New Arrivals · Business

October 23, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Careers as a marketing and public relations specialist

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

Careers as a commissioned sales representative

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

Resumes that knock 'em dead.

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

Packaged pleasures : how technology and marketing revolutionized desire

October 20, 2014
Cross, Gary S., author.
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2014.
352 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The carrot and the candy bar -- Containing civilization, preserving the ephemeral, going tubular -- The cigarette story -- Superfoods and the engineered origins of the modern sweet tooth -- Portable packets of sound: the birth of the phonograph and record -- Packaging sight: projections, snapshots, and motion pictures -- Packaging fantasy: the amusement park as mechanized circus, electric theater, and commercialized spectacle -- Pleasure on speed and the calibrated life: fast forwarding through the last century -- Red raspberries all the time?

Moxie : the secret to bold and gutsy leadership

October 17, 2014
Baldoni, John.
Brookline, MA : Bibliomotion, Inc., [2014]
xxv, 162 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Mindfulness. Hero: Nelson Mandela -- Opportunity. Hero: Ben Hogan -- X-factor: the right stuff of leadership. Hero: Margaret Thatcher -- Innovation. Hero: Sergio Marchionne -- Engagement. Hero: Dolly Parton -- Appendix: Putting moxie to work.
"Leaders today need to be mindful of their circumstances as well as mindful of their own strengths and shortcomings. They need to have the disposition to succeed, as well as the inner resourcefulness to persevere. Leaders must be willing to do things differently but also draw on tried and true traits, such as courage and gumption. Moxie is a concept that the modern leader is wise to adopt--one part courage, one part can-do spirit, and one part recognition. In Moxie: The Secret to Bold and Gutsy Leadership, author John Baldoni uses concrete, tried-and-true steps to bring out the inner leader in everyone. For management and employees alike, Moxie provides a roadmap to inspire innovation and effective leadership. Whether you're already at the helm of your organization or still looking for a way up the ladder, Moxie is the leadership tool you can't do without. Built on the MOXIE framework, leaders learn how Motivation, Opportunity, an 'X' factor, Innovation, and Engagement work together for success"-- Provided by publisher.

Playing big : find your voice, your mission, your message

October 16, 2014
Mohr, Tara, 1968-
New York, New York : Gotham Books, [2014]
xxxi, 269 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The inner critic -- The voice of inner wisdom -- A very old new way of looking at fear -- Unhooking from praise and criticism -- Leaving good- student habits behind -- Hiding -- Leaping -- Communicating with power -- Callings -- Let it be easy -- Joining the transition team.

The CEO code : create a great company and inspire people to greatness with practical advice from an experienced executive

October 16, 2014
Rohlander, David, 1941-
Pompton Plains, NJ : The Career Press, Inc., [2013]
235 pages ; 23 cm
Machine generated contents note: pt. I Communication -- ch. 1 Trust -- ch. 2 Respect -- ch. 3 Understanding -- ch. 4 Empathy -- ch. 5 Resolution -- pt. II Execution -- ch. 6 Action -- ch. 7 Repetition -- ch. 8 Habits -- ch. 9 Attitudes -- ch. 10 Feelings -- pt. III Operations -- ch. 11 Teams -- ch. 12 Delegation -- ch. 13 Systems -- ch. 14 Accountability -- ch. 15 Rewards.

The advertising red books. Advertisers & agencies ... supplement.

October 15, 2014
New Providence, NJ : LexisNexis,
v. ; 28 cm.
Publisher varies: 2011- Red Books LLC.
At head of title: LexisNexis.

Take command : lessons in leadership : how to be a first responder in business

October 13, 2014
Wood, Jake, 1983- author.
New York : Crown Business, [2014]
242 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Explores "the ability to have clarity of mind and purpose when surrounded by chaos, to operate at peak performance under risk, to be able to see clearly when others are blinded by fear--and act when others are paralyzed, to craft plans even with incomplete information, then execute those plans decisively while still being nimble and adaptable enough to iterate as the terrain changes, to deliver in the clutch, [and] to build teams with high impact, and then inspire those teams to follow you into the fire"

Everyone's a critic : winning the war for customers in a review-driven world

October 9, 2014
Tancer, Bill.
New York : Portfolio, [2014].
246 pages ; 24 cm
The review revolution : when everything is reviewable -- Why businesses hate reviews -- Bad reviews happen -- Who writes reviews -- How reviews, even bad ones, are good for you -- Do this for great reviews -- Dealing with reviews : after the fact -- Dealing with reviews preemptively -- Business among "friends" -- The future of reviews -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index.

Glass jaw : a manifesto for defending fragile reputations in an age of instant scandal

October 8, 2014
Dezenhall, Eric.
New York, NY : Twelve, 2014.
x, 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"In boxing terms, a tough-looking fighter who can't take a punch is said to have a "glass jaw," and so it is these days with targets of controversy. Down the rabbit hole of scandal, the weak are strong, the strong are weak. GLASS JAW is a manifesto for these times, written by crisis management warhorse Eric Dezenhall who has spent three decades inside of some of the most intense controversies in recent memory. In the digital age of 24/7 news, information is easily acquired and quickly spread, and this has changed the fundamental nature of controversy, rendering once mighty organizations and individuals powerless against scandal. Think Toyota, Susan G. Komen, Paula Deen, Tiger Woods, Penn State and Joe Paterno, BP, the Duke Lacrosse players, Lance Armstrong, Manti Te'o, and Anthony Weiner. Here Dezenhall defines this new reality where information moves at the speed of light and reputations are tarnished ever faster. In GLASS JAW, he analyzes controversy and scandal from the perspective of the truth-telling crisis management veteran to demystify the paper tiger "spin" industry, offering lessons learned, crucial corrective measures, and counterintuitive insights, such as: How there really is no getting ahead of a bad story The art of the public apology Why a crisis is not an opportunity and Hemingway's The Old man and the Sea is the I Ching of crisis management (because the old man survived and nothing more) The problem with "getting it all out there" and The Nixon Fallacy: if only he had just said "I screwed up," the whole thing would have gone away-not a chance Why you are the enemy: the self sabotage of technology, cameras, tweets, and emails "-- Provided by publisher.

Woman up! overcome the 7 deadly sins that sabotage your success

October 7, 2014
Cohen, Aimee, author.
xii, 199 pages ; 21 cm
Big-girl panties -- Kindness conundrum -- Competency curse -- Perfectionism prison -- Affirmation addiction -- Divulgence disease -- Miscommunication mayhem -- Undervalue epidemic -- From sin to success -- Woman up! Tips.
Self-sabotaging behavior holding you back? Want to break free and achieve career defining results? Aimee Cohen delivers the advice all women wish they had and the motivating call to action they need.

Co-active coaching : changing business, transforming lives

October 6, 2014
Kimsey-House, Henry, 1953-
Boston, MA : Nicholas Brealey Pub., 2011.
xviii, 187 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Rev. ed. of: Co-active coaching : new skills for coaching people toward success in work and life / Laura Whitworth ... [et al.]. 2nd ed. c2007.
Includes index.
The co-active coaching model -- The co-active coaching relationship -- Listening -- Intuition -- Curiosity -- Forward and deepen -- Self-management -- Fulfillment -- Balance -- Process -- Putting it all together.
"When Co-Active Coaching was first released in 1998, this pioneering work set the stage for what has become a cultural and business phenomenon and helped launch the profession of coaching. Published in more than ten languages now, this book has been used as the definitive resource in dozens of corporate, professional development and university-based coaching programs as well as by thousands of individuals looking to elevate their communication, relationship and coaching skills. This fully revised third edition of Co-Active Coaching has been updated to reflect the expanded vision of the newly updated Co-Active Model and coaching course curriculum at The Coaches Training Institute, the training organization founded and run by the authors for 20 years.The third edition emphasizes evoking transformational change in the client and extends the use of the Co-Active Model into leadership management and its effectiveness throughout organizations. This edition also contains an on-line Coach's Toolkit (replacing the CD of the second edition), several new coaching demonstrations and more than 35 updated exercises, questionnaires, checklists and reproducible forms."--Publisher website.

Scrum : the art of doing twice the work in half the time

October 2, 2014
Sutherland, Jeffrey Victor.
New York : Crown Business, [2014]
viii, 248 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Fewer, bigger, bolder : from mindless expansion to focused growth

October 2, 2014
Khosla, Sanjay.
New York : Portfolio Hardcover, 2014.
xii, 260 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- The seduction of more -- The wisdom of less -- Discovery: search for growth -- Strategy: pick your bets -- Rallying cry: rouse the troops -- People: unleash potential -- Execution: simplify and delegate -- Organization: align and collaborate -- Metrics: measure and communicate progress -- Avoiding the pitfalls -- Creating a virtuous cycle.
"When Sanjay Khosla took charge of developing markets for Kraft Foods in 2007, the business was floundering. Six years later, annual sales had soared from $5 billion to $16 billion with significant improvement in profitability. The secret? Making fewer, bigger, and bolder bets and stopping a lot of small stuff. Kellogg School professor Mohanbir Sawhney discovered a similar formula for stellar results--focus and simplicity--in advising Fortune 500 companies. Now Khosla and Sawhney have combined their experiences into a seven-step model for sustained profitable growth in any market, based on fewer but better bets. Drawing on case studies that feature dozens of companies, from Cisco to Hyatt to Spirit Airlines, the authors show how their program applies to global giants, small startups, and any organization in between"-- Provided by publisher.

The leadership playbook : creating a coaching culture to build winning business teams

October 1, 2014
Jamail, Nathan, author.
New York : Gotham Books, [2014]
viii, 210 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"The successful self-published author of The Sales Leaders Playbook writes his first mainstream leadership book. There are enormous differences between managing and coaching. Yet many companies and organizations encourage their leaders to coach teams without ever teaching them how and without creating a culture that supports coaching. Nathan Jamail-a leading consultant, professional speaker, and the president of his own group of businesses-trains coaches at several Fortune 500 companies and learned that it takes not only different skills to achieve success, but a truly effective coach needs an organizational culture that creates and multiplies the success of every motivated team member. The Leadership Playbook shows leaders the skills necessary to be an effective coach and to build effective teams by: Fostering employees' belief in the culture of a company; Resolving issues proactively rather than reactively and creating an involvement that constantly pushes employees to be their best; Focusing on the more humane principles of leadership-gratitude, positivity, and recognition-that keep morale high; Holding teams and individuals accountable; Constantly recruiting talent ("building the bench") rather than filling positions only when they are empty. Combining research, interviews, and inspiring stories with the lessons that have earned Jamail the respect of the world's foremost corporations including CISCO, FedEx, Sprint, the U.S. Army, and State Farm; The Leadership Playbook will dominate the category for years to come. "-- Provided by publisher.

Knock 'em dead.

September 30, 2014
Boston. : Bob Adams.
v. ; 24 cm.
Vols. for 1987-1992 have subtitle: "with great answers to tough interview questions" : 1993-2002 have subtitle: "the ultimate job seeker's handbook" ; <2006-2015> "Ultimate job seeker's guide" (varies slightly).
Imprint varies: 1991- Holbrook, Mass. : Adams Publishing ; <1999-2015> Holbrook, Mass. : Adams Media Corporation.

The best ... business schools.

September 30, 2014
New York : Random House,
v. ; 23 cm.
At head of title: The Princeton Review.

Good leaders ask great questions : your foundation for successful leadership

September 29, 2014
Maxwell, John C., 1947-
New York : Center Street, 2014.
304 pages ; 23 cm
" In GOOD LEADERS ASK GREAT QUESTIONS, John C. Maxwell delves into the process of becoming a successful leader by examining how questions can be used to advantage. What are the questions leaders should ask themselves? What questions should they ask members of their team? He then responds to the toughest problems leaders have presented to him. Using social media, Maxwell offered the floor to followers with unanswered questions about what it takes to achieve their professional best, and selected seventy questions on the most popular topics, including: -- How can I discover my unique purpose as a leader? -- What is the most effective daily habit that any leader should develop? -- How do you motivate an unmotivated person? -- How would you work with a difficult leader who has no vision? This book is a thorough, insightful response to those readers and anyone who feels they have plateaued on their journey to develop their ultimate potential. Every leader has room to grow, and the advice in these pages will help readers assess their current position, and structure an effective plan to achieve their goals. "-- Provided by publisher.

Babygate : how to survive pregnancy and parenting in the workplace

September 26, 2014
Bakst, Dina, author.
New York, NY : The Feminist Press at the City University of New York, 2014.
xiii, 343 pages ; 21 cm
Includes state-by-state guide.
Congratulations you're expecting! now what? -- Time to bond: planning for parental leave -- Back into the groove: returning to work as a parent -- The parent trap: confronting stigma and bias at work -- Conclusion.

Zero to one : notes on startups, or how to build the future

September 25, 2014
Thiel, Peter A.
New York : Crown Business, [2014]
210 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.
The challenge of the future -- Party like it's 1999 -- All happy companies are different -- The ideology of competition -- Last mover advantage -- You are not a lottery ticket -- Follow the money -- Secrets -- Foundations -- The mechanics of mafia -- If you build it, will they come? -- Man and machine -- Seeing green -- The founder's paradox.
"Thiel starts from the bold premise that we live in an age of technological stagnation, even if we're too distracted by our new mobile devices to notice. Progress has stalled in every industry except computers, and globalization is hardly the revolution people think it is. It's true that the world can get marginally richer by building new copies of old inventions, making horizontal progress from "1 to n." But true innovators have nothing to copy. The most valuable companies of the future will make vertical progress from "0 to 1," creating entirely new industries and products that have never existed before. Zero to One is about how to build these companies. Tomorrow's champions will not win by competing ruthlessly in today's marketplace. They will escape competition altogether, because their businesses will be unique. In today's post-internet bubble world, conventional wisdom dictates that all the good ideas are taken, and the economy becomes a tournament in which everyone competes to reach the top. Zero to One shows how to quit the zero-sum tournament by finding an untapped market, creating a new product, and quickly scaling up a monopoly business that captures lasting value. Planning an escape from competition is essential for every business and every individual, not just for technology startups. The greatest secret of the modern era is that there are still unique frontiers to explore and new problems to solve. Zero to One shows how to pursue them using the most important, most difficult, and most underrated skill in every job or industry: thinking for yourself"-- Provided by publisher.

Smartcuts : how hackers, innovators, and icons accelerate success

September 25, 2014
Snow, Shane, author.
New York, NY : HarperBusiness, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
vi, 257 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction : "How do they move so fast?" -- Pt. 1: Shorten. Hacking the ladder : "bored Mormons" ; Training with masters : "the vocal thief" ; Rapid feedback : "the F word" -- Pt. 2: Leverage. Platforms : "the laziest programmer" ; Waves : "Moore and Moore" ; Superconnectors : "space, wars, and storytellers" -- Pt. 3: Soar. Momentum : "depressed billionaires" ; Simplicity : "hot babes and paradise" ; 10x thinking : "the rocketeer".
Entrepreneur and journalist Shane Snow (Wired, Fast Company, The New Yorker, and cofounder of Contently) analyzes the lives of people and companies that do incredible things in implausibly short time by employing what psychologists call "lateral thinking" to rethink convention and break "rules" that aren't rules.

Sleeping with your smartphone : how to break the 24/7 habit and change the way you work

September 25, 2014
Perlow, Leslie A., 1967-
Boston, Mass. : Harvard Business Review Press, ©2012.
viii, 274 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
The experiment -- The winning formula -- Speaking openly -- Passion and action -- Experimenting with change -- together -- Small steps, big results -- The team leader's crucial role -- Defining the team and the goal -- The first meeting and beyond -- A firmwide initiative -- Introducing facilitators -- Reimagining work.
Can't resist checking your smartphone or mobile device? Sure, all this connectivity keeps you in touch with your team and the office, but at what cost? In this book, Harvard Business School professor Leslie Perlow reveals how you can disconnect and become more productive in the process. In fact, she shows that you can devote more time to your personal life and accomplish more at work. The good news is that this doesn't require a grand organizational makeover or buy-in from the CEO. All it takes is collaboration between you and your team, working together and making small, doable changes. What started as an experiment with a six-person team at The Boston Consulting Group, one of the world's elite management consulting firms, triggered a global initiative that eventually spanned more than nine hundred BCG teams in thirty countries across five continents. These teams confronted their nonstop workweeks and changed the way they worked, becoming more efficient and effective. The result? Employees were more satisfied with their work-life balance and with their work in general. And the firm was better able to recruit and retain employees. Clients also benefited-often in unexpected ways.

Becoming the boss : new rules for the next generation of leaders

September 24, 2014
Pollak, Lindsey, author.
New York, NY : Harper Business, [2014]
x, 301 pages ; 23 cm
Learn. Catch up : winning friends, moving cheese, and breaking all the rules ; Prep : feeling the fear, filling the tanks, and perfecting the pots ; Be : building your brand, polishing your presence, and dealing with being booped ; : ego-googling, hunting moose; and making time to Tweet -- Lead. Listen : choosing your method, knowing your audience, and becoming a master of meetings ; Manage : driving the truck, giving out trophies, and closing your door almost all the way ; Prioritize : running the marathon, delegating undictatorially, and handling stress like a Buddhist nun -- Last. Connect : finding your champions, networking up, and always take the meeting ; Grow : getting better, falling with style, and truly changing the world.
We are in the midst of a leadership revolution, as power passes from Baby Boomers to Millennials. All grown up, the highly educated Generation Y is moving into executive positions in corporations and government, as well as running their own businesses, where they are beginning to have a profound impact that will last for decades. Pollak provides a brisk, tech savvy success manual filled with real-world, actionable tips. Discover the key trends affecting your career, and master the classic rules of excellence that never go out of style.

People tools for business : 50 strategies for building success, creating wealth, and finding happiness

September 22, 2014
Fox, Alan C.
New York : SelectBooks, Inc., [2014]
xiii, 198 pages ; 23 cm
"Author of People Tools follows up his first book describing simple strategies for success in our daily lives with more advice that focuses on achieving success in business"-- Provided by publisher.

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