The most effective presenters use the same techniques as great storytellers: By reminding people of the status quo and then revealing the path to a better way, they set up a conflict that needs to be resolved.
You have probably heard about or read Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne. It has been translated into 42 languages and sold over 2 million copies – so it fair to say it has made quite a splash. The authors came in a second spot on the Thinkers 50 for 2011. Their ocean metaphor is compelling – most businesses form strategy to compete in the red ocean. There is intense competition and there’s blood in the water. The smart ones migrate to new market spaces – the blue ocean.
It is exciting to look at this book through the lens of sustainability. A central concept is value innovation. A part of the process is driving down costs and increasing customer benefits, creating a new market space. The sustainability connection is the social good created.
In recent weeks we've considered happiness from a variety of perspectives. What makes us happy, what doesn't, and why we're so bad at distinguishing between the two. Sometimes the answer's we've been offered has been ... Daniel Pink gives you the scientific info on the major difference between intrinsick and exentrick information!
Daily pay it forward to bring up your spirits & someone else’s. We offer random acts of kindness and daily motivational quotes to enlighten you & another person’s day. Paying a random act of kindness boosts trust or restore it faster then ever before. Remember that trust is one of the biggest influencers on leadership.
According to the report, motivation through money encourages self-serving, short-term behaviours rather than encouraging a lasting, long term bond. Instead of relying on money as the sole motivator, employers and bosses ...
This week I had the honour of meeting one of my long-time literary heroes, Social Psychologist Dr. Robert Cialidini. If the name sounds familiar, it's probably because he practically invented the field of persuasion psychology.
The power of a positive No - William Ury, PH.D.: As a leader you will probably have to say no a lots of times. Some leaders do effectively and other just mess things up. Willium Ury gives you a powerfull 3 step process to empower your no!
Influence - Robert B. Cialdini:: Lead, inspire, influence...Elements that should normally blend in your leadership. The influencial shorcuts though which are triggered automatically are very well explained by Robert Cialdini. A must for everyone who needs more insight in influencing in an ethical way.
People, Planet, Profit & Prophecy - Ilse C. ten Berge: Sustainable leadership is all what this is about. Some companies already made the mental switch and are rewarded by higher profit. Others just do the old " squeeze and profit" thing and lose in the long run. In this higly interesting economic times we need to reinvent the economy itself. The 4P model helps companies to make this leapfrog move to an new and sustainable economy!
The 7 habits of higly effective people - Stephen R. Covey: I read this book over and over again on my traintrips to the various places where I needed to work. It inspired me, it helped me to get my priorities right. ( and apprantly not only me, over 15 million copies sold worldwide). Although Steven sometimes get the critique of haing too much "mormon" inspired thinking, I think this book has made a dramatique effect in business relationships and relationships in general.
Priorities - Stephen R. Covey: I could say exactly the same as from book number 4. Must read when setting priorities is a challenge for you.
8 to be great - Richard St. John: What are the main characteristics of very succesfull people. What model can we adapt to be as successful as them. Very readable book, quick to learn. 8 cardinal traits for being succesful!
The 8th habit, from efficiency to inspiration - S. R. Covey: Stephen goes on a journey to find why you are effective. it is all about discovering your own voice, staying with it and promoting it for yourself and for the community you live in.It helps you unveiling your creativity and your real success.
The emotionally Intelligent Manager - David R. Caruso & Pter Salovay: In short " learn to use your emotional skills to become a more effective manager". A book from 2 people who have really discovered the power of e-motions!
Social Intelligence - Daniel Goleman: Mr Goleman expands his view on emotional intelligence through this book. He claims that we are really wired to connect. The book helps you with massive scientific data on how people really connect, uncounsciously to eachother. For those who think that emotional intelligence is a soft skill and fuzyy!
Primal Leadership, Learning to lead with emotional intelligence - Daniel Goleman: My favourit author on leadership, this time integrates emotional intelligence as a cardinal competency for leaders.
A thorn in every manager's side is the very smart employee who is just not self-motivated, at least not with any consistency. When they are engaged, they are spectacular and provide brilliance that is not matched by any other ...
"One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular". - Anthony Robbins