Divorced and struggling with deep-rooted mental health problems, Bella Mackie ended her twenties in tears. She could barely find the strength to get off the sofa, let alone piece her life back together. Until one day she did something she had never done of her own free will – she pulled on a pair of trainers and went for a run.
That first attempt didn’t last very long. But to her surprise, she was back out there the next day. And the day after that. She began to set herself achievable goals – to run 5k in under 30 minutes, to walk to work every day for a week, to attempt 10 push-ups in a row. Before she knew it, her mood was lifting for the first time in years.
In Jog On, Bella explains with hilarious and unfiltered honesty how she used running to battle crippling anxiety and depression, without having to sacrifice her main loves: booze, cigarettes and ice cream. With the help of a supporting cast of doctors, psychologists, sportspeople and friends, she shares a wealth of inspirational stories, research and tips that show how exercise often can be the best medicine. This funny, moving and motivational book will encourage you to say ‘jog on’ to your problems and get your life back on track – no matter how small those first steps may be.
The Power of You
In her book Olive shares with us the highs and lows of her business journey, how she has triumphed in the face of adversity and continued to run a successful business through a global recession to be awarded an MBE in 2019. Olive’s personal journey sees her develop resilience and self-confidence and become the successful businesswoman she is today. She has shared a lifetime of wonderful wisdom in a book to inspire us to all to aim higher.
About the Author
Global business woman, entrepreneur and founder of Olive Strachan Resources, ex chair of CIPD and CIPD fellow, Olive has spent over 20 years coaching & developing leaders across the world, working with boards and board directors helping them with performance coaching, strategic planning and vision and creating diverse and inclusive boards and organisations. She is an Export Champion for the Department of International Trade (DIT).
Awarded an MBE in 2019 for her Services to Exports and Professional Business, she was named as one of the top 100 most influential women by Insider magazine for 3 years running; a Northern Power Woman in 2020 @IamNPW and an Ambassador for Women of the Year 2020. Olive was also Head Judge for the IoD NW Director of the Year Award 2020.
Olive has substantial board level experience and continues to offer expert advice, leadership guidance and strategic support to Boards across the globe.
The Sqquggly Career
(H.Tupper, S. Ellis)
THE NO.1 SUNDAY TIMES BUSINESS BESTSELLER
'The Squiggly Career is about navigating work in a way that suits you, it's a timely and brilliant handbook for now' Stylist
'A brilliant guide. Read it and get the tools you need to thrive in your career now and in the future' Marie Forleo, author of Everything is Figureoutable
'Logical, practical and based on tried and tested models' Financial Times's Book of the Month
Career ladders and jobs for life are a thing of the past
Today, we're living in a world of squiggly careers, where moving frequently and fluidly between roles, industries, locations, and even careers, is becoming the new normal. Squiggly careers can feel stressful and overwhelming, but if you know how to make the most of them, they can be full of opportunity, freedom and purpose.
And to make the most of our increasingly squiggly careers we need to answer some important questions: What am I good at? What do I stand for? What motivates and drives me? Where do I want to go in the future?
In The Squiggly Career, you'll learn how to:
- Play to your super strengths
- Discover your values
- Overcome your confidence gremlins
- Build better support networks
- Explore your future possibilities
Packed with insights about the changing shape of work and inspiration from highly successful people, this book will fuel your growth and help you be happier, and ultimately more successful in your career.
The Rare Metals War
The resources race is on. Powering our digital lives and green technologies are some of the Earth’s most precious metals ― but they are running out. And what will happen when they do?
The green-tech revolution will reduce our dependency on nuclear power, coal, and oil, heralding a new era free of pollution, fossil-fuel shortages, and crossborder tensions. But there is a hidden dark side to this seemingly utopian vision.
In this international bestseller, award-winning journalist and documentary-maker Guillaume Pitron reveals that, by breaking free of fossil fuels, we are in fact setting ourselves up for a new dependence ― on rare metals such as cobalt, gold, and palladium.
These are essential to electric vehicles, wind turbines, and solar panels, as well as our smartphones, computers, tablets, and other technologies. But we know very little about how rare metals are mined and traded, or their environmental, economic, and geopolitical costs; meanwhile, China has captured the lion’s share of the market and is using it to consolidate its position as a leading global power.
Drawing on six years of research across a dozen countries, The Rare Metals War is a vital exposé of the ticking time-bomb that lies beneath our new technological order.
Radical Candor is the sweet spot between managers who are obnoxiously aggressive on the one side and ruinously empathetic on the other. It is about providing guidance, which involves a mix of praise as well as criticism, delivered to produce better results and help employees develop their skills and boundaries of success.
Great bosses have a strong relationship with their employees, and Kim Scott has identified three simple principles for building better relationships with your employees: make it personal, get stuff done, and understand why it matters.
Radical Candor offers a guide to those bewildered or exhausted by management, written for bosses and those who manage bosses. Drawing on years of first-hand experience, and distilled clearly to give actionable lessons to the reader, Radical Candor shows how to be successful while retaining your integrity and humanity. Radical Candor is the perfect handbook for those who are looking to find meaning in their job and create an environment where people both love their work, their colleagues and are motivated to strive to ever greater success.
Start with Why
Why are some people and organizations more inventive, pioneering and successful than others? And why are they able to repeat their success again and again?
Because in business it doesn't matter what you do, it matters why you do it.
Steve Jobs, the Wright brothers and Martin Luther King have one thing in common: they STARTED WITH WHY.
This book is for anyone who wants to inspire others, or to be inspired.
Based on the most-watched TED Talk of all time.
'One of the most useful and powerful books I have read in years' William Ury, coauthor of Getting to Yes
'This book is so impactful, I consider it required reading' Tony Robbins, bestselling author of Awaken The Giant Within