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This book is firmly set in the space of helping market incumbent organisations, and anyone in their ranks who is willing to lead a charge, to find new growth. It defines what it means to be a disruptor and an innovator and then characterises their combination into a new term Xcelerator;

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You have ideas. You’ve got projects and initiatives that you need to get off the ground. But here’s the rub - unless you can get others on board, those ideas aren’t going anywhere. So how do you build willing and enthusiastic support for your ideas – where people work with you, not because they have to but because they want to? This is the gentle art of buy-in. Buy-in sits at the very heart of collaboration.

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Visual Thinking will help you transform the way you think, communicate and influence with your presentations.

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Stories for Work helps you to: understand why storytelling grabs attention and helps you get your message across master the four types of stories used in business settings infuse your stories with the personal to highlight your vision and values craft a selection of stories to tell at pivotal business moments.

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Smart Teams will help your team to go beyond personal productivity to enhance team productivity. Building on the concepts presented in Smart Work, which focuses on personal productivity, this book shows you how to turn unproductive team behaviours that create friction into ‘superproductive’ behaviours that promote flow.

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When you use projects to create a bridge between the business and your people, you leverage the bandwidth and capability of your entire organisation so that strategy is a continuous process – where you constantly adapt your business to the changing environment.

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This book shows you who you need to know, how to get to know them and how to make value a two-way street. Action plans, checklists and an online diagnostic tool help you start taking steps right away, and the emphasis on "doing" over endless planning gives you the motivation you need to get up and go.

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It has never worked! And it certainly does not work in the 21st Century when technology and the global nature of business means busy Business owners and executives are required to be communicating and making important decisions 24/7. The demands of work have never been greater. Lifestyle expectations have never been higher. How does it all work?

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Embedding a feedback culture is the foundation to actually making this happen. Feedback Flow spells out what happens when we create safe workplaces and gives you a super pragmatic way to embed a 'feedback flow' into your everyday. With some laughs and visual mojo along the way. You’ve just gotta learn to embed a feedback culture that not only sticks, but flows. This book will show you how.

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Sure you have an enviable lifestyle, on paper. You’ve got the income, the title, the material possessions and maybe even the family. But something is off. What once fired you up just isn’t as interesting. Your drive is diluted and your mojo eludes you. You can’t figure out why.

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Have you ever worked furiously on a project, only to find out you have delivered something that didn’t meet your client’s needs? We often think of these situations as communication problems; that we have not spoken our needs correctly or clearly. Yet, conflict, chaos and confusion such as these are the costs of not listening.

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Are you curious enough to unearth your organisation’s most valuable problem? The problem that will unlock abundance, possibility and growth, that will bravely lead your business into the future. Understanding customer problems is the key to breakthrough innovation, and implementing initiatives that benefit your bottom line.

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With the increasing use of automation and artificial intelligence and the rise of freelancing and the gig economy comes enormous workplace change and flexibility, but also less security. You cannot future-proof your job, but you can future-proof your career.

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How do you stay relevant when everything in the world is evolving so fast? How do you stay relevant when business is so uncertain? How do you continue to adapt and stand out against everyone else struggling to do the same as you? This book explains why being a relevant leader is critical to your success now and in the future, and provides a roadmap to help you move from being stuck in the status quo to becoming an influential leader.

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Bec Brideson’s debut business bible explores the $28 trillion female economy and outlays the definitive methodology and business transformation required to acquire and retain the new lucrative female consumer.

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Meetings have become a de facto way of working, and as they pile up and stretch to interminable lengths, they eat up our days and sink productivity. But when done well, meetings are short, sharp, productive affairs that provide critical time and space for the interactions that drive business forward. This book shows you how to effectively and efficiently recover your time with a roadmap to the 25-minute meeting.

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