Courage to Execute: What Elite U.S. Military Units Can Teach Business About Leadership and Team Performance

By James D. Murphy

How to construct a tradition of excessive functionality inside of your organization

The U.S. army typically, and its many elite organisations particularly, possesses a tradition of excessive functionality. Courage to Execute outlines the six uncomplicated ideas that function on the starting place of excessive functionality, which come with management, association, verbal exchange, wisdom, event, and self-discipline, recognized jointly as LOCKED. while all are practiced successfully, teamwork emerges. however the so much elusive caliber that exists on the middle of all elite army groups, the point that organisations and companies deeply wish to practice extra successfully and successfully, is belief. belief is well spent, yet difficult received. writer James Murphy, an enterprise of roughly fifty senior army officials that experience served in elite devices akin to the U.S. military Blue Angels, U.S. military SEALS, and U.S. military Rangers, stocks a large number of private management tales that illustrates the rules of LOCKED.

  • Shares compelling anecdotes from leaders in elite devices of the U.S. Military
  • Written through James D. Murphy, founder and CEO of Afterburner, Inc., which has informed over 1.5 million executives, revenues execs, and enterprise humans from each in Afterburner’s perfect Execution version, and its special, high-energy programs

Courage to Execute may help you enhance powerful management abilities and construct high-performance groups that out-compete your opponents each time.

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Connection Culture: The Competitive Advantage of Shared Identity, Empathy, and Understanding at Work

By Michael Lee Stallard

Organizations thrive while staff consider valued, the surroundings is energized, and excessive productiveness and innovation are the norm. This calls for a brand new type of chief who fosters a tradition of connection inside of the association. Michael Lee Stallard’s Connection Culture presents a clean state of mind approximately management and provides thoughts for a way to faucet into the ability of human connection.

If you need to start fostering a connection tradition on your association, this ebook is your game-changing chance. cease undermining functionality and take step one towards swap that may supply your company, your crew, and all whom you lead a real aggressive advantage.

Inspiring and useful, this publication demanding situations you to set the functionality bar excessive and to maintain attaining. during this booklet you'll study the right way to :

  • foster a connection tradition
  • emulate most sensible practices of attached places of work like these at Pixar and Duke University’s men’s basketball group
  • boost imaginative and prescient, worth, and voice inside of your company.

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Nine Minutes on Monday: The Quick and Easy Way to Go From Manager to Leader

By James Robbins

The Globe & Mail's number 1 company e-book of the Year!

"ALL IN, all of the TIME"

Low functionality and excessive turnover isn't the results of lazy, apathetic employees. it is not approximately reducing budgets. And it is not a few bad economy.

It's approximately management that does not interact employees.

In Nine mins on Monday, management guru James Robbins argues that worker engagement comes all the way down to something: a continuing commitment to assembly the common wishes that force functionality excellence. In brand new chaotic, high-stakes company atmosphere, you possibly can get distracted from management tasks by means of concentrating on initiatives handy rather than on procedure. but if you overlook to maintain your management priorities in entrance of you, everybody suffers--your employees, your company and, in spite of everything, you.

Whether you lead a small staff or a whole association, you’ll observe the 9 keys to elevating productiveness, boosting morale, and lengthening worker engagement. 9 mins on Monday combines confirmed engagement drivers and ideas of human motivation right into a basic procedure of execution that may convey speedy effects. inside of you will find:

  • The "9 Minute" template for protecting specialize in your management priorities--no subject how busy you're
  • Three key questions to help you attach function to paycheck in your employees
  • A four-step formulation for addressing subpar functionality and using complacency from the office
  • A easy training version for fast-track employees improvement
  • Four reward/recognition instruments that may depart your staff feeling valued and influenced
  • The one basic job that may forge deep bonds of belief among you and your staff
  • Three key components that might instantly raise the inducement point of any employee

Being an exceptional chief isn't effortless, yet Robbins breaks all of it down into crucial parts to bare its primary simplicity. Nine mins on Monday is your highway map to igniting goal, ardour, and engagement between your staff participants. grasp and follow the instruments and strategies within, and your staff may be prompted, encouraged, and outfitted to carry their most sensible to paintings every day.

Quick and straightforward management classes for reinforcing functionality, morale, and engagement

"James Robbins is a excellent c observer, philosopher, and storyteller. He additionally has significant insights approximately how leaders might help staff turn into extra hooked up to their paintings atmosphere. He weaves jointly own tales with considerate management insights right into a compelling ebook. If leaders will do the 9 mins he indicates every one Monday morning, they are going to develop into what we've referred to as ‘meaning makers' who convey huge, immense worth to their staff, shoppers, traders, and communities." -- Dave Ulrich, professor, Ross university of industrial, collage of Michigan; companion, The RBL workforce; coauthor, The Why of Work

"It relatively works! Robbins presents basic and functional instruments to aid all managers get at the street towards turning into nice leaders. those 9 easy-to-use ideas are correct to cutting-edge paintings setting and but so frequently ignored. thanks for assisting me to make a distinction to my team." -- Sue Travis, HR supervisor, Lowe's

"Every supervisor on your place of work wishes this publication. useful and simply possible rules that would aid flip your managers into actually inspiring leaders." -- Michael Kerr, "The place of work Energizer" and writer of Putting Humor to Work

"Great effortless learn with plenty of functional purposes for leaders seeking to enhance their video game and very make a distinction within the lives of these they lead." -- Debbie Stein, CFO AltaGas

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The 360 Degree Leader: Developing Your Influence from Anywhere in the Organization

By John C. Maxwell

Don’t look ahead to that advertising! begin major NOW…right the place you are!

What’s the number 1 query management specialist John C. Maxwell is requested whereas carrying out his management meetings? “How am i able to enforce what you train while I’m no longer the pinnacle leader?”. Is it attainable to guide good whilst you’re now not the pinnacle puppy? How approximately if the individual you're employed for is a foul chief? the answer's a powerful yes!

Welcome to The 360° chief. those that wish to lead from the center of businesses face particular demanding situations. and they're usually held again via myths that hinder them from constructing their effect. Dr. Maxwell, one of many globe’s so much relied on management mentors, debunks the myths, exhibits you ways to beat the demanding situations, and teaches you the talents you want to develop into a 360° leader.

If you might have came across your self attempting to lead from the center of the association, because the overwhelming majority of pros do, then you definitely desire Maxwell’s insights. you may have a distinct chance to workout impact in all directions—up (to the boss), throughout (among your peers), and down (to these you lead). the good news is that your impact is larger than you know.

Practice the disciplines of 360° management and the possibilities should be unending . . . in your association, on your occupation, and to your life.

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The New Psychology of Leadership:

By S. Alexander Haslam

Winner of the college of San Diego impressive management booklet Award 2012!

Shortlisted for the British mental Society e-book Award 2011!

Shortlisted for the CMI (Chartered administration Institute) Management publication of the 12 months Award 2011–2012!

According to John Adair, crucial be aware within the leader's vocabulary is "we" and the least vital note is "I". but when this can be real, it increases one very important query: why do mental analyses of management constantly specialise in the chief as an individual – because the nice "I"?

One resolution is that theorists and practitioners have by no means accurately understood the psychology of "we-ness". This ebook fills this hole through featuring a brand new psychology of management that's the results of twenty years of analysis encouraged by way of social identification and self-categorization theories. The booklet argues that to be successful, leaders have to create, champion, and embed a bunch id with the intention to domesticate an knowing of 'us' of which they themselves are consultant. It additionally indicates how, via doing this, they could make a cloth distinction to the teams, corporations, and societies that they lead.  

Written in an obtainable and interesting sort, the booklet examines a number  critical theoretical and functional matters, together with the character of crew id, the root of authority and legitimacy, the dynamics of justice and equity, the determinants of followership and air of mystery, and the perform and politics of leadership.

The e-book will entice teachers, practitioners and scholars in social and organizational psychology, sociology, political technology and somebody drawn to management, effect and power.

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The Machiavellian's Guide to Charm: For Both Men and Women

By Nick Casanova

Appeal is the final word social lubricant. It places humans comfortable and soothes tensions in any scenario. attraction can cease feuds, create friendships, or even unfold pleasure. it really is what makes humans giggle and need to be round you. With adequate appeal, you are going to movement ahead in academia, in achieving enterprise good fortune, and revel in happier, extra pleasurable family with enjoyed ones.The Machiavellian's consultant to allure breaks down the person parts of the occasionally elusive trait of allure and divulges the key to placing it to be just right for you. along with his designated model of humor, writer Nick Casanova provides examples of the way diverse personalities-a stiff, a boor, and a charmer-would react in quite a few occasions and exhibits you ways to harness the ability of allure by way of targeting 5 key elements:FlatteryEmpathySelf-deprecationHumorCalmnessIt's totally attainable for someone to grasp the paintings of attraction. the foundations defined within the Machiavellian's consultant to appeal are undying and will be adapted to slot each person.

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Be Brilliant Every Day

By Andy Cope, Andy Whittaker

From the authors of the bestselling The artwork of Being Brilliant 

We all have solid days and undesirable days. a few days we’re on shape, others we can’t particularly be troubled and consider a bit lack lustre. nobody enjoys these hunch days – so let’s get rid of them! the glorious, uplifting and humorous authors of the bestselling The artwork of Being Brilliant are right here to teach us find out how to get prompted, get confident and get satisfied, and, most significantly, how you can be all 3 continuously. daily. utilizing a fantastic knowing of confident psychology, yet with transparent visible illustrations, basic causes and slightly humorous stuff, Be fabulous Everyday exhibits us how one can foster a few critical positivity and psychological agility and remodel our lives. The publication is filled with functional easy methods to aid us ditch these down days and flourish each day.

  • How to reside and breathe positivity everyday
  • Learn to be really satisfied, convinced and extra effective
  • Become a very good instance to others and encourage these round you
  • How to manage and consider superb in a hectic, tough world


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Different: Escaping the Competitive Herd

By Youngme Moon

Why attempting to be the simplest ... competing like loopy ... makes you mediocre

Every few years a book--through a mix of the author's specified voice, storytelling skill, wit, and insight--simply breaks the mould. invoice Bryson's A stroll in the Woods is one instance. Richard Feynman's "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!" is another.

Now comes Youngme Moon's Different, a book for "people who don't learn company books." really, it's extra like a private dialog with a pal who has idea deeply approximately how the area works ... and who will get you to work out that international in a totally new gentle.

If there's one pressure of traditional knowledge pervading each corporation in each undefined, it's absolutely the value of "competing like crazy." Youngme Moon's message is just "Get off this treadmill that's taking you nowhere. Going tit for tat and including beneficial properties, augmentations, and gimmicks to overcome the contest has the perverse results of making you love everybody else." Different presents a hugely unique standpoint on what it capacity to provide anything that's meaningfully different--different in a way that's either basic and finished.

Youngme Moon identifies the outliers, the mavericks, the iconoclasts--the gamers who've thoughtfully rejected orthodoxy in prefer of an procedure that's extra adventurous. a few are even "hostile," nearly bold you to shop for what they're promoting. The MINI Cooper used to be introduced with fearless abandon: "Worried that this vehicle is simply too small? glance the following. It's even smaller than you think."

These are gamers that strike a real chord with even the main jaded shoppers. in reality, virtually each good fortune tale of the earlier 20 years has been an exception to the guideline. easily visit your desktop and examine AOL and Yahoo! with Google. the previous pile on function upon characteristic to their domestic pages, whereas Google is like an austere boutique, dominating a class choked with "extras."

Different exhibits the right way to reach a global the place conformity reigns...but exceptions rule.

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Leading Global Projects

By Robert T. Moran

This publication is a must-read for somebody chargeable for initiatives and projects that span useful and geographical divides. Authors Moran and Youngdahl carry broad event and studying from perform to give a transparent and easy remedy of the management talents and data required to steer initiatives which are international in nature. they've got written the 1st e-book of its style to deal with the 3 crucial talents of world venture leaders - strategic undertaking administration, venture management, and cross-cultural management.

The authors argue that international undertaking management is a vital ability in our project-based international and that we're all both intentional or unintended undertaking leaders. Intentional undertaking leaders pursue formal venture administration schooling or even certification while unintentional undertaking leaders locate themselves prime international tasks and tasks due to a different project or advertising. Moran and Youndahl have came across that nearly all of international tasks leaders fall into the unintentional classification and feature written the booklet to be obtainable to people who haven't inevitably pursued formal undertaking administration schooling. skilled intentional undertaking managers can bypass the only bankruptcy on undertaking administration basics to maneuver to the extra complicated chapters addressing subject matters similar to influencing with out formal authority throughout useful and geographical obstacles and best international tasks on the fringe of main issue.

• the single e-book that mixes topics of strategic venture administration, venture management and cross-cultural management

• wealthy with examples and tales to demonstrate key abilities and information required to guide international initiatives

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A First-Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness

This long island instances bestseller is a myth-shattering exploration of the robust connections among psychological sickness and management. Historians have lengthy questioned over the obvious psychological instability of serious and bad leaders alike: Napoleon, Lincoln, Churchill, Hitler, and others. In a major insanity, Nassir Ghaemi, director of the temper problems Programme at Tufts clinical middle, deals and units forth a debatable, compelling thesis: the very characteristics that mark people with temper issues additionally make for the easiest leaders in instances of situation. From the significance of Lincoln's "depressive realism" to the lacklustre management of tremendously sane males as Neville Chamberlain, a prime insanity overturns lots of our so much adored perceptions approximately greatness and the brain.

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