For the first time ever, the habits behind Dubai´s success...hear Leadership Dubai Style to learn how Dubai grew against the odds (and how you can as well). Every now and then, a story comes along that absolutely captures your attention. Dubai is one of those for me, but not just me - millions around the world yearn to come to Dubai. This global super city, which just five decades ago was a cholera-plagued backwater, might just be the picture of a dream becoming reality. But how, exactly, did this incredible transformation take place? Leadership! But not your run-of-the-mill government leadership, nor typical corporate leadership, nor leadership taught in classrooms. This is Dubai-style leadership. Living and working in Dubai for the past decade, I´ve seen the leadership impact firsthand. As a leadership scholar and advisor to CEOs, I thought I was perfectly situated to discover the reasons behind Dubai´s success. So, in 2008 I set out to discover the city´s ´´secret sauce´´. Then the global financial crisis hit! Disaster! I pressed the pause button on my research, and, like everyone in the city, held my breath. Well, what happened next confirmed that there is indeed something unique and special here. I spent the next three years researching, interviewing more than 200 leaders, and identifying the city´s leadership secrets, eventually whittling them down to 12 habits. My aim was to develop a replicable model that I could share with my audiences - leaders in businesses, governments, and elsewhere. Anyone who is interested in leadership, and in particular achieving exceptional results, can benefit from understanding the 12 habits I outline here. To learn how to lead Dubai style, we need to walk the desert paths of the past to the superhighways of the future. Leadership Dubai Style retraces the city´s journey and draws out the leadership habits that emerged over time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dr. Tommy Weir. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/046170/bk_acx0_046170_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Flashes of Thought:Lessons in life and leadership from the man behind Dubai Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
What enables great corporate leaders to detect signals that their industry, or perhaps the entire world, is about to change? How are they able to place their companies in a position to capitalize on that change? And how can you become one of those extraordinary people? It boils down to one word - vision. Leaders who lacked it have often guided their companies to obsolescence and failure. The rare leaders who cultivated a strong vision have disrupted industries, created new ones, and remade the world. For example, you may never have heard of Ingvar Kamprad, but his vision of design furniture that should not just be accessible to the ´´happy few´´ led to the global success of Ikea. John F. Kennedy´s 1961 vision that America could put a man on the moon ´´by the end of the decade´´ led to just that - as well as new products ranging from LED lights to artificial limbs. The recent economic boom in Dubai has occurred thanks to a sheikh who realized the region´s oil supply would eventually run out. So he developed a vision for today´s Dubai, a modern city that focuses on service industries as different as high finance and high-end tourism. Fortunately, visionary leadership is never an accident of birth. This audiobook will teach you the practices that can make you a successful visionary, such as: How to grow your ability to detect change early How to connect the dots among emerging trends to develop a coherent and robust vision Ways to create scenarios that help you design interruptive strategies, products, and services that are game changers Practical ideas and exercises you can incorporate into your daily routine to nurture your visionary side How to speak like a visionary leader, present your ideas more colorfully, and ignite your followers emotionally so they´ll put their best efforts into a commonly shared cause 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steven Menasche. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/001477/bk_gdan_001477_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to Forbes for October 22nd, 2012 from Audible. The title of this edition is America´s Best Entrepreneurs. It contains seven feature articles. In the cover story, we´ll tell you about ´´Jack Dorsey and Leadership Secrets of Twitter and Square.” Two of the five hottest pre-IPO companies in the world are guided by Jack Dorsey. His role at both offers a blueprint for startups everywhere. Also, ´´How a Breast Cancer Pioneer Finally Turned a Profit” - First-mover advantage is no guarantee of early success. Myriad Genetics burned through more than $500 million over 17 years before turning a profit. Next, ´´Behind America´s Gun Boom: Inside the Comeback at Sturm, Ruger” - With an estimated 300 million guns, America is, by far, the most heavily armed nation in the world. Embracing industry trends has vaulted gun maker Sturm, Ruger & Company to the number 4 spot on Forbes´ list of the Best Small Companies in America. Then, ´´Will Buffalo Wild Wings Fly in Dubai?” Company Director Tim Murphy says, ´´When you go to a new country, you have one chance.” Followed by, ´´Socialism or Free Markets? Consider Myanmar and Thailand” - Free trade and investment have brought prosperity to one, while the other´s closed-door policies have held it back for 50 years. We´ll also tell you ´´Why Pier 1 is Choosing Bricks over Clicks, and Winning” - Riding high off a remarkable turnaround at one of the most well-known purveyors of home furnishings in America, CEO Alex Smith is building on a brick-and-mortar strategy he put in place during the company′s darkest days. And in our final story, ´´Apple Without Jobs: First Trillion-Dollar company?” CEO Tim Cook and designer guru Jony Ive of Apple will have to continue to inspire themselves to the greatness instilled by Steve Jobs. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Borgers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pe/forb/121022/pe_forb_121022_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.