Author: Paul Levesque, Art McNeil
Teaches concrete, real-world skills for turning any dream into a reality; Provides step-by-step exercises for defining and achieving dreams and overcoming internal and external obstacles; Includes inspirational profiles and real-life examples of high-achieving individuals who exemplify the skills described in the book.....Many people set out to achieve a dream-starting a business or learning to play the piano or publishing a book-but they don't succeed, and the dream fizzles away. In many cases, these people have lots of skills and expertise, such as deep knowledge of the business or career they are interested in, so why don't they succeed? Paul Levesque and Art McNeil have discovered that making a dream come true requires cultivating skills of a higher order-macro skills-that inevitably spell the difference between success and failure no matter what the specifics of a person's dreams are. These are the skills Dream crafting outlines in detail.
This uplifting collection of vignettes promoting organizational activism addresses the disenchantment felt by many who work in large organizations.
Inhaltsangabe:Introduction: Total Quality Management (TQM) has already made its mark in history. Big players in major industries, such as Ford and Siemens, have already aligned their business and production processes to this holistic management concept. Over the past three decades there are more medium-sized companies applying TQM principles to their business. Quality has been important in helping companies gaining a competitive edge in globalized markets. TQM with its extensive set of methods aims to embed quality awareness among all departments of a company where work affects the quality of the products. There are thousands of articles and books written on how large and medium sized companies have successfully implemented of TQM. An extensive literature review and interviews of experts and owners of very small businesses (micro-businesses) indicate that this is the only industry where TQM systems have not yet been implemented. Although micro-businesses are pressured by their customers to achieve high levels of quality in their products, there is not enough research that addresses the issues of implementing TQM practices for micro-businesses. Scientific literature does not provide answers to crucial questions such as: - What methods of quality management are currently being in use in micro-businesses? - How could a TQM system be tailored to meet the needs in a micro-business environment? This thesis is part of a large-scale field study that recently has been launched by the Howe School of Technology Management at Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ. The study aims to reveal answers to the questions listed above. This thesis forms the foundation for the subsequent field study. The main goals is to deploy a systematic TQM framework for micro-businesses that will be help micro-businesses understand how the quality management culture has an impact on a company s success. Additionally, this thesis aims to develop a questionnaire that will examine the validity of the framework and serve as basis for the field study. The focus is on very small manufacturers. First breakthroughs in quality management have been taken place in this industry. Thus we can dispose of more than 100 years of research results in this field. Furthermore it is the manufacturer who is used to the first-movers role in new quality management models another good reason for choosing this industry. Layout of This Thesis: After an exposure of the problem in [...]
Selling with Integrity
Author: Sharon Drew Morgen
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Explores the paradigm-shifting "Morgen buying facilitation method" and explains how to improve sales through the recognition and support of buyers' buying patterns
Author: Bob Taylor
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The inside story of the founding and growth of Taylor Guitars, one of the world's most successful guitar manufacturers Bob Taylor mixes the details of his experience as a tradesman and cofounder of Taylor Guitars, a world-famous acoustic and electric guitar manufacturer, with philosophical life lessons that have practical application for building a business. From the “a-ha” moment in junior high school that inspired his very first guitar, Taylor has been living the American dream, crafting quality products with his own hands and building a successful, sustainable business. In Guitar Lessons, he shares the values that he lives by and that have provided the foundation for the company’s success. Be inspired by a story of guts and gumption, an unwavering commitment to quality, and the hard lessons that made Taylor Guitars the company it is today.
Repacking Your Bags
Author: Richard J. Leider, David A. Shapiro
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Outlines strategies by which readers can envision and take steps toward happier, less stressful, and more meaningful lives, likening human life to a journey and offering suggestions on how to implement simpler and more focused means of achieving positive desires. Original. 35,000 first printing.
Author: Franke James
The dilemma-based social game that teaches you how to play (and laugh at) office politics.
A dream is not just white noise or something that happens to you while you sleep. Dreams are the secret language of your unconscious. This book will teach you how to: Unlock the secrets of your personal dream language Explore and interpret the meaning of your dreams Harness the power of the brain to uncover a life of greater richness and meaning So often when we awake we find that our dreams have either evaporated like mist or seem to be just on the edge of our memory. Many people cannot recall their dreams at all. Cohen has developed a 7-step process to let you tap into the rich repository of your subconscious: Recall and record. Title your dream. Read or repeat aloud. Consider what is uppermost in your life right now. Describe your dream’s objects and qualities as if you were talking to a Martian. Summarize the message from the unconscious. Consider the dream’s guidance for waking life. Drawing on years of clinical experience and her familiarity with Freud, myth, and sacred writings, Cohen presents a program that results in a life of abundance, texture, and self-awareness.
It's All in Your Dreams
Author: Kelly Sullivan Walden
Publisher: Conari Press
In the magical realm of dreams you can learn a topic of fascination, study at the feet of a master, converse with a departed loved one, find an answer to a perplexing question or, explore the larger story of your life. Popular dream analyst and media personality Kelly Sullivan Walden shows how to use your dreams to create the life you want in It’s All in Your Dreams. Her 5-step process helps readers remember, connect, and use their dreams in their waking lives: D for declaration. State what you want, clearly and precisely.R for remembrance. Learn easy ways to remember exactly what you dream.E for embodiment. Feel the energy in your body; bring the change into your life.A for activation. Do something. Take an action to bring your dream into the waking world.M for mastermind. Tell the tale of your dream and discover the details. Learn to create a dream mastermind group, share and transfer, and group dream. Walden is a lover of life and languages and considers dreams to be the most important language in which to become fluent. Perhaps the dream you have tonight will be your breakthrough to heal your body, solve your problems, lead you to your very own gold mine, or contribute your unique gift to the world.
A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming
Author: Dylan Tuccillo, Jared Zeizel, Thomas Peisel
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Imagine being able to fly. Walk through walls. Shape-shift. Breathe underwater. Conjure loved ones—or total strangers—out of thin air. Imagine experiencing your nighttime dreams with the same awareness you possess right now—fully functioning memory, imagination, and self-awareness. Imagine being able to use this power to be more creative, solve problems, and discover a deep sense of well-being. This is lucid dreaming—the ability to know you are dreaming while you are in a dream, and then consciously explore and change the elements of the dream. A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming, with its evocative retro illustrations, shows exactly how to do it. Written by three avid, experienced lucid dreamers, this manual for the dream world takes the reader from step one—learning how to reconnect with his or her dreams— through the myriad possibilities of what can happen once the dreamer is lucid and an accomplished oneironaut (a word that comes from the Greek oneira, meaning dreams, and nautis, meaning sailor). Readers will learn about the powerful REM sleep stage—a window into lucid dreams. Improve dream recall by keeping a journal. The importance of reality checks, such as “The Finger”—during the day, try to pass your finger through your palm; then, when you actually do it successfully, you’ll know that you’re dreaming. And once you become lucid, how to make the most of it. Every time you dream, you are washing up on the shores of your own inner landscape. Learn to explore a strange and thrilling world with A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming.