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The Matilda Principle
Covert Strategies for Building Positive Teams in Difficult Environments, with Negative People and Stressful Workloads
Brad Desmond
9781925736946
2022-03-01
A$9.99
Hybrid Publishers

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The Matilda Principle offers a coaching approach that builds positive teams regardless of organisational culture. It builds trust, motivation and positivity without attracting attention and without rocking the boat. In other words, it is covert team building.
As a positive manager, you want people to do more than just show up. You also want people to enjoy working for you. You want them to trust you, to be motivated and loyal. In short, you want a positive team.
But you also know your hands are tied. Decisions about better pay and conditions are made above your pay grade. The HR department determines how performance reviews and job design are managed. And your own boss isn’t going to allow your team to work differently to other teams.
But what if you could create a positive team under the radar? What if team building could be done without permission, as an act of creative subversion?
In this book, Brad Desmond combines his wealth of experience as a psychologist and corporate trainer with cutting-edge studies into coaching and team building.
With The Matilda Principle you will better connect with your people and bring out their best, leaving others to guess your secret.


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The New War Against the Jews
Writing from the Trenches
Dvir Abramovich
9781925736823
2021-11-01
A$9.99
Hybrid Publishers

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Let’s face it: a chasm separates the experience of reading an article on a screen or in a newspaper, and giving yourself over to a good book. No matter how well-written an article may be, when you read it online or in newspaper, myriad distractions jostle for attention and jangle your nerves. Settle in to read the same piece in a book and the experience is transformed!
In this engagingly reflective and deeply passionate collection, Dvir Abramovich takes the reader on a fascinating pilgrimage through the landscapes of the ever-changing Jewish world, an extraordinary tour that demonstrates the full range of his observational powers.
Bristling with the author’s signature eloquence and erudition, this ambitious volume brings together a series of trenchant essays that tackle the momentous political and cultural shifts that have marked the Jewish world in the twenty-first century.
With candour and insight, Abramovich explores an expanse of topics such as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, antisemitism, Holocaust trivialisation, the rise of neo-Nazism, education, the nature of extremism, and the role of memory, training his eye on the issues that illuminate the times we live in, and holding nothing back.


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The Secret of Hanging Rock
With Commentaries by John Taylor, Yvonne Rousseau and Mudrooroo
Joan Lindsay
9781922473523
2021-10-01
A$4.99
ETT Imprint

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Joan Lindsay's classic novel Picnic at Hanging Rock is a subtle blend of mysterious and sinister events set in a period of Australian social life drawn with loving nostalgia. The final chapter of the novel was removed at the request of her publishers, creating a mystery to which thousands have begged to know the solution.
The missing chapter reveals what did happen to the schoolgirls who vanished from the Rock after a St Valentine's Day picnic in 1900, and holds commentaries by John Taylor, Yvonne Rousseau and Mudrooroo.


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The Toughest Half
Women Who Underpinned Britain's Greatest Industry
Elizabeth Stewart
9781876498733
2021-07-01
A$11.99
Ryan Publishing

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Lasting barely two centuries throughout the 1700s and 1800s, the Industrial Revolution in Britain propelled the country into the role of the world's premier industrial nation. Known as the 'midwife of the Industrial Revolution' coal was, literally, the driving force behind this power.
Although referred to as 'the black diamond', coal is not a thing of beauty, yet like the true diamond, it is representative of power and wealth.
Coal mining usually evokes images of tough men, glistening with the sweat of underground toil. We talk about man-power and manual labour; the industry has become synonymous with men. Rarely, if ever, do women come to mind, yet, until an Act of 1942 banned them from working down the mines, women worked alongside men, their toil equally as gruelling in conditions jut as appalling. Forbidden by Victorian prudery from working underground, they were replaced, at much greater expense to the mine owners, by ponies.
The efforts of these women, every bit as responsible as men for creating Britain's once greatest industry, have rarely been acknowledged.
During the 1926 general strike and lockout, Herbert Smith, President of the Miners' Federation of Great Britain, reported that half the attendees at union meetings were women, "And these", he insisted, "are always the toughest half."
This book tells of the history of coal and coal mining from mediaeval times to the demise of the industry in Britain in the 1990s, and describes women's role in this history and how it affected their lives.
Through a combination of historical narrative, fiction and biography, the book gives a voice to these diminished 'others' - wives, mothers and daughters - whose persistence, courage, pride and sacrifice also contributed to the profits of wealthy mine owners.
Their stories are told through the prism of historical events - the frightened little girl forced to work alone in subterranean darkness, the poverty-stricken young woman confronting an unwanted pregnancy, those enduring the loss of sons and partners to a deadly occupation and women who, through adversity, took the opportunity to publicly reveal their collective strength.
Gentle and gruff, warm-hearted and implacable, these battlers against grime, beaters of carpets, painters, decorators and cooks, activists and staunch supporters of strikes and lockouts, underpinned the foundations of Britain's coal industry.
Woven through this book is the true story of the author's mother, a miner's daughter. Her life too was hard and closely entwined with coal mining to which she made, over many years, a considerable contribution not only to the industry but to the mining communities in which she worked.


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The Village
Supporting Young Families Through Cancer
Katrina Lau Hammond; Krista Brennan
9781922358493
2021-08-01
A$4.99
Little Steps Publishing

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Charlie's mum isn't feeling so well, yet people keep visiting their home. As he learns about his mum's cancer treatments and sees how people gather around to help out, he begins to understand what it means to have a 'village'.


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Tracks of Destiny
From Derby to Tennant Creek
Ion Idriess
9781922473943
2021-10-01
A$9.99
ETT Imprint

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In 1932, Ion Idriess was one of those who set out from tiny port of Derby with the ending of the Wet season, moving through the rugger Kimberleys towards the developing goldfield of Tennant's Creek. This is the story of his wanderings in the 1930s and what he heard and saw along the way; at a time when wireless and air and motor transport were rapidly changing life in the North and North-west: but when the age of pioneers, of heroic journeys, terrifying loneliness, and violent death, had not yet passed away.
Back in print after 60 years.


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Victoria Bubbles and the Great Preschool Adventure

Lizzie Dingle; Andrew McIntosh
9781922678034
2021-12-01
A$4.99
Little Steps Publishing

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It’s Bailey’s first day at preschool!
He’s not so sure what to expect at first, but he’s soon drawn into the adventure of a lifetime.
Join Bailey on his great preschool adventure!
What adventures could YOU have at preschool?


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Virozone

Sarah Cole
9781922358325
2021-06-01
A$4.99
Little Steps Publishing

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The world as we know it has been ravaged by violence and environmental disaster, society has been split into exclusive zones to protect what little is left: divided by Air, Water, Soil and Fire, each zone trades what they can to survive.
Certainly life is difficult, particularly as a fifth zone the Prestige Zone regularly takes what they like to ensure their privileged life continues to thrive.
But when 16 year old Lawlie Pearce's mother is killed, it becomes clear that the tenuous peace between the zones is on the verge of unravelling.
With a thirst for vengeance, Lawlie leaves AirZone to discover the truth and seek justice for her mother. Even if she has to bring down the biggest enemy of all: Sceptre, the leader of the Prestige Zone that dominates the world that is Virozone.


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Walkabout

Arthur W. Upfield
9781922473882
2021-10-01
A$9.99
ETT Imprint

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Arthur Upfield is known internationally for his crime novels featuring Bony, the Aboriginal Detective. In these thirteen stories written for Walkabout magazine between 1934 and 1949 and published in book form for the first time, readers will travel well beyond the cities, aided by maps and original photographs - through Cooper's Creek, visiting Lake Frome in South Australia, patrol the rabbit-proof fence in the West, pearling in Broome or go angling for Swordfish at Bermagui. Many of these stories give colour and detail to his more celebrated novels using the same settings as his crime novels. Another describes the Australian Geographical Society's 5000 mile venture from Perth to the Kimberleys and back, which was led by Upfield in 1948.
Truly a book to remind us of the "walkabout" - a journey (originally on foot) undertaken by the Australian Aboriginal in order to live in the traditional manner.


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What Do I Do Now?
The Basics of Parenting Babies… Without Stress
Leon Levitt
9781925736908
2022-03-01
A$9.99
Hybrid Publishers

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Parental anxiety has reached epidemic proportions. We feel an overwhelming need to protect and fix our baby from the moment of birth, yet we often do not know what to do. We get frustrated and stressed, and when this overwhelms us, the whole family is at risk.
How can we catch stress early before parenting habits are first created?
Dr Leon Levitt is an experienced GP and obstetrician, with great success in easing the path for parents through these early months and years. With practical examples from his practice, he presents important principles, rules and strategies to better navigate and enjoy the journey.
He offers a complete paradigm shift in approach to babies. The newborn baby’s progressive, neurological development is completely different from the baby after four months, and therefore requires a different parental mindset.
For the baby in the first four months, the golden rule is First Calm Down. Dr Levitt describes the true goals of parenting and gives practical approaches to colic, reflux, feeding and sleep. This child behaves according to inherited automatic reflexes, so the parents are freed from the need to ‘fix’ the distressed baby, and can learn to meet the baby’s needs in the moment.
Seven strategies are explored, encouraging parents to withdraw from the specific issue with their baby and instead use one or more of these broad approaches to bring back calmness, control and joy.
The book concludes with a guide to common medical issues parents have with their baby.


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When We're Not Afraid
My 12,000Km Bike-Packing Ride Through South America
Leonie Katekar
9781877096266
2022-03-01
A$11.99
Melbourne Books

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Leonie Katekar left behind her past and confronted her fears by immersing herself in a foreign world and embarking on a 12,000km solo bike-packing expedition through South America.
When We're Not Afraid is told with an insight that enthrals and inspires how to confront fears that many of us have. It is a story for anyone disillusioned with their life and wanting to be brave enough to face the question - What would I do if I was not afraid?


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Who Sleuthed It?

Lindy Cameron
9780648848776
2021-09-01
A$6.99
Clan Destine Press

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Fingers and feelers and paws and wings,
Solving thrillers and chillers and secretive things!
In which animals help their animal friends, or human sidekicks, solve diabolical crimes and whimsical mysteries in 19 stories by Australian, American and Irish authors.

 

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