The Art of Transformational Leadership
A #1 Best-Seller by Jeff Evans. Ph.D
What makes one person stand out in such a way that others are moved by them? What defines such a leader? What sort of leader sustains others on a daily basis? At the core of the most powerful leaders is presence – or that indefinable yet palpable feeling that others experience around them. It is their interesting difference, the angularity of their approach, a continually positive and constructive sense of the world, or just a totally different slant they put on situations. However you describe it, leaders have it. You know when they walk in the room. When they talk, people listen.
Now, combine that leadership presence with a profound connection to individual purpose and the people around them. Add a willingness to assertively put this purpose into the world, communicate it, and support others in their efforts.
Inspirational Presence is the ability to connect authentically with others; to use your thoughts, feelings, and intuitions to inspire others towards your cause.
This book is timely and relevant at a time when organizations are desperately looking for ways to adapt and survive. Jeff Evans offers an essential roadmap to navigate in the new globally interconnected world, by deeply probing into the higher ground that defines and guides the successful leader and organization.
This thoughtful and well-written book provides a very useful guide to people in leadership positions of all kinds, and at all levels. Jeff Evans has done a great job of synthesizing theory and practice.
This book is a must read for anyone interested in supporting transformational change across multiple levels of system and accessing one's indwelling intelligence as an aspect of self mastery. Jeff has managed to articulate in writing the most cutting edge thinking and practice in the field.
Ten Tasks of Changeby Jeff Evans and Chuck Schaefer
Ten Tasks of Change
Demystifying Changing Organizations
by Jeff Evans and Chuck Schaefer
Are you ready to bridge the gap between theory and practice in guiding organization change?
The days of predictability and stability in organizations are gone. In today's world of rapid change, agility is a defining characteristic of successful, high-performance companies. It is essential for your organization have the ability to work at change. Ten Tasks of Change offers you a whole-systems approach to change at work, and presents you with a model for dealing with rapid and intentional change in your organization.
You'll be able to:
• Think through objectives of the work of change
• Plan activities to achieve objectives
• Use best practices principles to accomplish them...and much more.
• You will be provided with a directional framework for addressing change by looking at change as work--something that you do, rather than something that happens to you.
With the Ten Tasks approach we made a huge leap in capability, with a manageable level of disruption. We have since decided to apply this system on another technology application, which should indicate it's value to our organization.
By peeling off the change jargon, the authors allow the reader to understand what needs attention and to practice logical, concrete, realistic steps to accomplish organizational change.
Much has been written about organizational change. The ability for an organization to successfully change and sustain the change is a key differentiator today's competitive world. I found this book was "manager friendly". I could quickly review the "Points to Remember" and "Common Trip Points" as listed in each task to ensure our team was focused on the right things. The Ten Tasks of Change is a ideal book to simplify every leader's most complex issue: change.
Organizations are changing rapidly and unpredictably and such change has now become the norm for successful companies. Ten Tasks Of Change: Demystifying Changing Organizations provides managers and owners with a whole-systems approach to handling and modeling changes, using a basic foundation of planning and managing work to help changes take place smoothly. Chapters provide an easy, pragmatic approach to achieving the basics tasks of the framework presented by the authors.
Jeff Evans and Chuck Schaefer have created an excellent and multifaceted tool for anyone dealing with change. The authors have done a remarkable job anchoring this approach in well researched and time tested theories, without overwhelming the user in the acedemics, and thus losing site of the real purpose, the need for a powerful, practical tool that transcends the challenging paradox of change. Thanks for capturing the approach that I have felt has been missing thoughout my 20 year career - the nexus of theory and application - in a clear and understandable form. I am glad someone finally wrote the book - and I wouldn't change a thing!
How to be a Happy Actor in a Challenging Businessby Justina Vail
How To Be a Happy Actor In a Challenging Business
A Guide to Thriving Through It All
An Award-Winning Book by Justina Vail
Actors face a unique set of challenges and advantages. No matter what level a career is at, uncertainty, rejection, judgment and disappointment are all part of being an actor and yet being generally happy and fulfilled is not only something everyone deserves, it is absolutely essential to the success and longevity of an actor's career. Happiness is often placed in the hands of what happens 'out there', yet the truth is, circumstances are only 10% responsible for our happiness. 50% is due to our genetics and, most significantly, 40% is in our own hands. It turns out, happiness is an inside job.
How to be a Happy Actor in a Challenging Business: A Guide to Thriving Through it All takes you on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment. You will learn the intentional activities that have been scientifically proven to boost happiness levels, as well as some of the world’s most powerful spiritual knowledge on the subject. There are practical, transformational steps that will help you navigate the worlds of stage, film, and television with a foundation of self-esteem and personal power. Along with that, you will learn personal stories of Hollywood actors as they have adopted these keys and moved toward happier, more fulfilling lives, and there are some unique and powerful inside perspectives from four of our top industry award-winning professionals.
The title says it all. Happy Actor is a great book full of practical and inspired ways for actors to be happy in a business that can be tough. This book is really needed in our industry!
(Justina Vail is) a fabulous teacher. She reminds us to take a journey—to 'keep growing and learning in the midst of impermanence and unknowing'—a lesson we often forget!
Justina explores the psychological, scientific, and even the spiritual aspects of truly being happy and comes up with some of the best advice I’ve ever heard on the topic. 'Happy Actor' is a must-read for every actor at any stage in their career.
With razor sharp wit and a sensitive hand, Justina's genius approach to the business lies in a formula that is easily applied to most aspects of life. Read this book and fire your therapist!
Justina Vail has articulated some of the best kept secrets of longevity and joy behind all great acting. I am so happy that it is now in print for others to learn lessons from a true Master.