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Finding it, refining it, loving it, and actually getting out there and doing it Don't waste your life not doing something you aren't brilliant at, not setting the world on fire with your ideas, your thinking, your inventions, your words it doesn't matter how you do your Thing, what matters is that you DO IT! And how about turning that Thing into your business too? Lucy Whittington is on a mission she wants everyone in the world to do what they're brilliant at and not just what they're 'good' at. Having done what she was 'good' at for a long time (marketing), and getting overqualified with an MBA, Lucy realized that her 'Thing' was finding other people's Thing and helping them turn it into a great business that they love. In this book, Lucy uses her proven five-step process to help even more people find what they are brilliant at. * Find out what you should be doing and how to make a living from it * Take advantage of Lucy's expertise and follow her five-step process for success * Be inspired and gain real practical advice * Receive guidance on taking your new business to the next level by creating your "Star Plan" * Become famous for what you do Imagine being so gifted that the work you are paid to do comes as naturally as breathing, and is so enjoyable that you would do it for free. It can happen. You're gifted at something, and that something is marketable. You can put yourself on the path to your ideal life, but first you have to Find Your Thing.
______________________________ THE NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER FROM THE 45th PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES 'I like thinking big. I always have. To me it's very simple: If you're going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big.' - Donald J. Trump Here is Trump in action - how he runs his business and how he runs his life - as he meets the people he needs to meet, chats with family and friends, clashes with enemies, and changes the face of the New York City skyline. But even a maverick plays by the rules, and Trump has formulated eleven guidelines for success. He isolates the common elements in his greatest deals; he shatters myths; he names names, spells out the zeros, and fully reveals the deal-maker's art. And throughout, Trump talks - really talks - about how he does it. Trump: The Art of the Deal is an unguarded look at the mind of a brilliant entrepreneur and an unprecedented education in the practice of deal-making. It's the most streetwise business book there is - and the ultimate read for anyone interested in making money and achieving success, and knowing the man behind the spotlight.
In Our Iceberg is Melting a simple fable about penguins illustrates how to conquer change, with profound lessons for working and living in an ever-changing world. This charming story about a penguin colony in Antarctica illustrates key truths about how we deal with the issue of change: handle the challenge well and you can prosper greatly; handle it poorly and you put yourself at risk. The penguins are living happily on their iceberg as they have done for many years. Then one curious penguin discovers a potentially devastating problem threatening their home - and pretty much no one listens to him. The characters in this fable are like people we recognize, even ourselves. Their story is one of resistance to change and heroic action, confusion and insight, seemingly intractable obstacles and the most clever tactics for dealing with those obstacles. It is a story that is occuring in different forms around us today - but the penguins handle change a great deal better than most of us. Based on John Kotter's pioneering work on how to make smart change happen faster and better, the lessons you can learn from this short and easy-to-read book will serve you well in your job, in your family and in your community. And these lessons are becoming ever more important as the world around us changes faster and faster. This edition celebrates ten years since the publication of this classic business fable with new and improved illustrations and a foreword by Spencer Johnson, author of Who Moved My Cheese?
Life is not what you get out of it . . . it's what you put back in. Yet our current means for summarizing life's work, from resumes to salaries, are devoid of what matters most. This is why the work we do is often bad for our wellbeing, when it should be making us happier and healthier. What are the most meaningful contributions we can make? This is Life's Great Question. Life is about what you do that improves the world around you. It is about investing in the development of other people. And it is about efforts that will continue to grow when you are gone. Life's Great Question will show you how to make your work and life more meaningful, and greatly boost your wellbeing. In this remarkably quick read, author Tom Rath describes how finding your greatest contribution is far more effective than following talent or passion alone. More than a book, each copy includes a code for an online program that identifies the most significant contributions you can make. This deeply practical book will alter how you look at your work and change the way you live each day.
It's no secret that most advertising is silly, irritating, and boring. Everywhere we go, irrelevant ad-noise clutters our physical and mental environments. More importantly, it simply doesn't work. If your company's advertising doesn't rise above the fray, you probably blame your agency-they're not giving you their best work, or they "just don't get it." But consider this: you might be the problem. After nearly five decades in the advertising business, David Ullman has learned a few things about how to make effective ads. Forget the Mad Men image of a lone creative generating brilliant insights. David was on Madison Avenue in the '60s and '70s-that's not how it worked then, and it doesn't work that way now. Great advertising comes from great relationships. It comes from clear communication, shared goals, and trust. And all of those start with great clients. The tips and insights in this book show exactly how to work with your agency to ensure the work they produce is the best it can be. It's simple-learn how to be a great client, and you'll get great advertising.
How to prevent corporate scandals and fix good companies that do wrong The news media is replete with stories of corporate scandal, corruption and misdeeds. The need for effective crisis management and corporate governance strategies has never been greater. Broken Business explains why corporate scandals happen, what to do when scandals arise in your company, and how to prevent their future occurrence. Offering real-world anecdotes and solutions, this book details how corporations can mitigate the risk of scandal, reform corporate image and install structures to create a more ethical and profitable company. This insightful resource dispels common misconceptions of corporate misconduct and its causes through fascinating research into human nature, and compelling storytelling that demonstrates fundamental flaws in corporate culture. Author Jose Hernandez draws on decades of experience working with high-profile global corporations to present seven essential steps for transforming a company, including building a better culture, more effective compliance systems and re-focusing the strategy. This book allows you to: Examine current and highly publicized cases of corporate scandal and their impact on corporate credibility Employ practical methods to rehabilitate your corporation's public image Implement managerial frameworks to quickly address cases of misconduct Promote a culture of compliance and integrity to encourage good conduct in your corporate environment At its core, this book is a simple, engaging "how to" guide that offers practical advice on institutionalizing integrity in any organization. Broken Business: Seven Steps to Reform Good Companies Gone Bad is an essential text for leaders seeking a concise review at how things can go wrong, how to deal with scandal fallout and how to ultimately become a better company.
For most of human history the rules of power were clear: power was something to be seized, and then jealously guarded. Under this 'Old Power' we lived in a world of rulers and subjects.
Now, we all sense that something has changed. From #MeToo to Harvey Weinstein; Corbyn to Trump; from YouTube sensations to darker phenomena such as the emergence of ISIS – in our new hyper-connected world, ideas and movements can spread and flourish with astonishing force and speed.
In New Power, Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms confront the biggest story of our age and trace how New Power is the key to understanding where we are and will prosper in the 21st Century.
Drawing on examples from business, politics, popular culture and social justice, as well as case studies of organisations like LEGO and TED, they explain the forces that are changing the course of our age.
In a world increasingly shaped by New Power, this book will show you how to shape your future.
This text addresses the issues of good governance and conditionality from the perspective of both Northern and Southern NGOs, and should be of interest to those engaged in the management of NGO programmes, policy-makers, and those involved in lobbying and campaigning. The publication is based on the papers and case studies from the INTRAC workshop in Amersfoort, the Netherlands, June 1993. The workshop brought 50 participants together from both Northern and Southern NGOs, as well as bilateral and multilateral agencies, to reflect on the implications of this policy agenda for NGOs. Case studies are included that draw on the experiences of NGOs in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and cover a range of issues concerning the role of NGOs in civil society, advocacy, legal reform and democracy movements.
"THE STUDENT LEADERSHIP PRACTICES INVENTORY (Student LPI)" is the only leadership tool designed specifically for students and young people. Developed by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, the second edition of this celebrated instrument package approaches leadership as a measurable, learnable, and teachable set of behaviors. This 360 leadership assessment tool helps students and young people measure their leadership competencies, while guiding them through the process of applying Kouzes and Posner's acclaimed Five Practices of Exemplary Student Leadership(R) model to real-life challenges.
Your go-to-guide to delivering effective and transformative change that lasts All too often, change efforts fail to deliver on their promise. However it is possible to turn an organization around quickly to create a new future one where people think and behave differently and deliver extraordinary results together. Whether you are the chairman, a board director or an aspiring senior executive, The Little Black Book of Change provides a practical, concise and insightful guide to understanding your organization and inventing something extraordinary. It is not about run of the mill' change programmes. It is about delivering extraordinary results something that is not at all predictable. It will be your insight into creating significant shifts in the way people think and behave which can be applied in any area you wish; from improving service levels to cost reductions, innovation or increasing market share. * Demystifies organisational transformation in 7 practical steps * Based on real business case studies * Grounded and accessible, rather than purely from theoretical models or processes * The authors have 25 years' experience of implementing and facilitating transformations change * Visit http://www.littleblackbookofchange.com/
Have you reached a respectable level of business and financial success but feel a nagging sense that you're still not good enough to sustain it? Do you appear self-assured to the world but secretly feel plagued by self-doubt? Have you hit ceilings that you can't break through? Welcome to the club. This book is for people like you: high achievers who want to feel better about what they've already accomplished while being empowered to accomplish even more. You're an ambitious, results-driven, no-excuses bottom-liner. You've climbed over or pushed your way through monumental barriers to get where you are. You accept nothing but the best in yourself and in others. You've earned your success. So why do you still feel insecure? In striving to get to the next level, you studied the lives of other high achievers; you read all the cutting-edge business books in search of the next breakthrough strategy. But the answers and the reassurance you seek lie much closer to home; they lie within yourself. This book teaches you how to access your inner resources consistently and powerfully. As you do so, you will learn how to expand your inner capacity to think and see clearly, maintain positive and optimistic thoughts, make wise decisions, and feel calm, peaceful, and confident regardless of what is happening in your external world.
This book was born of a demand from academics, practitioners and students for an authoritative work on the subject of financial management with a South African background and covers all aspects of finance, both at central and local government level. The approach followed is normative/descriptive, and the content is presented in a universally applicable manner.;Experts in the field will find the work indispensable, and members of municipal councils and legislative authorities, officials and members of the public who take an interest in central and local government affairs, will find it most instructive.
The philosophy of this book is a fundamental respect for the inner strengths, potential, creativeness, knowledge and resources of communities. It demands a profound rethinking of the traditional role of the development "expert" and should be seen not as a critique of existing approaches but a thought-provoking tool offering new insights and ideas.;Although it deals with established issues it is a text with innovative contributions which provide the development manager and administrator with new tools for the trade.
Knowledge management, which came to the attention of managers in private business, not-for-profits and public institutions at the end of the last century, has really stayed in the realm of theory and good ideas. This title takes the pragmatic approach to knowledge management, with emphasis on creating a comprehensive, shared language around many of the theoretical issues, translating theory into simple, practical implementation paths, and, through an integrated series of grounded questions, provides frameworks for embedding knowledge management into organisations (whether public, private or not-for-profit). When used by team members or employees of organisations, it provides baselines for identifying relevant knowledge and information, and the strategic drivers, measurements, implementation as well as shared communication.
Your people want to be motivated, to be inspired to do their best work, and to perform at their highest levels. Your job as a manager is to help your employees achieve their goals.
"How to Motivate Every Employee" will show you how to unharness your employees' motivation by uncovering their inner needs and desires and demonstrating how to relate them to your organization's goals and activities in a way that benefits you both. Written by Anne Bruce, a top motivational coach whose work has been used at Coca-Cola, Ben & Jerry's, Southwest Airlines, and hundreds of other corporations worldwide, this nuts-andbolts guidebook has tangible techniques and idea starters on virtually every page to help you: Make employees feel like partners instead of workers Show everyone how they contribute to, and profit from, the big picture Encourage intelligent risktaking and demonstrate its positive rewards Develop an organization with freeflowing, two-way communication, from top-to-bottom Hire people you want to keep and build a culture that makes them want to stay Transform a group of individuals into a unified and results-focused team
"How to Motivate Every Employee" shows you how it's all done. From giving employees a meaningful purpose to providing them with tangible rewards, this concise rulebook will give you the knowledge you need to infuse your employees and organization with passion, camaraderie, and motivation.
Real-world leadership training for real-world students The Student Leadership Challenge tailors one of the world's most respected leadership models to students' unique needs, and provides a proven pathway to success. Based on The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership, this book merges solid research with personal stories from real-world student leaders to help students develop the critical skills they need to lead both now and after graduation. Useful from high school to graduate school and beyond, these lessons are reinforced by reflective and critical thinking activities to help students internalize important concepts while honestly assessing their own practices. Updated and expanded, this new third edition includes four extra chapters to allow deeper investigation, while broader, deeper, and more vivid examples from real-life students illustrate what student leadership looks like around the world. New discussion delves into the research behind the model, as well as the usefulness of leadership in the transition to post-graduate life. What does leadership mean to you? Although it may be difficult to put into words, we all know it when we see it. Effective leaders tend to exhibit a specific set of traits, possess certain skills, and practice particular habits. This book helps you hone your natural talents and shape your path to success as the leader you want to become. Learn The Five Practices of Leadership, and how they help you succeed beyond school Discover how students around the world are exhibiting the best in modern leadership Practice critical leadership techniques and engage in thought-provoking discussion Assess your own potential with the Student Leadership Practices Inventory Great leadership is more important than ever before, and students are in a prime position to develop these critical skills. The Student Leadership Challenge provides a comprehensive framework with real-world application to help students become their very best.
The Frontiers of Management offers stimulating and profitable reading for both existing Drucker disciples and those new to his writing. This collection of thirty-five finely balanced articles and essays, plus an interview and afterword, was planned by the author from the beginning to be published eventually in one volume and as variations on one unifying theme - the challenges of tomorrow that face the executive today. What kind of tomorrow it will be depends heavily on the knowledge, insight, foresight and competence of the decision makers of today. The future is in the hands of executives who are already fully occupied with the daily crisis, and for whom the daily crisis is the one absolutely predictable event in their working day. It is to these people that this Drucker volume is addressed, to enable them to see and to understand the long-range implications and impacts of their immediate, everyday, urgent actions and decisions.
What is it that makes a business successful? Ultimately, it comes down to the quality of its management. Yet every business has individual areas of management and these differ from general management. In Management Sciences: An Introduction students will discover the basics of the business environment, the nature of management and the skills required to manage an enterprise. Recommended for: This book is written in an easy-to-read style and each chapter starts with learning outcomes and ends with self-assessment questions. Illustrative case studies from the South African business environment make it an invaluable reference resource for students of Management Sciences at South African institutions.
A new lean and agile model for more effective change management Rapid Organizational Change gets right to the heart of the change initiative problem, and offers a time- and money-saving solution. The fact that so many change initiatives fail or underperform can be traced back to one major issue: pace. While most change management models stress the importance of timeliness, they remain bound to an organization-wide approach to execution. By targeting change efforts at specific mid-level layers of management, this book helps you achieve the desired outcome more efficiently while saving time, effort and money. Full of practical advice and real-world examples, this book is your action guide to making change happen in a meaningful way. You'll learn how to continually develop great leadership at the institutional level, and gain real, actionable guidance on putting more women in management positions to help you grab that competitive advantage. Today's disruptive technologies and macro-economic patterns have elevated organizational agility to the rank of survival skill. Change is a constant in business, but it's now coming faster than ever; this book gives you the strategies you need to keep from being left behind. * Target mid-level managers for faster change * Institute perpetual leadership development outside of HR * Correct gender inequality in management positions * Utilize your best resources to gain competitive advantage Most change management models have the same inherent problem: by the time new processes and strategies trickle down to every manager and staff member, the opportunity has passed and the change can no longer be effective for its intended purpose. Rapid Organizational Change lays out a new shortcut to help your organization stay out in front.
Showing the same incisive and outrageous wit as in his previous books, where he first took on the self-help craze then New Labour's addiction to spin, Alistair Beaton now tackles the management gurus. Read this book and you will be transformed overnight into a successful modern manager, capable of talking authentic management bollocks at any hour of the day or night, because, let's face it, talking bollocks is what modern management is all about. Below are a few of the gems contained within THE LITTLE BOOK OF MANAGEMENT BOLLOCKS... RISK MANAGEMENT Improve risk management outcomes by never investing in anything. INSPIRING OTHERS As a manager, it's your job to inspire others. If there's nothing inspiring about you, just use fear instead.
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