Flawless Consulting: A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used, 3rd Edition [Audiobook]
29 January 2017, 15:02
2012 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 9 hrs 21 mins | 257.26MB
When the landmark best-seller Flawless Consulting was first published more than three decades ago, it was quickly adopted as the "consultant's bible." With his legendary warmth and passion, Peter Block explained how to deal effectively with clients, peers, and others. The book continues to speak to people in a support function inside organizations as well as to external consultants.
This thoroughly revised and updated third edition of Peter Block's groundbreaking book explores the latest thinking on consultation. It includes new insights about how we can organize our consulting around discovering the strengths, positive examples, and gifts of the client organization or community. The book remains a practical and specific guide for anyone who needs to develop a capacity for deeper relatedness and partnership - which means it is for all who wish to make a real difference in the world.
This new edition covers the consulting challenges that have arisen from the way we routinely communicate electronically and live in the virtual world. Block suggests ways to overcome the distancing and isolating effects inherent in electronic connects. The book also includes practical guidance on how to ask better questions, gives suggestions for dealing with difficult clients, and contains expanded guidelines on more engaging forms of implementation.
Flawless Consulting includes two new examples, taken from health care and educational reform efforts, to show how consulting skills can be useful (and often transformative) in a broader context. These illustrative examples point the way for achieving changes for leadership in business, government, religion, human services, and more.Like the first two editions, Flawless Consulting affirms the notion that authentic behavior and personal relationships are the key to technical and business success. By demonstrating their ability to be truly authentic at each step in the process, consultants can aim toward creating workplaces that are more collaborative and ultimately more successful.
Facing Cyber Threats Head On: Protecting Yourself and Your Business [Audiobook]
25 January 2017, 14:35
2017 | MP3@64 kbps | 5 hrs 9 mins | 142.65MB
News breaks all the time that hackers have attacked another company. Media outlets regularly cover cyber events. The President issues executive orders, and Congress explores cyber legislation. With all these events happening, business leaders must ask: what does this mean for my business and me?
Facing Cyber Threats Head On looks at cyber security from a business leader perspective. By avoiding deep technical explanations of "how" and focusing on the "why" and "so what," this book guides listeners to a better understanding of the challenges that cyber security presents to modern business, and shows them what they can do as leaders to solve these challenges.
Facing Cyber Threats Head On explains that technology is not the answer to cyber security issues. People, not technology, are behind emerging cyber risks. Understanding this brings to light that cyber protection is not a battle of technology against technology, but people against people. Based on this, a new approach is required - one that balances business risk with the cost of creating defenses that can change as quickly and often as attackers can. Listeners will find here a ready resource for understanding the why and how of cyber risks, and will be better able to defend themselves and their businesses against them in the future.
The No Spend Year: How I spent less and lived more [Audiobook]
21 January 2017, 15:43
2017 | MP3@64 kbps | 5 hrs 13 mins | 144.38MB
Personal finance journalist, Michelle McGagh, takes on a challenge to not spend money for a whole year in an engaging narrative that combines personal experience with accessible advice on money.
Michelle McGagh has been writing about money for over a decade. You'd think that would make her a whiz with her own cash, right? Wrong! Spending with abandon and ignoring bank statements were her modus operandi. Just because she wasn't in serious debt apart from her massive London mortgage, she thought she was in control. She wasn't. Something needed to be done, but rather than cut back here and there, Michelle's approach was more radical. She set herself a challenge to not spend anything for an entire year. She paid her bills, and she had a minimal budget for her weekly groceries and household essentials, but otherwise Michelle didn't spend any money at all. She was finding creative ways to get the things she needed, to travel and to still be able to enjoy her time. Not only has she saved money, but she is happier, no longer feeling the desire to buy things all the time or feeling the pressure of being sold to. Her relationship with money, with things, with time, with others has changed for the better.
The No Spend Year is Michelle's honestly written and personal account of her challenge. But it is more than that; it is also a tool for life that will help you get to grips with your own financial situation. She talks about money in an accessible, unintimidating and often entertaining way, and interspersed throughout are really brilliant personal finance tips and life hacks about interest, mortgages, savings , pensions and spending less to help you live a more financially secure life, too.