New Arrivals · Business

March 14, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The CEO next door : the 4 behaviors that transform ordinary people into world-class leaders

March 13, 2018
Botelho, Elena L., author.
xi, 272 pages ; 25 cm
Section I. Get strong: master the CEO genome behaviors -- Unlocking the secrets of the CEO genome -- Decide: speed over precision -- Engage for impact: orchestrate stakeholders to drive results -- Relentless reliability: deliver consistently -- Adapt boldly: ride the discomfort of the unknown -- Adding it all up -- Section II. Get to the top: win your dream job -- Career catapults: fast-track your career -- Stand out: how to become known -- Close the deal -- Section III. Get results: navigate the challenges of the role -- The five hidden hazards at the top -- Not just any team--your team -- Dancing with the titans--the Board -- From ordinary to extraordinary.
Draws on a database of seventeen thousand CEOs to reveal the common attributes and hidden insights into success that helped them lead successfully and how these can be applied to one's own career.

Marketing to Gen Z : the rules for reaching this vast--and very different--generation of influencers

March 8, 2018
Fromm, Jeff, author.
New York : AMACOM, [2018]
xxi, 202 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

PMP : project management professional exam study guide

March 8, 2018
Heldman, Kim, author.
lv, 711 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Provides comprehensive review for the Project Management Institute's (PMI) PMP certification exam. This new ninth edition has been completely revised to align with the latest version of the exam, which includes new tasks that reflect changes to best practices, the role of the project manager, and the growing importance of agile and other adaptive and iterative practices. Detailed discussion draws from the latest A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), 6th edition, to provide the most up-to-date information on critical topics, while hands-on exercises provide insight on real-world implementation.

Finish first : winning changes everything

March 7, 2018
Hamilton, Scott, 1958- author.
xviii, 183 pages ; 22 cm
Introduction -- Why you aren't a winner--yet -- Know your purpose -- Break the pattern of losing -- Commit to the long haul -- Keep showing up -- Overcome your limitations -- Outwork everyone -- Ditch fear and celebrate failure -- Edit your critics -- Play by the rules of the game -- Never look back -- Winning changes everything -- Epilogue: wins come in all shapes and sizes.
In his years as a professional ice-skater, Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton learned to embrace the mind-set of working hard to "beat" the competition. But it seems competition has gotten a bad rap these days. Weve bought into the belief that it is unfair to participants to rank performance. Yet competition is in fact a good thing because its about working toward excellence. Finish First is a wake-up call for business leaders, entrepreneurs, spouses, parents, and even students to stop settling for mediocre and begin to revitalize their intrinsic will to achieve excellence and go for the win. Most of us feel we were made for something more, but were often afraid to allow ourselves to be competitive because we think our finishing first might somehow rob others of their chance to shine. This book encourages the hidden potential, the champion within all of us, to come outwhich eventually brings our family, marriage, career, business, and the world around us the greatest possible good.

Dear client : this book will teach you how to get what you want from creative people. Sincerely,

February 28, 2018
Siegler, Bonnie, author.
1 volume (approximately 200 unnumbered pages) ; 21 cm
"In a world where every business, brand, product, and service needs a strong visual identity, it's critical for clients and creative professionals to work together. And the key to success, as with any relationship, is communication. In Dear Client, award-winning graphic designer Bonnie Siegler offers an invaluable step-by-step guide to how to talk so creatives will listen, and how to listen when creatives talk. Written as a series of 46 honest, friendly lessons--"Know What You Like," "Decide Who Will Decide," "Focus Groups Suck," "Don't Say 'Make It Yellow,' Say 'Make It Sunny,'" "Serve Lunch During Lunchtime Meetings"--it shows exactly how to deal with the subjectivity, emotional pitfalls, and occasional chaos of a creative partnership. Here's how to articulate your visual goals and set a clear, consistent direction. How to give feedback that works and avoid words that inhibit creative thinking. How to be open to something you didn't imagine. And most of all, how to have fun, save money, and get the results you want."--From Amazon.

Superconnector : stop networking and start building business relationships that matter

February 28, 2018
Gerber, Scott, 1983- author.
xxiii, 257 pages ; 22 cm
Foreword / by Keith Ferrazzi -- Preface. Superconnections -- Introduction. Why you should listen to anything we have to say -- The end of "networking" -- How to think like a superconnector, not a networker -- What type of connector are you? -- The art of selectivity -- The power of association -- Habitual generosity -- How to communicate with anyone, anytime, anywhere, about anything -- Good questions, bad questions, and everything in between -- The dos and don'ts of introductions -- The community of you -- How to find your own community -- Creating a remarkable experience -- Keeping it all together -- Staying on top of your network -- Google-proofing your reputation -- Are you a creator or a curator? -- Yes, you can be a superconnector and pay your bills (and then some) -- How to make a smart ask as a superconnector -- How to build consistent referrals -- Epilogue. Superconnections.

Best customers.

February 27, 2018
Ithaca, N.Y. : New Strategist,
v. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Vol. for 1999 by Cheryl Russell and Susan Mitchell ; 2001 by Cheryl Russell ; 2005-<2015> by the editors of New Strategist Publications (2018- by the editors of New Strategist Press).
"Demographics of consumer demand."

Start a successful business : expert advice to take your startup from idea to empire

February 20, 2018
DeBaise, Colleen, author.
x, 246 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- Come up with a brilliant business idea -- Select the best strategy and structure for your startup -- Figure out funding -- Get the word out : and get customers -- Dig deep to discover customers' wants and needs -- Become an exceptional leader -- Prepare to go global.
Makers, doers, and dreamers--for decades they have turned to Inc. for help in getting their businesses off the ground. The publication's keen advice clarifies the process, while startup stories fuel aspirations and spark action.rby Parker shook up the eyewear sector with its innovative, socially-conscious business model. Skullcandy tapped into the surfing, skateboarding, and hip-hop scenes--and built a standout audio brand. All along, Inc. was there, capturing triumphs, setbacks, and lessons learned.w, Start a Successful Business gathers these important lessons into a single path-charting guide. From brainstorming to crowdfunding to building partnerships, the book walks new and aspiring founders through seven crucial stages: - Come up with a brilliant business idea - Select the best structure and strategy for your startup - Figure out funding - Get the word out--and get customers - Dig deep to discover their wants and needsﭠBecome an exceptional leader - Prepare to go global. Throughout, celebrated entrepreneurs share ideas that worked for them, including where Sarah Blakely got the inspiration for Spanx, how Elon Musk stays insanely productive, why Rent the Runway ditched the business plan, and how a hashtag accelerated Airbnb's success. With a fleet of trusted experts by your side, starting a business will be faster, less confusing--and a whole lot more fun.

Moving forward in mid-career : a guide to rebuilding your career after being fired or laid off

February 14, 2018
Weiss, John Henry, author.
267 pages ; 23 cm
Part I. Coping with the ramifications of job loss -- How and why workers are fired or laid off -- Working through the grieving process -- Protecting and maintaining your savings, investments, and IRA -- Replacing income -- Insurance matters: medical and COBRA, dental, homeowners, auto, life, disability -- Safeguarding your reputation -- Family challenges and solutions -- Part II. The process of moving forward in your career -- Reshaping your persona and improving your character -- Defining objectives for the remainder of your career -- Crafting a resume and digital profile to reflect the new you -- How to find decision makers and hiring managers -- Where to find employers -- Interview rubrics for mid-career workers -- Overcoming objections to your candidacy -- Negotiating a job offer -- Part III. Finding your spot in the workplace -- Working for a large company or a small business -- Starting your own business or buying a franchise -- Local, state, and federal government jobs -- Part IV. Reaching out to career care providers -- Consulting with career coaches, career counselors, and outplacement services -- Tapping into faith-based resources -- Moving beyond the temporal -- Appendix A. Major convention centers -- Appendix B. Convention center and trade show spotlight.
"Losing a job is one of the most devastating events one can experience. For trauma, it ranks up there with divorce, loss of a loved one, or permanent personal injury, and it happens more often that one would think. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, approximately 50,000 workers are fired or laid off each day. That is over 18,000,000 workers each year. Moving Forward in Mid-Career is a guide for workers who have been fired or laid off and are in process of rebuilding not only their careers, but also their personal identities independent of a job title. By addressing the many aspects of job loss and job search, Moving Forward provides solutions for dealing with the challenges encountered at each stage of the rebuilding process, from the initial shock and humiliation to the difficult but rewarding task of rebuilding persona and seeking new employment opportunities." -- Back cover.

Beyond measure : the big impact of small changes

February 13, 2018
Heffernan, Margaret, 1955- author.
107 pages : color illustrations ; 19 cm.
Creative conflict -- Social capital -- Thinking is physical -- Smashing barriers -- Leaders everywhere -- Contradictions and contingencies.
By implementing sweeping changes, businesses often think it's possible to do better, to earn more, and have happier employees. So why does engagement prove so difficult and productivity so elusive? In Beyond Measure, Margaret Heffernan looks back over her decades spent overseeing different organizations and comes to a counterintuitive conclusion: it's the small shifts that have the greatest impact. Heffernan argues that building the strongest organization can be accelerated by implementing seemingly small changes, such as embracing conflict as a creative catalyst; using every mind on the team; celebrating mistakes; speaking up and listening more; and encouraging time off from work. Packed with anecdotes and statistics, Beyond Measure takes us on a tour across the globe, highlighting disparate businesses and revealing how they've managed to change themselves in big ways through incremental shifts. How did the CIA revolutionize their intelligence gathering with one simple question? How did one organization increase their revenue by $15 million by instituting a short coffee break? How can a day-long hackathon change the culture of a company? Heffernan proves that it's often the small changes that make the greatest, most lasting impact.

Crushing it! : how great entrepreneurs build their business and influence --and how you can, too

February 9, 2018
Vaynerchuk, Gary, author.
272 pages ; 24 cm
Part I: Get pumped. The path is all yours -- What (still) matters -- The eighth essential--content -- What's stopping you? -- The only thing you need to give yourself to crush it -- Part II: Create your pillar. First, do this -- Get discovered -- -- Snapchat -- Twitter -- YouTube -- Facebook -- Instagram -- Podcasts -- Voice--first -- Conclusion.
"Four-time New York Times bestselling author Gary Vaynerchuk offers new lessons and inspiration drawn from the experiences of dozens of influencers and entrepreneurs who rejected the predictable corporate path in favor of pursuing their dreams by building thriving businesses and extraordinary personal brands. In his 2009 international bestseller Crush It, Gary insisted that a vibrant personal brand was crucial to entrepreneurial success, In Crushing It!, Gary explains why that's even more true today, offering his unique perspective on what has changed and what principles remain timeless. He also shares stories from other entrepreneurs who have grown wealthier--and not just financially--than they ever imagined possible by following Crush It principles. The secret to their success (and Gary's) has everything to do with their understanding of the social media platforms, and their willingness to do whatever it took to make these tools work to their utmost potential. That's what Crushing It! teaches readers to do. In this lively, practical, and inspiring book, Gary dissects every current major social media platform so that anyone, from a plumber to a professional ice skater, will know exactly how to amplify his or her personal brand on each. He offers both theoretical and tactical advice on how to become the biggest thing on old standbys like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, and Snapchat; podcast platforms like Spotify, Soundcloud, iHeartRadio, and iTunes; and other emerging platforms such as For those with more experience, Crushing It! illuminates some little-known nuances and provides innovative tips and clever tweaks proven to enhance more common tried-and-true strategies. Crushing It! is a state-of-the-art guide to building your own path to professional and financial success, but it's not about getting rich. It's a blueprint to living life on your own terms"-- Provided by publisher.

The career manifesto : discover your calling and create an extraordinary life

February 8, 2018
Steib, Mike, author.
xi, 274 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Part 1. Purpose: what to do with your life -- The hard things -- Your purpose -- Part 2. Plan: how to get there -- Decisions -- Your career roadmap -- Part 3. Productivity: get ten times as much done and feel great -- Confessions of a productivity psycho -- Never tired again -- Five more hours to live -- Get sh*t done -- Part 4. People: achieve impact with others -- Networking for a cause -- If someone asks you if you're a sales god, you say yes -- Every meeting = awesome -- Stakeholder management: heaven is other people -- Part 5. Presence: enjoy the journey -- Don't worry, be happy.
Award-winning CEO of XO Group and sought-after speaker, Michael Steib, draws on his own diverse work experience and career highlights as well as powerful anecdotes from other successful business leaders to offer expert guidance, field-tested advice, and interactive exercises that will help you answer these three key questions, envision a goal and then craft and execute a plan to achieve it.

Big potential : how transforming the pursuit of success raises our achievement, happiness, and well-being

February 8, 2018
Achor, Shawn, author.
New York : Currency, [2018]
237 pages ; 25 cm
Part I. The big problem with small potential -- The power of hidden connections -- Lifting the invisible ceiling of potential -- Part II. The seeds of big potential -- Surround yourself with positive influencers: creating star systems -- Expand your power: leading from every seat -- Enhance your resources: creating a prism of praise and recognition -- Defend against negative influences: protecting the system against attacks -- Sustain the gains: creating collective momentum -- Conclusion. All the children are well.
"Our potential is not limited by what we on our own can achieve; rather, our success is amplified by the successes of those around us. He offers five strategies for exponentially raising our achievement and performance by helping others--colleagues, teams, and employees--be better. For decades, we have thought about potential as being a constellation of individual traits: your creativity, your abilities, your intelligence. But new research shows that this version of potential--what Achor calls Small Potential--is deeply flawed, and places a ceiling on the level of success we can achieve. Because we now know that all these traits are in fact interconnected, and that by pursuing success individually, we have been leaving much of our potential untapped. Big Potential works not in isolation, but rather as part of an ecosystem. So when we help those around us succeed, we not only raise the performance of the group, but we also create a virtuous cycle by which we in turn become more successful ourselves. Drawing on cutting-edge original research as well as his work with executives, educators, and leaders around the globe, Achor shows how we can all lift the ceiling on our potential by helping others realize theirs"-- Provided by publisher.

The culture code : the secrets of highly successful groups

February 7, 2018
Coyle, Daniel, author.
xx, 280 pages ; 22 cm
Introduction: When two plus two equals ten -- Skill 1. Build safety -- The good apples -- The billion-dollar day when nothing happened -- The Christmas truce, the one-hour experiment, and the missileers -- How to build belonging -- How to design for belonging -- Ideas for action -- Skill 2. Share vulnerability -- "Tell me what you want, and I'll help you" -- The vulnerability loop -- The super-cooperators -- How to create cooperation in small groups -- How to create cooperation with individuals -- Ideas for action -- Skill 3. Establish purpose -- Three hundred and eleven words -- The hooligans and the surgeons -- How to lead for proficiency -- How to lead for creativity -- Ideas for action -- Epilogue.
"Daniel Coyle spent three years researching the question of what makes a successful group tick, visiting some of the world's most productive groups--including Pixar, Navy SEALs, Zappos, IDEO, and the San Antonio Spurs. Coyle discovered that high-performing groups relentlessly generate three key messages that enable them to excel: 1) Safety - we are connected. 2) Shared Risk - we are vulnerable together. 3) Purpose - we are part of the same story. Filled with first-hand reporting, fascinating science, compelling real-world stories, and leadership tools that can apply to businesses, schools, sports, families, and any kind of group, The Culture Code will revolutionize how you think about creating and sustaining successful groups."-- Provided by publisher.

Great at work : how top performers do less, work better, and achieve more

February 7, 2018
Hansen, Morten T., author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2018.
viii, 310 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The secrets to great performance -- part I. Mastering your own work: Do less, then obsess ; Redesign your work ; Don't just learn, loop ; P-squared (passion and purpose) -- part II. Mastering working with others: Forceful champions ; Fight and unite ; The two sins of collaboration -- part III. Mastering your work-life: Great at work...and at life, too -- Epilogue: Small changes, big results.
"Why do some people perform better at work than others? This deceptively simple question continues to confound professionals in all sectors of the workforce. Now, after a unique, five-year study of more than 5,000 managers and employees, Morten Hansen reveals the answers in his "Seven Work Smarter Practices" that can be applied by anyone looking to maximize their time and performance. Each of Hansen's seven practices is highlighted by inspiring stories from individuals in his comprehensive study. You'll meet a high school principal who engineered a dramatic turnaround of his failing high school; a rural Indian farmer determined to establish a better way of life for women in his village; and a sushi chef, whose simple preparation has led to his restaurant (tucked away under a Tokyo subway station underpass) being awarded the maximum of three Michelin stars. Hansen also explains how the way Alfred Hitchcock filmed Psycho and the 1911 race to become the first explorer to reach the South Pole both illustrate the use of his seven practices (even before they were identified). Each chapter contains questions and key insights to allow you to assess your own performance and figure out your work strengths, as well as your weaknesses. Once you understand your individual style, there are mini-quizzes, questionnaires, and clear tips to assist you focus on a strategy to become a more productive worker. Extensive, accessible, and friendly, Great at Work will help you achieve more by working less, backed by unprecedented statistical analysis" -- From Amazon.

The tyranny of metrics

February 7, 2018
Muller, Jerry Z., 1954- author.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2018]
ix, 220 pages ; 23 cm
I. The argument -- The argument in a nutshell -- Recurring flaws -- II. The background -- The origins of measuring and paying for performance -- Why metrics became so popular -- Principals, agents, and motivation -- Philosophical critiques -- III. The mismeasure of all things? : case studies -- Colleges and universities -- Schools -- Medicine -- Policing -- The military -- Business and finance -- Philanthropy and foreign aid -- Excursus -- When transparency is the enemy of performance: politics, diplomacy, intelligence, and marriage -- IV. Conclusions -- Unintended but predictable negative consequences -- When and how to use metrics: a checklist.

Rise and grind : outperform, outwork, and outhustle your way to a more successful and rewarding life

February 5, 2018
John, Daymond, 1969- author.
x, 309 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.
All rise: Catherine Zeta-Jones: Be precocious: Find your fire and step into the light ; Kyle Maynard: Be determined: Don't make excuses -- Embrace the grind: Nely Galan: Be resilient: Stand for something -- Making time: Tyler, the creator: Be inspired: Create a carnival ; Lola Alvarez: Be on task: Celebrate your differences -- My early rising. Gary Vaynerchuk: Be on edge: Lift the weight of worry ; Brian Lee: Be honest: Pay your dues ; Kristina Guerrero: Be on point: Bark once for a big idea -- A day in the life of a shark: Carlos Santana: Be in harmony: Live in abundance ; Wendy Williams: Be true to yourself: Do your own thing ; Michael Parrella: Be nimble: Use what's useful -- Grind all night: Jake Kassan and Kramer LaPlante: Be on time: Know when the moment is right ; Grant Cardone: Be excited: Beat the sun -- Step back: Al and Brittani Baker: Be hungry: Come back to what you know ; Joel Osteen: Be quiet: Harness your emotional energy -- The power of grind -- Rise and take care.
Explores the importance of courage, persistence, and hard work in every successful business and individual, tracing the story of the author's own rise from obscurity while citing the examples of professionals who achieved their goals through a determinedwork ethic. --Publisher's description.

Connection culture : the competitive advantage of shared identity, empathy, and understanding at work

February 1, 2018
Stallard, Michael Lee, author.
Alexandria, VA : ATD Press, [2015]
xvii, 134 pages ; 23 cm
The competitive advantage of connection -- Shared identity, empathy, and understanding -- Connection: hidden in plain sight -- The scientific case for connection -- Taking action: connecting through vision, value, and voice -- Whom will you choose to become?
"Organizations thrive when employees feel valued, the environment is energized, and high productivity and innovation are the norm. This requires a new kind of leader who fosters a culture of connection within the organization. In Connection culture, Michael Lee Stallard presents a fresh way of thinking about leadership"--Back cover.

Developing the leader within you 2.0

January 31, 2018
Maxwell, John C., 1947- author.
xi, 237 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The definition of leadership: influence -- The key to leadership: priorities -- The foundation of leadership: character -- The ultimate test of leadership: creating positive change -- The quickest way to gain leadership: problem solving -- The extra plus in leadership: attitude -- The heart of leadership: serving people -- The indispensable quality of leadership: vision -- The price tag of leadership: self-discipline -- The expansion of leadership: personal growth.
"With more than 80 percent of the content revised this new edition delivers the foundational principles Maxwell has used in leadership for more than forty years and includes two completely new chapters. No matter your leadership arena -business, nonprofit, education, church, or family- the principles Maxwell shares will positively impact your life and the lives of everyone around you."--Inside dust jacket.

Burn the business plan : what great entrepreneurs really do

January 30, 2018
Schramm, Carl J., author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2018.
xiii, 272 pages ; 25 cm
Burn the business plan -- Twelve things every aspiring entrepreneur should know -- Why start a company? -- What motivates entrepreneurs? -- Can you survive the entrepreneur's curse -- Big companies can be schools for startups -- Copycat entrepreneurs -- Preventing failure before it happens -- Don't waste time doing things that don't work -- Planning for success -- Becoming a successful entrepreneur.

Herding tigers : be the leader that creative people need

January 30, 2018
Henry, Todd, author.
viii, 259 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction: How to draw Darth Vader -- What creative people need -- Part one. Your mind-set -- Stop doing the work: the shift from maker to manager -- They broke it, you bought it: the shift from "my stuff" to "our stuff" -- Level up: the shift from equals to imbalance -- Lead brilliance: the shift from peer to coach -- Part two. Your mechanics -- Earn the right: managing trust -- Prune proactively: shaping your culture -- Stay on target: harnessing collective focus -- Defend their space: managing your team's margin -- Be the muse: how to spark ideas -- Fight well: how to manage conflict -- Be a leader worth following.
"A practical handbook for every new manager charged with leading teams to creative brilliance, from the author of The Accidental Creative and Die Empty. New managers in creative fields got the job because they were good at being makers--and learned to strategize their time, relationships, and mindset to produce the best creative work possible on their own. But when they're put in charge, the rules change, and they must unlearn their hard-won working habits in favor of new ones, and navigate a minefield of complex relational dynamics with colleagues and bosses. Successful leaders of creative teams have mastered the difficult transition from doing the work to leading the work, and this book shows how. Todd Henry picks up where The Accidental Creative left off, and provides an indispensable handbook of on-the-ground, tactical advice for new managers of creatives. He draws from interviews with brilliant leaders and his experience consulting in creative organizations to share a wealth of practical advice, including: Why conflict can be a good thing, and how to manage it in a healthy way. How to build time and attention buffers to protect your team's ability to do its best work. How to deal with the imbalance of power on your team, and manage inevitable struggles that arise. How to create "hunting trails" that will keep your team inspired and motivated to deliver brilliant work. Why you should still "get your hands dirty", even as you strive to remove yourself from the work. Why you should fight to measure value, not time, when evaluating your team's work"-- Provided by publisher.

Simply brilliant : how great organizations do ordinary things in extraordinary ways

January 29, 2018
Taylor, William, 1959- author.
New York, NY : Portfolio/Penguin, [2016]
xiii, 256 pages ; 24 cm
Prologue : the new story of success -- Stop trying to be the best; Strive to be the only. What's your values proposition? ; Why missionaries beat mercenaries (and passion beats drive) -- Don't let what you know limit what you can imagine. Beyond the paradox of expertise ; Interesting matters, interested in mandatory -- It's just as important to be kind as to be clever. Civility is not the enemy of productivity ; The tough-minded case for leading with love -- The allies you enlist matter more than the power you exert. Serendipity as a way of life ; Nobody wins unless everybody wins ; Epilogue : what's your story?
"Disruption is the key to innovation. Whether you run a one-man startup or a global business behemoth, the only way to win big is by relentlessly rethinking the rules of your industry - no matter how tried-and-true they are. InSimply Brilliant, the visionary co-founder of Fast Company William C. Taylor goes behind the scenes at nineteen organizations that are revolutionizing their otherwise humdrum fields. These unlikely agents of change range from a parking garage that also serves as a wedding venue to a military insurance company that puts salespeople through simulated overseas deployment. What these businesses have in common, Taylor discovers, is a shared set of principles that enable them to pioneer disruptive innovation. By embracing these practical and often counter-intuitive strategies, leaders in any industry will be well on their way to upending the status quo and finding opportunity where competitors didn't or couldn't look."--Provided by publisher.

Engine of impact : essentials of strategic leadership in the nonprofit sector

January 25, 2018
Meehan, William F., III, 1952- author.
Stanford, California : Stanford Business Books, an imprint of Stanford University Press, [2018]
xvii, 261 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction : strategic leadership in the impact era -- The primacy of mission -- The few strategic concepts that matter -- Count what counts -- Insight and courage -- Your team of teams : building and sustaining a high-performing organization -- Money matters : funding as essential fuel -- Board governance : do what works -- Scaling : ready, set, are you sure you're ready? -- Conclusion : strategic leadership : now is the time.

Social startup success : how the best nonprofits launch, scale up, and make a difference

January 25, 2018
Janus, Kathleen Kelly, author.
xiv, 252 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Part 1. Testing ideas -- The discovery phase -- Engaging all stakeholders -- Reframing failure as learning -- Part 2. Measuring impact -- Crafting a compelling theory of change -- Maximizing use of data -- Making your data tell a story -- Part 3. Funding experimentation -- Laying the foundation to experiment with earned income -- Testing earned income strategies -- Optimizing fundraising efforts -- Part 4. Leading collaboratively -- Cultivating collective leadership -- Bringing in senior leadership early -- Building an active board -- Part 5. Telling compelling stories -- Creating a compelling narrative.
Presents five key strategies responsible for the breakout growth of the most successful social startups: testing ideas, measuring impact, funding experimentation, leading collaboratively, and telling compelling stories.

Business analysis and leadership : influencing change

January 25, 2018
xxi, 265 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Part 1 : Leadership of self -- Skills for business analysis / James Archer and Kate Stuart-Cox -- The courage to ask / John Niland -- The business analyst as a facilitative leader / James Archer -- Communication for success / Corrine Thomas -- Opinion piece : are you waiting to be anointed? / Joseph Da Silva -- Part 2 : Leadership within your project -- Working with the project manager / Suzanne Robertson -- Dealing with difficult stakeholders / Michael Brown -- Facilitating groups and individuals / Penny Pullan -- Discovering the essence of the problem / James Robertson -- Dealing with problems / Andy Wilkins -- Visual thinking for business analysis / Penny Pullan and Vanessa Randle -- Through the stage door : design thinking to refresh business analysis / Tamsin Fulton -- Business analysis, leadership and agile / Chris Matts and Kent J McDonald -- The iterative business analyst -- increasing insight, reducing waste, delivering value / Melanie Rose -- Knowledge sharing and analysis with patterns / Allan Kelly -- Dealing with uncertainty / Ruth Murray-Webster and Penny Pullan -- Opinion piece : the first shoots of creativity / David Baskerville -- Part 3 : Leadership within your organization -- Operating effectively as a business analyst inside an organization / Simon Edwards -- Context, climate and culture / Andy Wilkins and Kate Stuart-Cox -- Global working and virtual teams / Penny Pullan -- Systems thinking for business analysts leading change / Emma Langman -- Dealing with power and politics / Sarah Coleman -- Partnering across organizations / Adrian Reed -- Strategic thinking for business analysts / Dav Bisessar -- Opinion piece : leading from the middle--a business analyst in television / Roger Mawle -- Part 4 : Leadership in the wider world -- Business analysis is a leadership role / Kevin Brennan -- Becoming a thought leader / Penny Pullan -- Ethics and fair process / James Archer -- Professionalization and best practice / Nick De Voil -- Opinion piece : becoming the change agent / Jake Markham -- End piece : integrating business analysis, creativity and play / Andrew Kendall.
Business Analysis and Leadership is for anyone involved in business analysis working in any organization worldwide, from financial services to charities, government to manufacturing. It takes you beyond standard textbooks full of techniques, by showing you how to lead and gain credibility throughout the organization. It will help you with the very tricky role of working with people from the shop floor to board directors and give you the confidence to challenge the easy way forward and point out what will really work in practice. This inspirational book consists of contributions from leading thinkers and practitioners in business analysis from around the world. Their case studies and practical advice will help you to become an outstanding catalyst for change.

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