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'People don't quit their jobs, they quit their bosses... The action of leadership is not leading, it's teaming... Leadership is the ecosystem that the leader cultivates' General Stanley McChrystal
In Leaders, retired four-star General Stanley McChrystal has written a passionate call to arms, looking to redefine what it means to be a successful leader in today's world.
The bestselling author dismantles the outdated Great Man theory of leadership proving that exceptional leaders are not defined by their personalities or achievements but the environments they cultivate.
By profiling pairs of iconic leaders from Alexander the Great and Mark Zuckerberg to Winston Churchill and Steve Jobs to Robert E. Lee and Harriet Tubman, McChrystal analyses how each has responded to similar challenges and what we can learn from them.
His research, bolstered by decades of management experience from his first day at military academy to his most recent work with the corporate clients of the McChrystal Group, leads him to construct a ground-breaking new paradigm: Effective leadership is not about the leader themselves but the environment they create.
Published: 30 Oct 2018
Overcome your symptoms and live a better life.
All the information you need to help you manage endometriosis.
One in ten women suffers with endometriosis. So why is there no definitive cure and why does it take an average of 8 years to diagnose? Endometriosis experts Professor Andrew Horne and Carol Pearson explain what Endometriosis is and provide vital information for women who suffer from the disease. Find out:
- How to get a diagnosis
- What treatment options and care are available to you
- How to overcome your symptoms and live a better life
- The lifestyle changes you can make that could improve your condition
With the voices of countless women at different stages of their journey and advice from a range of specialist healthcare practitioners, Endometriosis provides the information and support to empower anyone with the condition and those close to them.
Ellen Bass (Author), Laura Davies (Author)
Based on the experiences of hundreds of child abuse survivors, The Courage to Heal profiles victims who share the challenges and triumphs of their personal healing processes. Inspiring and comprehensive, it offers mental, emotional and physical support to all people who are in the process of rebuilding their lives. The Courage to Heal offers hope, encouragement and practical advice to every woman who was sexually abused as a child and answers some vital questions, including:
-How do I know if I was sexually abused?
-Where does the decision to heal start?
-How can I break the silence and who will listen?
-How can I re-build my self-esteem, intimacy and capacity to love?
-What therapy, support groups, self-help programmes or organisations are available?
Published: 11 Apr 2002
It's always the right time to think about your next move.
In today's economy the average job tenure is only four years, and falling. Roles change constantly. Even smart, motivated people hit professional plateaus.
'What's next?' is a question we all have to answer more frequently. But how do you advance without getting stuck?
In Pivot, Jenny Blake, co-creator of Google's Career Guru Programme, shows you how to build upon your assets - your strengths, interests and networks - to launch a new career with meaning and adventure. You will learn how to redirect your energy, scan for opportunities and identify new skills without falling prey to 'analysis paralysis' or 'compare and despair'.
No matter your age, industry, or bank balance, pivoting is the crucial skill you need to stay agile and keep you moving forward.
'Now you, too, can think like a start-up and fix your ailing life' Sunday Times
'Feeling stuck? It's time to try something new. All that stands between you and your next adventure is a bit of strategy, planning, and preparation. If a change is in your future, Pivot is your guide' - Josh Kaufman, author of The Personal MBA and The First 20 Hours
An inspirational and insightful guide for those who want to get it all by doing less
For women, a glass ceiling at work is not the only barrier to success - it's also the increasing number of obligations they face once they leave the office. Women have become accustomed to delegating, advocating and negotiating for themselves in the workplace, but when it comes to managing home life, they are still juggling too many balls. A simple solution is staring them in the face: use these skills to negotiate in their personal lives.
In Drop The Ball, Tiffany Dufu urges the reader to embrace imperfection, to expect less of themselves and more from others - enabling them to flourish at work and develop deeper, more meaningful relationships at home.
Previously a self-published bestseller, Girl Code is being published by Penguin with extra material and new interviews.
Girl Code is a roadmap for female entrepreneurs, professionals and 'side hustlers'. Blending personal stories, inspirational quotes and mantras with practical workbook sections, Girl Code will teach you how to build confidence, reconnect with your 'why', eradicate jealousy and use the power of connection.
Master life coach and motivational speaker Cara Alwill Leyba lays down the rules for building a stellar career and extraordinary life. She champions the importance of honesty, vulnerability and positivity and illustrates how women can work together to ensure success. Girl Code is for every woman on the edge of change who is ready to reinvent herself, elevate her thinking and transform her life.
Cara Alwill Leyba is a speaker and life coach who encourages women to celebrate themselves and make their happiness a priority. She runs a popular blog called The Champagne Diet and a podcast called Style Your Mind. She was previously at MTV Networks as a digital advertising director. Cara lives in Brooklyn, NY.
*#GIRLBOSS NETFLIX ORIGINAL OUT NOW*
In this New York Times bestselling sensation, founder and Executive Chairman of Nasty Gal Sophia Amoruso shares her story and inspires women everywhere to join the #GIRLBOSS movement.
'#GIRLBOSS is more than a book . . . #GIRLBOSS is a movement' Lena Dunham
'A millennial alternative to Lean In' New York Magazine
'A compellingly motivational read' The Telegraph
'The book you need in your life' Marie Claire
*Winner of the 2014 Goodreads Choice Award for Best Business Book*
In the space of ten years, Sophia Amoruso has gone from high-school dropout to founder and Executive Chairman of Nasty Gal, one of the fastest-growing retailers in the world.
Sophia's never been a typical executive, or a typical anything, and she's written #GIRLBOSS for other girls like her: outsiders (and insiders) seeking a unique path to success.
Filled with brazen wake-up calls, cunning and frank observations, and behind-the-scenes stories from Nasty Gal's meteoric rise, #GIRLBOSS covers a lot of ground. It proves that success doesn't come from where you went to college or how popular you were in school. Success is about trusting your instincts and following your gut, knowing which rules to follow and which to break.
Inspiring, motivating and empowering, #GIRLBOSS will give you the kick up the ass you need to reach your potential.
I'M TRACY BEAKER, THE GREAT INVENTOR OF EXTREMELY OUTRAGEOUS DARES - AND I DARE YOU TO READ A MORE BRILLIANT STORY THAN THIS!
I've bought a big fat purple notebook for writing down all my mega-manic ultra-scary stories in. But especially for my own story. Of how my foster-mum, Cam, has turned out to be a real meanie. No designer clothes, when I really need them. A pokey flat, and a horrible new school. No wonder I bunk off . . . Still, it will have to do until my real mum comes and gets me. And until then, no-one is going to be better at the Dare Game than Tracy Beaker!
The Times Top 10 Bestseller
THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER, WITH OVER THREE MILLION COPIES SOLD AROUND THE WORLD
'Is it the world that's busy, or my mind?'
The world moves fast, but that doesn't mean we have to. In this timely guide to mindfulness, Haemin Sunim, a Buddhist monk born in Korea and educated in the United States, offers advice on everything from handling setbacks to dealing with rest and relationships, in a beautiful book combining his teachings with calming full-colour illustrations. Haemin Sunim's simple messages - which he first wrote when he responded to requests for advice on social media - speak directly to the anxieties that have become part of modern life and remind us of the strength and joy that come from slowing down.
Hugely popular in Korea, Haemin Sunim is a Zen meditation teacher whose teachings transcend religion, borders and ages. With insight and compassion drawn from a life full of change, the bestselling monk succeeds at encouraging all of us to notice that when you slow down, the world slows down with you.
'Don't you know a sand-fairy when you see one?'
I dare say you have often thought about what you would do if you were granted three wishes. The five children - Cyril, Anthea, Robert, Jane and their baby brother - had often talked about it but when they are faced with the grumpy sand-fairy they find it difficult to make up their minds. And that is just the beginning of their dilemmas. As they discover, there is nothing quite like a wish for getting you into terrible trouble.
BACKSTORY: Learn about what it was like to be a child in 1902 and try some fun activities!
'Before I turn 67 - next March - I would like to have a lot of sex with a man I like. If you want to talk first, Trollope works for me.' - Small ad in the New York Review of Books
Jane Juska placed her ad in the New York Times and the response was overwhelming. She took a sabbatical from teaching just to have time to respond and meet some of the men - the result is this engaging, funny and utterly frank account of her exploits. It's high time someone revealed the fact that older single people are as eager for sex and intimacy as their younger counterparts. Jane Juska's brave and honest memoir raises eyebrows and blood pressure in what is undoubtedly an inspiring account of one woman's daring adventures in sex and romance.
An eminent doctor is visited by a desperate woman with a question: am I evil, or insane?
When the letters from Italian servant to his wife in London suddenly cease, she is convinced he has been murdered.
In the darkened bedroom of a mouldering palazzo by the Grand Canal, an English lord sickens and suddenly dies.
How are these little mysteries connected? Spend the night in Room 14 of Venice’s finest hotel, and find out the truth – if you dare…
INCLUDES THE GHOST STORY ‘THE DREAM WOMAN’
Nixon: I'd rather use a nuclear bomb. Have you got that ready?
Kissinger: Now that, I think, would just be, uh, too much, uh -
Nixon: A nuclear bomb, does that bother you?
[Kissinger response virtually inaudible]
Nixon: I just want you to think big, Henry, for Christ's sake!
A Vietnam War Reader, edited by Michael Hunt, is a unique collection of shocking lived experiences, directly from the mouths and the pens of those soldiers, politicians and citizens who lived through the days of the Vietnam War and its bloody aftermath.
Including testimony from both American and Vietnamese sources, the Reader contains such diverse documents as Ho Chi Minh's report to the Communist Party, a secret memo from the CIA on the Vietcong and a 1966 letter from a junior officer to his family, describing his growing doubts about the war.
Transcripts show the casual conversations and public press conferences that would lead to millions of deaths, revealing the terrible dilemmas faced by those in power, and on the ground.
Pham Van Dong: If the United States dares to start a limited war, we will fight it, and will win it.
Mao Zedong: Yes, you can win it.
'They tried to make me go to my sister's funeral today. In the end I'd had to give in ... I'd been walking in her shadow for sixteen years and I liked its cool darkness. It was a good place to hide.'
How would you feel if your twin sister died suddenly? Particularly if she was the beautiful one and you were horribly disfigured.
And how would it feel to be alone now if you and your sister were the only ones to know the truth about what takes place behind closed doors at home?
And what would you do if it was your parents who brought danger and terror into your life? Would you dare reveal how your sister died?
And would you be brave enough to find an escape of your own?
Black Heart Blue is a powerful novel about the domestic horrors that can unfold within a small community - and one girl's quest to stand up for the truth.
Antoine De Saint-Exupéry (Author) , Antoine De Saint-Exupéry (Illustrator) , T V F Cuffe (Introducer), T V F Cuffe (Translator)Antoine de Saint-Exupéry first published The Little Prince in 1943, only a year before his Lockheed P-38 vanished over the Mediterranean during a reconnaissance mission. More than a half century later, this fable of love and loneliness has lost none of its power. The narrator is a downed pilot in the Sahara Desert, frantically trying to repair his wrecked plane. His efforts are interrupted one day by the apparition of a little, well, prince, who asks him to draw a sheep. "In the face of an overpowering mystery, you don't dare disobey," the narrator recalls. "Absurd as it seemed, a thousand miles from all inhabited regions and in danger of death, I took a scrap of paper and a pen out of my pocket." And so begins their dialogue, which stretches the narrator's imagination in all sorts of surprising, childlike directions.
Published: 25 Jan 2001
'I'm Tracy Beaker. This is a book all about me. I'd read it if I were you. It's the most incredible, dynamic, heart-rending story. Honest.'
Ten-year-old Tracy is one of the most popular and well-loved children's book characters ever created. She lives in a Children's Home but would like a real home one day, with a real family. Meet feisty, funny Tracy, follow her adventures and share her hopes for the future in these three beautifully observed, hilarious and touching tales, all told in Tracy's own words.
THE STORY OF TRACY BEAKER
STARRING TRACY BEAKER
THE DARE GAME
Plus an exclusive letter from Jacqueline Wilson about how Tracy was created!
Published: 24 May 2012
'Men sleep with girls who wear black knickers, then marry girls who sport white. And you don't want him to marry you, do you?' asked Jess, fixing me with a stare. I didn't dare admit that leaving Jamie hadn't put me off marriage - if anything it had made me even more determined to get my next marriage and underwear combo right...
And so begins Daisy Dooley Does Divorce - the hilarious and often heartbreakingly honest account of a late thirty-something's life after divorce. For Daisy - the alter ego of bestselling author, journalist and columnist Anna Pasternak - her divorce is a blessing in disguise and, like Bridget Jones before her, she is now looking for true love.
From the euphoria of escaping from her brief and disasterous marriage through failed love affairs, to a passionate fling with a younger man via the flirtatious clutches of her best friend's husband, Daisy's diary of the highs and lows of life as a divorcee is an irresistible take on dating and makes for compulsive reading.