With Peter Drucker's five essential questions and the help of five of today's thought leaders, this little book will challenge readers to take a close look at the very heart of their organizations and what drives them. A tool for self-assessment and transformation, answering these five questions will fundamentally change the way you work, helping you lead your organization to an exceptional level of performance.
Peter Drucker's five questions are:
What is our Mission? with Jim Collins
Who is our Customer? with Phil Kotler
What does the Customer Value? with Jim Kouzes
What are our Results? with Judith Rodin
What is our Plan? with V. Kasturi Rangan
These essential questions, grounded in Peter Drucker's theories of management, will take readers on a exploration of organizational and personal self-discovery, giving them a means to assess how to be--how to develop quality, character, mind-set, values and courage. The questions lead to action. By asking these questions, readers can focus on why they are doing what they are doing in their work, and how to do it better. Designed for today's busy professionals, this brief, clear and accessible book will challenge readers to ask these provocative questions and it will stimulate spirited discussions and action within any organization, inspiring positive change and new levels of excellence, helping all to envision the future of theirs' or any organization.
Many of us have been conditioned to believe that investing is too difficult and time-consuming to attempt on our own. With so many products to choose from and so many risks involved, a financial "professional" is the only person qualified to handle the money you'll retire on some day, right? The truth is, no one cares more about your money than you do. And with a basic understanding of the investment process and the time-tested strategy offered here, you can successfully manage your own portfolio in less than 20 minutes a year.
In The Gone Fishin' Portfolio, author Alexander Green details an effective yet simple approach to investing that embraces the uncertainty of financial markets, and reveals how you can generate exceptional results during both good times and bad. Discover how the "Gone Fishin' Portfolio" will allow you to earn superior returns, reduce risk, minimize taxes, and eliminate Wall Street's mountain of fees. Divided into three comprehensive parts - Get Wise, Get Wealthy, and Get on with Your Life - this reliable resource:
Discusses the relationship between risk and reward in financial markets, and reveals how the investment industry really works
Unveils the "Gone Fishin' Portfolio," addresses why it's arguably the safest and simplest way to reach your long-term financial goals, and explores the financial and psychological challenges you're likely to face in the years ahead
Examines what it means to take your financial destiny into your hands and, at the same time, reclaim your most precious resource - your time
The Gone Fishin' Portfolio is based on an investment strategy that won a Nobel Prize in economics. Yet setting it up is a snap and maintaining it is even easier. You'll need less than 20 minutes a year.
How would you like to go to the next quantum level - beyond the world of simply "positive thinking"? Are you ready to experience new levels of inspiration, creativity, and achievement? Well, now you can! Let The Gratitude Effect open your heart, inspire your mind, awaken your inner powers and hidden seeds of greatness. Allow it to help you break through any limiting beliefs and guide you to a more empowered life filled with deeper meaning and awareness. Proclaiming the importance of gratitude in an individual's life, this self-help audio book by motivational speaker Dr. John Demartini is a guide to a new life of happiness and thankfulness. Learn to be happy with and grateful for what you have, and there will be much more in return. This practical guide that includes exercises and affirmations, this audio book gives those who struggle a new, happier, more gracious perspective on life.
They say that 50 is the new 40. If you’re over 50, chances are you feel more vital, energetic, and passionate than ever. While you may be ready to retire, you may not be ready to stop working entirely. These days, life after work no longer conjures up images of couples wandering the malls, playing golf, and taking endless Caribbean cruises. As baby boomers reach their 50s and 60s, they are redefining what it means to retire. What they want is joy, vitality, and meaning in their lives. The truth is that this is not your parents’ version of retirement, and just because you may have stopped working doesn’t mean you have to stop living life to the fullest. You may want to choose a completely different career path or pursue a whole new interest.
Author David Borchard has been helping adults rejuvenate their careers and lives for 30 years. In The Joy of Retirement, he shows you how to reinvent yourself and achieve the kind of fulfillment and meaning you have always dreamed of in your life. Now, you can start crafting your future and discovering your passions with advice on topics such as:
• Finding new interests that make the most of your unique talents
• Planning your lifestyle at 50+
• Assessing what transitions you are ready and willing to make
• Defining priorities and goals
• Establishing your criteria for success
• Mastering the seven steps to maintaining vitality
Revealing and hopeful, this is the audio book that shows you that life after work can be fulfilling, fun, and exhilarating.
The first wave of the Millennial Generation - born between the early 1980s and 2002 - is just graduating from college and entering the work force. Employers, meantime, are bracing for some of the biggest management challenges they've ever faced: Integrating the most demanding and most protected generation in history into a workplace shaped by the driven baby-boom generation. Like them or not, millennials are America's future work force. They are actually a larger group than the boomers - about 80 million vs. 76 million.
The millennials are a complex group - although they're hard-working achievers, most millennials don't excel at leadership and independent problem solving. They want the freedom and flexibility of a virtual office but they also want rules and responsibilities to be spelled out explicitly. "It's all about me," might seem to be the mantra of this demanding bunch of young people, yet they also tend to be very civic-minded and philanthropic.
A guide to Peter Drucker’s best management principles…
Inspired by the author’s interview with the “father of modern management” himself
In late 2003, Peter Drucker invited Jeffrey Krames to his home in Claremont, California, for a rare interview. The 94 year old Drucker who had amassed an unprecedented body of published work, comprised of many hundreds of thousands of pages, spent a full day sharing his insights from a lifetime of management consulting and writing. This resulting audio book is a simple guide that distills the essential wisdom from Drucker’s considerable body of work. It includes:
• The key to Drucker’s ideas
• His seminal management and leadership insights and strategies
• The evolution of Drucker’s thinking
• His thoughts on leadership, partnering with professionals, and the changing role of information and technology
Gain a fresh perspective on this extraordinary thinker.
By including many contemporary examples, this audio book brings a part of Drucker’s incredible body of knowledge to life, and shows how so many of his seminal ideas are as relevant now as when they were written.
A step-by-step blueprint to implementing Drucker’s best ideas into your own organization.
The United States has been spending its way deeper and deeper into the red, and saddling future generations with the mess - but who's paying attention?
To answer that question, this companion audiobook to the critically acclaimed documentary I.O.U.S.A. includes some of the most revered voices in the nation, including Warren Buffett; former treasury secretaries Paul O'Neill and Robert Rubin; Pete Peterson, CEO of The Blackstone Group; Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas); and best-selling Empire of Debt author Bill Bonner.
Armed with these interviews, historical references, and damning statistics, this audiobook takes a lively and entertaining romp through the four deficits the nation faces: the budget deficit, the personal savings deficit, the trade deficit - and what former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker, who resigned abruptly in 2008 over Congress's lack of action, calls the "leadership deficit" in Washington.
Defiantly non-partisan, the empowering solutions outlined in this audio are a must-listen for any American who wants to help change "business as usual" in Washington as a new administration heads towards the Oval Office. "We the People" can get our politicians to stop spending, promote responsible economic programs, and hand our children and grandchildren the secure future they deserve.
The Law of Attraction, Plain and Simple truly takes The Secret to the next level!
Tired of complaining that life isn’t all it should be?
Sonia Ricotti says:
Take Charge of Your Life—Now!
Ricotti shows you how to live the life of your dreams, your “greatest life,” by applying eleven simple steps to enjoying inner peace and happiness in every area including:
• Decide what you want
• Choose your thoughts and feelings
• Connect mind, body, spirit
• Allow it
The Law of Attraction states that we attract into our lives what we project into the universe. Written in plain English and filled with stories, tips, and exercises, The Law of Attraction, Plain and Simple helps you shift your thoughts, language, and emotions. It’s time to stop the negative energy flow and learn to project positive energy—all the time.
Concise, accessible, and practical—this audio book is all you need to put the complaints behind you and get what you want, need, and deserve.
“This is a must listen for anyone who has said “the law of attraction isn’t working for me.” It’s an insightful and practical guide to help you understand more deeply how this universal law truly works.” –Marci Shimoff, #1 NY Times bestselling author of Happy for No Reason, co-author, Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul, and featured teacher in The Secret
Loved it! The Law of Attraction, Plain and Simple is one of those audio books that you listen to over and over again! –Dr. Joe Vitale, author of The Attractor Factor
Sonia Ricotti’s The Law of Attraction, Plain and Simple takes the discussion of how we create to another level. Success in not determined by what our ego wants but what our soul wants. Sonia shows us how to go deeper, get clear, and break through to our highest purpose—a discovery that will unleash the power of our lives.
Sanjay Burman has had an accomplished life - he produced two feature films and two TV shows by the age of 24, and sold his high school to Pepsi for $1.2 million. This book showcases personal anecdotes and honest lessons he has learned through his failures and successes that can inspire others to persevere. People who want to go further in life but lack the confidence can be motivated to take risks, despite class, education, or lack of money. The experiences and scenarios that are recounted teach people to stop wishing and start expanding their creativity by playing an active role in their lives.
Packed with more than 450 sample questions, this audio book gives job-seekers the guidance they need to get the job they want!
"The excellent book... includes a wealth of suggestions on how to walk out of an interview with a best offer."
- Joyce Lain Kennedy, syndicated career columnist
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just walk into an employer’s office, sit down, relax, answer questions honestly—in short, "just be yourself" — and instantly get the job? Unfortunately, the real world doesn’t work like that. With people switching careers more and more often and the competition fierce for every position that becomes available, you’ve got to be primed for any question an interviewer may throw at you.
Packed with more than 450 sample questions, Acing the Interview gives you candid advice on answering even the trickiest and most unexpected interview questions. Written by the employment expert Dr. Phil called "the best of the best", this unique and powerful audio book helps you take charge of any interview situation. Having heard just about every conceivable interview question and answer since joining the placement and recruitment field in 1973, Tony Beshara knows firsthand what responses will get you hired. In this audio book, he arms you with the surefire answers that will keep you from getting weeded out from the large pool of eager applicants.
Acing the Interview helps prepare you for difficult—and sometimes even deceptively simple— questions, including:
In addition, the audio book also arms you with many questions to ask prospective employers that could prevent you from making a big job mistake, such as:
Acing the Interview takes you through the entire process, from the initial interview to evaluating a job offer, and even into salary negotiation. It’s a must-have guide that will enable you to get the job of your dreams.
The ultimate guide that will help you define yourself, achieve your goals, and make the right kind of lasting impression.
Whether we realize it or not, we are all brands. We all have qualities that shape and influence how the people in our lives see us—and how we see ourselves. What you wear, how you sound, what you believe in, and how you present yourself are all factors that create that first—and lasting—impression. The key to successfully creating a personal brand lies in taking the disciplines of corporate and product branding and applying them to the individual in a simple, easy-to-use, actionable manner. Nationally respected brand experts Jerry Wilson and Ira Blumenthal have helped some of the most exceptional companies and individuals in the world perfect their images. Now, in Managing Brand You, they reveal their proven seven-step process for personal brand building.
Using examples from corporate branding (Hallmark Cards, Harley Davidson, Starbucks), product branding (iPod, Diet Coke, and Big Mac) and celebrity personal branding (Brand Madonna, Brand Bono, Brand Michael Jordan, and Brand Hillary Clinton), MANAGING BRAND YOU gives you a step-by-step guide for
"Wise and insightful, this audio book will help you identify what it is that makes you unique and communicate it in a way that guarantees your success."
- WHAT BRANDING CAN DO FOR YOU
"If you want to predict the future, create it."
— PETER F. DRUCKER
Did you know that in a landmark study, aerobic exercise was shown to be as effective as antidepressants? That women who exercise, lower their chances of developing dementia by 50 percent? That a revolutionary fitness program helped put one U.S. school district of 19,000 kids first in the world in science? That, in fact, exercise sparks new brain-cell growth? The evidence is incontrovertible: aerobic exercise physically transforms our brains for peak performance.
In Spark, John J. Ratey, MD, takes you on a fascinating journey through the mind-body connection, presenting startling new research to prove that exercise is truly the best defense against everything from mood disorders to ADHD to addiction to menopause to Alzheimer’s. He explains that the brain works just as muscles do—growing with use, withering with inactivity—and shows why getting your heart and lungs pumping can mean the difference between a calm, focused mind and a harried, inattentive self.
Filled with cutting-edge science and amazing case studies, Spark is the first audio book to explore the connection between exercise and the brain. And with a simple, targeted regimen to get your body moving and your mind in peak condition, it will forever change the way you think about your morning run—and, for that matter, the way you think.
"Bravo! Everyone can benefit enormously from this brilliantly documented, groundbreaking work."
- Edward M. Hallowell, MD, The Hallowell Centers
"Spark is just what we need. In mental health, exercise is a growth stock, and Ratey is our best broker."
- Ken Duckworth, MD, Medical Director for the National Alliance on Mental Illness
The markets seem so crazy these days that an investor—and we’re all investors now with our 401(k)s, retirements and college educations to finance—hardly knows where to turn. While we struggle, the affluent seem to do just fine. How do they do it? Two words: asset allocation. No one knows this better than David Darst, one of the world’s foremost and visionary experts on what it take to make the most with your money.
Now Darst distills his immense knowledge into a gem of a guide that anyone can use. Based on a lifetime of clear thinking and innovative research borne out of decades of real-world experience, this audio book presents the art and science of asset allocation in a crisp, down-to-earth fashion. It’s like having your own chief investment strategist on call, just as the wealthy have, to guide you through the turbulent waters of the global financial markets as you learn:
The wealthy have long known—that 80% of investment returns are found to come from correct asset allocation. So whether you decide to do it on your own or with the help of a trusted advisor let Darst put you on a path that will help you maximize your returns and achieve your life goals.
"Darst delivers his wisdom like fine champagne: full of sparkle and so good you hate to finish it. All investors have much to gain from his sparkling advice."
- Peter L. Bernstein, author of Capital Ideas, Against the Gods, The Power of Gold, and Capital Ideas Evolving.
For ourselves and for our loved ones ...
compassion and reassurance along with direct, honest fact.
"Everyone approaching the end of life should hear this superb audio. In clear, practical terms it explains what you can do to achieve the peaceful death everyone wants but too few people have — particularly those not lucky enough to have a physician like Dr. Wanzer."
— Marcia Angell, M.D., Harvard Medical School, former Editor-in-Chief, New England Journal of Medicine
While every one of us hopes "to die well", this may not be possible without knowing our rights about care at the end of life.
The information in To Die Well is both comforting and empowering. Knowing our rights to refuse treatment, as well as legal ways to bring about death if pain or distress cannot be alleviated, will spare us the frightening helplessness that can rob our last days of meaning and connection with others. Drs. Sidney Wanzer and Joseph Glenmullen do not shy away from controversy. They make clear what patients should expect of their doctors, including the right to sufficient pain medication even if it shortens life. They distinguish between normal sadness and depression. They also explain the ways to hasten death that are legal and possible for anyone, and those that require a doctor's help.
Think you can't take a career break? Think again!
Escape 101 is a road map for getting away, without sacrificing everything you have invested in your life right now.
That extended time off you've always dreamed of? Escape 101 is a guide to making it a reality - a blueprint to help you travel, reflect, regenerate or just plain relax without damaging your savings, or the progress you've made in your career or business.
Get expert advice on how to leave your career, job, or business for up to a year, including how to:
Plan all of your sabbatical finances in just 30 minutes
Be financially independent for a year or more
Leave your job without losing career progress
Take a year off without sacrificing your savings or investments
Successfully pitch your sabbatical to your boss
Be away from your business for extended periods of time, and still remain profitable
Take a year off on a shoestring budget
Make money or even get paid while you're gone
Find the motivation to follow your dream of taking time off
Commit to your sabbatical in small, easy steps that ensure success
Take action on the critical elements of your "escape plan"
Discover a 5 step financial plan that guarantees you get away
Manage your money so that you have plenty when you go
Leave without going broke or selling your assets
Plan Your Escape Route Now!
A 30 day program to co-create abundance, money, success and prosperity in your life
After years of assisting clients and participants in her workshops achieve the financial success they desire, Inna Segal has incorporated some of the powerful processes that people have found to be most effective into this sensational new audio program.
Inna will show you how to:
• Use the WEALTH GENERATOR
• Apply the Miraculous Manifestation Process
• Activate your Abundance
• Become a Money Magnet
Become a Money Magnet has been used to great effect by people around the world to attract success, money and prosperity into their lives, using the law of co-creation. It is possible to attract more money, feel rich and enjoy life more! You can do it.
Now, it's your turn…
"I have only been listening to Become a Money Magnet for four days, and I already received money from three sources that were totally unexpected."
- Melissa Franklin
"For the first time in years I don't feel stressed and anxious about money. I play the audio program every night, sleep peacefully and am relaxed and positive about money and my ability to achieve my goals through the day. Thank you Inna."
- Jonathan Harvey
With phones ringing off the hook, constantly changing to-do lists, and increasingly complicated schedules, having a good memory has become more important than ever. Drawing on the latest research from cognitive experts and psychologists, 30 Days to a More Powerful Memory provides hands-on, practical strategies and exercises that anyone, young or old, can use to sharpen their memory - fast! The book introduces readers to memory-boosting techniques such as mnemonic devices, visualization, chunking and clustering, and mental triggers, and also shows how to:
Effectively decrease anxiety levels and combat the negative emotions that can affect recall
Create powerful backup systems to help trigger associations
Exercise both body and mind, and improve overall health to improve memory
Get the kind of restful sleep that will increase one's ability to retain information.
The book discusses common myths about memory, clarifying what's true and what isn't. Packed with tips and memory-boosting activities, this guide provides listeners with the simple but powerful methods they need to increase their mental agility.
What makes great nonprofits great? Not large budgets. Not snazzy marketing. Not perfect management. The answer is not what you might think.
Great nonprofits spend as much time working with institutions outside their four walls as they do managing their internal operations. They use the power of leverage to become greater forces for good. This landmark book reveals the six powerful practices of 12 high-impact nonprofits and tells their compelling stories.
Leslie Crutchfield and Heather McLeod Grant spent four years surveying thousands of nonprofit leaders, conducting hundreds of interviews, and studying in-depth a dozen high-impact organizations to uncover their secrets to success. Their quest took them from the well-known (Habitat for Humanity) to the less well-known (YouthBuild USA) and to the unexpected (the Exploratorium). What the authors discovered surprised them.
How did seeing a pile of McDonald's trash lead Environmental Defense's president to join forces with business instead of treating it as the enemy? Why did a school bus driver prompt Self-Help Credit Union to move from serving low-income groups in North Carolina to launching a national advocacy campaign against predatory lenders? And how did Teach For America turn the teachers it places in underserved public schools into a national vanguard for education reform?
At a time when the social sector has grown to more than $1 trillion, understanding what leads to impact is essential. Whether you're a nonprofit leader, philanthropist, business executive, board member, volunteer, or simply interested in changing the world, this book will inspire you to be a stronger force for good.
As a linebacker for the New England Patriots, who had just won their third Super Bowl in four years, Tedy Bruschi was no stranger to pain or to overcoming a challenge. But even 11 years in the NFL had not prepared him for what happened at four o'clock in the morning on February 16, 2005.
Tedy awoke with an intense headache and was forced to crawl to the bathroom because his left arm and leg were not working very well. Seven hours later - as he lay on an ER gurney, his vision blurred, his arm and leg useless - he was stunned to learn that he had had a stroke. A few days later, he confessed to his family and his team that he believed his football-playing days were over.
In Never Give Up, Tedy Bruschi tells the powerful and inspiring story of the day when everything he believed about himself and his future was turned upside down, and how its long and grueling aftermath challenged his faith, his marriage, and his career. From the heartbreak of being warned by doctors not to pick up his children to the terrifying prospect of heart surgery, Tedy paints a vivid portrait of the obstacles faced by stroke survivors.
Tedy has a vital message for stroke survivors: You can do it. You can take charge of your recovery, reclaim your life, and achieve the goals you set for yourself before disaster struck. It won't be easy; it will be the hardest thing you've ever done, but you'll have plenty of help. You'll have the expert care of highly trained doctors and therapists, the loving support of family and friends, and the inspiring example of Tedy Bruschi's unforgettable memoir, Never Give Up.
All highly profitable firms attract competitors, and only firms that are able to keep competition at bay will earn above-average profits for an extended period of time. An economic moat - or competitive advantage - allows a company to fend off competitors and earn sustainable excess economic profits.
In The Little Book That Builds Wealth, Pat Dorsey, the head of Morningstar's equity research team, outlines an effective approach to investing that includes economic moats and tells you how to apply this strategy to your own investment endeavors.
Divided into six comprehensive parts, this reliable resource guides you step by step down the path to understanding and discovering what an economic moat is, how to measure it against other moats, and how to best select a company using this method. While the moat concept is not a new one - it was made famous by Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffett - Dorsey discusses how the modern-day investor can use this strategy to select companies that possess a wide moat and feature good growth fundamentals as well as an attractive stock price.
With this audiobook as your guide, you will discover why moats should be an integral part of your analytical investment toolkit and learn how to leverage this approach to build a portfolio of high-performance stocks.
Product and service sensations like the iPod, Starbucks, or FedEx were seemingly successful overnight. But, it wasn't luck, creativity, or clever marketing that led to their breakthroughs. Anyone can create hits that resonate if they stop guessing what people need and start spending their time building real and deep connections to what their buyers value most.
A proven strategy for dominating markets developed over 15 years, Tuned In reveals the "secrets" that separate market leaders from followers and failures. It shows you how to stop wasting time and money trying to be innovative and start creating "resonators" - great products or services that people buy without thinking because they solve the problems they have and make their lives better.
Using a simple six-step process, Tuned In teaches you how to discover real and meaningful insights into any market. You'll learn how to identify unresolved problems, understand what buyers really want, create breakthrough experiences, and establish strong, sustainable connections to your market. Through dozens of real-life examples across a wide variety of industries, you'll learn how leaders create products and services that resonate - and the traps many others fall into when they don't.
Anyone can use Tuned In to replicate the model for success. It works for well-known companies like Ford, Apple, and GE and those not-so-famous like GoPro and Zipcar. It works for realtors, doctors, ministers and even rock stars. Tuned In teaches you how to transform your everyday activities into those which create the kind of culture that builds market leaders.
If you want to win in today's marketplace, stop pushing products your buyers don't want with expensive, meaningless advertising. Instead, listen to Tuned In and discover how to connect to what people really want, and most importantly how you can become an organization they trust.
"I believe we can change the world if we start talking to one another again."
With this simple declaration, Margaret Wheatley proposes that citizens band together with their colleagues and friends to create the solutions for social change, both locally and globally, that are so badly needed. Such change will not come from governments or corporations but from the ageless process of thinking together in conversation. Turning to One Another encourages this process.
Here is Conwell's classic inspirational speech about finding the resources to achieve all desirable things in your own community.
In one of the most significant social trends of the new century, and the biggest transformation of the American workforce since the women's movement, members of the baby boom generation are inventing a new phase of work.
Encore tells the stories of encore career pioneers who are not content, or affluent enough, to spend their next 30 years on a golf course. These men and women are moving beyond midlife careers yet refusing to phase out or fade away. As they search for a calling in the second half of life and focus on what matters most, these individuals stand to transform the nature of work in America. They also hold the potential to create a society that balances the joys and responsibilities of contribution across the generations - in other words, one that works better for all of us.
n this program, you will learn:
Promoting Yourself Successfully
Positioning through Promotion
Establishing Clear Promotional Objectives
Building Your Complete Promotional System
Getting the Most from the Media
Writing Well-Executed News Releases
Reaping the Rewards of Broadcast Interviews
Writing and Publishing Excellent Promotional Pieces
Writing Your Own Book
Mastering the Art of Public Speaking
Writing Magazine Articles