How can you live a happy, balanced life in today’s chaos and gain respect as a leader at home and work?
Becoming a New Wave Leader explains a realistic path to answer this question.
Those of us who learn to live with virtue, strive with character, and thrive for a lifetime become better at life with purpose. We become people and leaders who command respect and collaboration, model moral character, and inspire with vision and meaning. Organizations that hire for these New Wave values spare themselves liabilities, especially financial, while gaining employee and client satisfaction.
This comprehensive guide offers:
Blueprints for leading with character and virtue.
Strategies for becoming a well-rounded and resilient individual.
Wisdom, ancient to contemporary, on living with purpose and leading with family first.
Inspiring stories showing you how to continuously become your best self.
Practical steps you can implement right away from those who have achieved success and found happiness.
In a world moving faster every day, don’t waste time floundering. You can realize well-being, thrive personally, and positively influence your family, organization, and community, helping everyone to flourish. It’s all inside Becoming a New Wave Leader.
Meet James Klopovic
JAMES KLOPOVIC lives New Wave Leadership as the best way to learn and teach it. An Air Force instructor inspired him: Upon Jim’s graduation with honors from aircraft mechanic’s technical school, his instructor told him he’d accomplished the equivalent of three college courses. If he could achieve that, what more could he do? As it turned out—a lot.
After retiring as Major Klopovic from the United States Air Force and earning a Doctor of Public Policy (DPP), James completed 45 years of experience in the public sector, providing leadership at federal, state, and local levels. For 25 of those years, he served as a senior staffer on the North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission, where his responsibilities encompassed strategic planning, municipal governance, financial development, federal granting, and community and organizational development, implementation, and evaluation.
He has authored or collaborated on numerous publications regarding community policing, community development, and effective/efficient delivery of public services.
“Smash It” is not just a tool for pure digital companies. It can be applied to traditional companies and to companies that need to reinvent their business models in order to keep being competitive. As such, it’s equally useful to all professionals that want to understand how to deliver value to their organizations in the coming years; everyone from c-level, to managers, to senior leaders, to salespeople, to beginners.
My method has already generated hundreds of millions in sales for the companies I worked for and for those that have followed my speeches, classes and read my publications.
These strategies aren’t restricted to big corporations with huge marketing budgets. This unique method has been used to generate growth for businesses of all sizes.
There are 5 steps to dominate the digital Era and make your business grow like hell:
Step 1 is about the current digital landscape and how to define your strategic gap in the market. This will help you to define where you want to compete.
Step 2 is about go-to-market. Traditional advertising is obsolete and it is time to engage with customers differently. Understanding your customer behavior and connecting emotionally with your customers is key to achieve digital growth.
Step 3 defines a new way of management. Companies do not want to be digital, they want to behave like a digital company. Quick, flexible, innovative and with many other skills and attributes that you and your business should achieve and make use of.
Step 4 is where everything starts. You will not achieve digital growth until you realize it is about mindset. Not only about the company mindset but also your own thinking process. Digital rebirth is the way you start a fresh new life for your business.
Step 5 is about how to define your digital leadership skills to scale up your transformation into something bigger than yourself.
I am Jorge V. Gonzalez, a child, a son of Mexican immigrant parents and first generation American. I spent 20 years in the warehouse distribution and logistics industry before becoming disabled. When I became disabled, I had to reinvent myself and transition into the real estate industry. I am currently a real estate agent with Keller Williams Realty helping families create generational wealth. I am also the inventor of a batting machine for baseball and softball that we named The Batting Pro. This book is for people that are looking for guidance exploring ideas to get into real estate by buying, selling or investing. I want to open doors of opportunity for those that are looking to reinvent themselves either in real estate, inventing, or idea launching and conquering their fears.
Looking for the tools to be seen as a positive person, especially with senior management? Positively Negative: How to Turn Negative Message into Positive Ones is your solution to becoming successful through positivity. You will learn why, when, and where you need to be positive. Most importantly, you’ll learn how to master positivity in specific situations, and the unintentional effects of using negative words when you communicate.
Positively Negative outlines the best way to articulate unpleasant messages in five key opportunities when interacting with senior management: one-on-one, team meetings, conference calls, business presentations, and company socials. So, when these opportunities arise, you can plan, prepare, and perform to be seen as a problem solver who helps the organization achieve its goals. All the while, you will avoid unintentionally becoming that negative, whining complainer company leaders remember for the wrong reasons.
To expand your positive word vocabulary, we provide 18 different word sets to help you transition from Negative to Neutral to Positive using the words, phrases, and questions provided. At the end of each chapter, there are practice statements to help you understand how to convert negative statements to positive ones.
o The neuroscience and the impact of negative words on the brain
o The difference between being positive, neutral, and negative
o The mindset needed for communicating positively.
o How your perceived authenticity can impact your intention and impact.
o The mindset you need to have in order to be positive.
o Understanding the 95/5 rule in communications.
o Do you want to be great or just good?
o Understanding the rules of the game.
o The five situations that are either a mine field or fold mine.
o One-on-one conversations and the importance of being positive.
o Are you a problem solver or problem barer?
o How to bring up unpleasant news positively.
o Team meetings and the importance of being positive.
o How do you build your positive brand and reputation?
o Understanding how to ask questions vs. being questioning.
o Conference & virtual calls and the importance of being positive.
o Realizing that there are only three ways to respond to all interactions.
o Presentations and the importance of being positive.
o The importance of your openings, transitions, and closing.
o Understating the difference between content vs. process.
o Q&A and the best way to respond when you don’t have the answer.
o Social events and the importance of being positive.
o How to prepare for socials with senior leaders.
o How do you talk to anyone about anything?
o 18 Example sets of positive words, phrases, and questions to remember.
How do you want to be remembered? Focusing on the aforementioned five key situations, Positively Negative provides you with the best methods for articulating and communicating negative messages more positively. At the end of this book, you will have the tools needed to be seen in a more positive light, and positivity leads to success!
Scalable is the e-myth for financial advisors. It is a step by step guide how to build a successful financial advisory practice and still have a life. Too many financial advisors are letting their business run their life instead of running their business to have a great life. Financial advisors can have both a great life and a great business but ONLY if they build a Scalable business.
Scalable will provide that blueprint for business success for financial advisors. It teaches how to build systems for running a thriving financial advisory practice; hot to manage your time; how to generate leads, turn those leads into clients and turn those clients into raving fans. Scalable will change the way you build your business so that you cannot only attain business success but also personal success outside of your business.
Your future as a well-paid professional within a service-based industry is in serious jeopardy. Whether it be real estate, mortgage, insurance, wealth management, or similar, it is time to pay attention to what is happening. Little by little, your customers are warming up to the easy, safe, convenient and non-committal benefits of your complete or partial replacement by ever-advancing technology offerings.
An unwillingness or inability to grow and adapt accordingly will lead to one of the following undesirable outcomes: 1. You own an unprofitable business that pays you subsistence wages to work around the clock while you wear out your health and your relationships. 2. You become a lower-paid functionary/sales and service representative of one of these disruptive technology companies. 3. You are forced out of your industry altogether.
While traditional cold-market and warm-market methods are failing us, I introduce to you a new, or alternative method, The Upstream Model, which allows you to leverage the pros of cold-market (scalability) with the pros of warm-market (relationships).
The Upstream Model allows you to create endless streams of warm referrals. Rather than focusing on large databases of the wrong people to eek out a few sales or referrals a year, this model allows you to get more business from fewer relationships by focusing your value proposition on professionals in different industries that know that a transaction is coming in your industry before these future customers talk to anyone in your industry.
“Impact investing” is one of the biggest buzzwords in finance today, touted as investing with the intention of generating positive and measurable social and environmental change in addition to monetary returns. Putting money into projects, businesses, and places that improve the lives of the people living there in addition to strengthening your investment portfolio sounds great…but there are plenty of pitfalls as well. One of the most inspiring locations for impact investing, but also one of the most misunderstood by the foreign investor, is sub-Saharan Africa.
In Digital Africa, Jesper Drescher, a successful investor in the African tech scene since 2013 and the chairman of three African tech companies, explains the potential and the perils of investing in sub-Saharan Africa. He goes into depth on what a potential investor needs to understand about sub-Saharan Africa before deciding to do business there: where the benefits and downsides, both evident and understated, lie; the special issues surrounding business creation, taxation, and hiring; and the dangers of letting the hype run away with your expectations. Most of all, Drescher outlines how digitalization is the key to creating the biggest impact possible with your time and money.
Whether it takes the form of digital money for people without access to formal banking, the increased ability for governments to collect taxes, or improving healthcare outcomes with minable data, digitalization is one the rise in sub-Saharan Africa. With Digital Africa as your guide to tech investment, your chances of making a real impact as an investor are on the rise.
From Green Beret training, travel adventures to 63 countries, being a highly successful emergency medicine doctor, to raising 5 thriving children, Dr Tim Reynolds has accumulated a lifetime of experiences. Now he wants to share the nuts and bolts of how to get out of the “Zombie life” and create spectacular for you and for your family.
His desire to help everyone onto the road to financial freedom, great health, spectacular relationships, and how to squeeze the juice out of all areas of life were his motivating factors to write this book. The tools are each laid out in step by step processes, making this book into an easy to use manual for anyone who wants to reach their fullest potential.
In Turn-Key Secrets, the author Andrea Bullard divulges the 4 essential Pillars to building a multi-million dollar Wealth Management practice. She shares strategies to substantially reduce work hours and related stress and at the same time significantly increase net income.
The difference between success and failure of a Wealth Management firm can be distilled down to the effectiveness of the business model. Andrea will reveal why certain business models are more stressful and at the same time less effective while others will enable you to earn more in far less time. Andrea has an extensive track record of helping thousands of Financial Advisors work smarter.
One of her innovations is how to create a Prospecting Concierge Team that generates prospects while providing high level customer service. In Turn-Key Secrets Andrea brings to light the significant elements of a business Vision; building your “A” team; the Turn-Key Systems that provide repeatable business processes; and how to provide inspirational leadership to increase productivity and create ownership of the team goals.
In sum, Turn-Key Secrets is a must-read for every Wealth Manager that aspires to transform their practice into a multi-million dollar enterprise while delivering concierge service to each and every client.
The world of investing, planning and retirement accumulation is a bit of a maze often leaving consumers lost and going in the wrong direction. Blue Green and Gold offers comprehensive, yet simple concepts, told in short stories, vignettes and examples to help the reader better grasp concepts and ideas. An easy read for all, creative ideas, real life concepts and direction. For many people, we waste our most precious commodity, time. After reading this book, you will want to act quickly getting started on your path.