We share our favourite articles on important leadership and business topics. Carefully selected just for you
We believe in sharing any and all great content that can help people and that is where this section of our site brings you videos and articles from other sites as well sometimes but we by no means are claiming the ownership of those content and will give due mention or redirection where the content is posted.
The Power of Positive Thinking by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
An international bestseller with over five million copies in print, The Power of Positive Thinking has helped men and women around the world to achieve fulfillment in their lives through Dr. Norman Vincent Peale’s powerful message of faith and inspiration.
In this phenomenal bestseller, “written with the sole objective of helping the reader achieve a happy, satisfying, and worthwhile life,” Dr. Peale demonstrates the power of faith in action. With the practical techniques outlined in this book, you can energize your life—and give yourself the initiative needed to carry out your ambitions and hopes
Gung Ho!: How To Motivate People In Any Organization
An invaluable new strategy for creating enthusiastic employees, from the author of the bestselling The One Minute Manager.
Every day thousands of uninspired employees trudge to work – often dooming their companies to failure with their lack of enthusiasm.
Drawing on over 20 years’ experience of working with hundreds of corporations across the US – including America Online, Eastman Kodak, General Motors, Hershey Chocolate and Microsoft – Blanchard reveals a sure-fire strategy for boosting employee enthusiasm, productivity and performance.
Gung Ho! presents a simple system for inspiring employees. Based on three core ideas: work must be seen as important, workers must be put in control of their own production and managers must cheer their workers on – it is a method that all employees and managers can easily implement and which has already been adopted by such major corporations as K-Mart.
The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader: Becoming the Person Others Will Want to Follow
In the tradition of his CBA bestseller The 21 Irrefutable laws of Leadership and his sell-out seminars, author John C. Maxwell now provides a concise, accessible leadership book that helps readers become more effective leaders from the inside out. Daily readings highlight twenty-one essential leadership qualities and include “Reflecting On It” and “Bringing It Home” sections which help readers integrate and apply each day’s material.
Daniel Kahneman giver os i At tænke – hurtigt og langsomt et unikt indblik i den menneskelige bevidsthed og i de to systemer, som driver den måde, vi tænker på: System 1 er hurtigt, intuitivt og følelsesdrevet; System 2 er langsomt, rationelt og logisk. Ved at trække på erfaringerne fra eksperimenter foretaget gennem et helt liv afslører Daniel Kahneman, hvornår vi kan stole på den hurtige tænknings intuition, og hvordan vi kan drage fordel af den langsomme tænkning. Han giver praktisk og oplysende indsigt i, hvordan valg træffes i både vores professionelle og private liv – og hvordan vi kan bruge forskellige teknikker som værn mod de mentale faldgruber, der ofte skaffer os i vanskeligheder. At tænke – hurtigt og langsomt vil for altid forandre den måde, du oplever verden og træffer beslutninger på.
Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers
Business Model Generation is a handbook for visionaries, game changers, and challengers striving to defy outmoded business models and design tomorrow’s enterprises. If your organization needs to adapt to harsh new realities, but you don’t yet have a strategy that will get you out in front of your competitors, you need Business Model Generation.
Co-created by 470 “Business Model Canvas” practitioners from 45 countries, the book features a beautiful, highly visual, 4-color design that takes powerful strategic ideas and tools, and makes them easy to implement in your organization. It explains the most common Business Model patterns, based on concepts from leading business thinkers, and helps you reinterpret them for your own context. You will learn how to systematically understand, design, and implement a game-changing business model–or analyze and renovate an old one. Along the way, you’ll understand at a much deeper level your customers, distribution channels, partners, revenue streams, costs, and your core value proposition.
Business Model Generation features practical innovation techniques used today by leading consultants and companies worldwide, including 3M, Ericsson, Capgemini, Deloitte, and others. Designed for doers, it is for those ready to abandon outmoded thinking and embrace new models of value creation: for executives, consultants, entrepreneurs, and leaders of all organizations. If you’re ready to change the rules, you belong to “the business model generation!”
The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu M. Goldratt
30th Anniversary Edition. Written in a fast-paced thriller style, The Goal, a gripping novel, is transforming management thinking throughout the world. It is a book to recommend to your friends in industry – even to your bosses – but not to your competitors. Alex Rogo is a harried plant manager working ever more desperately to try improve performance. His factory is rapidly heading for disaster. So is his marriage. He has ninety days to save his plant – or it will be closed by corporate HQ, with hundreds of job losses. It takes a chance meeting with a professor from student days – Jonah – to help him break out of conventional ways of thinking to see what needs to be done. The story of Alex’s fight to save his plant is more than compulsive reading. It contains a serious message for all managers in industry and explains the ideas, which underline the Theory of Constraints (TOC), developed by Eli Goldratt.
I “Livsfarlig ledelse” guider ledelsesrådgiver Christian Ørsted dig til at forstå de psykologiske mekanismer, der styrer dit arbejdsliv.
Vores arbejdsliv er præget af stramme deadlines og benhårde målsætninger, som vi gør alt for at nå – med vores moral og helbred som indsats. Konsekvenserne af vores tårnhøje tempo og til tider uopnåelige ambitioner tærer på vores psyke og fysisk. Derudover mindskes vores kreativitet, nyskabelse og velvære i arbejdslivet. Og det kan mærkes på bundlinjen! I “Livsfarlig ledelse” zoomer Christian Ørsted ind på de mange fejlagtige myter, der hersker om ledelse og arbejdslivet. Han giver samtidig indsigt i ledelsens psykologiske mekanismer, og hvordan vi sørger for at mindske stressniveauet og får et mere balanceret liv.
“Livsfarlig ledelse” er skrevet af den professionelle ledelsesrådgiver Christian Ørsted, og er en bestseller om ledelse med over 30.000 solgte eksemplarer.
The dramatic story of freelance photographer Daniel Rye, who was held hostage for 13 months by ISIS, as told by an award-winning writer.
In a tense and riveting narrative, The ISIS Hostage details freelance photographer Daniel Rye’s 13-month ordeal at the hands of the Islamic State after he was captured in Syria, and the misery inflicted upon him, and 19 other hostages, by the British guards, which included Jihadi John.
This compelling account also follows Daniel’s family and the nerve-wracking negotiations with his kidnappers. It traces their horrifying journey through impossible dilemmas, and offers a rare glimpse into the secret world of the investigation launched to locate and free not only Daniel, but also the American freelance journalist and fellow hostage James Foley.
Written with Daniel’s full cooperation and based on interviews with former fellow prisoners, jihadists, and key figures who worked behind the scenes to secure his release, The ISIS Hostage reveals for the first time the torment suffered by the captives and tells a moving and terrifying story of friendship, torture, and survival.
Selvom Danmarks befolkning er et af de rigeste og mest lykkelige folkefærd i verden, er antallet af danskere diagnosticeret med angst, depression og stress steget gevaldigt i de sidste årtier. Hvorfor er vi så ubalancerede som nation?
I “Ét liv Én tid Ét menneske” kritiserer den danske filosof og erhvervsleder Morten Albæk idéen om, at man ved at sætte klarere grænser mellem arbejdstid og fritid, kan løse dette seriøse problem. Ifølge Morten Albæk findes svaret snarere ved at skabe sig et meningsfuldt liv.
“Ét liv Én tid Ét menneske” handler om evnen til at skelne mellem tilfredshed, lykke og mening i livet.
I Ståsteder giver Brinkmann svar på ti eksistentielle holdepunkter, som kan give vores liv mening, når vi er holdt op med at jage den evindelige udvikling.
Den nye bogs udgangspunkt er, at mening i tilværelsen er knyttet til de fænomener, som er et mål i sig selv, og til de aktiviteter, som vi udfører for deres egen skyld. Det er disse fænomener, som Brinkmann kalder for ståsteder.
Med sin nye bog Ståsteder forsøger Svend Brinkmann at give nogle svar på de eksistentielle spørgsmål, som Stå fast efterlod åbne: Hvad er værd at stå fast på i tilværelsen?, Hvad har et menneske pligt til at gøre?, Hvad er overhovedet et meningsfuldt liv?
How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World by Tina Rosenberg
In the style of Nudge or The Spirit Level – a groundbreaking book that will change the way you look at the world. Tina Rosenberg has spent her career tackling some of the world’s hardest problems. The Haunted Land, her searing book on how Eastern Europe faced the crimes of Communism, was awarded both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize in the US. In Join the Club, she identifies a brewing social revolution that is changing the way people live, based on harnessing the positive force of peer pressure. Her stories of peer power in action show how it has reduced teen smoking in the United States, made villages in India healthier and more prosperous, helped minority students get top grades in college calculus, and even led to the fall of Slobodan Milosevic. She tells how creative social entrepreneurs are starting to use peer pressure to accomplish goals as personal as losing weight and as global as fighting terrorism. Inspiring and engrossing, Join the Club explains how we can better our world through humanity’s most powerful and abundant resource: our connections with one another.
Across a range of industries, once-leading companies are in trouble: Walmart, IBM, Pfizer, HP, and The Gap to name a few. But others are thriving. The difference is how the company’s leaders view their supply chain: Is it just about cutting cost or do they see its hidden tools for outperforming the competition?Steve Jobs, upon returning to Apple in 1997, focused on transforming the supply chain. He hired Tim Cook–and the company sped up the development of new products, getting them into consumers’ hands faster. The rest is history. While competitors were shutting stores, Zara’s highly responsive supply chain made it the most valued company in the retail space and its founder, the richest man in Europe.Showcasing real solutions learned from true success stories like these and many others, The Supply Chain Revolution provides for business leaders the secrets to succeeding in a disruptive world. They will learn to:• Make alliances more successful• Simplify and debottleneck the supply chain• Boost retail success by managing store investment• Improve customer satisfaction and increase revenue• And more!Every year, more businesses fail because of their old-school views toward cutting costs, and they usually begin with the supply chain. Don’t go down with that ship! Discover how the right supply chain can actually help you thrive.
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
In The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Patrick Lencioni once again offers a leadership fable that is as enthralling and instructive as his first two best-selling books, The Five Temptations of a CEO and The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive. This time, he turns his keen intellect and storytelling power to the fascinating, complex world of teams. Kathryn Petersen, Decision Tech’s CEO, faces the ultimate leadership crisis: Uniting a team in such disarray that it threatens to bring down the entire company. Will she succeed? Will she be fired? Will the company fail? Lencioni’s utterly gripping tale serves as a timeless reminder that leadership requires as much courage as it does insight. Throughout the story, Lencioni reveals the five dysfunctions which go to the very heart of why teams even the best ones-often struggle. He outlines a powerful model and actionable steps that can be used to overcome these common hurdles and build a cohesive, effective team. Just as with his other books, Lencioni has written a compelling fable with a powerful yet deceptively simple message for all those who strive to be exceptional team leaders.
Casey McDaniel had never been so nervous in his life.
In just ten minutes, The Meeting, as it would forever be known, would begin. Casey had every reason to believe that his performance over the next two hours would determine the fate of his career, his financial future, and the company he had built from scratch.
“How could my life have unraveled so quickly?” he wondered.
In his latest page-turning work of business fiction, best-selling author Patrick Lencioni provides readers with another powerful and thought-provoking book, this one centered around a cure for the most painful yet underestimated problem of modern business: bad meetings. And what he suggests is both simple and revolutionary.
Casey McDaniel, the founder and CEO of Yip Software, is in the midst of a problem he created, but one he doesn’t know how to solve. And he doesn’t know where or who to turn to for advice. His staff can’t help him; they’re as dumbfounded as he is by their tortuous meetings.
Then an unlikely advisor, Will Peterson, enters Casey’s world. When he proposes an unconventional, even radical, approach to solving the meeting problem, Casey is just desperate enough to listen.
As in his other books, Lencioni provides a framework for his groundbreaking model, and makes it applicable to the real world. Death by Meeting is nothing short of a blueprint for leaders who want to eliminate waste and frustration among their teams, and create environments of engagement and passion.
“The inspiring, life-changing bestseller by the author of LEADERS EAT LAST and TOGETHER IS BETTER.
In 2009, Simon Sinek started a movement to help people become more inspired at work, and in turn inspire their colleagues and customers. Since then, millions have been touched by the power of his ideas, including more than 28 million who’ve watched his TED Talk based on START WITH WHY — the third most popular TED video of all time. Sinek starts with a fundamental question: Why are some people and organizations more innovative, more influential, and more profitable than others? Why do some command greater loyalty from customers and employees alike? Even among the successful, why are so few able to repeat their success over and over? People like Martin Luther King Jr., Steve Jobs, and the Wright Brothers had little in common, but they all started with WHY. They realized that people won’t truly buy into a product, service, movement, or idea until they understand the WHY behind it. START WITH WHY shows that the leaders who’ve had the greatest influence in the world all think, act, and communicate the same way — and it’s the opposite of what everyone else does. Sinek calls this powerful idea The Golden Circle, and it provides a framework upon which organizations can be built, movements can be led, and people can be inspired. And it all starts with WHY.”
True leadership isn’t a matter of having a certain job or title. In fact, being chosen for a position is only the first of the five levels every effective leader achieves. To become more than “the boss” people follow only because they are required to, you have to master the ability to invest in people and inspire them. To grow further in your role, you must achieve results and build a team that produces. You need to help people to develop their skills to become leaders in their own right. And if you have the skill and dedication, you can reach the pinnacle of leadership-where experience will allow you to extend your influence beyond your immediate reach and time for the benefit of others.
In most organizations nearly everyone is doing a second job no one is paying them for—namely, covering their weaknesses, trying to look their best, and managing other people’s impressions of them. There may be no greater waste of a company’s resources. The ultimate cost: neither the organization nor its people are able to realize their full potential.
What if a company did everything in its power to create a culture in which everyone—not just select “high potentials”—could overcome their own internal barriers to change and use errors and vulnerabilities as prime opportunities for personal and company growth?
Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey (and their collaborators) have found and studied such companies—Deliberately Developmental Organizations. A DDO is organized around the simple but radical conviction that organizations will best prosper when they are more deeply aligned with people’s strongest motive, which is to grow. This means going beyond consigning “people development” to high-potential programs, executive coaching, or once-a-year off-sites. It means fashioning an organizational culture in which support of people’s development is woven into the daily fabric of working life and the company’s regular operations, daily routines, and conversations.
Dynamic supply chains are at the heart of your business. You need to get them right.
Are your supply chains equipped to compete for a faster, more flexible future? Supply chains are not just part of your business: in many ways they are your business. They are made up of living, active people, and to really get supply chains right you need to capture the dynamism that people can bring to the flow of goods and services, both inside and outside your business. In this third edition of Dynamic Supply Chains, renowned international expert John Gattorna gives you a practical and effective new model for supply chains that will help you get closer to your customers and suppliers, and set your business on a new path to growth. John’s ‘outside-in’ philosophy is based on ‘Design Thinking’ principles, underpinned by business analytics, visualization, and the passion to get things done. This is indeed, supply chains by design.