New Arrivals · Business

September 2, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The silo effect : the peril of expertise and the promise of breaking down barriers

September 1, 2015
Tett, Gillian, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
xii, 290 pages ; 25 cm
Introduction: Bloomberg's skunkworks -- Silos. The nondancers: how anthropology can illuminate silos ; Octopus pots: how silos crush innovation ; When gnomes go blind: how silos conceal risks ; Russian dolls: how silos create tunnel vision -- Silo busters. Gun-toting geeks: how individuals can silo-bust their lives ; (Re)writing social code: how to keep silos fluid ; Flipping the lens: how doctors tried not to behave like economists ; Bucket-busting: how breaking down silos can produce profits -- Conclusion: connecting the dots.
An award-winning columnist and journalist describes how businesses that structure their teams into functional departments, or "silos," actually hinder work, cripple innovation, restrict thinking and force normally smart people to ignore risks and opportunities. --Publisher's description.

The ex-offender's new job finding & survival guide : 10 steps for successfully re-entering the work world

September 1, 2015
Krannich, Ronald L., author.
x, 230 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Getting a new and improved life -- Be truthful, realistic, and focused on shaping your future -- Step 1: examine and change your attitudes -- Step 2: seek assistance and become proactive -- Step 3: select appropriate job search approaches -- Step 4: assess your skills and identify your MAS -- Step 5: develop a powerful objective -- Step 6: conduct research on jobs, employers, and communities -- Step 7: write effective applications, resumes, and letters -- Step 8: network for information, advice and referrals -- Step 9: develop winning job interview skills -- Step 10: negotiate salary and benefits like a pro -- Starting right, surviving and advancing your career -- No more firewalls! Navigating today's electronic world.
"Originally published as The ex-offender's job hunting guide (2005), this ground-breaking book offers sound re-entry employment advice for those with red flags in their backgrounds and those who may appear unemployable."--Provided by publisher.

Life is good : the book : how to live with purpose & enjoy the ride

September 1, 2015
Jacobs, Bert, 1964-
271 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
"From Life is Good founders and brothers Bert and John Jacobs, this inspiring book of wisdom outlines the ten key "superpowers" readers need to live their best lives. Based on the brothers' personal and professional journey, this whimsically illustrated guide captures the unique voice and profound optimism that is the foundation of their beloved T-shirt and apparel company, now worth more than $100 million. Life Is Good: The Owner's Manual will inspire readers of all ages and passions to discover--and embrace--the good in their lives. Entertaining yet profound, easygoing yet powerful, this engaging book reveals how to tap into the hidden power of optimism. Beginning with their upbringing in working class Boston and following the arc of their lives from postgrad wanderlust to the birth of a small business, Bert and John use their experiences to illuminate the ten superpowers on which optimism is founded--from humor and compassion to gratitude and authenticity. Capturing their buoyant, community-focused outlook and supplementing with top-ten lists and the company's iconic stick-figure illustrations, this book doesn't preach. Instead, it offers lighthearted, practical self-help that will inspire and empower readers to embrace their lives with delight and daring"-- Provided by publisher.

Governmental GAAP guide for state and local governments.

August 31, 2015
Chicago : CCH, c2007-
v. ; 23 cm.
"A comprehensive interpretation of all current promulgated governmental generally accepted accounting principles for state and local governments."

Humans are underrated : what high achievers know that brilliant machines never will

August 28, 2015
Colvin, Geoffrey, author.
viii, 248 pages ; 24 cm
Computers are improving faster than you are -- Gauging the challenge -- The surprising value in our deepest nature -- Why the skills we need are withering -- "The critical 21st-century skill" -- Empathy lessons from combat -- What really makes teams work -- The extraordinary powers of story -- The human essence of innovation and creativity -- Is it a woman's world? -- WInning in the human domain.
"[T]he skills the economy values are changing in historic ways. The abilities that will prove most essential to our success are no longer the technical, classroom-taught left-brain skills that economic advances have demanded from workers in the past. Instead, our greatest advantage lies in what we humans are most powerfully driven to do for and with one another, arising from our deepest, most essentially human abilities--empathy, creativity, social sensitivity, storytelling, humor, building relationships, and expressing ourselves with greater power than logic can ever achieve. This is how we create durable value that is not easily replicated by technology--because we're hardwired to want it from humans. These high-value skills create tremendous competitive advantage--more devoted customers, stronger cultures, breakthrough ideas, and more effective teams. And while many of us regard these abilities as innate traits--"he's a real people person," "she's naturally creative"--it turns out they can all be developed" -- Provided by publisher.

Why we work

August 28, 2015
Schwartz, Barry, 1946- author.
New York : TED Books, Simon & Schuster, 2015.
96 pages ; 19 cm
"A TED original" -- Cover.

Become your own boss in 12 months : a month-by -month guide to a business that works

August 26, 2015
Emerson, Melinda F.
Avon, Massachusetts : Adams Media, [2015]
288 pages ; 22 cm

Leap : leaving a job with no Plan B to find the career and life you really want

August 24, 2015
Vigeland, Tess, author.
242 pages ; 22 cm.
Signing Off -- Oh Sh!t -- Running From Fear -- The Eat, Pray, Love Thing -- What's Stopping You? -- Leaning Out And Climbing Down -- The Grind -- Money Money Money -- The Kids Will Probably Be All Right -- Not All Peaches And Cream -- A Dog Whistle In The Mountains -- Redefining Success And Work -- Getting Back To Remarkable.
For the multitude of Americans who change jobs mid-career (by choice or circumstance), the growing legions of freelance workers, and the entrepreneurially-minded who see self-employment as an increasingly more appealing and viable option, Tess Vigeland has created a personal and well-researched account of leaping without a net. With her signature humor, she writes honestly about the fear, uncertainty, and risk involved in leaving the traditional workforce, but also the excitement, resources, and possibilities that are on the other side. Part memoir and part field guide, this book offers a funny, thoughtful, and provocative look at how to find satisfaction and success when pursuing a career less ordinary.

PHR/SPHR professional in human resources certification practice exams

August 19, 2015
Moreland, Tresha, author.
New York : McGraw-Hill Education, [2014]
xxxv, 330 pages ; 23 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
CD-ROM includes practice exam questions, test engine for full-length practice exams and topical quizzes, and a PDF copy of the book.

Resumes for dummies.

August 18, 2015
Foster City, CA : IDG Books Worldwide,
v. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Vols. for 1996-<2015> by Joyce Lain Kennedy (2015 with Laura DeCarlo).
Imprint varies: 2003-<2015> New York, N.Y. : Wiley Publishing Inc.

Start your own nonprofit organization : your step-by-step guide to success

August 18, 2015
Kimball, Cheryl.
Irvine, California : Entrepreneur Press, [2014]
xiv,170 pages ; 23 cm.
Saving the world : being true to a mission -- Before opening your door : setting your nonprofit up for success -- Board of directors : choosing the right founding directors -- Finances : numbers count, even for a nonprofit -- The executive director : the nonprofit CEO's role in the organization -- Staff : the fine balance of having enough staff -- Volunteers : heroes of the nonprofit community -- Equipping your nonprofit : figuring out what you need to run your shop and how to get it -- Development : raising the funds you need -- Master of your domain : website essentials -- Socially acceptable : the unavoidable world of social media -- Sustainability and growth : keeping things going -- Appendix A. Sample strategic plan -- Appendix B. Resources for nonprofits.
This guide helps you determine if your business idea is nonprofit or for-profit, understand and identify their business mission and vision, staff and run a lean operation, select and manage a board of directors, manage finances to the satisfaction of the IRS, find a location and set up shop, master fundraising, use social media and other cost-effective outreach, and manage sustainability and growth. All startup steps are supported by insider knowledge from successful entrepreneurs, dollar-stretching tips, missteps to avoid, resources, and more.--Publisher's description.

3D business analyst : an ultimate hands-on guide to mastering business analysis

August 18, 2015
Elgendy, Mohamed A., author.
237 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Title from cover.
Introduction -- Project management for a business analyst -- Requirements management & communication -- SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle) methodologies -- Business process modeling -- Introduction to SQL (Structured Query Language) -- Introduction to lean Six Sigma -- Templates.
3D Business Analysis is a unique fusion of three distinct specialties: business analysis (BA), project management (PM) and lean six sigma (LSS) with traditionally separate skill sets and career paths. However, when the components of these skill sets are analyzed and understood, a clear overlap emerges, and if used together, they provide the BA with the necessary concepts, theories and terminologies to allow him or her to communicate more effectively with stakeholders using their specific language, realize expectations and add more value to the organization.

Professional development for business analysts

August 18, 2015
Brandenburg, Laura, author.
ix, 92 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Introduction -- Understanding your value as a business analyst -- How to assess your skills and competencies -- How to build marketable qualifications -- Cultivate your leadership style -- Looking outside: learning from BAS outside your organization -- Looking inside: broaden your perspective of your organization -- Where do certifications fit into my career plan? -- Conclusion -- Appendix: worksheets and templates.
"Are you looking to become a better business analyst? We'll show you how to take measurable steps forward in building your business analyst career, even if your organization can't afford formal training and you have no "extra" time. This book will step you through a self-assessment of the current state of your business analysis competencies so you can discover actionable steps to advance your career. Discover the many professional development opportunities available to build new skills and increase your responsibilities. Leverage the tools and techniques to help you communicate your value as a business analyst. Use the worksheets and templates to take forward steps and work through any challenges that are holding you back."--Back cover.

Influence without authority

August 18, 2015
Cohen, Allan R.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2005.
x, 310 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The influence model : trading what they want for what you've got (using reciprocity and exchange) -- Goods and services : the currencies of exchange -- How to know what they want : understanding their worlds (and the forces acting on them) -- You have more to offer than you think if you know your goals, priorities and resources (the dirty little secret about power) -- Building effective relationships : the art of finding and developing your allies -- Strategies for making mutually profitable trades -- The career of Nettie Seabrooks and influence against all odds -- Working within organizational realities to accomplish a goal : Warren Peters navigates a complex, multi-staged exchange process over a "simple" dispute -- The example of Anne Austin : selling a new product idea, and gaining access to an out-of-reach job -- Influencing your boss -- Influencing difficult subordinates -- Working cross functionally : leading and influencing a team, task force or committee -- Influencing organizational groups, departments and divisions -- Influencing colleagues -- Initiating or leading major change -- Indirect influence -- Understanding and overcoming organizational politics -- Hardball : escalating to tougher strategies when you can no longer catch flies with honey.

The 46 rules of genius : an innovator's guide to creativity

August 17, 2015
Neumeier, Marty, author.
[Thousand Oaks, California] : New Riders, [2014]
143 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.

HR resume secrets : how to create an irresistible human resources resume that will open doors, wow hiring managers & get you interviews!

August 13, 2015
Collins, Alan, (founder of Success in HR).
187 pages ; 23 cm
"Get the edge you need to get interviews for HR jobs: 6 rules for writing a killer HR resume that opens doors and dazzles hiring managers; how to position yourself as a top candidate and persuasively sell your best achievements; how to solve the 10 biggest problems that will prevent your HR resume from producing tons of interviews for you."--From back cover.

Unwritten HR rules : 21 secrets for attaining awesome career success in human resources

August 13, 2015
Collins, Alan L.
Chicago, IL : Success in HR publishing 2011.
[ix], 181 p.
Introduction: What this book is all about -- No BS, kick-butt HR secrets you can't count on your boss to tell you about -- How to attract the best HR career opportunities to your doorstep -- Engaging other people who will help you advance your HR career -- The most important unwritten HR rule of all -- A final word looking forward.
If you want to take your HR career to the next level-- or if you're aspiring to become a human resources executive-- then you must know the unwritten rules for HR success. Find out what it really takes to attain the success you've always dreamed of.

Collaborative intelligence : thinking with people who think differently

August 11, 2015
Markova, Dawna, 1942- author.
New York : Spiegel & Grau, [2015]
xiii, 360 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction. Great minds don't think alike, but they can learn to think together! ; Hinge time : shifting from a market-share to a mind-share mentality ; Partnering with the possible : activating the four strategies of CQ -- Strategy 1-- Mind patterns : thinking about thinking. Recognizing how your mind works ; Recognizing how others' minds work -- Strategy 2-- Thinking talents : the "me" of "we." Uncovering your thinking talents ; Becoming a thinking partner to others -- Strategy 3-- Inquiry : bridging our differences. Discovering your inquiry style ; Discovering the inquiry style of others -- Strategy 4-- Mind share : creating a collaborative future. Shifting your mindset ; Shifting the mindset of others -- Conclusion. Randori : leading with a new quality of mind -- Appendix. Utilizing mind patterns in work situations ; Utilizing thinking talents in work situations.
"We are living in a hinge time when the way that we think, interact, and innovate at work is rapidly changing. In the past, "Marketshare" companies dominated, ruled by hierarchy and top-down leadership. Today, the new market leaders are "Mindshare" companies, where influence is more important than power and success relies on collaboration and the ability to inspire. Markova and McArthur believe that the key to collaborating effectively with our colleagues is respecting "intellectual diversity," the ways we think and process information differently. Each of us brings unique and varied thinking talents to the table, and when we understand intellectual diversity, we can come together like a symphony orchestra. Through fascinating exercises and revealing case studies, readers discover their own unique "Mind Patterns" and "Thinking Talents," and learn how to recognize the same in their colleagues. Collaborative Intelligence is the culmination of over 35 years of original research and draws upon Markova's background in neuroscience and her work as a "thinking partner" to Fortune 500 CEOs and some of the world's top creative talents. It is essential reading for anyone who works as part of a team, who manages others, or simply wants to better understand how people think"-- Provided by publisher.

The type B manager : leading successfully in a type A world

August 7, 2015
Lipman, Victor, author.
New York : Prentice Hall Press, 2015.
xv, 204 pages ; 22 cm
"In The Type B Manager, Victor Lipman offers a unique lens through which to view the challenging problems of management. While management has long been considered the realm of Type A individuals--hard-driving, competitive high achievers--all too often these high-intensity traits aren't effective when it comes to motivating your employees. Many characteristics of Type B individuals--being more relaxed, less competitive, more reflective, slower to anger--can be considered "people skills" that better influence motivation and productivity. And successful management after all is the practice of accomplishing work through other people."--provided from

Broadcasting happiness : the science of igniting and sustaining positive change

August 7, 2015
Gielan, Michelle.
Dallas, Texas : BenBella Books, 2015.
xi, 275 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"We are all broadcasters. We are constantly broadcasting information to others, even if we don't say a word. Managers broadcast to their teams during meetings. Team members broadcast to clients. Clients broadcast to potential clients. And the messages we choose to broadcast shape others' views of the world. Our words can move other people from a fear-based mindset in which they see obstacles as insurmountable, to a positive mindset where they see that change is possible, get unstuck, and take action. What makes the difference is what we choose to broadcast. Using scientifically proven communication strategies to ripple out positive change to others, we increase their happiness and success at work, as well as our own, instantly making us more effective leaders. New research from the fields of positive psychology and neuroscience shows that small shifts to the way we communicate can create big ripple effects on business outcomes, including 19% greater accuracy, 31% higher productivity, 25% greater performance ratings, 37% higher sales, and 23% lower levels of stress. Drawing from her experience as a national CBS News anchor, a positive psychology researcher, and her work with many of the top Fortune 500 companies, Michelle Gielan shares the strategies that have created results in Broadcasting Happiness. In this book, you'll learn how to choose the right message, get through to others, especially during moments of high stress, build resilience in the midst of challenges, and use non-verbal communication to your advantage. And, most important, you'll understand why positivity is the most underutilized resource available. Learn how to: Lead a conversation or communication with positivity Rewrite negative, debilitating thought patterns and turn them into fuel for resilience and growth for you and your team Share bad news more effectively to increase future success Create and sustain a positive culture at work by getting a positive behavior to live beyond you both online and off In the midst of challenges such as restructuring, low retention, and some of the lowest levels of engagement in history, creating a positive mindset is only the first step. The real key is to find ways to sustain positive change, get others to adopt that positivity, and to replicate successful patterns of behavior. If you want to help your team sell more each quarter, changing your story in specific ways is the key. Peppered with case studies, Broadcasting Happiness shows how real companies are using these techniques to improve their cultures-and bottom lines. Learn how to transform how you communicate with others to be more effective at the office and feel more energized each day. Change is possible, and by incorporating simple communication habits, which often take just a couple of minutes a day, you can ripple out that positive change to others and create an upward spiral of success"-- Provided by publisher.

Proposal planning & writing

July 28, 2015
Miner, Jeremy T.
Santa Barbara, California : Greenwood, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2013]
ix, 268 pages ; 29 cm
Pt. I. Finding sponsors and planning proposals -- Introduction to grantseeking -- Finding public funds -- Finding private funds -- Preproposal contacts -- Pt. II. Writing private foundation and corporation proposals -- Letter proposal template -- Letter proposal examples -- Pt. III. Writing government proposals -- Problem statement -- Goals, objectives, and outcomes -- Methods -- Evaluation -- Dissemination -- Budgets -- Sustainability -- Appendixes -- Abstracts -- Pt. IV. The finals steps -- Writing and editing techniques -- Grant review and funding decisions.

Standout 2.0 : assess your strengths, find your edge, win at work

July 27, 2015
Buckingham, Marcus, author.
xi, 211 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.
"In the years since publication of First, Break All the Rules and Now, Discover Your Strengths, millions have had the simple but powerful realization that to get the most out of people you must build on their strengths. And Marcus Buckingham astutely points out, even though the strengths-based approach is now conventional wisdom, the tools and systems inside organizations--performance appraisals, training programs, and succession planning systems--remain stubbornly remedial, exclusively focused on measuring skills, finding gaps, and attempting to plug them. It's a crisis for individuals and organizations, with management ideas and management practice utterly out of sync. That's about to change. StandOut 2.0 is a revolutionary book and tool that enables you to identify your strengths, and those of your team, and to act on them. The original StandOut provided top-notch management insights from one of the world's foremost authorities on strengths, as well as access to a powerful, cutting edge online assessment tool. StandOut 2.0 is your indispensable guide and tool for building on your strengths to further your career, and to help your team and organization win"-- Provided by publisher.

Your own terms : a woman's guide to taking charge of any negotiation

July 27, 2015
Davidds, Yasmin.
New York : American Management Association, [2015]
xii, 260 pages ; 23 cm

Millennials with kids : marketing to this powerful and surprisingly different generation of parents

July 27, 2015
Fromm, Jeff.
New York, NY : AMACOM American Management Association, 2015.
xiv, 224 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Who are they now? -- Welcome to the ization nation -- Fifty shades of your brand -- The power of energy -- The middle of the road could be the end -- Spotlight on Millennial dads -- Afterword -- Notes -- Glossary -- Index.

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