Publisher´s Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. Proven methods for turning any passion into major profits - from the legendary entrepreneur who turned her idea into a $100 million global powerhouse For the first time ever, the founder and CEO of Jazzercise, Inc., reveals the secrets to her staggering success. In Building a Business with a Beat, Judi Sheppard Missett describes the principles that made-and continue to make-Jazzercise the worldwide women-owned enterprise it is today. You´ll learn how to build a business devoted to excellence and communal satisfaction, while being inspired by the author´s story of turning a class of 15 people in a Chicago dance studio into the world´s leading dance fitness program. Sheppard Missett shows how you can build your own successful business by daring to: .Dream big .Pair your passion with a greater purpose .Pay attention to cues, signs and signals .Embrace changing technologies .Hire for attitude, empathy, and creativity .Set standards, establish ´´firsts´´ .Cultivate your customer community .Reach out, step forward, and give back
The team behind How Google Works returns with management lessons from legendary coach and business executive, Bill Campbell, whose mentoring of some of our most successful modern entrepreneurs has helped create well over a trillion dollars in market value.
Quality of education has become a major concern to all stakeholders worldwide. This has motivated the author to deep himself wholeheartedly into helping education managers and policy makers in ensuring and managing the quality of education in primary teacher training colleges and other tertiary education institutions. In this new Journey of research, the author is enthusiastic at writing about quality in education and teacher education, as he believes that the quality of teacher education drives the world into growth and development. In this edition, the author feels obliged to shed light in the challenges to Total Quality Management implementation in Primary Teacher Training colleges while being optimistic that other scholars would draw a lesson too.
A collection of the best thinking from one of the most innovative management consulting firms in the world For more than forty years, The Boston Consulting Group has been shaping strategic thinking in business. The Boston Consulting Group on Strategy offers a broad and up-to-date selection of the firm´s best ideas on strategy with fresh ideas, insights, and practical lessons for managers, executives, and entrepreneurs in every industry. Here´s a sampling of the provocative thinking you´ll find inside: ´´You have to be the scientist of your own life and be astonished four times:at what is, what always has been, what once was, and what could be.´´ ´´The majority of products in most companies are cash traps . . . .[They] are not only worthless, but a perpetual drain on corporate resources.´´ ´´Use more debt than your competition or get out of the business.´´ ´´When information flows freely, reputation, more than reciprocity,becomes the basis for trust.´´ ´´As a strategic weapon, time is the equivalent of money, productivity,quality, even innovation.´´ ´´When brands become business systems, brand management becomes far too important to leave to the marketing department.´´ ´´The winning organization of the future will look more like a collection ofjazz ensembles than a symphony orchestra.´´ ´´Most of our organizations today derive from a model whose original purpose was to control creativity.´´ ´´Rather than being an obstacle, uncertainty is the very engine of transformation in a business, a continuous source of new opportunities.´´ ´´IP assets lack clear property lines. Every bit of intellectual property you can own comes with connections to other valuable innovations.´´
´´My favorite book of the year . . . Today, to some extent, every company is a media company, but Anand emphasizes that it´s not just about the content you create; it´s the connections you make that matter-the platforms and network effects.´´-Doug McMillon, CEO, Wal-Mart Stores Harvard Business School Professor of Strategy Bharat Anand presents an incisive new approach to digital transformation that favors fostering connectivity over focusing exclusively on content. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BLOOMBERG Companies everywhere face two major challenges today: getting noticed and getting paid. To confront these obstacles, Bharat Anand examines a range of businesses around the world, from The New York Times to The Economist, from Chinese Internet giant Tencent to Scandinavian digital trailblazer Schibsted, and from talent management to the future of education. Drawing on these stories and on the latest research in economics, strategy, and marketing, this refreshingly engaging book reveals important lessons, smashes celebrated myths, and reorients strategy. Success for flourishing companies comes not from making the best content but from recognizing how content enables customers´ connectivity; it comes not from protecting the value of content at all costs but from unearthing related opportunities close by; and it comes not from mimicking competitors´ best practices but from seeing choices as part of a connected whole. Digital change means that everyone today can reach and interact with others directly: We are all in the content business. But that comes with risks that Bharat Anand teaches us how to recognize and navigate. Filled with conversations with key players and in-depth dispatches from the front lines of digital change, The Content Trap is an essential new playbook for navigating the turbulent waters in which we find ourselves. Praise for The Content Trap ´´A masterful and thought-provoking book that has reshaped my understanding of content in the digital landscape.´´-Ariel Emanuel, co-CEO, WME IMG ´´The Content Trap is a book filled with stories of businesses, from music companies to magazine publishers, that missed connections and could never escape the narrow views that had brought them past success. But it is also filled with stories of those who made strategic choices to strengthen the links between content and returns in their new master plans. . . . The book is a call to clear thinking and reassessing why things are the way they are.´´-The Wall Street Journal
In the wake of continuing corporate scandals there have been few, if any, CEOs that have stepped forward as models of ´´doing things right´´ -- except the former chairman and CEO of Medtronic, Bill George. George has become the unofficial spokesperson for responsible leadership -- in business, the media, and academia. In Authentic Leadership Bill George makes the case that we do need new leaders, not just new laws, to bring us out of the current corporate crisis. He persuasively demonstrates that authentic leaders of mission-driven companies will create far greater shareholder value than financially oriented companies. During George´s twelve-year leadership at Medtronic, the company´s market capitalization soared from $1.1 billion to $460 billion, averaging 35% per year. George candidly recounts many of the toughest challenges he encountered -- from ethical dilemmas and battles with the FDA to his own development as a leader. He shows how to develop the five essential dimensions of authentic leaders-- purpose, values, heart, relationships, and self-discipline. Authentic Leadership offers inspiring lessons to all who want to lead with heart and with compassion for those they serve. Bill George helps readers answer vital questions such as: What should I do when my personal values conflict with company business values? How do I make trade-offs between the needs of my customers, my employees, and my company´s shareholders? Do I really want to devote my talents to business? Authentic Leadership provides a tested guide for character-based leaders and all those who have a stake in the integrity and success of our corporations.
NFL head coach Mike Smith lead one of the most remarkable turnarounds in NFL history. In the season prior to his arrival in 2008, the Atlanta Falcons had a 4-12 record and the franchise had never before achieved back-to-back winning seasons. Under Smith´s leadership, the Falcons earned an 11-5 record in his first season and would go on to become perennial playoff and Super Bowl contenders earning Smith AP Coach of year in 2008 and voted Coach of Year by his peers in 2008, 2010 and 2012. You Win in the Locker Room First draws on the extraordinary experiences of Coach Mike Smith and Jon Gordon--consultant to numerous college and professional teams--to explore the seven powerful principles that any business, school, organization, or sports team can adopt to revitalize their organization. Step by step, the authors outline a strategy for building a thriving organization and provide a practical framework that give leaders the tools they need to create a great culture, lead with the right mindset, create strong relationships, improve teamwork, execute at a higher level, and avoid the pitfalls that sabotage far too many leaders and organizations. In addition to sharing what went right with the Falcons, Smith also transparently shares what went wrong his last two seasons and provides invaluable lessons leaders can take away from his victories, success, failures and mistakes. Whether it´s an executive leadership team of a Fortune 500 company, a sports team, an emergency room team, military team, or a school team successful leaders coach their team and develop, mentor, encourage, and guide them. This not only improves the team, it improves the leaders and their relationships, connections, and organization. You Win in the Locker Room First offers a rare behind-the-scenes look at one of the most pressure packed leadership jobs on the planet and what leaders can learn from these experiences in order to build their own winning team.