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.
What Makes Great Leaders Great September 15, 2011Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Management & Organization.
Tags: Bill Gates, innovate, Innovation, Leaders, Leadership, management, Peter Drucker, Steve Jobs, Warren Buffett
Author: Frank Arnold
ISBN: 9780071770514 / 0071770518
©2012 | 1st Edition | 288 pages | Hardback
Pub Date: NOV-11
Price: US$ 25.00
What do Warren Buffett, Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates, and Pablo Picasso have in common? Great MANAGEMENT skills.
Based on the timeless management principles put forth by Drucker and other management scholars, in What Makes Great Leaders Great, Frank Arnold provides a series of profiles of more than 50 well-known and extraordinarily successful individuals from a wide spectrum of society and business. It is their “knowledge for success” we can all benefit from – for good management is important for everyone: leaders at all levels, entrepreneurs and freelancers, but also anybody interested in his/her personal development and career. By studying these inspiring examples, readers can understand their secrets to success and put them to use in their own life.
Profiles include: Larry Page, Ray Kroc, Michael Dell, Phil Knight, Winston Churchill, Joseph Schumpeter, Peter Drucker, Stephen Hawking, Ben Franklin, Picasso, and many more.
“Here, management wisdom is illustrated in an intelligent and knowledgeable way. The pragmatic approach of learning from the best makes this book beneficial for any manager, whether a beginner or a veteran.”
Dr. Helmut O. Mauche, Honorary Chairman of the Board of Nestle S.A.
About the Author
Frank Arnold (Zurich, Switzerland) was a board member at the management consulting firm Malik Management Zentrum St. Gallen. He now serves as a consultant to high-ranking executives and is a frequent keynote speaker on management topics.
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Disrupting Class, Expanded Edition: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns September 24, 2010Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Highlights, Management & Organization.
Tags: Christensen Thinkers50, Education, Harvard, innovate, Innovation, inspiration, inspire, inspiring, Latter Day Saints, lead, manage, management, managing, motivate, Motivation, The McKinsey Way
Authors: Christensen, Clayton; Johnson, Curtis W.; Horn, Michael B.
©2011 | 2nd Edition | 272 pages , Hardcover
Pub Date: October 2010
Price: US$ 34.95
Clay Christensen’s groundbreaking bestselling work in education now updated and expanded, including a new chapter on Christensen’s seminal “Jobs to Be Done” theory applied to education.
According to recent studies in neuroscience, the way we learn doesn’t always match up with the way we are taught. If we hope to stay competitive-academically, economically, and technologically-we need to rethink our understanding of intelligence, reevaluate our educational system, and reinvigorate our commitment to learning. In other words, we need “disruptive innovation.”
Now, in his long-awaited new book, Clayton M. Christensen and coauthors Michael B. Horn and Curtis W. Johnson take one of the most important issues of our time-education-and apply Christensen’s now-famous theories of “disruptive” change using a wide range of real-life examples. Whether you’re a school administrator, government official, business leader, parent, teacher, or entrepreneur, you’ll discover surprising new ideas, outside-the-box strategies, and straight-A success stories. You’ll learn how:
- Customized learning will help many more students succeed in school
- Student-centric classrooms will increase the demand for new technology
- Computers must be disruptively deployed to every student
- Disruptive innovation can circumvent roadblocks that have prevented other attempts at school reform
- We can compete in the global classroom-and get ahead in the global market
Filled with fascinating case studies, scientific findings, and unprecedented insights on how innovation must be managed, Disrupting Class will open your eyes to new possibilities, unlock hidden potential, and get you to think differently. Professor Christensen and his coauthors provide a bold new lesson in innovation that will help you make the grade for years to come.
The future is now. Class is in session.
“Provocatively titled, Disrupting Class is just what America’s K-12 education system needs–a well thought-through proposal for using technology to better serve students and bring our schools into the 21st Century. Unlike so many education ‘reforms,’ this is not small-bore stuff. For that reason alone, it’s likely to be resisted by defenders of the status quo, even though it’s necessary and right for our kids. We owe it to them to make sure this book isn’t merely a terrific read; it must become a blueprint for educational transformation.” — Joel Klein, Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education
“A brilliant teacher, Christensen brings clarity to a muddled and chaotic world of education.” — Jim Collins, bestselling author of Good to Great
About the Author
Clayton M. Christensen (Belmont, MA) is the Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, and is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost experts on innovation and growth. He is author or coauthor of five books including the New York Times bestsellers, The Innovator’s Dilemma and The Innovator’s Solution.
Michael Horn is the co-founder and Executive Director, Education of Innosight Institute, a non-profit think tank devoted to applying the theories of disruptive innovation to problems in the social sector. Tech&Learning magazine named him to its list of the 100 most important people in the creation and advancement of the use of technology in education. He holds an AB from Yale and an MBA from Harvard.
Curtis Johnson, once a teacher and later a college president, is a writer and consultant. He was head of the public policy research organization that launched the idea of chartered schools and chief of staff to former governor Arne Carlson of Minnesota. Co-author of three books on how metropolitan regions have to adapt to new realities to be successful places, Johnson is a partner with the Citistates Group and the managing partner of Education Evolving, a project of the Center for Policy Studies. He is a graduate of Baylor University with a PhD from the College of Education at the University of Texas.
Disrupting Class, Expanded Edition was referenced in a Washington Times article relating to online courses and FCC regulation of the Internet. To read. please click HERE
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The Big Book of People Skills Games: Quick, Effective Activities for Making Great Impressions, Boosting Problem-Solving Skills and Improving Customer Service July 5, 2010Posted by McGraw-Hill Education (Asia) in Highlights.
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The Big Book of People Skills Games
Quick, Effective Activities for Making Great Impressions, Boosting Problem-Solving Skills and Improving Customer Service
Authors: Rickenbacher, Colleen; Scannell, Edward
©2010 | 1st Edition | 272 pages , Softcover
Pub Date: August 2010
Price: US$ 24.95
More than 700,000 books sold in the Big Book series!
Always say and do the right thing at the right time! Developing the necessary skills critical to teamwork and company success—taught in a fun group format
Meeting new people, developing listening skills, learning proper business etiquette, or dealing with difficult customers or coworkers are all challenges every company faces. The Big Book of People Skills Games offers a host of interactive yet engaging games you can use to tackle all of these communication-challenged areas within your group. RESULTS: effective communication, greater team confidence, and improved customer service.
These short but fun games can be adapted to any setting, cost virtually nothing, and show you how to boost both employee and customer interaction, reduce absenteeism, and foster a more positive and productive environment–all necessary ingredients for company growth and success.
The Big Book of People Skills Games helps you:
- Improve internal and external communication
- Promote group thinking on potential problems facing the company
- Build stronger relationships with coworkers and clients
- Teach your team about proper work procedures
This is the complete reference for enhancing interpersonal skills—both personally and professionally—from the trusted Big Book series.
About the Authors
Colleen Rickenbacher (Dallas, Texas) is President of Colleen Rickenbacher, Inc. in Dallas, TX, which she started in 2001 after 20 years with the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau, and has been involved in the meeting industry for over 35 years. Colleen is the author of two books and hundreds of articles on business etiquette, protocol and communication and has presented and trained around the world. She has served on the Board of Advisors for the International Association of Protocol Consultants, Convention Industry Council, Meeting Professionals International, Religious Conference Management Association and both the Dallas Chapter and the international board of the International Special Events Society. Rickenbacher also served as the president and chairs in various associations including past chair of the Certified Meeting Professional Board and the Texas Chapter of the Association of Event & Convention Professionals.
Ed Scannell (Phoenix, AZ) is a speaker and trainer who has given thousands of presentations, seminars and workshops across the U.S. and overseas. He has written or co-authored twenty books and over a hundred articles in the fields of Creativity, Communication, Human Resource Development, Management, Meeting Planning and Teambuilding. The books in his Games Trainers Play series (McGraw-Hill) have sold over a million copies and are used by trainers, speakers, facilitators, and meeting planners around the globe. He earned his CMP (Certified Meeting Professional) designation in 1986 and currently serves on the CIC (Convention Industry Council) Board of Directors. He served as President of the National Speaker’s Association for 1991-92 and serves on the NSA Foundation Board of Trustees.
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Strategy from the Outside In
Profiting from Customer Value
Authors: Day, George; Moorman, Christine
©2010 | 1st Edition | 304 pages , Hardcover
Pub Date: July 2010
Price: US$ 32.95
Make customer value a C-Suite priority for lasting profits and growth
While the Great Recession ravaged the balance sheets of long-standing leaders in their respective industries, many companies have actually gained market share, grown revenues and profits, and created more value for customers. These are not flash-in-the-pan companies—world-beaters one year and stragglers the next. They are companies like Johnson & Johnson, Procter & Gamble, Fidelity, Cisco, Philips, Walmart, and Amazon.
The success of these organizations isn’t the result of a brilliant strategy for bad times; it’s the outcome of a highly effective long-term strategy that manages the company from the outside in.
In Strategy from the Outside In, George S. Day and Christine Moorman explain that the key to such lasting and highly profitable success is the ability to compete on and profit from customer value. It means operating from the outside in. It means always building strategy on market insight, and ensuring that every part of the company puts customer value first.
Applying years of research, Day and Moorman illustrate that an outside-in view requires constant vigilance and focus on four customer value imperatives:
- Be a customer value leader
- Innovate new value for customers
- Capitalize on the customer as an asset
- Capitalize on the brand as an asset
Day and Moorman take you from theory to practice, with an emphasis on real world stories, practical models, and useable metrics so that you can profit from customer value. From the outside in.
Praise for Strategy from the Outside In
“Throughout P&G’s long history, we have focused on the four customer value imperatives outlined in this excellent book—and are as committed to them today as ever. This is essential reading for leaders focused on making a positive difference in the world and, as a direct result, delivering growth for both the near and long term.”
—Robert A. McDonald, Chairman, President, and CEO, The Procter & Gamble Company
“Strategy from the Outside In is thought-provoking, practical, and full of ideas on how to strengthen your company’s customer value proposition.”
—Tom Lynch, CEO, Tyco Electronics Corporation
“American Express’s success has rested largely on our ability to focus on our customers and adapt to their changing needs over the past 160 years. Strategy from the Outside In is an insightful book with practical advice about how to do just that.”
—Jud Linville, President and CEO Consumer Services, American Express
“An in-depth look into the basic premise of what, in my view, makes successful business. Certainly worth reading once and then once every year to remind all of us what keeps us in business. For marketers, a great benchmark to help focus on how to add value most effectively.”
—Geert van Kuyck, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Royal Philips Electronics
“Sam Walton said ‘there’s only one boss–the customer’. At Walmart we try to stay focused on that every day. But how? Strategy from the Outside In provides a blueprint for how to build a trusted brand based on consistently providing superior value to customers.”
—Stephen Quinn, Chief Marketing Officer, Walmart
“Getting your company to organize around what customers value most sounds easy in theory, but it’s very hard to do consistently well. Day and Moorman provide a thoughtful, realistic, and actionable blueprint for delivering the most value to your most valuable customers.”
—Beth Comstock, Chief Marketing Officer, GE
“Only a few books can really help marketing professionals make a difference in their organization. Strategy from the Outside In falls into this category. Creating superior customer value is or should be a priority of all marketers. Here, Day and Moorman provide a clear path for delivering on such value. Most important, their work is based on the real-world successes (and failures) of organizations which they have studied.”
—Dennis Dunlap, CEO, American Marketing Association
“Strategy from the Outside In offers a refreshing reminder that answers to managers’ most pressing questions always start by looking outside the organization and meeting consumer needs better than the other guys! It provides a combination of solid evidence and user-friendly frameworks that can be put to use immediately. A must-read not only for today’s challenged CMO but for the rest of the C-suite as a guiding framework for the entire enterprise.”
—Rob Malcolm, President, Global Marketing, Sales and Innovation, Diageo PLC
“Strategy from the Outside In provides a handbook to re-imagine a business through the eyes of customers. It is full of current case studies, research, and practical frameworks that senior marketers can use to refine their own thinking and influence their colleagues.”
—Greg Gordon, SVP Consumer Marketing, Liberty Mutual
“Day and Moorman advise companies to leave their comfortable positions of controlling their businesses to the uncomfortable position of allowing their customers control. This is a book only for companies courageous enough to listen to their customers instead of themselves.”
—Ron Nicol, Senior Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group
About the Authors
George S. Day (Philadelphia, PA) is the Geoffrey T. Boisi Professor and co-Director of the Mack Center for Technological Innovation at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
He has been a consultant to numerous corporations such as General Electric, IBM, Metropolitan Life, Marriott, Unilever, E.I. DuPont de Nemours, W.L. Gore and Associates, Coca-Cola, Boeing, LG Corp., Best Buy and Medtronic. He is Chairman-elect of the American Marketing Association and a Trustee of the Marketing Science Institute. His primary areas of activity are marketing, the management of emerging technologies, organic growth and innovation, and competitive strategies in global markets.
Professor Day has authored fifteen books in the areas of marketing and strategic management. His most recent books are Peripheral Vision: Detecting the Weak Signals that Can Make or Break Your Company (with Paul Schoemaker) published in 2006, Wharton on Managing Emerging Technologies (with Paul Schoemaker) published in 2000, and The Market Driven Organization, published in 1999.
He has won ten Best Article awards with two of these articles among the top 25 most influential articles in marketing science in the past 25 years. He was honored with the Charles Coolidge Parlin Award in 1994, the Paul D. Converse Award in 1996, the Sheth Foundation Award in 2003, and the Mahajan Award for Career Contributions to Marketing Strategy in 2001. In 2003 he received the AMA/Irwin/McGraw-Hill Distinguished Marketing Educator Award.
Christine Moorman (Durham, NC) is the T. Austin Finch, Sr. Professor and founder of The CMO Survey at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University. Professor Moorman is the author of over 60 journal articles, reports, and conference proceedings. She has co-edited the book Assessing Marketing Strategy Performance (with Don Lehmann) and has made over 100 presentations of her work at universities all over the world.
She has served on the Board of Directors and chair of the Marketing Strategy Special Interest Group for the American Marketing Association, as Director of Public Policy for the Association for Consumer Research, and as an Academic Trustee for the Marketing Science Institute. She won the 2008 Mahajan Award for Career Contributions to Marketing Strategy from the American Marketing Association and the 2008 Distinguished Marketing Educator from the Academy of Marketing Science.
Professor Moorman’s research has won two best paper awards and been published in Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Consumer Research, Marketing Science, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, International Journal of Research in Marketing, Academy of Management Review, and Administrative Science Quarterly. Her research has been supported by grants from the Marketing Science Institute, the Institute for the Study of Business Markets, and the National Science Foundation. She is on the Editorial Review Boards for all of the top journals in the field.