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7 Principles of Transformational Leadership: Create a Mindset of Passion, Innovation, and Growth

$18.95

In the world of work, the single greatest asset of successful individuals, teams, and organizations is their mindset--what happens in between their ears. It's not the corporate strategy, the sales compensation plan, or the market segments they're pursuing. It is what each leader, team member, and employee chooses to focus on, believe, and create for themselves and others.

 

7 Principles of Transformational Leadership presents the fundamental concepts whose implementation will result in dramatic revenue, performance, and relationship growth. Specifically, leaders will learn to:

  • Live their professional and personal lives with unbridled purpose and passion.
  • Execute strategic priorities more effectively and with accelerated results.
  • Retain the brightest and best talent.
  • Have employees, key stakeholders, and managers enthusiastically follow them.
  • Be exemplars of innovation, growth, and positive mindsets.
  • Cascade excellence throughout their organizations.

     

    You may have employees with all the talent in the world, but you'll never achieve remarkable results until you change your employees' mindset. 7 Principles of Transformational Leadership will help you convert your human potential into accelerated business results.
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9781632650931
Publication Date: 
2017-06-18
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Anatomy of Yes: The Story Behind Every Sale

$26.95

Stories sell products. But why? More importantly, how can you construct a story that captures a customer's emotions, gets them to ignore your competition, and keeps them riveted to your storyline for a lifetime?

The answer is centuries old, and author Joseph G. Burke details how these stories began and how he applied them as a marketing executive at two of Forbes Top 25 Most Inspiring Companies in America.

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9781929266982
Publication Date: 
2019-04-30
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Becoming the Best: Build a World-Class Organization Through Values-Based Leadership

$28.00

What does it mean in practice to be a values-based leader? When faced with real situations, how can you be your best self and create best teams--while also being a best partner with customers and vendors, a best investment for your stakeholders, and a best citizen making a difference in the world? It's a tall order, but these are the expectations for world-class organizations today.

In his bestselling book From Values to Action, Harry Kraemer showed how self-reflection, balance, true self-confidence, and genuine humility are the traits of today's most effective leaders. In Becoming the Best, his highly anticipated follow-up, Kraemer reveals how, in practical terms, anyone can apply these principles to become a values-based leader and to help create values-based organizations.

Drawing on his own experiences as the former CEO and chairman of Baxter International, as well as those of other notable leaders and organizations, Kraemer lays out a pathway for understanding the principles and putting them into practice, showing specifically, how to:

  • Use self-reflection to become your "best self" as you lead yourself and others more effectively
  • Create a "best team" that understands and appreciates what they're doing, and why
  • Forge "best partnerships" through win/win collaboration with vendors and customers that enhance the end user's experience Support the mission, vision, and values of the organization to generate returns that distinguish a "best investment"
  • Make a difference in the world beyond the organization by becoming a "best citizen"

Powerful case studies from Campbell's Soup, Ernst & Young, Target, Northern Trust, and many others demonstrate the four principles of values-based leadership in action and show how thinking beyond the corporation can trigger positive outcomes for both the company and the world.

Regardless of level or job title, individuals can make a difference in their organization and beyond by embodying the essential traits of a great leader. Becoming the Best offers a definitive, actionable guide to show anyone how to apply in practice the principles of values-based leadership personally and professionally, making it an indispensable manual for the new wave of better leaders.

All of Harry's proceeds from the book sales are donated to the One Acre Fund in Africa.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781118999424
Publication Date: 
2015-03-08
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Doing Agile Right: Transformation Without Chaos

$32.00

Agile has the power to transform work--but only if it's implemented the right way.

For decades business leaders have been painfully aware of a huge chasm: They aspire to create nimble, flexible enterprises. But their day-to-day reality is silos, sluggish processes, and stalled innovation. Today, agile is hailed as the essential bridge across this chasm, with the potential to transform a company and catapult it to the head of the pack.

Not so fast. In this clear-eyed, indispensable book, Bain & Company thought leader Darrell Rigby and his colleagues Sarah Elk and Steve Berez provide a much-needed reality check. They dispel the myths and misconceptions that have accompanied agile's rise to prominence--the idea that it can reshape an organization all at once, for instance, or that it should be used in every function and for all types of work. They illustrate that agile teams can indeed be powerful, making people's jobs more rewarding and turbocharging innovation, but such results are possible only if the method is fully understood and implemented the right way.

The key, they argue, is balance. Every organization must optimize and tightly control some of its operations, and at the same time innovate. Agile, done well, enables vigorous innovation without sacrificing the efficiency and reliability essential to traditional operations. The authors break down how agile really works, show what not to do, and explain the crucial importance of scaling agile properly in order to reap its full benefit. They then lay out a road map for leading the transition to a truly agile enterprise.

Agile isn't a goal in itself; it's a means to becoming a high-performance operation. Doing Agile Right is a must-have guide for any company trying to make the transition--or trying to sustain high agility.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781633698703
Publication Date: 
2020-05-25
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From Values to Action: The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership

$27.95

Silver Medal Winner, Business and Leadership, 2012 Nautilus Book Awards

Respected former CEO, professor, and speaker examines what it takes to become a values-based leader

In this highly-anticipated book, Harry Kraemer argues that today's business environment demands values-based leaders who, in "doing the right thing," deliver outstanding and lasting results. The journey to becoming a values-based leader starts with self-reflection. He asks, "If you are not self-reflective, how can you know yourself? If you do not know yourself, how can you lead yourself? If you cannot lead yourself, how can you lead others?" Kraemer identifies self-reflection as the first of four principles that guide leaders to make choices that honor their values and candidly recounts how these principles helped him navigate some of the toughest challenges he faced in his career.

  • Offers a framework for adopting the principles of values-based leadership--self-reflection, balance, true self-confidence, and genuine humility--to lead organizations effectively
  • Based on Kraemer's popular Kellogg MBA course on values-based leadership
  • A recognized expert in values-based leadership, Kraemer is a sought after speaker on the subject

Lively and engaging, Kraemer's book comes at a critical time when true leadership in every facet of society is desperately needed.

All of Harry's proceeds from the book sales are donated to the One Acre Fund in Africa.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780470881255
Publication Date: 
2011-04-18
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What Happens Now?: Reinvent Yourself as a Leader Before Your Business Outruns You

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$24.95

Few leaders will admit it, but again and again the growth of their organizations outruns their skills. If you're one of those leaders, you know the result: as the job grows bigger than you are, you get disoriented by a world of unfamiliar challenges. You then hit a wall of ineffectiveness, a stall point. Why won't doubling down on the managerial and technical building blocks that have worked before help you out of a stall? Because you invariably neglect the new political, personal, strategic, and interpersonal skills needed to manage yourself and others. Predictable and inevitable, your stall then escalates into a crisis. And the crisis escalates faster the higher you go, since challenges of sophistication dwarf those of complexity at higher organizational levels. What Happens Now?: Reinvent Yourself as a Leader Before Your Business Outruns You, helps you to embrace this reality. It shows how sophistication requires you do things you've never done before -inspire people, nurture relationships, energize teams, groom successors, influence stakeholders. What Happens Now? doesn't dwell on leadership theory and philosophy. As troubleshooters for leaders of all kinds, authors John Hillen and Mark Nevins focus on the most menacing issue they see in organizations every day: leaders who try to solve challenges solely by engineering solutions to more complexity--process mapping, data analytics, information systems, instant reports. The result? Organizational wreckage. Will this be your fate? Can you instead turn game-stopping stalls into personal growth and organization success? Can you struggle through the realization that you're the cause and launch the next phase of your lifelong leadership journey? Can you reinvent yourself? Hillen and Nevins show you how. If the dozens of leaders they profile can overcome these stalls, so can you.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781590794531
Publication Date: 
2018-05-15
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Wired Differently: How to Spark Better Results with a Cooperative Business Model, Servant Leadership, and Shared Values

$19.95

Wired Differently shares the compelling story of National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC), a nearly 50-year-old technology business built on the cooperative model. NISC started out providing software and IT services for three rural cooperatives a half-century ago and has grown to 14 million end users in 49 US states or territories, and in Canada. Here is an organization where cooperative principles blend with leading-edge technologies to exceed expectations repeatedly - even those of Fortune 500 customers like T-Mobile and Walmart - and to attract recognition from industry giants, such as Computerworld and HDI. What are the secrets to NISC's humble yet astounding success?

Wired Differently explores the unique business model and leadership principles behind NISC's impressive results.

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9780993999000
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Your 168: Finding Purpose and Satisfaction in a Values-Based Life

$28.00

Put your values first and focus on what matters most

Despite our good intentions, many of us experience a chronic imbalance between the desire to live our values and the distractions and never-ending to-do lists that can get in the way. In Your 168: Finding Purpose and Satisfaction in a Values-Based Life, readers learn how to pursue a values-based life by identifying and committing to their values and priorities. The book is written by bestselling author Harry Kraemer, former Chairman and CEO of Baxter International and currently a professor of management and strategy at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, where he was a Professor of the Year. Kraemer uses personal stories and insights from others to help readers discover the dissonance between what they say is most important and where they actually devote their time. This is an eye-opener for most people, uncovering the obstacles to leading a value-based life.

In Your 168, you will learn how to make changes and build new habits that put your values first by:

● Using self-reflection to identify what matters most and become more aware of how you spend your time

● Re-evaluating priorities such as career, family, health, recreation, spirituality, and making a difference

● Avoiding unpleasant "surprises" and "hitting the brick wall"

● Experiencing better balance in real time amid shifting priorities--personally and professionally

Fans of Kraemer's previous books on values-based leadership will embrace this new release - Your 168: Finding Purpose and Satisfaction in a Values-Based Life. The book provides actionable advice, filled with tips on how to live a life of meaning and experience a greater sense of purpose. Everyone will feel inspired to make lasting change.

All of Harry's proceeds from the book sales are donated to the One Acre Fund in Africa.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781119658542
Publication Date: 
2020-05-18
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