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Knowledge and understanding

We get our knowledge and understanding from a variety of resources: mentor groups, online training courses, blogs, vlogs, books and podcasts. I thought it’d be useful to share some of the business and personal development resources that we have found most useful.

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Click on the link below to download an infographic of surviving and thriving through uncertainty. It’s a visual guide to our journey through uncertain times, such as dealing with COVID-19 (coronovirus). 

I believe we go through a sequence of events that enable us to work our way through potentially life changing events. Although it’s linear in fashion, we do not necessarily move along in just one direction. As new information comes our way we may move back a section before moving forward. The time we spend in each area may also be variable.

There is always an opportunity to be found during any journey and I hope you find your ‘green swan’. Let me know if this has been of use to you too.

Surviving and Thriving Through Uncertainty

Because in business it doesn’t matter what you do, it matters why you do it.

Steve Jobs, the Wright brothers and Martin Luther King have one thing in common: they STARTED WITH WHY.

This book is for anyone who wants to inspire others, or to be inspired.

Based on the most-watched TED Talk of all time.

‘One of the most useful and powerful books I have read in years’ William Ury, coauthor of Getting to Yes

‘This book is so impactful, I consider it required reading’ Tony Robbins, bestselling author of Awaken The Giant Within

Can a good company become a great one? If so, how?

After a five-year research project, Jim Collins concludes that good to great can and does happen. In this book, he uncovers the underlying variables that enable any type of organisation to make the leap from good to great while other organisations remain only good. Rigorously supported by evidence, his findings are surprising – at times even shocking – to the modern mind.

Good to Great achieves a rare distinction: a management book full of vital ideas that reads as well as a fast-paced novel. It is widely regarded as one of the most important business books ever written.

Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people – at work, at school, at home. It is wrong. As Daniel H. Pink explains in his paradigm-shattering book Drive, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today’s world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and the world.

Along the way, he takes us to companies that are enlisting new approaches to motivation, and introduces us to the scientists and entrepreneurs who are pointing a bold way forward.

All entrepreneurs and business leaders face similar frustrations—personnel conflict, profit woes, and inadequate growth. Decisions never seem to get made, or, once made, fail to be properly implemented. But there is a solution. It’s not complicated or theoretical.The Entrepreneurial Operating System® is a practical method for achieving the business success you have always envisioned. More than 2,000 companies have discovered what EOS can do.

In Traction, you’ll learn the secrets of strengthening the six key components of your business. You’ll discover simple yet powerful ways to run your company that will give you and your leadership team more focus, more growth, and more enjoyment. Successful companies are applying Traction every day to run profitable, frustration-free businesses—and you can too.

Napoleon Hill’s best-selling THINK AND GROW RICH! is the most widely acclaimed, influential book on success ever published. 

This book is the foundation piece of all personal development and work on mindset. Don’t worry about the fact it was written in the 1930’s … the lessons and messages are still very much relevant today.

An instant classic, this revised and updated edition of the phenomenal bestseller dispels the myths about starting your own business. Small business consultant and author Michael E. Gerber, with sharp insight gained from years of experience, points out how common assumptions, expectations, and even technical expertise can get in the way of running a successful business.

Gerber walks you through the steps in the life of a business—from entrepreneurial infancy through adolescent growing pains to the mature entrepreneurial perspective: the guiding light of all businesses that succeed—and shows how to apply the lessons of franchising to any business, whether or not it is a franchise. Most importantly, Gerber draws the vital, often overlooked distinction between working on your business and working in your business.

The E-Myth Revisited will help you grow your business in a productive, assured way.

Be sure to check out this video on YouTube as a taster!

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