The Art of War for Small Business teaches how to Defeat the Competition and Dominate the Market with the Masterful Strategies of Sun Tzu. At the core of this classic treatise is the message that sledgehammer approaches can backfire, and size alone does not guarantee wins. Strategy, positioning, planning, leadership–all play equally significant roles, making Sun Tzu’s teachings perfect for small business owners and entrepreneurs entrenched in fierce competition for customers, market share, talent . . . for their very survival. The Art of War for Small Business is the first book to apply Sun Tzu’s wisdom to the small business arena. Featuring inspiring examples of entrepreneurial success, the book’s 12 timeless lessons reveal how to:
● Choose the right ground for your battles
● Prepare without falling prey to paralysis
● Leverage strengths while overcoming limitations
● Strike competitors’ weakest points and seize every opportunity
● Focus priorities and resources on conquering key challenges
● Go where the enemy is not
● Build and leverage strategic alliances
Big companies may deploy overwhelming forces, but small companies can outsmart, outmaneuver, and outstrategize larger adversaries to capture crucial sectors, serve unmet needs, and emerge victorious.
Publication date 11 Jun 2014
Financial planning is trully an exciting process that can help provide you with the confidence that your future will be more secure. The initial step in this rewarding process is the investment of time to educate yourself. The authors are certain that this book will serve as an invaluable tool as you make complex financial and personal decisions regarding budgeting, insurance, investments, taxes, estate and retirement planning.
Financial Sutra for Malaysians is suitable for virtually everyone because it contains chapters devoted to principles of financial planning, strategies applicable to Malaysians when they are starting out in their careers, middle-aged, and at pre-retirement. Not only is it presented in a concise and easy to understand format, it also presents comprehensive case studies which further enhance ease of use to both the layman and the practitioner.
Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One by Jenny Blake
In Pivot, Jenny Blake, co-creator of Google’s Career Guru Programme, shows you how to build upon your assets – your strengths, interests and networks – to launch a new career with meaning and adventure. You will learn how to redirect your energy, scan for opportunities and identify new skills without falling prey to ‘analysis paralysis’ or ‘compare and despair’.
No matter your age, industry, or bank balance, pivoting is the crucial skill you need to stay agile and keep you moving forward.
‘Feeling stuck? It’s time to try something new. All that stands between you and your next adventure is a bit of strategy, planning, and preparation. If a change is in your future, Pivot is your guide’ – Josh Kaufman, author of The Personal MBA and The First 20 Hours
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Condition: New 5/5 | Language: English | Publisher: Portfolio Penguin | Published: Sept 2016 | Format: Paperback | Pages: 288 | ISBN: 9780241975466
It is a record of His Royal Highness’ work during the 30 years in which he represented the Government of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, as Minister of Foreign Affairs and, later, as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
As its title suggests, ‘Sana’a to San Jose: 1984-2015’ presents more than a local perspective.
Its focus throughout is on Brunei Darussalam’s relations with the international world of over 200 independent nations.
It sets out to show how a very small nation has made a positive, constructive contribution to this world.
It takes inspiration from the 1984 address by His Majesty on the occasion of joining the United Nations.
It identifies our principal points of international reference as regional, spiritual and global, through the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the United Nations (UN).
Throughout the 30-year period, His Royal Highness stresses the consistency of Brunei Darussalam’s approach to world affairs, from which the country has never veered.
That consistency has remained since the 1984 address to the UN.
The #1 New York Times bestseller that examines how people can champion new ideas—and how leaders can fight groupthink, from the author of Give and Take
“Reading Originals made me feel like I was seated across from Adam Grant at a dinner party, as one of my favorite thinkers thrilled me with his insights and his wonderfully new take on the world.” —Malcolm Gladwell, author of Outliers and The Tipping Point
“Originals is one of the most important and captivating books I have ever read, full of surprising and powerful ideas. It will not only change the way you see the world; it might just change the way you live your life. And it could very well inspire you to change your world.” —Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and author of Lean In
Using surprising studies and stories spanning business, politics, sports, and entertainment, Grant explores how to recognize a good idea, speak up without getting silenced, build a coalition of allies, choose the right time to act, and manage fear and doubt; how parents and teachers can nurture originality in children; and how leaders can build cultures that welcome dissent. Learn from an entrepreneur who pitches his start-ups by highlighting the reasons not to invest, a woman at Apple who challenged Steve Jobs from three levels below, an analyst who overturned the rule of secrecy at the CIA, a billionaire financial wizard who fires employees for failing to criticize him, and a TV executive who didn’t even work in comedy but saved Seinfeld from the cutting-room floor. The payoff is a set of groundbreaking insights about rejecting conformity and improving the status quo.
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Venture Mom recounts inspiring stories from women who have channeled their passions into money-making products and services, from designer onesies to gluten-free cookies. They’re thriving in the whirlwind of motherhood and entrepreneurship.
Venture Mom helps anyone get started. It strips away the mystery of launching a business and unlocks a fast, easy formula. No time for market research? No budget for promotion? In 12 steps, each achievable in a week, the book simplifies the start-up process and shares:
• Tips and techniques for honing a concept, doing just enough research, and finding the perfect name • Five factors that improve the odds of success • Free resources for logos, web design, and branding • Strategies for leveraging email, blogging, and social media • And much more
Whether the goal is adding to the family finances or building a major enterprise, Venture Mom delivers the tools you need to make your business dream a reality.
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Find out where great ideas come from.
A businessman struggles with his luggage at an airport and pioneers the wheeled suitcase. An engineer watches people using walkie-talkies and dreams up the mobile phone. A printer is frustrated by his unpredictable inks and creates the Pantone colour system.
Why were these particular people able to identify a problem, and how did they discover the solutions that everyone else missed? Where exactly did their great ideas come from, and how did they go about making them a reality?
In pursuit of answers, Pagan Kennedy has spent her career examining the creative process, interviewing inventors and engineers, scientists, psychologists and economists in a bid to understand how we create. In Inventology Kennedy collects their wisdom and explores a series of landmark inventions, taking us through the processes by which we have come to dream up new products and technologies, and conceived solutions to ‘impossible’ problems.
A must-read for anyone who is curious about imagination, design and innovation, Inventology will inspire and entertain, and will show you how to become more creative.
Condition: New 5/5 | Language: English | Publisher: Pagan Kennedy | Published: January 26th 2016 | Format: Paperback | Pages: 288 | ISBN: 9780593073476
The Essential guide for Female Entrepreneurs Who Want to Go Big. Million Dollar Women will teach you the concepts, the lexicon, and the steps for taking a business big. It shows you how to network, when to delegate, and when to get extra coaching. Above all, it provides help for overcoming the kind of emotional hurdles you have to jump to join the million dollar-plus business owners—and cheers you on in overcoming every obstacle. With her friendly, pragmatic advice, humor, and an appendix of exercises to take your ideas from theory to practice, Julia Pimsleur’s book is an invaluable reference.
For finance students, MBA students, those pursuing the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Financial Planning (CFP) qualifications and professionals working in the finance industry. This book: Personal Financial Planning is suitable for a wide range of audience, including polytechnic students, undergraduates, MBA students, and those pursuing the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Financial Planning (CFP) qualifications as well as financial planners and advisers in banks, insurance and stock broking firms.
In this fourth and latest edition, Personal Financial Planning expands on the important skill of financial planning, covering more topics than before. This volume is designed to help you formulate financial goals and develop specific financial plans to achieve your goals. Topics covered in this volume include the benefits of personal financial planning, financial planning tools, managing credit, insurance planning, income tax planning, retirement planning, and personal financial risk management, among others. The authors are professionals with many years of experience in the field, and key terms and concepts are explained in a fuss-free manner with clear and relevant examples.
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Condition: Used 4/5 | Language: English | Publisher: FT Press | Published: December 2012 | Format: Paperback | Pages: 295 | ISBN: 9789810686406
Dr. Beekun shares over two decades of teaching, research, and strategic thinking with Islamic organizations globally. He describes the step-by-step processes of strategic planning and implementation, and asserts that these must be complemented synergistically by leadership, structure, culture, ethics, and tawakkul (trusting in Allah) to produce tangible, sustainable results. Examples from actual Islamic organizations and businesses are included, as well as ready-to-use worksheets for those engaged in the process of developing and executing strategic and operational plans.
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Condition: New 5/5 | Language: English | Publisher: International Institute of Islamic Thought | Published: August 2006 | Format: Paperback | Pages: 220 | ISBN: 9781565640641
The 4-hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich.
This is a new, updated and expanded edition of this New York Times bestseller on how to reconstruct your life so it’s not all about work. Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred – life plan – there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint. This step-by step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches: how Tim went from $40,000 dollars per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per month and 4 hours per week; how to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want; how blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs; how to eliminate 50 per cent of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist; and how to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent ‘mini-retirements’. This new updated and expanded edition includes: more than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point; real-world templates you can copy for eliminating email, negotiating with bosses and clients, or getting a private chef for less than GBP5 a meal; how lifestyle design principles can be suited to unpredictable economic times; and the latest tools and tricks, as well as high-tech shortcuts, for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either.
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Condition: New 5/5 | Language: English | Publisher: VERMILION | Published: 1 June 2011 | Format: Paperback | Pages: 416 | ISBN: 9780091929114
A #Girlboss is in charge of her own life. She gets what she wants because she works for it.’ The first thing Sophia Amoruso sold online wasn’t fashion – it was a stolen BOOK. She spent her teens hitchhiking, committing petty theft, and dumpster diving. By twenty-two, she had resigned herself to employment, but was still broke, directionless, and working a mediocre day job she’d taken for the health insurance. It was there that Sophia decided to start selling vintage clothes on eBay. Eight years later, she is the founder, CEO, and creative director of Nasty Gal, a $100 million plus online fashion retailer with more than 350 employees. Sophia’s never been a typical CEO, or a typical anything, and she’s written #Girlboss for outsiders (and insiders) seeking a unique path to success, even when that path is winding as all hell and lined with naysayers. #Girlboss includes Sophia’s story, yet is infinitely bigger than Sophia. It’s deeply personal yet universal. Filled with brazen wake-up calls (“You are not a special snowflake”), cunning and frank observations (“Failure is your invention”), and behind-the-scenes stories from Nasty Gal’s meteoric rise, #Girlboss covers a lot of ground. It proves that being successful isn’t about how popular you were in high school or where you went to college (if you went to college). Rather, success is about trusting your instincts and following your gut, knowing which rules to follow and which to break. Sophia Amoruso turned her hobby selling vintage clothing on eBay into Nasty Gal, one of the fastest growing companies in America. Her rise has been covered by major media like The New York Times, Forbes, Fortune, Inc., and The Wall Street Journal, and she has a devoted following on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
The Cinderella of tech New York Times [Sophia Amoruso] remains true to her vision to inspire and be inspired by cool girls. — “Ones to Watch: 11 Women Who Just Might Change the World” Elle Fashion’s new phenom Forbes Starkly brilliant Huffington Post A millennial alternative to Lean In — The Cut New York Magazine A compellingly motivational read The Telegraph
From Two Planes and RM40 Million Debt how AirAsia Made Flying Possible for Everyone and is Now Asia’s Largest LCC Group. Twelve years ago, you may get laughed at in Malaysia if you would suggest that one day, everyone can fly.
Flying (in planes) was not for everyone in Malaysia. Legendary entrepreneur Tan Sri Dr. Tony Fernandes believed that he could do something about it, together with Dato’ Kamarudin Meranun. The duo launched Malaysia’s first low-cost airline, AirAsia in 2002 – to the scrutiny of many who were doubtful if the LCC model was workable in Malaysia. At the time, AirAsia had only two aircraft with nearly RM40 million in debts. In just seven months after its launch, AirAsia had settled all its debts, generated RM113 million in revenue and RM19.4 million in profit!
Join us in this exciting sequel as we look at AirAsia’s journey from 2008 onwards until today in 2014 – including AirAsia’s thrilling additions to its CEO line-up, its many regional affiliates, factors for its continued success, and its business beyond the airline industry. 9789833789788
Introducing… Public Finance, 10th Global Edition, by Harvey S. Rosen and Ted Gayer Rosen and Gayer’s Public Finance provides the economic tools necessary to analyze government expenditure and tax policies and, along the way, takes students to the frontiers of current research and policy. While the information presented is cutting edge and reflects the work of economists currently active in the field, the approach makes the text accessible to undergraduates whose only prior exposure to economics is at the introductory level. The authors’ years of policy experience have convinced them that modern public finance provides a practical and invaluable framework for thinking about policy issues. The goal is simple: to emphasize the links between sound economics and the analysis of real-world policy problems. Enhancements and key features for this new Global Edition include: New Policy Perspectives introduce relevant and engaging examples of international policy so students can extend their understanding of theory to policymaking across the globe; New Empirical Evidence applications provide students with real-world examples that are relevant to them, from case studies about Sweden and China to global examples that compare experiences between countries; and updated end-of-chapter questions broaden critical thinking, encouraging students to apply their knowledge to international and comparative examples. The results of econometric models are used to help students understand how expenditure and tax policies affect individual behavior and how governments set policies. Integrated theory and analysis: Institutional, theoretical, and empirical material is interwoven to provide students with a clear and coherent view of how government spending and taxation relate to economic theory. Current research is presented alongside discussion of methodological and substantive controversies. The approach is modern, theoretical, and empirical, and shared by most active economists. Institutional and legal settings are described in detail, and the links between economic analysis and current political issues are emphasized. This Global Edition has been adapted to meet the needs of courses outside of the United States and does not align with the instructor and student resources available with the US edition. 9780077154691
Negotiation is not just a process, it’s an attitude-and one that we all can learn. Internationally recognized expert Patrick Collins presents an original, comprehensive guide to maximizing negotiation skills. Readers will learn how to overcome the fear of negotiation, assess situations, and apply the appropriate strategy. Illuminating techniques include: how to manipulate the environment and when to bluff or confront. Index for Negotiate to Win – Part One : Building Your Personal Negotiating Power, Part Two : Management Skills For Negotiators, Part Three : Advanced Tactics And Special Situations.
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Tradition says there are three ways to grow a company’s profits: Fire up the sales team with empty promises, cut costs and downsize, or cook the books. But what if there’s a better way–a way that nine amazingly profitable and well-run companies are already embracing? Jason Jennings and his research team screened more than 100,000 Amer-ican companies to find nine that rarely end up on magazine covers, yet have increased revenues and profits by ten percent or more for ten consecutive years. Then they interviewed the leaders, workers, and customers of these quiet super-stars to find the secrets of their astoundingly consistent and profitable growth. What they have in common is a culture–a community–based on a shockingly simple precept: Think big, act small. It works for retailers like PETCO, Cabela’s, and O’Reilly Automotive, manufacturers like Medline Industries, service compa-nies like Sonic Drive-In, private educational companies like Strayer, industrial giants like Koch Enterprises, and software companies like SAS. These companies think big ideas about solving customers’ problems, making better products, and creating value. And yet they never stop acting like start-ups–staying humble, treating every employee like the owner, and teaching managers to get their hands dirty. Jennings and his researchers have updated this book with new stories and insights about why these companies continue to thrive–through the economic downturn–and have now increased revenues and profits for fifteen consecu-tive years. Any company, no matter the size or industry, can benefit from fol-lowing their examples.
Mind your business with this updated edition of the bestselling online business how-to guide Have a computer, an Internet connection, and a dream? Then, you’re already on your way to starting your very own online business. This fun and friendly guide can help you turn your big idea into big bucks whether you’re expanding your real-world storefront online or creating your own virtual startup. Starting an Online Business For Dummies, 7th Edition will show you how to identify a market need, choose a web hosting service, implement security and privacy measures, open up shop, and start promoting to the world. Covers the latest trends and techniques for online discoverability – from social media marketing to search engine rankings, online couponing to optimization for mobile devices,and beyond Highlights business issues that are of particular concern to online entrepreneurs Walks you through the best practices of successful online businesses, including customer service, marketing, analytics, and website optimization tools Provides advice on choosing an e-commerce platform, protecting your domain name, securing trademarks, working with vendors and distributors, and keeping your customer’s personal data safe There’s no time like now to start a new endeavor and no guide like Starting an Online Business For Dummies, 7th Edition to get your online business going.
Flash Boys is about a small group of Wall Street guys who figure out that the U.S. stock market has been rigged for the benefit of insiders and that, post–financial crisis, the markets have become not more free but less, and more controlled by the big Wall Street banks. Working at different firms, they come to this realization separately; but after they discover one another, the flash boys band together and set out to reform the financial markets. This they do by creating an exchange in which high-frequency trading—source of the most intractable problems—will have no advantage whatsoever. The characters in Flash Boys are fabulous, each completely different from what you think of when you think “Wall Street guy.” Several have walked away from jobs in the financial sector that paid them millions of dollars a year. From their new vantage point they investigate the big banks, the world’s stock exchanges, and high-frequency trading firms as they have never been investigated, and expose the many strange new ways that Wall Street generates profits. 9780393244663
Packed with brilliant, practical ideas, Confidence provides fresh thinking about success in all facets of life—from the factors that can make or break corporations and governments to the keys for successful relationships in the workplace or at home. InConfidence, Harvard Business School professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter shows why organizations of all types may be brimming with talent but not be winners. Based on her extraordinary investigation of success and failure in companies such as Continental Airlines and Verizon and sports teams such as the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles, as well as the arenas of education, health care, and politics, Kanter explores a new theory and practice of success and provides people in leadership positions with a prescriptive program for maintaining a winning streak or turning around a downward spiral. 9781400052912
1. About the Author(s): Rosabeth Moss Kanter holds the Ernest L. Arbuckle Professorship at Harvard Business School, where she specializes in strategy, innovation, and leadership for change. Her strategic and practical insights have guided leaders of large and small organizations worldwide for over 25 years, through teaching, writing, and direct consultation to major corporations and governments. The former Editor of Harvard Business Review (1989-1992), Professor Kanter has been named to lists of the “50 most powerful women in the world” (Times of London), and the “50 most influential business thinkers in the world” (Accenture and Thinkers 50 research). In 2001, she received the Academy of Management’s Distinguished Career Award for her scholarly contributions to management knowledge, and in 2002 was named “Intelligent Community Visionary of the Year” by the World Teleport Association.
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Confidence: How Winning Streaks and Losing Streaks Begin and End
In StrengthsFinder 2.0, Gallup unveils the new and improved version of its popular online assessment. With hundreds of strategies for applying your strengths, StrengthsFinder 2.0 will change the way you look at yourself and the world forever. Do you have the opportunity to do what you do best every day? Chances are, you don’t. All too often, our natural talents go untapped. From the cradle to the cubicle, we devote more time to fixing our shortcomings than to developing our strengths. To help people uncover their talents, Gallup introduced the first version of its online assessment, StrengthsFinder, in 2001 which ignited a global conversation and helped millions to discover their top five talents. 9781595620156
1. About the Author(s): Tom Rath has been described by the media and business leaders as, “one of the greatest thinkers of his generation.” He studies the role of human behavior in health, business, and economics. Tom writes and speaks on a range of topics, from wellbeing to organizational leadership. Tom’s next book due out in October 2013, Eat Move Sleep: How Small Choices Lead to Big Changes, is already receiving critical acclaim as a “transformative work.” Tom has written several international bestsellers including the #1 New York Times bestseller How Full Is Your Bucket? In 2012, his book StrengthsFinder 2.0 was the top-selling nonfiction book worldwide. Tom’s most recent New York Times bestsellers are Strengths-Based Leadership and Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements. In total, his books have sold more than 5 million copies, been translated in 16 languages, and made over 250 appearances on the Wall Street Journal’s bestseller list.
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StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath
Drafting and Negotiating Commercial Contracts, Third Edition is the ‘one-stop-shop’ for practical contractual matters, making it essential reading for commercial lawyers, contract managers and anyone involved in negotiating and drafting commercial contracts. This book includes: A guide to the common legal issues in negotiating and drafting contracts; An explanation of the structure and content of a commercial contract; Good and bad practice in drafting (and in using clear, modern English); The meaning of and use of commonly-used words, phrases and legal jargon; The formalities for creating and signing contracts; Commentary on the use of electronic drafting and electronic signatures; Guidance on the interpretation of contracts. The Third Edition has been fully updated to include expanded commentary and more practical information on contract drafting, such as the use of numbers, formulas, equations, tables and pronouns. There are new chapters on: How to check and what to check for in a contract to eliminate errors (including checklists of what to check for in different situations); Drafting and legal issues that businesses need to take into account when contracting with consumers; Advanced drafting techniques. 9781847667441
1. About the Author(s): Mark Anderson is Managing Partner of Anderson Law LLP and is ranked as a leading individual in Chambers Directory UK 2012. He has over 25 years’ experience of drafting, negotiating and advising on commercial contracts. Most of his clients are technology-based companies and universities, based in the UK, continental Europe and the United States. Victor Warner is a solicitor at Anderson Law LLP specialising in intellectual property and technology law. He is the principal author of Technology Transfer (Bloomsbury Professional), several volumes of Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents, and the Execution of Documents (Law Society). He is also a co-author with Mark Anderson of A-Z Guide to Boilerplate and Commercial Clauses also published by Bloomsbury Professional, a companion volume to Drafting and Negotiating Commercial Contracts.
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Commercial Contracts: A Practical Guide to Standard Terms is an invaluable guide to the practical aspects of drafting and interpreting commercial contracts. It provides useful background and detailed advice on the law surrounding a wide range of commercial agreements including: key common clauses; when to use standard terms; procedures and good practice; termination of contracts; remedies for breach; and the specific issues relating to export, software and consumer contracts. It also contains valuable precedents, including expert guidance on business-to-business and business-to-consumer agreements, providing users with an excellent tool for drafting commercial contracts. Includes important new case law on: – how to incorporate terms into a contract – how an exclusion clause must be drafted to have full effect – the terms as to quality implied into contracts by the Sale of Goods Act 1979 – what constitute reasonable and fair terms under the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 and the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Regulations 1999. There is also an account of the new rights to cancel contracts introduced by the Cancellation of Contracts made in a Consumer’s Home or Place of Work etc. Regulations 2008 Includes detailed coverage of the changes made in the area of hire purchase and conditional sale agreements by the Consumer Credit Act 2006 and the important changes to be introduced in this area under EU law from 1 February 2011. 9781847668677
1. About the Author(s): Richard Lawson is a partner at Lawmark and Susan Singleton is a solicitor with her own London firm, Singletons
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Strengths Based Leadership: Great Leaders, Teams, and Why People Follow. For decades, Gallup scientists have researched the topic of leadership. They’ve surveyed a million work teams, conducted more than 50,000 in-depth interviews with leaders, and even interviewed 20,000 followers to ask what they admired in the most important leader in their life. The results of that research are unveiled in Strengths-Based Leadership. Using Gallup’s discoveries, authors Tom Rath and Barry Conchie identify three keys to being an effective leader and use firsthand accounts from highly successful leaders including the founder of Teach for America and the president of The Ritz-Carlton to show how each person’s unique talents can drive their success. A new version of Gallup’s popular StrengthsFinder assessment helps readers discover their own special gifts, and specific strategies show them how to lead with their top five talents. Loaded with novel research, inspiring stories, and actionable ideas, Strengths-Based Leadership offers a new roadmap for leading people toward a better future. 9781595620255
1. About the Author(s): Tom Rath is a leading business thinker and one of the bestselling authors of the last decade. His first book, How Full Is Your Bucket?, was a #1 New York Times bestseller. Rath’s book, StrengthsFinder 2.0, is a long-running #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller. His most recent New York Times bestsellers are Strengths Based Leadership and Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements. In total, Rath’s books have sold more than 3 million copies and have made more than 250 appearances on The Wall Street Journal bestseller list. Barry Conchie is a renowned Leadership Consultant, Gallup’s Barry Conchie is sought after by CEOs around the world to assist in aligning business and talent strategies that drive performance. As an expert in executive assessment, team diagnostics, and succession planning, he brings objective measurement and insight to these important leadership areas.Conchie was a public sector leader in the UK before joining Gallup in London. In 2002, he brought his extensive global experience to Gallup’s Washington, D.C. headquarters, where Conchie now leads Gallup’s executive leadership consulting. He and his wife, Nicola, and children, Amy and Thomas, live in Maryland.
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Lean In poses a set of ambitious challenges to women: to create the lives we want, to be leaders in our work, to be partners in our homes, and to be champions of other women. Sheryl provides pragmatic advice on how women in the twenty-first century can meet these challenges. I hope women—and men—of my generation will read this book to help us build the lives we want to lead and the world we want to live in. Ask most women whether they have the right to equality at work and the answer will be a resounding yes, but ask the same women whether they’d feel confident asking for a raise, a promotion, or equal pay, and some reticence creeps in. The statistics, although an improvement on previous decades, are certainly not in women’s favour – of 197 heads of state, only twenty-two are women. Women hold just 20 percent of seats in parliaments globally, and in the world of big business, a meagre eighteen of the “Fortune” 500 CEOs are women. In “Lean In”, Sheryl Sandberg – Facebook COO and one of “Fortune” magazine’s Most Powerful Women in Business – looks at what women can do to help themselves, and make the small changes in their life that can effect change on a more universal scale. She draws on her own experiences working in some of the world’s most successful businesses, as well as academic research, to find practical answers to the problems facing women in the workplace. Learning to ‘lean in’ is about tackling the anxieties and preconceptions that stop women reaching the top – taking a place at the table, and making yourself a part of the debate. 9780753541630
1. About the Author(s): Sheryl Sandberg is chief operating officer at Facebook. Prior to Facebook, she was vice president of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google and chief of staff at the U.S. Treasury Department. Sheryl lives in Northern California with her husband and their two children.
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