The Platinum Rule

Discover the Four Basic Business Personalities andHow They Can Lead You to Success

The Platinum Rule

In this entertaining and thought-provoking book, Tony Alessandra and Michael O'Connor argue that the "Golden Rule" is not always the best way to approach people. Rather, they propose the Platinum Rule: "Do unto others as "they'd" like done unto them". In other words, find out what makes people tick and go from there.

The Platinum Rule for Trade Show Mastery

The Expert Exhibitor's Guide to Profit-Producing Trade Shows and Corporate Events

The Platinum Rule for Trade Show Mastery

In a few short years, the trade show and event marketplace has grown and is now considered an investment that adds to or subtracts from the bottom line. This work explains how to increase profits from trade shows even as managers deal with shrinking budgets.

The Platinum Rule and Other Contrarian Sayings

The Platinum Rule and Other Contrarian Sayings

The Platinum Rule The Platinum rule is a book that takes the other side of our most cherished sayings and proverbs. It is the result of years of reading and recording words of wisdom from the ages, and thinking about other ways of looking at the issue. In some cases the contrarian quotes offers more empowerment for one. Oftentimes it does not serve to follow the wisdom of a proverb when a contrary action is needed. The most compelling example is the platinum rule being more empowering under certain circumstances than the Golden Rule. It is often better to "do unto to others what they would have you do unto them" This rule takes into account that we have different cultures and different beliefs, and honors that. A must book for anyone who is interested in broadening his/her perspective

The Platinum Rule for Small Business Mastery

The Platinum Rule for Small Business Mastery


SoulTsunami

Sink Or Swim in New Millennium Culture

SoulTsunami

Leonard Sweet--cultural historian, futurist, preacher, and preeminent thinker--firmly believes we live in a postmodern, pre-Christian society fraught with challenges, dangers, critical choices, and above all, tremendous potential for the church. The outcome will depend on our response to today's flood of change that threatens to sweep us away. SoulTsunami outlines ten cultural changes that are already happening around us and suggests practical ways to communicate God's unchanging truth to our changing world.

The Platinum Rule

The Platinum Rule


Engaged Leadership

Transforming through Future-Oriented Design Thinking

Engaged Leadership

This professional book examines the concept of engaged leadership. Specifically, it focuses on the need for leaders in personal and professional realms, for-profit and non-profit, to understand the importance of engagement in order to achieve enhanced satisfaction and motivation among stakeholders (including employees, shareholders, investors, supporters, customers, suppliers, the community, competitors, family, and partners), and hence, an augmented level of designed thinking, which leads to increased innovation and on-going leadership development. Divided into three sections—engaged leadership development at the personal level, implementation at the organizational level, and manifestation in practice—this book provides professionals, practitioners and policy makers as well as students with the tools and skills to lead actively and conscientiously and help them understand the importance of creativity and compassion for development. Engaged leadership operates on the fundamental principle that leaders have to first and foremost perceive themselves as leaders, and then engage in design thinking, as they will need to develop strategies to reach, encourage, and positively appeal to these stakeholder groups. Leadership is neither limited to those holding formal managerial position, nor to any particular setting. Leaders can be found everywhere, in all layers of society. Leadership is only possible, however, if one dares to perceive and define oneself as a leader. And only when leadership is adopted as a reality within one’s personal perception, can engaged leadership be applied. Featuring contributions from academics, scholars, and professionals from around the world, each providing cases, interactive questions and reflective notes, this book will be of interest to professionals, practitioners, policy makers, students and scholars interested in creative leadership, management, organizational behavior, and governance.

Management Principles

A Contemporary Edition for Africa

Management Principles

Book & CD. To improve on an award-winning book poses a major challenge to its authors. The authors of this book took the challenge head-on by conducting a major research study to determine what exactly the outcomes are that managers at different levels must deliver in contemporary organisations in South Africa, and the rest of Africa. The findings of this study, which dealt with current and near-future management issues, as well as classical and contemporary thinking about management, were used as the blueprint for the updating of this book. After placing management in context, the authors deal with the knowledge, skills and dispositions required of managers to perform the management functions of planning, organising, leading and controlling in a volatile business world. Examples of how the functions are applied in practice are cited throughout the book. These examples refer mainly to South African organisations and situations that managers in South Africa, and Africa, have to deal with to create and sustain a competitive advantage for their organisations. The book endeavours to break down the silo effect of seeing the management functions as separate activities. This is done by continuously placing the management function at hand in a bigger context. This enables learners of management to assess the implications of management decisions on different people, processes, systems and so on that make up the organisation.