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The Rise of Psycho Management in Australia

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Business Development: First Break All The Rules

In the introduction, Buckingham and Coffman state that the greatest managers in the world may differ in many ways but they have one thing in common – they do not hesitate to challenge and break all the rules of conventional wisdom.

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Outliers - The Story of Success

This is a book about outliers – according to Gladwell “men and women who do things out of the ordinary.” Gladwell challenges the normal explanations of success. He claims that individuals are beneficiaries of hidden advantages, opportunities and cultural legacies related to where and when they grew up.

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The One Thing You Need To Know: ...About Great Managing, Great Leading, and Sustained Individual Success

Marcus Buckingham presents significant insights into great leading, great managing and sustained individual success. He believes that in every subject there is a controlling insight which should show you how to win and keep winning the game.

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Blink

Blink is a book about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant in the blink of an eye – that actually aren‟t as simple as they seem.

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The Tipping Point - How Little Things Can Make A Big Difference

This book is about how trends are sparked and take hold. Gladwell assets that there are a number of patterns and factors that are at play. He uses the book to explain the mechanism in-depth. Based on his in- depth research he identifies three key factors that play a role in determining whether a particular trend will „tip‟ into wide scale popularity- Law of the Few, Stickiness Factor and the Power of Context.

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What the Dog Saw

This book is a series of 19 essays covering a wide range of subjects. He considers subjects as varied as why some people choke while others panic, how changes meant to make a situation safer – like childproof lids on medicine – don‟t help because people often compensate with more reckless behaviour and the idea that genius is inextricably tied up with precocity.

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Strengths Finder 2.0

This is a great little book – a good read and a compendium for further reference. The book is based on Gallop‟s research on human talent – strengths which have been classified into 34 broad themes, an update from those listed in 2001 in Now Discover Your Strengths.

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Now Discover Your Strengths

Buckingham and Clifton believe that most organisations are based on two flawed assumptions about people: each person can learn to be competent in almost anything; each person‟s greatest room for growth is in their areas of greatest weakness.

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Life Launch: A Personal Guide to the rest of your Life

This book is about life transitions – beginning new chapters with intention, design and plan. The book is composed of 10 chapters and three sections: Prepare to journey ahead; Consult your compass and follow these maps; and Launch the next chapter of my life.

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