Renowned executive coaches and global leadership strategists Jane Hyun and Audrey S. Lee offer lessons on the vital skill of "Flexing" - the art of switching leadership styles to more effectively lead people who are different from you, allowing managers to successfully manage the multicultural workers of today and tomorrow.Flex offers a proactive strategy for managers to navigate and leverage diversity effectively in this new global economy, showing managers how to: understand the power gap, the social distance between you and those in the workplace of different cultures, ages, and gender; flex your management style, by stretching how you work and communicate with others, and bridging the gap with more effective communication, feedback tools and building healthy teams; and multiply the effect, by teaching these skills to others and closing the power gap with clients, customers, and partners to create innovative solutions.
What Color Is Your Parachute? Guide to Rethinking Interviews
By Bolles, Richard Nelson
The first interview book from the What Color Is Your Parachute? career guru Richard Bolles.
Interviews instill fear in many a job-hunter, but this empowering guide from legendary career expert Richard N. Bolles reveals that interviews are really just conversations to determine if the work - and workplace - is a great fit for both parties.
For the first time, Bolles combines his decades of experience with the latest studies and job-market research to create an all-in-one guide for the whole interview process, from pre-interview research to elevator pitches, "tell me about yourself" questions, and salary negotiation. This slender handbook provides just the essentials: the three most important things you need to know about interviews, the five questions you must have answers for, and an ingenious summary of how to succeed. With this guide in hand, you'll walk into interviews with confidence, armed with the means to impress - and hopefully land your dream job.
Ten Speed Press
The Rise and Fall of American Growth
By Gordon, Robert J
In the century after the Civil War, an economic revolution improved the American standard of living in ways previously unimaginable. Electric lighting, indoor plumbing, home appliances, motor vehicles, air travel, air conditioning, and television transformed households and workplaces. With medical advances, life expectancy between 1870 and 1970 grew from forty-five to seventy-two years. Weaving together a vivid narrative, historical anecdotes, and economic analysis, The Rise and Fall of American Growth provides an in-depth account of this momentous era. But has that era of unprecedented growth come to an end?
Gordon challenges the view that economic growth can or will continue unabated, and he demonstrates that the life-altering scale of innovations between 1870 and 1970 can't be repeated. He contends that the nation's productivity growth, which has already slowed to a crawl, will be further held back by the vexing headwinds of rising inequality, stagnating education, an aging population, and the rising debt of college students and the federal government. Gordon warns that the younger generation may be the first in American history that fails to exceed their parents' standard of living, and that rather than depend on the great advances of the past, we must find new solutions to overcome the challenges facing us.
A critical voice in the debates over economic stagnation, The Rise and Fall of American Growth is at once a tribute to a century of radical change and a harbinger of tougher times to come.
Princeton University Press
201 Killer Cover Letters Third Edition
By Podesta, Sandra
THE BESTSELLING GUIDE TO WRITING COVER LETTERS THAT MAKE YOU STAND OUT FROM THE COMPETITION
With hundreds of ready-to-download letters--updated with strategies for networking online, social media, and responding to Internet job postings.
"Wow, wow, and wow! Letters like these are what I want to see; they help me get to know the person immediately and create a very positive impression." -- Melissa Burke, co-owner, Blue Plate Minds Creative Staffing Agency
"I recommend this book to all the job seekers I work with; it saves them time and expedites the search." -- Julie Hipp, Principal, Impact Partners Executive Search Firm
"This book guides job seekers at every level in using social media and technology to compete with more tech-savvy candidates." -- Mary Gable, career and outplacement counselor
"Podesta and Paxton's strategies are brilliant! The letters will impress hiring managers, and the advice on using the Internet is spot on!" -- Dave McGurgan, social media manager
"These letters go right to the core of what is needed to get one step ahead of the rest." -- Jay Jamison, International Managed Service Leader, British Telecom
"Letters like these bring both resume and applicant to life, so I can make the right decisions about whom to interview and ultimately hire." -- Loretta Kuhland, former Deputy Executive Director, Center for Disability Services, New York Capital Region
McGraw-Hill Education; 3 edition
How to Get a Raise This Week
By Shaffer, Ryan
What Employers Won’t Tell You About Today’s EconomyThe face of business is changing. Are you adapting along with it?Do you find yourself frustrated by your current financial situation? Are you tired of not making what you deserve and annoyed with not having better options?You’re not alone. Every day millions of Americans wake up in the same situation: same job, same bills, same treadmill. . .and no way off it. It’s time to change that.Whether you want to increase your take-home pay or learn how to create standalone income on the side, How to Get a Raise This Week: With or Without Your Boss’s Permission will teach you secrets the wealthy know---and why they’re so eager to hold onto them!How to Get a Raise This Week: With or Without Your Boss’s Permission exposes the hidden barriers between the average and those who build long-term wealth.
Morgan James Publishing
The Courage to Take Command
By Morgenthaler, Jill
POWERFUL LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM A TRAILBLAZING FEMALE COLONEL IN THE U.S. ARMY When Jill Morgenthaler arrived at boot camp in 1975 as part of the inaugural class of women in the Army, she was one of 83 female cadets . . . on a base of 50,000 men. So she knows a thing or two about conquering obstacles. In The Courage to Take Command, Colonel Morgenthaler provides invaluable leadership lessons drawn from her three decades of military service--from her first days in ROTC to combat in some of the world's most dangerous war zones. Ironically, the military taught her that leadership isn’t about "command and control." Rather, it requires a fine balance of reason and emotion, distance and familiarity, hard and soft power. Learn how to lead your team to success by: Being true to your vision--but being open to new ideas Tackling obstacles head-on--but using finesse to arrive at solutions Focusing on the mission--while protecting your people Projecting strong leadership presence--but serving every member of your team, especially the weakest and most vulnerable Maintaining team spirit--but refusing to tolerate mediocrity Accepting and embracing your fears--but never letting them control you Always having a plan--but also trusting your gut Expressing a healthy self-confidence--with a side of humility It took both a spine of steel and a smart sense of people for Morgenthaler to get where she did.
McGraw-Hill; 1 edition
By Morgan, Nick
Take control of your communications - before someone else doesWhat if someone told you that your behavior was controlled by a powerful, invisible force? Most of us would be skeptical of such a claim - but it's largely true. Our brains are constantly transmitting and receiving signals of which we are unaware. Studies show that these constant inputs drive the great majority of our decisions about what to do next - and we become conscious of the decisions only after we start acting on them. Many may find that disturbing. But the implications for leadership are profound.In this provocative yet practical book, renowned speaking coach and communication expert Nick Morgan highlights recent research that shows how humans are programmed to respond to the nonverbal cues of others - subtle gestures, sounds, and signals - that elicit emotion.
Harvard Business Review Press,
The Spender's Guide to Debt-Free Living
By Jones, Anna Newell
Popular blogger Anna Newell Jones of AndThenWeSaved.com delivers this self-help manifesto that reveals how a "spending fast" will help you get on the road to living debt-free.
In 2009, young photographer Anna Newell Jones was rapidly suffocating under the weight of too much debt. An inveterate "spender," she was in way over her head, to the tune of almost $24,000. She knew her debt was only going to get worse if she didn't take action, but she didn't know where to look for help. On a whim, Anna decided to go on a spending fast - an idea she heard in passing but knew little about. Creating her own method, she learned what worked and what didn't and wrote about it on her blog, AndThenWeSaved.com. Amazingly, Anna was able to eliminate all $23,605.10 of her debt in only 15 months! She was interviewed in Forbes, Self, Glamour, Good Housekeeping, and the Chicago Tribune.
Anna's journey inspired people and showed them that they too could change the way they dealt with their own money woes. The Spender's Guide To Debt-Free Living takes readers through a detailed step-by-step plan on how to do a Spending Fast and get out of debt, including:
Creating a personalized Debt-Free Life Pledge. Understanding where your money is going when you're in debt, and where it will come from to pay it off. Learning why putting money into a savings account before (or while) paying off debt may not be the best idea for you. Finding additional income sources and generating side gigs. Re-integrating spending into your life once you're out of debt, so that you stay out of debt.
Filled with do-it-yourself ideas, insight from experts, and tons of motivational tips and real-life practical advice, The Spender's Guide to Debt-Free Living proves that you don't have to win the lottery or get a new job to change your life.
William Morrow & Company
All In Startup
By Kander, Diana
If Owen Chase can't find a way to turn his company around in the next nine days, he'll be forced to shut it down and lay off all of his employees. He has incurred substantial debt and his marriage is on shaky ground. Through pure happenstance, Owen finds himself pondering this problem while advancing steadily as a contestant at the World Series of Poker. His Las Vegas path quickly introduces him to Samantha, a beautiful and mysterious mentor with a revolutionary approach to entrepreneurship. Sam is a fountain of knowledge that may save his company, but her sexual advances might prove too much for Owen's struggling marriage. All In Startup is more than just a novel about eschewing temptation and fighting to save a company. It is a lifeline for entrepreneurs who are thinking about launching a new idea or for those who have already started but can't seem to generate the traction they were expecting.
John Wiley & Sons
Leading the Life You Want
By Friedman, Stewart D.
A Wall Street Journal Bestseller"For nearly thirty years, my life's work has been to help people like you find ways to bring the often warring aspects of life into greater harmony." - Stew Friedman, from Leading the Life You WantYou're busy trying to lead a "full" life. But does it really feel full - or are you stretched too thin? Enter Stew Friedman, Wharton professor, adviser to leaders across the globe, and passionate advocate of replacing the misguided metaphor of "work/life balance" with something more realistic and sustainable. If you're seeking "balance" you'll never achieve it, argues Friedman. The idea that "work" competes with "life" ignores the more nuanced reality of our humanity - the interaction of four domains: work, home, community, and the private self.