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This book is about how to get the most from your creative people and creative teams. It's not about being more creative or generating ideas - it's about inspiring and nurturing the creativity of others. It's about leading the creativity in your business, so you get the commercial results you need and achieve real business value. In the new creative economy, a company's intellectual property is worth far more than their physical assets - just look at Apple and Google. That's why, in IBM's 2010 study of more than 1,500 CEO's, creativity was rated the Number One leadership needed for companies to lead the market in the new economy. But up to 75% of business leaders we surveyed admit they're not harnessing their company's creativity effectively. The challenge that businesses face with creativity isn't finding creative people or teaching them to be more creative. The challenge is leading your creative people and drawing on their talents. How do you tap into and harness their genius, then direct it towards viable business outcomes? This book will show you how to lead the creative talents of your people and innovative thinkers and turn their ideas into market-leading commercial winners. Leading creative people is like herding monkeys. They seem to be all over the place, off in a world of their own. But they're also very communal and enjoy hanging out with other creative types. They're brilliant at slinging stuff; they're always throwing ideas, designs, and concepts around. They are incredibly smart. And you need them, as much as they need you. Here's what you'll discover in Herding Monkeys...
Nigel Collin is a champion of creativity. He works with business leaders, helping them commercialize the creative talents of their people to get results and profit from innovation. For 9 years Nigel owned and ran Absurd Entertainment, an entertainment design company, before passing on the baton in 2004. He worked on a multitude of corporate and public events including the 2000 Sydney Olympics and Paralympics and The Sydney Royal Easter Show 1997-2003. He was Show Director for Australia's largest-ever corporate event, in Sydney in 2005. Many companies across a myriad of industries including IT, Entertainment, Design, Events, Marketing, Finance, Pharmaceuticals, Government and Telecommunications have benefited from Nigel's experience and expertise. As a conference speaker and author, his work has Nigel has worked around the globe. He is one of those rare people whose passion for creativity and in-depth knowledge will engage and inspire your people - and make a real difference to your business. Nigel's quest is to change the creative landscape of the Australia.
By inviting the Dalai Lama and leading researchers in medicine, psychology, and neuroscience to join in conversation, the Mind & Life Institute set the stage for a fascinating exploration of the healing potential of the human mind. The Mind's Own Physician presents in its entirety the thirteenth Mind and Life dialogue, a discussion addressing a range of vital questions concerning the science and clinical applications of meditation: How do meditative practices influence pain and human suffering? What role does the brain play in emotional well-being and health?... More info
A perfect book for adults and children looking to find more peace and quiet in their daily lives. Psychotherapist Dr. Christopher Willard provides an overview of mindfulness and meditation techniques, with clear and detailed exercises designed for lesson plans, individuals and groups. The personal stories included demonstrate the ability of mindfulness to empower children and adolescents. Child's Mind is an invaluable resource for teaching our children that confidence and power comes from the ability to be aware of and comfortable with ourselves and our surroundings. *Contents:* An Invitation Planting... More info
At time children are unable or unwilling to access or engage with emotional and mental health support services. Often members of a child’s support network are therefore required to provide this emotional guidance and support to children. This set, consisting of a guidebook and accompanying story book, is intended to be used as a guide by families and friends, school staff, and any other adults supporting children who have experienced trauma, to help them to provide the emotional guidance these children need. Guide to Re-building Trust with Traumatised Children... More info