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Happiness (HBR Emotional Intelligence Series)

Publisher: HBR Emotional Intelligence
By (author)  Harvard Business Review

What is the nature of human happiness, and how do we achieve it in the course of our professional lives? And is it even worth pursuing?This book explores answers to these questions with research into how happiness is measured, frameworks for personal behaviors, management techniques that build happiness in the workplace-and warnings that highlight where the happiness hype has been overblown.This volume includes the work of:

Daniel Gilbert
Annie McKee
Gretchen Spreitzer
Teresa M. Amabile

This collection of articles includes "Happiness Isn't the Absence of Negative Feelings" by Jennifer Moss; "Being Happy at Work Matters" by Annie McKee; "The Science Behind the Smile" an interview with Daniel Gilbert by Gardiner Morse; "The Power of Small Wins" by Teresa M. Amabile and Steven J. Kramer; "Creating Sustainable Performance" by Gretchen Spreitzer and Christine Porath; "The Research We've Ignored About Happiness at Work" by Andre Spice and Carl Cedarstrom; and "The Happiness Backlash" by Alison Beard.

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Mindfulness (HBR Emotional Intelligence Series)

Publisher: HBR Emotional Intelligence
By (author)  Harvard Business Review

The benefits of mindfulness include better performance, heightened creativity, deeper self-awareness, and increased charisma-not to mention greater peace of mind. This book gives you practical steps for building a sense of presence into your daily work routine. It also explains the science behind mindfulness and why it works and gives clear-eyed warnings about the pitfalls of the fad. This volume includes the work of:

Daniel Goleman
Ellen Langer
Susan David
Christina Congleton

This collection of articles includes "Mindfulness in the Age of Complexity," an interview with Ellen Langer by Alison Beard; "Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain," by Christina Congleton, Britta K. Holzel, and Sara W. Lazar; "How to Practice Mindfulness Throughout Your Work Day," by Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter; "Resilience for the Rest of Us," by Daniel Goleman; "Emotional Agility: How Effective Leaders Manage Their Thoughts and Feelings," by Susan David and Christina Congleton; "Don't Let Power Corrupt You," by Dacher Keltner; "Mindfulness for People Who Are Too Busy to Meditate," by Maria Gonzalez; "Is Something Lost When We Use Mindfulness as a Productivity Tool?" by Charlotte Lieberman; and "There Are Risks to Mindfulness at Work," by David Brendel.

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Empathy (HBR Emotional Intelligence Series)

Publisher: HBR Emotional Intelligence
By (author)  Harvard Business Review
Empathy is credited as a factor in improved relationships and even better product development. But while it's easy to say "just put yourself in someone else's shoes," the reality is that understanding the motivations and emotions of others often proves elusive. This book helps you understand what empathy is, why it's important, how to surmount the hurdles that make you less empathetic-and when too much empathy is just too much. This volume includes the work of:

Daniel Goleman
Annie McKee
Adam Waytz

This collection of articles includes "What Is Empathy?" by Daniel Goleman; "Why Compassion Is a Better Managerial Tactic Than Toughness" by Emma Seppala; "What Great Listeners Actually Do" by Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman; "Empathy Is Key to a Great Meeting" by Annie McKee; "It's Harder to Empathize with People If You've Been in Their Shoes" by Rachel Rutton, Mary-Hunter McDonnell, and Loran Nordgren; "Being Powerful Makes You Less Empathetic" by Lou Solomon; "A Process for Empathetic Product Design" by Jon Kolko; "How Facebook Uses Empathy to Keep User Data Safe" by Melissa Luu-Van; "The Limits of Empathy" by Adam Waytz; and "What the Dalai Lama Taught Daniel Goleman About Emotional Intelligence" an interview with Daniel Goleman by Andrea Ovans.

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Resilience (HBR Emotional Intelligence Series)

Publisher: HBR Emotional Intelligence
By (author)  Harvard Business Review
How do some people bounce back with vigor from daily setbacks, professional crises, or even intense personal trauma?This book reveals the key traits of those who emerge stronger from challenges, helps you train your brain to withstand the stresses of daily life, and presents an approach to an effective career reboot. This volume includes the work of:

Daniel Goleman
Jeffrey A. Sonnenfeld
Shawn Achor

This collection of articles includes "How Resilience Works," by Diane Coutu; "Resilience for the Rest of Us," by Daniel Goleman; "How to Evaluate, Manage, and Strengthen Your Resilience," by David Kopans; "Find the Coaching in Criticism," by Sheila Heen and Douglas Stone; "Firing Back: How Great Leaders Rebound After Career Disasters," by Jeffrey A. Sonnenfeld and Andrew J. Ward; and "Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure," by Shawn Achor and Michelle Gielan.

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HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself (with bonus article "How Will You Measure Your Life?" by Clayton M. Christensen)

Publisher: HBR's 10 Must Reads
By (author)  Harvard Business Review,
By (author)  Peter Ferdinand Drucker,
By (author)  Clayton M. Christensen,
By (author)  Daniel Goleman

The path to your professional success starts with a critical look in the mirror.If you read nothing else on managing yourself, read these 10 articles (plus the bonus article "How Will You Measure Your Life?" by Clayton M. Christensen). We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles to select the most important ones to help you maximize yourself.HBR's 10 Must Reads on Managing Yourself will inspire you to:

Stay engaged throughout your 50+-year work life
Tap into your deepest values
Solicit candid feedback
Replenish physical and mental energy
Balance work, home, community, and self
Spread positive energy throughout your organization
Rebound from tough times
Decrease distractibility and frenzy
Delegate and develop employees' initiative

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TED Talks : The official TED guide to public speaking

By (author) Chris Anderson
In the New York Times-bestselling Ted Talks Chris Anderson, head of TED, reveals the inside secrets of how to give a first-class presentation. Where books like Talk Like TED and TED Talks Storytelling whetted the appetite, here is the official TED guide to public speaking from the man who put TED talks on the world's stage. 'Nobody in the world better understands the art and science of public speaking than Chris Anderson. He is absolutely the best person to have written this book' Elizabeth Gilbert. Anderson shares his five key techniques to presentation success:

Connection,
Narration,
Explanation,
Persuasion and
Revelation (plus the three to avoid).

He also answers the most frequently asked questions about giving a talk, from 'What should I wear?' to 'How do I handle my nerves?'. Ted Talks is also full of presentation tips from such TED notable speakers as Sir Ken Robinson, Bill Gates, Mary Roach, Amy Cuddy, Elizabeth Gilbert, Dan Gilbert, Amanda Palmer, Matt Ridley and many more. This is a lively, fun read with great practical application from the man who knows what goes into a truly memorable speech.

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How to Deliver a TED Talk: Secrets of the World's Most Inspiring Presentations, revised and expanded new edition, with a foreword by Richard St. John and an afterword by Simon Sinek

Publisher: Business Books
By (author)  Jeremey Donovan

DELIVER THE PRESENTATION OF YOUR LIFE--AND LAUNCH YOUR CAREER A nonprofit dedicated to ideas worth spreading, TED challenges the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers to give "the speech of their lives" in 18 minutes or less. The more than 14,000 talks on TED.com have been viewed over 1 billion times and include those by such luminaries as Tony Robbins, Dan Pink, and Sheryl Sandberg. Now you can learn how to give a TED-style talk to achieve your personal and business goals.

Leading Others

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HBR's 10 Must Reads on Leadership (with featured article "What Makes an Effective Executive," by Peter F. Drucker)

Publisher: HBR's 10 Must Reads
By (author)  Harvard Business Review,
By (author)  Peter Ferdinand Drucker,
By (author)  Daniel Goleman,
By (author)  Bill George

Go from being a good manager to an extraordinary leader. If you read nothing else on leadership, read these 10 articles (featuring "What Makes an Effective Executive," by Peter F. Drucker). They combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles on leadership and selected the most important ones to help you maximize your own and your organization's performance. HBR's 10 Must Reads On Leadership will inspire you to:

  • Motivate others to excel
  • Build your team's self-confidence in others
  • Provoke positive change
  • Set direction
  • Encourage smart risk-taking
  • Manage with tough empathy
  • Credit others for your success
  • Increase self-awareness
  • Draw strength from adversity
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HBR's 10 Must Reads on Teams (with featured article "The Discipline of Teams," by Jon R. Katzenbach and Douglas K. Smith)

Publisher: HBR's 10 Must Reads
By (author)  Harvard Business Review,
By (author)  Jon R. Katzenbach,
By (author)  Kathleen M. Eisenhardt,
By (author)  Lynda Gratton

Most teams underperform. Yours can beat the odds.If you read nothing else on building better teams, read these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you assemble and steer teams that get results.Leading experts such as Jon Katzenbach, Teresa Amabile, and Tamara Erickson provide the insights and advice you need to:

Boost team performance through mutual accountability
Motivate large, diverse groups to tackle complex projects
Increase your teams' emotional intelligence
Prevent decision deadlock
Extract results from a bunch of touchy superstars
Fight constructively with top-management colleagues

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HBR's 10 Must Reads on Change Management (including featured article "Leading Change," by John P. Kotter)

Publisher: HBR's 10 Must Reads
By (author)  Harvard Business Review,
By (author)  John P. Kotter,
By (author)  W.Chan Kim,
By (author)  Renee A. Mauborgne

Most company's change initiatives fail. Yours don't have to.If you read nothing else on change management, read these 10 articles (featuring "Leading Change," by John P. Kotter). We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones to help you spearhead change in your organization.HBR's 10 Must Reads on Change Management will inspire you to:

Lead change through eight critical stages
Establish a sense of urgency
Overcome addiction to the status quo
Mobilize commitment
Silence naysayers
Minimize the pain of change
Concentrate resources
Motivate change when business is good

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Emotional Intelligence. Influence + Persuasion

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
By (author)  Harvard Business Review
A carefully curated selection of articles about persuasion and influence from Harvard Business Review.Highly curated collections of HBR articlesThe science behind popular conceptsPractical how-to's for approaching difficult work situationsUplifting, affirming essays about human emotionAudience: Aspiring leaders and professionals who feel like their advice and opinion is undervalued or ignored.

Leading the Ecosystem

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HBR's 10 Must Reads on Innovation (with featured article "The Discipline of Innovation," by Peter F. Drucker)

Publisher: HBR's 10 Must Reads
By (author)  Harvard Business Review,
By (author)  Peter Ferdinand Drucker,
By (author)  Clayton M. Christensen,
By (author)  Vijay Govindarajan

To innovate profitably, you need more than just creativity. Do you have what it takes? If you read nothing else on inspiring and executing innovation, read these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you innovate effectively. Leading experts such as Clayton Christensen, Peter Drucker, and Rosabeth Moss Kanter provide the insights and advice you need to:

Decide which ideas are worth pursuing
Innovate through the front lines-not just from the top
Adapt innovations from the developing world to wealthier markets
Tweak new ventures along the way using discovery-driven planning
Tailor your efforts to meet customers' most pressing needs
Avoid classic pitfalls such as stifling innovation with rigid processes

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HBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategy (including featured article "What Is Strategy?" by Michael E. Porter)

Publisher: HBR's 10 Must Reads
By (author)  Harvard Business Review,
By (author)  Michael E. Porter,
By (author)  W.Chan Kim,
By (author)  Renee A. Mauborgne

Is your company spending too much time on strategy development-with too little to show for it?If you read nothing else on strategy, read these 10 articles (featuring "What Is Strategy?" by Michael E. Porter). We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones to help you catalyze your organization's strategy development and execution.HBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategy will inspire you to:

  • Distinguish your company from rivals
  • Clarify what your company will and won't do
  • Craft a vision for an uncertain future
  • Create blue oceans of uncontested market space
  • Use the Balanced Scorecard to measure your strategy
  • Capture your strategy in a memorable phrase
  • Make priorities explicit
  • Allocate resources early
  • Clarify decision rights for faster decision making
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Scaling Up : How to Build a Meaningful Business... & Enjoy the Ride

Publisher: Gazelles, Inc.
By (author)  Verne Harnish

It has been 12 years since Verne Harnish's book "Mastering the Rockefeller Habits" was first released. This is the first major revision of this business classic. In Scaling Up, Harnish and his co-authors share practical tools and techniques to help entrepreneurs grow an industry -- dominating business without it killing them -- and actually have fun. Many growth company leaders reach a point where they actually dread adding another customer, employee or location. It feels like they are just adding more weight to an ever-heavier anchor they are dragging through the sand. To make matters worse, the increased revenues have not turned into more profitability, so at some point they wonder if the journey is worth the effort. This book focuses on the four major decisions every company must get right: People, Strategy, Execution and Cash. The book includes a series of new One-Page tools including the famous and recently-revised One-Page Strategic Plan and the Rockefeller Habits Execution Checklist, which more than 40,000 firms around the globe have used to scale their companies successfully. Running a business is ultimately about freedom. The book shows owners how to achieve it, no matter how big and complicated a business grows.

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