How to Win in a Winner-Take-All World: The Definitive Guide to Adapting and Succeeding in High-Performance Careers [EPUB]
19 June 2019, 03:57
2019 | EPUB | 1.91MB
From New York Times bestselling author and senior economic correspondent at The New York Times, how to survive—and thrive—in this increasingly challenging economy.
Every ambitious professional is trying to navigate a perilous global economy to do work that is lucrative and satisfying, but some find success while others struggle to get by. In an era of remarkable economic change, how should you navigate your career to increase your chances of landing not only on your feet, but ahead of those around you?
In How to Win in a Winner-Take-All World, Neil Irwin, senior economic correspondent at the New York Times, delivers the essential guide to being successful in today's economy when the very notion of the "job" is shifting and the corporate landscape has become dominated by global firms. He shows that the route to success lies in cultivating the ability to bring multiple specialties together—to become a "glue person" who can ensure people with radically different technical skills work together effectively—and how a winding career path makes you better prepared for today's fast-changing world. Through original data, close analysis, and case studies, Irwin deftly explains the 21st century economic landscape and its implications for ambitious people seeking a lifetime of professional success.Using insights from global giants like Microsoft, Walmart, and Goldman Sachs, and from smaller lesser known organizations like those that make cutting-edge digital effects in Planet of the Apes movies or Jim Beam bourbon, How to Win in a Winner-Take-All World illuminates what it really takes to be on top in this world of technological complexity and global competition.
You Can't Know It All: Leading in the Age of Deep Expertise [EPUB]
19 June 2019, 03:56
2019 | EPUB | 1.27MB
Today's organizations are packed full of experts in every area from marketing to risk to sales to IT. Many of these people are also leaders, heading teams or large departments. They are followed because they know more than the rest of their group. They are followed because of their credibility as experts.
The toughest transition in business comes when expert leaders are asked to move beyond their expertise and lead a less homogenous group. Suddenly, experts face a new set of problems. They struggle to gain basic competence in dozens of areas without having to become the expert in every aspect. In Wanda Wallace's experience, this move—from expert leader to a broader kind of authority—requires a new mindset about how to lead.
Wallace explains what few people understand—how to add value as a leader when you're dealing with an ever growing set of responsibilities over which you have little detailed knowledge. The work you do and the way you interact with people must also change. Managing now requires a light touch and a different approach to delegation. Above all, managing is about recognizing that while you may not do all the work of your team, you must enable the team to do the work. In this world, trust becomes essential.
In You Can't Know It All, Wallace presents the coaching model she has developed to address the challenges of this transition. She offers strategies for individuals to navigate their new roles and learn to combine their expertise with their leadership responsibilities. She gives essential advice on the fundamental change in mind-set that this requires.
This invaluable handbook offers novice and experienced managers alike insights into their own careers, explains why their star performers may suddenly be floundering, and provides essential tools for guiding development.
Outsizing: Strategies to Grow Your Business, Profits, and Potential [EPUB]
19 June 2019, 03:53
2019 | EPUB | 2.45MB
The New Principles of Growth and Success
Do you want to grow your business? In the past, have you struggled to realize the desired outcomes of your strategy? Do you feel that you're making all the right business moves but are still coming up short? In Outsizing, author Steve Coughran assembles decades of research, hundreds of interviews, and multi-industry consulting experience to identify the strategic factors that dictate the difference between exorbitant success and bankruptcy. This helpful guidebook walks you through crafting and implementing proven strategies to outgrow your limitations to achieve extraordinary results. Outsizing uniquely combines the principles of strategy, innovation, and finance into a comprehensive framework for generating value.
Each chapter contains timely examples and proprietary insights to illustrate how businesses can form inimitable strategies that deliver value to the customer and capture value for the organization. The information is pertinent to any organization seeking to strengthen its culture, leverage advantages, focus on the essential, provide outstanding experiences to customers, and maximize financial returns. Outsizing will empower you to design strategies out of lessons learned as well as internal and external changes to build a foundation for enduring success.