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Critical Thinking: Tools for Taking Charge of Your Professional and Personal Life, Second Edition

Critical Thinking: Tools for Taking Charge of Your Professional and Personal Life, Second Edition

By: Richard Paul; Linda Elder

Publisher: Pearson

Publication Date: 19-AUG-2013

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Use better thinking to empower yourself, discover opportunities, avoid disastrous mistakes, build wealth, and achieve your biggest goals! This is your complete, up-to-the-minute blueprint for assessing and improving the way you think about everything – from business decisions to personal relationships. Drs. Richard W. Paul and Linda Elder, of the Center for Critical Thinking, offer specific guidance for making more intelligent decisions, and overcoming the irrationalities and "sociocentric" limits we all face. Discover which of the "six stages" of thinking you’re in and learn how to think...

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Destiny in the Desert: The road to El Alamein - the Battle that Turned the Tide

Destiny in the Desert: The road to El Alamein - the Battle that Turned the Tide

By: Jonathan Dimbleby

Publisher: Profile Books

Publication Date: 15-OCT-2012

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It was the British victory at the Battle of El Alamein in November 1942 that inspired one of Winston Churchill’s most famous aphorisms: This is not the end, it is not even the beginning of the end, but it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning. And yet the significance of this episode remains unrecognised. ...

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Quotes to Live By

Quotes to Live By

By: Adams Media

Publisher: Adams Media

Publication Date: 18-DEC-2012

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The quotes that helped shape today's greatest minds! Who do you look up to? Is it Oprah Winfrey? Steve Jobs? Hillary Clinton? Have you ever wondered what inspires them? Quotes to Live By reveals the source of the fire that burns bright in icons of politics, philosophy, business, art, and science--and holds the inspiration to light your fire inside. Featuring 125 quotes that have impacted some of the world's most influential individuals, this book is the first step in your journey toward greatness. Just think: Would J. K. Rowling have written seven bestselling novels if she hadn't...

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Everything I Know About Success I Learned from Napoleon Hill: Essential Lessons for Using the Power of Positive Thinking

Everything I Know About Success I Learned from Napoleon Hill: Essential Lessons for Using the Power of Positive Thinking

By: Don Green

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Publication Date: 12-MAR-2013

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In 1937, Napoleon Hill changed the world with THINK AND GROW RICH. . . Now his legacy can be yours.In 1937, one man changed the face of entrepreneurshipforever with a single book.Napoleon Hill’s landmark Think and Grow Rich remains one of the biggest bestsellers of all time, with over 20 million copies in print and translated into more than 30 languages. ...

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How to Have a Brilliant Life, 2nd Edition

How to Have a Brilliant Life, 2nd Edition

By: Michael Heppell

Publisher: Pearson Life

Publication Date: 02-NOV-2012

Insert Date: 20-MAY-2013

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Do you want to live life to the full? To know in years to come that you really gave it your all – and got the most out of it? The simplest way to a brilliant life is by making sure you’re paying attention to the stuff that matters, in every area of your life, and by making positive and lasting change where it’s needed, when it’s needed. Although that’s not rocket science, it’s so very easy to just get swept along by the flow and then wonder what happened. We all need a bit of help to make sure we’re living our best possible life. And that’s where this book comes in. Taking each...

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You Can Be Happy

You Can Be Happy

By: Daniel Freeman; Jason Freeman

Publisher: Pearson Life

Publication Date: 02-NOV-2012

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Do you feel that there’s room for a bit more happiness in your life? A lot more even? Then here’s the good news: you have much more control over your happiness than you probably think. And in this book, you’ll discover the often simple, but easily overlooked, steps you can take to reclaim more of those good feelings. What’s more, every single suggested action in this book has been scientifically proven to have a positive and lasting effect on happiness. There’s no hype here, just plenty of real hope. Better still, there’s no need for radical life change and no complicated programme...

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Psychobabble

Psychobabble

By: Dr Stephen Briers

Publisher: Pearson International

Publication Date: 06-FEB-2013

Insert Date: 18-MAY-2013

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Exposing the self-help myths that make us all more miserable. This is what your psychologist would really tell you–if he thought you could handle it!   This is the kick up the backside the self-help genre needs: an intelligent, provocative and thought-provoking expose of the modern myths that we’re told make us happier, but in reality screw us up.   Clinical psychologist, Dr Stephen Briers shines a light into the dark corners of self-help and explodes the myths, false hopes, quack philosophies and unrealistic expectations it routinely advocates. It is a refreshing antidote to the...

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How to Solve Almost Any Problem

How to Solve Almost Any Problem

By: Alan Barker

Publisher: Pearson International

Publication Date: 06-FEB-2013

Insert Date: 18-MAY-2013

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Problems block and slow down your progress; here’s how to overcome them–simply, efficiently and effectively.   This book offers straightforward, empowering science-based solutions to problems, big and small, at work or in life. It takes a never before seen approach to problem solving, powerfully combining lessons from cognitive science, established problem-solving theory and vast practical experience. It includes a radical new approach to analysing problems: The Problem Matrix . This will transform your approach to problems, challenge your thinking and help you develop new,...

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Simply Brilliant, 4th Edition

Simply Brilliant, 4th Edition

By: Fergus O'Connell

Publisher: Pearson Business

Publication Date: 02-NOV-2012

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Head banging against a brick wall? Nagging problem you just can’t solve? You’re not the only one. An astonishing number of intelligent people struggle to find solutions to some of the complex, varied and often frustrating problems we face in our day-to-day work. Whether it’s a major project, a minor quibble or something in between, a short, sharp dose of Fergus O’Connell’s simply brilliant advice gives you the tools to tackle problems head-on and join the few who manage to make common sense common practice. Through seven simple steps you’ll learn how to: Break down the complex and...

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Flip It, 2nd Edition

Flip It, 2nd Edition

By: Michael Heppell

Publisher: Pearson Life

Publication Date: 06-MAR-2013

Insert Date: 17-MAY-2013

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There’s a simple way of thinking, acting and doing that, once learned, will make sure you get the very best out of everything. This book challenges you to get curious about how you interpret and handle every situation. It liberates you from the beliefs that have been holding you back and gives you powerfully simple ways to switch your thinking and change your actions so that you can get the very best from whatever life sends your way. With the new, revised edition of this bestselling book, you’ll discover how to make sure you never have a ‘bad day’ ever again. ...

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The Power of Self-Confidence: Become Unstoppable, Irresistible, and Unafraid in Every Area of Your Life

The Power of Self-Confidence: Become Unstoppable, Irresistible, and Unafraid in Every Area of Your Life

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 19-SEP-2012

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Praise for The Power of Self-Confidence "Brian Tracy is the master in understanding and teaching self-enrichment. In this priceless book, he unlocks the key to your door of success and fulfillment—belief in your own potential. Internalize his wisdom and you will surely realize your goals." —DENIS WAITLEY, author of Psychology of Success "Brian continues to impact the lives of everyone he touches. This book provides a logical road map that everyone can use to maximize their true potential." —JOSEPH SHERREN, CSP, HoF, author of iLead: Five Insights for Building Sustainable...

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Why Wait to Be Great?

Why Wait to Be Great?

By: Terry Hawkins

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Publication Date: 06-MAY-2013

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Discover Your Super Power! We all want to change something about ourselves: lose weight, quit smoking, improve our finances, and so on. But change is hard, even painful, and it’s our nature to avoid pain. In this inspiring how-to guide, Terry Hawkins provides exactly what we need: a straightforward way to break free of old habits that hold us back and adopt new ones that move us forward. It’s a process Hawkins herself used to rise above poverty, abuse, and serious health problems. Two fictional characters—Pitman and Flipman—demonstrate two possible ways of being. As Pitman, we’re trapped...

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How to Change Minds

How to Change Minds

By: Robert L. Jolles

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Publication Date: 03-JUN-2013

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Persuade, Don’t Push! Surely you know plenty of people who need to make a change, but despite your most well-intentioned efforts, they resist because people fundamentally fear change. As a salesman, father, friend, and consultant, Rob Jolles knows this scenario all too well. Drawing on his highly successful sales background and decades of research, he lays out a simple, repeatable, predictable, and ethical process that will enable you to lead others to discover for themselves what and why they need to change. Whether you hope to make a sale or improve a relationship, Jolles’s wise...

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Reinventing Yourself

Reinventing Yourself

By: Mario Alonso Puig

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International (Asia)

Publication Date: 01-NOV-2011

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We all face obstacles and problems in life which often brings us to a standstill. Many people do not know what to do when their relationships go wrong, for example. Others would like to be more daring, more decisive or more successful. Yet, something gets in the way and they finally give up. When faced with adverse or unfamiliar circumstances, our natural reaction is to become anxious and negative. A No.1 bestseller in Spain already (over 30,000 copies sold since May 2010), this book is designed to transform your outlook to life. By examining how the human brain works and seeing what is...

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The Empress Has No Clothes

The Empress Has No Clothes

By: Joyce M. Roché; Alexander Kopelman

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Publication Date: 03-JUN-2013

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You Deserve Your Success! Joyce Roché rose from humble circumstances to earn an Ivy League MBA and become the first female African-American vice president of Avon, president of a leading hair care company, and CEO of the national nonprofit Girls Inc. But despite these accomplishments, she felt like a fraud. She worked more and more, had less and less of a personal life, and was never able to enjoy her success. In this deeply personal memoir, Roché shares her lifelong struggle with what she now recognizes as “the impostor syndrome,” a condition that plagues successful people in all walks of...

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Leadership in Action: Issues and Observations - Two Ways About it - Learning to Deal with Ambiguity

Leadership in Action: Issues and Observations - Two Ways About it - Learning to Deal with Ambiguity

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Publisher: Center for Creative Leadership

Publication Date: 01-APR-2002

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Because even with ambiguity, one thing is certain: in today's increasingly complex, perpetually changing, ever-more-diverse world, life and work will get only more ambiguous. ...

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Leadership in Action: Issues and Observations - Leading with Purpose - Where it All Begins

Leadership in Action: Issues and Observations - Leading with Purpose - Where it All Begins

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Publisher: Center for Creative Leadership

Publication Date: 01-FEB-2002

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Purpose is built upon reason, intention, and drive. ...

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Excellence

Excellence

By: Pincott J.

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International (Asia)

Publication Date: 01-JUL-2008

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Excellence is the ultimate personal goal. It's an inspiring notion – the idea that each one of us has the power and potential to be superior at whatever we set out to do. Excellence is implicit in our convictions about success. It underlies our belief that anyone can be a star. It is expressed in our belief that every individual should be enabled to achieve their best. Excellence is a powerful concept. This book is a collection of 400 insights from remarkably successful people, throughout all periods of history, and in all fields. J.Pincott draws from this to get to the heart of what...

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L'influence

L'influence

By: Gundula Welti

Publisher: Eyrolles

Publication Date: 09-FEB-2012

Insert Date: 30-APR-2013

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Maîtriser les principes de l'influence en 2 semaines, c'est possible ! En 10 minutes de lecture par soir vous allez :  comprendre les mécanismes de l'influence et leurs origines ; éviter de vous faire manipuler ; apprendre à utiliser les outils d'influence à bon escient et à obtenir ce que vous voulez ! ...

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Everything We Know Is Wrong

Everything We Know Is Wrong

By: Magnus Lindkvist

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International (Asia)

Publication Date: 01-MAY-2011

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Some trends are clear and visible; others are less so. But it is the invisible trends that have a greater impact on our lives and society. An example of this is the current global recession, which few people saw coming. If you really want to understand the present and the future, you need to look at the long-term invisible changes taking place behind the scenes – not the plethora of trendy gadgets and fashion statements surrounding us on a daily basis. In this book, leading trendspotter and futurist Magnus Lindkvist goes beyond the latest handbag colours and digital gadgets, and instead...