These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
October 1, 2014
Jamail, Nathan, author.
New York : Gotham Books, 
viii, 210 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"The successful self-published author of The Sales Leaders Playbook writes his first mainstream leadership book. There are enormous differences between managing and coaching. Yet many companies and organizations encourage their leaders to coach teams without ever teaching them how and without creating a culture that supports coaching. Nathan Jamail-a leading consultant, professional speaker, and the president of his own group of businesses-trains coaches at several Fortune 500 companies and learned that it takes not only different skills to achieve success, but a truly effective coach needs an organizational culture that creates and multiplies the success of every motivated team member. The Leadership Playbook shows leaders the skills necessary to be an effective coach and to build effective teams by: Fostering employees' belief in the culture of a company; Resolving issues proactively rather than reactively and creating an involvement that constantly pushes employees to be their best; Focusing on the more humane principles of leadership-gratitude, positivity, and recognition-that keep morale high; Holding teams and individuals accountable; Constantly recruiting talent ("building the bench") rather than filling positions only when they are empty. Combining research, interviews, and inspiring stories with the lessons that have earned Jamail the respect of the world's foremost corporations including CISCO, FedEx, Sprint, the U.S. Army, and State Farm; The Leadership Playbook will dominate the category for years to come. "-- Provided by publisher.
September 30, 2014
Boston. : Bob Adams.
v. ; 24 cm.
Vols. for 1987-1992 have subtitle: "with great answers to tough interview questions" : 1993-2002 have subtitle: "the ultimate job seeker's handbook" ; <2006-2015> "Ultimate job seeker's guide" (varies slightly).
Imprint varies: 1991- Holbrook, Mass. : Adams Publishing ; <1999-2015> Holbrook, Mass. : Adams Media Corporation.
September 30, 2014
New York : Random House,
v. ; 23 cm.
At head of title: The Princeton Review.
September 29, 2014
Maxwell, John C., 1947-
New York : Center Street, 2014.
304 pages ; 23 cm
" In GOOD LEADERS ASK GREAT QUESTIONS, John C. Maxwell delves into the process of becoming a successful leader by examining how questions can be used to advantage. What are the questions leaders should ask themselves? What questions should they ask members of their team? He then responds to the toughest problems leaders have presented to him. Using social media, Maxwell offered the floor to followers with unanswered questions about what it takes to achieve their professional best, and selected seventy questions on the most popular topics, including: -- How can I discover my unique purpose as a leader? -- What is the most effective daily habit that any leader should develop? -- How do you motivate an unmotivated person? -- How would you work with a difficult leader who has no vision? This book is a thorough, insightful response to those readers and anyone who feels they have plateaued on their journey to develop their ultimate potential. Every leader has room to grow, and the advice in these pages will help readers assess their current position, and structure an effective plan to achieve their goals. "-- Provided by publisher.
September 26, 2014
Bakst, Dina, author.
New York, NY : The Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 2014.
xiii, 343 pages ; 21 cm
Includes state-by-state guide.
Congratulations you're expecting! now what? -- Time to bond: planning for parental leave -- Back into the groove: returning to work as a parent -- The parent trap: confronting stigma and bias at work -- Conclusion.
September 25, 2014
Thiel, Peter A.
New York : Crown Business, 
210 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
The challenge of the future -- Party like it's 1999 -- All happy companies are different -- The ideology of competition -- Last mover advantage -- You are not a lottery ticket -- Follow the money -- Secrets -- Foundations -- The mechanics of mafia -- If you build it, will they come? -- Man and machine -- Seeing green -- The founder's paradox.
"Thiel starts from the bold premise that we live in an age of technological stagnation, even if we're too distracted by our new mobile devices to notice. Progress has stalled in every industry except computers, and globalization is hardly the revolution people think it is. It's true that the world can get marginally richer by building new copies of old inventions, making horizontal progress from "1 to n." But true innovators have nothing to copy. The most valuable companies of the future will make vertical progress from "0 to 1," creating entirely new industries and products that have never existed before. Zero to One is about how to build these companies. Tomorrow's champions will not win by competing ruthlessly in today's marketplace. They will escape competition altogether, because their businesses will be unique. In today's post-internet bubble world, conventional wisdom dictates that all the good ideas are taken, and the economy becomes a tournament in which everyone competes to reach the top. Zero to One shows how to quit the zero-sum tournament by finding an untapped market, creating a new product, and quickly scaling up a monopoly business that captures lasting value. Planning an escape from competition is essential for every business and every individual, not just for technology startups. The greatest secret of the modern era is that there are still unique frontiers to explore and new problems to solve. Zero to One shows how to pursue them using the most important, most difficult, and most underrated skill in every job or industry: thinking for yourself"-- Provided by publisher.
September 25, 2014
Snow, Shane, author.
New York, NY : HarperBusiness, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 
vi, 257 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction : "How do they move so fast?" -- Pt. 1: Shorten. Hacking the ladder : "bored Mormons" ; Training with masters : "the vocal thief" ; Rapid feedback : "the F word" -- Pt. 2: Leverage. Platforms : "the laziest programmer" ; Waves : "Moore and Moore" ; Superconnectors : "space, wars, and storytellers" -- Pt. 3: Soar. Momentum : "depressed billionaires" ; Simplicity : "hot babes and paradise" ; 10x thinking : "the rocketeer".
Entrepreneur and journalist Shane Snow (Wired, Fast Company, The New Yorker, and cofounder of Contently) analyzes the lives of people and companies that do incredible things in implausibly short time by employing what psychologists call "lateral thinking" to rethink convention and break "rules" that aren't rules.
September 25, 2014
Perlow, Leslie A., 1967-
Boston, Mass. : Harvard Business Review Press, ©2012.
viii, 274 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
The experiment -- The winning formula -- Speaking openly -- Passion and action -- Experimenting with change -- together -- Small steps, big results -- The team leader's crucial role -- Defining the team and the goal -- The first meeting and beyond -- A firmwide initiative -- Introducing facilitators -- Reimagining work.
Can't resist checking your smartphone or mobile device? Sure, all this connectivity keeps you in touch with your team and the office, but at what cost? In this book, Harvard Business School professor Leslie Perlow reveals how you can disconnect and become more productive in the process. In fact, she shows that you can devote more time to your personal life and accomplish more at work. The good news is that this doesn't require a grand organizational makeover or buy-in from the CEO. All it takes is collaboration between you and your team, working together and making small, doable changes. What started as an experiment with a six-person team at The Boston Consulting Group, one of the world's elite management consulting firms, triggered a global initiative that eventually spanned more than nine hundred BCG teams in thirty countries across five continents. These teams confronted their nonstop workweeks and changed the way they worked, becoming more efficient and effective. The result? Employees were more satisfied with their work-life balance and with their work in general. And the firm was better able to recruit and retain employees. Clients also benefited-often in unexpected ways.
September 24, 2014
Pollak, Lindsey, author.
New York, NY : Harper Business, 
x, 301 pages ; 23 cm
Learn. Catch up : winning friends, moving cheese, and breaking all the rules ; Prep : feeling the fear, filling the tanks, and perfecting the pots ; Be : building your brand, polishing your presence, and dealing with being booped ; Be.com : ego-googling, hunting moose; and making time to Tweet -- Lead. Listen : choosing your method, knowing your audience, and becoming a master of meetings ; Manage : driving the truck, giving out trophies, and closing your door almost all the way ; Prioritize : running the marathon, delegating undictatorially, and handling stress like a Buddhist nun -- Last. Connect : finding your champions, networking up, and always take the meeting ; Grow : getting better, falling with style, and truly changing the world.
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 as running their own businesses, where they are beginning to have a profound impact that will last for decades. Pollak provides a brisk, tech savvy success manual filled with real-world, actionable tips. Discover the key trends affecting your career, and master the classic rules of excellence that never go out of style.
People tools for business : 50 strategies for building success, creating wealth, and finding happiness
September 22, 2014
Fox, Alan C.
New York : SelectBooks, Inc., 
xiii, 198 pages ; 23 cm
"Author of People Tools follows up his first book describing simple strategies for success in our daily lives with more advice that focuses on achieving success in business"-- Provided by publisher.
September 22, 2014
Clifton, Jim, author.
New York, N.Y. Gallup Press, 2014.
161 pages ; 19 cm.
Delves into the psychology of the entrepreneur and includes strategies and action items for building successful ventures, as well as access to an online test that measures readers' entrepreneurial potential.
September 18, 2014
Chapman, Gary D., 1938-
Chicago : Northfield Publishing, 
168 pages ; 23 cm
The rise of the toxic workplace -- The many faces of the toxic boss -- Reality check: great places to work -- Hidden poisons in nonprofits and churches -- Little murders at work -- Rabbits on the freeway -- Descent to the dark side -- Rx for cynicism -- Survival guide and toolkit.
Offers accounts of workers in emotionally unhealthy work environments and how they coped with the situation or left it behind, with practical advice for readers who find themselves in toxic workplaces.
September 17, 2014
San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, .
x, 98 pages ; 22 cm.
"Naming a business or product has always been challenging--and sometimes costly--for entrepreneurs and inventors, but it's one of the most important decisions they have to make. Alexandra Watkins presents a foolproof model that anyone can use to create and evaluate brand names like a pro"-- Provided by publisher.
September 16, 2014
Satterfield, Mark, 1955-
Dallas, TX : BenBella Books, 
xii, 307 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
The best business schools' admissions secrets : a former Harvard Business School Admissions Board member reveals the insider keys to getting in
September 15, 2014
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, Inc., 
xx, 331 pages ; 23 cm
September 5, 2014
Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly Media, 2014.
xviii, 218 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Learn how your prospective customers behave, the problems they need to solve, and what frustrates and delights them. These insights may shake your assumptions, but they'll help you reach the "ah-ha!" moments that inspire truly great products. Lean how to: validate or invalidate your hypothesis by talking to the right people, learn how to conduct successful customer interviews play-by-play, detect a customer's behaviors, pain points, and constraints, turn interview insights into Minimum Viable Products to validate what customers will use and buy, and adapt customer development strategies.
September 5, 2014
Piskorski, Mikołaj Jan.
Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 
xii, 275 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The arc of the book -- Social failures and social solutions -- "Meet" solutions : eHarmony and Okcupid -- "Meet" solution : Twitter -- "Friend" solutions : Facebook and mixi -- "Meet" and "friend" solutions : LinkedIn & Friendster -- "Meet" and "friend" solution : MySpace -- Social strategies -- Social strategy at Zynga -- Social strategy at Yelp -- Social strategy at American Express -- Social strategy at Nike -- Building social strategy at XCard and Harvard Business Review -- Conclusions.
Drawing on his analysis of proprietary data from social media sites, Piskorski argues that the secret of successful ones is that they allow people to fulfill social needs that either can't be met offline or can be met only at much greater cost. This insight provides the key to how companies can leverage social platforms to create a sustainable competitive advantage. Companies need to help people interact with each other before they will promote products to their friends or help companies in other ways. Done right, a company's social media should benefit customers and the firm. Piskorski calls this "a social strategy," and he describes how companies such as Yelp and Zynga have done it, providing not only a story- and data-driven explanation for the explosion of social media but also an invaluable, concrete road map for any company that wants to tap the marketing potential of this remarkable phenomenon.
September 2, 2014
Chicago : CCH, c2007-
v. ; 23 cm.
"A comprehensive interpretation of all current promulgated governmental generally accepted accounting principles for state and local governments."
September 2, 2014
Furr, Nathan R.
Boston : Harvard Business Review Press, 
ix, 268 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"Call it 'lean start-up,' 'design thinking,' or 'agile.' No matter the name, it's clear that a new method is revolutionizing how to successfully create, refine, and bring ideas to market without traditional business planning. But because these ideas and techniques run counter to conventional managerial thinking and practice, managers in established organizations have difficulty implementing them. No longer. Based on field work with thousands of managers and validated inside dozens of companies, innovation experts Nathan Furr and Jeff Dyer show when and how to apply a 'lean start-up' approach to innovation in established businesses"-- Provided by publisher.
August 29, 2014
Martin, Steve J.
New York : Business Plus, 
xix, 268 pages ; 24 cm
August 29, 2014
New York : Portfolio Hardcover, 
392 pages ; 24 cm
A revelatory account of the personal factors that shaped the Virgin Group founder's unconventional leadership style discusses topics ranging from his limited education and struggles with dyslexia through his self-employment values and beliefs about listening.
August 28, 2014
Hill, Napoleon, 1883-1970.
New York : Tarcher, 
xi, 234 pages : ilustrations ; 21 cm
"Napoleon Hill's proven program for prosperity and happiness"--Cover.
"The Science of Success is a collection of writings by and about Napoleon Hill, author of the most widely read book on personal prosperity philosophy ever published, Think and Grow Rich. These essays and writings contain teachings on the nature of prosperity and how to attain it, and are published here in book form for the very first time. This work is a must-have item for Hill's millions of fans worldwide!"-- Provided by publisher.
August 28, 2014
Bennett, Scott, 1962-
New York : American Management Association, 
xx, 134 pages ; 21 cm
August 21, 2014
Coleman, Peter T., 1959-
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
xxi, 278 pages ; 24 cm
"A practical guide to navigating workplace conflicts by better understanding the power dynamics at play in every interaction Conflicts at work are as inevitable as they are frustrating. In Making Conflict Work, Peter Coleman and Robert Ferguson's leading experts in the field of conflict resolution address the key role of power in workplace tension. Whether you're butting heads with your boss or addressing a direct report's complaint, your relative position of power affects how you approach conflict. Coleman and Ferguson explain how power dynamics function, with step-by-step guidance to determining your standing in a conflict and identifying and applying the strategies that will lead to the best resolution. Drawing on the authors' years of research and consulting experience, the book gives readers effective strategies for negotiating disputes at all levels of an organization. Making Conflict Work includes self-assessment exercises and action plans to guide managers, mediators, consultants, and attorneys through any conflict. This powerful approach can turn workplace tensions into catalysts for creativity, innovation, and meaningful change"-- Provided by publisher.
August 18, 2014
Ithaca, N.Y. : New Strategist,
v. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Vol. for 1999 by Cheryl Russell and Susan Mitchell ; 2001 by Cheryl Russell ; 2005-<2014> by the editors of New strategist publications.
"Demographics of consumer demand."
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