• Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

    From Inner-City Kid to Renowned Neurosurgeon – the extraordinary story of Dr. Ben Carson

    Dr. Ben Carson is known around the world for breakthroughs in neurosurgery that have brought hope where no hope existed. In Gifted Hands, he tells of his inspiring odyssey from his childhood in inner-city Detroit to his position as director of pediatric neurosurgery at John Hopkins Medical Institutions at age thirty-three. Taking you into the operating room where he has saved countless lives, Ben Carson is a role model for anyone who attempts the seemingly impossible.

    Filled with fascinating case histories, this bestselling book tells the dramatic and intimate story of Ben Carson’s struggle to beat the odds — and of the faith and genius that make him one of today’s greatest life-givers.

    50.00
  • Goal Setting and Goal Getting

    Goal Setting & Goal Getting will inspire and guide you through the process of developing a vision, setting clear goals for your life and planning to meet these expectations. Significantly, it concludes by identifying four enemies that prevent people from achieving their goals.

    25.00
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    Good Leaders Ask Great Questions: Your Foundation for Successful Leadership

    John Maxwell, America’s #1 leadership authority, has mastered the art of asking questions, using them to learn and grow, connect with people, challenge himself, improve his team, and develop better ideas. Questions have literally changed Maxwell’s life. In GOOD LEADERS ASK GREAT QUESTIONS, he shows how they can change yours, teaching why questions are so important, what questions you should ask yourself as a leader, and what questions you should be asking your team.

    Maxwell also opened the floodgates and invited people from around the world to ask him any leadership question. He answers seventy of them–the best of the best–including . . .

    What are the top skills required to lead people through difficult times?

    – How do I get started in leadership?
    – How do I motivate an unmotivated person?
    – How can I succeed working under poor leadership?
    – When is the right time for a successful leader to move on to a new position?
    – How do you move people into your inner circle?

    No matter whether you are a seasoned leader at the top of your game or a newcomer wanting to take the first steps into leadership, this book will change the way you look at questions and improve your leadership life.

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    Good Strategy/Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why It Matters

    When Richard Rumelt’s Good Strategy/Bad Strategy was published in 2011, it immediately struck a chord, calling out as bad strategy the mish-mash of pop culture, motivational slogans and business buzz speak so often and misleadingly masquerading as the real thing.

    Since then, his original and pragmatic ideas have won fans around the world and continue to help readers to recognise and avoid the elements of bad strategy and adopt good, action-oriented strategies that honestly acknowledge the challenges being faced and offer straightforward approaches to overcoming them. Strategy should not be equated with ambition, leadership, vision or planning; rather, it is coherent action backed by an argument.

    For Rumelt, the heart of good strategy is insight into the hidden power in any situation, and into an appropriate response – whether launching a new product, fighting a war or putting a man on the moon. Drawing on examples of the good and the bad from across all sectors and all ages, he shows how this insight can be cultivated with a wide variety of tools that lead to better thinking and better strategy, strategy that cuts through the hype and gets results.

    70.00
  • Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t

    To find the keys to greatness, Collins’s 21-person research team read and coded 6,000 articles, generated more than 2,000 pages of interview transcripts and created 384 megabytes of computer data in a five-year project. The findings will surprise many readers and, quite frankly, upset others.

    The Challenge:
    Built to Last, the defining management study of the nineties, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the verybeginning.

    But what about the company that is not born with great DNA? How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness?

    The Study:
    For years, this question preyed on the mind of Jim Collins. Are there companies that defy gravity and convert long-term mediocrity or worse into long-term superiority? And if so, what are the universal distinguishing characteristics that cause a company to go from good to great?

    The Standards:
    Using tough benchmarks, Collins and his research team identified a set of elite companies that made the leap to great results and sustained those results for at least fifteen years. How great? After the leap, the good-to-great companies generated cumulative stock returns that beat the general stock market by an average of seven times in fifteen years, better than twice the results delivered by a composite index of the world’s greatest companies, including Coca-Cola, Intel, General Electric, and Merck.

    The Comparisons:
    The research team contrasted the good-to-great companies with a carefully selected set of comparison companies that failed to make the leap from good to great. What was different? Why did one set of companies become truly great performers while the other set remained only good?

    Over five years, the team analyzed the histories of all twenty-eight companies in the study. After sifting through mountains of data and thousands of pages of interviews, Collins and his crew discovered the key determinants of greatness — why some companies make the leap and others don’t.

    The Findings:
    The findings of the Good to Great study will surprise many readers and shed light on virtually every area of management strategy and practice. The findings include:

    • Level 5 Leaders: The research team was shocked to discover the type of leadership required to achieve greatness.
    • The Hedgehog Concept: (Simplicity within the Three Circles): To go from good to great requires transcending the curse of competence.
    • A Culture of Discipline: When you combine a culture of discipline with an ethic of entrepreneurship, you get the magical alchemy of great results. Technology Accelerators: Good-to-great companies think differently about the role of technology.
    • The Flywheel and the Doom Loop: Those who launch radical change programs and wrenching restructurings will almost certainly fail to make the leap.

    “Some of the key concepts discerned in the study,” comments Jim Collins, “fly in the face of our modern business culture and will, quite frankly, upset some people.”

    Perhaps, but who can afford to ignore these findings?

    100.00
  • Great Again: How to Fix Our Crippled America

    In this book (previously published as Crippled America), we’re going to look at the state of the world right now. It’s a terrible mess, and that’s putting it mildly. There has never been a more dangerous time. The politicians and special interests in Washington, DC are directly responsible for the mess we are in. So why should we continue listening to them?

    It’s time to bring America back to its rightful owners—the American people.

    I’m not going to play the same game politicians have been playing for decades—all talk, no action, while special interests and lobbyists dictate our laws. I am shaking up the establishment on both sides of the political aisle because I can’t be bought. I want to bring America back, to make it great and prosperous again, and to be sure we are respected by our allies and feared by our adversaries.

    It’s time for action. Americans are fed up with politics as usual. And they should be! In this book, I outline my vision to make America great again, including: how to fix our failing economy; how to reform health care so it is more efficient, cost-effective, and doesn’t alienate both doctors and patients; how to rebuild our military and start winning wars—instead of watching our enemies take over—while keeping our promises to our great veterans; how to ensure that our education system offers the resources that allow our students to compete internationally, so tomorrow’s jobseekers have the tools they need to succeed; and how to immediately bring jobs back to America by closing our doors to illegal immigrants, and pressuring businesses to produce their goods at home.

    This book is my blueprint for how to Make America Great Again. It’s not hard. We just need someone with the courage to say what needs to be said. We won’t find that in Washington, DC.

    40.00
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    Greatest Speeches of Historic Black Leaders – Volume 1

    The words you habitually choose affect what you experience. The control of your habitual vocabulary will ultimately change the quality of your life. Greatest Speeches of Historic Black Leaders, Vol One is a compendium of thought-provoking and inspirational multiple speeches of such prominent leaders as Martin Luther King Jr., Barack Obama, Nelson Mandela and Jesse Jackson.

    40.00
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    Guns Over Kigali: The Rwandese Civil War -1994 (A personal account)

    Guns Over Kigali is a personal account of the events leading up to the Rwanda genocide in 1994 through the eyes of Ghanaian UN peacekeeping soldier who served as the UNAMIR Deputy Force Commander and Ghana Contingent Commander.

    30.00
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    Harvard Business Review on Building Better Teams

    Most teams underperform. Yours can beat the odds.

    If you need the best practices and ideas for superior team building–but don’t have time to find them–this book is for you. Here are 10 inspiring and useful perspectives, all in one place.

    This collection of HBR articles will help you:

    – Boost team performance through mutual accountability
    – Motivate large, diverse groups to tackle complex projects
    – Increase groups’ emotional intelligence
    – Reverse the fortunes of a struggling team
    – Prevent decision deadlock
    – Extract results from a bunch of touchy superstars
    – Fight constructively with top-management colleagues
    – Ensure productivity in far-flung teams

    65.00
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    Harvard Business Review on Inspiring & Executing Innovation (Harvard Business Review Paperback Series)

    Fresh ideas can mean big profits–but only if they make it to market and sell.

    If you need the best practices and ideas for creating and delivering new products and services–but don’t have time to find them–this book is for you. Here are 10 inspiring and useful perspectives, all in one place.

    This collection of HBR articles will help you:

    – Decide which ideas are worth pursuing

    – Adapt offerings from the developing world to wealthy markets

    – Plan all-new ventures by testing and tweaking

    – Tailor your efforts to meet customers’ most pressing needs

    – Make inexpensive products on a vast scale

    – Measure and improve innovation performance

    – Avoid classic pitfalls such as stifling innovation with rigid processes

    80.00
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    HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Change Management (HBR’s 10 Must Reads)

    Stop pushing products—and start cultivating relationships with the right customers.

    If you read nothing else on marketing that delivers competitive advantage, read these 10 articles. We’ve combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you reinvent your marketing by putting it—and your customers—at the center of your business.

    Leading experts such as Ted Levitt and Clayton Christensen provide the insights and advice you need to:

    • Figure out what business you’re really in
    • Create products that perform the jobs people need to get done
    • Get a bird’s-eye view of your brand’s strengths and weaknesses
    • Tap a market that’s larger than China and India combined
    • Deliver superior value to your B2B customers
    • End the war between sales and marketing

    80.00
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    HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Making Smart Decisions (HBR’s 10 Must Reads)

    Learn why bad decisions happen to good managers—and how to make better ones.

    If you read nothing else on decision making, read these 10 articles. We’ve combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you and your organization make better choices and avoid common traps.

    Leading experts such as Ram Charan, Michael Mankins, and Thomas Davenport provide the insights and advice you need to:

    • Make bold decisions that challenge the status quo
    • Support your decisions with diverse data
    • Evaluate risks and benefits with equal rigor
    • Check for faulty cause-and-effect reasoning
    • Test your decisions with experiments
    • Foster and address constructive criticism
    • Defeat indecisiveness with clear accountability

    80.00

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