Coaching for Performance, 5E

The Principles and Practice of Coaching and Leadership UPDATED 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

By: Sir John Whitmore



ISBN: 978-1-4736-5812-7


240 Pages

Mentoring & Coaching/ Leadership

The founding text of today's billion dollar coaching industry, Coaching for Performance remains the world's bestselling coaching book. This major new edition is designed to stay ahead of the profession with practical visuals and new material developed by the leading international performance consultants.

An international bestseller, featuring the influential GROW model, this book is the founding text of the coaching profession. It explains why enabling people to bring the best out of themselves is the key to driving productivity, growth, and engagement. A meaningful coaching culture has the potential to transform the relationship between organizations and employees and to put both on the path to long-term success. 

Written by Sir John Whitmore, the pioneer of coaching, and Performance Consultants, the global market leaders in performance coaching, this extensively revised and extended edition will revolutionize the traditional approach to organizational culture. Brand new practical exercises, corporate examples, coaching dialogues, and a glossary, strengthen the learning process, whilst a critical new chapter demonstrates how to measure the benefits of coaching as a return on investment, ensuring this landmark new edition will remain at the forefront of professional coaching and leadership development.

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Sir John Whitmore


The Regenerative Business

Redesign Work, Cultivate Human Potential, Achieve Extraordinary Outcomes

By: Carol SAnford



ISBN: 978-1-4736-6910-9


256 Pages

Organizational Development/Workplace Culture

What if leaders stripped away all preconceptions about how business operates, allowing the organization to go back to its core and build itself back up to become something new-something so responsive, so innovative and resilient, it becomes virtually non-displaceable in the market? 

The Regenerative Business sets the stage for what is now only dreamt of by most of today's forward-thinking leaders and paves the path to make it possible.  The book features:

  • Real stories from companies leading innovation and transformation across the globe including; Google, Colgate Europe, Seventh Generation, Nike and others

  • A logical, comprehensive approach that factors in the complexities of the modern organization 

  • The work of internationally-recognized leadership expert Carol Sanford, who for decades has been designing and leading systemic business change

Breaking Free of Bonkers

How to Lead in Today’s Crazy World of Organizations

By: George Binney, Philip Glanfield, & Gerhard Wilke



ISBN: 978-1-4736-6907-9


288 Pages

Mentoring & Coaching/ Motivational

Is it just me or is everything around here Bonkers? 

Do you ever feel bewildered or even oppressed by what goes on in your organization? Does anything ever strike you as odd, ridiculous, inefficient or just plain bonkers? Chances are you are not alone. 

No matter what industry, sector or institution, the world of work can often seem bonkers. We can spend so much time ticking boxes, preparing plans and reports, sitting in unproductive meetings, replying to unhelpful emails and trying to deliver on misconceived, top-down initiatives that the time to do real work is squeezed out. 

Breaking Free of Bonkers shows you how it is possible to make progress despite the mad and messy world of today's organizations. Against the odds, it is possible to lead effectively.

George Binney, Phil Glanfield and Gerhard Wilke are three organization consultants from Ashridge Business School. They have an unusual vantage point. Drawing on their long experience of working with people at levels - from chief executives to front line workers - they offer hope. They use a wealth of lively examples and illustrations to show you how to get connected with colleagues, get real about what you offer and get going on the things that matter.

Defining You

How to profile yourself and unlock your full potential

By: Fiona Murden



ISBN: 978-1-4736-6838-6


224 Pages

Applied Psychology/Leadership

Defining You is the shortcut to psychological profiling for professionals and business leaders, complete with tests, analysis and guidance on interpreting your results.

Have you ever wondered what a profiling session would tell you about yourself?  

Fiona Murden helps some of the most successful people in the world to understand their behavior and improve their performance. Here she guides you through the professional profiling assessment process in private, to help you discover your strengths, understand what really drives you and learn which environments will help you to excel.  

Step by step you will build your unique personal profile. Take a psychometric test, run a 360 assessment, draw up your early years timeline and enjoy some valuable self-reflection. Fiona then expertly - and sensitively - coaches you through interpreting your results and taking your next steps to fulfill your potential.

Our behavior is at the core of what we do. This is your ultimate self-awareness toolkit to help you understand both your own and other's behavior and to positively influence it. Along the way you may even start to sleep better, think more clearly and have good moods more often.

Defining You opens a window into the elite process of psychological profiling and presents a clear path to improving your effectiveness with immediate actions and tangible tips.

Understanding Arabs, 6E

A Contemporary Guide to Arab Society

By: Margaret K. Nydell

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ISBN: 978-1-4736-6997-0


352 Pages

Travel/Customs and Traditions/Middle East

A counter-point to prevailing assumptions about Arab culture, the 6th edition of  this seminal work is a timely, lucid, and engaging guide to the values and cultures of the Arab world.

For nearly three decades, diplomats, students, business people and governments have relied on Dr. Margaret Nydell's seminal work as the essential guide to comprehending an immensely varied culture.  Covering all aspects of Arab life, from religion and society to social norms and communication styles, this all-encompassing guide reveals what the often misunderstood Arab culture is really like.  Each chapter, including the examples, all statistics and charts, and each country overview has been extensively updated to reflect current events.  This candid and readable guide for non-specialists promotes understanding between modern-day Arabs and Westerners without pushing a political agenda. It beautifully captures the contrasts and characteristics of a great, largely misunderstood civilization and brings them vividly to life.


Margaret K. Nydell


Becoming the Evidence-Based Manager, 2E

Making the Science of Management Work for You

By: Gary Latham

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ISBN: 978-1-4736-7697-8


332 Pages

Business/ Management

Over 50-years of management science distilled for everyday practice.

The essential information you need to become an evidence-based manager from hiring to retention.  Information is presented within 10 general lessons of management, a new case-study featuring two evidence-based managers in action, and thought-provoking questions at the end of each chapter.

New to this edition:

  • New Material on the importance of emotional intelligence

  • New Chapter 5: on ways to engage your employees in their work

  • New Chapter 6: on ways to ensure your career success

  • New Chapter 7: on how to create a psychologically healthy workplace

  • New Chapter 9: on the pitfalls to avoid when making decisions

  • New Chapter 10: two leading-edge ways to coach and appraise the people on your team

  • New End of chapter questions to reinforce learning

Optimizing The Power of Action Learning, 3E

Strategies for Developing Leaders, Building Teams and Transforming Organizations

By: Michael Marquardt, Shannon Banks, Peter Cauweiler, & Choon Seng Ng

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ISBN: 978-1-4736-7696-1


228 Pages

Coaching/ Mentoring/ Management

Third Edition of the field-defining book!
Originated by Reginald Evans in the 1940's, the Action Learning Model was refined and then reintroduced in 1995 by lead author Michael Marquardt to organizations globally as a powerful tool for improving organizational performance.  Today, Marquardt is widely considered to be the modern "father" of the Action Learning approach. For this new edition, Marquardt has teamed up with three Action Learning experts from Asia and the UK who bring a broader global approach to what has become THE seminal book in the field. 

New to this Edition:

Each chapter has been updated for alignment with today's practice and implementation of Action Learning in organizations. In addition, new material, including case studies have been added to most chapters and outdated ones replaced. The authors have added more examples of great questions in Chapter 4 (Questions & Reflections), more discussion of virtual Action Learning in Chapter 3 (The Group) and completely new content in Chapter 7 (The Action Learning Coach), specifically on how to begin Action Learning sessions and how to become a Certified Action Learning Coach. 

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Michael Marquardt


Counter Mentor Leadership

How to Unlock the Potential of the 4-Generation Workplace

By: Kelly Riggs & RObby Riggs



ISBN: 978-1-4736-5723-6


346 Pages

Coaching/ Mentoring/ Leadership

Dynamic father and son team bring just the right balance of banter, energy, passion and substance to the topic of leadership development with an emphasis on the skills required to lead today's multi-generational workforce.

This book is the result of over three decades of combined experience from Kelly and Robby Riggs-dynamic, occasionally irreverent, always insightful, father (Boomer) and son (Millennial), who work with organizations grappling daily with multi-generational conflict. Through their collaboration, Kelly and Robby share their very different perspectives on the same problems most companies are STILL dealing with, but haven't had the courage or the tools, to address. Issues such as: a shocking lack of leadership skills; the culture-killing generational divide that is demolishing many companies; and the stunning, often unrecognized impact of technology on the workplace.

In their "shamelessly funny, brilliantly written" debut book, Kelly and Robby:

· Discuss today's workplace dynamics, including the changes in communication modes, the influx of technology, and the impact of Millennials and Digital Natives
· Explain how a one-sided approach to leadership focused on "managing" Millennials is grossly insufficient, resulting in an inability to attract and retain critical young talent
· Explore the new challenges of leadership inherent with the explosion of technology-time compression, distractions, complexity and the pace of change
· Reveal how old leadership challenges persist, and explore how the younger generation will expose those challenges more than ever
· Detail the CounterMentor leadership model and prescribe specific tactics and techniques for addressing both old and new leadership issues

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Kelly Riggs and Robby Riggs


TAking the Leap

How to Build a world-Class coaching business

By: Kasia Wezowski

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276 Pages

Business/Economics & Coaching/Mentoring

The world's leading coaches share their secrets and core strategies for building a lucrative coaching business while helping clients achieve their dreams.

Organized into three sections: Finding Yourself and Your PurposeFinding Your Clients, and Finding SuccessTaking the Leap provides relevant and practical advice from twenty-four well-known coaches who have built sustainable coaching businesses whole doing what they love-helping people.

Success tips and strategies from global, coaching masters infused with their own personal accounts of how they got their start:
Marshall Goldsmith on becoming a better businessperson
Jack Canfield on continuous improvement
Kieron Sweeny on promoting yourself
Heather Ramsey on selecting a business model
Mark Thompson on partnering with industry leaders and influencers
Kelvin Lim on specialization
John Demartini on putting your mission first
Patrick Wezowski on scaling your business
Marc Steinberg on inner wisdom
Mirna Bacun on leveraging LinkedIn
Vision Lakhaini on building a visionary business

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Kasia Wezowski



100 Lessons in Business Innovation

By: James Bidwell

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ISBN: 978-1-4736-5475-4


272 Pages

Business/Economics & Leadership

A cutting edge book on innovation and disruption for entrepreneurs, innovators, designers, marketers and fans of creative business and technology.

Compiled by Springwise, the global innovation discovery engine, Disrupt! explains and highlights the best, most disruptive, and most useful innovation ideas of the 21st Century.

The book shares which themes underpin their success and which ideas can best be used to drive creativity in your workplace, office or industry.

Dan Pink describes Springwise as: 'An amazing roundup of new business ideas and surprising business models from around the world'.

Seth Godin says: 'Almost too good to share!'

This attractively designed book draws on their vast archive and the expertise of their editorial team to create a practical, themed overview of contemporary innovation with simple, implementable strategies for bringing more creativity to your business or idea and more disruption to your industry. 

It is an indispensable handbook to modern innovation.

Where the Wild Winds Are

Walking Europe's Winds from the Pennines to Provence

By: NIck Hunt



ISBN: 978-1-85788-656-6


272 Pages


The personalities of the winds affect everything from landscape and climate to the history, architecture, mythology and psychology of the cultures through which they blow. The author set out on a quest to meet them.

Nick Hunt sets off on an unlikely quest: to follow four of Europe's winds across the continent. 

 His wind-walks begin on Cross Fell, the highest point of the Pennines, as he chases the roaring Helm-the only named wind in Britain. In southern Europe he follows the Bora- a bitter northerly that blows from Trieste through Slovenia and down the Croatian coast. His hunt for the 'snow-eating' Foehn becomes a meandering journey of exhilaration and despair through the Alpine valleys of Switzerland, and his final walk traces an ancient pilgrims' path in the south of France on the trail of the Mistral - the 'wind of madness' which animated and tormented Vincent Van Gogh.

 These are journeys into wild wind, but also into wild landscapes and the people who inhabit them - a cast of meteorologists, storm chasers, mountain men, eccentric wind enthusiasts, sailors and shepherds. Soon Nick finds himself borne along by the very forces he is pursuing, through rain, blizzards, howling gales, and back through time itself. For, where the wild winds are, there are also myths and legends, history and hearsay, science and superstition - and occasionally remote mountain cabins packed with pickles, cured meats and homemade alcohol.

 Where the Wild Winds Are is a beautiful, unconventional travelogue that makes the invisible visible.

How to Be Human

Consciousness, Language and 48 More Things that Make You You

By: Jeremy Webb, New Scientist

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ISBN: 978-1-4736-5870-7


272 Pages


Everything you need to know about being humanan eye-opening, full-color exploration of the true nature of human nature.

If you thought you knew who you were, THINK AGAIN.

Did you know that half your DNA isn't human? That somebody, somewhere has exactly the same face? Or that most of your memories are fiction?

What about the fact that you are as hairy as a chimpanzee, various parts of your body don't belong to you, or that you can read other people's minds? Do you really know why you blush, yawn and cry? Why 90 per cent of laughter has nothing to do with humour? Or what will happen to your mind after you die? 

You belong to a unique, fascinating and often misunderstood species. How to be Human is your guide to making the most of it.

Why Travel Matters

A guide to the life-changing effects of Travel

By: Craig Storti

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ISBN: 978-1-4736-7028-0


202 Pages

Travel/General & Social Science/Cultural

There is currently no book that explores the travel experience in such depth, makes such a strong case for travel (in an era of travel bans), or offers a detailed guide for how to travel so the experience is truly life-changing for the traveler.

Why Travel Matters explores the profound life lessons that await anyone who wishes to learn what travel has to teach. With engaging prose, delightful wit and a distinctive style, the author infuses his own experiences traveling the world for 30+ years with quotations, insights, reflections and commentary from famous travelers, great travel writers, historians and literary masters. Craig Storti's vast knowledge of the literature makes him an expert curator of astute gems from the likes of: Somerset Maugham, George Orwell, Paul Bowles, Alexander Pope, Ming-Liao-Tzu, Paul Theroux, Freya Stark, Paul Fussell and more.


How Integrating Brand and Culture Powers the World's Greatest Companies

By: Denise Lee Yohn



ISBN: 978-1-4736-7698-5


228 Pages

Business/Economics/General & Business/Management & Marketing

Internal culture + External brand = FUSION

For years, leaders at companies like Southwest, Starbucks, and Google have done something differently that's put their organizations at the top of "the most admired companies," "best brands," and "great workplaces" lists. They don't often talk about that "something" specifically in terms of brand-culture fusion, but, as author Denise Lee Yohn reveals, aligning and integrating their brands and cultures is precisely how they've achieved their successes.

Independently, brand and culture are powerful, unsung business drivers. But Denise shows that when you fuse the two together to create an interdependent and mutually-reinforcing relationship between them, you create organizational power that isn't possible by simply cultivating one or the other alone. Through detailed case studies from some of the world's greatest companies (including Amazon, Airbnb, Adobe, Nike, and Salesforce), exclusive interviews with company executives, and insights from Denise's 25+ years working with world class brands, FUSION provides readers with a roadmap for increasing competitiveness, creating measurable value for customers and employees, and future-proofing their business.

For readers interested in workplace culture, brand management, strategy, leadership, employee experience, employee engagement, integration, branding, and organization development.


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Kill Bad MEetings

Cut 50% of your MEETINGS to Transform Your Culture, Improve Collaboration, and Accelerate Decisions

By: Kevan Hall

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ISBN: 978-1-4736-6837-9


224 Pages

Business/Communication & Motivational/Leadership

Research shows that managerial and professional people on average spend two days per week in meetings. 

Meetings are one of the largest unmanaged cost area in large organizations. Today meetings consume about 40% of working time for managers and professionals People are frustrated with too many boring, irrelevant, or badly run meetings

For business, this is a huge cost. Kill Bad Meetings will show you how to cut out the unnecessary meetings, topics, and participants that make many meetings irrelevant. 

Kill Bad Meetings will show you how to save yourself several hours of time a week-so you can move on to focus on improving the planning and running of the remaining 50% of meetings that actually do need to happen.

50 BUsiness classics

Your Shortcut to the Most Important Ideas on Innovation, Management, and Strategy

By: Tom Bulter-Bowdon

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ISBN: 978-1-85788-675-7


320 Pages

Business & Economics/General & Leadership

Brand new title in the bestselling series.

50 Business Classics presents the key ideas from classic texts such as My Years with General Motors and Michael Gerber’s The E-Myth Revisited to contemporary business ideas seen in the rise of the tech giants like Google, Apple and Amazon. It contains revealing biographies of luminaries like Steve Jobs and Katherine Graham, as well as lesser-known stories including the creation of publishing giant Penguin and Chinese behemoth Alibaba. 

Here you’ll find the texts and ideas that matter in Entrepreneurship, leadership, management, strategy, business history, personal development, technology, and innovation.

Summarizing the smartest thinking for today’s professional success, this book will provide inspiration and insights for entrepreneurs, executives, and students of business and management alike.

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Tom Butler-Bowdon


Co-Active Coaching, Fourth Edition

The Proven framework for transformative conversations at work and in life

By: Henry Kimsey-House, Karen Kimsey-House, Phillip Sandhal, Laura Whitworth

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ISBN: 978-1-4736-7498-1


228 Pages

Management/Business & Economics/ Human Resources & Personnel Management/Coaching & Leadership

Praised by Stephen Covey as “the bible of coaching,” this definitive work helped establish the field of professional coaching more than twenty-years ago.

For decades, Co-Active Coaching has featured a systematic and transformative communication process (The Co-Active Model) for engaging with others that is supported by scientific research.  It helps people build strong, collaborative relationships based on the idea that we are all naturally creative, resourceful and whole and possess the capacity for knowing what is best for ourselves.

This 4th edition of the global classic includes current neuroscience research and application of the co-active model to leadership development. It also features more examples from the author’s first hand experience, and a web-based toolkit that includes exercises and checklists for use in practice or in the classroom.


Henry Kimsey-House, Karen Kimsey-House


The 80 Minute MBA

Everything You'll Never Learn At Business School

By: Richard Reeves & John Knell



ISBN: 978-1-4736-7353-3


228 Pages

Business/Education & Professional Development

The fully revised new edition of the international bestseller.

This book is your short-cut to business brilliance. A traditional MBA is for either the time-rich, the very wealthy, or the lucky few with a generous corporate sponsor. So what happens if you want to get a hit of high-quality business inspiration without spending two (plus) years back at school? 

The 80 Minute MBA is the gateway to fresh thinking, in less time than it takes a standard meeting to get past coffee and donuts. The MBA-in-a-box book is old hat. Managers need the encouragement to think differently, not in the same straight lines. 

Stimulating new material brings this edition right up to date with critical business thinking. Including a new chapter on the platform economy and fresh technology and social media examples, this book will energize and inspire you in equal measure.


Richard Reeves


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Why the Corner Office Doesn't Work for Every Woman & What to Do Instead

By:  Kathryn Sollmann 



ISBN: 978-1-4736-7909-2


272 Pages

Careers/ Women in Business/ Feminism

When we redefine ambition, we acknowledge that challenging, lucrative work can be found in many flexible ways that favor personal satisfaction over public applause.

Ambition Redefined is a timely alternative to current women's business books that define professional ambition and success as climbing the corporate ladder.  In fact, this is not a path that all women want or should feel pressured to follow. Sollmann's focus is on the more critical and widespread workplace issue for everyday women--to always work in a way that fits their lives alongside their two major caregiving roles: for children and aging parents. 

Sollmann debunks common assumptions such as:

It's Not "Worth It" Unless the Salary is High.  Women forfeit up to 4X their salaries every year out of the workforce to care for children and/or elderly parents--and it does not take a six-figure salary to achieve long-term financial security. 

Finding Flexible Work in Impossible. Sollmann shines a bright light on the ever-widening world of flexwork--where women can find many interesting and exciting ways to tuck all generations of their families into a future that is financially secure and safe. The book includes realistic, practical tools for preparing for and finding flexible work within a current job or a new opportunity.

It Won't Happen to Me. Divorce, death of a spouse, or unexpected financial support for aging parents are some of the life "you never knows" that all women could experience. Divorce, death of a spouse, caring for aging parents or adult children are some of the life "you never knows" that all women could experience. Sollmann encourages women to anticipate and buffer life surprises and she shows the profound impact of continual earning, saving, and investing toward a long and comfortable retirement. 

Work Ends at Age 65. Women who leave the workforce and want to return in their forties, fifties or sixties will be in good company as the ranks of older workers rise. Over the next two decades, adults age 50 and over will have greater rates of workforce participation into their sixth and seventh decades.


Kathryn Sollmann


The Expertise Economy

How the smartest companies use learning to engage, compete, and succeed

By:  Kelly Palmer & David Blake 



ISBN: 978-1-4736-7700-5


256 Pages

Human Resources & Personnel Management/ Training


Drawing on the science of how we learn, The Expertise Economy shows companies big and small how to transform their employees into experts and ultimately their biggest competitive advantage.

The workplace is going through a large-scale transition with digitization, automation, and acceleration. Critical skills and expertise are imperative for companies and their employees to succeed in the future, and the most forward-thinking companies are being proactive in adapting to the shift in the workforce.  Kelly Palmer, Silicon Valley thought-leader from LinkedIn, Degreed, and Yahoo, and David Blake, co-founder of Ed-tech pioneer Degreed, share their experiences and describe how some of the smartest companies in the world are making learning and expertise a major competitive advantage.

The authors provide the latest scientific research on how people really learn and concrete examples from companies in both Silicon Valley and worldwide who are driving the conversation about how to create experts and align learning innovation with business strategy.  It includes interviews with people from top companies like Google, LinkedIn, Airbnb, Unilever, NASA, Booz Allen Hamilton, and MasterCard; thought leaders in learning and education like Sal Khan and Todd Rose; as well as Thinkers50 list-makers Clayton Christensen, Daniel Pink, and Whitney Johnson. 

The Expertise Economy dares you to let go of outdated and traditional ways of closing the skills gap, and challenges CEOs and business leaders to embrace the urgency of re-skilling and upskilling the workforce.


KElly Palmer


David Blake


You, Incorporated

Your Career is Your BUsiness

By:  Ines Temple

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ISBN: 978-1-4736-8885-8


208 Pages

Career/Motivational/Personal Success


A no-nonsense guide for those new to the workforce, looking for a job, career-changers and career builders. Written by a career coach and job transition expert for Lee Hecht Harrison, the leading outplacement services and HR consulting firm with 60 offices globally.

Organized into 5 digestible chapters, You, Incorporated, is a practical guide to career success that zeroes in on 3 essential concepts that job-seekers, career builders and career changers need to know:  No Job is Forever, Employability Equals Options, and Your Career is Your Business. Written by a career transition expert who has helped thousands find their own "job utopias," readers will find a down-to-earth, accessible approach to becoming more valuable to current employers while developing long-term personal competitiveness to attract future employers and seize new opportunities!

The RHine

Following Europe's Greatest River from Amsterdam to the Alps

By:  Ben COates



ISBN: 978-1-4736-6217-9


288 Pages

Travel/Special Interest/Adventure

Ben Coates, author of the bestselling Why the Dutch are Different, cycles the Rhine river from source to mouth,discovering the mark it makes on Europe.

The Rhine is one of the world's greatest rivers. Once forming the outer frontier of the Roman Empire, it flows 800 miles from the social democratic playground of the Netherlands, through the industrial and political powerhouses of Germany and France, to the wealthy mountain fortresses of Switzerland and Liechtenstein. 

For five years, Ben Coates lived alongside a major channel of the river in Rotterdam, crossing it daily, swimming and sailing in its tributaries. In The Rhine, he sets out by bicycle from the Netherlands where it enters the North Sea, following it through Germany, France and Liechtenstein, to where its source in the icy Alps. He explores the impact that the Rhine has had on European culture and history and finds out how influences have flowed along and across the river, shaping the people who live alongside it. 

Blending travelogue and offbeat history, The Rhine tells the fascinating story of how a great river helped shape a continent.

The Next Level, 3rd Edition

What Insiders Know About Executive Success

By:  Scott Eblin



ISBN: 978-1-4736-9055-4


320 Pages

Mentoring/Coaching/Workplace Culture

For more than a decade, The Next Level has been an indispensable guide to executive success. It reads like a series of conversations with a trusted coach who has brought together a cadre of successful senior leaders to deliver a master class on executive level best practices. 

This practical, actionable guide to success at the executive level helps readers understand what they need to pick up and let go of to achieve the results that are expected at the next level. Along with simple and immediately applicable tools and frameworks he's road-tested with thousands of coaching clients, Eblin offers clear, practical advice reinforced by interviews and case studies from executives who know what it takes to succeed. With fresh insights throughout, this 3rd edition will help readers sustain their success over the long run with new information on how to develop a personal action plan for leading at their best by living at their best. 


1. Updated Introduction and Afterword
2. New insights on leadership effectiveness gleaned by the author since the 2nd edition
3. A completely revised chapter 3 with new guidance on creating a Life GPS personal action plan
4. New and updated Coachable Moment tools (including the TRACK Model of Effective Delegation)
5. A revised appendix with the latest approach to creating a self-directed Executive Success Plan (ESP)

What If? 10th Anniversary Edition

Short Stories to Spark Inclusion & Diversity Dialogue

By:  Steve RObbins



ISBN: 978-1-4736-9054-7


288 Pages


From incomparable storyteller and beloved diversity and inclusion expert, Steve L. Robbins, comes the 10th Anniversary Edition of his classic book used by scores of companies globally for diversity training.

This 10th anniversary edition of the beloved classic features 10 new stories written by Dr. Robbins that help readers gain deeper insight into the role our brains play in shaping our thoughts and actions, and what we can do to be more curious and open-minded in our diverse world. Based on his study of the fields of behavioral science and cognitive neuroscience, Robbins explores unconscious bias in many of its forms, including; availability bias, confirmation bias, anchoring bias and others. With his signature humor, these weighty, but important topics are addressed with great insight, care and humility. The result is an unpretentious guide for individuals and organizations that will help break down defenses and shine a helpful light on human behavior in a world filled with differences.

Epic Continent

Adventures in the Great Stories that Made Europe

By:  Nicholas Jubber

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ISBN: 978-1-4736-6572-9


352 Pages


Award-winning travel writer Nicholas Jubber journeys across Europe exploring Europe's epic poems, from The Odyssey to Beowulf, The Song of Roland to The Nibelungenlied, and their impact on European identity in these turbulent times.

Reaching back to the era remembered as 'the Age of Migration', Jubber explores how attitudes to population movement, borders, kin relations, sex, class, and political structures are dramatized in the ancient and medieval epics. From Homer's The Odyssey, through the devastating conflict of The French Song of Roland and the German Nibelungenlied, to the great Viking sagas such as Beowulf and the Icelandic Njal's Saga, these are timeless tales about human nature; but also windows into other societies, with different emphases on matters of honor, kinship, fundamentalism, and fate.

Both a thrilling look at the stories sung by medieval bards and minstrels and a journey across a continent struggling with its identity, A Continent of Epics examines how the great heroes dealt with their manifold challenges and explores how their influence has resonated down the ages to impact on what it means to be 'European' today.

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Will We Ever Speak Dolphin?

And 130 Other Science QUESTIONS Answered

By:  New Scientist



ISBN: 978-1-5293-0935-5


240 Pages

General Science

Another classic bestseller from the million-selling New Scientist series.

Ever wondered . . . 

  • what is earwax for?

  • when is the moon blue?

  • why are there only two sexes?

  • do doctors live longer?

Informative, hilarious, sometimes unsettling and always unexpected, the questions and answers from New Scientist readers in the magazine's popular 'Last Word' column are endlessly fascinating. Will We Ever Speak Dolphin? brings the best of the bunch together in another witty, weird and wise compendium that's irresistible for 'Last Word' fans and new readers alike.

If you've ever wanted to know why you can't hear shouting underwater,whether ants get scared of humans towering over them, how butterflies know where they're heading, or whether there really is a difference between martinis shaken or stirredNew Scientist has all the weird and witty answers. 

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Cracking Complexity

The BReakthrough Formula For Solving Just About Anything Fast

By:  David Komlos & David Benjamin

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ISBN: 978-1-4736-8564-2


256 Pages


A breakthrough, replicable process for solving complex problems fast.

Complexity has met its match! Today, organizations are grappling with ambiguity, volatility and paradox surrounding the challenges they face.  This is complexity.  Dealing with complexity successfully demands the involvement of a diverse group of people, diverse knowledge and understanding, and the engagement of all stakeholders towards implementing solutions.  Now, for the first time, the authors share their revolutionary method for unravelling and addressing complex challenges in mere days, not months, not years. Theirs is a sophisticated process with its origins in cybernetics and systems-thinking which has been refined over three decades through their work with some of the world's leading companies. 

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David Komlos


David Benjamin


It's Not You It's the Workplace

Women’s Conflict at Work and the Bias That Built It

By:  Andrea S. Kramer & Alton B. Harris



ISBN: 978-1-4736-9726-3


224 Pages

Women in Business

Kramer and Harris use their combined - but distinctive - female and male perspectives to provide new and discerning viewpoints on the often-fraught scenarios of women working for, working with, supervising, and collaborating with other women. In doing so, the authors provide immediately practical techniques that will allow women to improve their relationships with other women in the workplace.

It’s Not You, It’s the Workplace offers a fresh approach to understanding why women's relationships with other women at work are often fraught and when they are, have the potential to completely derail women's careers. It's a pervasive and complicated issue which, until now, has been falsely represented by books that paint women as inherently bitchy back-stabbers who cannot help but have challenging relationships with other women. As the authors prove, this is patently untrue! Immensely practical, the book features real-world advice and tactics to overcome and avoid workplace conflict, and most-importantly, build on the positive aspects of women to women relationships, developing stronger networks that foster women's career success and creating a more supportive and satisfying work environment.   

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Andrea S. Kramer


Alton B. Harris


The Art of Quiet Influence

Timeless Wisdom for Leading without Authority

By:  Jocelyn Davis



ISBN: 978-1-4736-8764-6


256 Pages


Drawing on the enduring wisdom of the Buddha, Confucius, Rumi, Gandhi and others, The Art of Quiet Influence shows anyone, not just bosses, how to use influence, a key mindfulness principle, to get things done at work.  Through the classic wisdom of 12 Eastern sages (especially the Buddha), relevant insights from influence research, and anecdotes and advice from 25 contemporary experts, Davis lays out a path for becoming a "mainspring," the unobtrusive yet powerful influencer first introduced in her book The Greats on Leadership.   

Organized around three core influence practices: Invite ParticipationShare Power, and Aid Progress, readers will learn how to take mindfulness practice "out of the gym and onto the field," while gaining the confidence and practical know-how to be influential in whatever role they occupy.

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Jocelyn Davis


The Future of Design

Global Product Innovation for a Complex World

By:  Lorraine Justice

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ISBN: 978-1-4736-8467-6


256 Pages

Business/Industrial Design

Author Lorraine Justice, an internationally-recognized product design expert and consultant to companies like Microsoft, Disney and Levis, shares the ten global factors that directly impact product design success or failure. When these factors are combined or lacking, they have a direct impact on a product's ability to delight consumers and catch on, or rankle them and fizzle out.

The Future of Design is for those who innovate, design, market and sell products or services to a global market whose product successes and failures have direct business implications for their companies. Features detailed case-studies and examples from the automotive, communications, energy, housewares, medical, and smart product industries, plus guidelines for building and managing creative teams (for non-creatives), advice and strategies for evaluating product concepts, and interviews with product designers, inventors and innovators from around the world.  

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Lorraine Justice


how to Get to Great Ideas

A System for Smart, Extraordinary Thinking

By:  Dave Birss



ISBN: 978-1-4736-9214-5


240 Pages


A tangible approach to building the intangible skill of creativity, offering a simple new theory about how to have original and valuable ideas.

The highly practical lessons in How to Get to Great Ideas are based on neuroscience,psychology, and behavioral economics. Written by the former Creative Director of OgilvyOne, Dave Birss, this book offers a brilliant new system for conceiving original and valuable ideas. It looks at how to frame the problem,how to push your thinking,how to sell the idea and build support for it and how to inspire others to have great ideas. It proves that any organization - and any department within an organization - can become a fertile environment for ideas.

Combining a practical research-based system with fascinating insights and inspiring and humorous writing, the book is also accompanied by the problem solving system “Right Thinking”. This is a tool which shows organizations a more effective way to generate more effective ideas and is based on the thinking in the book. This is available online and in person from the author.

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Dave Birss



Learn How to MAke More MOney and Transform Your Life

By:  Rob MOore



ISBN: 978-1-4736-9597-9


416 Pages


Do you want to get to the stage - soon - where you are truly financially independent, able to use your money in the way you'd like, and be completely confident in your ability to take care of yourself and your family? 

That is a universal desire, but many of us regard wealth and financial independence as a goal which we'll likely never achieve - there are just too many bills that need paying and there is a widespread belief that the money game is rigged. Even people who win the lottery or inherit money often seem to wind up losing it. The evidence suggests you can't win a game that you don't understand - even if you start out winning - because you never understood the game in the first place.

So how can you win with money? How can you create independent wealth and hold on to it? This inspiring book by self-made multi-millionaire Rob Moore explains the rules of the game, shares simple tricks for managing money better,details how to create a plan for an ambitious future, and shows you the very best way to become a millionaire - to think and behave like one! 

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Rob Moore



How to Release the Power and Human Potential of Work Teams

By:  Philip Sandahl & Alexis Phillips



ISBN: 978-1-5293-3704-4


288 Pages


As teams increasingly become the primary structure within organizations, there is a compelling need for a reliable, repeatable process to improve team performance and create collaborative team cultures.  Teams Unleashedprovides a systematic approach for coaching teams to sustainable high performance in organizations.  The book describes the essential competencies and specific skills for coaching teams and provides exercises and activities for implementing them.  Readers will find a research-based model and method with a carefully documented track record reinforced with practical tools to create an effective, collaborative team culture, transform team performance and reliably deliver results.

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PHillip SANDAhl


Tech Titans of China

How China's Tech Sector is challenging the world by innovating faster, working harder, and going global

By:  Rebecca A. Fannin

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ISBN: 978-1-5293-7449-0


256 Pages

Business/Global Business

Predictions that China could win a global tech race were once considered laughable. But the world's second-largest economy and its expanding tech empire can no longer be under-estimated.

The rise of China's tech companies and intense competition from the sector is just beginning.  This will present an ongoing management and strategy challenge for companies for many years to come. Tech Titans of China is the go-to-guide for companies (and those interested in competition from China) seeking to understand China's grand tech ambitions, who the players are and what their strategy is. Fannin, an expert on China, is an internationally-recognized journalist, author and speaker. She hosts 12 live events annually for business leaders, venture capitalists, start-up founders, and others impacted by or interested in cashing in on the Chinese tech industry. In this illuminating book, she provides readers with the ammunition they need to prepare and compete.  

Featuring detailed profiles of the Chinese tech companies making waves, the tech sectors that matter most in China's grab for super power status, and predictions for China's tech dominance in just 10 years.

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Reinvent the Wheel

How top Leaders leverage well-being for success

By:  Megan McNealy

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ISBN: 978-1-5293-7474-2


288 Pages

Motivational/Stress Management

The secret sauce of Reinvent the Wheel is a simple, yet powerful image, the Well Being Wheel, created by McNealy to reinforce her revolutionary process for achieving total well-being. Created to restore her own well-being and turbo-charge her success, The Well Being Wheel is used by thousands of business high-achievers as a tool for optimizing their health, happiness and work performance. Each succinct chapter highlights a spoke of the Wheel:

  • 6 for BODY 

  • 6 for MIND 

  • 6 for SPIRIT 

Along with instructions to readers for customizing the 18 spokes for themselves, the book features exclusive interviews and original content from well-being fueled "Exceptional Executives," including: Kevin Johnson, CEO and President, of Starbucks, Steven Rice, Chief Human Resources Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Robyn Denholm, COO Telestra Corporation, Board Member of Tesla.

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Work, Wealth and Welfare in the Age of the Robot

By:  Roger Bootle

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ISBN: 978-1-4736-9616-7


224 Pages


Understand the way in which AI and robots will change the world and the way we live in it.

As the biggest global trend of our generation develops apace and looks to transform the world, acclaimed UK economist Roger Bootle resonds to the fascinating economic questions posed by the age of the robot. This rigorous and credible book, which avoids tech jargon,posits a positive yet rational explanation of the myriad ways the AI revolution will affect humankind. He tackles the implications of machines on growth, productivity, inflation, interest rates, share prices and property, but most importantly he will explore the effects on the global distribution of wealth and power and what this means for humankind, our work and our leisure time.

A fundamentally optimistic view which challenges alarmist dystopian narratives on the topic, this book explains the future and leads you towards it.

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The Four Greatest Coaching Conversations

Change your Mindset, Shift Your Attitude, and ACHIEVE Extraordinary results

By:  Jerry Conner & Karim Hirani

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ISBN: 978-1-5293-9106-0


224 Pages


Over 100k coaching conversations with leaders, managers and others seeking meaningful transformation, distilled into the key insights and actions that will deliver deep, lasting change in attitude and behavior.

Based on data and insights from over 100k virtual and in-person coaching conversations conducted by the talented coaches of BTS Coach, comes the first book to take BTS Coach's evidence-based coaching process to a mass audience. In a concise, easy-to-understand manner, the book reveals 4 mindsets (Be, Relate, Think, Inspire) that are most critical for individuals to experience deep, meaningful change, along with the process and tools for sparking their own powerful conversations to get the best out of themselves and those around them.

Business Communication Pocket Guides

By:  Ellen JOvin and Brandt Johnson

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ISBN: 978-1-5293-0346-9

$12.95 | 200 Pages


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ISBN: 978-1-5293-0344-5

$12.95 | 200 Pages


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ISBN: 978-1-5293-0345-2

$12.95 | 200 Pages


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These are compact, affordable guides are meant to help readers with the most common business and workplace issues: presentation skills, writing, and grammar for the workplace. Affordable, small, and portable, these pocket guides offer guidance to professionals in an immediately practical way.

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Ellen Jovin


Brandt Johnson


Your Brain, Explained

What Neuroscience Reveals About Your Brain and its Quirks

By:  Marc Dingman, Phd.

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ISBN: 978-1-4736-9655-6


256 Pages


Your Brain, Explained is a personal tour around your gray matter. Neuroscientist Marc Dingman gives you a crash course in how your brain works and explains the latest research on the brain functions that affect you on a daily basis.

You'll also discover what happens when the brain doesn't work the way it should, causing problems such as insomnia, ADHD, depression, or addiction. You'll learn how neuroscience is working to fix these problems, and how you can build up your defenses against the most common faults of the mind.

Along the way you'll find out:

· Why brain training games don't prevent dementia

· What it's like to remember every day of your life as if it were yesterday

· Which popular psychiatric drug was created from German rocket fuel

· How you might unknowingly be sabotaging your sleep

Drawing on the author's popular YouTube series, 2-minute Neuroscience, this is a friendly, engaging introduction to the human brain and its quirks from the perspective of a neuroscientist--using real-life examples and the author's own eye-opening illustrations. Your brain is yours to discover!

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Marc Dingman, Phd