Myths of Leadership: Banish the Misconceptions and Become a Great Leader [EPUB]
01 February 2018, 06:18
2017 | EPUB | 4.5MB
The best leaders are born, not made. The best leaders are always in control. The best leaders are those with the highest IQs. But are they really?
The thinking surrounding what makes the greatest leaders is increasingly muddled by stereotypes, snake oil promises and pseudo-science. The best leaders rely on fact, not fads. Myths of Leadership blasts away the fluff and confronts false legends head on. Jo Owen uses the most credible research to analyse each myth, using international business case studies, leadership theory and insightful interviews, to uncover the truth.
This is a compelling and practical examination of the most pervasive misconceptions about leadership that will help you elevate your own leadership abilities, better inspire your team and empower your organization by thinking differently. Entertaining but evidence-based, Myths of Leadership throws out the management jargon and skewers over-hyped leadership trends to bring you the best practical tips you need to become a better leader.
The Billion Dollar Byte: Turn Big Data into Good Profits, the Datapreneur Way [EPUB]
31 January 2018, 08:38
2018 | EPUB | 1.63MB
The Billion Dollar Byte equips high-level businesspeople and technologists with the tools and strategies to leverage Big Data to drive ethical “Good Profit.” Traditional legacy companies need a framework for making data strategy central to their business models in the same way that the newer Digital Native companies have.
The Billion Dollar Byte provides that framework by providing concrete models for creating smart data infrastructures, accurately weighing the value of data and data systems, investing in the right technologies, hiring entrepreneurial people with tech skills, leveraging the full value of data, and much more. It aims to help companies aligns their data strategy with their business model. There is a special importance placed on attracting and retaining the right entrepreneurial-minded technologists that can help leverage data for profit.
Crushing It: How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence—and How You Can, Too [EPUB]
31 January 2018, 03:54
2018 | EPUB | 0.44MB
Four-time New York Times bestselling author Gary Vaynerchuk offers new lessons and inspiration drawn from the experiences of dozens of influencers and entrepreneurs who rejected the predictable corporate path in favor of pursuing their dreams by building thriving businesses and extraordinary personal brands.
In his 2009 international bestseller Crush It, Gary insisted that a vibrant personal brand was crucial to entrepreneurial success, In Crushing It!, Gary explains why that’s even more true today, offering his unique perspective on what has changed and what principles remain timeless. He also shares stories from other entrepreneurs who have grown wealthier—and not just financially—than they ever imagined possible by following Crush It principles. The secret to their success (and Gary’s) has everything to do with their understanding of the social media platforms, and their willingness to do whatever it took to make these tools work to their utmost potential. That’s what Crushing It! teaches readers to do.
In this lively, practical, and inspiring book, Gary dissects every current major social media platform so that anyone, from a plumber to a professional ice skater, will know exactly how to amplify his or her personal brand on each. He offers both theoretical and tactical advice on how to become the biggest thing on old standbys like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, and Snapchat; podcast platforms like Spotify, Soundcloud, iHeartRadio, and iTunes; and other emerging platforms such as Musical.ly. For those with more experience, Crushing It! illuminates some little-known nuances and provides innovative tips and clever tweaks proven to enhance more common tried-and-true strategies.
Crushing It! is a state-of-the-art guide to building your own path to professional and financial success, but it’s not about getting rich. It’s a blueprint to living life on your own terms.
End Financial Stress Now: Immediate Steps You Can Take to Improve Your Financial Outlook [EPUB]
04 November 2017, 00:59
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781440599132 | 2.49MB
End financial stress for good and learn how to manage your money—without a change to income!
Studies have shown time and time again that money is a leading cause of stress—but a life free from financial worry isn’t exclusive to the rich and powerful. End Financial Stress Now gives you practical, actionable instructions you need to improve your money management—no matter what your income level is. You can learn how to achieve the mindset of financial flexibility, which can help you navigate any money issues you face.
These practical, step-by-step instructions on budgeting can help you track expenses, pay off debt, and save money. Featuring straightforward advice on how to increase self-discipline so you can stick to your budget as well as techniques to help you identity misinformation and false beliefs you have about money, you can follow this guide to create a fulfilling life free of financial stress.
The Red Rubber Ball at Work: Elevate Your Game Through the Hidden Power of Play [EPUB]
03 November 2017, 15:38
2008 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780071599443 | 3.01MB
How do you ignite creativity, problem solving, and risk taking to score big in business? According to bestselling author Kevin Carroll, it’s child’s play!
Former 76ers athletic trainer Kevin Carroll, has turned his childhood passion for playing ball into a bestselling franchise. In this fun and thoughtful follow-up to his bestselling Rules of the Red Rubber Ball (2007), Carroll switches the playing field to the workplace, where innovation, motivation, engagement, and teamwork are the headline issues. Drawing on “play profiles” from thought leaders, change agents, and business leaders, he explains how to bring a sense of play into the workplace to stimulate creativity, encourage risk-taking, achieve goals--and have a great time doing it.
Fully illustrated, with 31 profiles of successful “players” including ESPN president George Bodenheimer, bestselling authors Seth Godin and Malcolm Gladwell, Food Network host Duff Goldman, South Bronx activist Majora Carter, renowned author Paulo Coehlo, and many others.
Tame the Tiger: Negotiating from a Position of Power [EPUB]
02 November 2017, 09:42
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 978-0648131403 | 0.65MB
With over three decades of experience as a China-Educated Strategist and business owner, Leonie McKeon has helped hundreds of business owners and executives understand how to do business with Chinese people and to be better negotiators.
Based on The Art of War, Leonie shares her deep understanding of the 36 Strategies used in Chinese culture and business. She provides invaluable practical tips for any business person looking to improve their overall negotiation skills, as well as become better negotiators in China.
More Control, More Success, More Wins!
Tame the Tiger: Negotiating from a position of power contains ancient Chinese negotiation secrets that are part of everyday Chinese business practices. Discover how you too can use this ancient wisdom so you can have More Control, More Success, More Wins!
- Understand the rules of the game of negotiation
- Become a great negotiator anywhere, anytime
- Learn how to respond when Chinese negotiation tactics are used on you
- Master the ancient secrets of negotiation so you remain in control
- Implement culturally appropriate strategies for doing business in China
- Avoid the traps of classic Chinese negotiation strategies
- Take more control of every negotiation
- Get more success in business
- Win more in business
Put Your Intuition to Work: How to Supercharge Your Inner Wisdom to Think Fast and Make Great Decisions [EPUB]
02 November 2017, 07:02
2016 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781632650559 | 2.15MB
Intuition is the hot buzzword in business, but specific guidelines on how to trust your gut have been sorely lacking. Put Your Intuition to Work provides that missing link.
Business is about making money, but it’s also about making decisions. There are relatively small decisions, like when to call a meeting or which emails to answer quickly. Then there are the big decisions that can make or break a business―which product to launch, whom to hire, how to spend.
Hard work, analytics, past successes, intelligence, and a great business plan aren’t enough anymore. Many of us are scrambling to discover the path to success but have found instead that we’ve lost our way. Although many business leaders won’t publicize it, intuition is a key part of their decision-making success. Put Your Intuition to Work offers numerous compelling stories from entrepreneurs and executives about how they successfully use intuition in their daily lives. It is an inspiring and practical guide to help you:
- Make successful decisions when you don’t have all the facts.
- Tap into your passion as a personal source of guidance.
- Discover the many ways to listen to your “inner CEO.”
The Making of a CEO [EPUB]
02 November 2017, 07:00
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780143440260 | 0.75MB
The Making of a CEO is the result of interviews and analysis of top-level CEOs across various sectors. The book has it genesis in a popular course Krishnan taught at IIMB, where the students interviewed and analysed twenty CEOs to learn how they charted a clear path to the top.
The book explores nuances of leading in different contexts like start-ups, large corporations, family businesses, educational institutions, not-for-profits, public sector and the government. The journey to the top involves three key aspects-building professional credibility, managing your career and managing yourself.
Easy to read and dotted with insightful interviews, this book is a must-read for anyone who aspires to be in the top job or is already there.
Retail's Seismic Shift: How to Shift Faster, Respond Better, and Win Customer Loyalty [EPUB]
31 October 2017, 07:17
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781250142856 | 22.69MB
Compared to 25 years ago, today’s retail experience is a world apart. Almost anything can be ordered, delivered and picked up rapidly, often customized to personal preferences at no extra cost. The smartphone has created a world of limitless consumer expectation and logistical possibility. So how much further can it go? What will the retail experience look like in ten, twenty, or even fifty years–and how should companies, big and small, be preparing?
Amazon may still loom large, say industry experts Robin Lewis and Michael Dart, but now they’ll actually be profitable, as mobile shopping becomes the norm. More importantly, the primacy of access over ownership, and experience over material goods, will force retailers to transform their offerings. Demographic trends, like the glut of seniors and the declining marriage rate, and societal trends, like income polarization and continued urbanization, will have surprising effects on which brands and products take center stage. And the double-edged sword of technology will be fully apparent: no more cards or cash, but pervasive fear of fraud and surveillance from the dark Web and the rise of A.I..
In their previous book, The New Rules of Retail, Lewis and Dart predicted nearly every defining characteristic of today’s marketplace–and the industry snapped it up in two editions. Now, in Retail's Seismic Shift, they do the same for the next era, where retailers will have to be ready for anything.
Not In The Club: An Executive Woman’s Journey Through the Biased World of Business [EPUB]
30 October 2017, 15:34
2013 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780985902711 | 0.82MB
While a number of women have risen to top levels in corporate US-based organizations, statistically they are exceptions at the executive levels and in boardrooms. Even when women reach the uppermost echelons in business, they seldom become a member of The Club to which their male counterparts belong. Not in the Club provides an insightful look at the unique experiences of women in the workplace as they advance toward executive positions, while revealing candid, real-life experiences that expose biases and barriers.
Pucino shares her executive expertise with the reader, and includes insights from dozens of professional men and women, as well as leading scholars in behavioral science, sociology and economics in order to prepare women for leadership roles, define critical elements of success for women at any point in their career, illustrate why companies should care about including women on their senior leadership teams, and raise awareness in both men and women about biases and behaviors that limit women's contributions.