Succeed in Any Culture, in Every Situation In today's global economy, the ability to interact effectively across cultures is a fundamental job requirement for just about everyone. But it's impossible to learn the customs and traits of every single culture. David Thomas and Kerr Inkson present a universal set of techniques and people skills that will allow you to adapt quickly to, and thrive in, any cultural environment. You'll learn to discard your own culturally based assumptions and pay careful attention, in a mindful and creative way, to cues in cross-cultural situations. The authors show how to apply cultural intelligence in a series of specific situations: making decisions; communicating, negotiating, and resolving conflicts; leading and motivating others; and designing, managing, and contributing to multicultural groups and teams. This extensively revised third edition has been updated with new stories showing cultural intelligence in action. Thomas and Inkson have broadened the focus beyond business to include organizations of all kinds—nonprofits, governments, educational institutions, and more. And they include a reliable and valid measure of cultural intelligence based on a decade of research by an international team of scholars.
Coach Dar has seen a fair share of calamitous situations in her career, from major league players suffering slumps and season-ending injuries to executives floundering and experiencing financial devastation—plus her own setbacks like three strokes and the loss of her parents.As a mental skills coach, Coach Dar specializes in helping the best of the best get up and get going again after suffering setbacks. In The Art of Bouncing Back, she shares these proven strategies and techniques so you can ensure the obstacles and setbacks you face morph into setups for your next success.You'll discover how to pour a strong emotional foundation, accept feedback, connect with your "Why-Power," and create your own bounce-back environment. Every chapter provides a blueprint that helps you learn more about yourself, so you can identify the exact pivot you need to push forward, start reframing your setbacks, and cultivate the strength you need to handle future adversity better.Packed with strategies and exercises to help you achieve the life-changing results her clients see, The Art of Bouncing Back is what you need to see that the adversity in your life can create opportunities from any setback.
Owning a fооd truсk business can bе one of the mоѕt еnjоуаblе buѕіnеѕѕ experiencеѕ in thе wоrld. Thіnk аbоut іt! Fееdіng hungry реорlе tаѕtу, freshly cooked, scrumptious meals at prices you'd pay at thе lосаl grеаѕу ѕрооn. But bеfоrе even gеttіng іntо thіѕ buѕіnеѕѕ, уоu'vе gоt to dо ѕоmе рlаnnіng and thіnkіng tо figure оut іf уоu'vе got what іt tаkеѕ tо be successful. As with gеttіng іntо аnу buѕіnеѕѕ, thеrе аrе mаnу factors thаt need tо bе considered. And the first оf all thеѕе соnѕіdеrаtіоnѕ is the ԛuеѕtіоn: "Arе уоu ready tо bе уоur own bоѕѕ?"
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What is capitalism? Is capitalism the same everywhere? Is there an alternative?The word "capitalism" is one that is heard and used frequently, but what is capitalism really all about, and what does it mean? This Very Short Introduction addresses questions such as, "what is capital?" before discussing the history and development of capitalism through several detailed case studies, ranging from the tulipomania of 17th century Holland, the Great Depression of the 1930s, and in this new edition, the impact of the global financial crisis that started in 2007-08.James Fulcher looks at the different forms that capitalism takes in Britain, Japan, Sweden, and the United States, and explores whether capitalism has escaped the nation-state by going global. It ends by asking whether there is an alternative to capitalism, discussing socialism, communal and cooperative experiments, and the alternatives proposed by environmentalists.
Have you ever wondered what people without children do with all their free time and money? Do you assume that they must have a lot of both? The truth is more complex than that! Childfree people come from as many different backgrounds and life circumstances as people with children do. Some are partnered, and some are not. Some are well-educated, some aren't. Some are independently wealthy, and some are just scraping by. Dr. Zigmont's "Portraits of Childfree Wealth" is a collection of 26 vignettes based on interviews with Childfree people. He adds his own significant insights, as both a fellow Childfree professional and a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™. This book is an eye-opening look at the lives of people in the United States who deliberately chose not to become parents, and if you're in the same boat, you'll find a lot to relate to here. If you have children, you'll learn how the other half lives. And if you're a finance professional, you'll see how money still plays a role for people who don't have to worry about leaving assets to their children.
In Portraits of Childfree Wealth, Dr. Jay Zigmont, CFP®, interviews 26 individuals and couples to understand their lives. Each portrait provides a different perspective on Childfree Wealth from a diverse population across the US. There are stories from people who are barely making ends meet and others who have achieved FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) or FILE (Financial Independence, Live Early). Being Childfree does not automatically make people rich, as we still suffer from income disparities. The difference is that if a Childfree person is barely making ends meet now, they would have drowned if they had a child.
When it comes to money management, most of us take a hands-off approach because we're just not confident that we have the know-how needed. But personal finance is actually more personal than it is finance. Tim Maurer has made a career out of distilling complex financial concepts into understandable, doable actions. In this eminently practical book, he shows readers how to- better understand their values and goals in order to simplify their money decisions- budget major expenses intelligently- reduce and eliminate debt- make vital decisions on home, auto, and life insurance- establish a world-class investment portfolio- craft a workable retirement plan- and moreReaders will be relieved to see that managing their money is actually not as complicated as they thought--and that they can take control of their financial future starting today.
Throughout her life, Alexandra Penney's worst fear was becoming a bag lady. Even as she worked several jobs while raising a son as a single mother, wrote a multimillion-dollar bestselling advice book, and became editor in chief of Self magazine, she was haunted by the image of herself alone, bankrupt, and living on the street. She even went to therapy in an attempt to alleviate the nagging in her mind that told her that all she had worked for could crumble. And then, one day, that's exactly what happened. Alexandra Penney had taken a friend's advice and invested nearly everything she had ever earned with Bernie Madoff. So one day she was successful and wealthy; the next she had almost nothing. Suddenly, at an age when many Americans retire, Penney saw her worst nightmares coming true. Entertaining and inspiring, The Bag Lady Papers chronicles Penney's struggle to cope with the devastating financial and emotional fallout of being cheated out of her life savings, and traces her journey back to sanity and security. Her outraged blogs about the Madoff scandal in The Daily Beast and her commentary on CNN have generated millions of hits and earned her a loyal following. How do you pick yourself up after your worst nightmare comes true? Penney shows us how.
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