Cowboy Ethics

Author: James P. Owen
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781629141398
Release Date: 2015-03-03
Genre: Business & Economics

A new approach to business ethics is quietly taking hold in executive suites and corporate boardrooms across America. Frustrated by an epidemic of misbehavior at all employee levels, management teams are getting back to basics—back to the idea that personal character and individual responsibility are the ultimate keys to integrity, just as they were back in the days of the Open Range. A decade ago, the book Cowboy Ethics first inspired businesspeople to look to the Code of the West. Once they did, they discovered that its simple, common-sense principles can be more effective guides to business leadership than a truckload of corporate mission statements, rules, and ethics manuals. “Cowboys are role models because they live by a code,” says author James P. Owen. “They show us what it means to stand for something, and to strive every day to make your actions line up with your beliefs. And isn’t that as good a definition of integrity as you can find?” In the years since, the book’s “Ten Principles to Live By” have been embraced by scores of companies, universities, and even a state government. This updated Tenth Anniversary hardcover edition traces the evolution of this grassroots business movement in brand-new chapters while preserving the inspirational lessons and stunning photography of the original. It’s ideal for corporate gifts, the new graduate, business students, or any career person who cares about doing the right thing.

The Try

Author: James P. Owen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781626363496
Release Date: 2013-06-01
Genre: Self-Help

What is it that separates the doers, leaders, and success stories among us from the dreamers, also-rans, and wannabes? To bestselling author James P. Owen, it’s all about having The Try—the quality of giving 110 percent to the task or challenge at hand. In The Try—a dozen true stories of ordinary people who’ve done extraordinary things across varied fields of endeavor—Owen reveals The Try as a character trait that can be forged in several ways. Some of those profiled are driven by a childhood dream or long held ambition. Others are fueled by someone else’s belief in them, an unwavering belief in themselves, or the urge to pit themselves against daunting odds. Still others find The Try in a life-changing moment when they hit rock bottom or come face-to-face with failure. What all high achievers have in common, Owen believes, is a blend of inner drive, focus, and determination that pushes them to pursue their goals relentlessly, confronting every obstacle, and never, ever giving up. His insightful profiles bring to life new scientific evidence that effort trumps ability. Owen provides inspiration that will strike a chord with anyone who has a lofty goal, a deep personal ambition, or a major challenge to face. By connecting the dots in this collection of stories, he also delivers practical “how to” advice for those who want to cultivate The Try in themselves or those they love.

Cowboy Values

Author: James P. Owen
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1599217481
Release Date: 2008-05-13
Genre: Self-Help

Jim Owen leads a massively successful seminar that is in huge demand by financial groups, teachers’ organizations, and professional associations. His first book, Cowboy Ethics, has sold more than 60,000 copies in two years. Now Owen continues his nonpartisan message, offering the legacy of the cowboy as a model of accessible, positive qualities that all can agree on, regardless of religion or political persuasion.


Author: Craig Cameron
Publisher: Morris Communications Corp
ISBN: 9781493004713
Release Date: 2013-10-15
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Since 2004, when Craig Cameron’s book Ride Smart was printed, the clinician’s popularity has only grown. With his 2010 championship at the prestigious Road to the Horse, he gained even more followers to his no-nonsense approach to training and riding. Cameron’s easygoing teaching style, beloved by his students, is now found in this follow-up to his popular first book. In Ride Smarter, readers learn to further develop their horsemanship skills and continue on the road to becoming true horsemen and -women. Cameron continues to build on some of the topics covered in his first volume, and adds valuable information that riders of all levels of expertise can use in improving their riding experiences. Early chapters in this second book talk about the qualities that make a good horseman, and the responsibilities each person has to his or her horse. Cameron gives tips on selecting the right horse, making a smart purchase and knowing when it’s time to change horses. He discusses caring for your horse at home and on the road, something he’s familiar with after logging thousands of miles with his horses in tow. In Ride Smarter’s later chapters, Cameron addresses the advantages of different bits, and then delves into the use of cues and how important they are. He also discusses the fine art of correction, and helps readers understand when discipline is necessary, and offers tips on understanding and riding the different gaits. One of Cameron’s goals when training is to develop a horse that does anything the horseman asks, and in one chapter Cameron relates how to create what he calls the “brave horse.” He then discusses the advantages of cross-training between the arena and the trail, and patterns and obstacles that you can use to advance both your and your horse’s skills. In his clinics, Cameron answers numerous questions about problem horses, and Chapter 15 addresses the most frequently discussed problems and the clinician’s approach to fixing each one. Cameron also takes a humorous look at some “people problems” that your horse might tell you about if he could talk. And finally, this top hand talks about setting goals for your horse and your horsemanship, and how valuable having that sense of direction can be. As in Cameron’s first book, chapters in this second book, Ride Smarter, include a “True Story,” a personal anecdote about a memorable experience; “Here’s How” with simple and practical training tips; and “A Better Way,” which provides workable approaches to common problems encountered in achieving horsemanship and horse-handling goals. Anyone who has been to Cameron’s clinics can appreciate the straightforward instruction the Texas horseman offers. Those who haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Craig Cameron in person get a good look at the training techniques and coaching skills that have earned him a reputation as the “Cowboy’s Clinician.” Ride Smarter helps readers advance in the adventure of horsemanship.

Rusty Goes to Frontier Days

Author: Mary Fichtner
ISBN: 0998597104
Release Date: 2017-01-15
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Ranch horses are a cowboy's best work mate and loyal partner. Known for their versatility, intelligence and athleticism, they are irreplaceable to many a cowpoke. Spend the best day ever with a real ranch horse at the World's largest western celebration! Cheyenne Frontier Days. See all the sights and watch Rusty compete in the largest outdoor rodeo! Written and illustrated by a mother and daughter team from Wyoming in collaboration with Rusty the Ranch Horse. Illustrations are bold watercolor.

Run to Win

Author: Donald T. Phillips
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429979344
Release Date: 2007-04-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Vince Lombardi, whom many believe to be the greatest football coach in the history of the sport, is both a household name and an icon. He is not only renowned in the sports world, but also in business and industry for his exceptional leadership skills. In Run to Win, acclaimed author Don Phillips examines Lombardi's famous coaching style by painting a picture of a fascinating individual, a man whose ingenious leadership helped lead his teams to nine playoff victories in a row, including wins in the first two Super Bowls. By extracting powerful lessons from a man who could both lead and inspire, Phillips gets to the heart of what made Lombardi great and shows readers what it takes to be a winner. At the same time, this groundbreaking book tells the inspiring story of Lombardi's ten-year career with the Green Bay Packers and Washington Redskins, complete with anecdotes, quotes, and Lombardi Principles that show why this legendary coach continues to be a role model for effective leadership in business today. Totally accessible and utterly fascinating, Donald T. Phillips's Run to Win empowers readers with the knowledge to succeed in business, while entertaining them with tales of a man whose ability to win under any circumstance is unsurpassed in the history of professional sports.

Why It s Hard To Be Good

Author: Al Gini
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135473679
Release Date: 2013-10-31
Genre: Philosophy

In a series of brief chapters, Al Gini lays out ideas for 'stepping out of the shadow of the self' - an argument for stopping thinking of yourself as the centre of the universe. It's hard to be good, he explains, until we realize that being good only has meaning in relation to other people. Ideas of justice, fairness, and ethical behavior are just that - abstract ideas - until they are put into action with regard to people outside ourselves. We may worry too much about good versus evil - big concepts that give us plenty of room to sit on the right side of the equation, he argues. Instead, we need to be thinking about how being good involves an active relationship toward others. Being good all by yourself may not be good enough. This warm and generous book is for anyone who wants to know how to use ethical thinking as way to live, work, and be with others.

The Big Battle of Thunder the Smallest War Horse

Author: Mary Fichtner
ISBN: 0998597147
Release Date: 2018-07-05
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Is it possible to be big on the inside when you are small on the inside? Do we sometimes focus on what we think is wrong instead of our blessings? Everyone has gifts. Finding them requires courages and gives strength. Read along to see if Thunder can win the Big Battle!

What s It All About

Author: Julian Baggini
Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781847089205
Release Date: 2013-07-04
Genre: Philosophy

This book is aimed at the reader who is serious about confronting the big issues in life but is turned off by books which deal with them through religion, spirituality or 'psycho-babble'. It is for people who want an honest, intelligent discussion which doesn't hide from the difficulties or make undeliverable promises. It aims to help the reader to understand the overlooked issues behind the obvious questions and shows how philosophy does not so much answer them as help provide us with the resources to answer them for ourselves.

Red Pasture

Author: Kathryn Bartow
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781503516526
Release Date: 2014-12-20
Genre: Fiction

The “Code of the Cowboy” and ranch life is generations deep in ethics and mores. The ranch families of today are torn between the past and a future they are unable dissuade. Red Pasture Sara married her best friend, Samuel; she is a woman of fortitude yet beholding to the love of her family. When faced with the greatest test of that love, she is compelled to challenge the past to save the future of the family and people she loves. Russell Barnes is a lone man, bearing the legacy of his father. A fateful ride offers him opportunity to decide his future. The entanglements with the community that has berated him become his means to gain acceptance and win the heart of the woman he loves. Confrontations with John Moore, patriarch to the ranch, escalate when Russell’s past secrets are revealed. Michael, John’s beloved grandson, gives him cause to reconsider when the truth is finally revealed.