The Advantage

The Advantage
Author: Patrick M. Lencioni
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-03-14
ISBN 10: 1118266102
ISBN 13: 9781118266106
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Advantage Book Review:

There is a competitive advantage out there, arguably more powerful than any other. Is it superior strategy? Faster innovation? Smarter employees? No, New York Times best-selling author, Patrick Lencioni, argues that the seminal difference between successful companies and mediocre ones has little to do with what they know and how smart they are and more to do with how healthy they are. In this book, Lencioni brings together his vast experience and many of the themes cultivated in his other best-selling books and delivers a first: a cohesive and comprehensive exploration of the unique advantage organizational health provides. Simply put, an organization is healthy when it is whole, consistent and complete, when its management, operations and culture are unified. Healthy organizations outperform their counterparts, are free of politics and confusion and provide an environment where star performers never want to leave. Lencioni’s first non-fiction book provides leaders with a groundbreaking, approachable model for achieving organizational health—complete with stories, tips and anecdotes from his experiences consulting to some of the nation’s leading organizations. In this age of informational ubiquity and nano-second change, it is no longer enough to build a competitive advantage based on intelligence alone. The Advantage provides a foundational construct for conducting business in a new way—one that maximizes human potential and aligns the organization around a common set of principles.

The Advantage

The Advantage
Author: Patrick M. Lencioni
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-03-13
ISBN 10: 0470941529
ISBN 13: 9780470941522
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Advantage Book Review:

There is a competitive advantage out there, arguably more powerful than any other. Is it superior strategy? Faster innovation? Smarter employees? No, New York Times best-selling author, Patrick Lencioni, argues that the seminal difference between successful companies and mediocre ones has little to do with what they know and how smart they are and more to do with how healthy they are. In this book, Lencioni brings together his vast experience and many of the themes cultivated in his other best-selling books and delivers a first: a cohesive and comprehensive exploration of the unique advantage organizational health provides. Simply put, an organization is healthy when it is whole, consistent and complete, when its management, operations and culture are unified. Healthy organizations outperform their counterparts, are free of politics and confusion and provide an environment where star performers never want to leave. Lencioni’s first non-fiction book provides leaders with a groundbreaking, approachable model for achieving organizational health—complete with stories, tips and anecdotes from his experiences consulting to some of the nation’s leading organizations. In this age of informational ubiquity and nano-second change, it is no longer enough to build a competitive advantage based on intelligence alone. The Advantage provides a foundational construct for conducting business in a new way—one that maximizes human potential and aligns the organization around a common set of principles.

The Advantage Enhanced Edition

The Advantage  Enhanced Edition
Author: Patrick M. Lencioni
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-08-20
ISBN 10: 1118147855
ISBN 13: 9781118147856
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Advantage Enhanced Edition Book Review:

The enhanced edition includes over 30 minutes of video featuring author Patrick Lencioni exploring the book's concepts more in-depth and providing new illustrative stories. It also includes color PDFs of many of the book's models, tools, and assessments.

The AI Advantage

The AI Advantage
Author: Thomas H. Davenport
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 231
Release: 2019-07-26
ISBN 10: 0262538008
ISBN 13: 9780262538008
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The AI Advantage Book Review:

Cutting through the hype, a practical guide to using artificial intelligence for business benefits and competitive advantage. In The AI Advantage, Thomas Davenport offers a guide to using artificial intelligence in business. He describes what technologies are available and how companies can use them for business benefits and competitive advantage. He cuts through the hype of the AI craze--remember when it seemed plausible that IBM's Watson could cure cancer?--to explain how businesses can put artificial intelligence to work now, in the real world. His key recommendation: don't go for the "moonshot" (curing cancer, or synthesizing all investment knowledge); look for the "low-hanging fruit" to make your company more efficient. Davenport explains that the business value AI offers is solid rather than sexy or splashy. AI will improve products and processes and make decisions better informed--important but largely invisible tasks. AI technologies won't replace human workers but augment their capabilities, with smart machines to work alongside smart people. AI can automate structured and repetitive work; provide extensive analysis of data through machine learning ("analytics on steroids"), and engage with customers and employees via chatbots and intelligent agents. Companies should experiment with these technologies and develop their own expertise. Davenport describes the major AI technologies and explains how they are being used, reports on the AI work done by large commercial enterprises like Amazon and Google, and outlines strategies and steps to becoming a cognitive corporation. This book provides an invaluable guide to the real-world future of business AI. A book in the Management on the Cutting Edge series, published in cooperation with MIT Sloan Management Review.

The Advantage

The Advantage
Author: Emma-Sue Prince
Publsiher: Pearson UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-03-20
ISBN 10: 1447929713
ISBN 13: 9781447929710
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Advantage Book Review:

Go from ordinary to extraordinary with 7 essential soft skills. You need Adaptability, Resilience, Optimism, Integrity, Critical thinking, Pro-activity and Empathy to stay one step ahead. Our world is changing - so fast, so furiously, so ferociously - that to stand out at work you need to change what you're doing. And quickly. To get ahead, you need soft skills. To stay ahead you need The Advantage. Just doing your job won’t get you to the top, but what does it take? Soft skills are your secret weapon. These days we’re all working harder and longer, but finding it harder than ever to make an impact and get the results we want. Traditional skills like being a good team player, a solid leader or a brilliant negotiator don’t seem to be as effective anymore. To really stand out, you need to be doing something different, something better. You need The Advantage. In this groundbreaking book, we set the scene for seven new skills that will propel you and your career forward. Through a combination of scientific research, no-nonsense advice, practical exercises and case studies, this book shows you how to understand, develop and use: Adaptability - respond effectively to challenges and grab new opportunities Resilience - learn from experience and attack the next challenge with equal boldness Optimism - be the most positive person you know Integrity - trust, values and honesty are the name of the game now as is authenticity Critical thinking - challenge assumptions and find solutions Pro-activity - thinking and acting ahead Empathy - respect and nurture your relationships STAY AHEAD OF THE COMPETITION.

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team
Author: Patrick M. Lencioni
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2010-06-03
ISBN 10: 0470893869
ISBN 13: 9780470893869
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Book Review:

In The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Patrick Lencioni once again offers a leadership fable that is as enthralling and instructive as his first two best-selling books, The Five Temptations of a CEO and The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive. This time, he turns his keen intellect and storytelling power to the fascinating, complex world of teams. Kathryn Petersen, Decision Tech's CEO, faces the ultimate leadership crisis: Uniting a team in such disarray that it threatens to bring down the entire company. Will she succeed? Will she be fired? Will the company fail? Lencioni's utterly gripping tale serves as a timeless reminder that leadership requires as much courage as it does insight. Throughout the story, Lencioni reveals the five dysfunctions which go to the very heart of why teams even the best ones-often struggle. He outlines a powerful model and actionable steps that can be used to overcome these common hurdles and build a cohesive, effective team. Just as with his other books, Lencioni has written a compelling fable with a powerful yet deceptively simple message for all those who strive to be exceptional team leaders.

The Attacker s Advantage

The Attacker s Advantage
Author: Ram Charan
Publsiher: PublicAffairs
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-02-24
ISBN 10: 1610394755
ISBN 13: 9781610394758
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Attacker s Advantage Book Review:

The phenomenon of uncertainty is not new; what is new is its intensity and potential to change industries and destroy companies. Business leaders can be on the defensive, or they can be on offense, prepared to lead decisively. The ability to deal with uncertainty is perhaps the paramount skill leaders must have to be successful in this era. Without it they risk becoming personally obsolete and driving their companies off a cliff. In The Attacker's Advantage, renowned business expert and bestselling author Ram Charan shows what skills are needed to be able to spot the disruption that is coming, and what actions are necessary to take advantage of these changes. While many leaders know how to cope with operational uncertainty—when, for example, revenue fluctuates—the same cannot be said for dealing with structural uncertainty that can alter the money-making patterns of a company, industry or entire economic sector. Charan demonstrates the huge upside offered by structural uncertainty and provides the concepts and tools—such as being able to spot the catalysts of disruption, building organizational preparedness, developing a financial understanding of the consequences—to take advantage of forces that are creating new customer needs, market segments and ways to make money. Uncertainty is now ubiquitous. The sources of structural change are so varied and fast moving, and their convergence so unpredictable. Digitization and the integration of technologies through software and hardware has already impacted many businesses, but much more is to come. With his unparalleled ability to cut through complexity and provide workable solutions, Ram Charan provides his readers with the ability to anticipate and deal with the biggest threats facing their business.

The Dyslexic Advantage

The Dyslexic Advantage
Author: Brock Eide,Fernette Eide
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 283
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0452297923
ISBN 13: 9780452297920
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dyslexic Advantage Book Review:

The neurolearning-expert creators of the award-winning blog by the same name reveal the unique brain structure and organization of dyslexic individuals, identifying how the differences responsible for reading challenges also enable specific mechanical, artistic, narrative and dynamic talents. Reprint.

The Happiness Advantage

The Happiness Advantage
Author: Shawn Achor
Publsiher: Currency
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-09-14
ISBN 10: 0307591565
ISBN 13: 9780307591562
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Happiness Advantage Book Review:

INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER • The happy secret to greater success and fulfillment in work and life—a must-read for everyone trying to flourish in a world of increasing stress and negativity “Thoughtfully lays out the steps to increasing workplace positivity.”—Forbes In the book that inspired one of the most popular TED Talks of all time, New York Times bestselling author Shawn Achor reveals how rewiring our brain for happiness helps us achieve more in our careers and our relationships and as students, leaders, and parents. Conventional wisdom holds that once we succeed, we’ll be happy; that once we get that great job, win that next promotion, lose those five pounds, happiness will follow. But the science reveals this formula to be backward: Happiness fuels success, not the other way around. Research shows that happy employees are more productive, more creative, and better problem solvers than their unhappy peers. And positive people are significantly healthier and less stressed and enjoy deeper social interaction than the less positive people around them. Drawing on his original research—including one of the largest studies of happiness ever conducted—and work in boardrooms and classrooms across forty-two countries, Achor shows us how to rewire our brains for positivity and optimism to reap the happiness advantage in our lives, our careers, and even our health. His strategies include: • The Tetris Effect: how to retrain our brains to spot patterns of possibility so we can see and seize opportunities all around us • Social Investment: how to earn the dividends of a strong social support network • The Ripple Effect: how to spread positive change within our teams, companies, and families By turns fascinating, hopeful, and timely, The Happiness Advantage reveals how small shifts in our mind-set and habits can produce big gains at work, at home, and elsewhere.

The Adaptation Advantage

The Adaptation Advantage
Author: Heather E. McGowan,Chris Shipley
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-04-14
ISBN 10: 1119653096
ISBN 13: 9781119653097
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Adaptation Advantage Book Review:

A guide for individuals and organizations navigating the complex and ambiguous Future of Work Foreword by New York Times columnist and best-selling author Thomas L. Friedman Technology is changing work as we know it. Cultural norms are undergoing tectonic shifts. A global pandemic proves that we are inextricably connected whether we choose to be or not. So much change, so quickly, is disorienting. It's undermining our sense of identity and challenging our ability to adapt. But where so many see these changes as threatening, Heather McGowan and Chris Shipley see the opportunity to open the flood gates of human potential—if we can change the way we think about work and leadership. They have dedicated the last 5 years to understanding how technical, business, and cultural shifts affecting the workplace have brought us to this crossroads, The result is a powerful and practical guide to the future of work for leaders and employees. The future can be better, but only if we let go of our attachment to our traditional (and disappearing) ideas about careers, and what a "good job" looks like. Blending wisdom from interviews with hundreds of executives, The Adaptation Advantage explains the profound changes happening in the world of work and posits the solution: new ways to think about careers that detach our sense of pride and personal identity from our job title, and connect it to our sense of purpose. Activating purpose, the authors suggest, will inherently motivate learning, engagement, empowerment, and lead to new forms of pride and identity throughout the workforce. Only when we let go of our rigid career identities can we embrace and appreciate the joys of learning and adapting to new realities—and help our organizations do the same. Of course, making this transition is hard. It requires leaders who can attract and motivate cognitively diverse teams fueled by a strong sense of purpose in an environment of psychological safety—despite fierce competition and external pressures. Adapting to the future of work has always called for strong leadership. Now, as a pandemic disrupts so many aspects of work, adapting is a leadership imperative. The Adaptation Advantage is an essential guide to help leaders meet that challenge.

Competitive Advantage

Competitive Advantage
Author: Michael E. Porter
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2008-06-30
ISBN 10: 1416595848
ISBN 13: 9781416595847
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Competitive Advantage Book Review:

Now beyond its eleventh printing and translated into twelve languages, Michael Porter’s The Competitive Advantage of Nations has changed completely our conception of how prosperity is created and sustained in the modern global economy. Porter’s groundbreaking study of international competitiveness has shaped national policy in countries around the world. It has also transformed thinking and action in states, cities, companies, and even entire regions such as Central America. Based on research in ten leading trading nations, The Competitive Advantage of Nations offers the first theory of competitiveness based on the causes of the productivity with which companies compete. Porter shows how traditional comparative advantages such as natural resources and pools of labor have been superseded as sources of prosperity, and how broad macroeconomic accounts of competitiveness are insufficient. The book introduces Porter’s “diamond,” a whole new way to understand the competitive position of a nation (or other locations) in global competition that is now an integral part of international business thinking. Porter's concept of “clusters,” or groups of interconnected firms, suppliers, related industries, and institutions that arise in particular locations, has become a new way for companies and governments to think about economies, assess the competitive advantage of locations, and set public policy. Even before publication of the book, Porter’s theory had guided national reassessments in New Zealand and elsewhere. His ideas and personal involvement have shaped strategy in countries as diverse as the Netherlands, Portugal, Taiwan, Costa Rica, and India, and regions such as Massachusetts, California, and the Basque country. Hundreds of cluster initiatives have flourished throughout the world. In an era of intensifying global competition, this pathbreaking book on the new wealth of nations has become the standard by which all future work must be measured.

The Learning Advantage

The Learning Advantage
Author: D. Christopher Kayes,Anna Kayes
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2011-05-17
ISBN 10: 0230305598
ISBN 13: 9780230305595
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Learning Advantage Book Review:

Highlighting the best in management learning theory and practices, the authors provide a comprehensive approach to leadership from a learning perspective. This exciting new book, from award-winning authorities on learning, describes how leaders gain the advantage when they cultivate learning in themselves and others.

The Human Advantage

The Human Advantage
Author: Suzana Herculano-Houzel
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-03-18
ISBN 10: 0262333201
ISBN 13: 9780262333207
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Human Advantage Book Review:

Why our human brains are awesome, and how we left our cousins, the great apes, behind: a tale of neurons and calories, and cooking. Humans are awesome. Our brains are gigantic, seven times larger than they should be for the size of our bodies. The human brain uses 25% of all the energy the body requires each day. And it became enormous in a very short amount of time in evolution, allowing us to leave our cousins, the great apes, behind. So the human brain is special, right? Wrong, according to Suzana Herculano-Houzel. Humans have developed cognitive abilities that outstrip those of all other animals, but not because we are evolutionary outliers. The human brain was not singled out to become amazing in its own exclusive way, and it never stopped being a primate brain. If we are not an exception to the rules of evolution, then what is the source of the human advantage? Herculano-Houzel shows that it is not the size of our brain that matters but the fact that we have more neurons in the cerebral cortex than any other animal, thanks to our ancestors' invention, some 1.5 million years ago, of a more efficient way to obtain calories: cooking. Because we are primates, ingesting more calories in less time made possible the rapid acquisition of a huge number of neurons in the still fairly small cerebral cortex—the part of the brain responsible for finding patterns, reasoning, developing technology, and passing it on through culture. Herculano-Houzel shows us how she came to these conclusions—making “brain soup” to determine the number of neurons in the brain, for example, and bringing animal brains in a suitcase through customs. The Human Advantage is an engaging and original look at how we became remarkable without ever being special.

Bargaining for Advantage

Bargaining for Advantage
Author: G. Richard Shell
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2006-05-02
ISBN 10: 1101221372
ISBN 13: 9781101221372
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bargaining for Advantage Book Review:

BRAND NEW FOR 2019: A fully revised and updated edition of the quintessential guide to learning to negotiate effectively in every part of your life "A must read for everyone seeking to master negotiation. This newly updated classic just got even better."—Robert Cialdini, bestselling author of Influence and Pre-Suasion As director of the world-renowned Wharton Executive Negotiation Workshop, Professor G. Richard Shell has taught thousands of business leaders, lawyers, administrators, and other professionals how to survive and thrive in the sometimes rough-and-tumble world of negotiation. In the third edition of this internationally acclaimed book, he brings to life his systematic, step-by-step approach, built around negotiating effectively as who you are, not who you think you need to be. Shell combines lively stories about world-class negotiators from J. P. Morgan to Mahatma Gandhi with proven bargaining advice based on the latest research into negotiation and neuroscience. This updated edition includes: This updated edition includes: · An easy-to-take "Negotiation I.Q." test that reveals your unique strengths as a negotiator · A brand new chapter on reliable moves to use when you are short on bargaining power or stuck at an impasse · Insights on how to succeed when you negotiate online · Research on how gender and cultural differences can derail negotiations, and advice for putting relationships back on track

The Unfair Advantage

The Unfair Advantage
Author: Ash Ali,Hasan Kubba
Publsiher: Profile Books
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-01-23
ISBN 10: 1782835970
ISBN 13: 9781782835974
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Unfair Advantage Book Review:

We all have unfair advantages in life, whether we happen to be quick, have a talent for maths, a great feel for people. An unfair advantage is simply the element that gives you an edge over your competition. This innovative book shows how to identify your own unfair advantages and apply them to any project. Drawing on over two decades of hands-on experience, including as the first Marketing Director of Just Eat, the authors offer a unique framework for assessing your external circumstances in addition to your internal strengths. Hard work and grit aren't enough, so this book explores the importance of money, intelligence, location, education, expertise, status and luck in the journey to success. From starting your company, to gaining traction, raising funds and growth hacking, The Unfair Advantage helps you look at yourself and find the ingredients you didn't realise you already had, to succeed in the cut-throat world of business.

Where to Stash Your Cash Legally Second Edition

Where to Stash Your Cash     Legally  Second Edition
Author: Robert E. Bauman
Publsiher: The Sovereign Society
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2007-10
ISBN 10: 9780978921026
ISBN 13: 097892102X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Verbal Advantage

Verbal Advantage
Author: Charles Harrington Elster
Publsiher: Random House Reference
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2009-02-04
ISBN 10: 030756097X
ISBN 13: 9780307560971
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Verbal Advantage Book Review:

First time in book form! A successful program for teaching 3,500 vocabulary words that successful people need to know, based on America's #1 bestselling audio vocabulary series. "People judge you by the words you use." Millions of Americans know this phrase from radio and print advertising for the Verbal Advantage audio series, which has sold over 100,000 copies. Now this bestselling information is available for the first time in book form, in an easy-to-follow, graduated vocabulary building program that teaches an outstanding vocabulary in just ten steps. Unlike other vocabulary books, Verbal Advantage provides a complete learning experience, with clear explanations of meanings, word histories, usages, pronunciation, and more. Far more than a cram session for a standardized test, the book is designed as a lifetime vocabulary builder, teaching a vocabulary shared by only the top percentage of Americans, with a proven method that helps the knowledge last. A 10-step vocabulary program teaches 500 key words and 3,000 synonyms. Lively, accessible writing from an expert author and radio personality. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Lecture on the advantage which the Church derives from her union with the State Delivered at Edinburgh on 19th February 1835 Third edition

Lecture on the advantage which the Church derives from her union with the State     Delivered at Edinburgh on 19th February 1835     Third edition
Author: John PAUL (Minister of St. Cuthbert's Parish.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 61
Release: 1835
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: BL:A0023853796
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lecture on the advantage which the Church derives from her union with the State Delivered at Edinburgh on 19th February 1835 Third edition Book Review:

On the advantage of affording the means of Education to the inhabitants of the further East

On the advantage of affording the means of Education to the inhabitants of the further East
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1819
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: BL:A0021806628
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Dirt Is Good

Dirt Is Good
Author: Jack Gilbert,Rob Knight
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-06-06
ISBN 10: 1250132622
ISBN 13: 9781250132628
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dirt Is Good Book Review:

From two of the world’s top scientists and one of the world’s top science writers (all parents), Dirt Is Good is a q&a-based guide to everything you need to know about kids & germs. “Is it OK for my child to eat dirt?” That’s just one of the many questions authors Jack Gilbert and Rob Knight are bombarded with every week from parents all over the world. They've heard everything from “My two-year-old gets constant ear infections. Should I give her antibiotics? Or probiotics?” to “I heard that my son’s asthma was caused by a lack of microbial exposure. Is this true, and if so what can I do about it now?” Google these questions, and you’ll be overwhelmed with answers. The internet is rife with speculation and misinformation about the risks and benefits of what most parents think of as simply germs, but which scientists now call the microbiome: the combined activity of all the tiny organisms inside our bodies and the surrounding environment that have an enormous impact on our health and well-being. Who better to turn to for answers than Drs. Gilbert and Knight, two of the top scientists leading the investigation into the microbiome—an investigation that is producing fascinating discoveries and bringing answers to parents who want to do the best for their young children. Dirt Is Good is a comprehensive, authoritative, accessible guide you've been searching for.