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The Unfair Advantage: How You Already Have What It Takes to Succeed
Ash Ali - 2020
An unfair advantage is simply the element that gives you an edge over your competition.This innovative book shows how to identify your own unfair advantages and apply them to any project. Drawing on over two decades of hands-on experience, includingas the first Marketing Director of Just Eat, the authors offer a unique framework forassessing your external circumstances in addition to your internal strengths.Hard work and grit aren't enough, so this book explores the importance of money,intelligence, location, education, expertise, status and luck in the journey to success.From starting your company, to gaining traction, raising funds and growth hacking, The Unfair Advantage helps you look at yourself and find the ingredients you didn't realise you already had, to succeed in the cut-throat world of business.
S.U.M.O. (Shut Up, Move On): The Straight-Talking Guide to Creating and Enjoying a Brilliant Life
Paul McGee - 2006
stands for Shut Up, Move On. It's a phrase to say to ourselves (and sometimes others) when we are acting or thinking in a way that is hindering our ability to succeed. It doesn't necessarily mean 'get over it' or 'pull yourself together' (although there may be occasions when both responses are necessary). 'Shut Up' means stop what you're doing, take time out to reflect, let go of baggage and beliefs that hinder your potential. 'Move On' means tomorrow can be different from today, look for new possibilities, don't just think about it, take action.There are six S.U.M.O. principles that are designed to help you create and enjoy a brilliant life. If you are wrestling with life's challenges, these principles will help you do so more successfully.1. Change Your T-Shirt - take responsibility for your own life and don't be a victim.2. Develop Fruity Thinking - change your thinking and change your results.3. Hippo Time is OK - understand how setbacks affect you and how to recover from them.4. Remember the Beachball - increase your understanding and awareness of other people's world.5. Learn Latin - change comes through action not intention. Overcome the tendency to put things off.6. Ditch Doris Day - create your own future rather than leave it to chance. Forget the attitude 'que sera, sera, whatever will be, will be.'"A superb book. It combines honesty, humour and inspiration to help people move ahead in life."--Allan and Barbara Pease, authors of Why Men Don't Listen and Women Can't Read Maps"Powerful, simple and effective. A highly engaging and thought provoking book. Anyone who reads it is sure to look at themselves and the world differently as a result."--Octavius Black and Sebastian Bailey, The Mind GymThe S.U.M.O. guy is Paul McGee, an international speaker and author. He has been developing the S.U.M.O. principles over the last five years.
You 2: A High Velocity Formula for Multiplying Your Personal Effectiveness in Quantum Leaps
Price Pritchett - 1994
Making a quantum leap going from you to you2-means accomplishing far more, in less time, with only a fraction of the effort you've been giving.
Making the Case: How to Negotiate Like a Prosecutor in Work and Life
Kimberly Guilfoyle - 2015
Her father knew that he couldn’t possibly anticipate all the needs of his children alone so he set out to teach Kimberly how to advocate for herself and for her younger brother. He instructed her on how to ask for what she needed and how to build a strong case to get it. Those valuable childhood lessons helped Kimberly become the quick-thinking spitfire she is today. In Making the Case she weaves stories and anecdotes from her life and career with specific strategies that can help anyone set clear goals, communicate more effectively, and come out on top in any situation. Having been a prosecuting attorney, former First Lady of San Francisco and one of TV’s most sought-after legal analysts and opinion-shapers, Kimberly Guilfoyle is the quintessential expert at making the case. Now advocating for her readers, she shares tips on how to make the case for yourself in all realms of your life—personal and professional. Among the topics she advises on are:• Getting hired• Nailing a promotion• Navigating a mid-life career change• Managing personal finances• Advocating for your health• Minimizing family drama Told in her appealing and persuasive voice, combining personal experience and time-tested counsel, Making the Case is an invaluable guide to helping you get the most from your life at home and at work.
The Brand You 50 (Reinventing Work): Fifty Ways to Transform Yourself from an "Employee" into a Brand That Shouts Distinction, Commitment, and Passion!
Tom Peters - 1900
In times past you could be obscure yet secure -- now that's much harder."Again: the white collar job as now configured is doomed. Soon. ("Downsizing" in the nineties will look like small change.) So what's the trick? There's only one: distinction. Or as we call it, turning yourself into a brand . . . Brand You. A brand is nothing more than a sign of distinction. Right? Nike. Starbucks. Martha Stewart. The point (again): that's not the way we've thought about white collar workers--ourselves--over the past century. The "bureaucrat" on the finance staff is de facto faceless, plugging away, passing papers. But now, in our view, she is born again, transformed from bureaucrat to the new star. She works in a professional service firm and works on projects that she'll be able to brag about years from now.I call her/him the New American Professional, CEO of Me Inc. (even if Me Inc. is currently on someone's payroll) and, of course, of Brand You.Step #1 in the model was the organization . . .a department turned into PSF 1.0. Step #2 is the individual . . .reborn as Brand You.In 50 essential points, Tom Peters shows how to be committed to your craft, choose the right projects, how to improve networking, why you need to think fun is cool, and why it's important to piss some people off. He will enable you to turn yourself into an important and distinctive commodity. In short, he will show you how to turn yourself into . . . Brand You.See also the other 50List titles in the Reinventing Work series by Tom Peters -- The Project50 and The Professional Service Firm50 -- for additional information on how to make an impact in the professional world.
The 12 Week Year Field Guide: Get More Done In 12 Weeks Than Others Do In 12 Months
Brian P. Moran - 2018
Instead of getting bogged down in annualized thinking that produces pitfalls and saps productivity, follow along with this guide to redefine your “year” to be just 12 weeks long. By doing so, you’ll avoid complacency, begin to focus on what matters most, create better clarity, and develop a sense of urgency so that “now” is always the right time to act. Applicable to business growth, career goals, and life in general, the 12 week plan will help you improve in any—or every—area. By closing the “knowing-doing gap,” you’ll discover how to execute on what you already know and greatly expand the boundaries of your capabilities. Learn to: Create your personal and business visions with step-by-step tips Develop your own 12 week plan by applying what you know to what you do Put over 10 years of field-tested content, exercises, and templates to work for you Build a 12 week commitment and apply the system to your own life and business Take back your life, improve your thinking, and advance your business or career by implementing real-world, hands-on methods in The 12 Week Year Study Guide.
Brazen Careerist: The New Rules for Success
Penelope Trunk - 2007
Penelope Trunk, expert business advice columnist for the Boston Globe, gives anything but standard advice to help members of the X and Y generations succeed on their own terms in any industry. Trunk asserts that a take-charge attitude and thinking outside the box are the only ways to make it in today's job market. With 45 tips that will get you thinking bigger, acting bolder, and blazing trails you never thought possible, Brazen Careerist will forever change your career outlook. Guy Kawasaki, author of The Art of the Start "Take everything you think you 'know' about career strategies, throw them away, and read this book because the rules have changed. 'Brazen,' 'counter-intuitive,' and 'radical' are the best three descriptions of Trunk's work. Life is too short to be stuck in a rat hole..." Robert I. Sutton, Ph.D, author of the New York Times Bestseller The No Asshole Rule "A delightful book, with some edgy advice that made me squirm a bit at times. I agreed with 90% of it, found myself arguing with the other 10%, and was completely engaged from start to finish." Paul D. Tieger, author of Do What You Are and CEO of SpeedReading People, LLC "Penelope Trunk brings considerable savvy and a fresh new perspective to the business of career success. Bold and sometimes unconventional, Brazen Careerist gives readers much to think about as well as concrete, practical suggestions that will help them know what they want, and know how to get it." Keith Ferrazzi, bestselling author of Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time "Brazen Careerist has the street-smarts you need to make your career and life work for you from the start. Read it now, or you'll wish you had when you're 40!"
Bull's-Eye: The Power of Focus
Brian Tracy - 2015
There is no reason for you not to be earning twice as much as you are today, or even five or ten times as much. Your potential is practically limitless, if you could just learn how to utilize it.Clarity, Focus, and Concentration: Three strong, simple attributes needed to hone in your potential and hit the bull's eye! And just as you can develop your physical muscles through hard work and concentration, you can develop your mental muscles through continuous repetition.You have the ability right now to achieve more than you ever have before. Bull's Eye will teach you how to unleash your powers for success and accomplish more in the next few months than many people do in a lifetime.
Your Best Just Got Better: Work Smarter, Think Bigger, Achieve More
Jason W. Womack - 2011
Workers need to clarify their habits, build mindset-based strategies, and be proactive. Womack's signature "workplace performance" techniques offer specific strategies to consistently and incrementally improve performance.Readers will:Understand the fundamentals of workflow and the principles of human performance Arm themselves with the tools and the processes to get more of their work done, on time, with fewer resources, and with less stress Making your best better won't happen overnight, but learning how to effectively manage just a few critical success factors lead to an effective workday and an overall successful professional career.
Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work
Whitney Johnson - 2015
An expert in driving innovation via personal disruption, Whitney Johnson, will help you understand how the frameworks of disruptive innovation can apply to you: if you want to be successful in unexpected ways, follow your own disruptive path. Dare to innovate. Dream big dreams. Do something astonishing. Disrupt yourself. In this book, you will learn how to apply these frameworks to building a business, career – and you.We are living in an era of accelerating disruption – those who can manage the S-curve waves of learning and maxing out will have a competitive advantage. But this is a skill set that needs to be learned. Disrupt Yourself will help people cope with the unpredictability of disruption, and use it to their competitive advantage.
How to Be Happy at Work: The Power of Purpose, Hope, and Friendship
Annie McKee - 2017
Many people in management positions are feeling fed up, burned out, and unhappy at work: the constant pressure and stress, the unending changes, the politics . . . People are feeling they can’t give much more, and their performance is suffering.But it’s work, after all, right? Should we even expect to be fulfilled and happy at work? Annie McKee answers with a definitive yes. She makes the most compelling case yet that happiness—and the full engagement that comes with it—is more important than ever in today’s workplace. Based on extensive research and decades of experience with leaders, this book sheds new light on the powerful relationship of happiness to individual, team, and organizational success.McKee’s research reveals that there are three essential elements that people must have in order to be happy at work:• A sense of purpose and the chance to contribute to something bigger than themselves;• A vision that is powerful and personal, creating a real sense of hope; and• Resonant, friendly relationshipsThe book is organized around these essential elements and shows how leaders can create and sustain them in the face of ongoing stress and pressure, as well as how to create a healthy, positive climate for their teams and other groups within their companies.How to Be Happy at Work will transform and enrich our understanding of what it means to be happy at work, and it will provide clear, practical advice and instruction for how to achieve this.
The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork: Embrace Them and Empower Your Team
John C. Maxwell - 2001
Even people who have taken their teams to the highest level in theirfield have difficulty recreating what accounted for their successes. Is it astrong work ethic? Is it “chemistry”? What tools can you wrap your hands aroundto build–or rebuild–your team?In The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork, leadership expertand New York Times bestselling author John C. Maxwell shares the vitalprinciples of team building that are necessary for success in your business,family, church, or organization. In his practical, down-to-earth style, Dr.Maxwell shows how: The Law of HighMorale inspired a 50 year-old man who couldn’t even swim to train for thetoughest triathlon in the world. The Lawof the Big Picture prompted a former U.S. president to travel crosscountry bybus, sleep in a basement, and do manual labor. Playing by The Law of theScoreboard enabled one Web-based company to keep growing and making money whilethousands of other Internet businesses failed. Ignoring The Law of the PriceTag caused one of the world’s largest retailers to close its doors after 128years in business. The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork will empoweryou–whether coach or player, teacher or student, CEO or non-profitvolunteer–with the “how-tos” and attitudes for building a successful team.John C. Maxwell, known as America's expert on leadership, isa best-selling author and the founder of INJOY Stewardship Services, EQUIP, andMaximum Impact, dedicated to helping people reach their leadership potential.For more information, visit www.MaximumImpact.com.
Ready for Anything: 52 Productivity Principles for Getting Things Done
David Allen - 2003
Now "the personal productivity guru" (Fast Company) shows readers how to increase their ability to work better, not harder every day. Based on Allen's highly popular e-newsletter, Ready for Anything offers readers 52 ways to immediately clear your head for creativity, focus your attention, create structures that work, and take action to get things moving. With wit, inspiration, and know-how, Allen shows readers how to make things happen with less effort and stress, and lots more energy, creativity, and effectiveness. Ready for Anything is the perfect book for anyone wanting to work and live at his or her very best.