Play to Win!: Choosing Growth Over Fear in Work and Life
by Larry Wilson and Hersch Wilson
Play To Win! addresses the major interferences that hold us back from being all we can be. This book is ideal for those who are looking to create better results for themselves, their families, their teams or their companies. It is a delightful and easy read filled with powerful insight into the kind of thinking that holds us back or propels us forward. The concept of Play to Win! is: “going as far as you can with all that you’ve got and learning from whatever happens.” In contrast, most individuals are busy Playing not to Lose: “avoiding situations where we might lose, fail, be emotionally hurt, or be rejected.” This is one book that you will want to reread at various times throughout your life!
Gallup presents the remarkable findings of its revolutionary study of more than 80,000 managers in First, Break All the Rules, revealing what the world’s greatest managers do differently. With vital performance and career lessons and ideas for how to apply them, it is a must-read for managers at every level.
Included with this re-release of First, Break All the Rules: updated meta-analytic research and access to the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment, which reveals people’s top themes of talent, and to Gallup’s Q12 employee engagement survey, the most effective measure of employee engagement and its impact on business outcomes.
American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company
by Bryce G Hoffman
The inside story of the epic turnaround of Ford Motor Company under the leadership of CEO Alan Mulally.
At the end of 2008, Ford Motor Company was just months away from running out of cash. With the auto industry careening toward ruin, Congress offered all three Detroit automakers a bailout. General Motors and Chrysler grabbed the taxpayer lifeline, but Ford decided to save itself.
The New Gold Standard: 5 Leadership Principles for Creating a Legendary Customer Experience Courtesy of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company
by Joseph Michelli
Discover the secrets of world-class leadership! When it comes to refined service and exquisite hospitality, one name stands high above the rest: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. With ceaseless attention to every luxurious detail, the company has set the bar for creating memorable customer experiences in world-class settings. Now, for the first time, the leadership secrets behind the company's extraordinary success are revealed.
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don't
by Jim Collins
The Challenge: Built to Last, the defining management study of the nineties, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the very beginning. But what about the company that is not born with great DNA? How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness?
The Study: For years, this question preyed on the mind of Jim Collins. Are there companies that defy gravity and convert long-term mediocrity or worse into long-term superiority? And if so, what are the universal distinguishing characteristics that cause a company to go from good to great?
The Findings: The findings of the Good to Great study will surprise many readers and shed light on virtually every area of management strategy and practice.
This book is a true gem and should be required reading for every leader— every person for that matter! In this self-help book, Dr. Aldo Pucci teaches you how to change your thinking so that you get better results. This book will teach you how to: determine whether your thoughts (and actions) are rational or not; recognize and address common thinking traps; recognize, replace and practice new thoughts until they become new habits for you. Dr. Pucci’s practical, rational self-counseling techniques teach you how to break through the personal interferences that hold you back from being all you can be. Every parent and child should learn these life skills!
The authors of this book report that each year more than $60 billion is spent on training (particularly management training) and most of it is useless because the knowledge gleaned in the course does not carry over and get applied at work. In other words, there is a “knowing-doing gap”. It is often believed that participants have “got it” when they are heard using the language. Yet, the real proof that they’ve “got it” is when they apply on the job what they learned - when they enhance their performance. In this book, the authors identify the most common obstacles to action - most of them relating to the culture of the organization - and profile successful companies that have overcome them.