One Second Ahead

Author: Rasmus Hougaard
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137551925
Format: PDF
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Researchers have found that the accelerated pace of modern office life is taking its toll on productivity, employee engagement, creativity and well-being. Faced with a relentless flood of information and distractions, our brains try to process everything at once increasing our stress, decreasing our effectiveness and negatively impacting our performance. Ironically, we have become too overworked, unfocused, and busy to stop and ask ourselves the most important question: What can we do to break the cycle of being constantly under pressure, always-on, overloaded with information and in environments filled with distractions? Do we need to accept this as the new workplace reality and continue to survive rather than thrive in modern day work environments? Thankfully, the answer is no. In their new book, ONE SECOND AHEAD: Enhance Your Performance at Work with Mindfulness (Palgrave Macmillan; November 2015), Rasmus Hougaard, Jacqueline Carter, and Gillian Coutts demonstrate that it is possible to train the brain to respond differently to today's constant pressures and distraction. All it takes is one second. They propose that we need to learn to work differently so we are more focused, calm and have less clutter in our mind so we can better manage our time and attention. What if we could hit the 'pause' button on our day, step back, and meet challenges with a sense of clarity and purpose? And what if there was a way not just of 'getting things done,' but ensuring that what does get done are the right things to do? Based on a program in corporate mindfulness designed by Hougaard and the partners of The Potential Project, One Second Ahead provides practical tools and techniques as well as real-world examples and lessons from organizations that have implemented mindfulness on a large scale. Thoroughly tested in a diverse range of industries, this program has resulted in measurable increases in productivity, effectiveness, and job satisfaction. With the new mindset proposed in One Second Ahead, readers will be able to put an end to ineffective multitasking, unproductive meetings, poor communication, and other unhealthy workplace behaviors by applying mindfulness to every day work life. All too often, we think that being mindful requires engaging in a special activity like meditation or yoga. Sure, these activities are beneficial and important to train the mind, but there are many simple things we can do to be mindful all day long. One Second Ahead is a handbook for more mindful work that offers: Practical, easy to apply, tools and techniques to enhance performance and effectiveness in day to day work activities such as meetings, emails, communication, planning, creativity and more Real-world stories of how mindfulness changed the workdays of leaders and front line employees Tips for cultivating mental strategies and routines that can reduce clutter, increase focus, and rewire your brain to enhance presence, patience, kindness and other valuable mind states Simple yet detailed step-by-step instructions for a more systematic approach to mindfulness training to enhance focus and awareness Guidelines for a 10-minute-per-day mindfulness program that can reshape your life both at work and at home; A reproducible planning worksheet and further resources in the Appendix. One Second Ahead can transform daily work life by helping individuals and teams realize more of their potential through greater focus and awareness. The tools and techniques in this book can transform individual and organizational performance one mind at a time.

The 59 Second Employee

Author: Rae Andre
Publisher: Backinprint.Com
ISBN: 9780595145003
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The 59-Second Employee is an employee’s response to formula management, an antidote to the quick-fix corporation. It is a little book that speaks volumes about cooperation in management and brings more control to those at the bottom of the corporate ladder. It describes how employees can use one-minute phrasing, reprimands, and goal-setting to their own advantage and how any employee can learn to ‘manage up.’ Originally published by Houghton Mifflin, The 59-Second Employee sold more than 100,000 copies and was reprinted in numerous foreign editions. It was a Publishers Weekly best-selling trade paperback.

How Far Is One Second Ahead

Author: Pius Fusi
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781543419948
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The book gives us a different perspective of life so we can live a fulfilled life and feel valued.

The Mind of the Leader

Author: Rasmus Hougaard
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1633693430
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Join the global movement that's making corporations more people-centric to achieve great results. The world is facing a global leadership crisis. Seventy-seven percent of leaders think they do a good job of engaging their people, yet 88 percent of employees say their leaders don't engage enough. There is also a high level of suffering in the workplace: 35 percent of employees would forgo a pay raise to see their leaders fired. This is an enormous waste of human talent--despite the fact that $46 billion is spent each year on leadership development. Based on extensive research, including assessments of more than 35,000 leaders and interviews with 250 C-level executives, The Mind of the Leader concludes that organizations and leaders aren't meeting employees' basic human needs of finding meaning, purpose, connection, and genuine happiness in their work. But more than a description of the problem, The Mind of the Leader offers a radical, yet practical, solution. To solve the leadership crisis, organizations need to put people at the center of their strategy. They need to develop managers and executives who lead with three core mental qualities: mindfulness, selflessness, and compassion. Using real-world inspirational examples from Marriott, Accenture, McKinsey & Company, LinkedIn, and many more, The Mind of the Leader shows how this new kind of leadership turns conventional leadership thinking upside down. It represents a radical redefinition of what it takes to be an effective leader--and a practical, hard-nosed solution to every organization's engagement and execution problems.

One Second to Glory

Author: Lew Freedman
Publisher: Epicenter Press
ISBN: 9780970849342
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In 1978, Dick Mackey claimed the most dramatic victory ever in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, crossing the finish line in Nome a mere one second ahead of Rick Swenson after a two-week, 1,149 mile-run from Anchorage. Many years later Alaskans still shake their heads in amazement. In One Second to Glory, Mackey shares this and many other adventures: Making a home in the forntier state in the heady first day s of Statehood; Surviving the 1964 earthquake and helping rebuild Alaska; Mushing against "Doc" Lombard and George Attla in the heyday of sprint racing; Helping Joe Redington organize the Iditarod Trail SLed Dog Race; Experience 82 degrees below zero at Coldfoot, his famous Arctic Circle truck stop; Mackey's colorful stories are told in his own words in interviews with Lew Freedman, outdoor adventure writer for the Chicago Tribune and longtime former sports editor of the Anchorage Daily News. Freedman has written seventeen books about Alaska.

One Second After

Author: William R. Forstchen
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 9781429922067
Format: PDF, ePub
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New York Times best selling author William R. Forstchen now brings us a story which can be all too terrifyingly real...a story in which one man struggles to save his family and his small North Carolina town after America loses a war, in one second, a war that will send America back to the Dark Ages...A war based upon a weapon, an Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP). A weapon that may already be in the hands of our enemies. Months before publication, One Second After has already been cited on the floor of Congress as a book all Americans should read, a book already being discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a truly realistic look at a weapon and its awesome power to destroy the entire United States, literally within one second. It is a weapon that the Wall Street Journal warns could shatter America. In the tradition of On the Beach, Fail Safe and Testament, this book, set in a typical American town, is a dire warning of what might be our future...and our end. The John Matherson Series #1 One Second After #2 One Year After #3 The Final Day (forthcoming) Other Books Pillar to the Sky At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Getting Ahead of the Gayme Man First Gay Second

Author: Mason R. Glenn
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1635681693
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Your relationship isn’t working. The guy you like flaked on you for the third time. You are frustrated. You are newly gay. You don’t know how to date. Your friends are telling you that you’re being unreasonable. You’re tired of being single. You have trouble really connecting with yourself to experience unconditional love. Let this book make you laugh, make you cry, give you a few a-ha moments, and make you change the way you view dating as a gay man. I’m Mason, and I’m just like you. I’ve just been around the dating block a while longer than you as a professional matchmaker, that’s all. Your brain fascinates me, and I think I have a few scientific presumptions and studies I wish to share to give you your own bird’s-eye view of how you connect with others. My heart has been broken, I’ve broken a few hearts, and I realize that there are some behavioral patterns that gay man elicit that make them, well, a bit predictable. Let me give you some gossipy juice to drink and some compatibility assessments to balance that sweetness. Let me open my heart to you as a human being, serve you a few logistical tricks of the trade along the way, and let me label the guy that isn’t the right match for you. Let me inspire you, and let me change you for the better. All you have to do is live with an open heart and mind and see both sides of the coin. Heads or tails?

Mindful Work

Author: David Gelles
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1847659969
Format: PDF
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A mindful revolution is reshaping the workplace. The world's most dynamic businesspeople are using mindfulness to become happier and more fulfilled at work - and more successful. In Mindful Work, New York Times business reporter David Gelles explains how mindful managers are using meditation, yoga and other mindfulness techniques to boost leadership, reduce stress and improve health. Featuring insights from revitalised employees, high-level managers at global companies and meditation masters, Mindful Work is an inspirational guide to the upsurge in mindfulness among companies as diverse as Google, Facebook and General Mills. Blending timeless insights and modern-day management theory, Gelles explains the practical benefits of the mindfulness boom, and offers a programme for changing the way we work - a change that will make us less stressed, more focused and happier.

The Lincoln Memorial

Author: Kristin L. Nelson
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 0761362924
Format: PDF
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How big is the statue of President Abraham Lincoln inside the Lincoln Memorial? It’s 19 feet (6 meters) high. That’s taller than three adults standing on one another’s shoulders! Whose idea was the Lincoln Memorial? And how did workers build the amazing statue? Read this book to find out. Learn about many remarkable sites in the Famous Places series—part of the Lightning Bolt Books™ collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text, Lightning Bolt Books™ bring nonfiction topics to life.

The Road Ahead

Author: Jane Seymour
Publisher: Post Hill Press
ISBN: 1682614646
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Each of us knows the absolute joy that a new relationship, or the birth of a child, or fulfilling your heart’s desire can bring. But it’s the life events that aren’t so euphoric that test how we weather those storms. Jane Seymour learned from her mother that, when your life is tough, the road becomes easier when you help others. In The Road Ahead, she shares inspirational stories from readers around the world who’ve overcome when the “happily ever after”—isn’t. Using a three-step process of o Acceptance o Unconditional forgiveness o Selfless acts of kindness you can take heart as you face your road ahead.