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Beyond Change Management: How to Achieve Breakthrough Results Through Conscious Change Leadership, Second Edition

$66.64

“With this extensively upgraded second edition, Dean Anderson and Linda Ackerman Anderson solidify their status as the leading authorities on change leadership and organizational transformation. This is without question the most comprehensive approach for leaders who are serious about making change a strategic discipline.” ―Jim Kouzes, Author, The Leadership Challenge and The Truth About Leadership A comprehensive look at what it really takes to lead transformation successfully, written by two of the “masters of the craft.” The author’s best-selling first edition has been significantly updated to deliver critical insights about how leaders can achieve breakthrough results from transformational change, even in these challenging times. The book introduces conscious change leadership and provides insights about the critical human and change process dynamics that leaders must be aware of in order to succeed, and reveals why most leaders do not see these dynamics. Most importantly, it highlights the shift in worldview leaders must make to deliver greater success. The book outlines the author’s highly successful “multi-dimensional, process approach” to transformation, addressing change at the organizational, team, relational, and personal levels. It thoroughly addresses leadership mindset and behavioral modeling, culture change, and large systems implementations, providing best practices developed over three decades of successful consulting to Fortune 500 executives. Written for executives and managers, OD consultants, change managers, project managers, and change consultants, this must read book provides the foundation for successful change leadership and consulting. Based on thirty years of action research with Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, the military, and large non-profit global organizations Provides worksheets, tools, case examples, and assessments that you can immediately apply to all types of change efforts Contrasts two vastly different leadership approaches to change, and reveals why only one works Provides solutions for turning employee resistance into commitment Outlines the common mistakes in change and how you can avoid them Reveals the differences between transformation and other types of change so you can build strategies that really get results Beyond Change Management advances the field of change leadership, and takes the concept of managing change in organizations to a whole new level. It is a must read for anyone wanting to stay abreast of advancements in the field. Together with its companion volume, The Change Leader’s Roadmap: How to Navigate Your Organization’s Transformation, these books can be used as texts in corporate or graduate school training programs and courses.

Beyond Performance 2.0: A Proven Approach to Leading Large-Scale Change

$19.30

Double your odds of leading successful, sustainable change Leaders aren’t short on access to change management advice, but the jury has long been out as to which approach is the best one to follow. With the publication of Beyond Performance 2.0, the verdict is well and truly in. By applying the approach detailed by authors, Scott Keller and Bill Schaninger, the evidence shows that leaders can more than double their odds of success―from thirty percent to almost eighty. Whereas the first edition of Beyond Performance introduced the authors’ “Five Frames of Performance and Health” approach to change management, the fully revised and updated Beyond Performance 2.0 has been transformed into a truly practical “how to” guide for leaders. Every aspect of how to lead change at scale is covered in a step-by-step manner, always accompanied by practical tools and real-life examples. Keller and Schaninger’s work is distinguished in many ways, one of which is the rigor behind the recommendations. The underpinning research is the most comprehensive of its kind―based on over 5 million data points drawn from 2,000 companies globally over a 15-year period. This data is overlaid with the authors’ combined more than 40 years of experience in helping companies successfully achieve large-scale change. As senior partners in McKinsey & Company, consistently named the world’s most prestigious management consulting firm, Keller and Schaninger also draw on the shared experience of their colleagues from offices in over 60 countries with unrivaled access to CEOs and senior teams. Beyond Performance 2.0 also dares to go against the grain―eschewing the notion of copying best practices and instead guiding leaders to make choices specific to their unique context and organization. It does this with meticulously balance of focus on short- and long-term considerations, and on fully addressing the hard technical and oft cultural elements of making change happen. Further, the approach doesn’t just focus on delivering change; it builds an organization’s muscle to continuously change, making it healthier so that it can act with increased speed and agility to stay perpetually ahead of its competition. Leaders looking for a proven approach to leading large-scale change from a trusted source have found what they are looking for in Beyond Performance 2.0.

Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead

$16.99

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A clear-eyed account of learning how to lead in a chaotic world, by General Jim Mattis—the former Secretary of Defense and one of the most formidable strategic thinkers of our time—and Bing West, a former assistant secretary of defense and combat Marine.   Call Sign Chaos is the account of Jim Mattis’s storied career, from wide-ranging leadership roles in three wars to ultimately commanding a quarter of a million troops across the Middle East. Along the way, Mattis recounts his foundational experiences as a leader, extracting the lessons he has learned about the nature of warfighting and peacemaking, the importance of allies, and the strategic dilemmas—and short-sighted thinking—now facing our nation. He makes it clear why America must return to a strategic footing so as not to continue winning battles but fighting inconclusive wars.   Mattis divides his book into three parts: Direct Leadership, Executive Leadership, and Strategic Leadership. In the first part, Mattis recalls his early experiences leading Marines into battle, when he knew his troops as well as his own brothers. In the second part, he explores what it means to command thousands of troops and how to adapt your leadership style to ensure your intent is understood by your most junior troops so that they can own their mission. In the third part, Mattis describes the challenges and techniques of leadership at the strategic level, where military leaders reconcile war’s grim realities with political leaders’ human aspirations, where complexity reigns and the consequences of imprudence are severe, even catastrophic.   Call Sign Chaos is a memoir of a life of warfighting and lifelong learning, following along as Mattis rises from Marine recruit to four-star general. It is a journey about learning to lead and a story about how he, through constant study and action, developed a unique leadership philosophy, one relevant to us all.

Creating a Greater Whole: A Project Manager’s Guide to Becoming a Leader (Best Practices in Portfolio, Program, and…

$79.95

Creating a Greater Whole unlocks the not-so-secret secrets of what aspiring managers need to become strong leaders. This information-rich, easy to understand guide offers readers an immediate clear path to honing their leadership skills using the rigor and discipline of project management principles. Topics include stakeholder management, collaborative communication, multi-criteria decision making, and conflict management. Reflective exercises in each chapter raise key questions for readers to craft their own development path. The process invites emerging leaders to draw from their past experiences, recognize their intrinsic capabilities, and identify specific skills to cultivate.

Driving Digital: The Leader’s Guide to Business Transformation Through Technology

$12.99

Every organization makes plans for updating products, technologies, and business processes. But that’s not enough anymore for the twenty-first-century company. The race is now on for everyone to become a digital enterprise. For those individuals who have been charged with leading their company’s technology-driven change, the pressure is intense while the correct path forward unclear.Help has arrived! In Driving Digital, author Isaac Sacolick shares the lessons he’s learned over the years as he has successfully spearheaded multiple transformations and helped shape digital-business best practices. Readers no longer have to blindly trek through the mine field of their company’s digital transformation. In this thoroughly researched one-stop manual, learn how to:• Formulate a digital strategy• Transform business and IT practices• Align development and operations• Drive culture change• Bolster digital talent• Capture and track ROI• Develop innovative digital practices• Pilot emerging technologies• And more!Your company cannot avoid the digital disruption heading its way. The choice is yours: Will this mean the beginning of the end for your business, or will your digital practices be what catapults you into next-level success?

Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change, Second Edition

$24.74

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

Leading Exponential Change: Go beyond Agile and Scrum to run even better business transformations

$22.00

Leading Exponential Change (second edition, May 2019) unveils the secrets of Enterprise Agility.The way companies manage change has undergone dramatic shifts, and organizations have tried to adapt to relentless market innovations by using artificial intelligence, Big Data, the Scrum Framework, increasingly connected people, and new mind-sets such as Agile or Lean. But all these approaches have only established disruptive change as a new, relentless reality.In Leading Exponential Change, world-renowned consultant Erich R. Bühler shares the secrets that differentiate truly remarkable companies from those that fail to adapt to today’s constantly changing market conditions.During his years on the front lines, the author recognized that no two companies were the same—and that what worked in one enterprise might not work in another. He studied a wide range of organizations to determine the specific behaviors and mind-sets needed to embrace change.One thing became clear: human beings are not physiologically prepared for constant alterations in processes, roles, and ways of working. Realizing that a new approach was needed, Bühler developed a set of revolutionary principles and techniques to create responsive people and organizations that challenged traditional thinking (and many Agile concepts).Drawing on his experience as an international change consultant, the author takes you deep into why companies struggle to adapt even when they have the right people. He also analyzes the reasons some consultants face endless obstacles and resistance to change while others succeed.This groundbreaking book offers new foundations to help company leaders, managers, Agile consultants, HR representatives, mentors, and scrum masters become skilled at helping others to influence change.Here readers find five types of Agility—including Mental Agility and how to increase it! Bühler also explains two game-changing frameworks for increasing adaptability to change: the ELSA framework, ideal for environments where people welcome change, and DeLTA, which helps manage change in companies with hostile work environments.Drawing from years of experience and employing an easy-to-follow approach, Bühler also addresses the differences between Agile and Enterprise/Business Agility, explores what happens to the brain during change, explains methods for improving innovation, and teaches important concepts about organizational psychology and the neuroscience of change.Between the first and second editions, Bühler traveled around the world interviewing change consultants from different countries and cultures to verify which of his techniques had a positive impact and which ones needed to be improved.Bolstered by this new data, the second edition of Leading Exponential Change is packed with new paradigms, practices, ready-to-use tools, and real-life stories from the author and other industry-revered consultants specializing in innovation, human resources, and coaching.Paperback and ebook editions are available in Spanish (Lidera el cambio exponencial) and Portuguese (Lidere a Mudança Exponencial), and this second edition is also available on audio for listening on the go.

Risk Up Front: Managing Projects in a Complex World

$19.99

The ability to relentlessly identify and mitigate risk.That is the key to high-performance project teams.Successful projects depend more on your team’s behavior than on their project tools.This book focuses on the fundamentals: simple structures and practices, applied with rigor. These are the tools you need to avoid the late changes that kill project schedules. Underlying all of them are four principles: accountability, transparency, integrity and commitment. Risk Up Front is designed to turn these principles into practice.Murphy’s Law tells us, “If anything can go wrong, it will.” With Risk Up Front, even risks hiding in your team’s blind spot can be discovered and handled, before Murphy has a chance.

SOSTAC® Guide to your Perfect Digital Marketing Plan (V6 Feb 2020)

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2020 edition (V6) of PR Smith’s popular SOSTAC® planning framework shows how to write the perfect plan and can be learned in 3 minutes. The SOSTAC® Guide to your Perfect Digital Marketing Plan, can be skimmed in 30 minutes and digested in detail in 3 hours. The new edition integrates digital developments such as AI, Big Data, IoT, Marketing Automation with brief mentions of VR and AR. So it’s bang up to date. The SOSTAC® planning framework was voted in the Top 3 Marketing Models worldwide by voters in the Chartered Institute Of Marketing’s Centenary Poll. SOSTAC® has since been adopted by Linkedin, KPMG, Greenpeace and many more blue-chips and start-ups. The entire book is written in easily digestible chunks so readers can dip in and out. Who can use this book? The book is aimed at anyone involved in digital marketing, or marketing, or just interested in digital marketing. Readers can see how it all fits together. More advanced marketers use it as a ‘dip in & out’ (e.g. the digital marketing strategy chapter), while less experienced marketers benefit from all six chapters and the many links to cutting-edge websites, digital tools and videos. The 6 Chapters: Situation Analysis (where are we now?) Objectives (where are we going?) Strategy (how do we get there?) Tactics (details of strategy incl. marketing mix) Actions (checklists, guides, systems & internal marketing) Control (how do we know if we are going to get there?) Who is the author?PR Smith is the co-author of the hugely influential ‘Digital Marketing Excellence’ (with Dave Chaffey) and several other marketing books including the best-selling Marketing Communications text in its 7th ed this year. This new SOSTAC® Guide has achieved more than 3,000 pre-sales. The book is now also available from Amazon, iBooks, other networks or www.PRSmith.org/sostac . What Experts Say About This Book “Although most businesses are now doing digital marketing, nearly half don’t have a plan – that’s shocking! SOSTAC(r) gives you an awesomely simple framework to put that right.” Dave Chaffey, CEO Smart Insights“A really good easy-to-follow guide” Ged Carroll, Digital Director VP Europe, RacePoint Global ‘This is essential reading and an invaluable reference guide for any marketer who needs to create impressive, persuasive and effective digital marketing plans.’ The SOSTAC® Certified Planners online portal is now open for those that want to become SOSTAC® Certified Planners. Visit https://www.SOSTAC.org to register, download manuals drawn from this book and others and take the online, open-book, multiple-choice case study assessment. Upon reaching 60% + the applicant receives a SOSTAC® Certified Planner certificate. See http://www.PRSmith.org/SOSTAC for more or just go directly to https://www.SOSTAC.org

The Maxwell Daily Reader: 365 Days of Insight to Develop the Leader Within You and Influence Those Around You

$16.79

The Maxwell Daily Reader draws its unique power from an ageless truth: the heart of leadership is created through actions, put into practice one day at a time. Each entry delivers a powerful leadership principle, ready for real-world practice.Featuring timeless wisdom from fourteen of John C. Maxwell’s (New York Times best-selling author) leadership books, this is a must have for any Maxwell fan or the perfect gift to introduce others to his writing.

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

$48.49

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.

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

$19.00

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.