Ignite

Author: Gabrielle Dolan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0730322556
Size: 37.58 MB
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Learn the authentic leadership skills that drive today's workforce to excel Ignite: Real Leadership, Real Talk, Real Results is an honest guide to achieving lasting business success by becoming a more authentic leader. Leaving behind the boring and mundane, this guide cuts to the chase with a frank and forthright style to provide insight that can radically transform your business. You'll learn how your communication style may be holding you back, and how a few simple changes can inspire your team, engage your customers, and remind you just how effective you can be. Storytelling is a powerful business tool, and this book shows how to find your own stories and dig deep to learn what's driving your leadership and motivating your diverse workforce. You'll successfully navigate the uncertain terrain brought about by mixed generational expectations, evolving technology, and a rapidly shifting culture as you learn to respond and adapt to become a more effective leader. Communication is everything, and leaders are expected to be "on message" at all times. Today's workers want to know the "why" behind the "what", and this guide shows you how to tailor your message and your entire communication style to have the biggest impact. Cut through the "boring" and "bull" and be real Communicate with impact across all platforms Ignite your teams, your customers, and yourself Level up, step out, and discover what you stand for The rapid rise of technology and social media has resulted in "information fatigue", and most leaders respond by communicating in logic and data. This approach has little impact on the shifting workforce demographics, and each new generation brings higher expectations from their employers and leaders. Ignite shows you how to exceed those expectations and become the authentic leader that drives today's business success.

Work With Me

Author: Simon Dowling
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0730330052
Size: 23.92 MB
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Lead from any level with the power of buy-in Work with Me shows you how to master the art of the 'buy-in.' You achieve better results when people go along with your ideas because they want to, not because they have to; the key is knowing how to build that kind of commitment This is the art of buy-in, and it's one of the most powerful skills you can have. When people are fully on board, they bring their full selves to the project. This drives their priorities, their performance, their innovation and ultimately, your outcome. Buy-in sits at the heart of creative and collaborative cultures; it drives highly adaptive and nimble teams. This book is a how-to guide for achieving buy-in, regardless of your leadership level. It's not about using power and authority, it's about building support and commitment to your ideas and initiatives. You can lead from any level, even laterally, and have a positive impact on the way things are done in your organisation. This book is your coach for speaking up, standing out and embracing the changes that fuel engaged workplaces and better business. Build engagement, agreement, commitment and ownership Overcome obstacles and drive stellar performance Deliver optimal outcomes through enthusiastic collaboration Boost creativity, passion, energy and focus In the shift from traditional industrial economies to a value-focused economy of ideas, organisations thrive on great ideas, but those ideas don't count unless they're actually implemented. Work with Me shows you how to get people on board so you can bring great ideas to life.

Stories For Work

Author: Gabrielle Dolan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0730343278
Size: 17.51 MB
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Learn the science and master the art of telling a great story Stories for Work walks you through the science of storytelling, revealing the secrets behind great storytellers and showing you how to master the art of storytelling in business. Stories hold a unique place in our psyche, and the right story at the right time can be a game-changer in business; whether tragedy, triumph, tension or transition, a good story can captivate the listener and help you achieve your goals. In this book, author Gabrielle Dolan draws from a decade of training business leaders in storytelling to show you what works, why it works, when it works best and what never works. You'll learn how to create your own stories — authentically yours, crafted to attain your goal — and develop an instinct for sharing when the time is right. In-depth case studies feature real-world people in real-world businesses, showing how storytelling has changed the way they work, motivate and lead — providing clear examples of the power of this enormously effective skill. Storytelling gives you an edge. Whether you're after a promotion, a difficult client, a big sale or leading through transition, a great story can help you smooth the road and seal the deal. This book is your personal coach for masterful storytelling, with expert guidance and lessons learned from real-world business leaders. Learn why storytelling grabs attention and helps your message get through Master the four types of stories used in business settings Infuse your stories with the personal to highlight your vision and values Craft a selection of stories to pull out at pivotal business moments The oral tradition has ancient roots that unite all humans, and despite our myriad modern distractions, we still respond to a well-told story. Stories for Work helps you put this dynamic to work for you in any business scenario.

Brave Leadership

Author: Kimberly Davis
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group
ISBN: 1626344345
Size: 60.35 MB
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This book will help readers be brave. ​While we may think that we need to follow some kind of prescription to get results, the most amazing leaders are those who dare to be their true selves, powerfully. People want to give them their best. But in a business world that’s so competitive and uncertain, how do you connect with others more authentically to tap into their illusive want? Brave Leadership is the essential guide for leaders in today’s ever-shifting world. Wherever you are in your leadership journey—new, seasoned, young, or old—if you aspire to be the best leader you can be, then this book is for you. It will help you • Uncover your barriers to brave • Escape overwhelm and frustration and learn to manage stress and anxiety • Prepare for high-stakes meetings and conversations • Have the influence you want to have • Set the direction of your career • Connect powerfully • Feel more confident, courageous, satisfied, and purposeful • Tap into the want of the people you lead to get the results you need On a quest to make these powerful conversations more accessible, professional-actress-turned-leadership-educator Kimberly Davis shares the transformative tools she uses in her workshops to help thousands of leaders worldwide. Drawing from years of working with leaders of all experience levels and industries and the latest research in psychology, sociology, business, and the arts, this provocative and inspiring book bridges traditional business how-to with a personal development approach to demystify what it takes to be the brave leader you were born to be.

Hooked

Author: Gabrielle Dolan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118637658
Size: 11.23 MB
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How to use storytelling to move people to action In today's hyper-competitive business environment, leaders who can engage and inspire their teams and organisations have a distinct advantage. Using the art of effective storytelling, leaders can defeat information overload to inspire the emotion and effort needed to adopt new strategies, attract new clients, or win new business. Dry facts and data fade from memory over time, but an engaging story is difficult to forget. In Hooked, communication and business storytelling experts Gabrielle Dolan and Yamini Naidu use real-world examples and proven, effective techniques to teach the skill of great business storytelling. They explain what good storytelling is, why business leaders need to learn it, how to create effective stories, and how to practice for perfection. Offers proven advice on telling engaging, inspiring stories Includes real-world examples and case studies of what to do and not to do Features tips, lists, checklists, business models, worksheets, links to online quizzes, and other valuable resources For CEOs and other business leaders who need to communicate more effectively and persuasively, Hooked offers effective techniques and valuable guidance.

The Momentum Effect

Author: Jean Claude Larreche
Publisher: Pearson UK
ISBN: 0273747274
Size: 12.11 MB
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One of the most frequent challenges that managers and executives face today is: ‘How do I keep on growing and at the same time, make a profit?’ Based on the author’s extensive research on over 350 Fortune 1000 Firms, The Momentum Effect proves that the old method of spending big on marketing and slashing the manufacturing costs doesn’t work anymore. Instead, it provides new evidence to show that in order to achieve profitable growth you have to create new value for customers through innovation, ingenuity and most importantly by seeing things from a customer perspective. This strategy generates a positive, reinforcing momentum which leads to further growth. Why limit your business growth? With Momentum, you won’t have to.

The Renegade Leader

Author: Debora J. McLaughlin
Publisher: BalboaPress
ISBN: 9781452552392
Size: 64.45 MB
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“Brilliant! The Renegade Leader offers leaders the key strategies to accelerate business results, gain peak performance from each employee, and create a culture fueled with vibrating energy.” -Melissa Evans, CEO The Broshe Group, Bestselling Author of Sole to Soul: How to Identify Your Soul Purpose and Monetize It ARE YOU A RENEGADE LEADER? True Renegade Leaders are driven visionaries who know how to create a great place to work that optimizes every member of their teams. The Renegade Leader provides you with nine keys to unlock the full potential in each individual, in your teams and in yourself. Using a combination of strategies, case studies, anecdotes, and the business fable of CEO Jim Saunders, you will be entertained while learning how to: • inspire top performance; • create a high trust environment; • foster leadership at all levels; • tune in to your employees; • unlock the potential of your teams; • create a unified culture; • celebrate wins in a way that motivates employees; • build collaboration; and • vibrate with innovation and the appreciation of each individual. The change in your environment will be palatable, and the results will be measurable. If you are a Renegade Leader, driven to succeed, the roadmap is in your hands; it’s time to accelerate your results. Debora McLaughlin is internationally acclaimed for her executive and business coaching and consulting with the Renegade Leaders of Fortune 500 corporations, privately-owned businesses, and non-profits. A driven leader in her own field, she empowers CEOs, managers, business owners, and leadership teams worldwide to become influential leaders who ignite organizational performance and positively affect business results. Purchase The Renegade Leader and discover why it was awarded Amazon #1 Best Seller and selected to be featured at the 2012 Emmy Awards! Plus enjoy the learning modules for each chapter and video training's to support you on your reading journey. “Every CEO needs a recipe for success. Th e Renegade Leader provides the key ingredients which, combined with passion and drive, create the spark to ignite high performance in any individual or organization.” -Tom Boucher, CEO GNHR, Board Member of the National Restaurant Association

Sparks

Author: Peter L. Benson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470437636
Size: 64.44 MB
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In this practical book, Dr. Peter Benson, a leading authority on childhood and adolescence, describes a simple yet powerful plan for awakening the spark that lives inside each and every young person. Sparks—when illuminated and nurtured—give young people joy, energy, and direction. They have the power to change a young person’s life from one of “surviving” to “thriving.” Grounded in new research with thousands of teenagers and parents, Sparks offers a step-by-step approach to helping teenagers discover their unique gifts, and works for all families, no matter their economic status, parenting situation, or ethnic background.

Storytelling For Job Interviews

Author: Gabrielle Dolan
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781925442601
Size: 14.59 MB
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Use stories to build trust, credibility and engage with your future employer - "fast" - to land your dream job. Do you go for lots of interviews but fail to get the job? Ever been told you don't have the 'right fit' for the organisation? Maybe you're new to the workforce, or returning after an extended break and struggling to make an impression? You have less than 60 minutes to stand out from all the other candidates in an interview. Don't waste time stating all the boring facts from your resume and failing to connect with your interviewer. With exercises and step-by-step instructions, this book will teach you how to tell stories about your personal and professional life to demonstrate your capabilities and values, and how valuable an asset you are to any team, organisation and your future employer - no matter what stage you're at in your career. "Storytelling for job interviews" will help you to: - unleash the power of stories - the number one skill in business today - distinguish yourself from the rest of the interview pack - land a job in three interviews or less (not more than 50) - perfect the four story types you need to nail a job interview - define, find, match, construct and prepare your own stories - practice storytelling techniques and skills - take on tricky questions like: 'What's your biggest weakness?' - use your stories in the first 90 days of your new role and beyond. Are you ready for the world of storytelling?