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
How to ignite your passion, live with purpose, and succeed in life and business No matter what you want to achieve in life, the secret to doing it is passion. For people to be happy, they need to find meaning in what they do and in the roles they play in their lives, careers, and communities. When we identify the personal passions that drive us, the byproduct is focus, satisfaction, and achievement. But it's not always easy to find our passions. In this book, Keith Abraham shows you how to ignite the passion in your life, as well as in the lives of your colleagues, employees, and associates. He includes in-depth research, easy-to-understand concepts, inspirational stories, and clear visual models to show you how to find out what's meaningful to you and pursue it with passion and energy. In the process, Abraham shows you what you can achieve when you align your purpose, passion, and personal goals. Offers effective advice on how to inspire passion and purpose in yourself, your colleagues, and your employees Written by a Certified Speaking Professional and bestselling author of self-help titles Ideal for business owners and managers who want to inspire better performance in their teams When you understand the «why» of what you're doing, the «how» becomes the easy part. This handy, enlightening guide shows you how to find your «why» so you can make your «how» happen.
In any career in business, chances are that the time will come when someone will ask you to do a strategy for something. Too often, this will be a cue for stress at work and sleepless nights. What You Need to Know about Strategy shows that it doesn’t have to be like this. Taking you step-by-step through the basics of what you need to know to come up with a great strategy, it shows: That getting the right answers depends on asking the right questions Why priorities matter How to map out your internal and external situation How to deal with uncertainty How to make tough choices What your brain does while you’re doing strategy By cutting out the theory, and focusing on the things you need to know and do to come up with a killer strategy, this book means that you never need to panic again.
How leadership with love can make lasting changes, even in the toughest situations Lead Fearlessly, Love Hard offers real, actionable advice for those seeking to change the education system from within. While countless books, articles, and speeches decry the challenges disadvantaged students in low-performing schools face, no one has offered a clear path forward through these challenges—until now. Author Linda Cliatt-Wayman, principal of Strawberry Mansion High School in Philadelphia, grew up in the same North Philadelphia neighborhood where she now leads and fought every single day for the chance to become a part of the solution. Today, she is a turnaround principal and popular TED Talk speaker who helps children living in poverty achieve more than they ever thought possible. In Lead Fearlessly, Love Hard, she provides hope, optimism, and a call to action to help all students reach their true potential. Steadfast leadership and clear principles can overcome almost anything, and this book shows you how to focus your passion, apply your skills, and lead your students down the path to a better future. Discover and develop the leader within Take responsibility and move forward every day Give each student the critical interaction they crave Be a force for real, positive change in neighborhood schools Highlighting the intersection of strong visionary and strategic thinking with on-the-ground, day-to-day implementation, this narrative-driven guide tells the stories of real students and educators to show how clear principles and strong guidance can turn around schools—and the students they serve.
You can't lead with your feet on the desk . . . or your brain on hold. Ed Fuller brings experience, intelligence, and heart to this inspiring guide to building relationships and the good things that follow when you do. The message is delivered in an engaging style that keeps you entertained and leaves you with lasting wisdom. —MICHAEL V. DRAKE, MD, Chancellor, University of California, Irvine «The world of tourism, hospitality, and hotels has become a very global, complex, and diverse industry. No one knows this better than Ed Fuller. In this thoughtfully written text, Ed is speaking to business students, managers, and executives of all industries through his rich experience in the global hotel industry. We have found many great examples within these pages of how we can conduct business better, and I would suggest that they are not only relevant in the United States but throughout the world.» —ANDREW H. FEINSTEIN, James A. Collins Distinguished Chair and Dean, The Collins College of Hospitality Management, Cal Poly Pomona «The World Travel & Tourism Council services six continents. Ed's book will empower you to apply many of the principles that we employ globally, whether it's in Denver, Dubai, or Düsseldorf. These principles will give you a competitive edge in your markets immediately.» —JEAN-CLAUDE BAUMGARTEN, President, World Travel & Tourism Council «Ed Fuller's generous layers of personal experiences and his crisp narrative make his stern message easy to understand. Take my advice, read his book before you take another plane on a foreign business trip. It will change the way you behave.» —GEOFFREY KENT, founder and Executive Chairman, Abercrombie & Kent «Let me tell you what Ed's book isn't: it's not a primer on how to shake hands or fold your napkin in another country. It's an incredibly rich insight into leadership through well-earned personal relationships and experiences that American business executives need to embrace to succeed in the global economy.» —ROGER DOW, President and CEO, U.S. Travel Association «Ed's book gives the student, manager, and executive practical experience in dealing with unique situations, new relationships, and creative problem-solving approaches that are broadly applicable in the business world, no matter where you live or whom you deal with. The insights will prove valuable to your personal growth.» —ANDY POLICANO, Dean, The Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine
Are you ready to discover your WHAT—that is, the 1 amazing thing you were born to do? Would you like to powerfully impact both those who share this lifetime with you and those of lifetimes to come? In What Is Your WHAT? author Steve Olsher reveals his proven process that has helped thousands answer YES to these life-changing questions and cultivate a life of purpose, conviction, and contribution by identifying and creating a plan of action for bringing the 1 thing they were born to do to fruition. It is a timely, step-by-step guide that will guide you towards making both a fortune and a difference sharing your unique gift with the world. Features inspiring stories of trial, tribulation, and triumph, as well as examples of 17 public figures, such as Guy Kawasaki, Chris Brogan, and Jack Canfield who have made the critical shift from pursuing commodity-driven opportunities to honoring their singular blueprint Author Steve Olsher is a 25+ year entrepreneur, creator/founder of The Reinvention Workshop, and award-winning author of Internet Prophets: The World’s Leading Experts Reveal How to Profit Online Steve’s singular approach to realizing permanent, positive change blends proprietary methods with ancient wisdom and revolutionary lessons from modern thought leaders. Leverage this proven system to discover your WHAT and realize ultimate achievement in business and life.
A guide for getting in touch with the inner wisdom that can lead to a more abundant and successful life When you are in touch with your intuition, every moment in your life takes on a whole new dimension as intuitive wisdom pours in. Your ability to assess each situation for immediate guidance allows you to move smoothly on your chosen path. Decision-making becomes quick, easy, and fruitful. And you move closer and closer to your best life by divining what is true for you. Divine Intuition is more than simply a book about paying attention to your intuition. The book is filled with inspirational quotes, helpful exercises, and information on how to live a life you love. Offers practical wisdom for creating an abundant life of purpose and fulfillment Shows how to look within for guidance and build patience, faith, and trust Helps to identify the primary ways that you can tap your intuition This inspirational book will give you the practical tools you need to envision, attract, and create the abundant and successful life you were meant to live.
AWARDS: Independent Publisher Book Award 2015 (Silver) and National Mature Media Award 2015 (Bronze) Step-by-step tips for revitalizing your career Yes, it is possible to have a job you love, and it doesn't require starting from scratch. Love Your Job is a guide to making work fulfilling and fun – again, or even for the first time. Why count down the hours of the day or the days to retirement when you could reinvigorate your workday, transforming the daily doldrums into a daily dose of enjoyable activity? Kerry Hannon, The New York Times columnist and AARP's Jobs Expert, focuses on the little things that can make a big difference in how we feel about work. Love Your Job is all about the routines, habits, and thought patterns that, over the years, may have turned a dream job into a drudge or, worse, a nightmare. Changing these habits and attitudes is simple, and this book shows you how to identify the little things that make work enjoyable and engaging. Using these simple techniques, you can adopt the attitude that will keep you happy and that might just lead to bigger and better things, no matter what stage of your career you are in. In this book, you will learn to: Develop new habits that bring more purpose into every single workday Rekindle your hope and motivation by celebrating small successes Recognize negative patterns that keep you from enjoying your job Craft an entrepreneurial attitude that will get you noticed and enrich your work life We all deserve to experience happiness and satisfaction every day, at every stage of our careers. Kerry Hannon explains that you don't have to make a huge career transition to love work again. But if you reinvent the way you see work, who knows where your new outlook will lead? Wake up to the countless possibilities that await you with Love Your Job.
We all face an inescapable truth: whether we like it or not, we will one day die – and we can't take anything with us when we do. Many Australians spend a great deal of their lives actively creating wealth, but pay little attention to how to distribute that wealth after death. Andrew Simpson's You Can't Take it With You is a practical and informative guide to estate planning. Inside you will discover how to: understand and distribute your assets plan your will and protect it from challenges use trusts to safeguard your assets minimise the tax liabilities on your future beneficiaries plan your personal and financial affairs for retirement. With helpful case studies that highlight key points in each chapter, You Can't Take it With You makes the estate-planning process easy. This book is your first step to ensuring peace of mind for you and those you leave behind.
Biblical solutions to dozens of the toughest challenges leaders face today. Concise, to-the-point, and highly useable, How to Lead by THE BOOK presents a series of personal and business challenges recognizable to leaders, then deals with each through insight, personal experience, and a discussion of why conventional approaches often fail. Each section then concludes with winning proverbs, parables, or principles that offers applicable strategies to solve the issue. In this practical and inspiring guide, you'll discover proven methods and advice to shape young leaders, stretch veteran leaders, become a better communicator, maintain your work-life balance, deal with dishonesty among competitors, and much more. Shows why typical approaches to leadership problems often fail, while biblical wisdom succeeds Covers both day-to-day dilemmas and larger questions of management, accountability, and vision From the bestselling author of How to Run Your Business by THE BOOK, Up Your Business, and If You Don't Make Waves You'll Drown What is the number one downfall for leaders? When is the best time to make a decision? How do you hold others accountable? How do you survive success with your principles intact? What does the Bible say about time management? Get the answers to these and many more practical business questions when you discover the winning wisdom of How to Lead by THE BOOK.
Do you want to feel more productive, more present and more inspired by your own life? Motivate Yourself offers practical strategies to improve your productivity and gives you the know how to create the life you want. Learn how to move past your self-doubt and propel yourself into living your dream. With practical exercises featured within each chapter, this book will help break those emotional barriers that hold you back and set you on the path to becoming fully engaged and more productive. Kick start your productivity journey today and: Quieten that negative inner voice that inhibits your personal growth Wake up to the possibility and opportunity of a different way of living Learn how to motivate those around you with productivity at the center of everything you do Challenge yourself to discover who you really are and what you are truly capable of achieving
How to make customers feel good about doing what you want Learn how companies make us feel good about doing what they want. Approaching persuasive design from the dark side, this book melds psychology, marketing, and design concepts to show why we’re susceptible to certain persuasive techniques. Packed with examples from every nook and cranny of the web, it provides easily digestible and applicable patterns for putting these design techniques to work. Organized by the seven deadly sins, it includes: Pride – use social proof to position your product in line with your visitors’ values Sloth – build a path of least resistance that leads users where you want them to go Gluttony – escalate customers’ commitment and use loss aversion to keep them there Anger – understand the power of metaphysical arguments and anonymity Envy – create a culture of status around your product and feed aspirational desires Lust – turn desire into commitment by using emotion to defeat rational behavior Greed – keep customers engaged by reinforcing the behaviors you desire Now you too can leverage human fallibility to create powerful persuasive interfaces that people will love to use – but will you use your new knowledge for good or evil? Learn more on the companion website, evilbydesign.info.
A fact-based and proven approach to help working mothers rediscover happiness as they balance their duties at home and work Science and sociology have made great strides in understanding what makes us happy and how we achieve it. For working mothers who face endless demands on their time and attention, What Happy Working Mothers Know provides scientifically proven and practical ways to find the right balance and replace stress with happiness. Written by a behavioral scientist and global leadership guru, and an international lawyer and career coach, this mom-friendly guide offers practical tactics that truly work. The demands of juggling work and home lead many women to try to do everything and be everything to everyone. In the effort to be Superwoman, many women lose sight of what makes them happy and they fail to realize how important their happiness is to being a good worker and a good mother. The key to being your best at everything you do is to take care of your happiness the way you take care of your health, through conscious choices every day. You’ll learn to overcome obstacles, apply lessons learned at work to your motherhood skills, and learn lessons from your children that you can apply at work. Includes interactive activities that illustrate important lessons in the book Shows you how to use positive psychology to shift from a scarcity mentality to an abundance mentality for workplace success Helps you tap into your own sense of joy every day for your own happiness and the happiness of those around you Science-based and packed with real case studies of real working moms Written by authors with impeccable qualifications and real-world experience Many moms raise great kids and achieve the professional success they desire and deserve, but if they aren’t happy, what’s the point? This book doesn’t show you how to have it all, but how to have all the things that really matter.
Rewire your brain and overcome the 20 key time drains that diminish productivity For anyone who's felt valuable time frittered away in checking emails or answering wrong phone numbers, or listening to a coworker giving you a minute-by-minute account of their previous night's date, help is finally here. Your time is, indeed, your own. And this handy guide, written by a leading executive coach, shows you how to retool your brain, reclaim your schedule, become a master of each minute, and make yourself more productive. Using a method that is intuitive, easy to remember, and simple to use, this book will help you transform how you think, what you focus on, and what you do so that you can begin to create tangible results. Includes exercises that help you learn important thinking skills—essential to tackling important projects and attaining all those once elusive goals Features highly visual exercises that are quick to complete, allowing you to change your habits and see improvements right away Identifies the 20 key time drains that interfere with productivity and happiness Full of creative, fun, and proven solutions to the common bugaboos of procrastination, feeling overwhelmed, and a general dissatisfaction with results, Get Productive! offers concrete steps toward rethinking how you work and reworking how you think.
How to quit the rat race, do what you love, and make money doing it Ben Angel, also known as the «Agent of Influence,» is Australia's top personal branding and influence specialist. Entrepreneurs, companies, speakers, and famous authors look to him when they want to learn how to engage their target audiences and the media or build a highly influential personal brand. In this new book, Angel offers practical, actionable advice on how to ditch the nine-to-five life and do something that both inspires and enriches you. With step-by-step strategies on how to design, fine tune, and market your business idea, this book shows you how to discover what you want to do, crack the code of the new social media landscape, find the tipping point that makes your business go viral, and make money authentically, by doing what you love. With lifelong job security a thing of the past, the most successful people are those capable of reinventing themselves and what they do. This book shows readers how to do that by monetising their particular area of expertise to change the world—and get rich in the process. Shows you how to flee 9-5 and turn your expertise and knowledge into a 6-7 figure business in under 6 months Find out ways to crack the code of the new world economy and shape the world we live in Reveals how any business owner, individual, or entrepreneur can outsource their work and do what they love from anywhere in the world If you want to start your own business, forget the nine-to-five life and start doing something that you love. With this book in hand, you'll learn to use social media and modern marketing techniques to build a brand, create revenue streams, and earn a six- to seven-figure income.