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Leaders are like teabags. Only when you put them in hot water do you know how strong they really are.Bestselling author Prakash Iyer uses simple but powerful anecdotes and parables from all over the world to demonstrate what makes for effective personal and professional leadership. Iyer draws lessons from sources as diverse as his driver, a mother giraffe, Abraham Lincoln and footballers in the United Kingdom. He shows how an instinct to lead can be acquired while flipping burgers at a fast food chain.
Do you feel like throwing in the towel, but want to be a great leader? Would you like to build an organization? Do you want your child to be the best she can be? If you answered yes to any of these questions, The Habit of Winning is the book for you. It is a book that will change the way you think, work and live, with stories about self-belief and perseverance, leadership and teamwork-stories that will ignite a new passion and a renewed sense of purpose in your mind. The stories in The Habit of Winning range from cola wars to cricketing heroes, from Michelle Obama’s management techniques to Mahatma Gandhi’s generosity.
This book not only integrates the growing body of research and theory on charismatic leadership, but also pushes back the frontiers of our knowledge by introducing new theories and insights. The authors present a comprehensive model of the charismatic leadership process. The model is documented by extensive empirical research and richly illustrated with case examples of corporate leaders.
With the rise of Six Sigma, the use of statistics to analyze and improve processes has once again regained a prominent place in businesses around the world. An increasing number of employees and managers, bestowed with the titles Green Belt, Black Belt, or even Master Black Belts, are asked to apply statistical techniques to analyze and resolve industrial and non-industrial (also known as transactional) problems. These individuals are continuously faced with the daunting task of sorting out the vast array of sophisticated techniques placed at their disposal by an equally impressive array of statistical computer software packages.
Is your leadership a competitive advantage, or is it costing you? How do you know? Are you developing your leadership effectiveness at the pace of change?For most leaders today, complexity is outpacing their personal and collective development. Most leaders are in over their heads, whether they know it or not. The most successful organizations over time are the best led. While this has always been true, today escalating global complexity puts leadership effectiveness at a premium. Mastering Leadership involves developing the effectiveness of leaders—individually and collectively—and turning that leadership into a competitive advantage.
“With good judgment, little else matters. Without it, nothing else matters.”Whether we’re talking about United States presidents, CEOs, Major League coaches, or wartime generals, leaders are remembered for their best and worst judgment calls. In the face of ambiguity, uncertainty, and conflicting demands, the quality of a leader’s judgment determines the fate of the entire organization. That’s why judgment is the essence of leadership.Yet despite its importance, judgment has always been a fairly murky concept.
In our extroverted business culture, introverts can feel excluded, overlooked, or misunderstood. But being an introvert doesn’t mean you can’t be a great leader. Citing examples of highly successful leaders like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, Jennifer Kahnweiler shows that introverts can build on their quiet strength and make it a source of great power.After highlighting the common challenges introverts face at work, such as stress, invisibility, and perception gaps, the book details a straightforward four-step process to handle work situations such as managing up, leading projects, public speaking, and many more.
Graphic tools and visual solutions for team building and development Visual Teams uses visual tools and methods to help teams—both face–to–face and virtual—reach high performance in today′s work environment. As teams become more and more global and distributed, visualization provides an important channel of communication—one that opens up the group′s mind to improving work systems and processes by understanding relationships, interconnections, and big picture contexts. Visual Teams shares best practices and uses visualization as a power tool for process improvement by providing teams with a common language for high performance.
Discover your unique edge.Each of us has our own set of strengths, abilities and skills that allow us to shine and deliver exceptional results. These are our underlying qualities that energise us and we are great at (or have potential to become great at). But how do you understand and build upon your strengths and how do you inspire others to do the same?Optimize Your Strengths provides a proven strengths-based approach to achieving peak performance for you and your team. You’ll discover your core strengths and learn how to use these to bring out the best in yourself and inspire passion, innovation and engagement in those you lead.
Research at the intersection of social networks and strategic management identifies a range of performance-enhancing network position advantages – access to partners, information, innovation, and resources – that are distributed differentially across network positions.
In this sixth volume of Alan Axelrod’s popular CEO series, he dispenses the wisdom of a female monarch for the first time since his Businessweek bestseller Elizabeth I, CEO. Catherine the Great traveled from Germany to Russia at only 14 years of age, and rose to become one of the most remarkable, powerful, and captivating rulers in history. Axelrod profiles this strong and beloved leader, examining her qualities of intellect, heart, and character, and distilling her words and actions into more than 100 practical and modern leadership lessons.
Unfortunately, we’ve all been there. You and your team are facing a problem. Yet rather than working with you to come up with a solution, your manager swoops in squawking like a seagull, dumps orders riddled with formulaic advice, then takes off, leaving everyone else to clean up the mess. Or-let’s be honest-there’s been a time (or two) when all of us have been guilty of this very behavior.The truth is, seagull managers live in every workplace-but it doesn’t have to be that way. In Squawk! Travis Bradberry, Ph.D
An increasing number of business executives, managers and political leaders are using the concept of “weak signals” nowadays. There are also an increasing number of people trying to find out exactly what this concept means, as well as when and how to use it. Such questions arise particularly when it comes down to making strategic decisions. To help with these questions, this book defines the concept of the “weak signal” and then demonstrates how it would be useful in relation to strategic decisions, and more precisely in relation to three moments of the strategic decision, i.e
As he did in his classic Synchronicity, Joseph Jaworski once again takes us on a mind-expanding journey, this time to the very heart of creativity and deep knowing.Institutions of all sorts are facing profound change today, with complexity increasing at a speed and intensity we’ve never experienced before. Jaworski came to realize that traditional analytical leadership approaches are inadequate for dealing creatively with this complexity. To effectively face these challenges, leaders need to access the Source from which truly profound innovation flows.M
Synchronicity is an inspirational guide to developing the most essential leadership capacity for our time: how we can collectively shape our future. Through the telling of his life story, Jaworski posits that a real leader sets the stage on which ""predictable miracles, "" seemingly synchronistic in nature, can – and do – occur. He shows that this capacity has more to do with our being – our total orientation of character and consciousness – than with what we do. Leadership, he explains, is about creating – day by day – a domain in which human beings continually deepen their understanding of reality and are able to participate in shaping the future.
The secret to success lies in something that everyone has the ability to do: reframe reality to reveal the hidden potential within even the most apparently unpromising present. ""Appreciative Intelligence marks the first time that this ability has been rigorously investigated. Arguing that the keys to Appreciative Intelligence are revealing the hidden value in others and building an infrastructure, environment, or culture that spreads the leader’s Appreciative Intelligence, Tojo Thatchenkery and Carol Metzker draw on real-life examples and thorough interviews with top executives to identify actual examples of this elusive ability.
"Action inquiry" is the process of transformational learning that individuals (and even whole organizations) can undertake to better assess current dangers and opportunities, act in a timely manner, and make future visions come true. Through short stories of leadership and organizational changes in the areas of business, politics, health care, and education, this book illustrates how this process can increase personal integrity, improve relationships, and lead to company profitability and long-term success.
Understand all the aspects of becoming an executive coach, from acquiring training to marketing your practice, with Executive Coaching: Building and Managing Your Professional Practice. Hands–on information on topics like acquiring the right training and making the transition from other fields is written in an accessible manner by a successful and experienced coach.
Leadership and the New Science launched a revolution by demonstrating that ideas drawn from quantum physics, chaos theory, and molecular biology could improve organizational performance. Margaret Wheatley called for free-flowing information, individual empowerment, relationship networks, and organizational change that evolves organically – ideas that have become commonplace. Now Wheatley’s updated classic, based on her experiences with these ideas in a diverse number of organizations on five continents.
Brand names, logos, and slogans are the identifying marks of corporations, but in the turbulent environment of the business world, these markers have little effect on the success of a company. Instead, it is an organization’s underlying identity that contains the key to creating value, which, in turn, drives the success of the corporation.This enterprising book reveals how organizations can adapt successfully to the fast-paced marketplace when decisions are based on the bedrock of identity. The author’s ""laws of identity"" will help managers be authentic leaders, recruit employees who will flourish in the corporate environment, and develop a product mix that both meets customer needs and highlights the talents of the organization.
Possibly no one on Earth personally knows as many people at the helms of nations, businesses, religions, charitable organizations, and institutes of learning as Henry O. Dormann—founder, chairman, and editor-in-chief of LEADERS magazine, whose circulation is limited to such leading figures. Here, he brings together the first-ever exclusive collection of wisdom and inspiration addressed to young people from the world’s most influential people—advice on leadership, goal achievement, public service, and life journeys.L
The business environment has never been more fast-paced and competitive. Survival, let alone success, depends on an organization’s ability to recognize possibilities, innovate, implement change, and sustain that transformation. Yet a paradox exists. How does an established organization filled with long-time employees, a deeply entrenched culture, and a history of drawn-out planning and development cycles become nimble, innovative, and responsive? In The Q-Loop Brian Klapper reveals the “art and science” of lasting transformation based on a proven, repeatable model.
This comprehensive yet inviting-to-read guide has been completely updated to cover today’s most critical management topics–from company culture to new technologies.About the BookBecoming a Successful Manager has all the tools and techniques for making a smooth transition into the role of manager. Drawing on both academic research and real-world experience, the authors teach readers how to apply what they call "The Discovery Method." Through practical exercises and thought-provoking questions, readers learn how to manage others as successfully as they have managed themselves.
You have the potential to become a success today.Success is a journey. If you know where you’re going and how to get there, you are going to reach your destination. In fact, you already have.The single most fulfilling, game-changing state of mind a person can adopt is the notion that success is in the journey itself. When you surrender superficial notions of “arrival” and realize that the daily process is what makes your goals real, you haven’t just changed the game of success . . . you’ve become a success already.3
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