Buy Fiction, Non-Fiction Books & e-books Little, Brown Book Group

Search Our Books

Book Title

Filter By

Clear all
Our books

Picasso's Brain

By Christine Temple
Authors:
Christine Temple
Where does creativity come from? Why are some people more creative than others?Eminent neuropsychologist Christine Temple navigates a wide range of factors from the hard science (visual memory, spatial ability, brain functions) to the environmental (the 'mad genius' myth, and Gladwell's 10,000 hours of practice) in her study of what contributes to creativity. Using Pablo Picasso as her model of a creative genius, she weighs up each theory as it applies to Picasso and shows how his own creativity came from a combination of many factors.In this book, she looks at Picasso's playful mindset and passionate relationships, investigates the possibility that genius is genetic and can be inherited in families, considers whether creative genii perceive the world in a different way, and determines whether single-mindedness and focus play a part. This is the first book to look at a multitude of traits in creativity, and nail down the key factors that matter (and also which ones don't) to provide an overall picture of this fascinating area, linking the science to the personal.
  • More

Pretty Powerful

By Eboni K. Williams
Authors:
Eboni K. Williams
  • More

The Positive Power of Negative Emotions

By Tim Lomas
Authors:
Tim Lomas
The pursuit of happiness is universal. Most of us would like to experience more joy and elation, but when we feel like we are falling short of this ideal, we can often feel downcast. We may even see 'darker' emotional states, like anger and envy, as character defects or serious illnesses.In The Positive Power of Negative Emotions, Dr Tim Lomas reveals that these 'negative' feelings are not only normal and natural, but may in fact serve as pathways to the very happiness and flourishing that we seek. Anger can signal that you've been treated unfairly and push you towards change. Guilt suggests that you have let yourself down, and drives you to be better. Envy can motivate you to improve yourself and your life. Boredom can be a gateway to creativity and self-transcendence. Loneliness allows your authentic voice to be heard, and teaches self-sufficiency. The Positive Power of Negative Emotions will be your guide to using your darker feelings to discover what you really want and the person you want to be. It will radically change the way you think about your emotional life, and empower you to use your negative feelings in positive ways.
  • More

The Power Of I Am Journal

By Joel Osteen
Authors:
Joel Osteen
Based on the gratifying ideas in New York Times bestseller The Power of I Am, this interactive journal inspires readers with new opportunities to transform their destiny and change what they say about themselves. This journal will challenge readers with daily reflections and thought-provoking questions, allowing them to feel empowered about their self-image and ready to accomplish anything. With Joel Osteen's guidance and positive advice along the way, readers will put the principles of "I Am" into practice and continue to experience the highest level of confidence in their inner strengths, natural talents, and unique abilities each day.
  • More

Passed and Present

By Allison Gilbert
Authors:
Allison Gilbert
Passed and Present is a one-of-a-kind guide for discovering creative and meaningful ways to keep the memory of loved ones alive. Inspiring and imaginative, this bona fide "how-to" manual teaches us how to remember those we miss most, no matter how long they've been gone. Passed and Present is not about sadness and grieving,it is about happiness and remembering. It is possible to look forward, to live a rich and joyful life, while keeping the memory of loved ones alive. This much-needed, easy-to-use roadmap shares 85 imaginative ways to celebrate and honor family and friends we never want to forget. Chapter topics include: Repurpose With Purpose: Ideas for transforming objects and heirlooms. Discover ways to reimagine photographs, jewellery, clothing, letters, recipes ,virtually any inherited item or memento. Use Technology: Strategies for your daily, digital life. Opportunities for using computers, scanners, printers, apps, mobile devices, and websites. Not Just Holidays: Tips for remembrance any time of year, day or night, whenever you feel that pull , be it a loved one's birthday, an anniversary, or just a moment when a memory catches you by surprise. Monthly Guide: Christmas, Thanksgiving, Mother's Day, Father's Day, and other special times of year present unique challenges and opportunities. This chapter provides exciting ideas for making the most of them while keeping your loved one's memory alive. Places to Go: Destinations around the world where reflecting and honoring loved ones is a communal activity. This concept is called Commemorative Travel. Also included are suggestions for incorporating aspects of these foreign traditions into your practices at home. Being proactive about remembering loved ones has a powerful and unexpected benefit: it can make you happier. The more we incorporate memories into our year-round lives ,as opposed to sectioning them off to a particular time of year,the more we can embrace the people who have passed, and all that's good and fulfilling in our present. With beautiful illustrations throughout by artist Jennifer Orkin Lewis, Passed and Present includes an introduction by Hope Edelman, bestselling author of Motherless Daughters.
  • More

Promote Yourself

By Dan Schawbel
Authors:
Dan Schawbel
How people perceive you at work has always been vital to a successful career. Now with the internet, social media, and the unrelenting hum of 24/7 business, the ability to brand and promote yourself is more crucial than ever.No matter how talented you are, it doesn't matter unless your bosses recognise those talents and think of you as an invaluable employee, a game-changing manager or the person whose name is synonymous with success.So, how do you stand out and get ahead?In Promote Yourself, Dan Schawbel lays out a step-by-step process for building a successful career through the subtle and amazingly effective art of self-promotion. By showing you how to build a rock-solid foundation of skill that are essential to getting the job done right and identifying exactly what managers value, Promote Yourself will provide you with the unique tools that you'll need today and for the rest of your career.
  • More

Property Investment: the essential rules

By Samantha Collett
Authors:
Samantha Collett
This inspirational book contains the guiding principles to help you become a successful property investor. Whether you want to invest in buy-to-let, have a go at some development projects, or take a calculated risk on some speculative opportunities you can succeed if you follow the essential rules in this book. You will discover how to:· Think, act and live like a successful property investor· Develop the skills needed to identify potential opportunities · Undertake buy-to-let and refurbishment projects which make money · Develop the techniques and skills you need to manage the cash flows· Improve your business analysis skills · Enhance your market understanding and improve your service levels to increase your return on investment.Each rule is followed by action points that will direct your investment decision making and increase your confidence.
  • More

Psychometric Tests For Graduates

By Andrea Shavick
Authors:
Andrea Shavick
Are you a graduate? Looking for a brilliant job? Then you should know that over 95 percent of the FTSE 100 companies use psychometric and management tests to select their graduate recruits, as do the police, the Civil Service, local authorities, the Armed Forces, the Fire Service, financial institutions, the motor industry, the IT industry - the list is endless. In fact, tests are now an integral part of the recruitment process for most medium-large sized organisations worldwide. So if you're looking for a job, you need this book! It includes: 37 genuine graduate-level practice tests from SHL Group plc, the biggest test publisher in the world; 227 questions covering verbal, numerical, abstract and spatial reasoning, mechanical comprehension, fault diagnosis, accuracy and personality; and, genuine practice Brainstorm, Scenarios and Fastrack management tests. It also includes valuable advice on: online psychometric tests; researching your target employer; and, assessment centre visits (including role-plays, group discussions, in-tray exercises and presentations). This book gives you the three things you need to pass graduate-level psychometric and management tests: information, confidence, and plenty of practice.
  • More

The People You Are

By Rita Carter
Authors:
Rita Carter
In THE PEOPLE YOU ARE, Rita Carter - award-winning science writer and international speaker - offers a new and vital understanding of personality. Rita explains that nearly every one of us is a team of personalities, working together, for the most part, to give the impression of a unified self. We are used to thinking of ourselves as one thing or the other - either introvert or extrovert, say - but things are rarely that simple for most of us. That's why we sometimes feel like a different person depending on mood, company and surroundings, why we sometimes suffer unaccountable memory lapses, why we buy something we then decide we didn't want in the first place, or why 'somebody else' turns off the alarm clock in the morning.Importantly, THE PEOPLE YOU ARE is also a practical guide to building a happy 'household' of personalities, explaining how to identify these different versions of ourselves and how to enable them to co-operate so that we can function successfully in life.THE PEOPLE YOU ARE is both an eye-opening and highly practical account of personality.
  • More

Practising Happiness

By Ruth A. Baer
Authors:
Ruth A. Baer
Mindfulness is a way of paying attention that originates in Eastern meditation traditions but is increasingly discussed and practised in Western culture. It is usually defined as focusing one's complete attention on present-moment experiences in a non-judgemental and accepting way. Buddhist traditions suggest that the cultivation of mindfulness through the practice of meditation reduces suffering and cultivates positive qualities, such as insight, wisdom, compassion and equanimity. In recent years, the Western mental health community has adapted mindfulness meditation practices for use in medical and mental health settings, and several interventions based on mindfulness training are now widely available. Those with the best scientific support include mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). These treatments can be applied to a wide range of problems, disorders and populations and the evidence increasingly supports their efficacy.Practising Happiness is the first self-help book to integrate the wisdom, skills and practices available from the four leading evidence-based mindfulness treatments (MBSR, MBCT, DBT and ACT).FREE audio content and guided meditations are available at www.practising-happiness.co.uk
  • More

Planning Your Gap Year

By Nick Vandome
Authors:
Nick Vandome
The diversity of gap year opportunities on offer is such that it is only limited by your imagination or your ambition. Packed with ideas on where to go and what to do, this guidebook will make your planning easier. OVER 220 CONTACT ORGANISATIONS VALUABLE ADVICE ON HEALTH AND SAFETY USING THE INTERNET FOR RESEARCH - AND WHEN YOU'RE OUT THERE PERSONAL ACCOUNTS FROM PEOPLE WHO'VE BEEN THERE AND DONE IT WRITTEN FOR SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY LEAVERS, VOLUNTEERS AND MID CAREER YEAR-OUTERS
  • More

A Practical Guide To Mentoring 5e

By David Kay, Roger Hinds
Authors:
David Kay, Roger Hinds
Mentoring is a rewarding experience. You will play an active and invaluable part in the development of another person and further your own career at the same time. This concise book will take you step-by-step through the process and show you: - How to become an effective mentor - What qualities, methods and processes are required - How to prepare yourself and the mentee - How to avoid the common pitfalls. Whichever sector you work in, this extremely practical book will clarify the whole mentoring process from start to finish, and support you every step of the way.
  • More

Prescription Privileges for Psychologists

By Steven C. Hayes, Elaine M. Helby
Authors:
Steven C. Hayes, Elaine M. Helby
The debate over prescription privileges for psychologists is upon us. This book presents the first critical and comprehensive examination of the issue. The result of a conference sponsored by AAAPP, an opponent of prescription privileges for psychologists, this book includes both pro and con postitions from experts in the field. Whether you're taken a side or are still considering the arguments, this issue is one you must understand as a psychologist.
  • More

Paradox of Organizational Change: Engineering Organizations with Behavioral Systems Analysis

By Maria Malott
Authors:
Maria Malott
Paradox of Organizational Change illustrates a systematic approach to creating sustainable change in any type of organization attempting to compete effectively in its environment. This book is founded on general systems principles and the scientific study of behavior. Stories based on real cases are presented to address fundamental issues of organizational change. The reader will learn how to restructure an organization to succeed in the ever-changing marketplace, how to identify and design processes that change organizations, and how to ensure that new processes are continuously implemented, managed, and adapted to ongoing organizational changes.
  • More

Present Perfect

By Pavel G. Somov
Authors:
Pavel G. Somov
While there's no doubt that setting high standards for yourself is a good thing, you've probably already noticed that perfectionism can come at a high price. And when you take steps to try to change, it's easy to beat yourself up and fall into the same traps that keep you feeling stressed and disappointed. This book presents a revolutionary approach to overcoming perfectionism-a way to transform your need for precision into self-acceptance, compassion, and love for each perfectly imperfect passing moment in our lives. In Present Perfect, you'll use the Buddhist psychology of mindfulness to learn to accept the present moment in all of its ordinary perfection. This book is filled with over 150 exercises and meditations that you can practice to become more flexible toward yourself and others without losing your love of a job well done. With this compassionate approach, you'll soon be able not only to accept life as it is, but also become more accepting and forgiving of yourself and others.
  • More

Put On Your Crown

By Queen Latifah
Authors:
Queen Latifah
Modelled after Maria Shriver's Just Who Will You Be, Queen Latifah's goal with Put On Your Crown is to help young women build a strong sense of self-esteem. A US Dept. of Justice survey found that females aged 16-24 are more vulnerable to partner violence than any other group, almost triple the national average. Cases like Chris Brown's assault on pop star Rihanna showed an ugly side of adolescent life. However, Queen Latifah has always been a shining example of a woman happy with herself and unwilling to compromise to fit into the 'hollywood ideal' of what a confident beautiful woman should look like. The result: she's one of the biggest A-list celebrities in Hollywood.
  • More

The Power Of Women

By Susan Nolen-Hoeksema
Authors:
Susan Nolen-Hoeksema
This new book from bestselling author Susan Nolen-Hoeksema helps women to discover, develop and harness their distinct psychological and social strengths so they can build their confidence and achieve their full potential in all aspects of their lives. The author believes that women are generally extremely hard on themselves: they concentrate on their flaws and shortcomings, trying all the time to fix problems that no one else can see. Her 25 years' research reveals that women have exceptional skills and, despite being ignored or dismissed over the millenia, have shown that they can be superb leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators. Women do much more right than they do wrong. Using the latest thinking in cognitive and behavioural therapy, motivating case histories and easy-to-follow exercises, Susan Nolen-Hoeksema introduces a new programme for step-by-step change. She helps women to understand what is holding them back and inspires them to transform their lives, their work and their relationships.
  • More

Purge

By Nicole Johns
Authors:
Nicole Johns
Purge is a beautifully crafted memoir that has a Girl, Interrupted feel. In this raw and engaging account of her months in rehab, Nicole Johns documents her stay in a residential treatment facility for eating disorders. Her prose is lucid and vivid, as she seamlessly switches verb tenses and moves through time. She unearths several important themes: body image and sexuality, sexual assault and relationships, and the struggle to piece together one's path in life. While other books about eating disorders and treatment may sugarcoat the harsh realities of living with and recovering from an eating disorder, Purge does not hold back. The author presents an honest, detailed account of her experience with treatment, avoiding the clichéd happily-ever-after ending while still offering hope to those who struggle with eating disorders, as well as anyone who has watched a loved one fight to recover from an eating disorder. Purge sends a message: though the road may be rough, ultimately there is hope.
  • More

Psychometric Tests for Graduates 2nd Edition

By Andrea Shavick
Authors:
Andrea Shavick
Are you a graduate? Looking for a brilliant job? Then you should know that over 95 percent of the FTSE 100 companies use psychometric and management tests to select their graduate recruits, as do the police, the Civil Service, local authorities, the Armed Forces, the Fire Service, financial institutions, the motor industry, the IT industry - the list is endless. In fact, tests are now an integral part of the recruitment process for most medium-large sized organisations worldwide. So if you're looking for a job, you need this book! It includes: 37 genuine graduate-level practice tests from SHL Group plc, the biggest test publisher in the world; 227 questions covering verbal, numerical, abstract and spatial reasoning, mechanical comprehension, fault diagnosis, accuracy and personality; and, genuine practice Brainstorm, Scenarios and Fastrack management tests. It also includes valuable advice on: online psychometric tests; researching your target employer; and, assessment centre visits (including role-plays, group discussions, in-tray exercises and presentations). This book gives you the three things you need to pass graduate-level psychometric and management tests: information, confidence, and plenty of practice.Contents: Introduction; I: WHAT ARE PSYCHOMETRIC TESTS; 1. What are Psychometric Tests?; 2. Why are Psychometric tests used?; 3. Researching your chosen organisation; 4. Online testing; 5. Assessment centres - a survival guide; II: THE PRACTICE TESTS; 6. Verbal reasoning; 7. Numerical reasoning; 8. Abstract reasoning; 9. Spatial reasoning; 10. Mechanical comprehension; 11. Fault diagnosis; 12. Accuracy tests; 13. Combination tests; 14. Personality questionnaires; 15. Management tests; 16. What else do psychometric tests test?; III: PSYCHOMETRIC TESTS IN CONTEXT; 17. Psychometric tests in context; 18. Avoiding psychometric tests altogether; 19. Resources; Further Reading; Index.
  • More

The Power of Play

By David Elkind
Authors:
David Elkind
Today's parents often worry that their children will be at a disadvantage if they are not engaged in constant learning, but child development expert David Elkind reassures us that imaginative play goes far to prepare children for academic and social success. Through expert analysis of the research and powerful examples, Elkind shows how creative, spontaneous play fosters healthy mental and social development and sets the stage for academic learning in the first place. An important contribution to the literature about how children learn, The Power of Play restores play's respected place in children's lives and encourages parents to trust their instincts to stay away from many of the dubious educational products on the market.
  • More