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And Now What?: A Guide to Leadership and Taking Charge in Your New Role

by Professor Guido Stein

When you start a new managerial role, there is an inevitable contrast between what you believed you would find and what you’re actually faced with. And Now What? helps you manage this gap between expectation and reality, ensuring that you get off to the best possible start in your new job. This book is structured in two parts, and it begins by offering readers a panoramic perspective of what a ‘landing’ entails in terms of personal self-leadership and managing people and uncertainty. The first part of the book reviews the process of taking charge in your new role, from preparation through to implementation. The second part presents a range of case studies arranged in order of increasing professional responsibility, allowing the reader to take a trip from the first stages of a professional leader’s life to the highest responsibilities of a chairperson’s role – experiencing changes, promotions, exits, internationalizations and take-offs along the way. The most important thing for a leader is not to discover how to motivate, but to better understand their reasons for motivating others. In this way, you can think of the leadership journey as both a personal and a professional adventure.

Anger Management: An Anger Management Training Package for Individuals with Disabilities (PDF)

by Nick Hagiliassis

Many people with intellectual disabilities have difficulty managing feelings of anger. Anger Management is a complete training package for helping people with intellectual or physical disabilities deal with anger in constructive, effective ways. The training programme consists of 12 fully-scripted sessions dealing with topics such as recognising feelings of anger, learning to relax and think calmly, and being assertive and handling problems competently. Each session follows a standard format, including introductions, reviews of previous sessions, and explanations. Photocopiable handouts, facilitator's script and evaluation sheets are provided for each session. Designed specifically for people with intellectual disabilities, but suitable for people with physical disabilities too, this training package provides relevant and authoritative information and exercises. It is a tried-and-tested resource which will provide effective strategies for anger management trainers, psychologists and counsellors.

Ann Summers Little Book of Kama Sutra

by Ann Summers

Welcome to Ann Summers' fun and fresh version of the world's oldest sex guide! The Kama Sutra is the original sex manual, and this sexy update will tell you all the secrets you'll ever need to have the best time in bed (and out of it!).Features tips on:- Making sex last longer and prolonging the pleasure- Using foreplay and sex toys in your lovemaking- New and exciting sexual positions for you and your partner.And with sizzling colour photographs to inspire you, the Ann Summers Little Book of Kama Sutra will take your sex life to a new dimension - you'll be seeing stars!

The Anna Karenina Fix: Life Lessons from Russian Literature

by Viv Groskop

'Wonderfully entertaining, hilarious. Contains the distilled wisdom of some of the greatest writers who ever lived' Allison Pearson, Sunday TelegraphWhat should I do with my life?What if my love is not returned?Why do bad things happen? The answers to some of life's biggest questions are found not in trite self-help manuals but in the tough-love lessons explored in Russian literature. Here, Viv Groskop delves into the novels of history's deepest thinkers to discover enduring truths about how we should live.Whether you're new to the Russian classics or returning to old favourites, The Anna Karenina Fix will help salve your heartache by exploring the torments of a host of famous and infamous literary heroes and heroines. Think of it like this: they have suffered so that you don't have to . . .'Enchanting. Groskop falls in love with the literature, her impressive knowledge of which she conveys with a charmingly breezy tone' Observer'A beguiling tasting menu of some of the finest reading experiences of my life. Witty, likeable, and lighthearted, Viv Groskop invites us to embrace the work of these august Russian dead souls as belonging to us all' Lionel Shriver

Anorexia And Bulimia: A Parents' Guide To Recognising Eating Disorders And Taking Control

by Dr Dee Dawson

Anorexia nervosa is a condition in which sufferers diet continually and starve themselves. They may also use laxatives, vomiting or exercise excessively in order to control weight. Anorexia usually occurs in young women, starting in their teens, and it is estimated that about 2 per cent of all young women suffer from it. Bulimia is an eating disorder which is also on the rise among young people. They use the binge/purge cycle to extreme in their attempts to control their weight. This is a comprehensive, positive and practical guide to detecting the early signs of eating disorders and then curing them. Written with years of experience and expertise, it encourages parents to understand the illness, overcome their fears and take control of the situation, whether that means enforcing a strict meal plan or taking the decision to seek professional help. The book includes early signs to look out for; the possible effects of the illness, both physical and psychological; the treatments available and, most importantly, the plan, which helps parents to take positive action and really make a difference to their child's life.

The Anti-Anxiety Diet: From the Bestselling Author of I Quit Sugar

by Sarah Wilson

A two-week sugar detox that tackles anxiety (for good).Why are we so anxious? Why are more of us more anxious than ever before? The most recent and compelling science tells us that anxiety is not merely a chemical imbalance in the brain, it’s a result of inflammation and a dodgy gut. Which means that anxiety has a lot to do with our lifestyle choices, particularly what we’re putting in our mouths.If you’re eating more than six teaspoons of sugar a day, then no wonder you’re anxious. But there are some simple swaps you could make to help ease and soften your anxiety. Ditching processed food and eating more whole foods leads to better mental health. And the most direct way to make this switch is to quit sugar.In The Anti-Anxiety Diet, sugar addiction expert Sarah Wilson explores how the anxiety fix doesn’t have to be medication. It could be putting in place a few simple, sensible and life-enhancing dietary and daily habit change-ups.This is a little book about what to eat if you want to feel well. Packed with delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes and colour photos it’s a simple two-week plan to soothing the anxiety beast.

The Anxiety Cure: Live a Life Free From Panic in Just a Few Weeks

by Klaus Bernhardt

The highly effective guide to finding the calm within yourselfEveryone worries, but if worry has taken over your life and has taken the form of anxiety and panic, it’s time to take control and claim your life back. Pioneering psychotherapist Klaus Bernhardt’s proven anxiety cure has helped thousands of sufferers lead a calmer, happier life fast. Whether you suffer from general anxiety, panic attacks or social anxiety, The Anxiety Cure will rid you of your fears once and for all.Using the latest research in neuroscience combined with the most useful elements of therapies such as CBT, hypnotherapy and positive psychology, The Anxiety Cure will introduce you to a powerful approach to stop anxiety in its tracks. Within just a few weeks, using tried and tested mind training and pattern breaker techniques, you will discover the real cause of your anxiety, learn to rewire negative thinking and completely transform your response to anxiety-inducing situations and thoughts.Klaus Bernhardt's methods have already been used by thousands of people worldwide to turn their lives around, and now this practical and easy-to-action book is your chance to take control, regain your confidence and live your life free of fear and worry.

Anxiety is Really Strange (PDF)

by Steve Haines Sophie Standing

What is the difference between fear and excitement and how can you tell them apart? How do the mind and body make emotions? When can anxiety be good? This science-based graphic book addresses these questions and more, revealing just how strange anxiety is, but also how to unravel its mysteries and relieve its effects. Understanding how anxiety is created by our nervous system trying to protect us, and how our fight-or-flight mechanisms can get stuck, can significantly lessen the fear experienced during anxiety attacks. In this guide, anxiety is explained in an easy-to-understand, engaging graphic format with tips and strategies to relieve its symptoms, and change the mind's habits for a more positive outlook.

The Anxiety Solution: A Quieter Mind, a Calmer You

by Chloe Brotheridge

The Anxiety Solution is your guide to being a calmer, happier and more confident young woman.'Remarkable, pioneering, could change your life' Daily Mail'I know what it's like to be stuck in a cycle of anxiety. I used to feel as though fear and worry were a permanent part of who I was . . . but I'm here to tell you that it doesn't have to be this way. The truth is, your natural state is one of calmness and confidence - and I'm going to teach you how to get there.'This is a book about and for every anxious young woman - at home, in school or at work, in social situations or on their own - one that will benefit everyone from worried mums to stressed teens.Therapist Chloe Brotheridge has used the latest scientific research and her own personal experience to create a programme that has already helped thousands of women to overcome fear and stress. The Anxiety Solution will provide you with simple yet powerful practical tools to help you manage your symptoms and start feeling better every day. From recognising symptoms of anxiety to understanding its root causes, Chloe takes an in-depth look at anxiety in the modern world and the steps we can take to manage it. Whether it is social media pressure, perfectionism or fear of failure, this book will show you how to regain control of your life. It will guide you through easy practical methods for minimizing anxiety, including meditation tips, breathing exercises and a self-care diary. With chapters focusing on mindful eating, boosting self-esteem and managing decision-making, Chloe equips you with everything you'll need to tackle your anxiety head-on and embrace a happier, calmer life.If you want to spend less time worrying and restore your confidence, this book is the solution for you. You'll be surprised how quickly you can be back in control and able to enjoy your life once again.If The Anxiety Solution has become your guide to being calm, happy and confident and you want other readers like you to discover this remarkable, life-changing book, then leave a review below . . .

Anything I Can Do... You Can Do Better: How to unlock your creative dreams and change your life

by Tessa Souter

Tessa Souter shows how she succeeded against the odds, how others have done it and how you can do it too. Part inspirational memoir, part secrets-divulging interviews with celebrities and others who have successfully pursued their dreams, this book will show how Tessa Souter took herself from teenage mother to successful sub-editor at a leading glossy magazine, to international journalist, and on to become a singer, performing in top jazz clubs, frequently to standing-room-only audiences in London, Los Angeles and New York. It will also explain exactly how other successful actors, film makers, photographers, painters, producers, writers, dancers and musicians achieved their goals. Anything I Can Do, You Can Do Better provides step-by-step strategies and advice, tackling such thorny problems as money and how to survive, negotiating intimate relationships, dealing with jealousy and competitiveness, taking care of the children, as well as practical suggestions and tips.

AQA Home Economics for GCSE: Child Development Controlled Assessment Guide (PDF)

by Heather Brennand Valerie Hall

Understand the requirements of the controlled assessment with this indispensable guide. Tackle the AQA GCSE Child Development controlled assessment with this clear guide which supports all aspects of the assessment and is designed to motivate and engage students. This resource is written by examination experts who have included full information on how to plan, carry out and write up your activities and observations. It also contains valuable information on the assessment criteria and controlled assessment outlines. - Know what you should be doing next with the step-by-step approach - Get the highest quality guidance possible with expert insight and advice

Aristotle’s Way: How Ancient Wisdom Can Change Your Life

by Edith Hall

‘Wonderful and timely … Hugely recommended’ STEPHEN FRYWhat do you and an ancient philosopher have in common? It turns out much more than you might think…Aristotle was an extraordinary thinker, perhaps the greatest in history. Yet he was preoccupied by an ordinary question: how to be happy. His deepest belief was that we can all be happy in a meaningful, sustained way – and he led by example.In this handbook to his timeless teachings, Professor Edith Hall shows how ancient thinking is precisely what we need today, even if you don’t know your Odyssey from your Iliad. In ten practical lessons we come to understand more about our own characters and how to make good decisions. We learn how to do well in an interview, how to choose a partner and life-long friends, and how to face death or bereavement.Life deals the same challenges – in Ancient Greece or the modern world. Aristotle’s way is not to apply rules – it’s about engaging with the texture of existence, and striding purposefully towards a life well lived.This is advice that won’t go out of fashion.

Aromatherapy An A-Z: The most comprehensive guide to aromatherapy ever published

by Patricia Davis

This is the most comprehensive encyclopaedia of aromatherapy available today, with over 400 entries covering more than 200 conditions, and 82 essential oils. It explains the properties of essential oils and the health conditions that benefit from them. There is also advice on hazardous oils. There are recipes and formulae for baths, creams and tonics. All the entries are comprehensive, fluently written and provide an easy-to-understand introduction to a wide range of topics.'The simple fact that the a-z has sold over 300,000 copies worldwide since it was first published speaks for itself. It has earned and kept its place amongst the handful of indispensable reference books on aromatherapy ... this book has been justly subtitled 'the aromatherapist's Bible' - Aromatherapy Quarterly'... one of the most thoroughly researched books written on aromatherapy' - The International Journal of Aromatherapy

The Art of Being Human: Life, Family, and Creativity

by Deborah Ravetz

Deborah Ravetz explores the territory of our inner landscape by showing us that it is only through embracing and working with all aspects of our selves, including our vulnerability and pain, that we give meaning and experience joy. Through telling her own story and those of others who have faced their demons and worked through their struggles, she helps us to embark on the journey that all of us need to make in order to become fully ourselves. Packed with applicable strategies for spiritual development and practice, this book serves to empower and cultivate holistic wellbeing.

The Art of Being Human: Life, Family, and Creativity (PDF)

by Deborah Ravetz

Deborah Ravetz explores the territory of our inner landscape by showing us that it is only through embracing and working with all aspects of our selves, including our vulnerability and pain, that we give meaning and experience joy. Through telling her own story and those of others who have faced their demons and worked through their struggles, she helps us to embark on the journey that all of us need to make in order to become fully ourselves. Packed with applicable strategies for spiritual development and practice, this book serves to empower and cultivate holistic wellbeing.

The Art of Creative Thinking

by John Adair

The Art of Creative Thinking provides clear, practical guidelines for developing your powers as a creative thinker. Using examples of entrepreneurs, authors, scientists and artists, John Adair illustrates a key aspect of creativity in each chapter. Stimulating and accessible, this book will help you to understand the creative process, overcome barriers to new ideas, learn to think effectively and develop a creative atttitude. It will help you to become more confident in yourself as a creative person. The Art of Creative Thinking gives you a fresh concept of creative thinking and it will guide you in developing your full potential as a creative thinker. New ideas are the seeds of new products and services, and this book will open the door to them.

The Art of Creative Thinking: How to be Innovative and Develop Great Ideas

by John Adair

The Art of Creative Thinking provides clear, practical guidelines for developing your powers as a creative thinker. Using examples of entrepreneurs, authors, scientists and artists, John Adair illustrates a key aspect of creativity in each chapter. Stimulating and accessible, this book will help you to understand the creative process, overcome barriers to new ideas, learn to think effectively and develop a creative atttitude. It will help you to become more confident in yourself as a creative person.The Art of Creative Thinking gives you a fresh concept of creative thinking and it will guide you in developing your full potential as a creative thinker. New ideas are the seeds of new products and services, and this book will open the door to them.

The Art of Gathering: Create Transformative Meetings, Events and Experiences

by Priya Parker

We spend our lives gathering - first in classrooms and then in meetings, weddings, conferences and away days. Yet so many of us spend this time in underwhelming moments that fail to engage us, inspire us, or connect us. We've all sat in meetings where people talk past each other or go through the motions and others which galvanize a team and remind everyone why they first took the job. We've been to weddings that were deeply moving and others that were run-of-the-mill and simply faded away. Why do some moments take off and others fizzle? What's the difference between the gatherings that inspire you and the ones that don't? In The Art of Gathering, Priya Parker gets to the heart of these questions and reveals how to design a transformative gathering. An expert on organizing successful gatherings whether in conference centres or her living room, Parker shows us how to create moving, magical, mind-changing experiences - even in spaces where we've come to expect little.

The Art of People: The 11 Simple People Skills That Will Get You Everything You Want

by Dave Kerpen

What does it take to win success and influence? In a world where we are constantly connected, it's those with the best people skills who win the day. Those who build the right relationships. Those who truly understand and connect with their colleagues, their customers, their partners. Those who others like, respect and trust.The Art of People reveals the eleven people skills that will get you more of what you want at work, at home and in life. Accessible, easy to execute and often counter-intuitive, these include:- The single most important question you can ever ask to win attention in a meeting- Why it usually pays to be the one to give the bad news- How to get everyone to want to be around you, with one word No matter who you are or what profession you're in, The Art of People will show you how to charm and win over anyone. 'This book is like How to Win Friends and Influence People - only better suited for today's world' - ADAM GRANT, author of Give and Take and Originals'People skills can't be computerized, outsourced, or reduced to a rubric. That's why The Art of People is more important now than ever - it will teach you a set of irreplaceable skills that will help you in every area of your life' - DANIEL H. PINK, author of To Sell Is Human and Drive

The Art of Stopping Time: Practical Mindfulness For Busy People

by Pedram Shojai

As seen in the MAIL ON SUNDAY, THE DAILY MAIL, THE TELEGRAPH and as heard BBC RADIO 2 with Chris Evans.'A lovely book. Offers a little lesson every day on how to be more mindful, to slow time down or stop time.' Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2---------------------------------------------------A frantic world . . . or a frantic mind?The New York Times bestselling author Pedram Shojai reveals what it takes to stop time . . . Discover the deepest secrets of time and take control of your life. By following the 100-day Gong ritual - allocating a set amount of time each day, a 'Gong', to everyday tasks - you will not only find your mind is calmer and clearer but also that you have the space to accomplish what you want in life. Taoist Minister and New York Times bestselling author Pedram Shojai shows how the ancient spiritual practice of stopping time can be turned into a simple and effective life skill to help you feel less stressed, more rested and able to focus on what matters most. 'The Art of Stopping Time is a powerful book that will help you at this critical juncture in history, when time seems to disappear in an instant. I highly recommend it.' Daniel G. Amen, MD, Founder, Amen Clinics and author of Memory Rescue 'Who knew that the way to gain more time was actually to stop, be present, and dedicate time to specific activities' JJ Virgin, New York Times bestselling author of The Virgin Diet and Sugar Impact Diet

As a Matter of Course

by Annie Payson Call

Annie Call wrote for The Ladies Home Journal. Her main interest was mental health. Call states that when we no longer put up resistance to the things in life that seem to be painful and evil we can then reach interior freedom. We free our natural love of self. The preface begins, "The aim of this book is to assist towards the removal of nervous irritants, which are not only the cause of much physical disease, but materially interfere with the best possibilities of usefulness and pleasure in everyday life." Topics covered include physical care, amusements, brain impressions, the triviality of trivialities, moods, tolerance, sympathy, others, one's self, children, illness, sentiment versus sentimentality, and problems.

As Chance Would Have It: A Study in Coincidences

by H C Moolenburgh

Coincidences happen to everyone on a regular basis. Usually we shrug them off and forget them.However, when we start to catalogue coincidences we are in for a surprise. They begin to grow more frequent and, moreover, they tend to form a pattern as if conveying a secret message.

Asperger Syndrome and Employment: Adults Speak Out about Asperger Syndrome

by Chris Mitchell Alexandra Brown Dean Worton Luke Beardon Neil Shepherd John Biddulph Anne Henderson Stephen William Cornwell Stuart Vallentine Vicky Bliss Emma Beard Genevieve Edmonds Giles Harvey Philip Bricher Pj Hughes Stephen Jarvis Mark Haggarty

Employment is an important part of a healthy, balanced and fulfilling life but less than 20 per cent of people with Asperger Syndrome (AS) are in work at any one time. The adults with AS in this book explore the issues surrounding employment, providing advice and insights for others with AS, as well as their employers and colleagues. Drawing on personal experience and lessons learned, Asperger Syndrome and Employment looks at: * the transition from education to employment, * the importance of matching skills to career choices, * practical coping strategies for employees with AS in the workplace, * advice for employers, including the need to make `reasonable adjustments' to avoid discrimination, * ways in which employment services ought to work for people with AS. This is essential reading for adults with AS, their family and friends, employment services and career advisers, and companies needing to know how, in practical terms, to accommodate employees with AS.

Asperger Syndrome and Employment: Adults Speak Out about Asperger Syndrome (PDF)

by Chris Mitchell Alexandra Brown Dean Worton Luke Beardon Neil Shepherd John Biddulph Anne Henderson Stephen William Cornwell Stuart Vallentine Vicky Bliss Emma Beard Genevieve Edmonds Giles Harvey Philip Bricher Pj Hughes Stephen Jarvis Mark Haggarty

Employment is an important part of a healthy, balanced and fulfilling life but less than 20 per cent of people with Asperger Syndrome (AS) are in work at any one time. The adults with AS in this book explore the issues surrounding employment, providing advice and insights for others with AS, as well as their employers and colleagues. Drawing on personal experience and lessons learned, Asperger Syndrome and Employment looks at: * the transition from education to employment, * the importance of matching skills to career choices, * practical coping strategies for employees with AS in the workplace, * advice for employers, including the need to make `reasonable adjustments' to avoid discrimination, * ways in which employment services ought to work for people with AS. This is essential reading for adults with AS, their family and friends, employment services and career advisers, and companies needing to know how, in practical terms, to accommodate employees with AS.

Asperger Syndrome and Social Relationships: Adults Speak Out about Asperger Syndrome

by Chris Mitchell Alexandra Brown Dean Worton Liane Holliday Willey Wendy Lawson Luke Beardon Neil Shepherd Anne Henderson Stephen William Cornwell Vicky Bliss Genevieve Edmonds Giles Harvey Pj Hughes Stephen Jarvis Hazel Dawn Pottage Kamlesh Pandya

`This book is essential reading to understand the social abilities of adults with Asperger's syndrome. The contributors each have different personalities and experiences, but together they provide a range of strategies to encourage people with Asperger's syndrome to achieve the social relationships they desire.' - Professor Tony Attwood Social interaction among neurotypical people is complex and in many ways illogical. To the person with Asperger Syndrome (AS) it is also woefully unintuitive. In this book, adults with AS discuss social relationships, offer advice and support for others with AS and provide necessary insights into AS perspectives for those working and interacting with them. The contributors evaluate a range of social contexts and relationship aspects, including: * online relationships - a worldwide social network based on non-verbal communication, * the unwritten rules of neurotypical socialising, * the need for mutual understanding between those with AS and neurotypicals, * the effects of struggling socially on one's self-esteem and frame of mind, and * the opportunities provided by social skills workshops or interest groups. This is essential reading for adults with AS, their family and friends, as well as service providers and other professionals providing support for people with AS in adult life.

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