New Arrivals · Business

January 30, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Secrets of a hiring manager turned career coach : a foolproof guide to getting the job you want, every time

January 29, 2015
Quast, Lisa, author.
313 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
Find your passion -- Evaluate jobs and your skills -- Develop your documents -- Polish your personal brand -- Score an interview -- Prep for interview success -- Ace the interview -- After the interview -- Appendix A: Resources -- Appendix B: Templates -- Appendix C: Notes.

Getting a big data job for dummies

January 28, 2015
Williamson, Jason.
xii, 240 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Getting a job in big data -- Getting your big data education -- Finding a job with the right organization -- Developing a job-landing strategy -- The part of tens.

New rules of the game : 10 strategies for women in the workplace

January 28, 2015
Packard, Susan.
New York, New York : Prentice Hall Press, 2015.
xxvii, 226 pages ; 22 cm
"The co-founder of HGTV shows how women can achieve their career goals using techniques of gamesmanship. New Rules of the Game provides insights, tips and direction to women in business, based on experiences from author and HGTV co-founder Susan Packard's own 30 year career, along with a dozen other prominent executives. Packard advocates for a revolutionary new perspective for businesswomen, which she calls "gamesmanship" --- a strategic way of thinking that cultivates creativity, focus, optimism, teamwork, and competitiveness. These strategies are seen in the gaming and sports worlds and often among men, but women can utilize these skills as well to learn to: compete outwardly instead of inwardly, take loss in stride, provide the emotional distance necessary to succeed at work, think tactically, step up with more grit to get the next win, level the playing field by understanding how male colleagues think and win at work, and, add excitement to their careers."-- Provided by publisher.

Hired! : paths to employment in the social media era

January 27, 2015
Sheehan, Jeff.
Marietta, GA : Transition Sherpa, c2014.
vii, 330 p. : ill. ; 23

Make change work for you : 10 ways to future-proof yourself, fearlessly innovate, and succeed despite uncertainty

January 23, 2015
Steinberg, Scott (Management consultant)
New York : Perigee, [2014]
xvi, 303 pages ; 22 cm

Living well, spending less : 12 secrets of the good life

January 23, 2015
Soukup, Ruth, 1978-
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2014]
237 pages ; 22 cm
"Ruth Soukup is the very successful founder and writer of the popular blog Living Well, Spending Less. In this, her first book, she shares some of her own journey to finding the Good Life and also provides her readers with all the practical advice and real life help they need to give their family a truly abundant life on a realistic and healthy budget"-- Provided by publisher.

Succession : mastering the make-or-break process of leadership transition

January 22, 2015
Tichy, Noel M., author.
New York, New York : Portfolio/Penguin, 2014.
437 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Starting out at GE, where he headed up the company's leadership institute and revamped the leadership pipeline under Jack Welch, Noel Tichy has served as a trusted advisor on management succession to such leading companies as Royal Dutch Shell, Nokia, Intel, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Merck and Caterpillar. Now Tichy draws on decades of hands-on experience working with CEOs and boards to provide a framework for building a smart, effective transition pipeline, whether for a multi-billion dollar conglomerate, a family business, a small start-up, or a non-profit. Through revealing case studies like Hewlett Packard, IBM, Yahoo, P & G, Intel, and J.C. Penney, he examines why some companies fail and others succeed in training and sustaining the next generation of senior leaders. He highlights the common mistakes that can generate embarrassing headlines and may even call an organization's survival into question, and reveals the best practices of those who got it right. Tichy also positions leadership talent development and succession where they belong: at the top of every leader's agenda."-- Provided by publisher.

Craft a creative business : [making & marketing a successful creative business]

January 21, 2015
Pullen, Fiona, author.
Tunbridge Wells : Search Press, 2015.
240 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Subtitle from cover.
Includes index.

What more can I say? : why communication fails and what to do about it

January 21, 2015
Booher, Dianna Daniels.
New York, NY : Prentice Hall Press, [2015]
xvi, 160 pages ; 19 cm
"An essential guidebook for honing business communication skills... Communications expert Dianna Booher provides an essential nine-point checklist for success in the art of communication and persuasion-for building solid relationships, and for increasing credibility in the workplace. With lessons from politics, pop culture, business, family life, and current events, the book identifies common reasons that communicators fail to accomplish their goals, along with examples and analyses of messages that succeed and those that fail"-- Provided by publisher.

The hidden leader : discover and develop greatness within your company

January 20, 2015
Edinger, Scott K.
New York : AMACOM, [2015]
xiv, 224 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Make your mark : the creative's guide to building a business with impact

January 19, 2015
260 pages ; 18 cm.
Includes index.
Defining your purpose -- Building your product -- Serving your customers -- Leading your team -- Coda : a call to action.

Maximize your potential : grow your expertise, take bold risks and build an incredible career

January 19, 2015
260 pages ; 18 cm.
We've entered an exhilarating new era of self-invention. With access to new resources, technologies, and connectivity, you no longer have to rely on traditional channels to craft an incredible career. But surviving and thriving in this new landscape requires a highly proactive approach. Maximize Your Potential will show you how to generate new opportunities, cultivate your creative expertise, build valuable relationships, and take bold, new risks so that you can utilize your talents to the fullest. About 99U 99U is Behance's effort to deliver the ?missing curriculum? that you didn't get in school, highlighting best practices for making ideas happen. We do this through interviews, articles, and videos on our Webby Award-winning website at, our annual 99U Conference in New York City, our bestselling book Making Ideas Happen, and our ongoing 99U book series, which includes Manage Your Day-to-Day and this book, Maximize Your Potential.

"So what are you going to do with that?" : finding careers outside academia

January 19, 2015
Basalla, Susan Elizabeth, 1970- author.
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2015.
xii, 149 pages ; 22 cm
Will I have to wear a suit? rethinking life after graduate school -- Getting your head ready -- Should I finish my dissertation? -- How to use your grad school years wisely -- So what am I going to do? -- Myths about post-academic careers -- Questions about graduate school and your future -- Your eclectic mix -- Post-academic profile: Abby Markoe, A.B.D. history of medicine, executive, director -- Squashwise -- How do I figure out what else to do? soul-searching before job searching -- Take inventory -- Break it down -- Looking backward: seven stories -- Guilty pleasures -- "This is your brain on graduate school" -- No need for a #2 pencil -- Where are all those PhDs anyway? -- Create your own possibilities -- Post-academic profile: Samantha Sutton, PhD in biology, life coach -- Asking the big questions: how to figure out if you want them and if they want you -- Asking the big questions -- Answering the big questions: three strategies -- Transitional tales -- So what's next? -- Post-academic profile: Xiuwen Tu, PhD in physics, Sun Power Corporation, device and characterization engineer -- This might hurt a bit: turning a CV into a résumé -- Getting ready to write a résumé -- Writing a résumé: the first draft -- A few more words of advice -- After you've drafted a résumé -- Case studies and sample résumés -- Cover letters that will get you hired -- Post-academic profile: Alyssa Picard, PhD in history, staff representative for the Michigan Affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers -- Sweaty palms, warm heart: how to turn an interview into a job -- Before the interview -- During the interview -- After the interview -- What if the interview doesn't go well? -- The job offer (or lack thereof) -- Negotiation -- Adjusting to your new job -- Post-academic profile: Scott Keeter, PhD in political science, director of Survey Research, Pew Research Center for the People & the Press -- Conclusion.

Well-designed : how to use empathy to create products people love

January 16, 2015
Kolko, Jon, author.
Boston, Massachusetts : Harvard Business Review Press, [2014]
viii, 234 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
By design -- Product-market fit: finding broad appeal -- Behavioral insights: identifying latent needs and desires -- Product strategy: sketching a playbook of emotional value -- Product vision: crafting the product details -- Shipping.
"A new way to create-and then disrupt Industry disruption is no longer isolated to a unique product or service. Today's consumer needs engagement in order to be swayed to interact, connect, and buy your next offering. Achieve this and you'll achieve success. Sharp and refreshing, design insider and expert Jon Kolko offers a new view and usable process for conceiving and building powerful, emotionally resonant new products in this new book. In Well-Designed, Kolko-VP at MyEdu and Founder and Director of the Austin Center for Design--shows how deep, meaningful engagement happens when products and services are delivered in an authentic way, when consumers see them less like manufactured artifacts and more like good friends. The key is empathy-driven design thinking, using a process of storytelling and iteration, with results that provoke emotion, change behavior, and create deep engagement. Kolko, who has been engaged in this process of design for more than 15 years, now shares a concrete set of steps for identifying lucrative opportunities, designing for innovation, and producing products that have deep, meaningful emotional engagement. By following this process, readers will learn how to raise the role of design to a strategic competency"-- Provided by publisher.

The sweet spot : how to find your groove at home and work

January 15, 2015
Carter, Christine (Sociologist)
New York : Ballantine Books, 2015.
290 pages ; 25 cm
"Feel like you're on a treadmill that won't stop? Learn to step off and hit your stride. Not long ago Christine Carter, happiness expert at UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center, speaker, writer, and mother, found herself caught up in the busyness of modern life: too many conflicting obligations and not enough time, energy, or patience to get everything done. She tried all the standard techniques--prioritizing, multitasking, delegating--but found that she needed a new approach, one that would allow her to live more in that zone we've all glimpsed but can never seem to hold on to: the sweet spot of expertise, efficiency, and ease. Drawing on her vast knowledge of the latest psychological, neurological, and biological science related to happiness, productivity, and elite performance, Carter put herself through the practical paces. Her goal was not to live a stress-free life, but rather to build stress resilience and find a quicker path to calm and confidence. Her trials and errors are our reward. In The Sweet Spot, Carter shares what she calls "the sweet spot equation," a combination of strategies and practices for attaining happiness without giving up success, and for achieving success without compromising happiness. Using a simple formula, The Sweet Spot shows us how to take a brief recess, an inoculation against "The Overwhelm" and the key to converting stress into productive and creative energy institute daily micro-habits that free you up to focus on and enjoy more important things unplug from seemingly time-saving gadgets that can sap our strength, and use technology more strategically prioritize our relationships, making use of the hard science that points out how healthy connections help us thrive. cultivate tolerance for a little discomfort while we build mastery (the skills that make hard things feel easy) and develop the grit to bounce back from life's inevitable setbacks Complete with practical "easiest thing" tips for instant relief as well as stories from Carter's own experience of putting The Sweet Spot into action, this timely and inspiring book lets us in on the possibilities for joy and freedom that comes when we stop trying to do everything right--and start doing the right things"-- Provided by publisher.

Job U : how to find wealth and success by developing the skills companies actually need

January 9, 2015
Wyman, Nicholas, author.
New York : Crown Business, [2015]
276 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"Get ready to relearn everything you thought you knew about what a successful career path can look like. Today, unemployment hovers at a near-record high, yet 3.5 million American jobs remain unfilled. Why? Because companies simply cannot find people with the skills they actually need. The good news is that this skills gap represents unprecedented opportunities for every person seeking a successful and exciting career. But these opportunities can't be found inside the walls of the traditional classroom. Instead, they lie in the myriad of educational options that provide the technical, vocational, and soft skills on demand in today's workplace, such as: -Professional certifications: Start your career faster in fields like bioscience aviation, culinary arts, and medical technology. -Associates degrees: Increase earning potential through inexpensive 2-year programs in subjects like civil engineering, environmental science, education, and nursing. -Apprenticeships: Earn while you learn under the direct supervision of a skilled expert. Far beyond the artisan trades, today's apprenticeships can be found at companies like Volkswagen and Siemens. -Occupational learning: Refresh or reboot your skill sets through on-the-job training or online education. In Job U, you'll learn about these paths to rewarding occupations; where to find them and how to parlay them into the best paying job in any field. And along the way, you'll meet individuals of all ages who have attained their "dream jobs" through a non-traditional education: from an emergency air paramedic, to a lead mechanic of a racecar team, to an engineer of complex gas turbine generators, to a bestselling cookbook author. Whether you are recent high school or college graduate, or well along in your career journey, Job U will help you find your way to a more secure and prosperous future"-- Provided by publisher.

The ultimate competitive advantage : why your people make all the difference and the 6 practices you need to engage them

January 9, 2015
Moon, Shawn D. (Shawn Daniel), 1967- author.
Dallas, Texas : BenBella Books, Inc., [2015]
x, 214 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"'People are our most important asset.' Every company pays lip service to this platitude, but how many companies really embrace it? What happens when everyone in your company is truly engaged and functions as a genuine leader? Every move your company makes can be copied by your competitors. New facilities, improved processes, product innovations, and marketplace initiatives can all be important, but rarely lead to sustained competitive advantage--because other businesses can just follow suit or piggyback off your progress. But truly mobilizing your people creates positive results in a thousand different ways throughout your organization, giving your company the ultimate competitive advantage"-- Provided by publisher.

The advertising red books.

January 7, 2015
New Providence, NJ : LexisNexis,
v. ; 28 cm.
At head of title: LexisNexis.

The advertising red books. Agencies.

January 7, 2015
New Providence, NJ : LexisNexis,
v. ; 28 cm.
At head of title: LexisNexis.

The advertising red books.

January 7, 2015
New Providence, NJ : LexisNexis,
v. ; 28 cm.
At head of title: LexisNexis.

The advertising red books. International advertisers & agencies

January 5, 2015
New Providence, NJ : LexisNexis,
v. ; 28 cm.
At head of title: LexisNexis.

Procrastinate on purpose : 5 permissions to multiply your time

December 30, 2014
Vaden, Rory.
New York, NY : Perigee Trade, [2015]
xix, 236 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"New York Times bestselling author and sales-performance trainer Rory Vaden brings his high-energy approach and can-do spirit to the most nagging problem in our professional lives: stalled productivity. Millions are overworked, organizationally challenged, or have a motivation issue that's holding them back. Vaden presents a simple yet powerful paradigm that will set readers free to do their best work--on time and without stress and anxiety"-- Provided by publisher.

Anticipate : the art of leading by looking ahead

December 29, 2014
De Jong, Rob-Jan.
New York : American Management Association, [2015]
xxii, 263 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

Evergreen : cultivate the enduring customer loyalty that keeps your business thriving

December 29, 2014
Fleming, Noah.
New York : American Management Association, [2015]
xiv, 272 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Debunking the myth : new customers will not save your business -- Surveying the landscape : the essential components of an Evergreen organization -- Examining the principle of character : the botany of your company -- Examining the principle of community : creating a forest from a single seed -- Examining the principle of content : the beauty of having a multitude of branches -- Becoming intimately familiar with your customers : getting your hands in the soil -- Getting loyalty programs right : building a tree house and letting your customers climb to reach it -- Articulating a new approach to customer service : tending to your garden (and pulling those weeds!) -- Gathering customer intelligence : examining the botany of individual leaves -- Bringing back lost customers : bringing wilted leaves back to life -- Bringing in new customers : creating optimal growing conditions.

The 5 choices : the path to extraordinary productivity

December 29, 2014
Kogon, Kory, author.
vii, 266 pages : illustrations, 24 cm
"Franklin Covey Co." --Cover
"FranklinCovey offers powerful insights drawn from the latest neuroscience and decades of experience and research in the time-management field to help you master your attention and energy management through five fundamental choices that will increase your ability to achieve what matters most to you. The 5 Choices is time management redefined for the twenty-first century: it increases the productivity of individuals, teams, and organizations and empowers you to make more selective, high-impact choices about where to invest your valuable time, attention, and energy"--Publisher's website.

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