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Maximum retention in minimum time! Studying for the USMLE (R) Step 1 can be a race against time. This unique resource helps you beat the clock-and score big. Designed for rapid review, this grade-boosting sourcebook distills coursework into the need-to-know, high-yield concepts and topics that will give you the edge on exam day. The book features an at-a-glance, two-column flashcard Q&A format, which reinforces familiar material, while accelerating mastery of commonly tested topics. The Q&As help you efficiently absorb a large amount of pertinent information and streamlines study time by focusing only on the correct answers. Ideal for last-minute cramming, this quick-reference also enables you to pinpoint your weaknesses and strengths so you can fine-tune your preparation-and tackle the most difficult exam questions with confidence. *Provides a flashcard experience with the convenience of a book*USMLE (R) -style vignettes deliver review material in a board-simulating clinical presentation *Active recall questions allow readers to understand, not just memorize, the subject matter *Clinical correlations of basic science help readers gear up for coursework and board exams*Compact and easy to carry for on-the-spot studying
From concept to reality in just 90 Days-The Big Stretch is a proven program for making your personal and professional dreams come true The Big Stretch delivers a four-tiered self-evaluation and empowerment program for jumpstarting a new business, new career, or new idea-and maintaining high levels of success long-term. One of today's most effective coaches for entrepreneurs, Teneshia Jackson Warner walks you through a career workout routine designed to move you from idea to goal. First, you'll learn what type of dreamer you are: Hobby, Career, Make-It-Happen, Activist, or CEO. Based on that, you will discover your Dreamer's Risk Tolerance and understand your Dreamer's Ancestry to help gauge how much time, support, and resources you can apply toward your Stretch goal. You'll then create a One-Year Dream Projection to develop clear, realistic goals. Finally, you'll begin your 90-Day STRETCH program involving weekly exercises to build and strengthen your business physique. Whether you want to escape the grind of a 9-to-5 job, improve an existing business, or simply get your dreams off the ground, The Big Stretch provides the knowledge and insight you need to turn your ideas into reality.
The classic for managers seeking to hone their leadership skills into a C-Suite position Updated with copious new research conducted over the past ten years, this landmark work provides everything you need to transform yourself from an effective manager to an extraordinary leader. In addition to the time-proven methods and approaches that has made The New Extraordinary Leader one of the most popular leadership books around, this third edition includes *Updated insights on how to demystify leadership*More data on how extraordinary leadership directly benefits employee engagement, customer satisfaction, retention, innovation, and profitability*A brand-new, simplified definition of leadership strengths *Critical research on the importance of developing leadership teams *Three all new chapters that cover: Leadership competencies and how they interplay with each other, The role of cross training in leadership development, and The leader's role in his or her own development
Boost staff performance, improve retention, and build a great 21st Century team culture-popular Follow My Lead podcaster John Eades provides everything you need to be a world-class leader How are you currently leading? Is your current style to Manage, Rule, Please, Dabble or Elevate? Building the Best challenges you to rethink what it means to be a leader today and gives you the tools to determine your current leadership style. Through a simple assessment process, you'll learn which of the five leadership styles you fall into -Elevate being the paragon of leadership at its best, because these leaders contribute to peoples' long-term success and personal well-being, and they promote standards that empower people to succeed. Building the Best then provides 8 leadership principles and 16 key competencies you can apply to dramatically improve your leadership performance.
The new edition of the bestselling guide on creating and using key performance indicators--offers significant new and revised content Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) help define and measure the organizational goals which are fundamental to an organization's current and future success. Having solid KPIs is crucial for companies that are implementing performance management systems, such as balanced scorecards, six sigma, or activity-based management. In many organizations, KPIs are often too numerous, randomly assembled, and overly complex--essentially rendering them ineffectual, or at worse, counterproductive. Key Performance Indicators provides a model for simplifying the complex areas of KPIs while helping organizations avoid common mistakes and hazards. Now in its fourth edition, this bestselling guide has been extensively revised and updated to incorporate practical lessons drawn from major implementations. Fresh content includes a more concise KPI methodology with clear implementation guidance, original insights on how other areas of performance management can be corrected, and new in-depth case studies. A revised starter kit is included to identify critical success factors, and the KPI resource kit contains updated worksheets, workshop programs, and questionnaires. Helping readers to better define and measure progress toward goals, this important guide: Dispels the myths of performance measurement and explains a simple, yet powerful KPI methodology Explains the 12-step model for developing and using KPIs with guidelines Helps readers brainstorm performance measures, sell KPI projects to the Board and senior management, and accurately report performance Features the KPI Project Leaders Corner which provides readers with essential information and useful exercises Includes an array of practical tools--templates, checklists, performance measures--and a companion website (www.davidparmenter.com) Key Performance Indicators: Developing, Implementing, and Using Winning KPIs, 4th Edition is important resource for C-suite executives, senior management, project teams, external project facilitators, and team coordinators involved in all aspects of performance management systems.
The most up-to-date and proven strategies from the CEO of Porter Henry & Co., written exclusively for sales managers Sales Management Success: Optimizing Performance to Build a Powerful Sales Team contains a leading-edge training program that is filled with state-of-the-art approaches specifically designed for sales managers. Drawing on the author's experience as the CEO of Porter Henry & Co. (the oldest sales-force training company in the world), Warren Kurzrock details the 8 most critical abilities and strategies in the sales manager's job. The Porter Henry process has proven to routinely help teams and individuals multiply their bottom-line results. While all major companies provide basic orientations for new sales managers, these sessions are usually focused on policy, procedure, product, and marketing information. Most companies spend huge amounts of money on sales training new employees but do little for sales manager development. Written for sales executives in an appealing, upbeat tone, the book is well-grounded in research and real-world experience, as well as proven ideas and tools. The 8 strategies are supported with illustrative examples and quotes from successful sales executives. This must-have book: Contains the most up-to-date strategies for sales executives Offers compelling real-world examples Includes the ideas and tools that can be put into action immediately Draws on the experience of the CEO of Porter Henry & Co. Reinforces the immediate application and learning with assessments, exercises, professional toolbox Sales Management Success: Optimizing Performance to Build a Powerful Sales Team offers a well-organized, real-world process for today's sales leader to meet the challenge of a most challenging, chaotic job.
In response to the rise of various forms of the extreme in economies, organizations and societies (such as disruptive innovation, climate emergency, financial crisis, high-risk sport, etc.), an ambitious 21st century program sets the agenda of management sciences around the unknown, disruption, uncertainty and risk. Management of Extreme Situations presents the research results from the conference organized at the Cerisy-la-Salle International Cultural Center, France, in 2016. It testifies to the existence of an international community that brings together, around management sciences, various disciplines studying the management concept of extreme situations. Through the analysis of varied contexts (polar and mountain expeditions, fire rescue services, exploration projects in the military field, creative industries, etc.), this book offers an initial grammar of the extreme. It presents a heuristic for the management of these situations - particularly in terms of sensemaking, ambidexterity and knowledge expansion.
Information, Knowledge and Agile Creativity will enlighten entrepreneurs, and is ideal for facilitating an organization's ability to react and adapt to its environment. Creativity is a system that engenders innovation. While integral at the conception stage, it is also important before and after this phase. This book offers a collection of tools, as well as a methodology, to estimate the agility of an organization to generate and transform ideas into solutions that are not only new but also adapted to their users. To this end, this book presents strategic foresight and problem comprehension methods; tools of sharing and visual information formatting; animation tips for creativity workshops; techniques for generating ideas; and tools for visualizing and mapping ideas, information, and knowledge.
Get out of your own way! Our professional lives are full of situations outside of our control. A job interviewer asks a question out of left field. A coworker puts you on the spot in front of the boss. Your PowerPoint presentation crashes at a critical moment. Most people react to the unexpected with anxiety and unease. We get rattled, stumble over our words, and overthink the situation. Others, though, handle it with self-assurance and aplomb. They gain a sense of empowerment and energy when the pressure is on. Like great improv actors, they're able to think on their feet. The great thing is, improv isn't about winging it or flying by the seat of your pants; improv at its core is about listening and responding. It's based on rules and techniques, and it taps directly into your soft communication skills. By incorporating it into your prep work for professional situations, you'll learn how to retrain your brain for the unexpected and get out of your own way in those unexpected-and expected-professional situations. Practicing improv isn't about being funny. Instead, it's about developing the mental agility to spin any surprise in your favor and to communicate with confidence. Filled with engaging improv activities, this interactive guide will ensure you never come away from a tough moment pondering the woulda, coulda, shoulda! again. You'll learn how to nurture your personal style for communicating in every professional situation. From effective listening in the office, giving presentations, and leading meetings to negotiating a raise, acing an interview, and more, you'll start communicating with confidence and stop letting the unexpected hold you back. Take your workplace communication-and your career-to the next level by mastering the art of Thinking on Your Feet.