Leadership by the 5 Practices – Challenge the Process


  • Annapurna: A Woman's Place, Arlene Blum
    By proving that women had the skill, strength, and courage necessary to make this difficult and dangerous climb, the 1978 Women's Himalayan Expedition's accomplishment had a positive impact around the world, changing perceptions about women's abilities in sports and other arenas. And Annapurna: A Woman's Place has become an acknowledged classic in the annals of women's achievements—a story of challenge and commitment told with passion, humor, and unflinching honesty.
  • Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
    The author of Flow explains how to improve the quality of readers' lives through a series of stimulating challenges, demonstrating how the use of tasks requiring high degrees of skill and commitment can enhance and enrich one's everyday routine.

    Success in today's business economy demands nonstop innovation. But fancy buzzwords, facile lip service, and simplistic formulas are not the answer. Only an entirely new mindset -- a new attitude toward success and failure -- can transform a managers' thinking. The key to this new attitude lies in taking risks. In a rapidly changing economy, managers will confront at least as much failure as success. Does that mean they'll have failed? Only by their grandfathers' definition of failure. Both success and failure are steps toward achievement, say the authors. This book is a just-in-time guide for anyone in a leadership position facing today's unprecedented economic challenges. It is a survival kit for anyone in a leadership position. The book is a concise handbook for applying proven leadership lessons in tough times and offers realistic actions leaders can take to put their companies on the right long-term path
  • Intuition at Work: Why Developing Your Gut Instincts Will Make You Better at What You Do, Gary Klein
    Through a three-tiered process called the "Exceleration Program," the author provides readers with the tools they need to build the intuitive skills that will help them make tough choices, spot potential problems, manage uncertainty, and size up situations quickly. The book also shows how to communicate such decisions more effectively, coach others in the art of intuition, and recognize and defend against an overdependence on information technology.
  • If It Ain't Broken, Break It!, Robert J. Kriegel and Louis Patler
    Break-it thinkers have proven that challenging conventional thinking is the only way to stay ahead of the competition in the corporate environment of the nineties.
  • Resilience at Work: How to Succeed No Matter What Life Throws at You, Salvatore Maddi and Deborah Khoshaba
    Resilience at Work gives you the knowledge, tools, and encouragement you need to embark on your journey to becoming a hardier, more successful person. This book supplies insights and strategies you can use to combat your fear of change and uncover the opportunities that can be found in even the most stressful situations.

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