The Energy Bus, an international best seller by Jon Gordon, takes readers on an enlightening and inspiring ride that reveals 10 secrets for approaching life and work with the kind of positive, forward thinking that leads to true accomplishment at work and at home. Jon infuses this engaging story with keen insights as he provides a powerful roadmap to overcome adversity and bring out the best in yourself and your team. When you get on The Energy Bus you’ll enjoy the ride of your life!
Millions have been inspired by the Bible’s spiritual lessons. Now, Lorin Woolfe provides a unique way to view the Bible . . . for leadership lessons that can be applied to our modern business world. Consider David’s courage and innovation in slaying Goliath with just a stone and a sling; Moses’ outstanding “”succession planning”” in picking Joshua; Joseph and the political skills that brought him to the seat of power; and of course, Jesus’ compassion, communication skills, and vision that launched Christianity (a long-term success by any measure). These are leaders among leaders. Their achievements — and their inspired methods of achievement — offer a wholly different perspective on business leadership. For the dozens of Biblical stories presented, the book provides: * A concise retelling of each story * One (or more) leadership lessons suggested by each story * Examples of contemporary business leaders who exhibit some of the inspired traits of these ancient leaders, including: Fred Smith of FedEx, Howard Shultz of Starbucks, Tom Chappell of Tom’s of Maine (a “toothpaste with a mission”), Roy Vagelos of Merck, and many more. The chapters cover these universal topics: Courage * Purpose * Communication * Honesty and Integrity * Power and Influence * Performance Management * Team Building * Humility * Compassion * Justice * Encouragement and Consequences * Wisdom * Creating the Future Each topic concludes with a list of key points to keep in mind as readers continue on their own leadership journeys.
By encouraging students to explore the challenges and opportunities managers face in the business environment, this text will provide students with a solid foundation from which to build upon their business knowledge.
Leadership coaching has become vitally important to today?s most successful businesses. The Art and Practice of Leadership Coaching is a landmark resource that presents a variety of perspectives and best practices from today?s top executive coaches. It provides valuable guidance on exactly what the best coaches are now doing to get the most out of leaders, for now and into the future. Revealing core philosophies, critical capabilities, and the secrets of coaching success, this one-of-a-kind guide includes essays from fifty top coaches, including Ken Blanchard and Frances Hesselbein. Packed with cutting-edge ideas and proven best practices, this is the definitive source of information for anyone dealing with coaching.
If necessity is indeed the mother of all invention, then the individuals profiled in this volume should be considered the most laudable of all midwives. They each saw a need and met it. Readers will learn more about the lives and methodologies of well-known inventors such as Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Edison, and become familiar with innovators who have touched our lives though they have remained nameless or long forgotten.
It takes a great deal of personal strength, charisma, and intelligence to lead others. Some leaders improve the lives of their fellow citizens while others rule with an iron fist, oblivious to the plight of others. This book covers the lives and agendas of our most memorable and powerful leadersthose who history has justifiably vilified and others who will be cherished for years to come.
If you’ve never read The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, you’ve been missing out on one of the best-selling leadership books of all time. If you have read the original version, then you’ll love this new expanded and updated one.
Internationally recognized leadership expert, speaker, and author John C. Maxwell has taken this million-seller and made it even better:
Every Law of Leadership has been sharpened and updated
Seventeen new leadership stories are included
Two new Laws of Leadership are introduced
New evaluation tool will reveal your leadership strengths—and weaknesses
New application exercises in every chapter will help you grow
Why would Dr. Maxwell make changes to his best-selling book?
“A book is a conversation between the author and reader,” says Maxwell. “It’s been ten years since I wrote The 21 Laws of Leadership. I’ve grown a lot since then. I’ve taught these laws in dozens of countries around the world. This new edition gives me the opportunity to share what I’ve learned.”
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Throughout your life, you’ve had parents, coaches, teachers, friends and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself?
Using the science of habits, riveting stories and surprising facts from some of the most famous moments in history, art and business, Mel Robbins will explain the power of a “push moment.” Then, she’ll give you one simple tool you can use to become your greatest self.
It takes just five seconds to use this tool, and every time you do you’ll be in great company. More than 8 million people have watched Mel’s TEDx Talk, and executives inside of the world’s largest brands are using the tool to increase productivity, collaboration, and engagement.
In The 5 Second Rule, you’ll discover it takes just five seconds to:
Break the habit of procrastination and self-doubt
Beat fear and uncertainty
Stop worrying and feel happier
Share your ideas with courage
The 5 Second Rule is a simple, one-size-fits-all solution for the one problem we all face–we hold ourselves back.
The secret isn’t knowing what to do–it’s knowing how to make yourself do it.
Incorporate effective time management and transform your life
If you always feel like there’s not enough time in the day to get everything accomplished, Successful Time Management For Dummies is the resource that can help change your workday and your life. Filled with insights into how the most successful people manage distractions, fight procrastination, and optimize their workspace, this guide provides an in-depth look at the specific steps you can use to take back those precious hours and minutes to make more of your workday and your leisure time.
Modern life is packed with commitments that take up time and energy. But by more effectively managing time and cutting out unnecessary and unproductive activities, you really can do more with less. In this complete guide to time management, you’ll find out how to manage email effectively, cut down on meetings and optimize facetime, use technology wisely, maximize your effectiveness during travel, and much more.
Find out how to accomplish more at work and in life, all in less time
Organize your professional life and workspace for optimal productivity
Learn to put an end to procrastination and successfully handle interruptions
Get specific insights into time management in various functions, from administration professionals to executives
If you’re looking to take back your time and ramp up your productivity, Successful Time Management For Dummies is the resource to help get your there in a hurry.
Take advantage of price swings in strongly trending securities and pump up your portfolio!
Want to know the strategies of successful swing trading? This friendly guide covers the ins and outs of this risky but profitable investing approach, explaining all the basics in plain English. You’ll see how to use the two investment approaches – technical and fundamental analysis – to indentify promising securities in strongly trending markets. In addition, this guide covers how to calculate investment returns and, most important, how to manage your portfolio’s risk.
Learn from a highly experienced trader, analyst, and portfolio manager – the author shares his insider knowledge
Understand often overlooked topics such as money management, journal keeping, and strategy planning – key areas that will largely determine your success
Focus on the fundamentals – often overlooked by swing traders, fundamental analysis can increase your chance of success
Determine your entry and exit points with technical analysis – read charts, apply indicators, and compare markets
Evaluate companies with fundamental analysis – grasp the basics of financial statements and the criteria to screen for undervalued or overvalued stocks
Develop and implement your trading plan – outline what you trade and how often, decide your risk tolerance, and calculate your performance
Open the book and find:
The differences among swing trading, day trading, and buy-and-hold investing
The pros and cons of technical and fundamental analysis
A step-by-step anatomy of a trade
A wealth of charts and screenshots
Real-world examples of swing trading successes
The 10 deadly sins of swing trading – avoid at all costs!
Sample trading plans
Useful resources for navigating data
William Rothwell is a Professor of Workforce Education and Development affiliated with the College of Education and a professional associate of Management Development.
Before joining the Penn State faculty, Dr. Rothwell was Assistant Vice President and Management Development Director of the Franklin Life Insurance Company and training director for the Illinois Office of the Auditor General. He has worked full-time as a training and development professional since 1979 and has been a consultant to 32 multinational corporations.
Dr. Rothwell earned a Ph.D. in Education with a specialty in Human Resource Development from the University of Illinois. He is also a registered Organization Development Consultant (RODC) and a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). –This text refers to the paperback edition.
Make human resources work for you. STRATEGIC HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT shows you how through its unique system of concept integration. Most human resources textbooks give you the theories without showing you the connections to real life. This textbook lets you see both sides of human resources: the theory and the application. That way, you will not only get a great grade in class, you will be on your way to success after college as well.
Stocks for the Long Run set a precedent as the most complete and irrefutable case for stock market investment ever written. Now, this bible for long-term investing continues its tradition with a fourth edition featuring updated, revised, and new material that will keep you competitive in the global market and up-to-date on the latest index instruments.
Wharton School professor Jeremy Siegel provides a potent mix of new evidence, research, and analysis supporting his key strategies for amassing a solid portfolio with enhanced returns and reduced risk. In a seamless narrative that incorporates the historical record of the markets with the realities of today’s investing environment, the fourth edition features:
A new chapter on globalization that documents how the emerging world will soon overtake the developed world and how it impacts the global economy
An extended chapter on indexing that includes fundamentally weighted indexes, which have historically offered better returns and lower volatility than their capitalization-weighted counterparts
Insightful analysis on what moves the market and how little we know about the sources of big market changes
A sobering look at behavioral finance and the psychological factors that can lead investors to make irrational investment decisions
A major highlight of this new edition of Stocks for the Long Run is the chapter on global investing. With the U.S. stock market currently holding less than half of the world’s equity capitalization, it’s important for investors to diversify abroad. This updated edition shows you how to create an “efficient portfolio” that best balances asset allocation in domestic and foreign markets and provides thorough coverage on sector allocation across the globe.
Stocks for the Long Run is essential reading for every investor and advisor who wants to fully understand the market-including its behavior, past trends, and future influences-in order to develop a prosperous long-term portfolio that is both safe and secure.
New ideas, strategies and resources to help you prosper in both up and down markets
This new edition of Stock Investing for Dummies gives you proven strategies for selecting the stock of solid, winning companies and help you build your portfolio for either growth, cashflow (dividends) or both. Long-term stock investing has been a reliable and foundational part of most wealth-building plans for over a century and you can benefit from profitable, actionable tactics, tips and successful strategies in this edition.
You will be able to navigate confidently through the post-pandemic period and through the market’s rollercoaster ride and end up more prosperous than most stock investors. You’ll also learn which types of stocks are best in a recession or stagnant economy.
With the help of this guide, you’ll quickly learn how to profit despite the turbulence and uncertainty with plain-English tips and information on both stocks and ETFs, new tax rules, exchanges, and investment vehicles, as well as the latest guidance on the global market landscape.
The best approaches for investing in stocks (chapter 3)
How to successfully invest in stocks with less than $100 (chapter 19)
How to make your stock portfolio a “cash flow machine” for retirement (chapter 9)
Learn how to minimize losses and maximize gains (chapter 17)
The 10 features of a great stock to buy for long-term success (chapter 22)
10 ways to successful invest when the market is down (chapter 23)
See the “right numbers” inside the company for safer stock choices (chapter 11)
Need more income? Find out how to choose solid dividend-paying stocks (chapter 9)
Explore new investment opportunities (chapter 13)
Don’t just make gains & income…learn how to keep more after taxes (chapter 21)
Stock Investing for Dummies is an essential guide for anyone looking for trusted, comprehensive guidance to ensure their stock investments keep growing.
“Dave provides a practical approach for leaders who want to harness the power of social media to cost-effectively transform their business and catapult themselves ahead of the competition. At the same time, Social Media Marketing: The Next Generation of Business Engagement is extraordinary because it is a fun, genuine, and inspiring resource that sets a new standard for social media insights.”
—Ian Giles, Vice President, Strategic Services
The ability to speak with confidence and deliver winning presentations can accelerate your career, earn people’s great respect, and enable you to achieve your greatest-even most impossible-seeming goals. But what many people don’t realize is that anyone can learn to be a great speaker, just as easily as they can learn to drive a car or ride a bike! As one of the world’s premier speakers and personal success experts, Brian Tracy is the ideal instructor. In Speak to Win, Tracy reveals time-tested tricks of the trade that readers can use to present powerfully and speak persuasively, whether in an informal meeting or in front of a large audience. Readers will learn how to: * become confident, positive, and relaxed in front of any audience * grab people’s attention from the start * use body language, props, and vocal techniques to keep listeners engaged * transition smoothly from one point to the next * use humor, stories, quotes, and questions skillfully * deal with skepticism when presenting new ideas * wrap up strongly and persuasively Brimming with unbeatable strategies for winning people over every time, Tracy lets readers in on his most powerful presentation secrets in this indispensable, life-changing guide.
Make friends and sell things to people through social media
Social media technology is restlessly inventive, providing thousands of awesome ways for you to market your business inexpensively and on a large scale―often directly into the pockets of consumers. But in the proliferating, ever-changing world of tweets, influencers, handles, and alerts, it can be hard to know where to begin and then to evaluate what’s actually working for you. In the new edition of Social Media Marketing for Dummies, leading SMM voices Shiv Singh and Stephanie Diamond clear away the confusion and show you the smartest, most effective ways to plan, launch, manage, and assess your campaigns―and then iterate and optimize for increased success.
Incorporating the latest trends and presented in a friendly, easily digestible step-by-step style, you’ll find the ultimate blueprint for developing your best SMM strategy. In no time, you’ll find out how to line up with Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Google, develop a unique and compelling voice, and influence your key audience all the way to the bank.
Choose the best SMM combination for you
Avoid common mistakes and pitfalls
Track your customers from awareness to retention
Try out the latest stuff that really works
Whether your organization is large or small, it simply doesn’t pay to be shy. Find your voice, get social, and chat your way to attracting and keeping new customers today!
Smart Thinking: Skills for Critical Understanding and Writing 2e is a practical, step-by-step guide to improving skills in analysis, critical thinking, and the effective communication of arguments and explanations. The book combines an accessible and straightforward style, with a strong foundation of knowledge. The text treats reasoning as an aspect of communication, not an abstract exercise in logic. The book not only provides detailed advice on how to practice better analytical skills, but also demonstrates how these skills can be used in research and writing. In particular, it emphases how to develop arguments that are coherent and that take account of their audience and context.
Detailed, practical guide to increasing your Web traffic through better search results
Wonder how some companies pop up high in search engine rankings? It’s all about search appeal. Master the strategies, techniques, and shortcuts in this detailed guide and you can improve your Web site’s search rankings and drive the targeted traffic you want to your virtual door. Learn new ways to add social media to the SEO mix, make your site mobile Web-friendly, write SEO tags for maximum exposure, and more.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is hot; the online advertising market is expected to grow at 34% CAGR between 2005 and 2010, and nine out of ten companies are estimated to be implementing SEO strategies
Find out how to get listed in the major search engines, directories, and indexes, and learn strategies for planning and implementing a successful SEO campaign
Take advantage of the case studies of readers who implemented the SEO techniques outlined in the first edition of this book and significantly improved search rankings
Discover how to target and reach the customers you really want; optimize your site specifically for Google, MSN, or Yahoo!; demystify the role of links and linking in search; implement social media and mobile search optimization; and analyze your SEO efforts to see what works
If you want to make SEO work for you, the new edition of this practical book is what you need to succeed.
Anthony is president of a training and communications consulting firm specializing in the financial services and insurance industries. He presents sales professionals with a training approach he developed in the mid-1990s, based on the principles of emotional intelligence. The text discusses the five steps of Anthony’s ARROW Program awareness, restraint, resilience, others (empathy), and working with others (building rapport) and how to use the program to improve sales performance. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)