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7 HABITS OF HE PEOPLE ANNIV/E

7 HABITS OF HE PEOPLE ANNIV/E

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*New York Times bestseller--over 40 million copies sold*
*The #1 Most Influential Business Book of the Twentieth Century*

One of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated readers for nearly three decades. It has transformed the lives of presidents and CEOs, educators and parents--millions of people of all ages and occupations. Now, this 30th anniversary edition of the timeless classic commemorates the wisdom of the 7 Habits with modern additions from Sean Covey.

The 7 Habits have become famous and are integrated into everyday thinking by millions and millions of people. Why? Because they work!

With Sean Covey's added takeaways on how the habits can be used in our modern age, the wisdom of the 7 Habits will be refreshed for a new generation of leaders.

They include:
Habit 1: Be Proactive
Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind
Habit 3: Put First Things First
Habit 4: Think Win/Win
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
Habit 6: Synergize
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

This beloved classic presents a principle-centered approach for solving both personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and practical anecdotes, Stephen R. Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity--principles that give us the security to adapt to change and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.

COMMUNICATION BOOK: 44 IDEAS F

COMMUNICATION BOOK: 44 IDEAS F

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  • Want better conversations? Ask open-ended questions that have no right or wrong answers--make your partner feel brilliant.
  • Want better meetings? Ban smartphones, use a timer, and make everyone stand up.
  • Want better business deals? Focus on the thing, rather than the person; on similarities, rather than differences; and on good outcomes, rather than perfect ones.
  • Whether you want to present ideas more clearly, improve your small talk, or master the art of introspection, The Communication Book delivers, fusing theoretical knowledge and practical advice in a small but mighty package. With sections on work, the self, relationships and language, this book is indispensable for anyone who wants to improve what they say, and how they say it.

    CRUCIAL CONVERSATIONS TOOLS FO

    CRUCIAL CONVERSATIONS TOOLS FO

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    The New York Times and Washington Post bestseller that changed the way millions communicate

    "[Crucial Conversations] draws our attention to those defining moments that literally shape our lives, our relationships, and our world. . . . This book deserves to take its place as one of the key thought leadership contributions of our time."
    --from the Foreword by Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

    "The quality of your life comes out of the quality of your dialogues and conversations. Here's how to instantly uplift your crucial conversations."
    --Mark Victor Hansen, cocreator of the #1 New York Times bestselling series Chicken Soup for the Soul(R)

    The first edition of Crucial Conversations exploded onto the scene and revolutionized the way millions of people communicate when stakes are high. This new edition gives you the tools to:

  • Prepare for high-stakes situations
  • Transform anger and hurt feelings into powerful dialogue
  • Make it safe to talk about almost anything
  • Be persuasive, not abrasive
  • DESIGNING YOUR WORK LIFE

    DESIGNING YOUR WORK LIFE

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    When Designing Your Life was published in 2016, Stanford's Bill Burnett and Dave Evans taught readers how to use design thinking to build meaningful, fulfilling lives ("Life has questions. They have answers." -The New York Times). The book struck a chord, becoming an instant #1 New York Times bestseller. Now, in DESIGNING YOUR WORK LIFE: How to Thrive and Change and Find Happiness at Work they apply that transformative thinking to the place we spend more time than anywhere else: work.

    DESIGNING YOUR WORK LIFE teaches readers how to create the job they want--without necessarily leaving the job they already have.

    "Increasingly, it's up to workers to define their own happiness and success in this ever-moving landscape," they write, and chapter by chapter, they demonstrate how to build positive change, wherever you are in your career. Whether you want to stay in your job and make it a more meaningful experience, or if you decide it's time to move on, Evans and Burnett show you how to visualize and build a work-life that is productive, engaged, meaningful, and more fun.

    Everybody Has a Podcast (Except You): A How-To Guide from the First Family of Podcasting

    Everybody Has a Podcast (Except You): A How-To Guide from the First Family of Podcasting

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    From the #1 New York Times bestselling McElroy Brothers, creators of the hit podcasts My Brother, My Brother and Me and The Adventure Zone, comes a helpful and hilarious how-to podcast guide covering everything you need to know to make, produce, edit, and promote a podcast...and get rich* doing it! (*Results not guaranteed.)

    Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy made their names as "advice giving brothers who have no business giving advice" (New York Times) on the hit podcast My Brother, My Brother and Me. But while they may not have the best relationship or workplace advice, they certainly make you laugh, and they do know a thing or two about podcasting.

    In fact, the McElroy Brothers have spent the last decade making podcasts, including My Brother, My Brother and Me; The Adventure Zone; Sawbones; and more. From their start, independently producing and releasing the early episodes of My Brother, My Brother and Me, to their eleven currently available podcasts, the McElroys have become experts in creating successful podcasts. And now, they want to share what they've learned with you.

    In Everybody Has a Podcast (Except You), the McElroy Brothers will walk you through the process of turning an idea into ear-candy for legions of fans, sharing their expertise on everything from deciding on an effective name (definitely not something like My Brother, My Brother and Me), what type of microphone to use (definitely not one from the video game Rock Band), to making lots and lots of money (spoiler: you probably won't).

    A must-read for anyone interested in podcasting, Everybody Has a Podcast (Except You) shares the keys to success as well as the mistakes to avoid and draws on the vast experiences of three of the funniest and most successful podcasters working today.

    FIERCE CONVERSATIONS (REVISED

    FIERCE CONVERSATIONS (REVISED

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    Fully revised and updated--the national bestselling communication skills guide that will help you achieve personal and professional success one conversation at a time.

    The master teacher of positive change through powerful communication, Susan Scott wants you to succeed. To do that, she explains, you must transform everyday conversations at work and at home with effective ways to get your message across--and get what you want. In this guide, which includes a workbook and The Seven Principles of Fierce Conversations, Scott teaches you how to:

    - Overcome barriers to meaningful communication
    - Expand and enrich relationships with colleagues, friends, and family
    - Increase clarity and improve understanding
    - Handle strong emotions--on both sides of the table
    - Connect with colleagues, customers and family at a deep level

    Includes a Foreword by Ken Blanchard, the bestselling co-author of The One Minute Manager

    Great Mental Models Volume 1: General Thinking Concepts

    Great Mental Models Volume 1: General Thinking Concepts

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    THE MUCH ANTICIPATED FIRST INSTALLMENT IN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLING SERIES 'THE GREAT MENTAL MODELS'.


    Solve problems. Think with clarity. Achieve your goals. The secret to better decision-making is learning things that won't change. Mastering a small number of versatile concepts with broad applicability enables you to rapidly grasp new areas, identify patterns, and understand how the world works. Don't waste your time on knowledge with an expiry date - focus on the fundamentals. The Farnam Street latticework of mental models gives you the durable cognitive tools you need to avoid problems and make better decisions. A mental model is a representation of how something works. Constructing mental models helps you to navigate the world efficiently and intelligently. Time and time again, great thinkers such as Charlie Munger and Warren Buffett have found mental models indispensable in both solving problems and preventing them in the first place. Cultivating stronger mental models is one of the most powerful things you can do to become a better thinker.


    The Great Mental Models: Volume 1 covers essential general thinking models. Formal education doesn't prepare you to make decisions in the real world. This volume details nine of the most versatile, all-purpose mental models they didn't teach you in school which you can use right away to improve how clearly you understand the world. Discover the forces governing the universe and how to focus your efforts so you can harness them to your advantage, rather than fight them or worse yet-- ignore them. Volume 1 will teach you how to: Eliminate blind spots by learning to distinguish between maps and territory Increase your chances of success in any endeavor by staying within your circle of competence Unleash creative ability and navigate complex situations with ease through first principles thinking Expand your conception of what's possible by carrying out thought experiments See opportunities others miss using second-order thinking Improve the accuracy of your decisions with probabilistic thinking Invert problems to avoid disaster Leverage Occam's razor to bypass unnecessary complexity And so much more...
    Mastering The Great Mental Models helps you thrive in an uncertain world. The right cognitive tools prepare you for any type of challenge. From parenting to healthy eating, relationships to personal productivity, and from learning to product design, this book will give you new lenses for understanding life.


    A wonderful resource you'll keep returning to year after year. As you incorporate the models in this book into your mental toolbox, you'll see the world with fresh eyes.


    START BUILDING YOUR LATTICEWORK TODAY!
    Praise for The Great Mental Models series: "I'm really glad this exists in the world and I can see that I will be recommending it often." -- Matt Mullenweg, co-founder of WordPress, founder and CEO of Automattic
    "If you've read Charlie Munger's Almanack this is the book you deeply crave in its wake. ... Learn the big ideas from the big disciplines and you'll be able to twist and turn problems in interesting ways at unprecedented speeds. ... You owe yourself this book." -- Simon Eskildsen


    "This is what non-fiction books should aspire to be like. Informative, concise, universal, practical, visual, sharing stories and examples for context. Definitely, a must-read if you're into universal multi-disciplinary thinking." -- Carl Rannaberg


    "I can truly say it is one of the best books I've ever had the pleasure of getting lost in. I loved the book and the challenges to conventional wisdom and thinking it presents." -- Rod Berryman


    "Want to learn? Read This! This should be a standard text for high school and university students." -- Code Cubitt
    NEVER SPLIT THE DIFFERENCE

    NEVER SPLIT THE DIFFERENCE

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    A former international hostage negotiator for the FBI offers a new, field-tested approach to high-stakes negotiations--whether in the boardroom or at home.

    ** A Wall Street Journal Bestseller **

    After a stint policing the rough streets of Kansas City, Missouri, Chris Voss joined the FBI, where his career as a hostage negotiator brought him face-to-face with a range of criminals, including bank robbers and terrorists. Reaching the pinnacle of his profession, he became the FBI's lead international kidnapping negotiator. Never Split the Difference takes you inside the world of high-stakes negotiations and into Voss's head, revealing the skills that helped him and his colleagues succeed where it mattered most: saving lives. In this practical guide, he shares the nine effective principles--counterintuitive tactics and strategies--you too can use to become more persuasive in both your professional and personal life.

    Life is a series of negotiations you should be prepared for: buying a car, negotiating a salary, buying a home, renegotiating rent, deliberating with your partner. Taking emotional intelligence and intuition to the next level, Never Split the Difference gives you the competitive edge in any discussion.

    One Step Ahead: Mastering the Art and Science of Negotiation

    One Step Ahead: Mastering the Art and Science of Negotiation

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    There's been a revolution in negotiating tactics.

    The world's best negotiators have moved beyond How to Win Friends & Influence People and Getting to Yes. For over twenty years. David Sally has been teaching the art of negotiation at leading business schools and to executives at top companies. Now, he delivers the proven, clear, actionable insights you need to stay competitive in an ever-changing marketplace.

    One Step Ahead offers the fundamental wisdom that elevates the sophisticated negotiator above everyone else. Readers will gain the advantage in everything from determining when to negotiate and deciphering a game strategically, to understanding which personality traits matter, why emotions are not necessarily to be avoided, and how to be tough and fair. You'll learn to be round on the outside and square on the inside, how to command the idiom, why to avoid bumping into the furniture, and how to achieve mastery of the word and the number. While all of life is not a negotiation, Sally says, a negotiation incorporates all of life--One Step Ahead is for anyone and everyone who bargains, parents, manages, buys, sells, emotes, and engages.

    Based on cutting-edge studies and real-world results, and drawing parallels to everything from the NBA to the corner con game to Machiavelli, Xi Jinping, and Barack Obama, One Step Ahead upends conventional wisdom to make sure that you have what it takes to stay one step ahead--no matter whom you are facing across the table.

    What Color Is Your Parachute? 2021: Your Guide to a Lifetime of Meaningful Work and Career Success (Revised)

    What Color Is Your Parachute? 2021: Your Guide to a Lifetime of Meaningful Work and Career Success (Revised)

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    With timeless advice, up-to-the-minute insights, and more than ten million copies sold over fifty years, the world's most popular and best-selling career guide is fully revised and expanded for 2021.

    In today's challenging job-market, as recent grads face a shifting economic landscape and seek work that pays and inspires, as workers are laid off mid-career, and as people search for an inspiring work-life change, the time-tested advice of What Color Is Your Parachute? is needed more than ever. This completely updated edition features the latest resources, strategies, and perspectives on today's job market, revealing surprising advice on what works--and what doesn't--so you can focus your efforts on tactics that yield results.

    This practical manual has been fully revised for 2021 by Vanderbilt University Career Center Director Katharine Brooks, EdD, with modern advice on the job hunt strategies that are working today, such as building an online resume, making the most of social media tools to network effectively, interviewing virtually with confidence, and negotiating the best salary possible.

    At its core is Richard N. Bolles's famed Flower Exercise, a unique self-inventory that helps you design your career--and your life--around your key passions, transferable skills, traits, and more.

    With the unique and authoritative guidance of What Color Is Your Parachute?, job-hunters and career changers will have all the tools they need to discover--and land--their dream job.