Author: S. Truett Cathy
Publisher: Cumberland House
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Put two cows on a billboard with a bucket of paint and a brush, and they'll create some unexpected opportunities. In 1995 we gave the cows responsibility for taking the message of Chick-fil-A to the public. Five years after they painted their first billboard, Chick-fil-A had doubled our sales volume, achieving annual sales of more than $1 billion. The lesson from the cows is the lesson of my life: take advantage of unexpected opportunities.
Author: Patrick M. Lencioni
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-10-16
Genre: Business & Economics
Nach ihren ersten zwei Wochen als neuer CEO von DecisionTech fragte sich Kathryn Petersen angesichts der dortigen Probleme, ob es wirklich richtig gewesen war, den Job anzunehmen. Sie war eigentlich froh ?ber die neue Aufgabe gewesen. Doch hatte sie nicht ahnen k?nnen, dass ihr Team so f?rchterlich dysfunktional war und die Teammitglieder sie vor eine Herausforderung stellen w?rden, die sie niemals zuvor so erlebt hatte ... In "Die 5 Dyfunktionen eines Teams" begibt sich Patrick Lencioni in die faszinierende und komplexe Welt von Teams. In seiner Leadership-Fabel folgt der Leser der Geschichte von Kathryn Petersen, die sich mit der ultimativen F?hrungskrise konfrontiert sieht: die Einigung eines Teams, das sich in einer solchen Unordnung befindet, dass es den Erfolg und das ?berleben des gesamten Unternehmens gef?hrdet. Im Verlauf der Geschichte enth?llt Lencioni die f?nf entscheidenden Dysfunktionen, die oft dazu f?hren, dass Teams scheitern. Er stellt ein Modell und umsetzbare Schritte vor, die zu einem effektiven Team f?hren und die f?nf Dysfunktionen beheben. Diese Dysfunktionen sind: - Fehlendes Vertrauen, - Scheu vor Konflikten, - Fehlendes Engagement, - Scheu vor Verantwortung, - Fehlende Ergebnis-Orientierung. Wie in seinen anderen B?chern hat Patrick Lencioni eine fesselnde Fabel geschrieben, die eine wichtige Botschaft f?r alle enth?lt, die danach streben, au?ergew?hnliche Teamleiter und F?hrungskr?fte zu werden.
Das Geheimnis der Champions sind die Mitarbeiter Exzellente Unternehmen überlassen es nicht dem Zufall, ob ihre Mitarbeiter top sind oder flop. Sie arbeiten systematisch daran, die besten Mitarbeiter zu finden und zu binden. Jörg Knoblauch und Benjamin Kuttler präsentieren 30 Vorreiter des Personalmanagements - darunter Google, Unilever, aber auch starke Unternehmen aus dem Mittelstand. Jedes der 30 Unternehmen hat die besten und die richtigen Mitarbeiter. Aus diesen Erfahrungen haben die Autoren 25 Erfolgsfaktoren herausgearbeitet. Lernen Sie von den Besten! In der Online-Mediathek zum Buch unter www.geheimnis-der-champions.de/mediathek finden Sie zu den 30 Champions eine Fülle kostenloser Zusatzangebote: Formulare, Vorlagen, Videos, Artikel, Buchtipps und mehr!
Author: Michelle Nickerson
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Release Date: 2011-03-17
Coined by Republican strategist Kevin Phillips in 1969 to describe the new alloy of conservatism that united voters across the southern rim of the country, the term "Sunbelt" has since gained currency in the American lexicon. By the early 1970s, the region had come to embody economic growth and an ambitious political culture. With sprawling suburban landscapes, cities like Atlanta, Dallas, and Los Angeles seemed destined to sap influence from the Northeast. Corporate entrepreneurialism and a conservative ethos helped forge the Sunbelt's industrial-labor relations, military spending, education systems, and neighborhood development. Unprecedented migration to the region ensured that these developments worked in concert with sojourners' personal quests for work, family, community, and leisure. In the resplendent Sunbelt the nation seemed to glimpse the American Dream remade. The essays in Sunbelt Rising deploy new analytic tools to explain this region's dramatic rise. Contributors to the volume study the Sunbelt as both a physical entity and a cultural invention. They examine the raised highway, the sprawling prison complex, and the fast-food restaurant as distinctive material contours of a region. In this same vein they delineate distinctive Sunbelt models of corporate and government organization, which came to shape so many aspects of the nation's political and economic future. Contributors also examine literature, religion, and civic engagement to illustrate how a particular Sunbelt cultural sensibility arose that ordered people's lives in a period of tumultuous change. By exploring the interplay between the Sunbelt as a structurally defined space and a culturally imagined place, Sunbelt Rising addresses longstanding debates about region as a category of analysis.
Author: David Hooper
Publisher: KRE LLC
Release Date: 2009-10-22
Genre: Business & Economics
Make More Money With Your Business! This book is your guide to inject new life into your business and have it operating at its true potential. In this book, you'll learn... - The real reason people buy (and more importantly, why they pay big money...) - A 2000-year-old formula you can use to double your income (without working any harder!) - Essential, must-have business tactics (learned from studying the migration habits of Canadian snow geese) which will allow you to dominate any market. - "Cash Cows" - When to kill them (and when to milk them for all they're worth!) - Why the Japanese build small imperfections into everything they produce (and why you should too!) - The one element which causes almost all businesses to fail. Are you prepared for it? - "Gas station" secrets which any business can use to charge more money and increase customer loyalty. - A guaranteed strategy to attract better employees...and keep them! - How to work 50% less...and still get everything done! Get this book and start increasing your income today!
Author: Lake Lambert III
Publisher: NYU Press
Release Date: 2009-11-01
For many Americans spirituality and business seem to be polar opposites: one is concerned with lofty questions of ultimate significance, the other with mundane matters of the daily grind. Yet over the last two decades the two have become increasingly linked, and as the barriers between them are broken down, many see this as a revolutionary shift in American business culture. Lake Lambert III provides a comprehensive examination of the workplace spirituality movement, and explores how it is both shaping and being shaped by American business culture. Situating the phenomenon in an historical context, Lambert surveys the role of spirituality in business from medieval guilds to industrial "company towns" right up to current trends in the ever-changing contemporary business environment. Using case studies from specific businesses, such as Chick-fil-A and Hobby Lobby, he analyzes the enhanced benefits and support that workplace spirituality offers to employees, while exposing the conflicts it engenders, including diversity, religious freedom, and discrimination issues. The American workplace today is experiencing dramatic upheaval and change. Spirituality, Inc. offers important insights into the role of religion in this transformation. With employees seeking new ways to strike a proper life-work balance and find meaning in their everyday lives, spirituality in the workplace is a trend that will become increasingly important in the American business landscape. Spirituality, Inc. provides a critical overview of this phenomenon that does not ignore the movement's many positive contributions to the workplace, yet does not overlook the potential for abuse.
Author: Darren E. Grem
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2016-05-02
Genre: Business & Economics
The Book of Matthew cautions readers that "Ye cannot serve God and mammon." But for at least a century conservative American Protestants have been trying to prove that adage wrong. In The Blessings of Business, Darren E. Grem argues that while preachers, activists, and politicians have all helped spread the gospel, American evangelicalism owes its enduring strength in a large part to private enterprise. Grem argues for a new history of American evangelicalism, demonstrating how its adherents strategically used corporate America--its leaders, businesses, money, ideas, and values--to advance their religious, cultural, and political movement. Beginning before the First World War, conservative evangelicals were able to use businessmen and business methods to retain and expand their public influence in a secularizing, diversifying, and liberalizing age. In the process they became beholden to pro-business stances on matters of theology, race, gender, taxation, trade, and the state, transforming evangelicalism itself into as much of an economic movement as a religious one. The Blessings of Business tells the story of unlikely partnerships between well-known champions of the evangelical movement such as Billy Graham and largely forgotten businessmen like Herbert Taylor, J. Howard Pew, and R.G. LeTourneau. Grem also shows how evangelicals set up their own pro-business organizations and linked the quarterly and yearly growth of "Christian" businesses to their social, religious, and political aspirations. Fascinating and provocative, The Blessings of Business uncovers the strong ties that conservative Christians have forged between the Almighty and the almighty dollar.
Author: Bert Berkley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2008-02-08
Genre: Business & Economics
Giving Back: Connecting You, Business,and Community More than ever before, businesspeople are seeking new ways to get involved in their communities by affiliating with charities and nonprofits in meaningful and deeply powerful ways. This new mindset is one where doing good is not just positive public relations, but essential to the way the company does business. Giving Back: Connecting You, Business, and Community is a revolutionary book about the new enlightenment in business that is a direct result of the demographic, political, and social changes in the nation today. Brimming with exclusive stories of leaders who have been successful at making a difference in their own communities, this book shows you how many successful businesspeople have made giving back a part of their everyday lives. Giving Back also shows how your business's participation in charitable activities can enhance its brand—and bottom line. Providing a wealth of hands-on, practical experience, this insightful book covers essential topics, including: Why doing good is smart business Leading by example A revolution in retail Partnering with nonprofits A new spirit of volunteerism The venture philanthropists The personal benefits of giving back When businesspeople focus their energy, organ-izational talent, and personal connections on achieving a social goal, they can be a powerful force for community good. Giving Back provides you with the tools, facts, and know-how to build mutually beneficial relationships where the sum of the two parts can be greater than either one alone. There will never be a shortage of problems to be solved, but there will always be a need for talented and passionate people to help solve them. Giving Back will inspire you to give back to create a positive and long-lasting impact in your community and in the world around you.
We were created by an infinitely creative God to reflect his love and character to the world. One way we do that is by continuing his creative work. In this energizing book, serial entrepreneur and bestselling author Jordan Raynor helps artists, entrepreneurs, writers, and other creatives reimagine our work as service to God and others, addressing such penetrating questions as - Is my work as a creative really as God-honoring as that of a pastor or missionary? - What does it look like to create not to make a name for myself but to glorify God and serve others? - How can I use my work to fulfill Jesus's command to create disciples? - Will what I make today matter in eternity? Perfectly poised to reach today's growing creative class, this unique work restores God's position as the first entrepreneur, helping readers see the eternal value in the work they do today.
Author: Gloria Gaither
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2010-06-15
You don't have to be a perfect person to be a great parent. In this provocative book you’ll find fascinating stories written by people like John MacArthur, Jr., Kay Arthur, Joni Eareckson Tada, Janette Oke, Gary Smalley, Frank Peretti, and many more. From them you'll learn more than fifty tips to positive parenting—tips you can incorporate in your own family today—principles that will help ensure that you, too, do something right!
Author: Jeffrey Rosensweig
Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional
Release Date: 2011-03-28
Americans are embracing an entirely new way of aging: one that's based on staying productive, staying active, and staying young in body and mind. Jeffrey A. Rosensweig and Betty Liu share strategies for bringing together all the elements of a long, happy, fulfilling, connected life. Starting today, you'll learn how to take advantage of the latest sciences of health and longevity... leverage today's most powerful techniques for protecting your financial security... find or keep the work you love... pursue a path to deepen your own personal spirituality, whatever form it may take. No Pink Pants is packed with easy-to-use tips and guidelines for everything from your portfolio to your medical insurance. The heart of the book: intimate interviews with individuals celebrated for what they've learned about getting better with age: powerful role models ranging from Jimmy Carter to Helen Gurley Brown, Robert Mondavi to C. Everett Koop. Learn from their experiences; then use this book's easy worksheets to take control of your own future!
Author: Ronald H. Humphrey
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Release Date: 2013-05-29
Genre: Business & Economics
Effective Leadership: Theory, Cases, and Applications, by Ronald H. Humphrey, integrates traditional and new leadership theories—including transformational leadership, leader-member exchange, authentic leadership, servant leadership, self-leadership, shared and distributed leadership, identity theory, and the value of emotions and affect—to provide a comprehensive look at the many facets of effective leadership. Practical and fun to read, this innovative book incorporates personal reflections and current business examples to bring the theories of organizational leadership to life. In addition, “Put it in Practice” features help readers see how they can apply the leadership research to their own work lives, while leadership cases throughout demonstrate how real leaders have succeeded by applying the leadership principles discussed in the book.