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Examine strategic management with the market-leading text that sets the standard for the most intellectually rich, practical analysis of strategic management. Written by respected experts Hitt, Ireland, and Hoskisson, the 12th edition of STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT is steeped in cutting-edge research featuring more than 500 emerging and leading companies, and reveals trends that you can implement immediately to succeed in your field. You'll discover how to integrate the classic industrial organization model with a resource-based view of the firm to give you a complete understanding of how today's businesses use strategic management to establish competitive advantages and create value for stakeholders in the global marketplace. The freshly reimagined MindTap learning solution provides you with real-world activities that will prepare you to excel as a leader and outperform rivals.
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What does it take to be a leader? Why do people listen to one voice and ignore another? During the twentieth century, no American exhibited more powerful leadership skills than Martin Luther King, Jr. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR., ON LEADERSHIP examines the choices he made, the people he trusted, and the methods he used to turn a small crusade into a movement-and change history forever. Apply the lessons of his life to yours, learn the secrets of leadership, and turn your dream into reality.
• Get your message across by learning to "speak" your listener's language
• Forge coalitions, build consensus, and achieve strategic alliances based on the self-interest of each party
• Obtain the right information from the right people-and keep the channels of communication open inside the organization
• Have the courage to change directions when necessary
• Handle defeat within the organization and turn setbacks into positives
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"If you follow the simple yet profound wisdom in this book, then you, too, will take leadership to a level that you've never experienced." -John C. Maxwell, New York Times bestselling author
Great Teams Start with Great Leaders You know that nobody succeeds alone-you need a great team. But when you're the leader and you aren't sure how to nurture the best from your crew, where can you turn for help? In The Lasting Impact of Positive Leadership, bestselling author Stan Toler serves as your coach and reveals what it takes to build a successful team. As you examine the proven strategies of great leaders, you will learn how to effectively connect and communicate, and how to motivate people and inspire them to give their best every day. Creating a positive culture starts with learning how to harness the principles of positive leaderships Become a positive leader...and discover for yourself the remarkable results that are sure to follow!
We all want to live a life that matters. We all want to reach our full
potential. But too often we find ourselves overwhelmed by the
day-to-day. Our big goals get pushed to the back burner - and then,
more often than not, they get forgotten. New York Times bestselling
author Michael Hyatt wants readers to know that it doesn't have to be
this way. In fact, he thinks that this is the year readers can finally
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Anyone who is tired of not seeing progress in their personal, intellectual, business, relationship, or financial goals will treasure the field-tested wisdom found in these pages
"Phil Harkins has it exactly right. To be a leader is to communicate powerfully—as he does in this thoughtful book."- Robert B. Reich, Professor of Social and Economic PolicyBrandeis University.
Powerful Conversations breed a powerful organization. POWERFUL CONVERSATIONS is packed with goal-oriented strategies, tools, and real-life examples from great leaders. Use its deliberate, directed techniques to achieve exceptional levels of performance, create and maintain valuable relationships, and forward the goals of both yourself and your organization with every word you speak. Mastering the three stages of a Powerful Conversation—from shared feelings and beliefs, to an exchange of wants and needs, closing with action steps and mutual commitments—will help you exercise more control over your interactions, and greatly enhance both your leadership skills and your success.
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"Phil Harkins has it exactly right. To be a leader is to communicate powerfully—as he does in this thoughtful book." - Robert B. Reich, Professor of Social and Economic Policy, Brandeis University.
"Powerful Conversations have made a real difference in the effectiveness of the Operations Senior Leadership Team. We are delivering unprecedented results thanks to the clearer communication and improved working relationships." - Larry Gundrum, Senior Vice President, Kraft Foods.
"In my business, Powerful Conversations are leading to believability and a growing sense of achievability by our employees that they can drive a massive agenda for change." - Linda Coughlin, Managing Director, Scudder Kemper Investments, Inc.
"In a fast forward world, candor and clarity are prerequisites for success. POWERFUL CONVERSATIONS is a must read book for leading into the 21st century." - Steve Ozonian, Chairman and CEO, Prudential Real Estate and Relocations Solutions.
"A powerful guide, both savvy and wise, to emotional intelligence in action. Phil Harkins has given us an essential handbook for leaders at any level." - Daniel Goleman, Author, Working with Emotional Intelligence.
Fortune magazine called it a fascinating book. Harvey MacKay said, Benton knows what it takes to take you to the top. Executives at companies such as Nabisco, McKinsey, AT&T, and Colgate have found Debra Bentons advice so invaluable that they have paid thousands of dollars for just one coaching session. Editors at magazines from Glamour to Entrepreneurs Business Start-ups, to Working Woman have featured Secrets of a CEO Coach and its practical guidance on moving up the corporate ladder.
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Unlike many self-help books offering advice on how to improve either your career or your personal life, "Coach Yourself to Win" bridges the two worlds in order to help you improve your performance--whether you're earning your living or living your life.
"Coach Yourself to Win" is written for the vast number of people who seek to create a new future for themselves. To help you achieve breakthrough performance on the job and in your life, you will learn to master a practical, tested self-coaching process that will enable you to: Clarify, set, and stay committed to realistic intentions Zero in on what holds you back Find the support you've been lacking Develop a path for change Evaluate yourself along the way Make necessary corrections to your plan Realize your intention to achieve a "new you"
"Coach Yourself to Win" provides an easy-to-follow seven-step plan that will generate lasting, positive change in your professional and personal life. To help you implement the plan, Guttman provides a dedicated Web site--www.coachyourselftowin.com--where you will find all the supporting materials you will need as you go through the process, because you are the key to the happy ending you desire.
A major shift is stirring in the corporate world today. Leaders at all levels are feeling a sense of restlessness, with many questioning the value of what they do and why they do it. Intuitively they already know there is a different way to operate - to show up, honour their values, build trust and positively influence others and now finally here is a road map that shows them how, from the inside out! The Restless Executive is a modern fable from an author with over 25 years corporate experience, which includes coaching top international business leaders. This story reveals how aligning personal values with leadership style can transform performance and job satisfaction, and cure the restlessness so many of today s professionals are experiencing. Are you leading aligned to your values? Or are you restless in a role where you re overworked, frustrated and pulled in all directions? The Restless Executive offers an alternative to being conditioned by your external environment and invites you to discover your own personal values, to lead with energy and purpose and to transform your working life and that of those around you. * Packed full of practical tools, tips and techniques * Practical guide which shows you how to explore your own restlessness and discover the gifts it holds * Transform the way you live and lead as you develop deeper levels of engagement, motivation and trust
Every day, leaders and managers at all organizational levels face extraordinarily perplexing choices and situations. More so than ever before, they find themselves caught in the middle of issues that seem impossible. For example, they find themselves: struggling to deliver bottom-line results--even though they know they are sacrificing investment in future product development; deciding to forgo going home to spend time with their children because they are finalizing an important acquisition; wanting to hire a highly talented worker, but told by HR that the salary offer they need to extend exceeds company guidelines. These leaders feel they're damned if they do and damned if they don't.But what seems impossible is usually a paradox--and it is possible to manage paradoxes effectively. Unfortunately, many leaders and managers aren't accustomed to dealing with these paradoxes, and are easily thrown by them. Confused and under pressure, they respond in traditional ways: seeing issues and situations in black and white; being decisive; taking a strong, inflexible position. But doing so is not effective in a world of ambiguity, complexity, and volatility. In fact, it often results in bad decisions and missed opportunities. CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE suggests a better, more viable approach to decision making: and not or thinking. This approach posits that if you can hold two seemingly conflicting concepts in your head simultaneously (the and), you can navigate your way between them to find an effective response -- as opposed to seeing situations as right or wrong (the or), which will likely lead to an ineffective response.Based on extensive interviews with fifty CEOs and top executives and with 100 high potential leaders at Fortune 500 companies, CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE takes familiar dilemmas that often seem impossible to resolve satisfactorily, and shows how to apply a simple five-step approach to and not or thinking to find a solution: (1) acknowledging the conflict, (2) analyzing the options, (3) weighing risks and benefits, (4) bringing others to the conversation, and (5) subsequently making an informed and decision that balances, integrates, and/or innovates from the seemingly-impossible choices with which you started. The book is filled with real-life examples that illustrate and not or thinking in action at companies such as GSK, Nike, PayPal, Microsoft, Dell, Lloyds, Johnson&Johnson, Deutsche Post, Apple, and Joie de Vivre.
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...its definitely not too late for any of us to learn now what we need to do.Dr. Donna Brooks
For years, professional and business women have been hindered by traditional role models, stereotyped views, and even their own familys attitudes. Despite these barriers, hundreds of women have found the path to success. In this eye-opening book, Donna and Lynn Brooks explore the strategies these women have used to succeedand provide a blueprint any woman can use to achieve success in their personal and professional lives. For every woman who wants to get ahead, Seven Secrets of Successful Women is an essential guide!
The New York Times bestselling author examines how people can drive creative, moral, and organisational progress―and how leaders can encourage originality in their organisations.
How can we originate new ideas, policies and practices without risking it all? Adam Grant shows how to improve the world by championing novel ideas and values that go against the grain, battling conformity, and bucking outdated traditions.
Using surprising studies and stories spanning business, politics, sports, and entertainment, Grant explores how to recognize a good idea, speak up without getting silenced, build a coalition of allies, choose the right time to act, and manage fear and doubt. Parents will learn how to nurture originality in children, and leaders will discover how to fight groupthink to build cultures that welcome dissent.
Told through dazzling case studies of people going against the grain, you’ll encounter an entrepreneur who pitches the reasons not to invest, a woman at Apple who challenged Steve Jobs from three levels below, an analyst who challenged secrecy at the CIA, a billionaire financial wizard who fires employees who don’t criticize him, and the TV executive who saved Seinfeld from the cutting room floor. Originals will give you groundbreaking insights about rejecting conformity and how to change the world.
This work argues that the study of public administration is indispensable to understanding politics. It explores issues in administration as reflected in political theory and discusses the specifics of organization, bureaucratic and management theory.
In the years following the publication of Patrick Lencioni's best-seller "The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, " fans have been clamoring for more information on how to implement the ideas outlined in the book. In "Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team," Lencioni offers more specific, practical guidance for overcoming the Five Dysfunctions--using tools, exercises, assessments, and real-world examples. He examines questions that all teams must ask themselves: Are we really a team? How are we currently performing? Are we prepared to invest the time and energy required to be a great team? Written concisely and to the point, this guide gives leaders, line managers, and consultants alike the tools they need to get their teams up and running quickly and effectively.
Using the fictional elements and symbols from the story of King Arthur, this entertaining, informative business guide's colorful stories demonstrate exactly how to turn a diverse and dispersed group into a united, winning team.
The most trusted source of leadership wisdom, updated to address today's realities The Leadership Challenge is the gold-standard manual for effective leadership, grounded in research and written by the premier authorities in the field. With deep insight into the complex interpersonal dynamics of the workplace, this book positions leadership both as a skill to be learned, and as a relationship that must be nurtured to reach its full potential. This new sixth edition has been revised to address current challenges, and includes more international examples and a laser focus on business issues; you'll learn how extraordinary leaders accomplish extraordinary things, and how to develop your leadership skills and style to deliver quality results every time. Engaging stories delve into the fundamental roles that great leaders fulfill, and simple frameworks provide a primer for those who seek continuous improvement; by internalizing key insights and putting concepts into action, you'll become a more effective, more impactful leader. A good leader gets things done; a great leader aspires, inspires, and achieves more. This book highlights the differences between good and great, and shows you how to bridge the chasm between getting things done and making things happen. * Gain deep insight into leadership's critical role in organizational health * Navigate the shift toward team-oriented work relationships * Motivate and inspire to break through the pervasive new cynicism * Leverage the electronic global village to deliver better results Business is evolving at an increasingly rapid rate, and leaders must keep pace with the changes or risk stagnation. People work differently, are motivated differently, and have different expectations today business as usual is quickly losing its effectiveness. The Leadership Challenge helps you stay current, relevant, and effective in the modern workplace.
Yes you can! Hands up who feels like a completely inadequate underachiever whenever you hear about someone s great achievement. When someone in the office is off cycling around the world, or someone on TV has just launched a great new business which will save the planet? Most of us envy the drive and determination of these people. They ve actually made this stuff happen rather than just day-dreamed about it. We all ask...Could I Do That? Well Simon Hartley is here to show us that we can! Taking on a challenge big or small - in your career or personal life, can be intimidating but also totally transformational. Simon will show us how to work out what it is we want to do and then how to make that happen. He uses examples and advice from others who have achieved big things. The book examines how you should go about preparing for change, which problems you ll face along the way, and demonstrates why and how your life will be better as a consequence. * Practical and motivational, it s about embracing change and defeating limiting beliefs * It challenges readers to think big and take steps to achieving their goals * It puts power in the hands of people who don t yet realise that they can do extraordinary things too
Today, software organizations are transforming the way work gets done through practices like Agile, Lean, and DevOps. But as commonly implemented as these methods are, many transformations still fail, largely because the organization misses a critical step: culture and how people communicate. Agile Conversations brings an updated, practical, step-by-step guide to using the power of conversation to build effective, high-performing teams to achieve truly Agile results. To advance your organization's transformation, learn how to have productive conversations that overcome cognitive bias and fear. Consultants Douglas Squirrel and Jeffrey Fredrick show readers how to utilize the Five Conversations to help teams build trust, alleviate fear, answer the "whys," define commitments, and hold everyone accountable. These five conversations give teams everything they need to reach peak performance, and they are exactly what's missing from too many teams today. Stop focusing just on processes and practices that leave your organization stuck with culture-less rituals. Instead, unleash the unique human power of conversation.
To stay competitive in today's market, organizations need to adopt a culture of customer-centric practices that focus on outcomes rather than outputs. Companies that live and die by outputs often fall into the "build trap," cranking out features to meet their schedule rather than the customer's needs. In this book, Melissa Perri explains how laying the foundation for great product management can help companies solve real customer problems while achieving business goals. By understanding how to communicate and collaborate within a company structure, you can create a product culture that benefits both the business and the customer. You'll learn product management principles that can be applied to any organization, big or small. In five parts, this book explores: Why organizations ship features rather than cultivate the value those features represent How to set up a product organization that scales How product strategy connects a company's vision and economic outcomes back to the product activities How to identify and pursue the right opportunities for producing value through an iterative product framework How to build a culture focused on successful outcomes over outputs
This comprehensive and engaging text presents the complexities of strategic management through up-to-date scholarship and hands-on applications. Highly respected authors Hill, Schilling, and Jones integrate cutting-edge research on topics including competitive advantage, corporate governance, diversification, strategic leadership, technology and innovation, and corporate social responsibility through both theory and case studies. Based on real-world practices and current thinking in the field, the 12th edition features an increased emphasis on the changing global economy and its role in strategic management. When paired with this student-centric text, the MindTap learning solution will prepare the next generation of strategic leaders.
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