How Managers Can Motivate by Creating Meaning
Author: Scott Mautz
Category: Business & Economics
How many people find a sense of purpose in their jobs? Unfortunately, studies show that most do not. Their bodies may put in long hours, but their hearts and minds never punch in. And that's a terrible dilemma for organizations trying to motivate their workforces to do more with less. Make It Matter is the antidote to crisis levels of disengagement. This upbeat, original book shows how meaning-rich workplaces connect, inspire, and catapult employees into new realms of productivity and well-being. Not only does the book make a convincing case for change, it also explains how to become the kind of business where people love to work, and the kind of manager people love to work for. Insightful research findings, stories, and guidelines help readers create: Direction: reframing work to add meaning Discovery: offering challenges and thoughtful opportunities to learn and grow Devotion: cultivating an authentic, caring culture, free from corrosive behaviors When people feel that they matter, they give their all. Channel that power and everyone profits.
A Roadmpap for Living a Life of Purpose
Author: Kris Reece
Combining the practical with the spiritual, Kris Reece guides you through discovering who you are, developing the skills and traits you need, and designing a plan to launch you into your destiny.If you are longing to take control of your life and make it what God intends it to be, you're ready to Make it Matter.
The Surprising Secret for Leading Digital Transformation
Author: Patricia Lynn McMillan
This book will show you the simple, surprising secret for how to build trust, engage your whole team in your strategy, know your customers and inspire meaningful change, so you can help your organisation thrive through digital transformation. The secret is to make it matter, to bring more meaning to the work--for yourself, for your team, and for your customers. Since before recorded history, people have used stories to uncover and shape meaning in their lives. This book will help you unlock the stories that show who you are, who you serve, where you're going, and where you've been. Paradoxically, as the world becomes more digital and automated, we create the greatest value by being more human. It's time to get personal about work.
Taking Control of Your Life and Making It Matter
Author: Melody Beattie
Publisher: Harper Collins
“Melody Beattie gives you the tools to discover the magnificence and splendor of your being.” — Deepak Chopra, author of Jesus and Buddha “Beattie understands being overboard, which helps her throw bestselling lifelines to those still adrift.” — Time magazine From the New York Times bestselling author of Codependent No More, The Language of Letting Go, Finding Your Way Home, Journey to the Heart, and Stop Being Mean to Yourself, comes Choices: powerful wisdom and insight about how to make the best choices in our lives from the author who revolutionized how we look at relationships.
A Memoir Writing Workbook
Author: Beth Kephart
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
What are we supposed to do with that lovely, infuriating, instigating, mischievous blank page? Who are we, when we're being uncommonly honest? Where do we stand, in the landscape of truth? How do we discover and profess the story of our life when lives are such strange and messy things? Frankly, why bother? In Tell the Truth. Make It Matter., a one-of-a-kind memoir workbook, Beth Kephart offers an insider's look at the making of true tales--and an illustrated workbook to guide the wild ride. Combining smartly selected samples with abundantly fresh ideas, dozens of original exercises with cautions, questions with answers, Kephart inspires, encourages, and persistently believes in those with a story to tell. Write this, the workbook says. Read this. Consider this. Discover who you are. Have some honest fun with words. Truth could not come from a more authoritative source--Beth Kephart, who, as an award-winning writer of 22 books, an award-winning teacher at the University of Pennsylvania, a winner of the 2013 Books for a Better Life Award (motivational category) for Handling the Truth: On the Writing of Memoir, a nationally renowned speaker, and a partner in Juncture Writing Workshops, has mastered the art of leading readers and writers toward the stories of themselves. Truth should find a home among high school teachers, college professors, workshop leaders, autodidacts, secret writers and public ones. It is the perfect (graduation, birthday, holiday, friendship) gift--to others, and to oneself.
How to say it, mean it, and make it matter
Author: Emma Ledden
Publisher: Pearson UK
Category: Business & Economics
'A must read for any aspiring executives looking to improve their professional communication skills.' Gordon Tobin, Head of Global Sales University, LinkedIn ‘Insightful, practical and easy to follow. This leads the charge on how to communicate effectively.’ Mairead Fleming, Managing Director, Brightwater Recruitment Specialists ‘Be the best you can be in communicating effectively with your audience. The three-step approach in preparation before you speak is at the heart of it all.’ Michael McDonnell, MBA Programme Manager, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School Effective communication is too vital for you to leave to chance. Make sure what you’re saying is simple, clear, compelling and gets results. The Communication Book is your straightforward, practical and expert guide to the secrets of great communication for all the important scenarios you face in business today. With Emma Ledden’s expert help, quick tips and proven three-step visual approach, you’ll learn how to: Plan and prepare – focus on what you want to say and how you’re going to say it. Know yourself – understand what you want, how to get there and how to know when you’ve succeeded. Know your listener – understand what they want, what they’re thinking and how they will feel about what you’ve got to say. Keep in control – learn the secrets to staying on track, feeling confident and managing your reactions. Learn to communicate like a pro so you can instantly connect, engage, influence and get the results you want.
A practical guide to knowing what you want and making it happen ... NOW
Author: Shelley Brunskill-Matson
Publisher: Exisle Publishing
This has a voice like no other book – talking in well-travelled areas in a completely dynamic new way. Shelley cuts out the routine self-help processes and with full force sincerity offers something that really works. Shelley challenges readers to be honest about where they are in life, and what’s really stopping them from living the lives they want (fear!). Do you want action? If so this is for you. Top life coach with psychology training, Shelley gets results – are you up for it? You may not be able to meet her one-on-one but working through the book ensures positive change. You have to go to work here, with checklists and questions to work through. You are shown how to produce written responses, which are really going to help you move forward. Shelley enables you to decide and work out what you want in life (and there is a five-step interactive plan for that), and how to stop wasting time waiting and to make it happen. Practical, immediate, lucid and fun this little book carries a life-changing punch above its weight, with distilled wisdom and new zing to get you your own kick-arse life without fear. What’s new here is the interactive nature of the book, the crossover from experienced one-on-one coaching into a book that delivers results and its own unique whizz and chutzpah.
Author: Kathy Brown
Publisher: Energetically Speaking
This book will inspire and motivate you to enjoy your present life more fully and appreciate time as a gift. Time nurtures like food, but with an expiration date as yet to be determined. You will explore a variety of ideas to help you sort through your busyness to see which activities will leave a legacy with eternal significance. Discover how to find the good in grief, the power in pain, and the love expressed in laughter while having the Time of Your Life. This book was written as a living legacy for Kathy's three grandchildren-Katie Lynn, Matthew John and Natalie Lynn-who are now enjoying Eternal Life after only living a minute.
Author: Robert Brunner,Stewart Emery,Russ Hall
Publisher: Pearson Education
Category: Business & Economics
This Element is an excerpt from Do You Matter?: How Great Design Will Make People Love Your Company (ISBN: 9780137142446) by Robert Brunner and Stewart Emery. Available in print and digital formats. Use design to build products, services, and experiences that truly matter to your customers’ lives...that they can’t live without! If someone polled your customers, constituents, followers, and asked if you matter, how would you come out? This is really a soul-searching question we want you to ask yourself. Does your company matter to your consumers? Really, honestly answer that. If you disappeared, would their lives would be less?
Information Technology and the Corrosion of Competitive Advantage
Author: Nicholas G. Carr
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
Category: Business & Economics
Over the last decade, and even since the bursting of the technology bubble, pundits, consultants, and thought leaders have argued that information technology provides the edge necessary for business success. IT expert Nicholas G. Carr offers a radically different view in this eloquent and explosive book. As IT's power and presence have grown, he argues, its strategic relevance has actually decreased. IT has been transformed from a source of advantage into a commoditized "cost of doing business"--with huge implications for business management. Expanding on Carr's seminal Harvard Business Review article that generated a storm of controversy, Does IT Matter? provides a truly compelling--and unsettling--account of IT's changing business role and its leveling influence on competition. Through astute analysis of historical and contemporary examples, Carr shows that the evolution of IT closely parallels that of earlier technologies such as railroads and electric power. He goes on to lay out a new agenda for IT management, stressing cost control and risk management over innovation and investment. And he examines the broader implications for business strategy and organization as well as for the technology industry. A frame-changing statement on one of the most important business phenomena of our time, Does IT Matter? marks a crucial milepost in the debate about IT's future. An acclaimed business writer and thinker, Nicholas G. Carr is a former executive editor of the Harvard Business Review.
Author: Mia M. Fujii
Publisher: BookVenture Publishing LLC
If you are a female and don't have a lot of time to waste reading about things that won't help you... If you have been searching for answers or looking for a book that is meant to be short and sweet, to the point tips on how to get noticed and advance in your career, this book is for you. _ This book is unique because it is written by a female that started out as most females, thinking she was doing all the right things to find the right job and further her career. But along the way, she learned a few things that she wanted to share with others, because if she had known these things earlier in life, it might have helped her to stress less and drive full-speed ahead more confidently. This book is not an instant fix-it type of book, it is more of a guide on how to get to the best you. To fulfill what you want in life. Whether it be the top of a major company, or to be the best whatever you decide to be...this book will inspire and help you to enjoy the journey to the best you! Most books take days to read and even more time to sink in as to what one should do after reading the book. This book gives you instant areas where you can immediately make changes in how you view things, how you go about your daily chores, and what you can do to change your future by starting with just a few new changes NOW! For young or old, this book will help change how you see yourself in the future if you do some of the things mentioned in these pages. Enjoy reading and ladies.... some exciting news...MAKE IT YOUR TIME NOW!!!
From Science to Ethics
Author: Fritz Allhoff,Patrick Lin,Daniel Moore
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Ongoing research in nanotechnology promises both innovations andrisks, potentially and profoundly changing the world. This bookhelps to promote a balanced understanding of this importantemerging technology, offering an informed and impartial look at thetechnology, its science, and its social impact and ethics. Nanotechnology is crucial for the next generation ofindustries, financial markets, research labs, and our everydaylives; this book provides an informed and balanced look atnanotechnology and its social impact Offers a comprehensive background discussion on nanotechnologyitself, including its history, its science, and its tools, creatinga clear understanding of the technology needed to evaluate ethicsand social issues Authored by a nanoscientist and philosophers, offers anaccurate and accessible look at the science while providing anideal text for ethics and philosophy courses Explores the most immediate and urgent areas of social impactof nanotechnology
How to Use it to Gain Economical Freedom for Generations
Author: Rashid Rashad
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Family & Relationships
Remember me? I am your idea, your opinion, your imagination, produced by thinking. I am to be or not to be. Con-tem-plate me. I am neural activity especially—mostly in the more modern outer layer of your brain or, should I say, cortex, reminiscent of that caused by various experiences and sensations but which you can manipulate to your liking, your aims, your desires. Remember me? I come from the simplest reactions to stimuli and instincts; I have evolved the capacity of learning. The more you use me for righteousness, the more sophisticated your ability to anticipate and estimate outcomes. The more you use me for righteousness, the more you will be able to figure solutions to problems. I am of great value to you. I am your psychoanalysis; explore me for if you explore me, I will introduce you to biology, psychology, and even philosophy. Who put this thing together? Me. Who built this? Me. Who do I trust, who do I trust? Me. That is who I trust—who am I? I am a thought! Why not get to know me better?
What 9-11, Corporate Scandal and the 2000 Presidential Election Have in Common and what We Can Do about it
Author: Albert Piacente
Publisher: University Press of America
Category: Political Science
This book attempts to lay bare the unhappy marriage between democracy and paternalism, and presents a new and mostly historical case for furthering the democratic experiment in the United States. This case leans heavily on recent historical events, but it also relies on insights derived from the founders of the American Nation and less on the statistical sort of arguments often employed by social scientists and journalists. For additional information, visit http: //realdemocracy.typepad.com/blog/.
A Message of Love and Farewell
Author: Barry Head
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Literary Collections
HELLO. Welcome to my cottage. And yes, do please come in and make yourself comfortable. So begins this collection of intimate essays by a man, who says hes in his 90s and wanting to leave a loving farewell to humankind. Hes not quite one of us, he claims, and wants to offer us a special parting gift. His gift will be accepted by some, rejected by others, come as a source of comfort or, quite possibly, outrage. Determined to keep his last days for himself, he insists on remaining anonymous. Says the writers godson and editor, Barry Head: Like many of you who will read Swansong, Im not sure what to make of it. I found it challenging and provocative, but while disagreeing with my godfather about many things, I found what he says always beguiling in its friendly, playful, non-judgmental tone. Very quirky. So quirky, in fact, that I felt it deserved publicationparticularly as it was written as a legacy for all of us. BARRY HEAD is a painter and writer, spending most of the year in Oaxaca, Mexico. We invite you to visit barryhead.com and barryheadwriter.com Original cover art 2007 by Barry Head
Author: Richard Whittington
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
Category: Business & Economics
In this revision of his classic book Richard Whittington challenges the basic assumptions of management orthodoxy. By applying four basic theoretical approaches of strategy-making to a series of key strategic issues, Whittington demonstrates the practical implications of different theories with many examples. Students are then challenged to critically evaluate their own personal approach to strategy-making in practice. The new edition is fully updated to cover the latest issues in strategy including expanded coverage of the resource-based and knowledge-based views of the firm, and utilises new examples from the international, service and a ebusinessa sectors.