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Now, Discover Your Strengths: How to Develop Your Talents and Those of the People You Manage
Marcus Buckingham
0743201140
January 2001
Hardcover
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Book Review's Best of 2001
Effectively managing personnel--as well as one's own behavior--is an extraordinarily complex task that, not surprisingly, has been the subject of countless books touting what each claims is the true path to success. That said, Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton's Now, Discover Your Strengths does indeed propose a unique approach: focusing on enhancing people's strengths rather than eliminating their weaknesses. Following up on the coauthors' popular previous book, First, Break All the Rules, it fully describes 34 positive personality themes the two have formulated (such as Achiever, Developer, Learner, and Maximizer) and explains how to build a "strengths-based organization" by capitalizing on the fact that such traits are already present among those within it.

Most original and potentially most revealing, however, is...



First, Break All the Rules
Marcus Buckingham
0684852861
Jan 1999
Hardcover
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Book Review
Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman expose the fallacies of standard management thinking in First, Break All the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently. In seven chapters, the two consultants for the Gallup Organization debunk some dearly held notions about management, such as "treat people as you like to be treated"; "people are capable of almost anything"; and "a manager's role is diminishing in today's economy." "Great managers are revolutionaries," the authors write. "This book will take you inside the minds of these managers to explain why they have toppled conventional wisdom and reveal the new truths they have forged in its place."

The authors have culled their observations from more than 80,000 interviews conducted by Gallup during the past 25 years. Quoting leaders such as basketball...



The World Is Flat [Updated and Expanded] : A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century
Thomas L. Friedman
0374292795
April 18, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Review
Updated Edition: Thomas L. Friedman is not so much a futurist, which he is sometimes called, as a presentist. His aim in The World Is Flat, as in his earlier, influential Lexus and the Olive Tree, is not to give you a speculative preview of the wonders that are sure to come in your lifetime, but rather to get you caught up on the wonders that are already here. The world isn't going to be flat, it is flat, which gives Friedman's breathless narrative much of its urgency, and which also saves it from the Epcot-style polyester sheen that futurists--the optimistic ones at least--are inevitably prey to.

What Friedman means by "flat" is "connected": the lowering of trade and political barriers and the exponential technical advances of the digital revolution that have made it possible to do business,...



The Gregg Reference Manual : A Manual of Style, Grammar, Usage, and Formatting (Gregg Reference Manual)
William A. Sabin
0072936533
bound - June 14, 2004
Spiral-bound
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Book Description
The Gregg Reference Manual, 10/e, by Sabin is intended for anyone who writes, edits, or prepares material for distribution or publication. For nearly fifty years, this manual has been recognized as the best style manual for business professionals and for students who want to master the on-the-job standards of business professionals. GRM provides answers that can't be found in comparable manuals. That probably explains why GRM has received so many unsolicited 5-star reviews on the Amazon Web site. Those 5-star reviews offer a clear indication of the reputation GRM enjoys in the marketplace.

About the Author

William A. Sabin (Bristol, ME) is a retired publisher of business books for The McGraw- Hill Companies and the coauthor of College English.



The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels
Michael Watkins
1591391105
September 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
This earnest guide to career transition periods-when a new job or promotion puts an employee in an unfamiliar role-asserts, reassuringly, that navigating the all-important first 90 days is a "teachable skill." Business professor Watkins, co-author of Right From the Start: Taking Charge in a New Leadership Role, lays out a "standard framework" for leadership transitions, based on "five fundamental propositions," "ten key challenges," and a four-fold typology of situations that new managers find themselves in. Fortunately, Watkins balances the theorizing with practical steps managers can take to get on top of things and initiate changes, including elaborate self-assessment checklists, planning exercises and meticulous guidelines on how to have conversations with underlings and bosses. His advice, if not very...


Don't Shoot the Dog
Karen Pryor
0553380397
Jan 1999
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Review
"This delightful, clear, and utterly helpful book is for anyone who wants to understand or change the behavior of an animal--whether the animal in question is a barking dog, a nosy neighbor, a hostile cat, or you and your own bad habits."
--Carol Tavris, Ph.D., author of Anger

Book Description
A Better Way to Better Behavior

Karen Pryor's clear and entertaining explanation of behavioral training methods made Don't Shoot the Dog! a bestselling classic. Now this revised edition presents more of her insights into animal--and human--behavior.

A groundbreaking behavioral scientist and dynamic animal trainer, Karen Pryor is a powerful proponent of the principles and practical uses of positive reinforcement in teaching new behaviors. Here are the secrets...


The One Minute Manager
Kenneth H. Blanchard
0688014291
January 2003
Hardcover
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From AudioFile
This compact edition of the authors' 1981 bestseller is an example of how great ideas can be made accessible in audio format. Going beyond the premise of managing in one-minute chunks, the broader lessons are the values that get expressed in those minutes--such as respecting people, providing emotional security for them, setting reasonable but challenging goals, and expecting them to develop excellent work habits. There's also the value of being concise in all communication, which confining one's input to one-minute chunks certainly facilitates. The lessons are both simple and profound, and are crafted and expressed with as much elegance as any management advice I've heard in the years since they first appeared. T.W. © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This...


Winning
Jack Welch, Suzy Welch
0060753943
April 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
If you judge books by their covers, Jack Welch's Winning certainly grabs your attention. Testimonials on the back come from none other than Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Rudy Giuliani, and Tom Brokaw, and other praise comes from Fortune, Business Week, and Financial Times. As the legendary retired CEO of General Electric, Welch has won many friends and admirers in high places. In this latest book, he strives to show why. Winning describes the management wisdom that Welch built up through four and a half decades of work at GE, as he transformed the industrial giant from a sleepy "Old Economy" company with a market capitalization of $4 billion to a dynamic new one worth nearly half a trillion dollars.

Welch's first book, Jack: Straight from the Gut, was structured more as a conventional CEO memoir, with stories of early...



Merriam-Webster's Pocket Guide to Business and Everyday Math
Brian Burrell
0877795053
Jan 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
Quick help with math questions! Take-along format fits easily into a briefcase, schoolbag, or pocket. Helps with common problems, including bookkeeping, investing, ratios, statistics, and household math. Provides easy-to-apply solutions. Includes tables and formulas.


The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement
Eliyahu M. Goldratt
0884271781
July 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In this intriguing, readable business novel, which illustrates state-of-the-art economic theory, Alex Rogo is a UniCo plant manager whose factory and marriage are failing. To revitalize the plant, he follows piecemeal advice from an elusive former college professor who teaches, for example, that reduction in the efficiency of some plant operations may make the entire operation more productive. Alex's attempts to find the path to profitability and to engage his employeesi n the struggle involve the reader; and thankfully the authors' economic models, including a game with match sticks and bowls, are easy to understand. Although some characters are as anonymous as the goods manufactured in the factory, others ring true. In addition, the tender story of Alex and his wife's separation and reconciliation makes a...


Dictionary of Real Estate Terms
Jack P. Friedman
0764124463
Mar 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
This updated and expanded edition of a valuable handbook for home buyers and sellers defines and explains more than 2,500 real estate terms related to mortgages and financing, brokerage law, architecture, rentals and leases, property insurance, and much more. The text is supplemented with more than 200 line illustrations plus graphs, charts, and tables.


The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook: A Quick Reference Guide to 100 Tools for Improving Quality and Speed
Michael L. George, et al
0071441190
August 1, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Bestselling Lean Six Sigma author Michael George provides the first pocket guide for deployers of Lean Six Sigma The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook blends Lean and Six Sigma tools and concepts, providing expert advice on how to determine which tool within a "family" is best for different purposes. Packed with detailed examples and step-bystep instructions, it's the ideal handy reference guide to help Green and Black Belts make the transition from the classroom to the field. Features brief summaries and examples of the 70 most important tools in Lean Six Sigma, such as "Pull," "Heijunka," and "Control Charts" Groups tools by purpose and usage Offers a quick, easy reference on using the DMAIC improvement cycle Provides comprehensive coverage in a compact, portable format

From the...


Dictionary of Insurance Terms
Harvey W. Rubin
0764112627
Mar 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
Books in Barron's pocket-sized Business Dictionaries series list thousands of specialized terms alphabetically and present concise definitions. The authors of all books in this series are recognized authorities in their special fields. Newly updated editions reflect new technologies and recent business trends. This volume defines more than 4,200 insurance terms that should be understood by agents, brokers, actuaries, underwriters, personnel professionals dealing with employee-benefit programs, and consumers who need to understand the insurance policies they plan to buy. Terminology covers life, health, property, and casualty insurance, as well as retirement plans. This new and heavily updated Fourth Edition has been expanded with approximately 200 new terms, and updatings of many other terms to reflect the current...


Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done
Larry Bossidy
0609610570
June 2002
Hardcover
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Book Review
Disciplines like strategy, leadership development, and innovation are the sexier aspects of being at the helm of a successful business; actually getting things done never seems quite as glamorous. But as Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan demonstrate in Execution, the ultimate difference between a company and its competitor is, in fact, the ability to execute.

Execution is "the missing link between aspirations and results," and as such, making it happen is the business leader's most important job. While failure in today's business environment is often attributed to other causes, Bossidy and Charan argue that the biggest obstacle to success is the absence of execution. They point out that without execution, breakthrough thinking on managing change breaks down, and they emphasize the fact that execution is a discipline...



International Building Code 2003 (International Building Code)
International Code Council
1892395568
February 16, 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
The 2003 International Building Code addresses the design and installation of building systems through requirements that emphasize performance. Fully compatible with all the International Codes, the 2003 edition provides up-to-date, comprehensive coverage that establishes minimum regulations for building systems using prescriptive- and performance-related provisions. Content is founded on broad-based principles that make possible the use of materials and building designs. Structural as well as fire- and life-safety provisions covering seismic, wind, accessibility, egress, occupancy, roofs, and more are included.

Book Description
The 2003 International Building Code addresses the design and installation of building systems through requirements that emphasize performance....


Who Moved My Cheese : An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life
Spencer Johnson
0399144463
September 1998
Hardcover
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Book Review
Change can be a blessing or a curse, depending on your perspective. The message of Who Moved My Cheese? is that all can come to see it as a blessing, if they understand the nature of cheese and the role it plays in their lives. Who Moved My Cheese? is a parable that takes place in a maze. Four beings live in that maze: Sniff and Scurry are mice--nonanalytical and nonjudgmental, they just want cheese and are willing to do whatever it takes to get it. Hem and Haw are "littlepeople," mouse-size humans who have an entirely different relationship with cheese. It's not just sustenance to them; it's their self-image. Their lives and belief systems are built around the cheese they've found. Most of us reading the story will see the cheese as something related to our livelihoods--our jobs, our career paths, the industries we work...


Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised in Brief (Roberts Rules of Order (in Brief))
Robert M., III Henry, et al
0306813548
April 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Pocket handbook is the step-by-step guide to the rules for meetings. Provides sample dialogues for motions, nominations, elections, votes, debates, amendments, and more. Practical tips are highlighted for keeping meetings orderly and on track. Softcover. DNLM: Parliamentary Practice


Dictionary of Finance and Investment Terms
John Downes
0764122096
Nov 2002
Paperback
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Amazon.com
A small but surprisingly comprehensive dictionary defining over 5,000 terms. The sturdy binding will hold up to a great deal of travel. A very practical and inexpensive gift for any business person or anyone interested in finance and investment. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Professional Publishing Report
Dictionary of Finance and Investment Terms by John Downes and Jordan Elliot Goodman named by McGraw-Hill Bookstore's Bestselling professional Book, July-October 1999 --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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First, Break All the Rules
Marcus Buckingham
0743510119
Nov 2000
Audio Compact Disc - Abridged
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Book Review
Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman expose the fallacies of standard management thinking in First, Break All the Rules: What the World's Greatest Managers Do Differently. In seven chapters, the two consultants for the Gallup Organization debunk some dearly held notions about management, such as "treat people as you like to be treated"; "people are capable of almost anything"; and "a manager's role is diminishing in today's economy." "Great managers are revolutionaries," the authors write. "This book will take you inside the minds of these managers to explain why they have toppled conventional wisdom and reveal the new truths they have forged in its place."

The authors have culled their observations from more than 80,000 interviews conducted by Gallup during the past 25 years. Quoting leaders such as basketball...



Elements of Style
William Strunk
020530902X
July 1999
Paperback
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Amazon.com
Composition teachers throughout the English-speaking world have been pushing this book on their students since it was first published in 1957. Co-author White later revised it, and it remains the most compact and lucid handbook we have for matters of basic principles of composition, grammar, word usage and misusage, and writing style.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

The New York Times
Buy it, study it, enjoy it. It's as timeless as a book can be in our age of volubility.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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What Color Is Your Parachute 2006: A Practical Manual for Job-hunters And Career-Changers (What Color Is Your Parachute)
Richard Nelson Bolles
1580087272
November 16, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
In the last five years, the United States has lost 2.6 million jobs — the most in any five-year period since the Great Depression. In the 2006 edition of his legendary job-hunting book, WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE? Richard Nelson Bolles offers hope and presents an inspiring and detailed plan for finding your place in this uncertain job market. WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE? has been the best-selling job-hunting book in the world for more three decades, in good times and bad, and it continues to be a fixture on best-seller lists, from Book Review to Business Week. It has well over eight million copies in print and has been translated into 12 languages around the world. With an extended preface that addresses job loss, vacancies, and outsourcing and updated references on how to use the Internet in your job-hunt...


Coaching for Improved Work Performance, Revised Edition
Ferdinand F. Fournies
0071352937
November 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Managing employees in today's rapidly evolving workplace can sometimes feel like negotiating a minefield. Such recent new trends as flextime, telecommting, 360-degree feedback, the flattening of hierarchies, and the increased use of temps and contract workers present tough new challenges for supervisors in every field. This timely, completely revised and updated edition of Ferdinand Fournies's classic management coaching "bible" shows you proven ways to get workers to perform at the highest level while eliminating the self-destructive kinds of behaviors that have become increasingly prevalent in recent years. In this book, you'll be taught specific face-to-face interventions you can use to enhance performance in every kind of workplace situation--from sales to creative brainstorming. There are also...


Stock Trader's Almanac 2006
Yale Hirsch
0471709565
Oct 2005
Hardcover
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Review
"Jeff Hirsch is following in the great tradition of his father, Yale Hirsch, with this nonpareil almanac of Wall Street data. It's a treasure for investors who want to remember the past as they plan for the future."
—LOUIS RUKEYSER, host and commentator of the world's favorite money program, Louis Rukeyser's Wall Street and Editor in Chief of the monthly Louis Rukeyser's Wall Street and Louis Rukeyser's Mutual Funds newsletters

"Information is key to successful investing and investors will find the Almanac a chock-a-block source of need-to-know stuff."
—STEVE FORBES, President, CEO, and Editor in Chief, Forbes

"I have every issue since 1976 in my bookcase. The Stock Trader's Almanac is an invaluable resource."
—MARTY ZWEIG, author, Martin Zweig's Winning on Wall Street ...



Family Wealth--Keeping It in the Family: How Family Members and Their Advisers Preserve Human, Intellectual, and Financial Assets for Generations
James E. Hughes Jr.
157660151X
May 2004
Hardcover
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H. Peter Karoff, Founder and Chairman, The Philanthropic Initiative, Inc.
"Brilliant case statement for the importance of the nurturing of character, of self-confidence, and of respect forthe value of work."

Lee Hausner, Ph.D., Author of Children of Paradise: Successful Parenting for Prosperous Families
"Invaluable direction… an essential guide for the creation of legacy families."

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The Worldly Philosophers: The Lives, Times And Ideas Of The Great Economic Thinkers
Robert L. Heilbroner
068486214X
August 1999
Paperback
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Review
John Kenneth GalbraithA brilliant achievement.
The New York TimesIf ever a book answered a crying need, this one does. Here is all the economic lore most general readers conceivably could want to know, served up with a flourish by a man who writes with immense vigor and skill, who has a rare gift for simplifying complexities.
Leonard SilkRobert Heilbroner's The Worldly Philosophers is a living classic, both because he makes us see that the ideas of the great economists remain fresh and important for our times and because his own brilliant writing forces us to reach out into the future.
Lester ThurowThe Worldly Philosophers, quite simply put, is a classic....None of us can know where we are coming from unless we know the sources of the great ideas that permeate our thinking. The Worldly Philosophers gives us a...


Watch It Made in the USA
Karen Axelrod
1566914310
Oct 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
More than just a travel guide, Watch It Made In the U.S.A. will help readers appreciate firsthand the products, companies, technology, and workers that inspire our economy. Authors and factory tour experts Karen Axelrod and Bruce Brumberg provide fascinating photographs, advice for business and family travelers, helpful itinerary planners, and all the practical information necessary to visit nearly 300 factories and company museums across the U.S.A, from Boeing to Ben and Jerry's, Hallmark to Harley-Davidson. ".... a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at household names, names that many of us take for granted ..." -- Chicago Tribune "Unusual travel opportunities and they're closer than you think." -- Good Morning America


Employment Law for Business
Dawn Bennett-Alexander, Laura Pincus Hartman
0072558210
April 4, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Bennett-Alexander and Hartman's, Employment Law for Business, 4/e, addresses law and employment decisions from a managerial perspective. It is intended to instruct students on how to manage effectively and efficiently with full comprehension of the legal ramifications of their decisions. Students are shown how to think and analyze employment law facts using concrete examples of management-related legal dilemmas without clear-cut solutions. The methods of arriving at resolutions are emphasized, so that when the facts of the workplace problem are not quite the same, the student can still reach a good decision based on the legal considerations required by law, which remain relevant.


A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide)
Manufactured by Project Management Institute
193069945X
October 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—2000 Edition is now available in eight additional languages to help project managers around the world. Each of PMI’s official translations includes a bilingual glossary of newly translated and standardized project management terminology. This allows candidates to study the guide in the same language in which they plan to take the Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification exam. PMI undertook a rigorous, year-long process to ensure the maximum effectiveness of each official translation. Each translation team included qualified bilingual PMPs as well as professional translators and editors. Official translations: Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Korean, German and Italian. --This text refers to the...


DK Essential Manager's Manual
Robert Heller
0789435195
Jan 1998
Hardcover
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Book Review
Imagine you've finally snagged that long-awaited promotion to the ranks of management and you're suddenly faced with your first official presentation before the boss, first interview with a job applicant, first contact with a "demotivated" subordinate, or first truly critical decision. If there is no one you can comfortably turn to for assistance--a common problem today for many in this position--the Essential Manager's Manual, by consultants-communicators Robert Heller and Tim Hindle, could prove invaluable. This logically organized encyclopedia of leadership fundamentals concisely explains the basic actions required in these and other common corporate scenarios, making it a useful resource for information on business communications, time management, decision-making, and a broad array of personnel issues ranging from...

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