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IMPACT: 21st Century Change Management, Behavioral Science, Digital Transformation, and the Future of Work (Leading…


Change is inevitable, whether it represents progress is up to us. Astute leaders know that upskilling, culture change, and mindset are critical ingredients for successful digital change – but do not know how to change those quickly enough to keep up with pace of technological change. That is because our 20th century change models are not up to the challenge of 21st century digital transformation and the future of work – and that explains McKinsey’s finding that only 25% of digital transformations succeed. In Impact, globally recognized culture change expert, Paul Gibbons gives leaders 21st century change tools and models that are based on up-to-the-minute research in behavioral sciences, complexity theory, agile methods, information science, and more. Gibbons shows leaders that “the more technologically-enabled workplaces become (AI and robotics), paradoxically, the more important the “human” becomes – community, purpose, connection, empathy, relationships, and trust.” He continues, “… central to the whole picture of changing how we change, of humanizing business, and of upskilling workforces, is leadership. In a world where advancing human capability is critical, leaders need to lead learning.” Then, using that idea of leader as learner, Gibbons illustrates and how learning can happen faster and more efficiently through understanding the latest research and making appropriate use of 21st century learning technology. Impact is about leading change, and about those “upgrades” to the human side of organizations, leading, learning, communicating, changing, collaborating, deciding, and engaging. As computers do more of our thinking for us, taking over many of our cognitive tasks, our “competitive advantage” is in the social domain. Crudely, we can outsource some of our thinking, but not much of our collaboration. The upside is liberation from cognitive drudgery; the challenge is to raise our game and to become better at what makes us distinctively human – the social, the collaborative, the creative, the visionary.Leaders will learn through case studies from leading business (such as Google and Microsoft) and insights from the latest “human sciences” which will show them that – “shared purpose is more important than traditional incentives; empathy, trust, and psychological safety beat old school methods of behavior change; behavioral science sometimes produces major results through small tweaks to the environment; constant engagement works better than town halls, workshops, and focus groups; and technology-enabled dialog with stakeholders works better than surveys do.” Gibbons, author of the change bestseller The Science of Organizational Change, illustrates the inauthenticity of using analog methods to drive digital change and the irony of using 20th-century change management practices with millennial workforces. Then Impact walks through the most hallowed change models, points out their flaws, and suggests updates, based upon principles such as: human-centered, technology-enabled, systemic, creative, scalable, and a based on a holistic understanding of what inspires today’s generation of workers. The author brings a fresh, challenging voice, that of philosopher, scientist, and economist, to the world of change, strategy, and leadership. In 2017, he was voted top twenty in the world in culture change and nominated for the UK’s prestigious FRSA – Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. His popular podcast Think Bigger Think Better was voted a top twenty philosophy podcast (out of thousands globally.) He has been a business school professor, entrepreneur, CEO, consultant, an investment banker and has degrees in neuroscience, philosophy, and psychology. He is Brexit refugee living in Colorado with his two sons and an international mindsports competitor.

Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change, Second Edition


CHANGE YOUR COMPANY. CHANGE THE LIVES OF OTHERS. CHANGE THE WORLD. An INFLUENCER leads change. An INFLUENCER replaces bad behaviors with powerful new skills. An INFLUENCER makes things happen. This is what it takes to be an INFLUENCER. Whether you’re a CEO, a parent, or merely a person who wants to make a difference, you probably wish you had more influence with the people in your life. But most of us stop trying to make change happen because we believe it is too difficult, if not impossible. We learn to cope rather than learning to influence. From the bestselling authors who taught the world how to have Crucial Conversations comes the new edition of Influencer, a thought-provoking book that combines the remarkableinsights of behavioral scientists and business leaders with the astonishing stories of high-powered influencersfrom all walks of life. You’ll be taught each and every step of the influence process–including robust strategies for making change inevitable in your personal life, your business, and your world. You’ll learn how to: Identify high-leverage behaviors that lead to rapid and profound change Apply strategies for changing both thoughts and actions Marshal six sources of influence to make change inevitable Influencer takes you on a fascinating journey from San Francisco to Thailand to South Africa, where you’ll see how seemingly “insignificant” people are making incredibly significant improvements in solving problems others would think impossible. You’ll learn how savvy folks make change not only achievable and sustainable, but inevitable. You’ll discover breakthrough ways of changing the key behaviors that lead to greater safety, productivity, quality, and customer service. No matter who you are or what you do, you’ll never learn a more valuable or important set of principles and skills. Once you tap into the power of influence, you can reach out and help others work smarter, grow faster, live, look, and feel better–and even save lives. The sky is the limit . . . for an Influencer. PRAISE FOR INFLUENCER: “AN INSTANT CLASSIC! Whether you’re leading change or changing your life, this book delivers.” — Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People “Ideas can change the world―but only when coupled with influence–the ability to change hearts, minds, and behavior. This book provides a practical approach to lead change and empower us all to make a difference.” — Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize Winner “Influencing human behavior is one of the most difficult challenges faced by leaders. This book provides powerful insight into how to make behavior change that will last.” — Sidney Taurel, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Eli Lilly and Company “If you are truly motivated to make productive changes in your life, don’t put down this book until you reach the last page. Whether dealing with a recalcitrant teen, doggedly resistant coworkers, or a personal frustration that ‘no one ever wants to hear my view,’ Influencer can help guide you in making the changes that put you in the driver’s seat.” — Deborah Norville, anchor of Inside Edition and bestselling author

Innovation in Scientific Research and Emerging Technologies: A Challenge to Ethics and Law


This book discusses the ethical and legal challenges related to innovations, with reference to both scientific research and emerging technologies. It analyzes scientific research with specific reference to experimentation, with a focus on vulnerable people (minors, women, people in developing countries), compassionate care, biobanks and ethical committees. In the context of emerging technologies, it examines the ethical and legal aspects of neuroscience, genomics, ICT, big data, biometrics, converging technologies, enhancement and robotics. The book provides conceptual tools and categories to help readers understand and acquire a critical awareness of the current debates in the field.

Innovation Lab Excellence: Digital Transformation from Within


Innovation Lab Excellence dives past the slick surface of espresso machines, youthful techies and creatively designed co-working spaces to examine, in detail, the conditions and practices necessary for a lab and innovation to initiate and thrive. This book goes behind the scenes of working innovation labs to distill a rigorous set of best practices. Apply these to unleash the innovation that will give your enterprise a digital competitive advantage. Written by an award-winning expert in financial technology and global manager of multiple labs, this book reveals:  How innovation labs went from exotic add-ons to must-haves, and the unique challenges they face;   How a detailed array of best practices will help your lab excel and be better focused to serve your business interests;   How a human-centric focus is the key to adopting new technology, and to gaining acceptance of both innovators and innovation;   Where you need to rethink what you know about adopting new technology.   This guide pulls no punches. It offers expert analysis of the most typical problems—and their solutions—so that your innovation can transcend the hype and achieve tangible results.   Innovation Lab Excellence is a must-read if you manage an innovation lab, work in one, or are a business manager engaged with one.   About the Author Richard Turrin is an award-winning executive with more than 20 years of experience in fintech innovation. He is an independent Fintech and AI consultant, helping clients navigate the unchartered waters associated with the latest cognitive technologies. He previously headed fintech for IBM Cognitive Studios Singapore (IBM’s Innovation Lab) and worked for IBM China where he led his team to win the prestigious “Risk Technology Product of the Year” award for his unique hybrid-cloud solution to risk analytics. 

Inspiring Leadership: A Guide To Mastering Leadership, Business Management, Organisation, Development and Building High…


Everyone, at some point in their life, will be asked to be a LeaderWhilst some are naturally blessed with leadership skills others can still learn to become leaders through improving particular skills.Steve Jobs is a famous example of someone who was probably not born to be a leader. Yet he went on to become one of the world’s most inspiring leaders.  Leadership skills are highly sought after by employers and are also essential to lasting success in business and life. But the problem with most leadership books is that they are just common knowledge, taken from other writers and not useful. This book presents proven skills and qualities that are tried and tested to help you develop into your greatest potential as a leader. Become more than just “the boss” people follow only because they have to. Instead master the ability to inspire and lead people.In This Book You Will Discover:The Pillars of Building A Successful Company Culture & High Performance TeamsUsing Your 30% Innate Talents to Turn You Into a Great LeaderWhy The Greatest Gift from a Leader is Having a Sense of PurposeFamily Leadership – Becoming a Successful & Effective Parent Simple Ways To Motivate & Inspire Your People During Difficult TimesFear-Vs-Respect & Why Leading Through Fear Is Never The AnswerListening – The Secret Weapon of Powerful Leaders + The Keys To Successfully Implementing ItHow Authenticity Makes a Leader More “Real’ + The 5 Basics That Make a Leader More AuthenticLeadership Lessons from History’s Most Powerful (Napoleon, Sun Tzu, Machiavelli and more)The Perils, Advantages + When To Use Trump’s Autocratic Leadership Style The Five Major Elements of Emotional Intelligence + Using Them To Become A Better LeaderWhat Makes a Good Leader & Does Gender Matter?And much, much more…Are you ready to advance your personal or professional influence and become a great leader? If so..take action now to increase your leadership skills, expand your influence and achieve your leadership vision by Reading This Book

Internet Computing: Principles of Distributed Systems and Emerging Internet-Based Technologies


This book introduces the reader to the fundamentals of contemporary, emerging and future technologies and services in Internet computing. It covers essential concepts such as distributed systems architectures and web technologies, contemporary paradigms such as cloud computing and the Internet of things, and emerging technologies like distributed ledger technologies and fog computing. The book also highlights the interconnection and recombination of these Internet-based technologies, which together form a critical information infrastructure with major impacts on individuals, organizations, governments, economies, and society as a whole.Intended as a textbook for upper undergraduate and graduate classes, it features a wealth of examples, learning goals and summaries for every chapter, numerous recommendations for further reading, and questions for checking students’ comprehension. A dedicated author website offers additional teaching material and more elaborate examples. Accordingly, the book enables students and young professionals in IT-related fields to familiarize themselves with the Internet’s basic mechanisms, and with the most promising Internet-based technologies of our time. 

Introduction To Project Management For Your Fix And Flip


Introduction to Project Management- Fix & Flip gives you an indepth look into Fixing & Flipping your renovation project. Written by a seasoned investor with over 100 completed projects under her belt. This book dives into the importance of project management to make your project a success.It includes worksheets for cost estimations and inspection checklist.All the knowledge you need to have a successful project.

It’s the Manager: Moving From Boss to Coach


Packed with 52 discoveries from Gallup’s largest study on the future of work, It’s the Manager shows leaders how to adapt their organizations to rapid change, ranging from new workplace demands to managing remote employees, a diverse workforce, the rise of artificial intelligence, gig workers, and attracting – and keeping – today’s best employees. Who is the most important person in your organization to lead your teams through these changes? Gallup research reveals: It’s your managers.While the world’s workplace has been going through extraordinary historical change, the practice of management has been stuck in time for more than 30 years. The new workforce — especially younger generations — wants their work to have deep mission and purpose, and they don’t want old-style command-and-control bosses. They want coaches who inspire them, communicate with them frequently and develop their strengths. Who is the most important person in your organization to lead your teams through these changes? Decades of global Gallup research reveal: It’s your managers. They are the ones who make or break your organization’s success. When you have great managers who can maximize the potential of every team member, you will see organic revenue and profit growth, and you will give every one of your employees what they most want today: a great job and a great life. This is the future of work. It’s the Manager includes exclusive content from Gallup Access — Gallup’s new workplace platform, chock full of additional content, tools and solutions for business. Your book comes with a code for the CliftonStrengths assessment, which reveals your top five strengths.  

Lead-free Soldering Process Development and Reliability (Quality and Reliability Engineering Series)


This book discusses ongoing issues in electronics manufacturing production. Each topic is discussed by those who have conducted work in the field and can provide insight into what are the most important areas to consider. The book gives updates in areas for which research is ongoing, and addresses new topics which are relevant to lead-free soldering. Among the key topics the book highlights are emerging environmental legislation, developments in process engineering, alloys, PCB surface finishes, PCB laminates, reliability assessments and standards. A practicing engineer will find the book of use as it goes into these and other topics in sufficient detail to make it informative and a good practical guide to address issues of concern in these areas.

Leadershift Workbook: Making the Essential Changes Every Leader Must Embrace


Lead-er-shift [verb]: The act of nimbly adapting one’s leadership in the midst of rapid change.The term leadershift may be new to you, but the climate of change that demands it is not. As a leader, you already know that it takes more than staying the course to be successful. The key to not just surviving but to continual innovation, improvement, and influence is to learn how to leadershift.In the Leadershift Workbook, based on the bestselling book of the same name, author John C. Maxwell helps leaders make the changes the current fast-paced environment demands. He begins by helping leaders embrace seven principles to face every situation with flexibility and confidence:Continually learn, unlearn, and relearnValue yesterday, but live in todayRely on speed, but thrive on timingSee the big picture as the picture keeps getting biggerLive in today, but think about tomorrowMove forward courageously in the midst of uncertaintyRealize today’s best will not meet tomorrow’s challengesIn each of the lessons in this workbook, John shares the critical shifts he has personally made over the course of his long and successful leadership career, including the Adaptive Shift from Plan A to Option A, the Production Shift from Ladder Climbing to Ladder Building, and the Influence Shift from Positional Authority to Moral Authority. These leadershifts will change the way you think, act, and ultimately lead so you can be proactive and successful in an ever-changing world.Designed for use with the Leadershift book (9780718098506).

Leadershift: The 11 Essential Changes Every Leader Must Embrace


Internationally recognized leadership expert John C. Maxwell teaches readers how to shift their leadership to keep innovating, improving, and influencing others in today’s fast-paced world.Change is so rapid today that leaders must do much more than stay the course to be successful. If they aren’t nimble and ready to adapt, they won’t survive. The key is to learn how to leadershift.In Leadershift, John C. Maxwell helps leaders gain the ability and willingness to make leadership changes that will positively enhance their organizational and personal growth. He does this by sharing the eleven shifts he made over the course of his long and successful leadership career. Each shift changed his trajectory and set him up for new and exciting achievements, ultimately strengthening and sustaining his leadership abilities and making him the admired leadership expert he is today.Among those leadershifts are the Adaptive Shift from Plan A to Option A, the Production Shift from Ladder Climbing to Ladder Building, and the Influence Shift from Positional Authority to Moral Authority. Maxwell gives specific guidance to readers about how to make these shifts in their own lives. Each one requires them to change the way they think, act, and ultimately lead so they can be successful in a world that never remains the same.

Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box


This third edition of an international bestseller–over 2 million copies sold worldwide and translated into 33 languages–details how its powerful insights on motivation, conflict, and collaboration can benefit organizations as well as individuals. Since its original publication in 2000, Leadership and Self-Deception has become an international word-of-mouth phenomenon. Rather than tapering off, it sells more copies every year. The book’s central insight–that the key to leadership lies not in what we do but in who we are–has proven to have powerful implications not only for organizational leadership but in readers’ personal lives as well. Leadership and Self-Deception uses an entertaining story everyone can relate to about a man facing challenges at work and at home to expose the fascinating ways that we blind ourselves to our true motivations and unwittingly sabotage the effectiveness of our own efforts to achieve happiness and increase happiness. We trap ourselves in a “box” of endless self-justification. Most importantly, the book shows us the way out. Readers will discover what millions already have learned–how to consistently tap into and act on their innate sense of what’s right, dramatically improving all of their relationships.

Leadership Strategy and Tactics: Field Manual


#1 New York Times Bestseller #1 USA Today bestsellerThe ultimate guide on leadership from the bestselling co-author of Extreme Ownership.In the military, a field manual provides instructions in simple, clear, step-by-step language to help soldiers complete their mission. In the civilian sector, books offer information on everything from fixing a leaky faucet to developing an effective workout program to cooking a good steak. But what if you are promoted into a new position leading your former peers? What if you don’t get selected for the leadership position you wanted? How do you overcome imposter syndrome, when you aren’t sure you should be leading? As a leader, how do you judiciously dole out punishment? What about reward? How do you build trust with your both your superiors and your subordinates? How do you deliver truthful criticism up and down the chain of command in a tactful and positive way? These are all questions about leadership―the most complex of all human endeavors. And while there are books out there that provide solid leadership principles, books like Extreme Ownership and The Dichotomy of Leadership, there is no leadership field manual that provides a direct, situational, pragmatic how-to guide that anyone can instantly put to use. Until now. Leadership Strategy and Tactics explains how to take leadership theory, quickly translate that theory into applicable strategy, and then put leadership into action at a tactical level. This book is the solution that leaders at every level need―not just to understand the leadership game, but also how to play the leadership game, and win it.

Leadership: Theory and Practice


In this fully updated Eight Edition of Leadership: Theory and Practice, a new chapter on Followership examines the central role followers play in the leadership process and unpacks the characteristics of both effective and ineffective followers. The new edition also includes a new Ethical Leadership Style Questionnaire and new coverage on the dark side of leadership and destructive leadership.  Adopted at more than 1600 institutions in 89 countries and translated into 13 different languages, this market leading text successfully combines an academically robust account of the major theories and models of leadership with an accessible style and special emphasis on how leadership theory can inform leadership practice. Peter G. Northouse uses a consistent structure for each chapter, allowing students to easily compare and contrast the various theories. Case studies and questionnaires provide students with practical examples and opportunities to deepen their personal understanding of their own leadership.   

Leading Change: How Successful Leaders Approach Change Management


It is often claimed that 70% of organizational change efforts fail, despite the popularity of linear change models, such as Kotter’s 8-step model. The reason few change efforts succeed as intended is because they are based on two implicit assumptions: that the leader or leadership team will come up with a vision and then succeed in persuading the rest of the organization to follow, and that people will happily embrace change without being afforded the opportunity to make their own meaning of that change.Leading Change offers an alternative.  It provides a framework for change that opens opportunities for people within the organization to play a significant role in the process.  Supported by academic research, and grounded with a range of examples and cases, the book offers a valuable approach to successful change management.