Choice Not Chance

Author: Joanne P. McCallie
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118231228
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Foreword by Mike Krzyzewski, Duke’s Men BasketballCoach A celebrated coach reveals the secrets to building a fiercecompetitor At age 26, Joanne P. McCallie, a.k.a. Coach P, began her careerat Maine, where in the span of eight years, she elevated thewomen's basketball program to a very competitive team that outdrewthe men's crowds, a rarity in college sports. Over her tenure, shecreated the Choice Not Chance (CNC) philosophy, training kids howto think and focus on making the correct choices in life. Sheimparted her passionate philosophy to all of her players and nowbrings it to her efforts as head coach at Duke. Choice NotChancehighlights McCallie's lessons for building a fiercecompetitor, such as "Going against the grain," "Never becomesatisfied," and "Enjoy the prospect of getting better daily." The CNC philosophy is widely used by McCallie, her staff, andplayers, who are very active in the community speaking about"CNC." Joanne P. McCallie is head coach of the Duke Women's Basketballteam and was the ACC Coach of the Year in 2010 McCallie became the first coach in Division I history to becrowned champion in four different conferences, as well as thefirst coach in NCAA history to garner coach of the year accoladesin four different leagues A native of Brunswick, Maine, McCallie owns a career mark of431-174 and is entering her 20th year as a head coach at Maine,Michigan State and Duke; as a coach and player, she has led herteams to 15 conference titles, 19 NCAA Tournament appearances,seven NCAA Sweet 16 appearances, five NCAA Elite Eight appearances,three NCAA Final Four appearances and three NCAA Championship gameappearances During the 2004-05 season at Michigan State, she won the BigTen Regular Season and Tournament Championship en route to aNational Championship game appearance. For her efforts she wasnamed the Associated Press National Coach of the Year McCallie has taught her teams to play with passion and fighthard for recognition, and her teams have achieved remarkablesuccess. Apply her wisdom to your teams, your employees, and yourown life.

Making Good

Author: Wendy Fischman
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674018303
Format: PDF, Docs
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You're young, ambitious, entering the field of your dreams; you're on your own, the competition is fierce--and then you see your chance: the big story, the big role, the big discovery. But you'll have to cut a few corners, bend the rules, cheat a bit. What choices will you make? After studying more than a hundred young people launching their careers, these longtime researchers of "good work"--work that is both skillful and honorable--find unsettling answers. Although young workers know what it takes to do good work, they don't always feel they can follow the ethical route. "Later, when I'm successful," is their implicit promise. Making Good explores the choices confronting young workers who join the ranks of three dynamic professions--journalism, science, and acting--and looks at how the novices navigate moral dilemmas posed by a demanding, frequently lonely, professional life. The authors also uncover striking comparisons between these young professionals and the veterans in their fields--most notably, older workers recall inspiring models and mentors, while today's beginners see themselves as on their own. With extensive insights into how young workers view their respective domains, the nature of their ambitions, the sacrifices they are willing to make, and the lines they are prepared to cross, this study will prove instructive to young employees and employers alike, as well as to those who wish to understand the shifting moral and social character of the working world.

No Contest

Author: Alfie Kohn
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054752739X
Format: PDF, Docs
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No Contest stands as the definitive critique of competition. Contrary to accepted wisdom, competition is not basic to human nature; it poisons our relationships and holds us back from doing our best. In this new edition, Alfie Kohn argues that the race to win turns all of us into losers.

The Reality Based Rules of the Workplace

Author: Cy Wakeman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118585674
Format: PDF
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The key to understanding how your manager calculates your real value—and how to boost it More than anything else, you need to understand exactly how your employer evaluates you, and your annual performance review doesn't tell the whole story. In The Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace, Cy Wakeman shows how to calculate how your true value to your organization by understanding your current and future potential against your "emotional expense"—the toll your actions and attitudes take on the people around you. With Cy's clear, straight-to-the-point advice, you can confront and reduce your emotional costliness, become an invaluable member of your team, and even learn to love your job again. Reveals a formula for measuring your current performance, future potential, and the biggest detractor, your emotional expense Shares real-world advice for quickly boosting your value and becoming a highly-valued, sought after employee and teammate Builds on the lessons in Reality-Based Leadership, Cy Wakeman's first book for leaders and managers The Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace is the essential guide for boosting your value, owning your career, and becoming the kind of employee no organization can afford to lose.