Streamline KPIs to craft a simpler, more effective system of performance measurement. Key Performance Indicators provides an in-depth look at how KPIs can be most effectively used to assess and drive organizational performance. Now in its third edition, this best-selling guide provides a model for simplifying KPIs and avoiding the pitfalls ready to trap the unprepared organization. New information includes guidance toward defining critical success factors, project leader essentials, new tools including worksheets and questionnaires, and real-world case studies that illustrate the practical application of the strategies presented. The audiobook includes a variety of templates, checklists, and performance measures to help streamline processes. Key performance indicators are a set of measures that focus on the factors most critical to an organization´s success. Most companies have too many, rendering the strategy ineffective due to overwhelming complexity. Key Performance Indicators guides listeners toward simplification, paring down to the most fundamental issues to better define and measure progress toward goals. Listeners will learn to: Separate out performance measures between those that can be tied to a team and result in a follow-up phone call (performance measures) and those that are a summation of a number of teams working together (result indicators) Look for and eradicate those measures that have a damaging unintended consequence, a major dark side Sell a KPI project to the board, the CEO, and the senior management team using best-practice leading change techniques Develop and use KPIs effectively with a simple five-stage model Ascertain essential performance measures and develop a reporting strategy Learn the things that a KPI project leader needs to know A KPI project is a chance at a legacy - the project leader, fac 1. Language: English. Narrator: Liam Gerrard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/003160/bk_gdan_003160_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A first-hand account of Ronald Reagan´s leadership style, with personal insight and practical application. Lead like Reagan is a guide to more effective leadership, inspired by the Great Communicator himself. Drawing upon his time serving Ronald Reagan, author Dan Quiggle relates lessons learned first-hand from his front-row seat to history. Using Reagan and other prominent business leaders as examples, Quiggle illustrates what leadership looks like at the highest levels, why such leadership is effective, and how it can be successfully emulated. Listeners will learn strategies to motivate, communicate, and inspire, forming a unique leadership template with personal application. Sitting at the feet of greatness and personally observing what Ronald Reagan did and said, made an indelible mark on Dan´s own personal leadership style, shaping his thoughts about the key traits and actions of great leaders. In Lead like Reagan, listeners gain insight into both the personal attributes and leadership traits which are required to lead with vision, excellence, and impact. Practical advice and inspiring vision provide a template to: Assemble the right people to form a successful team Earn loyalty and commitment from others Lead by example to model excellence Manage crises by finding the opportunity in the midst of challenge Leave a lasting legacy of optimism and inspiration Leadership is a process of continual growth and Ronald Reagan provides an inspiring example. Lead like Reagan is a meaningful and memorable guide to leadership, forging a framework for inspiring greatness and achieving success. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alex Hyde White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/020224/bk_adbl_020224_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Creating a unique, immersive setting one life form at a time. This book is a detailed how-to guide on inventing the heart of every imaginary world - life. With chapters on creating gods, species/races, plants, animals, monsters, heroes, villains, and even undead, it draws on the author´s quarter century of world building experience. Pointed questions, and an examination of answers and their repercussions, will help readers decide on goals, how to reach them, and whether they are even worth pursuing. Always practical, Creating Life will quickly improve the skills of beginners and experts alike, making a time consuming project more fun, easier, faster, and skillfully done. Unlike other world building guides, the series discusses how to use your inventions in stories while balancing narrative flow with the need for explaining your world. Tailored examples illustrate this. Extensive, culled research on life forms is provided to classify and understand options without overwhelming world builders with extraneous details. Storytellers, game designers, gamers, and hobbyists will benefit from seven free templates that can be downloaded and reused. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Randy Ellefson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/095880/bk_acx0_095880_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The ultimate guide to becoming an extraordinary leader - while finding happiness, gaining authenticity, and banishing stress. Integrating proven mindfulness practices and world-class leadership theory, The Mindful Leader is the essential guide for self-aware leadership. The book simplifies mindfulness principles and links them solidly to business benefits. It provides a practically grounded template for leaders to develop unprecedented levels of self-awareness, well-being, and effectiveness. Research findings throughout the book detail the positive impact of mindfulness from the perspectives of brain science, psychology, and leadership. International case studies from a variety of industries illustrate the everyday implementation of mindful leadership. You´ll learn easy mindfulness practices that you can implement today and a practical framework for everyday mindful leadership. You´ll also be given access to online resources for vision reflections, values clarification, mindfulness practices, and more. Mindful leadership is a hot topic - but it´s not as simple as ´´when you become mindful, great leadership will spontaneously happen´´. This book serves as both mindfulness training and leadership training, clarifying the parallel while guiding you through the many points of intersection. Improve your leadership skills via context-specific mindfulness practices Learn mindfulness from a practical perspective, with real workplace skills Discover how leaders from around the world practice mindful leadership every day Understand the neuroscience link between mindfulness and great leadership Learn practices that deliver a deeper sense of integrity, authenticity, fulfillment and bottom-line results improvement Mindfulness provides real, practical tools for self-awareness, mental well-being, stress reduction, and more. When practiced through a leadershi 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/028268/bk_adbl_028268_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We live in an exciting time. Technology, globalization and demographic shifts provide new potential for personal and business success. Yet, research tells that only 30 percent of our attempts to implement change succeed amid the turbulence we encounter both within and outside today´s organizations. We need new ways of thinking and doing if we are to turn potential into performance. Managing at the Leading Edge provides a new evidence-based roadmap for leadership success in a dynamic context. Managing at the Leading Edge highlights lessons from the navigation and piloting practices used in high performance sailing. In the contemporary ´´white water´´ business environment, as at sea, achieving goals requires choosing a destination amidst uncertainty, adjusting to continually shifting conditions, converting the push and pull of environmental forces into momentum, and using different skills at different times to negotiate hazards and achieve success. Easy-to-grasp and recall, this book proposes a framework of leadership with a dual focus on navigating and piloting. This framework is supported by new evidence-based insights about personal and organizational high performance. Systematic comparisons of high performing leaders and organizations with leaders and organizations that have not yet achieved this distinction illustrate how the principles of navigation and piloting apply. This research featured surveys of over 1,000 senior and mid-level leaders, the results of over a 100 interviews and the author´s extensive consultation experience with a host of leaders and organizations. Through case studies, discussion of relevant research, practical tools and templates, Managing at the Leading Edge will help you learn: The critical tasks of leader navigating and piloting that lead to successful business change Leadership skills through which the critical tasks of navigating and piloting ar 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Sears. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/graw/000238/bk_graw_000238_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What is self-esteem? A type of confidence? Or something far greater? In Self-Esteem, Caroline Myss casts a new light on this often misunderstood subject, redefining self-esteem as an actual core power that is essential to our evolutionary progress. In fact, Myss teaches, your potential for success in life is determined by how greatly you esteem or value who you truly are. Beginning with a look at its roots in childhood, and branching into the real world of daily experience including finances, relationships, and spirituality, Myss illustrates the incredible changes that come when we nourish this life-giving force. Building on her revolutionary best sellers Anatomy of the Spirit and Sacred Contracts, Myss explores: How your strong self-esteem threatens other people - and why you must strengthen it anyway. How your intuition, spiritual guidance, self-healing capacity, and your self-esteem all depend on each other. Plus, special guided exercises for cultivating healthy, vibrant self-esteem, available only on this audio session, and much more.´´How would your life change if your self-esteem improved?´´ Myss asks. Now you can find out, with this energetic template for radiating the quiet power of your own self-esteem. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Caroline Myss. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/true/000166/sp_true_000166_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
These are the ´know your value´ conversations that we need to have. These women - their challenges, choices, and successes - are all of us. - Mika Brzezinski Over the last 60 years, women´s lives have transformed radically from generation to generation. Without a template to follow - a way to peek into the future to catch a glimpse of what leaving this job or marrying that person might mean to us decades from now - women make important decisions blindly, groping for a way forward, winging it, and hoping it all works out. As they faced unexpectedly fraught decisions about their own lives, journalists Hana Schank and Elizabeth Wallace found themselves wondering about the women they´d graduated alongside. What happened to these women who seemed set to reap the rewards of second-wave feminism, on the brink of taking over the world? Where did their ambition lead them? So they tracked down their classmates and, over several hundred hours of interviews, gathered and mapped data about real women´s lives that has been missing from our conversations about women and the workplace. Whether you´re deciding if you should pass up a promotion in favor of more flex time, planning when to get pregnant, or wondering what the ramifications are of being the only person in your house who ever unloads the dishwasher, The Ambition Decisions is a guide to the changes that may seem arbitrary but are life defining, by women who´ve been there. Organized by theme, each chapter draws on real women´s stories of facing down crisis, transition, and decision-making to illustrate broader trends Schank and Wallace observed. Each chapter wraps up with a useful list of questions to consider and tips to integrate that will guide women of all ages along the way to finding purpose and passion in work and life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barbara Heller, Hana Schank, Elizabeth Wallace. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/004024/bk_peng_004024_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.