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Death by Meeting
Patrick M. Lencioni
0787968056
Jan 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The business meeting—a necessary evil or a vital and invigorating component of running an organization? According to management consultant Lencioni (The Five Temptations of a CEO), meetings should fit the latter description, but more often than not, he says, they don't. In this lackluster audio fable, Lencioni offers practical advice on how to revitalize your business by energizing your business meetings, but his pallid, passive prose would challenge the most skilled narrator, and Arthur is no exception. The voice Arthur lends Will, the young hero of this tale, resembles that of Sesame Street's Ernie on downers, and the various inflections he gives business owner Casey McDaniel and his management team don't make up for the characters' lack of character. Nevertheless, Lencioni's message comes across loud and...


Think and Grow Rich
Napoleon Hill
0449214923
May 1987
Mass Market Paperback
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W. Clement Stone Chairman, Combined International Corporation President, The Napoleon Hill Foundation
...During our ten-year association, I learned the missing number to my combination for worldwide successful achievement. The Master Mind Principle: two or more persons working together in complete harmony toward a mutual goal or goals...Napoleon Hill's philosophy teaches you what you were never taught. Specifically: How to Recognize, Relate, Assimilate and Apply principles whereby you can achieve any goal whatsoever that doesn't violate Universal Law - the Law of God and the rights of your fellowman... --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Senator Jennings Randolph West Virginia
I knew Napoleon Hill in 1922 when I was a student in Salem College in the town...


Life's Missing Instruction Manual : The Guidebook You Should Have Been Given at Birth

0471768499


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From Publishers Weekly
Vitale, "the Buddha of the Internet," compiles a trove of life lessons from "internet celebrities," motivational speakers, writers and entertainment industry folks in this little book that offers a mishmash of oft-heard self-help homilies. Bits of wisdom and anecdotes are bundled into chapters with titles like, "Your Feelings Are Your Hidden Thoughts" or "How to Know What You Want." Each chapter is punctuated by subheads that address the finer points, including "Naps Are Good," which advises: "When the world seems bleak, when you feel out of sorts, when your body feels tired and you mind seems wild, sometimes all you need is a good nap." Vitale frequently mentions his previous books (The Attractor Factor; The E-Code), and includes short essays from other enterprising authors or "internet marketers" that are...


Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking
Malcolm Gladwell
0316172324
January 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
Blink is about the first two seconds of looking--the decisive glance that knows in an instant. Gladwell, the best-selling author of The Tipping Point, campaigns for snap judgments and mind reading with a gift for translating research into splendid storytelling. Building his case with scenes from a marriage, heart attack triage, speed dating, choking on the golf course, selling cars, and military maneuvers, he persuades readers to think small and focus on the meaning of "thin slices" of behavior. The key is to rely on our "adaptive unconscious"--a 24/7 mental valet--that provides us with instant and sophisticated information to warn of danger, read a stranger, or react to a new idea.

Gladwell includes caveats about leaping to conclusions: marketers can manipulate our first impressions, high arousal moments make us "mind blind," focusing...



The Sales Bible
Jeffrey H. Gitomer
0471456292
Aug 2003
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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From Library Journal
Gitomer, a former salesman who is now a consultant and journalist, shares his tips on how to be a successful salesperson. He provides motivational advice and practical techniques for initiating, maintaining, and closing a sales presentation. Written in a breezy manner with short, easy-to-remember suggestions, this book should prove popular with persons just getting started in this field or those needing an inspirational pep talk. In an area where there are literally dozens of works already available, this isn't an essential purchase, but it will prove helpful to anyone who reads it. It is accompanied by flash cards and a computer disc on sales techniques. Recommended for larger public libraries.Robert Logsdon, Indiana State Lib., IndianapolisCopyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to...


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...


The Mentor's Guide: Facilitating Effective Learning Relationships
Lois J. Zachary, Lois J. Zachary
0787947423
January 15, 2000
Paperback
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Review
"The greatest gift one can give, other than love, is to help another learn! The Mentor's Guide has made that gift-giving compelling, comfortable, and competent. Every leader who cares about nurturing talent and facilitating excellence will find this book a joy to read and a jewel to share." (Chip R. Bell, author of Managers as Mentors)

"Life is an adventure and The Mentor's Guide generates excitement and energy for the journey. Full of pragmatic, comprehensive ideas for those whose passion is developing leaders, it is guaranteed to be all you will need to cultivate a fruitful and fun mentoring journey. The adventure begins and ends within these pages!" (Carrole A. Wolin, President, National Institute for Leadership Development)

"Zachary has written a comprehensive and accessible review of the complex and...



How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling
Frank Bettger
067179437X
Apr 1992
Paperback
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Review
Dr. Norman Vincent PealeThis book has helped me immeasurably, and anyone who wants to be a successful person should read it.
Dale Carnegie How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling will be helping salesmen, regardless of whether they are selling insurance, or shoes, or ships, or sealing wax, long after Frank Bettger has passed away.

Review
Dale Carnegie How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling will be helping salesmen, regardless of whether they are selling insurance, or shoes, or ships, or sealing wax, long after Frank Bettger has passed away.

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Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In
Roger Fisher
0140157352
January 1991
Paperback
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Book Review Audiobook Review
We're constantly negotiating in our lives, whether it's convincing the kids to do their homework or settling million-dollar lawsuits. For those who need help winning these battles, Roger Fisher has developed a simple and straightforward five-step system for how to behave in negotiations. Narrated soothingly by NPR announcer Bob Edwards, Fisher adds the meaty portions of the material with a sense of playfulness. The blend of voices makes this tape easy to listen to, especially the real-life negotiating scenarios, in which negotiating examples are given. This is a must-have tape for every businessperson's car. (Running time: one hour, one cassette) --Sharon Griggins --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

From AudioFile
The authors are principals...


Harvard Business Essentials
Richard A. Luecke
1591392896
Mar 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Manager's Toolkit: The 13 Skills Managers Need to Succeed Zeroing in on the specific skills that make great managers stand out from the pack, this comprehensive guide is both an essential primer for new managers and a valuable resource for seasoned executives. From hiring and retaining good people to motivating and developing team members, from understanding key financial statements to delegating work effectively, and from setting goals for others to managing your own career, this actionable guide walks readers through every aspect of managing in a complex business world. Filled with practical tools and tips, this essential toolkit will help managers to stay at the top of their game. The Harvard Business Essentials series is for managers at all levels but is especially relevant for new managers. It offers...


PHR/SPHR: Professional in Human Resources Certification Study Guide
Anne M. Bogardus
0782142524
October 1, 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Whether you're a HR professional seeking to validate the skills and knowledge acquired through years of practical experience or a relative newcomer to the HR field looking to strengthen your resume, the PHR and SPHR certifications from the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) provide you with the means to do so. The PHR/SPHR: Professional in Human Resources Certification Study Guide was developed to help you prepare for these challenging exams, and includes additional study tools designed to reinforce understanding of key functional areas. Key topics include:

Strategic Management. Formulating HR objectives, practices, and policies to meet organizational needs and opportunities.

Workforce Planning and Employment. Planning, developing, implementing, administering, and performing...


An Introduction to Management Science : Quantitative Approaches to Decision Making (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac) (Introduction to Management Science)
David R. Anderson, et al
0324202318
March 12, 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
ASW's Introduction to Management Science: A Quantitative Approach to Decision Making provides thorough, application-oriented coverage in a very readable writing style. This is the leading text on the market. Simply put, it's a classic! The problem-scenario approach introduces quantitative procedures through situations that include both problem formulation and technique application. The extensive linear programming coverage includes problem formulation, computer solution, and practical application. The text covers transportation, assignment, and the integer programming extension of linear programming, as well as advanced topics like waiting line models, simulation, and decision analysis. A large selection of problems includes self-test problems with complete solutions and case problems. Excel spreadsheet appendices...


Arco Typing and Keyboarding for Everyone with CDROM

0768908531
Jan 2002
Paperback
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How to Win Friends and Influence People
Dale Carnegie
0671027034
October 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
This grandfather of all people-skills books was first published in 1937. It was an overnight hit, eventually selling 15 million copies. How to Win Friends and Influence People is just as useful today as it was when it was first published, because Dale Carnegie had an understanding of human nature that will never be outdated. Financial success, Carnegie believed, is due 15 percent to professional knowledge and 85 percent to "the ability to express ideas, to assume leadership, and to arouse enthusiasm among people." He teaches these skills through underlying principles of dealing with people so that they feel important and appreciated. He also emphasizes fundamental techniques for handling people without making them feel manipulated. Carnegie says you can make someone want to do what you want them to by seeing the...


Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking when Stakes Are High
Kerry Patterson
0071401946
January 2002
Paperback
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From AudioFile
Mainly about resolving conflicts and influencing people, this useful guide covers every conceivable aspect of talking with others. People hear facts and stories and turn them into shared knowledge when they're not attacked or overpowered--in other words, when they feel safe. No mushy mental health lesson, the program does a stellar job of explaining many types of communication errors and describing the best ways to achieve mutual purpose. The authors have exceptional ideas about moving toward healthy solutions in a variety of business and personal realms. Anna Fields gives a perfect reading--emotionally bright but still allowing the lesson to retain its practical, straight-talking nature. T.W. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the...


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


Roget's II the New Thesaurus, Third Edition
American Heritage Dictionary
0618254145
Sept 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Roget"s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition, allows the user to find the right synonym with a minimum of effort. Unlike many thesauruses, this easy-to-use reference lists main entry words alphabetically, as in a dictionary, for quick lookup. Each entry is divided into senses, with brief definitions and a full list of synonyms for each sense, to ensure that the selected usage is the most appropriate one.All special usages, such as slang terms, are labeled and grouped together at the end of each synonym list. Following each list is a cross-reference to a related entry in the thesaurus"s unique Category Index. This index leads the reader from the starting word to dozens of others that have related or opposite meanings. All these features make Roget"s II the best resource for finding the right word every...


Letitia Baldrige's New Complete Guide to Executive Manners
Letitia Baldrige
0892563621
January 1993
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
This book tells executives (and others) how to behave in business situations. Baldrige discusses traditional points of etiquette (e.g., making introductions and using proper forms of address), but also gives guidelines for other types of behavior, such as dressing appropriately and planning a meeting. The result is a comprehensive handbook on business manners which combines protocol with common sense. Baldrige, who revised The Amy Vanderbilt Complete Book of Etiquette and who served as Jacqueline Kennedy's chief of staff, writes in clear and entertaining fashion. This useful book deserves a place in most business and etiquette collections. Wendy Allex, Central Arkansas Lib. System, Little RockCopyright 1985 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this...


Emily Post's the Etiquette Advantage in Business
Peggy Post
0060760028
May 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Could a better understanding of etiquette have prevented the Enron scandal? Well, lying to shareholders never constituted good manners in anyone's book, nor good business sense, so perhaps. Drawing such lines is what the Posts attempt in the early chapters of this updated version of their business etiquette book, where they equate good ethics with good business. But really, is the slope between saying that the boss is in a meeting (when he's not) and distorting P&L statements actually that slippery? In trying to suggest that it is, the early chapters of this book provide little helpful guidance on actionable business conduct and come dangerously close to mimicking an employee handbook. Once the authors leave behind the discussion of ethics, cubicle etiquette and general office building conduct-please, no singing...


Presentation S.O.S.
Mark Wiskup
0446695548
Sept 2005
Paperback
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-Armchairinterviews.com, Bob Pike CSP, CPAE-Speakers Hall of Fame
"A practical useful book that will stay on my bookshelf."

—Joyce Lain Kennedy, Tribune Media Services
"This nifty little how-to manual is perfect for people who do stand-up in business."

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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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If You Want It Done Right, You Don't Have to Do It Yourself
Donna M. Genett
1884956327
Sept 2003
Hardcover
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Gary Milgard, CEO Milgard Manufacturing
You can work hard, or you can work smart. Donna Genett shows you how to work smart.

Jack Michaels, CEO, HON Industries
"Delightful, simple, effective."

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Working with You Is Killing Me: Freeing Yourself from Emotional Traps at Work
Katherine Crowley
0446576743
March 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...


PMP: Project Management Professional Study Guide, 3rd Edition
Kim Heldman
078213601X
September 23, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Whether you’re a current project manager seeking to validate the skills and knowledge acquired through years of practical experience or a newcomer to the PM field looking to strengthen your resume, the PMP certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI) provides you with the means to do so. This new edition of the best-selling PMP: Project Management Professional Study Guide covers the 2005 updates to both the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and the PMP exam. Author Kim Heldman presents the material in a clear and accessible manner, taking you through the process groups in their logical order so you understand the parts and the whole equally well.

KEY TOPICS INCLUDE:

Project Initiation. Determining project goals, determining deliverables, determining process outputs,...



The Gregg Reference Manual: A Manual of Style, Grammar, Usage, and Formatting
William A. Sabin
0072936533
July 2004
Textbook Other Format
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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.



Merriam-Webster's Secretarial Handbook
Merriam-Webster
0877792364
Jan 1993
Hardcover
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From Booklist
This latest edition of Merriam-Webster's Secretarial Handbook makes the leap of time and technology since the previous edition published in 1983 and remains useful for office professionals at all levels with its treatment of business form and function as well as guidance on current office technologies.Chapters dealing with computers, word processors, and office equipment have been rewritten. Emphasis has shifted as subjects have diminished in importance; for example, shorthand skills have been replaced by dictating machines, the word processor has updated the typewriter, various methods of office copying are replaced by the photocopier, and the assumption that men are the employers and women the secretaries no longer exists. A quick-reference guide directing the reader to frequently used sections appears on the...


The Exceptional Presenter
Timothy J. Koegel
0972050604
September 1, 2002
Paperback
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Senator Bill Frist, US Senate Majority Leader
What a terrific resource! I was impressed with the practical and very useful information your book contains."

John Kilcullen, Founder of the "For Dummies" brand
"I would strongly encourage anyone to buy this book."

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Workforce Crisis: How to Beat the Coming Shortage of Skills And Talent
Ken Dychtwald, et al
1591395216
April 4, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Unprecedented shifts in the age distribution and diversity of the global labour pool are underway

Within the decade, as the massive boomer generation begins to retire and fewer skilled workers are available to replace them, companies in industrialized markets will face a labour shortage and brain drain of dramatic proportions.

Ken Dychtwald, Tamara Erickson, and Robert Morison argue that companies ignore these shifts at great peril. Survival will depend on redefining retirement and transforming management and human resource practices to attract, accommodate, and retain workers of all ages and backgrounds.

Based on decades of groundbreaking research and study, the authors present innovative and actionable management techniques for leveraging the knowledge of mature workers, reengaging disillusioned...


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