Want to be rich? "Then get your sleep!" urges best-selling author, success coach, and Fortune 100 consultant, Dr. Gary S. Goodman.
Goodman shows it's no coincidence that the two richest people on earth endorse the same "bed-rock" success secret, as have most of the geniuses we celebrate, including Einstein and Edison.
Amazon's Jeff Bezos and Microsoft's Bill Gates are both clear-eyed about the need for more shut-eye. And they make sure they are getting enough to sustain and grow their incomes.
Yet today, in most workplaces, there is a dumb belief system and silent conspiracy to keep you poor, cranky, and sleep deprived. These miseries go together, according to the best-selling author of Sleep & Grow Rich!
In this essential book you'll learn that missing sleep is the culprit behind most occupational burnouts and industrial accidents. More car crashes are attributable to drowsy drivers than drunk drivers. Instead of making you more efficient and productive, robbing yourself of sleep is doing the opposite.
Being fully rested and refreshed will make you feel rich, now, and will lead to making the best decisions, while providing you the energy and patience to build wealth and well-being.
A Blessing presents a fresh, bold analysis of African American female leadership. An unapologetic look at our often-overlooked role in America's social, political, psychological and economic history, it is armed with data that should be empowering for today's "unicorns".
The book offers a "playbook" to help Black unicorns "team up" and find innovative ways to support one another as they climb, what research shows, are lonely, stressful, jagged yet ultimately rewarding ladders of opportunity.
A small but growing group of today's knowledge workers actively seek a lifestyle of freedom, using technology to perform their jobs, traveling far and wide, and moving as often as they like. These digital nomads have left their local coffee shops behind and now proudly post their "office of the day" photos from exotic locales, but what do their lives really look like?
In Digital Nomads, Rachael Woldoff and Robert Litchfield take listeners into an expatriate digital nomad community in Bali, Indonesia, to better understand this growing demographic of typically Millennial workers. Woldoff and Litchfield present new answers to classic questions about community, creativity, and work. They further show why digital nomads leave their conventional lives behind, arguing that creative class and Millennial workers, though successful, often feel that their "world class cities" and desirable jobs are anything but paradise. They first follow their transitions into freelancing, entrepreneurship, and remote work, then explain how digital nomads create a a fluid but intimate community abroad in the company of like-minded others. Ultimately, Woldoff and Litchfield provide insight into digital nomads' efforts to live and work in ways that balance freedom, community, and creative fulfillment in the digital age.
Connect with your team, even when you're far away.
Virtual meetings. Video calls. Emails and chat messages. These technological conveniences can be helpful when you're working remotely. But the actual experience of getting your work done while remaining an effective part of a far-flung team can be frustrating. How can you make remote work work for you?
The HBR Guide to Remote Work provides practical tips and advice to help you work more productively with your team and colleagues, even though you're not in the same location.
You'll learn to: create a work-from-home routine; run more effective virtual meetings; overcome "Zoom fatigue"; collaborate with others - despite the distance that separates you; manage remote employees; conduct difficult conversations when you can't meet in person; and arm yourself with the advice you need to succeed on the job, with the most trusted brand in business. Packed with how-to essentials from leading experts, the HBR Guides provide smart answers to your most pressing work challenges.
Building a successful career starts with you.
It's easy to get caught up in the day-to-day demands of your current job and lose sight of the big picture, but with a typical career spanning 50 years or more, you do so at your own peril. It's up to you to chart your own course to professional success.
We've combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the 10 most important ones to help you develop yourself, make the right career moves, navigate inevitable detours and disruptions, and turn your professional dreams into reality.
This book will inspire you to: identify and leverage your strengths; cultivate the curiosity, skills, and knowledge you need to maintain your professional relevance far into the future; navigate messy job transitions gracefully; build and sustain a network that supports and encourages your growth; restore meaning and passion to your work; bounce back from career setbacks big and small; and reinvent yourself, even in tough times.
Do you struggle with your personal finances? Do you spend (or save) too much? Do you struggle with your money relationships and communicating about money issues with your children, parents, or spouse? Money Mammoth offers you a fresh and effective approach to managing your money. Incorporating lessons from psychology, behavioral economics, and financial planning, the distinguished authors lay out a step-by-step plan to understanding your financial behaviors and changing them for the better. The book is a must-listen for anyone who desires to improve how they save, spend, share, donate, and invest money.
Full of applicable strategies and concrete, real-life advice for everyday spenders and savers, Money Mammoth shows listeners how deep-seated evolutionary and psychological roadblocks can subtly interfere with their best financial intentions. The book goes on to describe how to overcome those roadblocks, using tried-and-true behavioral tricks to change your negative practices into positive ones.
Written for anyone who hopes to reboot their relationship with money and for those who just need to brush up on the basics of responsible financial behavior, Money Mammoth is also ideal for those with a curiosity about the intersection between psychology, economics, and personal finance.
The way we do business is changing. Every day, we see new evidence that we've got to move away from the status quo that is burning out workers, enabling greed, and endangering our planet. Yet how do you develop the skills and practical tools to prioritize people, planet, and prosperity?
With Shine: Ignite Your Inner Game to Lead Consciously at Work and in the World, Carley Hauck distills the research-based methods and game-changing skills she's brought to corporate settings such as LinkedIn, Pixar, Genentech, Clif Bar, and more. Here you'll learn tools and practices for cultivating the six "inner game skills" for conscious leadership: self-awareness - understand your strengths, blind spots, motivations, and behaviors, and how these impact others; emotional intelligence - learn how to navigate challenging feelings and develop the qualities of empathy and attunement; resilience - how to adapt gracefully to the constant state of change in business and the world; love - lead from the heart, create a caring and collaborative workplace, and build lasting connections based on shared passion and ideals; well-being - self-care techniques to prevent burnout in the workplace and promote sustainability for the planet; and authenticity - embracing the shadow sides of yourself and your workplace through vulnerability, forgiveness, and trust.
Power is what naturally results when everything needless and self-defeating is stripped out of your life. Are you prepared to dedicate 30 days to throwing off whatever conceals the greater self you have always suspected you are? If you're unsure, do not even begin this book.
In The Miracle Month, Mitch Horowitz, "a cross between Aleister Crowley and Alan Watts" (Duncan Trussell), provides a 30-day, self-enforced academy that disrupts, upends, and overthrows every social and self-imposed barrier to your innate power.
"This book," Mitch writes, "is for people who would prefer nearly any alternative than to slide back into the anxiety, self-limitations, and half-in, half-out existence that they have known until now. Does that sound extreme? It is not. It is an open door to change."
Mitch helps you "Understand Power" (Day 9), "Give Up One Thing That Causes You Pain" (Day 13), realize "You Are Not Someone Else's Decision" (Day 27), and confront the question: "Do You Enjoy Suffering?" (Day 26).
In 30 realizable, graspable steps, you will reverse years of peer-enforced conformity and self-negation to become who you - rightly - sense you are.
Winning the Talent Shift: Three Steps to Unleashing the New High Performance Workplace envisions a world where companies are fully equipped to exceed the challenges posed by the new global marketplace. Berta Aldrich argues if companies want to achieve future success, they must redesign their talent strategy using three important steps proven to increase revenues, engage teams and leaders, and set companies on the path to industry leadership.
Winning the Talent Shift leverages the latest empirical research, experiences from over 1,000 team members and executives, and leadership classes that have spanned the globe to candidly reveal actionable solutions to what is holding most companies back from high performance.
This book will show how companies can retain their high performers who produce two to 500 percent more than an average employee but are more likely to leave today's organizations; select and retain the new, high performing leader; and identify and develop women and people of color who can be exceptional leaders. Perfect for boards, C-suite, and aspiring male and female high performers, Winning the Talent Shift bravely shows how to recognize barriers, replace them with high-performance attributes, and redesign the workplace to create the potential for sustainable growth and industry leadership for years to come.
The future of work swept in sooner than expected, accelerated by COVID-19, creating an urgent need for new maps, new mindsets, new strategies - and most importantly, a trusted guide to take us on this journey. That guide is Jeff Schwartz. A founding partner of Deloitte Consulting's Future of Work practice, Schwartz brings clarity, humor, wisdom, and practical advice to the future of work, a topic surrounded by misinformation, fear, and confusion.
If you're anxious about robots taking away your job in the future, you will take comfort in the realistic perspective, fact-based insights, and practical steps Schwartz offers. If you're not sure where to even begin to prepare, follow his level-headed advice and easy-to-follow action plans. If you're a business leader caught between keeping up, while also being thoughtful about the next moves, you will appreciate the playbook directed at you.
Written in a conversational style by Schwartz, with Suzanne Riss, an award-winning journalist and book author, Work Disrupted offers a welcome alternative to books on the topic that lack a broad perspective or dwell on problems rather than offer solutions. Timely and insightful, the book includes the impact of COVID-19 on our present and future work. Interviews with leading thinkers on the future of work offer additional perspectives and guidance.
Whether planned or unexpected, change presents leaders with their toughest sustained challenges - regardless of the leader's seniority or the organization's size. For many leaders, change brings drama - and the replaying of familiar stories.
In A Question of Leadership, Keith Leslie provides a wide range of illustrative case studies derived from both research and his firsthand experience in the public and private sectors as a former partner at both Deloitte and McKinsey. Each chapter first provides an engaging narrative that presents a relatable leadership dilemma, before an analysis of what works and when, followed by a selection of research that supports this thesis, and finally, actionable advice for leaders who find themselves in comparable circumstances.
Alongside their individual takeaways, each of these case studies are united behind an overarching thesis: The failure of many change initiatives is caused by the leader's inability to fully consider the consequences and magnitude of the situation. Whether they consider it "just a game" or they are "gaming the system", they often fail to recognize the full consequences of the change initiative. Across business and society, the prevalence and impacts of such short-sighted mistakes have become more overt than ever following the onset of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
We've seen evidence that a new economic cycle has begun. Technological revolutions come by way of a cluster of new innovations. About a decade ago, you started to see AI, robotics, and IoT (sensors) delivering on automation. That's been powerful, but not transformational. It does not force businesses to fundamentally change how they do business. The last piece of the puzzle is cryptocurrency because it allows us to process and transfer economic value without human intervention. Soon, there will be a global race to build autonomous operations. Businesses and organizations without autonomous operations simply will not be able to compete with those that do because autonomy is the ultimate competitive advantage.
Crypto is the mechanism that will accrue value from being the infrastructure for the next digital financial revolution. Crypto Asset Investing in the Age of Autonomy lays out a case that we've begun a new technological revolution similar to the Internet Age of the 1990s. Artificial intelligence, the internet of things, robotics, and cryptocurrency are converging to deliver on a new age, what author Jake Ryan calls the Age of Autonomy. Understanding the transformation that's taken place before anyone else can yield enormous investment opportunity. In this book, you'll learn how and why to invest in crypto assets.
From the authors of The Leadership Challenge, Everyday People, Extraordinary Leadership is a TLC for individual contributors. Leadership is not about position, power, or place but about behavior. It's about what you do, not who you are. Ever since the first edition of The Leadership Challenge in 1987, Kouzes and Posner have said that "leadership is everyone's business". However, except for The Student Leadership Challenge, they have not (yet) written a book specifically for those who are not in formal leadership roles in organizations. Almost all examples in the six editions of TLC are people in managerial roles in the workplace. This book is for the audience the previous books do not reach: people who are not in formal leadership roles.
There already exists a Leadership Is Everyone's Business (LIEB) workshop with materials offered through Workplace Learning Solutions, which this book will complement. Everyday People, Extraordinary Leadership draws from and builds upon material from existing works and is consistent with the TLC framework but adds all new stories related to this particular audience.
Race, Work, and Leadership is a rare and important compilation of essays that examines how race matters in people's experience of work and leadership. What does it mean to be Black in corporate America today? How are racial dynamics in organizations changing? How do we build inclusive organizations?
Inspired by and developed in conjunction with the research and programming for Harvard Business School's commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the HBS African American Student Union, this groundbreaking book shines new light on these and other timely questions and illuminates the present-day dynamics of race in the workplace. Contributions from top scholars, researchers, and practitioners in leadership, organizational behavior, psychology, sociology, and education test the relevance of long-held assumptions and reconsider the research approaches and interventions needed to understand and advance African Americans in work settings and leadership roles.
Race, Work, and Leadership will stimulate new scholarship and dialogue on the organizational and leadership challenges of African Americans and become the indispensable reference for anyone committed to understanding, studying, and acting on the challenges facing leaders who are building inclusive organizations.
As CEOs and business leaders navigate a world of complex global challenges, sustainability is no longer optional but a business imperative. In this book, two sustainability leaders with decades of experience - Henrik Henriksson, CEO of Scania, and Elaine Weidman Grunewald, cofounder of the AI Sustainability Center and former chief sustainability and public affairs officer at Ericsson - offer a simple but powerful three-step model for leading an organization on a sustainability transformation journey that aims at big, audacious, world-changing goals.
Honest about the dilemmas but bullish on the opportunities, the authors advise leaders on how to accelerate sustainability in their organizations told through a Swedish lens, where the country's values and culture permeate the boardroom and the C-suite, bringing a unique clarity and conviction to leading with integrity.
In practical insights gleaned from the authors' own experience, the book takes leaders through the three phases of sustainability leadership: from establishing a solid foundation rooted in purpose, culture, values, principles and consistent, credible leadership, to integrating sustainability into the core business, and then to executing a vision that not only shifts the direction of the company but can change an entire industry and even the world.
How will the latest technologies transform your business? Tech Trends in Practice will give you the knowledge of today's most important technology trends and how to take full advantage of them to grow your business. The book presents 25 real-world technology trends along with their potential contributions to organizational success. You'll learn how to integrate existing advancements and plan for those that are on the way.
In this book, best-selling author, strategic business advisor, and respected futurist Bernard Marr explains the role of technology in providing innovative businesses solutions for companies of varying sizes and across different industries. He covers wide-ranging trends and provides an overview of how companies are using these new and emerging technologies in practice.
You, too, can prepare your company for the potential and power of trending technology by examining these and other areas of innovation described in Tech Trends in Practice: artificial intelligence, including machine and deep learning; the internet of things and the rise of smart devices; self-driving cars and autonomous drones; 3D printing and additive manufacturing; blockchain technology; genomics and gene editing; and augmented, virtual, and mixed reality.
Unleash your hidden leadership skills with this powerful, heartfelt guide.
Great business schools know that connection, more than curriculum, shapes great leaders. Every aspect of the experience intentionally maximizes relationship building.
What an MBA Taught Me...But My Kids Made Me Learn is a sometimes hilarious, other times harrowing journey through Harvard Business School, 20 years of business experience, and the most important academy of all: parenting.
That's right. When Bea Wray returned to entrepreneurial work after six years as a full-time mom, she worried. What relevant skills could she bring to the corporate table? Yet her career took off as her interpersonal expertise soared. Perhaps family time can be a breakthrough, rather than a break from professional advancement.
Psssst. "Soft" skills are actually pretty hard...but they can be mastered. As kids demonstrate, we learn best when having fun. In this book, dozens of essential executive leadership lessons are carefully wrapped in humorous and heartfelt stories to inspire and encourage you.
Cyber Intelligence-Driven Risk provides a solution to one of the most pressing issues that executives and risk managers face: How can we weave information security into our business decisions to minimize overall business risk?
In today's complex digital landscape, business decisions and cyber event responses have implications for information security that high-level actors may be unable to foresee. What we need is a cybersecurity command center capable of delivering, not just data, but concise, meaningful interpretations that allow us to make informed decisions.
Building, buying, or outsourcing a CI-DR program is the answer. In his work with executives at leading financial organizations and with the US military, author Richard O. Moore III has tested and proven this next-level approach to intelligence and risk. This book is a guide to: building, buying, or outsourcing a cyber intelligence-driven risk program; understanding the functional capabilities needed to sustain the program; using cyber intelligence to support enterprise risk management; reducing loss from cyber events by building new organizational capacities; and supporting mergers and acquisitions with predictive analytics.
A chronological blueprint of Chuck Whittall's adversities and successes that outlines a plan for how to build a billion-dollar business.
Through his own story of hardship and triumph, Chuck Whittall shares the principles he used to overcome obstacles that can derail a business. In Perseverance: Broke to Billions, Whittall details what he's learned - from making key decisions and raising capital, to overcoming financial deficits and evaluating prospective opportunities.
The Great Devaluation may be one of the most timely books ever written on the state of the global economy. Baratta sums it up simply enough with the following idea: "What seems crazy in normal times becomes necessary in a crisis."
The Great Devaluation is the number one best-selling book that explains why the real crisis facing the world today is not the coronavirus. The real crisis facing the world is explosive government debt and deficits. Governments are now left with no choice but to spend more than they make, borrow more than they can ever repay, and devalue their currencies to cover it all up.
Former Hollywood storyteller Adam Baratta brings monetary policy to life in this follow-up to his national best seller Gold Is a Better Way. You'll learn how and why Federal Reserve polices have facilitated an explosion in government debt and have systematically undermined the world financial system in the name of profit. The result? An out-of-control system where financial inequality has become a ticking time bomb set to blow up the global economy.
Too many companies are managed not by leaders but by mere role players and faceless bureaucrats. What would it take to replace these empty suits with real leaders - men and women who are confident in who they are and who truly inspire people to achieve extraordinary results? Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones argue that leaders don't become great by aspiring to a list of universal character traits. Rather, effective leaders are authentic: They deploy individual strengths to engage followers' hearts, minds, and souls. Authentic leaders are skillful at consistently being themselves, even as they alter their behavior to respond effectively to changing contexts. In short, the authors present a powerful case: that it takes "being yourself, in context, with skill" to be a successful, authentic leader - and they show you how to do exactly that.
Goffee and Jones reveal how to hone and deploy your unique leadership assets while managing the inherent tensions at the heart of successful leadership: when to show emotion and when to withhold it, how to get close to followers while maintaining an appropriate role distance, and maintaining your individuality while "conforming enough" to gain traction and lead change. Underscoring the inherently social nature of leadership, the book also explores how leaders can stay attuned to the needs and expectations of followers.
Burnout is rampant. Recognize the signs and make the right changes now.
The always-on workplace and increasing social pressures are leading to an unprecedented rate of burnout. Unmanaged, chronic work stress doesn't just lead to lower productivity and negative emotions - it can have dire personal and professional consequences. Are you and your team at risk?
The HBR Guide to Beating Burnout provides practical tips and advice to help you and your team navigate the perils of workplace burnout and rediscover healthy engagement at work. You'll learn how to: recognize the risk factors; unravel the difference between being stressed and being burnt out; recognize the symptoms in yourself and others; understand how passion can lead to burnout; make the changes you need to make, now; return to productivity after burnout leads to apathy; and help prevent burnout on your team.
Arm yourself with the advice you need to succeed on the job, with the most trusted brand in business. Packed with how-to essentials from leading experts, the HBR Guides provide smart answers to your most pressing work challenges.
Entrepreneurship is a fundamental business discipline and a phenomenon that drives economic growth globally. This short-form textbook focuses on the absolute essential elements of the field, covering theory and practice.
Illuminating the development of entrepreneurship, the author also concisely introduces the entrepreneurial personality and some of the additional hurdles faced by female and minority entrepreneurs. The central role of creativity, innovation, and culture are also examined as well as entrepreneurial strategies for finance and marketing.
This book provides a unique expert overview for students of entrepreneurship, while the practical insights will also be useful in applications for budding entrepreneurs.
Contemporary organizations proliferate with projects. Managing projects, working with project managers, and delivering project excellence have become fundamental skills in the world of business, resulting in an array of approaches, tools, and techniques that can bewilder. This book homes in on the absolute essential elements of the field.
With practical insights throughout, the audiobook provides listeners with a concise understanding of key concepts, techniques, and outcomes such as ownership, execution, success, quality, budgets, and risks. Authored by an experienced project and change management practitioner, consultant, and educator, this unique resource will be essential for students of project management looking to excel in employment.
Learn to create an inclusive environment with this actionable and insightful resource.
Allies and Advocates: Creating an Inclusive and Equitable Culture delivers a powerful and useful message about inclusion and diversity in everyday life. Author Amber Cabral, a celebrated inclusion strategist, speaker, and writer, shows listeners how to move away from discriminatory/unjust behaviors and support and build meaningful connections with people across our diverse backgrounds and identities.
While some books settle for vague advice and catchphrases, listeners of Allies and Advocates will benefit from the book's:
Perfect for anyone who works in a professional environment, Allies and Advocates is especially useful for those in middle and upper management and those involved in the training and orientation of employees.