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If you were a mouse trapped in a maze and someone kept moving the cheese, what would you do? Over a decade ago the bestselling business fable Who Moved My Cheese? offered its answer to this question: accept that change is inevitable and beyond your control, don’t waste your time wondering why things are the way they are, keep your head down and start looking for the cheese. But success in the areas of innovation, entrepreneurship, creativity, leadership and business growth–as well as personal growth–depends on the ability to push the boundaries, reshape the environment, and play by a different set of rules: our own.
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.
A life-changing guide to achieving your goals, by the 2013 NCAA champion college basketball coach and #1 New York Times bestselling author.Rick Pitino is famous as one of the most dynamic and successful basketball coaches of our time, leading the University of Louisville Cardinals to the NCAA basketball championship in 2013, and is renowned for writing the #1 New York Times bestselling success and leadership book, Success is a Choice.In his new book, The One-Day Contract, Pitino details his key to success, on the court and in life: to focus on making the most of each day, by creating a contract with yourself.
Persuade, Don’t Push! Surely you know plenty of people who need to make a change, but despite your most well-intentioned efforts, they resist because people fundamentally fear change. As a salesman, father, friend, and consultant, Rob Jolles knows this scenario all too well. Drawing on his highly successful sales background and decades of research, he lays out a simple, repeatable, predictable, and ethical process that will enable you to lead others to discover for themselves what and why they need to change.
Everyone imagines top CEOs as larger–than–life figures who do things no one else could. But deep down, a good business leader is an everyman who combines vision and high energy with the ability to connect with and learn from all types of people. In The Power of Being Yourself, renowned business leader Joe Plumeri offers simple yet profound guidance on how to stay positive, motivate yourself and others, and achieve success in your life and work.Plumeri’s Game Plan for Success features eight key principles, from Everyone Has the Same Plumbing, in which his fish-out-of-water experience as CEO and chairman of a London-based company reveals how cultural differences can be overcome as people everywhere respond to authenticity, to You Gotta Have Purpose!, which explores the transformative ingredient that leads to tangible progress.
For centuries, it has been assumed that there are vast limits to human capacity. Now, although a host of scientific discoveries prove this wrong, a mindset of limits persists, blocking us from our greatest possibilities and leaving us feeling bombarded by stress, change, and uncertainty. No matter how hard we work, no matter how much we give, we’re still not getting what we hoped for. There is another way.Dr. Robert Cooper, a neuroscience pioneer and leadership advisor, urges us to take a radically different view of human capacity.
As founder of Wal–Mart and its many successful divisions, Sam Walton reinvented the retailing industry through his singularity of focus, high expectations, and never–say–die attitude. During his successful career, Sam Walton developed a list of what he considered the most important rules for entrepreneurial success. As far as he was concerned, there were ten key result areas that he considered pivotal to his own success. Now, in The 10 Rules of Sam Walton, author and former Wal–Mart employee Michael Bergdahl reveals these rules–and the stories behind them–to help you achieve success in both your professional and personal lives.
Work can be a source of growth and connection, but all too often it results in anxiety and anger. The Enlightenment of Work offers a simple but liberating philosophy: on-the-job suffering happens–but you can transform that suffering into self-worth, passion, and purpose. In these uncertain economic times, it’s more important than ever to be personally and professionally empowered, and this book, with its groundbreaking fusion of Eastern spirituality and Western business and NLP practices, will help reinvigorate your approach to work .
Tom Rath’s latest international bestseller (6th WSJ/NYT bestseller, over 6 million copies sold) reveals the three keys that matter most for our daily well-being, as well as our engagement in our work. Drawing on the latest and most practical research from business, psychology, and economics, this book focuses on changes we can make to create better days for ourselves and others. Are You Fully Charged? will challenge you to stop pursuing happiness and start creating meaning instead, lead you to rethink your daily interactions with the people who matter most, and show you how to put your own health first in order to be your best every day.
Advice and words of wisdom from the greatest American businessman and philanthropist.John D. Rockefeller is considered to be the wealthiest man to have ever lived, after adjusting for inflation. An American businessman who made his wealth as a cofounder and leading figure of the Standard Oil Company, he also had a pivotal role in creating our modern system of philanthropy.Collected in John D. Rockefeller on Making Money are the words from the man himself, offering advice on how to successfully start and manage a booming business, as well as the most efficient ways to preserve your wealth once you have acquired it.
THE REMARKABLE AND INSPIRING TRUE STORY OF ONE GUY WHO TRANSFORMED HIS UNCERTAINTY ABOUT THE FUTURE INTO ACTION A year and a half after he graduated from college, Sean Aiken found himself struggling to answer the question “What should I do with my life?” His mother suggested teaching. His older sister told him to apply for an entry-level corporate position. His father said, “It doesn’t matter what you do, just make sure it’s something you’re passionate about.” Taking his father’s advice to heart, Sean created the One-Week Job Project and launched himself on an epic journey to find his passion.
The authors draw on their decades of collective expertise to offer time-tested advice for putting their training effectiveness model into practice. This new, concise, hands-on guide is designed as a companion volume to Donald Kirkpatricks bestselling "Evaluating Training Programs."
Know Can Do! is a teaching parable in the tradition of Ken Blanchard’s bestselling business books. It tells the story of a well known author who is troubled by the gap between what people know: all the good advice they’ve digested intellectually from books and seminars, and what they actually do. Seeking a way to close this learning-doing gap, the author sets out on a journey to find a solution. He soon meets a legendary businessman named Carl Hesse, who has discovered the secrets of putting knowledge into action.
Stay Ahead of the CurveLearn to "Glow"!You know them at first sight: teammates or colleagues, direct reports or bosses who radiate enthusiasm, positive energy, and inspiration. Even in difficult circumstances they glow with an attitude that inspires others, fosters a great working experience for everyone, and creates empowering relationships. And Lynda Gratton can make sure you’re one of them. Drawing on years of original research, Gratton identifies three principles that people who glow live by, and three actions for putting each principle into practice.
Insightful, enthusiastic, and straightforward, renowned small-business expert Jane Applegate shares ideas that will give your company an edge–201 powerful approaches for managing, organizing, and promoting a more successful enterprise. Whether you have an established business or are launching one, this book could be the smartest purchase you ever make. Simple, useful ideas and step-by-step explanations of how to make them work for youPractical solutions and inspiring real-life stories from small-business experts and prospering entrepreneursRevised and updated throughout, with thirteen creative new ideasConsider a company party or picnic–and don’t stint–these events are good for morale and are 100 percent tax deductible
Introducing Getting the Job You Want supports you through all the stages of finding your perfect job–from organization and preparation to the different ways to implement a job search campaign. In a challenging job market you need to create a resumé that will sell you, and to be well prepared for interview. Both new graduates and those returning to the job search will learn simple yet effective techniques from award-winning career psychologist, Denise Taylor.
Why it matters who’s stirring the potSoup offers an inspirational business fable that explains the "recipe" you can use to create a winning culture and boost employee morale and engagement. The story follows Nancy, the newly anointed CEO of America’s Favorite Soup Company. She has been brought in to reinvigorate the brand and bring success back to a company that has lost its flavor and profit and has fallen on hard times. Fatefully, while eating lunch at a local soup shop, Nancy discovers the key ingredients to unite, engage, and inspire her team and create a culture of greatness.
Gen X: A Manual For The Generation of Masterminds and Lost Minds REVISED continues to showcase the brood, born between the 1960s and the late 1980s, given the banal moniker Generation X, is in fact a multitude of MASTERMINDS who have gone on to revolutionize the tech, food, music, entrepreneurial, political, and social industries. Today’s focus has been on the plight and future of Baby Boomers and Generation Y. Being squeezed from both above and below, Shonté Jovan Taylor felt the need to place Gen X back into water cooler conversations.
In today’s turbulent job market, impressing your boss is key to career success. Your boss can not only help you climb the corporate ladder, but he or she can also help you acquire skills that can take you anywhere. This book, written by the founder and CEO of the world’s largest management recruitment firm, offers 169 quick, accessible tips to help you keep interactions with your bosses on track.
A fascinating exposé of office culture, in the style of the bestselling Affluenza, from popular psychologist Oliver James. The modern working world is a dangerous place, where game-playing, duplicity and sheer malevolence are rife. Do talent and hard work count for nothing? Is politics everything?In this fascinating exposé, Oliver James reveals the murky underside of modern office life. With cutting-edge research and eye-opening interviews, he highlights the nasty practices that propel people to the top and shows how industries and cultures are fostering this behaviour.H
In The 4 Essentials of Entrepreneurial Thinking, Cliff Michaels takes us on an inspirational journey while capturing the passion and wisdom of extraordinary people. On the cutting edge of life and business strategies for over 20 years, Cliff not only shares his triumphs and tribulations as an entrepreneur, he unleashes a fun system of timeless lessons anyone can follow. Drawing on classic mentors from da Vinci, Edison, and Mozart, to modern moguls like Jobs, Oprah, and Branson, Cliff suggests we all benefit from a real-world MBA – your Master’s in Basic Abilities.
Cold molecules offer intriguing properties on which new operational principles can be based (e.g., quantum computing) or that may allow researchers to study a qualitatively new behavior of matter.
Great Relationships Are Your Key To Business Success. Whether you’re just starting your career or have been in the business world for years, this book provides all the tools you’ll need to create long lasting success in your life. Why wait to build the life you’ve always dreamed of? Running your life is very much like running a business, and People Tools for Business is filled with practical ideas to help you run your life more effectively and efficiently.YOU CAN MAKE A CAREER OUT OF BEING HAPPY In this sequel to his New York Times Bestseller People Tools (January 2014), Alan C.
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