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Be Your Own Mentor

Be Your Own Mentor Author Sheila Wellington
ISBN-10 9780375506888
Release 2001-04-15
Pages 320
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Surprising secrets of success from some of America's women leaders; all the things a mentor would tell you are revealed in this mentor-in-a-book. Sheila Wellington, the president of Catalyst, draws on Catalyst research, contacts, and know-how to tell you how to understand the unspoken rules in the real world of work today and how to get ahead. Catalyst studies reveal that having a mentor is the crucial key to success at work, and it's the single advantage men usually have, and women usually don't. Even at the best organizations for women, there is still a shortage of mentors. Be Your Own Mentor becomes that mentor for you, providing through stories and eye-opening advice a step-by-step guide to advancement. How to master the art of networking, how to create opportunities to gain experience and visibility, how to manage time, how to negotiate salary, and much, much more is discussed, as you learn from leading women how they got where they are, the mistakes they feel they've made along the way, and how they created lives of achievement and satisfaction. Hear from women such as Carly Fiorina (CEO, Hewlett-Packard), Cathleen Black (president, Hearst Magazines), Judith Rodin (president, University of Pennsylvania), and Andrea Jung (president and CEO, Avon). From that first resume all the way to the CEO's office, Be Your Own Mentor guides you along your path to success. Be Your Own Mentor gives advice from top women on how to: Devise a short-term and long-term career strategy Gain visibility in the workplace and in your field Create opportunities to gain valuable experience Change your career path Negotiate salary Balance work and family And much, much more...

Be Your Own Mentor

Be Your Own Mentor Author Anne Bruce
ISBN-10 9780071788915
Release 2008-01-10
Pages 176
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A proven, do-it-yourself formula for greater professional and personal success Successful career and life coach Anne Bruce knows how you can find happiness, fulfillment, and success at work and in life-and it's not by hiring a coach! Be Your Own Mentor delivers a unique, do-it-yourself process for identifying your hidden talents, abilities, and passions and developing them on your own. Bruce's four-part approach empowers you to get where you want in life by adopting a free-agent mindset, taking intelligent risks and building self-esteem, setting a course for balance in work and life, and discovering and developing your personal strengths.

Manager s Guide to Motivating Employees 2 E

Manager s Guide to Motivating Employees 2 E Author Anne Bruce
ISBN-10 9780071775687
Release 2012-03-30
Pages 224
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Briefcase Books: Manager’s Guide to Motivating Employees More than 700,000 Briefcase Books sold! A manager’s guide to inspiring employees to work at peak performance—to improve organizational culture and help meet the bottom-line About the Book Manager’s Guide to Motivating Employees is the perfect primer for managers looking to jumpstart the work ethic, excitement, and company synergy by engaging and motivating their employees. This new edition provides entertaining case studies and examples of how readers can create an environment in which employees feel passionate about their jobs and put the best of them in everything they do. Written specifically for today’s busy manager, Briefcase Books feature eye-catching icons, checklists, and sidebars to guide managers step by step through everyday workplace situations. Key Selling Features Proven tactics for creating relationships and ensuring effective communication to get the optimal performance from employees Clear definitions of key terms and concepts Practical advice for minimizing the possibility of error Examples of successful management Specific planning procedures, tactics, and hands-on techniques Market / Audience Managers of all levels About the Author Anne Bruce (Sacramento, CA) is a nationally recognized speaker, workshop leader, and author. Her books include the Briefcase Books Be Your Own Mentor and Building A High Morale Workplace and Perfect Phrases for Documenting Employee Performance Problems.

Manager s Guide to Employee Engagement

Manager s Guide to Employee Engagement Author Scott Carbonara
ISBN-10 9780071799515
Release 2012-10-05
Pages 224
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USE THE POWER OF EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT TO IGNITE PASSION, PURPOSE, AND PRODUCTIVITY IN EVERY MEMBER OF YOUR STAFF Successful managers understand that their job is to help employees do their best work, not simply give orders. The Manager's Guide to Employee Engagement shows leaders at all levels how to build relationships that support collaboration and drive meaningful performance improvement. Learn how to: Foster loyalty, trust, and commitment in all your employees Create a culture of positive thinking Empower employees to act as internal entrepreneurs Align employee and organizational values and goals Become "the best boss ever"--without losing sight of business goals Learn how to make your employees engaged and successful--and facilitate your own success at the same time. Briefcase Books, written specifically for today's busy manager, feature eye-catching icons, checklists, and sidebars to guide managers step-by-step through everyday workplace situations. Look for these innovative design features to help you navigate through each page: Clear definitions of key terms and concepts Tactics and strategies for engaging employees Tips for executing the tactics in the book Practical advice for minimizing the possibility of error Warning signs for when things are about to go wrong Examples of successful engagement tactics Specific planning procedures, tactics, and hands-on techniques

Working World

Working World Author Sherry Lee Mueller
ISBN-10 9781626160545
Release 2014-02-26
Pages 352
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Now available in a new second edition, Working World: Careers in International Education, Exchange, and Development offers an engaging guide for cause-oriented people dedicated to begin or enhance careers in the now burgeoning fields of international affairs. Mueller and Overmann expand their original dialogue between a career veteran and a young professional to address issues that recognize the meteoric rise of social media and dramatic geopolitical events. They explore how the idea of an international career has shifted: nearly every industry taking on more and more international dimensions, while international skills—linguistic ability, intercultural management, and sensitivity—become ever more highly prized by potential employers. This second edition of Working World offers ten new and four significantly updated profiles as well as new and expanded concepts that include work-life balance, the importance of informational interviews, moving on, and key building blocks for international careers.Like the award-winning first edition, Working World is a rare and valuable resource to students and graduates interested in careers in international affairs, mid-career professionals who want to make a career change or shift, as well as guidance counselors and career center specialists at universities.

Real Leaders Don t Boss

Real Leaders Don t Boss Author Ritch K. Eich
ISBN-10 9781601636409
Release 2012-02-22
Pages 256
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Forget leadership gimmicks and catch phrases, "instant" leadership manuals and Stalinesque approaches to bottom-line results. Skip the sharp cuts to cope with tough times, too. Real and effective leaders today--from the executive suite to the assembly line--quietly and consistently follow what Dr. Eich has identified as the seven principles of effective leadership. True leaders know how to make ethical judgments in the face of real-world challenges, and recognize what it takes to win loyalty and respect, motivate through passion, develop positive relationships, and enhance open communication. Real Leaders Don't Boss is an easy-to-understand, practical guide to leadership in the workplace and in life that can help anyone grasp what it takes to inspire, motivate, and lead. With the help of real-life stories and advice from top leaders, it teaches how, with the right direction and guidance, real leaders quietly stand back and, no matter the economic conditions, observe as others achieve success, which creates their own successes.

Motivating Employees

Motivating Employees Author Anne Bruce
ISBN-10 0070718687
Release 1998-10-01
Pages 192
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In a fast-paced, engaging style, Motivating Employees reveals how Southwest, Disney, and other legendary companies have turned themselves into "motivating organizations, workplaces that inspire employees to do excellent work because they want to! Entertaining case histories and examples show how you can create an environment in which employees feel passionate about their jobs and put the best of themselves into everything they do. Tips, tools, and techniques in Motivating Employees will show you how to reawaken the pioneer spirit in your organization, and teach your employees to tap their own motivational energy for extraordinary creativity, desire, and work output.

The Librarian s Career Guidebook

The Librarian s Career Guidebook Author Priscilla K. Shontz
ISBN-10 0810850346
Release 2004
Pages 565
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Are you trying to break into a career in library science or improve your current position? In The Librarian's Career Guidebook, 63 information professionals from diverse positions, workplaces, and regions discuss a variety of career issues and offer advice to prospective librarians, M.L.S. students, and librarians in various stages of their careers, from entry-level to the highly experienced.

The Suitcase Entrepreneur

The Suitcase Entrepreneur Author Natalie Sisson
ISBN-10 9781501178184
Release 2017-09-05
Pages 272
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Now in its third edition, The Suitcase Entrepreneur teaches readers how to package and sell their skills to earn enough money to be able to work and live anywhere, build a profitable online business, and live life on their own terms. With new material pertinent to today’s business world, readers will receive the blueprint to create their ideal lifestyle and become their own digital nomad. After eight years of working in the soul-crushing bureaucracy of the corporate world, Natalie Sisson quit her high-paying job and moved to Canada, started a blog, and cofounded a technology company. In just eighteen months she learned how to build an online platform from scratch, and then left to start her own business—which involved visiting Argentina to eat empanadas, play Ultimate Frisbee, and launch her first digital product. After five years, she now runs a six-figure business from her laptop, while living out of a suitcase and teaching entrepreneurs worldwide how to build a business and lifestyle they love. In The Suitcase Entrepreneur you’ll learn how to establish your business online, reach a global audience, and build a virtual team to give you more free time, money, and independence. With a new introduction, as well as updated resources and information, this practical guide uncovers the three key stages of creating a self-sufficient business and how to become a successful digital nomad and live life on your own terms.

The Business Owner s Guide to Reading and Understanding Financial Statements

The Business Owner s Guide to Reading and Understanding Financial Statements Author Lita Epstein
ISBN-10 9781118143513
Release 2012-02-07
Pages 176
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"In order to gauge a company's health-- as well as the competition's-- managers must know how to properly read and understand financial statements. The Business Owner's Guide to Reading and Understanding Financial Statements will introduce managers and business owners to various types of financial statements and explain why they are important."--Provided by publisher.

Communicating Effectively

Communicating Effectively Author Lani Arredondo
ISBN-10 9780071399548
Release 2000-10-16
Pages 240
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Communicating Effectively shows busy managers how to combine proven techniques and strategies with the latest technologies for successful, results-directed interaction. Included are techniques for shaping positive perceptions, tips for giving instructions and corrective feedback, strategies for making your points in presentations and e-communications, and more.

Empowering Employees

Empowering Employees Author Kenneth L. Murrell
ISBN-10 0071356169
Release 2000
Pages 185
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Responsibility helps employees feel valuable, and this book aims to show managers how to create an atmosphere of responsibility, benefiting both employees and managers. It explains what empowerment means, why performance improves through empowerment and when to increase responsibility to employees.

What If

What If Author Steve Robbins
ISBN-10 9780891063605
Release 2011-01-11
Pages 216
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Twenty-six inspiring, lively, and personal stories that illustrate concepts of diversity and inclusion, as well as invite discussion among groups.

Mentor Manager Mentor Parent

Mentor Manager  Mentor Parent Author Linda Culp Dowling
ISBN-10 0972278249
Release 2002
Pages 236
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Mentor Manager, Mentor Parent uniquely combines successful management methods with down-to-earth parenting practices in an insightful look at mentoring one's own employees and children. Authors Linda Culp Dowling and Cecile Culp Mielenz, a management coach and a child development consultant, share proven techniques that have helped thousands of managers and parents build successful relationships at work and at home. Mentor Manager, Mentor Parent presents a complete mentoring model of four strategies that develop responsibility and self-direction in both employees and children: structuring, coaching, conferencing, and letting go. Within each strategy, the authors describe three fundamental skills, provide worksheets for practice, and tell over 150 real-life stories about the struggles and successes of managers and parents. This is the one book that will go from the briefcase to the nightstand and back again.

Leadership Caffeine Ideas to Energize Your Professional Development

Leadership Caffeine Ideas to Energize Your Professional Development Author Art Petty
ISBN-10 1456493876
Release 2011-08-01
Pages 364
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Consider this collection of idea-prompting, action inspiring essays as your own portable professional development coach! This book is different than just about every leadership and personal professional development book you will ever read. Drawing upon his work and feedback from his Management Excellence Blog, author, educator, executive and leadership developer, Art Petty, serves up slightly more than 80 brief, power-packed and idea-filled essays for topics ranging from surviving the tough days to dealing with power and politics, building high performance teams, strengthening decision-making skills and pursuing greatness as a leader. The book is organized into 10 distinct sections for easy topic reference, and every essay offers up practical ideas, thought-prompters and some "kick in the seat-of-the-pants" motivation for professionals interested in taking their personal, team and organizational performance to the next level. The essays in the book are intended to be consumed one or two at a time on a topic relevant to your current situation, vexing workplace problem or your own developmental needs. While there are no silver bullets in business or in life, the ideas contained within each article are intended to help you explore, experiment and find your way forward. Read and apply the ideas and lessons in one essay every week, and you will be a very different leader and professional in one year! This is an ideal desk reference and idea-generating tool for motivated professionals everywhere. The books sections include:1. Developing Yourself2. Politics, Bosses and Other Realities3. The Leader and Decisions4. Problems? Try Looking in the Mirror for a Change5. The Nimble Leader6. Surviving the Tough Days7. Building High Performance Teams8. Timeless & Priceless Leadership Advice9. In Pursuit of Greatness10. The Lighter Side of Leadership CaffeineThis collection of essays is for every professional, leader and manager interested in strengthening performance, doing right by their people and organizations and being true to themselves. It is ideal as a handy desk or e-reference for your own development or to support the development of those around you. It's also a great collection for use by teams, management book clubs and in classrooms as a complement to Art's first book, Practical Lessons in Leadership.

The Named

The Named Author Marianne Curley
ISBN-10 9781599908823
Release 2011-10-01
Pages 352
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Ethan is a member of the Named, sworn to fight the Order of Chaos, an evil group determined to permanently change the course of history. But he is also a normal high school student trying desperately to keep up with his homework and fit in. When he is assigned to mentor Isabel, a cute classmate and future member of the Named, the line between his two lives begins to blur. So begins an epic quest as Ethan, Isabel, and others travel through time to battle dark forces and protect the future.

Skills for New Managers

Skills for New Managers Author Morey Stettner
ISBN-10 9780071827157
Release 2013-11-22
Pages 192
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PROVEN TIPS TO HANDLE EVERYDAY MANAGEMENT SITUATIONS --ALL IN A FAST-MOVING, EASY-TO-REFERENCE FORMAT Managing people is one of the most demanding yet career-enhancing and rewarding skills you can have. Skills for New Managers, Second Edition, provides everything you need to excel as a manager from day one. From hiring productive employees to developing mentoring, leadership, and coaching skills, this fast-paced, easy-to-understand guide is your blueprint for managing your staff to success. Getting results by knowing when to speak up--and when to listen Motivating your staff to exceed expectations Delegating tasks and dealing with crises Running meetings that are organized and focused Briefcase Books, written specifically for today's busy manager, feature eye-catching icons, checklists, and sidebars to guide managers step-by-step through everyday workplace situations. Look for these innovative design features to help you navigate through each page: Clear definitions of key terms and concepts Tactics and strategies for managing your staff Tips for executing the tactics in the book Practical advice for minimizing the possibility of error Warning signs for when things are about to go wrong Examples of successful management tactics Specific planning procedures, tactics, and hands-on techniques