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The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“In her book, Melinda tells the stories of the inspiring people she’s met through her work all over the world, digs into the data, and powerfully illustrates issues that need our attention―from child marriage to gender inequity in the workplace.” ― President Barack Obama“The Moment of Lift is an urgent call to courage. It changed how I think about myself, my family, my work, and what’s possible in the world. Melinda weaves together vulnerable, brave storytelling and compelling data to make this one of those rare books that you carry in your heart and mind long after the last page.” ― Brené Brown, Ph.D., author of the New York Times #1 bestseller Dare to Lead “Melinda Gates has spent many years working with women around the world. This book is an urgent manifesto for an equal society where women are valued and recognized in all spheres of life. Most of all, it is a call for unity, inclusion and connection. We need this message more than ever.” ― Malala Yousafzai “Melinda Gates’s book is a lesson in listening. A powerful, poignant, and ultimately humble call to arms.” ― Tara Westover, author of the New York Times #1 bestseller Educated A debut from Melinda Gates, a timely and necessary call to action for women’s empowerment. “How can we summon a moment of lift for human beings – and especially for women? Because when you lift up women, you lift up humanity.” For the last twenty years, Melinda Gates has been on a mission to find solutions for people with the most urgent needs, wherever they live. Throughout this journey, one thing has become increasingly clear to her: If you want to lift a society up, you need to stop keeping women down. In this moving and compelling book, Melinda shares lessons she’s learned from the inspiring people she’s met during her work and travels around the world. As she writes in the introduction, “That is why I had to write this book―to share the stories of people who have given focus and urgency to my life. I want all of us to see ways we can lift women up where we live.” Melinda’s unforgettable narrative is backed by startling data as she presents the issues that most need our attention―from child marriage to lack of access to contraceptives to gender inequity in the workplace. And, for the first time, she writes about her personal life and the road to equality in her own marriage. Throughout, she shows how there has never been more opportunity to change the world―and ourselves. Writing with emotion, candor, and grace, she introduces us to remarkable women and shows the power of connecting with one another. When we lift others up, they lift us up, too.

The Perfect Little Project Management Toolkit: The Only Tools You Need To Start Managing Successful Project Teams, Today…


The Perfect LITTLE Project Management Toolkit is the world’s first and only color-coded reference guide and step-by-step instruction manual that fully equips you with all of the basic knowledge and tools required to manage almost ANY project team, successfully.This book succinctly outlines and explains the simple, proven method that revolves around the practical development and usage of six fundamental project management tools: Project Plan Project Management Protocol Project Management Status Report Project Meeting Agenda Project Team Meeting Project Meeting Minutes Additional Information Page Count: 140 Product Dimensions: 5.25″ x 8.00″ Product Weight: 1.0 lb Suitable for ages 12 to 112 For Private Label / IP Content Licensing Information, please email For Bulk Order Requests (over 100 units), please email For All Other Product Information, please visit:

The Power of Positive Leadership: How and Why Positive Leaders Transform Teams and Organizations and Change the World…


We are not positive because life is easy. We are positive because life can be hard. As a leader, you will face numerous obstacles, negativity, and tests. There will be times when it seems as if everything in the world is conspiring against you and your vision seems more like a fantasy than a reality. That’s why positive leadership is essential! Positive leadership is not about fake positivity. It is the real stuff that makes great leaders great. The research is clear. Being a positive leader is not just a nice way to lead. It’s the way to lead if you want to build a great culture, unite your organization in the face of adversity, develop a connected and committed team and achieve excellence and superior results. Since writing the mega best seller The Energy Bus, Jon Gordon has worked and consulted with leaders who have transformed their companies, organizations and schools, won national championships and are currently changing the world. He has also interviewed some of the greatest leaders of our time and researched many positive leaders throughout history and discovered their paths to success. In this pioneering book Jon Gordon shares what he has learned and provides a comprehensive framework on positive leadership filled with proven principles, compelling stories, practical ideas and practices that will help anyone become a positive leader. There is a power associated with positive leadership and you can start benefiting yourself and your team with it today.

The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A memoir of leadership and success: The executive chairman of Disney, Time’s 2019 businessperson of the year, shares the ideas and values he embraced during his fifteen years as CEO while reinventing one of the world’s most beloved companies and inspiring the people who bring the magic to life. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPRRobert Iger became CEO of The Walt Disney Company in 2005, during a difficult time. Competition was more intense than ever and technology was changing faster than at any time in the company’s history. His vision came down to three clear ideas: Recommit to the concept that quality matters, embrace technology instead of fighting it, and think bigger—think global—and turn Disney into a stronger brand in international markets. Today, Disney is the largest, most admired media company in the world, counting Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and 21st Century Fox among its properties. Its value is nearly five times what it was when Iger took over, and he is recognized as one of the most innovative and successful CEOs of our era.In The Ride of a Lifetime, Robert Iger shares the lessons he learned while running Disney and leading its 220,000-plus employees, and he explores the principles that are necessary for true leadership, including:• Optimism. Even in the face of difficulty, an optimistic leader will find the path toward the best possible outcome and focus on that, rather than give in to pessimism and blaming.• Courage. Leaders have to be willing to take risks and place big bets. Fear of failure destroys creativity. • Decisiveness. All decisions, no matter how difficult, can be made on a timely basis. Indecisiveness is both wasteful and destructive to morale. • Fairness. Treat people decently, with empathy, and be accessible to them. This book is about the relentless curiosity that has driven Iger for forty-five years, since the day he started as the lowliest studio grunt at ABC. It’s also about thoughtfulness and respect, and a decency-over-dollars approach that has become the bedrock of every project and partnership Iger pursues, from a deep friendship with Steve Jobs in his final years to an abiding love of the Star Wars mythology. “The ideas in this book strike me as universal” Iger writes. “Not just to the aspiring CEOs of the world, but to anyone wanting to feel less fearful, more confidently themselves, as they navigate their professional and even personal lives.”

The Science of Successful Organizational Change: How Leaders Set Strategy, Change Behavior, and Create an Agile Culture


Why most of what you read about change management is nonsense…Is it time to euthanize Change Management, and replace the concept with Change-Agile Businesses and Change Leadership?  Why? More importantly, how?Turbulent environments demand constant change, but the mindset, skills, and behaviors taught to business leaders are unhelpful and sometimes flatly misleading. What is more, many high-profile approaches to change do not help: they are based on untested belief systems, unreliable methods, and psychological myth.  In The Science of Successful Organizational Change, Paul Gibbons offers the first blueprint for change for that fully reflects the newest advances in mindfulness, behavioral economics, sociology, and complexity theory.The Science of Organizational Change identifies dozens of change management myths, bad models, and unhelpful metaphors, replacing some with twenty-first century research and revealing gaps where research needs to be done. Paul Gibbons links the origins of theories about change to the history of ideas and suggests that the human sciences will provide real breakthroughs in our understanding of people in the twenty-first century. For example, change fundamentally entails risk, yet little is written for business people about how breakthroughs in the psychology of risk can help change leaders. Change fundamentally involves changing people’s minds, yet the most recent research shows that provision of facts may strengthen resistance.   Starting with a rigorous and evidence-based understanding of what makes people in organizations tick, he presents a complete framework for organizing your company around successful change.  With case studies from Google, IBM, Shell, British Airways, British Petroleum, HSBC, and Morgan Stanley,  Gibbons goes deeper and broader than any previous discussion of the subject.In this multi-disciplinary treatment of change leadership, you will learn:  How a deeper understanding of flaws in human decision-making can help you make far better choices when the stakes are largest How new advances in neuroscience have altered best practices in influencing colleagues, negotiating with partners, engaging followers’ hearts, minds, and behaviors, and managing resistance How to bring greater meaning and mindfulness to your organization – and reap their benefits How new ideas from analytics, forecasting, and risk are humbling those who thought they knew the future – and how the human side of analytics, and the psychology of risk are paradoxcially more important in this technologically enabled world How to improve your boardroom, promoting more effective conversations about strategy, ethics, and decision-making What chaos and complexity theories mean in the context of your own business How to create resilient and agile business cultures, and anti-fragile, dynamic business structures To link science with your “on-the-ground” reality, Gibbons interviews top CEOs who are applying its principles. You’ll find case studies from well-known companies like IBM and Shell; and deeply relevant quotations from history’s greatest leaders and thinkers.   Change will never be easy. To systematically improve your odds, you need science, a framework built on science, and actionable lessons from leaders who’ve made change work. You need Paul Gibbons’ The Science of Organizational Change .

The Social Context of Technological Experiences: Three Studies from India (Science and Technology Studies)


This book demonstrates how technology and society shape one another and that there are intrinsic connections between technological experiences and social relationships. It employs an array of theoretical concepts and methodological tools to examine the technology–society nexus among three urban groups in India (traditional caste-based handloom weavers, subaltern Dalit communities, and informal female labour). It provides evidence of how innovations such as industrial technologies, communication technologies, and workplace technologies are not only about strides in science and engineering but also about politics and sociology on the ground. The book contributes to the growing research in innovation studies and technology policy that establishes how technological processes and outcomes are contingent on complex sociological variables and contexts. The author offers an inclusive, holistic, and inter-disciplinary approach in understanding the field of innovation and technological change and development by involving various methodologies (network analysis, archival work, oral histories, focus group discussions, interviews). The book will serve as reference for researchers and scholars in social sciences, especially those interested in development studies, science and technology policy and innovation studies, ICT policy, public policy, management, social work and research methods, economics, sociology, social exclusion and subaltern studies, women’s studies, and South Asian studies. It will also be useful to non-governmental organisations, activists and policymakers.

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.