It's Not About the Coffee

Lessons on Putting People First from a Life at Starbucks

Author: Howard Behar,Janet Goldstein

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101216530

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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During his many years as a senior executive at Starbucks, Howard Behar helped establish the Starbucks culture, which stresses people over profits. He coached hundreds of leaders at every level and helped the company grow into a world-renowned brand. Now he reveals the ten principles that guided his leadership-and not one of them is about coffee. Behar shows that if you think of your staff as people (not labor costs) they will achieve amazing results. He discusses the importance of building trust, telling hard truths, thinking independently, and more. And he shares inside stories of key turning points for Starbucks, as it fought to hang on to its culture while growing exponentially.
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Lead with Heart in Mind

Treading the Noble Eightfold Path For Mindful and Sustainable Practice

Author: Joan Marques

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030170284

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 161

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This enlightening and inspiring book shows both accomplished and aspiring leaders how to harness Buddhist philosophies to practice more effective and sustainable leadership. Illustrated through the stories of visionary and innovative leaders in many fields, including Elon Musk (Tesla), Malala Yousafzai (human rights), Howard Schultz (Starbucks), and Muhammad Yunus (microfinance and development), this volume links an ancient Buddhist concept, known as the Noble Eightfold Path, to contemporary needs to develop an alternative paradigm to the excessive bottom-line focus and winner-take-all approach that has come to dominate leadership practice in recent decades. The stunning rejection by the United Kingdom of the European Union and the divisive US presidential race of 2016 serve as a dramatic backdrop to complex social issues that require creative solutions bringing together stakeholders from different fields and points of view. The Eightfold Path—characterized by the following elements: Right View, Right Intention, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness, and Right Concentration—is an approach to leadership that balances individual and collective concerns while aligning pragmatic and spiritual priorities. Joan Marques, an accomplished author, speaker, and educator on spirituality in organizations, with extensive experience in teaching and applying Buddhist principles, demonstrates how the Eightfold Path can inform practices and decisions that result in long-term communal benefits, and, in the process, develop more mindful and conscientious leaders capable of tackling multifaceted challenges.
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Leadership Today

Practices for Personal and Professional Performance

Author: Joan Marques,Satinder Dhiman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319310364

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 419

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This textbook provides a clear understanding of leadership needs in today’s business world, explained within the scope of hard and soft leadership skills. It captures qualities and skills such as spirituality, empathy, moral behavior, mindfulness, empathy, problem solving, self-confidence, ambition, knowledge, global understanding, and information technology. This text explains and provides guidelines for the implementation of each skill and includes examples from contemporary and historical leaders inviting the reader to consider each quality and engage in self-reflection. This book deviates from excessive theoretical descriptions presenting a timely, hands-on approach to leadership. Featuring contributions form academics and professionals from around the world, this text will be of interest to students, researchers, professionals in business and leadership who aspire to lead beyond their immediate environment.
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Take Your Soul to Work

365 Meditations on Every Day Leadership

Author: Erica Brown

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476743436

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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Practical, inspired, and bite-sized wisdom from renowned religious scholar Erica Brown, these daily meditations help add greater depth and purpose to your leadership. Few leaders have a plan when it comes to soul-building at work. As a result, they often find themselves spiritually or emotionally depleted, and they can lose the larger ideals that made them want to lead in the first place. Take Your Soul to Work is a daily meditational for business and nonprofit leaders looking for inspiration. Each entry focuses on a different quality, emotion, or aspiration (“on discipline,” “on compassion,” “on impermanence,” “on callousness,” “on productive narcissism”) by presenting a relevant quote, story, or question inspired by the traditions of all faiths as well as artists, poets, and business thinkers to help leaders reframe, rethink, and reset. Leaders rarely have time to reflect between the meeting, calls, and emails that eat away at the work day. With just one thought per day for the entire year, these 365 meditations will anchor, ground, and enrich corporate titans and nonprofit visionaries. Take Your Soul to Work provides spiritual nourishment and encourages leaders to steer their organizations with honesty, grace, and courage—and experience transcendence in the process.
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Communicate Like a True Leader

30 Days of Life-Changing Wisdom

Author: Quentin James Schultze

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781937532819

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 150

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Inspired by leadership expert Robert K. Greenleaf, Schultze recommends that in our communication we seek above all to wisely serve others--not to merely perform well or be "effective," but serve.
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Rigged

Author: Ben Mezrich

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140880641X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Rigged tells an incredible rags-to-riches story of David Russo, an Italian-American upstart from the streets of Brooklyn who claws his way into the wild, frenetic world of the testosterone-laced warrens of the Merc Exchange, the asylum-like oil trading center located in lower Manhattan where billions of dollars trade hands every week, a place where former garbagemen become millionaires overnight and fistfights break out on the trading floor. But the Merc is just the starting place of an adventure that leads David to private yachts in Monte Carlo, the gold-lined hotel palaces of Dubai, and dangerous deals in the back alleys of Beijing. Rigged tells the true story of one man's adventure to revolutionize the oil trading industry - and along with it, the world.
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