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Accidental Genius: Using Writing to Generate Your Best Ideas, Insight, and Content
Levy, Mark
A new and thoroughly revised edition of marketing and positioning genius Mark Levy, which helps readers unleash their inner creativity, problem solving skills, while also generating content. This is The Artist's Way for business people and social media people. Accidental Genius uses a similar methodology of freewriting to create business plan, find solutions, and generate new content. Over 10,000 of the original edition sold.
The Big Investment Lie: What Your Financial Advisor Doesn't Want You to Know
Edesess, Michael
This exposé of regularized falsehood reveals the unfortunate truth behind the financial advisory industry — that professional investors cannot, and never have been able to, beat market averages. Written by a well-credentialed insider, this book additionally provides detailed insights into where people should really invest their money.
Taking Back Our Lives in the Age of Corporate Dominance:
Augustine, Ellen, Stoddard, Suzanne
Never before have so many people felt the American Dream crashing down around them. The corporate framework—which values competition and the bottom line above all else—keeps many of us running after an elusive goal and impinges on our personal lives. Advertising-driven culture causes material desires to grow with no corresponding increase in personal time or energy to pursue them. These artificially amped-up needs cause a pressure-cooker lifestyle that threatens health and happiness. Ellen
The Art of Quantum Planning: Lessons from Quantum Physics for Breakthrough Strategy, Innovation, and Leadership
Harris, Gerald
The first book focused on applying insights from quantum physics to organizational strategy, planning, and leadership practice.
Scenario Planning in Organizations: How to Create, Use, and Assess Scenarios
Chermack, Thomas J.
Scenario planning helps organization leaders, executives and decision-makers envision and develop strategies for multiple possible futures instead of just one. It enables organizations to become resilient and agile, carefully calibrating their responses and adapting quickly to new circumstances in a fast-changing environment. This book is the most comprehensive treatment to date of the scenario planning process. Unlike existing books it offers a thorough discussion of the evolution and
The Serving Leader: Five Powerful Actions That Will Transform Your Team, Your Business, and Your Community
Jennings, Ken, Stahl-Wert, John
At a time of increasing concern about ethics at the top, The Serving Leader makes the case for an approach to leadership that is both more moral and more effective than the ruthless, anything-for-the-bottom-line approach that has brought disgrace-and often ruin-to many once-mighty organizations. "Serving leaders" lead by serving others, not by using them. As one of the characters in the book notes, "A leader qualifies to be first by putting other people first." It sounds paradoxical, but it
The Appreciative Inquiry Handbook: For Leaders of Change
Cooperrider, David, Whitney, Diana D., Stavros, Jacqueline
One of today’s most popular change methods, Appreciative Inquiry (AI) has been used to undertake transformational initiatives in dozens of organizations, ranging from McDonald’s to the U.S. Navy to Save the Children. The assumption of AI is simple. Every organization has things that work right—things that give it life when it is vital, effective, and successful. AI begins by identifying this positive core and connecting organizational visions, plans, and structures to it in ways that heighten
Family Activism: Empowering Your Community, Beginning with Family and Friends
Vargas, Roberto
In Family Activism, consultant and family activist Roberto Vargas shows how, by facilitating love and mutual support within our families and friendships, all of us can take can take the first steps toward advancing positive change in our communities, culture, and society.
The Answer to How Is Yes: Acting on What Matters
Block, Peter
Modern culture’s worship of “how-to” pragmatism has turned us into instruments of efficiency and commerce—but we’re doing more and more about things that mean less and less. We constantly ask “how? and still struggle to find purpose and act on what matters. Instead of acting on what we know to be of importance, we wait for bosses to change, we seek the latest fad, we invest in one more degree. Asking how keeps us safe—instead of being led by our hearts into uncharted territory, we keep our heads
Abolishing Performance Appraisals: Why They Backfire and What to Do Instead
Coens, Tom, Jenkins, Mary
Performance appraisals are used in the overwhelming majority of workplaces. Yet, most organizations that use appraisal-and a similar percentage of givers and receivers of appraisal-are dissatisfied with the process. Many are beginning to deeply question whether appraisal is necessary and consistent with the work culture espoused by progressive organizations. Abolishing Performance Appraisals provides an insightful, well documented look at the flaws of appraisal-including its destructive,