The Disciplined Leader

Keeping the Focus on What Really Matters

Author: John Manning

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1626563276

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 7566

What do the best leaders have in common? As president of MAP, John Manning should know. MAP has helped tens of thousands of top executives accelerate their leadership and management performance. Manning says the answer is one word: discipline. But for Manning, discipline has a very specific meaning. All leaders have scores of things they could do. But a disciplined leader is one who identifies and focuses on the Vital Few: the 20 percent of activities that will drive 80 percent of the results. And the results that are most important are those tied to the organization's most precious asset: its people. The Disciplined Leader offers fifty-two succinct lessons to help you home in on your own Vital Few in three critical areas: leading yourself, leading your team, and leading your organization. Each lesson comes with recommended tactics and practical “Take Action!” tips for implementing it, so there are literally hundreds of pieces of must-know, time-tested advice here. The chapters are self-contained, so you can read them in any order and come back to the ones that resonate with you—your own Vital Few! This is a hands-on, nuts-and-bolts guide to leadership practice that's built to inspire action, drive change, and achieve results.

One Question

Author: Ken Coleman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451675275

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 1184

The motivating host of one of the nation's largest leadership conferences offers a collection of inspirational and applicable life lessons through conversations with various high profile people. Albert Einstein once said, “To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.” What is true of science, I’m convinced, is true in all of life. Great questions are often the keys that unlock possibilities for human advancement. That truth has been proven again and again throughout human history, as great interviewers from Bob Costas to Barbara Walters have captivated audiences and ignited imaginations. In a world where the messages of public figures and politicians are carefully crafted by publicists and media consultants, we often receive only partial pictures and manipulated facts. The right questions uncover truths we might not otherwise know. They pull back the curtain on the wizard and give us a more accurate view of reality. —Excerpt from the Introduction If you could sit down with the people you most admire and ask just one question, what would you ask? One Question invites you to peer over the shoulder of a master interviewer with access to today’s best and brightest as he delivers carefully crafted questions and collects answers guaranteed to surprise, challenge, and inspire. • What is Coach Tony Dungy’s advice for achieving success while maintaining integrity? • What advice does Malcolm Gladwell give parents about instilling a work ethic in our children? • How does President Jimmy Carter suggest we continue forward and reinvent ourselves in new seasons? • What does Robin McGraw have to say to women about reaching their full potential both inside and outside their homes?

Doing the Right Things Right

How the Effective Executive Spends Time

Author: Laura Stack

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1626565686

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 7503

A How-To Guide for the Modern Leader Inspired by Peter Drucker's groundbreaking book The Effective Executive, Laura Stack details precisely how 21st-century leaders and managers can obtain profitable, productive results by managing the intersection of two critical values: effectiveness and efficiency. Effectiveness, Stack says, is identifying and achieving the best objectives for your organization—doing the right things. Efficiency is accomplishing them with the least amount of time, effort, and cost—doing things right. If you're not clear on both, you're wasting your time. As Drucker put it, “There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.” Stack's 3T Leadership offers twelve practices that will enable executives to be effective and efficient, grouped into three areas where leaders spend their time: Strategic Thinking, Teamwork, and Tactics. With her expert advice, you'll get scores of new ideas on how you, your team, and your organization can boost productivity.

A Concise Guide to Market Research

The Process, Data, and Methods Using IBM SPSS Statistics

Author: Marko Sarstedt,Erik Mooi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642539653

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 347

View: 3364

This accessible, practice-oriented and compact text provides a hands-on introduction to market research. Using the market research process as a framework, it explains how to collect and describe data and presents the most important and frequently used quantitative analysis techniques, such as ANOVA, regression analysis, factor analysis and cluster analysis. The book describes the theoretical choices a market researcher has to make with regard to each technique, discusses how these are converted into actions in IBM SPSS version 22 and how to interpret the output. Each chapter concludes with a case study that illustrates the process using real-world data. A comprehensive Web appendix includes additional analysis techniques, datasets, video files and case studies. Tags in the text allow readers to quickly access Web content with their mobile device. The new edition features: Stronger emphasis on the gathering and analysis of secondary data (e.g., internet and social networking data) New material on data description (e.g., outlier detection and missing value analysis) Improved use of educational elements such as learning objectives, keywords, self-assessment tests, case studies, and much more Streamlined and simplified coverage of the data analysis techniques with more rules-of-thumb Uses IBM SPSS version 22

Adrian Frutiger – Typefaces

The Complete Works

Author: Heidrun Osterer,Philipp Stamm

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3038212601

Category: Architecture

Page: 464

View: 1158

The international creation of typefaces after 1950 was decisively influenced by the Swiss type designer Adrian Frutiger. His Univers typeface and the machine-readable font OCR-B, which was adopted as an ISO standard, are milestones, as is his type for the Paris airports, which set new standards for signage types and evolved into the Frutiger typeface. With his corporate types, he helped to define the public profiles of companies such as the Japanese Shiseido line of cosmetics. In all he created some fifty types, including Ondine, Méridien, Avenir, and Vectora. Based on conversations with Frutiger himself and on extensive research in France, England, Germany, and Switzerland, this publication provides a highly detailed and accurate account of the type designer’s artistic development. All of his types – from the design phase to the marketing stage – are illustrated and analyzed with reference to the technology and related types. Hitherto unpublished types that were never realized and more than one hundred logos complete the picture. This second, revised and expanded study edition, which now has an index, makes Frutiger’s achievement even more accessible.

Before You Plan Your Wedding...Plan Your Marriage

Author: Greg Smalley,Erin Smalley,Steve Halliday

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416548133

Category: Religion

Page: 336

View: 8545

Building a Marriage That Will Last a Lifetime Authors Greg and Erin Smalley open their hearts and share their lives in Before You Plan Your Wedding...Plan Your Marriage so that you can know not only how to build a marriage that will last, but also how to have the kind of marriage where you and your spouse feel safe and honored and valued. When you feel safe, your heart will be open -- and open hearts make for fulfilling, powerful relationships. Find out about the "fear dance" and how to stop dancing it. Discover the two biggest issues that threaten every marriage and how to stop them before they start. Learn what's more important than finding your soul mate and the significance of happiness in your union. As wonderful as a wedding is, it lasts only for a brief time -- yet marriage is meant to last a lifetime. This important book will show you how to plan your marriage before you plan your wedding.

The Daily Drucker

Author: Peter Drucker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136019294

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 500

View: 7967

A powerful new learning tool for the ambitious, self-directed manager, entrepreneur, or business person today, The Daily Drucker distils the essence of management guru Peter F. Drucker's teachings in an easy-to-access, daily calendar format. It presents in organized form: a key statement of Drucker’s, followed by a few lines of comment and explanation, with topics ranging across a great many fields of his work: management, business and the world economy; a changing society; innovation and entrepreneurship; decision-making; the changing workforce and the non-profit and their management. However, the most important part of this book are the blank halves of its pages. They are what the readers will contribute, their actions, decisions and the results of these decisions. There are 366 readings, each addressing a major topic, one for every day of the year. Each reading starts with a topic and a “Drucker Proverb” such as “Know Thy Time”, capturing the essence of the topic. Then there is a teaching taken directly from the works of Peter Drucker. Next comes the action step, where you are asked to “Think on” the teaching and apply it to yourself and your organization.

The Golden Dart

Author: Selwyn Jepson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 888

View: 6501


Fieldnotes

The Makings of Anthropology

Author: Roger Sanjek

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801497261

Category: Social Science

Page: 429

View: 8567

Thirteen distinguished anthropologists describe how they create and use the unique forms of writing they produce in the field. They also discuss the fieldnotes of seminal figures—Frank Cushing, Franz Boas, W. H. R. Rivers, Bronislaw Malinowski, and Margaret Mead—and analyze field writings in relation to other types of texts, especially ethnographies. Unique in conception, this volume contributes importantly to current debates on writing, texts, and reflexivity in anthropology.

Saint Mick

My Journey From Hardcore Legend to Santa's Jolly Elf

Author: Mick Foley

Publisher: Polis Books

ISBN: 1943818819

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 138

View: 2819

From beloved #1 New York Times bestselling author and WWE Hall-of-Famer Mick Foley comes a Yuletide tale like no other. After a lifetime of putting his body on the line to entertain his dozens (and dozens!) of fans, the Hardcore Legend is paying the price – physically and emotionally. When the final bell on Mick's career tolls, not in the ring, but in a neurologist's office, his future seems far from merry and bright. Until Mick is given the chance to become Santa Claus – not dress up, not pretend, but become Santa – allowing him to rediscover the joy of performing. Fully committing to his new mission, Mick details the drastic measures he takes to keep the Christmas magic alive for his young children, as well as the many children he meets in his travels who are in need of some Christmas Spirit. In order to fully embrace his new red-suited responsibilities, Mick enters the fascinating world of the Santa subculture, where he hones his Christmas craft while worrying he’ll be excommunicated from the Santa world for, among other things, his Santa character being run over by a motor vehicle on Christmas Eve on WWE television. And with the help of an unlikely elf – 8-time Grammy award winner Norah Jones – Mick learns valuable lessons about the real power and responsibility of wearing the red suit. Because true success as Santa comes not by appearing in front of millions on TV, but by touching peoples' lives by creating "Santa moments" for both the young and the young at heart. Part jolly memoir, part whimsical ode to a lifetime love affair with Christmas, part solemn tribute to the power of finding the best part of oneself in the unlikeliest of places, Saint Mick offers the magic of Christmas on every single page. With a foreword by Stephanie McMahon, and featuring never-before-seen photos of the whole Foley family!

Creating Affluence

The A-to-Z Steps to a Richer Life

Author: Deepak Chopra

Publisher: Amber-Allen Publishing

ISBN: 1934408115

Category: Self-Help

Page: 120

View: 4699

In this remarkable book lies the secret to fulfillment on all levels of our lives... With clear and simple wisdom, Deepak Chopra explores the full meaning of wealth consciousness and presents a step-by-step plan for creating affluence. According to Chopra, affluence is our natural state, and the entire physical universe with all its abundance is the offspring of an unbounded, limitless field of all possibilities. Through a series of A-to-Z steps and everyday actions, we can learn to tap into this field and create anything we desire. From becoming Aware of all possibilities to experiencing Zest and joy in life, these uncommon insights gently foster the wealth consciousness needed to create wealth effortlessly and joyfully.

No Time Like the Present

Finding Freedom, Love, and Joy Right Where You Are

Author: Jack Kornfield

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451693710

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

View: 1549

In this landmark work, internationally beloved teacher of meditation and “one of the great spiritual teachers of our time” (Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple) Jack Kornfield reveals that you can be instantly happy with the keys to inner freedom. Through his signature warmhearted, poignant, often funny stories, with their a-ha moments and O. Henry-like outcomes, Jack Kornfield shows how we can free ourselves, wherever we are and whatever our circumstances. Renowned for his mindfulness practices and meditations, Jack provides keys for opening gateways to immediate shifts in perspective and clarity of vision, allowing us to “grapple with difficult emotions” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) and know how to change course, take action, or—when we shouldn’t act—just relax and trust. Each chapter presents a path to a different kind of freedom—freedom from fear, freedom to start over, to love, to be yourself, and to be happy—and guides you into an active process that engages your mind and heart, awakens your spirit, and brings real joy, over and over again. Drawing from his own life as a son, brother, father, and partner, and on his forty years of face-to-face teaching of thousands of people across the country, Jack presents “a consommé of goodness, heart, laughter, tears, and breath, nourishing and delicious” (Anne Lamott, author of Bird by Bird). His keys to life will help us find hope, clarity, relief from past disappointments and guilt, and the courage to go forward.

Thoreau on Nature

Sage Words on Finding Harmony with the Natural World

Author: Henry David Thoreau

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 163450478X

Category: Nature

Page: 96

View: 3454

“How important is a constant intercourse with nature and the contemplation of natural phenomena to the preservation of moral and intellectual health!” —Henry David Thoreau Since his death in 1862, Henry David Thoreau has left an indelible mark on the American mind. A vocal champion of simple living and social equality, he is revered for his tempered prose, gentle words, and wise observations. His most well-known work, Walden, is still read around the world, cherished for both its beautiful writing style and its timeless musings on life, simple living, and nature. Collected in Thoreau on Nature: Sage Words on Finding Harmony with the Natural World are some of Thoreau’s most impactful musings—drawn from the many writings he completed over his lifetime. His work touched on every aspect of living a harmonious life, from respecting your neighbors, whether human or animal, to the joys of a simplified life, free of clutter and distractions. Thoreau on Nature will undoubtedly be an essential resource for anyone seeking to find peace and balance in life.

The history of bookbinding as a mirror of society

Author: Mirjam Foot,British Library

Publisher: British Library Board

ISBN: N.A

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 112

View: 3045

The British library holds a superb collection of fine and historic bookbindings. Some were acquired by accident, some came as part of a specific collection, and some have been deliberately acquired as historical or art historical specimens.In this highly illustrated survey -- the text of the 1997 Panizzi Lectures -- Dr Miriam Foot explores the use and purpose of bookbindings and, by implication, the purpose of the study of the book as a physical object. She shows how the techniques of binding and decorating books reflect developments in the book trade itself, and how the production of the binding links with questions of authorship, publishing, reading and collecting; how it relates to the spread of literacy and learning, to education, and to religion, but also to economic and political circumstances and social attitudes. For anyone with an interest in the art and history of the book, this is a fascinating and authoritative study which sheds new light on many aspects of bookbinding in a broad historical context.

Finding Our Way

Leadership for an Uncertain Time (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Margaret J. Wheatley

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458777650

Category:

Page: 412

View: 9628

Margaret Wheatley is one of the most innovative and influential organizational thinkers of our time. For years, she has written eloquently about humanizing our organizations and helping people work together more effectively and compassionately. She has shown how breakthroughs in chaos theory and quantum physics can enable organizations to function as responsive, self-organizing living systems where creativity and commitment flourish, rather than cold mechanisms of control. Provocative, challenging, at times poetic, and often deeply moving, Finding Our Way touches on all the topics Wheatley has addressed throughout her illustrious career, showing how she has applied the ideas in her books in many different situations. ''The pieces presented here, '' she writes, ''represent ten years of work, of how I took the ideas in my books and applied them in practice in many different situations. Everything written here represents my current views on the subjects I write about.'' Incorporating her photographs and poetry in addition to her prose, Finding Our Way sums up Wheatley's thinking on everything from leadership and management to education and raising children in turbulent times, from societal commentary to specific organizational techniques, and more

Leave the Office Earlier

The Productivity Pro Shows You How to Do More in Less Time...and Feel Great About It

Author: Laura Stack

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0767918150

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

View: 357

Long hours. Juggling family and work. Deadlines. High stress levels. Today’s professionals are feeling more overworked and overwhelmed than ever before. Yet you CAN get more done than you ever thought possible—and still get home to your real life sooner. Laura Stack, “The Productivity Pro,”® shows you how. Leave the Office Earlier explores the ten key factors that improve results, lower stress, and save time in today’s workplace. Fun, interactive quizzes speed you to exactly the advice and techniques you need the most. You can tailor this information-loaded book to your own needs by focusing on your problem areas—such as time-wasters, distractions, email overload, or poor organization—and by following the easy-to-implement solutions. With Laura Stack’s help, you’ll work more efficiently and be more productive in every area of your life, so that you can really live according to your priorities. Don’t just work faster. Work better, reduce stress, and leave the office earlier! www.broadwaybooks.com

Ageless Body, Timeless Mind

The Quantum Alternative to Growing Old

Author: Deepak Chopra

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0517882124

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 342

View: 555

Argues that aging is much more of a choice than people believe and shows how to adopt an individually tailored program of diet, stress reduction, and exercise

Mad Genius

A Manifesto for Entrepreneurs

Author: Randy Gage

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698198654

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 4002

Create your next breakthrough Mad Genius is a unique book for entrepreneurs--and for employees who want to think like entrepreneurs. It will help you unleash the innate creative genius inside you. Every industry has its sacred cows and accepted practices. These are often based upon foundational premises that are no longer valid--if they ever were. There's a reason Facebook was birthed in a dorm room, Amazon.com came from people not in the bookstore business, and UBER was created by people who weren't from the taxi industry. Innovation, discovery, and creating disruption require blowing up conventional thinking and unleashing your entrepreneurial brilliance. Mad Genius is a fire hose of creative stimulation that will spark breakthrough ideas and show you how to nurture them. Get ready to think different. From the Hardcover edition.

Execution IS the Strategy

How Leaders Achieve Maximum Results in Minimum Time

Author: Laura Stack

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1609949706

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 7961

Turn Strategy into Performance! In today’s world of rapid, disruptive change, strategy can’t be separate from execution—it has to emerge from execution. You have to continually adjust your strategy to fit new realities. But if your organization isn’t set up to be fast on its feet, you could easily go the way of Blockbuster or Borders. Laura Stack shows you how to quickly drive strategic initiatives and get great results from your team. Her LEAD Formula outlines the Four Keys to Successful Execution: the ability to Leverage your talent and resources, design an Environment to support an agile culture, create Alignment between strategic priorities and operational activities, and Drive the organization forward quickly. She includes a leadership team assessment, group reading guides, and bonus self-development resources. Stack will equip you with the knowledge, skills, and inspiration to help you hit the ground running!