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
Unleash Today: The handbook for young women to maximise their potential in the workplace
(K. Surala, S. Wagner)
Are you at the start of your career and want to make the best first impression? You want to stop doubting yourself and become confident? You’re a young, ambitious woman who wants to unleash her potential in the workplace! The only question is: How?
Whether you are transitioning from being a graduate, seeking your first promotion, or thinking about switching careers, this handbook is for you! Sarah Wagner and Kate Surala will guide you on your journey to break away from your hidden chains and become the powerful woman we know you are.
The bold millennials and university friends rose through the ranks quickly after their graduation. Throughout these years, they faced many challenges as to how women should behave and look in the workplace. In this book, Sarah and Kate share their secrets, top practical tips, and personal lessons they’ve learned on their tough road to success. They will take you on a journey to Unleash Today over seven steps:
How to create everlasting first impressions, let go of insecurities, and ditch perfectionism,
How to develop resilience and train your confidence muscle early on in your career,
How to master your networking skills and become your own salesperson,
How to navigate difficult situations with colleagues,
How to encourage a positive mindset through positive affirmations and taking care of your health,
How to continue to grow in your workplace and take that next step.
Sarah and Kate’s stories are accompanied by authentic insider tips from an array of senior international leaders from around the world. It is time to set yourself free. Lead the way, and Unleash Today!
The Chimp Paradox
(Prof P. Stevens)
The Chimp Paradox is an incredibly powerful mind management model that can help you become a happy, confident, healthier and more successful person. Prof Steve Peters explains the struggle that takes place within your mind and then shows how to apply this understanding to every area of your life so you can:
- Recognise how your mind is working
- Understand and manage your emotions and thoughts
- Manage yourself and become the person you would like to be
The Chimp Mind Management Model is based on scientific facts and principles, which have been simplified into a workable model for easy use. It will help you to develop yourself and give you the skills, for example, to remove anxiety, have confidence and choose your emotions. The book will do this by giving you an understanding of the way in which your mind works and how you can manage it. It will also help you to identify what is holding you back or preventing you from having a happier and more successful life.
Each chapter explains different aspects of how you function and highlights key facts for you to understand. There are also exercises for you to work with. By undertaking these exercises you will see immediate improvements in your daily living and, over time, you will develop emotional skills and practical habits that will help you to become the person that you want to be, and live the life that you want to live.
The Power of Now
The international bestselling spiritual book, now with a new look for its 20th anniversary. Eckhart Tolle demonstrates how to live a healthier, happier, mindful life by living in the present moment.
'I keep Eckhart's book at my bedside. I think it's essential spiritual teaching. It's one of the most valuable books I've ever read.' Oprah Winfrey
To make the journey into The Power of Now we will need to leave our analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. Although the journey is challenging, Eckhart Tolle offers simple language and a question and answer format to show us how to silence our thoughts and create a liberated life.
Surrender to the present moment, where problems do not exist. It is here we find our joy, are able to embrace our true selves and discover that we are already complete and perfect. If we are able to be fully present and take each step in the Now we will be opening ourselves to the transforming experience of The Power of Now.