Around the globe, people are facing the same problem - that we are born as individuals but are forced to conform to the rules of society if we want to succeed. The author debunks the prevailing mythology of success and presents a radical new way to greatness. It also draws on interviews with world leaders.
Peu de sujets ont inspiré autant d'études, d'articles, de thèses et d'ouvrages que le leadership. Le propos de cet ouvrage, alliance authentique de la réflexion à l'action, de la pratique à l'analyse, est une réflexion exigeante et novatrice nourrie d'une vaste expérience du leadership au plus haut niveau et appuyée par une rigoureuse approche pluridisciplinaire. Car si l'on ne peut parler de leadership sans l'avoir vécu, un véritable leader ne saurait faire l'économie de la réflexion : c'est cela, le leadership en action. (Articles en français et en anglais).
Why givers - not takers or matchers - win big. Perfect for anyone who enjoyed QUIET or THINKING FAST AND SLOW.
Speak up, you can become a Beyonder! <a href='http://www.e-boek.org/store/beyonders-p-192728.html'>Ook verkrijgbaar als e-boek</a> <a href='http://itunes.apple.com/be/book/beyonders/id479871726?l=nl&mt=11'>Ook verkrijgbaar in de iBookstore</a> In many organisations and countries people are desperately searching for leaders that can provide solutions to transcend the many financial, political and environmental problems that the world is facing. Sadly, such leaders are few and far between. But fortunately there is hope: Beyondership. Leaders who aspire to Beyondership possess and radiate a deep-seated vision, anchored in a clear set of values. What others see as obstacles, they welcome as challenging opportunities. They create environments that inspire passion, and persevere until their goals are reached. Even when not supported by powerful parties, they have the courage to be a minority of one and steadfastly fight for what they genuinely believe. For a Beyonder, it is not about being the best in the world, bu
In a world of permanent crisis, where change is the norm, Lean becomes fashionable. Yet, companies who have chosen to fundamentally transform it self, following the Lean principles and investing first on women and men, have, globally, and in the long term, the best economic results. This book, with simple concepts and illustrated with many examples, analyzes the main misconceptions about Lean, taking each time the views of managers and operational concerned. (Version anglaise de Petit guide Lean à l'usage des managers).
In nur 50 Minuten das Peter-Prinzip verstehenDas von Laurence J. Peter und Raymond Hull in ihrem satirischen Werk The Peter-Principle entwickelte Prinzip basiert auf der Hypothese, dass kompetente Mitarbeiter in einer Organisationsstruktur solange befordert werden, bis sie einen Posten erreichen, für den sie unfähig sind, von dem sie aber auch nicht mehr abgesetzt werden konnen. Die Hypothesen des Modells werden kontrovers diskutiert, besonders die Aussage, dass die für einen neuen Posten benotigten Kompetenzen nicht von denen des vorherigen Postens abhingen. Allerdings führen auch andere (satirische) Modelle (wie Parkinsons Gesetz oder das Dilbert-Prinzip) in die gleiche Richtung. Zudem konnte das Peter-Prinzip durch eine Computersimulation inzwischen teilweise bestätigt werden.Nach 50 Minuten konnen Sie:-die Hypothesen des Peter-Prinzips anhand von Beispielen erklären-Unfähigkeit erkennen und Leistung evaluieren-sinnvolle, leistungssteigernde Beforderungsstrategien entwickelnAnhand praktischer Beispiele wird die Theorie leicht verständlich veranschaulicht. So erhalten Sie einen interessanten und praxisorientierten Überblick über das Wesentliche.Der Einstieg in ein neues Kapitel Ihrer Unternehmensgeschichte!Über 50MINUTEN.DE | BUSINESS - MANAGEMENT UND MARKETINGWas bewegt die Wirtschaftswelt? Mit der Serie Business - Management und Marketing der Reihe 50Minuten verstehen Sie schnell die wichtigsten Modelle und Konzepte. Unsere Titel versorgen Sie mit der notwendigen Theorie, prägnanten Definitionen der Schlüsselworter und interessanten Fallstudien in einem einfachen und leicht verständlichen Format. Sie sind der ideale Ausgangspunkt für Leserinnen und Leser, die ihre Fähigkeiten und Kenntnisse erweitern mochten.
The must-read summary of Charles J. Pellerin's book: How NASA Builds Teams: Mission Critical Soft Skills for Scientists, Engineers, and Project Teams. This complete summary of the ideas from Charles J. Pellerin's book How NASA Builds Teams shows that team building must take account of the personalities and expertise of the individual members. Scientists and technical experts often respond to a different type of team building to arts people. Through a great deal of trial and error, NASA has developed the 4-D team building strategy, which has proved very successful. 4-D can also be applied to leadership training. Every team must be Cultivating (so that everyone is feeling appreciated), Including, Visioning (everyone must think about the team's future) and Directing (willing to take action to further the team's success). This summary explains how the system used by NASA (an organisation with massively high stakes, both in terms of human life and money) can be applied to any organisation.Added-value of this summary:-Save time-Understand key concepts-Increase your business knowledgeTo learn more, read How NASA Builds Teams and discover the key to building the best teams.
The must-read summary of General Stanley McChrystal's book Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World.This complete summary of the ideas from General Stanley McChrystal's book Team of Teams shows that hierarchies are no longer the most effective way to structure an organisation. Instead, organisations should transform themselves into interconnected and effective networks which are resilient and adaptable. Using the structure of the US army as an example, the author explains exactly how to arrange your organisation to produce the best possible results. Added-value of this summary: - Save time- Understand the key concepts- Improve your social and communication skills To learn more, read Team of Teams and discover how re-structuring your organisation can yield better results.
The must-read summary of Gino Wickman and Mark Winter's book: Rocket Fuel: The One Essential Combination That Will Get You More of What You Want from Your Business.This complete summary of the ideas from Gino Wickman and Mark Winter's book Rocket Fuel shows that the best way to grow a business is by linking a Visionary up with an Integrator. While visionaries can see the future they are aiming for, integrators know how to get there. Companies can reach their goals faster and more efficiently by following in the footsteps of partnerships such as Walt and Roy Disney, who combined a visionary with an integrator to produce stellar results. The authors explain how you can tell if you are a visionary or an integrator and then how to use this knowledge to excel in your role.Added-value of this summary: - Save time- Understand the key concepts - Increase your business knowledgeTo learn more, read Rocket Fuel and discover how you and your company can excel!
The must-read summary of Jason Fried and David Hansson's book: Remote: Office Not Required.This complete summary of the ideas from Jason Fried and David Hansson's book Remote shows that now is the right time for allowing more workers to do their work remotely, rather than keeping watch over them in a centralised office. Therefore, if you get your mindset right and put in place some robust operating rules for how remote work will happen, you position your organisation to take full advantage of the benefits of the growing remote work phenomena.Added-value of this summary:- Save time- Understand key concepts- Expand your knowledgeTo learn more, read Remote and find out how you can expand your business all around the globe.
The must-read summary of Brian Tracy's book: Full Engagement! Inspire, Motivate, and Bring Out the Best in Your People.This complete summary of the ideas from Brian Tracy's book Full Engagement! shows that managers today expect to generate high return on equity but also to maximise the returns on the human capital invested in business. This summary highlights that to bring out the best in people you need to motivate them and influence them on an emotional level.Added-value of this summary:- Save time- Understand key concepts- Expand your knowledgeTo learn more, read Full Engagement! and unlock the potential of the people around you and harness a top performing team.
The must-read summary of Shep Hyken's book: The Amazement Revolution: Seven Customer Service Strategies to Create an Amazing Customer (and Employee) Experience.This complete summary of the ideas from Shep Hyken's book The Amazement Revolution shows that customer service isn't a department within a company - it's everything the company does. If you can amaze your customers, they will become addicted to doing business with you or, more specifically, to the quality of the experience they receive from you. In his book, the author presents seven amazement strategies from the best customer service focused organisations in the world, which you can use to bring your customers into a Cult of Amazement. This summary is a must-read for any manager who wants to learn from the best and become the top service organisation in their industry.Added-value of this summary:-Save time-Understand key concepts-Expand your knowledgeTo learn more, read The Amazement Revolution and find out how to teach your employees to deliver a superior experience to your customers.
The must-read summary of Jack Stack and Bo Burlingham's book: A Stake in the Outcome: Building a Culture of Ownership for the Long-Term Success of Your Business. This complete summary of the ideas from Jack Stack and Bo Burlingham's book A Stake in the Outcome shows that to succeed in creating an employee-owned and operated company, employees have to be taught how to think and act like owners. This summary advises business managers to go beyond the traditional ways of rewarding employees, and teaches them how to build a sustainable ownership culture which provides employees with the right tools and attitude to carry out their responsibilities with the goals of the wider company at heart. This summary outlines fourteen rules of 'Employee Ownership' and systematically addresses each point, often illustrated with examples. At the end of this summary you should have a clearer understanding of how to empower your employees with the trust and intelligence they need in order to act in the company's best interests, without necessarily handing out company shares.Added-value of this summary:-Save time-Understand the key concepts-Increase your business knowledgeTo learn more, read A Stake in the Outcome and discover the rules of employee ownership.
The must-read summary ofRicardo Semler'sbook: The Seven-Day Weekend: Finding The Work/Life Balance.This complete summary of the ideas from The Seven-Day Weekend exposes the origins of ingrained habits in the business world and explains how changing them might be for the better. This useful summary provides you with the tools necessary to identify said habits in your company and to implement changes that will benefit both your business and the people involved, following in the example of the incredibly successful company Semco S.A. Striking the right balance between personal and professional life is now possible.Added-value of this summary:- Save time- Understand the key concepts- Expand your knowledge of managementTo learn more, read The Seven-Day Weekend and discover how to organise your company for maximum efficiency!
The must-read summary of Zeynep Ton's book: The Good Jobs Strategy: How the Smartest Companies Invest in Employees to Lower Costs and Boost Profits.This complete summary of the ideas from Zeynep Ton's book The Good Jobs Strategy tells you how most companies believe that they need to keep costs down and pay employees very little to keep their prices low. According to Zeynep, this is a 'bad jobs strategy'. A 'good jobs strategy' involves investing in people and paying them more. By offering them better pay and more benefits, they will be more motivated to work hard. These companies have an enthusiastic team, strong returns for investors and still offer low prices for customers.Added-value of this summary:- Save time - Employ a 'good jobs strategy' in your company- Offer your employees better benefits to keep them motivatedTo learn more, read The Good Jobs Strategy and find out how you can get the best out of your employees!
Ready to take your career to the next level? Find out everything you need to know about moving on from dismissal with this practical guide.Losing your job, whether for economic or personal reasons, can be a major setback in your career. However, it can also be an opportunity for professional progress: it will give you the chance to take time for yourself, evaluate your skills and priorities, consider different roles in your sector or embark on a career change.In 50 minutes you will be able to:-Discover the laws governing dismissals in the UK and know your rights if you are dismissed-Treat employees with respect and consideration when announcing and dealing with their dismissal-Understand why you were dismissed and take steps to move onABOUT 50MINUTES.COM | COACHINGThe Coaching series from the 50Minutes collection is aimed at all those who, at any stage in their careers, are looking to acquire personal or professional skills, adapt to new situations or simply re-evaluate their work-life balance. The concise and effective style of our guides enables you to gain an in-depth understanding of a broad range of concepts, combining theory, constructive examples and practical exercises to enhance your learning.
Talent Management could very soon replace traditional Human Resource Management within companies. This book explores this new concept and questions the progressive drift from one notion to the other. Talent is a unique combination of various outstanding skills. Companies are doing their best to attract, retain and make talents effective in the turbulent context of business in a global economy. The book provides the cultural and business context of "talent". After exploring what talent management concretely means in terms of policies and practices, the HR professional and the scholar will have a clear picture of the potential opportunities and limits of talent management.
This book develops a critical view on the main current theories in change management and leads to a multidimensional grid for assessing change processes. Thanks to numerous case studies, it offers a concrete illustration of a polyphonic management style. This book develops a critical view on the main current theories in change management. Most of them offer partial explanations: the planning model considers change as a linear process, in which design necessarily precedes implementation; the contingent model is essentially focussed on contextual pressures; the political model is mainly concerned with power games, often leading to the dilution of change, etc.The book proposes an original combination of these models by referring to the actor-network theory, a french sociologiclal perspective. Thanks to numerous case studies, it provides the reader with a rich and concrete understanding of the main phenomena linked to any change process. It leads to a multidimensional grid for assessing change processes and pleads for the adoption of a "polyphonic" management style, in which the interests of the various stakeholders concerned directly contribute to the design of the project.
Counterintuitive business advice from highly-popular Inc.com writer Geoffrey James, that helps readers clear the fog and clutter from their work lives so that they can achieve real and lasting success in business.