New Arrivals · Business

October 19, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The quarter-life breakthrough : invent your own path, find meaningful work, and build a life that matters

October 18, 2016
Poswolsky, Smiley, author.
New York, New York : TarcherPerigee, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2016]
xxvi, 192 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Part one: Invent your own path -- Start jumping lily pads -- No mo' FOMO -- Embrace fear -- Part two: Find meaningful work -- Define meaningful work -- Find alignment -- The infinite paths to meaningful work -- How to kick-start your meaningful job search -- Is graduate school worth it? -- Part three: Build a life that matters -- What to do when someone tells you you're not ready for your dreams -- Get your breakthrough hustle on -- Persistence trumps passion: lessons in breakthrough hustling -- Find believers -- Leave a legacy -- Conclusion: The journey continues.
After realizing that his well-paying, prestigious job was actually making him miserable, Adam "Smiley" Poswolsky started asking these big questions: How do you actually find meaning in the workplace? How do you find work that makes your heart sing, creates impact, and pays your rent? In The Quarter-Life Breakthrough, Smiley provides fresh, honest, counterintuitive, and inspiring career advice for anyone stuck in a quarter-life crisis (or third-life crisis), trying to figure out what to do with their lives. He shares the stories of many twenty- and thirty-somethings who are discovering how to work with purpose (and still pay the bills). With practical exercises and advice, this book is essential reading for career changers and anyone passionate about getting unstuck, pursuing work that matters, and changing the world.

Wait, how do I write this email? : game-changing templates for networking and the job search

October 17, 2016
Rubin, Danny, author
xv, 244 pages ; 23 cm
Includes index.

Resume psychology© : resume hacks & traps revealed beat the machine. Be seen. Get hired!

October 17, 2016
Spencer, Dirk.
[Lavergne, Tennessee] : ICGtesting, ©2016.
159 pages ; 23 cm.

From resume to work : how to get your resume to help you find a job faster than it has ever done before

October 17, 2016
Gill, C. Edwin.
[Place of publication not identified] : [C. Edwin Gill], [2015]
vii, 115 pages : illustration ; 23 cm
Resumes that get rejected -- You must be present -- Cover every point -- Checklists before getting started -- Resources -- Next steps.

Resumes that stand out! : tips for college students and recent grads for writing a superior ŕesumé and securing an interview

October 17, 2016
Cano, L. Xavier.
[Bloomington, IN] : Xlibris, ©2014.
182 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
What is a resume? -- The heading -- Career objective -- Education -- Work experience -- Technical and nontechnical skills -- Awards, achievements, and honors -- Extracurricular activities and leadership roles -- Languages spoken -- Optional section : community service -- Optional section : international travel -- Optional section : special projects -- Optional section : hobbies and interests -- The resume's general appearance -- Examples of complete resumes -- Tips for writing a cover letter -- Tips for making the most out of a career fair.
"Numerous examples of winning resumes to set you apart from the competition; simple-to-read instructions and proven frameworks--like a personal consultation; bonus chapters on writing influential cover letters and mastering a career fair so you can start interviewing"--Cover.

This is who we hire : how to get a job, succeed in it, and get promoted : the definitive career guide from decision makers in the selection process

October 14, 2016
Groenendyk, Alex, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : [CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform], [2016]
395 pages : illustrations; 23 cm
"This 'two in one' book provides a continuous process called the job cycle that ensures you not only land the job of your dreams but succeed in it. You can revisit and repeat this process to secure your first career job and every promotion thereafter. It covers the promotion strategies and leadership skills that will take you all the way to the top."--Publisher's description.

Career grease : how to get unstuck and pivot your career

October 13, 2016
Cardy, Alison, author.
[United States] : CreateSpace, 2016.
229 pages ; 22 cm.
Are you dissatisfied with your career? Having trouble seeing a better path? No matter how stuck you feel, it's possible to get into the driver's seat of your life at any moment and steer your career in an improved direction. Career coach Alison Cardy illustrates the step-by-step process she has successfully used to guide clients working in every industry imaginable through career changes. She shares engaging case studies, do-it-yourself exercises, and encouraging guidance to get you started on the right path for you (because no two journeys are alike). Cardy also flags common pitfalls and misleading career myths to help you keep your direction clear and your momentum intact.

Character based management : a key to more productive & effective organizations

October 12, 2016
Beezat, Robert, author.
Indianapolis, IN Dog Ear Publishing, [2016]
iii, 100 pages ; 23 cm

The social profit handbook : the essential guide to setting goals, assessing outcomes, and achieving success for mission-driven organizations

October 11, 2016
Grant, David (Business writer)
White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, [2015]
xii, 172 pages ; 23 cm
A note to the reader -- Can social profit be measured? -- Thinking differently about assessment -- Mission time -- The art of the rubric -- Practical advice on rubric design -- Rubrics that improve performance -- Rubrics for sustainability -- Rubrics for larger systems -- Changing our minds--and cultures.
"The Social Profit Handbook gives those who lead, govern, and support social profit organizations both a different way to think about assessment and a very practical approach to implementing formative assessment practices practices whose purpose is not about judging work that has already happened, but rather about improving work that will happen in the future."--Provided by publisher.

PMP® exam prep.

October 10, 2016
[Minneapolis, Minn.] : RMC Publications, 1999-
v. : ill., forms ; 28 cm.
Vol. for 8th ed. (2013) includes 1 CD-ROM called: PM FASTrack, PMP exam simulation software, version 8, demo.
"Rapid learning to pass PMI®'s PMP exam--on your first try!" (varies).

Small business marketing strategies : all-in-one for dummies

October 6, 2016
xvi, 580 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"6 books in one!"--cover.
Setting up your marketing foundation -- Getting started with your campaign -- Content is king: content marketing -- Using social media -- Incorporating traditional marketing -- Measuring results.
Incorporating tried-and-true marketing methods into your business will help it succeed. Discover how to develop and execute winning plans that result in growth and revenue every time. From defining your clients and using Twitter to promote your business, to going oldschool with broadcast and print ads, you'll find the help you need here.

Designing your life : how to build a well-lived, joyful life

September 28, 2016
Burnett, William (Consulting professor of design), author.
xxxi, 238 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
A Borzoi book.
Introduction: life by design -- Start where you are -- Building a compass -- Wayfinding -- Getting unstuck -- Design your lives -- Prototyping -- How not to get a job -- Designing your dream job -- Choosing happiness -- Failure immunity -- Building a team -- Conclusion: a well designed life.
Burnett and Evans believe that in order to change, people need a process-- a design process-- to help them figure out what they want and how to create it. Rather than dreaming up a lot of fun fantasies that have no relationship to the real world-- or the real you-- they show us how to build a future brick by brick, how to approach our own life design challenges with curiosity and creativity. They give us the tools and show us certain simple "mind-sets," and how to use them to practice life design in your life.

Do you talk funny? : 7 comedy habits to become a better (and funnier) public speaker

September 28, 2016
Nihill, David, author.
Dallas, TX : BenBella Books, [2016]
xxix, 173 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Start with a story -- Add humor : find the funny -- Write funny -- Rehearsed spontaneity -- Delivery -- Control the audience -- Close the book, but not fully : permanent beta.
"Public speaking can be terrifying. For David Nihill, the idea of standing in front of an audience was scarier than cliff jumping into a thorny pit of spiders and mothers-in-law. Without a parachute or advanced weaponry. Something had to change. In what doesn't sound like the best plan ever, David decided to overcome his fears by pretending to be a comedian called "Irish Dave" for one full year, crashing as many comedy clubs, festivals, and shows as possible. One part of the plan was at least logical: he was already Irish and already called Dave. In one year, David went from being deathly afraid of public speaking to hosting a business conference, regularly performing stand-up comedy and winning storytelling competitions in front of packed houses. And he did it by learning from some of the best public speakers in the world: stand-up comedians. Do You Talk Funny?: 7 Comedy Habits to Become a Better (and Funnier) Public Speaker shows how the key principles of stand-up comedy can be applied to your speaking engagements and presentations to make you funnier, more interesting, and better looking. (Or at least two of the three.) Whether you are preparing for a business presentation, giving a wedding toast, defending your thesis, raising money from investors, or simply want to take on something you're afraid of, this book will take you from sweaty to stage-ready. You'll learn how to: - Craft a story and content that your audience will want to listen to - Find the funniest parts of your material and how to get to them faster - Deal with stage fright - Master the two most important parts of your performance: timing and delivery Ten percent of the author's proceeds from this book will go to Arash Bayatmakou via Help Hope Live until he is fully back on his feet and thereafter to one of the many facing the same challenges after suffering a severe spinal cord injury."-- Provided by publisher.

Daring & disruptive : unleashing the entrepreneur

September 23, 2016
Messenger, Lisa, author.
xvi, 199 pages ; 22 cm
Believe -- Fear.less. -- Know your "why" -- Fail fast -- Dream big, dream often -- Culture up -- Invest in you -- Leverage it all -- Disrupt -- Do good -- Now go.
"Vibrant, game-changing CEO Lisa Messenger shares an insightful account of her rollercoaster ride as the creator and founder of the globally popular Collective Hub, the hip magazine of inspiration for disrupters and innovators of all stripes--with bold ideas on how you can stay on track and remain true to whatever your passion may be. Speaking to the new generation of innovators, game changers, and disrupters who want to succeed in a fast changing and often vexing world, Daring and Disruptive: Unleashing the Entrepreneur is a personal and honest chronicle of Lisa Messenger's various business endeavors, including her shrewd launch of her innovative entrepreneurial magazine, Collective Hub. Exuding honesty and energy, Lisa blends these wonderfully insightful stories with important business lessons she has learned along the way, such as how she empowered herself in ways that helped her harness her creativity, disrupt the system, and be fearless in all of her endeavors. Inspiring as well as instructive, Messenger's book offers up other big-think insights such as: -Invest in yourself -Know your "why"--Realize that failure is another word for experience -Break free of the traditional thinking around what a career should look like Whether you're a budding entrepreneur, corporate ladder-climber, or a seasoned business owner, Daring and Disruptive is a powerful and practical guide that can help you dig deep, stay on message, and stay true to your ideas in challenging times (so if you're thrown to the wolves, you'll have the strength to come out leading the pack)"-- Provided by publisher.

Together is better : a little book of inspiration

September 20, 2016
Sinek, Simon, author.
New York, New York : Portfolio/Penguin, [2016]
140 pages : illustrations ; 14 x 19 cm
Hello -- Start here -- Go alone or go together -- Find a vision -- Persevere -- Temptation -- The return -- Be the leader you wish you had -- A little more.
"Most of us live our lives by accident--we live as it happens. Fulfillment comes when we live our lives on purpose,"

7 nonprofit income streams : open the floodgates to sustainability!

September 19, 2016
Davis, Karen Eber, author.
xix, 158 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"Resources [Web]": Pages 151-152.
Stream one : mission income -- Stream two : individual giving, individual giving and groups, and individual giving of major gifts and bequests -- Stream three : government funding -- Stream four : foundations and other grantmaking entities -- Stream five : businesses supporting nonprofits -- Stream six : unrelated income opportunities -- Stream seven : in-kind donations : when cash isn't king -- Don't develop your income strategy alone -- Money, resources, and beyond.

The art of the "ask" : a collection of fundraising letters and telephone scripts

September 19, 2016
Pheiff, Connie S., author.
[Kingston, Pennsylvania?] : Dragonfly Press, 2013.
139 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm

Writing to win federal grants : a must-have for your fundraising toolbox

September 19, 2016
Kester, Cheryl L., author.
xxv, 212 pages ; 28 cm
How federal grants work -- Are we ready for federal grants? -- Building your grants dream team -- Finding the best match : prospect research -- Deciding when to go for it : assessing an RFA -- Mapping out your journey : logic models -- Budgets and budget narratives -- Tackling the blank page : how to start writing -- Proposal sections : need -- Proposal sections : project description -- Proposal sections : goals and objectives -- Proposal sections : organizational capacity and quality -- Proposal sections : evaluation plan -- Until grant do us part? : partnerships and collaborations -- Submitting your application -- After the award : grants management tips.
"This step-by-step guide is useful to both the novice and the seasoned writer. Its helpful hints, checklists, and progressive descriptions bring clarity and logic to a process that challenges even the best professionals."--Cover page [4].

Pivot : the only move that matters is your next one

September 13, 2016
Blake, Jenny, author.
xvi, 270 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction: Pivot is the new normal -- High net growth -- Stage One: Plant -- Plant overview -- Chapter 1: Calibrate your compass -- Chapter 2: Put a pin in it -- Chapter 3: Fuel your engine -- Chapter 4: Fund your runway -- Stage Two: Scan -- Scan overview -- Chapter 5: Bolster your bench -- Chapter 6: Bridge the gaps -- Chapter 7: Make yourself discoverable -- Stage Three: Pilot -- Pilot overview -- Chapter 8: Get scrappy -- Chapter 9: Pause, review, repeat -- Stage Four: Launch -- Launch overview -- Chapter 10: Build first, courage second -- Chapter 11: Flip failure -- Stage Five: Lead -- Lead overview -- Chapter 12: Are you listening? -- Conclusion: Celebrate complexity.
"Jenny Blake, bestselling author of Life After College and former career development program manager at Google, shows how to move into your next career phase by leveraging what you already do well"-- Provided by publisher.

The history and uncertain future of handwriting

September 9, 2016
Trubek, Anne, 1966- author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2016.
xiv, 177 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Introduction: Handwriting is history -- The strangely familiar very far past -- The problem with very beautiful writing -- The long tail of Greece and Rome -- Human Xerox machines -- The politics of script -- Handwriting as distinction -- Righteous, manly hands -- A devilish contrivance -- Long descenders -- Questioned documents -- Digital handwriting -- The continual revival of fancy letters -- The science of handwriting -- Conclusion: Our John Hancocks.
This book uncovers the long and significant impact handwriting has had on culture and humanity--from the first recorded handwriting on the clay tablets of the Sumerians some four thousand years ago and the invention of the alphabet as we know it, to the rising value of handwritten manuscripts today.

The cheat code : going off script to get more, go faster, and shortcut your way to success

September 9, 2016
Wong, Brian, author.
New York : Crown Business, 2016.
222 pages ; 22 cm
Be ballsy : learn how to get to the bolder version of yourself -- Be you : remember, you are your greatest asset. Home in on your best skills and learn how to take them to the next level -- Be unforgettable : learn tips and tricks around PR, build your brand, and get attention for yourself and your ideas -- Be a trailblazer : conventional wisdom is dead [and] there are better ways to get ahead. These cheats will put you in the right mind-set to be a leader among your peers and your industry.
"Twenty-something entrepreneur Brian Wong believes that most people--even the smartest and most creative people--have a tendency to follow a script; to do things the way others do them simply because that way works. Yet in that fact, he says, comes great opportunity; it means that each of us can stand out by going off script and doing things just a little differently from everyone else. In this short, breezy, and easily digestible book, he shares 70 bite-sized (1-2 pages), super simple, almost invisible short-cuts--or "cheats" (a term inspired from the world of gaming)--entrepreneurs and creatives of all stripes can use to get a leg up on the competition, garner attention for our ideas and pitches, and boost our careers and our businesses in the blink of an eye"-- Provided by publisher.

Governmental GAAP guide for state and local governments.

September 8, 2016
Chicago : CCH, c2007-
v. ; 23 cm.
"A comprehensive interpretation of all current promulgated governmental generally accepted accounting principles for state and local governments."

The leadership equation : 10 practices that build trust, spark innovation, and create high-performing organizations

September 8, 2016
Douglas, Eric, 1950- author.
245 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Align the core values -- Sharpen the focus -- Lead through others -- Manage decisions well -- Start with yourself -- Accelerate the pace of change -- Stimulate creative flow -- Spread systems thinking -- Multiply the communication -- Ask powerful questions.

ITIL Foundation exam guide

September 7, 2016
Davies, Jim, 1964- author.
New York : McGraw-Hill Education, 2016.
xvii, 268 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Includes index.
Chapter 1: ITIL fundamentals -- Chapter 2: The service lifecycle -- Chapter 3: Service strategy -- Chapter 4: Service design -- Chapter 5: Service transition -- Chapter 6: Service operation -- Chapter 7: Continual service improvement -- Chapter 8: ITSM in the real world -- Appendix A: Implementation -- Appendix B: ITSM qualifications structure -- Appendix C: Instant ITIL expertise -- -- Appendix D: About the CD-ROM.

The loudest duck : moving beyond diversity while embracing differences to achieve success at work

September 7, 2016
Liswood, Laura A., 1950- creator.
xxviii, 164 pages ; 23 cm
Beware of Noah's Ark -- The elephant and the mouse -- Tell your grandma to go home -- What's easy for you is hard for me and how to naviage the difference -- Unwritten rules -- We hire for difference and fire because they are not the same -- The tools in your toolbox.
"A business fable that explains why organizations need to move beyond the old-style diversity efforts to actually benefit from difference In today's modern workplaces with their many different types of people, cultural and personal differences can be challenges-whether you're a team-member or a business leader. Different cultures teach different values and we carry those values throughout adulthood and into the office environment. Understanding the cultural and gender viewpoints of our colleagues is a major key to healthy, conflict-free work environments. This fable takes its name from a Chinese children's parable about how "the loudest duck gets shot." It's a parable that contrasts with the American idiom "the squeaky wheel gets the grease." Comparing the two, it's clear that different cultures teach different views, and those views often translate into distinct ways of doing business. In today's global business world, understanding each other-where we come from and what we're taught-is more important than ever. A business fable that points out how the old way of approaching diversity will never work, showing us how to understand and navigate the cultural and gender differences that cause conflict in the office Perfect for managers and executives faced with leadership challenges in a heterogeneous workforce and who want to make sure their organization is a true meritocracy and a level playing field for everyone Ideal for anyone, at any level, who wants more tools in their toolbox to get ahead in business in a global business culture Doing business today takes understanding and cultural intelligence. The Loudest Duck uses an entertaining story to share important lessons about why diversity efforts are bound to fail unless we really understand how we unconsciously respond to difference and how to move to beyond it"--Provided by publisher.

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