One of the pioneers of the personal development industry, Les Giblin was born in 1912 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. After serving in the military, Giblin began a sales job with the Sheaffer Pen Company in 1946. His successful career in door-to-door sales allowed him to become an ardent observer of human nature and eventually earned him two titles as national Salesman of the Year. Talking lessons from his sales career, Giblin penned his classic Skill With People in 1968 and began conducting thousands of seminars for companies and associations including Mobil, General Electric, Johnson & Johnson, Caterpillar, etc.
Transcending generations, Les Giblin's timeless message of making skill with people the essential ability in your life takes on new meaning in today's world of impersonal communication.
Make the most of your personal connections as taught by the master of people and sales skills.
Dr David Lewis, Chairman and Director of Research, Mindlab International Ltd
Professionally speaking, there’s nothing more important than confidence.
It’s the single skill that matters most – whatever the situation. From meetings and presentations to negotiating, selling and managing staff, better confidence will give you better results. It’ll make you more capable and convincing, it’ll raise your performance and prospects, and it’ll give you the courage and determination you need to succeed.
Specially written to help you build and boost your confidence at work, Power Up Your Confidence is a friendly, powerful and practical guide that’ll show you how to:Stay in control – always feel on top however tough the situation Find your positive mindset – switch your confidence on whenever you need it most Say what you want – be taken seriously and never regret what you didn’t say Look self-assured – be convincing even when you don’t feel it Be more resilient – bounce straight back from any knocks on the way
Whatever you do and wherever you do it, to be at your best and grasp success, you need to power up your confidence.
‘Packed full of easy-to-use gems, helpful hints, tips and observations to enhance your confidence at work and beyond.’ Ann McCracken, Managing Director, AMC2 and Vice President, ISMAuk
‘Powerful approaches that work – highly effective and well worth reading!’
Nicki Beveridge, Fellow CIPD, member ISMA, business coach and HR consultant
Practical and easy to read, it looks at what it means to be assertive in today’s world. As well as containing plenty of exercises and case studies, it also includes a personal plan which can be adapted by you to suit the issues you are facing.
- Be valued for who you are
- Ask for what you are entitled to
- Say 'no' when you have the right to do so
- Have your opinions and ideas heard and respected
- Stand up for yourself
- Handle difficult situations calmly and successfully
It also provides a step-by-step guide to how to deal with some of the most common situations that you are likely to face during your working life - including asking for a pay rise!¬
Over 1 million copies sold
In this generation-defining self-help guide, a superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be "positive" all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.
For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "F**k positivity," Mark Manson says. "Let’s be honest, shit is f**ked and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn’t sugarcoat or equivocate. He tells it like it is—a dose of raw, refreshing, honest truth that is sorely lacking today. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is his antidote to the coddling, let’s-all-feel-good mindset that has infected American society and spoiled a generation, rewarding them with gold medals just for showing up.
Manson makes the argument, backed both by academic research and well-timed poop jokes, that improving our lives hinges not on our ability to turn lemons into lemonade, but on learning to stomach lemons better. Human beings are flawed and limited—"not everybody can be extraordinary, there are winners and losers in society, and some of it is not fair or your fault." Manson advises us to get to know our limitations and accept them. Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek.
There are only so many things we can give a f**k about so we need to figure out which ones really matter, Manson makes clear. While money is nice, caring about what you do with your life is better, because true wealth is about experience. A much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-you-in-the-eye moment of real-talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k is a refreshing slap for a generation to help them lead contented, grounded lives.
Now, in this updated edition, Dr Burns adds an all-new Consumer's Guide To Antidepressant Drugs, as well as a new introduction to help answer your questions about the many options available for treating depression.
Recognise what causes your mood swings.
Nip negative feelings in the bud.
Deal with guilt.
Handle hostility and criticism.
Overcome addiction to love and approval.
Feel good everyday.
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