Ignite

Author: Gabrielle Dolan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 073032253X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Offering an honest guide to achieving lasting business success by becoming a more authentic leader, this guide leaves behind the boring and mundane, and cuts to the chase with a frank and forthright style to provide insight that can radically transform your business. --

Work with Me

Author: Simon Dowling
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0730330052
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Lead from any level with the power of buy-in Work with Me shows you how to master the art of the 'buy-in.' You achieve better results when people go along with your ideas because they want to, not because they have to; the key is knowing how to build that kind of commitment This is the art of buy-in, and it's one of the most powerful skills you can have. When people are fully on board, they bring their full selves to the project. This drives their priorities, their performance, their innovation and ultimately, your outcome. Buy-in sits at the heart of creative and collaborative cultures; it drives highly adaptive and nimble teams. This book is a how-to guide for achieving buy-in, regardless of your leadership level. It's not about using power and authority, it's about building support and commitment to your ideas and initiatives. You can lead from any level, even laterally, and have a positive impact on the way things are done in your organisation. This book is your coach for speaking up, standing out and embracing the changes that fuel engaged workplaces and better business. Build engagement, agreement, commitment and ownership Overcome obstacles and drive stellar performance Deliver optimal outcomes through enthusiastic collaboration Boost creativity, passion, energy and focus In the shift from traditional industrial economies to a value-focused economy of ideas, organisations thrive on great ideas, but those ideas don't count unless they're actually implemented. Work with Me shows you how to get people on board so you can bring great ideas to life.

Storytelling for Job Interviews

Author: Gabrielle Dolan
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1925442616
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Use stories to build trust, credibility and engage with your future employer – fast – to land your dream job. Do you go for lots of interviews but fail to get the job? Ever been told you don’t have the ‘right fit’ for the organisation? Maybe you’re new to the workforce, or returning after an extended break and struggling to make an impression? You have less than 60 minutes to stand out from all the other candidates in an interview. Don’t waste time stating all the boring facts from your resume and failing to connect with your interviewer. With exercises and step-by-step instructions, this book will teach you how to tell stories about your personal and professional life to demonstrate your capabilities and values, and how valuable an asset you are to any team, organisation and your future employer – no matter what stage you’re at in your career. ‘Storytelling for Job Interviews’ will help you to: • unleash the power of stories – the number one skill in business today • distinguish yourself from the rest of the interview pack • land a job in three interviews or less (not more than 50) • perfect the four story types you need to nail a job interview • define, find, match, construct and prepare your own stories • practice storytelling techniques and skills • take on tricky questions like: ‘What’s your biggest weakness?’ • use your stories in the first 90 days of your new role and beyond.

Stories for Work

Author: Gabrielle Dolan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0730343294
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Learn the science and master the art of telling a great story Stories for Work walks you through the science of storytelling, revealing the secrets behind great storytellers and showing you how to master the art of storytelling in business. Stories hold a unique place in our psyche, and the right story at the right time can be a game-changer in business; whether tragedy, triumph, tension or transition, a good story can captivate the listener and help you achieve your goals. In this book, author Gabrielle Dolan draws from a decade of training business leaders in storytelling to show you what works, why it works, when it works best and what never works. You'll learn how to create your own stories — authentically yours, crafted to attain your goal — and develop an instinct for sharing when the time is right. In-depth case studies feature real-world people in real-world businesses, showing how storytelling has changed the way they work, motivate and lead — providing clear examples of the power of this enormously effective skill. Storytelling gives you an edge. Whether you're after a promotion, a difficult client, a big sale or leading through transition, a great story can help you smooth the road and seal the deal. This book is your personal coach for masterful storytelling, with expert guidance and lessons learned from real-world business leaders. Learn why storytelling grabs attention and helps your message get through Master the four types of stories used in business settings Infuse your stories with the personal to highlight your vision and values Craft a selection of stories to pull out at pivotal business moments The oral tradition has ancient roots that unite all humans, and despite our myriad modern distractions, we still respond to a well-told story. Stories for Work helps you put this dynamic to work for you in any business scenario.

Hooked

Author: Gabrielle Dolan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118637658
Format: PDF, ePub
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How to use storytelling to move people to action In today's hyper-competitive business environment, leaders who can engage and inspire their teams and organisations have a distinct advantage. Using the art of effective storytelling, leaders can defeat information overload to inspire the emotion and effort needed to adopt new strategies, attract new clients, or win new business. Dry facts and data fade from memory over time, but an engaging story is difficult to forget. In Hooked, communication and business storytelling experts Gabrielle Dolan and Yamini Naidu use real-world examples and proven, effective techniques to teach the skill of great business storytelling. They explain what good storytelling is, why business leaders need to learn it, how to create effective stories, and how to practice for perfection. Offers proven advice on telling engaging, inspiring stories Includes real-world examples and case studies of what to do and not to do Features tips, lists, checklists, business models, worksheets, links to online quizzes, and other valuable resources For CEOs and other business leaders who need to communicate more effectively and persuasively, Hooked offers effective techniques and valuable guidance.

The Momentum Effect

Author: Jean Claude Larreche
Publisher: Pearson UK
ISBN: 0273747274
Format: PDF, Docs
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One of the most frequent challenges that managers and executives face today is: ‘How do I keep on growing and at the same time, make a profit?’ Based on the author’s extensive research on over 350 Fortune 1000 Firms, The Momentum Effect proves that the old method of spending big on marketing and slashing the manufacturing costs doesn’t work anymore. Instead, it provides new evidence to show that in order to achieve profitable growth you have to create new value for customers through innovation, ingenuity and most importantly by seeing things from a customer perspective. This strategy generates a positive, reinforcing momentum which leads to further growth. Why limit your business growth? With Momentum, you won’t have to.

The Renegade Leader

Author: Debora J. McLaughlin
Publisher: BalboaPress
ISBN: 9781452552392
Format: PDF, Mobi
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“Brilliant! The Renegade Leader offers leaders the key strategies to accelerate business results, gain peak performance from each employee, and create a culture fueled with vibrating energy.” -Melissa Evans, CEO The Broshe Group, Bestselling Author of Sole to Soul: How to Identify Your Soul Purpose and Monetize It ARE YOU A RENEGADE LEADER? True Renegade Leaders are driven visionaries who know how to create a great place to work that optimizes every member of their teams. The Renegade Leader provides you with nine keys to unlock the full potential in each individual, in your teams and in yourself. Using a combination of strategies, case studies, anecdotes, and the business fable of CEO Jim Saunders, you will be entertained while learning how to: • inspire top performance; • create a high trust environment; • foster leadership at all levels; • tune in to your employees; • unlock the potential of your teams; • create a unified culture; • celebrate wins in a way that motivates employees; • build collaboration; and • vibrate with innovation and the appreciation of each individual. The change in your environment will be palatable, and the results will be measurable. If you are a Renegade Leader, driven to succeed, the roadmap is in your hands; it’s time to accelerate your results. Debora McLaughlin is internationally acclaimed for her executive and business coaching and consulting with the Renegade Leaders of Fortune 500 corporations, privately-owned businesses, and non-profits. A driven leader in her own field, she empowers CEOs, managers, business owners, and leadership teams worldwide to become influential leaders who ignite organizational performance and positively affect business results. Purchase The Renegade Leader and discover why it was awarded Amazon #1 Best Seller and selected to be featured at the 2012 Emmy Awards! Plus enjoy the learning modules for each chapter and video training's to support you on your reading journey. “Every CEO needs a recipe for success. Th e Renegade Leader provides the key ingredients which, combined with passion and drive, create the spark to ignite high performance in any individual or organization.” -Tom Boucher, CEO GNHR, Board Member of the National Restaurant Association

Sparks

Author: Peter L. Benson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470437636
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In this practical book, Dr. Peter Benson, a leading authority on childhood and adolescence, describes a simple yet powerful plan for awakening the spark that lives inside each and every young person. Sparks—when illuminated and nurtured—give young people joy, energy, and direction. They have the power to change a young person’s life from one of “surviving” to “thriving.” Grounded in new research with thousands of teenagers and parents, Sparks offers a step-by-step approach to helping teenagers discover their unique gifts, and works for all families, no matter their economic status, parenting situation, or ethnic background.

Impromptu

Author: Judith Humphrey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119286751
Format: PDF, Docs
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Be Prepared to Lead in the Moment: Assess, think, and respond on-the-spot Impromptu shows leaders how to think on their feet and respond eloquently in every situation. Never have there been so many opportunities to inspire and influence in everyday situations -- elevator chats, corridor conversations, networking gatherings, meetings, and ceremonial events. Indeed, today the most iconic leadership moments are spontaneous, spur-of-the-moment events that reveal the inner workings of the leader's mind. When these impromptu opportunities arise, leaders must be able to listen, think, and respond within seconds. They don't read a script from a page, they convey the narrative that is already in their mind. They can tailor a message—in a meeting, in the corridor, or in a tweet—to influence and inspire any audience. Those who shine in that moment are remembered for their leadership. Those who stumble are remembered for their gaffes, mixed messages, or insensitivity. Nobody remembers the leaders who retreat to their office, formulate a strategic plan, and distribute a memo the following week. Guided by her entrepreneurial success as founder of The Humphrey Group and her firm's work with tens of thousands of leaders over the past 30 years, Judith Humphrey makes clear the importance of preparing to be spontaneous -- as counterintuitive as that may sound! Drawing upon the best impromptu moments from the Greeks to the present, the book looks at every aspect of impromptu speaking. You will learn how to: Think like an impromptu leader Quickly read an audience of one or a thousand Collect your thoughts and craft a persuasive message 'Script' yourself within seconds for any occasion Avoid 'um's' and 'ah's' and use the right words at the right time Discover improv techniques that will enable you to shine Deliver your message with clarity, confidence, and conviction. The ability to speak on the spot is often seen as an innate gift, a talent of 'natural-born' leaders. The truth is, it's a skill that can be learned—a skill that is quickly becoming a must-have for anyone in a leadership position. Impromptu provides clear, actionable guidance to help you reach your full leadership potential. It will enable you to influence and inspire followers on the many 'small stages' that define our daily lives.