Nov. 26 & 27 - All libraries will be closed for Thanksgiving.
New Arrivals - Business and management
The author describes the secrets of investing in real estate, offers advice on spending money like a billionaire, and includes a behind the scenes look at his television program "The Apprentice."
For the multitude of Americans who change jobs mid-career (by choice or circumstance), the growing legions of freelance workers, and the entrepreneurially-minded who see self-employment as an increasingly more appealing and viable option, Tess Vigeland has created a personal and well-researched account of leaping without a net. With her signature humor, she writes honestly about the fear, uncertainty, and risk involved in leaving the traditional workforce, but also the excitement, resources, and possibilities that are on the other side. Part memoir and part field guide, this book offers a funny, thoughtful, and provocative look at how to find satisfaction and success when pursuing a career less ordinary.
Offers advice on launching a business in twelve months, including developing an effective marketing plan, setting a budget, and maintaining the business once it is up and running.
Shareology explores the history, science, and art of sharing, and illustrates why sharing is what gives us a unique competitive advantage as individual humans and brands. It is meant for entrepreneurs and marketers who want to make their content and brands more valuable, shareable, and relevant in the emerging "human economy."
"In The Type B Manager, Victor Lipman offers a unique lens through which to view the challenging problems of management. While management has long been considered the realm of Type A individuals--hard-driving, competitive high achievers--all too often these high-intensity traits aren't effective when it comes to motivating your employees. Many characteristics of Type B individuals--being more relaxed, less competitive, more reflective, slower to anger--can be considered "people skills" that better influence motivation and productivity. And successful management after all is the practice of accomplishing work through other people"--provided from Amazon.com.
Zeller shows you how effective time management can help change your work day-- and your life. He gives you practical tips on managing distractions, fighting procrastination, and optimizing your workspace. Take back precious hours, and make the most of every minute of every day!
"When it comes to negotiation, there is an ugly double standard. As women, if we make concessions to further a deal, we're viewed as weak. But if we play hard-ball, we can be seen as overly aggressive - and the strategy backfires. No wonder most women hate negotiating. In Your Own Terms, negotiation expert Yasmin Davidds helps women strike a balance, merging our natural strengths (collaboration, relationship building, listening) with a firm grasp of established tactics. Guidelines, stories, and exercises illuminate the psychology of negotiation and reveal how women can: control how they are perceived; eliminate self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors; discover their personal negotiation style; envision the ideal outcome and map backwards; build leverage; understand an opponent's approach and adjust theirs in response; deploy persuasion and redirection tactics; and set the bar high and negotiate to get there. With this empowering book, women learn the skills to win on their own terms - and open doors they never knew were shut."-- Publisher description.
"Good Morning America contributor Tory Johnson truly believed that she would live happily ever after if only she could lose weight. She seemed to be well on her way to that ever-lasting joy after losing 62 pounds in a year--a journey she detailed in her inspirational #1 New York Times bestseller The Shift. But as her initial euphoria began to subside, Tory realized that other areas in her life could use improvement as well. Buoyed by her success in weight loss, Tory began to apply the principles she had learned through The Shift to these other areas--work, relationships, money, and more--with the same patient tenacity. To her joy she soon saw that her Shift had only begun! In Shift for Good Tory delivers her remarkable results: how doors opened, relationships deepened, opportunity abounded in every direction--and all through taking small, simple, persistent actions. Tory's practical and intimate new book--filled with specific tips and encouragement--will inspire readers to Shift every day, in every way!"-- Provided by publisher.
Expert guidance on writing a winning resume that will set you head and shoulders above the crowd to land that elusive interview and get the job of your dreams.
Smiley shows you how to launch a career in medical billing and coding. She tells you what's involved, how billing and coding differ, what education and certification you need, how to land a job, and what to expect when you do.
No matter what your business does, the members of your team are the key to unlocking its success. Imagine a bus filled with people who either help or hinder the team's ability to move forward. The distance the bus travels represents the goals and progress of your company. Clark explores strategies and techniques designed to inspire employees and team leaders to work harder and smarter to maximize team performance to take your organization where you want to go.
"Based on in-depth interviews with more than 200 leading entrepreneurs, a business executive and senior fellow at Harvard's Center for Public Leadership identifies the six essential disciplines needed to transform your ideas into real-world successes, whether you're an innovative manager or an aspiring entrepreneur. How do some people turn ideas into enterprises that endure? Startup founders and business leaders young and old are taking advantage of the new, fast-paced, interconnected world and turning small notions into big business. But why do some people succeed when so many others fail? Now, Amy Wilkinson is the first to develop a comprehensive theory that explains how these new iconoclasts gain traction to achieve lasting results. Wilkinson conducted rigorous, lengthy interviews with today's most dynamic entrepreneurs including the founders of eBay, AirBnB, Yelp, LinkedIn, Chipotle, Spanx, Zipcar, Jetblue, PayPal, Gilt Groupe, and Revolution Foods, among others. Creators shows how these entrepreneurial creators built their companies. It delves into the belief of Elon Musk, founder of Tesla Motors, SpaceX, and Solar City, that "people are too self-limiting," reveals how AirBnB founder Joe Gebbia overcame obstacles to reach what he calls "Ramen Profitability," explains Stella & Dot founder Jessica Herrin's dictum that "there are no jobs on the unicorn farm," and shows how "Maryland's sweatiest football player," Kevin Plank, turned his somewhat comical problem into Under Armour, a $2 billion global sports brand. The men and women you'll meet in this book prove that entrepreneurship is accessible to everyone, and that by practicing six disciplines you can produce unexpected, creative, and wildly meaningful results"-- Provided by publisher.
" ... reveals three truths common to all exceptional customer service experiences and presents seven behaviors that, when demonstrated by employees, distinguish extraordinary customer service from the ordinary transactional customer service to which consumers have become accustomed"--Page  of cover.
Provides leaders with a simple strategy to improve the performance of their teams through the calculating of "priorities," "who," and "relationships," and by increasing that total realize more value, impact, earnings and overall success.
"In the years since publication of First, Break All the Rules and Now, Discover Your Strengths, millions have had the simple but powerful realization that to get the most out of people you must build on their strengths. And yet...as Marcus Buckingham astutely points out, even though the strengths-based approach is now conventional wisdom, the tools and systems inside organizations--performance appraisals, training programs, and succession planning systems--remain stubbornly remedial, exclusively focused on measuring skills, finding gaps, and attempting to plug them. It's a crisis for individuals and organizations, with management ideas and management practice utterly out of sync. That's about to change. StandOut 2.0 is a revolutionary book and tool that enables you to identify your strengths, and those of your team, and to act on them. The original StandOut provided top-notch management insights from one of the world's foremost authorities on strengths, as well as access to a powerful, cutting edge online assessment tool. StandOut 2.0 is your indispensable guide and tool for building on your strengths to further your career, and to help your team and organization win"--Provided by publisher.
"We are living in a hinge time when the way we think, interact, and innovate at work is rapidly changing. In the past, "Marketshare" companies dominated, ruled by hierarchy and top-down leadership. Today, the new market leaders are "Mindshare" companies, where influence is more important than power and success relies on collaboration and the ability to inspire. Markova and McArthur believe that the key to collaborating effectively with our colleagues is respecting "intellectual diversity," the ways we think and process information differently. Each of us brings unique and varied thinking talents to the table, and when we understand intellectual diversity, we can come together like a symphony orchestra. Through fascinating exercises and revealing case studies, readers discover their own unique "Mind Patterns" and "Thinking Talents," and learn how to recognize the same in their colleagues. Collaborative Intelligence is the culmination of over 35 years of original research and draws upon Markova's background in neuroscience and her work as a "thinking partner" to Fortune 500 CEOs and some of the world's top creative talents. It is essential reading for anyone who works as part of a team, who manages others, or simply wants to better understand how people think"--Publisher's description.