The Recipe

The Recipe

Offers advice on becoming a stronger leader and team player through a parable about six brothers who open and run a bakery.

Soup

A Recipe to Create a Culture of Greatness

Soup

Why it matters who's stirring the pot Soup offers an inspirational business fable that explains the "recipe" you can use to create a winning culture and boost employee morale and engagement. The story follows Nancy, the newly anointed CEO of America's Favorite Soup Company. She has been brought in to reinvigorate the brand and bring success back to a company that has lost its flavor and profit and has fallen on hard times. Fatefully, while eating lunch at a local soup shop, Nancy discovers the key ingredients to unite, engage, and inspire her team and create a culture of greatness. From the bestselling author of The Energy Bus, The No Complaining Rule, and Training Camp Find out how culture drives behavior, behavior drives habits, and habits deliver results Create relationships that are the foundation upon which successful careers and winning teams are built Features quick takeaways you can use to invest in your people, build trust, create unity, and enhance engagement A turnaround tale like few others, Soup will inspire you to work in your own company to unleash the passion that delivers superior results.

Families are Forever: Communication

Families are Forever: Communication

Families are Forever: Communication Endorsements *I have read much of the book Families are Forever: Communication and I have found useful information in each chapter! This book has really opened my eyes to the way that I communicate with those in my life. I am very aware now that how I say what I say determines what others hear. I raise my glass to better communication! Bethany, Narrows, Virginia *Families Are Forever: Communication brings together a dynamic combination of facts about family types and family issues throughout history with a focus on communication that will encourage and support the strength of all family members. The book's attention to families with adult children is a perspective hard to find elsewhere outside of conversation with one's cohorts. It is presented in a way that everyone will see an example that relates to something they may have been or are going through. Jenny McNealy, MSW, Tallahassee, Florida *There is nothing more important to individuals, and communities than healthy families. Dr. Cogswell uses his experience and education to provide useful and practical knowledge to improve our communication skills within our families. Susan, Christiansburg, Virginia *Families Are Forever: Communication puts self-improvement in the reader’s hands, a very helpful tool for therapists and clients to better family relationships. It is a simple read with concrete ideas for self-improvement. Dr. Dennis Cropper, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Lexington, Virginia.

The Renegade Leader

9 Success Strategies Driven Leaders Use To Ignite People, Performance & Profits

The Renegade Leader

“Brilliant! The Renegade Leader offers leaders the key strategies to accelerate business results, gain peak performance from each employee, and create a culture fueled with vibrating energy.” -Melissa Evans, CEO The Broshe Group, Bestselling Author of Sole to Soul: How to Identify Your Soul Purpose and Monetize It ARE YOU A RENEGADE LEADER? True Renegade Leaders are driven visionaries who know how to create a great place to work that optimizes every member of their teams. The Renegade Leader provides you with nine keys to unlock the full potential in each individual, in your teams and in yourself. Using a combination of strategies, case studies, anecdotes, and the business fable of CEO Jim Saunders, you will be entertained while learning how to: • inspire top performance; • create a high trust environment; • foster leadership at all levels; • tune in to your employees; • unlock the potential of your teams; • create a unified culture; • celebrate wins in a way that motivates employees; • build collaboration; and • vibrate with innovation and the appreciation of each individual. The change in your environment will be palatable, and the results will be measurable. If you are a Renegade Leader, driven to succeed, the roadmap is in your hands; it’s time to accelerate your results. Debora McLaughlin is internationally acclaimed for her executive and business coaching and consulting with the Renegade Leaders of Fortune 500 corporations, privately-owned businesses, and non-profits. A driven leader in her own field, she empowers CEOs, managers, business owners, and leadership teams worldwide to become influential leaders who ignite organizational performance and positively affect business results. Purchase The Renegade Leader and discover why it was awarded Amazon #1 Best Seller and selected to be featured at the 2012 Emmy Awards! Plus enjoy the learning modules for each chapter and video training's to support you on your reading journey. “Every CEO needs a recipe for success. Th e Renegade Leader provides the key ingredients which, combined with passion and drive, create the spark to ignite high performance in any individual or organization.” -Tom Boucher, CEO GNHR, Board Member of the National Restaurant Association

Sync or Swim

A Fable About Workplace Communication and Coming Together in a Crisis

Sync or Swim

Working with a discouraged, disorganized, cynical team? Learn how to turn it around. Sync or Swim is a small tale with enormous insight on ways you can empower, engage, and energize employees or volunteers facing discouragement or cynicism. Sam, the new CEO, was ready to hit the ground running. But his team members—and Mother Nature—had other plans.An ambitious yet naïve sheepdog is called upon to lead Monarch Enterprises, a troubled organization on a beautiful isle. Confronted with broken systems and challenging personality types, Sam must learn how to marshal his team before the imminent storm washes everything away. Along the way, he gleans valuable lessons from an unlikely mentor: a wise, old puffin. This delightful, quick read will: Teach you communication techniques that enhance teamwork and productivity Bring to life the principles used by hundreds of successful organizations Provide relevant, practical insights based on real-world experiences Stimulate lively and positive interaction (discussion guide included) Based on the principles successfully used by major corporations, health organizations, over 250 colleges and universities, government agencies, churches, and non-profits

Fables 9/11 Katrina

Fables 9/11 Katrina

On September 11th, 2001, Peter Nicholls arrived at the pile that was the World Trade Center to assist with the rescue and recovery effort. He did not leave until two weeks later. Over the next decade he struggled to give voice to his experiences, connecting them to his childhood, his years of volunteer service in Namibia, and his work in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. The selected poems in this volume are the most direct expression of what transpired during his stay at Ground Zero.

Death by Meeting

A Leadership Fable...About Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business

Death by Meeting

Casey McDaniel had never been so nervous in his life. In just ten minutes, The Meeting, as it would forever be known, would begin. Casey had every reason to believe that his performance over the next two hours would determine the fate of his career, his financial future, and the company he had built from scratch. “How could my life have unraveled so quickly?” he wondered. In his latest page-turning work of business fiction, best-selling author Patrick Lencioni provides readers with another powerful and thought-provoking book, this one centered around a cure for the most painful yet underestimated problem of modern business: bad meetings. And what he suggests is both simple and revolutionary. Casey McDaniel, the founder and CEO of Yip Software, is in the midst of a problem he created, but one he doesn’t know how to solve. And he doesn’t know where or who to turn to for advice. His staff can’t help him; they’re as dumbfounded as he is by their tortuous meetings. Then an unlikely advisor, Will Peterson, enters Casey’s world. When he proposes an unconventional, even radical, approach to solving the meeting problem, Casey is just desperate enough to listen. As in his other books, Lencioni provides a framework for his groundbreaking model, and makes it applicable to the real world. Death by Meeting is nothing short of a blueprint for leaders who want to eliminate waste and frustration among their teams, and create environments of engagement and passion.

New Horizon

New Horizon