New Arrivals · Business

May 27, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Multipliers : how the best leaders make everyone smarter

May 26, 2017
Wiseman, Liz, author.
New York, NY : HarperBusiness, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017.
xxii, 360 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Originally published in 2010 by HarperBusiness.
The multiplier effect -- The talent magnet -- The liberator -- The challenger -- The debate maker -- The investor -- The accidental diminisher -- Dealing with diminishers -- Becoming a multiplier.
"A revised and updated edition...that explores why some leaders drain capability and intelligence from their teams while others amplify it to produce better results."--Provided by publisher.

Rich20something : ditch your average job, start an epic business, and score the life you want

May 25, 2017
DiPiazza, Daniel, author.
New York, New York : A TarcherPerigee Book, [2017]
xvii, 280 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.
"As the founder of, Daniel DiPiazza has helped thousands break out of their daily grinds, build businesses they care about, and achieve more sucsess than they ever imagined" --Back cover.

Household spending.

May 22, 2017
Ithaca, N.Y. : New Strategist Publications,
v. ; 29 cm.
Vols. for 2003-2006 include CD-ROM with the same title.
"Who spends how much on what."

Shapeholders : business success in the age of activism

May 17, 2017
Kennedy, Mark, 1957- author.
xx, 281 pages ; 24 cm.
Introduction: From the heart of a businessman -- Who are the shapeholders? -- Shapeholders -- Social activists -- The media -- Politicians -- Regulators -- Seven steps to shapeholder success -- Align with a purpose -- Anticipate -- Assess -- Avert -- Acquiesce -- Advance common interests -- Assemble to win -- Pope Francis, a CEO worth emulating.
"Today, all it takes is one organizational misstep to sink a company's reputation. Social media can be a strict ethical enforcer, with the power to convince thousands to boycott products and services. Executives are stuck on appeasing stakeholders―shareholders, employees, and consumers―but they ignore shapeholders, regulators, the media, and social and political activists who have no stake in a company but will work hard to curb what they see as bad business practices. And they do so at their own peril. ... Many international, multi-billion-dollar corporations fail to anticipate activism, and they flounder on first contact. Kennedy zeroes in on the different languages that shapeholders and companies speak and their contrasting metrics for what constitutes acceptable business practice. Executives, he argues, must be visionaries who find profitable ―and probable― collaborations to diffuse political tensions. Kennedy's decision matrix helps corporations align their business practices with shapeholder interests, anticipate their demands, and assess changing moral standards so that together they can plan a profitable route forward" --Inside jacket.

Project management workbook and PMP/CAPM exam study guide.

May 16, 2017
Kerzner, Harold.
Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, 2017.
xi, 528 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.

The power of positive leadership : how and why positive leaders transform teams and organizations and change the world

May 12, 2017
Gordon, Jon, 1971- author.
ix, 198 pages ; 23 cm
"Jon Gordon has worked and consulted with leaders who have transformed their companies, organizations and schools, won national championships and are currently changing the world. He has also interviewed some of the greatest leaders of our time and researched many positive leaders throughout history and discovered their paths to success. ... Jon Gordon shares what he has learned and provides a comprehensive framework on positive leadership filled with proven principles, compelling stories, practical ideas and practices that will help anyone become a positive leader. There is a power associated with positive leadership and you can start benefiting yourself and your team with it today" --Adapted from dust jacket.

One minute mentoring : how to find and work with a mentor--and why you'll benefit from being one

May 12, 2017
Blanchard, Kenneth H.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
xiii, 140 pages ; 22 cm
In One Minute Mentoring, legendary management guru Ken Blanchard and Claire Diaz-Ortiz, a former Twitter executive and early employee, combine their knowledge to provide a systematic approach to intergenerational mentoring, giving readers great insight into the power and influence of mentoring and encouraging them to pursue their own mentoring relationships.

How to be everything : a guide for those who (still) don't know what they want to be when they grow up

May 12, 2017
Wapnick, Emilie, author.
x, 228 pages ; 24 cm
There is nothing wrong with you -- Multipotentialites: slackers or innovators? -- The components of a happy multipotentialite life -- The group hug approach -- The Slash approach -- The Einstein approach -- The Phoenix approach -- Your personal productivity system -- Fear, confidence and dealing with people who don't understand -- Conclusion.
"What do you want to be when you grow up? It's a familiar question we're all asked as kids. While seemingly harmless, the question has unintended consequences. It can make you feel like you need to choose one job, one passion, one thing to be about. Guess what? You don't. Having a lot of different interests, projects and curiosities doesn't make you a 'jack-of-all-trades, master of none.' Your endless curiosity doesn't mean you are broken or flaky. What you are is a multipotentialite: someone with many interests and creative pursuits. And that is actually your biggest strength. How to Be Everything helps you channel your diverse passions and skills to work for you. Based on her popular TED talk, 'Why some of us don't have one true calling', Emilie Wapnick flips the script on conventional career advice. Instead of suggesting that you specialize, choose a niche or accumulate 10,000 hours of practice in a single area, Wapnick provides a practical framework for building a sustainable life around ALL of your passions. You'll discover: Why your multipotentiality is your biggest strength, especially in today's uncertain job market. How to make a living and structure your work if you have many skills and interests. How to focus on multiple projects and make progress on all of them. How to handle common insecurities such as the fear of not being the best, the guilt associated with losing interest in something you used to love and the challenge of explaining 'what you do' to others. Not fitting neatly into a box can be a beautiful thing. How to Be Everything teaches you how to design a life, at any age and stage of your career, that allows you to be fully you, and find the kind of work you'll love" --Inside jacket.

Women who work : rewriting the rules for success

May 4, 2017
Trump, Ivanka, 1981- author.
New York, New York : Portfolio/Penguin, [2017]
x, 243 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction: women who work: rewriting the rules for success -- Dream big: identify your passions to create a life you'll love -- Make your mark: become a world-class communicator, colleague and networker -- Stake your claim: maximize your influence at work -- Work smarter, not harder: boost your productivity to make time for what matters most -- Tip the scale: letting go of balance by seizing meaningful moments -- Lead with purpose: changing the conversation around women and work.
"I believe that when it comes to women and work, there isn't one right answer. The only person who can create a life you'll love is you. Our grandmothers fought for the right to work. Our mothers fought for the choice to be in an office or to stay at home. Our generation is the first to fully embrace and celebrate the fact that our lives are multidimensional. Thanks to the women who come before us and paved the way, we can create the lives we want to lead--which look different for each of us. I've been fortunate to be able to build my career around my passions, from real estate to fashion. But my professional titles only begin to describe who I am and what I value. I have been an executive and an entrepreneur, but also--and just as importantly--a wife, mother, daughter, and friend. To me, 'work' encompasses my efforts to succeed in all of these areas. After appearing on The Apprentice years ago and receiving a flood of letters from young women asking for guidance, l realized the need tor more female leaders to speak out publicly in order to change the way society thinks and talks about 'women who work.' So I created a forum to do just that. This book evolves the conversation that started on, where so many incredible women (and men!) have shared their experiences, advice, ambitions, and passions. Women who work lead meetings and train tor marathons. We learn how to cook and how to code. We inspire our employees and our children. We innovate at our current jobs and start new businesses. Women Who Work will equip you with the best skills I've learned from some of the amazing people I've met, on subjects such as identifying opportunities, shifting careers smoothly, negotiating, leading teams, starting companies, managing work and family, and helping change the system to make it better for women--now and in the future. I hope it will inspire you to redefine success and architect a life that honors your individual passions and priorities, in a way only you can."--Jacket.

The Kim Kardashian principle : why shameless sells (and how to do it right)

May 2, 2017
Sehdev, Jeetendr, author.
x, 240 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
How I arrived at the Kim Kardashian princple -- Susprise -- Expose -- Lead -- Flaws --Intimate -- Execute -- Conclusion.
How do social media stars attract such obsessive attention -- even more than the Hollywood A-list? And what can they teach us about making our own ideas, products, and services break through? Celebrity branding expert Jeetendr Sehdev tackles these questions head-on. Sehdev shows why successful images today -- the most famous being Kim Kardashian -- are not photoshopped to perfection, but flawed, vulnerable, and in your face. This perceived transparency generates a level of authenticity and intimacy with audiences that traditional marketing tactics just can't touch.

Board games : straight talk for new directors and good governance

May 1, 2017
Montford, John T., 1943- author.
Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, An Imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2016]
xv, 188 pages ; 24 cm
How to get appointed to a board when you're not a household name : bring something the board wants but doesn't have -- Putting shareholders first ... not last : the case for dividends and the role of independent directors -- The hide and seek game of corporate finance : understanding balance sheets and corporate economics -- When bad things happen to good boards : protecting shareholders and your reputation -- Meeting your fiduciary responsibility : your personal declaration of independence -- The CEO as board chair : how aligning or separating these roles frames the game -- Getting CEO search and succession right the first time : don't fumble the handoff -- The audit committee : the board's "fire department" -- The fantasyland of executive compensation : directors ought to know how much is too much -- Cybersecurity is every director's business : why cyberattacks are existential threats -- The leadership that boards need now : the most critical dynamics on today's boards are human ones.

Diversity and philanthropy : expanding the circle of giving

April 28, 2017
Wagner, Lilya, author.
Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, An Imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2016]
xx, 273 pages ; 24 cm
End of one-size-fits-all : background and promise of cross-cultural philanthropy -- Global perspectives on philanthropy -- Spanish-speaking populations at home and abroad -- African roots and American practices -- Asians and Pacific Islanders in North America and abroad : preferences and practices -- Arab American philanthropy and the influence of Islam -- Jewish traditions, diaspora, and current trends in philanthropy -- Native peoples philanthropy : roots and current practices -- European influences on North America philanthropy -- European and North American influence in Oceania : a three-way street -- Development of philanthropy in North America -- The culturally proficient professional and nonprofit -- navigating cultural differences successfully.
"A "one size fits all" strategy is not effective when it comes to philanthropy and fundraising in today's diversified environment. This book enables nonprofit leaders, board members, staff, and volunteers of nonprofit organizations to better reach diverse populations and incorporate perspectives that increase success by surveying the cultural context for philanthropic action. Brings together a breadth of information on the cultural effects on philanthropy and fundraising in an approachable, practical, and readable manner--all in a single-volume resource. Provides invaluable information for anyone seeking to be culturally proficient in his or her practice, such as leaders of nongovernmental or nonprofit organizations, board members who grasp the diversity of their client groups' relationship to the organizations, and fundraising professionals. Includes vignettes provided by experts and professionals from several countries that diversify the perspectives presented. Supplies sidebars in each chapter that contain more personal opinions on philanthropy and fundraising that lend a real-life dimension to the book"-- Provided by publisher.

You win in the locker room first : 7 C's to build a winning team in sports, business and life

April 28, 2017
Gordon, Jon, 1971- author.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, [2015]
xii, 164 pages ; 23 cm
Introduction -- Culture -- Contagious -- Consistent -- Communicate -- Connect -- Commitment -- Care -- The big C -- The other big C -- Beyond the 7 C's -- The action plan -- Put the 7 C's to work to enhance your culture -- Build a winning team.
Winning strategies from the sports arena that can be applied everywhere! -- Book Jacket.

Beyond the label : women, leadership, and success on our own terms

April 26, 2017
Chiquet, Maureen, author.
New York, N.Y. : HarperBusiness, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
xvii, 265 pages ; 24 cm
Breathing deeply -- With fresh eyes -- Yielding to chance -- Road training -- Finding your groove -- A fine line -- Making your mark -- Taking charge -- Having it all -- Soul calling -- Embracing paradox -- Cutting the corset.
The former global CEO of Chanel traces her unlikely journey to a business leader, offering advice on how to move beyond the confines of staid expectations while discovering personal goals, strengths, and leadership values that can enable a career on one's own terms.

Navigating the whitewater rapids of entrepreneurial success : leading small business growth

April 14, 2017
Golann, Bret, author.
Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, An Imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2016]
247 pages ; 24 cm
The challenges of rapid growth -- Growth creates risk -- Is your leadership style creating growth risks? -- Strategies for leading rapid growth -- Organize around outcomes to measure performance drivers -- Prioritize processes for solutions -- Mapping operations for growth success -- Five operating strategies for fixing processes -- Time-cutting strategies for agility and improvement -- Attracting the people you need for success -- Motivating your people -- Choosing growth partners, not just vendors -- Understanding operating risks -- Reducing the risks of growth success -- Leading growth means executing new strategies for keeping your promises.

The schmuck in my office : how to deal effectively with difficult people at work

April 10, 2017
Foster, Jody, author.
vi, 329 pages ; 24 cm
Part I. Meet the schmuck. Introduction ; What is disruptive behavior? ; Why do we care about difficult behavior? ; Difficult personalities ; Types of people, and what to do about them ; How do I really use this book? ; Important disclaimers -- Part II. In the spotlight: drama kings and queens. Dramatic, emotional, and erratic: character pathology ; Narcissus ; The Venus flytrap ; The swindler -- Part III. Distraction, disorganization, and delays at the desk. Cognition at work ; The bean counter ; The distracted ; Mr. Hyde ; The lost -- Part IV. Can't put a finger on it?. Cultural sensitivity ; The robotic ; The eccentric ; The suspicious -- Part V. Conclusion. Am I the schmuck in my office? ; Workplace philosophies.
"Everyone has a "schmuck" in their office--a difficult, disruptive person who upsets the workplace, confuses their co-workers and causes concern. No one is safe from a schmuck. They come in many sizes and shapes, such as: - Narcissus--the self-centered, condescending, attention-seeking peacock who tramples on others - The Flytrap--the bringer of chaos who can flip from angry to happy in an instant creating an office maelstrom - The Bean Counter--the orderly perfectionist who never gives up control even when it's full-steam-ahead to disaster - The Robot--the inflexible stone wall who is incapable of adapting, even in the face of much-needed change Sound like anyone you know? These are just a few of the more prominent schmucks. In her new book, Dr. Jody Foster explains the entire spectrum of schmucks, how they can decrease productivity, and generally make everyone else unhappy. After delineating the various types of schmucks, she looks at personality traits and explains how interactions among coworkers can become maladaptive leading to workplace disasters. She helps readers understand the schmuck as a person, figure out how to help him or her, and effect a positive solution. Dr. Foster also helps readers understand the most difficult thing of all: sometimes you are the "schmuck." Let Dr. Jody Foster show you how to help the schmuck, know if you are the schmuck, and make your workplace a happy and productive one"-- Provided by publisher.

Outsmart your instincts : how the behavioral innovation approach drives your company forward

April 7, 2017
Hansen, Adam, author.
ix, 238 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction -- Negativity bias: bad is stronger than good -- Availability bias: what you see is all there is -- The curse of knowledge: well, it's just obvious that... --Status quo bias: the bird in the hand -- Confabulation: Of course that's why I did that! -- Conformity bias: play along to get along -- Confirmation bias: Just as I thought! -- Framing: like a fish in water -- Steps forward -- Conclusion.
When it comes to thinking innovatively about your business, your instinct to "trust your gut" can be your own worst enemy. Hansen, Harrington and Storz merge behavioral science with business savvy to examine eight biases that get in the way of creativity and creative thinking. They show you how to overcome these barriers, and break from the status quo.

The entrepreneur's playbook : more than 100 proven strategies, tips, and techniques to build a radically successful business

April 6, 2017
Green, Leonard C., author.
New York, NY : AMACOM, [2017]
196 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

The crowdsourceress : get smart, get funded, and kickstart your next big idea

April 4, 2017
Daly, Alex, author.
New York, NY : PublicAffairs, [2017]
vii, 238 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Introduction -- Sex & broadcasting: my first time -- Making a killer campaign video -- How to get an old design book to go viral -- The campaign page is your pitch -- Crowdfunding: marketing for this century -- Budgeting, rewards, and tips from the trenches -- The power of press and influencers -- Exclusive access and what Joan Didion taught me -- What's next for you, me, and crowdfunding.

Killing it : an entrepreneur's guide to keeping your head without losing your heart

March 30, 2017
O'Loughlin, Sheryl, author.
xii, 290 pages ; 24 cm
Foreword: Entrepreneurship is a calling, not a job / Steve Blank -- Introduction: The light and the dark -- Part I. Getting ready: What you really need to know. Heart on your sleeve: the entrepreneur and love ; The other marriage: the entrepreneur and partnership ; The virtues of candor: the entrepreneur and the supportive tribe ; Love in a time of churn: the entrepreneur and romance ; My baby you'll be: the entrepreneur and children ; Calling you on your shit: the entrepreneur and friendship -- Part II. Doing the work. Climbing high: the entrepreneur and risk ; Self-worth and net worth: the entrepreneur and money ; Modestly naked: the entrepreneur and bold humility ; Staying sane in the fast lane: the entrepreneur's physical and emotional well-being ; The graceful good-bye: the entrepreneur and letting go.
"The former CEO of Clif Bar, Co-founder of Plum, and serial entrepreneur offers insights about launching and growing a business while maintaining a fulfilled life in this practical guide filled with hard-won advice culled from the author's own sometimes dark, raw experiences. With a foreword by Steve Blank"

Conversational capacity : the secret to building successful teams that perform when the pressure is on

March 29, 2017
Weber, Craig, author.
New York : McGraw-Hill Education, [2013]
ix, 227 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Introduction: Standing on the shoulder of gaints -- Conversational capacity: The missing piece of the puzzle -- Intentional conflict: Why good intentions are never enough -- Beyond fight and flight: A more intentional mindset -- Intentional dialogue: Skills for balancing candor and curiosity -- Cultivating our better angels -- Conversational capacity and the value of conflict -- Conversational capacity and adaptive learning -- The work of building a disciplined team -- Conversational capacity and the challenge of team leadership -- The road less traveled.
"In a world of rapid-fire change, it's more important than ever to build teams that work well when the pressure is on and quality communication can mean the difference between success and failure. Conversational Capacity provides the communication tools you need to ensure that your team remains on track even when dealing with its most troublesome issues, that it responds to tough challenges with agility and skill, and performs brilliantly in circumstances that would incapacitate less disciplined teams" --Back cover.

Gen Z @ work : how the next generation is transforming the workplace

March 29, 2017
Stillman, David.
New York, NY : Harper Business, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
309 pages ; 24 cm
A generations expert and author of When Generations Collide and The M-Factor teams up with his seventeen-year-old son to introduce the next influential demographic group to join the workforce--Generation Z--in this essential study, the first on the subject.They were born between 1995 and 2012. At 72.8 million strong, Gen Z is about to make its presence known in the workplace in a major way--and employers need to understand the differences that set them apart. They're radically different than the Millennials, and yet no one seems to be talking about them--until now. This generation has an entirely unique perspective on careers and how to succeed in the workforce. Based on the first national studies of Gen Z's workplace attitudes; interviews with hundreds of CEOs, celebrities, and thought leaders on generational issues; cutting-edge case studies; and insights from Gen Zers themselves, Gen Z @ Work offers the knowledge today's leaders need to get ahead of the next gaps in the workplace and how best to recruit, retain, motivate, and manage Gen Zers. Ahead of the curve, Gen Z @ Work is the first comprehensive, serious look at what the next generation of workers looks like, and what that means for the rest of us.

Boss bitch : a simple 12-step plan to take charge of your career

March 28, 2017
Lapin, Nicole, author.
New York : Crown Business, 2017.
382 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"You don't need dozens or hundreds of employees to be a boss, says financial expert and serial entrepreneur Nicole Lapin. Hell, you don't even need one. You just need to find your inner Boss Bitch -- your most confident, savvy, ambitious self -- and own it. A Boss Bitch is the she-ro of her own story. She is someone who takes charge of her future and embraces being a "boss" in all aspects of the word: whether as the boss of her own life, family and career, the literal boss at work, or, as the boss of her own company. Whichever she chooses (or all three), a Boss Bitch is someone who gets out there and makes her success happen -- and so can you."--Provided by publisher.

A guide to the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK® guide).

March 27, 2017
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania : Project Management Institute, Inc., [2013]
xxi, 589 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- Organizational influences and project life cycle -- Project management processes -- Project integration management -- Project scope management -- Project time management -- Project cost management -- Project quality management -- Project human resource management -- Project communications management -- Project risk management -- Project procurement management -- Project stakeholder management -- Annex A1. The standard for project management of a project -- Appendix X1. Fifth edition changes -- Appendix X2. Contributors and reviewers of The PMBOK® guide--fifth edition -- Appendix X3. Interpersonal skills.
Presents the fundamental processes of project management that drive the design and implementation of business changes for any organization--local, regional or global, updated to reflect the most current industry knowledge and practices.

Radical candor : be a kick-ass boss without losing your humanity

March 24, 2017
Scott, Kim Malone, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017.
xxi, 246 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
A new management philosophy. Build radically candid relationships : bringing your whole self to work ; Get, give, and encourage guidance : creating a culture of open communication ; Understand what motivates each person on your team : helping people take a step in the direction of their dreams ; Drive results collaboratively : telling people what to do doesn't work -- Tools & techniques. Relationships : an approach to establishing trust with your direct reports ; Guidance : ideas for getting/giving/encouraging praise & criticism ; Team : techniques for avoiding boredom and burnout ; Results : things you can do to get stuff done together-- faster.
"A high-profile business manager describes her development of an optimal management course designed to help business leaders become balanced and effective without resorting to insensitive aggression or overt permissiveness"-- NoveList.

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