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Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business
by Gino Wickman

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English

Pages

275

Publication Date

April 03, 2012

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<div>Do you have a grip on your business, or does your business have a grip on you?<BR><BR>All entrepreneurs and business leaders face similar frustrations—personnel conflict, profit woes, and inadequate growth. Decisions never seem to get made, or, once made, fail to be properly implemented. But there is a solution. It’s not complicated or theoretical. Based on years of real-world implementation in more than 100 companies, the Entrepreneurial Operating System® is a practical method for achieving the business success you have always envisioned.<BR><BR>In <I>Traction</I>, you’ll learn the secrets of strengthening the six key components of your business. You’ll discover simple yet powerful ways to run your company that will give you and your leadership team more focus, more growth, and more enjoyment. Successful companies are applying <I>Traction</I> every day to run profitable, frustration-free businesses—and you can too.<BR><BR>For an illustrative, real-world lesson on how to apply <I>Traction</I> to your business, check out its companion book, <I>Get A Grip</I>.<BR></div>
Shift the Work: The Revolutionary Science of Moving From Apatheti...
by Joe Mechlinski

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English

Pages

232

Publication Date

August 28, 2018

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<center><b>70% of the American workforce is disengaged.</center></b><p><br /><br />With every tick of the clock, millions of people inch closer to their breaking points—a growing epidemic of apathy and anxiety in the workplace that is affecting life outside of the office. But meaningful work-life integration is possible.<p><br /><br />In <i>Shift the Work</i>, Joe Mechlinski, the <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Grow Regardless</i>, shares his personal journey to find purpose, and how it influenced him to take a deeper dive into the science of human behavior. Inspired by neuroscience research about the connections between the brains in the head, heart, and gut that drive human perspectives and conduct, Joe shares how everyone can re-engage with their work and impact the world.<p><br /><br />Filled with actionable strategies and inspiring true stories, this indispensable guide motivates readers to seek fulfilling opportunities, reconnect with their passions, and recognize their power to make a difference.
Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It...and Why the Rest Don't ...
by Verne Harnish

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English

Pages

257

Publication Date

October 21, 2014

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<p><strong>Winner of the International Book Awards for General Business</strong></p><br /><p><strong>Winner of the Readers' Favorite International Book Award for Non-Fiction Business</strong><strong></strong></p><br /><p><strong></strong></p><br /><p>It’s been over a decade since Verne Harnish’s best-selling book <i>Mastering the Rockefeller Habits</i> was first released. <i>Scaling Up (Rockefeller Habits 2.0)</i> is the first major revision of this business classic which details practical tools and techniques for building an industry-dominating business. This book is written so everyone — from frontline employees to senior executives — can get aligned in contributing to the growth of a firm. <i>Scaling Up</i> focuses on the four major decision areas every company must get right: People, Strategy, Execution, and Cash. The book includes a series of new one-page tools including the updated One-Page Strategic Plan and the Rockefeller Habits ChecklistTM, which more than 40,000 firms around the globe have used to scale their companies successfully — many to $10 million, $100 million, and $1 billion and beyond – while enjoying the climb!</p>
The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Orga...
by , Paul White

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English

Pages

205

Publication Date

September 01, 2012

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<DIV><P><I>The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People, </I>by Gary Chapman and Paul White, applies the love language concept to the workplace. This book helps supervisors and managers effectively communicate appreciation and encouragement to their employees, resulting in higher levels of job satisfaction, healthier relationships between managers and employees, and decreased cases of burnout. </P><P>Ideal for both the profit and non-profit sectors, the principles presented in this book have a proven history of success in businesses, schools, medical offices, churches, and industry. Each book contains an access code for the reader to take a comprehensive online MBA Inventory (Motivating By Appreciation)—a $15 value.</P><P>The inventory is designed to provide a clearer picture of an individual’s primary language of appreciation and motivation as experienced in a work-related setting. This assists managers and supervisors in communicating effectively to their team members, and thus building a more positive and productive work environment.</P></DIV>
Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time
by Brigid Schulte

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English

Pages

369

Publication Date

March 11, 2014

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<div><span>Overwhelmed is a book about time pressure and modern life. It is a deeply reported and researched, honest and often hilarious journey from feeling that, as one character in the book said, time is like a "rabid lunatic" running naked and screaming as your life flies past you, to understanding the historical and cultural roots of the overwhelm, how worrying about all there is to do and the pressure of feeling like we're never have enough time to do it all, or do it well, is "contaminating" our experience of time, how time pressure and stress is resculpting our brains and shaping our workplaces, our relationships and squeezing the space that the Greeks said was the point of living a Good Life: that elusive moment of peace called leisure.</span></div><div><br /><span>Author Brigid Schulte, an award-winning journalist for the Washington Post -and harried mother of two - began the journey quite by accident, after a time-use researcher insisted that she, like all American women, had 30hours of leisure each week. Stunned, she accepted his challenge to keep time diary and began a journey that would take her from the depths of what she described as the Time Confetti of her days to a conference in Paris with time researchers from around the world, to North Dakota, of all places, where academics are studying the modern love affair with busyness, to Yale, where neuroscientists are finding that feeling overwhelmed is actually shrinking our brains, to exploring new lawsuits uncovering unconscious bias in the workplace, why the US has no real family policy, and where states and cities are filling the federal vacuum.</span></div><div><br /><span>She spent time with mothers drawn to increasingly super intensive parenting standards, and mothers seeking to pull away from it. And she visited the walnut farm of the world's most eminent motherhood researcher, an evolutionary anthropologist, to ask, are mothers just "naturally" meant to be the primary parent? The answer will surprise you.</span></div><div><br /><span>Along the way, she was driven by two questions, Why are things the way they are? and, How can they be better? She found real world bright spots of innovative workplaces, couples seeking to shift and share the division of labor at home and work more equitably and traveled to Denmark, the happiest country on earth, where fathers - and mothers - have more pure leisure time than parents in other industrial countries. She devoured research about the science of play, why it's what makes us human, and the<br />feminist leisure research that explains why it's so hard for women to allow themselves to. The answers she found are illuminating, perplexing and ultimately hopeful. The book both outlines the structural and policy changes needed - already underway in small pockets - and mines the latest human performance and motivation science to show the way out of the overwhelm and toward a state that time use researchers call ... Time<br /> Serenity.</span></div>
Leaders Eat Last Deluxe: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others ...
by Simon Sinek

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English

Pages

370

Publication Date

January 07, 2014

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<b>The Deluxe Edition of <i>Leaders Eat Last</i>, now with an expanded chapter and appendix on leading millennials, includes over 30 minutes of exclusive video and 30 minutes of audio of Simon Sinek. The acclaimed, bestselling author of <i>Start With Why</i> and <i>Together is Better</i> delves deeper into book’s themes and shares additional examples and insights.</b><br /> <b> </b><br /> Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, then returns home feeling fulfilled. This is not a crazy, idealized notion. Today, in many successful organizations, great leaders create environments in which people naturally work together to do remarkable things. <br /><br /> In his work with organizations around the world, Simon Sinek noticed that some teams trust each other so deeply that they would literally put their lives on the line for each other. Other teams, no matter what incentives are offered, are doomed to infighting, fragmentation and failure. Why?<br /><br /> The answer became clear during a conversation with a Marine Corps general. "Officers eat last," he said. Sinek watched as the most junior Marines ate first while the most senior Marines took their place at the back of the line. What's symbolic in the chow hall is deadly serious on the battlefield: Great leaders sacrifice their own comfort--even their own survival--for the good of those in their care.<br />      <br /> Too many workplaces are driven by cynicism, paranoia, and self-interest. But the best ones foster trust and cooperation because their leaders build what Sinek calls a "Circle of Safety" that separates the security inside the team from the challenges outside.<br /><br /> Sinek illustrates his ideas with fascinating true stories that range from the military to big business, from government to investment banking.
The Challenger Sale: Taking Control of the Customer Conversation
by , Brent Adamson

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

November 10, 2011

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What's the secret to sales success? If you're like most business leaders, you'd say it's fundamentally about relationships-and you'd be wrong. The best salespeople don't just build relationships with customers. They challenge them. The need to understand what top-performing reps are doing that their average performing colleagues are not drove Matthew Dixon, Brent Adamson, and their colleagues at Corporate Executive Board to investigate the skills, behaviors, knowledge, and attitudes that matter most for high performance. And what they discovered may be the biggest shock to conventional sales wisdom in decades.Based on an exhaustive study of thousands of sales reps across multiple industries and geographies,The Challenger Sale argues that classic relationship building is a losing approach, especially when it comes to selling complex, large-scale business-to-business solutions. The authors' study found that every sales rep in the world falls into one of five distinct profiles, and while all of these types of reps can deliver average sales performance, only one-the Challenger- delivers consistently high performance.Instead of bludgeoning customers with endless facts and features about their company and products, Challengers approach customers with unique insights about how they can save or make money. They tailor their sales message to the customer's specific needs and objectives. Rather than acquiescing to the customer's every demand or objection, they are assertive, pushing back when necessary and taking control of the sale.The things that make Challengers unique are replicable and teachable to the average sales rep. Once you understand how to identify the Challengers in your organization, you can model their approach and embed it throughout your sales force. The authors explain how almost any average-performing rep, once equipped with the right tools, can successfully reframe customers' expectations and deliver a distinctive purchase experience that drives higher levels of customer loyalty and, ultimately, greater growth.
The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organiza...
by Peter M. Senge

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English

Pages

466

Publication Date

March 25, 2010

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<b>Completely Updated and Revised<br /></b><br />This revised edition of Peter Senge’s bestselling classic, <i>The Fifth Discipline</i>, is based on fifteen years of experience in putting the book’s ideas into practice. As Senge makes clear, in the long run the only sustainable competitive advantage is your organization’s ability to learn faster than the competition. The leadership stories in the book demonstrate the many ways that the core ideas in <i>The Fifth Discipline</i>, many of which seemed radical when first published in 1990, have become deeply integrated into people’s ways of seeing the world and their managerial practices. <br /><br />In <i>The Fifth Discipline</i>, Senge describes how companies can rid themselves of the learning “disabilities” that threaten their productivity and success by adopting the strategies of learning organizations—ones in which new and expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured, collective aspiration is set free, and people are continually learning how to create results they truly desire. <br /><br />The updated and revised Currency edition of this business classic contains over one hundred pages of new material based on interviews with dozens of practitioners at companies like BP, Unilever, Intel, Ford, HP, Saudi Aramco, and organizations like Roca, Oxfam, and The World Bank. It features a new Foreword about the success Peter Senge has achieved with learning organizations since the book’s inception, as well as new chapters on Impetus (getting started), Strategies, Leaders’ New Work, Systems Citizens, and Frontiers for the Future. <br /><br />Mastering the disciplines Senge outlines in the book will:<br /><br /><b>• Reignite the spark of genuine learning driven by people focused on what truly matters to them<br />• Bridge teamwork into macro-creativity<br />• Free you of confining assumptions and mindsets<br />• Teach you to see the forest <i>and</i> the trees<br />• End the struggle between work and personal time</b><br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
The Asshole Survival Guide: How to Deal with People Who Treat You...
by Robert I. Sutton

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English

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229

Publication Date

September 12, 2017

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<DIV>“This book is a contemporary classic—a shrewd and spirited guide to protecting ourselves from the jerks, bullies, tyrants, and trolls who seek to demean. We desperately need this antidote to the a-holes in our midst.”—Daniel H. Pink, best-selling author of <I>To Sell Is Human</I> and <I>Drive</I><BR /><BR /><B>How to avoid, outwit, and disarm assholes, from the author of the classic <I>The No Asshole Rule</I></B></DIV><DIV> <BR /> As entertaining as it is useful, The Asshole Survival Guide delivers a cogent and methodical game plan for anybody who feels plagued by assholes. Sutton starts with diagnosis—what kind of asshole problem, exactly, are you dealing with? From there, he provides field‑tested, evidence‑based, and often surprising strategies for dealing with assholes—avoiding them, outwitting them, disarming them, sending them packing, and developing protective psychological armor. Sutton even teaches readers how to look inward to stifle their own inner jackass.<BR />             Ultimately, this survival guide is about developing an outlook and personal plan that will help you preserve the sanity in your work life, and rescue all those perfectly good days from being ruined by some jerk.<BR />  <BR /> “Thought-provoking and often hilarious . . . An indispensable resource.”—Gretchen Rubin, best-selling author of <I>The Happiness Project</I> and <I>Better Than Before</I><BR />  <BR /> “At last . . . clear steps for rejecting, deflecting, and deflating the jerks who blight our lives . . . Useful, evidence-based, and fun to read.”—Robert Cialdini, best-selling author of <I>Influence</I> and <I>Pre-Suasion</I><BR />  </DIV>
Liar's Poker (Norton Paperback)
by Michael Lewis

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English

Pages

313

Publication Date

March 15, 2010

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<p><strong>The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar’s Poker.</strong></p><br />Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he landed a job at Salomon Brothers, one of Wall Street’s premier investment firms. During the next three years, Lewis rose from callow trainee to bond salesman, raking in millions for the firm and cashing in on a modern-day gold rush. <em>Liar’s Poker</em> is the culmination of those heady, frenzied years—a behind-the-scenes look at a unique and turbulent time in American business. From the frat-boy camaraderie of the forty-first-floor trading room to the killer instinct that made ambitious young men gamble everything on a high-stakes game of bluffing and deception, here is Michael Lewis’s knowing and hilarious insider’s account of an unprecedented era of greed, gluttony, and outrageous fortune.

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