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Winning Ways of Women Coaches

In line with the 50th anniversary of Title IX and reflecting this new era, comes a new book edited by volleyball coaching legend, Dr. Cecile Reynaud, and features 20 esteemed women coaches, representing 15 sports, who each contributed and examined a different coaching topic from their unique viewpoints.

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Leaders Eat Last

In the highly anticipated follow-on from his book ‘Start with Why’, Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek, is an optimistic and inspiring expansion on his ideas at an organizational level, looking at why some leaders and their teams are successful, and some are not.

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Ninety Percent Mental: An All-Star Player Turned Mental Skills Coach Reveals the Hidden Game of Baseball

In Ninety Percent Mental, Bob Tewksbury provides readers with a unique insight into the game of baseball. His unique to industry background as both a longtime MLB pitcher and a mental skills coach for two of baseball’s most successful franchises, the Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants, give Bob a special edge when it comes to providing knowledge and education in the area.

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Fostering Innovative Cultures in Sport: Leadership, Innovation and Change

In this exciting analysis of sport business, authors estimate the global sports market; which includes events, infrastructure, training, plus the manufacture and retail of sporting goods, to be worth around $700 billion. They attribute the market’s rapid rise in value to the entrepreneurial actions of key players in media and sport management.

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Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson M.D.

‘Who Moved My Cheese’ is the most essential book written for understanding and navigating personal change. The book uses characters each of us will either identify in ourselves or people we know to explore the different approaches and emotions experienced when dealing with impending change. The characters used show how change can be embraced in a positive way or not and the impact of either approach on one’s long term success. This book has been used for every change management program within the corporate world for decades and will continue to be a foundational book on how to better manage personal change.

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Our Iceberg Is Melting by John Kotter

‘Our Iceberg is Melting’ has become a foundational book for many leadership and change management programs around the world. The book is based on John Kotter’s ‘8 Step Change Process’ and deals with team and organizational change, as opposed to personal change. The book takes approximately 45 minutes to read and outlines how to deliver change in the most effective way. Also explored are the different ways people react to change and the various roles people play when change is being planned and is occurring. The use of characters helps us to clearly identify our roles and the role of other’s in the planning and implementation stages of the change process.

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In Pursuit of the perfect Post-Graduate Job

Beginning a lecture by explaining DISC theory may not sound exciting. But when the theory relates to how the students can find the best suited post graduate job, they tend to listen more carefully.

This was the case in Associate Professor, Dr Gonzalo Bravo’s Leadership in Sport Management class at West Virginia University.

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