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Review: Change Starts Here—Rod Matthews

Debra Sinclair
September 27, 2011

Don’t you just love those days when you are really productive at work, you win a new contract, fit in a trip to the gym, say all the right things and meet friends for dinner, full of energy and smiling from ear to ear. What a great day.

Then there are times when the alarm doesn’t go off, you spill coffee on your clean shirt on the way to work and run late for a meeting—all before 9am. How often do we classify this type of day as a bad day?

Change Starts Here by Rod Matthews is a great book about personal transformation and the practicalities of change which will help you to become the best person you can be. The author draws on research and his own experience to deliver a practical, insightful and humorous look at what you can do day-to-day to create meaningful relationships and have more positive experiences in your life.

Change Starts Here explores how you can turn that seemingly ‘bad’ day into a good day by changing your response to things when they happen. It focuses on how to distinguish the difference between what you can and can’t change in your life and provides useful tools and techniques to help you change your response, behaviour and attitude towards certain situations.

Personal transformation is not just about changing behaviour it is also about changing thoughts and attitudes, having a strong sense of self, being aware and accepting. Rod Matthews provides practical tools and explains the benefits of being resilient and optimistic. He also talks about flexible behaviour and how to increase the number of times we respond to a situation in an ideal way.

Change Starts Here is a useful tool for business to help build cohesive teams that communicate, engage and collaborate effectively.

The ideas in this book will help project managers and business owners develop better relationships, improve customer service, increase productivity, communication and collaboration which are all vital elements for business success. It will empower staff which will help to create an open and supportive organisational culture. It will help leaders to grow their business and to engage more effectively with staff in business and social settings.

Change Starts Here has been developed for self-paced learning and can be used as a training tool for business. The book is conversational and engaging giving it appeal to a wide audience.

Change Starts Here
By Rod Matthews
RRP $29.95
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Debra Sinclair
Debra Sinclair is a director and co-owner of liquid MANGO Consulting, which specialises in corporate communications, IT solutions and business administration for small, medium and large businesses. She has more than 15 years experience working in corporate communications, public relations, event management, marketing, media, sales and business management.
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