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The Corporate Athlete

Author : Jack L. Groppel
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"As Jack Groppel so aptly explains, the rigor of corporate athletics is often even more demanding than that of professional athletes. In my world, one does not have the luxury of an off-season. This book is a must-read for all those striving for the gold." -Arthur M. Blank, CEO and President, The Home Depot "Today's challenging business climate requires every top executive to be perfectly fit both mentally and physically. The Corporate Athlete is must reading for everyone who wants to manage his or her business, career, or profession effectively while living a balanced life. Buy it-it's a great investment." -Leonard Lauder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Estee Lauder Companies, Inc.

The Corporate Athlete Advantage

Author : Jim Loehr
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The Corporate Athlete

Author : Koen Gonnissen
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The Corporate Athlete

Author : Koen Connissen
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The Power of Full Engagement

Author : Jim Loehr
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A high-performance, stress-reducing program that emphasises the body's periodic need for recovery and renewal, leading to maximum satisfaction and achievement.

The Fit Corporate Athlete

Author : Jeff Rosenberg
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A Manhattan based chiropractor who is much more than cracking backs. This book is about total health for your muscles, joints, and soft tissues to keep you performing at your highest level. Dr. Jeff offers the same treatments they do on the sidelines of the NFL and Ironman Triathlons to keep your body at peak levels. Everyone from executives of fortune 500 companies to professional bodybuilders and athletes come to see Dr. Jeff. He was even invited to speak at Harvard during an event ran by the Harvard Extension Wellness Club. In fact, he is one of the staff members for the Ironman Triathlon. He's also worked at the Wall Street Decathlon. His techniques are non surgical, 21st century cutting edge, and clinically proven to work for spine/back and joint relief.

The Self as Enterprise

Author : Peter Kelly
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Twenty first century, flexible capitalism creates new demands for those who work to acknowledge that all aspects of their lives have come to be seen as performance related, and consequently of interest to those who employ them (or fire them). At the start of the 21st century we can identify, borrowing from Max Weber, new work ethics that provide novel ethically slanted maxims for the conduct of a life, and which suggest that the cultivation of the self as an enterprise is the life-long activity that should give meaning, purpose and direction to a life. The book provides an innovative theoretical and methodological approach that draws on the problematising critique of Michel Foucault, the sociological imagination of Zygmunt Bauman and the work influenced by these authors in social theory and social research in the last three decades. The author takes seriously the ambivalence and irony that marks many people’s experience of their working lives, and the demands of work at the start of the 21st century. The book makes an important contribution to the continuing debate about the nature of work related identities and the consequences of the intensification of the work regimes in which these identities are performed and regulated. In a post global financial crisis (GFC) world of sovereign debt, austerity and recession the author’s analysis focuses academic and professional interest on neo-liberal injunctions to imagine ourselves as an enterprise, and to reap the rewards and carry the costs of the conduct of this enterprise.

The New Leadership Literacies

Author : Bob Johansen
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Over the next decade, today's connected world will be explosively more connected. Anything that can be distributed will be distributed: workforces, organizations, supply webs, and more. The tired practices of centralized organizations will become brittle in a future where authority is radically decentralized. Rigid hierarchies will give way to liquid structures. Most leaders—and most organizations—aren't ready for this future. Are you? It's too late to catch up, but it's a great time to leapfrog. Noted futurist Bob Johansen goes beyond skills and competencies to propose five new leadership literacies—combinations of disciplines, practices, and worldviews—that will be needed to thrive in a VUCA world of increasing volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. This book shows how to (1) forecast likely futures so you can “look back” and make sure you're prepared now for the changes to come, (2) use low-risk gaming spaces to work through your concerns about the future and hone your leadership skills, (3) lead shape-shifting organizations where you can't just tell people what to do, (4) be a dynamic presence even when you're not there in person, and (5) keep your personal energy high and transmit that energy throughout your organization. This visionary book provides a vivid description of the ideal talent profile for future leaders. It is written for current, rising star, and aspiring leaders; talent scouts searching for leaders; and executive coaches seeking a fresh view of how leaders will need to prepare. To get ready for this future, we will all need new leadership literacies.

Selling with Presence

Author : Reggie Pearse
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Technology is crushing us, guys. It’s disrupting how buyers buy and, therefore, how we sales professionals must sell. Buyers don’t listen to us in the same way they used to because we no longer have power based on technical, product or current industry knowledge. All of that is right at our buyers’ fingertips. We have got to change up our game. To succeed in this increasingly complex and competitive environment we need great presence. Sales professionals with great presence have the ability to read the situation and seamlessly adjust their behavior to authentically connect with their buyers. They are persuasive because they have genuine regard for their buyers, and convey a passionate belief in what they are selling. They do the following consistently and well: tune in to their buying audience connect authentically inspire their buyers to take action This book helps the reader understand what it means to have great sales presence, and why great presence transcends any sales process. Throughout the book there are many practical skill-building activities, best practices, tools and templates to help you leverage your most powerful self to close more deals.

Hustle and Float

Author : Rahaf Harfoush
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OUR CULTURE HAS BECOME OBSESSED WITH HUSTLING. As we struggle to keep up in a knowledge economy that never sleeps, we arm ourselves with life hacks, to-do lists, and an inbox-zero mentality, grasping at anything that will help us work faster, push harder, and produce more. There’s just one problem: most of these solutions are making things worse. Creativity isn’t produced on an assembly line, and endless hustle is ruining our mental and physical health while subtracting from our creative performance. Productivity and Creativity are not compatible; we are stuck between them, and like the opposite poles of a magnet, they are tearing us apart. When we’re told to sleep more, meditate, and slow down, we nod our heads in agreement, yet seem incapable of applying this advice in our own lives. Why do we act against our creative best interests? WE HAVE FORGOTTEN HOW TO FLOAT. The answer lies in our history, culture, and biology. Instead of focusing on how we work, we must understand why we work—why we believe that what we do determines who we are. Hustle and Float explores how our work culture creates contradictions between what we think we want and what we actually need, and points the way to a more humane, more sustainable, and, yes, more creative, way of working and living.

Primal Leadership With a New Preface by the Authors

Author : Daniel Goleman
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This is the book that established “emotional intelligence” in the business lexicon—and made it a necessary skill for leaders. Managers and professionals across the globe have embraced Primal Leadership, affirming the importance of emotionally intelligent leadership. Its influence has also reached well beyond the business world: the book and its ideas are now used routinely in universities, business and medical schools, and professional training programs, and by a growing legion of professional coaches. This refreshed edition, with a new preface by the authors, vividly illustrates the power—and the necessity—of leadership that is self-aware, empathic, motivating, and collaborative in a world that is ever more economically volatile and technologically complex. It is even timelier now than when it was originally published. From bestselling authors Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, and Annie McKee, this groundbreaking book remains a must-read for anyone who leads or aspires to lead. Also available in ebook format wherever ebooks are sold.

Natural Health Peak Performance Longevity Lifestyle

Author : Ralph Teller
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This book is about how to naturally achieve optimum health, how to live a high quality and long life, and if an athlete, how to achieve peak performance. The book has a focus on athletic performance because the road to athletic excellence and physical, mental and emotional peak performance is very similar to the path of optimal health and longevity. The lifestyle that leads to a longer, better quality life is the same lifestyle athletes need to follow to reach their ambitions. There is an art to living. Plato used the expression techne tou biou which means 'the craft of life' which refers to the art of crafting and shaping life. It's an art that has been somewhat lost by our modern culture. Modern culture's lifestyle is contributing to high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, obesity, depression, lack of regular good sleep, chronic fatigue, etc. which underlie many of modern life's sickness and diseases. This book, in part, hopes to impart an appreciation of the need to get back to the basics - the need to live a natural life. The book covers the key ingredients to a long quality life, which include natural nutrition, exercise, strong nerve force and brain power all within a simple lifestyle. I also hope to provide athletes with a larger picture of how they can naturally achieve their athletic goals and mesh those goals with the longer term goals of longevity. As maintaining a regular vigorous exercise routine helps us maintain a high and efficient metabolism, to encourage you to engage in the aerobic sports, I provide safety tips and tips on ideal technique for hiking, running, swimming, and cycling. A key premise of this book is living naturally as the best way to achieve optimum health, longevity and peak performance. As such, I provide natural tips on (i) the benefits of natural nutrition and portion control, (ii) the benefits of obtaining sufficient Vitamin D levels from the sun, (iii) how to obtain natural regular good sleep, (iv) how to naturally beat depression, and (v) how to naturally quit smoking cigarettes. As maintaining high testosterone levels is important to men's health and vitality, we recommend natural ways to increase testosterone levels. The book also recommends natural ways to increase the production of the growth hormones essential to growth and healing. Since women have unique health considerations, the book provides insight into the the role of Calcium and Iron in women's health and provides natural food sources of obtaining both nutrients. For athletes I recommend natural ways to maintain kidney health, as the kidneys play a key role in the production of red blood cells, essential to oxygen delivery to our cells for peak athletic performance. Maintaining healthy kidneys is also important to everyone in fighting fatigue. There is a list of natural food sources that provide the key nutrients needed to produce red blood cells. As maintaining strong nerves and efficient management of our metabolism is essential to optimal health and life quality, I provide natural solutions to building strong nerve force through proper breathing rhythm and lowering of our resting heart rate. Recognizing the importance of the mental and emotional aspects of peak performance and the Ideal Performance State necessary for reaching optimum athletic and other potentials, we provide insight into the Ideal Performance State. There is a section on mental toughness and a section on how mental imagery skills can be developed to give each of us an edge in our challenges. Keeping our minds sharp and brains healthy is essential to our life quality and longevity. I provide natural tips and insight into (i) creativity skills, (ii) clear thinking skills, (iii) the importance of heightened sense and expanded awareness, and (iv) self-actualization skills. Lifestyle plays a key role in our life quality and lifespan. The book suggests a more simple lifestyle as a way to care for our soul.

Sustaining Executive Performance

Author : Steven P. MacGregor
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Thousands of executives have discovered a powerful truth: the best way to improve your performance is to improve your health and well being. Now, top executive coach Steven MacGregor helps you leverage this truth in your life and your business. MacGregor brings together breakthrough insights and techniques he's honed through seven years pioneering the internationally-renowned Sustaining Executive Performance (SEP) program, and working with hundreds of leading executives worldwide. In Sustaining Executive Performance , he reveals the profound connections between living a more sustainable, happy, and productive life and improving your organization on metrics ranging from innovation to resilience. MacGregor addresses core business themes including design thinking, continuous innovation, and corporate social responsibility. Next, he shows how to apply all five elements of the SEP program in your own life: MOVE, RECOVER, FOCUS, FUEL, and TRAIN. Finally, he offers specific guidance for changing your own habits in areas ranging from sleep to meetings and communication. Throughout you'll find interviews with leading executives and experts. Each interview offers specific takeaways you can use to become a more effective leader — and a more fulfilled human being.


Author : Marc Lesser
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Lesser's text shows the benefits of doing less in a world that has increasingly embraced more--more desire, more activity, more things, more exhaustion. "Less" is about stopping, about the possibility of finding composure in the midst of activity.

Crucibles of Leadership

Author : Robert J. Thomas
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Experience may be a leader's best teacher--but there's a hitch. Two people can have identical experiences, but one blossoms while the other is depleted. The same can be said for any pair of fired CEOs, unsuccessful political candidates, or rookie supervisors. In Crucibles of Leadership, Robert J. Thomas concludes that what matters most is what one makes of experience, particularly the traumatic and often unplanned crucible events that challenge one's identity as a leader. What distinguishes leaders who grow through a crucible experience? Their approach to learning. Like accomplished athletes or artists, they practice as strenuously as they perform. And because the line between performance and practice is often hard to discern, they learn how to practice while they perform. But theirs is no ordinary practice. It's a regimen tailored to individual aspirations, motivations, and learning styles--a Personal Learning Strategy. Building on insightful and moving stories told by accomplished leaders, Thomas offers probing self-assessments and innovative tools designed to help you develop your own Personal Learning Strategy. Provocative and original, with examples drawn from business and politics as well as from the inner workings of the Mormon Church and the Hell's Angels, Thomas's book will revolutionize the way you think about leadership and learning.


Author : Bill Hybels
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Overscheduled. Exhausted. Overwhelmed. Sound familiar? Too familiar? You are living at a velocity you know deep down is unsustainable. Your life is off course - too crammed with busyness, too out of focus. You keep waiting for things to get better, but they never do. In Simplify, bestselling author Bill Hybels identifies core issues that drive this kind of living and offers action steps to help you live a better way. By eradicating clutter from your inner world, you can experience immediate rewards: greater energy, clearer purpose, richer relationships and more. Your life won't simplify itself. You must act. Isn't it time?

Performance Psychology E Book

Author : David John Collins
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Performance Psychology: A Practitioner's Guide is a comprehensive, evidence-based text covering the key aspects of performance culture: performer development, preparation, training and execution. Written by a team of international contributors, including national coaches, training specialists, applied sports psychologists, clinicians and researchers, and building on strong links between theory and practice, the book shows how applied psychological methods and principles can be used to enhance performance Contributing authors offer clear implications for applied practice and each section is summarized by contributions from a 'Performers Panel' of experts who provide real-life practical examples. Performance psychology is applied to a wide variety of physical performance domains which enables practitioners to see how they can combine ideas and tailor interventions, to people and contexts, to produce effective applications of psychology. Dave Collins is Professor of Performance and Coaching/Director for the Institute of Coaching and Performance at the University of Central Lancashire. As a practitioner, he has worked with over 50 World and Olympic medalists, and in professional performance domains spanning sport, business, motor sport, music, dance and adventure. He was formerly Performance Director of UK Athletics, a rugby player, martial artist and OE instructor. Dave currently works with the Chelsea FC Football Academy, amongst other consultancies. Angela Button is a researcher at the University of Otago and is widely acknowledged as a world expert on talent. Angela has led funded research projects in talent development in the UK and New Zealand. Her sporting interests include squash, running and triathlon. Hugh Richards lectures and is Director of post-graduate programmes in Performance Psychology at the University of Edinburgh. He has published in the areas of coping, talent, individual differences and professional development related to sport, the military and music. Hugh has applied psychology to professional performers from international level sport to business. He currently works with the UK Motor Sport Association, international performer development schemes and has been advisor to the BBC on learning and performance. Strong links between theory and practice - a panel of top performers conclude each section with an overview, providing real-life practical examples in addition to the case studies included in each chapter. Holistic approach allows students to see how they can combine different approaches to address a problem. Written by a team of international contributors including national team coaches, sports psychologists and academics.

Fitter Faster Stronger Smarter

Author : Dr. Miranda Banks
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Through her work as a performance psychologist with elite professional sportspeople, Miranda Banks knows the challenges faced by those striving to achieve. Enriched by real-life stories from high-performing people in sport and business, Fitter, Faster, Stronger, Smarter provides you with a cohesive and practical framework for reaching your full potential. Using a unique combination of performance psychology, mental-skills training and behavioural modification, Miranda will inspire you to bring out your best performances. Whether you want to climb the corporate ladder, play a better game of tennis or feel fulfilled and happy, FFSS provides you with strategies and a pathway for reaching your goals.

The Palgrave Handbook of Spirituality and Business

Author : L. Bouckaert
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A summary of the most important issues, approaches and models in the field of spirituality in business, economics and society. The Handbook of Spirituality and Business presents a comprehensive pluralistic view covering all the major religious and spiritual traditions.

The Nurse Executive s Coaching Manual

Author : Kimberly A. McNally
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The Nurse Executive's Coaching Manual provides a complete overview of coaching: its value, models, how to hold a coaching conversation, assessments, and self-development strategies for the coach. Content is useful for coaching health care leaders from a variety of backgrounds, not just nursing. Reader exercises encourage practical application of material. Appendices include coaching model, assessment of core competencies, and a sample agreement form.