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Advice Trap Be Humble, Stay Curious & Change the Way You Lead Forever

Advice Trap Be Humble, Stay Curious & Change the Way You Lead Forever

Author: Michael Bungay Stanier Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/03/2020

From the author of the runaway bestseller The Coaching Habit comes an authoritative guide to getting the most out of your workforce-and it all starts with curbing your urge to dole out advice. In The Advice Trap, bestselling author, speaker, and leadership coach Michael Bungay Stanier shares his invaluable insights into developing team members' professional performance, using tips that even the busiest managers can put into play. Learn how to confront and quell the three advice monsters that lurk inside us all, and how to resist the seven temptations that can ensnare even the most well-meaning manager. With his trademark wit and wisdom, Michael shows you exactly how to ask questions that drive impact and engagement, eliminate the negative and accentuate the positive. He takes you through examples of common problem situations, and reveals how to overcome them by using his everyday coaching tips. Finally, he shows you how to attain the highest level of engagement with his blackbelt tools of employee interaction: transparency, lightness and deep appreciation. A companion to The Coaching Habit, The Advice Trap gives you the power to say less, ask more-and change how you lead forever.

The Content Marketing Handbook How to Double the Results of Your Marketing Campaigns

The Content Marketing Handbook How to Double the Results of Your Marketing Campaigns

Author: Robert W. Bly Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

The Content Marketing Handbook helps entrepreneurs, marketers, and small business owners understand the true role of content within integrated multichannel marketing campaigns, avoid wasting time and money by giving away content with no ROI, and instead skillfully create content that builds trust, stimulate interest, and ultimately get more orders for what they are selling. Readers will learn how to: Create A-level content that gets noticed, gets read, and eliminates content pollution Overcome the biggest weakness of content marketing Double marketing response rates by adding lead magnets, bonus reports, and other free content offers Use content to build brands, enhance reputations, and stand out from the competition Plan, execute and measure content marketing in a multichannel environment Know when to stop giving away content and start asking for the orders

The Age of Experiences Harnessing Happiness to Build a New Economy

The Age of Experiences Harnessing Happiness to Build a New Economy

Author: Benjamin Hunnicutt, B. Joseph Pine II Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2020

In The Age of Experiences, Benjamin Kline Hunnicutt examines how the advance of happiness science is impacting the economy, making possible new experience-products that really make people happy and help forward-looking businesses expand and develop new technologies. In today's marketplace there is less interest in goods and services and more interest in buying and selling personal improvements and experiences. Hunnicutt traces how this historical shift in consumption to the softer technologies of happiness represents not only a change in the modern understanding of progress, but also a practical, economic transformation, profoundly shaping our work and the ordering of our life goals. Based on incisive historical research, Hunnicutt demonstrates that we have begun to turn from material wealth to focus on the enrichment of our personal and social lives. The Age of Experiences shows how industry, technology, and the general public are just beginning to realize the potential of the new economy. Exploring the broader implications of this historical shift, Hunnicutt concludes that the new demand for experiences will result in the reduction of work time, the growth of jobs, and the regeneration of virtue-altogether an increasingly healthy public life.

The Age of Experiences Harnessing Happiness to Build a New Economy

The Age of Experiences Harnessing Happiness to Build a New Economy

Author: Benjamin Hunnicutt, B. Joseph Pine II Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/02/2020

In The Age of Experiences, Benjamin Kline Hunnicutt examines how the advance of happiness science is impacting the economy, making possible new experience-products that really make people happy and help forward-looking businesses expand and develop new technologies. In today's marketplace there is less interest in goods and services and more interest in buying and selling personal improvements and experiences. Hunnicutt traces how this historical shift in consumption to the softer technologies of happiness represents not only a change in the modern understanding of progress, but also a practical, economic transformation, profoundly shaping our work and the ordering of our life goals. Based on incisive historical research, Hunnicutt demonstrates that we have begun to turn from material wealth to focus on the enrichment of our personal and social lives. The Age of Experiences shows how industry, technology, and the general public are just beginning to realize the potential of the new economy. Exploring the broader implications of this historical shift, Hunnicutt concludes that the new demand for experiences will result in the reduction of work time, the growth of jobs, and the regeneration of virtue-altogether an increasingly healthy public life.

The Carrot and the Stick Leveraging Strategic Control for Growth

The Carrot and the Stick Leveraging Strategic Control for Growth

Author: William Putsis Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/02/2020

In today's world of interconnected and always-on information, companies that succeed are those that compete by leveraging strategic control points. A strategic control point is a part of a market that, if controlled by one party, can be used to leverage power elsewhere. This can occur throughout the supply chain, in a related business, or even in an unrelated market The Carrot and the Stick uses detailed examples and case studies - ranging from historic cases like Vanderbilt's railroad in New York to current cases like Amazon's control of the value chain - to explain how finding and leveraging points of strategic control can be the key to success in today's convergent, fast-paced markets. The book focuses on how to spot and own potential points of strategic control, how to extend them to multiple markets, what tools and processes can be implemented in order to utilize the principle in practice, and how to pry loose existing points of strategic control owned by others. Applicable to all industries, this book can help alter business outcomes.

Experimentation Works The Surprising Power of Business Experiments

Experimentation Works The Surprising Power of Business Experiments

Author: Stefan H. Thomke Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/02/2020

Don't fly blind. See how the power of experiments works for you. When it comes to improving customer experiences, trying out new business models, or developing new products, even the most experienced managers often get it wrong. They discover that intuition, experience, and big data alone don't work. What does? Running disciplined business experiments. And what if companies roll out new products or introduce new customer experiences without running these experiments? They fly blind. That's what Harvard Business School professor Stefan Thomke shows in this rigorously researched and eye-opening book. It guides you through best practices in business experimentation, illustrates how these practices work at leading companies, and answers some fundamental questions: What makes a good experiment? How do you test in online and brick-and-mortar businesses? In B2B and B2C? How do you build an experimentation culture? Also key is that best practice means running many experiments. Indeed, some hugely successful companies, such as Amazon, Booking.com, and Microsoft, run tens of thousands of controlled experiments annually, engaging millions of users. Thomke shows us how these and many other organizations prove that experimentation provides significant competitive advantage. How can managers create this capability at their own companies? Essential is developing an experimentation organization that prizes the science of testing and puts the discipline of experimentation at the center of its innovation process. While it once took companies years to develop the tools for such large-scale experiments, advances in technology have put these tools at the fingertips of almost any business professional. By combining the power of software and the rigor of controlled experiments, today's managers can make better decisions, create magical customer experiences, and generate big financial returns. Experimentation Works is your guidebook to a truly new way of thinking and innovating.

THE BELT & ROAD INITIATIVETHE BELT & ROAD INITIATIVE OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES OF A CHINESE ECONOMIC AMBITION

THE BELT & ROAD INITIATIVETHE BELT & ROAD INITIATIVE OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES OF A CHINESE ECONOMIC AMBITION

Author: David De Cremer Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/02/2020

In 2013, China's President Xi Jinping launched what is now known as the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Since then, the initiative has instilled apprehension, enthusiasm and uncertainty around the globe in equal measure. The Belt and Road Initiative: Opportunities and Challenges of a Chinese Economic Ambition strives to reflect upon and synthesize the challenges and opportunities faced by China and indeed the rest of the world pertaining to the implementation of such an ambitious project. It covers perspectives from regions both in and around Asia, as well as from Europe, the United States and Africa. In addition to this, the initiative is discussed through the lens of various disciplines such as geo-politics, marketing, currency, finance, leadership, negotiation, security and the digital component of the Silk Road. The resulting compilation provides for a thoroughly extensive and pluralistic examination of the BRI, lending the reader a peek into what the world may anticipate from China and this project in the years to come.

Economics of Public and Private Healthcare and Health Insurance in India

Economics of Public and Private Healthcare and Health Insurance in India

Author: Brijesh C. Purohit Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/02/2020

With its focus on the planned universal healthcare coverage in India, Economics of Public and Private Healthcare and Health Insurance in India presents an exhaustive account of both the public healthcare system and the private healthcare market. It explores the shortcomings that prevent the common citizen from trusting either of them completely.The book provides a critical analysis of the various health insurance providers and their different products. It also lays out how those without insurance are exploited by the healthcare system. Further, it covers the various existing and potential health insurance markets in India. Despite several centrally sponsored health insurance schemes as well as those sponsored by all major Indian states, the healthcare coverage of common Indian citizens is abysmally low. The policy inputs from this book will help reorient the thinking of both central and state level policymakers towards making healthcare a priority area. This will go a long way in making India a forerunner among South Asian countries in their efforts to provide optimal healthcare to all their citizens.

Indirect Tax Reform in India 1947 To GST and Beyond

Indirect Tax Reform in India 1947 To GST and Beyond

Author: Yashwant Sinha, Vinay K. Srivastava Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/02/2020

Indirect taxes have played an increasingly important role in the Indian economy. Indirect tax was first introduced in India in 1944 in the form of excise duty on Indian products as a measure of protection for goods imported from the UK. In the course of time, it became a well-established tax to shore up government finances. The need for reform in indirect taxes was felt soon after Independence, and several committees were appointed for this purpose. From there, the process of reforms of indirect taxes in India went through ups and downs till the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in 2017. Indirect Tax Reform in India: 1947 to GST and Beyond maps these developments in detail and analyses the political economy behind it. It also deals with the current problems, the conceptual infirmities and the reforms needed urgently to restrict the disruption it has caused in the economy so far. This book outlines the impact of the past measures and the present changes, and suggests the future course of action for a better future.

The Reinventionist Mindset Learning to love change, and the human how of doing it brilliantly

The Reinventionist Mindset Learning to love change, and the human how of doing it brilliantly

Author: Joe Jackman Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/02/2020

How do you thrive in the era of disruption? Reinvent. Change is everywhere and coming for us fast. This isn't breaking news. Yet despite knowing this-seeing the impact on our businesses and livelihoods-our human instinct is to resist. Instead of choosing change, we choose the status quo and ride it off a cliff. It needn't be this way. What if we could see change as good? In The Reinventionist Mindset, business transformation expert Joe Jackman repositions change as a force to be embraced. Raised in a time of civil disruption-himself transformed from designer to executive and ultimately Reinventionist-Jackman has catalyzed some of the most remarkable transformations of the 21st century. In this book, he gives readers the rare opportunity to go behind the scenes and learn the human how of kickstarting growth and relevance: Dave & Busters, from down and nearly out to spectacular IPO; the surprising reinvention of a New York institution, what Bloomberg Business Week called Duane Reade's Miracle Makeover ; Flow Water, a bold new take on a tired category; and the exciting reemergence of Staples. Jackman reveals the secret sauce of successful reinvention alongside analysis of transformations that failed. The Reinventionist Mindset is a unique, human-centric approach to transformation, a how to for those on a journey to their most powerful and keenly aware the time to move is now.

Leading in the Global Matrix Proven Skills and Strategies to Succeed in a Collaborative World

Leading in the Global Matrix Proven Skills and Strategies to Succeed in a Collaborative World

Author: John Futterknecht, Marty Seldman Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/02/2020

Enter the matrix . . . and discover a whole new reality for your organization. In today's global business world, many organizations are shifting away from decentralized, vertical structures-with silo functions such as finance, HR, or operations-to a matrix model of cross-functional teams that work across a number of business units. When executed successfully, a matrix structure helps companies thrive in the modern market by better leveraging internal resources, eliminating duplication, spurring innovation, and driving enterprise-wide strategy. However, integrating matrix structures is often a challenge for organizations. John Futterknecht and Marty Seldman, PhD, have worked with some of the world's largest companies-including PepsiCo, Disney, McDonald's, and Microsoft-to investigate and conquer the challenges that arise with these highly integrated organizational structures. Through coaching hundreds of leaders and training thousands for on success in a matrix environment, they have witnessed first-hand which skills and strategies are most critical for matrix success . . . and now they're sharing these breakthrough, field-tested tips with you. Leading in the Global Matrix offers a real-world perspective of working in a matrix while using examples from the authors' actual coaching of business leaders. This book tackles the critical, unspoken dimensions that are often underestimated and unaddressed in the global business world, helping readers learn: specific skills and insights that can help them be successful in the trenches how to deal with day-to-day realities-which include complexity, pressure, and demand to deliver results with speed what to do, why it's important, and how to accomplish each task With concrete action plans, readers can implement what they learn in the book into their everyday work lives. Leading in the Global Matrix encapsulates field-tested advice to help individual professionals and their teams unlock their full potential, allowing the matrix to finally deliver on its promise.

HBR Guide to Managing Strategic Initiatives

HBR Guide to Managing Strategic Initiatives

Author: Harvard Business Review Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/02/2020

This big initiative could make or break this fiscal year--or your career. Strategic initiatives are where the rubber meets the road when it comes to putting strategy into action, and leading a critical initiative may be the key to propelling your career forward. Yet managing a cross-functional team on a high-profile project can present a multitude of challenges and risks, causing even the most experienced manager to struggle. The HBR Guide to Managing Strategic Initiatives provides practical tips and advice to help you manage all the stages of an initiative's life cycle, from buy-in to launch, implementation to scaling up or winding down. You'll learn how to: Launch an initiative in a way that maximizes its chance of success Assemble a team that's ready to perform Gather the resources you need Stay on schedule and within budget Avoid losing momentum once the initiative is up and running Maintain the confidence of sponsors and stakeholders Put strategy into action