"A penny saved, a penny earned." "Never leave till tomorrow what you can do today."
Often, the advice that makes the most impact does so because it's delivered in a clear, memorable saying that cuts to the heart of the issue. For business readers fed up with long books that say little, nothing could be more refreshing than The Golden Rules for Managers. Management expert Frank McNair distills the best business wisdom into 119 memorable nuggets that speak directly to management issues, then explains the lessons behind the each saying.Paint a Clear Picture of the Target (goal setting) What you Reward is What You Get (providing employee feedback) Employees will Respect what you Expect if you Inspect (follow-up) A Plan Is Not a Straightjacket (flexibility in execution) The Madder You Get, the Dumber You Are (self-management)
Packaged for visual impact and easy reading, The Golden Rules for Managers is the new golden standard in management guides.
"Frank McNair's straight-forward, pragmatic information is to the point, is easy to apply, is relevant and will continue to be relevant 10 years from now for companies such as ours. I use the techniques at my own company."
Chris McSwain, Director, Global Benefits | Whirlpool Corporation
"Frank McNair captures the very essence of what makes good managers into great leaders. And he does it in a way that allows the reader to remember and put into action. A must read."
David Moff, SPHR, Chief Executive Officer | The HR Group, Inc.
Recent years have seen a proliferation of information on how to make change—in business, in social and environmental movements, and on a more personal scale. But, even with all this attention, two out of three change efforts fail to achieve their desired result. How can you make your own effort buck this trend?
In Parachuting Cats into Borneo, change-management experts Axel Klimek and Alan AtKisson offer crisp, concise, and targeted advice for success. They expose the most significant impediments—helping readers recognize their habitual patterns of thinking and perceiving a situation, critique their own beliefs regarding change, and then move beyond these unhelpful patterns using improved systems thinking.
Named after a classic tale of unintended consequences, Parachuting Cats into Borneo delivers tools that help leaders and others keep their change initiatives on track. The advice imparted will help you move away from agonizing over immediate problems toward stoking action, identifying collaborators, focusing at the right level for your cause, and aiding others in pursuing their change.
Klimek and AtKisson draw from their decades of helping corporations, networks, governments, and NGOs reach their change goals to demonstrate how to use system-based change tools to their maximum advantage.
A closing section is devoted to change making in the realm of sustainability, where complexity abounds but the right tools, used well, can help us tackle some of the most significant challenges of our time.
Niall Stuart Maclaren, the rugged Laird of Tarbendale rues the day he met his beautiful, conniving wife. Though the thought of her incites a bitter and biting fury, no other woman has ever stirred his blood as hotly.
When Aisla returns to Scotland to sever ties, Niall agrees on one condition—one week with him for every year of desertion. Six weeks as his wife in his castle...in his bed...in exchange for her freedom.
Each book in the Tartans & Titans series is STANDALONE:
*Sweet Home Highlander
*A Lord for the Lass