This first-of-a-kind book by Roy Williams and Vic Preisser of The Williams Group reveals the hidden power of philanthropy to prepare your heirs for wealth and responsibility. After interviewing 3,250 affluent families, and examining almost 100 family foundations, the authors disclose how successful families are using philanthropy to teach their heirs Values, develop their appreciation for focus on a specific Mission, and instill a sense of Accountability. In many cases, the use of philanthropy as a teaching tool by the family leaders determined whether or not the family remained unified-and financially successful-in their post-transition period. As in their prior groundbreaking book Preparing Heirs C 2003, the authors provide exercises, examples and checklists for each of five major age groups, beginning at age five. The book is easy to read and filled with specific guidance and examples. Viewing philanthropy as a tool to improve your odds of post-transition success adds a new benefit to the traditional rationale behind family foundations and family giving programs.
In this perfectly compact read, #1 New York Times bestselling author John C. Maxwell explains how true leadership works. It is not generated by your title. In fact, being named to a position is the lowest of the five levels every effective leader achieves. To be more than a boss people are required to follow, you must master the ability to inspire and invest in people. You need to build a team that produces not only results, but also future leaders. By combining the advice contained in these pages with skill and dedication, you can reach the pinnacle of leadership-where your influence extends beyond your immediate reach for the benefit of others.
Derived from material previously published in the Wall Street Journal bestseller The 5 Levels of Leadership.
Balancing work and family life is a constant struggle, especially for women with children and ambitious career goals. It’s been the subject of countless books, articles, blog posts and tweets in the last few years, and passions run high in all directions.
Now Laura Vanderkam, the acclaimed time management expert, comes at the having it all” debate by asking a very practical question. Given that we all have the same 168 hours every week, how do people who do have it allwomen with thriving careers and familiesuse those hours? When you study how such women fit together the pieces of their lives, like tiles in a mosaic, the results are surprising.
If you work 40 hours and sleep 56 (i.e. 8 times 7) that leaves 72 hours for everything else. Vanderkam explains how her subjects use those everything else” hours; why we work less and have more free time than we think; why it’s a myth that successful women get too little sleep; and how women can have demanding jobs, spouses, and kids, and still enjoy a healthy amount of downtime.
She shares the time-logs from 1001 days in the lives of women who make at least $100,000 a year and still make time for their families and friends, for sleep and exercise, and for leisure activities they love. Based on what she learned from the patterns in those time-logs, she provides a framework for anyone who wants to thrive at both work and life.
This book is a black and wide edition of the original book. It is written for entrepreneurs starting organizations that will change the world, for managers who want to become more effective, and for students learning about management. A crucial aspect of management is the tools available to assess the economics of organizations. These tools are the purpose of this book. To be effective, you need to understand the numbers. Once you are comfortable with them, then you can build on the insights that will make your organization unique. Too many good ideas to create value for society fail because the people at the helm could not interpret the numbers. You don’t have to be an expert, but you need to feel comfortable with the basics. Relying on finance and accounting guys is good, they will give you more depth; but blindly relying on them is risky. They do not have the whole picture or your vision. So, they cannot interpret the numbers within the right context. The best way to work with these numbers’ people is to have a solid base to ask the right questions and understand the answers. When we wrote the story of Malea, we did so because we could not find a book that did what we wanted our students to know. Books that explain tools to run the economic side of organizations are very similar. They focus on the technical aspects. Some of them give the basic techniques, others go more in depth, and still others go into excruciating detail. But all of them teach the math. So if you want to know the details, you have plenty of options! Because of the number focus, they are boring. By the second chapter you are bored. You keep on reading because you believe that the ideas are important, but their relevance fades in the detail of the technique. What these books are missing is the intuition. They are missing answering questions such as why is a technique important, what is it telling me, when should I use it? The story of Malea is about intuition and relevance. It tells you why tools to understand the economic side of organization are relevant and what the intuition is for using them. It presents the various tools within the context of the birth and growth of Malea’s organization. Malea and her team use these tools because they have a question that needs an answer. The story makes the reading more enjoyable and easier to capture and retain the reasons why these tools are needed and how they work. In this book you will learn about the economic side of organizations. You will learn the basic techniques, but more importantly you will learn why they are relevant and when to use them. If you want to get more detail, there are dozens of books that will give you as much depth as you can take. But Malea Fashion District will teach you when and why to use these tools. It will do it through a story engaging you much more than a technical book.
According to the National Center for Education Statistics more than 85% of public universities offer non-residential “distance learning” courses, degrees, or career credentials. New virtual training institutes pop up every day with convenient online career certification options in business, computers, e-commerce, financial services, and health services.
Most books on distance learning merely list accredited colleges and universities offering degrees and certifications. How to Be a Successful Online Student provides the nuts and bolts of how distance learning really works and shows readers how to fully exploit online learning tools, opportunities, and resources, including:
So you have an idea for a start up, an idea that could potentially be worth millions, even billions! Maybe its for a software program, a multi-platform app, perhaps a new niche retail store. This idea could change your life, and even more, it can change the world! So, now what? How do you turn that idea in a real life thriving business? How do you take some chicken scratch on a napkin and turn into a dollar symbol? Do you need to have your MBA, a CEO as your mentor, or $200 million in seed money? No! What you need is far more simple and it can be created in as little as 3 hours!
What you need is a Business Plan. As simple as it sounds, a Business Plan is a “plan” for your business. Think of it as the blueprint for a house. It will show you how to go from start to finish while showing you all of the pieces you will need along the way. A business plan will take an idea or concept for a business and can turn into a reality within as little as 3 hours.
In order to create a successful, sustainable business you need a defined and developed strategy for acquisition of funds, market analysis, advertising, structure, scaling as well as several other elements. Your initial creation will by no means be a final copy, however, it will serve as a point to build from that will expand in line with the growth and vision of your business.
One of the keys to creating a successful business is the manner in which you implement your Business Plan. In order to to do this, you NEED a Business Plan that is all inclusive, a plan that will account for future growth while being realistic about current position. In this book, I’ll teach you EVERYTHING you need to know so that you can build such an amazing business plan that it will turn your idea into a profitable and sustainable business model overnight!
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It is often claimed that 70% of organizational change efforts fail, despite the popularity of linear change models, such as Kotter’s 8-step model. The reason few change efforts succeed as intended is because they are based on two implicit assumptions: that the leader or leadership team will come up with a vision and then succeed in persuading the rest of the organization to follow, and that people will happily embrace change without being afforded the opportunity to make their own meaning of that change.
Leading Change offers an alternative. It provides a framework for change that opens opportunities for people within the organization to play a significant role in the process. Supported by academic research, and grounded with a range of examples and cases, the book offers a valuable approach to successful change management.
The world of words has undergone a revolution, and everyone from authors to publishers has been affected by the explosion of digital media. Today, a blog is one of the most powerful tools a writer has at his or her disposal. Whether you want to connect with a potentially huge new readership or showcase your work and get published, a well-written, well-presented blog is essential.
Packed with tips, advice, and inspirational stories from successful writers who blog, Blogging for Writers is an accessible guide that teaches everything you need to know to create a blog that you’ll enjoy writing–and one that readers will return to again and again. No technical knowledge is required: Blogging expert Robin Houghton will take you through the whole process step by step, and you’ll soon discover how to blog with confidence, substance, and style.