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Individual Author Record

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Name:  Stedman Graham  

Pen Name: None

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Born: 1951 in Whitesboro, New Jersey


-- Stedman Graham on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=stedman+graham


Illinois Connection

Lives and works in Chicago, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Stedman Graham is Chairman and CEO of S. Graham & Associates, a management, marketing, and consulting firm based in Chicago, Illinois. Graham speaks, conducts seminars, and develops programs for businesses and educational organizations worldwide. He is the author of ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers, ''You Can Make It Happen--A Nine-Step Plan for Success '' and ''Teens Can Make It Happen--Nine Steps to Success'', which illustrate his proprietary Nine-Step Success Process, a life management and learning system that teaches you how to organize your personal and professional life around your identity.


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Titles At Your Library

You Can Make It Happen: A Nine Step Plan for Success
ISBN: B001OW5NFK

Free Press. 1998

Writing with unabashed candor, one of the nation's most prominent African-American business community leaders offers his invaluable blueprint for overcoming obstacles and achieving success. "The most inspiring and motivating book of the year".--Scott DeGarmo, "Success" magazine. Money Book Club Main Selection. QPBC Alternate Targeted print ads. National media publicity. Radio promo. Web site feature. .

Diversity: Leaders Not Labels: A New Plan for a the 21st Century
ISBN: 0743234375

Free Press. 2006

Stedman Graham, bestselling author of You Can Make It Happen, teaches that in the 21st century your talent and skills above all else will define your value. In Diversity: Leaders Not Labels, Graham shows you how to break out of the box that keeps you from growing to your full potential, and reveals that success is truly based on results, performance, and excellence.

Diversity is literally changing the face of our nations. Workers of all backgrounds are merging into a global marketplace, while businesses are challenged by a shortage of talent and the need to integrate a wide range of cultures. In this global environment, diversity has become a permanent business characteristic opportunities will be plentiful for both people and businesses. Graham indicates that we do not have to become a member of anyone else's culture to play a key role, but must maintain and assert our own identities while respecting others' uniqueness in our workforces and communities. He helps us to understand that developing leaders rather than accepting labels is ultimately the best way to preserve culture and create a legacy.

Diversity: Leaders Not Labels studies diversity as no one has before, exploring different cultures and their histories to help you understand that everyone has had challenges and that the transformation process is the same for each of us. Hard work, sacrifice, talent, and self-motivation are the tools you need for the future. By showcasing individuals who have successfully transcended labels to become leaders, Graham helps readers begin to move from their history to carving their own individual pathways to success, based on authenticity as well as the talents and skill they bring to the workforce.

"What is most important is breaking through labels and understanding who you are," says Graham. "Realize that everyone brings uniqueness, talents, and skills that add value to our experiences, work environments, businesses, and communities. When you operate from this perspective, you will emerge in the 21st century as a true leader to yourself, to others, and to society."

Build Your Own Life Brand!: A Powerful Strategy to Maximize Your Potential and Enhance Your Value for Ultimate Achievement
ISBN: 0684856980

Free Press. 2002

Let bestselling author Stedman Graham show you how building your own "Life Brand" will result in a more successful and fulfilling life.
From traditional corporations to the Internet, from top executives to people striving every day in their communities, "branding" has become one of the most significant marketing practices in pop culture today. We all rely on our favorite brand-name products to provide us with a certain level of quality. Now Stedman Graham shows readers how applying branding strategies to their own lives can help them attain their greatest potential and value.
We all have talents, knowldge, and other gifts to share -- not just at work but with loved ones and everyone we meet. Putting these traits to work for you as part of your Life Brand will enable you to reach your highest goals and enrich the world around you. With entertaining and pointed insights on personal branding styles and step-by-step instructions for developing a brand of your own, Build Your Own Life Brand! will show you how to:

  • Discover and develop your individual brand assets, like your talents, knowldege, and personal characteristics
  • Build and expand upon those strengths
  • Identify "target markets" for key areas of your life -- your work your relationships, and your community
  • Create more value in those markets as well as your own life.

Who Are You?
ISBN: 1401903460

Hay House Inc.. 2005

Most of us take years trying to figure out just who we are, and if we fail to define ourselves, we risk being defined by the world we live in and never realizing our unique potential. This book provides a step-by-step process for finding out who you really are and pursuing a life that is meaningful and rewarding for you.

Teens Can Make It Happen: Nine Steps for Success
ISBN: 0684870827

Touchstone. 2000

Prepare yourself for a lifetime of emotional and intellectual success and physical well-being with this essential and practical guide—perfect for teens, parents, grandparents, and educators alike.

The teenage years are filled with growth, promise, trials, and tribulations. During this time, one may be faced with life-changing decisions and challenges. And often these dilemmas are not easily answered. In Teens Can Make It Happen: Nine Steps to Success, prominent businessman and author Stedman Graham guides readers to a better understanding of themselves, their strengths, and their desires, while helping them to devise and achieve plans for realizing their visions. In an entertaining and interactive style, Graham bridges the gap between education and the real world, and provides teenagers with the means to boost self-esteem, avoid peer pressure, and handle the daily stresses that come with being a young adult. As founder of Athletes Against Drugs, an organization created to combat drug abuse and promote youth leadership, Graham knows how to talk to teenagers. Teens Can Make It Happen is filled with relevant and practical wisdom for today’s young adults. Its hands-on approach and personal style make this engaging handbook a must-have for teens as well as for parents, grandparents, and anyone else who influences young people.

The Ultimate Guide to Sports Marketing
ISBN: 0071361243

McGraw-Hill Education. 2001

Sports marketing is heralded as one of the most prestigious, exciting, and popular fields in contemporary marketing. The number of related programs in colleges and universities has exploded, and companies tied with sports marketing handle thousands of avid career hopefuls each year. The Ultimate Guide to Sports Marketing is the first book to go behind the scenes and outline a strategic, integrated approach to effective and innovative sports marketing. Completely revised and repackaged to provide detailed strategies on entering the sports marketing field, acquiring funding, managing event logistics and more, this comprehensive guide covers a wide range of topics including: - Use of the Internet as a sports marketing tool - Negotiations and contracts with sponsors and suppliers - Specifics of licensing deals

You Can Make It Happen Every Day
ISBN: 0684843226

Touchstone. 1998

In his book You Can Make It Happen, Stedman Graham revealed the step-by-step process that paved his way to success. Now, in You Can Make It Happen Every Day, he shares words of wisdom and experience to guide readers toward the realization of their professional and personal goals.

Move Without the Ball: Put Your Skills and Your Magic to Work for You
ISBN: 0743234405

Simon & Schuster. 2004

Athletics is a metaphor for life that's why Move Without the Ball is not just for athletes. Anyone who has ever been involved in the pursuit of excellence understands the need for dedication, perseverance, and sacrifice. Everyday, young adults are bombarded with images and stories of extreme wealth and fame -- be it in sports, music, or Hollywood. Their vision of success can become limited to these areas, and they lose focus on developing other talents and skills. A reality check is in order, because the odds are fifty thousand to one that a student athlete will play in the NBA, and similar odds apply to aspiring singers and actors who expect they will be the next superstar. The upside is that there is a much bigger world out there for young people to explore and succeed in, and Move Without the Ball serves as the guidebook.
Stedman Graham -- businessman, lecturer, and author of the New York Times bestsellers Teens Can Make It Happen and You Can Make It Happen -- speaks honestly and directly to teens from his own experience. A former European professional athlete who never achieved his dream of playing in the NBA, Graham understands the pressures and temptations young people face. He discovered that there is a process for building success in many areas of one's life, and he has spent the last twenty years sharing this process with young people.
The book overflows with powerful and inspiring stories and photographs of sports stars of yesterday and today, including Hank Aaron, Greg Norman, Magic Johnson, Mia Hamm, Pel, Dave Winfield, Serena Williams, Bo Jackson, and Cal Ripken Jr. -- just to name a few. It's not just these pros' athleticism that's highlighted in Move Without the Ball, it's the winning combination of courage, self-discipline, sense of purpose, and passion that they bring to their lives everyday -- both on and off the field.

The Ultimate Guide to Sport Event Management and Marketing
ISBN: 0786302445

Irwin Professional Pub. 1995

From the Olympics and the Super Bowl to school sport events, from the Kemper Golf Tournament to the local 5K fun run, from civic bowling championships to charity tennis matches, all successful sport events, whatever their size or budget, have one thing in common: an effective marketing and management strategy.
Sport event management and marketing is one of the fastest growing career fields in America. With resources, reputation, and image at stake, corporations, schools, and other sport event organizations now rely on professionals skilled in key business areas - finance, hospitality, risk management, sales, marketing, communication, and team leadership - to help them design, plan, and manage a profitable, memorable sport event that runs smoothly from start to finish.
The Ultimate Guide to Sport Event Management and Marketing contains the most important information you need to know about this exploding field, from designing an event to planning an integrated marketing campaign to negotiating contracts and supplier agreements. Whether you are breaking into the field of sport event management and marketing or you're an established professional on your way up, this book is the most comprehensive guide to the hundreds of issues, activities, and responsibilities connected with making any sport event a success. Authors Stedman Graham, Joe Jeff Goldblatt, and Lisa Delpy draw on their years of experience as event planners in this exciting field to bring you new ideas, as well as tried-and-true techniques, for sport event management and marketing in a highly competitive environment.

Identity: Your Passport to Success
ISBN: 0132876590

FT Press. 2012

Features a foreword by John Maxwell and afterword from Steven R. Covey.

Have you ever thought about the connection between knowing who you are and success? Identity can serve as your greatest asset. Enduringly successful people know who they are, are clear about what matters to them, have established powerful identities, and create value in the world.

In this book, the process for discovering and understanding your identity is brought to life through Stedman Graham's personal experiences and the stories of individuals who've resolved their questions of identity, building a life that matters to themselves and those around them.

Take control of who you are. Take control of your life. Achieve lasting success.

Now a Wall Street Journal bestseller!


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