Own Your Day

Are you a manager, stuck between pressure from senior leadership and the needs of your team? Do you sometimes feel that you’ve been robbed of your power, your influence… and your ability to actually achieve anything?! It’s time to Own Your Day.

This practical collection of simple tools and techniques will enable you to successfully navigate the current environment. Based on first-hand experience from hundreds of organizations, Own Your Day provides an easy-to-apply mix of real-life case studies and specific guidance on the things that matter most to managers.

  • Balancing strategy and delivery
  • Preparation vs planning
  • Developing and using your influence
  • Being your authentic self
  • Getting the best out of yourself and others
  • Implementing change successfully
  • Reclaim your autonomy, step into your authority, and Own Your Day.

DIANA MARSLAND is a coach, mentor, lecturer and researcher focused on organizational behaviour and the impact of digital technology in the workplace. Her varied career has included roles in organizations as diverse as Halifax plc, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Fidelity Investments and the NHS.

JULIE NERNEY is a serial entrepreneur, transformation expert, CEO, NED, Chair, lecturer and public speaker. With experience of every stage of organizational life, from start up through to disposals and acquisitions, she is a passionate advocate for authentic, purposeful leadership.

Work/Life Flywheel

“The system you need to make bold changes in your career”
Daniel H. Pink

We’re experiencing a work revolution, with an unprecedented opportunity to reimagine how, when, and where we do what we do. Now is the perfect time to take more control over your work/life and maybe even finally take the leap into going it alone, whether by starting your own business or turning your passion into a career.

Ollie Henderson shares the lessons he’s learned by interviewing entrepreneurs, business leaders, and world-renowned experts on his chart-topping podcast Future Work/Life. Forget work/life balance, the secret to navigating a career transition today is to create a flywheel that aligns all parts of your work and life and harness small wins to help build the momentum you need to succeed.

  • Take control of your long-term future using a proven step-by-step process
  • Develop the confidence to transform your career by focusing on becoming an expert in your niche
  • Adopt a creative and experimental approach to your work/life that delivers consistent, measurable results
  • Cultivate a network of global collaborators to support your transition and generate new opportunities

Experienced founder and CEO Ollie Henderson pivoted his career while juggling the pleasures and pressures of raising a young family. He believes work/life balance is a myth. Rather than seeing career and personal life as two opposing forces, Ollie argues that the secret is to design an integrated approach that allows them to work in harmony.

Purpose Ignited

This book was written to turn you ON – to ignite you from the core of your being! The contents are designed to vitally inspire you to cultivate meaning, passion, and purpose in the everyday moments, unleashing the very best version of you, every day. And then, you will be compelled to bring it – and bring it strong – to everything you do to make the contribution worthy of your one, precious life.

People are motivated at their highest levels when they can connect their work contributions to a greater purpose and mission, and you as their inspirational leader can help them do so. The world desperately needs a sea change in an otherwise soul-sucking workplace that is draining the life out of its members. This book will transform you to be that force, standing strong in inspiration and purpose, igniting the vitalizing ripple through your team and organization.

Starting with meaning and finishing with purpose, Part One is designed to get you fit for living and leading with “gusto.” Each chapter contains activities designed to transform you into a more impassioned and inspirational leader. Part Two teaches you how to unleash that newly found vibrant being to ignite your team members to realize their own greatness and elevate your organization’s cause to a higher contribution that betters the world.

Work and the way business is done can be such profoundly powerful forces for good that elevate humanity – your impassioned, inspirational, and purposeful leadership is essential to creating a world we all want to live in. Your journey awaits – let’s get to work.

Key features:
· Provides a 6-point framework to live with passion and work on purpose
· Inspiring stories from Alise’s radio show guests to illustrate key points
· Application activities in each chapter to catalyze your transformation

The Great Revitalization

Life and work continue to evolve, and so must your leadership. Thriving in today’s business environment requires conscious, inspirational leadership, a fresh understanding of the world we find ourselves in, and a whole new playbook anchored in meaning and purpose. You need a set of strategies and applications that enable you to create an experience in your organization where your people give their best, feel fulfilled in their work and relationships, can work toward realizing their potential, and will persevere alongside you in service of the company’s mission.

Not only will you and your team be completely rejuvenated and elevated by exercising this kind of agency, but your business will be transformed to perform at much higher levels of productivity, creativity, and results. Meaning and purpose are essential ingredients to unleash the potential of everyone in your stakeholder community, powerfully uniting them, to increase your organizational impact and relevance. Here is your opportunity to transform the Great Resignation into your Great Revitalization.

DR ALISE CORTEZ is a management consultant specializing in meaning and purpose, an organizational logotherapist, the host of Working on Purpose radio and Chief Purpose Officer at Dr Alise Cortez and Associates. She works with forward-reaching organizations to develop conscious, inspirational leaders and enable them to transform their organizations into high functioning, profitable enterprises by activating meaning and purpose.

The Product Innovator’s Handbook

Why do some physical products succeed and others fail?

When you have an idea for a new product, it’s a pivotal moment. This device of yours will enhance the lives of the people who use it, earn you extra money, and have a significant impact on the world.

However, there’s much more to a successful product than the quality of the original idea. Why do some products fly off the shelves and others not even reach the market? That’s what this book will explain.

You’ll learn how to decide if your physical product solves the right problem, who to sell it to, and how to protect and fund it. You’ll also explore different business models and manufacturing options and discover the ins and outs of the product design process. By the end, you’ll understand what it takes to be a professional product innovator.

Gethin Roberts is an experienced product design engineer and Managing Director of ITERATE, a dynamic product design consultancy that blends creative and technical expertise to develop products from idea all the way through to production.


“We’ve all gotten stuck working with people we don’t like. Thankfully, Deb Mashek has written a lively, actionable book to fix that. Combining her expertise as a psychologist and her experience as a consultant, she reveals how we can earn trust, repair relationships, and create collaborations that bring out the best in us.”
Adam Grant, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Think Again and host of the TED podcast WorkLife

Many people have mixed feelings about workplace collaboration. On the one hand, they know collaboration is essential to achieve complex goals. On the other hand, they know collaboration is a slog. People pull in different directions. There’s desperately little communication and even less follow through. One person ends up doing all the work. The result? Friction mounts. Projects fizzle. Great people walk.

Here’s why: very few of us ever receive any formal training in how to collaborate well.

In Collabor(h)ate, Deb Mashek draws on her deep experience as a relationships researcher and collaboration facilitator to reveal everything you need to know to make workplace collaborations less painful and more productive.

Dr Deb Mashek is an experienced business consultant, professor, higher education administrator, and national nonprofit executive. She applies relationship science to help people collaborate better.
Learn more at: www.collaborhate.com

The Conscious Lawyer

Don’t just produce results, unleash potential.

Radical disruption in the legal sector has meant increased pressure on lawyers to be strategic business enablers and innovators. Today, leaders of law firms and legal functions must steer change more effectively to create client-centric solutions for the businesses they serve. But this requires a new set of leadership skills focused on delivering success through vision and values, purpose over profits and positive impact on people.

The Conscious Lawyer is a simple, powerful roadmap for professionals seeking a more meaningful way of leading high-performing teams through change. Discover a fresh perspective on how you can reshape your leadership to advance the future of law.

As an international lawyer, general counsel and law firm COO, Kiran Chawla Scarr has spent a global career leading transformational change in the legal sector. Widely recognized and awarded for transformative leadership, process innovation and contribution to the legal community, she is a prominent voice on the future of law.

How to Lead with Purpose

‘Want to avoid making leadership mistakes and make better decisions? Read this book.’ – James Timpson

No time for wishful thinking when you’re changing the world.

If you’re a leader who wants to get things done in a way that makes the world a better place, you need someone in your corner.

Liam Black has been supporting social entrepreneurs and purpose-driven leaders for decades, and he understands what it takes to do work that goes beyond the bottom line – and what it can take out of you, too.

In this no-bullshit, woo-woo-free book, he reveals how to align purpose and leadership, how to deal with uncertainty, imposter syndrome, anxiety and loneliness along the way, how to exercise authority (even in the face of endemic sexism), and when it’s right to walk away.

‘Liam’s the mentor you want on your side when things get tough.’ – Sue Campbell, FA Director of Women’s Football

‘This book (like his mentoring) will help you get through tough times with grace – a must read.’ – Juliet Scott-Croxford, President North America Brompton Bikes

Liam Black has founded and led a dozen organizations, invested millions in purpose-driven companies and is a mentor to start-up entrepreneurs and leaders in multinational corporations.

Ageing Upwards

Congratulations! You have been given about 20 more years to live than your grandparents. But does that just mean a longer decline?

Berit Lewis shows that the story we so often tell ourselves about ageing – that it’s all downhill from 50 – is simply wrong. In fact, research reveals we are at our happiest aged 80! Combining her extensive experience in teaching mindfulness with her knowledge of how to live and age well, she reveals a simple framework that can help you make the most out of those extra years of living.

Ageing Upwards will help you navigate life after 50 with acceptance, self-compassion and mental flexibility. It’s also invaluable to leaders who wants overcome unconscious beliefs, limitations and discriminations related to age to create more diverse organizations.

Berit Lewis is an experienced speaker and mindfulness teacher with degrees in Psychology, Communication, and Vitality and Ageing. After a career as a communication and PR specialist in Denmark and Australia – including 10 years at the Danish Defence – she founded Thriving Life, offering workshops, courses and retreats in mental well-being.

The Burnout Bible

Are you fed up of feeling tired, wired and unable to manage your mood?
Worried that your mental health is having an effect on your relationships or your ability to perform at work?

You are not alone.

Many successful career women believe they thrive under pressure yet become susceptible to the negative effects of stress. Despite unexplained changes in their health, some ignore the warning signs and burn out. At best this leaves them unable to function and at worst it can lead to early menopause, heart attack, stroke or dementia.

Antidepressants are frequently offered for the symptoms of burnout but there is another way.

In The Burnout Bible, registered nutritionist, functional medicine practitioner and mental health expert Rachel Philpotts shares:

  • A simple 4-step solution to improving your mood naturally,
  • Evidence-based nutrition and lifestyle tips to tackle fatigue and emotional overwhelm, and
  • Quick and easy mood-boosting recipes

All designed to help you beat burnout and feel revitalized, reenergized and restored.