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Become a more effective leader cut the jargon and say what you mean Leveraging. Strategizing. Opening the kimono. Unlocking human capital. Trying to nail that BHAG. All on a go forward basis. These are only a few examples of the jargon-ridden language that is too often the mainstay of business communication. Jargon frustrates, confuses, and generally alienates listeners. Yet it’s also everywhere, and using it can often seem like a mandatory requirement for anyone who wants to establish credibility in a professional workplace. To be an effective leader, you must be brave enough to be the first to drop jargon in favor of simple, coherent language. This can be difficult if you’ve spent years immersed in business culture, but Leading Through Language will show just how much you’ve come to rely on jargon, why it’s holding you back, and how to trim it away to more effectively convey information and ideas. * Understand why jargon is reviled, yet ubiquitous * Learn why “business speak” gets in the way of business * Discover what kind of language influences and inspires others * Convey ideas with clarity, energy, and conviction * Approach all communication as an act of leadership Communication often falls by the wayside in favor of more measurable data-backed performance metrics; but good communication has the power to improve metrics in every area of an organization. Leading Through Language is the business world’s much-needed guide to true leadership communication, showing you how to eliminate idle talk and master compelling communication.
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BART EGNAL is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Humphrey Group, a global firm focused on building leadership communication skills. Egnal has spent over a decade working with senior executives and their teams to help them speak as influential, inspirational leaders. He helps individuals and organizations define and communicate ideas that lead to business results. He contributes to leading publications such as The Huffington Post, The Globe & Mail and PROFIT Magazine.
Build high-performing teams with an evidence-based framework that delivers results Committed is a practical handbook for building great teams. Based on research from Wharton s Executive Development Program (EDP), this concise guide identifies the common challenges that arise when people work together as a group and provides key guidance on breaking through the barriers to peak performance. Committed draws its insights from the EDP s living lab: an intensive two-week simulation during which executive-level participants run complex global businesses. The authors have observed over 100 teams collaborating and competing for over 100 combined years in this intense environment. It has yielded fundamental insights about teamwork: what usually goes wrong, what frequently goes right, and the methods and techniques that will help you access your team s full potential. These insights have been distilled into a simple, repeatable process that you can start applying today. Getting teams engaged and aligned is hard. Committed will give you the tools you need to deal with all of the familiar teamwork challenges that get in the way: organizational politics, delegation, coordination, and aligning skills and motivation. Using vivid stories and examples from the worlds of business, sports, and non-profits, it will teach you how to: * Understand the dynamics of successful teams * Achieve peak performance using a research-backed methodology * Gain expert insight into why most teams underperform * Learn the critical points common to all great teams Committed gives you the perspective you need to combine the right people with the right way of collaborating to achieve extraordinary results.
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MARIO MOUSSA teaches in the Executive Education programs at The Wharton School of Business. MADELINE BOYER and DEREK NEWBERRY are lecturers in the Wharton undergraduate program. All three authors advise senior leaders at the world’s top companies and organizations.
“If you’re as interested in Japan as I am, I think you’ll find that The Power to Compete is a smart and thought-provoking look at the future of a fascinating country.” – Bill Gates, “5 Books to Read This Summer” Father and son entrepreneur and economist search for Japan’s economic cure The Power to Compete tackles the issues central to the prosperity of Japan and the world in search of a cure for the “Japan Disease.” As founder and CEO of Rakuten, one of the world’s largest Internet companies, author Hiroshi Mikitani brings an entrepreneur’s perspective to bear on the country’s economic stagnation. Through a freewheeling and candid conversation with his economist father, Ryoichi Mikitani, the two examine the issues facing Japan, and explore possible roadmaps to revitalization. How can Japan overhaul its economy, education system, immigration, public infrastructure, and hold its own with China? Their ideas include applying business techniques like Key Performance Indicators to fix the economy, using information technology to cut government bureaucracy, and increasing the number of foreign firms with a head office in Japan. Readers gain rare insight into Japan’s future, from both academic and practical perspectives on the inside. Mikitani argues that Japan’s tendency to shun international frameworks and hide from global realities is the root of the problem, while Mikitani Sr.’s background as an international economist puts the issue in perspective for a well-rounded look at today’s Japan. * Examine the causes of Japan’s endless economic stagnation * Discover the current efforts underway to enhance Japan’s competitiveness * Learn how free market “Abenomics” affected Japan’s economy long-term * See Japan’s issues from the perspective of an entrepreneur and an economist Japan’s malaise is seated in a number of economic, business, political, and cultural issues, and this book doesn’t shy away from hot topics. More than a discussion of economics, this book is a conversation between father and son as they work through opposing perspectives to help their country find The Power to Compete.
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HIROSHI MIKITANI is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Rakuten, Inc., one of the world’s largest Internet companies. The firm has operations in 28 countries and customers all over the world. RYOICHI MIKITANI was a leading Japanese economist who worked and studied at Harvard, Stanford, Yale, and Kobe University and made important contributions in his work with the Japan Society for Monetary Economics. Ryoichi was also a prolific and respected author.
Profit doesn’t drive purpose. Purpose drives profit. We made some incorrect assumptions about work and those assumptions are killing us. We allowed a narrative that is solely about earnings to replace what we know to be true about human motivation. Human beings are hardwired to seek purpose, but according to data, most people don’t feel a sense of purpose in their work. Work has become a grind, an endless series of tasks that lack meaning. Building upon her bestseller Selling with Noble Purpose, leadership expert Lisa Earle McLeod tackles the employee engagement crisis by showing leaders how to put workplace meaning front and center. McLeod, whose clients include organizations like Google, Hootsuite, and Roche, asserts that many organizations are unconsciously squandering their greatest asset their people’s passion. By putting profit before purpose, organizations eroded the very thing that makes a business great. The narrative of profit, earnings, and bonuses was supposed to improve employee performance, but it had the opposite effect. It stripped the joy and meaning from work in ways that have a chilling effect on morale, performance, and ultimately profit. In this new book, McLeod shows leaders how to: * Win the hearts and minds of employees, clients, and stakeholders through a Noble Sales Purpose * Reframe your approach to metrics so that they accelerate performance * Create a tribe of True Believers who drive revenue and do honorable work People want to make money and make a difference. Leading with Noble Purpose shows leaders how to do both.
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When it comes to the workplace, LISA EARLE MLEOD is passionate about two things: competitive differentiation and emotional engagement. She is a globally recognized strategy consultant, executive adviser, and keynote speaker whose clients include Google, Hootsuite, Novartis, and Roche. McLeod’s bestseller, Selling with Noble Purpose, was a game-changer in the world of sales. Now, in Leading with Noble Purpose she shows leaders how to find and scale purpose across an entire organization. McLeodandMore.com
The 10 essential skills to transform the way you lead The Leadership Habit provides the framework for patterns of behavior that will transform the way you lead. By articulating a clear, well-defined standard of what it means to be a leader, this book condenses volumes of advice and opinion into 10 key areas and teaches leaders how they can create daily habits surrounding these centers of excellence. Leaders who can commit to creating change will develop more productive teams and will build long-term growth for their organization. This book is your invaluable guide to being one of the greats, with proven advice and a concrete framework for leading well. Through expert discussion and deep dissection of these critical areas, you ll discover how to drive for results, build the best team, execute on vision, foster innovation, and more. Learn how to: * Transform your habits across 30 specific skill areas * Model personal growth, focus, and positivity * Accelerate productivity and maintain your organization s competitive advantage As a leader, your team’s performance and your organization’s outlook are direct reflections of you. Discover how to become a catalyst for driving performance and results by transforming your actions every day.
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TAMMY R. BERBERICK is the CEO for Crestcom International, the leading organization in results-based interactive leadership development. Tammy holds an MBA and has held numerous executive level positions leading transformational change within organizations. Tammy has coached over 100 CEOs and key executives on leadership, change management, organization design, and strategy. PETER LINDSAY is the Director of Operations for Crestcom International. He is a former officer in the United States Air Force, holds a MS in Strategic Intelligence, and is a global facilitator in leadership development. Recognized as a thought leader, he is a trainer, instructional designer, and author in leadership and social change. KATIE FRITCHEN is a writer and strategist for Crestcom International. A graduate of the University of Oregon’s Lundquist School of Business and specialist in business development, she is an author and editor in areas including business management and leadership.