The path to your professional success starts with a critical look in the mirror. If you read nothing else on managing yourself, read these 10 articles (plus the bonus article ´´How Will You Measure Your Life?´´ by Clayton M. Christensen). We´ve combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles to select the most important ones to help you maximize yourself. HBR´s 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself will inspire you to: Stay engaged throughout your 50+-year work lifeTap into your deepest valuesSolicit candid feedbackReplenish physical and mental energyBalance work, home, community, and selfSpread positive energy throughout your organizationRebound from tough timesDecrease distractibility and frenzyDelegate and develop employees´ initiative This collection of best-selling articles includes: bonus article ´´How Will You Measure Your Life?´´ by Clayton M. Christensen, ´´Managing Oneself,´´ ´´Management Time: Who´s Got the Monkey?´´ ´´How Resilience Works,´´ ´´Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time,´´ ´´Overloaded Circuits: Why Smart People Underperform,´´ ´´Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life,´´ ´´Reclaim Your Job,´´ ´´Moments of Greatness: Entering the Fundamental State of Leadership,´´ ´´What to Ask the Person in the Mirror,´´ and ´´Primal Leadership: The Hidden Driver of Great Performance.´´
Put an end to miscommunication and inefficiency-and tap into the strengths of your diverse team. If you read nothing else on managing across cultures, read these 10 articles. We´ve combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones to help you manage culturally diverse employees, whether they´re dispersed around the world or you´re working with a multicultural team in a single location. This book will inspire you to: Develop your cultural intelligence Overcome conflict on a team where cultural norms differAdopt a common language for more efficient communicationUse the diverse perspectives of your employees to find new business opportunitiesTake varying cultural practices into account when resolving ethical issuesAccommodate and plan for your expatriate employees This collection of articles includes ´´Cultural Intelligence,´´ by P. Christopher Earley and Elaine Mosakowski; ´´Managing Multicultural Teams,´´ by Jeanne Brett, Kristin Behfar, and Mary C. Kern; ´´L´Oreal Masters Multiculturalism,´´ by Hae-Jung Hong and Yves Doz; ´´Making Differences Matter: A New Paradigm for Managing Diversity,´´ by David A. Thomas and Robin J. Ely; ´´Navigating the Cultural Minefield,´´ by Erin Meyer; ´´Values in Tension: Ethics Away from Home,´´ by Thomas Donaldson; ´´Global Business Speaks English,´´ by Tsedal Neeley; ´´10 Rules for Managing Global Innovation,´´ by Keeley Wilson and Yves L. Doz; ´´Lost in Translation,´´ by Fons Trompenaars and Peter Woolliams; and ´´The Right Way to Manage Expats,´´ by J. Stewart Black and Hal B. Gregersen.
´´New York Times´´ bestselling author Simon Sinek is an unshakable optimist and he wants to share that optimism. With this beautifully illustrated book of axioms he inspires readers to seek out a brighter future - and build it together. Simon Sinek has inspired hundreds of thousands of readers with his two classic bestsellers, ´´Start With Why´´ and´´ Leaders Eat Last.´´ The mission of all his work, from the biggest speech to the simplest tweet, is to build a world in which people wake up every day inspired to go to work, feel safe while there, then return home feeling fulfilled at the end of the day. Now, in this delightfully illustrated book of axioms and anecdotes, Sinek amplifies that vision with new ideas that will inspire readers to overcome obstacles and become the leaders they wish they had. The book is organized around the challenges we all face in the modern world of work, whether we´re just out of college or trying to lead a giant company. From confronting doubts, to building a team, to recovering from failure, Sinek helps us see things in a fresh and inspiring way. Consider just a few of his insights.... ´´A team is not a group of people that work together. A team is a group of people that trust each other.´´ ´´Fight against something and we focus on the thing we hate. Fight for something and we focus on the thing we love.´´ ´´We´d achieve more if we chased the dream instead of the competition.´´
The New York Times bestseller that gives readers a paradigm-shattering new way to think about motivation from the author of When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing Most people believe that the best way to motivate is with rewards like money-the carrot-and-stick approach. That´s a mistake, says Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others). In this provocative and persuasive new book, he asserts that the secret to high performance and satisfaction-at work, at school, and at home-is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world. Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does-and how that affects every aspect of life. He examines the three elements of true motivation-autonomy, mastery, and purpose-and offers smart and surprising techniques for putting these into action in a unique book that will change how we think and transform how we live.
This charming story about a penguin colony in Antarctica illustrates key truths about how deal with the issue of change: handle the challenge well and you can prosper greatly; handle it poorly and you put yourself at risk. The penguins are living happily on their iceberg as they have done for many years. Then one curious penguin discovers a potentially devastating problem threatening their home - and pretty much no one listens to him. The characters in this fable are like people we recognise, even ourselves. Their story is one of resistance to change and heroic action, confusion and insight, seemingly intractable obstacles and the most clever tactics for dealing with those obstacles. It is a story that is occuring in different forms around us today - but the penguins handle change a great deal better than most of us. Based on John Kotter´s pioneering work on how to make smart change happen faster and better, the lessons you can learn from this short and easy-to-read book will serve you well in your job, in your family, and in your community. And these lessons are becoming ever more important as the world around us changes faster and faster.
Start With Why has led millions of readers to rethink everything they do - in their personal lives, their careers and their organizations. Now Find Your Why picks up where Start With Why left off. It shows you how to apply Simon Sinek´s powerful insights so that you can find more inspiration at work -- and in turn inspire those around you. I believe fulfillment is a right and not a privilege. We are all entitled to wake up in the morning inspired to go to work, feel safe when we´re there and return home fulfilled at the end of the day. Achieving that fulfillment starts with understanding exactly WHY we do what we do. As Start With Why has spread around the world, countless readers have asked me the same question: How can I apply Start With Why to my career, team, company or nonprofit? Along with two of my colleagues, Peter Docker and David Mead, I created this hands-on, step-by-step guide to help you find your WHY. With detailed exercises, illustrations, and action steps for every stage of the process, Find Your Why can help you address many important concerns, including: * What if my WHY sounds just like my competitor´s? * Can I have more than one WHY? * If my work doesn´t match my WHY, what should I do? * What if my team can´t agree on our WHY? Whether you´ve just started your first job, are leading a team, or are CEO of your own company, the exercises in this book will help guide you on a path to long-term success and fulfillment, for both you and your colleagues. Thank you for joining us as we work together to build a world in which more people start with WHY. Inspire on! -- Simon
This third edition of an international bestseller--over 2 million copies sold worldwide and translated into 33 languages--details how its powerful insights on motivation, conflict, and collaboration can benefit organizations as well as individuals. Since its original publication in 2000, Leadership and Self-Deception has become an international word-of-mouth phenomenon. Rather than tapering off, it sells more copies every year. The book´s central insight--that the key to leadership lies not in what we do but in who we are--has proven to have powerful implications not only for organizational leadership but in readers´ personal lives as well. Leadership and Self-Deception uses an entertaining story everyone can relate to about a man facing challenges at work and at home to expose the fascinating ways that we blind ourselves to our true motivations and unwittingly sabotage the effectiveness of our own efforts to achieve happiness and increase happiness. We trap ourselves in a ´´box´´ of endless self-justification. Most importantly, the book shows us the way out. Readers will discover what millions already have learned--how to consistently tap into and act on their innate sense of what´s right, dramatically improving all of their relationships.
In The Automatic Customer, John Warrillow provides the essential blueprint for turning your customers into subscribers The lifeblood of your business is repeat customers. But customers can be fickle, markets shift and competitors are ruthless. So how do you ensure a steady flow of business? The secret - no matter what industry you´re in - is finding and keeping automatic customers. These days virtually anything you need can come through a subscription. Far beyond Spotify and Netflix, companies in nearly any industry, from home contractors to florists, can build subscriptions into their business. Subscription is the key to increasing cash flow, igniting growth and boosting the value of your company. Whether you want to transform your entire business into a recurring revenue engine or just pick up an extra 5 per cent of sales growth, The Automatic Customer will be your secret weapon. ´Read, apply and watch your bank deposits grow every month´ Chris Guillebeau, bestselling author of The $100 Startup ´If you have a business, or are thinking about starting one, this book will be the best investment you´ve ever made´ Bo Burlingham, editor-at-large of Inc. and author of Small Giants and Finish Big John Warrillow, the author of Built to Sell, is the founder of The Value Builder System(TM) where advisors help company owners increase the value of their business. Previously, he founded Warrillow & Co., a subscription-based research business dedicated to helping Fortune 500 companies market to small business owners. A sought-after speaker and popular Inc.com columnist, he lives in Toronto.
Change is the one constant in business, and we must adapt or face obsolescence. Yet certain challenges never go away. That´s what makes this book ´´must read.´´ These are the 10 seminal articles by management´s most influential experts, on topics of perennial concern to ambitious managers and leaders hungry for inspiration--and ready to run with big ideas to accelerate their own and their companies´ success. If you read nothing else - full stop - read: Michael Porter on creating competitive advantage and distinguishing your company from rivalsJohn Kotter on leading change through eight critical stagesDaniel Goleman on using emotional intelligence to maximize performancePeter Drucker on managing your career by evaluating your own strengths and weaknessesClay Christensen on orchestrating innovation within established organizationsTom Davenport on using analytics to determine how to keep your customers loyalRobert Kaplan and David Norton on measuring your company´s strategy with the Balanced ScorecardRosabeth Moss Kanter on avoiding common mistakes when pushing innovation forwardTed Levitt on understanding who your customers are and what they really wantC. K. Prahalad and Gary Hamel on identifying the unique, integrated systems that support your strategy