360˚ Leadership: Develop Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization
John C. Maxwell
Don’t wait for that promotion! Start leading NOW…right where you are! What's the number one question leadership expert John C. Maxwell is asked while conducting his leadership conferences? 'How can I implement what you teach when I'm not the top leader?' Is it possible to lead well when you're not the top dog? How about if the person you work for is a bad leader? The answer is a resounding yes!
The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It For Life
One of the world’s leading creative artists, choreographers, and creator of the smash-hit Broadway show, Movin’ Out, shares her secrets for developing and honing your creative talents—at once prescriptive and inspirational . . . The Creative Habit provides you with thirty-two practical exercises based on the lessons Twyla Tharp has learned in her remarkable thirty-five-year career.
Curious? Discover the Missing Ingredient to a Fulfilling Life
When you adopt this broad view of what matters, an important question remains that this entire book hinges on: What is essential to creating a fulfilling life? The answer is… being curious; open to new experiences; the ability to manage ambiguity and uncertainty; the ability to adapt to the demands required of different situations; and discovering our strengths, deepest values, and what it is we are passionate about.
Do More Great Work: Stop the Busywork. Start the Work that Matters.
Michael Bungay Stanier
Do More Great Work gets to the heart of the problem: Even the best performers are spending less than a fraction of their time doing "Great Work"―the kind of innovative work that pushes us forward, stretches our creativity, and truly satisfies us. In fifteen exercises, Do More Great Work shows how you can finally do more of the work that engages and challenges you, that has a real impact, that plays to your strengths―and that matters.
Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes Into Steppingstones for Success
John C. Maxwell
The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure. Most people are never prepared to deal with failure. Maxwell says that if you are like him, coming out of school, you feared it, misunderstood it, and ran away from it. "I want to help you learn how to confidently look the prospect of failure in the eye and move forward anyway," says Maxwell. "Because in life, the question is not if you will have problems, but how you are going to deal with them!"
Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work and in Life, One Conversation at a Time
The master teacher of positive change through powerful communication, Susan Scott, wants her readers to succeed. This guide takes you step by step through the Seven Principles of Fierce Conversations, teaching readers how to overcome barriers to meaningful communication; expand and enrich conversations with colleagues, friends, and family; increase clarity and improve understanding; and handle strong emotions on both sides of the table.
The Five Faces of Genius: Creative Thinking Styles to Succeed at Work
Annette Moser-Wellman helps workers at all levels build and refine their working styles. These qualities of creativity - drawn from the realms of art, science, and business - make up the five distinct "faces": Seer (the power to image); Observer (the power to notice details); Alchemist (the power to make connections); Fool (the power to celebrate weakness); Sage (the power to simplify), and shows how to use these creative thinking strategies to flourish in the workplace.
John P. Kotter on What Leaders Really Do
John P. Kotter
Convinced that most organizations today lack the leadership they need, Kotter's mission is to help us better understand what leaders--real leaders--do. True leadership, he reminds us, is an elusive quality, and too often we confuse management duties and personal style with leadership, or even mistake unworthy leaders for the real thing. Yet without leadership, organizations move too slowly, stagnate, and lose their way. With John Kotter on What Leaders Really Do, readers will learn how to become more effective leaders as they explore pressing issues such as power, influence, dependence, and strategies for change.
Leadership From The Inside Out
Framed in seven simple yet profound “mastery areas,” this book serves as an integrated coaching experience helping leaders understand how to harness their authentic, value-creating influence and elevate their impact as individuals, in teams, and in organizations. Cashman demonstrates that his trademark “whole-person” approach—we lead by virtue of who we are—is essential to sustained success in today’s talent-starved marketplace, and provides a measurable return on investment.
Putting Our Differences to Work: The Fastest Way to Innovation, Leadership and High Performance
Debbe Kennedy, Sally K. Green & Joel A. Barker
Kennedy shows how to make all the dimensions of difference tremendous sources of strength, and draws on the latest research and a wealth of real-world examples to offer compelling evidence showing exactly how putting our differences to work accelerates innovation and contribution. She identifies five distinctive qualities of leadership that leaders must add to their portfolio of skills to make differences an engine of success. And she provides a detailed six-stage process for making the most of differences in the workforce, combining first-person, best-practice stories and strategic, tactical ideas to help you put each step into action.