How best to adapt established companies to a rapidly changing economy has long been a topic of debate in both the corporate and academic worlds. This challenge is especially pressing for large organizations that may have grown top-heavy and rigid with time but now need to be light on their feet to stay relevant and profitable.
Until now, the best attempts have consisted of plucking tools and methods from the world of start-ups and applying them wholesale in large corporate environments. Most of these efforts have either fizzled or failed outright because they lacked a framework for a comprehensive corporation-sized rollout.
»The Loop Approach« introduces a new series of methods that could help change the course of operations for even the most colossal organizations. Sebastian Klein and Ben Hughes provide a wide-ranging set of guidelines for achieving corporate agility, complete with checklists and worksheets that should prove instantly applicable. Want proof? The methods outlined in »The Loop Approach« have already been successfully implemented at such European corporate giants as Audi, Deutsche Bahn, and Telekom.
“If you put together the best of Anthony Robbins and Wayne Dyer, what you would have would be almost as good as Steve Chandler.” —Dale Dauten, Chicago Tribune, King Features SyndicateThis Book Will Motivate You by master life coach, Steve Chandler, helps you create an action plan for living your vision, in business and in life. It features more than 100 proven methods to positively change the way you think and act—methods based on feedback from the hundreds of thousands of corporate and public seminar attendees Chandler speaks to each year. The book also includes techniques and breakthroughs he has created for individual coaching clients.This Book Will Motivate You will help you break through the negative barriers and banish the pessimistic thoughts that are preventing you from fulfilling your lifelong goals and dreams. This edition also contains mental and spiritual techniques that give readers more immediate access to action and results in their lives. If you’re ready to finally make a change, leave burnout in the dust, and reach your goals, Steve Chandler challenges you to turn your defeatist attitude into energetic, optimistic, enthusiastic accomplishments.This book was previously published as 100 Ways to Motivate Yourself.“The perfect book to motivate busy, distracted people who want to change their lives. Every chapter is a friendly, simple, and clear directive suggesting you take action in a way that piques your curiosity and then second, it satisfies it by sharing story after story to support the points Steve is making. You can’t stop by reading just one chapter.” —Mark Goulston, M.D. coauthor, Get Out of Your Own Way
“We all need tools and tactics to achieve at the highest levels—both at work and in life. This book gives you the framework.” —Eric Schmidt, cofounder, Schmidt Futures, and former CEO, Google Do you believe you could change your business, your industry, and the lives of those around you if you just got the chance? It’s time to make your own chances with The Peak Performance Formula. As a longtime Silicon Valley executive coach, Bob Lesser knows the stresses of career development firsthand. His advice, research, and 30 Day Peak Performance Challenge draw from his own experiences and research, yet can be applied far beyond the workplace. Whether you are a struggling athlete or a high-powered executive, this actionable guide—incorporating case studies from real-life peak performers—shows you how to become your best and not settle for mediocrity. What exactly is purpose and how can you pinpoint yours? How can values improve your fulfillment and performance? How can you utilize vision to ensure you're getting where you want to go? Taking into account neurological, psychological, and religious research, this book helps you find the relentless courage to succeed, and shares stories of peak performers from Iron Man Dick Hoyt to musician G Love to former governor Michael Dukakis and activist Suraya Sadeed. “Readers looking to level-up will enjoy this quick mix of ideas and guidance.” —Publishers Weekly “Purpose and values guide everything we do as an organization. This book shows you how to use these powerful tools in your own work.”—Charles Best, Founder and CEO, DonorsChoose
How to prepare your business to respond quickly and effectively to the turbulence caused by politics, climate change, pandemics, and economic uncertainty. Future success depends upon the ability to adapt to colossal, rapid changes that lie ahead. Public and private organizational life is changing dramatically. We do not have the luxury of time anymore. Product cycles are shorter and job security is uncertain. Everything is moving faster, and we are experiencing an exponential growth of new technologies and systems pouring into our society. There is uncertainty in the geopolitical arena, and with climate change. There are pandemics, conflicts, and fiscal volatility stress. These challenges make it imperative to become responsive and practice agility in business.Radical Agility provides insight into key factors necessary for agility and the different ways to make your organization more adaptive. It also provides a compendium of tools that will help you implement agile practices into the processes, systems, organizational structure, and business culture in your industry in order to overcome inhibitors of agility—and long-term business success.“A practical, pragmatic guide for leaders who understand the need for real, lasting agility but struggle to make it their reality.” —Andrea Fryrear, President and Co-founder, AgileSherpas“A timely book that provides context and actionable patterns for this new ‘organizational sensing’ that brings true business agility.” —Matthew Skelton, Director at Conflux and coauthor of Team Topologies“This book provides the vision, and more importantly the advice, to help get you and then keep you on the path to business agility.” —Scott Ambler, VP & Chief Scientist for Disciplined Agile, Project Management Institute
If you hate your job and want change, the starting point is with you! Get unstuck, move past boredom, and discover how to flourish at work. This book is for anyone stuck in a rut, burned out, or just plain tired. Has your career plateaued? Do you sometimes dread starting work? Are you bogged down by frustration, tedium, loneliness, or uncertainty? There’s hope.Find Your Happy at Work, the latest book by acclaimed executive coach Beverly Jones, gives you a road map to quickly create more joy and meaning in your work, even if you don’t love your job. Yes, aspects of your career are beyond your control. But Jones says you have more power than you realize. Throughout 50 fast-paced chapters, Find Your Happy at Work offers practical strategies to help you feel more enthusiastic and gratified on the job, whether from in the office or from home. These include: A simple model for creating career engagement that will improve your performance at work and help you develop deeper relationships with others.Techniques for addressing workplace challenges like difficult colleagues, boring tasks, daunting projects, and gloomy environments.Strategies for strengthening your network, building expertise, and laying other groundwork for a resilient career. This book will provide encouragement, inspiration, and useful advice for those who want to be happy in their work, and throughout their lives.
When Jon Acuff's book Soundtracks, came out, one reaction surprised him. Parents across the country all said the same thing: "Do you have a version for teenagers? If I knew how to change my mindset when I was that age, my entire life would have been different." Why did they say that? Because truth grows like compound interest. Saving money when you're young has a bigger impact than it does when you save in your 40s. A single new soundtrack--Acuff's phrase for a repetitive thought--believed when you're 14 or 18 can change your whole life in the same way. In response, Acuff tagged his two daughters to help him create an honest, actionable guide to mindset for teenagers.
Your thoughts can work for you or against you, but the good news is you get a choice. The even better news is when you're young, your entire world is made of new. You're a movie that's barely started, a notebook with blank pages to fill, a song that hasn't hit the chorus. You have your whole life ahead of you. When you learn to create new thoughts, those thoughts lead to actions, and those actions lead to new results. Are you ready to tap into the superpower of mindset? Just hit play.
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