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The true story of racing jockey Bob Champion (played here by John Hurt), who discovered he had cancer while at the height of his career. He began an intensive course of chemo-therapy, and clawed his way back to health to win the Grand National. What makes this story all the more remarkable is the fact that Champion's horse Aldaniti was simultaneously recovering from an injury so serious that at one point it was thought the horse would never race again.
Managers are continually faced with new challenges and dilemmas. Getting the balance right is never straightforward, however. We are always having to find the right point of equilibrium between leading and managing, the short and long term, the individual and the team, activity and reflection, and being resolute and adaptable. Leading and managing well requires you to get the balance right by adjusting your style and approach. Success often depends on making conscious decisions about the point of balance on these five key axes. This book is a valuable aid to any manager to help judge when to lead and when to follow, when to press their point and when to concede to others, or when to lead from the front or steer from behind.
In this latest addition to the highly successful 100 Great Ideas series, readers will find a comprehensive guide to overcoming one of the most frequently felt emotions at work today: frustration. Frustration comes in many forms and from many sources-bosses, colleagues, staff, clients, and not to forget, oneself. If left to fester, frustration can quickly impair a person's ability to work and to lead, and potentially hijack the performance of the entire team and organisation. 100 Great Leading Through Frustration Ideas provides a practical framework for leading yourself and others through frustration. Starting from a simple 5-step plan-Understand, Plan, Act, Observe and Reframe-this wise and wide-ranging guide shows you how to address your frustrations in a fresh and constructive way, and use them as a springboard to new breakthroughs. Author Dr Peter Shaw, who has written three other titles in this series, distils 100 learning points from his vast experience in business and government, and conveys them in a highly personable, easy-to-read style.
The 2012 London Olympics provided some of the best examples of the personal impact of the athletes. The impact for some resulted from leading from the front, for others the impact resulted from following and then choosing their moment to exert their authority. However, the impact for all the competitors resulted from their preparation and their ability to take decisions in the moment. They had to prepare physically, mentally and emotionally. Their performance resulted from their attitude of mind as well as their physical preparedness. Our personal impact flows from clarity about who we are, what we stand for, where we place our priorities, when we choose to act, and understanding why we respond in a particular way. Crucial to personal impact is knowing ourselves and our preferences well, knowing how we contribute effectively, and knowing what our end goals are. Personal impact is all about delivering outcomes. However elegant our attempt at personal impact, if there is no outcome, then our impact may have been irrelevant. A key starting point is what is the outcome you want to achieve after considering realistically, and boldly what might be possible. This book invites you to think through the personal impact you want to have, and gives prompts for thought and practical pointers. The 100 ideas encourage you to think positively about what you are seeking to build, how you intend to be, and what you intend to do and not do. It provides pointers about what you might demonstrate, share, ensure, remember and create.
Most of us work in teams at work. This book provides prompts to enable teams to thrive and be effective in demanding times. There is a huge interest to ensure teams are effective. The speed of change has meant teams have to be quick to adapt. Information technology means that teams have access to much more information, but need to be able to use that information in a constructive and sure-footed way. Globalization means that there are many more virtual teams which have to find ways of working quickly and effectively, while adapting to cultural differences about expectations and ways of working. Good team leaders are regularly looking for ways of equipping their teams to work effectively, whilst also ensuring there is time to reflect on longer term issues. There is a growing appetite to try new approaches and learn from the experience of others. The ideas in this book will provide a range of suggestions to help you calibrate how best you can be both an effective team leader and member. The book is designed so you can dip into the different sections. It is intended to be a practical tool for managers and leaders at any level, in any organization, in any country.
Leaders in every country and sector are addressing rapid change resulting from economic, technological, cultural, communication and social developments. The pace of change is unparalleled. Many leaders feel behind the curve as companies are merging and restructuring in response to these developments. This addition to the highly successful 100 Great Ideas series, readers will equip leaders to face uncertainty with confidence and equanimity. At the same time, the book teaches the team to accept the inevitability of rapid change and see opportunities going forward and not be overwhelmed by fears or apprehensions. This book will provide a manual for teams to discuss and agree on a shared approach going forward. The author has included provide case-scenarios to illustrate the learning points and these are a good reference point for anyone who leads a team in managing rapid change at work or who is affected by company reorganisation and right-sizing.
100 Great Ideas series, readers will find a comprehensive guide for a leader or a developing leader to make a step change in their effectiveness. The book addresses the question 'What is the step change I need to make to be leading well at the next level?'. Author Dr Peter Shaw, who has written several other titles in this series, distils 100 learning points from his vast experience of over 40 years in business and government, and conveys them in a highly personable, easy-to-read style. This book is divided into 10 sections: Why, What, Who, How, When, Which, Were, Be, Become and Know. These ideas will equip anyone who leads a team with the necessary knowledge to guide, manage, motivate and counsel staff under their charge. In the Who section, for example, learning points include cultivating your champions, drawing on coaches who understand you, recognising your allies, building peer support and finding a mentor. The author has included inspiring case-studies drawn from successful leaders and how they have managed to build a team of confident and competent staff that functions as a cohesive and successful unit. 100 Great Leading Well Ideas is an invaluable companion for anyone who manages a team of staff.
In The Mindful Leader, Peter Shaw unpacks the Christian concepts underpinning good leadership and management - such as wisdom, hope and truth - offering a toolkit for leaders who are aspiring to be more authentic. He applies biblical themes - from Accountability to Resurrection - to the demands of leadership today, looking to the example of Jesus and the Apostles to show how leaders can hold onto their values and beliefs despite the pressures they face. He bridges the gap between what Christian leaders hear at church and the demanding situations they face in the workplace, offering practical encouragement alongside realism and pragmatism about what is possible.
In this latest addition to the highly successful 100 Great Ideas series, readers willfind a comprehensive guide to building success across all areas of their lives- covering work, family and community. Author DrPeter Shaw, who has written two other titles in this series, distils 100learning points from his vast experience in business and government, andconveys them in a highly personable, easy-to-read style. This book provides prompts forthought on balancing priorities well, understanding the drivers of yourambition, addressing what might hold you back, generating forward momentum,handling setbacks with care, building your reputation, balancing the short termand the long term, sustaining the success, growing team success and engagingwith the future. Inspiring case-studies of people whofaced myriad challenges are presented, showing the ways in which theyeventually surmounted their difficulties. No matter how you define success, 100Great Building Success Ideas is an invaluable companion on your personal andprofessional life journey.
The good manager will bring the best out of his team. A crucial skill is to be able to use a coaching approach effectively to draw out the experience and capabilities of those working for you and with you. In a fast-moving world coaching skills are an essential prerequisite of good leadership and management. The manager who brings the best out of their people will use a range of coaching approaches and focus their use on times when their staff face transition or need to step up to new challenges and demands. The first section of the book looks at developing coaching skills. It looks at the approach, the practicalities, the coaching relationship and your own learning. The second half looks at ten different contexts where coaching skills can be applied to good effect. The manager who coaches well is able to conserve their mental, emotional and physical energy so it can be deployed when it can be at its most effective. Developing coaching skills often sits alongside an individual becoming increasingly focused in understanding where they can make a distinctive contribution. Bringing out the best in others will enable you to bring out the best in yourself as it becomes clearer, 'what is it only I can do to ensure the success of a particular enterprise?' This book is written for managers at any level, in any organization, in any country.
This book provides a comprehensive overview of the geological evolution of the Northern Andes and contiguous shield areas, with a focus upon Colombia. Updated geological interpretations are supported by modern lithogeochemical, seismic, gravity and magnetic data and radiogenic isotope and radiometric age determinations. The composite data permits a detailed interpretation of the tectono-magmatic history of the Northern Andean Block, including the Andes of Colombia, northern Ecuador, western Venezuela and eastern Panama. Tectonic reconstructions based upon characterization of more than thirty litho-tectonic and morpho-structural units, terrane assemblages and tectonic realms, and their bounding suture and fault systems, highlight the intimate and complementary Mesozoic-Cenozoic history of the Northern Andean Block and the Pacific and Caribbean Plates. The complex nature of Northern Andean assembly contrasts with ''classical'' Central Andean ''Cordilleran-type'' orogenic models. Differences render the application of typical Cordilleran-type models inappropriate for the Colombian Andes. The importance of underlying Proterozoic through mid-Mesozoic elements, in the development of Meso-Cenozoic Northern Andean orogeny-phase tectonic configurations is analyzed in the light of spatial-temporal studies and reconstructions related to basin formation, sedimentation, deformation, uplift mechanisms, structural style and magmatic evolution. The pre-Andean architecture of north western South America has played a pre-determinative role in the development of the Northern Andean orogenic system. 16 contributions analyze key stratigraphic, structural, metamorphic, magmatic and tectonic questions, and provide solutions as far as the most recent published field-based studies permit. The volume provides geological interpretations and tectonic models which contrast with repetitive theoretical proposals frequently found in the available literature.
Taking on a leadership role does not always come naturally. Lack of confidence, self-doubt, apprehension and fear of failure all hold many gifted people back. In The Reluctant Leader, coaching experts Peter Shaw and Hillary Douglas share wisdom gained from working extensively with leaders across all sectors, helping you turn your natural hesitation into a confident use of your leadership gifts. Recognising the importance of humility, they offer many practical tips for gaining confidence by adopting good role models, building support, experimenting with a wider repertoire of skills, celebrating success and growing through failure. With many examples and tips for good practice, The Reluctant Leader explores reluctance at emotional, intellectual and practical levels, asking such questions as: - Why do I not want to stand out from others? - Why do I dwell on risks and fears? - Why do I shy away from conflict? - Why do I have to be 100 per cent sure before taking a step forward? - How can I overcome a fear of public speaking?
Learn to see yourself and the world around you in a different way with Wake Up and Dream. It will give you confidence to explore new possibilities, be open to different avenues and be excited about the difference you could make. It will enable to you to overcome barriers and seize opportunities. Combining the ancient discipline and wisdom of spiritual direction with the insights from contemporary management coaching, this book explores the creative power of dreaming. Dreams allow: * new possibilities to emerge * hope to arise and vision to widen * the status quo to be challenged * important mental, emotional and spiritual realities to fuse together. In a tough world where many face change, this will help turn dreams into exciting new realities.
Keeping going as a leader is hard work. Even for those in a good place, it can feel like a slog. This practical, inspirational guide is for all leaders who are feeling in need of fresh energy and encouragement. Peter Shaw draws on his wide experience of executive coaching to help you recognise warning signs of burnout, and offers a range of effective ways for renewing energy, confidence and enthusiasm, including: knowing what matters to you staying open to new possibilities averting potential problems embracing simplicity building for the future
This practical and inspirational guide is for all who feel excited yet daunted at the prospect of taking on a leadership role, whether it be first-time leaders, or those taking on bigger, more demanding roles. This user-friendly companion will build confidence and increase competence. It focuses on identifying and strengthening core skills and gifts, including: * building your supporter base * living with your wobbles * enjoying stepping into the unknown * being willing to take responsibility * motivating others * making decisions well * sitting lightly to uncertainty * knowing how to handle conflict. Ideal if you are starting out on a new career or climbing the ladder, The Emerging Leader combines down-to-earth practical advice with timeless insights and wisdom.
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ Advancement Of Learning Francis Bacon, Peter Shaw Joseph Devey P. F. Collier & son, 1902 Science
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