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100 BIG IDEAS … just one of these ideas can change your life! This powerful and inspirational book will help you to make better sense of the things that happen to you in your working and personal lives – and to achieve success.
Each of the 100 Big Ideas is designed to prompt you to consider what you say, challenge how you act and reappraise what you believe. The purpose?
To challenge, probe and prompt you to do things better and to help you in your personal journey to achieve impressively great results.

Authors

The Book We All Need – 100 Big Ideas to Help You Succeed

Authors

Mark Ridley is a Director and Ian Mills is the CEO of Transform People International, a global business improvement consultancy which has worked with some of the world’s largest organizations in delivering bottom-line results and culture change through people by transforming attitudes, mind-sets, beliefs, behaviours and skills.

 

What People Say

The Book We All Need – 100 Big Ideas to Help You Succeed
Louis Jordan, Vice Chairman, Deloitte

You dip in, find something that works for you in that moment and come away feeling more positive. This book has real charm.

Louis Jordan, Vice Chairman, Deloitte
Rocco Magno, Vice President, American Express

Simple and pragmatic – the ideas are applicable to all aspects of anyone’s life. This book has made me think more about my personal impact.

Rocco Magno, Vice President, American Express
Richard Clayton, Head of Group Learning Delivery, Lloyd Banking Group

Great little book… really encouraged me to think about how I can be more effective in all that I do!.

Richard Clayton, Head of Group Learning Delivery, Lloyd Banking Group

Table of Contents

The Book We All Need – 100 Big Ideas to Help You Succeed

Introduction

THE 100 BIG IDEAS

If you think you’ll fail – you probably will!

Practise persistence

Build upon your strengths

Move “toward”, not “away”

Acquire authenticity

Be brave

The BUT stops here!

Turn “I Can’t” into “I Can”

Free coaching!

Vision on!

Ask and you will get

Emailing on Sunday

Find every way to be wrong

Smile more

Say it without speaking

Shout “STOP!” occasionally

Make full use of YouTube

Grab attention

Who do you think you are?

The web of influence

Internetworking

Build a database

Keep your distribution list relevant

Make your calls late and early

Tidy desk, tidy mind

Tough things first

Close your eyes on the phone

Take a break

Open a window

Avoid big meetings

The ten beliefs of excellence

Success is an attitude

Theoretical attitudes

Utilitarian attitudes

Social attitudes

Aesthetic attitudes

Individualistic attitudes

Traditional attitudes

The double agenda

Modelling

Matching and mismatching

Chunking it

VAK it!

Internal and external references

Distortions, deletions and generalizations

Be fully present

Listen with your feet

The Rule of Four

Professional rapport

Personal rapport

Feel, Felt, Found

Pre-empting

Deflecting

Persuasive influences

Influence with similarity

Influence through commitment

Use humour in negotiations

The influence of friendship

Clean questions

The magic wand

Regain control

The single question

Causal questions

Hidden messages

Perfect timing

Tell stories

Embedded commands

The rhythm of repetition

Anchors

Visualization

Press releases

Less is always more

Total impact

Hypnotic language

Keep pace

Talk to yourself

Let your body speak

Tone of voice

Authoritative influence

Superfluous or plain useless?

Sell value

Gift them your business card

A trusting handshake

Be dependable

Show integrity

Be credible

Develop empathy

Be consistent

Think customer

Numbers not %

Swipe it

Use Google alerts

Use RSS feeds

The power of LinkedIn and Facebook

Find positive coping strategies

Understand your role

Apply RACT

Get them on your RADAR

Because need drives every opportunity

100 The successive imperative

About the Authors 110

Picture Acknowledgements

Press Release

The Book We All Need – 100 Big Ideas to Help You Succeed

‘100 Big Ideas to Help You Succeed’ written by Mark Ridley and Ian Mills is a powerful pocket book to help anyone reshape and transform their career, work and personal lives. Full of quick and easy tips to take control of your life immediately, whether you are struggling to overcome a difficult day, week, job, boss, even relationship – drawing on both the authors’ many years as successful international business consultants for FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies.

It is a book that you will constantly read on and off and it really doesn’t matter where you start, or at which page you open. As each of the ‘100 Big Ideas to Help You Succeed’’ is written to stand alone; designed to prompt you to consider what you say, challenge how you act and, hopefully, to reappraise some of what you believe. Just one of these ideas within this book is enough to help you change your life or career; it is all about the power of a good idea and is one of the key features and strengths of this book.

In full colour throughout, ‘100 Big Ideas to Help You Succeed’ is intended to help us all make sense of the things that happen to us; to challenge, probe and prompt us to do things better and assist us all in our personal journey to achieve impressive spectacular results!

This is just what some high-profile people in business have said about this remarkable book:

  • Louis Jordan, Vice Chairman, Deloitte says, “You dip in, find something that works for you in that moment and come away feeling more positive. This book has real charm.”
  • Richard Clayton, Head of Group Learning Delivery, Lloyds Banking Group says,”Great little book… really encouraged me to think about how I can be more effective in all that I do!”
  • Rocco Magno, Vice President, American Express says, “Simple and pragmatic – the ideas are applicable to all aspects of anyone’s life. This book has made me think more about my personal impact.”


Finally, Mark Ridley and Ian Mills say in their book, ‘100 Big Ideas to Help You Succeed, “Lasting success isn’t about doing one thing better. It is about doing many things a little better, all of the time…and knowing why. Those little changes can add up to big success.  If this book offers you choices and perhaps even changes some perceptions, then it will have been well worth our while writing it.”

Notes to editors

  • The book, ‘100 Big Ideas to Help You Succeed’ is available now on Amazon. The book is published by LID Publishing and is priced at £9.99.
  • Selection of quirky quick tip ‘100 Big Ideas’ videos to inspire and get you going.


Mark Ridley (director) and Ian Mills (CEO) are owners of Transform People International, a global business improvement consultancy. They work with clients all over the world, including FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies.

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The Book We All Need – 100 Big Ideas to Help You Succeed