Discover an essential handbook for strategies, concepts, and insights into the dynamics of transformational leadership in these 24 lectures, which take you on an in-depth examination of the leadership behaviors and capabilities essential to creating positive change in teams and organizations. Filled with case studies and lessons from leaders in business, politics, sports, and the military, as well as a range of specific skills and strategies you can put to use in your own career, this lecture series is an authoritative guide to successful leadership.
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Learn to approach the critical decisions in your life with a more seasoned, educated eye with this fascinating 24-lecture series that explores how individuals, groups, and organizations make effective decisions. The heart of this accessible series is a thorough examination of decision making at three key levels. First, you'll look at decisions made at the individual level, where, among the many things you'll learn is that intuition is more than just a gut instinct and, in fact, represents a powerful pattern recognition capability.
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Five essential forces shape any business strategy, and together, they create a framework that can help you better make key strategic choices. Central to this discussion of these five strategic forces: Apple’s meteoric rise to the top of the market.
Make better sense of targeting, the process of selecting the segment (or segments) your product will best serve. Throughout the lecture, you’ll learn key rules of targeting. One rule is: Don’t try to please customers outside your target. Another: Always pick a target segment that values what you offer.
It's the curse faced by every leader. And it will happen to you, whether you run a company or lead a mountain climbing expedition, whether you're a football coach or the president of the United States. It's the curse of "yes". Leaders hear "yes" far too often. Your power inhibits candor. You don't hear bad news until it's too late. You get groupthink, not reality. You think you've achieved consensus, then find your decisions undermined by colleagues who never really bought in. Inevitable? Absolutely not.
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Use constructive conflict to drive better decision-making, greater innovation, and real competitive advantage. If an organization is saddled with a culture of polite talk, superficial congeniality, and low psychological safety, how can a leader spark greater candor? What tools can leaders employ to ignite a lively, constructive scuffle? Let's examine how one chief executive created a decision process that was "confrontational by design".
Innovate: You hear the word, but what does it mean and how can you do it? Let the expert authors from FT Press, including Jim Champy and Robert Brunner, not only define innovation, but teach you how to succeed at it.
The Best Life Stories by Reader's Digest are 150 of the best hand-picked real-life tales of resilience, joy, and hope - all in 150 words or less! Ah, the magical words were spoken over the radio. SNOW DAY!