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Choose Not to Fail [Kindle Edition]

Peter Jerkewitz
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Welcome to the new business “normal,” where influences ranging from market turbulence to fast-changing technology are creating challenges and opportunities we never dreamed possible. To succeed, business leaders need to cut through the drama and find a new level of clarity to make good choices and management decisions. Keeping your business operations and teams running smoothly is an increasingly important challenge for every business leader to master.

"Choose Not to Fail" is an essential guidebook to motivating talented people while avoiding many of the common time-wasting, energy-draining missteps in business. In nine entertaining and resonant stories, you’ll see the cause and effect of every choice and receive expert insight and solutions to help you make the best possible decisions.

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About the Author

Peter Jerkewitz, founder of NovusWorks, brings several decades of leadership success in the corporate setting where he refined his approach to leveraging analogies to help people solve problems and make better and informed decisions. His clients and colleagues have come to expect and genuinely anticipate his analogies, both for the nonthreatening insight they insert into tense situations as well as for the entertainment and instructional value that the best storytelling delivers. They encouraged him to write it all down so that more people can benefit from his down-to-earth approach. This is that book, and he hopes you enjoy applying the analogies within.

Product Details

  • File Size: 812 KB
  • Print Length: 86 pages
  • Publisher: PonderWhy Inc. (April 22, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007X5PVUY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,076,655 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful stories for work and life April 25, 2012
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I bought this book because I used to work with the author. At first the title gave me pause, because it had "not" in it, and Peter is one of the most positive people I know. But upon reflection, it is perfect: there are lots of books that purport to help you succeed. If you're already successful, who needs those? If you are successful, this book will help you stay that way. And If you are still on your journey toward success, however you define it, this book will help you get there in at way that is true to yourself.

A quick read, I found the stories immediately useful in my work, volunteer, and home life. The Ball of Energy was especially useful as I was proposing some changes to a fellow volunteer. The View from the Cheap Seats was useful at work. And as a resident of a city that has fought three record floods in as many years, the sandbag analogy in the Ten Pound Job was especially vivid. (Even if, technically, the appropriate weight for a sandbag is more like 35 pounds than 10. The concept still applies.)

I recommend this book for anyone who wants to improve their relationships, increase productivity, and who chooses not to fail.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Wow! This book is a home run! March 3, 2014
I got this book at the library...and I am now going to buy a copy so I can mark it all up! It's only 91 pages (thank you!). I could see myself clearly in past HR situations - both good and otherwise - with the author's well-written analogies. I wish I'd had this book 15 years ago.

I would have given 5 stars but didn't like the title so much. I don't plan on failing! I took it off the library shelf because it was of a compact size and I liked the tag line "really smart behaviors you should bring to work every day', and it delivered!
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5.0 out of 5 stars good read February 15, 2013
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easy to read and learn from examples, easy logic to follow about how you wish to be and be treated in your work space.
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5.0 out of 5 stars People will hear you May 5, 2012
The content of this book is ingenious - principles of life and work (particularly teamwork) addressed in a form that people are drawn to - including in difficult times. So often in life and business, whether counseling employees or teammates, being counseled, or reflecting on your own approach, the most difficult aspect is not choosing a better path - instead it is getting past resistance and barriers to change, so that people (or yourself) actually hear the message being sent. Often, especially in pressured or heated situations, people don't absorb the message - instead they feel criticism, or a lack of understanding, or bossiness, or simple anger.

This book carries messages and the means for conveying those messages that enable me to overcome these barriers and be heard in multiple circumstances: communicating with people I work with, my kids, my neighbors - and (to my amazement) once in a polarized political debate. So I recommend it - great life messages (and the tools to communicate them) in difficult situations, and with all kinds of relationships. For me, it's made a difference.
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