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Empires of the Mind is a revolutionary book that offers answers to men and women interested in "reengineering" their jobs as well as their corporations. Providing dozens of specific techniques and tools for maximizing personal potential, Denis Waitley uncovers the key foundations of authentic self-leadership and delivers career-enhancing strategies on how to thrive on risk and adversity, inspire yourself and others to maximum performance, become more powerful by sharing power, and much more. With Empires of the ...
Empires of the Mind is a revolutionary book that offers answers to men and women interested in "reengineering" their jobs as well as their corporations. Providing dozens of specific techniques and tools for maximizing personal potential, Denis Waitley uncovers the key foundations of authentic self-leadership and delivers career-enhancing strategies on how to thrive on risk and adversity, inspire yourself and others to maximum performance, become more powerful by sharing power, and much more. With Empires of the Mind, you learn how to get ahead and stay ahead in a fast-paced world where the only rule is change.
This Is A Book About Self-Leadership To Help You Improve Your career and achieve your personal goals. What worked yesterday won't work today.
More changes are crammed into every day of our lives than our great-grandparents experienced in decades — and this process is just beginning. Consider for a moment that a musical birthday card has more computing power than existed on the planet before 1950, the year I graduated from high school.
In his bookPowershift, Alvin Toffler predicted a whole new power structure at every level of our future society. With knowledge now the key raw material for creating all economic wealth, the new power struggles will reach deep into our minds and our personal lives. That's why we believe the only empire that will survive in the 21st century will be the empire you build within your own mind.
The culture of the American corporation is changing dramatically. Companies that cling to the old ways and attitudes are doomed to extinction.
Old Corporate Culture
New Corporate Culture
The source of power has shifted from capital resources to human resources, from natural resources to knowledge resources, from position status to relationship process, from shareowner clout to customer clout. The new global leaders will be people who can transmit knowledge and power to each member of an organization. They will be those who can accept the challenge and responsibility of using this new empowerment to build empires in their minds, offering vast inner and material rewards.
The New Employee Paradigm
Change of all kinds — economic, social, cultural, technological, political — is happening at accelerating rates. In some areas of human activity, it's not just accelerating but exploding. None of this shows any sign of slowing in our lifetime. Throughout this book, we'll be riding the wave of change, offering what we believe are the critical strategies you need to become a self-leader. Many of these strategies will be in the form of what we call paradoxical proverbs. They're proverbs in the sense of being short definitions of what you must do to take command of change. They're paradoxical in that they appear to contradict much of what we've long assumed to be true.
Our first paradoxical proverb is:
During the past twenty years, I've traveled an average of four days a week, studying change. I've roamed from Fortune 500 boardrooms to the locker rooms of Olympic athletes. I've gone from NASA control rooms to high school lunchrooms. During the past few years, I've been crisscrossing the country searching for examples of self-leadership in the knowledge era. Some of the most interesting input has come from the more than 150 seminars I have conducted together with my colleagues, Tom Peters and Stephen Covey. The program, called Lessons in Leadership, is sponsored by major business schools and colleges of continuing education in nearly every state in the union.
Each three-hour seminar is attended by a thousand or so executives, small business owners, entrepreneurs, and middle managers-who invariably ask the same questions: How can we deal with change? How can we survive and succeed when the only rule is change? What new strategies and tactics do we need to become victors instead of victims?
|1||Self-Leadership and Change||1|
|2||Self-Leadership and Responsibility||17|
|3||Self-Leadership and Benchmarking: Your Navigational Satellite||37|
|4||Self-Leadership and Integrity: Your Absolute Bottom Line||67|
|5||Self-Leadership and Core Values: Your Diamond Mine||79|
|6||Self-Leadership and Vision: Your Virtual Reality||97|
|7||Self-Leadership and Attitude: Your Self-Fulfilling Prophecy||115|
|8||Self-Leadership and Passion: Your Purpose in Action||129|
|9||Self-Leadership and Power: Your Invisible Force||143|
|10||Self-Leadership and Knowledge: Your Informed Touch||171|
|11||Self-Leadership and Skills: Your Winning (And Losing) Habits||193|
|12||Self-Leadership and Resilience: Misfortune's Master||207|
|13||Self-Leadership and Love: Your Greatest Gift||227|
|14||Self-Leadership and Love: Your Road Best Traveled||237|