The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels

This earnest guide to career transition periods-when a new job or promotion puts an employee in an unfamiliar role-asserts, reassuringly, that navigating the all-important first 90 days is a “teachable skill.” Business professor Watkins, co-author of Right From the Start: Taking Charge in a New Leadership Role, lays out a “standard framework” for leadership transitions, based on “five fundamental propositions,” “ten key challenges,” and a … [ Read more ]

Becoming a Manager: How New Managers Master the Challenges of Leadership

No book has captured the trials and traumas of the transition from star performer to competent manager better than Linda Hill’s classic Becoming a Manager. In tracing and analyzing the experiences of nineteen new managers, Hill reveals the profound complexity and difficulty of the process of developing into a manager. In their own distinct voices, these managers describe how they reframed their understanding of their … [ Read more ]

Creating the Good Life

To adopt O’Toole’s own categories, this is a self-help book not for the many but for the rest of us-those willing to expend intellectual and emotional discipline in planning a life to fulfill one’s potential: the true source of happiness, according to the author. O’Toole, a senior fellow at the Aspen Institute and author of more than a dozen books, confesses to having hungered in … [ Read more ]

The Virtual Handshake: Opening Doors And Closing Deals Online

More people have used the Internet to participate in an online group than to read news or even to buy something. Online social networks have enjoyed phenomenal growth in recent years, and every major Internet portal now offers some kind of social networking or “blogging” tool to its users. But these tools are not just recreational – they are rapidly becoming essential tools for business. … [ Read more ]

10 Simple Secrets Of The World’s Greatest Business Communicators

From business to politics, those who command attention are masters at developing and delivering their message. Never before have so many CEO’s, executives and experts shared the secrets behind their dazzling presentation skills. You’ll hear directly from Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz; Intuit founder Scott Cook; personal finance guru Suze Orman; founder Jeff Taylor; Corcoran Group founder Barbara Corcoran; as well as many others. You’ll … [ Read more ]

Influencing with Integrity: Management Skills for Communication and Negotiation

Genis Z Laborde takes an unconventional view of communication and negotiation. The road to mastery of communication begins with knowing what you want and to achieve this you need to possess sensory acuity, flexibility and congruence skills. The book highlights examples that will help you to develop these skills.

Laborde progresses the debate on influencing with integrity versus manipulation through teaching the reader key points such … [ Read more ]

Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time

The youngest partner in Deloitte Consulting’s history and founder of the consulting company Ferrazzi Greenlight, the author quickly aims in this useful volume to distinguish his networking techniques from generic handshakes and business cards tossed like confetti. At conferences, Ferrazzi practices what he calls the “deep bump” – a “fast and meaningful” slice of intimacy that reveals his uniqueness to interlocutors and quickly forges the … [ Read more ]

How To Be a Star at Work: 9 Breakthrough Strategies You Need To Succeed

For over a dozen years, Carnegie Mellon University instructor and corporate consultant Robert Kelley has studied the difference between superior workplace performers and their average peers. After determining that such stars are made, not born, he identified the game plan many use to secure better jobs, higher pay, and top career opportunities. How to Be a Star at Work: Nine Breakthrough Strategies You Need to … [ Read more ]

Naked in the Boardroom: A CEO Bares Her Secrets So You Can Transform Your Career

In delicious, bite-sized nuggets, Robin Wolaner’s Naked Truths provide universal and instantly gratifying lessons for advancing your career. They can be put into action regardless of your age, experience, industry, or whether you are a one-woman start-up or a big-company employee.

Drawing on her own career in magazine publishing and media development, Wolaner shows you how to succeed because of, rather than despite, your unique … [ Read more ]

Coaching for Leadership: How the World’s Greatest Coaches Help Leaders Learn

Executive coaching is dramatically increasing in popularity. Leaders around the world are both using coached and becoming coaches. But, the understanding of what executive coaching is and how it can increases leaders’ effectiveness has not grown as fast as the application of this process.

Coaching for Leadership brings together the world’s best executive coaches to give the reader an understanding of:
– How coaching works
– … [ Read more ]

The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal

The authors, founders of and executives at LGE Performance Systems, an executive training program based on athletic coaching programs, offer a program aimed at stressed individuals who want to find more purpose in their work and ways to better handle their overburdened relationships. Just as athletes train, play and then recover, people need to recognize their own energy levels. “Balancing stress and recovery is critical … [ Read more ]

The Inner Game of Work: Focus, Learning, Pleasure, and Mobility in the Workplace

Do you think it’s possible to truly enjoy your job? No matter what it is or where you are? Timothy Gallwey does, and in this book he tells you how to overcome the inner obstacles that sabotage your efforts to be your best on the job.. “What inner obstacles is Gallwey talking about? Fear of failure, resistance to change, procrastination, stagnation, doubt, and boredom, to … [ Read more ]

The Wharton MBA Case Interview Study Guide: Volume I

Have you already worked your way through Ace Your Case and Fifteen Questions and are looking for more expert guidance to help you slam those case interviews? Look no further. The MBA Consulting Club at The Wharton School has produced an excellent guide to help prepare you for consulting case interviews. Now distributed exclusively by Wet Feet Press. Here’s a short online preview!
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Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life

Martin Seligman, a renowned psychologist and clinical researcher, has been studying optimists and pessimists for 25 years. Pessimists believe that bad events are their fault, will last a long time, and undermine everything. They feel helpless and may sink into depression, which is epidemic today, especially among youths. Optimists, on the other hand, believe that defeat is a temporary setback or a challenge–it doesn’t knock … [ Read more ]

Getting Everything You Can Out of All You’Ve Got: 21 Ways You Can Out-Think, Out-Perform, and Out-Earn the Competition

Marketing wiz Jay Abraham provides some powerful strategies for boosting your career or business in Getting Everything You Can Out of All You’ve Got. Abraham believes that anyone can advance in life by tapping into hidden assets and developing the right mindset. He writes, “You are surrounded by simple, obvious solutions that can dramatically increase your income, power, influence and success. The problem is, you … [ Read more ]

The Future of Success: Working and Living in the New Economy

If you think it’s getting harder to both make a living and make a life, economist and former secretary of labor Robert Reich agrees with you. Americans may be earning more than ever before, but we’re paying a steep price: we’re working longer, seeing our families less, and our communities are fragmenting.

With the clarity and insight that are his hallmarks, Reich delineates what success has … [ Read more ]

Working the Room: How to Move People to Action through Audience-Centered Speaking

This useful guide to modern public speaking in business situations begins (as did public speaking) with the ancient Greeks. It’s an auspicious start: the Greeks’ influence lasted into the 20th century, even after television made our relationship with most of the speakers we hear far more intimate. Morgan, the founder of a communications coaching company, proposes what he calls “the audience-centered presentation process,” in which … [ Read more ]

Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work & in Life, One Conversation at a Time

Susan Scott believes that interpersonal difficulties–at work and at home–are a direct result of our inability to communicate well. Fierce Conversations is based on principles from her international consulting practice, in which she teaches executives how to conduct such exchanges more dynamically and ultimately more effectively, thereby improving the relationships they enjoy with their various dialogue partners “one conversation at a time.” Using identifiable anecdotes … [ Read more ]

A New Brand of Expertise, How Independent Consultants, Free Agents, and Interim Managers are Transforming the World of Work

This book looks at the enormous benefits to companies and independent consultants of the booming “free-agent” marketplace. It clarifies the dynamics of the transaction, including how companies can leverage this highly experienced breed of professionals on a project or interim basis, and how consultants can better position themselves for success. It gives plenty of case studies and practical advice, and explains how this new brand … [ Read more ]

The Art of Achievement: Mastering the 7 Cs of Success in Business and Life

Throughout the ages, plenty of people have written and spoken about success and excellence. But leave it to contemporary philosopher and popular business speaker Tom Morris to gather the best of it into a universal tool kit for achieving nearly any goal. From a clear CONCEPTION of what we want, to a stubborn CONSISTENCY in pursuing our vision, to a CAPACITY to enjoy the process, … [ Read more ]