Some people seem to be born with a mental makeup that predestines them for success. But anyone can master their mindset. Dave Anderson shows you how. In Intentional Mindset, LearnToLead founder Dave Anderson shows you how to purposefully develop both killer instinct and mental toughness by cultivating and strengthening ten specific traits. The author of 15 books and host of the popular podcast The Game Changer Life, Dave's guidance has impacted readers and listeners in more than 145 countries. Now, he shares a unique blueprint for developing the mindset you need to succeed, presenting foundational strategies for intentionally developing and strengthening what he calls the ACCREDITED traits: attitude, competitiveness, character, rigor, effort, discipline, intelligence, tenacity, energy, and drive. Throughout the book, readers will follow the progress of three "case studies." The frustrations, progress, and victories of "Fred," "Frank," and "Frances" will replace the sterile or academic approach so common in personal development books with a more readable, personal, and actionable experience. What's more, Anderson provides an optional 70-day follow-up course to integrate the book's lessons into one's daily routine and accelerate results. All materials for this course, including a downloadable workbook and 70 supporting videos—one for each day—are provided at no cost on the LearnToLead website. Intentional Mindset is a true game changer—a book that gives you the tools to shape your future by shaping your mind.
We interrupt this program to bring meaningful change to professional learning! Big ideas can sometimes get stuck on the way to becoming real change. The authors explain the secret to getting unstuck: interrupting the status quo of traditional activity-based professional development to help educators embrace permanent changes in thinking and behavior. You can enable true learning by: Building a focus on learning, collaborative inquiry, and formal and informal instructional leadership in schools Recognizing the psychological processes involved in adult learning, and overcoming the psychological biases and barriers to change Using tools and strategies such as critical friend relationships, learning conversations, task sheets, and protocols
New research shows that today, more than ever, employees want to contribute to something greater than themselves. Learn the innovative strategies Microsoft pioneered that created a virtuous cycle of giving and volunteerism that has benefitted the company and fulfilled its employees while making the world a better place. Early on in the Microsoft story, Bill Gates and other key executives met to decide how they would incentivize employees to make a charitable impact. The status quo at that time was to offer some small percentage of your paycheck as a pretax deduction to a charity selected by your company. Microsoft decided to so something revolutionary instead. The Purpose Mindset tells the inside story behind how Microsoft built its culture of giving, including powerful stories from Microsoft alumni who were in the room when these decisions were made or who went on to make powerful change in the world, emboldened by their time at Microsoft. The Purpose Mindset also tells the story of how this culture of giving that has been so successful at Microsoft in regard to job satisfaction, recruiting, and employee retention can be duplicated in your own work life, whether you are a business leader or you are seeking employment at a company that contributes to something greater than themselves. Throughout these pages, charitably-engaged alumni such as author Akhtar Badshah, the head of Microsoft’s Philanthropy program from 2004-2014, take readers through the first-of-its-kind decisions that have empowered and incentivized employees: Hear the first-hand accounts from interviews with Microsoft executives such as Jeff and Tricia Raikes, Patrick Awuah, Paul Maritz, and many others. Learn how Microsoft’s early decision to encourage employees to support causes personal to them was a key impetus to multiplying the impact. Get insider accounts on the key decisions Microsoft has made along its journey to make individual philanthropy a core element of their culture. See how its culture of giving is one of the key elements to Microsoft’s success in attracting and retaining top talent.
A Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly Bestseller Lift your leadership to new heights Doug Conant, Founder of ConantLeadership, former CEO of Campbell Soup Company, and former President of Nabisco Foods, shares transformational insights in his new book, The Blueprint. Conant is the only former Fortune 500 CEO who is a New York Times bestselling author, a top 50 Leadership Innovator, a Top 100 Leadership Speaker, and a Top 100 Most Influential Author in the World. Get Unstuck In 1984, Doug Conant was fired without warning and with barely an explanation. He felt hopeless and stuck but, surprisingly, this defeating turn of events turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to him. Doug began to consider what might be holding him back from realizing his potential, fulfilling his dreams, and making a bigger impact on the world around him. Embarking on a journey of self-reflection and discovery, he forged a path to revolutionize his leadership and transform his career trajectory. Ultimately, Doug was able to condense his remarkable leadership story into six practical steps. It wasn't until Doug worked through these six steps that he was able to lift his leadership to heights that ultimately brought him career success, joy, and fulfillment. Reach High - Envision Dig Deep - Reflect Lay the Groundwork - Study Design - Plan Build - Practice Reinforce - Improve In The Blueprint, part leadership manifesto, part practical manual, Doug teaches leaders how to work through the same six steps that he used to transform his journey. The six steps are manageable and incremental, designed to fit practically within the pace of busy modern life. Knowing how daunting the prospect of change can be, Doug arms readers with exercises and practices to realistically bring their foundation to life in every situation. Now, today’s leaders who feel stuck and overwhelmed finally have a blueprint for lifting their leadership to make meaningful change in their organizations and in the world.
What if you could stop selling altogether and grow your profits? With The Serving Mindset, you’ll learn how to serve, elevate your business success, and feel great about it! Targeted to business owners and entrepreneurs who are very good at what they do but feel guilt and shame around selling and sales and therefore limit their own success and overall possibilities, The Serving Mindset: Stop Selling and Grow Your Business positions selling as serving and takes readers through the process of why and how to acquire this “serving mindset” and put it into practice. For readers who hate sales, The Serving Mindset will help you diagnose the source of the issue, understand how your mindset affects your sales directly, and discover a fresh approach to selling as serving—an essential lesson for enabling any business to explore maximum levels of prosperity. Using case studies as well as the experience of the author and that of her professional-coaching clients, The Serving Mindset is sure to change how readers view selling, serving, and growing. The powerful insights and applications in this book are game-changers for every business owner and entrepreneur who wants to attract and secure ideal customers and premium clients while maintaining integrity to his or her own core values.
This book discusses different innovative business models adopted by social enterprises to bring about social change in terms of creating capabilities among the marginalised section of people. These models also bring the sustainability of the enterprises to serve the people continuously. Establishing a theoretical base for further research in the area of business models in social entrepreneurship, the book consists of research work from various disciplines from scholars with experience and insights on social entrepreneurship, and who discuss one or more aspect(s) of business model, presenting their work with sound research methodologies. The book takes a broader view of the concept – a) social entrepreneurs are driven by social value and justice, b) social entrepreneur may or may not have a market orientation, c) social entrepreneurs solve variety of social problems such as poverty, health, illiteracy, environmental degradation using the principles of business and with the help of social innovation, and d) social enterprise focus on bringing social change by creating social impact. Chapters of this book are divided into three core themes. The first one – Concepts, Patterns and Values – includes contributions related to sustainable development, business model and vale creation in the context of social entrepreneurship, innovation and cross-cultural influence on business models aspects. The chapter of second theme – Enablers and Influencers – discuss role of corporate in promoting social entrepreneurship as a social responsibility, social entrepreneurship and value creation, BoP market, supply chain, structural and infrastructural choices, family as a stakeholder of indigenous enterprise, and women entrepreneurship. The third and final theme – Innovation – addresses social, open innovation and business model innovations, IPR, firm performance, collaboration and alliance, software and biotechnology industries, decision logic behind social enterprise creation, and strategy and strategic philanthropy concepts. Containing contributions from academia, industry professionals, investors, policy-makers, and other professionals, all from multiple disciplines, the book would interest the same vast audience.
Without personal peace, we’re at war with ourselves—and with the world Look around you. It doesn’t take long to witness unrest, disruption, and chaos. We feel it in our bones, and we see it in our streets. Violent outbursts and market crashes take their toll. Journalism thrives on breaking news, and social media highlights broken lives. It’s tempting to isolate and insulate. We often settle for cynical minds and calloused hearts as a means of coping with the chaos. Thankfully, there’s a proven path to peace. Author Jeremie Kubicek serves as your tour guide on a path that yields practical solutions. His ground-breaking Peace Index equips you to identify your perceived level of peace in five critical areas: Purpose, People, Place, Personal Health, and Provision. But don’t get comfortable or critical—your score is a moving target that changes every day, hour-by-hour, just like life. You need a solid strategy that keeps you grounded and growing, personally and professionally. Get ready to: Experience a deeper understanding of the dangerous threats that aim to steal your authentic joy Create a clear game plan to combat chaos and win bigger in work and life Embody an undeniable peaceful presence in a world that desperately craves hope and healing The stakes are high. The cost is big. Now—more than ever—our society needs people of peace, modeling a different way and a different world. Be the change you wish to see—starting today!
This essential text explores the concept of "Me-Marriage"—a marital relationship that blends individualized life goals and interests—and draws from research on the current benefits and costs of marriage to consider how to achieve success, both individually and relationally. Chapters explore the larger patterns at play and identify the trends about what a modern "healthy marriage" looks like for this new generation. Brian J. Willoughby combines a review of the latest social science research on the benefits and costs of marriage with new quantitative and qualitative data from married and single adults. The book explores how marriage has fundamentally shifted in the Western world due to the changing values and approaches to relationships by the Millennial generation that is now largely transitioning to marriage. This book is an ideal text for clinicians and practitioners (particularly those working with young married populations) looking for guidance on how to understand the increasingly complex ways that adults are navigating their relationship landscape, as well as students and scholars in the fields of psychology, family studies, and sociology and those interested in individual development, relational development, and demographic trends on the family.
Growing evidence supports the important relationship between trauma and academic failure. Along with the failure of "zero tolerance" a new understanding of children's disruptive behaviour, educators are changing the way they view children's academic and social problems. In response the trauma-sensitive schools movement presents a new vision for promoting children's success. This book introduces this promising approach and provides K - 5 education professionals with clear explanations of current research and dozens of practical, creative ideas to help them: view poor academic and social progress through a trauma-sensitive lens; create a school climate that fosters safety and resiliency in vulnerable children; establish relationships with children that support their efforts to self-regulate; design instruction that reflects the social nature of the brain; work with the brain's neuroplasticity to increase children's executive function; and reduce teacher attrition in high-risk schools by decreasing secondary traumatic stress. Integrating research on children's neurodevelopment and educational best practices, this important book will build the capacity of teachers and school administrators to successfully manage the behaviour of children with symptoms of complex developmental trauma.
The author admits that the church has the highest unemployment rates. The church has been gifted by the Lord with many vital ministries that are available for the growth of the body of Christ. Sadly, the greater percentage of members are neither enrolled nor engaged in the work of the ministry. As a result, very few members keep the local church functioning, while the majority of the members (because of what the author calls, functional paralysis) have neither feeling nor desire to function. Too many congregants are a part of the membership but apart from the ministry. Too many are unaware or uncaring concerning the needs of the body and of the bodys genuine need for them in order to effectively function. What the author describes as paralysis in the pew is a grave yet growing spiritual condition within the local churches. As a physical impediment, paralysis has been drastically improved, even cured, with the aid of physical therapy, prescribed treatments, and personal trust and initiative. It is the authors contention that parallel treatmentswhen viewed spiritually and applied in the spiritual and physical realmcan drastically improve, even cure, paralysis in the pew.
This book is distinctive in its focus on Advanced Practice Nursing leadership globally. It has a unique structure, first highlighting global APN leadership and then including case studies on leadership from various regions around the world. This beneficial and practical book has a specific emphasis on academic, clinical and policy leadership and is relevant for all readers. Finally, a section on leadership development focuses on coaching and mentoring, business acumen, collaboration and patient advocacy provides an important contribution. Authors are distinguished APN leaders from around the world along with junior authors who are emerging leaders being mentored by these leaders. This book will appeal to APN clinicians, students and emerging leaders who want to bring important global lessons to their work. The book will become an indispensable part of the libraries of all APN leaders at all stages in their development worldwide.