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Back to Human

Dan Schawbel
Authors:
Dan Schawbel
Robinson

Rule Makers, Rule Breakers

Michele J. Gelfand
Authors:
Michele J. Gelfand

'A groundbreaking analysis of what used to be an impenetrable mystery: how and why do cultures differ? ... Anyone interested in our cultural divides will find tremendous insight in Rule Makers, Rule Breakers' - Steven Pinker, Johnstone Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, and author of Enlightenment NowWhy are clocks in Germany always correct, while those in Brazil are frequently wrong? Why are Singaporeans jailed for selling gum? Why do women in New Zealand have three times the sex of females worldwide? Why was the Daimler-Chrysler merger ill-fated from the start? And why does each generation of Americans give their kids weirder and weirder names? Curious about the answers to these and other questions, award-winning social psychologist Michele Gelfand has spent two decades studying both tight societies (with clearly stated rules and codes of ethics) and loose societies (more informal communities with weak or ambiguous norms). Putting each under the microscope, she conducted research in more than fifty countries and collaborated with political scientists, neuroscientists, computer scientists, anthropologists, and archaeologists. Her fascinating conclusion: behaviour seems largely dependent on perceived threats. It's why certain nations seem predisposed to tangle with others; some American states identify as "Red" and others as "Blue"; and those attending a sports contest, health club, or school function behave in prescribed ways. Rule Makers, Rule Breakers reveals how to predict national variations around the globe, why some leaders innovate and others don't, and even how a tight vs. loose system can determine happiness. Consistently riveting and always illuminating, Michele Gelfand's book helps us understand how a single cultural trait dramatically affects even the smallest aspects of our lives.'Fascinating and profound...It's quite possibly this year's best book on culture' - Roy F. Baumeister, bestselling co-author of Willpower and author of The Cultural Animal'This brilliant book is full of well-documented insights that will change the way you look at yourself and at the world around you' - Barry Schwartz, bestselling author of The Paradox of Choice, Practical Wisdom, and Why We Work

Piatkus

The Challenge Culture

Nigel Travis
Authors:
Nigel Travis

'The Challenge Culture is a must-read for employers and employees alike, and promises to get ideas for long-term success percolating.' -- Robert Kraft, chairman and CEO of the Kraft Group'Nigel's career, vision and humanity are very refreshing' -- Claude Littner, former Chief Executive of Tottenham Hotspur and author of Single-Minded: My Life in BusinessChallenge is essential for survival and sustained success in today's volatile world.We live in an era when successful organisations can fail in a flash. But they can cope with change and thrive by creating a culture that supports positive pushback: questioning everything without disrespecting anyone.Nigel Travis has forty years of experience as a leader in large and successful organizations, as well as those facing existential crisis - such as Blockbuster as it dawdled in the face of the Netflix challenge. In his ten years as CEO and Chairman of Dunkin' Brands, Travis fine-tuned his ideas about the challenge culture and perfected the practices required to build it. He argues that the best way for organisations to succeed in today's environment is to embrace challenge and encourage pushback, rather than reject them. Everyone - from the newest recruit to the senior leader - must be given the freedom to speak up and question the status quo, must learn how talk in a civil way about difficult issues, and should be encouraged to debate strategies and tactics - although always in the spirit of shared purpose. How else will new ideas emerge? How else can organisations steadily improve?Through colourful story-telling, with many examples from his own experiences - including his leadership in turning around the fear-ridden culture of Leyton Orient Football Club -Travis shows how to establish a culture that embraces challenge, achieves exceptional results, and ensures a prosperous future.PRAISE FOR THE CHALLENGE CULTURE:'Nigel Travis has hit the nail on the head. Collective brilliance can only come from challenge and he proves this throughout his own leadership journey. Entertaining, edifying and exactly right.' -- Manley Hopkinson FRSA FRGS, author of Compassionate LeadershipWomen, especially young women, in today's world need to understand the importance of challenging authority and speaking up to share their point of view. The Challenge Culture brilliantly explains how to do it. (Nicole Lapin, author of Boss Bitch and Rich Bitch)'A must read for all people leading organizations in these turbulent times!' (Larry Bossidy, former chairman and CEO of Honeywell International, coauthor of Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done)'This book not only takes you inside [Nigel's] businesses, but inside the mind that challenged them to thrive. If you can use 20% of what he's suggesting, you'll be ahead of the game. Use 40% and you can blow the doors off.' (Mark Goldstein, former chief marketing officer of BBDO Worldwide)'Dissent is not disloyalty but can be the spark for innovation and the safeguard for integrity. ... Conformity kills creativity and subverts justice and The Challenge Culture is the antidote to a contagion of conformity across sectors.' (Jeffrey A. Sonnenfeld, Lester Crown Professor of Leadership Practice, Yale School of Management)

FaithWords

Designed for More

Lucas Ramirez, Mike DeVito
Authors:
Lucas Ramirez, Mike DeVito

God designed his body of believers to be a powerful force in the world. Yet today, God's great story of reconciliation has been crippled because its messengers are unreconciled. God has designed us for so much more, but disunity among Christians has dramatically held us back from our fullest potential.DESIGNED FOR MORE calls every Christian to bring about Christ's daring vision for unity in the church, and through collective movement, impact the world like never before.Successful leaders everywhere understand the power in collective movement. The most extraordinary sports teams, companies, and organizations are those who learned to bring together their diverse parts into one cohesive whole. However, collective movement still remains an incredibly elusive challenge, especially in the church today.Thankfully, God has hidden in nature some incredible lessons for solving complex human problems. DESIGNED FOR MORE draws groundbreaking implications for how to achieve collective movement from new research on a jaw-dropping phenomenon of flocking starlings known as a murmuration. This marvel is one of nature's most spectacular sights; imagine hundreds of thousands of birds in motion, caressing the sky in unison as if it were their canvas. In the madness of the murmuration, the power of collective movement is on full display.DESIGNED FOR MORE unveils the power of the murmuration and applies its principles to individual spiritual journeys and the Church as a whole. Join author Lucas Ramirez with co-author Mike DeVito as they cast a fresh vision for how you can unleash the potential of a united body of Christ. When believers, churches, and ministries lay hold of their inter-connectedness in Christ and learn to murmurate, our impact will be limitless.

Piatkus

Dream Teams

Shane Snow
Authors:
Shane Snow
PublicAffairs

Greater than Ever

Daniel L. Doctoroff
Authors:
Daniel L. Doctoroff

Cities that stand still perish. Especially one that is supposed to never sleep.Alongside Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Dan Doctoroff led New York's dramatic economic resurgence following the September 11th terrorist attacks. The five-borough economic development strategy included the most ambitious land-use transformation in the city's modern history; the largest affordable housing program ever launched by an American city; the formation of new Central Business Districts and Industrial Business Zones; and the creation of new destinations like the Harbor District, which will link together new parkland and miles of waterfront esplanades in Lower Manhattan, Governors Island, and Brooklyn. These projects have helped lead New York to its strongest economic position in decades.During his tenure at City Hall, Doctoroff also led the creation of PlaNYC, a 127-point plan designed to make New York the first environmentally sustainable twenty-first-century city. The plan focuses on every facet of New York's physical environment--its transportation network, housing stock, land and park system, energy network, water supply, and air quality--and sets the course for a 30% reduction in global warming emissions by 2030.All of this, plus the rejuvenation of Brooklyn, the flourishing art scene around the High Line, and the signal failure to land the Olympics, took place in a city with more complicated vested interests, local tribal politics, and gigantic egos than any other. The story of the reinvention of New York is a high-octane drama with some memorable cameo performances. At the middle is Doctoroff: intense, driven, determined to save a city from a monstrous outside attack and its own worst demons.

PublicAffairs

The Mathematical Corporation

Josh Sullivan
Authors:
Josh Sullivan
Center Street

Slam-Dunk Success

Byron Scott, Charles Norris, Jon Warech
Authors:
Byron Scott, Charles Norris, Jon Warech

Charles Norris and Byron Scott have seen it all during their years in the boardroom and on the court. Scott has played alongside the likes of Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and James Worthy, and coached stars such as Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, and Kyrie Irving. Norris traveled the world through his years in the bottled water and consumer food product industries, led an employee base of 2,500+ people, restructured companies from the ground up, and battled executives on behalf of the blue-collar worker. In each of their respective fields, Scott and Norris have corralled egos, led from every position, created chemistry, and survived the many highs and lows to get to where they are today.In SLAM-DUNK SUCCESS, Scott and Norris share their epiphany that there is only one set of rules to success in life. If you want to be an NBA champion or an all-star in the boardroom, you will likely live by the same core values. The authors divulge their secrets to success in SLAM-DUNK SUCCESS, from leadership tactics to handling tough decisions to confidence building and motivation - they provide a game plan for life based on their individual, yet similar experiences.SLAM-DUNK SUCCESS brings together two very different worlds and shows that the concepts behind solid leadership are the same in any arena. Life isn't about small victories, it's about figuring out what's blocking you from greatness and finding a way to be a champion. This book is Byron Scott and Charles Norris' way of asking, "How can we help?"

Piatkus

Extreme You

Sarah Robb O'Hagan
Authors:
Sarah Robb O'Hagan
New Harbinger

Raising an Entrepreneur

Margot Machol Bisnow
Authors:
Margot Machol Bisnow
Hachette Books

The Social Organism

Oliver Luckett, Michael Casey
Authors:
Oliver Luckett, Michael Casey

Social media sits at the core of twenty-first century society. It topples dictators, ends racist traditions, and ushers in overnight fame to living room performers. But how does it actually work? To understand and best use social media, argue Oliver Luckett and Michael J. Casey, people must first look to nature and the inner workings of living organisms.Social media-dismissed as trivial by some, chaotic by others-represents the zenith of humans' evolution as social beings. Though it profoundly influences our systems, policies, and culture, few people really understand how social media functions. In their provocative forthcoming book THE SOCIAL ORGANISM, Luckett and Casey show how social networks take on a life form of their own-forms that, to an astonishing degree, mimic the characteristics of biological life itself. By looking at the behavior of cells, metabolic pathways, biochemical reactions, viruses, and holonic structures, we can understand social media, how to employ it, and its potential impact on our world.Unlike previous communication technologies, the interconnected yet wildly disparate users of social media (the cells of the Social Organism) are both the content creators and the distribution network. Memes are the Organism's genes and they reproduce, spread, and evolve just as biological life does. The Social Organism is the collective brain of our future, shaping policy and culture, and fostering innovation at a speed and level as never before possible. But it is up to us as individuals to nourish this organic network with positive content, and as a society to encourage its use as a force for good.In easy-to-understand yet powerful language, Luckett and Casey describe how social media lives and breathes. THE SOCIAL ORGANISM is a groundbreaking idea book that will change our understanding of how social media-and human life-works in the twenty-first century.

Piatkus

Play Bigger

Al Ramadan, Dave Peterson, Christopher Lochhead, Kevin Maney
Authors:
Al Ramadan, Dave Peterson, Christopher Lochhead, Kevin Maney

In today's world, it's no longer enough to create great new products; rather companies now must create whole new categories that destroy old ones. Uber created a new personal transportation category and destroyed taxis and limos. Salesforce.com created a new category of cloud-base sales automation, dethroning the old CRM industry. Airbnb, Workday, Tesla and Netflix are all winning by creating entirely new business categories that destabilise old ones.The category is the new strategy.The conclusion: If you want to build a legendary company, you need to design and build a legendary category at the same time, and dominate it over time. Your company needs to be a Category King. And if you don't design a Category King, you're creating a failure. Drawing on examples from within and beyond our own practice, PLAY BIGGER shows both entrepreneurs and established enterprises how to define, develop and rule a category over time.

Sphere

You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost)

Felicia Day
Authors:
Felicia Day
Da Capo Press

Future Smart

James Canton
Authors:
James Canton
PublicAffairs

They Told Me Not to Take that Job

Reynold Levy
Authors:
Reynold Levy
Piatkus

The Business Romantic

Tim Leberecht
Authors:
Tim Leberecht

Top 10 Motivational Books of 2015 - Inc.comTop 10 Creative Leadership Books of 2015 - ForbesAgainst the backdrop of eroding trust in capitalism, pervasive technology, big data, and the desire to quantify all of our behaviours, The Business Romantic makes a compelling case that we must meld the pursuit of success and achievement with romance if we want to create an economy that serves our entire selves.A rising star in data analytics who is in love with the intrinsic beauty of spreadsheets; the mastermind behind a brand built on absence; an Argentinian couple who revolutionize shoelaces; the founder of a foodie-oriented start-up that creates intimate conversation spaces; a performance artist who offers fake corporate seminars for real professionals - these are some of the innovators readers will meet in this witty, deeply personal, and rousing journey through the world of Business Romanticism.The Business Romantic not only provides surprising insights into the emotional and social aspects of business but also presents 'Rules of Enchantment' that will help both individuals and organisations construct more meaningful experiences for themselves and others.The Business Romantic offers a radically different view of the good life and outlines how to better meet one's own desires as well as those of customers, employees, and society. It encourages readers to expect more from companies, to give more of themselves, and to fall back in love with their work and their lives.

Piatkus

The Book of Leadership

Anthony Gell
Authors:
Anthony Gell

'Full of seriously good leadership wisdom - a must read for those who aspire to greatness' Richard Koch, bestselling author of The 80/20 Principle 'One of the most stimulating books to read on leadership' Philip Kotler, Professor of International Marketing at the Kellogg School of Management 'Loaded with practical, thought-provoking ideas on leadership that can profoundly affect your life' Brian Tracy, bestselling author of How the Best Leaders Lead and Eat That Frog! Have you ever wondered what characteristics are shared by successful business leaders? Have you ever asked yourself what it is that they do differently which makes them and their organisations stand out from the crowd? And what can you learn from them to ensure your own success? If so, The Book of Leadership is for you.Over the last six years, Anthony Gell has conducted interviews with some of the most successful CEOs, entrepreneurs and business thinkers in the world, including Sir Terry Leahy, former CEO of Tesco, Richard Reed, founder of innocent drinks, Olaf Swantee, CEO of EE and Daniel Goleman, author of the bestselling Emotional Intelligence.Now for the first time, he is bringing together hours of exclusive interview footage into a single resource for anybody looking to improve their leadership skills.In The Book of Leadership he combines his own experiences as a CEO with those of the leaders he has interviewed to provide insights and advice in three core areas: * Part 1 looks at leaders as individuals and reveals the personal habits and attributes that have laid the foundations for their success. * Part 2 focuses on what it takes to build and motivate a world class team * Part 3 goes beyond team leadership to identify how the habits of effective leadership are carried through on a larger scale in organisations.

PublicAffairs

A Bigger Prize

Margaret Heffernan
Authors:
Margaret Heffernan

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