Thrive

Author: Arianna Huffington
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0804140855
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In Thrive, Arianna Huffington makes an impassioned and compelling case for the need to redefine what it means to be successful in today's world. Arianna Huffington's personal wake-up call came in the form of a broken cheekbone and a nasty gash over her eye--the result of a fall brought on by exhaustion and lack of sleep. As the cofounder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group--one of the fastest growing media companies in the world--celebrated as one of the world's most influential women, and gracing the covers of magazines, she was, by any traditional measure, extraordinarily successful. Yet as she found herself going from brain MRI to CAT scan to echocardiogram, to find out if there was any underlying medical problem beyond exhaustion, she wondered is this really what success feels like? As more and more people are coming to realize, there is far more to living a truly successful life than just earning a bigger salary and capturing a corner office. Our relentless pursuit of the two traditional metrics of success--money and power--has led to an epidemic of burnout and stress-related illnesses, and an erosion in the quality of our relationships, family life, and, ironically, our careers. In being connected to the world 24/7, we're losing our connection to what truly matters. Our current definition of success is, as Thrive shows, literally killing us. We need a new way forward. In a commencement address Arianna gave at Smith College in the spring of 2013, she likened our drive for money and power to two legs of a three-legged stool. They may hold us up temporarily, but sooner or later we're going to topple over. We need a third leg--a third metric for defining success--to truly thrive. That third metric, she writes in Thrive, includes our well-being, our ability to draw on our intuition and inner wisdom, our sense of wonder, and our capacity for compassion and giving. As Arianna points out, our eulogies celebrate our lives very differently from the way society defines success. They don't commemorate our long hours in the office, our promotions, or our sterling PowerPoint presentations as we relentlessly raced to climb up the career ladder. They are not about our resumes--they are about cherished memories, shared adventures, small kindnesses and acts of generosity, lifelong passions, and the things that made us laugh. In this deeply personal book, Arianna talks candidly about her own challenges with managing time and prioritizing the demands of a career and raising two daughters--of juggling business deadlines and family crises, a harried dance that led to her collapse and to her "aha moment." Drawing on the latest groundbreaking research and scientific findings in the fields of psychology, sports, sleep, and physiology that show the profound and transformative effects of meditation, mindfulness, unplugging, and giving, Arianna shows us the way to a revolution in our culture, our thinking, our workplace, and our lives.

The Sweet Sobs Of Women In Response To Anthropain

Author: Mary Njeri Kinyanjui
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527533948
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Anthropain is pain inflicted by human beings on other human beings. Women experience anthropain in the negotiation of their everyday lives. This book tells the stories of eight women and their reactions to anthropain encountered as they engage in their respective socio-economic and political struggles. The eight women are drawn from a village in Africa. They express their feminine utu (humanness) through what is termed here “sweet sobs.” They weep in pain, but turn their tears into creative energy that generates resilience, hope, productivity, inspiration, positive change, and sustainable development. This book is about shunning the ostrich mentality, avoiding living in denial, turning lemons into lemonade, and acknowledging that, while life will not always be fair, one has to negotiate in life to achieve desired outcomes. It is a celebration of women’s resilience, creativity, and bouncing back amidst adversity. While the issue of class, privilege, race, ethnicity, and stereotyping has divided the global women’s movement, the book represents a handy common denominator to rally women to stop violence, gender stereotypes, and exploitative economic relations and leave a positive legacy that inspire others. The analysis is illuminated by Gikuyu orature, womanism, and feminism. It contributes to the understanding of the feminist crisis in the public domain, in corporate and government boardrooms, and at the grassroots level in peasant and economic informal activities and in rural households and informal settlements. It calls for the re-evaluation of current gender methodologies, which portray women as victims of patriarchy, exploitative economic relations, and climate change. It demonstrates the power of the story as a tool of gendered research and women’s empowerment.

Conversations On Leadership

Author: [email protected]
Publisher: Wharton Digital Press
ISBN: 1613630603
Size: 48.62 MB
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What if you could sit down with some of today's most effective business leaders? Now you can. [email protected] has interviewed some of today's most powerful and successful business leaders about issues important to them as leaders. Conversations on Leadership: 6 Leaders on What Drives Excellence, drawn from the archives of [email protected], includes interviews with: •The Huffington Post's Arianna Huffington on how to thrive as a leader •Medtronic's Bill George on authentic leadership •Johnson & Johnson's Alex Gorsky on leadership challenges •The New York Times Company's Arthur Sulzberger on leading the organization and newspaper •Ellevate's Sallie Krawcheck on the business case for diverse leadership •PricewaterhouseCooper's Robert E. Moritz on why "diverse teams give you the best thinking" Featuring interviews by Wharton professors Adam M. Grant and Michael Useem, Conversations on Leadership is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the thinking of today's business leaders or who aspires to become a more successful leader. About [email protected] Books Insights and inspiration business leaders can use today—from The Wharton School's online journal of business analysis [email protected] Books offer you the best of [email protected]'s signature reporting, including in-depth coverage and analysis of important business trends, accessible explanations of the latest business research, and inspiring conversations with today's thought leaders in a convenient, portable format. Published exclusively as ebooks by Wharton Digital Press, this practical line of books includes three series: •[email protected] Originals: All-new, in-depth coverage of timely and important business matters and trends, featuring key takeaways that business leaders and professionals can leverage immediately •[email protected] Essentials: Collects the best of [email protected]'s reporting on a single topic of significant business concern, laying out the challenges and offering solutions •[email protected] Conversations: Collects [email protected]'s most popular in-depth interviews with today's thought leaders on a single topic of broad interest, offering inspiration you can use to transform your thinking on a current challenge or opportunity Each [email protected] ebook offers you what you need to address a business challenge or opportunity head on—today.

Rethinking Information Work A Career Guide For Librarians And Other Information Professionals 2nd Edition

Author: G. Kim Dority
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610699602
Size: 57.65 MB
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A state-of-the-art guide to the world of library and information science that gives readers valuable insights into the field and practical tools to succeed in it. Identifies a broad range of Library and Information Science (LIS) career options Identifies professional skills and strengths needed in the LIS field Helps LIS students and practitioners perform a self-assessment to determine their "best fit" job preferences Examines the pros and cons of traditional, nontraditional, and independent LIS career paths Provides tips on using networking and professional reputation-building for career growth Enables readers to develop skills, attitudes, and aptitudes necessary to build a rewarding and resilient career in LIS

How To Thrive And Survive As A Working Woman

Author: Fiona Elsa Dent
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472922689
Size: 61.62 MB
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Have you read all the books out there on getting to the top but find yourself wanting not necessarily tips for achieving a high-flying career, but the tools for creating a fulfilling working life? Based on new data from surveys and interviews, How to Thrive and Survive as a Working Woman will encompass stories, examples, strategies and practical exercises. The content will be both instructive and interactive offering insights from the authors' own experience of working with many women managers who attend Ashridge Business School programmes and events. The book will focus on key issues for development and career success and apply these to the specific challenges facing women at work, including: getting started in your career; dealing with motherhood and a career; dual career couples; changing career direction; moving up to senior levels; lack of confidence; and developing a clear career plan. Offering tips, techniques and approaches, this book will be an essential tool for working women of all ages and at various stages in their career.

The Art Of Social Media

Author: Guy Kawasaki
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698197674
Size: 12.64 MB
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By now it's clear that whether you're promoting a business, a product, or yourself, social media is near the top of what determines your success or failure. And there are countless pundits, authors, and consultants eager to advise you. But there’s no one quite like Guy Kawasaki, the legendary former chief evangelist for Apple and one of the pioneers of business blogging, tweeting, Facebooking, Tumbling, and much, much more. Now Guy has teamed up with Peg Fitzpatrick, who he says is the best social-media person he’s ever met, to offer The Art of Social Media—the one essential guide you need to get the most bang for your time, effort, and money. With over one hundred practical tips, tricks, and insights, Guy and Peg present a bottom-up strategy to produce a focused, thorough, and compelling presence on the most popular social-media platforms. They guide you through steps to build your foundation, amass your digital assets, optimize your profile, attract more followers, and effectively integrate social media and blogging. For beginners overwhelmed by too many choices as well as seasoned professionals eager to improve their game, The Art of Social Media is full of tactics that have been proven to work in the real world. Or as Guy puts it, “great stuff, no fluff.”

5 Pounds

Author: Harley Pasternak
Publisher: Rodale Books
ISBN: 1623364582
Size: 32.87 MB
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For most people, the hardest part of lasting weight loss is either getting started or reaching their goals-too often, motivation is tough to maintain or those final few pounds simply won't budge, no matter how many hours are logged on the treadmill and how many calories counted. Now, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Body Reset Diet, comes a deceptively simple plan to slim down-whether you to need to shed those last few stubborn pounds or want to jump start a more significant weight-loss effort. 5 Pounds teaches you how to implement five simple strategies as daily habits: - Walk 5 miles a day. - Eat protein and fiber 5 times a day. - Do resistance exercise 5 minutes a day. - Sleep at least 7 hours a night. - Unplug at least 1 hour a day. You will enjoy immediate results-dropping 5 pounds or more in just 5 days-and boost energy, improve overall health, and finally achieve long-term weight-loss success. With step-by-step advice, easy-to-prepare recipes, and motivating success stories, 5 Pounds will transform the way you look and feel forever.

On Becoming Fearless In Love Work And Life

Author: Arianna Huffington
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0759568278
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Author, syndicated columnist, occasional actress, and businesswoman Ariana Huffington examines the ways in which fear affects the lives of women, and the steps anyone can take to conquer fear. Observing that her own teenage daughters were beginning to experience some of the same fears that had once burdened her -- How attractive am I? Do people like me? Do I dare speak up? -- Arianna Huffington was compelled to look at the subject and impact of fear. In stories drawn from her own experiences and with contributions from Nora Ephron, Diane Keaton and many others, she points toward the moments of extraordinary strength, courage, and resilience that result from confronting and overcoming fear. Her book shows us how to become bold from the inside out: from feeling comfortable in our own skin, to getting what we want in love and at work, to changing the world.

Fourth Instinct

Author: Arianna Huffington
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743261630
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The author describes the need for spiritual fulfillment and the way to find it.