Belonging: The Key to Transforming and Maintaining Diversity, Inclusion and Equality at Work

There's never been more discussion around diversity and inclusion in the workplace. From gender pay gaps to the #MeToo movement, it seems that every organization has finally recognized that change needs to happen. 

Despite this, true progress towards more inclusive workspaces has been excruciatingly slow and, in some cases, has grinded to a halt. Following extensive research and interviews at over 200 international businesses, Kathryn Jacob, Sue Unerman, and Mark Edwards have discovered the major problem that is holding back the move towards greater diversity: where are all the men? 

Most men are not engaged with D&I initiatives in the workplace - at one extreme they may be feeling actively hostile and threatened by the changing cultural landscape. But others may be unmotivated to change - recognizing the abstract benefits of diversity but not realizing what's in it for them. Built upon this seemingly counterintuitive approach of bringing men into the conversation, Belonging is an accessible and comprehensive guide to achieving diversity that lasts.

The Heart of Business: Leadership Principles for the Next Era of Capitalism

Having recently stepped down as chairman and CEO of Best Buy, Hubert Joly shares the leadership principles illustrated by multiple vivid and concrete stories that underpinned the remarkable resurgence of Best Buy and that he believes are at the heart of business: pursue a noble purpose, put people at the center, embrace all stakeholders, and treat profit as an outcome.

There was a time when many would call this a soft philosophy. But times have changed. The world and business are facing unprecedented challenges. Business can be, in fact needs to be a force for good. Joly himself transformed from a hard-charging, deeply analytical McKinsey consultant to a leader who believes in what he calls human magic or how to mobilize people to give their best, which translates into extraordinary performance.

In this book, Joly offers a set of essential leadership principles and provides concrete advice on how to turn them into action, including how to turn around a business without everyone hating you, how to develop and implement a strategy in a way that truly inspires and mobilizes, how to concretely embrace and align all stakeholders around a noble purpose, how to unleash human magic and create outcomes that defy logic, and how to become a great leader by pursuing a noble purpose and embracing your humanity.

Artificial Intelligence Basics: A Non-Technical Introduction

Artificial intelligence touches nearly every part of your day. While you may initially assume that technology such as smart speakers and digital assistants are the extent of it, AI has in fact rapidly become a general-purpose technology, reverberating across industries including transportation, healthcare, financial services, and many more. In our modern era, an understanding of AI and its possibilities for your organization is essential for growth and success.

Artificial Intelligence Basics has arrived to equip you with a fundamental, timely grasp of AI and its impact. Author Tom Taulli provides an engaging, non-technical introduction to important concepts such as machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing (NLP), robotics, and more. In addition to guiding you through real-world case studies and practical implementation steps, Taulli uses his expertise to expand on the bigger questions that surround AI. These include societal trends, ethics, and the future impact AI will have on world governments, company structures, and daily life.

AI is the present and the future of your business as well as your home life. Strengthening your prowess on the subject will prove invaluable to your preparation for the future of tech, and Artificial Intelligence Basics is the indispensable guide that you've been seeking.

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I’ll Get Back to You: The Dyscommunication Crisis: Why Unreturned Messages Drive Us Crazy and What to Do About It

"Why didn't you return my message?"

I'll Get Back to You explains why we get upset over unreturned messages and offers concrete solutions so you can change this.

Fading are the days of direct communication by phone or in person, which have immediate responses and clarifications. The immediate feedback loop has been replaced by "broken loops" of communication. Now, due to hundreds of emails and texts, endless waiting, perpetual unreturned messages, and unlimited misunderstanding, we are in a Dyscommunication Crisis. This gives rise to the "Dyscommunication Syndrome" - a cluster of symptoms that comes together and repeats when our message is not returned, including anxiety, worst-case scenarios, catastrophizing, and negative loops of thinking.

I'll Get Back to You explains the science behind the Dyscommunication Syndrome. It includes captivating, real-life stories about dating, relationships, family, and work - so you can relate it to your own life. With concrete advice, I'll Get Back to You provides tested tactics, so your messages are promptly returned; solutions for when your message is not returned; exercises and tips for self-improvement; and quick and easy techniques to calm your mind.

Lead!: How to Build a High-Performing Team

Dale Carnegie's unique and powerful approach to leadership training is based on wisdom and expertise gained from developing leaders longer than any other professional development organization. Lead! is for new or experienced leaders alike who want to be more effective at motivating and inspiring their teams. This book is designed from the proven Dale Carnegie Leadership Success Model and Dale Carnegie's Human Relationships Principles to help you understand tools and techniques to address common leadership challenges and shift your mindset and behavior to become a more positive and confident role model leader. 

Rather than a textbook full of theory, Lead! offers practical advice, strategies, and real-life examples from top leaders around the globe that will guide you to being a more effective leader who inspires success from your team. At Dale Carnegie, we believe everyone has inherent greatness. This book will help you explore your unsuspected power and become a champion leader. 

"The difference between the success and failure of a team comes down to leadership. Being an effective leader is critical to empowering potential in people and enabling successful outcomes - especially in a rapidly changing and disruptive world."

People Strategy: How to Invest in People and Make Culture Your Competitive Advantage

Learn to unlock the potential of your employees and colleagues with this definitive resource for people management

People Strategy: How to Invest in People and Make Culture Your Competitive Advantage provides listeners with a powerful framework in which to develop high-performing teams, increase employee motivation, and use data to build an inviting and effective company culture. 

Author Jack Altman, cofounder and CEO of Lattice, an award-winning HR and performance management platform, shows you how to: establish the values that will form the bedrock of your organization; develop feedback processes that help employees feel heard, supported, and equipped to succeed; monitor the breadth and depth of employee engagement in your company; and use the data and insights created by your People Strategy to drive business results. 

Perfect for executives, managers, and human resource professionals, People Strategy also belongs on the bookshelves of anyone with even an interest in how to develop, nurture, and unlock the potential of their employees and colleagues.

Punching the Clock: Adapting to the New Future of Work

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, trends already underway toward the future of work and the gig economy rapidly and unexpectedly accelerated. Physical isolation, travel restrictions, and social distancing challenged organizations to rethink how work gets done and by whom, with ramifications that will stretch beyond the pandemic.

Punching the Clock explores how well workers are likely to both navigate and adapt to this new future of work, using the best of psychological science as a guide. Although the nature of work might have changed, the drives and needs of workers have not. Psychologists working across disciplines have amassed a deep understanding of these psychological forces, and when brought to bear on the changing workplace landscape, this knowledge can inform our ability to adapt and thrive. By drawing together cognitive, social, and organizational psychology with empirical research of the workplace, Ungemah examines the extent to which the future of work and the gig economy can be realized without breaking down the social fabric that holds the workplace together.

Scale Your Everest: How to Be a Resilient Entrepreneur

Warren Buffett is often described as the greatest investor of all time. Beginning in the late 1950s with a $100 investment, he built an investment empire and became one of the wealthiest people ever - without losing his sense of humor. Around the world, people of all ages study Buffett's example, trying to follow in his footsteps to achieve financial independence and wealth. There's no secret to Buffett's success - he regularly tells everything he knows to the media and to his company's shareholders. But he has never written it all down in an easily accessible guide. 

In Buffett's Tips: A Guide to Financial Literacy and Life award-winning professor John M. Longo sorts through the mountain of advice that Buffett has given over the years and distills it down into 100 easy-to-understand lessons. Everything young (and old!) people need to know about finance is in this book. From the different types of bank accounts to the basics of investing and risk management, this book teaches listeners how to live healthy financial lives.

Not only is he one of the richest people in the history of the world, Warren Buffett is a happy person who lives an ethical life. In this book, listeners will find nuggets of Buffett wisdom on everything from where to go to college to what kind of cars to drive and how to be well liked among employees and friends.

The New Psychology of Winning: Top Qualities of a 21st Century Winner

Best-selling author Denis Waitley, in conversation with Dan Strutzel, offers timeless and timely advice on how to apply his philosophy to the digital age and attain personal and professional excellence today.

You will learn: to motivate by desire, not fear; to take responsibility for outcomes in a fast-paced, unpredictable world; why inner values are critical to external success; the keys to creativity and optimism; why empowering others is the new power; how you can become a change-master in today's volatile global economy; how to form new habits based on major advances in science, particularly neuroscience; and new ideas, research, and immediately applicable techniques for self-mastery in the twenty-first century with Denis's patented, authentic, accessible, personable style (with a touch of humor mixed in).

The bestselling author of Seeds of GreatnessThe Psychology of Winning, and The Winner's Edge, Waitley is one of the most respected and listened to voices on high performance achievement. He is in the International Speakers' Hall of Fame and one of the most popular keynote speakers in the world.  

The Unspoken Rules: Secrets to Starting Your Career Off Right

What will separate you from the rest early in your career? The ability to take ownership, manage expectations, navigate people dynamics, and communicate professionally - skills that school doesn't teach.

Most career guides assume that you already know how the working world works. But if you're starting your very first job or taking a job in a new company, you might not know all the unspoken rules that determine who gets ahead and who doesn't. In The Unspoken Rules, you'll learn the basic workplace skills necessary for success.

From the author: "Over the last four years, I've interviewed over 500 interns, early career professionals, managers, and executives.... My conversations revolved around three key topics:

  • What are the most common mistakes early-career professionals make at work?
  • What would you do differently if you could relive your first years on the job?
  • What do you think separates top performers from mediocre ones?

After testing the advice I gathered from these hundreds of interviews, I started coaching other early-career professionals. Now I'm distilling everything I've learned into a step-by-step guide called The Unspoken Rules."

Think and Grow Rich: The Complete Original Edition (with Bonus Material) : Basics of Success Series

Napoleon Hill's life changing philosophy of success, originally published in 1937, has sold millions of copies and changed just as many lives. His simple, revolutionary "13 Steps to Riches" form a philosophy of empowerment that will allow you to seize the life you want and achieve the success you've dreamed of. 

Think and Grow Rich has been credited with helping to inspire more people to become millionaires and billionaires than any other book in history. And now, in this new edition, it will bring the timeless message to the next generation. This unique edition features not only the recording of the original and complete 1937 text, but also includes two exciting pieces from Napoleon Hill - "Let Ambition Be Your Master" and "What I Learned from Analyzing Ten Thousand People". 

Important, practical, and transformative, Think and Grow Rich's wisdom will empower today's listeners to create tomorrow's successes!

Napoleon Hill's Philosophy of Success: The 17 Original Lessons

The 17 universal principles of success!

Follow in the footsteps of the giants of success! Hill devoted his life to studying the question of what makes someone successful. After analyzing the success of more than 500 of the 20th century's greatest achievers, his exhaustive research proved that the essence of success lies within 17 principles that when used together serve as an infallible formula for achievement.

In this book, you will hear lectures delivered to individuals who were being trained in his organization to teach his philosophy. Through this exclusive course authorized by the Napoleon Hill Foundation, you will learn how to acquire these 17 necessary skills: definiteness of purpose; the mastermind alliance; meaning of faith; pleasing personality; going the extra mile; personal initiative; self-discipline; imagination; enthusiasm; a positive mental attitude; learning from adversity; accurate thinking; sound physical health; controlled attention; budgeting your time; cooperation; and cosmic habit force.

Better, Simpler Strategy: A Value-Based Guide to Exceptional Performance

In Better, Simpler Strategy, Harvard Business School professor Felix Oberholzer-Gee provides executives with a simple tool to cut through technological complexity and market uncertainties. The Value Stick, based on proven economic mechanics, is an extraordinarily powerful tool that helps executives decide where to focus their attention and how to deepen their firm's competitive advantage. 

How does the Value Stick work? It provides a way of measuring two fundamental forces that lead to value creation and capture - the customer's willingness to pay and the employee's willingness to sell their services to the firm. For example, increasing product quality increases a customer's willingness to pay. And firms can redesign work processes or conditions or integrate other benefits (besides income) to lower employees' willingness to sell their services to firms and still retain them. 

With many examples across industries (based on Harvard Business School case studies), Oberholzer-Gee shows these value dynamics in action and explains how looking at and adjusting these measures using one tool, the Value Stick, enables firms to gauge and improve their strategies and operations.

Buffett's Tips: A Guide to Financial Literacy and Life

Warren Buffett is often described as the greatest investor of all time. Beginning in the late 1950s with a $100 investment, he built an investment empire and became one of the wealthiest people ever - without losing his sense of humor. Around the world, people of all ages study Buffett's example, trying to follow in his footsteps to achieve financial independence and wealth. There's no secret to Buffett's success - he regularly tells everything he knows to the media and to his company's shareholders. But he has never written it all down in an easily accessible guide. 

In Buffett's Tips: A Guide to Financial Literacy and Life award-winning professor John M. Longo sorts through the mountain of advice that Buffett has given over the years and distills it down into 100 easy-to-understand lessons. Everything young (and old!) people need to know about finance is in this book. From the different types of bank accounts to the basics of investing and risk management, this book teaches listeners how to live healthy financial lives.

Not only is he one of the richest people in the history of the world, Warren Buffett is a happy person who lives an ethical life. In this book, listeners will find nuggets of Buffett wisdom on everything from where to go to college to what kind of cars to drive and how to be well liked among employees and friends.

Digital Makeover: How L'Oréal Put People First to Build a Beauty Tech Powerhouse

Digital Makeover: How L'Oreal Put People First to Build a Beauty Tech Powerhouse examines L'Oreal's successful people-driven digital transformation. Professors and authors Beatrice Collin and Marie Taillard set out exactly how L'Oreal turned itself into a digital and tech powerhouse by building on its legacy to reimagine relationships inside the company, and with its customers and partners. 

Digital Makeover comprehensively describes L'Oreal's strategy, including:  

 

  • Maintaining market leadership in the face of disruption
  • Believing in the transformative power of the organization, its legacy, and its people 
  • A social-centric approach to beauty tech, ecommerce, and digital services 
  • The company's successful play for market dominance in China  

Case studies that showcase best practices for digital transformation across sectors 

Digital Makeover is perfect for anyone interested in business strategy, marketing, or digital transformation, as well as businesspeople and leaders from inside and outside the beauty industry, and belongs on the shelves of anyone with an interest in organizational transformation, management, leadership, and digital strategies.

Radical Rebirth

You can't have lasting, meaningful happiness unless you're willing to continually reinvent yourself. That reinvention must always start with challenging yourself. You essentially kill off the old you and create a new, improved version. 

Happiness and prosperity are created by seeking out a continuous progression of escalating challenges - then doing the difficult work of trial, growth, and self-development to overcome them. 

This means an exploration of the thoughts you have allowed yourself to be influenced by (whether consciously or subconsciously), the beliefs they caused you to develop, and then what results those beliefs have created. 

Radical Rebirth is a wakeup call for anyone who wakes up one day to discover they don't really like (or actually hate) the person they've become. If you're experiencing "divine dissatisfaction" with your life - you're ready to create a new and better version of your life - this is the book you never knew you needed.

Rattiner’s Secrets of Financial Planning: From Running Your Practice to Optimizing Your Client's Experience

Financial planning involves everything from determining the client's financial position, cash flow, and investment strategies, to income tax planning, risk management, insurance, and retirement and estate planning. Financial planners and advisors are responsible for recommendations and decisions that help people define and achieve their financial goals. Rattiner's Secrets of Financial Planning gives industry professionals the opportunity to hear and learn from "the best of the best" in the field.

Author Jeffrey H. Rattiner, a respected leader in certified financial planning (CFP), shares real-world insights and expert advice from hundreds of top-level advisors in the financial planning industry. Listeners gain firsthand knowledge of the challenges these successful planners have faced and how they continue to build their practices and reap success in a dynamic financial environment. Designed specifically for industry professionals, this in-depth book: offers CFPs and financial advisors proven advice and practical methods to take their practice to the next level; includes contributions from and interviews with the leading advisors in the profession; explains the key ingredients for building a superior financial planning practice; and helps develop successful financial planners and strengthen profitable practices.

The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management, 6th Edition: The Comprehensive, Easy to Read Handbook for Beginners and Pros

The all-inclusive guide to exceptional project management that is trusted by hundreds of thousands of listeners - now updated and revised

The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management: The Comprehensive, Easy to Read Handbook for Beginners and Pros, 6th Edition is a comprehensive guide to real-world project management methods, tools, and techniques. Practical, easy-to-use, and deeply thorough, this book gives you the answers you need now. You'll find cutting-edge ideas and hard-won wisdom of one of the field's leading experts, delivered in short, lively segments that address common management issues. Brief descriptions of important concepts, tips on real-world applications, and compact case studies illustrate the most sought-after skills and pitfalls you should watch out for. This sixth edition now includes:  

 

  • A brand-new chapter on project quality 
  • A new chapter on managing media, entertainment, and creative projects  
  • A new chapter on the project manager's number-one priority: leadership  
  • A new chapter with the most current practices in change management  
  • Current PMP certification study tips

The Good Boss: 9 Ways Every Manager Can Support Women at Work

When it comes to a woman's day-to-day experience and her career trajectory, one key player has the most significant impact: her boss. If we really want to support women in the workplace, managers must step up.

The good news is that many of the things you can do to be a better manager for women are easy. In The Good Boss, CEO and business consultant Kate Eberle Walker offers timely, tactical advice based on her experience coaching managers, as well as the lessons she learned working her own way up the corporate ladder. Eberle Walker outlines nine straightforward rules that any manager can follow to help the women on their team - whether they oversee one, 100, or 1,000 employees. 

You'll learn: how to build stronger working relationships by being your authentic self; how she balances work and family, and what you can do to help; what to do (and what not to do) when a new mother returns to work; how to identify and deal with problematic comments and behaviors from her coworkers; and when is the right time to be a tough boss and how to navigate difficult conversations. Eberle Walker also shares insights from CEOs across a range of industries who use creative, forward-thinking methods to support women throughout an entire organization.

The Social Licence for Financial Markets: Reaching for the End and Why It Counts

This book is about what Mark Carney has called "the social license for financial markets" and how it can point us toward a more sustainable future. Author David Rouch argues that what it reveals contrasts sharply with the usual portrayals of markets as places of unrestrained financial self-interest. Drawing attention to a more complex reality and the presence of justice-focused aspirations in finance can positively impact individual, institutional, and systemic behavior: change, not imposed by regulators, but emerging from the very substance of market relationships. 

The finance sector should have a key role in addressing humanity's increasingly pressing sustainability challenges. Yet the relationship between finance and society has not recovered from the 2008 crisis and the scandals and austerity that followed. The COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout is sharpening some of the issues and creating new ones. Recognizing that financial markets operate subject to a social license has the potential to galvanize market participants in tackling these challenges, strengthening social solidarity on which markets also depend, and to provide coordinates for navigating a way through the post-pandemic social, political, and economic landscape.

Warren Buffett: Inside the Ultimate Money Mind

In Warren Buffett: Inside the Ultimate Money Mind, Robert G. Hagstrom breaks new ground with a deep analysis of Buffett's essential wisdom, an intricate mosaic of wide-ranging ideas and insights that Buffett calls a Money Mind.

What exactly is a Money Mind? At one level, it's a way of thinking about major financial issues such as capital allocation. At another level, it summarizes an overall mindset for successfully investing in today's fast-paced stock market, a mindset that depends on a commitment to learning, adapting, and facing down irrelevant noise.

This is not a method book. It is a thinking book. Warren Buffett: Inside the Ultimate Money Mind explains the philosophies of self-reliance, stoicism, rationalism, and pragmatism and their contributions to making intelligent investment decisions. It also outlines the evolution of value investing, discusses how to develop a business-driven investing mindset, and describes the defining traits of successful active management. Lastly, it examines the surprising aspects of a Money Mind - sportsman, teacher, and artist. In short, Warren Buffett: Inside the Ultimate Money Mind helps listeners understand the building blocks that go into making a Money Mind so they can begin to incorporate its principles in the service to a life of value.

Small Data, Big Disruptions: How to Spot Signals of Change and Manage Uncertainty

An organization's future success depends on their decision makers' ability to anticipate changes and disruptions in the marketplace. But how do you get information about tomorrow today? How can your decisions today account for tomorrow's uncertainties?

Small Data, Big Disruptions presents a tool kit to foresee coming changes.

Understand why big data will not help you with understanding tomorrow's disruptions. The future starts with small data-first.

Learn the proven four-step process to capture small data that help envision the future.

See examples of how the process anticipated major disruptions.

Implement the process in your organization and learn how to initiate meaningful actions.

 

This book provides the information you need to anticipate the future, understand tomorrow's market dynamics, and make the necessary decisions to meet the future on your terms. Small Data, Big Disruptions lets you exploit the period between the moment you could know about emerging disruptions and the moment most everybody will know about it. It's the difference between being ahead of the curve and struggling to catch up.

The Future Starts Now: Expert Insights into the Future of Business, Technology and Society

Featuring contributions from an international array of futurists, The Future Starts Now provides fascinating insights and guidance into how society and business will transform in the years to come.

The future is an uncertain, uncomfortable prospect for employees, employers, and society at large. A flurry of unprecedented events have proven that, despite what some politicians and economists may tell us, the future is not set in stone. In light of this uncertainty, The Future Starts Now looks toward the various innovations and technologies that may shape our future. Authors Theo Priestley and Bronwyn Williams have brought together the world's leading futurists to articulate and clarify the current trajectories in technology, economics, politics, and business.

This is a comprehensive history of tomorrow, exploring groundbreaking topics such as AI, privacy, education, and the future of work. While the guidance, insight, and predictions are fascinating for anyone curious about what the future may hold, the book also functions as an invaluable guide for business professionals looking to steer their career or their organization with foresight and confidence.

Engine of Inequality: The Fed and the Future of Wealth in America

The first book to reveal how the Federal Reserve holds the key to making us more economically equal, written by an author with unparalleled expertise in the real world of financial policy.

Following the 2008 financial crisis, the Federal Reserve's monetary policy placed much greater focus on stabilizing the market than on helping struggling Americans. As a result, the richest Americans got a lot richer while the middle class shrank and economic and wealth inequality skyrocketed. In Engine of Inequality, Karen Petrou offers pragmatic solutions for creating more inclusive monetary policy and equality-enhancing financial regulation as quickly and painlessly as possible. This groundbreaking book: presents practical ways America can and should tackle economic inequality with fast-acting results; provides revealing examples of exactly how bad economic inequality in America has become no matter how hard we all work; demonstrates that increasing inequality is disastrous for long-term economic growth, political action, and even personal happiness; discusses who shares the blame for our economic inequality; and much more.

Engine of Inequality is a must-listen for leaders, policymakers, regulators, media professionals, and all Americans wanting to ensure that the nation's financial policy will be a force for promoting economic equality.

Instinct: Rewire Your Brain with Science-Backed Solutions to Increase Productivity and Achieve Success

A revolutionary approach to unlocking your innate ability to achieve success in business and in life

Why do we constantly feel overwhelmed by stress, dissatisfied in our careers and relationships, and lacking in real purpose? Why do we seem to sabotage ourselves, hampering our productivity and success? The answer lies in our instincts....

In every area of life, from business to relationships to health, we act on outdated instincts that were built to help us survive a world ruled by scarcity and danger. But in today's world, those same instincts stop us from succeeding in the environment in which we actually live: a diverse world of abundant choices, and almost limitless connections.

Now evolutionary biologist Dr. Rebecca Heiss offers a new approach that harnesses the power of our instincts, and redirects them to work for us rather than against us. Dr. Heiss reveals the science behind our self-sabotaging behaviors, then provides simple, actionable techniques that can rebuild our instinctive minds.

Both practical and inspiring, Instinct is a road map that anyone can use to finally stop living on autopilot, improve productivity and happiness, and consciously craft a better life.