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5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People, The

Gary D Chapman, Paul E. White

2012    224 Pages    (Northfield Publishing)

The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People, by Gary Chapman and Paul White, applies the love language concept to the workplace. This book helps supervisors and managers effectively communicate appreciation and encouragement to their employees, resulting in higher levels of job satisfaction, healthier relationships between managers and employees, and decreased cases of burnout. Ideal for both the profit and non-profit sectors, the [...]

The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People, by Gary Chapman and Paul White, applies the love language concept to the workplace. This book helps supervisors and managers effectively communicate appreciation and encouragement to their employees, resulting in higher levels of job satisfaction, healthier relationships between managers and employees, and decreased cases of burnout. Ideal for both the profit and non-profit sectors, the principles presented in this book have a proven history of success in businesses, schools, medical offices, churches, and industry. Each book contains an access code for the reader to take a comprehensive online MBA Inventory (Motivating By Appreciation) - a $20 value.The inventory is designed to provide a clearer picture of an individual's primary language of appreciation and motivation as experienced in a work-related setting. It identifies individuals' preference in the languages of appreciation. Understanding an individual's primary and secondary languages of appreciation can assist managers and supervisors in communicating effectively to their team members. [less]

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5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace, The

Gary D Chapman, Paul E. White

2012    224 Pages    (Moody Publishers)

The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People, by Gary Chapman and Paul White, applies the love language concept to the workplace. This book helps supervisors and managers effectively communicate appreciation and encouragement to their employees, resulting in higher levels of job satisfaction, healthier relationships between managers and employees, and decreased cases of burnout. Ideal for both the profit and non-profit sectors, the principles [...]

The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People, by Gary Chapman and Paul White, applies the love language concept to the workplace. This book helps supervisors and managers effectively communicate appreciation and encouragement to their employees, resulting in higher levels of job satisfaction, healthier relationships between managers and employees, and decreased cases of burnout. Ideal for both the profit and non-profit sectors, the principles presented in this book have a proven history of success in businesses, schools, medical offices, churches, and industry. Each book contains an access code for the reader to take a comprehensive online MBA Inventory (Motivating By Appreciation) - a $20 value. The inventory is designed to provide a clearer picture of an individual's primary language of appreciation and motivation as experienced in a work-related setting. It identifies individuals' preference in the languages of appreciation. Understanding an individual's primary and secondary languages of appreciation can assist managers and supervisors in communicating effectively to their team members. [less]

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12: The Elements of Great Managing

Rodd Wagner, Ph.D. James K. Harter

2006    237 Pages    (Gallup Press)

12: The Elements of Great Managing is the long-awaited sequel to the 1999 runaway bestseller First, Break All the Rules. Grounded in Gallup's 10 million employee and manager interviews spanning 114 countries, 12 follows great managers as they harness employee engagement to turn around a failing call center, save a struggling hotel, improve patient care in a hospital, maintain production through power outages, and successfully face a host of other challenges in settings around the world. [...]

12: The Elements of Great Managing is the long-awaited sequel to the 1999 runaway bestseller First, Break All the Rules. Grounded in Gallup's 10 million employee and manager interviews spanning 114 countries, 12 follows great managers as they harness employee engagement to turn around a failing call center, save a struggling hotel, improve patient care in a hospital, maintain production through power outages, and successfully face a host of other challenges in settings around the world.Authors Rodd Wagner and James K. Harter weave the latest Gallup insights with recent discoveries in the fields of neuroscience, game theory, psychology, sociology, and economics. Written for managers and employees of companies large and small, 12 explains what every company needs to know about creating and sustaining employee engagement [less]

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17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player: Becoming the Kind of Person Every Team Wants, The

John C. Maxwell

2006    156 Pages    (Thomas Nelson)

Leadership expert John C. Maxwell follows his best-selling The Indisputable Laws of Teamwork with this powerfully succinct companion book, The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player. He presents a clear analysis of the personal characteristics necessary for becoming an effective team player. Maxwell’s detailed descriptions and many examples are easy to understand and applicable whether at home, on the job, at church, or on the ball field. Inside The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player [...]

Leadership expert John C. Maxwell follows his best-selling The Indisputable Laws of Teamwork with this powerfully succinct companion book, The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player. He presents a clear analysis of the personal characteristics necessary for becoming an effective team player. Maxwell’s detailed descriptions and many examples are easy to understand and applicable whether at home, on the job, at church, or on the ball field. Inside The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player,  Maxwell outlines the successes of team players who have been: Intentional- making every action count toward a long-term goal Relational- focused on others Selfless- willing to take a subordinate role for the sake of the team Tenacious- hardworking and optimistic in the face of setbacks Maxwell shows how these qualities, and many others, impact the team and its success. The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player is not feel-good platitudes and abstract thinking, but concrete actions designed to improve the value of every team player. [less]

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17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork: Embrace Them and Empower Your Team, The

John C. Maxwell

2001    288 Pages    (Thomas Nelson)

Building and maintaining a successful team is no simple task. Even people who have taken their teams to the highest level in their field have difficulty recreating what accounted for their successes. Is it a strong work ethic? Is it “chemistry”? What tools can you wrap your hands around to build–or rebuild–your team? In The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork, leadership expert and New York Times bestselling author John C. Maxwell shares the vital principles of team building [...]

Building and maintaining a successful team is no simple task. Even people who have taken their teams to the highest level in their field have difficulty recreating what accounted for their successes. Is it a strong work ethic? Is it “chemistry”? What tools can you wrap your hands around to build–or rebuild–your team? In The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork, leadership expert and New York Times bestselling author John C. Maxwell shares the vital principles of team building that are necessary for success in your business, family, church, or organization. In his practical, down-to-earth style, Dr. Maxwell shows how:  The Law of High Morale inspired a 50 year-old man who couldn’t even swim to train for the toughest triathlon in the world.  The Law of the Big Picture prompted a former U.S. president to travel crosscountry by bus, sleep in a basement, and do manual labor. Playing by The Law of the Scoreboard enabled one Web-based company to keep growing and making money while thousands of other Internet businesses failed. Ignoring The Law of the Price Tag caused one of the world’s largest retailers to close its doors after 128 years in business. The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork will empower you–whether coach or player, teacher or student, CEO or non-profit volunteer–with the “how-tos” and attitudes for building a successful team. John C. Maxwell, known as America's expert on leadership, is a best-selling author and the founder of INJOY Stewardship Services, EQUIP, and Maximum Impact, dedicated to helping people reach their leadership potential. For more information, visit www.MaximumImpact.com. [less]

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24-Carrot Manager: A Remarkable Story of How a Leader Can Unleash Human Potential, The

Adrian Gostick, Chester Elton

112 Pages    (Gibbs Smith)

In this companion volume to their successful Managing With Carrots, Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton present a remarkable story of how a great leader can unleash human potential--creating success in even the worst economy. Providing strategies and solutions for the managers of today, this book offers answers for improving employee commitment and profitability by strategically acknowledging employee effort. How is it done? The deceptively simply answer: with carrots. Plentiful examples show how [...]

In this companion volume to their successful Managing With Carrots, Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton present a remarkable story of how a great leader can unleash human potential--creating success in even the worst economy. Providing strategies and solutions for the managers of today, this book offers answers for improving employee commitment and profitability by strategically acknowledging employee effort. How is it done? The deceptively simply answer: with carrots. Plentiful examples show how to choose the right reward for each employee, how to time the giving of a reward to motivate performance, how to effectively present rewards, when to give praise in private and when to make it a public celebration, and how to motivate employees to work harder and work smarter with the company's goals in mind. [less]

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101 Recognition Secrets: Tools for Motivating and Recognizing Today's Workforce

Rosalind Jeffries

1996    106 Pages    (Taylor Pub)

Top Ten Best Seller at the American Society of Training and Development International Conference This quick 17-minute management tool offers over a hundred instant, practical, low-cost, ready-to use ideas for how, when, and where managers can recognize and motivate individuals in today's diverse workplace. Based on anecdotal research developed from the responses of over 10,000 managers and employees, 101 Recognition Secrets shows: * How to use recognition as a performance measurement tool * How [...]

Top Ten Best Seller at the American Society of Training and Development International Conference This quick 17-minute management tool offers over a hundred instant, practical, low-cost, ready-to use ideas for how, when, and where managers can recognize and motivate individuals in today's diverse workplace. Based on anecdotal research developed from the responses of over 10,000 managers and employees, 101 Recognition Secrets shows: * How to use recognition as a performance measurement tool * How to motivate marginal employees * Strategies to boost employee performance and productivity * Principles necessary for effective recognition. Companies such as Boston Medical Center, Marriott, and Metroplex Corporation use the book as a catalyst for enhancing corporate competitive advantage and as an important part of commitment to continuous quality improvement programs. Ways to utilize 101 Recognition Secrets in companies are: Required reading for Management Training Programs As a giveaway at management meetings Copy given to new managers as part of their introduction to our service culture Part of managers Tool Kits To find specific ways to thank employees during Performance Appraisal Processes As a tool to help TQM Leaders get ideas on how to recognize team members [less]

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101 Sample Write-Ups for Documenting Employee Performance Problems: A Guide to Progressive Discipline & Termination

Paul Falcone

2010    400 Pages    (AMACOM)

There's no escaping problem employees. But with 101 prewritten disciplinary write-ups at a manager's fingertips, there is a way to escape the headaches, anxiety, and potential legal trouble of performance review or counseling sessions. Completely updated and covering the latest developments in employment law, the second edition of "101 Sample Write-Ups for Documenting Employee Performance Problems" explains the disciplinary process from beginning to end and provides ready-to- [...]

There's no escaping problem employees. But with 101 prewritten disciplinary write-ups at a manager's fingertips, there is a way to escape the headaches, anxiety, and potential legal trouble of performance review or counseling sessions. Completely updated and covering the latest developments in employment law, the second edition of "101 Sample Write-Ups for Documenting Employee Performance Problems" explains the disciplinary process from beginning to end and provides ready-to-use model documents in print and on disk that eliminate the stress and second-guessing about what to do and say. Expertly written, the write-ups cover every kind of problem substandard work quality, absenteeism, insubordination, e-mail misuse, sexual harassment, drug or alcohol abuse, and more. Readers will also find new information on laying the ground work for a tidy dismissal; tying progressive discipline to annual performance reviews; formally addressing intermittent FMLA abuse; ways to avoid drafting documentation that could later be used against their company; and much more. There is perhaps no more dreaded managerial task than communicating with an employee about a disciplinary problem, but this one-of-a-kind guide helps managers handle any scenario fairly, constructively, and, most importantly legally. [less]

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101 Stupid Things Employees Do to Sabotage Success

Richard Baisner

1998    128 Pages    (Richard Chang Associates, Incorporated)

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136 Effective Presentation Tips

Tony Jeary, David Cottrell

2002    56 Pages    (Cornerstone Leadership Inst)

Raving fans? Or Bored to death? Which will be the outcome of the next presentation in your organization? This powerful new handbook provides 136 practical, easy to use tips to make every presentation a success.

Raving fans? Or Bored to death? Which will be the outcome of the next presentation in your organization? This powerful new handbook provides 136 practical, easy to use tips to make every presentation a success. [less]

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180 Ways to Walk the Recognition Talk

Eric Harvey

2000    56 Pages    (Walk the Talk)

Recognizing the efforts and achievements of employees at all levels is critical to organizational success! Yet most people quickly run short of ideas on how to recognize others. And far too often, recognition is seen as a "top-down" responsibility of managers alone. As a result, acknowledging and reinforcing good performance doesn't happen as often as it could or should. This handbook will help you change that! The proven techniques and practical strategies found in these pages [...]

Recognizing the efforts and achievements of employees at all levels is critical to organizational success! Yet most people quickly run short of ideas on how to recognize others. And far too often, recognition is seen as a "top-down" responsibility of managers alone. As a result, acknowledging and reinforcing good performance doesn't happen as often as it could or should. This handbook will help you change that! The proven techniques and practical strategies found in these pages will get EVERYONE in your organization walking the recognition talk. It will help you encourage positive, productive performance and build a "magnetic" culture that attracts and retains the best and brightest people. [less]

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200 Ways to Balance Your Life

Bret Nicholaus

2001    161 Pages    (Barnes & Noble)

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201 Icebreakers : Group MIxers, Warm-Ups, Energizers, and Playful Activities

Edie West

1996    424 Pages    (McGraw-Hill)

Designed specifically for trainers, speakers and group facilitators, this book features activities - games, quizzes, energizers and brain-teasers - to "break the ice" at the beginning of any meeting, or to recharge participants on the brink of boredom. The activities require little or no preparation and most can be completed in less than five minutes. Also included are props and hand-outs that can be photocopied for the entire group.

Designed specifically for trainers, speakers and group facilitators, this book features activities - games, quizzes, energizers and brain-teasers - to "break the ice" at the beginning of any meeting, or to recharge participants on the brink of boredom. The activities require little or no preparation and most can be completed in less than five minutes. Also included are props and hand-outs that can be photocopied for the entire group. [less]

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1001 Ways to Reward Employees

Bob Nelson

1994    302 Pages    (Workman Publishing Company)

It's the million-plus-copy bestseller that every manager and employer needs, whether they supervise one employee or one thousand. Because what really motivates people to perform are thoughtful, personal gestures that signify real appreciation--and don't necessarily cost money. A chock-full guide to rewards of every conceivable type for every conceivable situation, 1001 Ways to Reward Employees offers over 1000 innovative ideas beyond the expected raise or promotion. They range from a [...]

It's the million-plus-copy bestseller that every manager and employer needs, whether they supervise one employee or one thousand. Because what really motivates people to perform are thoughtful, personal gestures that signify real appreciation--and don't necessarily cost money. A chock-full guide to rewards of every conceivable type for every conceivable situation, 1001 Ways to Reward Employees offers over 1000 innovative ideas beyond the expected raise or promotion. They range from a simple, unexpected "thank you" to Ford Motor Company's use of employees in commercials to programs such as Home Depot's Employee-of-the-Month Award--honorees receive $100 and a merit badge, and get their names engraved on a plaque. In researching the book, author Bob Nelson interviewed supervisors at all types and sizes of businesses in all parts of the country, finding inventive and effective employee rewards in every sector. No matter how many people you manage, you will find lots of ideas that will work for you and your business. [less]

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1001 Ways to Take Initiative at Work

Bob Nelson Ph.D.

1999    240 Pages    (Workman Publishing Company)

1001 WAYS to Take Initiative at Work is about managing up--about employees taking ownership of their jobs, whether it's an assistant working for a manager or a VP working for the CEO. Third in the 1001 Ways series by bestselling business writer Bob Nelson, whose 1001 Ways to Reward Employees and 1001 Ways to Energize Employees have over 900,000 copies in print, TAKE INITIATIVE is the first management book for employees. Weaving together case studies, examples, quotes, research highlights, [...]

1001 WAYS to Take Initiative at Work is about managing up--about employees taking ownership of their jobs, whether it's an assistant working for a manager or a VP working for the CEO. Third in the 1001 Ways series by bestselling business writer Bob Nelson, whose 1001 Ways to Reward Employees and 1001 Ways to Energize Employees have over 900,000 copies in print, TAKE INITIATIVE is the first management book for employees. Weaving together case studies, examples, quotes, research highlights, and the author's own "Tool Box" of management techniques and exercises, this practical handbook will show every reader how to develop self-leadership, set goals, create learning opportunities, take risks, build a team, sell ideas, and work both within and outside the larger organization. Taking initiative is about a former secretary at Johnsonville Foods who originated and now runs the company's thriving mail-order business. It's about a technical writer who created Xerox's popular "webmaster" website. And it's about you. As Bob Nelson proves, employees have much more power than they think--taking initiative is how to harness that power and reap its rewards. By the bestselling author of 1001 Ways to Reward Employees and 1001 Ways to Energize Employees, with over 900,000 copies in print. [less]

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2600 Phrases for Effective Performance Reviews: Ready-to-Use Words and Phrases That Really Get Results

Paul Falcone

2005    224 Pages    (AMACOM)

'No managerial or administrative task is as universally dreaded as the performance review. Supervisors may know the points they need to get across, but putting them on paper is another matter. This book puts the right words at their fingertips, with ready-to-use phrases and words, action items, and descriptions that managers, supervisors, and HR professionals can use to evaluate performance, prepare development plans, and address performance problems. "2600 Phrases for Effective [...]

'No managerial or administrative task is as universally dreaded as the performance review. Supervisors may know the points they need to get across, but putting them on paper is another matter. This book puts the right words at their fingertips, with ready-to-use phrases and words, action items, and descriptions that managers, supervisors, and HR professionals can use to evaluate performance, prepare development plans, and address performance problems. "2600 Phrases for Effective Performance Appraisals" covers the 25 most commonly rated factors, including productivity, time management, decision making, and teamwork, as well as specific roles such as customer service, finance, sales, and more. The book provides hundreds of phrases to use in performance improvement plans, plus an appendix of helpful individual words. [less]

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Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think

Peter H. Diamandis, Steven Kotler

2012    400 Pages    (Free Press)

Providing abundance is humanity’s grandest challenge—this is a book about how we rise to meet it.  We will soon be able to meet and exceed the basic needs of every man, woman and child on the planet. Abundance for all is within our grasp. This bold, contrarian view, backed up by exhaustive research, introduces our near-term future, where exponentially growing technologies and three other powerful forces are conspiring to better the lives of billions. An antidote to pessimism by tech [...]

Providing abundance is humanity’s grandest challenge—this is a book about how we rise to meet it.  We will soon be able to meet and exceed the basic needs of every man, woman and child on the planet. Abundance for all is within our grasp. This bold, contrarian view, backed up by exhaustive research, introduces our near-term future, where exponentially growing technologies and three other powerful forces are conspiring to better the lives of billions. An antidote to pessimism by tech entrepreneur turned philanthropist, Peter H. Diamandis and award-winning science writer Steven Kotler. Since the dawn of humanity, a privileged few have lived in stark contrast to the hardscrabble majority. Conventional wisdom says this gap cannot be closed. But it is closing—fast. The authors document how four forces—exponential technologies, the DIY innovator, the Technophilanthropist, and the Rising Billion—are conspiring to solve our biggest problems. Abundance establishes hard targets for change and lays out a strategic roadmap for governments, industry and entrepreneurs, giving us plenty of reason for optimism.Examining human need by category—water, food, energy, healthcare, education, freedom—Diamandis and Kotler introduce dozens of innovators making great strides in each area: Larry Page, Steven Hawking, Dean Kamen, Daniel Kahneman, Elon Musk, Bill Joy, Stewart Brand, Jeff Skoll, Ray Kurzweil, Ratan Tata, Craig Venter, among many, many others.  [less]

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Accelerate: 9 Capabilities to Achieve Success at Any Career Stage

May Busch

2016    120 Pages    (Old Avenue Press)

When it comes to success in the 21st century workplace, being “good at your job” is no longer enough. Today, there are dozens of hidden rules to follow and skills to master in order to succeed—and thrive. But in a working environment that’s long on stress and short on certainty, even the most capable professionals are often unsure as to what it really takes to maintain momentum, overcome slumps, and get to the top. In this real-world guide, May Busch, an international leadership [...]

When it comes to success in the 21st century workplace, being “good at your job” is no longer enough. Today, there are dozens of hidden rules to follow and skills to master in order to succeed—and thrive. But in a working environment that’s long on stress and short on certainty, even the most capable professionals are often unsure as to what it really takes to maintain momentum, overcome slumps, and get to the top. In this real-world guide, May Busch, an international leadership consultant and former COO of Morgan Stanley Europe, shares the lessons, turning points, and stories behind her own success and the success of those she’s led, mentored, and coached. With Accelerate: 9 Capabilities to Achieve Success at Any Career Stage she takes the mystery out of career mastery and helps you quickly identify, understand, and maximize the skills needed to advance. Simply and systematically, Accelerate helps you assess and act on the What, Where, When and How of advancing your career, so you can fulfill your leadership potential and make the difference you were meant to make. You’ll learn a step-by-step framework to help you take ownership of your career, including: The 9 capabilities you need to develop, and how to choose which ones to focus on Specific how-to steps to increase your effectiveness—and enhance your reputation The transformational power of recognizing and mastering hidden “career gates” Planning tools, game-changing exercises, and much more May Busch is an international executive and career consultant, coach, facilitator, and speaker with a passion to help people thrive at work and reach their full potential. Known for her work with senior management teams and professional services firms on organizational strategy, leadership development, and client effectiveness, she offers workshops, online programs, and individual coaching to high-potential and high-performance leaders. A graduate of Harvard Business School, a former COO of Morgan Stanley Europe, and a senior advisor at Arizona State University, May is dedicated to promoting greater thought leadership, diversity, and entrepreneurial spirit in the workplace. [less]

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Active Listening: Improve Your Ability to Listen and Lead

Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), Michael H. Hoppe

2007    36 Pages    (Pfeiffer)

Active listening is a person’s willingness and ability to hear and understand. At its core, active listening is a state of mind that involves paying full and careful attention to the other person, avoiding premature judgment, reflecting understanding, clarifying information, summarizing, and sharing. By learning and committing to the skills and behaviors of active listening, leaders can become more effective listeners and, over time, improve their ability to lead.

Active listening is a person’s willingness and ability to hear and understand. At its core, active listening is a state of mind that involves paying full and careful attention to the other person, avoiding premature judgment, reflecting understanding, clarifying information, summarizing, and sharing. By learning and committing to the skills and behaviors of active listening, leaders can become more effective listeners and, over time, improve their ability to lead. [less]

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Adaptability: Responding Effectively to Change

Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), Joan Gurvis, Allan Calarco

2007    36 Pages    (Pfeiffer)

In today’s business world, the complexity and pace of change can be daunting. Adaptability has become recognized as a necessary skill for leaders to develop to be effective in this environment. Even so, leaders rarely know what they can do to become more adaptable and foster adaptability in others. This guidebook contributes to a greater understanding of adaptability and the cognitive, emotional, and dispositional flexibility it requires. Leaders will learn how to develop their adaptability [...]

In today’s business world, the complexity and pace of change can be daunting. Adaptability has become recognized as a necessary skill for leaders to develop to be effective in this environment. Even so, leaders rarely know what they can do to become more adaptable and foster adaptability in others. This guidebook contributes to a greater understanding of adaptability and the cognitive, emotional, and dispositional flexibility it requires. Leaders will learn how to develop their adaptability and to become more effective for themselves, the people they lead, and their organizations. [less]

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Adapting to Organizational Change

Stephen Rush (Editor), Karen Lewis (Editor), CCL Staff

2013    32 Pages    (Center for Creative Leadership)

No matter where you are in your career, you've probably dealt with some form of organizational change. Change can be a frightening prospect, and if you do not handle it correctly, it can lead to derailment. To be a successful leader, you must learn to adapt to a wide variety of situations, opportunities, and environments. This guidebook will show you how change affects you, your thoughts, and your emotions. It will give you tools and strategies that will allow you to take action not just to [...]

No matter where you are in your career, you've probably dealt with some form of organizational change. Change can be a frightening prospect, and if you do not handle it correctly, it can lead to derailment. To be a successful leader, you must learn to adapt to a wide variety of situations, opportunities, and environments. This guidebook will show you how change affects you, your thoughts, and your emotions. It will give you tools and strategies that will allow you to take action not just to survive change, but to thrive in it. [less]

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Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You'll Ever Need, The

Daniel H. Pink

2008    160 Pages    (Riverhead Trade)

Meet Johnny Bunko. He's probably a lot like you. He did what everybody - parents, teachers, careers advisors - told him to do. But now, stuck in a dead-end job, he's begun to suspect that what he thought he knew is just plain wrong. One bizarre night, Johnny meets Diana, the unlikeliest career advisor he's ever seen. She reveals to Johnny the six essential lessons for thriving in the world of work. Packed with smart, counter-intuitive and potentially life-changing advice, it' [...]

Meet Johnny Bunko. He's probably a lot like you. He did what everybody - parents, teachers, careers advisors - told him to do. But now, stuck in a dead-end job, he's begun to suspect that what he thought he knew is just plain wrong. One bizarre night, Johnny meets Diana, the unlikeliest career advisor he's ever seen. She reveals to Johnny the six essential lessons for thriving in the world of work. Packed with smart, counter-intuitive and potentially life-changing advice, it's the first and last career guide you'll ever need. [less]

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Adversity Quotient: Turning Obstacles into Opportunities

Paul G. Stoltz

1997    352 Pages    (Wiley)

Praise for Adversity Quotient. "With AQ, Paul Stoltz has done something remarkable: He synthesizes some of the most important information on how we influence our own future and then offers a profound set of observations which teaches us how to thrive in a fast-changing world!"-Joel Barker, President, Infinity, LTD, author of Paradigm Shift. "Adversity Quotient will show that you have more control over events than you think. The key is changing your beliefs. Believe it or not, that can usually be [...]

Praise for Adversity Quotient. "With AQ, Paul Stoltz has done something remarkable: He synthesizes some of the most important information on how we influence our own future and then offers a profound set of observations which teaches us how to thrive in a fast-changing world!"-Joel Barker, President, Infinity, LTD, author of Paradigm Shift. "Adversity Quotient will show that you have more control over events than you think. The key is changing your beliefs. Believe it or not, that can usually be done in One Minute." -Ken Blanchard, co-author, The One Minute Manager. "Paul Stoltz's AQ explains why some people, teams, organizations, and societies fail or quit, and how others in the situation persevere and succeed. With this book, anyone or or organization can learn to reroute their AQ and hardwire their brain for success." -Daniel Burrus, author, Technotrends. "AQ is one of the more important concepts of our time. Paul Stoltz's book provides the direction and tools necessary for putting this idea into practice. It is a must read for anyone interested in personal mastery, leadership effectiveness and/or organizational productivity." -Jim Ericson, Program Director, The Masters Forum. [less]

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All In: How the Best Managers Create a Culture of Belief and Drive Big Results

Adrian Gostick, Chester Elton

2012    256 Pages    (Free Press)

To have any hope of succeeding as a manager, you need to get your people all in. Whether you manage the smallest of teams or a multi-continent organization, you are the owner of a work culture—congratulations—and few things will have a bigger impact on your performance than getting your people to buy into your ideas and your cause and to believe what they do matters. Bestselling authors of The Carrot Principle and The Orange Revolution, Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton return to [...]

To have any hope of succeeding as a manager, you need to get your people all in. Whether you manage the smallest of teams or a multi-continent organization, you are the owner of a work culture—congratulations—and few things will have a bigger impact on your performance than getting your people to buy into your ideas and your cause and to believe what they do matters. Bestselling authors of The Carrot Principle and The Orange Revolution, Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton return to answer the most overlooked leadership questions of our day: Why are some managers able to get their employees to commit wholeheartedly to their culture and give that extra push that leads to outstanding results? And how can managers at any level build and sustain a profitable, vibrant work-group culture of their own? These leading workplace experts teamed up with research giant Towers Watson to analyze an unprecedented 300,000-person study, and they made a groundbreaking finding: managers of the highest-performing work groups create a “culture of belief.” In these distinctive workplaces, people believe in their leaders and in the company’s vision, values, and goals. Employees are not only engaged but also enabled and energized (termed the three Es), which leads to astonishing results—average annual revenues three times higher than for organizations lacking such a positive culture. And this was true during a period that included this most recent recession. Based on their extensive consulting experience and in-depth interviews with leaders and employees at exceptional companies such as American Express, Cigna, Avis Budget, Pepsi Bottling, and Hard Rock, the authors present a simple seven-step road map for creating a culture of belief: define a burning platform; create a customer focus; develop agility; share everything; partner with your talent; root for each other; and establish clear accountability. Delving into specific how-tos for each step, they share eye-opening stories of exceptional leaders in action, vividly depicting just how these powerful methods can be implemented by any manager. All In draws on cutting-edge psychology and all of the creative genius that have made Gostick and Elton a must-read for leaders worldwide. This vital resource will empower managers everywhere to inspire a new level of commitment and performance. [less]

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Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict, The

2008    231 Pages    (Berrett-Koehler Publishers)

What if conflicts at home, conflicts at work, and conflicts in the world stem from the same root cause? And what if individually and collectively we systematically misunderstand that cause, and unwittingly perpetuate the very problems we think we are trying to solve?Through an intriguing story of parents struggling with their troubled children and with their own personal problems, "The Anatomy of Peace" shows how to get past the preconceived ideas and self-justifying reactions that [...]

What if conflicts at home, conflicts at work, and conflicts in the world stem from the same root cause? And what if individually and collectively we systematically misunderstand that cause, and unwittingly perpetuate the very problems we think we are trying to solve?Through an intriguing story of parents struggling with their troubled children and with their own personal problems, "The Anatomy of Peace" shows how to get past the preconceived ideas and self-justifying reactions that keep us from seeing the world clearly and dealing with it effectively. Yusuf al-Falah, an Arab, and Avi Rozen, a Jew, each lost his father at the hands of the other's ethnic cousins. As the story unfolds, we discover how they came together, how they help warring parents and children to come together, and how we too can find our way out of the struggles that weigh us down. The choice between peace and war lies within us. As one of the characters says, "A solution to the inner war solves the outer war as well." This book offers more than hope -- it shows how we can prevent the conflicts that cause so much pain in our lives and in the world. [less]

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Anything You Want

Derek Sivers

2011    88 Pages    (The Domino Project)

Best known for creating CD Baby, the most popular music site for independent artists, founder Derek Sivers chronicles his “accidental” success and failures into this concise and inspiring book on how to create a multi-million dollar company by following your passion. In Anything You Want, Sivers details his journey and the lessons learned along the way of creating CD Baby and building a business close to his heart. “[Sivers is] one of the last music-business folk heroes,&rdquo [...]

Best known for creating CD Baby, the most popular music site for independent artists, founder Derek Sivers chronicles his “accidental” success and failures into this concise and inspiring book on how to create a multi-million dollar company by following your passion. In Anything You Want, Sivers details his journey and the lessons learned along the way of creating CD Baby and building a business close to his heart. “[Sivers is] one of the last music-business folk heroes,” says Esquire magazine. His less-scripted approach to business is refreshing and will educate readers to feel empowered to follow their own dreams. Aspiring entrepreneurs and others trying to make their own way will be particularly comforted by Sivers straight talk and transparency -a reminder that anything you want is within your reach. Anything You Want is also available in a 5 pack, 52 pack and very limited edition Collectible, signed by Derek. [less]

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Appreciative Coaching: A Positive Process for Change

Sara L. Orem, Jacqueline Binkert, Ann L. Clancy

2007    272 Pages    (Jossey-Bass)

Appreciative Coaching describes an approach to coaching that is rooted in Appreciative Inquiry. At its core the Appreciative Coaching method shows individuals how to tap into (or rediscover) their own sense of wonder and excitement about their present life and future possibilities. Rather than focusing on individuals in limited or problem-oriented ways, Appreciate Coaching guides clients through four stages—Discovery, Dream, Design, and Destiny—that inspire them to an appreciative [...]

Appreciative Coaching describes an approach to coaching that is rooted in Appreciative Inquiry. At its core the Appreciative Coaching method shows individuals how to tap into (or rediscover) their own sense of wonder and excitement about their present life and future possibilities. Rather than focusing on individuals in limited or problem-oriented ways, Appreciate Coaching guides clients through four stages—Discovery, Dream, Design, and Destiny—that inspire them to an appreciative and empowering view of themselves and their future. [less]

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Appreciative Inquiry: A Positive Approach to Building Cooperative Capacity (Focus Book Series) (Focus Book a Taos Institute Publication)

Frank J. Barrett, Ronald E. Fry

130 Pages    (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform)

This book provides a concise introduction to and overview of the growing discipline and practice of Appreciative Inquiry (AI). If you are intrigued by the prospect of mobilizing rapid, positive change with multiple stakeholders in a human system that is important to you, this book is for you.

This book provides a concise introduction to and overview of the growing discipline and practice of Appreciative Inquiry (AI). If you are intrigued by the prospect of mobilizing rapid, positive change with multiple stakeholders in a human system that is important to you, this book is for you. [less]

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Appreciative Team Building: Positive Questions to Bring Out the Best of Your Team

Diana Whitney, Amanda Trosten-Bloom, Jay Cherney, Ron Fry

2004    108 Pages    (iUniverse, Inc.)

Appreciative Team Building: Positive Questions to Bring Out the Best of Your Team provides your team with everything it needs to discover the keys to past successes and future possibilities. Learn how to enhance your team's performance by igniting engaging conversations. Providing 48 positive questions, sample interview guides, and a step-by-step process for self-managed inquiry, Appreciative Team Building breaks new ground in the development of high performance teams. Choose positive [...]

Appreciative Team Building: Positive Questions to Bring Out the Best of Your Team provides your team with everything it needs to discover the keys to past successes and future possibilities. Learn how to enhance your team's performance by igniting engaging conversations. Providing 48 positive questions, sample interview guides, and a step-by-step process for self-managed inquiry, Appreciative Team Building breaks new ground in the development of high performance teams. Choose positive questions on any one of eight topics that are pivotal to high performance and team development: Clear and shared goals Clear and shared roles and responsibilities Supportive and empowering relationships Clear and shared procedures Nurturing and challenging leadership Evolving energy and spirit Productivity and performance Complete, purposeful and uplifting communicationThen follow a step-by-step self-managed appreciative inquiry process that guides your team-your unique collection of relationships-towards its highest potential.Hear what people are saying about Appreciative Team Building:"This book is full of provocative and positive questions that will develop and enhance your team's performance, yielding faster and better results."-Julie MeiresonneDirector, Customer RelationsHunter Douglas Window Fashions Division, Broomfield, CO"Take time to savor every page of this book. The questions are free and intentionally different. They draw you in, transforming how you and others work together on a day-to-day basis. It is a meaningful contribution to the field. Grab it."-Jane Galloway SeilingSenior Editor, Focus Book Series, The Taos Institute Consultant and Author, The Membership Organization and The Meaning and Role of Organizational Advocacy [less]

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Art and Science of Leadership (6th Edition), The

Afsaneh Nahavandi

2011    416 Pages    (Prentice Hall)

Nahavandi’s text has an application emphasis with a cross cultural perspective on leadership.

Nahavandi’s text has an application emphasis with a cross cultural perspective on leadership. [less]

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Art of Public Speaking, Instructor's Testing and Resource, The

Stephen E. Lucas

2009    (Mcgraw Hill Higher Education)

10th Edition.

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Assertion Training

Colleen Kelley

382 Pages    (Pfeiffer & Co)

Assertion Training a facilitator's guide to guide students and clients on their path to higher self esteem and productivity.

Assertion Training a facilitator's guide to guide students and clients on their path to higher self esteem and productivity. [less]

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ASTD Training and Development Handbook: A Guide to Human Resource Development, The

Robert Craig

1996    1088 Pages    (McGraw-Hill)

A Treasure of Performance-Boosting Tricks for Trainers! The best training and development handbook ever published just got bigger and better! The ASTD Training and Development Handbook, Fourth Edition, by Robert L. Craig, is bursting with great new training ideas that'll help you work your magic in your organization. Top industry leaders give 100s of practice-proven techniques you can use right now to: Develop effective leadership skills; Exploit self-directed learning to meet empowerment, [...]

A Treasure of Performance-Boosting Tricks for Trainers! The best training and development handbook ever published just got bigger and better! The ASTD Training and Development Handbook, Fourth Edition, by Robert L. Craig, is bursting with great new training ideas that'll help you work your magic in your organization. Top industry leaders give 100s of practice-proven techniques you can use right now to: Develop effective leadership skills; Exploit self-directed learning to meet empowerment, continuous improvement and other quality goals; Maximize an increasingly diverse workforce; Select and develop professional training staff; Design customized instructional systems; Build employee participant and involvement; Promote computer literacy in your workplace; Prepare for organizational development and change; Sell management on the importance your HR programs; Measure and evaluate training results; Much more! [less]

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At the Heart of Leadership: How to Get Results with Emotional Intelligence

Joshua Freedman

2007    286 Pages    (Six Seconds)

Where other books tell you about emotional intelligence, this book provides the roadmap to put it in action. At the Heart of Leadership delivers a compelling case for leaders to attend to their own and their people's emotions as a critical asset for optimal performance. Then it shows you how. You will learn the Six Seconds EQ Model, a practical three-step process to become more effective with emotions -- plus use the code in the back of the book for a free assessment of your EQ strengths. [...]

Where other books tell you about emotional intelligence, this book provides the roadmap to put it in action. At the Heart of Leadership delivers a compelling case for leaders to attend to their own and their people's emotions as a critical asset for optimal performance. Then it shows you how. You will learn the Six Seconds EQ Model, a practical three-step process to become more effective with emotions -- plus use the code in the back of the book for a free assessment of your EQ strengths. There are a handful of people in the world who have proven experience raising organizational performance with emotional intelligence. Freedman is one of the leaders. Using stories and data from his work around the world with organizations such as the US Marine Corps, Schlumberger, and FedEx, Freedman provides a practical guide to this critical topic. This book will show you how to lead more effectively by engaging your own and your people s emotions. [less]

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Attention Management

Maura Nevel Thomas

2019    136 Pages    (Sourcebooks, Incorporated)

Discover the revolutionary antidote to overload and exhaustion Have you tried everything to become more productive--but you're still too busy and stressed? That's because the old approaches to productivity just don't work in today's fast-paced, tech-driven workplaces. What does work? Time management is outdated. Attention management is the solution you need. Attention management is the most essential skill you need to live a life of choice rather than a life of reaction and distraction. It's a [...]

Discover the revolutionary antidote to overload and exhaustion Have you tried everything to become more productive--but you're still too busy and stressed? That's because the old approaches to productivity just don't work in today's fast-paced, tech-driven workplaces. What does work? Time management is outdated. Attention management is the solution you need. Attention management is the most essential skill you need to live a life of choice rather than a life of reaction and distraction. It's a collection of behaviors, including focus, mindfulness, control, presence, flow, and other skills, that will support your success. Productivity speaker, trainer, and author Maura Nevel Thomas shows you how to master attention management with practical strategies that make an immediate impact. [less]

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Maura Thomas

2019    136 Pages    (Sourcebooks, Inc.)

Discover the revolutionary antidote to overload and exhaustion Have you tried everything to become more productive—but you're still too busy and stressed? That's because the old approaches to productivity just don't work in today's fast-paced, tech-driven workplaces. What does work? Time management is outdated. Attention management is the solution you need. Attention management is the most essential skill you need to live a life of choice rather than a life of reaction and distraction. It's a [...]

Discover the revolutionary antidote to overload and exhaustion Have you tried everything to become more productive—but you're still too busy and stressed? That's because the old approaches to productivity just don't work in today's fast-paced, tech-driven workplaces. What does work? Time management is outdated. Attention management is the solution you need. Attention management is the most essential skill you need to live a life of choice rather than a life of reaction and distraction. It's a collection of behaviors, including focus, mindfulness, control, presence, flow, and other skills, that will support your success. Productivity speaker, trainer, and author Maura Nevel Thomas shows you how to master attention management with practical strategies that make an immediate impact. [less]

 
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