New Arrivals · Business

September 20, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The challenge culture : why the most successful organizations run on pushback

September 19, 2018
Travis, Nigel, author.
New York : PublicAffairs, [2018]
viii, 270 pages ; 24 cm
The charismatic, accessible, and down-to-earth CEO of Dunkin' Brands (Dunkin' Donuts, Baskin-Robbins) shows how positive pushback--the discipline of "questioning everything without trashing anyone"--provides a unique, results-oriented way to lead an organization to prosperity.

Dear founder : letters of advice for anyone who leads, manages, or wants to start a business

September 18, 2018
Webb, Maynard, 1955- author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2018.
xv, 331 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.
The early days -- Financing your company -- Management basics -- Management challenges -- Personal challenges of leadership -- External roadblocks -- Operational excellence -- Organizational challenges -- Building a company to last.
"Wise, practical, and profitable letters to entrepreneurs, leaders, managers, and business owners in every field from a leading executive, investor, and business founder" --Provided by publisher.

Leadership and self-deception : getting out of the box

September 13, 2018
Oakland, CA : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2018.
ix, 221 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Revised edition of Leadership and self-deception, c2010.
"Since its original publication in 2000, Leadership and Self-Deception has become a word-of-mouth phenomenon. Its sales continue to increase year after year, and the book's popularity has gone global, with editions now available in over twenty languages. Leadership and Self-Deception shows how the problems that typically prevent superior performance in organizations and cause conflicts in our personal lives are the result of a little-known problem called self-deception. People who are in self-deception live and work as if trapped in a box. They can't see the reality around them--they're blind to the self-serving motivations that are sabotaging them on the job and at home. But there is a way out. Through an entertaining and engaging story, Leadership and Self-Deception shows what self-deception is, how it operates, the damage it does, and, most importantly, what can be done about it.This third edition includes new research about the self-deception gap in organizations and the keys to closing this gap so that people take responsibility for their own problems and for organizational problems. It also includes the first chapter from Arbinger's latest bestseller, The Outward Mindset"-- Provided by publisher.

The Manager's answer book : powerful tools to build trust and teams, maximize your impact and influence, and respond to challenges

September 13, 2018
Mitchell, Barbara (Consultant), author.
223 pages ; 23 cm.
"The ultimate resource for managers at all levels" -- cover.

The snowball system : how to win more business and turn clients into raving fans

September 12, 2018
Bunnell, Mo, author.
New York, NY : PublicAffairs, an imprint of Perseus Books, LLC, 2018.
ix, 292 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Introduction : more business, less busy-ness -- Think big, start small, scale up -- The flywheel -- Targeting your ideal clients and positioning yourself to win -- Get people to like you (authentically) -- Turning prospects into clients -- Lead tactics -- Turning leads into clients -- Closing the book on closing the deal -- Strategic client planning for long-term success -- Creating momentum in teams -- Conclusion : getting the snowball rolling.
"Learn how to sell yourself without selling your soul in Mo Bunnell's comprehensive program that helps you win more clients, build stronger relationships, and do more business"-- Provided by publisher.

So you want to start a business : the 7 step guide to create, start & grow your own business

September 12, 2018
Thompson, Ingrid, author.
ix, 209 pages ; 23 cm
"Often people leap into starting a business to pursue their passion without fully realizing what they've gotten themselves into. Although they may love what they do, the financial and administrative side of the business ends up being more than they bargained for. So You Want to Start a Business takes those who want to start a business through the seven essential elements required to create a thriving business. Full of examples, exercises, and invaluable guidance, Ingrid Thompson provides a practical guide to unleashing one's inner entrepreneur. With over twenty years' experience helping people create successful businesses, Ingrid knows exactly how to help people decide what kind of business to start and how to start it right. So You Want to Start a Business helps people set solid foundations for their chosen business startup, make an informed choice for the business they want to start, and get it right from the start."--Publisher description.

The nonprofit strategy revolution : real-time strategic planning in a rapid-response world

September 11, 2018
La Piana, David, 1954- author.
Nashville, Tennessee : Turner Publishing Company, [2018]
xxvii, 181 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Includes instructions for downloading resources from the author's website.
The strategy revolution -- Why a strategy revolution? --The strategy pyramid -- Understanding oranizational strategy -- Organizational identity and strategy formation -- Developing a strategy screen -- Big questions, strategy formation, and implementation -- Forming programmatic strategies -- Forming operational stategies -- Putting it all together -- Essential tools for forming strategy.

Strategic conversations : creating and directing the entrepreneurial workforce

September 6, 2018
Spender, J.-C.
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
xvi, 238 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Introduction -- what are strategic conversations? -- The strategic conversations imperative -- Strategic conversations in the wild -- Engaging employees in management's agenda -- Strategizing and the leaders' role -- Putting strategic conversations into practice -- innovation communities -- Conversation trumps structure -- new norms for dialog -- Strategic conversations across geographies, generations, and the multitude -- Engaging the world outside in the conversation -- Creating a self-reinforcing innovation platform -- collateral benefits -- Measuring the future -- Epilogue -- on managing.
Most organizations fail to take full advantage of their employees' knowledge, initiative, and imagination. This book provides a guide for building entrepreneurial workforces through carefully designed conversations between management and employees. These strategic conversations make employees partners in the strategy development process, engaging them to help shape the organization's future. The result is transformational: instead of strategy being a dry, periodic planning exercise for the few, it becomes a dynamic and continuous act of co-creation enriched by the many. Case studies illustrate how leading organizations have used strategic conversations to build sustained competitive advantage, create innovative business models, make better decisions under uncertainty, reduce the need for change management, and enhance employee engagement. The book will appeal to managers, entrepreneurs of all stripes, and teachers and students in schools of business and public administration.

Leapfrog : the new revolution for women entrepreneurs

August 24, 2018
Molina Niño, Nathalie, author.
xxii, 233 pages ; 21 cm
"A TarcherPerigee book."
"Leapfrog offers 50 proven hacks to help women entrepreneurs (and anyone launching a startup from scratch) take their businesses to the next level. Based on the Athena Core 10, a set of leadership values the author helped develop at Barnard College, the book lays out strategies and shortcuts for business growth"-- Provided by publisher.

This is day one : a practical guide to leadership that matters

August 23, 2018
Dudley, Drew, author.
xv, 253 pages ; 24 cm
If you're intimidated by the mystique surrounding leadership, this book is for you. Dudley simplifies leadership without denying its complexity, demonstrating that leadership in all its forms begins at the same clear and accessible place for everyone: what he calls "Day One." Day One is when you discover, define, and start to consistently deliver on your foundational leadership values. Living that day over and over is what creates leaders, and Dudley provides the key tools necessary to craft and commit to your own personal Day One. Sharing the process that led him through battles with alcohol, obesity, and personal tragedy, Dudley shows you how to develop a relentless commitment to the daily behaviors that will make you a better executive, coach, or teacher, and how you can inspire others to do the same.

Clockwork : design your business to run itself

August 20, 2018
Michalowicz, Mike, author.
xvi, 254 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Why your business is (still) stuck -- Step one: analyze your company's time -- Step two: declare your company's Queen Bee Role -- Step three: protect and serve the QBR -- Step four: capture systems -- Step five: balance the team -- Step six: know who you're serving -- Step seven: keep an eye on your business -- Pushback (and what to do about it) -- The four-week vacation -- Closing.
"The author of Profit First and The Pumpkin Plan shows you how to streamline your business to run more efficiently, productively, and without constant micro-management. Mike Michalowicz is back with another game changing book. In Profit First he challenged the established axiom that profit comes last, and shared a simple, powerful method to drive permanent profitability. Now, he challenges popular productivity and time management methods to outline a simple strategy that can help an entire organization align around a single goal and run like clockwork. Chances are you started a business so you could be your own boss, set your own hours, and bring your unique style to leading a team to solve business problems. In reality, you probably find yourself too bogged down in the daily details of running an organization to limit your work to regular hours or provide any real leadership to your team. In Clockwork, you'll discover a simple, counterintuitive approach to creating efficiency that frees you up to pay attention to the things that matter, in life and at work. Among other things, you'll see how to: *Capture Systems: Most entrepreneurs try to streamline by creating new systems, without realizing all the systems already exist... in their head. Clockwork shows entrepreneurs how to capture the processes they already use. *Protect the Queen: Identify the one core function that is your organization's most crucial, valued resource, and orient the business around making sure that function is never distracted, overloaded, or compromised. *Empower Decision-Making: Free yourself from the minutiae of daily decision-making by empowering others in your organization to act independently and with confidence. Drawing on dozens of true small business success stories, Michalowicz shows you how to enable yourself to take a 4-week vacation, disconnect from your business, and return to find that it's thrived in your absence"-- Provided by publisher.

The pomodoro technique : the acclaimed time-management system that has transformed how we work

August 14, 2018
Cirillo, Francesco, author.
152 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
"Originally self-published in a different form as 'The pomodoro technique: do more and have fun with time management' in 2006"--Colophon.
Foundations. The context -- Reaching your individual goals. Material and method -- Objective I: find out how much effort an activity requires ; Objective II: Cut down on interruptions ; Objective III: Estimate the effort for activities ; Objective IV: Make the pomodoro more effective ; Objective V: Set up a timetable ; Objective VI: Define your own personal improvement objective -- Reaching your team goals. Applying the pomodoro technique on a team ; Adapting the tools of the technique to a team ; Simple practices to get your team started ; Why teams need more advanced practices ; The practice of the counter ; The practice of the pomodoro hackathon ; The practice of the ram -- Results. Observations ; Mastering the technique ; The next step.

Driving digital strategy : a guide to reimagining your business

August 13, 2018
Gupta, Sunil, 1958- author.
Boston, Massachusetts : Harvard Business Review Press, [2018]
viii, 267 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction: Framework for reinventing your business -- Part One. Re-imagine your business: Business scope -- Business model -- Platforms and ecosystems -- Part Two. Re-evaluate your value chain: Rethinking R&D and innovation -- Operational excellence -- Omnichannel strategy -- Part Three. Re-connect with customers: Acquiring customers -- Engaging consumers -- Measuring and optimizing marketing spend -- Part Four. Re-build your organization: Managing digital transition -- Designing an organization for innovation -- Skills, capability, and talent management.
Digital transformation is no longer news. It is a necessity. Sunil Gupta, head of the digital transformation practice at Harvard Business School, provides a framework for large organizations to think through where and how to begin their transformation. Traditional boundaries of industries no longer define competition; businesses have to deal with partners who are both friends and enemies; competitive advantage does not come from low-cost or product differentiation strategies; how companies create and capture value is dramatically changing. This book shows how to rethink the four fundamental pillars of business to reinvent business for this new world. Business leaders, Gupta argues, need to reexamine four fundamental aspects of their business to thrive in the digital era--their business strategy, their value chain, their customers, and their organization. The book addresses questions that arise as companies navigate through this transition and provides a road map for this transformation. Filled with rich case studies and deep analysis, it shows how established firms can mitigate the threat as well as leverage the opportunities in the digital era.-- Provided by publisher.

Governmental GAAP guide for state and local governments.

August 10, 2018
Chicago : CCH, c2007-
v. ; 23 cm.
Publisher varies: <2018-2019> Wolters Kluwer.
"A comprehensive interpretation of all current promulgated governmental generally accepted accounting principles for state and local governments."

Don't retire, rewire! : 5 steps to fulfilling work that fuels your passion, suits your personality, and fills your pocket

August 9, 2018
Sedlar, Jeri, author.
xvi, 268 pages ; 23 cm
Step I: Seeing the opportunity: retiring is going from, and rewiring is going to. Flunking retirement ; Rewiring your energy -- Step II: Identifying your drivers. Your drivers: why you really work ; Discovering your hidden drivers -- Step III: Linking the drivers to your activities. What's going to go away? ; What are you doing with your free time? -- Step IV: Creating your rewired vision. Dreams, interests, and discoveries ; Own your accomplishments ; Rethinking the world of work ; Imagine the possibilities -- Step V: Putting your action plan in motion. Possibilities in action ; Perspectives and realities ; Making it happen -- Appendixes. Values ; Online resources for Rewirement ; The eighty-five drivers.
It's time to rethink retirement! Working past "normal" retirement age is one of the fastest growing trends in America. Today's Boomers don't want to slow down, and many of them can't afford to! They want meaningful work that fuels their passion, suits their personality, and fills their pockets. In a word, they want to rewire! Don't Retire, Rewire! Third Edition helps those new to retirement, and those approaching it, channel their energy and experience into new possibilities that can be financially and personally rewarding-- whether it's a part-time job, volunteer work, or even a next career. Inside you'll find lots of practical advice and plenty of real-life stories from retirees who have successfully made the transition. You'll discover the motivational drivers you never knew you had, then you'll learn how to use them to achieve a fun, fulfilling, and financially-sound future-- at work or at play!

PRNews' the book of crisis management. Vol. 9 : strategies & tactics.

August 8, 2018
Rockville, MD : PR News Press : Access Intelligence, [2018]
239 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Media relations -- Internal communications -- Social media -- Executive and spokesperson training -- The crisis plan -- Case studies.

The ultimate insider's guide to winning foundation grants : a CEO reveals the secrets you need to know

August 2, 2018
Teitel, Martin, author.
Medfield, Massachusetts : Emerson & Church, Publishers, [2018]
xxii, 174 pages ; 22 cm

Influencer : building your personal brand in the age of social media

August 1, 2018
Hennessy, Brittany, author.
New York, NY : Citadel Press, Kensington Publishing Corp., [2018]
xiv, 256 pages ; 21 cm
"The blueprint to manage and monetize your influence as a content creator"--Cover.
Building your community. The feed ; The audience -- Packaging your brand. The edge ; The press --Monetizing your influence. The money ; The contract ; The agent -- Planning your future. The goal.

Prediction machines : the simple economics of artificial intelligence

July 26, 2018
Agrawal, Ajay, author.
Boston, Massachusetts : Harvard Business Review Press, [2018]
x, 250 pages ; 24 cm
Cheap changes everything -- The magic of prediction -- Why it's called intelligence -- Data is the new oil -- The new division of labor -- Unpacking decisions -- The value of judgment -- Taming complexity -- What machines can learn -- Fully automated decision-making -- Deconstructing workflows -- Decomposing decisions -- Job redesign -- AI in the C-suite -- When AI transforms your business -- Managing AI risk -- Beyond business.
The idea of artificial intelligence--job-killing robots, self-driving cars, and self-managing organizations--captures the imagination, evoking a combination of wonder and dread for those of us who will have to deal with the consequences. But what if it's not quite so complicated? The real job of artificial intelligence, argue these three eminent economists, is to lower the cost of prediction. And once you start talking about costs, you can use some well-established economics to cut through the hype. The constant challenge for all managers is to make decisions under uncertainty. And AI contributes by making knowing what's coming in the future cheaper and more certain. But decision making has another component: judgment, which is firmly in the realm of humans, not machines. Making prediction cheaper means that we can make more predictions more accurately and assess them with our better (human) judgment. Once managers can separate tasks into components of prediction and judgment, we can begin to understand how to optimize the interface between humans and machines. More than just an account of AI's powerful capabilities, Prediction Machines shows managers how they can most effectively leverage AI, disrupting business as usual only where required, and provides businesses with a toolkit to navigate the coming wave of challenges and opportunities.-- Provided by publisher.

Increasing your influence at work : all-in-one

July 12, 2018
Schlachter, Christina Tangora author.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2018.
xvii, 570 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Get ahead in the workplace by influencing others Influence is a timeless topic for business leaders and others in positions of power, but the world has evolved to the point where everyone needs these skills. No matter your job, role, rank, or function, if you want to get things done you need to know how to influence up, down, across, and outside the organization. Increasing Your Influence at Work All-in-One For Dummies shows you how to contribute more fully to important decisions, resolve conflicts more easily, lead and manage more effectively, and much more. Plus, you'll discover how to develop the most important attributes necessary for influence--trustworthiness, reliability, and assertiveness--and find out how to move beyond. Includes easy-to-apply information for influencing managers, peers, and subordinates Shows you how to build trust with your co-workers and cultivate reliability through consistency and being personal Illustrates how influencing others in the office helps you enjoy a greater measure of control over your work life Helps you advance your career more rapidly than others No matter who you are, where you work, or what your professional goals are, achieving more influence in the workplace is critical for success.

The chief data officer handbook for data governance

July 12, 2018
Soares, Sunil, author
xii, 68 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Ingredients for data governance success -- The CDO agenda -- Organizing for data governance -- Driving business ownership of data -- Setting data policies, standards, and processes -- Monitoring data governance -- Enforcing data governance -- Building a successful technology foundation for data governance.

Wiley not-for-profit GAAP.

July 11, 2018
New York : John Wiley & Sons,
v. ; 24 cm.
Editor: 1998-<2018> Richard F. Larkin (1999-<2018> with Marie DiTommaso).
"Interpretation and application of generally accepted accounting principles for state and local governments" ; (varies).

Toyota kata culture : building organizational capability and mindset through kata coaching

July 10, 2018
Rother, Mike, author.
New York : McGraw-Hill Education, [2017]
xvi, 154 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Introduction: let's paint a picture -- Planning: understand the challenge, grasp the current condition and define the next target condition -- Executing: conduct daily experiments and coaching cycles -- Expanding upward -- Expanding sideways -- Conclusion: getting started and developing your own way.
Nobody drives continuous improvement in real, tangible ways like Toyota, where everyone at every level works toward common, customer-related goals. At Toyota, continuous improvement is habitual. In his groundbreaking book Toyota Kata, Mike Rother revealed management practices that drive Toyota's success in providing value to their customers. Now, Rother and coauthor Gerd Aulinger provide the routines and know-how for scaling these practices across your entire organization. Illustrated cover to cover, Toyota Kata Culture helps you visualize exactly how these methods work-so you can start putting them into action right away. You'll learn how to develop your own iterative process of trial and adjustment, build a deliberate, scientific-thinking culture that grows capability, and make aligned strategic continuous improvement part of everyday work. --Amazon.

Transforming the clunky organization : pragmatic leadership skills for breaking inertia

July 10, 2018
Bacharach, Samuel B., author.
Ithaca [New York] : Cornell University Press, 2018.
xviii, 188 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
The doldrums of inertia -- Leading for robust discovery -- Leading for focused delivery -- Conclusion : pragmatic leadership and the couch-potato organization.
"This book specifies why organizations fall into patterns of inertia and details the skills leaders need to regain organizational momentum. It includes case illustrations from technology, finance, banking, home entertainment, and retail business sectors. Illustrations are drawn from organizations such as Amazon, Apple, Borders, Merrill Lynch, Nintendo, Starbucks, and Unilever, among many others. The book says that organizational leaders need to continuously explore new opportunities and transfer insights into new products, processes, and directions. They also need to mobilize support for ideas, sustain and drive these ideas forward, and achieve results"-- Provided by publisher.

Building a storybrand : clarify your message so customers will listen

July 6, 2018
Miller, Donald, 1971- author.
x, 228 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
The key to being seen, heard, and understood -- The secret weapon that will grow your business -- The simple SB7 framework -- A character -- Has a problem -- And meets a guide -- Who gives them a plan -- And calls them to action -- That helps them avoid failure -- And ends in a success -- People want your brand to participate in their transformation -- Building a better website -- Using StoryBrand to transform company culture.
Explains how businesses can better connect with their customers through the use of a simplified brand message, one that fosters ease of understanding on websites, in brochures, and on social media.

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