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For some, a job is just a way to pay the bills. For others—those whose careers fit their passions and personalities—it is a source of great satisfaction and success. Career Match is designed to help people discover their ideal work. It determines their personality style, then walks them through the range
Nolan Bushnell founded the groundbreaking gaming company Atari and two dozen other companies. He also launched Steve Jobs' career, along with those of many other brilliant creatives over the course of his five decades in business. In his eagerly awaited first book, Bushnell explains how to find, hire, and nurture the
As teams become increasingly virtual; productivity increases will be required; leadership skills will be demanded from more and more of the team's membership. Our capacity for resilience will be tested on a daily basis. However, when groups of people adapt and respond collectively, incredible things happen. This is where collaborative intelligence
Think about your average workday. Do you find it an urgent race that you often lose? Are you falling behind with too many emails flooding in, too many action requests piling up, and too many meetings robbing you of valuable work time? The resulting stress can be intense. And the frustration
For the first time ever, New Kinds of Smart brings together all the main strands of research about intelligence in one book and explains these new ideas to practising teachers and educators. Each chapter presents practical examples, tools and templates so that each new strand of thinking can be woven into their
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
The new question: Ten years after the worldwide bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins returns to ask: Why do some companies thrive in uncertainty, even chaos, and others do not? In Great by Choice, Collins and his colleague, Morten T. Hansen, enumerate the principles for building a truly great enterprise in
Ken Watanabe originally wrote Problem Solving 101 for Japanese schoolchildren. His goal was to help shift the focus in Japanese education from memorization to critical thinking, by adapting some of the techniques he had learned as an elite McKinsey consultant.
How Full Is Your Bucket? reveals how even the briefest interactions affect your relationships, productivity, health, and longevity. Organized around a simple metaphor of a dipper and a bucket, and grounded in 50 years of research, this book will show you how to greatly increase the positive moments in your work and
Is your child chronically late turning in papers? Does she show up for soccer practice without her soccer bag? Say things without thinking? Read something and forget what he read? Wait until the last minute and then get caught short of time to complete tasks? Written by two clinical psychologists, Late,
Best Book Briefings, also known as BBB, gives you all that you need about a given title. On the Book Profile, you can choose to read a quick review that explains what the book is about (as short as one paragraph), you can also read a review of a bigger length (a couple of pages long), unless you wish to read a full-length briefing that saves you the time you would have taken to read the actual book, while still giving you its insights. This book briefing is around 9 pages in average. More...
If I see only the mental map of 1st Alternative—my own map—then the only way out is to persuade you to shift your paradigm or even force you to accept my alternative: I must win and you must lose. If, on
It’s certainly true that many of the particulars of business have changed. But the fundamentals have not. The stories in this book are just as relevant now as they were back then, and the lessons learned still apply today. Each story
Driving Down Cost is the first accessible and practical book to address cost management for managers across the board. Drawing on over twenty-five years of consultancy experience from over fifty international, large scale one-time cost reduction projects, Andrew Wileman provides a toolkit filled with key ideas and strategies for analyzing cost management, including procuring and managing accounts, which is something that is relevant to both private and public sector organizations. He
Flourish builds on Dr. Seligman’s game-changing work on optimism, motivation, and character to show how to get the most out of life, unveiling an electrifying new theory of what makes a good life—for individuals, for communities, and for nations. In a fascinating evolution of thought and practice, Flourish refines what Positive Psychology is all about. While certainly a part of well-being, happiness alone doesn’t give life meaning.
If you are a boss who wants to do great work, what can you do about it? Good Boss, Bad Boss is devoted to answering that question. Stanford Professor Robert Sutton weaves together the best psychological and management research with compelling stories and cases to reveal the mindset and moves of the best (and worst) bosses. This book was inspired by the deluge of emails, research, phone calls, and conversations that Dr. Sutton
The new question: Ten years after the worldwide bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins returns to ask: Why do some companies thrive in uncertainty, even chaos, and others do not? In Great by Choice, Collins and his colleague, Morten T. Hansen, enumerate the principles for building a truly great enterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous, and fast-moving times. The new study: Great by Choice distinguishes itself from Collins's prior work by its focus on
The economic peace of the past generation is over. We’re in a war for survival, beset by fear, uncertainty and doubt. As on any battlefield, conditions demand a seriously different kind of leadership from that which is appropriate in peacetime. Leaders must be prepared to make strategic, structural, financial and operational changes—many of them drastic—in a hurry and with information that is at best incomplete. Whether you lead a small group
Why You Should Want Power? First of all, having power is related to living a longer and healthier life. Second, power, and the stature that accompany power, can produce wealth. Third, power is part of leadership and is necessary to get things done. Finding the right place for you requires several steps. First, you must be brutally honest about your strengths, weaknesses, and preferences – and because of the self-enhancement motive, not many people are
Chuck Martin takes readers on a journey from the creation of the first screen to the revolutionary third. Martin describes the cultural and social changes incurred by the first screen (the television) and the second screen (the personal computer), opening up his discussion of how the third screen—the mobile device—is redefining the role of the consumer.
You deeply want to become an extraordinary entrepreneur, but you don’t know where to begin. You don’t have enough money; or else you’ve got money, but you wouldn’t feel right risking it. You’re too young; or else you’re too old, and the chance has already passed you by. You can’t seem to come up with the right idea; or else, you’re overwhelmed with ideas and you can’t seem to settle on
Nolan Bushnell founded the groundbreaking gaming company Atari and two dozen other companies. He also launched Steve Jobs' career, along with those of many other brilliant creatives over the course of his five decades in business. In his eagerly awaited first book, Bushnell explains how to find, hire, and nurture the people who could turn your company into the next Atari or the next Apple. The business world is changing
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We parents want our children to grow into happy adults—but the trouble is sometimes we feel as though our children’s personalities are already more or less set in genetic stone. The good news is that we actually do have a lot of influence. Parenting practices have a tremendous effect on children’s
Western culture is riddled with destructive myths about money and prosperity that are severely limiting individuals' power, creativity, and financial potential. In Killing Sacred Cows, Gunderson boldly exposes ingrained fallacies and misguided traditions in the world of personal finance.
Let us talk about human “irrationality”, about our distance from perfection. I believe that recognizing where we depart from the ideal is an important part of the quest to truly understanding ourselves, and one that promises many practical benefits. Understanding irrationality is important for our everyday actions and decisions and for
Ignore Everybody expands on MacLeod’s sharpest insights, wittiest cartoons, and most useful advice. For example:-Selling out is harder than it looks. Diluting your product to make it more commercial will just make people like it less.-If your plan depends on you suddenly being “discovered” by some big shot, your plan will
There is a story that is usually told about extremely successful people, a story that focuses on intelligence and ambition. Gladwell argues that the true story of success is very different, and that if we want to understand how some people thrive, we should spend more time looking around them-at such
Who Are Middle Managers? No one has a job title “Middle Manager.” Who then are middle managers? And how do we distinguish them from those at the top? It is known that senior management makes the decisions that set the organization’s course, whereas middle management interprets and executes those decisions. Middle
Globalization poses challenges for everyone. Every education system in the world struggles to some degree to keep up with the rapid pace of change. And countries face many similar challenges. For example, widespread internal and international migration have created more heterogeneous societies everywhere, placing new demands on educators as they respond
Leadership, simply put, is the ability to influence others. Values-based leadership takes it to the next level. By word, action, and example, values-based leaders seek to inspire and motivate, using their influence to pursue what matters most. The objective of values-based leadership is to do the right thing by making choices