sharpen your focus and tighten your time frames to get more done in less time The 25 Minute Meeting goes beyond “cut to the chase” and shows you how to take back your work day with smarter planning and more productive action. Meetings have become a de facto way of working, and as they pile up and stretch to interminable lengths, they eat up our days and sink productivity—if they are poorly planned and run. Done well, meetings are short, sharp, productive affairs that provide critical time and space...

  • The Circle Way: A Leader in Every Chair

    The Circle Way: A Leader in Every Chair

    by Christina Baldwin

    Collaboration and group cohesion are vital to any healthy enterprise. In collaborative environments, good ideas can come from everywhere. Today's thoughtful leaders support interpersonal experiences that ensure clear speaking, open-minded listening, and well-grounded decision making. Reintroducing our most ancient social process, the circle, welcomes everyone to equal participation. Here, two international leaders of circle as a modern methodology offer a comprehensive guide to this foundational human interaction. The Circle Way lays out the basics of circle conversation based on the authors' nearly two decades of experience implementing circle practice in organizations. Through illustrative...

  • Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long

    Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long

    by David Rock

    Meet Emily and Paul: The parents of two young children, Emily is the newly promoted VP of marketing at a large corporation while Paul works from home or from clients' offices as an independent IT consultant. Their lives, like all of ours, are filled with a bewildering blizzard of emails, phone calls, yet more emails, meetings, projects, proposals, and plans. Just staying ahead of the storm has become a seemingly insurmountable task. In this book, we travel inside Emily and Paul's brains as they attempt to sort the vast...

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