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The Standard for Risk Management in Portfolios, Programs, and Projects


This is an update and expansion upon PMI’s popular reference, The Practice Standard for Project Risk Management. Risk Management addresses the fact that certain events or conditions may occur with impacts on project, program, and portfolio objectives. This standard will: identify the core principles for risk management; describe the fundamentals of risk management and the environment within which it is carried out; define the risk management life cycle; and apply risk management principles to the portfolio, program, and project domains within the context of an enterprise risk management approach It is primarily written for portfolio, program, and project managers, but is a useful tool for leaders and business consumers of risk management, and other stakeholders.

The Theory and Practice of Change Management


John Hayes’ bestselling textbook combines a scholarly discussion of change management with a host of practical tools and techniques. It provides future managers with all the skills they need to diagnose the need for change and to ensure its successful implementation. The book’s unique underpinning framework views change as a purposeful and constructed sequence of events, rather than something chaotic and unmanageable. Its hands-on approach includes a number of ‘Change Tools’ that students can apply to various scenarios, an array of case studies and examples based on real-life organisations worldwide and video interviews with experienced change practitioners, who share their insights on key topics.   The book will be essential reading for final-year business undergraduates, as well as MBA and postgraduate students who are taking modules in change management or organisational change. It is also ideal for change practitioners and consultants.

The Vision Driven Leader: 10 Questions to Focus Your Efforts, Energize Your Team, and Scale Your Business


Vision is the essential ingredient for successful leadership. Unless you have a clear picture of where you want to lead your organization, nobody will follow you. But if your vision is compelling, people will apply their best thinking and effort to make it real, regardless of the obstacles or opposition you face. In times of crisis, vision will help you navigate turbulent times. And in times of growth, vision will help you focus and accelerate your efforts. So how do you craft that vision? How do you get others on board? And how do you put that vision into practice at every level of your organization? In The Vision Driven Leader, New York Times bestselling author Michael Hyatt asks ten simple questions to help you: craft an irresistible vision for your business ensure it’s clear, inspiring, and practical rally your team around the vision distill it into actionable plans that drive results overcome obstacles and pivot as needed Based on Michael’s forty years of experience as an entrepreneur and executive, backed by insights from organizational science and psychology, and illustrated by case studies and stories from multiple industries, The Vision Driven Leader reveals what difference a vision makes and how to craft one for you and your team. Vision is more important than ever today. Learn how to create a good one with The Vision Driven Leader.

Think and Grow Rich


One of the most popular personal development and self-improvement books of all time,Think and Grow Rich has sold over 100 million copies worldwide since its first publication during the Great Depression. Napoleon Hill presents a “Philosophy of Achievement” in 13 principles drawn from the success stories of such greats as Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and other millionaires of his time.Think and Grow Rich reveals the secrets that can bring you fortune. By suppressing negative thoughts and keeping your focus on the long term, you can find true and lasting success. Napoleon Hill details his philosophy through the following 13 principles:DesireFaithAutosuggestionSpecialized KnowledgeImaginationOrganized PlanningDecisionPersistencePower of the Master MindThe Mystery of Sex TransmutationThe Subconscious MindThe BrainThe Sixth SenseFollow the steps outlined here, and you may just find the path to your own personal fortune.

Think Like a Warrior: The Five Inner Beliefs That Make You Unstoppable (Sports for the Soul) (Volume 1)


Discover the five inner beliefs shared by the world’s greatest achievers. If you want to take control of your life and achieve your biggest dreams, you must develop a “warrior mindset.” This book will show you how to stop thinking like a victim and start thinking like a warrior. In this inspirational fable, Chris McNeely is a college football coach who is at the end of his rope after a hard-and-fast fall from the top of his profession. Now bankrupt and on the verge of losing his job, he has no idea what he’s doing wrong or how to get back on track. Angry, worried, and desperate for help, Chris receives mysterious visits from five of history’s greatest coaches: John Wooden, Buck O’Neil, Herb Brooks, Paul “Bear” Bryant, and Vince Lombardi. Together, these five legendary leaders teach Chris how to “think like a warrior” and take control of his life. The “warrior mindset” he develops changes his life forever—and it will change yours as well. Discover the life-changing lessons of John Wooden, Buck O’Neil, Herb Brooks, Bear Bryant, and Vince Lombardi in this inspirational tale of what it takes to achieve your dreams—whatever those dreams may be. This book will show you how to… – Build your self-confidence – Develop mental toughness – Attack every day with joy and enthusiasm – Use a positive mental attitude to achieve more – Harness the power of positive self-talk – Be a positive leader for your family and your team – Become the person you were born to be – And much more… The five inner beliefs revealed in this book will empower you to take control of your life and overcome any obstacle that stands in your way.

THRIVE: The Facilitator’s Guide to Radically Inclusive Meetings


Hundreds of meetings fill our lives. Many are deadly dull. Some crash. Some soar. Some exclude. Some embrace diverseperspectives and generate great results. THRIVE: The Facilitator’s Guide to Radically Inclusive Meetings is packed withproven methods to engage all voices and make meetings a joy. Whether you are a nonprofit or business leader, manager,consultant, planner, or simply someone who wants your meetings to be more productive, THRIVE is for you.THRIVE teaches dozens of techniques to include all voices and generate maximum results in all types of meetings, retreats, and conferences. Readers will learn the following:• Deep listening skills to better empathize and understand clients and co-workers.• How to develop personal mindfulness and emotional intelligence to better lead groups with poise.• How to build mutual respect through behavioral covenants, especially helpful in multicultural settings.• How to craft agendas with clear purpose, process and specific outcomes.• How to engage every voice through group planning techniques including World Café, Open SpaceTechnology and Appreciative Inquiry.• How to facilitate strategic plans that lead to whole systems change.• How to facilitate effectively in polarized and conflicted meetings.• How to facilitate well in every setting imaginable.

Time for Change: Four Essential Skills for Transformational School and District Leaders (Educational Leadership…


Transformational leaders have four distinctive skills: strong communication, the ability to build trust, the ability to increase the skills of those they lead, and a results orientation. Time for Change offers powerful guidance for those seeking to develop and strengthen the educational leadership skills needed for change management and overcoming resistance to change. Throughout this authoritative guide, Anthony Muhammad and Luis F. Cruz share concrete tools and strategies that will prepare you to lead your school toward lasting, meaningful, and strategic change. Use this educational leadership book to inspire a shared vision and help in overcoming resistance to change: Develop an understanding of educational leadership and change management as skills that can be practiced and improved. Consider three questions of transformational leadership (Why? Who? How?) and then Do! Learn about the technical and cultural dimensions of change and the ways in which both must be addressed. Understand the reasons behind resistance to change and how to manage it through effective leadership. Synthesize your skills as a school leader and utilize them to effect strategic change. Contents: Introduction Chapter 1: Finding Balance for Systems Change Chapter 2: Communicating the Rationale — Building Cognitive Investment Chapter 3: Establishing Trust — Making an Emotional Investment Chapter 4: Building Capacity — Making a Functional Investment Chapter 5: Getting Results — Collecting the Return on Investment Chapter 6: Tying It All Together Afterword: Final Thoughts References and Resources

TIME MANAGEMENT STRATEGY: The Secrets Of Successful People Revealed: The Habits Of The Best Entrepreneurs, The Most…


You Are About To Discover Where And Why You’ve Been Failing At Time Management, How To Break The Endless Cycle Of Failures, Manage Your Time Well And Ultimately Become More Productive, More Self-Disciplined And Achieve More Than You’ve Ever Imagined Possible!What makes some people successful?Why are some people said to achieve more in one year than others would in a lifetime?I’m sure you have a couple of names that you’d mention if you were asked to define success- be it businesspeople, athletes, scientists or politicians. But if you took your time to study their lives keenly, you’d find one common feature among them: good time management.Time management is probably the most used concepts in talks about success and goal achievement. Pretty much everyone who’s gone through school knows it, and its importance.But why is it still a problem?Why are the majority of people still unable to manage time?The truth is; some people never really seem to mind about time. However, some try to do so but often fail because they lack the understanding of how to actually do it. I’m guessing that you belong to the second group; otherwise, you wouldn’t be here, would you?You probably might have asked yourself a couple of times:Why have I never been able to be as organized as I would want to be?How can I stick to the time management habit for the long-term?How do I decide on what to do, and set the right goals?How do I stay motivated to follow through and successfully eliminate distractions?If you have these and other related questions, this book is for you so keep reading.Here is just a bit of what you’ll discover in it:The ins and outs of the concept of timeWhy you need to learn time managementHow to improve your productivity skillsThat art of delegating tasks like a superstarHow to master the art of prioritizationHow to organize your goals the right wayThe ins and outs of Stephen Covey’s time management matrix, including how to apply it in your lifeHighly effective time management techniquesCharacteristics of organized people – what you should aim to be likeGood time management tools that you can useHow to leverage the power of scheduling to manage your time effectivelyHow to create a productive morning routineWhy this one common habit that you’ve been thinking helps you get more stuff done is actually doing the oppositeHow to master the 80/20 ruleSetting the right goalsEisenhower’s urgent/important theory and how to apply it in your lifeLearning to eliminate distraction, including powerful tools to use to achieve thatHow to improve your decision making skillsHow to choose the best tools for yourselfHow to make the most of your time at home…And so much more!Even if you feel helpless and hopeless about how you manage your time, this book will show you how you can do it all!So, whether you want to become more successful at your job, as an entrepreneur, in your sport, or generally be able to achieve any goal you set, you don’t have to look any further, as this book gives you the best facts and steps extracted from the daily lives of the top achievers.Scroll up and click Buy Now with 1-Click or Buy Now to get started!

Understanding Urbanisation in Northeast India: Issues and Challenges


This volume explores the dynamics of urbanisation in Northeast India. It discusses the impact of the process of urbanisation on the environment, infrastructure and socio-economic conditions of the region. The chapters in the book: Examine various challenges and opportunities of urbanisation, such as frontier urbanism, urban congestion, smart cities, vernacular architecture, urban water and waste management, cross-border migration and ethnicity. Draw attention to critical issues that have massively disturbed the urban landscape including deterioration of water quality, seismic activity and air pollution. Give alternatives that could present possible solutions to the problems afflicting this region. Drawing on case studies rooted in extensive fieldwork, this book will be indispensable to researchers and students of urban studies, human geography, development economics, cultural studies and South Asian studies. It will also be of interest to policy-makers, government representatives and town planners.

Unlimited Memory: How to Use Advanced Learning Strategies to Learn Faster, Remember More and be More Productive


Kevin Horsley Broke a World Memory Record in 2013…And You’re About to Learn How to Use His Memory Strategies to Learn Faster, Be More Productive and Achieve More Success Most people never tap into 10% of their potential for memory. In this book, you’re about to learn: How the World’s Top Memory Experts Concentrate and Remember Any Information at Will, and How You Can TooDo you ever feel like you’re too busy, too stressed or just too distracted to concentrate and get work done? In Unlimited Memory, you’ll learn how the world’s best memory masters get themselves to concentrate at will, anytime they want. When you can easily focus and concentrate on the task at hand, and store and recall useful information, you can easily double your productivity and eliminate wasted time, stress and mistakes at work. In this book, you’ll find all the tools, strategies and techniques you need to improve your memory.Here’s just a taste of the memory methods you’ll learn in this book: The 3 bad habits that keep you from easily remembering important information How a simple pattern of thinking can stop you from imprinting and remembering key facts, figures and ideas, and how to break this old pattern so you’ll never again be known as someone with a “bad memory” How to master your attention so you can focus and concentrate longer, even during challenging or stressful situations How to use your car to remember anything you want (like long lists or information you need to remember for your studies or personal life) without writing anything down Simple methods that allow you to nail down tough information or complex concepts quickly and easily How to combine your long-term memory (things you already know and will never forget) and short-term memory (information you want to remember right now) to create instant recall for tests, presentations and important projects The simple, invisible mental technique for remembering names without social awkwardness or anxiety How using your imagination to bring boring information to life can help you dramatically improve your attention span and recall An incredible strategy for remembering numbers (the same system Kevin used to remember Pi to 10,000 digits and beat the world memory record by 14 minutes) How to use a mental map to lock in and connect hundreds or even thousands of ideas in your long-term memory (this method will allow you to become a leading expert in your field faster than you ever dreamed possible)If you’re ready to harness the incredible power of your mind to remember more in less time, this book is for you.Scroll up and click “Add to cart” to get Unlimited Memory.

Visualization for Success: 75 Psychological Empowerment Exercises to Get What You Want in Life


Visualize your goals and manifest success―a scientific approachVisualization is a simple, clinically proven practice that involves actively imagining the desired outcome of a goal to keep you on the path to achieving it. Visualization for Success can help you make positive changes in your life by guiding you through 75 psychology-based visualization exercises that put achievement at the forefront of your mind.When you maintain a clear image of what you want, your feelings and behavior follow suit, changing your mindset to a healthy and productive one. Make this a habit with energizing and clarifying activities for letting go of past troubles, healing heartache, getting organized, and improving your future.Visualization for Success features: The perfect starting point―These exercises are simple enough for anyone to do, and most only take about 15 minutes. A two-pronged approach―Begin with the basics on how visualization works, then learn to apply it, with exercises for relationships, goals, and cultivating positivity. The four stages of visualization―Learn to identify your objective, affirm your desire, picture your success, and release your fears and doubts. Empower yourself by visualizing your goals and bringing them to life.

Way of the Warrior Kid: From Wimpy to Warrior the Navy SEAL Way: A Novel (Way of the Warrior Kid, 1)


National Bestseller Fifth grade was the worst year of Marc’s life. He stunk at gym class, math was too hard for him, the school lunch was horrible, and his class field trip was ruined because he couldn’t swim. But what was most awful thing about fifth grade? Kenny Williamson, the class bully, who calls himself the “King of the Jungle.”When Marc’s mother tells him that his Uncle Jake is coming to stay for the whole summer, Marc can’t wait. Uncle Jake is a for real, super-cool Navy SEAL. And Uncle Jake has a plan.He’s going to turn Marc into a warrior.Becoming a warrior isn’t easy. It means a lot of pull ups, sit ups, pushups, squats, swimming, eating right, and studying harder than ever before! Can Marc transform himself into a warrior before school starts in the fall – and finally stand up to the King of the Jungle himself?The Way of the Warrior Kid is a new illustrated chapter book by #1 New York Times-bestselling author and retired Navy SEAL Jocko Willink.

What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From Blackstone chairman, CEO, and co-founder Stephen A. Schwarzman, a long-awaited book that uses impactful episodes from Schwarzman’s life to show readers how to build, transform, and lead thriving organizations. Whether you are a student, entrepreneur, philanthropist, executive, or simply someone looking for ways to maximize your potential, the same lessons apply.People know who Stephen Schwarzman is—at least they think they do. He’s the man who took $400,000 and co-founded Blackstone, the investment firm that manages over $500 billion (as of January 2019). He’s the CEO whose views are sought by heads of state. He’s the billionaire philanthropist who founded Schwarzman Scholars, this century’s version of the Rhodes Scholarship, in China. But behind these achievements is a man who has spent his life learning and reflecting on what it takes to achieve excellence, make an impact, and live a life of consequence. Folding handkerchiefs in his father’s linen shop, Schwarzman dreamed of a larger life, filled with purpose and adventure. His grades and athleticism got him into Yale. After starting his career in finance with a short stint at a financial firm called DLJ, Schwarzman began working at Lehman Brothers where he ascended to run the mergers and acquisitions practice. He eventually partnered with his mentor and friend Pete Peterson to found Blackstone, vowing to create a new and different kind of financial institution. Building Blackstone into the leading global financial institution it is today didn’t come easy. Schwarzman focused intensely on culture, hiring great talent, and establishing processes that allow the firm to systematically analyze and evaluate risk. Schwarzman’s simple mantra “don’t lose money” has helped Blackstone become a leading private equity and real estate investor, and manager of alternative assets for institutional investors globally. Both he and the firm are known for the rigor of their investment process, their innovative approach to deal making, the diversification of their business lines, and a conviction to be the best at everything they do. Schwarzman is also an active philanthropist, having given away more than a billion dollars. In philanthropy, as in business, he is drawn to situations where his capital and energy can be applied to drive transformative solutions and change paradigms, notably in education. He uses the skills learned over a lifetime in finance to design, establish, and support impactful and innovative organizations and initiatives. His gifts have ranged from creating a new College of Computing at MIT for the study of artificial intelligence, to establishing a first-of-its-kind student and performing arts center at Yale, to enabling the renovation of the iconic New York Public Library, to founding the Schwarzman Scholars fellowship program at Tsinghua University in Beijing—the single largest philanthropic effort in China’s history from international donors. Schwarzman’s story is an empowering, entertaining, and informative guide for anyone striving for greater personal impact. From deal making to investing, leadership to entrepreneurship, philanthropy to diplomacy, Schwarzman has lessons for how to think about ambition and scale, risk and opportunities, and how to achieve success through the relentless pursuit of excellence. Schwarzman not only offers readers a thoughtful reflection on all his own experiences, but in doing so provides a practical blueprint for success.

Wise and Shine: Think Clearly, Live Deeply, Be Someone You Value


This award-winning book that Publishers Weekly called “deeply erudite” explores better ways to think by combining traditional wisdom with contemporary psychology. From binary thinking and dialectics to systems thinking and beyond, this unique book details the many shapes our thoughts can follow and how we can reframe the things that truly matter to us. By gaining awareness of multiple motivations and viewpoints, we connect with the human spirit that lies beyond mere appearance, we learn to sharpen the imagination, and we craft a life of deeper meaning. Discover today how the shapes of empathy can help you think with care and live with purpose.

Women in Aerospace Materials: Advancements and Perspectives of Emerging Technologies (Women in Engineering and Science)


This book provides insight into research and development of key aerospace materials that have enabled some of the most exciting air and space technologies in recent years. The stories are shared with you by the women who experienced them, those engineers and scientists in the labs, on the shop floors, or on the design teams contributing to the realization of these technologies. Their work contributes to the world in the challenging and vital field of aerospace materials, and their stories seethe with a pride and a passion for the opportunity to make these important contributions. As an important part of the Women in Science and Engineering book series, the work highlights the contribution of women leaders in Aerospace Materials, inspiring women and men, girls and boys to enter and apply themselves to secure our future in an increasingly connected world. 

Words That Change Minds: The 14 Patterns for Mastering the Language of Influence


How to master Influencing Language and get what you want, without manipulating.Do you work and live with people who are hard to convince? Who dismiss ideas before even thinking about them? Do you want to know how to influence people, without being manipulative? Want to find out how people get motivated, make decisions, to be more persuasive with everyone? Learn how to use the right words with the right people, and get through the “Communication Wall”Have you ever felt like you were talking to a wall? Well, that’s a very accurate description of what’s happening when 2 people are communicating! Everyone has a metaphorical “Communication Wall” around them to protect them from “bad people”. But in all of our walls, we have left some bricks out, to let the “good people” communicate with us. The problem in communication is not the wall, because the wall is standard equipment that everyone has. The problem comes from the holes where the bricks have been left out. The holes come in specific shapes, unique to each person.And if you want to communicate with that person, you need to use words, and behavior that fit exactly with the holes in the other person’s wall.Shelle Rose Charvet, best-selling author of Words That Change Minds shows you how to match your language to people around you (in your work, with your colleagues, your boss and your clients, and at home, with your partner, family and other relationships). Learn the persuasion psychology, spark interest and enthusiasm and get what you want.In Words That Change Minds you will:- Learn the influence science and practice. – Discover the ways people unconsciously get motivated, process information and make decisions. – Decode any communication problem and solve it. – Find out how to pry open mental space in even the most closed of minds. – Create rapport and credibility with anyone. – Avoid inadvertently saying or doing the wrong thing. -Get practical applications for sales, marketing, recruiting, negotiation, teaching, training, communication at work, conflict resolution. – Increase your impact in interpersonal communication, teamwork, and in mass communication. Words That Change Minds is based on the Language and Behavior Profile, (LAB Profile® for short) – a powerful tool that enables you to understand, predict and influence behavior by decoding the language people use. You can directly influence people one-on-one, in groups and even in mass communication by customizing your language to match their subconscious Motivation Patterns. Increase your impact, improve relationships and reduce conflicts, by using the Words That Change Minds.The NEW 3rd edition of Words That Change Minds has more than 50% new material; examples, research, advanced applications, with 7 completely new chapters, including:1. How to Complete a LAB Profile®2. Conversational Coaching with the LAB Profile®3. Understanding and Working with Combination Patterns4. Solving Communication Problems5. Influencing Strategies and Techniques6. The LAB Profile® of Conflict7. LAB Profile® Inventions and Tools, and more.Interested? Just scroll up and get your copy today!About the author:Shelle Rose Charvet is a bestselling author and the international expert on Influencing Language. The earlier editions of, “Words That Change Minds” are international bestsellers, available in 15 languages. Shelle has been researching and teaching for over 35 years and is known for her advanced techniques used to enhance rapport, trust, credibility, and influence.