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Outspoken

Why Women's Voices Get Silenced and How to Set Them Free

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In the tradition of The Confidence Code, a big think, conversation-changing book, full of practical advice, about how women can better use their voices in the workplace and at home to be heard and respected.  More »

Ultralearning

Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career

Book cover image: Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career

Future-proof your career and maximize your competitive advantage by becoming an Ultralearner—the skill necessary to stay relevant, reinvent yourself, and adapt to whatever the workplace throws your way.  More »

Snakes in Suits, Revised Edition

Understanding and Surviving the Psychopaths in Your Office

Book cover image: Snakes in Suits, Revised Edition: Understanding and Surviving the Psychopaths in Your Office

Revised and updated with the latest scientific research and updated case studies, the business classic that offers a revealing look at psychopaths in the workplace—how to spot their destructive behavior and stop them from creating chaos in the modern corporate organization.Over the past decade, Snakes in Suits has become the definitive book on how to discover and defend yourself against psychopaths in the office. Now, Dr. Paul Babiak…  More »

Creative Calling

Establish a Daily Practice, Infuse Your World with Meaning, and Find Success in Work + Life

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The award-winning photographer and founder of CreativeLive shares how anyone—from a novice to a pro—can establish a creative practice and unleash that power for greater health, happiness, and positive impact on career, hobby, and life. When Chase Jarvis turned his back on traditional careers to become a photographer, it was far from certain he’d make a living, let alone unlock a dream life that’s influenced millions of people…  More »

Your Turn

Careers, Kids, and Comebacks—A Working Mother's Guide

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A return-to-work manifesto for mothers after an extended family leave, from the founders of Après the leading career site for working parents.  More »

The Turn-On

How the Powerful Make Us Like Them-from Washington to Wall Street to Hollywood

Book cover image: The Turn-On: How the Powerful Make Us Like Them-from Washington to Wall Street to Hollywood

What makes us love Ellen DeGeneres and hate Anne Hathaway? How do politicians move away from policy talk and connect with their voters? Activist and former producer Steven Goldstein breaks down the industry of creating likability and how public figures manufacture their image.  More »

What You Do Is Who You Are

How to Create Your Business Culture

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Ben Horowitz, a leading venture capitalist, modern management expert, and New York Times bestselling author, combines lessons both from history and from modern organizational practice with practical and often surprising advice to help executives build cultures that can weather both good and bad times. Ben Horowitz has long been fascinated by history, and particularly by how people behave differently than you'd expect. The time and…  More »

The Likeability Trap

How to Break Free and Own Your Worth

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An investigation of why a potentially misguided focus on being likeable holds many women back despite their superior educations and suitability for leadership—from "Broadcast Journalism's New Gladiator" (Elle) and a co-host of Amanpour & Company(PBS).  More »

The Skills

From First Job to Dream Job—What Every Woman Needs to Know

Book cover image: The Skills: From First Job to Dream Job—What Every Woman Needs to Know

Acclaimed BBC anchor, Mishal Husain, inspires, champions, and encourages women to make their ambitions a reality by focusing on practical skills they can use throughout their careers, whether they are new graduates, working mothers, re-entering the workforce, or simply seeking a career change.When women are offered new opportunities, they often hesitate because of doubt—doubt that they…  More »

The Alter Ego Effect

The Power of Secret Identities to Transform Your Life

Book cover image: The Alter Ego Effect: The Power of Secret Identities to Transform Your Life | Wall Street Journal Bestseller

A top performance expert reveals the secret behind many top athletes and executives: creating a heroic alter ego to activate when the chips are down. There's only one person in the way of you untapping your potential: You. There's also one person who can move you out of the way so you can perform at your peak. That person is already inside you. You just need to unlock them.…  More »

It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work

Book cover image: It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work | USA Today Bestseller

In this timely manifesto, the authors of the New York Times bestseller Rework broadly reject the prevailing notion that long hours, aggressive hustle, and "whatever it takes" are required to run a successful business today.  More »

The Person You Mean to Be

How Good People Fight Bias

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In the workplace, in the media, in the White House, in Hollywood: at every turn there is a new story of bias, sexism, racism, or and of the other -isms. From an award-winning social psychologist at NYU's Stern School of Business, this evidence-based guide to navigating situations of inequality and injustice offers answers for people who want to make a difference but don't know where to start.  More »

  • 2018 Nautilus Award Winner: GOLD in Social Science & Education
  • Selected as a “Next Big Idea Club” Finalist for Fall 2018

The Confidence Code

The Science and Art of Self-Assurance—What Women Should Know

Book cover image: The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance—What Women Should Know | New York Times Bestseller

Following the success of Lean In and Why Women Should Rule the World, the authors of the bestselling Womenomics provide an informative and practical guide to understanding the importance of confidence—and learning how to achieve it—for women of all ages and at all stages of their career.  More »

The Confidence Code for Girls

Taking Risks, Messing Up, and Becoming Your Amazingly Imperfect, Totally Powerful Self

Book cover image: The Confidence Code for Girls: Taking Risks, Messing Up, and Becoming Your Amazingly Imperfect, Totally Powerful Self | #1 New York Times Bestseller

Girls can rule the world—all they need is confidence. This empowering, entertaining guide from the bestselling authors of The Confidence Code gives girls the essential yet elusive code to becoming bold, brave, and fearless.  More »

Dying for a Paycheck

How Modern Management Harms Employee Health and Company Performance—and What We Can Do About It

Book cover image: Dying for a Paycheck: How Modern Management Harms Employee Health and Company Performance—and What We Can Do About It

In one survey, 61 percent of employees said that workplace stress had made them sick and 7 percent said they had actually been hospitalized. Job stress costs US employers more than $300 billion annually and may cause 120,000 excess deaths each year. In China, 1 million people a year may be dying from overwork. People are literally dying for a paycheck. And it needs to stop. In this timely, provocative book, Jeffrey Pfeffer contends that…  More »

A Uterus Is a Feature, Not a Bug

The Working Woman's Guide to Overthrowing the Patriarchy

Book cover image: A Uterus Is a Feature, Not a Bug: The Working Woman's Guide to Overthrowing the Patriarchy

A rallying cry for working mothers everywhere that demolishes the "distracted, emotional, weak" stereotype and definitively shows that these professionals are more focused, decisive, and stronger than any other force.Working mothers aren’t a liability. They are assets you—and every manager and executive—want in your company, in your investment portfolio, and in your corner.There is copious academic research showing the benefits of…  More »

WTF?

What's the Future and Why It's Up to Us

Book cover image: WTF?: What's the Future and Why It's Up to Us | Wall Street Journal Bestseller

What do self-driving cars, on-demand services, artificial intelligence, and income inequality have in common? They are telling us, loud and clear, that we are heading pell-mell toward a world shaped by technology in ways we don't understand and have many reasons to fear.  More »

Weird in a World That's Not

A Career Guide for Misfits, F*ckups, and Failures

Book cover image: Weird in a World That's Not: A Career Guide for Misfits, F*ckups, and Failures

An honest, sharp-witted, practical guide to help you get and keep the job you want—from an outsider whose been there and done it, a woman who went from being a broke, divorced, college dropout to running some of the biggest websites in the world.Jennifer Romolini started her career as an awkward twenty-seven-year-old misfit, navigated her way through New York media and became a boss—an editor-in-chief, an editorial director, and a…  More »

Spellbound

Seven Principles of Illusion to Captivate Audiences and Unlock the Secrets of Success

Book cover image: Spellbound: Seven Principles of Illusion to Captivate Audiences and Unlock the Secrets of Success

A professional magician and illusionist—the head magic consultant for the hit film Now You See Me—reveals how to bridge the gap between perception and reality to increase your powers of persuasion and influence.David Kwong has astounded corporate CEOs, TED talk audiences, and thousands of other hyper-rational people, making them see, believe, and even remember what he wants them to. Illusion is an ancient art that centers on control:…  More »

Extreme You

Step Up. Stand Out. Kick Ass. Repeat.

Book cover image: Extreme You: Step Up. Stand Out. Kick Ass. Repeat.

The former president of Gatorade and Equinox draws unconventional insights and kickass lessons from her personal and professional experiences and from a band of highly accomplished "Extremers" from business, sports, and entertainment to help you rock your career and live the boldest version of yourself.  More »

Gen Z @ Work

How the Next Generation Is Transforming the Workplace

Book cover image: Gen Z @ Work: How the Next Generation Is Transforming the Workplace

A generations expert and author of When Generations Collide and The M-Factor teams up with his seventeen-year-old son to introduce the next influential demographic group to join the workforce—Generation Z—in this essential study, the first on the subject.They were born between between 1995 and 2012. At 72.8 million strong, Gen Z is about to make its presence known in the workplace in a major way—and employers need to understand the…  More »

Stretch

Unlock the Power of Less—and Achieve More Than You Ever Imagined

Book cover image: Stretch: Unlock the Power of Less—and Achieve More Than You Ever Imagined | Wall Street Journal Bestseller

A groundbreaking approach to succeeding in business and life, using the science of resourcefulness. We often think the key to success and satisfaction is to get more: more money, time, and possessions; bigger budgets, job titles, and teams; and additional resources for our professional and personal goals. It turns out we're wrong.  More »

Earning It

Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World

Book cover image: Earning It: Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World

More than fifty trailblazing executive women who broke the corporate glass ceiling offer inspiring and surprising insights and lessons in this essential, in-the-trenches career guide from Joann S. Lublin, a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and management news editor for The Wall Street Journal. Among the first female reporters at The Wall Street Journal, Joann S. Lublin faced a number of uphill battles in her career. She became deputy…  More »

Writing Without Bullshit

Boost Your Career by Saying What You Mean

Book cover image: Writing Without Bullshit: Boost Your Career by Saying What You Mean

Joining the ranks of classics like The Elements of Style and On Writing Well, Writing Without Bullshit helps professionals get to the point to get ahead.It’s time for Writing Without Bullshit.Writing Without Bullshit is the first comprehensive guide to writing for today’s world: a noisy environment where everyone reads what you write on a screen. The average news story now gets only 36 seconds of attention. Unless you change how you…  More »

The Big Thing

How to Complete Your Creative Project Even if You're a Lazy, Self-Doubting Procrastinator Like Me

Book cover image: The Big Thing: How to Complete Your Creative Project Even if You're a Lazy, Self-Doubting Procrastinator Like Me

A New York Times business journalist explains why it’s important for people to pursue big creative projects, and identifies both the obstacles and the productive habits that emerge on the path to completion—including her own experience writing this book.Whether it’s the Great American Novel or a groundbreaking new app, many people want to create a Big Thing, but finding the motivation to get started, let alone complete the work…  More »

Only Humans Need Apply

Winners and Losers in the Age of Smart Machines

Book cover image: Only Humans Need Apply: Winners and Losers in the Age of Smart Machines

An invigorating, thought-provoking, and positive look at the rise of automation that explores how professionals across industries can find sustainable careers in the near future.Nearly half of all working Americans could risk losing their jobs because of technology. It’s not only blue-collar jobs at stake. Millions of educated knowledge workers—writers, paralegals, assistants, medical technicians—are threatened by accelerating…  More »

Never Split the Difference

Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It

Book cover image: Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It

A former international hostage negotiator for the FBI offers a new, field-tested approach to high-stakes negotiations—whether in the boardroom or at home. After a stint policing the rough streets of Kansas City, Missouri, Chris Voss joined the FBI, where his career as a hostage negotiator brought him face-to-face with a range of criminals, including bank robbers and terrorists. Reaching the pinnacle of his profession, he became the…  More »

The Power of the Other

The startling effect other people have on you, from the boardroom to the bedroom and beyond-and what to do about it

Book cover image: The Power of the Other: The startling effect other people have on you, from the boardroom to the bedroom and beyond-and what to do about it | Wall Street Journal Bestseller

Wall Street Journal bestseller An expert on the psychology of leadership and the bestselling author of Integrity, Necessary Endings, and Boundaries For Leaders identifies the critical ingredient for personal and professional wellbeing.Most leadership coaching focuses on helping leaders build their skills and knowledge and close performance gaps. These are necessary, but not sufficient. Using evidence from neuroscience and his work with…  More »

Workplace Poker

Are You Playing the Game, or Just Getting Played?

Book cover image: Workplace Poker: Are You Playing the Game, or Just Getting Played?

A career advisor explains why many talented, hard-working people often miss out on their full career potential, revealing the tells, blind spots, secrets, and unspoken rules you need to know in order to play the game to win.While many careers have been impacted by economic downturns, failed projects, downsizing and restructuring, or just bad bosses or bad timing, we all know of colleagues who continue to rise through every tough…  More »

The Achievement Habit

Stop Wishing, Start Doing, and Take Command of Your Life

Book cover image: The Achievement Habit: Stop Wishing, Start Doing, and Take Command of Your Life

The co-founder of the Stanford d.School introduces the power of design thinking to help you achieve goals you never thought possible.  More »

Becoming the Boss

New Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders

Book cover image: Becoming the Boss: New Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders

The author of Getting from College to Career reinvents the concept of management for a new generation, offering a fresh and relevant approach to career success that shows them how to make the next step: becoming a leader.We are in the midst of a leadership revolution, as power passes from Baby Boomers to Millennials. All grown up, the highly educated Generation Y is moving into executive positions in corporations and government, as well…  More »

How the World Sees You

Discover Your Highest Value Through the Science of Fascination

Book cover image: How the World Sees You: Discover Your Highest Value Through the Science of Fascination | New York Times Bestseller

Sally Hogshead believes the greatest value you can add is to become more of yourself. Hogshead rose to the top of the advertising profession in her early 20s, writing ads that fascinated millions of consumers. Over the course of her ad career, Sally won hundreds of awards for creativity, copywriting, and branding, and was one of the most awarded advertising copywriters right from start of career, including almost every major…  More »

The Glass Closet

Why Coming Out Is Good Business

Book cover image: The Glass Closet: Why Coming Out Is Good Business

Part memoir and part social criticism, The Glass Closet addresses the issue of homophobia that still pervades corporations around the world and underscores the immense challenges faced by LGBT employees.In The Glass Closet, Lord John Browne, former CEO of BP, seeks to unsettle business leaders by exposing the culture of homophobia that remains rampant in corporations around the world, and which prevents employees from showing their…  More »

Executive Presence

The Missing Link Between Merit and Success

Book cover image: Executive Presence: The Missing Link Between Merit and Success

Are you “leadership material?” More importantly, do others perceive you to be? Sylvia Ann Hewlett, a noted expert on workplace power and influence, shows you how to identify and embody the Executive Presence (EP) that you need to succeed.You can have the experience and qualifications of a leader, but without executive presence, you won't advance. EP is an amalgam of qualities that true leaders exude, a presence that telegraphs you're…  More »

Welcome to the Real World

Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job into Your Dream Career

Book cover image: Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job into Your Dream Career

The essential book every workplace novice needs—a smart, practical, and fun guide to help them navigate the minefield of personalities, learn to work with their boss, identify priorities, and ultimately kick butt at their first job.It’s a challenging time to be young and new in the workplace. Your parents can’t help—the rules have all changed, and faster than guide books can keep up. In Welcome to the Real World, career expert…  More »

The Curriculum

Everything You Need to Know to Be a Master of Business Arts

Book cover image: The Curriculum: Everything You Need to Know to Be a Master of Business Arts

From the mind of the ultimate corporate gunslinger comes this no-nonsense, real-world Curriculum, designed to augment—if not replace—the more traditional path to achieving mastery of the business universe. Conquer this sharp, practical and often amusing course of study and save $250,000 of wasted business school tuition.Unlike those august, Ivy-encrusted factories that churn out masterful business administrators, The Curriculum will…  More »

Getting to It

Accomplishing the Important, Handling the Urgent, and Removing the Unnecessary

Book cover image: Getting to It: Accomplishing the Important, Handling the Urgent, and Removing the Unnecessary

From Jones Loflin and Todd Musig, the authors of Juggling Elephants, comes Getting to It—a practical guide to sorting through the many priorities in your life, showing you how to carefully and consistently evaluate what your IT (Important Thing) should be, and how to get IT done.How busy are you? In the daily struggle to get it all done, what are you forgetting? Is your mind constantly racing with lists of all the things you could and…  More »

I Shouldn't Be Telling You This

How to Ask for the Money, Snag the Promotion, and Create the Career You Deserve

Book cover image: I Shouldn't Be Telling You This: How to Ask for the Money, Snag the Promotion, and Create the Career You Deserve

New York Times bestselling author Kate White is the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, the #1 young women’s magazine in the world, and a hugely successful businesswoman. In I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This, she shares her secrets to success. A witty, wise, straight-talking career guide for women, I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This is the perfect book for the current economic climate, whether you’re just starting out, re-entering the…  More »

Winning from Within

A Breakthrough Method for Leading, Living, and Lasting Change

Book cover image: Winning from Within: A Breakthrough Method for Leading, Living, and Lasting Change | New York Times Bestseller

Winning from Within by leadership and negotiation expert Erica Ariel Fox presents a contemporary approach for getting more of what you want, improving relationships, and enjoying life's deeper rewards. With principles developed while teaching negotiation at Harvard Law School and coaching executives around the world, Fox provides a map for understanding your inner world and a method for sorting yourself out. Fox uses insights from…  More »

Creative Intelligence

Harnessing the Power to Create, Connect, and Inspire

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Offering insights from the spheres of anthropology, psychology, education, design, and business, Creative Intelligence by Bruce Nussbaum, a leading thinker, commentator, and curator on the subjects of design, creativity, and innovation, is first book to identify and explore creative intelligence as a new form of cultural literacy and as a powerful method for problem-solving, driving innovation, and sparking start-up capitalism.Nussbaum…  More »

The Ten-Day MBA 4th Ed.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Mastering the Skills Taught In America's Top Business Schools

Book cover image: The Ten-Day MBA 4th Ed.: A Step-by-Step Guide to Mastering the Skills Taught In America's Top Business Schools

Revised and updated to answer the challenges of a rapidly changing business world, the 4th edition of The Ten-Day MBA includes the latest topics taught at America's top business schools, from corporate ethics and compliance to financial planning and real estate to leadership and negotiation. With more than 400,000 copies sold around the world, this internationally acclaimed guide distills the lessons of the most popular business school…  More »

How Will You Measure Your Life?

Book cover image: How Will You Measure Your Life? | New York Times Bestseller

From the world’s leading thinker on innovation and New York Times bestselling author of The Innovator’s Dilemma, Clayton M. Christensen, comes an unconventional book of inspiration and wisdom for achieving a fulfilling life. Christensen’s The Innovator’s Dilemma, notably the only business book that Apple’s Steve Jobs said “deeply influenced” him, is widely recognized as one of the most significant business books ever…  More »

Getting from College to Career Rev Ed

Your Essential Guide to Succeeding in the Real World

Book cover image: Getting from College to Career Rev Ed: Your Essential Guide to Succeeding in the Real World

“A well-written, lively and easy to follow guide.”—Time.com “Perfect for today’s students, who inevitably want what they want (and only that!) when they want it.”—Campus Career AdvisorGetting from College to Career by Career Expert and Global Spokesperson for LinkedIn, Lindsey Pollak, is an insightful, essential world guide for college students and recent graduates who are preparing to embark upon a career beyond the…  More »

The Peter Principle

Why Things Always Go Wrong

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The Peter Principle has cosmic implications.”—New York Times Back in 1969, Lawrence J. Peter created a cultural phenomenon with his brilliant, outrageous, hilarious, and all-too-true treatise on business and life, The Peter Principle—and his words and theories are as true today as they were then. By posing—and answering—the eternal question, “Why do things always go wrong?” Peter explores the incompetence that runs so…  More »

The Digital Mom Handbook

How to Blog, Vlog, Tweet, and Facebook Your Way to a Dream Career at Home

Book cover image: The Digital Mom Handbook: How to  Blog, Vlog, Tweet, and Facebook Your Way to a Dream Career at Home

From Audrey McClelland, founder of momgenerations.com, and Colleen Padilla, founder of classymommy.com, comes The Digital Mom Handbook. Here is the ultimate guide for work at home moms who want to blog, vlog, skype, tweet, and Facebook their way to a successful career by doing what they already do online…only better. The Digital Mom Handbook shows the way to truly have it all, with step-by-step advice and indispensible information on…  More »

Necessary Endings

The Employees, Businesses, and Relationships That All of Us Have to Give Up in Order to Move Forward

Book cover image: Necessary Endings: The Employees, Businesses, and Relationships That All of Us Have to Give Up in Order to Move Forward

“If you’re hesitant to pull the trigger when things obviously aren't working out, Henry Cloud’s Necessary Endings may be the most important book you read all year.”—Dave Ramsey, New York Times bestselling author of The Total Money Makeover“Cloud is a wise, experienced, and compassionate guide through [life’s] turbulent passages.”—Bob Buford, bestelling author of Halftime and Finishing Well; founder of the Leadership…  More »

The One-Life Solution

Reclaim Your Personal Life While Achieving Greater Professional Success

Book cover image: The One-Life Solution: Reclaim Your Personal Life While Achieving Greater Professional Success

“Dr. Cloud will show you how to produce the results you are looking for in your work and personal life.”—Dr. Phil McGraw, #1 New York Times bestselling author From Dr. Henry Cloud, the million-copy selling author of Boundaries and Integrity, comes The One-Life Solution, an essential handbook that demonstrates how establishing a successful, happy, and rewarding business career can be achieved by setting physical, mental, emotional…  More »

The Girl's Guide to Starting Your Own Business (Revised Edition)

Candid Advice, Frank Talk, and True Stories for the Successful Entrepreneur

Book cover image: The Girl's Guide to Starting Your Own Business (Revised Edition): Candid Advice, Frank Talk, and True Stories for the Successful Entrepreneur

“This fun and informative book shows aspiring young women how to build their own businesses from the ground up...and stand as tall as a Manhattan highrise.” —Barbara Corcoran, author of If You Don’t Have Large Breasts Wear Ribbons in Your Pigtails “This book will do for business what The Joy of Cooking did for the culinary world.” —Ella Brennan, owner, Commander's Palace The Girl’s Guide to Starting Your Own Business is…  More »

Power

Why Some People Have It—and Others Don't

Book cover image: Power: Why Some People Have It—and Others Don't

"Pfeffer [blends] academic rigor and practical genius into wonderfully readable text. The leading thinker on the topic of power, Pfeffer here distills his wisdom into an indispensable guide."—Jim Collins, New York Times bestselling author of Good to Great and How the Mighty Fall Some people have it, and…  More »

The E-Myth Enterprise

How to Turn a Great Idea into a Thriving Business

Book cover image: The E-Myth Enterprise: How to Turn a Great Idea into a Thriving Business

“This excellent book is a must-read for current and aspiring entrepreneurs.”—Booklist Discover how to turn a great idea into a thriving business with The E-Myth Enterprise, using the proven methods that bestselling author Michael E. Gerber has developed over the course of his more than forty years as an entrepreneur and coach. Michael E.Gerber is THE #1 name in small business and his company, E-Myth Worldwide, boasts more than…  More »

Womenomics

Work Less, Achieve More, Live Better

Book cover image: Womenomics: Work Less, Achieve More, Live Better | New York Times Bestseller

"A personal, provocative, and challenging book for career women who want less guilt, more life."—Diane Sawyer Womenomics, the groundbreaking New York Times bestseller by Claire Shipman and Katty Kay, is an invaluable guide for this generation of professional women, provide knowledgeable advice on how to "Work…  More »

Your Brain at Work

Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long

Book cover image: Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long

Meet Emily and Paul: The parents of two young children, Emily is the newly promoted VP of marketing at a large corporation while Paul works from home or from clients' offices as an independent IT consultant. Their lives, like all of ours, are filled with a bewildering blizzard of emails, phone calls, yet more emails, meetings, projects…  More »

Lasting Lessons from the Corner Office

Essential Wisdom from the Twentieth Century's Greatest Entrepreneurs

Book cover image: Lasting Lessons from the Corner Office: Essential Wisdom from the Twentieth Century's Greatest Entrepreneurs

Lasting Lessons from the Corner Office uncovers the secrets behind the success of the great CEOs through their lives and personal stories. Why did Ray Kroc's plan for McDonald's thrive when all the other burger joints failed? How can we apply his lessons to Krispy Kreme? How did Walt Disney's most dismal day as a young cartoonist radically change his career direction? We learn about their biggest challenges and failures, and how they…  More »

Mind Set!

Eleven Ways to Change the Way You See—and Create—the Future

Book cover image: Mind Set!: Eleven Ways to Change the Way You See—and Create—the Future

In his seminal works Megatrends and Megatrends 2000, John Naisbitt proved himself one of the most far-sighted and accurate observers of our fast-changing world.Mind Set! goes beyond that by disclosing the secret of forecasting. Naisbitt gives away the keys to the kingdom, opening the door to the insights that let him understand today's world and see the opportunities of tomorrow. He selects his most effective tools, 11 Mindsets, and…  More »

The Greatness Guide

101 Lessons for Making What’s Good at Work and in Life Even Better

Book cover image: The Greatness Guide: 101 Lessons for Making What’s Good at Work and in Life Even Better

Each one of us is called to greatness. We can have a significant impact on the world around us—if we so choose. If you are looking to craft an extraordinary life, The Greatness Guide is the powerful and practical handbook that will inspire you. Passionate, provocative, and full of big ideas that will challenge and transform, The Greatness Guide is one of those rare books that will release your potential and awaken your best self.Make…  More »

The Hard Truth About Soft Skills

Workplace Lessons Smart People Wish They'd Learned Sooner

Book cover image: The Hard Truth About Soft Skills: Workplace Lessons Smart People Wish They'd Learned Sooner

What's the hard truth? Soft skills get little respect but will make or break your career. Master your soft skills and really get ahead at work!Fortune 500 coach Peggy Klaus encounters individuals every day who excel at their jobs but aren't getting where they want to go. It's rarely a shortfall in technical expertise that limits their careers, but rather a shortcoming in their social, communication, and self-management behaviors. In The…  More »

Overcoming Underearning(R)

A Five-Step Plan to a Richer Life

Book cover image: Overcoming Underearning(R): A Five-Step Plan to a Richer Life

When it comes to money, are you controlled by fear?Do you underestimate your worth?Are you ready to go to the next level, but can't seem to get there?If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be an underearner. Underearners are self-saboteurs who don't live up to their earnings potential, says Barbara Stanny, a financial educator, motivational speaker, and career counselor. Whether they make $10 an hour or six figures a…  More »

Leaving Microsoft to Change the World

An Entrepreneur’s Odyssey to Educate the World’s Children

Book cover image: Leaving Microsoft to Change the World: An Entrepreneur’s Odyssey to Educate the World’s Children

John Wood discovered his passion, his greatest success, and his life's work not at business school or helping lead Microsoft's charge into Asia in the 1990s but on a soul-searching trip to the Himalayas. He made the difficult decision to walk away from his lucrative career to create Room to Read, a nonprofit organization that promotes education across the developing world. By the end of 2007, the organization will have established over…  More »

Crazy Bosses

Fully Revised and Updated

Book cover image: Crazy Bosses: Fully Revised and Updated

Since the latter part of the century just past, Stanley Bing has been exploring the relationship between authority and madness. In one bestselling book after another, reporting from his hot-seat as an insider in a world-renowned multinational corporation, he has tried to understand the inner workings of those who lead us and to inquire why…  More »

100 Bullshit Jobs...And How to Get Them

Book cover image: 100 Bullshit Jobs...And How to Get Them

The scholarly discipline of Bullshit Studies has blossomed in the last several years, fertilized by a number of critical works on the subject and the growing importance of the issue across a wide range of professions. Now, best-selling author and lifelong practitioner Stanley Bing enters the field with a comprehensive look at the many attractive jobs now available to those who are serious about their bullshit and prepared to dedicate…  More »

The Flight of the Creative Class

The New Global Competition for Talent

Book cover image: The Flight of the Creative Class: The New Global Competition for Talent

The most valued workers today are what the economist Richard Florida calls the Creative Class, skilled individuals ranging from money managers to make–up artists, software programmers to steady–cam operators who are in constant demand around the world. Florida's bestselling The Rise of the Creative Class identified these workers as the source of economic revitalization in American cities. In that book, he shows that investment in…  More »

Get Back in the Box

How Being Great at What You Do Is Great for Business

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Douglas Rushkoff was one of the first social commentators to identify the new culture around the internet. He has spent nearly a decade advising companies on the ways they can re-orient their businesses to the transformations the internet has caused. Through his speaking and consulting, Rushkoff has discovered an important and unrecognized shift in American business. Too many companies are panicked and operating in survival mode when the…  More »

influence

The Psychology of Persuasion

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Influence, the classic book on persuasion, explains the psychology of why people say "yes"—and how to apply these understandings. Dr. Robert Cialdini is the seminal expert in the rapidly expanding field of influence and persuasion. His thirty-five years of rigorous, evidence-based research along with a three-year program of study on what…  More »

How to Talk So People Listen

Connecting in Today's Workplace

Book cover image: How to Talk So People Listen: Connecting in Today's Workplace

At a time when it's harder than ever to get and keep people's attention, we could all use some help. Enter Sonya Hamlin, author of the now classic How to Talk So People Listen (1988), and one of the country's leading communication experts. In this revised and updated edition, Sonya Hamlin, arguably America's leading communication expert, shows us how to successfully capture people's attention so that they listen, understand, and are…  More »

Flawless Execution

Use the Techniques and Systems of America's Fighter Pilots to Perform at Your Peak and Win the Battles of the Business World

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Your business can take a lesson from the American military's fighter pilots. At Mach 2, the instrument panel of an F-15 is screaming out information, the horizon is a blur, the wingman is occupied, the jet is hanging on the edge—and yet fighter pilots routinely handle the stress. It's not much different in today's unforgiving business world. One slipup and your company is bankrupt before your employees know what hit them.What works on…  More »

Sun Tzu Was a Sissy

Conquer Your Enemies, Promote Your Friends, and Wage the Real Art of War

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We live in a vicious, highly competitive workplace environment, and things aren't getting any better. Jobs are few and far between, and people aren't any nicer now than they were when Ghengis Khan ran around in big furs killing people in unfriendly acquisitions. For thousands of years, people have been reading the writings of the deeply…  More »

Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling

Career Strategies for Asians

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The popular media often portrays Asian Americans as highly educatedand successful individuals—the "Model Minority. "As the ethnic minority with the largest percentage of college graduates, many Asian Americans do enter the professional workforce. However, many of them seem to stall in their careers and never make it to the corner offices.Leading executive coach Jane Hyun explores how traditional Asian values can be at odds with Western…  More »

Integrity

The Courage to Meet the Demands of Reality

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Integrity—more than simple honesty, it's the key to success. A person with integrity has the ability to pull everything together, to make it all happen no matter how challenging the circumstances. Drawing on experiences from his work, Dr. Henry Cloud, a clinical psychologist, leadership coach, corporate consultant and nationally syndicated radio host, shows how our character can keep us from achieving all we want to (or could) be. In…  More »

Emergenetics (R)

Tap Into the New Science of Success

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Attitude is Everything Rev Ed

10 Life-Changing Steps to Turning Attitude into Action

Book cover image: Attitude is Everything Rev Ed: 10 Life-Changing Steps to Turning Attitude into Action

In the world of professional speakers, Keith Harrell is making adifference. Clients such as IBM, Coca-Cola, and Boeing know it—that'swhy Keith is one of the most in-demand speakers on the circuit. Here,in Attitude Is Everything, he shares the secrets that got him where he is today and provides you with a program for developing a healthier,happier, more productive attitude.This is an enlightening, inspiring, and practical guide for…  More »

Throwing the Elephant

Zen and the Art of Managing Up

Book cover image: Throwing the Elephant: Zen and the Art of Managing Up | National Bestseller

Sit down. Breathe deep. This is the last business book you will ever need. For in these pages, Stanley Bing solves the ultimate problem of your working life: How to manage the boss. The technique is simple . . . as simple as throwing an elephant. All it takes is the proper state of mind, a step-by-step plan, and a great leap of faith. This…  More »

What Would Machiavelli Do?

The Ends Justify the Meanness

Book cover image: What Would Machiavelli Do?: The Ends Justify the Meanness | National Bestseller

What Would Machiavelli Do? He would feast on other people's discord He wouldn't exactly seek the company of ass-kissers and bimbos, but he wouldn't reject them out of hand either He would realize that loving yourself means never having to say you're sorry He would kill people, but only if he…  More »

Secrets of Six-Figure Women

Surprising Strategies to Up Your Earnings and Change Your Life

Book cover image: Secrets of Six-Figure Women: Surprising Strategies to Up Your Earnings and Change Your Life

Quietly and steadily, the number of women making six figures or more is increasing and continues to rise at a rate faster than for men. From entrepreneurs to corporate executives, from white-collar professionals to freelancers and part-timers, women are forging careers with considerable financial success.In Secrets of Six-Figure Women, Barbara Stanny, journalist, motivational speaker,and financial educator, identifies the seven key…  More »

When Generations Collide

Who They Are. Why They Clash. How to Solve the Generational Puzzle at Work

Book cover image: When Generations Collide: Who They Are.  Why They Clash.  How to Solve the Generational Puzzle at Work

If your workplace feels like a battle zone and colleagues sometimes act like adversaries, you ore not alone. Today four generations glare at one another across the conference table, and the potential for conflict and confusion has never been greater.Traditionalist employees with their "heads down, onward and upward" attitude live out a work ethic shaped during the Great Depression.Eighty million Baby Boomers vacillate between their…  More »

The Attitude Is Everything Workbook

Strategies and Tools for Developing Personal and Professional Success

Book cover image: The Attitude Is Everything Workbook: Strategies and Tools for Developing Personal and Professional Success

In this companion to Attitude Is Everything, mega–successful motivational speaker Keith Harrell gives you practicall, step–by–step guidance on putting a good attitude to work in order to get ahead in life. Keith Harrell has taken his place among the motivational greats of the world. Regularly inspiring Fortune 500 companies with a 100 percent satisfaction rate, his message is simple yet powerful: attitude, whether positive or…  More »

How to Succeed in Business Without Being White

Straight Talk on Making It in America

Book cover image: How to Succeed in Business Without Being White: Straight Talk on Making It in America | National Bestseller

African-Americans are entering the business world in unprecedented numbers, and Earl G. Graves serves as their role model and mentor. Graves, one of the most influential and well-known executives in the world, in this timely andimportant book shows how he, the son of a West Indian garment worker, became a multimillionaire entrepreneur…  More »

Jamming

Art and Discipline of Corporate Creativity, The

Book cover image: Jamming: Art and Discipline of Corporate Creativity, The | BusinessWeek Bestseller

In today's competitive environment, creativity is no longer an option. Companies that understand how to manage creativity in their people, organize for creative results and willingly implement good new ideas will triumph. In Jamming, John Kao also offers an approach that demystifies a topic traditionally confounding to businesspeople…  More »

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