How A Mob of Meerkats Will Teach You About Management and Leadership

How A Mob of Meerkats Will Teach You About Management and Leadership

That’s Not How We Do It Here! A Story about How Organizations Rise and Fall -and Can Rise Again, by John Kotter, Holger Rathgeber

Step back Tony Robbins, move over Deepack Chopra..here come the Meerkats to teach us about discipline, planning  and efficiency.

I am firmly convinced that animals are the best teachers. In fact, we’ve learned adapting from mice (Who Moved My Cheese, by Kenneth Blanchard), resilience from penguins (Our Iceberg Is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditionsby John Kotter and Holger Rathgeberand now.. the meerkats are here to share tips and tricks about management.

You know, thmeerkats_crowd_set_on_danger_51545_1280x1024.jpgose squirrel-size fuzzy, little animals who live in the deserts and grasslands of the southern tip of Africa.

Cute in their bushy, brown-striped fur, meerkats live in groups as large as 40, and everyone in the mob participates in gathering food, keeping a look out for predators, and taking care of the babies.

John Kotter and Holger Rathgeber use a simple fable about these bushy, animals to help any team or organization cope with their biggest challenges and turn them into exciting opportunities.cover90684-medium.png

Once upon a time a clan of meerkats lived in the Kalahari, a region in southern Africa. After years of steady growth, a drought has sharply reduced the clan’s resources, and deadly vulture attacks have increased. As things keep getting worse, the har­mony of the clan is shattered. The executive team quarrels about possible solutions, and sugges­tions from frontline workers face a soul-crushing response: “That’s not how we do it here!”

So Nadia, a bright and adventurous meerkat, hits the road in search of new ideas to help her trou­bled clan. She discovers a much smaller group that operates very differently, with much more teamwork and agility. These meerkats have developed innova­tive solutions to find food and evade the vultures. But not everything in this small clan is as perfect as it seems at first. 

That’s Not How We Do It Here! distills decades of experience and research to understand how organization rise, why they often eventually struggle and how and why they can rise again. This is not just a nice fable, but a real-life lesson that will teach you how to create an environment of openness to new and innovative ideas.


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Who Moved My Cheese (Book) – (eBook)

Our Iceberg Is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions (Book) – (eBook)

The Essential Books To Understanding Donald Trump

The Essential Books To Understanding Donald Trump

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Real-estate mogul and reality television star, Donald J. Trump and his huge ego are taking the scene of the presidential race. Beside he has never held political office, Mr.Trump is confident that his negotiating skills, business acumen and –as he can’t help to remind us every single time he gets the chance– his wealth, will easily make him the president of one of the biggest and powerful nation on earth, the United States of America.

Proud republican, Trump’s position is clear: he will make America great again! From his official page donaldjtrump.com Mr.Trump shares his 7 step political program:

Carpenters wanted!: he promises he will build a big, big wall -and make Mexicans pay!

Band Aid for Everybody: he will make health a business! by selling insurance across state lines!

Zài Jiàn China!: he will let China off the Hook. No, not Blac China. The real China.

Veterans of America, You Will Be Great Again: he will take good care of our veterans. This is actually an admirable gesture.

Run America Run: and better be fast! According to analysts Trump’s economic plan would double the national debt over the next decade. Of course, the tax cuts might boost economic growth but,  the economy must grow as fast as 9 percent a year for a decade to make the plan revenue neutral and 11 percent to balance the budget. Sci-fi isn’t it?

Just because you can: he will give you more arms because hey, it’s my damn right to shoot you in the a#s with my tac evo assault rifle… just because I can! (ironic)

Watch out punks! he will fill prisons up to the roof and finally make America win the first prize for the best “Incarceration Nation“. (very ironic)

Mass deportation: at a cost estimated between $100 billion and $300 billion he will arrest and remove almost 11 million undocumented immigrants, a 20-year process.

Want more? No problem, because we can always rely on him for providing us with the most ridiculous and outrageous quotes. A recent article appeared on Marie Claire Uk exposed 29 of the most idiotic ones.
But who really is Donald J. Trump? Here the essential books to understanding the man, the billionaire and the candidate.

Trump. The Greatest Show on Earth: The Deals, the Downfall, the Reinvention by Wayne Barrett

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Barrett paints an intimate portrait of Trump himself, a man driven by bravado, obsessive self-regard, and an anxious ruthlessness to subdue his rivals and seduce anyone with the power to aid his empire.

Reckless as often as he is brilliant, reliant on threats as much as on charm, and ultimately a cautionary tale: is this the man we want to lead the world?

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Trump This!The Life and Times of Donald Trump, An Unauthorized Biography by Marc Shapiro

cover84633-medium.pngWhat guides Trump to the decisions he makes? Is his personality real or just a caricature driven smokescreen?  Like all larger than life personalities, Trump has cultivated his public image well. He’s been selective in what he’s let out and, when pressed, he’s been quick to deny.

Trump This! The Life And Times of Donald Trump: An Unauthorized Biography has dug deep into the truth that is Donald Trump.

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Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again, by Donald J. Trump

Crippled_America_-_How_to_Make_America_Great_Again.jpgIt’s time to bring America back to its rightful owners -the American people. Distancing himself from the politicians, Trump promises less talk and more action. Ready to shaking up the establishment, bring America back -respected by allies and feared by adversaries.

How to fix a failing economy; how to reform health care; how to rebuild our military and start winning wars; and how to bring jobs back to America by closing our doors to illegal immigrants, and pressuring businesses to produce their goods at home.

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The Trump Coloring Book by M.G.Anthony

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Whether he’s playing chess with Putin, or battleship with Kim Jong-un,  see Donald Trump like you’ve never seen him before! Now’s your chance to show The Donald in his true colors!

Hilarious. Like the real Donald J. Trump.

 

 

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How to Ace Your Job Interview

How to Ace Your Job Interview

101 Job Interview Questions You’ll Never Fear Again, by James Reed

You got it! Your job interview is scheduled! Now what? How do you prepare for an interview? Of the thousands of questions a potential employer might ask, which ones will they ask? cover81432-medium.pngAnd what should you say?

After extensive research among hundreds of interviewers and directly form top interviewers and recruiters, James Reed reveals the secrets to ace at job interviews.

Powerful preparation techniques, useful tips on how to answer the most common questions and – above all – how to adopt a winning mindset, one that will help you stand out from the pack and land the job.

James Reed reveals what interviewers are really asking and gives you the best possible answers:

  • Classic Questions

Tell me about yourself –  How do you deal with stress and failure?

  • Career Goal Questions

What motivates you? –  What’s your ideal work environment?

  • Character Questions

What are your core values? – Your boss overslept and is now late for a client meeting. He ask you to lie for him telling the client he is stuck in traffic. What do you do?

  • Competency Questions

Why are you a good fit for the company? – How have you improved in the last year?

  • Curveball and Creativity Questions

If you were an animal what would you be? – Aren’t you overqualified for this job?

and last but not least,

  • Parting Shots

Everything you need to say / do when the interviewer invites you to ask questions of your own.

101 Job Interview Questions You’ll Never Fear Again is an extremely useful book that will help you get the job of your dreams.

Keep  the negative thinking in check, embrace your nerves and… go get ’em, champ!


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Get Smarter Now

Get Smarter Now

Smarter. Faster. Better, by Charles Duhigg

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Three magic words: Smarter, Faster and Better.

I’m sold, I need this book!

As a newbie into the world of blogging, I’m trying to make my voice heard while blabbing about what I know best, books. Be an active blogger means I have to post frequently, and when you’re reviewing books that means you actually have to read a lot. And fast.

Also being a student makes me curious about productivity, and how I can do more and better. If there’s a way to achieve all my daily goals while keeping a bit of sanity, I need to know about how to do that!

We live in an era where we’re literally surrounded by technology, which is supposed to make our live easier but, in the best scenario, we spend most of our time far away from what we’re supposed to do: checking emails, making phone calls, browsing the internet and the best part of the day is gone without us having done anything relevant.

Charles Duhigg shows us how we can be productive and efficient in a few easy steps: strong motivation, focus and goal setting are what we need.

Enriched by inspiring stories, this book will guide you on the right path to achieve all your goals.


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