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Persuade – Using the Seven Drivers of Motivation to Master Influence and Persuasion by Philip Hesketh

Persuade - Using the Seven Drivers of Motivation to Master Influence and Persuasionis an interesting book with a style that ...
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Book Review: Change the Way You Change! by Lyman and Daloisio

Change continues to be a topic that stimulates both interest and discussion among the Management Consultancy community, with many serious ...
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Book Review: Excellence in Execution – How to implement your strategy by Robin Speculated

A strategy is only high-level guidance unless you can execute against that strategy. Unfortunately, the execution of a strategy is ...
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Book Review: Communicate Like a Leader – By Dianna Booher

If you look at the challenges that arise in business, the vast majority of them have their origin in poor ...
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Book Review: From Breakdown to Breakthrough by Michael Papanek and Liz Alexander

Any book on 'change' that is written by the Grandson of the modern pioneer of organisational psychology, Kurt Lewin, is ...
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Book Review: Creating the Vital Organisation by Brooks and Salesman

There seems to be an almost fanatical drive for organisations to streamline, drive efficiencies and look to get more from ...
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Book Review: Leading the Malcolm Baldrige Way by Kendall and Bodinson

Malcolm Baldrige was the United States Secretary of Commerce from 1981 until 1987 and a strong advocate in the domain ...
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Book Review: Winning Well by Karin Hurt and David Dye

Winning Well: A Managers Guide to GettingWithout Losing Your Soul is perhaps the most comprehensive management book I have read on ...
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Book Review: The Great Management Reset by Leslie Kaminoff

As an interim manager and executive coach, I am always looking for ways to improve my management skills and those ...
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Book Review: Navigating the Talent Shift by Lisa Hufford

This is a useful and insightful read for anyone in a management position or looking to complete short-term projects. In ...
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Book Review: The Brain Audit by Sean D’Souza

I’m not sure where I came across the name of Sean D’Souza and his book the The Brain Audit: Why ...
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Book Review: Anything You Want by Derek Sivers

Derek Sivers is one of the more interesting authors I have read. Having made his fortune in being one of ...
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Book Review: Why Make Eagles Swim by Bill Munn

For those of you that have read my other reviews, you will know that I am an advocate of helping ...
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Book Review: Board Games – Straight Talk for New Directors by Montford and McCool

The Peter’s Principle suggests that people thrive and perform well in each role they undertake and so are promoted. This ...
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Book Review: Stand Out by Winnie Brignac Hart and Lorrie Brignac Lee

The pace of change in the marketing domain means that you have to find innovative techniques to allow you to ...
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Book Review: Permission Marketing by Seth Godin

In Permission Marketing, Seth Godin reinforces the view that the marketing paradigm has changed and we are in the situation ...
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Book Review: 29 Leadership Secrets by Jack Welsh

As the head of General Electric, Jack Welsh was recognised internationally as a word class leader. In 29 Leadership Secrets he ...
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Book Review: Tycoon by Peter Jones

Tycoon is very much as you would expect, a selection of anecdotes and business guidance that provides some insight into the ...
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Book Review: 59 Seconds – Think a Little, Change a Lot by Richard Wiseman

59 Seconds: Think a little, change a lot is an easy and enjoyable book to read - the kind that you ...
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Book Review: Rain Making by Ford Harding

The Rain Maker was a revered member of the tribe. They called upon the gods to bring the rain so ...
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Book Review: The Art of Authenticity by Karissa Thacker

Leadership is perhaps one of the most complex psychological concepts to define.  What are the factors that cause one person ...
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Book Review: The Luck Factor by Richard Wiseman

‘I was just very lucky’ is a common response from many successful people. But how much of this is true? ...
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Book Review: What Got You Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith

What Got You Here Won't Get You There is an excellent book, well deserving of the interest and hype that surrounds ...
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Book Review: The New Advantage by Howard Morgan and Joelle Jay

Although the subtitle is How women in leadership can create Win - Wins for their companies and themselves, the leadership ...
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Book Review: Good for the Money – Bob Benmosche

Good for the Money: My Fight to Pay Back America is a fascinating and compelling book that captures the passion and ...
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Book Review: The Psychology of Success: Secrets of Serial Achievement by Judith Leary-Joyce

In The Psychology of Success: Secrets of Serial Achievement, Judith Leary-Joyce offers some interesting techniques, case studies and observations. Success is, apparently, ...
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Book Review: Deep Work by Cal Newport

Success isn't something that just happens. It requires focus and concentration. However, there is multi-billion pound industry designed to grab ...
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Book Review: Women in Transition by Linda Rossetti

In Women and Transition: Reinventing Work and Life, Linda Rossetti presents a heart felt and very personal view of transition ...
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Book Review: Almost by Hap Klopp and Brian Tarcy

So often we hear the tale of, how despite challenges and hardship, the gritty small company overcomes all and becomes ...
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Book Review: The Boardroom Entrepreneur by Mike Southern and Chris West

Mike Southon and Chris West have a skill for writing very readable books and The Boardroom Entrepreneur,  follows on from their ...
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Book Review: The CEO’s Secret Weapon by Jan Jones

As an C-Level operative or an senior executive in a busy company, you will find that the  draws upon your ...
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Book Review: One Second Ahead by Hougaard, Carter and Coutts

A horse will often win by just a nose, the advantage in length that being a second ahead gives. From ...
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Book Review: The $100 Start Up by Chris Guillebeau

The $100 Startup: Fire Your Boss, Do What You Love and Work Better To Live More by Chris Guillebeau is a ...
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Book Review: The Secret Sauce-Creating a Winning Culture by Ford and Osterhaus

The Secret Sauce: Creating a Winning Culture by Kevin Ford and James Osterhaus is an exploration of the importance of culture. The ...
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Book Review: Herd by Mark Earl

In his book, Herd: How to Change Mass Behaviour by Harnessing Our True Nature, Mark Earl explores 2 sides of ...
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Book Review: Zombies Ate My Business by Jamie Gerdsen

For a business to grow and thrive it needs committed, engaged employees that are willing to help that the business ...
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Book Review: Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

Have you ever wondered why, when a Government begins to struggle with a challenging situation, they call upon a military ...
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Book Review: Future Strong by Bill Jensen

In Future Strong: How to Work Unleashed, Lead Boldly, and Live Life Your Way, Bill Jensen poses some very challenging questions ...
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Book Review: Venture Mom by Holly Hurd

With the explosive connectivity that the internet has delivered, the possibilities for new, more flexible ways to offer value and ...
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Book Review: Profit from Science by George Danner

There is a balance to be struck between making decisions that are intuitive and those that are based on sound ...
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Book Review: Bootstrap Selling the Sandler Way by Bill Morrison

As I have written several times before, I have been impressed by large parts of the Sandler selling system. Not ...
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Book Review: Customer Service the Sandler Way by Anne MacKeigan

It is much easier to keep a customer than it is to win one and the way to keep a ...
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Book Review: It Takes More Than Casual Fridays and Free Coffee: Building a Business Culture That Works for Everyone by Diane Adams

As a consultant that works on business change projects, I am always surprised and challenged by how difficult it is ...
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Book Review: The New Corporate Facts of Life – Diana Rivenburgh

The World changes and for businesses to survive and thrive, they must remain relevant. And that is why Diana Rivenburgh’s book ...
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Book Review: The Daily Edge by David Horsager

When a horse wins a race it doesn’t have to be by a mile. All it takes is for one horse ...
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Book Review: Survive to Thrive by Dishman and Hoque

Despite being quite a short book, Hoque and Dishman have packed a great deal into Survive to Thrive: 27 Practices ...
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Book Review: The Heart Led Leader by Tommy Spaulding

Tommy Spaulding’s book Heart-Led Leader: How Living and Leading from the Heart Will Change Your Organization and Your Life  adds to ...
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Book Review: The Complete Guide on How to Negotiate by Tali Raphaely

The Complete Guide On How To Negotiate: Master the Art of Getting What You Want in Business and in Life ...
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Book Review: The Manager’s Dilemma by Jesse Sostrin

With a PhD in Philosophy focusing on organisational systems and a nationally recognised speaker on leadership and practical management, you ...
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Book Review: The Surpassing Life  by Brad Rex

There are many self help and performance improvement books that claim to give simple and practical techniques to make your ...
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Book Review: Communicate to Influence by Ben and Kelly Decker

According to a Bruskin-Goldring Survey, for a large number of the population, the fear of public speaking is greater than ...
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Book Review: Targeted: How Technology is Revolutionizing Advertising by Mike Smith

One of the key elements of marketing is to ensure that you get the correct information on your product to ...
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Book Review: So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport

So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love by Cal Newport ...
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Book Review: Anticipate: The Art of Leading by Looking Ahead by Rob-Jan de Jong

Rob-Jan de Jong’s book Anticipate: The Art of Leading by Looking Ahead aims to address the leadership challenge of creating ...
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Book Review: You Can’t Teach a Kid to Ride a Bike at a Seminar

This is the new and updated edition of David Sandler’s You Can't Teach a Kid to Ride a Bike at ...
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Book Review: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

The complexity of modern life means that there are lots of things competing for our attention and lots of distractions ...
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Book Review: The Best Place to Work by Ron Friedman PhD

As a consultant working in the business and organisational change arena, I found this book to be absolutely brilliant at ...
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Book Review: The First 20 Hours by Josh Kaufman

The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything ... Fast is an interesting book with an intriguing title, a title ...
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Book Review: The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy

The Compound Effect was a book recommended by John Lee Dumas of Entrepreneur on Fire and I agree it is a ...
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Book Review: What More Can I Say? by Dianna Booher

What More Can I Say? is a very clear presentation of the importance of communication and an exploration of how to ...
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Book Review: The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson

The SLIGHT EDGE is an interesting book, which although not particularly well written or even revolutionary offers a useful strategy for self ...
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Book Review: Free Range Human: Escape the 9-5, Create a Life You Love and Still Pay the Bills – Marianne Cantwell

Be a Free Range Human: Escape the 9-5, Create a Life You Love and Still Pay the Bills was a ...
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Book Review: Taming Tigers by Jim Lawless

Jim Lawless’ Taming Tigers: Do things you never thought you could was recommended to me and I am pleased to ...
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Book Review: Blind Ambition by Patricia Walsh

In life, challenges are common and sometimes we can be a little overwhelmed by what we feel is a little ...
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Book Review: Smartcuts – How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success by Shane Snow

Snow has crafted a very interesting and thought provoking book in Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success. What he ...
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Book Review: Conquering the Seven Summits of Sales by Susan Ershler & John Waechter

Character and persistence are important characteristics of both adventurers and high performing sales people. In Conquering the Seven Summits of ...
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Book Review: How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie is one of the most famous self help books ever written ...
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Book Review: MOXIE by John Baldoni

I am an enthusiast of books that offer techniques that people can try on as they grow their own leadership ...
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Book Review: Summit by Scott Addis

In Summit: Reach Your Peak and Elevate Your Customers' Experience , Addis has captured many of the fundamentals of self ...
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Book Review: Elevate – The 3 Disciplines of Advanced Strategic Thinking

In a World where we seem to be obsessed with the ‘here and now’ and the tactical response to changing ...
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Book Review: Clarity by Jamie Smart

Having read the inside cover full of glowing reports, I expected Clarity: Clear Mind, Better Performance, Bigger Results to be ...
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Book Review: Smart Thinking by Art Markman

Smart Thinking: How to Think Big, Innovate and Outperform Your Rivals is an interesting book about how to improve your thinking ...
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Book Review: The Proactive Leader by David de Cremer

In his book, The Proactive Leader: How To Overcome Procrastination And Be A Bold Decision-Maker David De Cremer has identified and explored ...
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Book Review: Leadership – All You Need to Know by David Pendleton and Adrian Furnham

Leadership: All You Need To Know If you have an interest in leadership, the title and cover of this book ...
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Book Review: Untapped Talent by Dani Monroe

When Theroux wrote that 'most men lead lives of quiet desperation', little did he know how applicable that statement would ...
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Book Review: Nice Companies Finish First by Peter Shankman

Nice Companies Finish First: Why Cutthroat Management Is Over--and Collaboration Is In Having spent the last 6 months on a ...
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Book Review: Johnson and Oberwise – Developing Global Leaders

Developing Global Leaders by Bob Johnson and Rob Oberwise With the interdependence of the international community and the drive for ...
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Book Review: Alan E Shelton – Awakened Leadership

In a time when leadership is more important than ever, a book that helps you find the leader within yourself ...
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Book Review: Darcy Eikenberg – How to Put Your Superpowers to Work

Using your strengths as a way to maximise your success is hardly a new concept. Authors such as Rath and Buckingham ...
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Book Review: Shut Up and Listen – Theobald and Cooper

At a time when our technology allows us to communicate so readily, why is it that we feel so isolated, ...
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Book review: You Can’t Not Communicate 2 – David Grossman

David Grossman certainly lives up to his trademark title of your ‘Thought Partner’.  His new book, 'You Can't not Communicate ...
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Book review: Around the world in 80 trades by Conor Woodman

Around the World in 80 Trades: Adventures in economics, from coffee to camels and back Conor Woodman is a banking ...
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Book Review: Liquid Leadership by Damian Hughes

Following on from book on Liquid Thinking , Liquid Leadership is a book you will enjoy reading. For those that ...
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Book Review: Liquid Thinking by Damian Hughes

In his book Liquid Thinking, Damian Hughes has selected positive and uplifting examples of successful people that translates high levels ...
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Book Review: The Intangibles of Leadership – The 10 Qualities of Superior Executive Performance

The Intangibles of Leadership - The 10 Qualities of Superior Executive Performance. As an Organisational Psychologist, Davis is routinely exposed to ...
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Book Review: The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

The Tipping Point is an excellent book that captures the imagination and presents a new view of why large scale ...
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