If you want to propel your success and dreams to realization, read Kick Start Your Success. —Mark Victor Hansen, cocreator, #1 New York Times bestselling series Chicken Soup for the Soul and coauthor of The One Minute Millionaire «Timeless wisdom presented in an extremely readable manner.
» —Jay Conrad Levinson, author of the Guerrilla Marketing series of books «A wonderful little book filled with simple, transformational wisdom that will reshape all aspects of your life and work. You owe it to yourself to read Kick Start Your Success.
» —Dr. Joe Rubino, bestselling author and CEO of CenterForPersonalReinvention.
com «I was lost. I knew I had an idea that would work but didn\'t know how to present it to the market.
Kick Start Your Success allowed me to put my thoughts down in a concise way and discover an entertaining way to make them a reality.» —Anne Patrick, television executive.
Praise for Rocking Wall Street «. .
. the only four investment strategies you will ever need.
I dare anyone to read this book and not wake up to the realities of Wall Street, and change their investing habits on the spot.» —Steve Trager Watson Retired CEO and CIO of the hedge fund Watson Investment Partners, LP «A true Renaissance man and teacher, Gary Marks adeptly explores four investment strategies that can achieve strong results and peace of mind-two concepts usually considered mutually exclusive in the world of Wall Street investing.
Using his vast experience and folksy storytelling, Gary provides lessons, anecdotes, and strategies that will help readers find multiple levels of success.» —Mitch Levine Founder and CEO, Enable Capital Management «Rocking Wall Street brings a musician\'s heart and soul to the investment process, balancing strategic investing with \'living your life.
\' Marks\'s creative approach is sure to strike a major chord with both new and seasoned investors.» —Kerry Paul Altman, PhD Clinical Psychologist «Rocking Wall Street tips the scales over to the side of the investor and away from the hype masters and media \'experts,\' whose lures and promises all seem to vanish in a bear market.
» —Michael J. Sell Former auditor, CPA, Investment Consultant.
Книга «Измерения личности» в формате 10-минутного чтения: обзоры лучших книг, только самое важное и полезное. Айзенка можно назвать одним из самых противоречивых и продуктивных психологов XX столетия.
В ходе своей карьеры, охватившей более пяти десятилетий, в течение которых было написано 50 книг и более 900 научно-популярных статей, он смог пролить свет на целый ряд областей. К моменту своей кончины в 1997 году Айзенк являлся самым цитируемым исследователем в области психологии.
ЦИТАТА: «Личность человека в огромной степени определяется его генами; он представляет собой продукт случайного соединения генов своих родителей, и, хотя окружающая среда может как-то скорректировать получившееся соотношение, ее влияние сильно ограничено. Личность находится в одной лодке с интеллектом: в обоих случаях генетическое влияние чрезвычайно сильно, а роль окружающей среды в большинстве ситуаций сводится лишь к внесению незначительных изменений и, возможно, обеспечению прикрытия».
Only our limited idea of money is keeping us poor. David Boyle introduces us to alternative cash and people who can conjure money – that is, spending power – out of nothing.
Until recently, the growth of alternative cash had been the province of big business: phone cards, stamps, air miles and Tesco’s clubcard points all have purchasing power, yet are not cash as we know it. Now, locally created money systems like ‘time dollars’, ‘Womanshare’ and ‘Ithaca hours’ are being invented by communities for communities.
With clarity and great humour, Boyle tells the story of this extraordinary revolution: he travels to the USA to visit the people behind local money systems; relates their vision of the future; and describes how to set up your own currency. This is no dry theoretical tome: Boyle writes about his subject in a way that is concrete, illuminating, often very funny and always highly readable.
This paperback edition includes a new epilogue with an update on the latest alternative currency ideas: ‘You just have to cast doubt on the real existence of the money markets and they could just shrivel away. Anything could happen.
’A revolution is underway now: this book tells the story of its leaders and the ideas that inspired them.
Those who believe Europe to be weak and ineffectual are wrong. Turning conventional wisdom on its head Why Europe Will Run the 21st Century sets out a vision for a century in which Europe will dominate, not America.
This is the book that will make your mind up about Europe.Those who believe Europe is weak and ineffectual are wrong.
Turning conventional wisdom on its head, Mark Leonard, one of the UK\'s most visionary thinkers, argues that Europe is remaking the world in its own image.Europe only looks dead because it is seen through American eyes.
But America\'s reach is shallow and narrow. It can bribe, bully or impose its will anywhere in the world, but when its back is turned its potency wanes.
Europe\'s reach is broad and deep, spreading its values from Albania to Zambia. It brings other countries into its orbit rather than defining itself against them, and once countries come under the influence of its laws and customs they are changed for ever.
This book sets up a challenge: to regard Europe not as a tangle of bureaucracy and regulation, but as a revolutionary model for the future. We cannot afford to forget that Europe was founded to protect us against war and that it is now key to the spread of democracy.
‘Why Europe Will Run the 21st Century’ addresses Europe\'s place in the world, looks to the past and the future and argues, provocatively, that it can and will shape a new and better world order.
This 24-page article is perfect for leaders with limited time and budget. It provides a concise overview of Kouzes and Posner\'s model and overall thoughts on leadership in the realm of nursing. Ideal for orienting readers to the Five Practices® model at the beginning of a workshop or coaching session, the piece contains two Leadership Challenge case studies drawn from nursing, a short description of the Five Practices®, a section on «Learning to Lead», and background information on the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI).
Quickly make sense of mortgages Taking out a mortgage to purchase real estate is a huge decision, one that could affect your family\'s finances for years to come. This easy-to-follow guide explains how to secure the best and lowest-cost mortgage for your unique situation. Whether you select a 15- or 30-year mortgage, you\'ll get all the tips and tricks you need to pay it off faster—shortening your payment schedule and saving your hard-earned cash. Fine-tune your finances Qualify for a mortgage Secure the best loan Find your best lender Refinance your mortgage Pay down your loan quicker Must-knows about foreclosure Top mortgage no-nos
A revealing look at Wall Street, the financial media, and financial regulators by David Einhorn, the President of Greenlight Capital Could 2008\'s credit crisis have been minimized or even avoided? In 2002, David Einhorn-one of the country\'s top investors-was asked at a charity investment conference to share his best investment advice. Short sell Allied Capital.
At the time, Allied was a leader in the private financing industry. Einhorn claimed Allied was using questionable accounting practices to prop itself up.
Sound familiar? At the time of the original version of Fooling Some of the People All of the Time: A Long Short Story the outcome of his advice was unknown. Now, the story is complete and we know Einhorn was right.
In 2008, Einhorn advised the same conference to short sell Lehman Brothers. And had the market been more open to his warnings, yes, the market meltdown might have been avoided, or at least minimized.
Details the gripping battle between Allied Capital and Einhorn\'s Greenlight Capital Illuminates how questionable company practices are maintained and, at times, even protected by Wall Street Describes the failings of investment banks, analysts, journalists, and government regulators Describes how many parts of the Allied Capital story were replayed in the debate over Lehman Brothers Fooling Some of the People All of the Time is an important call for effective government regulation, free speech, and fair play.
Business is big. Actually, it\'s often small and medium-sized too.
But the point is that it matters – a lot. This book is designed to answer all those confusing questions that flit through your mind when you get to the business pages of the paper, and stop you being embarrassed in job interviews.
It explains the things you really need to know about business, and will tell you: What the point of business is How what happens in the economy affects real businesses What the law means for business Finance, accounting, shares, bonds etc and other big numbers How companies grow and why the merge (even though most mergers fail) What HR departments actually do all day Time management, motivation, leadership, communication skills and all the other skills you\'ll need if you want to know what the view\'s like from the CEO\'s office After reading it, you\'ll smile knowingly whenever the advantages of outsourcing, balanced scorecards or Porter\'s 5 Ps come up in polite conversation.
As you might expect from a company responsible for renting so many thrillers, there’s rarely a dull moment at LOVEFiLM. From start-up, through mergers and fast paced growth, culminating in a takeover by an internet giant, few corporate adventures encapsulate the archetypal modern business story as neatly as that of LOVEFiLM.
In the 6 years from inception to the defining deal with Amazon, the company underwent a near constant process of change and evolution. They simply didn’t sit still for a minute.
As the chief executive who guided LOVEFiLM through these fast-paced times, Simon Calver tells the story of how they grew the company from a series of small start-ups into a multi-million pound enterprise and well-love household name. Calver offers his personal insights and key lessons on everything from how to manage spectacular growth, to the importance of taking big risks and how small entrepreneurial companies can benefit from big companies thinking.
Success the LOVEFiLM Way is an essential read for anybody who wants to start and grow a successful business, and learn how to stay ahead of the curve in a rapidly changing and growing industry. “The LOVEFiLM story offers interesting insights into the way modern businesses, and particularly those backed by venture capital, succeed.
There are useful lessons for anyone looking to start or grow a business using this route. Simon Calver explains both the challenges and opportunities that VC funding raises.
Calver is right to describe this as the classic modern business story.” Alex Mitchell, Head of Influencer Relations, IoD “The LOVEFiLM story was a great read.
It’s honest, insightful and very entertaining. It shows most importantly the power of leadership to create an exceptional company.
Frankly, everyone in the UK needs to read this book right now.” Julie Meyer, Managing Partner, ACE Fund “I met Simon at the annual Real Business awards in 2009, and was delighted when he asked King of Shaves to become a founding member of The Consumer Forum – an association of SME’s that put the customer first.
The success of LOVEFiLM, and his leadership of this disrupting business, was entirely down to his ‘putting customers first’ – by giving them what they wanted, when they wanted it, always embracing the latest in cutting edge technology. Firstly by sending the latest film releases through the post, and now by it streaming on demand.
I’ve been lucky enough to spend personal quality time with him, and now you can learn how he helped LOVEFiLM grow so astonishingly, in a constantly changing digital environment. If you Lovefilm, and LoveCustomers, then you’ll Love this book!” Will King, Founder, King of Shaves “The LOVEFiLM story shows the importance of organizational agility, trust and the relentless focus of taking customers, stakeholders and employees with you on your journey.
Above all it demonstrates the importance of understanding what you do and why you do it, and why it’s important to have a business model that delivers for the customer and the business.” Jo Causon, CEO, Institute of Customer Service “It took Simon’s dedicated hard work bringing together a series of smaller businesses to make LOVEFiLM one of the true internet success stories.
In Simon Calver’s book, he shares his business philosophies that led LOVEFiLM to the successful takeover by Amazon. The book is not just a compelling narrative, but lessons that all businesses and entrepreneurs can benefit from.
The biggest challenge faced by both Beginning and Experienced Wealth Builders is raising the money they need to start, buy, or expand their business activities. This guidebook shows these entrepreneurs how, and where, to get the money needed for their business moneymaking enterprises.
Even if the Beginning Wealth Builder (BWB for short) or Experienced Wealth Builder (EWB), has poor credit, a history of bankruptcy, slow pays, or other financial troubles, this guidebook shows him/her how to get the loan, venture capital, public (or private) money, or grant they need. Since businesses vary widely in the amount of money needed, this book covers getting funding from just a few thousand dollars to multi-millions.
Businesses covered range from the small mom-and-pop type activity to the successful firm having up to 500 employees. Either type of business can use the many hands-on directions given in this book.
Transform your team during crises and establish an enthusiastic and strategic culture In an approach similar to the way a doctor reads a chart and runs tests to diagnosis an illness, Prescription for Lasting Success offers a practical system for solving problems in an organization. Leaders can get back on track and increase their effectiveness in spite of significant change.
Readers learn to diagnose the 4 Ps: purpose, passion, planning, and people. Using the 4 Ps model, the book gives practical suggestions to help teams, businesses, and associations increase their effectiveness and help organizations transform into dynamic, profitable entities.
Particular focus is given to finding ways to incorporate purpose and ignite passion into the workplace, and remove obstacles to peak performance Addresses how the model can be used to achieve peak performance in the workplace and maintain it over an extended period of time Dr. Susan Reynolds is President and CEO of The Institute for Medical Leadership.
A former emergency physician, emergency medical center CEO, and White House health care advisor, Dr. Reynolds is the creator and Program Director for the highly acclaimed Chief of Staff Boot Camps Get the right prescription for your organization\'s issues and help them thrive, even in times of great challenge.
Silver Medal Winner, Success and Motivation, 2012 Axiom Business Book Awards An essential guide for mastering failure in order to achieve your goals Success is often just a moment—a goal fulfilled, soon to be replaced with new goals. But failure is the ambitious person\'s constant companion, often dogging us for months, years or even decades before we finally reach our aim.
In the groundbreaking book Why People Fail, Siimon Reynolds, one of the world\'s most successful entrepreneurs, explores the main causes of failure, in any field, and reveals solutions for overcoming them and creating a successful personal and professional life. Why People Fail offers strategies and ideas for defeating the sixteen most common failure habits such as destructive thinking, low productivity, stress, fixed mindset, lack of daily rituals, and more.
Outlines the common habits that lead to failure and shows how to overcome them Features dozens of tips and exercises to help increase business and personal success Written by Siimon Reynolds, an internationally recognized expert on high performance and business excellence Many people have changed their lives by mastering just one of the timeless principles in this book. Master five or ten and your life will rocket to a totally new level.
The only language you need to know to change your results. Inside each of us is a vision of how things could be.
Yet most people remain frustrated by a lack of impact, unable to connect and inspire the people they care about the most. Why? There’s a language we understand, but rarely use.
A language that’s sincere. Powerful.
Compelling. A language of words—and actions—that can’t be denied.
Leadership Language will help you to peel back the ineffective “business speak”, so you can change the conversation. And change your results.
Imagine what could happen when you replace frustration with an irresistible vision—for yourself, your team and your organization. Today’s leaders face so many challenges—employee retention, operational efficiency, culture, collaboration, leading across generations, and more—but communication is at the heart of every one of those issues.
A clear message with a powerful delivery gets you halfway home. Honing in on your next conversation can drive more impact, better relationships, and greater overall effectiveness.
For yourself. Your career.
Your company. They say there’s nothing that can stop an idea whose time has come.
So, take the lead. It’s time for you to create what’s missing.
And Leadership Language will show you how. Get clear on your vision, get aligned with your story, and get others engaged with your message Connect with the people that matter most, in a way that invites innovation and new outcomes Find the courage to move forward, conquer change, and create powerful impact—while you help others do the same From student leaders to the C-suite, there is only one way for a leader to make an impact: communication.
Leadership Language is your personal guide to mastering critical skills and unveiling your authentic potential.
This book is the distillation of 30 essential elements of leadership into 60 second digestible chapters. There are also 30 true 60 Second Leader Tales in between the chapters to help bring some of the leader leraning points to life.
PRAISE FOR THE 60 SECOND LEADER «A good prescription for all of us! Hope the book does well.» Guy Kawasaki, Garage.
com. Author, Rules for Revolutionaries and The Art of The Start «I was very impressed.
I approached it as a cynic, thinking it was going to be one of those \'MBA in a day\' things. But, I enjoyed it.
It\'s very well put together.» Steve Parks, CEO, The Red Group «Well done on your refreshing approach to leadership.
I recommended your book to a large conference yesterday. Keep going – this world needs people like you.
» David Taylor, Author, The Naked Leader «The book is great. I\'m really enjoying reading it; very informative, easy to read and a bit irreverent which I really like.
I will recommend it to all my friends. It deserves a wide readership!» Jon Harding, Senior HR Manager in charge of Leadership Development, Intercontinental Hotels Group.
Unser Leben verlangt permanente Hochstleistung, im Beruf und privat. Dafur brauchen wir viel Energie.
Wird diese Energie in ausreichender Menge zugefuhrt, bleibt unser korperliches und mentales Gleichgewicht erhalten. Andernfalls holt sich der Organismus das, was er braucht, aus Reservespeichern, die eigentlich fur das Funktionieren der taglichen Energiekreislaufe gedacht sind.
Sind diese Speicher leer, ist unsere Leistungsfahigkeit drastisch reduziert. Die Ausbeutung des Korpers wird oft erst sichtbar, wenn es moglicherweise schon zu spat ist, regulierend in den Energiehaushalt einzugreifen.
Ergebnisse sind Krankheiten wie Burnout, korperlicher Verschlei?, physiologische Mangelerscheinungen oder Schlafstorungen. Wie aber konnen wir hohe Leistung vollbringen, ohne uns korperlich, mental oder emotional derart zu verausgaben, dass irreparable Defizite entstehen? Optimale Ernahrung, ausreichend Bewegung und mentale Fitness sind nach dem heutigen Wissensstand ausschlaggebend dafur, dass wir dauerhaft leistungsfahig bleiben.
Doch was bedeutet das fur uns personlich? Nicht jeder Mensch funktioniert gleich. Diesem Umstand werden die praktischen Tipps und Empfehlungen dieses Buches gerecht: Mittels Checklisten und Selbsttests konnen wir uns selbst einschatzen und erfahren, auf welchem Stand wir sind.
Mit den angebotenen Strategien und Ma?nahmen konnen wir unsere Fitness typgerecht optimieren. Schlagworte: Ernahrung ? Schlaf und Erholung ? Stress, Depression und Burnout ? Tagesplanung und Zeitmanagement ? Personlichkeitstypen ? Entspannungstechniken ? Werte, Visionen, Erwartungen ? Kompetenzen und Motivation ? Kommunikationstypen und -stile ? Sozialkompetenz ? Gluck und Religion ? Intelligenz und Wissen ? Lernen und Gedachtnis ? Genetische Grundlagen ? Sport und Bewegung ? Ubungen im Buro ?Das Buch zeigt wunderschon ganzheitliche Wege zur Fitness auf.
Sehr zu empfehlen fur gesundheitsbewusste Menschen, die mehr wollen als Korperkult und Diatkriege.? Oliver Gassmann, Professor fur Innovationsmanagement an der Universitat St.
Gallen ?Wer dieses Buch liest und das prasentierte Wissen fur sich umsetzt, verbessert seine beruflichen Aussichten und erhoht die Chancen auf personliche Zufriedenheit.? Eric Kearney, Professor fur Fuhrung, Organisation und Personal, Universitat Potsdam.
The easy way to get a grip on International Reporting Standards IFRS For Dummies is your complete introduction to IFRS and international accounting and balancing standards. Combining all the facts needed to understand this complex subject with useful examples, this easy-to-read guide will have you on top of IFRS in no time. In plain English, it helps you make sense of IFRS and your understanding of: what they are and where they apply; how to adopt IFRS for the first time; how IFRS affects the key components of your financial statements; how to disclose information in financial statements; and much more. Covers what to do if you\'re applying IFRS for the first time Explains complicated material in plain English Helps you make sense of this principles-based set of standards that establish broad rules for financial reporting If you\'re an accountant, student, or trainee in need of accessible information on IFRS, this hands-on, friendly guide has you covered.
The basics behind the Six Sigma quality control technique Six Sigma is designed to achieve excellence in customer service and measure deviation from the ideal. It provides a process for placing value on the intangible nature of quality control.
The underlying theories of Six Sigma are highly technical and complex. This book is a basic guide to those who are new to the concept, and though this is a complex subject, the concepts involved are not too complex for readers to grasp.
Getting Started in Six Sigma demonstrates how an employee or supervisor can implement Six Sigma successfully without having to become technically familiar with process-oriented models or statistical modeling. Michael C.
Thomsett (Pt. Townsend, WA) is a financial writer who has written more than 50 books on investing, real estate, business, and management topics.
He is the author of several Wiley books including the successful Getting Started in Options (0-471-44493-6). Prior to his writing career, Thomsett was a professional accountant and systems consultant.
A proven methodology for building a purpose-powered organization Some ideas are bigger than others, and the Master Idea—your company\'s purpose—is the biggest. Whether addressing communication between leadership and associates, suppliers to manufacturers, sales force to customers, or brand to consumers, The Story of Purpose details a proven methodology for businesses, small to large, how to build a purpose-inspired organization to positively impact employees, customers, and the bottom line. It reveals the process for uncovering what makes a company distinctive and guides you to discover the fundamental force behind the organization that no competitor can replicate or replace. The Story of Purpose incorporates stories of purpose from Procter Gamble, McDonald\'s, Newell Rubbermaid and many more purpose-driven companies. These stories come to life in a comprehensive book that promises to guide, inspire, and transform your organization Offers a blueprint for creating powerful internal and external messages for current and future customers, employees, and shareholders The Story of Purpose will leave you asking yourself «what gets me up in the morning?» instead of «what keeps me up at night?»
Praise for BrandED «Branding instead of being branded. Defining instead of being defined.
Innovative educators must stand up for their ideas and actions instead of being judged and branded by external agencies using standardized measures. Eric Sheninger and Trish Rubin present an excellent guide for educators and education leaders to tell their stories through BrandED.
» —Yong Zhao, PhD, Foundation Distinguished Professor, School of Education, University of Kansas and author of Who\'s Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon? «A great resource for educators who want to strengthen their connections with students, teachers, parents, and the wider community. These two innovative leaders don\'t just capture how to tell the story of a school—they show how to create it.
» —Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take «Every day in every one of your schools, great things happen. How does your community know? Schools that are Future Ready boldly engage their community to build relationships and empower both students and families.
Powerful yet practical, BrandED is the perfect resource to help your school share its story with the world.» —Thomas C.
Murray, Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools «Eric and Trish demystify what it means to brand one\'s school by providing eight compelling conversations that not only lead to a deeper understanding of branding, but provide relevant ways for school leaders to frame their work… . In the vast sea of information in which we currently reside, using the BrandED Leadership methods described in this book will help school leaders reach their audiences in ways that create trusting relationships and loyalty.
» —Dwight Carter, Principal, New Albany High School «Disruption is the new normal. And the great disruptors of our time are shaping the culture itself in innovative ways.
Eric and Trish\'s book BrandED sends a very compelling message to school leaders that developing and executing a smart, innovative brand strategy can disrupt the best practices\' conventions of the existing school system. Like great disruptive brands from Apple to Uber, educators now have the ability to get the community engaged and immersed in the school\'s brand equity—and BrandED provides the roadmap for getting there.
» —Scott Kerr, Executive Director of Strategy and Insights, Time Inc. A brand is built around three key elements: image, promise, and result.
The power of a brand to communicate all three elements is undeniable, and in today\'s digitally connected, social society, schools and school districts have a lot to gain by developing and promoting their own brand identities. BrandED is the groundbreaking guidebook for educators who want to enhance communication with students, parents, and stakeholders to create a transparent record of value.
You know great achievements happen at your school. Unfortunately, many of those stories stop at the school doors.
This hands-on guide from two rising stars in the education field, Eric Sheninger and Trish Rubin, empowers educators at all levels to take control of how the mission, values, and vision of their schools is communicated. An engaging collection of transformative conversations lead you to discover the opportunities and benefits of designing a brand for your school and sustaining a BrandED community to evangelize it.
Even if you have no marketing experience, the easy-to-use framework takes you step by step through the nuances of spreading good news about your school and building relationships around those actions. Timesaving, practical advice prepares you to begin innovating at your school right away, and convenient tips and reflections at the end of each chapter make it easy to integrate the BrandED.
From Silicon Valley leader Maynard Webb, how we can leverage technology to change how we work Maynard Webb has always been the go-to guy when Silicon Valley companies have thorny problems. Whether revamping eBay\'s crashing servers (transforming their technology weaknesses into a competitive strength) or investing in emerging technology start-ups, Webb brings strategic and operational savvy to every issue and venture.
In his first book, Webb brings this same focus to tackle outdated models of work, created a century ago, which no longer sync up with either individual or employers\' needs. Through a unique framework, Webb identifies 4 different mindsets around work (the company man, CEO of your own destiny, disenchanted employee, and the aspiring entrepreneur).
It organizes those who are self-motivated versus those who are waiting to be discovered and aims to give readers the tools to become more self-actualized, happier, and ultimately more fulfilled in their careers. In identifying a paradigm shift that is already under way, Webb demonstrates clearly how to harness technology to embrace our own personal happiness, allowing people to become more productive at work and also spend more time with their families.
Contains a framework that demonstrates how we can leverage technology to create better job opportunities and foster more balanced lives Written by Maynard Webb, chairman of LiveOps, former COO of e-Bay, founder of Webb Investment Network (WIN), and board member of Yahoo! and salesforce.com Includes personalized worksheets and empowering action-oriented advice Rebooting Work reveals how anyone can take control of his or her own future, finding greater fulfillment, productivity, and happiness.
Commit to great leadership and implement it today The Leadership Contract Field Guide provides a practical blueprint for implementing the Leadership Contract. Reading is one thing, but new ideas cannot be useful until they are put into practice—so now it is time to commit.
Review the major tenets of great leadership, internalize them, and look around at your organization; what does your organization currently need the most? Where is the clear deficit? What do your people most need right now to work to their full potential? That’s where you start. Decisions? Make them.
Obligations? Fulfill them. Hard work? Toughen up.
Leadership is a privilege and a responsibility, and this book shows you how to move from conceptualizing “great leadership” into practicing great leadership—starting today. This guide summarizes what you learned in The Leadership Contract, and integrates that knowledge into real-world actions that make you more effective, while new discussion on accountability draws from research and case studies from major organizations to give you fresh perspective and valuable insight.
The result is a clear roadmap to high performance, and you’re standing on the starting line—are you ready to go? Review the key points of what it means to lead Focus on accountability and fulfilling obligations Identify and accommodate organizational needs Implement the Contract to become a more effective leader Your employees are your biggest, most valuable asset, and you should be theirs. You need to equip them to succeed, motivate them to achieve, and inspire them to new heights with each and every interaction.
In word and in deed, you must walk the walk every single day. This is what great leadership looks like, and it is already inside of you.
The Leadership Contract Field Guide gives you a systematic blueprint for unleashing your very best and achieving so much more.
In The Little Book That Builds Wealth, author Pat Dorsey—the Director of Equity Research for leading independent investment research provider Morningstar, Inc.—reveals why competitive advantages, or economic moats, are such strong indicators of great long-term investments and examines four of their most common sources: intangible assets, cost advantages, customer-switching costs, and network economics. Along the way, he skillfully outlines this proven approach and reveals how you can effectively apply it to your own investment endeavors.
The automatic filter against bad, irrelevant, outdated investing information Cocktail Investing takes a look at investing in a different, catalyst-driven light to form a more cohesive, globally relevant investing lens. With a focus on the intersection of economics, demographics, psychographics, technology, policy, and more, this book helps readers build a more profitable portfolio based on what they see everyday rather than following the herd on Wall Street.
Industry experts expose the actionable, observable, and recognizable trends that surround us daily, and show readers how to recognize these trends for themselves and translate them into wiser investing decisions without getting sidetracked by media clutter and bad advice. Given today\'s ever-increasing deluge of information, the average investor faces the challenge of sorting through the babble to decipher what it means, and learn how, where, and why they should be investing given the current economic environment and the uncertain future.
This book provides an \'off\' switch, helping readers apply an automatic mental filter to the incoming cacophony, to filter out only what they can use for smarter money moves. Read the economy like a professional investor Filter out useless and misleading data Recognize \'go\' signals, and identify the beneficiaries Identify cyclical and structural changes that have reshaped business models The economic climate has changed drastically, and traditional practices are no longer getting results.
Modern investing requires a whole new approach, and Cocktail Investing is the clear, insightful guide for putting it into action.
As the first wave of Canadian baby boomers retire over the next few years, succession planning will be vital for the long-term survival of many businesses. Canada is about to see a huge transfer of wealth from this generation to the next, yet many businesses struggle to ensure a smooth transition of business management and ownership.
For family-owned companies, the ramifications may be even more sweeping. The personal issues they face, compounding other day-to-day business concerns, range from planning for income taxes to maintaining interpersonal relationships with family members.
A good succession plan will manage a range of issues, such as people and talent, family dynamics, corporate structure, estate planning, insurance and share transfer, to name just a few. Who Will Take Over the Business? is for any business owner who wants to retire, sell, or transfer ownership of their business.
It is designed to guide business owners through a comprehensive and strategic approach to the business succession process to ensure that the transition is carried out as smoothly as possible. Who Will Take Over the Business? is a must-have resource for every Canadian business owner.
Industry luminary Robert Pozen offers his insights on the future of U.S.
finance The recent credit crisis and the resulting bailout program are unprecedented events in the financial industry. While it\'s important to understand what got us here, it\'s even more important to consider how we should get out.
While there is little question that immediate action was required to stabilize the situation, it is now time to look for a long-term plan to reform the United States financial industry. That is where Bob Pozen comes in.
Perhaps more than anyone in the industry, Pozen commands the respect and attention of the public and private sector. In this timely guide, he outlines his vision for the new financial future and provides actionable advice along the way.
To Pozen, there are four high-priority problems that must be addressed, and this book puts them in perspective Analyzes alternative models for government stakes in banks Recommends a new board structure for large financial institutions Examines the importance of broader Fed jurisdiction over systemic risks Proposes a way to revive the securitization of loans With Too Big to Save, you\'ll learn the likely future of the finance industry and understand why changes have to be made.
There are many ways to make money in today’s market, but the one strategy that has truly proven itself over the years is value investing. Now, with The Little Book of Value Investing, Christopher Browne shows you how to use this wealth-building strategy to successfully buy bargain stocks around the world.
The Developing Core Literacy Proficiencies program is an integrated set of English Language Arts/Literacy units spanning grades 6-12 that provide student-centered instruction on a set of literacy proficiencies at the heart of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Reading Closely for Textual Details Making Evidence-Based Claims Making Evidence-Based Claims about Literary Technique (Grades 9-12) Researching to Deepen Understanding Building Evidence-Based Arguments The program approaches literacy through the development of knowledge, literacy skills, and academic habits.
Throughout the activities, students develop their literacy along these three paths in an integrated, engaging, and empowering way. Knowledge: The texts and topics students encounter in the program have been carefully selected to expose them to rich and varied ideas and perspectives of cultural significance.
These texts not only equip students with key ideas for participating knowledgeably in the important discussions of our time, but also contain the complexity of expression necessary for developing college- and career-ready literacy skills. Literacy Skills: The program articulates and targets instruction and assessment on twenty CCSS-aligned literacy skills ranging from “making inferences” to “reflecting critically.
” Students focus on this set of twenty skills throughout the year and program, continually applying them in new and more sophisticated ways. Academic Habits: The program articulates twelve academic habits for students to develop, apply, and extend as they progress through the sequence of instruction.
Instructional notes allow teachers to introduce and discuss academic habits such as “preparing” and “completing tasks” that are essential to students’ success in the classroom. The program materials include a comprehensive set of instructional sequences, teacher notes, handouts, assessments, rubrics, and graphic organizers designed to support students with a diversity of educational experiences and needs.
The integrated assessment system, centered around the literacy skills and academic habits, allows for the coherent evaluation of student literacy development over the course of the year and vertically across all grade levels.
Based on the findings in recently released archive papers and letters, as well as extensive library and historical resources, Alan Axelrod offers a compelling profile of the remarkable leadership discipline of a general often called a «military CEO.» In fascinating detail, Axelrod reveals that Ike was more than a great military leader; he was also a great executive who could—and did—write a reassuring letter to the mother of a solider one moment and make decisions impacting millions of lives the next. Follow Ike\'s path as Supreme Commander from the invasion of North Africa to victory in Europe and learn the lessons of great leadership along the way, including: The nature of leadership Managing detail without sacrificing the “big picture” Ensuring follow-through to execution Building a team Converting conflict into common cause Getting the facts and making plans Mentoring, motivating, and inspiring
A timely and thought-provoking solution to the world\'s energy shortfall The dramatic increases in oil and natural gas prices, the finite supply of fossil fuels, and concerns over emissions and global warming are forcing us to consider alternatives. In this measured and knowledgeable book, energy experts Alan Herbst and George Hopley argue that the time has come for the U.
S. to revitalize its nuclear generation assets in order to successfully meet growing domestic electricity requirements and lessen our dependence on foreign sources of energy.
Nuclear Energy Now provides an informed look at the benefits and drawbacks associated with this controversial alternative to traditional energy sources. It opens with a brief overview of commercial nuclear development in the U.
S. during the past half-century and moves on to discuss what the future may hold if new initiatives-supported by the Energy Policy Act of 2005-gain traction.
Along the way, readers will find informed insights into why the need for nuclear power has become so critical and how we can safely add capacity in the coming years. Exploring all of the issues related to developing America\'s nuclear energy capabilities safely and cost-effectively, Nuclear Energy Now is a must-read for anyone concerned about our oil dependency, the environment, and future of the nation.
Plan your path to leadership with insight from real women at the top In Real Women, Real Leadership, twenty-four women leaders describe their personal journeys to the top, providing deep insight and a fascinating perspective on «making it» as a woman in the male-dominated business environment. They discuss their experiences and offer guidance on topics such as balancing family and career, building alliances, mentoring and being mentored, and overcoming obstacles in the business world which is still dominated by men in the senior levels of management.
Drawn from a range of industries including higher education, technology, law, the military, politics, the media, and more, these stories provide the details that every ambitious woman needs to know. You\'ll learn which skills, attributes, and relationships served these women best, how they overcame the obstacles thrown into their paths, and the people they credit as instrumental along the way.
A self-assessment chapter helps you discover your own leadership attributes, and determine which skills you need to acquire as you formulate your own personal roadmap to the top. There are many books about women who have been excellent leaders, but Real Women, Real Leadership provides the personal, relatable testimonials from women who have navigated the opportunities and pitfalls of the business world.
Each story sheds light on women\'s unique leadership attributes, and provides guidance for professional women charting their own professional advancement. Learn from women leaders in a diverse range of industries Discover the leadership attributes that make the biggest impact Gain insight into work/life balance, mentors, relationships, and more Discover your leadership strengths and develop a plan forward Studies have shown that companies with three or more women board members dramatically outperform the competition in returns on equity, sales, and invested capital – yet women only claim a tiny percentage of boardroom seats and top executive positions.
Why? And why, when they do achieve leadership positions, do women tend to make such outstanding leaders? Real Women, Real Leadership tackles these questions and more from an in-the-trenches perspective to help you become the leader you want to be.
Praise for Break Down Your Money «Tracy Byrnes writes like she speaks on FOX-clearly, passionately, and yes, lovingly. She is that rare expert who helps enrich your portfolio and your soul.
You can do both, and Tracy shows you how. Others talk about what your goals should be.
For the first time, finally, someone who shows you how to reach them in finances, and in life.» —Neil Cavuto, FOX News Channel, FOX Business Network «Break Down Your Money is unique-smart, wisecracking market insights.
You\'ll learn and laugh, a lot.» —Dan Colarusso, Managing Editor, Conde Nast Portfolio.
com «Tracy Byrnes is truly one of the best at helping investors get a grip on their finances. In Break Down Your Money, she delivers on that promise so eloquently-with the kind of bite-size information and entertaining flair that makes her a TV standout.
This is one money book you won\'t want to put down.» —Jennifer Openshaw, author, The Millionaire Zone, host of ABC Radio\'s Winning Advice «Being in the financial business, I have read plenty of books about the markets, and would never use the word \'fun\' to describe any of them.
Until now. Tracy paints a colorful picture of the markets.
Her book is an entertaining, well-informed, fun read for the expert and the novice alike.» —Steven Grasso, Floor Governor at the NYSE, Managing Director, Stuart Frankel Co.
«Tracy offers a comprehensive walk through the basics of finance in an easy-to-understand manner. A great read!» —Todd Harrison, founder and CEO, Minyanville Publishing and Multimedia, LLC «As a money manager, university professor, financial writer, and frequent media guest, I am constantly challenged with the objective of explaining complex concepts to an audience that is trained to focus on sound bites and instant messages.
You have to boil down these complex concepts to a quick and digestible form accented by down-to-earth language and humor when necessary. Tracy Byrnes has accomplished these goals in Break Down Your Money and, in the process, makes learning about financial and money management more enjoyable to the reader.
I wholeheartedly recommend Break Down Your Money to readers of all ages and investment skill levels.» —Scott R.
Rothbort, founder and President, LakeView Asset Management, LLC, Professor of Finance, Stillman School of Business, Seton Hall University, founder and Manager, TheFinanceProfessor.com «Tracy has a unique knack of explaining the market to folks who are not \'in the market.
\' It is really a wonderful gift. A must-read for anyone wanting to invest and who is too overwhelmed to dive in.
Remarkable Leadership is a practical handbook written for anyone who wants to hone the skills they need to become an outstanding leader. In this groundbreaking book, Kevin Eikenberry outlines a framework and a mechanism for both learning new things and applying current knowledge in a thoughtful and practical way. Eikenberry provides a guide through the most important leadership competencies, offers a proven method for learning leadership skills, and shows approaches for applying these skills in today’s multitasking and overloaded world of work. The book explores real-world concerns such as focus, limited time, incremental improvement, and how we learn.
In Boardroom Excellence, author Paul Brountas, a corporate attorney with more than forty years experience, discusses the qualities and components of effective boards in today’s post-Enron environment. Written in a concise format, the book is filled with informative practical advice for board members of private, public, and nonprofit organizations. Boardroom Excellence contains an informed discussion of fundamental corporate governance issues, including the duties and responsibilities of directors and the proper interaction of the board with the CEO and management. Brountas reveals how board members can be most effective when they are independent, possess integrity, are well-informed and involved, and are proactive. Boardroom Excellence offers timely information about Establishing the values and qualities that board members should possess Developing an environment in the boardroom where skepticism and serious discussion are encouraged Understanding what the CEO expects of the board and what the board expects of the CEO Creating effective independent audit, compensation, nominating, and governance committees Formulating guidelines for periodic evaluation of the performance of the board and individual board members
If you are prepared to connect with China, it will make all the difference. Joan Turley provides all the signposts and insights to help those working with China understand the value of relationships and the importance of people as the key elements in making business and everything else work.
This extremely powerful book will unlock your ability to build working relationships with China, for mutual success. «The book provides an invaluable reference for all businesses with any current or future interest of building a successful relationship with China.
This is a topic that is as complicated and diffuse as the Chinese language itself and a reference such as this can save both time and money.» —David Paice, Marketing Manager, Cathay Pacific «Joan Turley\'s deep and delicate observation is really refreshing and practical and her understanding about China goes beyond my expectations.
I believe Ms. Turley\'s new book will not only be welcomed by the British people but the Chinese people as well.
» —Dizun Chen, Director of the General Office, Liaoning Provincial Party Committee «Joan Turley has great insight as well as ability to interpret different cultures for each other. Her knowledge is thorough as she has both academic and practical business experience of China.
Her book has relevance both to the West and to China.» —Mr Huo, President, North Media «An indispensable handbook for developing successful UK/China business relationships.
For an industry which thrives on ideas which turn customer understanding into commercial or social advantage, Joan\'s insights into Chinese culture and thinking are both instructive and relevant.» —Janet Hull, Consultant Head, Marketing and Reputation Management, IPA «The chapter on Law and Successful Relationships in China is a must for any lawyer wanting to do business in that part of the world.
» —Eifion Morris, Partner, Stephenson Harwood, Law Firm of the Year 2009 «An authoritative and informative insight into conducting business in China, from an original standpoint that gives practical advice to both those with existing business and those approaching the Chinese market for the first time.» —Philip Moore, Asia-Pacific Manager, Andor Plc «Turley has taken her vast experience in working closely with Chinese companies, government and individuals to deliver robust advice on developing strategic and long term business relationships through communication, relationship development and sound planning and research.
» —Barry Allaway, Managing Director, Worldwide Magazine Distribution Joan Turley has enormous understanding working successfully with China. Pivotal to her success is the understanding that connectivity is the key to building relationships, and it is this that will ultimately determine your success in business culture.
Connecting with China aims to facilitate a smooth path for all those at the brink of working with China, or who are already involved but need further guidance. Understanding the forces that shape Chinese strategic thinking will only partially assist you in progressing up the very formal hierarchy which the Chinese use to codify relationships and signal degrees of trust and the will to cooperate.
Full of insights, tools, techniques and tips this book provides invaluable lessons on how to build relationships, and how to channel Western skills into Chinese ways of working.
The past decade has seen a period of unparalleled growth in executive remuneration. But while CEO pay exploded, shareholders looked on helplessly as some of Australia\'s best-known companies self-destructed.
When the fall eventually came, executives were well protected. Shareholders and creditors were not so lucky.
From Telstra\'s enriching of Sol Trujillo to the toppling of Eddy Groves\'s ABC Learning Centres and the untold accounts of the billions lost by the collapsed Babcock Brown, Allco Finance Group and MFS, Pigs at the Trough tells the story of how a generation of executives, under the supervision of well-known and respected non-executive directors, pushed all the boundaries and sometimes sailed right over them … and got away with it. A pacey, irreverent read but with a devastatingly serious message, Pigs at the Trough gives investors invaluable insights into how to spot the telltale signs of impending corporate collapse, and how to avoid being another victim.
Ever wanted to make money from investing in something you love? Whether you\'re looking to make money from your hobby or collection, or you\'re a serious investor seeking to profit from your passion or diversify your portfolio, Investing in Collectibles contain all you need to know. Inside you\'ll discover: tips for making a profit on your collection how to buy and sell through art dealers and private sale, and at auctions tax and other legislation governing collectibles as an investment how to invest through self managed superannuation funds or trusts how to detect fakes and forgeries. This is the ultimate guide to collecting, investing in and making money from collectables.
The workbook to accompany Corporate Finance: A Practical Approach, Second Edition
It has been more than a decade since the first edition of Peter Koestenbaum\'s landmark book Leadership: The Inner Side of Greatness was published. Since that time world events have caused a dramatic shift in how we think about our lives and our work.
Now we grapple with the fundamental questions. How can we live a courageous life and manage anxiety? Is it possible to reach greater heights of ethics and responsibility? Peter Koestenbaum, the preeminent business philosopher, has been a trusted mentor to business leaders worldwide.
In this thoroughly revised edition of his classic book he shares his wisdom about the fundamental nature of leadership and shows what it takes to become an exceptional and passionate leader in today\'s complex world. At the very heart of the book is his Leadership Diamond model—a paradigm that challenges managers to transform their thinking and approach everything with fresh effectiveness in order to reap richer results and become great leaders.
Start animating right away with this tutorial-based guide to Autodesk 3ds Max 2016 Autodesk 3ds Max 2016 Essentials is your perfect hands-on guide to start animating quickly. Using approachable, real-world exercises, you\'ll master the fundamentals of this leading animation software by following full-color screen shots step by step.
Each chapter opens with a quick discussion of concepts and learning objectives, and then launches into hands-on tutorials that give you firsthand experience and a good start on preparing for the 3ds Max certification exam. You\'ll learn the basics of modeling, texturing, animating, and visual effects as you create a retro-style alarm clock, animate a thrown knife, model a chair, and more.
Whether you\'re a complete beginner or migrating from another 3D application, this task-based book provides the solid grounding you need in Autodesk 3ds Max 2016. Model your character with polygons, meshes, and more Add motion with simple and complex animations Add color and textures to visualize materials and surfaces Render interior scenes with great lighting and camera placement If you want to learn 3ds Max quickly and painlessly, Autodesk 3ds Max 2016 Essentials helps you start animating today.
An accessible and detailed overview of the risks posed by financial institutions Understanding Systemic Risk in Global Financial Markets offers an accessible yet detailed overview of the risks to financial stability posed by financial institutions designated as systemically important. The types of firms covered are primarily systemically important banks, non-banks, and financial market utilities such as central counterparties.
Written by Aron Gottesman and Michael Leibrock, experts on the topic of systemic risk, this vital resource puts the spotlight on coherency, practitioner relevance, conceptual explanations, and practical exposition. Step by step, the authors explore the specific regulations enacted before and after the credit crisis of 2007-2009 to promote financial stability.
The text also examines the criteria used by financial regulators to designate firms as systemically important. The quantitative and qualitative methods to measure the ongoing risks posed by systemically important financial institutions are surveyed.
A review of the regulations that identify systemically important financial institutions The tools to use to detect early warning indications of default A review of historical systemic events their common causes Techniques to measure interconnectedness Approaches for ranking the order the institutions which pose the greatest degree of default risk to the industry Understanding Systemic Risk in Global Financial Markets offers a must-have guide to the fundamentals of systemic risk and the key critical policies that work to reduce systemic risk and promoting financial stability.
Coaching Brain in Mind Foundations for Practice David Rock and Linda J. Page, PhD Discover the science behind brain-based coaching By understanding how the brain works, coaching professionals can better tailor their language, strategies, and goals to be in alignment with an individual\'s «hard-wired» way of thinking.
Written by two well-known coaching professionals, David Rock and Linda Page, Coaching with the Brain in Mind presents the tools and methodologies that can be employed by novice and experienced coaches alike to create an effective—and ultimately more rewarding—relationship for both coach and client. This informative guide to the neuroscience of coaching clearly demonstrates how brain-based coaching works in practice, and how the power of the mind can be harnessed to help an individual learn and grow.
Illustrated with numerous case examples and stories, this book is organized for immediate use by professionals in their client work. Coverage includes: A succinct but comprehensive overview of the major scientific and theoretical foundations for coaching and their implications for practice How the language of coaching—setting goals, making connections, becoming more aware, seeking breakthroughs, and taking action—parallels what neuroscientists tell us about how the brain operates Neuroscience as a natural platform for the ongoing development of coaching Building on the existing foundation of coaching by adding neuroscience as an evidence base for the profession, Coaching with the Brain in Mind shows that it is possible to become a better professional coach by understanding how the brain works.
As well, the authors, through their research, present that an understanding of neuroscience research, however new and speculative, can help coaches and leaders fulfill their potential as change agents in the lives of others.
A practical, informative guide to derivatives in the real world Derivatives is an exposition on investments, guiding you from the basic concepts, strategies, and fundamentals to a more detailed understanding of the advanced strategies and models. As part of Bloomberg Financial\'s three part series on securities, Derivatives focuses on derivative securities and the functionality of the Bloomberg system with regards to derivatives.
You\'ll develop a tighter grasp of the more subtle complexities involved in the evaluation, selection, and management of derivatives, and gain the practical skillset necessary to apply your knowledge to real-world investment situations using the tools and techniques that dominate the industry. Instructions for using the widespread Bloomberg system are interwoven throughout, allowing you to directly apply the techniques and processes discussed using your own data.
You\'ll learn the many analytical functions used to evaluate derivatives, and how these functions are applied within the context of each investment topic covered. All Bloomberg information appears in specified boxes embedded throughout the text, making it easy for you to find it quickly when you need or, or easily skip it in favor of the theory-based text.
Managing securities in today\'s dynamic and innovative investment environment requires a strong understanding of how the increasing variety of securities, markets, strategies, and methodologies are used. This book gives you a more thorough understanding, and a practical skillset that investment managers need.
Understand derivatives strategies and models from basic to advanced Apply Bloomberg information and analytical functions Learn how investment decisions are made in the real world Grasp the complexities of securities evaluation, selection, and management The financial and academic developments of the past twenty years have highlighted the challenge in acquiring a comprehensive understanding of investments and financial markets. Derivatives provides the detailed explanations you\'ve been seeking, and the hands-on training the real world demands.
A complete guide to sovereign wealth funds written by and for industry practitioners Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) aren\'t new, but they are often misunderstood. As they\'ve attracted more attention over the last decade and grown greatly in size, the need for a new and thorough resource on SWFs has never been greater. These funds will only grow more important over the coming years. In this book, expert authors who work in the industry present a comprehensive look at SWFs from the perspective of western investors.
The first book to provide a simple and practical means of valuing biotech companies The book begins with a short history of the biotechnology industry; this is important as although it is about 30 years old, the first company went public only in 1996, so it is possible to plot the course of investment waves and dips It examines the European industry and its evolvement, and draws parallels between the similarities and differences between that and the US Looks at the various companies which make up the biotech industry (therapeutic; life sciences; and the medical technology company) and gives tools for the investor to properly evaluate them Praise for Biotechnology Valuation «Keegan states that the valuation of Biotech companies is as much an art as a science. This brief but comprehensive review of the skills and knowledge required, not of just the financial market and sentiment, but also of the technical attributes of a company and the drug development and regulatory hurdles that must be overcome, highlights the importance of the breadth of understanding required.
Biotech investing is not for the timid, but it can bring substantial returns. Keegan\'s book, punctuated with his personal experience and opinions, is a good place to start.
» —Chris Blackwell, Chief Executive, Vectura Group plc «A user-friendly, yet thorough discussion of a notoriously difficult topic. Dr Keegan\'s book is a fine resource for both business types and academicians.
» —Steve Winokur, Managing Director, CanaccordAdams «A highly readable and comprehensive explanation of the technical and commercial parameters that influence biotechnology companies at all stages of development, providing clear context for selection from the toolkit of valuation methodologies the author recommends to assess company and product performance, or ascribe value.» —Dr L.
M. Allan, Director, Bioscience Enterprise Programme, University of Cambridge «A fabulous approach to a difficult topic.
» —Deirdre Y. Gillespie, MD, President CEO, La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company.
The development and coordination of managerial devices to help businesses cope with the numerous challenges they face have been the subject of many empirical analyses in recent years. This books draws from these studies to answer the question of how to coordinate a team in extreme environments.
Embracing a practice-based perspective, it identifies work practices and technological uses that improve coordination within teams. Organizations need to know how to support the coordination of teams that evolve in highly changing, uncertain and risky contexts.
Beyond reviewing current literature on the analysis of coordination in the field, the author draws on military case studies and illustrations to offer readers practical ways to implement devices that facilitate coordination within teams.