Negotiation requires leadership skills when the time of crisis arises, and it helps reach not only an optimal, but a very successful conclusion. The art of negotiation is particularly critical when dealing with conflicts and sensitive matters. Negotiation skills hold a lot of importance when achieving business agreements. They are vital for resolutions and change. Their importance is not only limited to making treaties or dealing with crises, but they are also important to enhance management and strategic planning. The ability to negotiate is invaluable because it helps develops skills like critical thinking and effective communication. The most important things when it comes to lead the process of negotiation and make it effective is indeed the art which the negotiator beholds. This art can be learned but requires effort and time. Once you master this art, then the world would be at your feet as you can conquer any opponent! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tracy Tupman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/162827/bk_acx0_162827_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The purpose of politics is not to defeat your opponent as much as it is to provide superior leadership and better ideas than the opposition. - Jack Kemp The late 1970s were miserable for America. It was the post-Vietnam, post-Watergate era, a time of high unemployment, ruinous inflation, gasoline lines, Communist advances, and bottomed-out US morale. In the 1980s it all turned around: "stagflation" ended, and nearly two decades of prosperity ensued. The Soviet Union retreated then collapsed. America again believed in itself. And around the world, democratic capitalism was deemed "the end of history". Ronald Reagan's policies sparked the American renaissance, but the Gipper's leadership is only part of the story. The economic theory that underpinned America's success was pioneered by a star professional quarterback turned self-taught intellectual and "bleeding-heart conservative": Jack Kemp. Kemp's role in a pivotal period in American history is at last illuminated in this first-ever biography, which also has lessons for the politics of today. Kemp was the congressional champion of supply-side economics - the idea that lowering taxes would foster growth. Even today, almost no one advocates a return to a top income tax rate of 70 percent. Kemp didn't just challenge the Democratic establishment. He also encouraged his fellow Republicans to be growth (not austerity) minded, open their tent to minorities and blue-collar workers, battle poverty and discrimination, and once again become "the party of Lincoln". Kemp approached politics the same way he played quarterback for the Buffalo Bills: with a refusal to accept defeat. Yet he also was incapable of personal attack, arguing always on the level of ideas. He regarded opponents as adversaries, not enemies, and often cooperated with them to get things done.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Morton Kondracke, Fred Barnes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002693/bk_peng_002693_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Beware of creating your worst enemy. All Joe Colsco wanted out of life was a reasonably interesting job supporting a quiet, comfortable suburban lifestyle, eventually a small family, and time to pursue hobbies. Instead, a freak accident casts him naked onto a beach of another planet inhabited by humans with technology circa 1700. In time, Joe, now known as Yozef Kolsko, makes the difficult acceptance of a new life, has a respectable position in his new society, and is married with a child on the way. But all is not rosy. He has become embroiled in a struggle beyond any dream he could have had - or any nightmare. The Narthani are a militant society intent on subjugating the Caedelli, the people he's come to identify with. Despite Yozef's hope to focus his life on transferring scientific knowledge and supporting a quiet life, he finds his life's direction moving beyond his control. As his actions and ideas become more important in resisting the Narthani, he reluctantly finds himself dragged into leadership roles he doesn't believe himself qualified - including efforts to unite the Caedelli clans. The transformation of Joseph Colsco to Yozef Kolsko is about to take another step. Unwittingly, the Narthani themselves are creating an opponent unlike any they have ever faced, an enemy beyond their conceptions. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Davis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/podm/000489/bk_podm_000489_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Chessa's husband, Darren Richards, is a behind-the-scenes narcissistic abusive alcoholic. None of that changes when he becomes the leading candidate for president of the United States. Chessa's worries about her husband reach a fevered pitch as he closes in on winning the nation's highest office. How can she support his candidacy, even if it will mean becoming first lady? Meanwhile Darren's opponent, Leif Mitchell, is selected from his humble life as a stable hand and country rock singer to run for political office. His charm and leadership pave the way for him to become a national hero and a real threat as the leading Republican presidential candidate. A powerful Darren will stop at nothing to bring Leif down, causing Leif to reconsider his high road approach to politics. When Chessa finds out Leif is preparing to seek revenge on Darren in an attack that not only will destroy her husband's candidacy but will probably cost innocent lives as well, she is suddenly faced with a decision: Should she preserve peace at all costs, protecting those who would become collateral damage as a result of the ensuing battle and in turn sacrificing her freedom and risking her own life? Should she try to stop Leif, which may ruin his chances but save his soul? The Peace Maker is based on the story of David and Abigail in the Bible's first book of Samuel, a story of hardship, struggle, courage, and faith that God will lead his people if they but let him. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elli Raven. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/039868/bk_acx0_039868_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sharks are not evil. But they're single minded and very, very hungry. On land, they take the form of bosses, businesspeople, colleagues, family, and sociopathic neighbors. In the world of former governor of New Mexico and US ambassador to the United Nations Bill Richardson, they have taken the form of the most powerful people in the world. He's engaged in high-stakes, face-to-face negotiations with Castro, Saddam, the Taliban, two generations of North Korean leadership, and many more of the world's most infamous dictators - and done it so well he was known as the "Undersecretary of Thugs" while with the Clinton administration. Now the 5-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee tells these stories - from Washington, DC, to the Middle East to Pyongyang - in all their intense and sometimes absurd glory. How to Sweet-Talk a Shark is a rare, candid, and entertaining glimpse into an insider's world of high-stakes negotiation - showing Richardson's successes and failures in some of the world's least friendly places. Meanwhile, listeners get frank lessons in the art of negotiation: how to prepare, how to size up your opponent, how to understand the nature of power in a standoff, how to give up only what is necessary while getting what you want, and many other strategies Richardson has mastered through at-the-table experience - and from working with other master negotiators like Presidents Obama and Clinton, and Nelson Mandela. These are takeaways that anyone can use to negotiate with the power brokers, deal makers, and, yes, the hungry sharks in their own lives. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Clinton Wade. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015477/bk_adbl_015477_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Closing with the Enemy picks up where D-Day leaves off. From Normandy through the "breakout" in France to the German army's last gasp in the Battle of the Bulge, Michael D. Doubler deals with the deadly business of war - closing with the enemy, fighting and winning battles, taking and holding territory. His study provides a provocative reassessment of how American GIs accomplished these dangerous and costly tasks. Doubler portrays a far more capable and successful American fighting force than previous historians - notably Russell Weigley, Martin Van Creveld, and S. L. A. Marshall - have depicted. True, the GIs weren't fully prepared or organized for a war in Europe and have often been viewed as inferior to their German opponent. But, Doubler argues that they were more than compensated for this by their ability to learn quickly from mistakes, to adapt in the face of unforeseen obstacles, and to innovate new tactics on the battlefield. This adaptability, Doubler contends, was far more crucial to the American effort than we've been led to believe. Fueled by a fiercely democratic and entrepreneurial spirit, GI innovations emerged from every level within the ranks - from the novel employment of conventional weapons and small units to the rapid retraining of troops on the battlefield. Their most dramatic success, however, was with combined arms warfare - the coordinated use of infantry, tanks, artillery, air power, and engineers - in which they perfected the use of air support for ground operations and tank-infantry teams for breaking through enemy strongholds. Doubler argues that, without such ingenuity and imaginative leadership, it would have been impossible to defeat an enemy as well-trained and heavily fortified as the German army the GIs confronted. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mel Foster. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/001643/bk_tant_001643_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here is a list of the contributions that this book will make towards your current level of game knowledge: You will learn what the Mid Laner's role and responsibilities are, and there are a lot of specific instructions on what you can do to develop each quality, especially towards the end of the chapter. This includes map awareness, leadership, shot calling and more. You will learn how to model your champion pool for Mid Lane (yes, there is a best way to do it) and how to overcome the disadvantages of facing lane counters. You will learn the optimal Runes and Masteries setup for each popular Mid Laner. You will learn the intricacies of what you can do to acquire outstanding farming skills. You will learn the wave management techniques for Mid Lane which will help you build a massive advantage over your opponent. You will learn all you need to know about vision control, which includes the best warding spots for Mid Lane on both sides. You will learn the various ways in which you can influence your Jungler to gank for you more often and give you the Blue Buff every time. You will learn all you need to know about dominating your trades and how to trade against short-ranged, medium-ranged and long-ranged opponents. You will learn multiple other principles to dominating the Mid Lane. You will learn the various approaches you should use to extend your advantage and carry your games to victory. You will also learn all the details you need on how to play when you are behind in lane. Lastly, you will learn the practical steps that you can take to cultivate an unstoppable winner's attitude that will also help you have more fun with the game. There also are a lot of general game knowledge golden nuggets thrown all throughout the book to help you in your journey further. Are you excited? Best of luck on the Summoner's Rift! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nate Daniels. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/075908/bk_acx0_075908_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is incontrovertible to allude to the fact that the election and emergence of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America has brought about some misgivings across many countries of the world with several implications for Africa. It is expected that there would be continuity in US-Africa relations in the areas of safety, security and counter-terrorism. Trump has been a consistent opponent of marriage equality in line with African culture while illegal African migrants would now find it difficult to move into the US. The administration is tilted towards re-negotiating American foreign trade deals that favor bilateral trade agreements (BITs) over multi-party agreements while the disposition of Trump would affect Africa negatively on climate change. The paper concludes that Trump's presidency is an admixture of good and bad omen for the Sub-Saharan Africa and recommended an urgent need for Africa to really look inward through purposeful leadership, embracing vibrant natural resource governance, curbing corruption and having the strong political-will to develop by depending less on foreign intervention.
This book presents a detailed discussion of Clausewitz's principal lines of thought and methods of implementation. It elaborates on his main objective of laying a foundation for the education of up-and-coming creative, knowledgeable and experienced future leaders. The book encourages reflection and study in strategic thinking in order to transform knowledge into genuine capability.The book explores the question of what a twenty-first-century decision-maker can learn from these strategic lines of thought. It bridges the gap between philosophical theory and strategic interaction in conflicts with an equal opponent. Readers learn to understand and employ the clash of wills, attack and defence, and friction, and in essence the necessary virtues of a strategic commander.The findings presented help to identify the essential features in complex decision-making situations and developing possible courses of strategic action from a holistic standpoint. As such, the book is a must read for strategists, business practitioners, and scholars of political leadership and management interested in a better understanding of strategy and decision-making.