With vital performance and career lessons and ideas for how to apply them, it is a must-listen for managers at every level. The greatest managers in the world seem to have little in common. They differ in sex, age, and race. They employ vastly different styles and focus on different goals. Yet, despite their differences, great managers share one common trait: They do not hesitate to break virtually every rule held sacred by conventional wisdom.
"Great summary, easy to follow"
The time for counting each calorie that goes into your mouth is over. There are no food groups that need to be excluded, and losing weight and improving your health no longer means deprivation or discomfort. This is a summary of the original book: Trim Healthy Mama Plan, a revolutionary program that can be tailored to all age groups and allows you to lose weight and keep it off in a healthy manner. If you can't find time to listen to the original, a well-written summary enables you to know the unique ideas presented in the book clearly and precisely.
"Not at all what I thought it would be."
The book reveals the groundbreaking scientific evidence behind the only diet that can prevent and reverse many of the causes of disease-related death. In addition to showing what to eat to help treat the top 15 causes of death, this summary includes Dr. Greger's Daily Dozen - a checklist of the 12 foods we should consume every day. Full of practical, actionable advice and surprising, cutting edge nutritional science, these doctor's orders are just what we need to live longer, healthier lives.
"Get the gist and essentials"
This is a summary of J.D. Vance's Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis.
Eating the ugly frog is the worst thing you can imagine to do on any day. The frog here stands for the most important thing that we put off doing, as it seems the most challenging one. In the list of your priorities, it is the most important thing that often gets neglected and delayed. Brian Tracy prompts us to action with his insightful methods that have stood the test of time. The sky is the limit for your success, if you have trained yourself to eat that frog first every day.
What are the jobs of the future? How many will there be? And who will have them? We might imagine - and hope - that today's industrial revolution will unfold like the last: even as some jobs are eliminated, more will be created to deal with the new innovations of a new era. In Rise of the Robots, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Martin Ford argues that this is absolutely not the case. As technology continues to accelerate and machines begin taking care of themselves, fewer people will be necessary.
Transitions are a critical time for leaders. In fact, most agree that moving into a new role is the biggest challenge a manager will face. While transitions offer a chance to start fresh and make needed changes in an organization, they also place leaders in a position of acute vulnerability. Missteps made during the crucial first three months in a new role can jeopardize or even derail your success.
"Not A Lot of Take-a-ways"
This is a summary of the original book, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini. The book is an authoritative work on the art of persuasion. It discusses the mental attitudes that make you say "yes", and, more importantly, explains how to use these. The author walks you through six universal principles and explains how to be a skilled influencer, while at the same time knowing how to shield yourself from negative persuasions.
Mark McCormack, one of the most successful entrepreneurs in American business, is widely credited as the founder of the modern-day sports marketing industry. On a handshake with Arnold Palmer and less than 1,000 dollars, he started International Management Group and, over a four-decade period, built the company into a multimillion-dollar enterprise with offices in more than 40 countries. To this day, McCormack's business classic remains a must-listen for executives and managers.
After 12 years of research, author and hugely influential thought-leader Dr. Brené Brown exposes and challenges the deep-seated myths we have about vulnerability as something negative that needs to be overcome, and instead argues that being vulnerable puts us in a position of strength and power. If we want to live a life free of shame, we need to learn how to appreciate and love what we have without any conditions or clauses, and we need to be able to rely on our inborn worthiness.
This is a summary of David Allen's book Getting Things Done, which focuses on his innovated method of improving organizational skills, increasing productivity, completing unfinished tasks, and putting into effect new systems to decide on new tasks and also how to go about them. He encapsulates the five organizational steps required to give structure to the process. He writes about different principles ways to select the new task, talks about a threefold model that will help in deciding on the work and the steps or targets to review the task.
Wake up and take control of your life! This is a Summary of Tony Robbins' Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny! Tony Robbins is a best-selling author, and the nation's leader in the science of peak performance. With this book he shares his most effective strategies and techniques for mastering your emotions, your body, your relationships, your finances, and your life.
"Good as a refresher if you already read the full version of the book."
This is a strong and powerful book that shows an in-depth report of a network made up of the wealthy and the influential and their goal of creating a clear plan to change the American political structure. Within the network are people whose wealth is overflowing. They create an environment fashioned after their corporate and personal interests. In fact, some of these companies have been accused of problems like worker safety, federal pollution, tax laws and even securities.
"Is no one paying attention?"
Drawing upon a six-year research project at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, James C. Collins and Jerry I. Porras took 18 truly exceptional and long-lasting companies and studied each in direct comparison to one of its top competitors. They examined the companies from their very beginnings to the present day - as start-ups, as midsize companies, and as large corporations.
Josh Waitzkin knows what it means to be at the top of his game. A public figure since winning his first National Chess Championship at the age of nine, Waitzkin was catapulted into a media whirlwind as a teenager when his father's book Searching for Bobby Fischer was made into a major motion picture.
What if you could miraculously wake up tomorrow and any - or every - area of your life was transformed? What would be different? Would you be happier? Healthier? More successful? In better shape? Would you have more energy? Less Stress? More Money? Better relationships? Which of your problems would be solved? What if I told you that there is a not so obvious secret that is guaranteed to transform any - or literally every - area of your life faster than you ever thought possible?
"Short and sweet miracle morning summary"
The Brain Fog Fix is an easy-to-follow three-week program designed to help naturally restore three of your brain's most crucial hormones: serotonin, dopamine, and cortisol. Rebalancing these chemicals will in turn enable the rest of your brain's chemistry to reach optimal levels. Each week of the program focuses on a different element of your life.
Bill is an IT manager at Parts Unlimited. It's Tuesday morning and on his drive into the office, Bill gets a call from the CEO. The company's new IT initiative, code named Phoenix Project, is critical to the future of Parts Unlimited, but the project is massively over budget and very late. The CEO wants Bill to report directly to him and fix the mess in 90 days or else Bill's entire department will be outsourced.
This is a summary of Dr. Jason Fung's The Obesity Code: Unlocking the Secrets of Weight. Everything you believe about how to lose weight is wrong. Weight gain and obesity are driven by hormones - in everyone - and only by understanding the effects of insulin and insulin resistance can we achieve lasting weight loss. In this absorbing and provocative book, Dr. Jason Fung sets out an original, robust theory of obesity that provides startling insights into proper nutrition.
This is a summary of Jocko Willink and Leif Babin's Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win. It provides insight into the attitudes and principles Navy SEAL teams develop to achieve their extreme combat mission goals and how they can be applied to any organization or team. Every chapter describes a certain theme, for example Cover and Move, Leading up the Chain, and Decentralized Command, detailing what they are, their importance, and ways of practicing them in a leadership situation.