Leapfrogging September 12, 2012Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Business, Management & Organization.
Authors: Soren Kaplan
©2012 | 1st Edition | 208 pages | Hardback
Pub Date: AUG-12
Price: US$ 27.95
How did Gatorade revitalise itself in the wake of Red Bull and Starbucks? How did OpenTable come to be? What makes one company thrive while others languish in mediocrity? There’s no doubt hard work is involved, but Soren Kaplan shows how you can’t do it by simply creating a big vision and implementing a set plan. In his trailblazing debut, Kaplan gives business leaders the tools to do exactly what they’re taught to avoid: embrace surprise – the new key to business breakthroughs.
Instead of fighting against uncertainty, Kaplan reveals how to use it to break down limiting mindsets and barriers to change the game. By highlighting specific ways to transform both good and bad surprises into unique opportunities, Kaplan encourages leaders to complete by embracing counterintuitive ideas, managing paradoxes, and even welcoming failure. This is the key to “leapfrogging” – creating or doing something radically new or different that produces a significant leap forward.
Leapfrogging connects new research, unconventional strategies, and practical tools for navigating the “messy” and elusive process of achieving business breakthroughs. Filled with real-world examples from innovators such as Gatorade, Intuit, Philips, Kimberley-Clark, Colgate-Palmolive, OpenTable, and Etsy, Kaplan shows that any organisation or business function can leapfrog. Using his LEAPS process (Listen, Explore, Act, Persist, and Seize), leaders learn to seek out, recognise, and respond to surprising experiences and events as a way to create solutions that leap beyond the current expectations of customers, partners, employees, the market, and the competition. Kaplan’s Leapfrogging is the new handbook for the modern leader.
- Breakthrough Concept: Businesses often fight surprises and try to avoid them. Yet the power of surprise is the very thing that will drive innovation internally and create delight in the mind of the customer
- Universal Topic: The book provides the recipe for creating something every business wants and needs: breakthrough ideas and execution, not just incremental improvements
- Tested Model: The author’s LEAP model provides a tested method for finding surprising breakthroughs and carrying them through the organization to successful implementation
About the Author
Soren Kaplan is managing principal at InnovationPoint, where he works with organizations including Disney, Visa, Colgate-Palmolive, Kimberley-Clark, Medtronic, Cisco, Philips, and numerous other global firms. He previously led the internal strategy and innovation group at Hewlett-Packard during the roaring 1990s in Silicon Valley and was a co-founder of iCohere, one of the first web collaboration platforms for online learning and communities of practice. He is an adjunct professor within the Imagineering Academy at NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. He resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, two daughters, and hypoallergenic cat.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Marshall Goldsmith
Self-Leadership September 6, 2012Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Leadership, Management & Organization.
Tags: book, coach, conversation, difficult employee, Employee, employee engagement, engage, Engagement, evaluate, evaluation, executive, fire, Firing, goals, Guide, Hiring, How-to, innovate, Innovation, inspiration, inspire, inspiring, lead, manage, management, managing, mentor, motivate, Motivation, Organization, performance, shareholder, staff, stakeholder, Strategy, team, team building, teams, workforce
Authors: Andrew Bryant, Ana Kazan
©2013 | 1st Edition | 224 pages | Paperback
Pub Date: AUG-12
Price: US$ 25.00
An effective new approach for leading yourself and others to ultimate business success
With the flattening of hierarchies and global teams and the need for empowered and engaged employees, a new style of leadership is required. Self-Leadership gives managers and other business leaders the tools for greater self-observation, self-confidence, self-management, and decision-making.
Lead yourself to success—and others are sure to follow
“For leaders looking for a plan of ‘Why, What, and How’ to become a better leader, the answer is between the covers of this book.”
—Chester Elton, New York Times bestselling author of The Carrot Principle, The Orange Revolution, and All In
“Ever wish you could be more confident, more engaged, or more productive in your life? Look no further. All the concepts and tools are right here.”
—Ryan M. Niemiec, Psy.D., Psychologist and Education Director, VIA Institute on Character
“Self-reliance, courage, confidence, emotional self-awareness, and perseverance encompassed into one leadership concept.”
—Garee W. Earnest, Ph.D., Professor, The Ohio State University
“Bryant and Kazan’s groundbreaking work challenges us to take the first small steps of what will be for many a lifelong journey of self-discovery from the inside out.”
—R. Dale Safrit, Ed.D., Professor, North Carolina State University
“Andrew and Ana’s . . . research, insights, and experience provide a practical tool-kit on how you can choose to live your life and your work and influence others to do the same.”
—Philip Beck, Chairman, Dubeta
“It is generally accepted in the business literature that the heart of leadership is leading self. I believe that leading self is also the path to being a ‘responsible’ leader. The important contribution made by Self Leadershipis that it tells you what to do if you want to get better at leading self. Read this book if you desire to be more effective as a leader and remember, “You don’t have to be bad at leadership to get better.”
—Stephen C. Lundin Ph.D., author of the bestseller, Fish!
About the Author
Andrew Bryant, CSP, PCC is an international thought leader specializing in Self-leadership, the power of influence and developing leaders for the future with an emphasis on Asia specifically. He is the founder of Self Leadership International as well as an executive coach and leadership consultant.
Ana Kazan, PhD is a university professor and a researcher in Brazil and Research and Data Analysis Director of Kazan & Associates Consultants. She teaches Organizational Communication, Organizational Psychology and Leadership, Research Methods, and Self-Leadership courses in the state of Sao Paulo.
Strategic Capitalism July 2, 2012Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Management & Organization.
Tags: bear, billion, BRIC, bull, Bush, Capitalism, commodities, commodity, competition, Congress, consumer, credit crisis, crisis, deflation, downturn, Economic, economic growth, economy, failure, financial instrument, financial system, fiscal, free market, global financial crisis, globalization, government, growth, inflation, Innovation, investment bank, job loss, Keynes, Keynsian, laissez faire, main street, meltdown, Minsky, mortgage, Obama, oil, productivity, real estate, recession, rescue package, Schumpeter, stabilization act, stagflation, stimulus, subprime, TARP, taxes, trillion, troubled assets relief program, unemployment, volatility, wall street
Authors: Richard D’Aveni
©2013 | 1st Edition | 304 pages | Hardback
Pub Date: AUG-12
Price: US$ 30.00
The Capitalist Cold War Has Begun
Capitalism is the dominant idea of our century. While the twentieth century saw a battle between the ideologies of communism and capitalism, the twenty first century sees capitalism in its eye catching, wealth-creating ascendancy. From Wuhan to Washington, capitalism drives how we live and work. At the last count there were 196 countries in the world; only a handful of them now embraces systems other than capitalism.
Through his work as Professor of Strategy at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, Richard A. D’Aveni has spent more than 30 years researching capitalism in one form or another. As he studied companies and industries around the world, D’Aveni observed that the environment in which they operate varies hugely. Capitalism takes many different forms around the globe. And he noticed something else.
D’Aveni’s big insight is that it isn’t just companies and industries that compete: capitalism itself is in a constant state of flux. American capitalism is not the same as Chinese capitalism, and both are different to that in India or Russia. And these different varieties of capitalism are now in competition with each other. In fact the competition among these different forms of capitalism is increasing in speed and intensity. What took a century to evolve is now happening in a decade. D’Aveni calls this phenomenon the Capitalist Cold War.
Today, he says, we are witnessing a global struggle between four main types of capitalism: laissez-faire capitalism; social market capitalism; philanthropic capitalism; and managed capitalism. This ongoing and escalating contest between capitalist systems is already having a profound impact on the balance of power among nations.
And he believes that this is where America has been going wrong over recent decades. Instead of making informed choices about the direction of America’s version of capitalism, US policy makers and politicians have assumed it is beyond strategic choices. They have simply accepted that it evolves through the unpredictable, unfettered evolution of international trade and domestic competitive markets. Regulation is seen by some as abhorrent because it interferes with the efficiency of markets. Meanwhile, other parts of the world are taking a more proactive approach, planning and implementing national strategies. As a result, America’s competitive position has been eroded. The world is not as simple as the theory of laissez-faire capitalism suggests. The nation’s thinking needs to change if the US is to continue its role as the world’s economic leader.
In this hard-hitting book, D’Aveni explains why we need to embrace what he calls Strategic Capitalism – intentional strategic interference in national economies to achieve the mission of the nation and outperform other capitalist systems.
Today, the US is under threat from a pack of emerging economies. Chief among them is China — probably the most strategic capitalist in history. How should the US respond? What is our vision to win the struggle between different forms of capitalism so that America maintains its supremacy and American democracy flourishes for another two centuries? That’s D’Aveni’s theme, one which will shape the political debate in the next US Presidential election and beyond.
About the Author
Richard A. D’Aveni has been named among the top 25 business thinkers in the world by CNN, Forbes, the (London) Times, Harvard Business Review, and The Times of India based on the rating of the Thinkers50. Author of the bestselling book Hypercompetition, he is the Bakala Professor of Strategy at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a winner of the prestigious A. T. Kearney Award for his research.
How to Be Exceptional July 2, 2012Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Highlights, Leadership.
Tags: Coaching for Improved Work Performance, Crucial Conversations, Everything I Know About Business I Learned at McDonalds, Great Communication Secrets of Great Leaders, Grown Up Digital, Innovator's Prescription, Lean Six Sigma for Federal Services, New Age of Innovation, Ownership Thinking, Perfect Phrases for Perfect Hiring, Product Manager's Desk Reference, Strategic Corporate Communication, Toyota Supply Chain Management, Wargaming for Leaders, What Makes Great Leaders Great, Why Employees Don't Do What They're Supposed to Do and What to Do About It
How to Be Exceptional
Drive Leadership Success By Magnifying Your Strengths
Authors: John Zenger, Joseph Folkman, Robert H. Sherwin, Jr., Barbara Steel
©2012 | 1st Edition | 224 pages | Hardback
Pub Date: AUG-12
Price: US$ 30.00
From the team that created the bestseller, The Extraordinary Leader, a groundbreaking framework to take leadership strengths development to the next level
Choose Your Strengths, takes a revolutionary approach to leadership training and development. In this book, readers get a practical, actionable system that lets them identify and build the strengths they need to be successful at their jobs. This approach, backed by findings from Zenger | Folkman’s latest research, allows leaders to focus on what matters, rather than on building skills-sets that are irrelevant to their responsibilities.
Studies recently conducted by Zenger | Folkman proved that for every leadership competency developed, there are several significant related behaviors that enhance leadership effectiveness. Choose Your Strengths breaks down what readers need to know about the impact of leadership on business outcomes — and gives a fresh, new direction and concrete techniques leaders can follow to grow the full spectrum of strengths they need to boost the success of their organizations.
About the Author
John H. (Jack) Zenger (Orem, UT) is the cofounder and CEO of Zenger Folkman, a professional services firm providing consulting, leadership development programs, and that utilizes evidence-driven, strengths-based methods to improve organizations and the people within them. Considered a world expert in the field of leadership development, Jack is also a highly respected and sought after speaker, consultant, and executive coach.
Jack has been inducted into the Human Resources Development Hall of Fame and this year is receiving ASTD’s Lifetime Achievement Award. His colleagues in the training industry awarded him the “Thought Leadership Award” in 2007. Jack has authored or coauthored 50 articles on leadership, productivity, e-learning, training, and measurement. He is the coauthor of several books on leadership, including Results-Based Leadership (Harvard Business School Press, 1999), voted by SHRM as the Best Business Book in the year 2000, the bestselling The Extraordinary Leader: Turning Good Managers into Great Leaders (McGraw-Hill, 2002), and Handbook for Leaders (McGraw-Hill, 2004).
Joe Folkman (Orem, UT) is cofounder and president of Zenger Folkman. He is a respected authority on assessment and change, and an acclaimed keynote speaker at conferences and seminars the world over. His topics focus on a variety of subjects related to leadership, feedback, and individual and organizational change. As one of the nation’s renowned psychometricians, his extensive expertise focuses on survey research and change management. He has over 30 years of experience consulting with some of the world’s most prestigious and successful organizations. His unique measurement tools are designed utilizing a database comprised of over a half million assessments on almost 50,000 leaders. Because these tools specifically address critical business results, facilitating development and change is the main focus of measure-ment efforts.
Joe’s research has been published in several publications including the Wall Street Journal’s National Business Employment Weekly, Training and Development magazine, and Executive Excellence. A distinguished expert in the field of survey design and data analysis, Joe consults with organizations large and small, public and private. He has had engagements with clients such as AT&T, Boeing, ConocoPhillips, CIBC, General Mills, Hunt Consolidated, Koch Industries, Marathon Oil, Nortel, Fidelity, First American, Reed-Elsevier, Safeway, Thomson Reuters, the U.S. Navy, UCSD, Wells Fargo, and Weyerhaeuser. The diversity of industries and business models has provided him with a powerful learning opportunity and an exceptional research base.
What To Do When There’s Too Much To Do June 1, 2012Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Highlights, Self-Improvement.
Tags: Business professionals, Counter-Intuitive Stance, high-priority, HR executives, Individuals seeking help organizing, Laura Stack, Leaders, low-priority, Managers, managing their lives, planning, prioritizing, productive, Productivity consultants, specialists, too much to do
What To Do When There’s Too Much To Do
Author: Laura Stack
©2012 | 1st Edition | 192 pages | Paperback
Pub Date: JUL-12
Price: US$ 15.95
These days, everyone is busy. Advances in technology mean there is more information to sort through than ever. Work hours have increased, but to-do lists are endless – schedules get blown in the first five minutes of the day. You could spend more time “planning” and “prioritizing” your list than actually doing the work! At work and in life, we all just have too much to do! And when you have too much to do, it’s hard to feel productive.
If you can’t do everything, you need to put your time and energy into what will yield the more important results. Laura Stack shows how to hone in on the high-value tasks, protect the time to do them, focus on their execution, and organize your life around the stuff that really matters. Her innovative, step-by-step Productivity WorkFlow Formula (PWF) – allows you to spend less time and achieve greater results than you ever thought possible. We can no longer do more work – we can’t put in more hours or be more efficient – we have to work differently.
About the Author
Laura Stack, MBA, CSP, has consulted with Fortune 500 corporations for nearly 20 years in the field of personal productivity. She is the president of The Productivity Pro, Inc., and the creator of The Productivity Pro planner by Day-Timer. Laura has been featured nationally on the CBS Early Show, CNN, NPR, Bloomberg, NBC TV, the New York Times, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, the WashingtonPost.com, the Chicago Tribune, O Magazine, Entrepreneur, Readers Digest, and Forbes magazine. Her client list includes Starbucks, Wal-Mart, IBM, GM, MillerCoors, Lockheed Martin, Wells Fargo, and Time Warner. Laura is also the 2011-2012 President of the National Speakers Association (NSA) and the recipient of the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, NSA’s highest honor.
McGraw-Hill’s SAT with CD-ROM, 2013 Edition June 1, 2012Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Highlights, Test Preparation.
Tags: Barron's, college, college admissions, Educational Testing Service, ETS, getting into college, getting into university, graduating high school, high school graduation, how to get 1600, how to get a perfect score, how to get into a university, how to get into college, Kaplan, Princeton, SAT, secondary education, senior year, test prep, university
McGraw-Hill’s SAT with CD-ROM, 2013 Edition
Authors: Christopher Black, Mark Anestis
©2012 | 8th Edition | Softback with CD
Pub Date: JUL-12
Price: US$ 33.00
The new annual edition of McGraw-Hill’s popular guide to America’s leading college entrance exam, taken by 1.6 million students annually. A total multimedia package combining print, CD-ROM, video, and online practice!
McGraw-Hill’s SAT guide, revised and improved for the 2013 edition, is a complete SAT coaching program that focuses on building students’ reasoning skills as the best preparation for the exam. Packed with targeted instruction and hundreds of problem-solving exercises, it also offers full-length practice SATs in print, on CD, and online, with complete explanations for every question.
Prepare for exam day with:
- 4 full-length practice SATs in the book, with fully explained answers
- 4 more practice SATs on CD-ROM with fully explained answers
- 2 complete interactive practice tests online
- 20 free coaching videos online
- Pull-out “Smart Cards” for easy subject review
- 16-page Welcome section
- Detailed 10-week study plan
- Test-taking practice with questions just like those on the real SAT
About the Author
Christopher Black, MA (Greenwich, CT), is the founder of College Hill Coaching and author of McGraw-Hill’s SAT .
Mark Anestis, MA (Middletown CT), is co-author of McGraw-Hill’s SAT , and author of 5 Steps to a 5 on the AP Biology Exam.
College Hill Coaching is one of the foremost providers of individualized tutoring services in the United States.
Table of Content
1. Conquer the SAT
2. Diagnostic SAT
3. Building Vocabulary
4. Critical Reading Skills
5. Sentence Completion Skills
6. What SAT Math Really Tests
7. Essential Pre-Algebra Skills
8. Essential Algebra I Skills
9. Special Math Problems
10. Essential Geometry Skills
11. Essential Algebra II Skills
12. Writing a Great Essay
13. Essay Writing Practice
14. SAT Writing Questions
15. Essential Grammar Skills
16. 4 Practice Tests
CD-ROM: 4 Practice Tests
Online: 2 Practice Tests, 20 coaching videos
Investing in the Second Lost Decade May 1, 2012Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Highlights, Management & Organization.
Tags: Bollinger Bands, channels, Confirmation, consolidation, Divergence, eversal, formula gap, Inde, moving average, open interest, Oscillators, relative strength, resistance, signal, Stochastics, support, Technical Analysis for the Trading Professional, Trading Bands, trendlines, true value, volume
Authors: Martin J. Pring, Joe D. Turner, Tom J. Kopas
©2012 | 1st Edition | 224 pages | Hardback
Pub Date: JUN-12
Price: US$ 30.00
How to survive 10 more years of down markets
As bestselling finance author Martin J. Pring, Joe D. Turner, and Tom J. Kopas argue in Investing in the Second Lost Decade, based on previous market cycles, it is not difficult to conclude that the current secular bear market has further to run in duration and valuation. In fact, they believe that the current bear market is only halfway over in terms of years and recessions, and price-to-earnings ratios will have to return to bargain levels before the secular bear market bottom is within reach. But while the authors certainly have a pessimistic market outlook for the upcoming six to ten years–a time period they have dubbed the “Second Lost Decade,” thanks to its similarities to Japan’s Lost Decade–Pring, Turner, and Kopas emphasize that if investors are willing to discard the buy-and-hold, indexing, and passive asset allocation strategies that have bolstered them in past secular bull markets and instead start following the proven investing strategies outlined in Investing in the Second Lost Decade, they will be able to build their wealth–even as the market is contracting.
Why should investors step away from the investing strategies they trust the most as they try to navigate their way through the Second Lost Decade. As the authors explain in Investing in the Second Lost Decade, while buy-and-hold investors will be hobbled by their tendency to clutch onto their assets, cross their fingers, and hope that the economy improves, those who follow the authors’ flexible, market-tested investment strategy will be able to actively adjust their portfolio asset allocation to take advantage of emerging profit opportunities as new economic developments unfold. Readers of Investing in the Second Lost Decade will learn:
- The rationale behind the authors’ pessimistic economic forecast, including why concurrent secular bull markets in interest rates and commodities in combination with a secular bear market in equities spells out six to ten more years of contracted markets;
- Simple techniques for pinpointing and profiting from key economic events through the use of moving averages and leading economic indicators;
- All about the various sectors within individual industry groups, including how these sectors are represented by ETF families, what stage of the economic cycle each sector should be owned or avoided, and how to successfully rotate specific sectors into and out of a portfolio;
- And how the Dow Jones Pring Turner Tactical Asset Index can contribute to overall investment success during the Second Lost Decade.
About the Author
Martin J. Pring entered the financial markets in 1969 and has grown to become a leader in the global investment community. In 1981 he founded Pring Research and began providing research for financial institutions and individual investors around the world. Since 1984, he has published the “Intermarket Review”, a monthly market review offering a long-term synopsis of the world’s major financial markets. Martin pioneered the introduction of videos as an educational tool for technical analysis in 1987, and was the first to introduce educational, interactive CDs in this field.
Demanded as a speaker worldwide, he is the author of several outstanding books including, Introduction to Technical Analysis, Martin Pring on Market Momentum, and Technical Analysis Explained, now in its fourth edition. In 2002, McGraw-Hill released six new Pring titles, including Technician’s Guide to Day and Swing Trading, Breaking the Black Box, Introduction on Candlestick Charting, How to Select Stocks, and the two-volume set, Momentum Explained.
Joe D. Turner is principal of Pring Turner Capital Group and has been serving investors since 1968. He has been providing fee-only investment management since 1977. Joe is known for his economic and business cycle research and has lectured extensively around the country on these subjects.
Tom J. Kopas began his career in the investment industry in 1981 and spent more than twenty years as a financial consultant with major Wall Street brokerage firms, and joined the Pring Turner team in 2002.
The Transformative CEO May 1, 2012Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Highlights, Management & Organization.
Tags: best practices, Cats, ceo radio, ceoshow.com, Collaborative Organization, Drucker’s Lost Art of Management, Find Your Next, Fortune 500, Hayzlett, Ikea Edge, Inside China Investment Corp, Jacob Morgan, Jeffrey Fox, leadership qualities, Liker, Relentless Innovation, Rising Above Turbulence, Rob Reiss, Robert Reiss, Running the Gauntlet, secrets of top CEOs, Strategic Forecasting, Strategy from the Outside In, the ceo show, Toyota Kata, Toyota Under Fire, transformative ceo, transformative leadership, what makes a good CEO, What Would Drucker Do, Winning Under Inflation
Authors: Jeffrey J. Fox, Robert Reiss
©2012 | 1st Edition | 196 pages | Hardback
Pub Date: JUN-12
Price: US$ 22.00
Best Leadership Practices from the Best Leaders in Business
Bestselling author Jeffrey Fox literally wrote the book on “How to Become a CEO,” and radio talk show host Robert Reiss has interviewed several of the world’s top CEOs. In The Successful CEO Mind, they have boiled down the characteristics it takes to become a transformative CEO—the kind that takes problems and transforms them into opportunities for growth and profit. With research based on first-hand interviews with superstar CEOs, this book provides valuable strategies that any manager, business owner, or executive can use.
About the Author
Jeffrey Fox is the bestselling business author of numerous books, including New York Times bestseller HOW TO BECOME A CEO and Audie Award winner RAIN. Founder of Fox and Company, Fox works with Fortune 500 companies such as General Electric, IBM, and Office Depot, among others.
Robert Reiss is the host of The CEO Show, syndicated to more than 600,000 listeners. In addition to publishing The CEO Forum, a quarterly magazine whose subscription base is exclusively 10,000 top CEOs, Reiss writes a monthly column for Forbes and is a popular keynote speaker.