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Evolutionary Coaching, Richard Barrett

“This is a book for all coaches.  But, it is not a book about the skills and techniques for coaching: It is a book about the framework of human development that coaches need to be familiar with in order to facilitate the full emergence of their client’s potential”.  Richard Barrett

Liberating the corporate soul, Richard Barrett

Barrett’s seminal work, introducing his concept of the “Seven levels of values” and the “Cultural Transformation Tools” widely used around the world to measure organisational and national cultures
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Love, fear and the destiny of nations, Richard Barrett

Barrett examines the impact of the evolution of human consciousness on the world, the values needed to create a liberal democracy and the conditions required for democratic nations to collaborate on world issues
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The Values Driven Organisation, Richard Barrett

Barrett’s updated work on organisational values and the management of effective culture change
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Trust Inc: Strategies for building your company’s most valuable asset, Barbara Brooks Kimmel

More than 30 leading experts share their insights on the impact of trust on business success in this handbook on organisational trust
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Man’s search for meaning, Victor Frankel

Auschwitz survivor Frankl believes that man’s deepest desire is to search for meaning and purpose.
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Managing for stakeholders, R. Edward Freeman

This book addresses the question of how to create value for ALL stakeholders
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Giving Voice to Values: How to Speak Your Mind When You Know What’s Right, Mary C. Gentile

How can you effectively stand up for your values when pressured by your boss, customers, or shareholders to do the opposite?

Kriya Yoga: Insights Along the Path, Marshall Govindan

“My wife, Jan Durga Ahlund and I have recognized for many years the need for a book that would explain to both those interested in learning Kriya Yoga and those already embarked on its path, why they should practice it, what are the difficulties, and how to overcome them.”
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From my heart: Transforming lives through values, Dr Neil Hawkes

Dr Hawkes demonstrates how teachers, pupils and parents benefit from a values-driven approach
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Start with WHY, Simon Sinek

“People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it” – Sinek explores the power of WHY.
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Conscious Capitalism, Raj Sisodia and John Mackey

The definitive work on the theory and practice of Conscious Capitalism, including compelling evidence of its commercial effectiveness
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Firms of Endearment , Raj Sisodia, David Wolfe and Jag Sheth.

They argue that today’s greatest companies are fuelled by passion and purpose, not cash, and that they earn large profits by helping all their stakeholders thrive. The book offers tips and information on how to build a firm of endearment. Raj Sisodia has found that working cultures built on a foundation of love and care rather than fear and stress are much more likely to have higher levels of trust, both among employees and customers.  A significantly revised second edition of the book was published earlier this year
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It’s not what you sell, it’s what you stand for, Roy Spence

Spence argues that purpose and values driven organisations, such as SouthWest Airlines, Wallmart and BMW are hugely more successful than the average
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The Happy Manifesto , Henry Stewart

Henry is the CEO of the Happy Company and has put into practice a series of management approaches that challenge the norm and aim to ‘make your people feel good now’. The Company has been rated by Business in the Community as the ‘Best for positive impact on Society’ of any small UK business. Here there are many case studies and examples of putting values into action set out in a practical but challenging way –
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The 31 Practices, Alan Williams and Dr Alison Whybrow

A practical guide on how to release the power of your organisation’s values every day
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