This straight-from-the-hip handbook by bestselling author and self-made millionaire Harvey Mackay spells out the path to success for readers everywhere. They will learn how to:
This one-of-a-kind book by a businessman who's seen it all and done it all has sold almost 2 million copies, and is the essential roadmap for everyone on the path to success.
You need to know Harvey Mackay because his book reviews the secrets that are the foundation of his extraordinary success.
In Reinventing Leadership, Bennis and Townsend discuss their concise leadership plan for the 21st century that reinvented leadership strategies and aims to empower both employees and organization. They focus on:
•moving away from conventional standards of business practice
•finding a mentor to encourage reflective backtalk
In a compelling and, at times, controversial debate about leadership, Bennis, author of On Becoming a Leader, and Townsend, who penned Up the Organization, show readers how to embrace change, turn mistakes into valuable opportunities, transform vision into reality, and lead any organization into the future.
Are you a genius or a genius maker?
We've all had experience with two dramatically different types of leaders. The first type drain intelligence, energy, and capability from the ones around them and always need to be the smartest ones in the room. These are the idea killers, the energy sappers, the diminishers of talent and commitment. On the other side of the spectrum are leaders who use their intelligence to amplify the smarts and capabilities of the people around them. When these leaders walk into a room, lightbulbs go off over people's heads, ideas flow, and problems get solved. These are the leaders who inspire employees to stretch themselves to deliver results that surpass expectations. These are the Multipliers. And the world needs more of them, especially now, when leaders are expected to do more with less.
In this engaging and highly practical book, leadership expert Liz Wiseman and management consultant Greg McKeown explore these two leadership styles, persuasively showing how Multipliers can have a resoundingly positive and profitable effect on organizations—getting more done with fewer resources, developing and attracting talent, and cultivating new ideas and energy to drive organizational change and innovation.
In analyzing data from more than 150 leaders, Wiseman and McKeown have identified five disciplines that distinguish Multipliers from Diminishers. These five disciplines are not based on innate talent; indeed, they are skills and practices that everyone can learn to use—even lifelong and recalcitrant Diminishers. Lively, real-world case studies and practical tips and techniques bring to life each of these principles, showing you how to become a Multiplier too, whether you are a new or an experienced manager. Just imagine what you could accomplish if you could harness all the energy and intelligence around you. Multipliers will show you how.
The legendary coach talks about his life, his players, and his winning philosophies in this bestselling autobiography
John Wooden's dedication and inspiration made him America's "winningest" coach. His beliefs in hard work and preparedness brought the UCLA Bruins an unparalleled 10 NCAA basketball championships. Now in this bestselling autobiography—with a Foreword by Hall-of-Famer Bill Walton—the college basketball legend reflects on his record-breaking career, his life behind the scenes, and how his top players went on to shape and change the NBA.
From the everyday basics to important life lessons ("It's not how tall you are, but how tall you play"), Wooden shares his worldly wisdom on and off the court to offer a personal history of an unforgettable time in college basketball, answering the most-asked questions about his life, his career, and the players who made his teams unbeatable.
"They Call Me Coach is grass-roots Americana, a story bigger than basketball. One of those rare sports books that is must reading for everyone."
"What Knute Rockne was to football, Connie Mack to baseball, and Wilbur and Orville Wright to flying, John Wooden is to basketball. This book captures the full flavor of the man, the philosophies that work in life, and the philosophies that work on the court. I commend it to people who want to succeed at either—or both."
—Los Angeles Times
For John Wooden's millions of fans—a heartfelt and revealing self-portrait about the people and events that shaped his life
Sports Illustrated declared: "There has never been a finer coach in American sports than John Wooden. Nor a finer man." ESPN selected him as the "Greatest Coach of the 20th Century." From his birth on an Indiana tenant farm, to All-American honors at Purdue, to his historic record-setting UCLA dynasty, John Wooden is a towering figure in 20th-century sports, and his experience and wisdom an American treasure. In My Personal Best, Coach Wooden tells how he did it and the lessons he learned on his remarkable journey.
Pairing never-before-seen photos from Coach Wooden's private collection with his personal stories and affirmations, this book encompasses the dramatic arc of Wooden's larger-than-life achievements and experiences. As he did in his perpetual bestseller Wooden, Coach offers a wealth of biographical details, personal reflections, and a lifetime of lessons. His millions of fans will cherish this definitive pictorial history of a living sports legend.
"John Wooden is a living legend because he practiced what he preached—the code of ethics which created America's strength."
—Phil Jackson, head coach, Los Angeles Lakers
"Most of what I know, what's made me a smart man, has come from John Wooden."
—Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer
"A man of John Wooden's accomplishments and integrity would stand out in any era, but now, almost three decades after he coached his last game, he is in some ways an even more striking figure."
A Wall Street Journal Bestseller
A compelling look inside the mind and powerful leadership methods of America’s coaching legend, John Wooden
"Team spirit, loyalty, enthusiasm, determination. . . . Acquire and keep these traits and success should follow."
—Coach John Wooden
John Wooden’s goal in 41 years of coaching never changed; namely, to get maximum effort and peak performance from each of his players in the manner that best served the team. Wooden on Leadership explains step-by-step how he pursued and accomplished this goal. Focusing on Wooden’s 12 Lessons in Leadership and his acclaimed Pyramid of Success, it outlines the mental, emotional, and physical qualities essential to building a winning organization, and shows you how to develop the skill, confidence, and competitive fire to “be at your best when your best is needed”—and teach your organization to do the same.
Praise for Wooden on Leadership:
“What an all-encompassing Pyramid of Success for leadership! Coach Wooden’s moral authority and brilliant definition of success encompass all of life. How I admire his life’s work and concept of what it really means to win!”
—Stephen R. Covey, author, The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People and The 8th Habit: From
“Wooden On Leadership offers valuable lessons no matter what your endeavor. 'Competitive Greatness' is our goal and that of any successful organization. Coach Wooden’s Pyramid of Success is where it all starts.”
—Jim Sinegal, president & CEO, Costco
The Essential Wooden—more leadership lessons from the Wooden playbook
The Essential Wooden is the ultimate collection
of Wooden’s opinions and observations
on achieving exceptional leadership in any
organization, with 200 invaluable lessons for
inspiring championship performance.
Coach Wooden offers his hard-won
wisdom on building an organization that
performs at its full potential under pressure,
from preparing and training the team to
instilling personal drive and dedication. He
takes his famous Pyramid of Success to the
next level, filling the entire book with his
straight-shooting personality and keen insight
on human nature.
Wooden shares rarely seen preseason letters
to his players, revealing how he instilled
productive attitudes and winning ways. He
also includes previously unpublished analyses
from former players and managers, including
Bill Walton and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
From Wooden’s earliest days as a leader
through his legendary UCLA dynasty, The
Essential Wooden distills a lifetime of learning
into the leadership playbook for the twenty-first
“Each member of your team
has the potential for personal
greatness; the leader’s job is
to help them achieve it.”
Coach Wooden’s Leadership Game Plan for Success
presents a unique opportunity to study under
the man ESPN hails as “the greatest coach of
the 20th century.” Practicing character-based
leadership before the term was invented, John
Wooden consistently led his legendary teams
to victory and has since taught countless business
leaders his fundamentals for achieving
and sustaining success.
Now, using this hands-on book based on the
acclaimed John Wooden Leadership Course©,
you can “interact” with Coach to learn and
apply his philosophy of world-class leadership.
This unique tutorial introduces you to
his core fundamentals of success as a leader
and reinforces them with examples, exercises,
quizzes, and quotations. You’ll learn how to
camaraderie with those you lead
trends, and changes
all that you do
Coach Wooden’s Leadership Game Plan for Success
drives home Mr. Wooden’s trademark 12 Lessons
in Leadership and his famous Pyramid
When you base your leadership style and substance
on Coach’s straightforward attitudes,
values, and principles, you’ll lead your team
and business to success the Wooden way.
The New York Times and Washington Post bestseller that changed the way millions communicate
“[Crucial Conversations] draws our attention to those defining moments that literally shape our lives, our relationships, and our world. . . . This book deserves to take its place as one of the key thought leadership contributions of our time.”
—from the Foreword by Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
“The quality of your life comes out of the quality of your dialogues and conversations. Here’s how to instantly uplift your crucial conversations.”
—Mark Victor Hansen, cocreator of the #1 New York Times bestselling series Chicken Soup for the Soul®
The first edition of Crucial Conversations exploded onto the scene and revolutionized the way millions of people communicate when stakes are high. This new edition gives you the tools to:
“The Little Book of Talent should be given to every graduate at commencement, every new parent in a delivery room, every executive on the first day of work. It is a guidebook—beautiful in its simplicity and backed by hard science—for nurturing excellence.”—Charles Duhigg, bestselling author of The Power of Habit
“It’s so juvenile to throw around hyperbolic terms such as ‘life-changing,’ but there’s no other way to describe The Little Book of Talent. I was avidly trying new things within the first half hour of reading it and haven’t stopped since. Brilliant. And yes: life-changing.”—Tom Peters, co-author of In Search of Excellence
Bestselling author Harvey Mackay reveals his techniques for the most essential tool in business—networking, the indispensable art of building contacts.
Now in paperback, Dig Your Well Before You're Thirsty is Harvey Mackay's last word on how to get what you want from the world through networking. For everyone from the sales rep facing a career-making deal to the entrepreneur in search of capital, Dig Your Well explains how meeting these needs should be no more than a few calls away. This shrewdly practical book distills Mackay's wisdom gleaned from years of "swimming with sharks," including:
What kinds of networks exist How to start a network, and how to wring the most from it The smart way to downsize your list—who to keep, who to dump How to keep track of favors done and favors owed—Is it my lunch or yours?
What you can do if you are not good at small talk
Dig Your Well Before You're Thirsty is a must for anyone who wants to get ahead by reaching out.
Syndicated columnist and business speaker, Harvey Mackay proves "it`s not what you know, it`s who you know." In this provocative networking book, he contends that talent alone will not save you in the current economy. Genius, guts, and hard work can also be counted out as life preservers. In fact, according to Mackay, there`s only one thing you can depend on -- your network.
Deemed “the dean of leadership gurus” by Forbes magazine, Warren Bennis has for years persuasively argued that leaders are not born—they are made. Delving into the qualities that define leadership, the people who exemplify it, and the strategies that anyone can apply to achieve it, his classic work On Becoming a Leader has served as a source of essential insight for countless readers. In a world increasingly defined by turbulence and uncertainty, the call to leadership is more urgent than ever.
Featuring a provocative new introduction, this new edition will inspire a fresh generation of potential leaders to excellence.
Bennis profiles leaders from all walks of life and analyzes the leadership process in unusual depth. "Thank God for Warren Bennis."--Tom Peters
Praise for Linkage Inc.'s Best Practices in Leadership Development Handbook
"This book has captured high-impact, state-of-the-art approaches to developing leaders and provides innovative, new ideas that leadership development professionals can immediately put to use."
—Tim Fidler, worldwide director, Global Education and Training, Colgate-Palmolive Company
"This book captures some of the most unique and fascinating best-practices out there. The book provides an incredible variety of examples to learn from and shares great perspectives to help you adapt those learnings to your own leadership development efforts."
—Albert A. Vicere, president, Vicere Associates, Inc.; Executive Education Professor of Strategic Leadership, Smeal College of Business,The Pennsylvania State University
Praise for Transparency
"After watching so many American presidents derailed by a culture of secrecy—Richard Nixon and George W. Bush are only the most recent—one might imagine that transparency would become the watchword of leaders everywhere. Alas, it has not: witness Enron and subprime mortgages. Here in these pages, with arguments that are enormously compelling, Warren Bennis, Daniel Goleman, and James O'Toole urge leaders of every stripe to create 'a culture of candor' around them.?Please give this book to anyone heading toward the front office, especially if it is oval."
—David Gergen, professor and director of the Center for Public Leadership, Harvard University; former White House advisor; author of Eyewitness to Power
"Transparency vividly describes the powerful imperative for open and honest communication in a boundless world transformed by information technology and its impact on corporations and politics. With many practical examples, the authors underscore the importance of the leadership values of integrity, candor, courage, and responsibility as fundamental to sustainable success in an increasingly complex environment."
—Daniel Vasella, M.D., chairman and CEO, Novartis AG, Basel, Switzerland
"In this vital new book, Warren Bennis, Daniel Goleman, and Jim O'Toole have teamed up to address the vital question of our times, whether organizations have the courage to be open, honest, and most of all, transparent. They give deep insights into why transparency is essential to long-term business success. It is a mustread for anyone who wants to build an authentic organization."
—Bill George, former CEO, Medtronic; professor, Harvard Business School; author of True North and Authentic Leadership
Praise for Still Surprised
"Warren's humanity, joie de vivre, and intellect sparkle throughout this must-read memoir. Each chapter in his fascinating life draws him inexorably toward becoming the father of leadership, showing why he is such a beloved and admired friend, mentor, and role model for so many leaders."
—Bill George, professor, Harvard Business School; former chairman and CEO, Medtronic
"Engrossing, enthralling, and enlightening, this is a brilliant book full of remarkable people and events and packed with profound self-revelation. Every episode of Warren's stellar career is itself a leadership lesson that will spread insight and inspiration."
—Rosabeth Moss Kanter, professor, Harvard Business School; author, Confidence and SuperCorp
"This must-read book compiles a lifetime of lessons from the master. The quintessential memoir on leadership, it will satisfy the appetites of both serious students and casual observers. It's so rich that you'll keep coming back for new insights, and it will never disappoint."
—Anne Mulcahy, former chairman and CEO, Xerox Corporation
"I have learned more from Warren Bennis than anyone save my mother. My mentor and friend has given us a magnificent and mesmerizing account of his life. There's enough wisdom here to fill the world's largest library."
—Tom Peters, coauthor, In Search of Excellence
"For years, Warren's wisdom from a life so richly led has inspired leaders. In this beautifully written memoir he generously shares his most precious stories with wit and intellect. Warren says he is an 'unusually lucky man,' but those who know him are the lucky ones."
—Howard Schultz, chairman, president, and chief executive officer, Starbucks Coffee Company
"Master storytelling at its best. Warren's memoir of a life of learning, growth, and development inside the crucibles of leadership is masterful, illuminating, and entertaining."
—General Eric Shinseki, U.S. Army (Retired)
"Looking over a lifetime of work, I see that certain themes have always fascinated me. Early on, I felt that bureaucracy was doomed and that something flatter and more collegial would triumph. The need for candor and transparency has been a frequent cry, because I saw how warped organizations become without them. I've long known that organizational decisions inevitably have a moral dimension. The vital role that great followers play in successful leadership has grown ever more obvious. I am increasingly aware how crucial rhetoric and other performing arts are in making a compelling leader—good or bad. That leaders are inevitably shaped by personal crucibles has been confirmed by hundreds of interviews. And it is clear to me now that the process of becoming a leader and the process of becoming a fully integrated human being are one and the same, both grounded in self-discovery." —from the Introduction by Warren Bennis