SEVA Book Club
Join SEVA-ASTD for the Third Quarter Book
The No Excuse Guide To Success: No Matter What Your Boss - or Life - Throws at You
by Jim Smith Jr., ASTD International Speaker and Keynote speaker for the ALC 2012
Learn how to Stop Whining and Start Winning and go From Excuses to Execution!
Almost everyone is guilty of playing the blame game. It's satisfying and easy to do. If we despise our work, we can blame our manager or even our short-sighted organization for its inability to recognize our genius. If our personal lives are a disaster, we can blame our spouses, partners, the economy, or even our ancestors.
While the principles of personal power and accountability are well known, it is difficult for most people to turn this understanding into action. Avoiding the unfamiliar and difficult in favor of well-trodden paths we know is just human nature. Jim “Mr. Energy” Smith, Jr. strives to change that natural response in his new book The No Excuse Guide To Success: No Matter What Your Boss - or Life - Throws at You (Career Press, June 2012) by showing readers how to replace “it’s not my fault” with “it’s my responsibility”.
Jim Smith, Jr. is the President and CEO of JIMPACT Enterprises, where he is a sought-after trainer and personal power speaker who has spent 16 years working in corporate consulting leadership positions for a wide variety of industries. In THE NO EXCUSE GUIDE TO SUCCESS, Smith provides his 10 proven principles, called his Winning Ways, including:
Own Your Choices: Accountability is about owning your role no matter what. Change your perspective and avoid the use of the term mistake for anything you have control over.
Listen with Three Ears: Our disengaged listening habits are directly linked to the fast-paced, get-it-done-now world we all inhibit, but it also links directly to our excuse-making habit.
Give Up “Right-Fighting”: How to break the “yes, but…” cycle. Wouldn’t it be great if we were never wrong? Yes, but…sometimes we are. Learn to actively listen for positive change.
SEVA will provide the book to the first 20 members registered for the book club. Read and post comments on that month's blog section. You can post comments at www.seva.astd.org -> Forums -> SEVA Book Club. We look forward to blogging with you!
As an added bonus for this quarter, SEVA ASTD will welcome the author Jim Smith, Jr to a special book signing and discussion on September 28th. Additional details will be announced in the near future.
This quarter's book club is moderated by SEVA ASTD Director Marcia Downing.
Register today at www.seva.astd.org!