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release date: Oct 22, 2018
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People-Centered Leadership (2 Book Series)
From Book 1: Too often, leaders see a 'gap' as a problem or something to avoid. In his work with leaders and organizations at growth-transition points, Scott Patchin has become convinced that the basic challenge of leadership comes down to creating and managing the gaps - those spaces between where you are now and where you want to be.

In this insightful whitepaper, Patchin outlines the three key gaps that every leader must master for effective leadership and the steps you can take to fill those gaps. He then looks at the four habits you should develop and commit to in order to successfully manage each individual performance gap.

Also included:
- Three hidden threats to effectively managing the gap
- How to take ownership of your gaps
- Steps to create an action plan
- Self-assessment
release date: Sep 19, 2018
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Become the Leader You'd Love to Follow (The Become Collection Book 1)
Why have you chosen to follow the leaders you have? How can you become the leader you'd love to follow? Are you, in fact, a leader and should you seek to be one? This book in the Become Collection will walk you through a series of practical meditations focusing on the work of leaders, defined as crafting vision, building alignment, and driving execution. Each brief chapter is followed by a series of thought-provoking questions that will guide you to become the leader you'd love to follow. This book also works well in discussion with others.

Committed to you professional and personal growth! We'd love to hear from you!
release date: Mar 06, 2017
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Humanification: Go Digital, Stay Human
How Technology will Advance Humanity Towards a More Meaningful Future

Imagine being able to spot the next big trend, or being able to predict the next big wave of change. Imagine having a code that gives you the power to invent, predict or harness the next big technology. Humanification is going to help you unlock the DNA of innovation itself, so you can apply it to your life, your business and your community.
The story starts with a little girl, a terminal diagnosis and a ticking clock. Join the author as he searches for a cure. Along the way you will discover the seven powerful forces of innovation that are going to change everything in your world within your lifetime. Through a series of stories, research and personal insights, the author reveals how he came to see the world from a totally new perspective.
This new vantage point allowed him to uncover a unique wave pattern. Incredibly that wave pattern turned out to be a blueprint for just about every disruptive technology breakthrough. Christian Kromme also made another remarkable breakthrough. He discovered that our manmade technology follows exactly the same evolutionary steps as life itself.
By reading this book you will learn to see how the world works at a biological level, a technological level, and a humanity level. You will come to understand how each level is linked, and that knowledge will reveal remarkable new insights into the future.
This is a truly remarkable book that no entrepreneur, leader or policy maker can afford to miss. This book shows how technology unites humanity into one big organism. This new insight will change the way you look at technology and its effect on us all us all forever.
release date: Dec 18, 2012
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The Life of Captain James Cook, the Circumnavigator
This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
release date: Aug 07, 2018
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Leadership A Brain-Friendly Guide: 21 Leadership Tips for Up and Coming Leaders
Leaders make a difference. What kind of difference will you make? Positive or negative?
Leadership begins with you, your belief in yourself and your ability to be open and continue to learn and grow as you help others learn and grow.
Only credible leaders that are trusted and insightful can earn the commitment of their people. Only commitment of your people can lead to a great organization.
release date: Feb 26, 2015
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10 Management Models
Fashions in business thinking change abruptly. The way we think about leadership, for instance, has shifted radically from the genius of great entrepreneurs like Rockefeller, Carnegie and Ford, through leadership as a science, leadership that releases human potential, the leader as strategist and warrior, customer champion, globalist and shareholder advocate, to, more recently, leadership as stewardship of the environment. Hundreds of models have been developed to track, measure and forecast business solutions, but as fashions shift how can we apply them in real organizations that have to succeed outside the classroom? 10 Management Models is taken from the book, 100+ Management Models by the same authors.
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release date: Jan 19, 2018
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Black Holes and White Spaces: Reimagining the Future of Work and HR with the CHREATE Project
Black Holes and White Spaces describes tools and frameworks that leaders inside and outside the HR profession can use to transform the HR profession and their organizational success. It summarizes the collective wisdom and hard work of over 70 exemplary chief HR officers and other leaders. Their mission: Disruptively accelerate the progress of the HR profession to meet the unprecedented challenges and opportunities of the new world of work. Black Holes are things that have been talked about for years in HR, but remain stubbornly unresolved. White Spaces are things that get far too little attention from HR, but that must be addressed to have a pivotal impact on the future workplace and the success of HR and organizations. These leaders committed to a three-year collective effort dubbed CHREATE—The Global Consortium to Reimagine HR, Employment Alternatives, Talent, and the Enterprise. They recruited their colleagues and led volunteer teams that tackled the tough challenges, demonstrated how to address them, and built open-source tools and frameworks for leaders like you to use in your own organization. The project was guided by these common beliefs: open source, voluntary, inclusive, messy, and agile. CHREATE focused on four key pillars of change, that organize this book: 1. Align HR with Value Creation for Organizations that Win 2. Shape Expectations of HR's Key Constituents 3. Rewire the Work and Tools of HR 4. Enhance the HR Talent Pipeline In this eBook, you'll find 26 essays from a wide range of CHREATE Project volunteers, people who have contributed their expertise, time, and passion to raising the bar for the HR profession. The essays not only describe the frameworks and tools to disruptively accelerate HR's progress, they often provide links to prototypes, guides and tools. Please join the movement! Use this book as your platform to disruptively accelerate HR and work in your organization.
release date: Jul 13, 2016
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If You Must Succeed!: Untold Secrets Of; Leadership, Winning And Growth: Winning And Success:: Success Habits of great leaders and winners:
Success is not designed for any specific group of people, it is for everybody. All it requires is the basic understanding. This book “IF YOU MUST SUCCEED” is designed to provide informative, proven success plans for the aspiring reader and LEADER.
In it you will discover secrets to, GROWTH, LEADERSHIP, WINNING and EXTRAORDINARY ACHIEVEMENT that will shatter every myth and lie about personal and professional success.
IF YOU MUST SUCCEED, you must pursue your purpose because our fulfillment in life depends upon our becoming what we were born to be and do.
This book will guide you on what to do to awaken the champion and leader in you.
This book will also uncover some great quotes and biblical quotations that have been tested and proven over the years by different experts in the field of personal and professional development.
YOU ARE BLESSED…….

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release date: Oct 20, 2014
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Who is in your Personal Boardroom?: How to choose people, assign roles and have conversations with purpose

A practical way to build the network you need to succeed

You’re only as good as the people you surround yourself with. But when did you last think about who exactly that is, and whether you’ve got the right people around you? How do you know how to select, from your network, the right combination of people to help your be truly effective as a leader and in your career.

Drawing on their work with executives and on academic research on the networks of high performers, Zella King and Amanda Scott show how to home in on the 6-12 relationships that drive and sustain success.

What you’ll find in this book

  • Discover the five steps to designing a Personal Boardroom.
  • Learn how to choose 6-12 members from across your network.
  • Discover the 12 roles you need in your Personal Boardroom, and decide who can play those roles for you.
  • Find out how to make your Personal Boardroom stronger.
  • Act on practical advice to start conversations with a purpose.
  • Enabled by your own Personal Boardroom, use the same framework to provide help to others.

Start choosing people, assigning roles and having purposeful conversations today!

Reviews of Who is in your Personal Boardroom?

"In this thoughtful book Zella and Amanda encourage us to think about what they elegantly describe as our ‘Personal Boardroom’—our current and potential connections and how they may support us in what we want to achieve. Well worth reading."

Piers Fallowfield-Cooper, Executive Chairman, Greycon Ltd

"Zella King and Amanda Scott have nailed the secret of modern career success: having the right connections and knowing who to ask for help from and how to help others in equal measure. Who is in your Personal Boardroom? should become something of a corporate classic."

Julia Hobsbawm, Honorary Visiting Professor in Networking, Cass Business School, and founder, Editorial Intelligence

"A brilliant, simple and intuitive way to set about personal and career development."

Matt Brittin, Vice President, Northern and Central Europe Operations, Google

A powerful tool to create a culture of give and take, of collaboration, sponsorship, and mutual support, focused not just on individual performance but also on team and organisation success.

Maria O’Donogue, Vice President, Global Learning and Talent Management, The Hertz Corporation

At last, some practical advice on networking! We know good networking drives success, but how do we get better at it? Simply trying harder is not the answer. We need a clear goal and a strategy for achieving it. The Personal Boardroom is a simple but powerful framework for doing just that. For anyone looking for a more effective network, this is essential reading

John Wells, Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School

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release date: May 01, 2011
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Leap of Reason: Managing to Outcomes In an Era of Scarcity
Leap of Reason is the product of decades of hard-won insights from philanthropist Mario Morino, McKinsey & Company, and top social-sector innovators. It is intended to spark the critically important conversations that every nonprofit board and leadership team should have in this new era of austerity. The authors make a convincing case that the nation’s growing fiscal crisis will force all of us in the social sector to be clearer about our aspirations, more intentional in defining our approaches, more rigorous in gauging our progress, more willing to admit mistakes, more capable of quickly adapting and improving—all with an unrelenting focus on improving lives.
“This monograph is a must-read for nonprofit leaders. It will help you stay singularly focused on your core mission and help you be effective at making a difference in people’s lives.”
—Geoffrey Canada, Founder, Harlem Children’s Zone
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