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Do you want advice on how to stand out in a crowded marketplace? Do you want to take your career to the next level and beyond? In Stand Out & Succeed, career and business strategist Christy Frank explains how the job market really works, and shows you the strategies, psychology and tactics you need to know to get a lucrative, recession-proof career you love.The biggest problem with finding a job today is that we actually have two job markets – the public and the gated – and 95 per cent of people don’t how to perform well in either.
Karen Hough doesn’t want you to be “perfect.” People fear public speaking because they worry about having to conform to all sorts of handed-down rules that tie them up in knots and put their audiences to sleep. It’s authenticity and passion that win people over, she says, not “polish.” But you can’t be authentic if you’re following guidelines that drain the life and personality out of your presentation.Karen Hough doesn’t want you to be “perfect.” People fear public speaking because they worry about having to conform to all sorts of handed-down rules that tie them up in knots and put their audiences to sleep.
Once in a generation, a book comes along that transforms the business landscape. For today’s business leaders, The New How redefines the way companies create strategies and win new markets.
Management gurus have always said “people matter.” But those same gurus still relegate strategy to an elite set of executives who focus on frameworks, long presentations, and hierarchical approaches. Business strategy typically has been planned by corporate chiefs in annual meetings, and then dictated to managers to carry out.
Australia is different—a vast island-continent with distances so great that the capital of Western Australia is closer to Singapore than it is to Sydney. The landscape embraces magnificent tropical rainforests and deserts the size of several European states; temperate areas that sustain a flourishing wine industry, making Australia the world’s fourth largest wine exporter; a sixteen-thousand-mile coastline of breathtaking beaches; and its unique fauna is testament to the country’s “down-underness.”
Jim Treliving is a police officer turned pizza king. An affable prairie boy, he took the leap from the RCMP and started to build a global empire. In his first book, Jim shows why today, he’s not only surviving, he’s thriving in a volatile 20th-century global market. For Treliving, success involves hard work and taking a measured, principled approach to making decisions, because successful people make decisions and act. Unsuccessful people freeze in the face of choice.Decisions is for budding entrepreneurs and fans of the CBC’s Dragons’ Den, for those who want the story behind the scenes.
The Definitive Guide to Professional BehaviorWhether you’re eating lunch with a client, Skyping with your boss, or meeting a business partner for the first time–it’s all about how you present yourself. The Essentials of Business Etiquette gives you 101 critical tips for improving behavior in any business situation–all delivered in a quick, no-nonsense format."If you are looking for practical guidelines on how to conduct yourself in a business situation, what behaviors you need to use to get ahead, and how to be sure that you do not offend others, read this book!" – MADELINE BELL, President and COO, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia"Pachter has once again done an excellent job at highlighting some key tools to succeed in leadership and how to conduct yourself in the workplace.&
For anyone who’s breaking in, moving up, or just trying to make a great professional impression, this essential guide offers real-life anecdotes and advice to help you build competence and confidence in the tricky arena of modern business etiquette. Includes: "Blunder Busters" – proven strategies to help you tackle anything from office dating to business lunches "Sir, your fly is unzipped!" – the art of verbal diplomacy Contemporary guidelines for goof-proof e-mail The top ten career killers and how to beat them Global gaffes: easy ways to avoid overseas embarrassment Grace under fire-surviving dining disasters, party faux-pas and everything in-between
Japan is at a crossroads. The postwar economic miracle that brought it unprecedented development and prosperity is over. Since the publication of the first Culture Smart! guide, it has been overtaken by China as the world’s second-largest economy. The balance of power in Asia has shifted and new players are entering the field. Loss of influence abroad, economic pressure at home, and the problems posed by a rapidly aging population present a real challenge to Japan’s orderly and harmonious way of life, and to the very sense the Japanese have of themselves as a nation “apart.”
The final word on what traits make for highly successful managers—and a detailed explanation of how to identify potential standout performers. Executive Intelligence is about the substance behind great leadership. Inspired by the work of Peter Drucker and Jim Collins, Justin Menkes set out to isolate the qualities that make for the ‘right’ people. Drawing on his background in psychology and bolstered by interviews with accomplished CEOs, Menkes paints the portrait of the ideal executive. In a sense, Menkes’s work reveals an executive IQ—the cognitive skills necessary in order to excel in senior management positions.
East-West business is booming as thousands of people flock to China. The author, with 25 years of experience dealing with the Chinese, provides up-to-date advice on how to succeed, avoid gaffes, interpret behaviour and make positive impressions.
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