New Arrivals · Business

May 27, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Hello stay interviews, goodbye talent loss : a manager's playbook

May 26, 2015
Kaye, Beverly, 1943-
Oakland, CA : Berret-Koehler Publishers, a BK Business book [2015]
x, 105 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Why bother? -- Is it art or science? -- What's holding you back? -- What else is worrying you? -- Do they trust you enough? -- Will you make the time? -- Have you noticed lately? -- Does practice make perfect? -- How's that working for you?

Yes, and : how improvisation reverses "no, but" thinking and improves creativity and collaboration : lessons from The Second City

May 26, 2015
Leonard, Kelly, author.
©2015
x, 240 pages ; 24 cm
The business of funny -- Yes, and : how to make something out of nothing -- How to build an ensemble -- The co-creation story, or Audiences want in on the act -- Change is hard : comedy and improvisation make it easier -- Using failure -- Follow the follower -- Listening is a muscle -- Conclusion: what happened when we Yes, anded the writing of this book -- Appendix: The Second City improv exercises.
The authors, both executives at Chicago's The Second City, present their insights and perspective on how to apply the seven elements of improv comedy in both professional and personal situations.

Team of teams : new rules of engagement for a complex world

May 22, 2015
McChrystal, Stanley A., author.
©2015
ix, 290 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"As commander of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), General Stanley McChrystal discarded a century of management wisdom and pivoted from a pursuit of mechanical efficiency to organic adaptability. In this book, he shows how any organization can make the same transition to act like a team of teams -- where small groups combine the freedom to experiment with a relentless drive to share their experience."-- Publisher's description.

Love your job : the new rules of career happiness

May 21, 2015
Hannon, Kerry, author.
Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2015]
xiii, 183 pages ; 23 cm
Introduction: what my dog taught me about loving my job -- Curing the workplace blues -- Creating the blueprint for your dream job -- Do an MRI on your work and your life -- Refresh your attitude : the keystone to your love your job action plan -- Beyond the job description -- How to build flexibility into your job -- How to upgrade your game -- How to have the "what's next?" talk with your boss.
Step-by-step tips for revitalizing your careerYes, it is possible to have a job you love, and it doesn't require starting from scratch. Love Your Job is a guide to making work fulfilling and fun - again, or even for the first time. Why count down the hours of the day or the days to retirement when you could reinvigorate your workday, transforming the daily doldrums into a daily dose of enjoyable activity? Kerry Hannon, The New York Times columnist and AARP's Jobs Expert, focuses on the little things that can make a big difference in how we feel about work.Love Your Job is all about the routines, habits, and thought patterns that, over the years, may have turned a dream job into a drudge or, worse, a nightmare. Changing these habits and attitudes is simple, and this book shows you how to identify the little things that make work enjoyable and engaging. Using these simple techniques, you can adopt the attitude that will keep you happy and that might just lead to bigger and better things, no matter what stage of your career you are in.

The membership economy : find your superusers, master the forever transaction, and build recurring revenue

May 20, 2015
Baxter, Robbie Kellman, author.
New York : McGraw-Hill Education, [2015]
xiii, 255 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

8 lessons in military leadership for entrepreneurs

May 19, 2015
Kiyosaki, Robert T., 1947- author.
Scottsdale, AZ : Plata Publishing, LLC, 2015.
xviii, 183 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes an excerpt from Why we want you to be rich / by Donald J. Trump and Robert T. Kiyosaki.
Part one, A call to duty. Mission critical -- How to become an entrepreneur -- Part two, 8 lessons in leadership. Lesson #1, Leaders are role models -- Lesson #2, Are you a loner or a leader -- Lesson #3, Discipline delivers a higher quality of life -- Lesson #4, The power of respect -- Lesson #5, The need for speed -- Lesson #6, Unite to win & divide to conquer -- Lesson #7, Leaders are teachers -- Lesson #8, Leaders is one big sales job -- Bonus section.

Cracking the GMAT.

May 18, 2015
New York : Villard Books,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Imprint varies: <2001-2016> Random House, Inc.
At head of title: The Princeton Review.

A higher standard : leadership strategies from America's first female four-star general

May 18, 2015
Dunwoody, Ann, 1953- author.
©2015
xiii, 273 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Foreword / by Sheryl Sandberg -- Walk the walk : "live to a higher standard" -- The enemy within : "leaders aren't invincible--don't try to be" -- Door kickers : "believe in yourself" -- Courage : "do the right thing for the right reason" -- The man behind the curtain : "recognize your advocates, Janus-faces, and detractors" -- The mirror, mirror syndrome : "leverage the power of diversity" -- Call me coach : "from your winning team" -- The power of the yellow brick road : "develop your strategic vision" -- The needs of an army notwithstanding : "know when to fold 'em" -- Leader of leaders : "build your bench" -- Afterthoughts : "my way to continue the conversation..." -- Chronology -- Postscript: Leadership strategies from an Army life.

Let me give it to you straight : an outspoken guide to working with headhunters, advancing your career and reaching enlightenment... without the sugarcoating

May 18, 2015
Jaffe, Mark, author.
Birmingham, United Kingdom : CGW Publishing, 2014.
185 pages ; 23 cm
Mark Jaffe shares his experiences recruiting senior executives in a way that will give you an unfair advantage when planning your next career move.

Under the hood : fire up and fine-tune your employee culture

May 14, 2015
Slap, Stan.
New York, New York : Portfolio/Penguin, 2015.
ix, 266 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The seven dedly sins of cultural commitment -- The four vulnerabilities -- The whole point -- Research notes and tangents.
"This deeply researched book reveals why an employee culture is an entirely separate organism living within a company, with its own purpose and priorities. It exists to protect itself, and it can't be bluffed, bribed, or bullied into dependably doing anything. So how do you keep your employee culture energized and open to change in a way that doesn't bankrupt the company? How do you protect your organization when the culture is most vulnerable--during mergers, fast growth, and under extraordinary pressure? Slap's answers include more than fifty action steps that are immediately applicable by any company and every manager. He also features the real stories of firms like Google and Samsung, intimate interviews with famed CEOs, and wild insights from unique employee cultures, including the film crew of the Super Bowl and Paul McCartney's band"-- Provided by publisher.

The high-speed company : creating urgency and growth in a nanosecond culture

May 14, 2015
Jennings, Jason.
New York : Portfolio/Penguin, [2015]
x, 228 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Purpose -- Principles and values -- The customer -- Transparency -- Systematize everything -- Communication -- Accountability -- Prosperity -- Stewardship.
"Reveals the unique practices of businesses that have proven records of urgency and growth. The key distinction is that they've created extraordinary cultures with a strong purpose, more trust, and relentless follow-through. These companies burn less energy, beat the competition, and have a lot of fun along the way. Jennings shows how you can implement the same strategies that have made companies such as CoBank, OReilly Auto Parts, Grainger, Henry Schein, Google, and Johnson & Johnson great"--Dust jacket flap.

Marketing above the noise : achieve strategic advantage with marketing that matters

May 14, 2015
Popky, Linda J.
Brookline, MA : Bibliomotion, 2015.
xviii, 204 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Marketing today is out of control. With all the new marketing techniques accessible to the masses, it's becoming harder and harder to stand out from the crowd. The result is more and more messages, hitting us more often in new and more intrusive ways. For customers, it's a lot of noise. Through her work with a wide range of organizations from small companies to professional service providers to Fortune 500 companies, Linda Popky has developed Dynamic Market Leverage[trademark symbol], an approach to help cut through the clutter, stand out, and effectively build business. Marketing Above the Noise takes a contrarian approach by not focusing on social media, digital marketing, or other new tactics, and instead helping organizations understand: The critical upfront work needed to really understand customers, markets and unmet needs; The value of consistent, focused messaging; Why empowering employees to effectively represent the brand is so critical; How to thrive in an age of user-generated content and customer driven marketing; Why it's key not to confuse selling with installing. The book introduces the Dynamic Market Leverage Model, which measures marketing clout by looking at eight core marketing disciplines and five additional Leverage Factors that can help an organization focus on key aspects of their marketing function that will provide the most significant return on their marketing investment. Today's businesses need to stop trying to keep pace with the latest and greatest marketing tactics and instead focus on developing those long term strategies that build customer loyalty and convince prospects to buy. Yes, businesses need to be aware of and integrate new media and new approaches, but they need to do it in a way that makes sense for the business. They need to maintain a clear focus above the din of the roaring crowd-above the marketing fray. Most organizations don't have the luxury of being able to start from a clean slate to develop new marketing strategies. They have existing customers, existing channels and relationships, existing ways of doing business. With limited resources, they're not able to integrate every new tactic as it appears and they're not sure how to prioritize all of these options. What's needed is a timeless framework-a way of looking at marketing as tied to both business growth and the building and nurturing of ongoing customer engagement. It's time to move the focus from social media and evangelists, sales and marketing alignment, and the latest hot cloud-based marketing tools, to what really counts: convincing customers to trust you with their business-not just once, but time and time again. "-- Provided by publisher.

It's not who you know, it's who you are : life lessons from winners

May 11, 2015
Williams, Pat, 1940-
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Revell, [2015]
217 pages ; 23 cm
Success -- Leadership -- Family and friends -- Impact and influence -- Becoming a person of excellence.
We live in a culture obsessed with celebrity, but Williams shows you that it's not who you know that's important, it's who you are inside. He presents meditations on success, leadership, and influence. These are accompanied by motivating stories of people from all walks to life to inspire you to continually strive to be the person God made you to be.

Grow your value : living and working to your full potential

May 8, 2015
Brzezinski, Mika, author.
New York : Weinstein Books, [2015]
viii, 293 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Examines the enemies of women's success both in the workplace and at home and reveals strategies to overcome them.

The power playbook : rules for independence, money and success

May 5, 2015
Anthony, La La.
New York, NY : Celebra, 2015.
ix, 245 pages ; 22 cm.
"The Power Playbook is the empowering guide to forging professional success, establishing financial independence, and finding balance for a truly satisfying life. The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Love Playbook, La La Anthony is again opening up her playbook to share her no-nonsense advice. La La is a self-made entrepreneur with a successful fashion line, a cosmetics company, a reality show, and a budding acting career to her credit. From humble beginnings, she created a career that she loves through sheer determination and hard work, and now she shares her hard-won wisdom on how her readers can do the same. With her unparalleled drive and enterprising attitude, La La knows what it takes to follow a dream, forge goals, and work relentlessly to achieve them. In The Power Playbook, she will share her tried-and-true advice for reaching new levels of success in whatever you set out to do. Big dreams require hard work, resilience, and an undying belief in yourself. Illustrated by personal stories of her own professional triumphs and challenges, La La reveals her secrets to finding success on your own terms."-- Provided by publisher.

Getting there : a book of mentors

April 29, 2015
Segal, Gillian Zoe, author.
New York : Abrams Image, 2015.
206 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
The path to success is rarely easy or direct, and good mentors are hard to find. In Getting there, thirty leaders in diverse fields share their secrets to navigating the rocky road to the top. In an honest, direct, and engaging way, these role models describe the obstacles they faced, the setbacks they endured, and the vital lessons they learned. They dispense not only essential and practical career advice, but also priceless wisdom applicable to life in general. Getting there is for everyone--from students contemplating their futures to the vast majority of us facing challenges or seeking to reach our potential.

Leave your mark : land your dream job, kill it in your career, rock social media

April 28, 2015
Licht, Aliza.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2015.
xxii, 259 pages ; 22 cm
"LEAVE YOUR MARK isn't an advice book--it's a mentorship in 288 pages. Aliza Licht -- global fashion communications executive, AKA fashion's favorite "PR girl" and Twitter phenom -- is here to tell her story, complete with The Devil Wears Prada- like moments and insider secrets. Drawing invaluable lessons from her experience, Licht shares advice, inspiration, and a healthy dose of real talk in LEAVE YOUR MARK. She delivers personal and professional guidance for people just starting their careers and for people who are well on their way. With a particular emphasis on communicating and building your personal brand, something she knows a thing or two about, Aliza is your sassy, knowledgeable guide to the contemporary working world, where personal and professional lines are blurred and the most important thing you can have is a strong sense of self. "-- Provided by publisher.

Job success.

April 27, 2015
Syracuse, N.Y. : New Readers Press, 2013.
112 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
"Adapted from Career pathways: effective employee"--T.p. verso.

The perfection of the paper clip : curious tales of invention, accidental genius, and stationery obsession

April 24, 2015
Ward, James, 1981-
New York : Touchstone, 2015.
xiv, 285 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"This wonderfully quirky book will change the way you look at your desk forever with stories of accidental genius, bitter rivalries, and an appreciation for everyday objects, like the humble but perfectly designed paper clip and the utilitarian, irreplaceable pencil. How many of humanity's brightest ideas started out on a scrap of paper, a Post-It, or in the margins of a notebook? In a delightfully witty and fresh voice, James Ward--cofounder of the Boring Conference and collector of the arcane--explores the secret histories of deskbound supplies, from pencils to fluorescent ink, and the gleaming reams of white paper we all take for granted, encouraging a deeper appreciation and fascination for the things that surround us each day. In the spirit of The Evolution of Useful Things and A History of the World in 100 Objects, Ward transforms the mundane into stories of invention, discovery, and even awe. The Perfection of the Paper Clip is a fascinating tour of the objects that touch our daily lives, filled with charming drawings, illuminating stories, and winning humor that will satisfy curious minds and armchair inventors"-- Provided by publisher.

Stand out : how to find your breakthrough idea and build a following around it

April 24, 2015
Clark, Dorie, author.
©2015
214 pages ; 22 cm
"A guide to becoming a recognized expert in your field Too many people believe that if they keep their heads down and work hard, they will be lauded as experts on the merits of their work. But that's simply not true anymore. To make a name for yourself, you have to capitalize on your unique perspective and knowledge and inspire others to listen and take action. But becoming a "thought leader" is a mysterious and opaque process. Where do the ideas come from, and how do they get noticed? Dorie Clark explains how to identify the ideas that set you apart and promote them successfully. The key is to recognize your own value, cultivate your expertise, and put yourself out there. Featuring vivid examples and drawing on interviews with Seth Godin, Robert Cialdini, and other thought leaders, Clark teaches readers how to develop a big idea, leverage existing affiliations, and build a community of followers. She offers not mere self-promotion, but an opportunity to change the world for the better while giving you the ultimate job insurance"-- Provided by publisher.

The career playbook : essential advice for today's aspiring young professional

April 24, 2015
Citrin, James M., author.
New York : Crown Business, [2015]
x, 241 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

Strategy rules : five timeless lessons from Bill Gates, Andy Grove, and Steve Jobs

April 22, 2015
Yoffie, David B., author.
©2015.
xiii, 254 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Preface -- Introduction The Making of a Master Strategist -- Chapter 1 Look Forward, Reason Back -- Chapter 2 Make Big Bets, Without Betting the Company -- Chapter 3 Build Platforms and Ecosystems-Not Just Products -- Chapter 4 Exploit Leverage and Power-Play Judo and Sumo -- Chapter 5 Shape the Organization around Your Personal Anchor -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Index.
"The authors of the bestselling Competing on Internet Time (a Business Week top 10 book) analyze the strategies, principles, and skills of three of the most successful and influential figures in business--Bill Gates, Andy Grove, and Steve Jobs--offering lessons for all managers and entrepreneurs on leadership, strategy and execution.In less than a decade, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Andy Grove founded three companies that would define the world of technology and transform our lives. At their peaks, Microsoft, Apple, and Intel were collectively worth some $1.5 trillion. Strategy Rules examines these three individuals collectively for the first time--their successes and failures, commonalities and differences--revealing the business strategies and practices they pioneered while building their firms.David B. Yoffie and Michael A. Cusumano have studied these three leaders and their companies for more than thirty years, while teaching business strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship at Harvard and MIT. In this enlightening guide, they show how Gates, Grove, and Jobs approached strategy and execution in remarkably similar ways--yet markedly differently from their erstwhile competitors--keeping their focus on five strategic rules.Strategy Rules brings together the best practices in strategic management and high-tech entrepreneurship from three path-breaking entrepreneurs who emerged as CEOs of huge global companies. Their approaches to formulating strategy and building organizations offer unique insights for start-up executives as well as the heads of modern multinationals"-- Provided by publisher.

Simple rules : how to thrive in a complex world

April 22, 2015
Sull, Donald N. (Donald Norman)
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.
280 pages ; 22 cm
Outlines an approach to high-performance problem solving and decision making that draws on insights from survival guides, pop culture, and other sources.

Miss Jessie's : creating a successful business from scratch--naturally

April 22, 2015
Branch, Miko, author.
New York : Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015]
xvi, 294 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 22 cm
"A memoir and business guide rich with inspirational life lessons and unique business advice from ... the Chief Executive Officer of the dynamic 'Miss Jessie's'-- the company that revolutionized the hair-care industry"--Front jacket flap.

Roadmap : the get-it-together guide for figuring out what to do with your life

April 21, 2015
©2015
366 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Created by Nathan Gebhard, Brian McAllister, and Mike Marriner, with Jay Sacher, Alyssa Frank, Annie Mais, Jamie Zehler, and Willie Witte."

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