New Arrivals · Business

December 17, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Winning the long game : how strategic leaders shape the future

December 16, 2014
Krupp, Steven, author.
x, 323 pages : black and white illustrations ; 25 cm
"The number one business challenge is winning the long game by being more strategic: developing the skills to look outside the four walls of the organization and see the world from the future back. Steven Krupp and Paul J.H. Schoemaker bridge the gap between what many see as the separate domains of strategy and leadership to show how to develop the discipline of strategic leadership in a world of growing uncertainty"

The wisdom of oz : using personal accountability to succeed in everything you do

December 16, 2014
Connors, Roger.
New York : Portfolio/Penguin, 2014.
xii, 144 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Why does the story of Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion touch us? Like all great entertainment, their journey resonates. We see ourselves in the characters and likewise wish we possessed the power, the brains, the heart, and the courage to make our own dreams come true. So what are your dreams? What do you want? Is it a promotion? Improving a relationship? Rescuing a child? Finding a new job? Saving a marriage? Getting a degree? Finding the love of your life? Making a difference in your community? This book will help you get whatever you consider worthwhile in life. Simply put, when you unleash the power of personal accountability it will energize you in lifealtering ways, giving you a concrete boost that enhances your ability to think, to withstand adversity, to generate confidence, and to increase your own natural emotional, mental, and intellectual strength. Roger Connors and Tom Smith know this because they've seen it work in their own lives and witnessed it in the lives of some of the most successful and influential people in the world. The authors first introduced this powerful accountability philosophy in the New York Times bestseller The Oz Principle. Since then, millions have come to know them as "The Oz Guys" and they have gone on to help leaders all over the world teach and apply the principles you're about to learn. Principles that have generated billions of dollars of wealth-along with a host of even more important results. Devotees of The Oz Principle have brought lifesaving medications to market, created better education in community colleges, greatly surpassed charity fund-raising goals, and improved medical practices in battlefield hospitals. In The Wisdom of Oz, Connors and Smith present the practical and powerful principles of personal accountability in simple, down-to-earth terms that you can apply in your homes, schools, communities, churches, and volunteer groups. The book will help you strengthen family relationships, improve friendships, motivate children, increase value on the job, improve health and financial well-being, or achieve whatever it is you most desire. Drawing on engaging stories about those who have overcome great odds-including South African president Nelson Mandela, Polish WWII hero Irena Sendler, and everyday men and women-Connors and Smith demonstrate that by taking personal ownership of your goals and accepting responsibility for your performance, you also take control of your success. You will read stories about people just like you who learned to beat their struggles, like the New York area fisherman who fell off his lobster boat and was adrift at sea for twelve hours in the chilly Atlantic. but survived. You will learn the traits that allowed a college senior who landed flat on her face in a 600-meter race to jump up and win. Or a thirteen-year-old soccer player who moved from the bench to the starting lineup. You will discover that while no one will ever wave a wizard's wand and magically solve all your problems, there is a way to experience the near magical impact of personal accountability"-- Provided by publisher.

42 rules for your new leadership role : the manual they didn't hand you when you made VP, director, or manager

December 11, 2014
Rollin, Pam Fox.
Cupertino, CA : Superstar Press, c2012.
xii, 121 p. ; 22 cm.
Set yourself up for success -- Map the terrain -- Show up wisely -- Start your wins -- Create your management system -- Stay smart -- Set you and your team to thrive.

Management skills

December 10, 2014
Rohlander, David, 1941- author.
348 pages ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
From employee to manager. You're a manager now ; What makes a successful manager? ; Finding your management style ; The introverted manager ; Getting to know your employees -- Engaging and retaining your people. Bringing out the best in your team ; Effective performance management ; Developing your talent ; Managing differences -- Finding the people you need. Recruiting basics ; Hiring the best and brightest ; Setting up an orientation plan -- Your management toolkit. Communication is key ; Making the most of meetings ; Deciding delegating, and deciding to delegate ; Operations management ; The technology advantage -- Management challenges. Managing change ; Refereeing and playing the diplomat ; Handling firings and layoffs ; Managing remotely -- The well-rounded manager. Employees are people, too ; Managing as if your life depended on it ; Managing the larger world ; Taking your management career to the next level.
Managing people and getting the best from a team can be a challenge, and motivating dynamic, talented people to work together takes skill and finesse. With this helpful guide, first-time managers--as well as those more experienced--discover strategies and techniques applicable to all aspects of leadership.--From page 2 of cover.

The carpenter : a story about the greatest success strategies of all

December 10, 2014
Gordon, Jon, 1971-
Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley, [2014]
xii, 140 pages ; 23 cm.
Machine generated contents note: Collapse Rest The Carpenter Stressed Busy Design your Masterpiece Be a Craftsman You will Know Everybody Loves The Carpenter Believe Talk to Yourself instead of Listen to Yourself Sarah Chaos Love all of it Love is a Commitment People > Furniture The Second Greatest Strategy of All The Sandwich The Third Greatest Strategy of All Love, Serve, Care Value The Heart of Success Failing Success Takes Time The Gift of Failure Unfinished Work Courage A Glimmer of Hope Be the Mission All for One Progress Everything is Spiritual Creating the Impossible Build Success is meant to be shared.
Collapse -- Rest -- The carpenter -- Stressed -- Busy -- Design your masterpiece -- Be a craftsman -- You will know -- Everybody loves The carpenter -- Believe -- Talk to yourself instead of listening to yourself -- Sarah -- Chaos -- The greatest success strategy of all -- Love is a commitment -- People > Furniture -- The second greatest strategy of all -- The sandwich -- The third greatest strategy of all -- Love, serve, care -- Value -- The heart of success -- Failing -- Success takes time -- The gift of failure -- Unfinished work -- Courage -- A glimmer of hope -- Be the mission -- All for one -- Progress -- Everything is spiritual -- Creating the impossible -- Build -- Success is meant to be shared -- Tools for success -- Bring the greatest success strategies to your team and organization.
"Drawing upon his work with countless leaders, sales people, professional and college sports teams, non-profit organizations, and schools, Jon Gordon shares an entertaining and moving story that will inspire you to build a better life, career, and team with the greatest success strategies of all"-- Provided by publisher.

Organizing your life

December 10, 2014
Aldred, Cyndy, author.
x, 278 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.

The ten golden rules of leadership : classical wisdom for modern leaders

December 8, 2014
Soupios, Michael A., 1949-
x, 129 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Preface -- Rule 1: Know thyself -- Rule 2: The office shows the person -- Rule 3: Nurture community in the workplace -- Rule 4: Do not waste energy on things you cannot change -- Rule 5: Always embrace the truth -- Rule 6: Let competition reveal talent -- Rule 7: Live life by a higher code -- Rule 8: Always evaluate information with a critical eye -- Rule 9: Never underestimate the power of personal integrity -- Rule 10: Character is destiny -- Epilogue.
Applies ideas from Aristotle, Heraclitus, Sophocles, Hesiod, and other classical Greek thinkers to the challenges of the modern workplace.

Leading the life you want : skills for integrating work and life

December 8, 2014
Friedman, Stewart D.
Boston, Massachusetts : Harvard Business Review Press, [2014]
viii, 256 pages ; 25 cm
Models for integrating work and the rest of life. Tom Tierney : envision your legacy, weave disparate strangs, see new ways of doing things ; Sheryl Sandberg : Convey values with stories, build supportive networks, resolve conflicts among domains ; Eric Greitens : hold yourself accountable, apply all your resources, focus on results ; Michelle Obama : Align actions with values, manage boundaries intelligently, embrace change courageously ; Julie Foudy : Know what matters, help others, challenge the status quo ; Bruce Springsteen : Embody values consistently, clarify expectations, create cultures of innovation -- Developing the skills for integrating work and the rest of life. The worst thing you can do : don't fail to grow ; Skills for being real : acting with authenticity ; Skills for being whole : acting with integrity ; Skills for being innovative : acting with creativity.
"Must professional accomplishments come at the expense of having a full life? Not according to Wharton professor and leadership and work-life expert Stewart D. Friedman. In his new book, Friedman identifies critical skills for leading an authentic and balanced life, and illustrates them through the compelling stories of six remarkable high-profile people. He also shows how to develop and apply each skill through a series of exercises anyone can use. Each leader showcased in the book-Bruce Springsteen, Michelle Obama, Sheryl Sandberg, Tom Tierney, Eric Greitens, and Julie Foudy-exemplifies a specific set of skills for achieving greater harmony between work and life. Friedman identifies these discrete skills-for being real, being whole, and being innovative-that reduce conflict. Then, based on in depth interviews and research, he paints a dramatic picture of the creative ways these six very different leaders pursue authenticity and harmony every day. Friedman also includes exercises for practicing each skill, along with actionable ideas curated from research in organizational psychology and related fields, for applying them. This book will inspire and reinforce the changes people want to make to lead more balanced lives and to become better leaders"-- Provided by publisher.

A year with Peter Drucker : 52 weeks of coaching for leadership effectiveness

December 2, 2014
Maciariello, Joseph A., author.
New York : HarperBusiness, 2014.
xvi, 472 pages ; 24 cm
"Based on the work of Peter F. Drucker."
A year-long leadership development course, divided into short, weekly lessons, based on Peter Drucker's personal coaching program, previously unpublished material, and selected readings from the management guru's classic works, compiled by his longtime collaborator Joseph A. Maciariello.

Me, Inc. : build an army of one, unleash your inner rock god, win in life and business

December 1, 2014
Simmons, Gene, 1949- author.
xvi, 203 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Foreword by John Varvatos -- Preface -- Part I : Me. A young entrepreneur -- Coming to America -- Discovering TV and American culture -- Discovering junior achievement and learning about the capitalist business model -- My early jobs and their influence on me as an entrepreneur -- Who am I? -- KISS -- Learning about branding and the music business -- I am an entrepreneur -- Gene Simmons family jewels -- Philanthropy/Giving back -- Part II : You. Who are you? -- You-the me, inc. business model -- Role models -- Vacations, holidays, and other wastes of time -- Priorities/Practice what you preach -- Single or married? Career or family? -- Brilliant stupid ideas/Designing the right business model for you -- The importance of being able to sell yourself and tell your story -- Speak English -- Women entrepreneurs -- Kid entrepreneurs -- Failure : What doesn't kill you makes you stronger -- Investing -- In summary -- Acknowledgments.
The KISS co-founder discusses the entrepreneurial philosophies that have shaped his successes in a range of industries, outlining how to build a solid business strategy, make the most of today's digital tools, and create an effective network and brand.

The best place to work : the art and science of creating an extraordinary workplace

November 20, 2014
Friedman, Ron, 1977-
New York, NY : Perigee Book, [2014]
xviii, 333 pages ; 22 cm

Finish big : how great entrepreneurs exit their companies on top

November 20, 2014
Burlingham, Bo.
New York : Portfolio/Penguin, 2014.
294 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Now Burlingham returns with a look at an even more common problem--how to leave your company gracefully. He interviewed dozens of owners who have sold or bequeathed their companies and distilled nine key lessons for success. For example, Ray Pagano turned down an initial offer for his twenty-eight-year-old company that manufactured housings for security cameras in favor of making the business more efficient and profitable. The effort paid off when he sold his newly improved company at the bottom of a recession for four times the original offer. Through stories like Pagano's, Burlingham offers an inspirational and enlightening guide through one of the most stressful processes every business owner must face"-- Provided by publisher.

The six secrets of raising capital : an insider's guide for entrepreneurs

November 20, 2014
Fisher, Bill (Entrepreneur), author.
126 pages ; 22 cm.
Includes index.
"The only book on raising startup capital written by a professional who has himself raised over a billion dollars that goes deeper into the standard "how-to" process of raising capital to highlight and reveals those hidden factors that no one but a true insider would know to look for"-- Provided by publisher.

Crazy is a compliment : the power of zigging when everyone else zags

November 18, 2014
Rottenberg, Linda.
New York : Portfolio Hardcover, 2014.
263 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"In the tradition of both The Lean Startup and Lean In, a manifesto about taking smart risks in pursuit of big dreams Linda Rottenberg has spent her career helping innovators think big. "If people aren't calling you crazy, you aren't thinking big enough," she says. These days taking chances isn't just for young college dropouts in hoodies. Whether you work at a Fortune 500 company, a non-profit, or a mom-andpop store, everybody needs to think and act like a changemaker. We all need to be nimble, adaptive, daring, and maybe even a little crazy, or risk being left behind. But how do you take smart risks and still achieve big success? That's Rottenberg's expertise as the CEO and cofounder of Endeavor, the world's leading organization devoted to identifying, mentoring, and investing in fast-growing businesses. Since 1997, Endeavor has screened 40,000 candidates and handpicked 1,000 entrepreneurs in 20 countries -then helped them take the crucial steps to grow their organizations and transform their communities. In 2012, Endeavor entrepreneurs generated $6 billion in revenues and provided 225,000 jobs. Now Rottenberg draws on her unique experience to show how we can all take manageable steps to achieve our dreams. Crazy Is a Compliment offers a blend of inspiring stories and practical tools for getting started, going bigger, and integrating work and family. As she writes, "Since everybody has to take risks these days, we all need to be able to derisk risk." Written with wisdom, wit, and passion, Crazy is a Compliment is a rallying cry for a new approach to business and a blueprint for personal change. The good news is that anybody can initiate those changes. "There are no admission criteria. There is no wardrobe requirement. There is no secret vote. Entrepreneurship is for everyone.""-- Provided by publisher.

Be smart about your career : college, income, and careers

November 17, 2014
Graham, Amy.
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, Inc., [2014]
48 pages ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Living your dream -- Money makes the world go 'round -- College : investing in your future -- How will I pay for college? -- Understanding income -- Take it further : be an entrepreneur -- Glossary -- Further reading (books and internet addresses) -- Do the math answer key -- Index.
"Examines college, income, and careers, including choosing the best post-secondary option and paying for college; identifying career interests, setting career goals, and planning how to achieve them; and understanding income, both earned and unearned"--Provided by publisher.

Leaders open doors : a radically simple leadership approach to lift people, profits, and performance

November 17, 2014
Treasurer, Bill, 1962- author.
Alexandria : ASTD Press, c2014.
xxiii, 134 p. : illustrations ; 21 cm.
NETC LRC call no. HD 57.7 .T784 2014.

Rookie smarts : why learning beats knowing in the new game of work

November 12, 2014
Wiseman, Liz, author.
New York, NY : Harper Business, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2014]
290 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Leadership expert Liz Wiseman argues that the most successful rookies are hunter-gatherers, cautious but quick like firewalkers, and hungry and relentless like frontiersmen. Most importantly, she identifies a breed of leaders she refers to as 'perpetual rookies.' Despite years of experience, they retain their rookie smarts, thinking and operating with the mindsets and practices of these high-performing rookies.

Accounting handbook

November 11, 2014
Siegel, Joel G., author.
Hauppauge, New York : Barrons Educational Series, Inc., [2015]
vii, 1062 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Revised edition of: Accounting handbook / Joel G. Siegel, Jae K. Shim. 5th ed.

Everybody writes : your go-to guide to creating ridiculously good content

November 6, 2014
Handley, Ann, 1963-
xxi, 298 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
In Everybody Writes, top marketing veteran Ann Handley gives expert guidance and insight into the process and strategy of content creation, production and publishing, with actionable how-to advice designed to get results. These lessons and rules apply across all of your online assets -- like web pages, home page, landing pages, blogs, email, marketing offers, and on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social media. Ann deconstructs the strategy and delivers a practical approach to create compelling and competent content. It's designed to be the go-to guide for anyone creating or publishing any kind of online content -- whether you're a big brand or you're small and solo. Sections include: How to write better. (Or, for "adult-onset writers": How to hate writing less). Easy grammar and usage rules tailored for business in a fun, memorable way. (Enough to keep you looking sharp, but not too much to overwhelm you). Giving your audience the gift of your true story, told well. Empathy and humanity and inspiration are key here, so the book covers that, too. Best practices for creating credible, trustworthy content steeped in some time-honored rules of solid journalism. Because publishing content and talking directly to your customers is, at its heart, a privilege. Everybody Writes is a field guide for the smartest businesses who know that great content is the key to thriving in this digital world.-- Provided by publisher.

Hooked : how to build habit-forming products

November 6, 2014
Eyal, Nir.
New York : Portfolio/Penguin, 2014.
242 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

Fearless leadership : high-performance lessons from the flight deck

November 4, 2014
Lohrenz, Carey D., author.
266 pages ; 24 cm
"[An aviation pioneer who managed the cockpit of an F-14 and the flight deck of an aircraft carrier], Lohrenz walks you through the three fundamentals of real fearlessness--courage, tenacity, and integrity--and then reveals fearless leadership in action, offering advice on how to set a bold vision, bring the team together (as wingmen, not Top Gun mavericks), execute effectively, and stay resilient through hard times"

Knock 'em dead cover letters.

November 3, 2014
Avon, Mass. : Adams Media,
v. ; 24 cm.
Vols. for 2008-<2014> by Martin Yate.
"Great letter techniques and samples for every step of your job search."

Careers as a marketing and public relations specialist

October 22, 2014
Harmon, Daniel E.
New York : Rosen Publishing, 2014.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Marketing -- Public relations -- Preparing yourself -- Working freelance -- Connecting with clients -- Avenues of communication.
Describes the career paths of marketing and public relations specialists, discussing necessary qualifications, education requirements, and available job opportunities.

Careers as a commissioned sales representative

October 22, 2014
Mozer, Mindy.
New York : Rosen Publishing, 2014.
80 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Advertising sales -- Retail sales -- Real estate sales -- Insurance sales -- Personal financial advising -- Other careers in commissioned sales.

Resumes that knock 'em dead.

October 20, 2014
Boston, Mass. : Bob Adams,
v. ; 24-28 cm.
Imprint varies: 1995, Holbrook, Mass. : Adams Publishing ; 1998-<2014> Holbrook, Mass. : Adams Media Corporation.
Editor: 1988-<2014> Martin Yate.

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