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.
Creating Aspirational Leaders April 18, 2012Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Career, Highlights, Self-Improvement.
Tags: Aspirational Leaders, Leaders
Authors: Bob Aubrey
© 2012 | 1st Edition | 224 pages | Hardback
Pub Date: April -12
Price: US$ 22.00
This book is for leaders who want to be on the solution side rather than the problem side of today’s aspirational workforce.
Leaders have always had the job of developing people at work, but today’s workers demand that their identities and aspirations be valued and developed along with their skills. In this book, author Bob Aubrey, explains how the aspirational movement, covered by the media in the streets from Cairo to New York, is also a force for change in the factories, stores and offices of companies large and small. The message is that companies must make work more aspirational or risk losing their talented workers. The lesson for leaders is that they must be capable in developing employee aspirations or they won’t be leading for long.
Starting with the story of an aspirational leadership disaster in the world’s largest factory, Bob Aubrey takes the reader through a process of building an aspirational organisation, developing leadership wisdom, using new tools for aspirational development and mastering new dimensions of employee motivation. This book is full of illustrations and stories of leaders who have improved business results while developing people potential to achieve the status of a great company for people development.
Whether you are leading a global organisation, running a small business or managing a team of employees, this book will help you develop the right leadership to create a competitive workforce advantage.
About the Author
Bob Aubrey is also the author of Managing Your Aspirations, recently published by McGraw-Hill, and six other books relating to human development, the future of work, the future of education and leadership wisdom.
Bob is a leading contributor to the new field of individual development in companies. He is credited with developing the first certification programmes in personal development for business schools and the first executive mentor certification for companies.As Professor of Personal Development, Bob has set up and taught programmes for leading business schools in China, France, Singapore and Australia. His consulting work has taken him to more than 30 countries to develop talent programmes, corporate universities and learning methods to cultivate global leaders.
He leads the People Development Consulting practice at Mazars, a global audit and advisory group with 13,000 professionals operating in 61 countries. Specializing in audit, accounting, tax and advisory services, Mazars has recently developed consulting services in areas such as strategy, operations, finance, information technology, governance and risk management, and sustainable development, including human rights and people development.
Table of Contents
About the Author
Part One: a New Kind of Leadership
Chapter 1: The Power of Aspirations
Chapter 2: Building an Asipirational Company
Chapter 3: Becoming an Aspirational Leaders
Part Two: Tools For Aspirational Leaders
Chapter 4: Aspirational Work Contracts
Chapter 5: Making the Employee Review Aspirational
Chapter 6: Mastering a New Tool: the Personal Enterprise Plan
Part Three: New Leadership Practices
Chapter 7: Developing Identity
Chapter 8: Developing Dreams
Chapter 9: Balancing Aspiration Portfolios
Chapter 10: The Future of Aspirations
Appendix One : The Competencies of Aspirational Leadership
Appendix Two: What Leaders Need to Know about Dreams
Appendix Three: Don’t Dumb People Down!
Leaders Make the Future March 23, 2012Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Career, Entrepreneurship, Highlights, Leadership, Self-Improvement.
Tags: Analytics, Bob Johansen, cloud-based computing, Creative, digital natives, Leadership
Authors: Bob Johansen
ISBN: 9781609944872 / 1609944879
© 2012 | 2nd Edition | 264 pages | Hardback
Pub Date: May-12
Price: US$ 29.95
We are in a time of disruptive leadership change. In a VUCA world – one characterized by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity – traditional leadership skills won’t be enough, noted futurist Bob Johansen argues. Drawing on the latest ten-year forecast from the Institute for the Future – the only futures think tank ever to outlive its forecasts – this powerful book explores the external forces that are shaking the foundations of leadership and unveils ten critical new skills that will be required in the future, skills that you can learn.
In this second edition Johansen is joined by the prestigious Centre for Creative Leadership. CCL’s contributions help readers understand the new leadership skills by linking them to existing skills, and they provide analytics and exercises to help readers develop them. This edition has been updated throughout, with a new ten-year forecast and new examples, and incorporates the lessons Johansen has leaned about applying the new leadership skills in the three years since the first edition appeared. In addition, Johansen deals with two new forces that are shaping the future. The first is the “digital natives,” or people 15 years and younger who have grown up in a completely digital world. The second is cloud-based computing, which will enable new forms of connection, collaboration and commerce and will greatly facilitate reciprocity-based innovation – giving away to get more – which Johansen sees as the biggest innovation opportunity in history.
About the Author
Bob Johansen consults with senior executives- CEOs, presidents, directors on innovation, and others across a wide range of industries He was president and CEO of the Institute for the Future from 1996 to 2004 and remains on its Board and Leadership Team. The Institute for the Future (IFTF), spun off from the Rand Corporation in 1968, is an independent non-profit think tank inSilicon Valleythat has been doing ten-year forecasting for more than 30 years.
Boost Your Interview IQ March 23, 2012Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Career, Highlights, Human Resource Management, Self-Improvement.
Tags: Career, career changers, Carole Martin, executive-level job seekers, Human Resources Ceritification Institute, interview coach, IQ test, job interviews, management, new graduates, Top 10 Career Books
Boost Your Interview IQ
Authors: Carole Martin
ISBN: 9780071797467 / 0071797467
© 2012 | 2nd Edition | 224 pages | Softback
Pub Date: May-12
Price: US$ 16.00
Job interviews aren’t discussions; they’re oral exams — and the candidate with all the right answers gets the job. The revised and expanded edition of Boost Your Interview IQ helps you prepare for that big test with interview skill-building exercises, an in-depth Interview IQ test, and other interview aptitude-boosting tools to show how to craft winning answers to the most commonly asked interview questions.
You’ll learn how to shape your experiences into compelling narratives that showcase your unique skills, knowledge, and personality — and you’ll learn how to answer tricky “behavioral” questions like a pro. In today’s tough job market, the most prepared, best presented candidate wins — and with the worst economy in decades poised for a turnaround in 2012, you’ll need to set yourself apart from the pack. Boost Your Interview IQ is the book that delivers the right tools to do the job of GETTING the job.
The all-new edition of one of the “Top 10 Career Books”
Delivers strategies for management/executive-level job seekers, new graduates, and career changers
Includes answers to the “100 Key Questions Interviewers Ask”
About the Author
Carole Martin is America’s best-known interview coach. An acknowledged expert in the use of behavioral interviewing techniques, she has made interviewing her specialty. Carole teaches her tips and techniques to job searchers and employers through one-on-one sessions, phone coaching, and group workshops.She has been certified by The Human Resources Ceritification Institute as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).
Win Like Lin March 16, 2012Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Highlights, Self-Improvement.
Tags: amare stoudemire, athletic scholarship, basketball, dwayne wade, Harvard, jeremy lin, mike d’antoni, nba, New York, new york knicks, steve kerr, win like lin
Authors: Deveney, Sean
ISBN: 9780071803991 / 0071803998
eBook ISBN: 9780071803359 / 0071803351
©2012 | 1st Edition | 120 pages | Paperback
Pub Date: MAR-12
Price: US$ 9.99
Learn the six principles that Jeremy Lin uses to achieve championship-caliber results
Everyone LOVES Jeremy Lin’s story – and not just for the excitement that he’s brought to the NBA, but for the determination, habits, and humility that have made Jeremy a winner everywhere he’s gone. In Win Like Lin,award-winning sports writer Sean Deveney breaks down Lin’s winning game plan to help readers create write their own remarkable success stories.
Lin went from being an undrafted free agent out of Harvard to the New York Knicks’ starting lineup, along the way being cut twice by other teams and being sent down to the NBA’s Development League. Award-winning author and sportswriter Sean Deveney weaves together an exciting account of Lin’s remarkable basketball journey with commentary from today’s top NBA players, coaches, and team executives–including Amare Stoudemire, Dwayne Wade, Mike D’Antoni, and Steve Kerr–Win Like Lin outlines the six principles Jeremy Lin used to beat the odds:
• Don’t be afraid to take the road less traveled
• Believe in your own ability
• Find the system that works best for you
• Focus on making the most of skills you already possess
• Rebound quickly from setbacks and learn from failure
• Be humble in victory
Athletic prowess is only part of the Jeremy Lin saga. What got him off the bench and into the game was his will, ability to triumph over adversity, and the desire to make the most of every opportunity. Win Like Lin shows readers how to do their best and strive for success—in life and on the job.
- Offers to readers inspiring success strategies based on the meteoric rise of today’s hottest pro athlete
- Weaves biographical details with Lin’s amazing achievements on the court to offer lessons anyone can use to overcome adversity
- Perfectly timed to hit the market when interest in pro and college basketball is at a fever pitch
- Author has incredible reach as a reporter for The Sporting News and a frequent contributor to ESPN networks, Fox News, CNN, CBS, MSNBC, and numerous radio outlets
About the Author
Sean Deveney is the NBA writer for The Sporting News and the author of The Original Curse.
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Stepping Up December 6, 2011Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Highlights, Self-Improvement.
Tags: happiness, john izzo, life, mentors, personal transformation, self-help, wisdom
More people need to step up. When we take responsibility for making change wherever we can, not only does it make our companies, communities, and the world better, but we are happier and more successful and have more fulfilling relationships. But all too often, we stop ourselves before we start. The problems seem too daunting, it’s another department’s responsibility, other people are the issue and we can’t change them, and so on. And so nothing ever changes.
With his distinctive mix of inspiring storytelling and practical advice, John Izzo compassionately demolishes the most typical excuses, helps us see a way through common roadblocks, and enables anyone, anywhere, anytime to effectively bring about positive change by simply stepping up.
Through numerous examples, Izzo shows that when one person steps up, it creates a wave of energy that encourages others to join in. Take Silvana Fucito, the middle-aged shopkeeper who fought back against the Italian Mafia, leading her neighbors, and eventually the national government, to do the same. Or the teenagers in Nova Scotia who decided to stand up to bullying when a classmate was beaten for wearing a pink shirt, ultimately spawning “pink shirt” days around the world. Or Joanne Beaton, who took over a business division in danger of being outsourced away and, by challenging her people to step up, turned it into a service provider other companies outsourced to.
Rather than regaling us with stories of extraordinary people and extraordinary deeds, Izzo tells us about regular people who see problems and decide—sometimes hesitantly, often uncertainly—to take that first step. Like them, each one of us can claim our power to change the world.
About the Author
John Izzo is a bestselling author who has spoken to over one million people and advised over six hundred companies worldwide. He is the author of The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die, Second Innocence, and Awakening Corporate Soul.
The Power of Presence October 18, 2011Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Self-Improvement.
Tags: Leadership, learning, Motivational, personal transformation, success
Hands-down, executive presence is the corporate it factor. It’s directly linked to your ability to get noticed, forge trusting relationships, and get others on board with your vision.
But few people realize their true presence potential. Think of the otherwise competent team leader who doesn’t command respect in executive meetings, or the overextended boss who never seems to know what’s really going on with his employees, or how to motivate them.
The good news is that limitations such as these are not set in stone. In fact, they’re completely surmountable with the strategies and exercises in The Power of Presence, a highly readable and deeply insightful book that cuts to the heart of presence—what it is exactly, and how to get more of it.
The Power of Presence shows everyone—introverts and extroverts, job seekers and senior executives—how to improve their presence. In her distinguished career as a CEO coach, public relations executive, political consultant, and award-winning entrepreneur, author Kristi Hedges has witnessed even the highest-level people struggling to connect and communicate, often tangled by nerves and confused about how others perceive them. Her experiences have helped her develop the unique I-Presence™ model, which is equal parts communication aptitude, mental attitude, and authentic style. And now, you can cultivate the skills to inspire and motivate by focusing on the three core aspects of presence:
1. Intentional: Determine the type of presence you want and the values you want to convey, and how they match up with the way people currently perceive you.
2. Individual: Understand how to build relationships that foster trust, and that drive business, loyalty, and career success.
3. Inspirational: Learn what the master communicators do to inspire others, including using powerful language, motivating through change, and presenting to audiences effectively.
Presence isn’t just a commanding personality or unabashed confidence. It’s much deeper, achieved over time, and driven by your own authenticity. Each day will bring a new opportunity to reshape or finesse your presence—in your dealings with colleagues, your contributions in meetings, your presentations to groups large and small. With masterful strategies and practical tools, this book will help you rid yourself of limiting behaviors, provide new ways of thinking and doing, and probably change your beliefs about what makes an executive strong.
About the Author
KRISTI HEDGES is a communications expert, entrepreneur, and certified leadership coach whose clients include Fannie Mae, VeriSign, the National Institutes of Health, privately held businesses, and global professional services firms. She’s a leadership columnist for Entrepreneur.com and a speaker for Vistage International and The Founder Institute.
Win-Win Performance Appraisals September 1, 2011Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Self-Improvement.
Tags: Business & Investing, Communications, human resources, industries & professions, Leadership, management, personnel management, skills, training
Author: Susan Heathfield
ISBN: 9780071736114 / 0071736115
©2011 | 1st Edition | 208 pages | Paperback
Pub Date: SEP-11
Price: US$ 15.00
A complete approach to pain-free, productive performance appraisals that pay off all year round
In Win-Win Performance Appraisals: Get the Best Results for Yourself and Your Employees, HR/training and development expert and editor of About.com’s popular and influential HR page, Susan Heathfield, gives you the knowledge and other essentials to transform performance reviews into valuable opportunities for the exchange of crucial information and ideas.
Heathfield shows how to set agendas for discussions, create the right atmosphere for reviews, and ways to make the exchange more accurate and useful in outlining forward-looking goals and guidelines. Not everybody loves giving or getting performance reviews, but with this book, you can make annual appraisal time into a vital, more valuable opportunity for effective worker development and guidance.
About the Author
Susan Heathfield is a management and organizational development consultant who specializes in human resources issues. She has served as the Guide to Human Resources for the popular website About.com since 2000, as well as writing on the topic for other clients, including Business.com and Microsoft. She has consulted with over 100 clients and facilitated over 2,000 training and planning sessions. Susan has been quoted in more than 50 print and online publications including Boston.com, Washingtonpost.com, Bostonglobe.com, Sfgate.com, Globeandmail.com, Startribune.com, Mediabistro.com, and the ASQ journal.