The book introduces the concept of narrative intelligence—an ability to understand and act and react agilely in the quicksilver world of interacting narratives. It shows why this is key to the central task of leadership, what its dimensions are, and how you can measure it. The book’s lucid explanations, vivid examples and practical tips are essential reading for CEOs, managers, change agents, marketers, salespersons, brand managers, politicians, teachers, parents—anyone who is setting out to the change the world.
What is a toddler trying to say by touching his ears or tilting his head? Dr David Lewis pioneered the study of how young children communicate with each other using gestures and facial expressions and his detailed research explains how toddlers can already communicate before they learn to speak. The Secret Language of Your Child explains the facial and body expressions of the under-fives, helping parents to understand what their child is trying to communicate and to recognise when a child is feeling anxious, aggressive or distressed. Using a wealth of illustrations that interpret the secret language of your child, David Lewis reveals how to communicate with a child during its formative years. Learn how to understand your child and how to reply in the same language. The Secret Language of Your Child is an essential handbook for all new parents, carers and nursery staff in its revelations of the body language and the behaviour of the under-fives. It will make every reader look at under-fives in an entirely different way.
Have you ever wondered what your dog is thinking? Dog trainer, healer, and counselor, Jocelyn Kessler, asserts that while your dog does not speak English, he or she is communicating with you all of the time. In The Secret Language of Dogs, Kesler explains the importance of learning how to listen to your pet by learning to read the behavioral and energetic traits of your dog. Based on her years of experience with dogs and their owners in Southern California, Kessler explains how energy flows between pets and their owners and what the implications of that energy flow are for both parties. Her stories show how we often inflict our own emotional issues onto our pets, and how negative energy can result in both behavior and physical difficulties. In addition to the stories, she provides concrete tips on how to connect with your pet: Where to Connect Visualization Declarations Acknowledgements Giving thanks
The Secret Language of Business reveals the secrets of body language and nonverbal communication. Successful professionals need more than just good communication skills, you also need the ability to interpret the nonverbal signals that everyone displays. You’ll learn how to master and manipulate your own body language, read the body language of others, and influence people through your new skills and perception. No matter what business you’re in, this is a valuable guide to achieving more in life and business.
The Essential Guide to the Ancient Art of Numerology Do you truly understand your strengths and weaknesses? Are you living at your full potential? Could simply changing the spelling of your name alter your life? While most numerology books focus only on your birthday, The Secret Language of Your Name is the first comprehensive guide to incorporate an exploration of the letters of your name. With this extra step, you are given a unique, complete reading that reveals specific individual keys to success and happiness in all facets of life. Prepare to learn: • how to pinpoint your greatest strengths and weaknesses; • what makes friends, family, and coworkers tick; • how different spellings of your name can affect your future, even what happens when your name changes in marriage; • how to choose the best baby name—with numerical representations of nearly 5,000 names; • whom you are most compatible with in love and business; • how to choose an ideal career path; • and more! With each new challenge, you’ll find yourself reaching again and again for this definitive guide.
How leaders can use the right story at the right time to inspire change and action This revised and updated edition of the best-selling book A Leader's Guide to Storytelling shows how storytelling is one of the few ways to handle the most important and difficult challenges of leadership: sparking action, getting people to work together, and leading people into the future. Using myriad illustrative examples and filled with how-to techniques, this book clearly explains how you can learn to tell the right story at the right time. Stephen Denning has won awards from Financial Times, The Innovation Book Club, and 800-CEO-READ The book on leadership storytelling shows how successful leaders use stories to get their ideas across and spark enduring enthusiasm for change Stephen Denning offers a hands-on guide to unleash the power of the business narrative.
In this important book Peter Brophy introduces and explains the concept of story-telling or narrative-based practice in teaching, research, professional practice and organizations. This book will be essential reading for professionals, scholars and students in the many disciplines currently using evidence-based practice, such as information management, health, social policy, librarianship and general management.
Leaders spend their lifetime learning leadership; it is every leader’s infinite responsibility. Leadership is such an abstract, personal, and situational combination of art and skill that a cookie-cutter recipe for anyone and everyone is an impossibility. However, becoming the kind of person the world desperately needs leading is certainly an attainable objective. Though not simple, the formula is found in Elements of Leaders of Character. Elements of Leaders of Character is a leader development book; but not just any kind of leader, the kind of leader who wants to make a positive difference. Elements is a detailed illustration of the most significant attributes, practices, and principles of leaders who highly value the quality of people’s character—especially their own. Leaders of character are people who care about the kind of person they are because they know the impact their character has on their own lives and world. Leaders of character step up to lead because they want to make the world a better place by being a better person and leader. If you want to be a leader, or you are a leader, and you are the kind of person who genuinely values ideals like commitment, honor, morality, and respect, you will readily discover how Elements of Leaders of Character applies directly to you, your leadership, and your success in life.
Shhh . Did you know there is a secret Language of Leadership: a timeless set of cues and signals that still determines who reaches the top in politics and business today. The ancient Greeks were the first to study the art of communication 2,500 years ago. It is only now, with recent breakthroughs in neuroscience, that we can say for sure what works and how. In Winning Minds, top speechwriter Simon Lancaster blends ancient rhetoric and neuroscience to create the definitive guide to the Language of Leadership. With trust in business and political leaders at record lows, there's never been a better time for a fresh perspective on communication. Winning Minds is packed with insights into the effects of metaphors, stories, and sound bites on the brain. We know what the brain looks like on heroin. This book shows the brain on Branson, Obama, and Boris.
"Creative ways of thinking about leadership are helpful to guide practice and personal growth. This book builds a strategic roadmap for creative leadership practice, putting the spotlight on a leader’s professional development journey in the process. The book is about leadership on the ground in higher education, where the ‘rubber hits the road’. It can also be useful in business, or for anyone wanting to think outside the square. Through a creative storytelling approach, the author takes the reader through Tuscany and her on-the-job experience as a leader of learning and teaching. Along the way, she explains some of the theoretical influences on her thinking and practice – in ways and combinations she hadn’t read about in other leadership books, or experienced in professional development programmes. Through real stories, the author shows how she made creative connections in building her own knowledge on present and past experience, with reflection on how practice can be improved with a clear focus on collegiality and strategic outcomes. This approach reflects the five creative leadership signposts that she explains and illustrates throughout the book. "