Description : The inspiring, life-changing bestseller by the author of LEADERS EAT LAST and TOGETHER IS BETTER. In 2009, Simon Sinek started a movement to help people become more inspired at work, and in turn inspire their colleagues and customers. Since then, millions have been touched by the power of his ideas, including more than 28 million who’ve watched his TED Talk based on START WITH WHY -- the third most popular TED video of all time. Sinek starts with a fundamental question: Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their success over and over? People like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers had little in common, but they all started with WHY. They realized that people won't truly buy into a product, service, movement, or idea until they understand the WHY behind it. START WITH WHY shows that the leaders who've had the greatest influence in the world all think, act, and communicate the same way -- and it's the opposite of what everyone else does. Sinek calls this powerful idea The Golden Circle, and it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be led, and people can be inspired. And it all starts with WHY.
Description : Discover how to banish stress and negativity, rediscover your best self and become an inspirational leader – starting now. Inspirational leaders: Target strengths, not weaknesses Have a dream Manage energy, not time Put happiness before success Based on cutting edge research, and with truly actionable advice, The Positive Leader shows you how. Former Chairman of Microsoft Europe, Jan Mühlfeit, turns the lessons he’s learnt from his years at the coalface of leadership into a ‘how to’ guide for busy managers. Academic studies have shown that a positive mind-set results in 31% higher levels of productivity.* The Positive Leader gives you a four-point approach to becoming a happier and more inspirational leader. Discover and work to your strengths Identify your mission and vision Become a ‘Chief Energy Officer’ Lead yourself to happiness * ‘Positive Intelligence’, Shawn Anchor, Harvard Business Review, Jan/Feb 2012
Description : Kipp Herreid learned other ways to teach- much better ways. His favorite approach puts science in vivid context through case studies, which he calls "stories with an educational message." This compilation of 40-plus essays examines every aspect of the case study method.--[back cover].
Description : This book provides specialists and executives with a clear, yet practical set of recommendations to meet the challenges of digital transformation and ensure long-term success as a leader in a primarily digital business world. The authors describe the fundamental principles of digitization and its economic opportunities and risks, integrating them into a framework of classic and new management methods. The book also explores how increasing digitization – not only of communication, but of complete value chains – has led to a need to establish a digital business leadership. Digitization is changing people and markets: it causes the upheaval of entire industries, creates new digital-centric companies, and forces established companies to cope with the transformation activities associated with these digitization processes. New approaches and methods have to be learned, tried and tested patterns of thinking have to be explored, and last but not least, innovation activities have to be understood as continuous necessities. At the same time, digital business offers considerable opportunities for renewing competitive advantages, improving existing process structures and realigning products, services and business models.
Description : Book summaries and excerpts for leaders in churches and other organizations. Books included: A Failure of Nerve by Edwin Friedman Generation to Generation by Edwin Friedman Congregational Leadership in Anxious Times: Being Calm and Courageous No Matter What by Peter L. Steinke A Door Set Open: Grounding Change in Mission and Hope by Peter L. Steinke The Underground Church: Reclaiming the Subversive Way of Jesus by Robin Meyers Resident Aliens by Stanley Hauerwas and William Willimon Different Drum: Community Making and Peace by Scott Peck Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life Marshall B. Rosenberg Start with Why Simon Sinek The Art of Possibility Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander Birth of the Chaordic Age Dee Hock The Path of Least Resistance Robert Fritz Good to Great Jim Collins What is the Mission of Missions? (Article) Dan Hotchkiss Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error Kathryn Schulz Prophetic Leadership Quotes for Leaders from the Writings of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel Selections for Clergy and Congregations Ralph Waldo Emerson
Description : Join some cuddly kittens for a collection of sayings from the Buddha. The verses, taken from the Dhammapada, were written centuries ago, but today they offer insight for all of life's basic struggles. Meditate along with the verses to gain a greater understanding of you, your life and your purpose. Find the meaning of truth in these verses and how to find it in the world around you. Let your inner Zen Cat guide you to enlightenment.