Leader by Choice

You can make an impact right now wherever you are.Combining his personal experiences with insights from the leadership giants like John Maxwell, Stephen Covey, Zig Ziglar, Michael Hyatt, and Eric Thomas, Andres shows how you can make an ...

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Author: Andres Valdes

Publisher:

ISBN: 099916452X

Category: Education

Page: 202

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A proud graduate from the prestigious School of Hard Knocks, Andres draws on personal setbacks, failures, and tragedies to show the power of self-leadership.In Leader by Choice, he shares the 7 specific decisions, which took him from living by chance to living by choice and in the process readers learn how they can do it too.You don't need special talents, a new job, or more student loans to live and lead by choice. You can make an impact right now wherever you are.Combining his personal experiences with insights from the leadership giants like John Maxwell, Stephen Covey, Zig Ziglar, Michael Hyatt, and Eric Thomas, Andres shows how you can make an impact and not just an income.This book is a kick-in-the-pants jam-packed with practical advice and stories designed to help people who feel stuck and frustrated live with more purpose, passion, and perseverance.

Leadership Is a Choice

In this book, you will find the keys and principles that will make you the kind of leader that others want to follow, the kind that earns respect. Don't allow that possible promotion to pass you by.

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Author: Kenneth E. Strong

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 9781615668755

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 756

When a position in management opens up, will you make the 'short list' of nominees? When your annual review comes along, do you have the 'leadership qualities' necessary to climb the corporate ladder? More importantly, are great leaders born? Or are they made? In this unique blend of narrative fiction and study-guide, authors Ken Strong and John DiCicco tell us the story of Mike. He's an ex-drill sergeant, a good father, and a solid employee. But it's been a long time since he trained new military recruits to become seasoned leaders. When a position in management opens up, Mike's hesitant to apply. With the mentoring of a CEO that sees his potential, and the help of a lovingly honest wife, Mike relearns that most important of lessons, that Leadership is a Choice. Each chapter follows Mike's immersive story and explains invaluable management wisdom from the process. Following each section is a study guide with explanations that further illuminate the most important steps in becoming a leader. With this straightforward, example-driven method, learning to become a great leader has never been easier. In this book, you will find the keys and principles that will make you the kind of leader that others want to follow, the kind that earns respect. Don't allow that possible promotion to pass you by. Be the leader that your employer is looking for. Whether you've ever thought you would be able to lead before or not, you can now, because Leadership Is a Choice.

Leadership by Choice

Praise for Leadership by Choice "Leadership is not just about what you do but what you can inspire, encourage, and empower others to do. This is why I encourage you to read Eric's book.

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Author: Eric Papp

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118293195

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 175

View: 973

Packed with actionable strategies and innovative ideas, this road map for becoming a leader people want to follow presents creative ways to be productive, speak with influence, connect with others and establish strong decision-making skills.

Leader by Choice

"Using personal stories, humor, and brutal honesty to demonstrate the power of leadership, Andres shares his journey from adopted, living in a factory, overcoming family tragedies, and arrested- to Ivy League graduate, diplomat, ...

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Author: Andres Valdes

Publisher:

ISBN: 0999164503

Category: Leadership

Page: 244

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"Using personal stories, humor, and brutal honesty to demonstrate the power of leadership, Andres shares his journey from adopted, living in a factory, overcoming family tragedies, and arrested- to Ivy League graduate, diplomat, international leadership speaker & now author." --from back cover.

The Leader s Choice

Tragedies strike. How do you inspire yourself and others to move forward with the competence, confidence, and commitment to win when you don't know what challenges await along your journey? Here is where society can learn from the military.

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Author: Jason Roncoroni

Publisher: Zero Six Group

ISBN: 0578905981

Category:

Page: 170

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TRUE LEADERS CHOOSE THEIR PEOPLE BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE . . . INCLUDING THEMSELVES How do you prepare yourself and your team to win in today's volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) reality? Already in the new millennium we've experienced the reach of global terrorism, catastrophic weather events, economic instability, political polarization, social unrest, and - of course - the coronavirus pandemic. On the positive side, we've also benefited from innovations like artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and digital commerce. Conditions change. Problems emerge. Tragedies strike. How do you inspire yourself and others to move forward with the competence, confidence, and commitment to win when you don't know what challenges await along your journey? Here is where society can learn from the military. The military has been grooming leaders to operate in this environment since the end of the Cold War. There was no other choice. They didn't know the specific mission, so they focused on the capacity and capability of the people to accomplish any mission. The Leader's Choice is the bridge that connects the enduring lessons of leadership from the military for universal application across society. It is based on the application of emotional intelligence to align values and purpose to inspire performance, develop a culture of camaraderie, apply the hierarchy of organizational agility, process optimization for coordinated action and decentralized execution, and transform leader engagement through the Coach, Teach, and Mentor Methodology. Understand how to build resilient, adaptive, and dependable leaders who can anticipate problems, shape them to create an advantage, and win in any environment.

Creating Great Choices

This is integrative thinking. First introduced by world-renowned strategic thinker Roger Martin in The Opposable Mind, integrative thinking is an approach to problem solving that uses opposing ideas as the basis for innovation.

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Author: Jennifer Riel

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 9781633692978

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 499

Move Beyond Trade-Off Thinking When it comes to our hardest choices, it can seem as though making trade-offs is inevitable. But what about those crucial times when accepting the obvious trade-off just isn't good enough? What do we do when the choices in front of us don't get us what we need? In those cases, rather than choosing the least worst option, we can use the models in front of us to create a new and superior answer. This is integrative thinking. First introduced by world-renowned strategic thinker Roger Martin in The Opposable Mind, integrative thinking is an approach to problem solving that uses opposing ideas as the basis for innovation. Now, in Creating Great Choices, Martin and his longtime thinking partner Jennifer Riel vividly illustrate how integrative thinking works, and how to do it. The book includes fresh stories of successful integrative thinkers that will demystify the process of creative problem solving, as well as practical tools and exercises to help readers engage with the ideas. And it lays out the authors' four-step methodology for creating great choices, which can be applied in virtually any context. The result is a replicable, thoughtful approach to finding a "third and better way" to make important choices in the face of unacceptable trade‐offs. Insightful and instructive, Creating Great Choices blends storytelling, theory, and hands-on advice to help any leader or manager facing a tough choice.

Leaders Eat Last

Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, then returns home feeling fulfilled. This is not a crazy, idealized notion.

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Author: Simon Sinek

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781591848011

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 425

Finally in paperback: the New York Times bestseller by the acclaimed, bestselling author of Start With Why and Together is Better. Now with an expanded chapter and appendix on leading millennials, based on Simon Sinek's viral video "Millenials in the workplace" (150+ million views). Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, then returns home feeling fulfilled. This is not a crazy, idealized notion. Today, in many successful organizations, great leaders create environments in which people naturally work together to do remarkable things. In his work with organizations around the world, Simon Sinek noticed that some teams trust each other so deeply that they would literally put their lives on the line for each other. Other teams, no matter what incentives are offered, are doomed to infighting, fragmentation and failure. Why? The answer became clear during a conversation with a Marine Corps general. "Officers eat last," he said. Sinek watched as the most junior Marines ate first while the most senior Marines took their place at the back of the line. What's symbolic in the chow hall is deadly serious on the battlefield: Great leaders sacrifice their own comfort--even their own survival--for the good of those in their care. Too many workplaces are driven by cynicism, paranoia, and self-interest. But the best ones foster trust and cooperation because their leaders build what Sinek calls a "Circle of Safety" that separates the security inside the team from the challenges outside. Sinek illustrates his ideas with fascinating true stories that range from the military to big business, from government to investment banking.

Leadership by Choice

Praise for Leadership by Choice "Leadership is not just about what you do but what you can inspire, encourage, and empower others to do. This is why I encourage you to read Eric's book.

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Author: Eric Papp

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118331828

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 445

Establish trust with your team by developing a cleardecision-making strategy Do you have the opportunity to focus on each decision you make?Chances are, you don't. All too often, our choices are rushed andrelationships are strained by not thinking clearly or communicatingproperly. We are all responsible for our own productivity. To be a strongleader, our challenge is to find creative ways to be productive andspeak with influence. In Leadership by Choice, author EricPapp looks at key strategies for leaders to excel not just throughability and smarts but connecting with others and establishingstrong decision-making skills. The best leaders develop a systemfor reflecting on ideas and hold themselves accountable for theirchoices. Leadership by Choice provides you with applicableideas in an entertaining manner with stories and pictures for allthe areas in which you lead. Loaded with actionable strategies and compelling ideas,Leadership by Choice offers a new road map for becoming aleader people want to follow.

The Leader in Me

This book will launch the message onto a much larger platform. Stephen R. Covey takes the 7 Habits, that have already changed the lives of millions of people, and shows how children can use them as they develop.

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Author: Stephen R. Covey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471104466

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

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Children in today's world are inundated with information about who to be, what to do and how to live. But what if there was a way to teach children how to manage priorities, focus on goals and be a positive influence on the world around them? The Leader in Meis that programme. It's based on a hugely successful initiative carried out at the A.B. Combs Elementary School in North Carolina. To hear the parents of A. B Combs talk about the school is to be amazed. In 1999, the school debuted a programme that taught The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Peopleto a pilot group of students. The parents reported an incredible change in their children, who blossomed under the programme. By the end of the following year the average end-of-grade scores had leapt from 84 to 94. This book will launch the message onto a much larger platform. Stephen R. Covey takes the 7 Habits, that have already changed the lives of millions of people, and shows how children can use them as they develop. Those habits -- be proactive, begin with the end in mind, put first things first, think win-win, seek to understand and then to be understood, synergize, and sharpen the saw -- are critical skills to learn at a young age and bring incredible results, proving that it's never too early to teach someone how to live well.

Great by Choice

This book is classic Collins: contrarian, data-driven, and uplifting. He and Hansen show convincingly that, even in a chaotic and uncertain world, greatness happens by choice, not chance.

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Author: Jim Collins

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062121004

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Ten years after the worldwide bestseller Good to Great, Jim Collins returns withanother groundbreaking work, this time to ask: why do some companies thrive inuncertainty, even chaos, and others do not? Based on nine years of research,buttressed by rigorous analysis and infused with engaging stories, Collins andhis colleague Morten Hansen enumerate the principles for building a truly greatenterprise in unpredictable, tumultuous and fast-moving times. This book isclassic Collins: contrarian, data-driven and uplifting.

Choosing the Leader

In the first comprehensive study since Robert Peabody's classic Leadership in Congress, political scientists Matthew Green and Douglas Harris draw on newly collected data about U.S. House members who have sought leadership positions from ...

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Author: Matthew N. Green

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300222579

Category: Legislators

Page: 304

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The first comprehensive study in more than forty years to explain congressional leadership selection How are congressional party leaders chosen? In the first comprehensive study since Robert Peabody's classic Leadership in Congress, political scientists Matthew Green and Douglas Harris draw on newly collected data about U.S. House members who have sought leadership positions from the 1960s to the present--data including whip tallies, public and private vote commitments, interviews, and media accounts--to provide new insights into how the selection process truly works. Elections for congressional party leaders are conventionally seen as a function of either legislators' ideological preferences or factors too idiosyncratic to permit systematic analysis. Analyzing six decades' worth of information, Harris and Green find evidence for a new comprehensive model of vote choice in House leadership elections that incorporates both legislators' goals and their connections with leadership candidates. This study will stand for years to come as the definitive treatment of a crucial aspect of American politics.

Good to Great

After the leap, the good-to-great companies generated cumulative stock returns that beat the general stock market by an average of seven times in fifteen years, better than twice the results delivered by a composite index of the world's ...

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Author: Jim Collins

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062119209

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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The Challenge Built to Last, the defining management study of the nineties, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the verybeginning. But what about the company that is not born with great DNA? How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness? The Study For years, this question preyed on the mind of Jim Collins. Are there companies that defy gravity and convert long-term mediocrity or worse into long-term superiority? And if so, what are the universal distinguishing characteristics that cause a company to go from good to great? The Standards Using tough benchmarks, Collins and his research team identified a set of elite companies that made the leap to great results and sustained those results for at least fifteen years. How great? After the leap, the good-to-great companies generated cumulative stock returns that beat the general stock market by an average of seven times in fifteen years, better than twice the results delivered by a composite index of the world's greatest companies, including Coca-Cola, Intel, General Electric, and Merck. The Comparisons The research team contrasted the good-to-great companies with a carefully selected set of comparison companies that failed to make the leap from good to great. What was different? Why did one set of companies become truly great performers while the other set remained only good? Over five years, the team analyzed the histories of all twenty-eight companies in the study. After sifting through mountains of data and thousands of pages of interviews, Collins and his crew discovered the key determinants of greatness -- why some companies make the leap and others don't. The Findings The findings of the Good to Great study will surprise many readers and shed light on virtually every area of management strategy and practice. The findings include: Level 5 Leaders: The research team was shocked to discover the type of leadership required to achieve greatness. The Hedgehog Concept (Simplicity within the Three Circles): To go from good to great requires transcending the curse of competence. A Culture of Discipline: When you combine a culture of discipline with an ethic of entrepreneurship, you get the magical alchemy of great results. Technology Accelerators: Good-to-great companies think differently about the role of technology. The Flywheel and the Doom Loop: Those who launch radical change programs and wrenching restructurings will almost certainly fail to make the leap. “Some of the key concepts discerned in the study,” comments Jim Collins, "fly in the face of our modern business culture and will, quite frankly, upset some people.” Perhaps, but who can afford to ignore these findings?

Follow the Leader

In Follow the Leader, global speaker, consultant and leadership expert Emmanuel Gobillot answers a much more fundamental question to anyone wanting to become a great leader: 'what do great followers want?'.

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Author: Emmanuel Gobillot

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 9780749469061

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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Most leadership models start with trying to identify what great leaders do. In Follow the Leader, global speaker, consultant and leadership expert Emmanuel Gobillot answers a much more fundamental question to anyone wanting to become a great leader: 'what do great followers want?'. In this fast-paced and well-researched book, he identifies the key elements of leadership success and the proven pathways to developing the charisma we all seek in the leaders who truly inspire and motivate us. He breaks down the all-important 'charisma' into eight critical elements, explaining how each component works and offering practical development steps for each. Getting these steps right will transform good leaders into magnets for great followers, harnessing an unstoppable power for business achievement.

Success Is a Choice

If this describes you, in Success Is a Choice, you can learn the right choices that lead to success from John Maxwell, the go-to-guru for business professionals across the globe.

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Author: John C. Maxwell

Publisher: HarperCollins Leadership

ISBN: 9780785238607

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

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Are you tired of not reaching your full potential? Do you feel you have the talent to succeed but are unappreciated and trapped? Based on his New York Time bestselling book, Beyond Talent, John Maxwell asks if you are tired of not reaching your full potential and feel you have the talent to succeed but are unappreciated and trapped. If this describes you, in Success Is a Choice, you can learn the right choices that lead to success from John Maxwell, the go-to-guru for business professionals across the globe. Take the next steps that successful people chose, including: Believing in themselves Firing up their passion Initiating action Focusing their energy Cultivating good relationships Embracing Practice The choices you make in addition to your talent make the greatest difference. With authentic examples and time-tested wisdom, Maxwell shares fourteen choices you need to make to live the life of your dreams. It’s time to go beyond talent by making right choices that will help you really stand out.

The Leader Mind Equation

The Leader-Mind Equation describes the acquisition of leadership capability based on a clear understanding of how the mind works.

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Author: Rob Stones

Publisher:

ISBN: 0646821601

Category:

Page:

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The Leader-Mind Equation describes the acquisition of leadership capability based on a clear understanding of how the mind works. When leaders know how their own mind works, and understand the motives and behaviours of their staff, they can choose their actions in order to become highly effective and influential.

The Humanitarian Leader in Each of Us

But a particular type of person confronts such problems head on—a person that best-selling authors Frank LaFasto and Carl Larson call the humanitarian leader.

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Author: Frank LaFasto

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483341798

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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Social problems in our global community are complex and seem intractable. Most of us would like to help, but don't feel that as individuals we can make a difference. But a particular type of person confronts such problems head on—a person that best-selling authors Frank LaFasto and Carl Larson call the humanitarian leader. Based on their groundbreaking research, LaFasto and Larson trace an inner path of seven critical choices. The path begins with connecting deeply and personally with the needs of others and culminates in leading the way for others to get involved. Their first seven chapters describe these choices. The final three chapters explore the impact of 31 remarkable people on the world's problems, the relationship between helping and personal happiness, and practical advice for getting started in a helping effort.

The Leader Lab

The Leader Lab serves as your definitive guide to what it means to be a great manager today – and how to become a great leader faster. This book is based on LifeLabs Learning’s wildly successful workshop series.

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Author: Tania Luna

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119793335

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 854

What if you could become a great manager, leader, and communicator faster? The Leader Lab is a high-speed leadership intensive, equipping managers with the Swiss Army Knife of skills that help you handle the toughest situations that come your way. Through painstaking research and training over 200,000 managers, authors Tania Luna and LeeAnn Renninger, PhD (co-CEOs of LifeLabs Learning) identified the most important skills that distinguish great managers from average. Most importantly, they’ve discovered how to help people rapidly develop these core skills. The result? You quickly achieve extraordinary team performance and a culture of engagement, fulfillment, and belonging. Too often, folks are promoted without any training for the countless crucial responsibilities of the modern manager: being part coach, part player, part therapist, part role model. The Leader Lab serves as your definitive guide to what it means to be a great manager today – and how to become a great leader faster. This book is based on LifeLabs Learning’s wildly successful workshop series. It combines research, tools, and the playful, fluff-free style that’s made LifeLabs the go-to professional development resource for over 1,000 innovative companies around the world. You’ll learn how to: Quickly improve performance and engagement Handle tough conversations with confidence Identify and resolve the underlying issues holding your team back Create a culture of inclusion Spark innovation Reduce stress and burnout Finetune your coaching, productivity, feedback, one-on-one, strategic thinking, meeting facilitation, people development, and leading change skills Learn the same high-leverage skills that new managers at the world’s most innovative organizations are using to create impactful change in business and in life This interactive, accessible, and brain-friendly resource will help you and your team ramp up and reach the tipping point of managerial greatness fast.

Today Matters

Today is the key to your success. Maxwell offers 12 decisions and disciplines-he calls it his daily dozen-that can be learned and mastered by any person to achieve success.

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Author: John C. Maxwell

Publisher: Center Street

ISBN: 9781599952062

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

View: 650

Most of us look at our days in the wrong way: We exaggerate yesterday. We overestimate tomorrow. We underestimate today. The truth is that the most important day you will ever experience is today. Today is the key to your success. Maxwell offers 12 decisions and disciplines-he calls it his daily dozen-that can be learned and mastered by any person to achieve success.

Humanity Works Better

In Humanity Works Better, leadership experts Debbie Cohen and Kate Roeske-Zummer chart a new path forward: one that brings humanity, awareness, choice, and courage to the workplace.

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Author: Deborah Cohen

Publisher: Page Two

ISBN: 9781774580509

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

View: 251

In Humanity Works Better, leadership experts Debbie Cohen and Kate Roeske-Zummer chart a new path forward: one that brings humanity, awareness, choice, and courage to the workplace. The result? A happier work environment that draws the best—rather than squeezes the most—out of people.

The Elements of Choice

Whether you’re helping students choose the right school, helping patients pick the best health insurance plan, or deciding how to invest for your own retirement, this book provides the tools you need to guide anyone to the decision ...

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Author: Eric J. Johnson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780593084434

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 383

A leader in decision-making research reveals how choices are designed—and why it’s so important to understand their inner workings Every time we make a choice, our minds go through an elaborate process most of us never even notice. We’re influenced by subtle aspects of the way the choice is presented that often make the difference between a good decision and a bad one. How do we overcome the common faults in our decision-making and enable better choices in any situation? The answer lies in more conscious and intentional decision design. Going well beyond the familiar concepts of nudges and defaults, The Elements of Choice offers a comprehensive, systematic guide to creating effective choice architectures, the environments in which we make decisions. The designers of decisions need to consider all the elements involved in presenting a choice: how many options to offer, how to present those options, how to account for our natural cognitive shortcuts, and much more. These levers are unappreciated and we’re often unaware of just how much they influence our reasoning every day. Eric J. Johnson is the lead researcher behind some of the most well-known and cited research on decision-making. He draws on his original studies and extensive work in business and public policy and synthesizes the latest research in the field to reveal how the structure of choices affects outcomes. We are all choice architects, for ourselves and for others. Whether you’re helping students choose the right school, helping patients pick the best health insurance plan, or deciding how to invest for your own retirement, this book provides the tools you need to guide anyone to the decision that’s right for them.