Fierce Conversations

Author: Susan Scott
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781405511131
Release Date: 2011-10-13
Genre: Self-Help

Fierce Conversations is a way of conducting business. An attitude. A way of life. Communications expert Susan Scott maintains that a single conversation can change the trajectory of a career, marriage or life. Whether these are conversations with yourself, partner, colleagues, customers, family or friends, Fierce Conversations shows you how to have conversations that count. Scott reveals how to: *Overcome the barriers to meaningful conversations *Express who you are and what you believe *Confront tough issues with courage, confidence and sensitivity *Overcome fear to get to the heart of the problem *Inspire followers, attract believers and build visions that become reality *Bring about real change through talking *Encourage others to reveal their true opinions Packed with exercises and questionnaires to help you have the best conversations possible, Fierce Conversations will revolutionise the way you communicate.

Summary of Susan Scott s Fierce Conversations by Swift Reads

Author: Swift Reads
Publisher: Swift Reads
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Release Date: 2019-06-28
Genre: Study Aids

Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work and in Life, One Conversation at a Time (originally published in 2002, and revised in 2017) is a self-help guide about the importance of frank, empathetic communication. Author Susan Scott believes that, too often, personal and professional conversations are unproductive, or even counter-productive… Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

Best of Boards

Author: Marci S. Thomas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119522980
Release Date: 2018-05-15
Genre: Business & Economics

Not-for-profit organizations’ boards are justifiably passionate about their causes and eager to help their organizations. However, in today’s increasingly regulated climate, board members, who come from diverse backgrounds and may have little financial expertise, can feel overwhelmed by the regulations that are their duty to follow. This second edition provides not-for-profit board members and financial managers with the essential fiduciary knowledge and indispensable leadership guidance that they need to meet the challenges of the current not-for-profit environment. This book contains the following: Financial and ethical guidance for real-life situations Practical leadership advice for novice and experienced board members Assistance for not-for-profit managers tasked with governance challenges Tools, checklists, and templates based on common sense management techniques

Fierce Leadership

Author: Susan Scott
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780748118625
Release Date: 2010-02-04
Genre: Business & Economics

Hire smart people...', 'Hold people accountable...', 'Focus on the client...'. For years, these mantras have been blindly adopted by business leaders everywhere but, as Susan Scott shows, these so-called best practices are ineffectual, cost companies vast sums and drive away the most valuable employees and customers. Yet they are so deeply ingrained in our organisational culture that no one has questioned them, until now. Informed by over a decade of research and work with CEOs and senior executives of the world's leading companies, Susan Scott reveals why these established practices are so wrongheaded and shows you how to spot the signs that you are falling prey to them and why they are adversely affecting your business. She then, in her direct, no-nonsense style, suggests a series of surprising and smart alternatives that you should put in their place.

The Bookbuzz Book of Biz Book Insights 2009

Author: Yanky Fachler
Publisher: ASP / VUBPRESS / UPA
ISBN: 9789054875963
Release Date: 2010-04-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Representing the author’s year-long odyssey through 120 business books and contemporary business thinking, this guide is a launchpad for conversation, engagement, fresh thinking, and extracting insights. Centered around 10 key themes--including ethics, leadership, motivation, and innovation--the book provides ideas that can be applied to any business. Positing that no author has a monopoly on business truths, this exploration provokes a healthy debate about the role and value of business books and simultaneously serves as a toolbox from which readers can extract insights about current business thinking.

Community Economic Development in Social Work

Author: Steven D. Soifer
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231508575
Release Date: 2014-11-11
Genre: Social Science

Community economic development (CED) is an increasingly essential factor in the revitalization of low- to moderate-income communities. This cutting-edge text explores the intersection of CED and social work practice, which both focus on the well-being of indigent communities and the empowerment of individuals and the communities in which they live. This unique textbook emphasizes a holistic approach to community building that combines business and real-estate development with a focus on stimulating family self-reliance and community empowerment. The result is an innovative approach to rehabilitating communities in decline while preserving resident demographics. The authors delve deep into the social, political, human, and financial capital involved in effecting change and how race and regional issues can complicate approaches and outcomes. Throughout, they integrate case examples to illustrate their strategies and conclude with a consideration of the critical role social workers can play in developing CED's next phase.

How to Deal With Teachers Who Are Angry Troubled Exhausted or Just Plain Confused

Author: Elaine K. McEwan
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781452237183
Release Date: 2005-06-01
Genre: Education

Use "Assertive Intervention" techniques to help difficult teachers become positive and energetic professionals! Managing difficult teachers effectively may be a principal’s most pressing challenge. In this research-based text, you will discover approaches that prove how even the most difficult teachers can become successful professionals. This indispensable handbook introduces Assertive Intervention techniques and shows principals how to improve daily interactions with troubled teachers. These strategies show how to: Confront difficult teachers calmly and confidently Conduct an Assertive Intervention Improve interactions with troublesome teachers Build a positive school culture

Guiding Professional Learning Communities

Author: Shirley M. Hord
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412972710
Release Date: 2009-11-24
Genre: Education

This research-based sequel to Leading Professional Learning Communities focuses on the practical process of implementing, improving, and sustaining PLCs. Appropriate for groups at all stages of PLC development, this field book helps educators improve PLC operations by facilitating individual and group development and growth. The authors provide learning opportunities that generate conversations about adult learning and contribute to supportive conditions that strengthen teacher quality and raise student outcomes.

Break Your Own Rules

Author: Jill Flynn
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118103831
Release Date: 2011-08-02
Genre: Business & Economics

New York Times Bestseller How women can make it to the top by adopting the new rules ofleadership Women hold just 11 percent of the most senior-level leadershippositions in U.S. Corporations—a number that hasn't changedin over 30 years. How can women break through? Break Your OwnRules distills the six faulty assumptions (or "rules") mostwomen follow that get in the way—then delivers thecorrelating new rules that promise to clear that path. For example,the old rule of "Focus on Others" must be replaced by "Take CenterStage," "Hard Work Will Get You There" must yield to "BePolitically Savvy." "Play It Safe" must give way to "Play to Win.""Ask Permission" must be replaced by "Proceed UntilApprehended." Features the results of over 1,700 interviews with executivesin Fortune 1000 companies, as well as the authors' new research andongoing work with over 5,000 professional women Showcases previously-untold stories from high profile womenincluding Ann Moore (CEO, Time Inc.), Susan Ivey (CEO, ReynoldsAmerican), Cathy Bessant (Global Executive for Technology andOperations for Bank of America), Lynn Ford (CEO, ING Solutions),and more Reveals what it really takes for any woman to succeed at thehighest levels Foreword by Sharon Allen, Chairman of Deloitte This hands-on guide is for women who are ready to transformtheir assumptions and join the senior ranks of Americanbusiness.

Evocative Coaching

Author: Bob Tschannen-Moran
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470630922
Release Date: 2010-06-18
Genre: Business & Economics

There?s a lot of conversation about how to make schools better. Unfortunately, the nature of those conversations often makes things worse. Evocative Coaching: Transforming Schools One Conversation at a Time maps out a way to change that. By taking a teacher-centered, no-fault, strengths-based approach to performance improvement, the Evocative Coaching model generates the motivation and movement that enables teachers and schools to achieve desired outcomes and enhance quality of life. Viewed as a dynamic dance, the model is choreographed in four steps ? Story, Empathy, Inquiry, Design ? which are each laid out in its own chapter with powerful illustrative materials and end-of-chapter discussion questions to prompt further reflection. Bringing together the best research and wisdom in educational leadership and professional coaching, authors Bob and Megan Tschannen-Moran have developed a simple yet profound way of facilitating new conversations in schools through Story Listening, Expressing Empathy, Appreciative Inquiry, and Design Thinking. It?s an iterative process that moves beyond old ways of thinking, doing, and being. It?s an inspirational process that reinvigorates the passion for making schools better, one conversation at a time. This happens when coaches: give teachers our full, undivided attention; accept and meet teachers where they are right now, without making them wrong; ask and trust teachers to take charge of their own learning and growth; make sure teachers are talking more than we are; enable teachers to appreciate the positive value of their own experiences; harness the strengths teachers have to meet challenges and overcome obstacles; reframe difficulties and challenges as opportunities to learn and grow; invite teachers to discover possibilities and find answers for themselves; dialogue with teachers regarding their higher purpose for teaching; uncover teachers? natural impulse to engage with colleagues and students; assist teachers to draw up a personal blueprint for professional mastery; support teachers in brainstorming and trying new ways of doing things; maintain an upbeat, energetic, and positive attitude at all times; collaborate with teachers to design and conduct appropriate learning experiments; enable teachers to build supportive environments and teams; use humor to lighten the load; and inspire and challenge teachers to go beyond what they would do alone. Each chapter provides a research-based theory to support the strategies presented, and includes specific suggestions and anecdotes. The Evocative Coaching model makes coaching enjoyable by getting people to focus on what they do best, and it invites larger, more integral conversations so that people talk about their work in the context of other things they care about. Resting on strong, evidence-based practices, the Evocative Coaching model offers educators the help they need to meet the challenges of increased accountability and expectations. This model can also be used effectively by coaches and leaders in other organizational contexts. Table of Contents: Chapter 1: What Is Evocative Coaching? Chapter 2: Coaching Presence Loop I: The No-Fault Turn Chapter 3: Story Listening Chapter 4: Expressing Empathy Loop II: The Strengths-Building Turn Chapter 5: Appreciative Inquiry Chapter 6: Design Thinking Chapter 7: Aligning Environments Chapter 8: Coaching Conversations Chapter 9: The Reflective Coach To learn more about Evocative Coaching and to sign up for the Evocative Coach Training Program, visit w

Personality at Work The Drivers and Derailers of Leadership

Author: Ronald Warren
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9781259860362
Release Date: 2017-02-24
Genre: Business & Economics

An Evidence-Based Approach to Personality and Leadership A leader’s bullying and constant dismissal of his team’s concerns nearly take down an entire company—and the global financial system. The U.S. Government has to provide a $182 billion bailout. A new CEO transforms a near-bankrupt auto company and its infamously competitive culture becomes more collaborative and thrives—making it the only auto manufacturer to not take bailout funds. These stories share a truth: Each leader’s personality set the course of their company’s future. We all know that IQ, education, knowledge, and technical skills are essential for professionals, but they alone are insufficient for effective leadership. Who you are as a person—your personality and character—drives leadership performance and determines who thrives and who fails. In Personality at Work, psychologist Ron Warren lays out the key personality traits that drive high performance—and the common traits that derail it. Warren clusters closely related traits into four dimensions of behavior: • Teamwork/Social Intelligence • Deference • Dominance • Grit/Task Mastery. Each cluster is broken down into personality traits—13 in all. Personality at Work draws from research using the renowned LMAP 360 with 20,000 leaders and 250,000 360-feedback raters. An assessment used at organizations around the world, LMAP 360 is used at Harvard Business School, Yale School of Management, Underwriter Laboratories, BearingPoint, Deloitte, Teach for America, Clayton Homes, and more than 35 hospital systems throughout the United States. Personality at Work integrates research on personality and performance, teamwork, communications, judgment, and decision-making. You will learn how to ... • Recognize your own personality patterns and those of colleagues • Understand the links between personality, leadership, and organizational effectiveness • Turn insights into action, leading with Grit and EQ to drive individual and team performance

Become an Energy Addict

Author: Jon Gordon
Publisher: Longstreet Press
ISBN: 1563527189
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Self-Help

Provides strategies to help increase mental, physical, and spiritual energy in one' life.