I have been writing business books and blogs for over a decade, expanding into company history, executive memoir and personal memoir. To date, I have written, co-written or ghostwritten twenty books.
Great leaders know that great leadership takes more than just skills. And they know that good emotional health is at the heart of it all. ‘Leadership’ has become a holy grail of the last decade or two. Scores of books and journal articles contain countless ‘shopping lists’ of essential leadership characteristics. The promise seems to be that all you need to do is learn these skills and you can... read more
Everyone knows what a nanny is, yet the role of the modern nanny is still widely misunderstood. State of the Nanny provides a clear-eyed assessment of today's nannying industry and its potential for improvement. Essential reading for nannies and those who employ them."Louise Dunham is THE expert on putting the CARE into childcare. State of the Nanny is a wonderful resource for families conside... read more
Today's office is almost unrecognisable from its counterpart of 20 or 30 years ago. Everybody knows that. But what many fail to recognise is that the role of the executive assistant has developed enormously over that period as well.Or it should have.The new executive assistant is someone who does far more than routine administrative tasks. The new EA works alongside their executive to help the... read more
Assertive Humility is a phrase coined by Stuart Taylor in his book of the same name that shares his recovery from Brain Cancer and outlines a model of emerging consciousness. Assertive Humility means having courageous, values-based thoughts and behaviours for the greater good. The book explores the destructive role of ego through either over-caring about self (obsessions) or others (dependence... read more
Peter Newlinds grew up listening to legendary sports broadcasters of the day, Alan McGilvray, Rex Mossop and Frank Hyde, and dreamed of becoming a commentator himself. He was one of the lucky few to convert his dream into reality. From his first job as a teenager of working inside the grand old scoreboard at the SCG, Peter worked his way up the sports radio chain and was eventually offered a j... read more
How to minimise cose and create global competitive advantage. It doesn't make sense. Around the globe many organisations outsource all or part of their sales function and enjoy significant competitive advantage by doing so. Why is it then - and research commissioned for this book has confirmed this quantitatively - that the sales function is the least likely business function to be outsourced?... read more
The secret to having resilient, confident and optimistic children is to teach your kids to shrug!Modern children can find themselves under a lot of pressure. Rates of depression, anxiety and other mental illnesses in young people are increasing. Expectations are sky high. All of which, of course, only puts pressure on parents too.What’s gone wrong?A big part of the problem is that too many kid... read more
Nathan is a manager under pressure. He's just been given an ultimatum by his boss to improve the quality and productivity of his team's work - or jobs will have to go. With overworked and demoralized staff, Nathan is resigned to defeat. But then he's introduced to One Bite at a Time, a simple but effective way for managers and their teams to make significant improvements in only three months. ... read more
Poor financial management is as fatal to your business as a photo of your parents on the bedside table is to your libido! If you want to protect the heart of your business and get it to show you more love, you must understand and learn to prevent the most common causes of small business failure. Financial Foreplay is the antidote to these lethal killers. If you can become a master at finding a... read more
As a leader or manager, your job is to work with your team to meet your organization’s goals. But as you know, that’s not always as simple as it sounds. It’s very easy to be busy but never really get anything done; always rushing but never really sure how what you’re doing fits into the bigger picture.If this sounds familiar, then Lean Leadership has been written for you. Lean Leadership tells... read more
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I launched my career as a freelance writer and editor in 1999. Since then I've written more than 50 titles and edited dozens more.
I write for people, with people, to a brief or completely off piste and love getting involved in creating the right approach to a project.