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.
Investing and the Irrational Mind May 3, 2011Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Management & Organization.
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Investing and the Irrational Mind
Rethink Risk, Outwit Optimism, and Seize Opportunities Others Miss
Make rational decisions in the irrational world of investing
Most investors are driven by greed and panicked by fear, which is why so many lose so much during market upheavals. It’s also why so few gain so much. What separates the winners from the losers? People who remain calm, focused, and analytical during market ups and downs always come out on top–and snatch the losses of those who panic.
Investing and the Irrational Mind gives you the tools for overcoming the self-destructive impulses that stand between you and profit. Behavioral finance expert Robert Koppel reveals why your brain sends certain negative messages during the investing process. Applying the latest advances in neuroeconomics and insights from top traders, he provides a program for building the habits used by the world’s most successful investors.
Investing and the Irrational Mind teaches you how to:
- Identify negative, self-defeating patterns of thought
- Tailor your goals according to your particular investing psychology
- Develop a framework for overcoming irrational thoughts in investment decisions
- Use one of your most powerful investing tools–intuition
The investing world operates by the law of the jungle, with a new surprise lurking around every corner. How often have you abandoned a perfectly sound investing strategy because you panicked? “Success requires focused concentration that permits an unbiased perception of the market,”writes Koppel. “All we can ever control is ourselves, but that is more than enough.”
Armed with 30 years of experience as an analyst and fund manager, Koppel helps you develop a focused, disciplined, confident, and profitable approach to investing using the best tool at your disposal: your brain. Filled with surprising insights into human behavior and rock-solid financial advice, Investing and the Irrational Mind helps you draw consistent profits in an inconsistent investing world.
“Readers will find within these pages new truths that will help transform their thinking. This is more relevant than the latest strategies, trading systems, or technical chart formations.”
–William J. Brodsky, Chairman and CEO, Chicago Board Options Exchange
“Koppel offers pioneering insights, backed by substantial research, that help explain how psychology influences financial decisions and drives markets. Investing and the Irrational Mind is a must-read for both the professional and nonprofessional investor.”
–Robin Mesch, President, Mesch Capital Management
“If there is truth to the Yiddish proverb that ‘man plans and God laughs,’ read Investing and the Irrational Mind to gain an essential understanding of what to do with your stocks and bonds when God is cracking up. As the sages advised, ‘All the rest is commentary.’”
–Yra Harris, CME Group member, President of Praxis Trading, and author of the daily investment blog Notes from the Underground
“Investing and the Irrational Mind explains the psychological barriers to making good investment decisions–and more importantly how to overcome them. Koppel shows the dangers of our own habit-driven behavior, biases, and heuristics and how they lead us to violate our own investment axioms.”
–Alexander Abell, Director, BlackRock, Inc.
“Investing is fraught with uncertainty, which gives rise to psychological issues that investors ignore at their peril. Bob Koppel has written a fascinating, entertaining, and comprehensive examination of this multifaceted area of inquiry. If you invest for a living, or even if you’re just a student of the psychology of self, you will find beneficial insights in the pages of this book.”
–A. Thomas Shanks, President and CEO, Hawksbill Capital Management
About the Author
Robert Koppel is the author of numerous books on the psychology of trading, a former member of the CME (Chicago Mercantile Exchange), a hedge fund partner and president of his own division at Rand Financial (http://randfinancial.com/main.taf?p=0). Koppel brings the CME platform to this book as he is currently developing content for their educational department. He was the senior business writer for Onmoney.com and his work has appeared in the national financial press, and featured in CNN, CNBC, and NPR.
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Perfect Phrases for Conflict Resolution April 14, 2011Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Management & Organization.
Tags: argument, book, Boss, budget, Business, Career, clash, commitment, company, conflict, control, controlling, customer, deadline, difficult, direct report, disagreement, emotional, engage, fight, Guide, How-to, HR, human resources, jerk, manage, management, managing, office, overworked, performance, personal, Personality, project, recognition, reolve, resolving, salary, supervisor, supplier, team, vendor, workplace
Authors: Lawrence Polsky, Antoine Gerschel
ISBN: 9780071756167 / 0071756167
©2011 | 1st Edition | 176 pages | Paperback
Pub Date: JUN-11
Price: US$ 12.00
The Right Phrase for Every Situation . . . Every Time
Conflict in the workplace is inevitable. When you have the right words and phrases at your command, you can quickly resolve any fracas, flap, or fray—and prevent it from spreading into an uncontrollable fire.
Perfect Phrases for Conflict Resolution has hundreds of ready-to-use phrases, dialogs, and practice scripts for any business altercation, enabling you to rise above the conflict and focus on solving the problem. You’ll possess the language you need to manage any type of conflict with superiors, peers, or employees concerning:
About the Authors
Lawrence Polsky (Princeton, NJ) is a managing partner at PeopleNRG, a change management consultancy firm that specializes in optimizing “people energy” through high impact tools, programs and ideas.
Antoine Gerschel (Princeton, NJ) is a managing partner at PeopleNRG.
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