Monica Parker, an African American lawyer, Harvard graduate and renowned career coach, writes about the specific issues facing female attorneys of color, providing solid advice on finding career satisfaction and success. What it Takes provides a wealth of practical advice for achieving greatness at a large firm. mid-sized firm or boutique, government or in-house firm.
In 2011, he became starting linebacker for the New York Giants and triumphed in the Super Bowl—after being told his cancer diagnosis meant he would never play football again.... As a child, Herzlich found an inspiring and grounding force in football, eventually turning his passion into a first-team All-American spot at Boston College. But after being named the conference’s top defensive player his junior season, the budding star was sidelined by a persistent, debilitating pain in his left leg. After months of tests, Herzlich received a shocking diagnosis: He had Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare bone cancer. Doctors put his odds of survival as low as fifteen percent—and no one thought he would be able to run, much less play, again. Then Herzlich learned of a radical alternative treatment that would give him the best chance to regain his strength and maybe even play football again. He had a choice to make, one that would allow him the chance to return to the game he loved, but it came at the risk of his life. Herzlich relied on family, friends, faith, and deep wells of determination to help him through treatment, and his drastic plan worked. Not only could he run, but he was stronger than ever physically, and mentally ready to battle his way to a spot on an NFL roster. When he was passed over by all 32 teams in the draft, he dug deeper and continued his training, winning a spot in the Giants’ training camp, and eventually, on the team. Mark Herzlich fought a battle against cancer, against statistics, and some days against himself. Told with candor and raw emotion, this is a story for anyone who has ever fought to beat the odds, for anyone who has ever been told that what they are about to attempt is next to impossible. Herzlich’s story embodies powerful lessons about what can be achieved through persistence and belief, and he serves as living proof that overcoming the impossible is only the beginning. With a foreword by New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin
Expert insights on what sets the great professional firms apartfrom all the rest Having devoted a career that spans fifty years to consultingwith and studying professional firms in the Americas, Asia, andEurope, author Charles Ellis learned firsthand how difficult it isfor an organization to go beyond very good and attain, as well assustain, excellence. Now, he shares his hard-won insights with youand reveals "what it takes" to be best-in-class in anyindustry. Enlightening and entertaining, What It Takes exploresfirms that are leaders in their particular field and the superiorpeople who create and maintain them. Along the way, it identifiesthe secrets of their long-term success and reveals exactly how theycan put your organization in a better position to excel whenproperly executed. Contains many stories of achieving excellence, and addressesthe obstacles that top-ranking organizations face in sustainingit Includes insights on leaders in their particularfield—from McKinsey & Company in consulting and Cravath,Swaine & Moore in law to the Mayo Clinic in healthcare Written by one of the most experienced and respected businessconsultants/advisors of our time What It Takes skillfully shows you how innovation and acommitment to excellence can drive success, while also revealinghow easy it is to fall behind. With it, you'll discover whatseparates the great firms from the good ones and learn how toattain, and maintain, organizational success throughout theyears.
Learn how to grow and develop as an entrepreneur. What It Takes provides life tips, tricks, and techniques that can be applied in everyday life. Each chapter offers the following: A topic summary of ambition, confidence (10 core philosophies) Personal experience of how the realization of the philosophy came to be Real-world steps how to learn and apply the skills needed to master each philosophy Unlike many other self-help books, What It Takes is written by an entrepreneur who is on the journey rather than by an already hugely successful or already wealthy person looking back. What It Takes will give you an edge over other entrepreneurs and will effectively be a "success handbook" to keep with you and guide you to success.
When appropriate, the U.S. Air Force needs to be prepared to supply joint task force (JTF) headquarters. The authors discuss the theory and practice of JTFs, survey command-related developments in the Department of Defense, examine four JTF operations, and consider requirements for JTF headquarters. They use this analysis to develop recommendations to improve U.S. Air Force-led JTF headquarters.
After graduating college, Kelsey Morgan left her small-town Virginia roots to make it in L.A. After years slogging in commercials and music videos, her movie career is finally taking off. But she's still miles behind her current costar, and Hollywood playboy, Patrick Lyons. Kelsey does everything she can to avoid Patrick off-set, hoping to not become fodder for the supermarket tabloids that scour the streets for Patrick, trying to get an exclusive look at him and his alleged woman of the week. Kelsy has successfully kept Patrick at a distance, and her reputation intact, until her drunkard brother-in-law Richard threatens to ruin everything by selling her darkest secret to the highest bidder. Now the victim of blackmail, Kelsey has nowhere else to turn but to Patrick's arms. But, can he be trusted? Or will the past destroy them all before she can find out if he's the hero she needs? "What it Takes" is the first book in the Rocky Creek Series by Kathryn Ascher. Sequels are expected to release in 2015 and 2016.
Before Game Change there was What It Takes, a ride along the 1988 campaign trail and “possibly the best [book] ever written about an American election” (NPR). Written by Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and New York Times–bestselling author Richard Ben Cramer, What It Takes is “a perfect-pitch rendering of the emotions, the intensity, the anguish, and the emptiness of what may have been the last normal two-party campaign in American history” (Time). An up-close, in-depth look at six candidates—George H. W. “Poppy” Bush, Bob Dole, Joe Biden, Michael Dukakis, Richard Gephardt, and Gary Hart—this account of the 1988 US presidential campaign explores a unique moment in history, with details on everything from Bush at the Astrodome to Hart’s Donna Rice scandal. Cramer also addresses the question we find ourselves pondering every four years: How do presumably ordinary people acquire that mixture of ambition, stamina, and pure shamelessness that allows them to throw their hat in the ring as a candidate for leadership of the free world? Exhaustively researched from thousands of hours of interviews, What It Takes creates powerful portraits of these Republican and Democratic contenders, and the consultants, donors, journalists, handlers, and hangers-on who surround them, as they meet, greet, and strategize their way through primary season chasing the nomination, resulting in “a hipped-up amalgam of Teddy White, Tom Wolfe, and Norman Mailer” (Los Angeles Times Book Review). With timeless insight that helps us understand the current state of the nation, this “ultimate insider’s book on presidential politics” explores what helps these people survive, what makes them prosper, what drives them, and ultimately, what drives our government—human beings, in all their flawed glory (San Francisco Chronicle).
Stuck is no longer an option. The unstuck are unstoppable. Tired of watching other people's dreams come true? Isn't it time you got off the sidelines and started playing the game? You'll never score points in a game you don't play. Life is waiting for you. Learn how to finally get started! Make your dreams become reality by first believing that you have what it takes to succeed! In You Have What it Takes, you'll learn: How to punch fear in the face How to gain unprecedented confidence The secret to achieving your goals faster than you thought possible How to finally get started making your dreams a reality and where to start
You have what it takes, Dad. Every boy wants to be a hero. He wants to be powerful, dangerous. He wants to know . . . Do I have what it takes? Every girl wants to believe that she is captivating, worth fighting for. She wants to know . . . Am I lovely? Only you, Dad, can help your children find the answer to those questions. That makes you the most powerful man in your child's life. And as you will learn in this inspiring book, You Have What It Takes.