The Business Of Being The Best

Author: Molly Fletcher
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118150910
Size: 72.24 MB
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How the very best get to—and stay at—the top From the arenas of professional sports to the boardrooms of major businesses, a thin slice of peak performers dominates every field. What is their secret to success? Few people know what drives these world-leaders like sports agent Molly Fletcher. Not only has Fletcher herself risen to the top of a tough, male-dominated field—CNN dubbed her "the female Jerry Maguire"—but she has also represented hundreds of successful athletes, coaches, and broadcasters in baseball, golf, basketball, and football. Her experience reveals exactly what it takes to play like "the best." Breaks success into accessible strategies like smart negotiation, likability, and personal brand-building Features interviews with such notables as Home Depot cofounder and Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, future Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz, and football legend Roger Staubach Connects high performance to values by showing how the best give back No matter what you do or what game you play, Fletcher's authoritative and inspirational look at the top 1 percent will help you win.

Sport Is Life With The Volume Turned Up

Author: Joan Cronan
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
ISBN: 1621902129
Size: 21.59 MB
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In Sport Is Life with the Volume Turned Up, Joan Cronan offers a refreshing and innovative perspective on strengthening performance and achieving success in both the business world and everyday life. During her twenty-eight years as Women’s Athletics Director for the University of Tennessee, Cronan built one of the most prominent and respected women’s athletics programs in the nation, resulting in ten NCAA titles and twenty-four SEC Tournament Championships for the Lady Vols during her tenure. She reveals in her book what happened behind the scenes in constructing a successful, nationally renowned women’s athletics program—and it turns out that game days were only part of the story. Cronan’s lighthearted stories and succinct business tips will draw you in until you feel like you are present for every victory she describes on the court and in the workplace. Cronan’s business acumen and passionate approach to positive change will arm you with the outlook and the tools you need to revolutionize the professional and personal spheres in your life.

Real Women Real Leaders

Author: Kathleen Hurley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119061385
Size: 63.58 MB
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Plan your path to leadership with insight from real women at the top In Real Women, Real Leadership, twenty–four women leaders describe their personal journeys to the top, providing deep insight and a fascinating perspective on "making it" as a woman in the male–dominated business environment. They discuss their experiences and offer guidance on topics such as balancing family and career, building alliances, mentoring and being mentored, and overcoming obstacles in the business world which is still dominated by men in the senior levels of management. Drawn from a range of industries including higher education, technology, law, the military, politics, the media, and more, these stories provide the details that every ambitious woman needs to know. You′ll learn which skills, attributes, and relationships served these women best, how they overcame the obstacles thrown into their paths, and the people they credit as instrumental along the way. A self–assessment chapter helps you discover your own leadership attributes, and determine which skills you need to acquire as you formulate your own personal roadmap to the top. There are many books about women who have been excellent leaders, but Real Women, Real Leadership provides the personal, relatable testimonials from women who have navigated the opportunities and pitfalls of the business world. Each story sheds light on women′s unique leadership attributes, and provides guidance for professional women charting their own professional advancement. Learn from women leaders in a diverse range of industries Discover the leadership attributes that make the biggest impact Gain insight into work/life balance, mentors, relationships, and more Discover your leadership strengths and develop a plan forward Studies have shown that companies with three or more women board members dramatically outperform the competition in returns on equity, sales, and invested capital yet women only claim a tiny percentage of boardroom seats and top executive positions. Why? And why, when they do achieve leadership positions, do women tend to make such outstanding leaders? Real Women, Real Leadership tackles these questions and more from an in–the–trenches perspective to help you become the leader you want to be.

A Winner S Guide To Negotiating How Conversation Gets Deals Done

Author: Molly Fletcher
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071838805
Size: 29.32 MB
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The strategic guide to getting the most out of every negotiation from "the female Jerry Maguire" (CNN) Effective negotiation is rooted in establishing trust and building relationships--one conversation at a time. In this practical guide, trailblazing sports agent Molly Fletcher reveals her proven approach to landing more than $500 million worth of deals throughout her career. It all comes down to doing five things well: Setting the Stage Finding Common Ground Asking with Confidence Embracing the Pause Knowing When to Leave Master these steps and you'll not only close more deals--you'll be setting yourself up for the next big one. "A great negotiator and a great storyteller has mined her deep experience in one of the most pressurized arenas of American business. This book is a road map for anyone who wants to learn how to win negotiations of any kind." -- LARRY KRAMER, president and publisher of USA Today "Negotiating well is indispensable to success. Whether from the stage or in this book, Molly will inspire you. A Winner's Guide to Negotiating will change your life by changing your conversations. A must-read for every business professional." -- DONNA FIEDOROWICZ, senior vice president at the PGA TOUR

10 10 10

Author: Suzy Welch
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1847377211
Size: 25.21 MB
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Today, the world offers us more options than ever before, but it also forces us to juggle more priorities, to make more choices, and to make them faster. The result: a crisis of doing too much, or not enough, and making our decisions based on impulse, stress or guilt. In 10-10-10Suzy Welch offers an exciting, effective strategy that will help you make the right decision in any situation, at work or at home; with colleagues, family or friends. The rule is deceptively simple: when faced with a decision, consider what the consequences and outcomes of your various options would be in 10 minutes, 10 months, and 10 years. But the results are extraordinary. Using the framework of 10-10-10will allow you to think through your decisions and to match them with the expectations and values you hold dearest. Most importantly, it allows you to chart a path in the direction you want, and to head confidently towards it with focus, balance, and joy.

Fearless At Work Achieve Your Potential By Transforming Small Moments Into Big Outcomes

Author: Molly Fletcher
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 1259862992
Size: 37.24 MB
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The winning game plan for channeling fear into world-class performance Fear comes in all forms, but one thing is always true: Fear is an obstacle to success. Every successful person has overcome fear. Hailed as “the female Jerry Maguire” by CNN, top sports agent-turned-entrepreneur Molly Fletcher knows all about performing under pressure. Talent, skill, and endurance may be necessary ingredients to athletic achievement, but Fletcher zeroes in on the one common trait that drives elite individuals and teams to unparalleled success: a winning, fearless mindset. Success isn’t built in a day, so she guides you to recognize, seize, and shape the small moments that will make the greatest difference. Filled with play-by-play insights and field-tested strategies―and anchored by inspiring stories from an all-star roster of sports and business leaders―Fearless at Work shows you how to: • trade your self-defeating attitudes and self-imposed hurdles for a new outlook rooted in a sense of mission and purpose • defeat toxic thinking, push beyond your comfort zone, embrace new challenges, and achieve your stretch goals • prepare yourself to seize the moment when opportunity presents itself • harness the heightened alertness that comes with fear to drive positive outcomes • shrug off the fear of failure and not worry so much about what other people think, while gaining the confidence that comes from achieving meaningful change It takes awareness, it takes work, and it takes determination—but in the end, conquering your fear is a choice. It’s your choice to become Fearless at Work.

Long Fuse Big Bang

Author: Eric Haseltine
Publisher: Hachette Books
ISBN: 1401396054
Size: 79.85 MB
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"If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses." --Henry Ford As one part of your brain processes these words, another part of your brain is urging you to put the book down and focus on something more pressing. Get back to work on the budget due tomorrow. Answer e-mails growing stale in your inbox. Get off your rear and update that résumé. We're all guilty of it, especially in the business world. From Fortune 500 CEOs to assistants, we work to solve the most urgent problems first. That's because evolution has hardwired our brains to focus only on the immediate future, a survival technique that worked extremely well when predators were lurking at every turn. But that was then, this is now. In the modern world, where life expectancies are long and physical perils rare (at least for people who buy books), it's not only possible to build a strong tomorrow without sacrificing today, but to actually increase the number of here-and-now victories by pursuing distant wins. That's where Long Fuse, Big Bang comes in--to help you work with that instinct to create and foster ideas that will lead to explosive professional results. Through proven case studies and personal experience, Dr. Eric Haseltine shows you how to neutralize the quick-fix way of thinking and actually use that desire to improve your chances of an enduring success. Rather than fight our most basic thought processes, this book will teach you how to work with your brain to light the long fuse, keep it smoldering, and ignite that "Big Bang" that will make history.

The Game Changers

Author: Samantha Brett and Steph Adams
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 1743772726
Size: 35.63 MB
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The path to success is rarely straightforward, especially for women. However, with more female trailblazers out there than ever before, achieving their career goals in the worlds of fashion, entertainment, business, politics and beyond, the game is being changed forever. Television journalist Samantha Brett and global influencer Steph Adams have spent more than two decades between them interviewing and profiling some of the most inspiring and successful women in the world. They quickly realised that these women had a few distinct qualities in common: they are fearless in their pursuits and unafraid to go after what they want, and they do not let fear of failure stop them. And they know the importance of getting back up after you've fallen down, and of trying one more time even when it seems like every avenue has been exhausted. In The Game Changers, Samantha and Steph have handpicked the world's most inspiring women, and these women are letting you into their worlds. They are sharing their secrets to overcoming fears and challenges, and inspiring you to keep motivated, no matter how tough things become! This book features exclusive first-hand essays from the women you know and love. You'll hear success secrets and inspirational stories from the likes of Meghan Markle, Arianna Huffington, Elle Macpherson, Rachel Zoe, Sarah Wilson and Gwyneth Paltrow - and many, many more. Become a Game Changer today!

One Good Trade

Author: Mike Bellafiore
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470649003
Size: 77.46 MB
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An inside look at what it really takes to become a better trader A proprietary trading firm consists of a group of professionals who trade the capital of the firm. Their income and livelihood is generated solely from their ability to take profits consistently out of the markets. The world of prop trading is mentally and emotionally challenging, but offers substantial rewards to the select few who can master this craft called trading. In One Good Trade: Inside the Highly Competitive World of Proprietary Trading, author Mike Bellafiore shares the principles and techniques that have enabled him to navigate the most challenging of markets over the past twelve years. He explains how he has imparted those techniques to an elite desk of traders at the proprietary trading firm he co-founded. In doing so, he lifts the veil on the inner workings of his firm, shedding light on the challenges of prop trading and insight on why traders succeed or fail. An important contribution to trading literature, the book will help all traders by: Emphasizing the development of skills that are critical to success, such as the fundamentals of One Good Trade, Reading the Tape, and finding Stocks In Play Outlining the factors that really make the difference between a consistently profitable trader and one who underperforms Sharing entertaining, hysterical, and page turning stories of traders who have excelled or failed and why, many trained by the author, with an essential trading principle wrapped inside Becoming a better trader takes discipline, skill development, and statistically profitable trading strategies, and this book will show you how to develop all three.

Corporate Escape

Author: Maite Baron
Publisher: Ecademy Press
ISBN: 1908746408
Size: 80.57 MB
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Corporate Escape: the Rise of the New Entrepreneur is an Amazon Bestseller and multi-award-winning book. If you're feeling unfulfilled, stuck in a job you no longer like, or simply want more from life, Corporate Escape will help you to reinvent yourself, rekindling your passion for life, and enabling you to live with purpose, meaning and prosperity. Through innovative strategies, thought-provoking stories, insightful case studies and action-focused exercises, Corporate Escape will help you to discover what you want from life, while acquiring the skills, ambition and emotional resilience you need to become a 'new entrepreneur'. This is a book that will put you back in control of your life and your future, enabling you to break free from self-doubt, fear and perceived limitations, as well as opening your mind to fresh thinking and new ways of succeeding on your own. Whether you want to reignite your career, change direction, set up and grow your own business, or take on a personal challenge, Corporate Escape will give you the passion and determination to take decisive action. It's time to leap - before you're pushed!