1,500 Years Ago Attila Got the Competitive Edge. Now He Tells You How You Can Get It, Too--His Way
Author: Wess Roberts
Category: Business & Economics
This sequel to Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun goes beyond the first book's focus on individual leadership and applies Attila's wisdom and lessons to the challenges of leadership in organizations. As essential for business managers and leaders as its now classic predecessor.
Richard Marcinko's explosive #1 New York Times bestselling autobiography, "Rogue Warrior, " and four blockbuster "Rogue Warrior" novels have earned him fame for his raucous, no-holds-barred style. Now, blasting other business guides out of the water, Marcinko draws on his remarkable experience as a Navy commando and creator of the legendary SEAL TEAM SIX to apply his Ten Commandments of Special Warfare to the challenges of business and everyday life. A sampling: I will always lead you from the front, not the rear. I shall punish thy bodies because the more thou sweetest in training, the less thou bleedest in combat. Verily thou art not paid for thy methods, but for thy results, by which meaneth thou shalt kill shine enemy by any means available before he killeth you. Using his own war stories, plus case studies of Fortune 500 companies and smaller businesses, Marcinko now clarifies the simple-- but profound-- leadership principles that have made him an extraordinary success, both in and out of the military.
What's your definition of success? In this warm and wise book, Wess Roberts, bestselling author of Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun, accepts neither fame nor fortune as a sign of success. Rather, he tells us, what really matters is how well we measure up to our own individual talents and abilities. This one-of-a-kind book will open your eyes. What's the first step to finding success? From an early age, we're besieged by performance evaluations based on comparisons with others. Stop comparing yourself. With so many different paths leading to personal achievement, such an idea is not only useless, it works against success. Each chapter of this book details illuminating stories of real achievers and shows you how to break through the false barriers and report-card mentality that are holding you back. Learn how to: conquer fear, overcome weaknesses, avoid false pride, prepare for problems, bounce back from failure, eliminate greed and envy, learn from experience, set realistic goals, share your talents, start triumphing, and so much more.
Genghis Khan is history's greatest conqueror. As a teenager he was an outcast fleeing enemies on a mountain in northern Mongolia, an exile, a nobody. Yet it took only twenty years for Genghis to build the largest land empire in history - four times the size of Alexander's, twice the size of Rome's. How did he do it? What lessons does his life reveal about the nature of leadership? What is 'greatness' in leadership? What traits did Genghis possess exactly? Were they unique, or might some apply in other times and other places - even here and today? In Leadership Secrets of Genghis Khan, John Man re-examines the life of Genghis Khan to discover the qualities, characteristics and strategies that made him the great leader that he was. The answers are sometimes surprising. Genghis was far from just the tyrant that history records, but rather a leader of exceptional vision and modernity. And many of the secrets of his success are as valuable and applicable in today's competitive business world as they were in rallying the Mongol hordes.
Wess Roberts, New York Times bestselling author of Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun, has gathered together insightful, inspiring, and instructive advice from some of history's greatest CEOs, entrepreneurs, and thinkers - from George Washington to George Patton, Andrew Carnegie to Oprah Winfrey, Vince Lombardi to the Dalai Lama. The Best Advice Ever for Leaders helps leaders of every stripe increase their effectiveness in the workplace whether they are executives, managers, or entrepreneurs.
The death of the Roman Empire is one of the perennial mysteries of world history. Now, in this groundbreaking book, Peter Heather proposes a stunning new solution: Centuries of imperialism turned the neighbors Rome called barbarians into an enemy capable of dismantling an Empire that had dominated their lives for so long. A leading authority on the late Roman Empire and on the barbarians, Heather relates the extraordinary story of how Europe's barbarians, transformed by centuries of contact with Rome on every possible level, eventually pulled the empire apart. He shows first how the Huns overturned the existing strategic balance of power on Rome's European frontiers, to force the Goths and others to seek refuge inside the Empire. This prompted two generations of struggle, during which new barbarian coalitions, formed in response to Roman hostility, brought the Roman west to its knees. The Goths first destroyed a Roman army at the battle of Hadrianople in 378, and went on to sack Rome in 410. The Vandals spread devastation in Gaul and Spain, before conquering North Africa, the breadbasket of the Western Empire, in 439. We then meet Attila the Hun, whose reign of terror swept from Constantinople to Paris, but whose death in 453 ironically precipitated a final desperate phase of Roman collapse, culminating in the Vandals' defeat of the massive Byzantine Armada: the west's last chance for survival. Peter Heather convincingly argues that the Roman Empire was not on the brink of social or moral collapse. What brought it to an end were the barbarians.
In the Third Edition of the bestselling book, The Truth About Managing People, bestselling author Stephen Robbins shares even more proven principles for handling virtually every management challenge. Robbins delivers 61 real solutions for the make-or-break problems faced by every manager. Readers will learn how to overcome the true obstacles to teamwork; why too much communication can be as dangerous as too little; how to improve your hiring and employee evaluations; how to heal "layoff survivor sickness"; how to manage a diverse culture; and ways to lead effectively in a digital world. New truths include: how to nurture friendly employees, forget about age stereotypes, first impressions count, be a good citizen, techniques for managing a diverse age group, and ethical leadership among others.
Cathy Fyock,Martha I. Finney,Stephen P. Robbins,Leigh Thompson
Author: Cathy Fyock,Martha I. Finney,Stephen P. Robbins,Leigh Thompson
Publisher: FT Press
Category: Business & Economics
A brand new collection of state-of-the-art management skills and techniques Master today’s most valuable management skills! Get hundreds of bite-size, easy techniques for hiring, collaboration, motivation, negotiation, and much more! Moving into management? Moving up in management? To compete and succeed, you need today’s best skills for managing, motivating, and collaborating with others. That’s exactly what you’ll find in this extraordinary 4 book package. Build a great team with Cathy Fyock’s The Truth About Hiring the Best : discover how to identify the best, reach them, recruit them, and choose among them! Cathy Fyock presents 53 bite-size, easy-to-use hiring techniques for finding hidden sources of talent… making great people want to work for you… asking the right questions… listening for the right answers… hiring like your organization’s future depends on it, because it does! Next, get the best from the people you have, with the latest version of Martha Finney’s classic, The Truth About Getting the Best from People . Finney’s expanded and improved Second Edition offers 60+ proven principles for achieving employee engagement practically 100% of the time. She’s added more than 15 brand-new truths for managing virtual teams, becoming more persuasive, overcoming unconscious biases, identifying and cultivating individual high performers, and more. Then, optimize your management effectiveness with Stephen P. Robbins’s The Truth About Managing People, Third Edition: 61 real solutions for the make-or-break problems faced by every manager. Learn how to overcome the real obstacles to teamwork… why too much communication can be as dangerous as too little… how to improve hiring and employee evaluations… how to heal “layoff survivor sickness”… how to manage a diverse culture, and lead effectively in a digital world. This edition is packed with new truths, including: how to nurture friendlier employees, manage a diverse age group, and lead ethically in tough times. Finally, in The Truth About Negotiations, Leigh L. Thompson teaches 46 proven negotiation principles: quick, easy ways to become a world-class negotiator. You’ll learn how to prepare for a negotiation within one hour… negotiate with people you hate (or love)… clearly identify your “best alternative” if a deal isn’t possible… use reason, respect, and reciprocity to extract a deal’s maximum potential value… create win-win solutions… establish enduring relationships. From hiring to motivation, negotiation to collaboration, this collection gives you hundreds of new best practices and skills for world-class management and leadership! From world-renowned management and HR experts Cathy Fyock, Martha I. Finney, Stephen P. Robbins, and Leigh Thompson
Stephen P. Robbins,Martha I. Finney,James O'Rourke,William S. Kane
Author: Stephen P. Robbins,Martha I. Finney,James O'Rourke,William S. Kane
Publisher: FT Press
Category: Business & Economics
A brand new collection of management and leadership skills for improving business performance 4 authoritative books deliver world-class skills for leading change and improving performance throughout your team and organization! You’re facing greater challenges than ever before – both outside your organization, and inside it. To win, you need today’s best skills for improving performance and driving change. Now, this 4-book collection presents hundreds of those skills simply, clearly, and quickly, to support action. In The Truth About Managing People, Third Edition bestselling author Stephen Robbins shares 61 proven principles and solutions for make-or-break, day-to-day management problems. Overcome the true obstacles to teamwork… avoid both over- and under-communication… improve hiring and employee evaluations… manage a culturally/generationally diverse or virtual workforces… combine stronger ethics and greater effectiveness… and much more. Next, in The Truth About Getting the Best From People, Second Edition, Martha Finney shares 60+ proven principles for gaining unprecedented employee engagement. This new edition features 15 new truths for managing virtual teams, overcoming your unconscious biases, managing multiple generations, identifying/cultivating individual high performers, and more. Next, persuade others in any environment with The Truth About Confident Presenting, by James O’Rourke. O’Rourke reveals 51 proven, concise, easy-to-use presenting techniques that work: all you need to know to prepare effectively (not obsessively), manage anxiety, connect with any audience, and succeed. Discover what makes people listen, and what instantly turns them off… how to muster evidence that’ll convince your specific audience… how to listen, establish a great first impression, and make nonverbal cues work for you… use PowerPoint and microphones well… handle hostile questions confidently; and much more. Finally, turn to William S. Kane’s The Truth About Thriving in Change for 49 proven ways to do what everyone wants, and few can deliver: lead successful change. Plan, drive, and sustain positive change that matters… transform organizations without destroying morale… objectively assess whether yours is really the best way… develop the change management skills you need most… know when to persuade, educate, or “use force”… create the right cultural framework you need to keep moving forward. These four eBooks aren’t “just someone’s opinion”: they offer definitive, evidence-based principles for improving performance throughout your entire leadership career! From world-renowned workplace effectiveness experts Stephen P. Robbins, Martha I. Finney, James O’Rourke, and William S. Kane
The Practice of Professional Coaching Change is the life-blood of consulting just as organizations endure only through successful change. The reality of this mutual need lies at the heart of what consulting is all about. Consultants solve problems created by the powerful forces of change in an organization's environment and in so doing, create change themselves. The Practice of Professional Consulting is a comprehensive examination of what has been called "the world's newest profession." In this practical resource Edward Verlander offers an overview of the industry and includes the most useful processes, tools, and skills used by successful consultants to produce solutions for their clients. The book also reveals why consulting is a growing and attractive career option. The best practices used by leading consulting firms are included in the book as well as the capabilities skillful consultant use in each stage of engagement. Verlander also recommends ways to ensure a consultant can solve a client's problems in a systematic, professional way. At the very heart of the book is the emphasis he puts on what is needed to become a truly trusted consultant. Filled with a wealth of must-have information from a wide range of consulting professionals, the book includes: a model of the consulting cycle; a diagnostic instrument for assessing consulting roles; ideas of how to develop political intelligence to navigate client organizations; tools for managing consulting meetings, risk assessment, and skills transfer; techniques in communications, emotional intelligence, presentations, and listening; and much more. Written for anyone wishing to start a consulting business, new employees at established consulting firms, facilitators of consulting training programs, and faculty at business schools, this important resource provides an easy way to understand the stages, roles, and tasks of consulting found in any type of consulting and it provides simple and easy-to-use techniques and templates for implementation.
Work is one of the most universal features of human life; virtually everybody spends some part of their life at work. It is often associated with tedium and boredom; in conflict with the things we would otherwise love to do. Thinking of work primarily as a burden - an activity we would rather be without - is a thought that was shared by the philosophers in ancient Greece, who generally regarded work as a terrible curse. And yet, research shows that it prolongs life and is generally good for people's physical and mental health. This is perhaps why work is increasingly recognized as a crucial source of meaning and social identity. And our attitudes to work have been changing significantly in the last decades, with an increased demand for meaning and self-realization in the workplace.In this book, Lars Svendsen argues that we need to complete this reorientation of our feelings about work and collapse the differences between leisure and work. Work, like the poor, is always with us. But to overcome the sense of being burnt out, we must think of work as not only productive but recreative - in other words, a lot more like leisure.
This book examines womenís access to leadership roles and how these roles are perceived in society. It represents one of the first scholarly examinations of the burgeoning field of leadership. Using real-life examples and case studies of prominent women, Dr. Klenke explores the complex interactions between gender, leadership, and culture. Topics include the changing conceptions of leadership, women leaders in history, contemporary leadership theories, barriers to womenís leadership, and women leaders worldwide. This volume is of primary interest to educators and students involved in womenís studies programs as well as in courses in gender and leadership.
Reading about leadership is like walking through a dense forest. The literature goes in so many different directions a person can become lost. As a result, leadership studies struggle for academic credibility while trying to bring some kind of order to this fascinating, complex, and important social phenomenon. Let Nathan Harter be the guide.
In this insightful book, a broad group of social work managers discusses what makes an effective social work administrator. The contributing authors describe their work and work environment, detailing what qualities and traits are needed--within themselves, their co-workers, and their organizations--to be effective and successful now and in the future. Social Work Leadership in Healthcare provides models readers can follow to help improve the social services functions in their own healthcare organizations. The contributing authors discuss issues applicable to the numerous and evolving healthcare issues in urban, center-city, suburban, and rural communities. They provide a stimulating and exciting group of ideas useful to social workers struggling with the same issues in their day-to-day practice. The book acts as a challenge for future social work administrators in healthcare organizations to carry on in the bold, innovative, and compassionate tradition they represent. Today, social work services are faced with a transformation of the healthcare milieu. In the move toward managed and capitated care, social work and other departments are being decentralized, and social work directors are assuming programmatic operational positions in the healthcare arena. Social Work Leadership in Healthcare helps current and future social work leaders in healthcare maintain and expand traditional values and practice commitments in this changing world.
Career Volunteering Strategies for Landing Your Dream Job and Eye-opening Insights for Creating a Successful Future
Author: Mark Stefanick
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Beat out Straight A students · Add quality achievements on your resume · Obtain valuable character references · Save yourself from what could be a lifetime of frustration in a job or industry that does not meet your expectations · Volunteer smarter, not HARDER and do some problem BASHING! · You deserve a copy of this book! "If you're serious about landing a career and being successful, then make sure to read this book. Every school in America should make this book mandatory reading for their students!" - James Malinchak, Contributing Editor Best-Selling Book CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE COLLEGE SOUL Project Sledgehammer, a project of Career Volunteering is a mix of inspiration, motivation, personal stories & goal setting guidelines that offers young adults Career Volunteering opportunities in pursuit of "self-directing" their lives and maximizing their career potential. "Project Sledgehammer is a unique opportunity every student should explore to decide on their field before graduating!" - Tanya Brown Nicole Brown Simpson's Youngest Sister Co-founder, Nicole Brown Charitable Foundation Professional Speaker: Specializing in Life Solution and Relationship Violence Prevention College Student Career Volunteers gain valuable real world experience, resume experience and important character references. If you have experience on their resume, aren't you more likely to get hired?! While doing Career Volunteer work pertaining to your curriculum, add a quality achievement to your resume and beat out students with higher grades! "How important is it for students to get internships, volunteer, or co-op, BEFORE they graduate? Basically, I believe it's more important than graduating with honors or at the top of your class. So, my advice to you is get an internship, volunteer, and/or co-op immediately, like Career Volunteering!" - Joe Martin, America's Top Motivational Professor Author of the Top Selling Books TRICKS OF THE GRADE DECIDE OR DIE: Mastering The Five Most Critical Decisions Of Your Life With all of the negativity bearing down on young adults these days, Stefanick's first book captures why America's youth should contribute and make a difference in their college and hometown communities. Many Career Volunteering opportunities actually save lives. "Project Sledgehammer has DEPTH!" - "Extreme Mike" McKeller, Nationally Recognized Speaker Host: Emmy Nominated Adventure Shows that aired on PBS Mark's decided that involving young adults as everyday heroes with Project Sledgehammer can prod the human race to evolve ONE person at a time. Take a step into a larger world. Read this book & rally to a cause inspired by "FIGHT CLUB!"
An Inside Look at How to Think Like a Professional Trader
Author: Mike Bellafiore
Publisher: FT Press
Category: Business & Economics
Want to become a truly great trader – either for yourself or for a proprietary trading firm? This book will help you get there. This unique approach is the closest thing to signing up for a “trader boot camp” yourself! You’ll learn by watching new traders walk through actual trades, explain what they’ve tried to do, and try to survive brutally tough expert critiques. One trade at a time, The Playbook reveals how professional traders must think in order to succeed “under fire,” how they assess their own performance, and how they work relentlessly to improve. Using concrete, actionable setups drawn from his extensive trading and training experience, Bellafiore walks through an extraordinary array of trades, showing readers how to maximize profits and avoid disastrous hidden pitfalls. He covers support plays, bull-and-bear flags, opening drives, important intraday levels, bounce and fade trades, pullbacks, scalps, technical opportunities, consolidation, relative strength, market trades, and more. He also presents indispensable insights on psychology and trader development, based on his work with hundreds of traders on a major commodity exchange and an elite prop firm’s trading desk. Packed with color, personality, and realism, this is an exciting guide to real-world trading.
The Human Computer: Get The Most Out of Yours is a book that will radically change the course of technology and medicine, and affect the entire spectrum of human relationships across the globe. The Human Computer draws unprecedented and critical parallels between the human brain and the desktop computer. This book will touch and affect the lives of everyone on the planet, now and into the foreseeable future. How men and women think and approach life's problems is explained. Why teens struggle so much with their parents becomes exceedingly clear. The differences that have plagued relationships between men and women since antiquity are revealed. The Human Computer challenges many of the ancient and flawed paradigms that have been the cornerstones of society and scientific knowledge since antiquity. It is vitally important you read this book, to prepare for a new age of enlightenment. Understand what your Human Computer is all about...to take advantage of it in your career, your life's goals, your search for fortune...take advantage of its power in relationships...so that you can get the most out of yours.... The clock is ticking and time may be running out.
Forty years of Yankee columns from one of New York's most popular sportswriters. Berkow captures the spirit of the Bronx Bombers in this collection of opinions and stories, guaranteed to delight fans of all ages.