Three great books present breakthrough techniques for managing innovation, projects, people, and business performance! Innovation: Fast Track to Success presents a practical framework for identifying new commercial opportunities and developing new and better ways of doing things. This integrated framework helps you get all six key elements of innovation right: planning, pipeline, process, platform, people, and performance. Project Management: Fast Track to Success shows how to adapt and simplify project management tools and techniques to make them maximally relevant to modern business operational activities. Finally, in Managing People & Performance: Fast Track to Success, David Ross shows how to get the best possible performance out of every member of your team, whatever their personality or skillset. Ross shows how to build a high-performance team by gaining deep insight into each individual team member and motivating them to work together to deliver the results you need. Together, these three books will teach you the key skills you need to excel as a manager--and accelerate your career development!
From world-renowned leaders in optimizing business performance, including Andy Bruce, David Birchall, Patrick Harper-Smith, Simon Derry, and David Ross
4 remarkable eBooks help you create and inspire great teams to unprecedented levels of performance
Your success is crucially dependent on your ability to create, lead, and inspire teams to achieve extraordinary results. The comprehensive resources in this 4 eBook package will help you do precisely that. In Lead with LUV: A Different Way to Create Real Success, the legendary Ken Blanchard ("The One Minute Manager") and former Southwest Airlines CEO Colleen Barrett help you achieve breakthrough performance by leading with love. They explain what "love" really means in the organizational context, why leading with love is not "soft" management, how to handle inappropriate behavior, how to make "servant leadership" work, and how to sustain leadership with love. Next, in 17 Rules Successful Companies Use to Attract and Keep Top Talent: Why Engaged Employees Are Your Greatest Sustainable Advantage, David Russo top workforce optimization consultant David Russo identifies exactly what great organizations do differently when it comes to managing people. Russo distills these differences into actionable rules covering everything from resourcing and compensation to leadership development, risk-taking to change management. You'll learn how to build genuine esprit de corps in any environment, ensuring that your employees' efforts, minds, and hearts stay focused on your mission, and stay committed to results and competitive advantage. In Managing People and Performance: Fast Track to Success, David Ross reveals how to get the best possible performance out of every member of your team, whatever their personality or skill set. Using Ross's breakthrough tools, techniques, checklists, and guidance, you'll master indispensable skills for creating, developing, and managing high performance teams--and, at the same time, accelerating your own career development. Finally, in How to Get What You Want...Without Having to Ask, international best-selling author Richard Templar brings his inimitable blend of originality, imagination, wisdom, and straight talk to the challenges of negotiation, persuasion, and influence. The world-renowned author of best-sellers like The Rules of Life, Templar offers up 100 clever, simple, pain-free ways to get people throughout your organization to happily say "yes" to you, and smooth your team's path to success!
From world-renowned leaders and performance experts Ken Blanchard, Colleen Barrett, David Russo, David Ross, and Richard Templar
To move up the business ladder, you will need to get involved in creating strategy and gain experience in the more common strategic techniques. More importantly, you need to focus on the really valuable activities – good networking, crisp planning and effective implementation. Fast Track to Success: Strategy will teach you the key skills you need to excel in strategy and accelerate your career development. It includes:Strategy in a nutshell - a series of FAQs to give you a concise overview of the subject The top 10 tools and techniques to develop your approach to strategy Advice on leading your team – how to decide your leadership style and build your team Simple checklists to help you identify the strengths and weaknesses of your capabilities and those of your team Tips on how to progress your career, whether it’s your first 10 weeks in the job or whether you’re looking to get right to the top
Don’t get left behind, set out on the Fast Track today. For more resources, log on to the series website at www.Fast-Track-Me.com.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO ACCELERATE YOUR CAREER
A complete resource to get ahead as a manager faster, bringing together the latest business thinking, practical techniques and cutting edge online material.
Fast Track to Success: Managing covers all aspects of successful management including team leadership, finance, strategy and measuring results, as well as all types of management style both at a macro and micro level.
• FAST TRACK books feature:
- A combination of skills development and career development that includes a framework to help you develop your career as well as produce terrific results.
- A clear structure which makes it easy to navigate information quickly. Summaries, quick tips, FAQs and Expert Voices help you find information quickly.
- Fresh, contemporary full colour design.
- Real life stories to give examples of what works and critically what doesn’t.
- Custom-designed, highly interactive companion website
This book provides all the tools and skills to help you be more effective in leading your team and achieving higher levels of performance. It focuses on three key elements: you as the leader, the principles of team working and team building, and getting individuals to contribute and perform.
As well as identifying obstacles and pitfalls, it assists you in improving your skills and coaches you to work out what you could be doing better.
You’ll learn how to use System Center’s powerful capabilities to build highly-efficient managed environments that encompass datacenters, cloud environments, client computers, mobile devices, and more. The authors address planning, design, implementation, integration, and administration, and cover every component, including Configuration Manager, Operations Manager, Data Protection Manager, Virtual Machine Manager, Service Manager, and Orchestrator. Use Configuration Manager 2012 to deliver software and updates in highly-distributed environments including datacenters, clouds, and mobile devices Reliably manage and report on assets with Configuration Manager 2012 Perform monitoring, alerting, operations, and security reporting with Operations Manager 2012 Use Data Protection Manager 2012to protect file systems, SQL, Microsoft Exchange, and SharePoint Leverage Data Protection Manager 2012’s improved central monitoring and remote recovery Run Hyper-V virtualized environments with VMM 2012—including new private clouds and mixed private/public fabrics Use Service Manager 2012 to provide top-down integration, and use Orchestrator 2012 for bottom-up process automation and integration “glue” Give users an efficient self-service portal for creating service and incident requests and browsing service catalogs Manage service offerings and implement enterprise-wide change control with Service Manager 2012 Ensure compliance by creating, executing, and repeating auditable, documented processes with Orchestrator 2012
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Packed with "compelling inside stories" (Chicago Tribune), Teammate is the inspiring memoir from "Grandpa Rossy," the veteran catcher who became the heart and soul of the 2016 Chicago Cubs championship team.
In 2016 the Cubs snapped a 108-year curse, winning the World Series in a history-making, seven-game series against the Cleveland Indians. Of the many storylines to Chicago's fairytale season, one stood out: the late-career renaissance of David Ross, the 39-year-old catcher who had played back-up for 13 of his 15 pro seasons.
Beyond Ross's remarkably strong play, he became the ultimate positive force in the Cubs locker room, mentoring and motivating his fellow players, some of them nearly twenty years his junior. Thanks to Cubs Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo, "Grandpa Rossy" became a social media sensation. No one, however, could have predicted that Ross's home run in his final career at bat would help seal the Cubs championship.
Now, in Teammate, Ross shares the inspiring story of his life in baseball, framed by the events of that unforgettable November night.
The selections in this collection comprise a remarkably wide array of positions on the nature and importance of art in human experience. A wealth of material is divided into four parts. Part I from the history of philosophy includes selections by the essential writers: Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche. In Part II there are significant selections from Dewey, Langer, Goodman, Heidegger, and Merleau-Ponty. The major selections in Part III are from Hirsch and Gadamer on the nature of interpretation, supplemented by selections from Pepper, Derrida, and Foucault. Selections in Part IV sharpen the issues that emerge from the more theoretical discussions in the preceeding sections. Part IV includes important psychological theories, seminal proclamations by twentieth century artists, and selections from Bullough on aesthetic distance, as well as from Marcuse, who develops an important variation on the Marxist view of art.