The Art of Being Brilliant

Transform Your Life by Doing What Works For You

Author: Andy Cope,Andy Whittaker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0857083732

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

View: 6134

A pep talk in your pocket This short, small, highly illustrated book will fill you to the brim with happiness, positivity, wellbeing and, most importantly, success! Andy Cope and Andy Whittaker are experts in the art of happiness and positive psychology and The Art of Being Brilliant is crammed full of good advice, instructive case studies, inspiring quotes, some funny stuff and important questions to make you think about your work, relationships and life. You see being brilliant, successful and happy isn’t about dramatic change, it’s about finding out what really works for you and doing more of it! The authors lay down their six common-sense principles that will ensure you focus on what you’re good at and become super brilliant both at work and at home. • A richly illustrated, 2 colour, small book full of humour, inspiring quotes and solid advice • A great read with a serious underlying message – how to foster positivity and bring about success in every aspect of your life • Outlines six common-sense principles that will help you ensure you are the best you can be

The Art of Being a Brilliant Teenager

Author: Andy Cope,Andy Whittaker,Darrell Woodman,Amy Bradley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0857085778

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 160

View: 2790

Calling all teenagers—quit the moaning and start loving life! Don't be a cliché. Don't stay in your bedroom grunting and grumbling. How about getting motivated, energized and start making a difference?! The Art of Being A Brilliant Teenager teaches you how to become your very best self—and how to figure out who that is, exactly. The bestselling authors of The Art of Being Brilliant and Be Brilliant Everyday are experts in the art of happiness and positive psychology and, with this new book, you'll find your way to becoming brilliant at school, work, and life in general. Stay cool under all the pressures you're facing, and plot a map for the future that takes you wherever it is you want to go. Become proactive, determined, successful and most importantly: happy! Fact: your life span is about four thousand weeks. It seems like a lot, but it's not. Complaining about life, homework, parents, and relationships may be normal now, but don't let it become your defining trait. When you're forty years old and still moaning, a big chunk of your four thousand weeks have slipped by, and you're no closer to happiness than you were as a teen. This book is a guide to starting the journey to your ideal life now, instead of wasting time being a drip. Discover the real you, and what you want out of life Stop moaning and get moving now, while there's plenty of time Lose your bad habits before they become your personality Figure out how you want to contribute, and find a way to do it The bottom line is this: it's easy to be the average version of yourself, but is that really all you want? Don't you want to achieve something? Get started now. The Art of Being A Brilliant Teenager helps you figure out where you want to go, and how to get there. So, whether you're an ambitious teenager, a parent or teacher desperate to turn a down-beat teenager into a ray of positivity and delight, How to Be a Brilliant Teenager is here to help.

Shine

Rediscovering Your Energy, Happiness and Purpose

Author: Andy Cope,Gavin Oattes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0857087657

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 240

View: 8445

"Redefining the genre of 'self-help comedy,' Shine is a book about the brevity of life. It contains adult themes of mortality, change, exhaustion and unrelenting pressure. Thankfully, the bleakness is done with humour and the solutions are entertaining, do-able and uplifting"--

The Art of Being a Brilliant Teacher

Author: Gary Toward,Chris Henley,Andy Cope,Amy Bradley

Publisher: Crown House Publishing

ISBN: 1845909496

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 6064

Teaching is an art; with the right techniques, guidance, skills and practise teachers can masterfully face any situation the classroom could throw at them. With their fresh perspectives, sage advice and a hint of silliness, Andy, Chris and Gary show teachers how to unleash their brilliance. For any teacher who has ever had a class that are angels for colleagues but Lucifer incarnate as soon as they cross the threshold of their classroom? Or who realised too late that their best-laid lesson plans were doomed from the start? Or who had their energy and enthusiasm sapped by a mood-hoovering staffroom Grinch? Not a problem once they've mastered the art of being a brilliant teacher. With plenty of practical advice and top tips, this book will show them how.

Know Yourself, Forget Yourself

Five Truths to Transform Your Work, Relationships, and Everyday Life

Author: Marc Lesser

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608680827

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

View: 6064

Our brains seek order and resist the unexpected, inconsistent, and counterintuitive. But life is more often paradoxical than predictable — which is why formulas for fulfillment and success often fail. Instead of fighting the tide of contradiction and confusion, Marc Lesser asserts, we can learn to understand and even embrace them using the simple tools he presents in these pages. Readers learn to master five core competencies: Know Yourself, Forget Yourself; Be Confident, Question Everything; Fight for Change, Accept What Is; Embrace Emotion, Embody Equanimity; and Benefit Others, Benefit Yourself. The result is balance, a version of Buddhism’s “middle way,” which prompts understanding of what is required in any given moment and actions through which we skillfully “dance” with paradox in enriching and joyful ways. Bolstered by the latest in neuroscience, this guide is nuanced and direct, profound and practical.

Shortcut to Spirituality

Mastering the Art of Inner Peace

Author: Bob Gottfried

Publisher: DeeperDimension Publishing

ISBN: 9780973418903

Category: Self-Help

Page: 317

View: 3180

What if you could achieve inner peace right now, regardless of your life circumstances? Shortcut to Spirituality: Mastering the Art of Inner Peace is a non-fiction manuscript based on the author's clinical work. Unlike many spirituality and self-help books, this book goes beyond information to offer a multi-dimensional approach that can save years of searching for inner serenity compared with either mediation or psychological techniques alone. The book offers an array of significant life lessons, introduced in a fresh and innovative way, from resolving stress, anxiety, and depression, to dealing with difficult people, conflicts, and complex emotions such as anger and grief. It describes a unique process to cope with various health problems as well as death and dying. Most significant, it approaches these issues from a practical. result-driven perspective not usually associated with spiritual writings. Many spiritual books are based on a special personal experience. Others reflect traditional religious principles or Eastern philosophies. In contrast, Shortcut to Spirituality is based on the author's clinical experience as a therapist, interacting with thousands of real people about daily challenges. The book also discusses a number of controversial topics, which readers will find stimulating and challenging.

Brilliance by Design

Creating Learning Experiences That Connect, Inspire, and Engage

Author: Vicki Halsey

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1605099619

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

View: 2827

Many subject matter experts are just that, subject matter experts--not experts in the art of teaching, facilitating, or designing. Thousands of authors, trainers, and speakers have great content, but they lack the skills required to convey their content in a way that inspires learners to unleash their brilliance and move the learning to practice.. They often spend 70% of their time on WHAT they are going to teach, and 30% of their time on HOW, when they should be spending 30% on WHAT, and 70% on HOW. Their instructional techniques often are at odds with their message of inclusivity, eagerness for people to learn, and hopes that their content will change lives and organizations. “Brilliance by Design” outlines how to design learning interactions (such as meetings and workshops) that enable people to do their best thinking. Using the tested, signature ENGAGE model, it helps anyone who brings people together for the purpose of learning, problem-solving, or innovating to develop a clear, high-impact training design that unleashes brilliance. It presents a model that enables teachers to analyze learner and teacher needs, create objectives that meet those needs, and incorporate interactive tools that “fire ‘em up,” ensuring all key outcomes are met. To help readers unleash the brilliance in others, this book provides the structure, tools, language, and models needed to create optimal learning experiences from their ideas, practices, models and books. In learning these techniques, readers will achieve powerful outcomes, building communities of learners who share best practices and communicate at a deep and profound level while doing real work.

Being Brilliant

Author: Andrew Cope

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780954715533

Category: Leadership

Page: 138

View: 8045

A book for anyone who has a passion to make the most of what they've been given.

Language and the Pursuit of Happiness

A New Foundation for Designing Your Life, Your Relationships and Your Results

Author: Chalmers Brothers

Publisher: New Possibilites Press

ISBN: 9780974948706

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 295

View: 2243

"In this book ... you will discover a powerful new way of understanding your language, your relationships, your results and - most importantly - yourself."--Back cover.

Happiness

Your route-map to inner joy

Author: Andy Cope,Andy Whittaker,Shonette Bason-Wood

Publisher: John Murray

ISBN: 1473651042

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

View: 5358

Happiness, calm and enlightenment need not be elusive concepts which we hear of in theory but are never able to capture. This funny, practical book by Andy Cope, the Dr of Happiness, will show you how to transform your thinking, change gear and find a fresh new perspective that will leave you better focused on the things that matter, healthier and a great deal happier. ABOUT THIS SERIES Little Books are accessible and engaging books with a focus on personal development and business topics, delivering quick, outcome-focused results, ideal for self-improvement junkies, commuters, or business readers.

Leadership

The Multiplier Effect

Author: Andy Cope

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147367946X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 5340

As 9-5 morphs into 24/7, it brings mounting pressures and new rules. Your life is full-on, relentless and exhausting and worse still, it's zipping by in a blur. It's easy to end up careering from one crisis to another, buzzed up on sugar and coffee, existing from one holiday to the next. The leader's job is to squeeze more from less, but most leaders feel they can't possibly work any harder and are sick to death with being told to work smarter. So where next? The answer is to use the multiplier effect to transform your leadership style. Leadership: The Multiplier Effect is crammed with the latest thinking on leadership, strengths, positive psychology, purpose, employee engagement, coaching, emotional intelligence and 'life', supplemented with anecdotes, pithy quotes and asides that help bring the content to life. And to save you time, the book's central message is this: Your job as a leader is NOT to inspire people. Your job as a leader is to BE INSPIRED.

Emotional Intelligence

Author: Andy Cope

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 9781473636347

Category: Self-Help

Page: 192

View: 4309

Emotional Intelligence is an immediately accessible, outcome-focused primer on the topic of EQ, which provides practical, no-nonsense life advice and takes a sideways look at a world which is overwhelming at times. Funny, colorful and profound, this book is a gripping manual for the human mind, enabling you to understand and control your emotions, communicate better, and live a happier, more balanced life. This book is perfect for people who are feeling the strain from a life that is a frenzy of work and social pressures and obligations. Such individuals are emotionally exhausted and looking for a way to react and respond better in their daily lives, and become happier.

Working on Yourself Doesn't Work

A Book about Instantaneous Transformation

Author: Ariel Kane,Shya Kane

Publisher: Ask Productions Incorporated

ISBN: 9781888043044

Category: Self-Help

Page: 126

View: 1092

Revealing a revolutionary new approach that allows readers to reach a state of awareness and "centeredness" that in the past was rarely, if ever, achieved, this book is a radical departure from the concept of working on oneself to bring about change.

The Art of Gathering

How We Meet and Why It Matters

Author: Priya Parker

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698410874

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

View: 6583

"Hosts of all kinds, this is a must-read!" --Chris Anderson, owner and curator of TED A bold new approach to how we gather that will transform the ways we spend our time together--at work, at home, in our communities, and beyond. In The Art of Gathering, Priya Parker argues that the gatherings in our lives are lackluster and unproductive--which they don't have to be. We rely too much on routine and the conventions of gatherings when we should focus on distinctiveness and the people involved. At a time when coming together is more important than ever, Parker sets forth a human-centered approach to gathering that will help everyone create meaningful, memorable experiences, large and small, for work and for play. Drawing on her expertise as a facilitator of high-powered gatherings around the world, Parker takes us inside events of all kinds to show what works, what doesn't, and why. She investigates a wide array of gatherings--conferences, meetings, a courtroom, a flash-mob party, an Arab-Israeli summer camp--and explains how simple, specific changes can invigorate any group experience. The result is a book that's both journey and guide, full of exciting ideas with real-world applications. The Art of Gathering will forever alter the way you look at your next meeting, industry conference, dinner party, and backyard barbecue--and how you host and attend them.

The Art of Being a Brilliant Primary Teacher

Author: Andy Cope,Stuart Spendlow

Publisher: Crown House Publishing

ISBN: 1845909968

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 1643

On a good day, being a primary school teacher is the best job in the world. However, in the interests of grounding The Art of Being a Brilliant Primary Teacher in pure realism, Andy Cope and Stuart Spendlow readily acknowledge that it can also be the worst. The purpose of this book is to help you have more amazing days by inspiring and challenging you to be the best version of you because, at your best, you're flippin' awesome! Andy and Stuart use their experience, studies and 'what if?' moments combined with their 'don't judge us' attempt at humour to bring you a fun, slightly provocative, thoughtful and motivational read. This book isn't riddled with lectures and theories from old professors of centuries ago. It while it may be true that teaching was easier in the ‘good old days’ we reckon those days are long gone so our focus is on the here and now of teaching. These new days require some refined thinking and this book is simply designed to help you to be a brilliant primary school teacher whatever the weather (including wet playtime). Embrace the power of positive psychology, lift your happiness levels, discover tips and tricks to enhance your practice and get ready for some seriously brilliant primary teaching with this innovative, practical and positive guide. Andy and Stuart tell it like it is, without preaching. This is their light-hearted, thought-provoking take on modern primary teaching. For all primary teachers - from newly qualified teachers to senior leadership team members - who want to become, quite simply, brilliant.

The Art of Being Unreasonable

Lessons in Unconventional Thinking

Author: Eli Broad

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118239970

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 6258

Unorthodox success principles from a billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist Eli Broad's embrace of "unreasonable thinking" has helped him build two Fortune 500 companies, amass personal billions, and use his wealth to create a new approach to philanthropy. He has helped to fund scientific research institutes, K-12 education reform, and some of the world's greatest contemporary art museums. By contrast, "reasonable" people come up with all the reasons something new and different can't be done, because, after all, no one else has done it that way. This book shares the "unreasonable" principles—from negotiating to risk-taking, from investing to hiring—that have made Eli Broad such a success. Broad helped to create the Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Broad Contemporary Art Museum at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and The Broad, a new museum being built in downtown Los Angeles His investing approach to philanthropy has led to the creation of scientific and medical research centers in the fields of genomic medicine and stem cell research At his alma mater, Michigan State University, he endowed a full-time M.B.A. program, and he and his wife have funded a new contemporary art museum on campus to serve the broader region Eli Broad is the founder of two Fortune 500 companies: KB Home and SunAmerica If you're stuck doing what reasonable people do—and not getting anywhere—let Eli Broad show you how to be unreasonable, and see how far your next endeavor can go.

The Power of Boredom

Why Boredom Is Essential to Creating a Meaningful Life

Author: Mark Alexander Hawkins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781773022567

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 6787

In this ground-breaking new book, teacher, counsellor, and philosopher Mark Hawkins reveals a whole new understanding of boredom. Society teaches us that boredom is negative and something to be avoided. In this age of distraction, it is so easy to fill our boredom with work, activities, and quick entertainment. But avoiding boredom prevents us from using it to create a life full of meaning and purpose. Mark gets to the core of why boredom is the most powerful human emotion. Drawing from psychology, philosophy, and personal experiences, Mark shows us that boredom can be seen as spaces in time containing pure creative potential available for self and life transformation. Along the way, Mark provides a perspective of boredom that can sometimes be counter-intuitive. For example, why busy people may, in fact, be the most bored, and why filling your boredom with the wrong things can actually create more of it. It's time to stop distracting yourself from life and start living it.

A Brilliant Life

Author: Andrew Cope

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781907798252

Category:

Page: 96

View: 1910

The Art of Creative Thinking

89 Ways to See Things Differently

Author: Rod Judkins

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698410777

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

View: 1029

Get ready to get inspired In short and engaging entries, this deceptively simple volume presents examples of creative thinkers from the worlds of writing, music, architecture, painting, technology, and more, shedding light on their process, and showing how each of us can learn from them to improve our lives and our work. Subjects range from the grueling practice schedule of the Beatles and the relentless revisions of Tolkien, Sondheim, and Picasso to the surprisingly slapdash creation of The Simpsons. You’ll learn about the most successful class in history (in which every student won a Nobel Prize), how frozen peas were invented, why J.K. Rowling likes to write in cafes, and how 95 percent of Apocalypse Now ended up on the cutting-room floor. Takeaways include: - Doubt everything all the time. - Plan to have more accidents. - Be mature enough to be childish. - Contradict yourself more often. - Be practically useless. - If it ain’t broke, break it. - Surprise yourself. - Look forward to disappointment. - Be as incompetent as possible. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Art of Being a Brilliant Middle Leader

Author: Chris Henley,Chris Cope,Gary Toward

Publisher: Crown House Publishing

ISBN: 1785830619

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 6561

The Art of Being a Brilliant Middle Leader is the latest book to join the successful Art of Being Brilliant series. Whether you re already leading or you have it on your radar, this book s for you. Don t expect a textbook full of highfalutin theories though, this book is rammed full of practical ideas that you can use instantly to help you in your current role or to get the position you want. How do you create a brilliant team? What is needed to establish an awesome ethos? How do you do those difficult personnel things? How do you make an impact? Answers to all of these questions and more are based on the combined 100 plus years of the authors leadership experience in a wide range of educational settings. You ll find a cornucopia of pick and mix tips, strategies and stuff that really works and will make your leadership brilliant!