Thrive! is the first book from best-selling author Alan Weiss to deal with self-mastery and taking control of your own life. Hundreds of pragmatic techniques help the reader avoid the victimology; mentality; accept personal accountability; identify and throw baggage off the train (even at the cost of a few cows in the countryside); build self-worth; and master the five traits which Thriving people employ. Example: You will be a ball in that strangely hypnotic Japanese game of Pachinko if you listen to...unsolicited feedback...I've seen people's dreams ruined by those who offer 'help.' It's usually not malicious (though sometimes it is), it's usually done with the intent to help, it's usually focused on 'fixing' you. And it's usually deadly. Alan Weiss takes you through specific steps and techniques he's developed and utilized with thousands of coaching and mentoring clients globally over the past 25 years. In 200 pages and one day you can begin to retrieve control of you life, your relationships, and your career, and escape the pressures trying to make you into someone else every day. George Irish, the former president of Hearst Newspapers (reviewing Alan Weiss's Life Balance) observes, (Alan Weiss)...provides a wealth of information in an engaging and thoroughly readable fashion. He shows that to be successful you don't have to just work, work, work. Learn why real wealth is discretionary time, and why so many people erode wealth by mindlessly trying to simply make money. Come to grips with TIAABB (there is always a bigger boat). Face the fact that decisions, not wishing, move you along the road to your goals. Too many people are merely trying to survive, blaming the economy, technology, the competition, their parents, their kids, or the fates. Don't waste another minute. Start Thriving!
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Alan Weiss is one of those rare people who can say he is a consultant, speaker and author and mean it. His consulting firm, Summit Consulting Group, Inc. has attracted clients such as Merck, Hewlett-Packard, GE, Mercedes-Benz, State Street Corporation, Times Mirror Group, The Federal Reserve, The New York Times Corporation, and over 500 other leading organizations. He has served on the boards of directors of the Trinity Repertory Company, a Tony-Award-winning New England regional theater, Festival Ballet, and chaired the Newport International Film Festival. His speaking typically includes 30 keynotes a year at major conferences, and he has been a visiting faculty member at Case Western Reserve University, Boston College, Tufts, St. John s, the University of Illinois, the Institute of Management Studies, and the University of Georgia Graduate School of Business. He has held an appointment as adjunct professor in the Graduate School of Business at the University of Rhode Island where he taught courses on advanced management and consulting skills. He holds the record for selling out the highest priced workshop (on entrepreneurialism) in the 21-year history of New York City s Learning Annex. His Ph.D. is in psychology and he is a member of the American Psychological Society, the American Counseling Association, Division 13 of the American Psychological Association, and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. He has served on the Board of Governors of Harvard University s Center for Mental Health and the Media. He has keynoted for the American Psychological Association on two occasions. He is an inductee into the Professional Speaking Hall of FameŽ and the concurrent recipient of the National Speakers Association Council of Peers Award of Excellence, representing the top 1% of professional speakers in the world. He has been named a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants, one of only two people in history holding both those designations. His prolific publishing includes over 500 articles and 35 books, including his best-seller, Million Dollar Consulting (from McGraw-Hill). His newest is The Talent Advantage (with Dr. Nancy MacKay, John Wiley and Sons), and his next is Thrive! His books have been on the curricula at Villanova, Temple University, and the Wharton School of Business, and have been translated into German, Italian, Arabic, Spanish, Russian, Korean, and Chinese. He is interviewed and quoted frequently in the media. His career has taken him to 55 countries and 49 states. (He is afraid to go to North Dakota.) Success Magazine has cited him in an editorial devoted to his work as a worldwide expert in executive education. The New York Post calls him one of the most highly regarded independent consultants in America. He is the winner of the prestigious Axiem Award for Excellence in Audio Presentation. In 2006 he was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Press Institute, the first-ever for a non-journalist, and one of only seven awarded in the 60-year history of the association. He has coached the former and present Miss Rhode Island/Miss America candidates in interviewing skills. He once appeared on the popular American TV game show Jeopardy, where he lost badly in the first round to a dancing waiter from Iowa.Review:
Alan Weiss's wisdom win contacts, clients, and contracts. (On How to Acquire Clients) --Jeffrey Gitomer, author of The Sales Bible
This is akin to sitting for weeks on the other end of the log with the Socrates of consulting. (On Process Consulting) --Jack Zenger, author of Results Based Leadership
I would have helped the New York Times Company more if I had read it years ago. (On Making It Work) --Jack Harrison, Pulitzer-Prize winning former Times group president
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Book Description Las Brisas Research Press, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M192861115X
Book Description Las Brisas Research Press, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11192861115X
Book Description Las Brisas Research Press, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. first edition. 239 pages. 9.10x6.00x1.00 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 192861115X