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Step Forward: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: What You Need to Know!

1571010750


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CBS Evening News
Webb is a leading authority on sexual harassment.

CNN
Thanks for putting a very important issue into perspective.

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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable
Patrick Lencioni
0787960756
April 2002
Hardcover
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Book Review
Once again using an astutely written fictional tale to unambiguously but painlessly deliver some hard truths about critical business procedures, Patrick Lencioni targets group behavior in the final entry of his trilogy of corporate fables. And like those preceding it, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team is an entertaining, quick read filled with useful information that will prove easy to digest and implement. This time, Lencioni weaves his lessons around the story of a troubled Silicon Valley firm and its unexpected choice for a new CEO: an old-school manager who had retired from a traditional manufacturing company two years earlier at age 55. Showing exactly how existing personnel failed to function as a unit, and precisely how the new boss worked to reestablish that essential conduct, the book's first part colorfully illustrates the ways that...


The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork
John C. Maxwell
0785274340
Jan 2001
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Maxwell has found a formula that works. Author of the successful The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader, the Atlanta-based Christian business guru is back with 17 rules for teamwork. Are Maxwell's laws "indisputable"? Perhaps. But they're also obvious and banal: the weakest link will bring down a team, teammates have to be able to count on one another, etc. Maxwell urges readers to find a mentor, "see the big picture" and be willing to work hard. The cutesy alliteration and rhyme ("The Goal Is More Important than the Role") and the tired sports metaphors ("The Scoreboard Is Essential to Winning") are uninspired and uninspiring. Maxwell is enamored of his laws, but the sense that radiates from the pages of this book is that he is also enamored of himself;...


Generations at Work: Managing the Clash of Veterans, Boomers, Xers, Nexters in Your WorkPlace
Ron Zemke
0814404804
March 2000
Hardcover
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Fast Company, October 1999
Generations at Work is intended to help you bridge the gap or, more accurately, gaps between people of different ages who work at your company. What's so vexing about the workplace is that four different groups are vying for roles and recognition. There are the veterans, boomers, Xers, and the nexters. The people in each cohort, the book argues, have more in common than just their age: They share memories of the same world-shaping events, the same childhood heroes, the same early work experiences. Learning about differences may be fun. But learning about cooperation is useful. And it's here that Generation at Work becomes a valuable tool.

Book Description
Provides creative insights and solutions to issues of recruitment and motivation of the workforce, one of the...


Coaching for Performance: Growing People, Performance and Purpose

1857883039


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Stern's Management Review
"Clear, to-the-point, and very rich in highly useful and insightful content."

Book Description
A new edition of the book that took the art of coaching to new heights, this is the definitive guide to mastering the skills needed to help people unlock their potential and maximize their performance.

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Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Field Guide for Managers, Team Leaders, Consultants and Facilitators
Patrick Lencioni
0787976377
March 2005
Paperback
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Review
“Lencioni is fast defining the next generation of leadership thinkers.”—Ken Blanchard, coauthor, The One Minute Manager ä and Full Steam Ahead

Book Description
In the years following the publication of Patrick Lencioni’s best-seller The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, fans have been clamoring for more information on how to implement the ideas outlined in the book. In Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Lencioni offers more specific, practical guidance for overcoming the Five Dysfunctions—using tools, exercises, assessments, and real-world examples. He examines questions that all teams must ask themselves: Are we really a team? How are we currently performing? Are we prepared to invest the time and energy...


How Full Is Your Bucket Positive Strategies for Work and Life
Tom Rath, Donald O. Clifton
1595620036
August 10, 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In this brief but significant book, the authors, a grandfather-grandson team, explore how using positive psychology in everyday interactions can dramatically change our lives. Clifton (coauthor of Now, Discover Your Strengths) and Rath suggest that we all have a bucket within us that needs to be filled with positive experiences, such as recognition or praise. When we're negative toward others, we use a dipper to remove from their buckets and diminish their positive outlook. When we treat others in a positive manner, we fill not only their buckets but ours as well. The authors illustrate how this principle works in the areas of business and management, marriage and other personal relationships and in parenting through studies covering a 40-year span, many in association with the Gallup Poll. While acknowledging...


Building on the Promise of Diversity: How We Can Move to the Next Level in Our Workplaces, Our Communities, and Our Society
R. Roosevelt Thomas
0814408621
October 2005
Hardcover
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Minority MBA
"this book is a must-read for all business leaders."

Minority MBA, October 2005
"Frank,often controversial, always entertaining, this book is a must-read for all business leaders."

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The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player
John C. Maxwell
0785274359
Jan 2002
Hardcover
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Book Review
The 17 Essential Qualities of a Team Player is another in a long line of titles by John Maxwell aimed at helping people attain their personal and leadership potential in the workplace. The book is organized into short chapters, each devoted to one of the 17 qualities that Maxwell deems essential to a successful and harmonious workplace, qualities such as competence, discipline, adaptability, commitment, selflessness, and preparedness. Maxwell's prose reads like a series of sermons, peppered with inspirational stories and quotes from personalities as diverse as Vince Lombardi ("The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender") and Henry Ford ("Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success"). The book is for Maxwell fans and anyone looking for a sensible and formulaic approach to improving their lot, both...


Trust and Betrayal in the WorkPlace: Building Effective Relationships in Your Organization
Dennis S. Reina
1576753778
January 2006
Paperback
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Book Review
Dennis and Michelle Reina, principals in an organization-development firm, believe more productive and rewarding work environments will emerge if relationships that define them are truly built on trust. The problem they see is years of "downsizing, restructuring, and reengineering or of upsizing, mergers, and growth" that frequently result in minor misreadings of intention along with major breaches of promise--followed all too often by seriously diminished employee performance. The solution they propose in Trust & Betrayal in the Workplace is that leaders must develop a full understanding of the complex dynamics involved, and commit to practices that support building trust with employees. The book addresses the aspects of betrayal and trust, the bulk of it focused on "transactional trust" (which they define as "managing...


Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
John C. Maxwell
0849955084
Jan 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description

The concept to this book is a warm approach to the idea of: Only by working in a team will you fulfill your dreams. The focus of the book is on realizing one's dreams, achieving those goals by working in teams. Teams come in every shape and size--spouses in a marriage, colleagues at work, volunteers together for a good cause... It takes teamwork to make the dream work.

There are no lone rangers. It's a myth that one person can do something great. Strong leaders who changed our country dreamed big and were successful because they were always part of teams.

Like his previous three books, this one is filled with warm stories, mini-lessons in bullet form, Maxwell observations, and quotes.



Making Diversity Work: Seven Steps for Defeating Bias in the WorkPlace
Sondra Thiederman
0793177634
January 2003
Textbook Hardcover
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Book Review
Making Diversity Work offers fresh and fascinating ideas for reducing bias--one person at a time. "Bias lies in every heart and mind--it is also where the answers lie," writes diversity expert Sondra Thiederman. By focusing on the individual, rather than the organization, she defines a powerful focus for bias busting in the workplace. Racial and sexual bias costs big bucks warns Thiederman, citing litigation, lowered sales, and loss of employees and customers. Using case studies, politically incorrect questions, and insightful strategies, she guides readers through "the discomfort of self discovery."

After detailing how biases are learned, Thiederman introduces seven steps to prevent bias from blocking and distorting your work relationships. The book's centerpiece is a brilliant discussion of how to manage "gateway...



How to Reduce WorkPlace Conflict and Stress: How Leaders and Their Employees Can Protect Their Sanity and Productivity from Tension and Turf Wars
Anna Maravelas
1564148181
August 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
An alarming 88% of Americans cite hostility, desk-rage, and workplace incivility as top concerns. How to Reduce Workplace Conflict and Stress will help executives, supervisors, and managers-and the people that work for them-protect pride, profit and productivity from these disabling emotions. Protect your career and workplace from the hidden costs of workplace tension and hostility. With How to Reduce Workplace Conflict and Stress, you will learn how to: * Handle the daily onslaught of frustration without losing momentum, mood or confidence. * Avoid the conflict and cynicism that drains profits, resources, and relationships. * Discover why anger makes people irrational, lonely, and depressed and how to quickly calm agitated colleagues and customers. * Experience the fiscal and personal benefits of being...


The Team Handbook Third Edition
Barbara J. Streibel, et al
1884731260
bound - March 24, 2003
Spiral-bound
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Greg Campbell, Manager, Quality Excellence Ameritech Consumer Services
"With The Team Handbook Second Edition, the best handbook written on teams has gotten better. Joiner listened to their customers' requests, and produced an easy-to-use, comprehensive reference book that should be read and applied by all who are involved with teams." --This text refers to the Spiral-bound edition.

Jackie Mead, Director of Quality Improvement Education, Intermountain Health Care, March 2003
Builds on information learned in the first editions by introducing new tools and skills for teams working to improve quality.

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Type Talk at Work
Otto Kroeger
0440509289
Jan 2002
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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From Library Journal
Written by noted consultant Kroeger and his colleagues, this entertaining and informative volume is aimed at anyone trying to navigate the challenging social setting of the workplace. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) on which it is based was originally developed by Katherine Briggs and Isabel Myers Briggs, who drew on the work of Swiss psychologist Carl Jung. This method has been widely used as a tool in both education and business. Originally published in 1988 and now fully revised and updated, the book is designed to help readers identify their own type and gain insight into the learning and operating styles of their colleagues. Its three sections are an introduction to typewatching (determining types), putting typewatching to work (leadership, team building, and conflict resolution), and understanding the...


The Dilbert Principle: A Cubicle's-Eye View of Bosses, Meetings, Management Fads and Other Workplace Afflictions
Scott Adams
0887308589
June 1997
Paperback
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Book Review
You loved the comic strip; now read the business advice. Or should that be anti-business advice? Scott Adams provides the hapless victim of re-engineering, rightsizing and Total Quality Management some strategies for fighting back, er, coping. Forced to work long hours, with no hope of a raise? Adams offers tips on maintaining parity in compensation. Along the way, Adams explains what ISO 9000 really is and assesses the irresistibility of female engineers. The breath-taking cynicism of the strip should prepare readers for the author's no-holds-barred attack on management fads, large organizations, pointless bureaucracy and sadistic rule-makers who glory in control of office supplies. Readers of the on-line Dilbert Newsletter are familiar with the kind of e-mail Adams receives from his readers -- and may even have...


Working With You is Killing Me : Freeing Yourself from Emotional Traps at Work
Katherine Crowley, Kathi Elster
0446576743
March 7, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
For anyone trapped in an energy-zapping relationship with a co-worker, boss or subordinate, Crowley and Elster offer an exit strategy—a highly practical and easily implemented guide to making the situation workable. Looking at the workplace from every employee's perspective, Crowley, a Harvard-trained psychotherapist, and Elster, an entrepreneurial consultant, have created a book as valuable to readers on the top rungs of the corporate ladder as it is to those near the bottom. Readers in the throes of a work crisis can find a relevant case study to lead them to relief from any situation. Whether the problem's a charming and demanding boss, dealing with a saboteur or addressing one's own inclination to play the office martyr, the authors offer frameworks for breaking down the conflict and achieving...


Fish! Tales: Real Life Stories to Help You Transform Your Workplace and Your Life
Stephen C. Lundin
0786868686
April 2002
Hardcover
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Book Review
Fish! Tales is Stephen C. Lundin, John Christensen, and Harry Paul's follow-up to Fish!--their enormously popular fable that draws lessons aimed at combating dysfunctional workplaces from the happy fishmongers at Seattle's Pike Place Market. In Fish! Tales the authors show how these lessons were put into practice at businesses both big (a major hospital and long-distance carrier) and small (a local car dealership and roofing company). Anyone who enjoyed Fish! (or, for that matter, Who Moved My Cheese?) or is looking for a motivational tool to help energize their own workplace, should find this short, upbeat primer worthwhile. --Harry C. Edwards

From AudioFile
These short stories, based on the bestseller, FISH!, are delivered in the lighthearted and playful spirit the authors...


Leadership by the Book
Kenneth H. Blanchard
0688172393
Jan 1999
Hardcover
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From AudioFile
The authors use a long parable to show how the Bible can be applied to leadership in modern organizations. In the parable, a younger executive is guided by an enlightened management professor to incorporate Christian principles into his management style and his life. This storytelling technique will not be everyone's preference, and some of the terms that ring true for Christians will not be clear to listeners who are new to the Christian way of processing human experience. But there is sufficient goodness and guidance in the story for believers and non-believers to gain something from hearing this program. T.W. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

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Revved!: An Incredible Way to Rev Up Your Workplace and Achieve Amazing Results
Harry Paul
0071465006
April 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Veteran authors Paul (FISH! Tales and FISH! Sticks) and Reck (The X-Factor) offer a guide to the business of caring and how to maximize its effect on the workplace environment. Their advice is packaged as a story about Katie Adams, a working mother of two whose husband suddenly leaves her. Her career suffers when she brings her sour mood to work, until she sees Dr. Allen, host of a self-improvement radio show and inventor of a three-step program for business success: "Winning Them Over," "Blowing Them Away," and "Keeping Them Revved." Paul and Reck's parable serves as a vehicle for their advice on improving interpersonal skills, but it doesn't make their book any more accessible. As can probably be guessed, Katie follows Dr. Allen's advice to make allies at work, show appreciation for those that go the extra mile...


The Distance Manager: A Hands On Guide to Managing Off-Site Employees and Virtual Teams
Kimball Fisher, Mareen Fisher
0071360654
September 22, 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
Global business demands and new technologies have created a virtual workplace for many companies, with employees and teams routinely collaborating from distant geographical locations on the road, from home, at client sites-;even on the other side of the globe. The Distance Manager provides practical information and tools to help managers bridge the communication gaps created by geographical separation, and get peak performance from employees they rarely see. This handbook is perfect for sales managers, project team leaders, senior managers, and anyone who manages people at more than one location. Key topics include: Using e-mail, teleconferencing, and videoconferencing for maximum effectiveness Mastering the people skills required to manage from a distance Virtual team building, and strategies for managing...


Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work
Jack Canfield
155874424X
Jan 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
...explains how readers can enrich themselves, mentors, co-workers, and staff through the courage, compassion, and creativity demonstrated in the stories.

About the Author
Jack Canfield and Marc Victor Hansen are joined by Maida Rogerson, Martin Rutte, and Tim Clauss, speakers and consultants who are committed to innvative business practices and spiritual development. Jack Canfield and Marc Victor Hansen are joined by Maida Rogerson, Martin Rutte, and Tim Clauss, speakers and consultants who are committed to innvative business practices and spiritual development. Jack Canfield and Marc Victor Hansen are joined by Maida Rogerson, Martin Rutte, and Tim Clauss, speakers and consultants who are committed to innvative business practices and spiritual development. Jack...


Team-Building Activities for Every Group
Alanna Jones
0966234162
January 10, 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
107 interactive games and activities can be found in the pages of this easy-to-use book. Each game is fun, experiential, easy to lead, unique, and requires minimal resources. With 65 team challenges and 42 activities that help any team get to know one another, become comfortable with each other, and open up, there is something for every group. If you work with youth, corporate groups, therapy groups, church groups, scouts, families, school groups, sports teams, at camp, or with any other group who must work together you will find helpful games and activities in this fun, energetic, and purposeful book!

About the Author
"Team-Building Activities for Every Group" is Alanna's third book. Her first two books, "The wRECking Yard of games and activities", and "104 Activities That...


Getting Them to Give a Damn : How to Get Your Front Line to Care about Your Bottom Line
Eric Chester
1419504584
May 1, 2005
Paperback
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Food Industry News – June –
"…he’s dead-on accurate about what makes teens work…this little gem can save an inept boss"

Midwest Book Review – June
"Buy, read, and absorb this book."

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