Managing at the Leading Edge highlights lessons from the navigation and piloting practices used in high performing sailing. In the contemporary “white water” business environment, as at sea, achieving goals requires choosing a destination amidst uncertainty, adjusting to continually shifting conditions, converting the push and pull of environmental forces into momentum and using different skills at different times to negotiate hazards and achieve success.
Easy-to-grasp and recall, this book proposes a framework of leadership with a dual focus on navigating and piloting. This framework is supported by new evidence-based insights about personal and organizational high performance. Systematic comparisons of high performing leaders and organizations with leaders and organizations that have not yet achieved this distinction illustrate how the principles of navigation and piloting apply. This research featured surveys of over 1,000 senior and mid-level leaders, the results of over a 100 interviews and the author’s extensive consultation experience with a host of leaders and organizations.
Through case studies, discussion of relevant research, practical tools and templates, Managing at the Leading Edge will help you learn:
• The critical tasks of leader navigating and piloting that lead to successful business change
• Leadership skills through which the critical tasks of navigating and piloting are successfully executed including accountability, influence, problem solving agility and engagement
• Strategies and tactics for managing points along a strategic initiative’s leading edge through with resistance to change is converted into momentum and progress
• The critical hand-offs between the navigating and piloting functions and these functions drive change at the leading edge as synchronized system of high performance leadership
• Leadership practices that create organizational high performance
Armed with leadership capabilities of high performance navigating and piloting you will be able to recognize and act on opportunities for enhanced leadership impact and achieve results that matter for you, your peers and your organization.
John Adair’s Greatest Ideas for Effective Leadership is full of accessible advice and practical exercises from one of the world’s best –known and most sought-after authorities on leadership and management. Inside you will find:9 Greatest Ideas for Leadership Skills 3 Greatest Ideas for Setting and Achieving You Objectives 6 Greatest Ideas for Teambuilding 4 Greatest Ideas for Leadership Qualities 8 Greatest Ideas for Managing Your Time
...and 70 other fantastic ideas, tips, and tricks that will give you the confidence, answers, and inspiration you need to succeed.
Leadership Hacks is the business leader’s guide to getting things done. Over the years, the leader’s role has expanded to encompass more duties, more responsibility and more accountability — yet we’re still stuck with the same 24 hours in every day. The evolving business environment leaves many of us struggling to achieve against constantly shifting priorities, competitors and deadlines, and we are forever expected to do more with less. Is it even possible to make a real impact? Yes! This book shows you how to sort through the madness and get back to getting results. Identify your major speed bumps, and let the action-focused discussion gives you practical workarounds that will streamline your day and help you make things happen.
Covering hacks at personal, one-on-one, and team levels, this book is packed with tips, tricks and advice that will help you eliminate the distractions and harness technology; communicate effectively, delegate clearly and coach confidently; and make meetings and missions that matter for your team. You’ll achieve greater results, open the channels of communication and look like a rock star to those still struggling with the daily deluge.Identify what distractions slow you down Fast-track your productivity to do more in less time Streamline delegation so your people perform faster Re-route meetings into productive conversations Learn the communication and technology shortcuts that get faster results
Leaders are recognised for their results, but judged by their impact. Don’t let yourself fall victim to ever-mounting demands. Leadership Hacks shows you how to hack your day, shift your approach, boost your communication and start making your way to the top.
John Adair's 100 Greatest Ideas for Effective Management is the first in a new series of titles from the noted business expert. Focused on concise, practical, and straightforward business wisdom, the series offers the kind of real-world insight that business leaders thrive on.
Short, punchy, and packed with real solutions, this book provides 100 proven and effective ideas for business managers, whether they manage a few people or a few hundred, and whether they work for a small firm or a Fortune 100 giant.Proven, practical business wisdom for managers The first in a new series from renowned business authority John Adair Quick bites of business wisdom for everyday management success
For real management wisdom from a proven expert, John Adair's 100 Greatest Ideas for Effective Management offers everything you need to be your brilliant best.
Unstoppable will help you navigate your way past the false prophets of human potential and keep you focused on the principles of effective thinking and action that will change the way you run your life forever.
“Beneath the bluff exterior of the self-styled “fat bloke from Manchester” is a shrewd business brain.” The Times
“...a northern Anthony Robbins!” Theo Paphitis
Brad Burton, once a regular in the dole queue, burdened with unbearable levels of debt, is now the MD of a multi-million pound international business. If anyone knows about sorting your life out, it’s Brad. But this isn’t Brad’s story – this is about YOU. Brad is here to share practical, actionable steps – stuff you can actually do – to improve your life, both at home and in business. He’s learnt exactly how to motivate yourself, focus on your passion, face setbacks and keep on moving forward – and now Brad wants to share these lessons with as many people as possible. We all have it in us to improve our lives and succeed – we just need a friendly kick in the pants from Brad!
Chapters include:If your only motivation is money it’s not enough 2 year plan. Forget it. More like 2 week plan No passion. No point Buy my stuff Eject. Eject. Eject. Ignore. Ignore. Ignore
Chapter headings:Effective Engagement The Impact Coaching Can Have Coaching in Context: Changes in Leadership and Management Demands and Expectations What Makes a Good Coach What a Coachee Gets Out of Engaging with Coaching Different Formats for Coaching Coaching and the Chief Executive Different Focuses of Individual Coaching The Difference Between Coaching and Mentoring Meeting Business Priorities Introducing Coaching Programmes in a Whole Organisation Running Coaching in Your Organisation The International Dimension
Your Talent Development Atlas
If you’ve been directing your organization’s talent development effort during the last few years, you might think you’re on a journey without a map. There are few published resources to guide you in a challenge that many experts promise will only become more urgent, and necessary, in the coming years.
Elaine Biech, a legendary leader in training and development, understands the road ahead and has partnered with ATD to present a new book that will point the way—ATD’s Foundations of Talent Development: Launching, Leveraging, and Leading Your Organization's TD Effort.
Biech imbues this comprehensive volume with the energy and passion she has manifested in a career spanning more than three decades. In her hands, you have a trusted adviser who provides guidance, leadership, and direction to your organization. Biech painstakingly guides you over 36 chapters—taking you from developing your talent development strategy, creating an operating plan, and reinforcing your organization’s talent development mindset, through design and delivery, measurement and evaluation, and preparing for the future. No matter where you are in your development, you will be able to pick up this book and select chapters that describe how you can help your organization. What’s more, Biech has included a new customized model to assist you. Plus, she’s invited dozens of her friends and colleagues to contribute—well-known authors, ATD subject matter experts, and icons in the field—to present a cross-section of voices and approaches in the field.
In 2018, ATD celebrates its 75th anniversary by delivering ATD’s Foundations of Talent Development, its first published reference to the profession it leads and supports. Think of this book as your professional atlas.
Today's organizations face two daunting challenges: 1. How to create new sources of competitive advantage to sustain long-term growth, and 2. How to engage leaders at every level of the organization so that they are more proactive and forward-looking in their area of responsibility. The Art of Strategic Leadership uses a unique approach to examine what it means to be a strategic leader. Instead of focusing on the skills, behaviors, and tools found in typical books on strategic leadership, the authors shed light on the attributes and qualities necessary to lead strategic change and help transform a business. Strategic leadership is what modern leadership is all about. Organizations expect leaders to anticipate and be proactive more than ever before. In this book, the authors draw on their vast experience working directly with leaders at all levels and use an intriguing narrative to explain this inside-out approach to understanding strategic leadership. The narrative follows the journey of how one manager discovered these critically important qualities. You will experience first-hand how these values and attributes manifest in the lives of realistic leaders; how they orchestrate long-term strategic change needed for the organization to compete and survive and actively shape the future while delivering short-term results.
The Art of Strategic Leadership provides the content that will help you informally assess and reflect on your own strategic leadership qualities—those that are strengths and those that indicate areas you need to develop. It will guide you as you incorporate these values and qualities into your own leadership style and become a more effective catalyst for change. This book will help you in the following ways:Develop a more proactive, forward-thinking approach to leadership Approach strategy from both short- and long-term perspectives Adopt the core values and principles of a strategic leader Model the qualities exhibited by powerful leaders
Strategic leaders serve as powerful examples to others in the organization. Their qualities and traits spread rapidly to those around them, empowering people at every level to take a more active role in meeting the demands of the future. The Art of Strategic Leadership will help you deepen and broaden your understanding of the core qualities of strategic leadership, leaving you better equipped to lead yourself and your team to a better place and create greater value for customers, owners, and employees.
In twenty-seven inspiring and insightful essays, this book celebrates the wisdom of some of the most recognized thought leaders of our day who share their unique vision of leadership for the future.
Returning Contributors: Ken Blanchard with Dennis Carey, Stephen Covey, Marshall Goldsmith, Charles Handy, Sally Helgesen, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Jim Kouzes & Barry Posner, Richard Leider, Ed Schein, Peter Senge, and Dave Ulrich with Norm Smallwood.
New Contributors: John Alexander, Darlyne Bailey, Howard Gardner with Lynn Barendsen, Usman Ghani, Ronald Heifetz, Joe Maciariello, Jan Masaoka, John Mroz, Brian O'Connell, Jeff Pfeffer, Ponchitta Pierce, Srikumar Rao, General Eric Shinseki, R. Roosevelt Thomas, Noel Tichy with Chris DeRose, and Tom Tierney.
"Hesselbein and Marshall Goldsmith, one of the USA's top executive coaches, edited the collection The Leader of the Future 2. Its 27 eloquent essays provide a kind of hopeful, idealistic best-case scenario for future leaders of non-profits and businesses. This is not a cookie-cutter, how-to approach. The job of the essayists is to provide food for thought and goals. The high quality of writing here should inspire anyone who has aspirations for leadership."
—Bruce Rosenstein, USA Today
The rapid pace at which change occurs in business today is unprecedented. Speed has become a major source of competitive advantage. Leaders who act quickly and inspire others to do the same are the ones who ultimately win the day. But achieving increased levels of speed is not always easy.
Culled from the data of one million 360-degree feedback assessments, Speed provides valuable insights into the qualities that make a leader successful and productive. Jack Zenger and Joe Folkman reveal eight essential leadership behaviors shown to improve performance and ultimately drive organizational effectiveness.
The authors will help you assess the pace at which you work and determine how you stack up against others in their firm’s database. You’ll discover tactics for speeding up critical elements of your day and learn how you can use the eight companion behaviors—including innovation, develop courage, initiate action, and set stretch goals— to help you increase your speed.
The book is organised into three parts:
1. Think: Defines thought leadership and how to transform your great ideas into effective thought leadership material.
2. Write: Shows you how to articulate your ideas into effective communication.
3. Grow: Demonstrates how thought leadership can be marketed to grow your business and profile.
Key features:Shows you how to go from expert to influential thought leader Written by Grant Butler, former Australian Financial Review journalist and now managing director of Australia's largest corporate writing firm. Explains techniques used by politicians, public figures and the CEOs of our biggest companies. Think Write Grow studies the techniques of the great communicators of recent times, from Barack Obama and Boris Johnson to Tim Flannery and Malcolm Turnbull.
The Death of Competition helps managers make sense of this chaos. Using biological ecology as a metaphor, it reveals how today's business environment parallels the natural world, and how, just like organisms in nature, companies must coexist and coevolve within their own business ecosystems. Through numerous examples, he explains the radically new cooperative/competitive relationships like the one forged between IBM and Microsoft and provides a comprehensive framework businesses can use to enhance their own collaborations with their customers, suppliers, investors and communities.
When tailored for practical business application, NLP can help you to identify and deliver efficiencies, hold onto clients in the midst of increasing competition, improve morale and increase organisational performance and results.
Change Your Business With NLP is the first genuinely practical guide for managers, showing how to use NLP techniques to overcome specific business problems. You will learn how to:Improve your results as a leader Build an exceptional team Manage change more effectively Change your organisation’s culture Create more effective client and customer relationships Transform your presentation skills Increase the overall performance of your business
Bestselling author Lindsey Agness, an international change management consultant and certified trainer of NLP, uses step-by-step techniques and a broad range of case studies to show you that NLP can deliver measurable results in business.
The ‘10 things successful managers know and do’ is based a coherent framework for managing people in the context of an organisation i.e. the ‘Leadership Framework’. It addresses leadership at the individual, team and organisational levels. It’s based not just on management customs but is underpinned by solid research combining sociology and psychology with management science.
At the Frameworks core is a strong manager - employee relationship. This is a two-way, trusting, productive, working relationship focused on achieving business goals with team members working to their full potential. For managers to be a successful manager they must:Understand their role. The role of the manager is to achieve the business goals set for them and at the same time, provide an environment that allows their team members to be effective and satisfied with their work while developing their full potential.Understand the role of others. Organisations have extensive networks of people working together and unless there is a clear understanding of the accountabilities and authorities of other roles and strong understanding of the legitimate nature of these working relationships, work will be inefficient and conflict can occur.Build a team that works together to deliver business outcomes bringing together the full capability of team members. There must be a shared understanding of why the team exists and what they are expected to deliver. The manager creates a work environment that encourages a good flow of information and advice in all directions – top down, bottom up, across the team and the organisation.Build mutual trust and a strong, two-way, trusting, working relationship with each team member. The focus of the relationship is to achieve business goals and the employee working to their full potential. Productive work is enabled by systemic trust and fairness and is reduced by fear.Have integrated models for people and work. Without a clear and integrated framework managers will not have a theoretical or practical base of knowledge for what they do or how they do it. This can result in poor decision making and inconsistent treatment of team members, work will be inefficient and conflict can occur.Create effective roles and put with good people in them. Effectively designed roles fill with capable people is the foundation to building a successful team.Effectively assign work to team members and then assess this work to ensure it has been performed at the required standard. Effectively assigning and assessing work enables managers to achieve their business outcomes and at the same time allows team members to be satisfied with their work and helps build strong manager - employee working relationships.Build an effective team, so that each member is fully committed to and capable of moving in the direction set. They create opportunities to coach team members on how to be more effective.Recognize and reward team members appropriately and fairly. The ideal state is where the employee can say ‘I feel I am working at a level suited to my capability and I am fairly rewarded for that work. I feel I am contributing to the success of the organisation and I can see a clear link between my performance and my remuneration’.Identify ways to improve how work can be done more effectively and efficiently and implement the necessary changes for this to occur. When the direction of the team or organisation changes, managers lead their team in the direction set.
Performing these ‘10 things’ effectively will make managers and create a work environment where people feel productive and valued.
James Dallas' Mastering the Challenges of Leading Change is an informative, insightful guide to effectively leading the transition through change. While most change management books present case studies about what happened at other companies, this book is based on the author's own experiences managing over 10 transformational and turnaround initiatives, 15 acquisition integrations, and 5 operations/quality shared services centers of excellence. By relating personal lessons learned, how they were subsequently applied, and how you can benefit from them, this book provides a unique first-hand perspective on successful agents of change. You'll learn the qualities and skills required to usher in the new paradigm, and how to break a large initiative into manageable chunks that are more likely to proceed as planned. By crafting your strategy based on proven methods, you're far and away more likely to meet or even exceed your change objectives.
The majority of change initiatives fail because people mistakenly think that a change agent is the same as a project leader. They're not. This book shows you why, and how get the tools, strategies, and people you need at the helm of your initiative to come out the other side much stronger as an organization.Learn the critical skills required for effective change management Assess the difficulty and politics of a change initiative Choose the right people to help implement the change See past obstacles and lead effectively in a crisis
Change is occurring within and across all industries, countries, and organizations. They begin with the best of intentions, but most fail to meet their objectives. Don't let your organization be one of the failures. Mastering the Challenges of Leading Change shows you how to plan, lead, and manage a successful transition.
“Every once in a while, a genuinely fresh approach to business strategy appears” – legendary business professor Richard Rumelt, UCLA
McKinsey & Company’s newest, most definitive, and most irreverent book on strategy—which thousands of executives are already using—is a must-read for all C-suite executives looking to create winning corporate strategies.
"This book is fundamental. The principles laid out here, with compelling data, are a great way around the social pitfalls in strategy development.” — Frans Van Houten, CEO, Royal Philips N.V.
The authors have discovered that over a 10-year period, just 1 in 12 companies manage to jump from the middle tier of corporate performance—where 60% of companies reside, making very little economic profit—to the top quintile where 90% of global economic profit is made. This movement does not happen by magic—it depends on your company’s current position, the trends it faces, and the big moves you make to give it the strongest chance of vaulting over the competition.
This is not another strategy framework. Rather, Strategy Beyond the Hockey Stick shows, through empirical analysis and the experiences of dozens of companies that have successfully made multiple big moves, that to dramatically improve performance, you have to overcome incrementalism and corporate inertia.
“A different kind of book—I couldn’t put it down. Inspiring new insights on the facts of what it takes to move a company’s performance, combined with practical advice on how to deal with real-life dynamics in management teams.” —Jane Fraser, CEO, Citigroup Latin America
Why do some people get to the top while others—who work just as hard—don’t get past middle management? Two words: Executive Edge.
Your technical skills may get you the job, but your interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence will get you the promotion. In Enhancing Your Executive Edge, Kim Zoller and Kerry Preston provide the specific tools you need to make the jump from middle or upper management to an executive-level position. It’s not about being among the standouts in a company. It’s about being the standout.
Zoller and Preston emphasize the importance of self-awareness in relationships with colleagues, clients, and executives—including first impressions, body language, and strategic communication. Enhancing Your Executive Edge will help you hone the following:Self-Management and Social Awareness Personal Branding Communication and Presence Business Protocol Motivation, Perseverance, and Excellence
Competence, passion, and hard work open doors. But when you’re going for the very top spot, the competition increases exponentially—so you need to differentiate yourself. This book is designed to help you develop that special quality few people possess.
Set yourself apart and offer value where the competition doesn’t by enhancing your executive edge.Praise for Enhancing Your Executive Edge
“With their concrete, hands-on style, Preston and Zoller teach your executives how to become leaders. And with that leadership, your brand will become more established—bigger and bolder. Enhancing Your Executive Edge delivers.”
—Edgar Bronfman Jr., former chairman and CEO of Warner Music
“Enhancing Your Executive Edge shows you how to grow professionally. Preston and Zoller offer practical advice for those seeking to raise the bar.”
—David Hoyt, president of The John Maxwell Co.
“A must-read lesson in how to succeed in today’s global marketplace.”
—Radha Arora, president of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts
“Zoller and Preston have discovered what turns good leaders into great ones. Enhancing Your Executive Edge provides a comprehensive framework we can all follow to get there.”
—JJ Ramberg, host of MSNBC’s Your Business and cofounder of Goodsearch.com
“Kim and Kerry are committed to helping you build your brand and interactions with others. This book offers the path to building your executive edge.”
—John Roth, vice president of sales, service, and marketing at General Motors
“If you’re not getting the results you want by focusing only on your technical skills, it is time to give your executive edge a boost. Zoller and Preston take us through strategies to lead successfully.”
—Ann Adams, director of management development at Mattel, Inc.
Greg Ballard has formulated a remarkable list of rules for successful leadership and demonstrated their validity with historic service as mayor of Indianapolis
-Richard G. Lugar, United States senator [ret.]
Greg Ballard was an extraordinary mayor. He was an exceptional leader and served with humility, passion, creativity, integrity, inclusion, and the highest possible aspiration for his city. He did all of this with compassion, kindness, and unusual commitment. He and his wife are great parents and, working together, gave our community terrific leadership
-James T. Morris, vice chairman of Pacers Sports & Entertainment
Drawing on his experiences in the US Marines, in the corporate world, as a coach, and as a small-business owner, Greg Ballard now publishes his concise yet definitive guide for new, junior-, and middle-level leaders. In addition to the realities, traits, and principles explained in the book, he also details the two overarching responsibilities of leadership and gives the three indicators of effective leadership. He also explains the relationship between responsibility, accountability, and authority. Additionally included are fourteen other thoughts, which are of great value.
The accumulated knowledge in this valuable book will greatly benefit not only individuals in positions of responsibility but also those companies or organizations that have multiple levels of leadership.
The most innovative ideas from the rising stars on the Thinkers50 Guru Radar Globalization, increasing competition, and the rapid pace of innovation are changing business best practices faster and faster. If you have long-term success in mind, you need to stay a step ahead of the competition.
Creators of Thinkers50--the world's most respected ranking of business thinkers--Des Dearlove and Stuart Crainer bring you the very latest thinking on the future of business.
Thinkers50 Future Thinkers reveals groundbreaking ideas from Thinkers50 Future Thinker award winner Nilofer Merchant; Monika Hamori, professor at Spain's IE Business School; groundbreaking leadership thinker Gianpiero Petriglieri; the cocreator of Jugaad Innovation, Navi Radjou; as well as bestselling authors Adam Grant, James Allworth, and Dorie Clark. Chapters include:What the Future Looks Like The Reinvention of Leadership Understanding Organizations Understanding Working Life Innovation Now Sustaining the Future
Each book in the Thinkers50 series provides authoritative explanations of the concepts, ideas, and practices that are making a difference today, including specific examples and cases drawn from the original sources.
"If management is a technology, then getting the next update early can be a competitive advantage," the authors write. "And where better to look for the next big idea than to the thinkers of the future?"
Business success is no longer a result of finding the most effective way of doing things and sticking with it. The only best practice guaranteed to work is this: embrace change. Read Thinkers50 Future Thinkers and learn how to apply the best ideas from the brightest minds in the business world today.
The first-ever global ranking of management thought leaders, Thinkers50 is the most prestigious and influential listing of its kind. Created in 2001 by Stuart Crainer and Des Dearlove, Thinkers50 has broadened its impact to include identifying, ranking, and sharing the best management thinking in the world.
Today, Thinkers50 is recognized as the world's definitive ranking of the top 50 business thinkers, and the Thinkers50 Distinguished Achievement Awards are widely regarded as the "Oscars of management thinking."
Now, the ideas and insights of the world's top business figures are right at your fingertips. The Thinkers50 series culls the best of the very best, delivering the latest concepts and theories on today's most important management issues--from leadership to strategy to innovation.
The world's leading independent authority on management ideas, Thinkers50 reveals the ideas that are now shaping the world of business. Stay ahead of the game--and the competition--with the Thinkers50 series.
Over the past 100 years, the IBM Corporation has survived several recessions and innumerable twists and turns in the global technology market. And even in an economy of global recession, this icon continues to repeat remarkable performance after remarkable performance—reinventing the meaning of corporate sustainability, employee loyalty and value-added leadership—and followed by memorable customer service.
Repeat the Remarkable reveals the leadership lessons of a top IBM leadership development trainer. In it, Holley gives you the tools to tap into your own personal success—so you can lead your company to remarkable and repeatable performances
Perry Holley is program director, IBM Leadership Development.
Planning for Organizational Success: A Leadership Guide to Achieving Success with a Plan
By Dr. Richard D. Schooler
Planning for Organizational Success: A Leadership Guide to Achieving Success with a Plan provides an in-depth and unique look at organizational strategic planning. Dr. Richard D. Schooler uses his extensive experience as a health care executive to take the reader through a step by step process that emphasizes not just how to write a plan, but how to achieve success with a plan. The critical dynamics of leadership, culture, collaboration, and finance, along with plan adaptability and sustainability are presented in a practical and proven model designed to achieve real-world success.
Dr. Schooler urges the reader to never lose sight of mission, vision, and values and demonstrates how they serve as a foundation for any well-constructed plan. His planning model provides a platform for collaboration, leadership development, and a culture of accountability. This book is a must-read for any future executive in today’s business climate.
Move is your guide to mobilizing your whole organization to take your business forward. Whatever your needed transformation may be: a new initiative, a new market, a new product, your fresh strategy is up against a powerful foe: an organization's tendency to stay very busy and completely engaged what it's already doing. This book shows you how to cut through resistance and get your team engaged and proactively doing the new thing! Author Patty Azzarello draws on over twenty-five years of international business management experience to identify the chronic challenges that keep organizations from decisively executing strategy, and to give you a practical game plan for breaking through. Leaders tend to assume that stalls in execution are inevitable, unchanging parts of the workplace—but things can change. At the heart of every execution problem is the fact that there simply are not enough people doing what the business needs. This guide shows you how to get your entire organization on board—remove the fear, excuses, and hurdles—and uphold the new pursuit against distractions and dissent.
No transformation can succeed without suitable engagement from the whole organization, but building engagement can be difficult, uncomfortable, and tentative. This book shows you how to get it done.Get your organization to embrace and personally commit to the new work Remove obstacles and passive aggressive attacks that block progress Defend new strategic initiatives against short term pressures to revert to "business as usual" Sustain momentum and the desire to move forward Make sure no one is ever asking, 'Are we still doing this?'
Inertia isn't just a law of the universe, it's a law in the workplace that can be a major obstacle to making things happen. The great thing about inertia is that it cuts two ways: a body at rest remains at rest, but a body in motion remains in motion. People love to finish things. Move shows you how to make successful execution the new norm—starting today.
Introducing the questions every leader must answer - and the elements that the best stories must contain - Esler explains how creating a leadership story can promote success at all levels, whether running for the United States presidency or applying for a place at university.
Spanning fields from business and culture to the military and even taking in lessons from terrorism, Lessons from the Top offers a fascinating portrait of leadership in the modern world - and shows how the methods of the most powerful leaders could work for you.
Nothing is Impossible gives you the tools and knowledge to redefine problems and improve business and career performance by drawing on best practices from the creative arts and a wealth of other disciplines. It draws on many dramatic stories, including that of Richard Branson, other top self-made entrepreneurs and CEOs, and world-famous artists and athletes.
"Very few business leaders walk the talk as much as Tom does when it comes to ethics in business." -- Professor Michael Luger, Dean, Manchester Business School
"Tom is a gateway to millions of next generation trend setters and early adopters. His passion as a speaker is contagious!" -- Jez Frampton, Global Group CEO, Interbrand, world's largest and leading branding consultancy with 40 offices in 25 countries; publisher of Top 100 Global Brands with Bloomberg BusinessWeek
"Tom is an incredible force for good in this world. Audacious, passionate, and driven...he lives a mantra, which is incredibly close to our heart at Saatchi & Saatchi, that nothing but nothing is impossible." -- Richard Huntington, Director of Strategy, Saatchi & Saatchi
Tom Oliver teaches at Manchester Business School, one of the top-ranked business schools in the world. He speaks regularly at major global business venues.
Examining the baggage that most managers have and then helping them to understand the personal traits that can limit their potential, this book guides you through the pathway of self development, then takes you through management and leadership better practices, providing many implementation tools.All you need to know when getting prepared for a 'management role' How to develop 'conquest leadership' attributes Traits to make you a 'winning' CEO Latest thinking on KPIs, quarterly rolling planning, decision based reporting and performance related pay How to create Winning Management and Leadershp Habits Examines how to become More Financially Aware
This book is a very practical guide with templates, 'how to do it tools', stories about gifted leaders, checklists and examples and is devoid of all intellectual arguments on management. With directional guidance on what managers need to know in order to be able to manage and lead others, The Leading-Edge Manager's Guide to Success helps managers and 'managers to be' as they climb the 'management mountain.'
Founded by John C. Maxwell in 1996, EQUIPTM is dedicated to equipping Christians with the leadership skills needed for advancing the Great Commission in their communities, workplaces, and churches. This curriculum, featuring Maxwell's core leadership teachings, has been translated into 35 languages and taught in over 100 countries, and has already effectively trained over one million leaders worldwide!
According to Genesis 1:26, God made us to lead. Join leadership expert John C. Maxwell and EQUIPTM in an exploration of biblical leadership. In Contagious Leadership Workbook, you will learn how to grow as a leader-cultivate your people skills and deepen your relationships, learn to develop and communicate vision and purpose, discover how to set priorities and strengthen your time management skills, and how to become a good mentor.
This material is perfect for you if:
Designed for personal or group study, this workbook contains everything you need to train your leadership team and the entire church body or organization to be effective, biblical leaders.
Learn the life-changing leadership principles that hundreds of thousands of people around the world have discovered. It has worked for them-it can work for you!
For any organization competing today, nothing is more important than building teams of creative thinkers and problem solvers. With practical, simple-to-implement leadership techniques, Manager’s Guide to Fostering Innovation and Creativity in Teams explains how you canCreate an environment that gets people thinking creatively Align teams to work toward creative, original solutions Lead the charge toward a newly innovative organization Build a self-sustaining culture of innovation
Use Manager’s Guide to Fostering Innovation and Creativity in Teams to generate better business ideas, create a more compelling workplace, and lead your company well into the twenty-first century.
Briefcase Books, written specifically for today’s busy manager, feature eye-catching icons, checklists, and sidebars to guide managers step-by-step through everyday workplace situations. Look for these innovative design features to help you navigate through each page:Clear definitions of key terms, concepts, and jargon Tactics and strategies for driving innovation and creativity within teams and organizations Insider tips for getting the most innovative and creative thinking from your teams Practical advice for building creative teams Warning signs when creating teams focused on innovation and creativity Stories and insights from the experiences of others Specific creative-thinking procedures, tactics, and hands-on techniques
The start of a revolutionary movement in organizational leadership! Dr. John E. Mulford, Director, Regent University Center for Entrepreneurship
The Five-fold Effect will help any leader take his or her organization to the next level. Dr. Carlos Campo, President, Regent University
The first whole book I am aware of that focuses on how the five-fold gifts fit into the workplace. It is well-thought out, well-researched, and well-written. I could not have written it any better! Dr. C. Peter Wagner, Apostolic Ambassador, Global Spheres
Walts successful career and experience in church and non-profit organizations make him exceptionally qualified for writing this book. I highly recommend it. Randy Clark, Founder, Global Awakening
As we sort out the roles of believers in the 7 Mountains, I cant wait to see the impact The Five-fold Effect will have. Dr. Lance Wallnau, President, Lance Learning Group
A sure biblical foundation for growth. Rodney Odom, Senior Leader, Grace Church, High Point, NC
Apply its wisdom in your life, family, church, business, and/or sphere of influence. Dr. Bruce Cook, author and President, VentureAdvisors, Inc.
Winsome in its message and rich in illustration, Jesus: The Ultimate Management Guru encourages you to consider your own treasure and mission in life. I am grateful for Amitabh Singhs insights and know the reader will appreciate his work as well.
Ravi Zacharias, Author and Speaker