Lead Inside the Box: How Smart Leaders Guide Their Teams to Exceptional Results
by: Career Press
Product rating: 5.0 with 60 reviews
Every employee is different, but unfortunately many leaders use a one-size-fits-all approach to leading. In doing so, these otherwise well-intentioned leaders are working harder than they should while not getting all they could out of their teams.
Lead Inside the Box gives leaders a way to get the best out of their teams by focusing their energy where it will make the biggest difference. It teaches leaders how to:
Figure out where they are currently investing their time and energy across their teams
Identify the unique leadership needs of each team member
Make smarter decisions about how and where to invest their time and energy to get the best results out of everyone
Through simple frameworks brought to life with stories from the trenches, leaders will be able to see their own teams–and themselves–from a new perspective. Paradoxically these methods will enable leaders to improve their team’s performance exponentially while expending half the effort.
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The Reason for Flowers: Their History, Culture, Biology, and How They Change Our Lives
Product rating: 4.9 with 14 reviews
Cultural history at its best—the engaging, lively, and definitive story of the beauty, sexuality, ecology, myths, lore, and economics of the world’s flowers, written by a passionately devoted author and scientist, and illustrated with his stunning photographs.
Flowers, and the fruits that follow, feed, clothe, sustain, and inspire all humanity. They have done so since before recorded history. Flowers are used to celebrate all-important occasions, to express love, and are also the basis of global industries. Americans buy ten million flowers a day and perfumes are a worldwide industry worth $30 billion dollars annually. Yet, we know little about flowers, their origins, bizarre sex lives, or how humans relate and depend upon them.
Stephen Buchmann takes us along on an exploratory journey of the roles flowers play in the production of our foods, spices, medicines, perfumes, while simultaneously bringing joy and health. Flowering plants continue to serve as inspiration in our myths and legends, in the fine and decorative arts, and in literary works of prose and poetry. Flowers seduce us—and animals, too—through their myriad shapes, colors, textures, and scents. And because of our extraordinary appetite for more unusual and beautiful “super flowers,” plant breeders have created such unnatural blooms as blue roses and black petunias to cater to the human world of haute couture
fashion. In so doing, the nectar and pollen vital to the bees, butterflies, and bats of the world, are being reduced. Buchmann explains the unfortunate consequences, and explores how to counter them by growing the right flowers. Here, he integrates fascinating stories about the many colorful personalities who populate the world of flowers, and the flowers and pollinators themselves, with a research-based narrative that illuminates just why there is, indeed, a Reason for Flowers
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Dream Training: A Practical Guide for Today’s Youth to Achieve Their Dreams
by: Lifestyle Entrepreneurs Press
Product rating: 5.0 with 21 reviews
Do you have a big dream, but don’t know where to start or how to achieve it? Or perhaps you know you can play a bigger game, but haven’t had the confidence or support to step into your greatness? Welcome to Dream Training, where you will get clarity, confidence and a step-by-step guide to think big, make bold decisions and surprise yourself with what you will accomplish! It doesn’t matter where you start, it only matters that you start. It doesn’t matter where you’re from, it only matters where you’re going. So get ready to Dream Big and reach for the stars with coach Colin Gilmartin showing you the way and making it fun and accessible for everyone.
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