Failing Forward

Author: John C. Maxwell
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9781418508326
Release Date: 2007-04-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Are some people born to achieve anything they want while others struggle? Call them lucky, blessed, or possessors of the Midas touch. What is the real reason for their success? Is it family background, wealth, greater opportunities, high morals, an easy childhood? New York Times best-selling author John C. Maxwell has the answer: The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure. Most people are never prepared to deal with failure. Maxwell says that if you are like him, coming out of school, you feared it, misunderstood it, and ran away from it. But Maxwell has learned to make failure his friend, and he can teach you to do the same. "I want to help you learn how to confidently look the prospect of failure in the eye and move forward anyway," says Maxwell. "Because in life, the question is not if you will have problems, but how you are going to deal with them. Stop failing backward and start failing forward!"

Celebrating Failure

Author: Ralph Heath
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
ISBN: 9781601638861
Release Date: 2009-07-15
Genre: Business & Economics

Celebrating Failure is the definitive how-to manual for leaders seeking to embrace the power of failure as a learning tool to improve their organizations and achieve ever-greater goals. The business world (and, lately, the political arena) is convinced that the number one topic is change. Heath posits that it might well be failure, because if you do it right, failure can become a launching pad for change. Heath contends that “positive failures” are not only necessary steps on the path to success, but encourage greater freedom to take risks in pursuit of one—s life goals. This counterintuitive but powerful title includes: "• Engaging stories of real-life business and personal failure experiences. "• Practical steps to apply each chapter—s “lessons” and change your approach to risk-taking and failure. "• Positive, effective ways to eliminate the “fear of failure” that can hold you back in today—s competitive, fast-changing world. Heath—s insightful stories lay out his own failures and reveal his human side as a son, father, athlete, and business leader.

How High Will You Climb

Author: John C. Maxwell
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9781400205929
Release Date: 2014-04-08
Genre: Business & Economics

How high will you climb? John Maxwell says it all depends on your attitude. Nose up or nose down? Just as the angle of an airplane determines its altitude, so does the approach we take—to family, to work, to life in general—determine the attitude we present the world. The way we solve a problem is often secondary to the approach we take in facing the problem, our outward expression every bit as critical as the inward struggle. When the skies above appear stormy, how will you steer that internal plane we call attitude? With How High Will You Climb?, author John Maxwell presents detailed lessons on the single invaluable quality that has become a person’s primary force toward success. As the world around us delivers challenges—all the while marching on at its own inevitable pace—the attitude we choose affects each of us individually. And yes, an attitude can be chosen. Attitude is easy in times of joy and progress. But how do you handle the failures sure to interrupt the attainment of goals? What happens to us is often quite different from what happens in us. Calling the Bible a “handbook on attitude performance,” Maxwell emphasizes we are never actually flying solo. God supports our approach to problem solving and helps steer the attitude adjustments necessary to think correctly in a sometimes negative world. With a study guide to help evaluate and build upon your own flight angle, How High Will You Climb? establishes the fundamental elements for a steady, durable flight of life.

How Successful People Win

Author: John C. Maxwell
Publisher: Center Street
ISBN: 9781455556922
Release Date: 2015-05-12
Genre: Business & Economics

#1 New York Times bestselling author John C. Maxwell can teach you how to turn any situation into a winning experience. No one wins at everything they try. But any setback, whether professional or personal, can become a step forward with the right tools and mindset to turn loss into a gain. Drawing on nearly 50 years of leadership experience, Maxwell provides a roadmap for winning by examining the eleven elements that constitute the "DNA" of people who succeed in the face of problems, failure, and losses. Learning is not easy during down times. It takes discipline to do the right thing when something goes wrong. As John Maxwell often points out, experience itself isn't the best teacher; evaluating, understanding, and growing from your experience is. By examining how that process works, you can learn how to take risks and tackle challenges with a successful person's outlook. Derived from material previous published in Sometime You Win--Sometimes You Learn.

Sometimes You Win Sometimes You Learn

Author: John C. Maxwell
Publisher: Faithwords
ISBN: 1455576956
Release Date: 2013
Genre: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

New York Times bestselling author John C. Maxwell teaches readers how to turn every loss into a learning experience. John Maxwell believes that the greatest lessons we learn in life are from our losses. Everyone experiences loss, but not everyone learns from it. In SOMETIMES YOU WIN - SOMETIMES YOU LEARN, Dr. Maxwell explores the most common lessons we learn when we experience loss. He then explains how to turn a set-back into a step forward by examining the eleven elements that make up the DNA of Those Who Learn: 1. Humility - The Spirit of Learning 2. Reality - The Foundation of Learning 3. Responsibility - The First Step of Learning 4. Improvement - The Focus of Learning 5. Hope - The Motivation of Learning 6. Teachability - The Pathway of Learning 7. Adversity - The Catalyst of Learning 8. Problems - The Opportunities of Learning 9. Bad Experiences - The Perspective for Learning 10. Change - The Price of Learning 11. Maturity - The Value of Learning. Learning is not easy during down times, it takes discipline to do the right thing when everything is wrong. This book provides a roadmap to doing just that. As John Maxwell often points out - experience isn't the best teacher; evaluated experience is.

Falling Forward

Author: Rebecca Leah Schumejda
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015080865069
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Poetry

In FALLING FORWARD, her first full-length collection, Schumejda dissects human shortcomings with the admission that often "the truth is too heavy, folded like two hands in prayer, filled with weeds and regrets." While illustrating the perseverance of the human spirit and showing that "falling forward" is still forward progress, these poems invite you to indulge in the familiar threads that tie lives together.

Failure

Author: Stuart Firestein
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199390106
Release Date: 2015-09-09
Genre: Discoveries in science

"The pursuit of science by professional scientists every day bears less and less resemblance to the perception of science by the general public. It is not the rule-based, methodical system for accumulating facts that dominates the public view. Rather it is the idiosyncratic, often bumbling search for understanding in mostly uncharted places. It is full of wrong turns, cul-de-sacs, mistaken identities, false findings, errors of fact and judgment-and the occasional remarkable success. The widespread but distorted view of science as infallible originates in an education system that teaches nothing but facts using very large, very frightening textbooks, and is spread by media that report on discoveries but almost never on process. It is further reinforced by politicians who pay for it and want to use it to determine policy and therefore want it right and, worst of all, sometimes by scientists who learn early on that talking too much about failures and not enough about successes can harm their careers. Failure, then, is a book that seeks to make science more appealing by exposing its faults. In this sequel to Ignorance, Stuart Firestein shows us that scientific enterprise is riddled with failures, and that this is not only necessary but good. Failure reveals how science got its start, when humans began to use a process-trial and error-as a kind of recipe that includes a hefty dose of failure. It gives the non-scientifically trained public an insider's view of how science is actually done, with the aim of making it accessible, comprehensible, and entertaining."--Publisher description.

Success One Day at a Time

Author: John C. Maxwell
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9781418534837
Release Date: 2014-05-27
Genre: Religion

Success One Day At A Time is the kind of book you will want to carry in your car or place at the side of your bed. Each page contains a snapshot of the daily road of an overcomer. It is the perfect gift for the new graduate as well as anyone else who wants to become all that God intended! Owning a book by John Maxwell is like having your own personal trainer cheerleader. Drawing on over twenty years of experience in training leaders, John shares not only how to succeed but the biblical reason for doing so. "Success is knowing your purpose in life, sowing seeds that benefit others, and growing to your maximum potential," he says. He asserts that success is for everyone. The secret of success is found in your daily routine, springing from your dreams, vision and consistent self-discipline.

Failure

Author: Kazam Butur
Publisher: leonardo
ISBN:
Release Date: 1999-12-31
Genre:

Raymond is such a failure, he can't even kill himself and get it right. Cindy just plain doesn't care; she'll get on her knees for anyone beneath the football field bleachers to score a nickel bag hit. And Sal is a frustrated goon with a hook nose and an attitude so sour he can't nail a girl even with the lure of free dope and a getaway car. When these three desperate teens meet Aaron, a failed practitioner of the dark arts who offers them the best high they've ever smoked in exchange for some kinky sexplay inside his pentagram, things can only go from bad to worse. Aaron hopes to ensnare and re-birth the spirit of a late witch, to capture her power from beyond the grave for his own. Soon, they'll all learn the darkest, bloodiest, most terrifying definition of Failure.

The Wisdom of Failure

Author: Laurence G. Weinzimmer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118238721
Release Date: 2012-08-30
Genre: Business & Economics

The "how-not-to" leadership book There is a paradox in leadership: we can only succeed by knowing failure. Every accomplished leader knows there are minefields of failures that need to be navigated in order to succeed. Wouldn't it be great to have the insights to help you prevent from making avoidable mistakes? Unfortunately, in business talking about mistakes can be taboo, and, at a certain level, learning from failure is not an option. Weinzimmer and McConoughey speak frankly about the things that are difficult to talk about – the unvarnished truths necessary to become a successful leader. Based on a groundbreaking 7-year study of what almost 1000 managers across 21 industries really think about lessons from failures Includes exclusive interview material from CEOs at a wide range of organizations, including major firms such as Caterpillar, Priceline.com, and Allstate; startups; and entrepreneurial small businesses Drills down into failure to uncover the strategies that aspiring leaders need in order to avoid the most damning leadership mistakes: unbalanced orchestration, drama management, and reckless vanity Learning from the mistakes of others is a necessary part of the journey of effective leadership, and this book offers an indispensable guide to learning these powerful lessons—without paying the price of failure.

The Up Side of Down

Author: Megan McArdle
Publisher: Viking Adult
ISBN: 067002614X
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Business & Economics

Outlines counter-intuitive assessments of the sources of success, drawing on a broad range of disciplines to explain how to harness the learning experiences associated with failure in order to promote professional growth.

The Law of the Lid

Author: John Maxwell
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 9781400275601
Release Date: 2012-08-28
Genre: Business & Economics

Brothers Dick and Maurice MacDonald came as close as they could to living the American Dream, without making it. Instead a guy named Ray Kroc did it with the company they had founded. It happened because they didn't know the Law of the Lid.