Give and Take

Why Helping Others Drives Our Success

Author: Adam M. Grant

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143124986

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 307

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Explains how networking and leadership skills are subject to the professional interaction styles of takers, matchers, and givers, and how these personalities dramatically shape success rates.
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Originals

How Non-Conformists Move the World

Author: Adam Grant

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 014312885X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 4530

"Using surprising studies and stories spanning business, politics, sports, and entertainment, Grant explores how to recognize a good idea, speak up without getting silenced, build a coalition of allies, choose the right time to act, and manage fear and doubt; how parents and teachers can nurture originality in children; and how leaders can fight groupthink to build cultures that welcome dissent"--
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Givers and Takers

Author: Kathleen E. Forcier

Publisher: Fulton Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1633380211

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 32

View: 8084

There are two types of people in this world, those who give of themselves and those who take for themselves. This book is about meeting, experiencing, and dealing with all kinds of people. A short summary of life where many lessons have been learned, you will learn helpful tips for surviving the “takers” of the world.
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Summary of Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success

Author: Paul Adams

Publisher: BH via PublishDrive

ISBN: N.A

Category: Study Aids

Page: 80

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Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam Grant: Conversation Starters Adam Grant, the bestselling author of Originals, gives us a revolutionary look at the reasons why our interactions with others lead to success. Grants talk about how we need to stop focusing on what drives us to success individually, like passion, talent, luck, and hard work, and start paying attention to how we interact with others, our approach to work and our productivity. The author explains what forces are behind the success of some people, and the failure of others. The Financial Times described “Give and Take” as an excellent book with profound implications that shatters the idea that people who put themselves first always achieve success. “Give and Take” quickly reached The New York Times bestseller list when it was published in 2014. It is also a Wall Street Journal bestseller and it was translated into 30 languages. A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to create hours of conversation: • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent companion resource of the original book, enhancing your experience. If you have not yet purchased a copy of the original book, please do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters. © Copyright 2018 Download your copy now on sale Read it on your PC, Mac, iOS or Android smartphone, tablet devices.
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The Givers & the Takers

Author: Cris Evatt,Bruce Feld

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780970818102

Category: Self-Help

Page: 130

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ARE YOU MORE OF A GIVER OR MORE OF A TAKER? Do you have an unbalanced relationship with your lover, kids, friends or coworkers? Oddly, people who give excessively often believe they give far less than they do. Why? Because giving is so easy for them. Likewise people who give far little believe they give more because giving is such a chore. Both types are manipulative. Learn 30 Giver-Taker traits in this provocative book. Spot the two personality types more easily. By reading THE GIVERS AND THE TAKERS, you will find out how to become vastly more assertive and less codependent. You will quit enabling Takers to take advantage of you and confuse you by calling you selfish. This book is clear, quirky, powerful and life-changing. It is a text to be read and reread, studied and debated, but mostly incorporated into your relationships.
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Changing Minds

The Art And Science of Changing Our Own And Other People's Minds

Author: Howard Gardner

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press

ISBN: 1633690652

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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Think about the last time you tried to change someone’s mind about something important: a voter’s political beliefs; a customer’s favorite brand; a spouse’s decorating taste. Chances are you weren’t successful in shifting that person’s beliefs in any way. In his book, Changing Minds, Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner explains what happens during the course of changing a mind – and offers ways to influence that process. Remember that we don’t change our minds overnight, it happens in gradual stages that can be powerfully influenced along the way. This book provides insights that can broaden our horizons and shape our lives.
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Disciplined Dreaming

A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity

Author: Josh Linkner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118001714

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 1903

A 5-part process that will transform your organization — or your career — into a non-stop creativity juggernaut We live in an era when business cycles are measured in months, not years. The only way to sustain long term innovation and growth is through creativity-at all levels of an organization. Disciplined Dreaming shows you how to create profitable new ideas, empower all your employees to be creative, and sustain your competitive advantage over the long term. Linkner distills his years of experience in business and jazz — as well as hundreds of interviews with CEOs, entrepreneurs, and artists — into a 5-step process that will make creativity easy for you and your organization. The methodology is simple, backed by proven results. Empowers individuals, teams, and organizations to meet creative challenges posed by the marketplace Turns the mystery of creativity into a simple-to-use process Shows how creativity can be used for everything from innovative, game-shifting breakthroughs to incremental advances and daily improvements to business processes Offers dozens of practical exercises, thought-starters, workouts to grow "creative muscles," and case studies Disciplined Dreaming shows even the stuffiest corporate bureaucracies how to cultivate creativity in order to become more competitive in today's shifting marketplace. • #4 New York Times Best Seller (Advice, How-To and Miscellaneous) • #8 New York Times Best Seller (Hardcover Business) • #2 Wall Street Journal Best Seller (Hardcover Business) • #9 Wall Street Journal Best Seller (Hardcover Nonfiction) • #9 Washington Post Best Seller (Hardcover Nonfiction) • #1 USA Today Best Seller (Money) • #10 Entertainment Weekly Best Seller (Hardcover Nonfiction) • #10 Publishers Weekly Bestseller (Hardcover Nonfiction)
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Give and Take

with audio recording

Author: Chris Raschka

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481409328

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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A clever story of greed and goodness, and the art of finding the in-between, from two-time Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka, creator of the New York Times bestselling A Ball for Daisy. Watch the farmer’s ear. Now watch the two small, clever fellows in pointy hats whispering into it, first one, then the other. Give and Take. They cannot agree. Listen now to the farmer talk back—and, in this story of apples, pumpkins, pigs, and a final surprise, he just might get the better of both of them.
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The Liar in Your Life

The Way to Truthful Relationships

Author: Robert Feldman

Publisher: Twelve

ISBN: 0446552194

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

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In The Liar in Your Life, psychology professor Robert Feldman, one of the world's leading authorities on deception, draws on his immense body of knowledge to give fresh insights into how and why we lie, how our culture has become increasingly tolerant of deception, the cost it exacts on us, and what to do about it. His work is at once surprising and sobering, full of corrections for common myths and explanations of pervasive oversimplifications. Feldman examines marital infidelity, little white lies, career-driven resumé lies, and how we teach children to lie. Along the way, he reveals-despite our beliefs to the contrary- how it is nearly impossible to spot a liar (studies have shown no relationship between nervousness, lack of eye contact, or a trembling voice, and acts of deception). He also provides startling evidence of just how integral lying is to our culture; indeed, his research shows that two people, meeting for the first time, will lie to each other an average of three times in the first ten minutes of a conversation. Feldman uses this discussion of deception to explore ways we can cope with infidelity, betrayal, and mistrust, in our friends and family. He also describes the lies we tell ourselves: Sometimes, the liar in your life is the person you see in the mirror. With incisive clarity and wry wit, Feldman has written a truthful book for anyone who whose life has been touched by deception.
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Who's Got Your Back

The Breakthrough Program to Build Deep, Trusting Relationships that Create Success-- and Won't Let You Fail

Author: Keith Ferrazzi

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 0385521332

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 309

View: 2896

Explains how to achieve personal and professional goals by building close, trusting relationships with others that help facilitate creative feedback, encouragement, and long-term success.
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Option B

Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy

Author: Sheryl Sandberg,Adam Grant

Publisher: Virgin Books Limited

ISBN: 9780753548288

Category:

Page: 240

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From Facebook's COO and Wharton's top-rated professor, the #1 New York Times best-selling authors of Lean In and Originals: a powerful, inspiring, and practical book about building resilience and moving forward after life's inevitable setbacks. After the sudden death of her husband, Sheryl Sandberg felt certain that she and her children would never feel pure joy again. "I was in 'the void,'" she writes, "a vast emptiness that fills your heart and lungs and restricts your ability to think or even breathe." Her friend Adam Grant, a psychologist at Wharton, told her there are concrete steps people can take to recover and rebound from life-shattering experiences. We are not born with a fixed amount of resilience. It is a muscle that everyone can build. Option B combines Sheryl's personal insights with Adam's eye-opening research on finding strength in the face of adversity. Beginning with the gut-wrenching moment when she finds her husband, Dave Goldberg, collapsed on a gym floor, Sheryl opens up her heart-and her journal-to describe the acute grief and isolation she felt in the wake of his death. But Option B goes beyond Sheryl's loss to explore how a broad range of people have overcome hardships including illness, job loss, sexual assault, natural disasters, and the violence of war. Their stories reveal the capacity of the human spirit to persevere . . . and to rediscover joy. Resilience comes from deep within us and from support outside us. Even after the most devastating events, it is possible to grow by finding deeper meaning and gaining greater appreciation in our lives. Option B illuminates how to help others in crisis, develop compassion for ourselves, raise strong children, and create resilient families, communities, and workplaces. Many of these lessons can be applied to everyday struggles, allowing us to brave whatever lies ahead. Two weeks after losing her husband, Sheryl was preparing for a father-child activity. "I want Dave," she cried. Her friend replied, "Option A is not available," and then promised to help her make the most of Option B. We all live some form of Option B. This book will help us all make the most of it.
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A World Gone Social

How Companies Must Adapt to Survive

Author: Ted Coine,Mark Babbitt

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 0814433278

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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The Social Revolution's impact on the business world cannot be over-estimated. Like the meteor that likely precipitated the end of the dinosaurs, Social is the catalyst in an extinction event--and business as we know it has changed forever. A World Gone Social offers an eye-opening look at fundamental and powerful changes the social collaboration era has set in motion: Customers now have the power--just watch what happens as more realize it! With increased transparency, businesses must be more ethical--no more pretending Command-and-control leadership is now so inefficient, it is a liability Nimble and small is the new competitive advantage--few corporations are capable of the agility required by evolving marketplaces Recruiting is now a two-way proposition, with job seekers able to peer behind the corporate curtain Relationship and community-building is how customers and brand ambassadors are won--and retained Engagement--with partners, employees, and customers--is not a luxury; it is a requirement. Each chapter provides compelling stories and concrete examples of companies demonstrating enlightened business practices and doing Social right--and some that are not--and the lessons to be learned from their experiences. Finally, readers will discover how to objectively assess the fit ness of their own company's culture and social presence...so they may successfully transition from a 20th- to a 21st-century "social" organization.
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Give to Get

A Senior Leader's Guide to Navigating Corporate Life

Author: Vishal Agarwal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781619618299

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 148

View: 3067

Why do some people succeed in corporate careers, while others crash and burn? What if you had a guidebook for navigating corporate life? An executive career can bring wealth, prestige, and fame. But it also comes with unique challenges. Vishal Agarwal has written an essential handbook for business leaders to successfully negotiate the high-stakes complexities of any corporate culture. Give to Get illuminates rarely discussed challenges for those in business leadership roles, from overcoming "new guy syndrome," to creating a stakeholder map, taking your credit to the bank, finding your why, earning trust and building support, and overcoming burnout. Drawing on decades of experience, Agarwal shares essential strategies to help executives avoid the most common causes of failure at any stage of their career and replace them with skills every corporate superstar needs to master. Filled with allegories, personal stories, and memorable "Vishal-isms," this is a must-read. Whether you're a senior-level decision-maker or on your way to becoming one, Give to Get will help you take charge and navigate to success.
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Drive

The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Author: Daniel H. Pink

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101524381

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people—at work, at school, at home. It's wrong. As Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others) explains in his paradigm-shattering book Drive, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today's world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world. Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does—and how that affects every aspect of our lives. He demonstrates that while the old-fashioned carrot-and-stick approach worked successfully in the 20th century, it's precisely the wrong way to motivate people for today's challenges. In Drive, he reveals the three elements of true motivation: *Autonomy—the desire to direct our own lives *Mastery—the urge to get better and better at something that matters *Purpose—the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves Along the way, he takes us to companies that are enlisting new approaches to motivation and introduces us to the scientists and entrepreneurs who are pointing a bold way forward. Drive is bursting with big ideas—the rare book that will change how you think and transform how you live.
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Getting There

A Book of Mentors

Author: Gillian Zoe Segal

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613127715

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

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The path to success is rarely easy or direct, and good mentors are hard to find. In Getting There, thirty leaders in diverse fields share their secrets to navigating the rocky road to the top. In an honest, direct, and engaging way, these role models describe the obstacles they faced, the setbacks they endured, and the vital lessons they learned. They dispense not only essential and practical career advice, but also priceless wisdom applicable to life in general. Getting There is for everyone—from students contemplating their futures to the vast majority of us facing challenges or seeking to reach our potential.
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The Intellectual Life

Its Spirit, Conditions, Methods

Author: A. G. Sertillanges

Publisher: CUA Press

ISBN: 9780813206462

Category: Philosophy

Page: 266

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"Fr. Sertillanges's teachings are as timeless as any truths which describe the genuine nature of things. . . . This book is highly recommended not only for intellectuals, but also for students and those discerning their vocation in life."--New Oxford Review "[This] is above all a practical book. It discusses with a wealth of illustration and insight such subjects as the organization of the intellectual worker's time, materials, and his life; the integration of knowledge and the relation of one's specialty to general knowledge; the choice and use of reading; the discipline of memory; the taking of notes, their classification and use; and the preparation and organization of the final production."--The Sign
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Likeable Business: Why Today's Consumers Demand More and How Leaders Can Deliver

Author: Dave Kerpen,Theresa Braun,Valerie Pritchard

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071800484

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Dave Kerpen’s follow-up to his bestselling Likeable Social Media gives business owners and marketers time-tested strategies for growing revenue Likeable Business lays out the eleven strategies companies can use to leverage likeability to increase profits and spur growth. Kerpen explains how to ensure that every aspect of a business communicates transparency, accountability, responsiveness, and authenticity—which customers find more likeable than traditional marketing campaigns. Dave Kerpen is cofounder and CEO of the marketing firm Likeable Media, included in the INC 500 fastest-growing private companies in the United States for both 2011 and 2012. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling book Likeable Social Media and is a frequent keynote speaker.
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Encountering a Narcissistic Sociopath

Author: Angela Ellington

Publisher: XinXii

ISBN: 3960288468

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 110

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After three amazing years with who Angela Ellington believed was her future husband, she found herself expecting a child. Angela’s life soon got turned upside down due to lies, manipulation and deception immediately passed on to her child.
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Riding the Dragon

10 Lessons for Inner Strength in Challenging Times

Author: Robert J. Wicks

Publisher: Ave Maria Press

ISBN: 1933495448

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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With over 50,000 copies sold, Riding the Dragon has for a decade made itself an indispensable spiritual and psychological guide to readers experiencing seasons of adversity. This anniversary edition includes a new introduction from the author with personal reflections and fresh perspectives on today's challenges. "Don't try to slay your dragons; learn to ride them!" Drawing on Eastern and Western traditions, psychologist Robert Wicks emboldens readers to face life's difficulties--the "dragons" that escape from the cave. Readers will find guidance and encouragement to engage problems as a means to growth and transformation, to ride their dragons rather than slay them or drive them back into their cave. Wicks fashions ten simple lessons on identifying and confronting the everyday dragons readers meet: from engaging darkness to finding simplicity to keeping perspective.
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