Stop the Busywork, and Start the Work that Matters
Author: Michael Bungay Stanier
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
A self-coaching book that helps you find challenging, fulfilling, and impactful work “in a manner similar to What Color Is Your Parachute?” (Seattle Pi). When you’re up to your eyeballs answering emails, returning phone calls, attending meetings, and scrambling to get that project done, you can turn to this inspirational, motivating, and at times playful book for invaluable guidance. In fifteen exercises, Do More Great Work shows how you can finally do more of the work that pushes you forward, stretches your creativity, and truly satisfies you. The exercises are “maps”—brilliantly simple visual tools that help you find, start, and sustain Great Work, revealing how to: Find clues to your own Great Work—they’re all around you Locate the sweet spot between what you want to do and what your organization wants you to do Generate new ideas and possibilities quickly Best manage your overwhelming workload Double the likelihood that you’ll do what you want to do All it takes is ten minutes a day, a pencil, and a willingness to change. Do More Great Work will not only help you identify what the Great Work of your life is, it will tell you how to do it. “Great work really does come in small packages! This little book is a dynamo of ‘great work truths.’” —Marshall Goldsmith, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Triggers “[Stanier] has an ability to shake our tree and make us more conscious and responsible. And the best part—he makes it easy and fun.” —David Allen, New York Times–bestselling author of Getting Things Done
Learn from Paul Klein and an array of art world experts as they explain what museum curators are looking for in contemporary artists, how galleries select their artists, how to sell to corporate art consultants, how to promote your art, how to price your art appropriately, and many other subjects that will transform your career. The Art Rules is a practical, operational guide for visual artists that demystifies the art world and will enable you to find success on your own terms. Filling a major void, The Art Rules gives you the tools you need to realize your potential as a professional artist. Klein shows success is not particularly complicated, but it is rarely taught, shared, or demonstrated for the visual artist. This book does precisely that.
Harnessing the Force That Drives Your Organization's Future
Author: Joseph R. Matthews
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This book explains the concept of adding value and shows staff at libraries and other organizations why they need to take steps now to ensure they are adding new value to their communities—whether it be a local town or neighborhood, a faculty and student body, or a school. • Helps managers and administrators create long-range plans for sustainability and growth • Offers real-life models of libraries that have successfully implemented concepts of the value-added organization • Fills a gap in the literature as the only book written specifically for librarians on the topic of adding value • Presents important information and guidance for those who work in all types of libraries, archives, and museums as well as administrators, board members, and other stakeholders who are interested in the future of these vital community resources • Includes color charts, website screenshots, and other visual representations that clarify key concepts and points
"Replacing the Rainmaker" is a practical guide to business development for accountants. It offers an array of tools, techniques and strategies to help accountants win more work. It gives you everything you need to launch a successful firm-wide business development effort. Each topic in the book culminates with three key takeaways and many topics include step-by-step processes to help put the ideas into action. The book is supplemented by additional resources, including online workshops, templates, spreadsheets and any other materials needed to jump-start your business development efforts. The book is written for any CPA, whether you're a sole practitioner, staff accountant or partner at a large firm. If you have an open mind and a desire to grow your business through calculated business development strategies, this book is for you.
In today’s ambitious and competitive world, we are taught that hard work is the only path to success. Taking time for ourselves is seen as selfish, lazy, or weak, and considered the number one reason for failures of all sorts. Without question, a strong work ethic is important. But what happens when hard work is all you have left? With your relationships neglected, your free-time non-existent, and your health in decline, can you really hope to enjoy your success? Just like day and night, rest balances work. A strong rest ethic is all about securing your own oxygen mask first and taking care of yourself. Sound selfish? It's not. A strong rest ethic offers you better health, more time to understand and pursue what you truly value, and a healthier, relationship with work, so that you can better meet the never-ending demands on your time and energy. We can all experience this balance, not by detracting from our work ethic but by including a strong rest ethic. Now included in this expanded Second Edition: Financial Rest and Putting your Rest Ethic to Work.
The Simple Steps Teams Can Take to Mobilize Hearts and Minds, and Make an Epic Impact
Author: Craig Ross
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
An inspiring, practical and progress-oriented blueprint for energetic achievement. Amid constant swirl, uncertainty, and complexity is your team capable of doing big things? Too often people are pulled together, labeled a “team,” given a directive, and expected to deliver results quickly. Soon, however, due to lack of focus, increasing pressures and competing priorities the team suffers from DSD: distracted, hopelessly stressed and disconnected from one another. Predictably, the team flatlines and the energy needed to succeed is lost. Based upon research of what successful teams do to overcome severe odds, Do Big Things presents an intuitive, seven-step process that equips teams with how to quickly and consistently operate in a manner necessary for success. Team members develop the self-awareness and ability to: Bring their best to every situation Bring out the best in others in every interaction Partner across the business to deliver common objectives Filled with practical tools and engaging stories of teams today, Do Big Things equips leaders with “the how” to quickly identify and activate the behaviors needed to achieve more than you or your team ever thought possible. Idea and information exchanges interlock the hand, head and heart of each team member to get everyone moving toward a common goal. Increasingly, individually and collectively, the team becomes emotionally stronger and more productive as they do their work. Do Big Things provides your team with the common language necessary to be authentic, empathetic and transparent, so that potential barriers to success come to light – faster. This empowers the team to be more accountable with an enterprise mindset, because they can have the profound discussions needed to adapt quicker to unforeseen challenges and demonstrate an innovative reflex. By applying the concepts in this book, the team’s daily interactions are transformed, focus is sustained, and energetic progress toward your goals is triggered. Every member of your team wants to succeed. Do Big Things provides a straightforward method to bring greater meaning to the work everyone does so the team delivers extraordinary performance together. You know what your team can achieve—now use the proven method to enable them to do it.
Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever
Author: Michael Bungay Stanier
Publisher: Box of Crayons Press
Category: Business & Economics
Coaching is an essential skill for leaders. But for most busy, overworked managers, coaching employees is done badly, or not at all. They're just too busy, and it's too hard to change. But what if managers could coach their people in 10 minutes or less? In Michael Bungay Stanier's The Coaching Habit, coaching becomes a regular, informal part of your day so managers and their teams can work less hard and have more impact. Coaching is an art and it's far easier said than done. It takes courage to ask a question rather than offer up advice, provide an answer, or unleash a solution. Giving another person the opportunity to find their own way, make their own mistakes, and create their own wisdom is both brave and vulnerable. It can also mean unlearning our ''fix it'' habits. In this practical and inspiring book, Michael shares seven transformative questions that can make a difference in how we lead and support. And, he guides us through the tricky part - how to take this new information and turn it into habits and a daily practice. -Brené Brown, author of Rising Strong and Daring Greatly Drawing on years of experience training more than 10,000 busy managers from around the globe in practical, everyday coaching skills, Bungay Stanier reveals how to unlock your peoples' potential. He unpacks seven essential coaching questions to demonstrate how---by saying less and asking more--you can develop coaching methods that produce great results. - Get straight to the point in any conversation with The Kickstart Question - Stay on track during any interaction with The AWE Question - Save hours of time for yourself with The Lazy Question, and hours of time for others with The Strategic Question - Get to the heart of any interpersonal or external challenge with The Focus Question and The Foundation Question - Finally, ensure others find your coaching as beneficial as you do with The Learning Question A fresh, innovative take on the traditional how-to manual, the book combines insider information with research based in neuroscience and behavioural economics, together with interactive training tools to turn practical advice into practiced habits. Dynamic question-and-answer sections help identify old habits and kick-start new behaviour, making sure you get the most out of all seven chapters. Witty and conversational, The Coaching Habit takes your work--and your workplace--from good to great.
A Reflective Practice Guide for Community College Chairs
Author: Sue Wells
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Academic Leadership A Reflective Practice Guide for Community College Chairs The true measure of your own leadership capacity is the extent to which you are able to support your team in becoming leaders themselves. Community College Chairs have dual roles. On one hand, they need to manage their own and others’ work to advance the strategic and business directions and commitments of the college. On the other hand, they need to lead their department team in ways that mobilize, inspire and develop each individual, such that all employees are highly engaged in working to their full capacity. Complex, challenging and exciting, the Chair’s role is vital to the success of the college as a learning-centered organization. This manual distills the practice wisdom of two seasoned academic leaders, providing a menu of reflective leadership practice activities, tools for eliciting feedback from others, and practical tips for creating a high-functioning and positive departmental culture. Illustrated throughout with personal leadership stories and case examples, the manual provides a roadmap to leadership success for both new and experienced Academic Chairs.
We live in times of unprecedented busyness. The demands and pace of work and life are at an all-time high, and they don’t appear to be slowing down. Whether our loads are self-imposed or put on us by others, most of us are doing our best to squeeze it all in—and we’re starting to burst at the seams. In Ease, author and certified coach Eileen Chadnick offers a prescription for these busy times with a toolkit of hundreds of tips and strategies to bring more ease into your work and life. The strategies—tried and tested through Chadnick’s personal experience with herself and her clients—draw from the wisdom of neuroscience, emotional intelligence, positive psychology, leadership, and coaching. In Ease, Chadnick divides the tools into three areas of focus to leverage the mind-brain connection, empower mindful thinking strategies, and highlight the positivity advantage. Ease is about more than just getting things done; it seeks to help you alleviate overwhelm, reconnect with your work-life mojo, and experience greater personal and professional well-being. “Rooted in science, research, and common sense, Ease is a powerful and thoughtful book to help us all manage our frenetic lives. Best of all, it reads like you’re in the room, one-on-one, with coaching pro Eileen Chadnick. And I can tell you from personal experience, that’s a wonderful place to be.” —Terry Fallis, award-winning author of The Best Laid Plans and cofounder of Thornley Fallis Communications “Eileen has done us busy people an enormous service with Ease. It is quite one thing to know what the neuroscience and positive psychology research says about dealing with times of ‘crazy busy,’ but quite another to apply the strategies to our own lives. Eileen bridges both and lays out a smorgasbord of solid ideas that are easy to grasp and to customize to one’s own needs.” —Linda J. Page, PhD, president of Adler International and coauthor of Coaching with the Brain in Mind
Mentoring and coaching are positive and encouraging ways for schools to manage staff performance and leadership development, but turning to outside bodies for training and expertise can be expensive and time-consuming. Internally equipping staff with the skills to coach others is a fantastic way to overcome this boundary and, over time, these highly transferable skills will further teachers' professional development and help them realise their career ambitions. In Bloomsbury CPD Library: Mentoring and Coaching, Marcella McCarthy draws on her experiences as a school leader to explain different theories of coaching and mentoring, examine research and demonstrate its advantages in various situations, so as to guide you step-by-step through practical methods of coaching and mentoring that can be easily implemented in your own school. There are example scenarios to tackle that will prepare you for a multitude of real-life situations and the easy-to-understand, concise methods of self-evaluation help ensure that mentors track their development and continuously improve their approach. The book provides a set of ready-to-use training plans to help you develop mentoring and coaching across your school and is accompanied by PowerPoint slides and resources available to download online for free. It offers 14 hours of CPD, equating to a cost of just £1.65 per hour of training!
This book is intended for people who are curious about management, career and life effectiveness. To be an effective manager, you have to find emotional and intellectual pleasure in the art and psychology of understanding and influencing others' behaviors.
A forefront productivity expert argues that longer working hours do not compensate for flawed approaches to performance, outlining strategic techniques for establishing positive habits, mindset-based strategies and proactive processes for enabling more effective working hours.
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Category: Social Science
The term 'resilience' refers to a person's capacity to handle difficulties, demands and pressure without experiencing negative effects. Traditionally, social work has focused on the nature and impact of resilience in children and adults who have experienced traumatic events, but it is increasingly recognised that social workers need to develop personal resilience to manage the emotional demands of the job effectively and sustainably. Developing Resilience for Social Work Practice provides social workers with a tool-box of strategies to help them enhance their resilience and protect their wellbeing. Written by experienced practitioners in the field, the book draws on key research to present a series of evidence-based interventions. These strategies are designed to help social work students and practitioners develop important qualities that underpin resilience, such as self-awareness, time management, relaxation skills and empathy as well enable them to gain support from their personal and professional networks. Grounded in both theory and practice, each chapter explores how the various resilience techniques can be applied to help social workers manage the complexities and challenges they face in everyday practice. The use of relevant and engaging case studies throughout is particularly useful in bringing the book to life for the reader.
A Soulful + Practical Guide to Creating Success on Your Own Terms
Author: Danielle LaPorte
The Fire Starter Sessions is an apathy-kicking, integrity-infusing guide to defining success on your own terms. Danielle LaPorte’s straight-talk life-and-livelihood sermons have been read by over one million people. Bold but empathetic, in The Fire Starter Sessions she reframes popular self-help and success concepts, including: - Life balance is a myth, and the pursuit of it is causing us more stress then the craving for balance itself. - Being well-rounded is over-rated. When you focus on developing your true strengths, you enter your mastery zone. - Screw your principles (they might be holding you back). - We have ambition backwards. Getting clear on how you want to feel in your life + work is more important than setting goals. It's the most potent form of clarity that you can have, and it's what leads to true fulfillment.
The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)
Do you find yourself at a crossroads in your life? Do you want to make a switch in your career? Are you wondering what next? You are not alone. In this user-friendly book, career coach Annie Stewart guides you through the changes you can implement to move towards passion and purpose. In seven simple yet profound steps, Career to Calling: How to make the switch outlines how you can find and follow your calling, and overcome the fears that are so often in the way of success. Featuring inspirational stories and practical tools based on years of research and experience, this book removes the mystery surrounding callings to help you find clarity and direction. As the founder of The Callings Program, and director of Sympatico Coaching Practice, Annie Stewart is a much sought-after voice for those wanting to find work they love, earn a good living, and make a difference. Whether you’re a university graduate, a return-to-work parent, or a working professional, Career to Calling illuminates the path towards fulfilment, and inspires the courage to make a change.
Much as Good to Great described what separates top companies from the rest, The Next Level: What Insiders Know about Executive Success shows executives what separates leadership success from failure at the next level. Every day, high performers are tapped to be executives and then left alone to figure out how to succeed in their new role. When this happens, most executives rely on strengths that served them well earlier in their careers. As executive coach Scott Eblin explains, this is why 40 percent of them fail. Moving successfully to the executive level requires knowing which behaviours and beliefs to let go, as well as which new ones to pick up. This confidence-building book outlines a program for success based on frank advice from accomplished senior executives around the world on what to do and, just as important, what to avoid. Like having a personal executive coach at your side, this valuable book shows you what to pick up and let go of to be successful at the next level. This fully revised edition of The Next Level is an essential addition to any leadership development or executive education toolkit.
“Looking to make a career change? Pivot is a book you will turn to again and again.”—Daniel H. Pink, author of To Sell Is Human and Drive If you've got the perfect job or business, congratulations. But if you are even a little bit uncertain that your current gig is the right one, it is time to start thinking about your next move. In the new world of work, it's the only move that matters. What's next? is a question we all have to ask and answer more frequently in an economy where the average job tenure is only four years, roles change constantly even within that time, and smart, motivated people find themselves hitting professional plateaus. But how do you evaluate options and move forward without getting stuck? Jenny Blake's solution: it's about small steps, not big leaps—and the answer is already right under your feet. This book will teach you how to pivot from a base of your existing strengths. Pivoting is a crucial strategy for Silicon Valley tech companies and startups. Jenny Blake—a former training and career development specialist at Google who now runs her own company as a career and business consultant and speaker—shows how pivoting can also be a successful strategy for individuals looking to make changes in their work lives, whether within their role, organization or business, or setting their sights on bigger shifts. When you pivot, you double down on your existing strengths and interests to move in a new, related direction, instead of looking so far outside of yourself for answers that you skip over your hard-won expertise and experience. It empowers you to navigate changes with flexibility and strength—now and throughout your entire career. Much like the lean business principles that took Silicon Valley by storm, pivoting is the crucial skill you need to stay agile, whether or not you are actively looking for a new position. No matter your age, industry, or bank account balance, Jenny's advice will help you move forward strategically. Her Pivot Method will teach you how to: · Double down on existing strengths, interests, and experiences. Identify what is working best and where you want to end up, then start to bridge the gap between the two. · Scan for opportunities and identify new skills without falling prey to analysis paralysis or compare and despair. Explore options by leveraging the network and experience you already have. · Run small experiments to determine next steps. Do side projects to test ideas for your next move, taking the pressure off so you don't need to have the entire answer up front. · Take smart risks to launch with confidence in a new direction. Set benchmarks to decide when the time is right to go all-in on your new direction. Pivot also includes valuable insight for leaders who want to have more frequent career conversations with their teams to help talented people pivot within their roles and the broader organization. No matter your current position, one thing is clear: your career success and satisfaction depends on your ability to determine your next best move. If change is the only constant, let's get better at it.
Over the course of a decade, positive psychology authority Dr. Beth Cabrera has surveyed and interviewed more than a thousand women to gather insight into how to effectively balance career and family responsibilities. Beyond Happy: Women, Work, and Well-Being gathers essential findings and offers women proven strategies for living more authentic, meaningful lives. Through the lens of shared experience, Cabrera thoughtfully examines the challenges women face and presents a simple yet powerful model for enhancing well-being that can both improve and transform lives. Helpful self-assessments guide you toward feeling good and doing good, and each chapter delivers tried-and-true tactics that real women have used to manage the difficulties of fulfilling their multiple, often conflicting, roles. Discover pathways to reducing stress, experiencing greater joy, and finding more meaning in your life by employing Cabrera’s solid strategies for thriving based on personal values, developed strengths, and what matters most–enduring family ties and relationships.