The essential playbook for the future of your business
What To Do When Machines Do Everything is a guidebook to succeeding in the next generation of the digital economy. When systems running on Artificial Intelligence can drive our cars, diagnose medical patients, and manage our finances more effectively than humans it raises profound questions on the future of work and how companies compete. Illustrated with real-world cases, data, and insight, the authors provide clear strategic guidance and actionable steps to help you and your organization move ahead in a world where exponentially developing new technologies are changing how value is created.
Written by a team of business and technology expert practitioners—who also authored Code Halos: How the Digital Lives of People, Things, and Organizations are Changing the Rules of Business—this book provides a clear path to the future of your work.
The first part of the book examines the once in a generation upheaval most every organization will soon face as systems of intelligence go mainstream. The authors argue that contrary to the doom and gloom that surrounds much of IT and business at the moment, we are in fact on the cusp of the biggest wave of opportunity creation since the Industrial Revolution. Next, the authors detail a clear-cut business model to help leaders take part in this coming boom; the AHEAD model outlines five strategic initiatives—Automate, Halos, Enhance, Abundance, and Discovery—that are central to competing in the next phase of global business by driving new levels of efficiency, customer intimacy and innovation.
Business leaders today have two options: be swallowed up by the ongoing technological evolution, or ride the crest of the wave to new profits and better business. This book shows you how to avoid your own extinction event, and will help you;
Understand the untold full extent of technology's impact on the way we work and live.
Find out where we're headed, and how soon the future will arrive
Leverage the new emerging paradigm into a sustainable business advantage
Adopt a strategic model for winning in the new economy
The digital world is already transforming how we work, live, and shop, how we are governed and entertained, and how we manage our money, health, security, and relationships. Don't let your business—or your career—get left behind. What To Do When Machines Do Everything is your strategic roadmap to a future full of possibility and success. Or peril.
You’ve seen first-hand the impacts of generational differences in the workplace. You struggle to meet the needs of your team while balancing budget and resource constraints. You’re tired of losing good people to “the other guys.” You’re ready to be the catalyst that sparks real change within your organization. It’s time for you and your team to unleash!
Manager’s Guide to Unleashing the Intrapreneur is the perfect hands-on guide for you as a manager to become a key player in the future of your organization. This guide will arm you with the strategies and the tools you need to:
Craft a Millennial-friendly environment
Embrace, influence, and nurture a culture of innovation
Identify and inspire intrapreneurship within your organization
Seize opportunities and establish new business growth
As a follow-up to one of Amazon’s Best Sellers in Career Guides, Unleashing the Intrapreneur, this companion guide builds on Debbie’s expertise in helping companies change the face of corporate America one Millennial at a time. You’ll walk through a series of activities and case studies from top companies, such as Kimley-Horn, Chilis, Edward Jones, 3M, and more, who have already successfully implemented the practices discussed in this book. You’ll be inspired to take their success stories and apply the same Millennial-friendly practices to your organization, helping you influence, support, and sustain innovation for years to come!
From The Author: Throughout my career, I have observed, studied, and interviewed many leaders including CEOs, presidents, vice presidents, executives, consultants, coaches, managers, and teachers. My goal all along has been to identify what the best leaders do in order to influence, inspire, and bring out the best in people. What I have discovered is that the truly great leaders have a clear and precise understanding of three things:
The context—they know how to diagnose and evaluate the current environment. They see both the problems and opportunities. Afterwards, they are able to clarify “what is” and identify “what’s possible.”
Themselves—they are self-aware. They know who they are and what they believe. They are clear on their mission and priorities, as well as their strengths and weaknesses.
The interaction—they know how to connect with people and make a positive impact. They understand how to present their ideas in a clear, concise, and compelling way.
All great leaders find precise answers to the following questions:
What are my core beliefs and values?
What is the current situation and what is possible in the future?
Why change is needed?
Who needs to change and what specific changes are required?
Are people able and willing to change?
What is the plan to increase people’s knowledge, skills and desire?
When it comes to navigating the disability interactive process in compliance with federal ADA law and myriad state disability laws, no human resources professional is better qualified than Rachel Shaw. With "The Disabled Workforce," Rachel has written the book on ADA compliance, using straight talk to clarify confusing and complicated disability discrimination laws, while revealing her signature methods for managing the disability interactive process and its many challenges, including leave management, discipline issues, mental disabilities, fraudulent claims, and more. Rachel's revolutionary Disability Interactive Process Hallway™ will help you master ADA compliance while nurturing your diverse and dynamic workforce.
We are all leaders in some form or fashion. Whether you are leading a team at work, you are involved in your church or community, you are caring for your family, or you are pursing personal goals and aspirations in life, you are practicing some form of leadership. The quality of your results and the amount of fulfillment you get out of such pursuits depends less on your specific circumstances and much more on how well you understand and apply a set of timeless and universal leadership principles. Unfortunately, the education and training we receive in the course of our academic and professional careers still leaves most of us completely unaware of the simple truths about what's keeping us from declaring, pursuing, and achieving the extraordinary in our lives.
The Transformative Leader is an easy read, chock full of entertaining stories and anecdotes presented in twenty short One Point Lessons that will put you in touch with the extraordinary leader in you, and compel you to think and act in ways that make your career and life as fulfilling and rewarding as they are meant to be. Each lesson comes with a set of discovery questions and recommended actions that will guide you in the process of applying the lesson in your life, in a way that makes a difference for you. If you do have formal leadership responsibilities, you will find an abundance of insight in the book on the mindset of leaders and ways in which you can cultivate those in yourself. You will also be introduced to the characteristics of a High Commitment Culture where everyone on the team is fired up about making extraordinary things happen, and ways to get your team there, no matter where you are on the organizational chart.
Supervision is a critical function of leadership that is often overlooked, and yet the quality of supervision is often what makes or breaks a leader—and an organization. Supervision Matters is full of bite-size ideas for how to become a more effective supervisor, including advice on how to be clear about expectations, giving helpful feedback, manage yourself, and more. Each chapter is structured around how you approach a part of your work as a supervisor: how you talk, how you think about others, how you run meetings, how you lead, and more.
Whether you’re a front-line supervisor or a CEO, this book will help you sharpen your skills and improve morale by transforming your supervision skills into user-friendly tactics that work.
Millennials are the largest living generation in the USA, weighing in at an astonishing 92 million people. By 2025, Millennials will make up 40% of eligible voters and 75% of the global workforce. Their sheer size and unprecedented influence have disrupted every status quo impacting the world around us. Award-winning author Jeremy K. Balkin refers to this phenomenon as the “Millennialization of Everything.” Socio-economic and historical events have fundamentally shaped the Millennial Mentality and their preferences and behaviors. Debunking commonly held stereotypes and understanding the Millennial Mentality are critical to harnessing the power of their best traits and unlocking future trends. Only then can we effectively engage, motivate and empower the most important generation in history.
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The American workplace has become toxic to mental, emotional, and physical health. A book for our complex and challenging times, Happier at Work offers a practical path for leaders and employees to shift a culture of fear and reactivity to one of communication and collaboration. Mindfulness and compassion come naturally to all of us, as does a fundamental goodness; in these pages, readers will discover how to access that true nature. Van Gils also explores the science behind practices that not only decrease stress, overwhelm, and chronic illness but also develop authentic, emotionally fit leaders and a compassionate workplace. Accessible and inspiring, Happier at Work is a guide to a transformed workplace—one of enhanced creativity, innovation, engagement, performance, and joy!
John Crossman's Career Killers/ Career Builders is based off his most requested speech, which is The Top 5 Ways to Get Fired and The Top 5 Ways to Keep From Being Fired.
John's passion is helping college students and young professionals reach their potential by avoiding the most dangerous life choices that can cause them to ruin their careers. This book has a wide audience, anyone from the ages 18-31, and the people that employ them. The book is not meant for just people in business, it is meant for any professional. What John has seen, on a national level, is a need for additional training resources for the millennial group on core aspects of being a professional. This book helps them lead a healthy and successful life.
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