Empires of the Mind: Lessons to Lead and Succeed in a Knowledge-based World
This volume explains why standard management practices, job descriptions and career tracks are obsolete. In order to succeed, individuals, at every ... Show synopsis This volume explains why standard management practices, job descriptions and career tracks are obsolete. In order to succeed, individuals, at every level, must re-invent themselves as their companies and institutions restructure the way they function. While there are many current theories on organizational management and team productivity, there is a scarcity of wisdom to help each of us thrive as we ride the tumultuous wave of social and business change. This book offers answers to men and women interested in "re-engineering" themselves as well as their corporations. Providing dozens of specific techniques and tools for maximizing personal potential, the author focuses on the qualities essential to each of us in every profession. Denis Waitley explains why the reader must: uncover the key foundations of authentic self-leadership; think like a CEO and be a team player; become more powerful by sharing power; "benchmark" your individual leadership qualities; thrive on risk and adversity; make integrity the real bottom line; and let money chase you, but never catch you. Denis Waitley offers personal strategies for self-leadership critical to getting ahead and staying ahead in a world accelerating in fast forward, where knowledge is the ultimate power, where human resources are more valuable than natural resources and where the only rule is change. He is the author of "The New Dynamics of Winning" and "Seeds of Greatness".