National Bestseller Students talk about Stewart D. Friedman, a management professor at the Wharton School, with a mixture of earnest admiration, gratitude and rock star adoration.´´ New York Times In this national bestseller, Stew Friedman gives you the tools you need to achieve four-way wins´´improved performance in all domains of life: work, home, community, and self. Friedman, celebrated professor and founding director of the Wharton School´s Leadership Program and its Work/Life Integration Project, explains how three simple yet potent principles be real, be whole, and be innovative can help you, no matter what your age or what you do for work, become a better leader and have a richer life. In this engaging adaptation of his hands-on Wharton course, he offers step-by-step instruction to help you create positive, sustainable change in your world. This proven, programmatic method teaches you how to produce stronger results at work, find clearer purpose, feel less stressed, strengthen connections with the people who matter most to you, contribute further to important causes, and gain greater support for your vision of your future. If you´re ready to learn to lead in all parts of your lifethis is the book for you. For a full array of Total Leadership tips and tools, visit totalleadership.org. Also look for Stew Friedman´s book, Leading the Life You Want , which builds on Total Leadership by profiling well-known leadersfrom Bruce Springsteen to Michelle Obamawho exemplify its principles and demonstrate how success in your work is accomplished not at the expense of the rest of your life, but as the result of meaningful attachments to all its parts.
Imagine what you could achieve if you could only clear your mind The Little Book of Clarity shows you how to clear your head and get things done. Based on bestselling book, Clarity, this new edition has been distilled to the essentials, getting right to the point. With no vague theory or superfluous anecdotes, this book gets you right to work reducing stress and boosting productivity by uncovering your mind´s in-built ´´self-clearing´´ capacity. As you begin to understand the concept of innate thinking, the benefits will start emerging in every corner of your life. As you think less, you´ll win more -- at work, at home, and at the game of life as a whole. You´ll rid your mind of clutter for good as you focus on what matters, and finally free up the time you need to pursue your dreams. Life´s constant bombardment of ´´to-do´´ and ´´urgent´´ pushes your own priorities clear off the radar. Before you know it, you´re always busy, but not getting very much accomplished. Personal goals fall by the wayside as you struggle just to keep up with day-to-day life. This book shows you how to cut the noise and clear the fog, and start working on what matters to you. * Harness the power of insight and principles * Discover your true identity and innate wisdom * Build better relationships and stronger connections * Discard toxic goals and pursue authentic desires Clarity is the mind´s natural state, a state to which it will always return if given the chance. Although it´s evident in children, most adults have had this ability conditioned out of them by our ´´go-go-go´´ society, leaving them mentally muddy, stressed, and ineffectual. The Little Book of Clarity helps you erase that conditioning and gain the peace of mind to live a life you love -- permanently.
How many times have you written an email at work, read it back and found that it didn´t make as much sense as you´d hoped? or worse, someone else has told you that they can´t follow it. The Pyramid Principle will show you how to communicate your ideas clearly and succinctly. Barbara Minto reveals that the mind automatically sorts information into distinctive pyramidal groupings. However, if any group of ideas are arranged into a pyramid structure in the first place, not only will it save valuable time and effort to write, it will take even less effort to read and comprehend it. The Pyramid Principle explains how to: think creatively, reason lucidly, and express ideas with clarity define complex problems and establish the objectives of any document assess your ideas and recognize their relative importance structure your reasoning into a coherent and transparent argument analyze your argument to confirm its effectiveness. The clear communication of ideas, whether to clients, colleagues or the management board, is a key factor in determining personal success. Applying the Pyramid Principle will enable you to present your thinking so clearly that the ideas move off the page and into the readers mind with a minimum of effort and a maximum of effect. Bring your ideas to life! Product Description How many times have you written an email at work, read it back and found that it didn´t make as much sense as you´d hoped? or worse, someone else has told you that they can´t follow it. The Pyramid Principle will show you how to communicate your ideas clearly and succinctly. Barbara Minto reveals that the mind automatically sorts information into distinctive pyramidal groupings. However, if any group of ideas are arranged into a pyramid structure in the first place, not only will it save valuable time and effort to write, it will take even less effort to read and comprehend it. The Pyramid Principle explains how to: think creatively, reason lucidly, and express ideas with clarity define complex problems and establish the objectives of any document assess your ideas and recognize their relative importance structure your reasoning into a coherent and transparent argument analyze your argument to confirm its effectiveness. The clear communication of ideas, whether to clients, colleagues or the management board, is a key factor in determining personal success. Applying the Pyramid Principle will enable you to present your thinking so clearly that the ideas move off the page and into the readers mind with a minimum of effort and a maximum of effect. Bring your ideas to life! Backcover PRESENT YOUR THINKING SO CLEARLY THAT THE IDEAS JUMP OFF THE PAGE AND INTO THE READERS MIND. The Pyramid Principle is the international best-seller on how to produce crisp, clear, compelling business writing. Tens of thousands of people worldwide have benefited from former McKinsey consultant Barbara Mintos famous Pyramid Principle. Can your writing do without it? GET THE MAXIMUM IMPACT WITH THE MINIMUM EFFORT. Preface Intro to Part I - The Minto Pyramid Principle: Logic in Writing PART 1 THE PYRAMID PRINCIPLE: LOGIC IN WRITING 1. Why a pyramid structure 2. The substructures within the pyramid 3. How to build a pyramid structure 4. Fine points of introductions 5. Deduction and induction: the difference 6. How to highlight the structure Intro to Part 2 - The Minto Pyramid Principle: Logic in Thinking PART 2 THE PYRAMID PRINCIPLE: LOGIC IN THINKING 7. Questioning the order of a grouping 8. Questioning the problem-solving process 9. Questioning the summary statement 10. Putting it into readable words Appendix: Problem Solving in Structureless Situations 3rd edition. Have you ever written something you thought was clear and concise, only for people to tell you that they couldn´t follow it? This book explains why, and how to avoid it in the future, making everyone´s life easier. Since the brain automatically stores information in a pyramidal format, writing in a pyramidal format will make business easier.
What really sets the best managers above the rest? It´s their power to build a cadre of employees who have great inner work lives consistently positive emotions; strong motivation; and favorable perceptions of the organization, their work, and their colleagues. The worst managers undermine inner work life, often unwittingly. As Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer explain in The Progress Principle , seemingly mundane workday events can make or break employees´ inner work lives. But it´s forward momentum in meaningful workprogressthat creates the best inner work lives. Through rigorous analysis of nearly 12,000 diary entries provided by 238 employees in 7 companies, the authors explain how managers can foster progress and enhance inner work life every day. The book shows how to remove obstacles to progress, including meaningless tasks and toxic relationships. It also explains how to activate two forces that enable progress: (1) catalysts events that directly facilitate project work, such as clear goals and autonomyand (2) nourishers interpersonal events that uplift workers, including encouragement and demonstrations of respect and collegiality. Brimming with honest examples from the companies studied, The Progress Principle equips aspiring and seasoned leaders alike with the insights they need to maximize their people´s performance.
Got carrotphobia? Do you think that recognizing your employees will distract you and your team from more serious business, create jealousy, or make you look soft? Think again. The Carrot Principle reveals the groundbreaking results of one of the most in-depth management studies ever undertaken, showing definitively that the central characteristic of the most successful managers is that they provide their employees with frequent and effective recognition. With independent research from The Jackson Organization and analysis by bestselling leadership experts Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton, this breakthrough study of 200,000 people over ten years found dramatically greater business results when managers offered constructive praise and meaningful rewards in ways that powerfully motivated employees to excel. Drawing on case studies from leading companies including Disney, DHL, KPMG, and Pepsi Bottling Group, bestselling authors Gostick and Elton show how the transformative power of purpose-based recognition produces astonishing increases in operating results -- whether measured by return on equity, return on assets, or operating margin. And they show how great managers lead with carrots, not sticks, and in doing so achieve higher Productivity Engagement Retention Customer satisfaction The Carrot Principle illustrates that the relationship between recognition and improved business results is highly predictable -- it´s proven to work. But it´s not the employee recognition some of us have been using for years. It is recognition done right, recognition combined with four other core traits of effective leadership. Gostick and Elton explain the remarkably simple but powerful methods great managers use to provide their employees with effective recognition, which all managers can easily learn and begin practicing for immediate results. Great recognition doesn´t take time -- it can be done in a matter of moments -- and it doesn´t take budget-busting amounts of money. This exceptional book presents the simple steps to becoming a Carrot Principle manager and to building a recognition culture in your organization; it offers a wealth of specific examples, culled from real-life cases, of the ways to do recognition right. Following these simple steps will make you a high-performance leader and take your team to a new level of achievement.