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21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader

21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader

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Leaders are always looking for an edge. That often sends many of them looking for the next big thing. Although leadership approaches and trendy management fads come and go, what remains the same? The qualities of a leader.

Internationally-recognized leadership expert, speaker, and author John C. Maxwell touches on the process of developing the art of leadership by giving the reader practical tools and insights into developing the qualities found in great leaders.

As the authority on leadership today, Maxwell shares his innovative yet timeless principles on how to effectively lead others has impacted the lives of thousands of business leaders.

In The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader, Maxwell expands on the qualities every leaders needs to be successful such as:

  • Character - be a piece of the rock
  • Charisma - the first impression can seal the deal
  • Communication - without it, you travel alone
  • Commitment - it separates doers from dreamers
  • Competence - if you build it, they will come
  • Everything rises and falls on leadership, and leadership truly develops from the inside out. If you can become the leader you ought to be on the inside, you will become the leader you want to be on the outside.

    The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader will show you that when you develop these qualities, people will want to follow you. When that happens, you'll be able to tackle anything in the world.

    21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership WORKBOOK

    21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership WORKBOOK

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    What would happen if a top expert with more than thirty years of leadership experience were willing to distill everything he had learned about leadership into a handful of life-changing principles just for you? It would change your life.

    John C. Maxwell has done exactly that in "The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership." He has combined insights learned from his thirty-plus years of leadership successes and mistakes with observations from the worlds of business, politics, sports, religion, and military conflict. The result is a revealing study of leadership delivered as only a communicator like Maxwell can.

    24 Carrot Manager

    24 Carrot Manager

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    In this companion volume to their successful Managing With Carrots, Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton present a remarkable story of how a great leader can unleash human potential--creating success in even the worst economy. Providing strategies and solutions for the managers of today, this book offers answers for improving employee commitment and profitability by strategically acknowledging employee effort. How is it done? The deceptively simply answer: with carrots.

    Plentiful examples show how to choose the right reward for each employee, how to time the giving of a reward to motivate performance, how to effectively present rewards, when to give praise in private and when to make it a public celebration, and how to motivate employees to work harder and work smarter with the company's goals in mind.

    24 Karat Etiquette

    24 Karat Etiquette

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    In Beverly Hills, fame and wealth can buy everything--except class, grace, and sophistication. In 24 Karat Etiquette, Lisa Gaché offers a behind-the-scenes look at Beverly Hills residents' unique social dilemmas through the eyes of an etiquette expert, tasked with transforming her awkward, boorish, and sometimes challenging clients into social virtuosos. Not only does Lisa rule the roost at her in-town manners school, but her services are also in demand across the globe. From Saudi princesses to Oscar winners, talent agents to intelligence operatives, child actresses, butlers, and football players, Lisa has amassed an astounding roster over the years.
    In today's technological world, Lisa counsels clients on more than their table manners. Thanks to the explosion of social media, netiquette is a vital new discipline. If a tweet hits the fan, it doesn't matter if you're a "nobody" or a "somebody"; repercussions are real and sometimes devastating.

    Everyone, regardless of their proximity to the Hollywood stars, can pick up something to apply to their own lives through the stories Lisa shares about her experiences with her most amusing, clueless, and stubborn clients. The inquiries never cease to amaze her.

  • Teaching an Oscar nominee how to successfully navigate the red carpet
  • Instructing sixty sorority girls how to use a fork and knife properly
  • Tutoring a child actress requiring formal instruction on interacting with "normal" people
  • Counseling an overnight rags-to-riches success story without a clue how to fit in
  • Training soldiers specializing in interrogation how to assimilate back to their home lives
  • 25 Great Sentences and How They Got That Way

    25 Great Sentences and How They Got That Way

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    We all know the basic structure of a sentence: a subject/verb pair expressing a complete thought and ending with proper punctuation. But that classroom definition doesn't begin to describe the ways in which these elements can combine to resonate with us as we read, to make us stop and think, laugh or cry.

    In 25 Great Sentences and How They Got That Way, master teacher Geraldine Woods unpacks powerful examples of what she instead prefers to define as "the smallest element differentiating one writer's style from another's, a literary universe in a grain of sand." And that universe is very large: the hundreds of memorable sentences gathered here come from sources as wide-ranging as Edith Wharton and Yogi Berra, Toni Morrison and Yoda, T. S. Eliot and Groucho Marx.

    Culled from fiction, nonfiction, drama, poetry, song lyrics, speeches, and even ads, these exemplary sentences are celebrated for the distinctive features--whether of structure, diction, connection/comparison, sound, or extremes--that underlie their beauty, resonance, and creativity. With dry humor and an infectious enjoyment that makes her own sentences a pleasure to read, Woods shows us the craft that goes into the construction of a memorable sentence. Each chapter finishes with an enticing array of exercises for those who want to test their skill at a particular one of the featured twenty-five techniques, such as onomatopoeia (in the Sound section) or parallelism (in the Structure section).

    This is a book that will be treasured by word nerds and language enthusiasts, writers who want to hone their craft, literature lovers, and readers of everything from song lyrics and speeches to novels and poetry.

    27 Essential Principles of Story: Master the Secrets of Great Storytelling, from Shakespeare to South Park

    27 Essential Principles of Story: Master the Secrets of Great Storytelling, from Shakespeare to South Park

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    "So often people ask me if there's a book on story I can recommend. This is the one. I can't recommend it highly enough."--Alexa Junge, writer/producer, Friends, Sex and the City, The West Wing

    A master class of 27 lessons, drawn from 27 diverse narratives, for novelists, storytellers, filmmakers, graphic designers, and more. Author Daniel Joshua Rubin unlocks the secrets of what makes a story work, and then shows how to understand and use these principles in your own writing. The result is "an invaluable resource" (Publishers Weekly, starred review), offering priceless advice like escalate risk, with an example from Pulp Fiction. Write characters to the top of their intelligence, from the Eminem song "Stan." Earn transformations, from Alison Bechdel's Fun Home. Attack your theme, from The Brothers Karamazov. Insightful, encouraging, filled with attitude, and, as Booklist puts it, "perfect for any writer looking to ensure their stories operate and resonate at the top of their potential," this book gives contemporary storytellers of all kinds a lifeline of inspiration and relatable instruction.

    "[The] new bible of lessons and practices for creators."--Library Journal

    "Not a 'how-to, ' thank God, but a 'here's why.' Writers of all levels of experience will benefit from reading--and then rereading--this elegant exploration of the principles of storytelling."--Traci Letts, Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning playwright

    "A godsend for storytellers in all media. It will help you decide what to write and then show you, step by step, how to tackle virtually any problem you face."--Anna D. Shapiro, Tony Award-winning director, August: Osage County


    3 a.m. Epiphany

    3 a.m. Epiphany

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    Discover Just How Good Your Writing Can Be

    If you write, you know what it's like. Insight and creativity - the desire to push the boundaries of your writing - strike when you least expect it. And you're often in no position to act: in the shower, driving the kids to school...in the middle of the night.

    The 3 A.M. Epiphany offers more than 200 intriguing writing exercises designed to help you think, write, and revise like never before - without having to wait for creative inspiration. Brian Kiteley, noted author and director of the University of Denver's creative writing program, has crafted and refined these exercises through 15 years of teaching experience.

    You'll learn how to:

    - Transform staid and stale writing patterns into exciting experiments in fiction
    - Shed the anxieties that keep you from reaching your full potential as a writer
    - Craft unique ideas by combining personal experience with unrestricted imagination
    - Examine and overcome all of your fiction writing concerns, from getting started to writer's block

    Open the book, select an exercise, and give it a try. It's just what you need to craft refreshing new fiction, discover bold new insights, and explore what it means to be a writer.

    It's never too early to start--not even 3 A.M.

    30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary (Revised)

    30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary (Revised)

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    Elevate your vocabulary in just thirty days with this informative, fun, and accessible guide to utilizing powerful language.

    Do you occasionally misuse or misunderstand certain words? Do you sometimes find yourself at a loss to express exactly what you mean? Are you tired of having people seemingly talk "above" you? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then 30 Days To A More Powerful Vocabulary is the perfect solution. Millions of people have improved their academic performance, job skills, and self-esteem, just by spending fifteen minutes a day completing the simple exercises and self-tests within this bestselling guide. You will learn, step-by-step, how to increase your language power with word roots, find persuasive words to sell your ideas, and learn new words daily with a full pronunciation key. Whether you're a student or simply wanting to expand your vocabulary, you can enjoy a more intimate comprehension of the English language in just one month!

    360 Degree Leader

    360 Degree Leader

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    Learn how to lead with maximum impact, regardless of your position, through this masterclass distillation of John C. Maxwell's thirty years of experience teaching people how to make a significant difference in their organizations.

    Don't wait for that promotion!

    Start leading NOW... right where you are!

    What's the number one question leadership expert John C. Maxwell is asked while conducting his leadership conferences? How can I implement what you teach when I'm not the top leader?

    Is it possible to lead well when you're not the top dog? How about if the person you work for is a bad leader? The answer is a resounding yes!

    Welcome to The 360° Leader. People who desire to lead from the middle of organizations face unique challenges. And they are often held back by myths that prevent them from developing their influence. Dr. Maxwell, one of the globe's most trusted leadership mentors, debunks the myths, shows you how to overcome the challenges, and teaches you the skills you need to become a 360° leader.

    If you have found yourself trying to lead from the middle of the organization, as the vast majority of professionals do, then you need Maxwell's insights. You have a unique opportunity to exercise influence in all directions-up (to the boss), across (among your peers), and down (to those you lead).

    The good news is that your influence is greater than you know. Practice the disciplines of 360° leadership and the opportunities will be endless... for your organization, for your career, and for your life.

    365 New Words-A-Year Calendar

    365 New Words-A-Year Calendar

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    The bestselling word calendar celebrates the love of language every day, perfect for word lovers, readers, writers, crossword buffs, and students. Here are hundreds of smart, unexpected, and useful words compiled by the editors at Merriam-Webster, America's most-respected dictionary. The spiritual ("ahimsa"), the political ("roorback"), the 21st century ("vaporware"), the comical ("higgledy-piggledy"), the million-dollar ("pachydermatous"), and more. Entries include definition, pronunciation, sample sentences, word history, and miscellany: Did you know "facetious" is one of the few English words that uses the vowels "a, e, i, o, u" in order?
    400 Must Have Words for the TOEFL

    400 Must Have Words for the TOEFL

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    This study guide and textbook to help you master the core vocabulary and basic written and spoken language skills of the TOEFL.
    5 lb. Book of GRE Practice Problems

    5 lb. Book of GRE Practice Problems

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    Developed for students taking the Revised GRE General Test, the 5 lb. Book of GRE Practice Problems provides over 1,800 practice questions (more than any other book!) that include everything from beginner-level problems to over 200 of the toughest problems available anywhere.

    Manhattan Prep's 5 lb. Book of GRE Practice Problems is an essential resource for students of any level who are preparing for the Revised GRE General Exam. With 33 chapters and over 1,800 practice problems, students can build fundamental skills in math and verbal through targeted practice. Plus, with easy-to-follow explanations and step-by-step applications, each question will help students cement their understanding of those concepts tested on the GRE.

    Purchase of this book includes access to an online video introduction and to the Manhattan Prep Challenge Problem Archive.

    5 lb. Book of GRE Practice Problems: 1,800+ Practice Problems in Book and Online

    5 lb. Book of GRE Practice Problems: 1,800+ Practice Problems in Book and Online

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    Always study with the most up-to-date prep! Look for 5 lb. Book of GRE Practice Problems, Fourth Edition, ISBN 9781506285887, on sale May 2, 2023
    5 People Who Died During Sex: 100 Other Terribly Tasteless Lists

    5 People Who Died During Sex: 100 Other Terribly Tasteless Lists

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    All in perfectly bad taste

    Prepare to be amazed, appalled, disgusted, and hugely entertained by this compendium of indelicate oddities. Nothing is too inane, too insane, too bizarre, or too distasteful for this incredible, seemingly impossible, but absolutely true collection of facts from across the ages and around the world.

    Did you know...

    ...that Pope Benedict XII was such a hardened boozer that he inspired the expression "drunk as a pope"? (From "10 Historic Drunks")

    ...that as a special honeymoon treat, Prince Charles read Princess Diana passages from the works of Carl Jung and Laurens van der Post? (From "History's 10 Least Romantic Honeymoons")

    ...that the best-dressed gentlemen in medieval England exposed their genitals below a short-fitting tunic? (From "History's 10 Greatest Fashion Mistakes")

    ...that Alfred Hitchcock suffered from ovophobia--fear of eggs? (From "10 Phobias of the Famous")

    ...that King Louis XIV only took three baths in his lifetime, each of them under protest?
    (From "10 Great Unwashed")

    ...that in 1930, Sears customers became enraged when the catalog was first printed on glossy, non-absorbent paper?
    (From "12 Magical Moments in Toilet Paper History")

    50 Essays: A Portable Anthology

    50 Essays: A Portable Anthology

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    '50 Essays' is a compact collection of classic and contemporary essays. Learning how to read good writing effectively is crucial to learning how to write and think critically - and '50 Essays' is full of exceptional prose and many opportunities to practice reading, thinking, and writing about it.
    500 Advanced Words: GRE Vocabulary Flash Cards

    500 Advanced Words: GRE Vocabulary Flash Cards

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    Manhattan Prep and its top-notch GRE instructors release the most comprehensive set of GRE flash cards on the market. "500 Advanced Words" is the second in a 2-volume set of flash cards.

    Always study with the most up-to-date prep! Look for GRE Vocabulary Flashcards: 500 Advanced Words, ISBN 978-1-5062-4973-5, on sale July 2, 2019.

    Publisher's Note: Products purchased from third-party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitles included with the product.

    500 Letters for Difficult Situations: Easy-to-Use Templates for Challenging Communications

    500 Letters for Difficult Situations: Easy-to-Use Templates for Challenging Communications

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    Giving difficult news clearly and sensitively is no easy task. However, there are ways to say the right thing at the right time. 500 Letters for Difficult Situations offers helpful templates for when you need to say something tactfully and gracefully. Inside, you'll find letters to guide you through the most challenging communications, including how to:
  • Express sympathy for the bereaved
  • Explain why a relationship isn't working
  • Offer condolences for those who are going through a divorce
  • Give a notice of termination from employment
  • Reprimand an employee for poor performance
  • 500 Letters for Difficult Situations ensures that you know what to say and how to say it.
    500 Writing Prompts

    500 Writing Prompts

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    Writer's block: every author knows the feeling. When inspiration dries up, even the simplest of ideas feels distant, and coming up with anything new seems downright impossible, sometimes your brain just needs a little kick to get going again. That's where 500 Writing Prompts comes in.

    This expansive list of topics will get your writing juices flowing in a thought-provoking, entertaining, and fun way. When your brain is caught in a jam, these prompts will allow you to finally pick up that pen and write-the first step to overcoming writer's block and finding success!

    Some prompts included:

    - Write a story from the perspective of a hamster trying to figure out the world beyond his cage.
    - Modernize a popular fairy tale.
    - Which animal would you say is your "spirit animal"? Why?
    - Write a short story about a time-traveling person who makes a tiny change in their childhood that completely changed their present.
    - What book best defines your personal struggles? Explain the parallels.
    - What major childhood event do you think strengthened your character most? Why?
    - After you meet a goal you have set for yourself, what do you do next?
    - If you hear your smoke alarm going off and you see smoke and you only have time to grab one thing, what do you grab? Why?
    - Do you think learning can be a hobby? Why or why not?
    - Tutorials are popular on YouTube. What is something you could do a tutorial video for? What would you call the video and what makes you an expert?
    - How might you consider people watching a hobby? How do you think people watching can benefit you?
    - Write a script for a commercial selling shampoo that erases the last 12 hours of your memory.
    - Describe what it was like learning how to ride a bike.
    - Write a story about a comedic magician who discovers real magic.
    - What would you do with a drone?

    *Book includes one to two prompts per page.