Into the Magic Shop
By James Doty
The day that 12-year-old James Doty walked in to his local magic shop is the day that changed his life. Once the neglected son of an alcoholic father and a mother with chronic depression, he has gone on to become a leading neurosurgeon, based at Stanford University. He credits Ruth for this incredible turnaround: the remarkable woman who devoted the summer to transforming his mind and opening his heart.In this uplifting memoir, Jim explains the visualisation techniques Ruth taught him that gave him the self-esteem to imagine a new future for himself. He examines the science behind mindfulness and why the skills he learned - of focus and attention - now help him to think fast and keep calm in the operating theatre. And he shows us what is possible when you start to change your brain and your heart.Into the Magic Shop imparts some powerful life lessons about how to live better, and inspires us to believe that we all have inside us the capacity to change our own destiny.
In Pursuit of Memory
By Dr Joseph Jebelli
The Inner Fix
By Persia Lawson, Joey Bradford, Addictive Daughter
THE INNER FIX is a unique and practical step-by-step programme to help you dramatically improve your relationships, feel more confident and satisfied with your work, confront your financial blocks and become the best version of yourself - both inside and out.With our lives being overrun by social media and celebrity culture, being twenty-something has become pretty complicated. Wanting things we can't afford, finding ourselves stuck in a job we don't enjoy, or still living at home with mum and dad, we reach for things to try to perk us up (sex, booze and drugs) - but eventually, they turn out to be the very things that bring us down.Having been caught in a cycle of self-destructive behaviour and come out the other side, Persia and Joey - friends, life coaches and founders of Addictive Daughter - colourfully chart their lives from childhood insecurities to adolescent obsessions. With tools and exercises to work through at your own pace, THE INNER FIX is guaranteed to teach you how to stop worrying and start living.'I love these two, they are the dream team to help you fall back in love with yourself.' - Madeleine Shaw'A guide on how to build a happy, purposeful life in uncertain times.' - Stylist
Ice Cream for Breakfast
By Laura Jane Williams
'Read this for life lessons you know but have neglected.' Stylist'Rediscover and embrace your inner silliness and watch your busy, stress-filled actual life become, well, simpler.' Red Discover the surprising art of reconnecting with your inner child in order to make your adult life that little bit simpler.You can own your own home and want to build a blanket fort on a bad day. Hell! On a good day, too.Give yourself permission to seek praise, ask for help, and have something soft snuggled against your face because you're sad.You can pay your bills on time and still exclaim out loud when something is really f*cking cool, run a business and wear cat-covered thermals under your suit.You can take time to play, just because. Full of spirit and un-self-conscious enthusiasm, Ice Cream for Breakfast: Child-Like Solutions to Bullsh*t Adult Problems is the permission slip all too-grown-up-for-their-own-good-but-secretly-scared-of-adulting adults need to locate their inner-child nestled deep within, so that we might all relax enough to laugh harder, wonder more, and marvel at magic on the daily.
Ideas Are Your Only Currency
By Rod Judkins
FUTURE-PROOFING FOR THINKERS.'What skills and abilities will a student need to prosper in five, ten, or fifteen years' time?' In a world of change, where skills become out of date quickly, it is ideas that last.We all need to be prepared for a world that is fluid, global and interdisciplinary. Distinctions between specialties will blur and overlap. Change is happening at electrifying speed. In this vortex there are no maps. Featuring 100 interactive chapters to inspire groundbreaking new ideas, this is perfect for fans of Keri Smith's Wreck this Journal, Paul Arden's It's Not How Good You Are and Rolf Dobelli's global bestseller The Art of Thinking Clearly.
I Will Teach You To Be Rich
By Ramit Sethi
Improve Your Memory
By Mark Channon
This new edition of a popular guide to improving your memory will help you improve your performance at work and sharpen your focus.Written by a former memory champion, Improve Your Memory: Sharpen Focus and Improve Performance shows how a radically improved memory can add real value, helping you build your career and your personal life. As well as offering practical techniques to help you remember numbers, dates and facts, it contains innovative insight into new ways of learning and processing information that could completely change your life. It includes the latest scientific perspectives on mental agility and has a motivational approach that will help you develop smart goals and achieve a more focused realization of them.
By John C. Maxwell
We all have a longing to be significant. We want to make a contribution, to be a part of something noble and purposeful. But many people wrongly believe significance is unattainable. They worry that it's too big for them to achieve. That they have to have an amazing idea, be a certain age, have a lot of money, or be powerful or famous to make a real difference.The good news is that none of those things is necessary for you to achieve significance and create a lasting legacy. The only thing you need to achieve significance is to be intentional. And to do that, all you need to do is start. You can't make an impact sitting still and doing nothing. Every major accomplishment that's ever been achieved started with a first step. Sometimes it's hard; other times it's easy, but no matter what, you have to do it if you want to get anywhere in life.In INTENTIONAL LIVING, John Maxwell will help you take that first step, and the ones that follow, on your personal path through a life that matters.
Intelligence: All That Matters
By Stuart Ritchie
There is a strange disconnect between the scientific consensus and the public mind on intelligence testing. Just mention IQ testing in polite company, and you'll sternly be informed that IQ tests don't measure anything "real", and only reflect how good you are at doing IQ tests; that they ignore important traits like "emotional intelligence" and "multiple intelligences"; and that those who are interested in IQ testing must be elitists, or maybe something more sinister.Yet the scientific evidence is clear: IQ tests are extraordinarily useful. IQ scores are related to a huge variety of important life outcomes like educational success, income, and even life expectancy, and biological studies have shown they are genetically influenced and linked to measures of the brain. Studies of intelligence and IQ are regularly published in the world's top scientific journals.This book will offer an entertaining introduction to the state of the art in intelligence and IQ, and will show how we have arrived at what we know from a century's research. It will engage head-on with many of the criticisms of IQ testing by describing the latest high-quality scientific research, but will not be a simple point-by-point rebuttal: it will make a positive case for IQ research, focusing on the potential benefits for society that a better understanding of intelligence can bring.
IQ Workout: Bullet Guides
By Mac Bride
IQ Workouts is exactly what it says on the cover - a series of puzzles and quizzes to test every part of your brain. It covers numerical, visual, verbal, logical, and creative thinking - and also offers chapters on doing a mind map and testing your memory. It's laid out in bullet points so you can find the information and games you need at a glance. It has lots of extra advice on how to get ahead at work and really boost your brain power. Problem solved.
Interviewing People Successfully in a Week: Teach Yourself
By Mo Shapiro
The ability to interview people and select and hire the right candidate is crucial for anyone who wants to advance their career.Written by Mo Shapiro, a leading expert on interviewingas both a coach and a practitioner, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to in order create a brilliant team.The highly motivational 'in a week' structure of the book provides seven straightforward chapters explaining the key points, and at the end there are optional questions to ensure you have taken it all in. There are also cartoons and diagrams throughout, to help make this book a more enjoyable and effective learning experience.So what are you waiting for? Let this book put you on the fast track to success!
Is There a Psycho in your Life?
You've met a new man who seems too good to be true. He's charming, confident and impulsive. He shares so much in common with you and you seem to be the perfect match. But things aren't quite as they seem; you soon realise his charm doesn't run deep, he gets bored easily, he's irresponsible and he has a string of exes and one night stands in his wake, he thinks a lot of himself but little of others. Or perhaps your boss takes too many big risks and treats you like a pawn in their game or your friend is always asking favours of you. The psychopath in your life is probably in disguise - they could be your lover, your child, your colleague, your friend or the hot new date you've met on the internet. So how do you know if someone close to hand isn't quite who they seem? For fans of Jon Ronson's The Psychopath Test, in The Psychopath in Your Life, forensic psychologist Kerry Daynes explains the psyche of a psychopath, she reveals the behavioural traits they share in common and she gives advice on how to handle them - or better still, how to avoid them at all costs. PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED AS THE DEVIL YOU KNOW
Interview Success - Get the Edge: Teach Yourself
By Julie Gray
Are you facing a crucial interview and don't want to risk losing that job because you lack confidence or you think your interview skills aren't up to scratch? Fiercely practical, this book could be the answer to all your problems. Whether you only have a few hours to prepare or a few weeks, Julie Gray will guide you through all the techniques and strategies you need to give yourself the edge in a competitive market. Areas covered include:- Assessing whether you really want the job- 5 things interviewers want to know about you- Different interview types, including assessments centres- Knowing yourself and what you want- Researching your potential employer- What to expect in the questions- Knowing how to answer- Knowing what you want to ask them- Planning ahead- Getting into the zone: confidence boosters- How to dress, behave and speak- Tricky questions and how to handle them- Clawing back the positive when things don't go to planQuick and easy to use, 'Interview Success' makes it easy to focus on the areas of importance from avoiding clichéd answers to dealing with scary interviewers!
Improve Your Data Interpretation Skills: Flash
By Sally Vanson
The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. In just 96 pages, Improve your Data Interpretation skills helps you to practice all sorts of data interpretation tests and build your confidence in advance of attending that job interview, assessment centre or bid for promotion.Interpret data with confidence Recognise patterns Understand charts and tablesFeel confident in testsAchieve success
Improve Your Numerical Reasoning: Flash
By Bernice Walmsley
Are you facing nerve-wracking numerical reasoning tests as part of a job application, training or a bid for promotion? Get a kick-start with this little book which will give you just enough to get you going...
Improve Your Verbal Reasoning: Flash
By Jeremy Kourdi, Julie Kourdi
The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. In just 96 pages, Improve your Verbal Reasoning helps you to practice all sorts of advanced verbal reasoning tests and build your confidence in advance of attending that job interview, assessment centre or bid for promotion.Master verbal tests Decipher linguistic problems Enhance your grammar Improve mental agility Think logically
Instant Manager: Managing Resources
By Bernice Walmsley
Whether you are building your career as a manager by taking professional qualifications or you simply want to enhance your management skills this Instant Manager title, based on one of the six UK national occupational standards for managers, is exactly what you need! Including a fascinating interview with Dianne Thompson CBE, former head of Camelot, this is an inexpensive, concise but above all authoritative guide to getting results, particularly in the key areas of finance and sustainability. Based on ten key questions, each chapter ends with a summary and action checklist to crystallize what you have learnt. The portable format allows you to carry the book wherever you go and to fit learning and development into your busy work life.Instant Manager: Managing Resources provides a readable and practical introduction to the subject, including:How can I manage a budget and arrange finance?How is technology best used and promoted?How can I ensure Health & Safety requirements are met?What impact on the environment does my work have and how to I minimize negative impact?How can I make the right decisions?Backed by the authority of the Chartered Management Institute, this is an essential addition to the manager's library.
Instant Manager: Working with People
By Sidney Callis
Whether you are building your career as a manager by taking professional qualifications or you simply want to hone your management skills this Instant Manager title, backed by the authority of the CMI, the leading UK professional body, is exactly what you need! Including a fascinating interview with Digby, Lord Jones, formerly Chief Executive of the CBI, the UK Skills Envoy and Minister of State for Trade & Investment, this is an inexpensive, concise but above all authoritative guide to getting results. Based on ten key questions, each chapter ends with a summary and action checklist to crystallise what you have learnt. The portable format allows you to carry the book wherever you go and to fit learning and development into your busy work life.Instant Manager: Working with People provides a readable and practical introduction to the subject, including: Developing working relationships with colleagues;, recruiting & selecting people; dealing with problems; building and managing teams & managing conflict; meetings; developing people; disciplinary, grievance and termination matters; building relationships with other organisationsBacked by the authority of the CMI, this is an essential addition to the manager's library.
Improve Your Handwriting
By Rosemary Sassoon, G S E Briem
Does your handwriting reflect the image you want to project?The way you write mirrors your mood and character. It is one of the main ways in which you communicate with the world, and the clarity and technique of your writing will be interpreted by others in many ways.This practical and informative book will help you to improve your handwriting and find a mature, attractive and individual style. It is specifically written for adults and uses self-diagnosis to identify problems and provides exercises for improving your script. In a digital age where writing by hand remains a vital skill, this book covers everything from holding a pen and retraining bad habits, to the difficulties that left handers face and problems that may be caused by medical conditions. It shows how to write quickly and clearly when desired, and beautifully when desired.Experiment with the way you write and choose the style that suits you best, enabling you to write quickly and legibly when it really matters.
Instant Manager: Managing Yourself
Whether you are building your career as a manager by taking professional qualifications or you simply want to enhance your management skills this Instant Manager title, based on one of the six national occupational standards for managers, is exactly what you need! Including a fascinating interview with Andy Green, CEO of Logica and former head of BT Global Services, this is an inexpensive, concise but above all authoritative guide to getting results. Based on ten key questions, each chapter ends with a summary and action checklist to crystallise what you have learnt. The portable format allows you to carry the book wherever you go and to fit learning and development into your busy work life.Instant Manager: Managing Yourself provides a readable and practical introduction to the subject, including:What personal resources do you need to do your job?; How can you fill any gaps in your current skills?; What do you need to do to develop yourself professionally?; How can you make the best use of your time?; How does your work role fit into your organisation?; What are your personal values and how do they affect your career?; What is important to you? How can you develop your personal networks?Backed by the authority of the Chartered Management Institute, this is an essential addition to the manager's library.