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|Author||: John Mackey,Steve Mcintosh,Carter Phipps|
A WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER! From Whole Foods CEO John Mackey and his coauthors, a follow-up to groundbreaking bestseller Conscious Capitalism—revealing what it takes to lead a purpose-driven, sustainable business. John Mackey started a movement when he founded Whole Foods, bringing natural, organic food to the masses and not only changing the market, but breaking the mold. Now, for the first time, Conscious Leadership closely explores the vision, virtues, and mindset that have informed Mackey’s own leadership journey, providing a roadmap for innovative, value-based leadership—in business and in society. Conscious Leadership demystifies strategies that have helped Mackey shepherd Whole Foods through four decades of incredible growth and innovation, including its recent sale to Amazon. Each chapter will challenge you to rethink conventional business wisdom through anecdotes, case studies, profiles of conscious leaders, and innovative techniques for self-development, culminating in an empowering call to action for entrepreneurs and trailblazers—to step up as leaders who see beyond the bottom line.
|Author||: Urban Meyer|
The instant New York Times bestseller Remarkable lessons in leadership and team building from one of the greatest football coaches of our time. Urban Meyer has established himself as one of the elite in the annals of his sport, having lead his players to three national championships. In Above the Line, he offers readers his unparalleled insights into leadership, team building, and the keys to empowering people to achieve things they might never have thought possible. Meyer shares his groundbreaking game plan—the game plan followed every day in the Ohio State Buckeyes’ championship season—for creating a culture of success built on trust and a commitment to a common purpose. Packed with real life examples from Meyer’s storied career, Above the Line delivers wisdom and inspiration for taking control and turning setbacks into victories for a team, a family, or a Fortune 500 company.
|Author||: Stephen Klemich,Mara Klemich|
A leadership consultant and neuropsychologist identify the universal habits of the heart and mind—the keys to unlocking our true potential, creating our best selves and eliminating behavior patterns that hold us back. Why is it so hard for leaders to coach employees who are struggling? Why do we repeat the same mistakes and negative behaviors? Common wisdom says you always have a choice in how you react or respond. But, as corporate consultant Stephen Klemich and clinical psychologist Mara Klemich contend, until you recognize why you make choices, and how the heart and the brain work together to shape your behavior, you can’t change long-ingrained patterns and discover your best self. The Klemichs have developed a model backed by extensive research and data, and paired it with character-led personal development, to help you answer the "Why?" and eliminate behavior that is “below the line.” In Above the Line, they argue that that the quality of your life flows from the attitudes of your heart. Offering wise, compassionate, and practical advice, this book explores the deep, fundamental drivers of human behavior that exist within your heart—the seat of your character. It reveals that all of these behaviors can be explained by four principles—humility, love, pride, and fear—which influence every facet of your life, for better or for worse. We are all designed for greatness, but so often our best self is pitted against our worst. The pressures of life are pulling our character below the line while our authentic self is drawing us to live above the line. When you fully understand that the four principles are at the root of your behavior, you can begin the journey to become your best self and navigate life more effectively and successfully. Filled with proven strategies, Above the Line will create lasting changes in your behavior and improve your life personally and professionally—so you can make a positive impact on the world around you.
|Author||: Sarah Sumner|
|Editor||: Tyndale Momentum|
Using Jesus as the model of the ideal balanced leader, an invaluable guide offers tools to enhance decision-making skills, leadership styles, and relationships, with practical tips to incorporate into everyday life at home and in the workplace.
|Author||: Michael Henderson|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
Position your organisation's culture to attain new heights Above the Line: How to Create a Company Culture that Engages Employees, Delights Customers and Delivers Results offers all leaders a handbook for leveraging an organisation's culture to engage staff, increase customer satisfaction and streamline business performance. A groundbreaking work, this book reveals what it takes to achieve optimum results from your organisational culture without employing the use of external consultants. This organic, in-house approach to company culture transformation saves both time and money. Step-by-step, author Michael Henderson illustrates how to create a culture in which employees and leaders delight those outside the company—customers, shareholder, employees' families, suppliers and the board of directors—and anyone else who may benefit from an association with the organisation. The book's proven models and ideas have been tried and tested with a broad range of of high-profile international companies. Expert author, Michael Henderson, a.k.a. The Corporate Anthropologist, has more than 30 years' experience, and a proven track record of working and consulting with organisations to enhance their workplace cultures. Reveals how to create an organisational culture that achieves desired results Puts the cultural transformation process in the hands of the people directly effected Smashes some of the established and costly myths about culture and how to work with culture This important resource is written for leaders, managers and supervisors at all levels and across industries.
|Author||: Shirley MacLaine|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
From the beloved and bestselling actress, a book about her experiences filming Wild Oats in the Canary Islands - which brings forth memories of a past life on the lost continent of Atlantis. This is a terrific companion to the movie, telling the behind-the-scenes, over-the-top story of how the film came to be made, along with extraordinary new past-life recollections that Shirley experienced while on set.
|Author||: William Miller|
Most salespeople work hard to become proficient in reaching the frontline managers in their markets. However, a salesperson who wishes to achieve long-lasting success with a client will learn how to also appeal to top-level executives from an “above the line” perspective. Master sales trainer Skip Miller shows how to simultaneously sell to both the frontline manager as well as the executive who is more concerned with profit/loss indicators such as ROI, time saved, risk lowered, and productivity improved – a strategy used by Google, Apple, Cisco WebEx, and other powerhouses. In Selling Above and Below the Line, you will learn how to: Create energy by including executives early in the sales process. Ask the right questions and pinpoint big-picture financial needs. Keep “below the line” managers from feeling bypassed. Uncover value propositions that target each set of decision-makers. Sales that seem locked in will stall or go dark. Customers who have been loyal to you suddenly back out of the relationship due to decisions made above the manager’s head. This often could have been avoided had the salesperson been intentional to sell both the technical and financial fit. In Selling Above and Below the Line, learn to effectively communicate both, leading to more successful and lucrative deals than ever before.
|Author||: Roger Connors,Tom Smith,Craig Hickman|
The definitive book on workplace accountability by the New York Times bestselling authors of How Did That Happen? Since it was originally published in 1994, The Oz Principle has sold nearly 600,000 copies and become the worldwide bible on accountability. Through its practical and invaluable advice, thousands of companies have learned just how vital personal and organizational accountability is for a company to achieve and maintain its best results. At the core of the authors' message is the idea that when people take personal ownership of their organization's goals and accept responsibility for their own performance, they become more invested and work at a higher level to ensure not only their own success, but everyone's. Now more than ever, The Oz Principle is vital to anyone charged with obtaining results. It is a must have, must read, and must apply classic business book.
|Author||: Jim Dethmer,Diana Chapman,Kaley Klemp|
You'll never see leadership the same way again after reading this book. These fifteen commitments are a distillation of decades of work with CEOs and other leaders. They are radical or provocative for many. They have been game changers for us and for our clients. We trust that they will be for you too. Our experience is that unconscious leadership is not sustainable. It won't work for you, your team or your organization in the long term. Unconscious leadership can deliver short term results, but the costs of living and leading unconsciously are great. Fear drives most leaders to make choices that are at odds with healthy relationships, vitality and balance. This fear leaves a toxic residue that won't be as easily tolerated in an increasingly complex business environment. Conscious leadership offers the antidote to fear. These pages contain a comprehensive road map to guide you to shift from fear-based to trust-based leadership. Once you learn and start practicing conscious leadership you'll get results in the form of more energy, clarity, focus and healthier relationships. You'll do more and more of what you are passionate about, and less of what you do out of obligation. You'll have more fun, be happier, experience less drama and be more on purpose. Your team will get results as well. They'll be more collaborative, creative, energized and engaged. They'll solve issues faster, and once resolved the issues won't resurface. Drama and gossip will all but disappear, and the energy and resources that fueled them will be redirected towards innovation and creativity. Any one of these commitments will change your life. All of them together are revolutionary. Leaders who practice the 15 commitments: - End blame and criticism - Speak candidly, openly and honestly, in a way that invites others to do the same - Find their unique genius - Let go of taking everything-especially themselves and their problems-so seriously - Create win for all solutions - Experience a new relationship to time and money where there is always enough What do you need to bring to the table? Be curious. Sounds so simple, and yet in our experience it's a skill few have mastered. Most of us are far more interested in being right and proving it, than we are in learning, growing and shifting out of our old patterns. By default we gravitate towards the familiar. We're asking you to take a chance and explore the unfamiliar. You'll get scared and reactive. We all do. So what? Just stay curious and let us introduce you to a whole new world of leadership.
|Author||: Michael J. Baker,Susan Hart|
The Marketing Book is everything you need to know but were afraid to ask about marketing. Divided into 25 chapters, each written by an expert in their field, it's a crash course in marketing theory and practice. From planning, strategy and research through to getting the marketing mix right, branding, promotions and even marketing for small to medium enterprises. This classic reference from renowned professors Michael Baker and Susan Hart was designed for student use, especially for professionals taking their CIM qualifications. Nevertheless, it is also invaluable for practitioners due to its modular approach. Each chapter is set out in a clean and concise way with plenty of diagrams and examples, so that you don't have to dig for the information you need. Much of this long-awaited seventh edition contains brand new chapters and a new selection of experts to bring you bang up to date with the latest in marketing thought. Also included are brand new content in direct, data and digital marketing, and social marketing. If you're a marketing student or practitioner with a question, this book should be the first place you look.
|Author||: Karen Kingsbury|
The Baxters Take One Could they change the world—before the world changes them? Filmmakers Chase Ryan and Keith Ellison left the mission field of Indonesia for the mission field of Hollywood with a dream bigger than both of them. Now they have done the impossible: raised enough money to produce a feature film with a message that could change the world. The Baxters Take Two The producers are gaining respect and are on the verge of truly changing culture through the power of film—but is the change worth the cost? The Baxters Take Three Chase Ryan and Keith Ellison set out to change the world with their films—and they are finally seeing their dreams come true. The dedicated producers are deep in negotiations with America’s top young movie star to play the lead in their next inspirational movie. But life takes a sudden turn for Chase, removing him from Jeremiah Productions permanently. The Baxters Take Four The new producers find they must truly act as missionaries in order to help save the film, their families, and the young movie star. Breakthroughs take place that the public will never know about, as the possibility of saving the world through film is finally a very real possibility.
|Author||: Karen Kingsbury|
Chase Ryan and Keith Ellison have completed their first feature film, and Hollywood is abuzz. In the wake of that excitement, they acquire rights to the perfect novel for their next project. They cross paths with a well-connected player who introduces them to the right people. The producers' dreams are coming true, but Chase's marriage is strained and Keith's daughter - Andi Ellison - is making questionable choices in her quest for stardom. The producers are gaining respect and are the verge of truly changing culture through the power of film, but is the change worth the cost?
|Author||: Helen Mort|
|Editor||: Random House|
Climbing gives you the illusion of being in control, just for a while, the tantalising sense of being able to stay one move ahead of death. Helen Mort has always been drawn to the thrill and risk of climbing: the tension between human and rockface, and the climber's powerful connection to the elemental world. But when she becomes a mother for the first time, she finds herself re-examining her relationship with both the natural world and herself, as well as the way the world views women who aren't afraid to take risks. A Line Above the Sky melds memoir and nature writing to ask why humans are drawn to danger, and how we can find freedom in pushing our limits. It is a visceral love letter to losing oneself in physicality, whether climbing a mountain or bringing a child into the world, and an unforgettable celebration of womanhood in all its forms.
|Author||: Karen Kingsbury|
|Editor||: Harper Collins|
Having raised enough money to independently produce a feature film with a hopeful message to the world, filmmakers Chase Ryan and Keith Ellison leave the mission fields of Indonesia for the mission field of Hollywood, but with millions of dollars of investors' money on the line, Chase and Keith struggle to keep the film from falling apart. Simultaneous.
|Author||: Carolyn Taylor|
|Editor||: Random House|
A new, fully revised edition. The culture of an organisation can mean the difference between success and failure. Leaders cast long shadows, and if you want to change the culture you have to walk the talk. This book shows you how. Walking the Talk covers everything from measuring corporate culture to changing people's behaviour (including your own) and describes in detail six archetypes of company culture: Achievement, Customer-Centric, One-Team, Innovative, People-First and Greater-Good. Packed with fascinating examples and case histories, and drawing extensively on Carolyn Taylor's twenty years' experience of building great cultures, it will give you the confidence to build a culture of success in your own organisation.
|Author||: Karen Kingsbury|
|Editor||: Harper Collins|
Filmmakers Keith and Dayne finally ink a deal with a top young actor, but when the actor takes a public fall that threatens his reputation, the producers must act as missionaries to save the film, their families, and the young star.
|Author||: Ian Anderson|
|Editor||: Heritage House Publishing Co|
James Morrow Walsh can rightfully be called the original Mountie. In late 1873 he led the first troop of scarlet-coated policemen toward the great Canadian prairie. In the summer of 1875 he was assigned to construct Fort Walsh in the Cypress Hills above the Canada-U.S. border. Below the border, or medicine line as the Sioux Nation knew it, 15,000 Native Americans were drawn a year later to the camp of Sitting Bull on the Little Bighorn River. By 1877, newspaper headlines from Chicago to New York tweaked the curiosity of millions by referring to Walsh as "Sitting Bull's Boss." The years leading up to those headlines and the times that followed were the most dramatic era in the history of the west.
|Author||: Steve Satterwhite|
Imagine a world of work... Where people discover who they are and why they're here--through their work. Where trust, respect, honor and truth rule the day. Where simple and universal truths dominate the workplace. Imagine a place where no matter who you were or how you became part of a company's ecosystem--as an employee, a customer, a partner or a vendor--you would be treated with dignity, respect and a whole lot of "Wow!" A place that would lift everyone up. Where everyone could win. Where everyone had the chance to become the best possible versions of themselves, to grow and thrive and discover the best of themselves within the work they do. Where people to find the connection to their true selves, their authentic selves. In their work. Under our watch. A place where the Golden Rule rules the bottom line. Imagine what's possible: Productivity is exponentially higher. Real work gets done. Good things get created by good people. People are authentically engaged. And profits soar. As leaders, we can bring this dream into reality. The world is waiting for us. And there's no better time than right now.