Glow (Large Print 16pt)

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ReadHowYouWant.com, 2010 - Business & Economics - 374 pages
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Gratton was in the top 20 of The Times (London) 2007 ''Thinkers 50'' list of leading management scholars, and was chosen by the Financial Times as the business thinker most likely to ''change how you view the world and live your life'' Identifies three guiding principles and nine actions that will enable you to become indispensible to your organization and have a more robust, exciting, and fulfilling career. Includes checklists and tools to help you measure your progress For every new project or high-profile assignment, there is a mile-long line of wannabes waiting to grab the brass ring. But those consistently at the forefront have something truly extraordinary in common. You know them at first sight: teammates or colleagues, direct reports or bosses who radiate enthusiasm, positive energy, and inspiration. Even when confronted with circumstances that work against them they, Glow with an attitude that inspires others, fosters a great working experience for themselves and everyone around them, and creates empowering relationships. And Lynda Gratton can make sure you're one of them. In her book Hot Spots, Gratton explored how pockets of energy and innovation are created in organizations. Now she zeroes in on how you can become a source of energy and innovation yourself. Drawing on years of original research, Gratton identifies three principles that people who Glow live by: they cultivate a cooperative mind-set, they are adept at reaching across traditional boundaries - what Lynda calls ''jumping across worlds'' - to gain great new ideas and powerful insights, and they are able to ignite inspiration and energy in others. For each principle, Gratton outlines three actions anyone can take to put it into practice, illustrated with dozens of examples and personal stories. Easy-to-use tools enable you to evaluate where you are now and measure your progress. Success isn't about just working harder - there's always someone out there who will put in longer hours. But if you can learn to Glow, you will add tremendous value to your organization in a way that will make your work more satisfying and fulfilling.
  

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Contents

Your Glow Resources
21
The First Principle A Cooperative Mindset
43
Stories About the Warmth of Cooperation
58
ACTION 1 Developing the Daily Habits
81
ACTION 2 Mastering the Art of Great
96
ACTION 3 Acting on the Smell of
116
Chocolate Stories and Connecting Different
150
ACTION 4 Increasing the Value of Your
164
ACTION 6 Finding and Moving
198
ACTION 7 Asking Questions That Spark
231
ACTION 8 Creating Visions That Compel
251
ACTION 9 Crafting Meaningful
267
Glowing Every Week
289
Recommended Reading
297
BE CONNECTED
311
Copyright

ACTION 5 Jumping out of the Boundaries
181

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About the author (2010)

Lynda Gratton is a professor of management practice at London Business School and considered the leading global voice in human resources. She is the founder of The Hot Spots Movement and directs the Future of Work Research Consortium with more than 60 corporate members from across the world. Gratton is ranked by the Thinkers50 as one of the top 15 business thinkers in the world. She is a Fellow of the World Economic Forum and has chaired the WEF Council on the Future of Leadership.

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