“The Ugly Truth" is that few organizations teach women of color how to deal with mostly-white workplaces, writes author Minda Harts.
To build the best staff and foster cooperation, you'll need to understand the four "primary personality types," writes author Thomas Erickson
To give readers an idea of what it’s like to work as a private investigator, author Howie Kahn follows two P.I.s, one in Tennessee and one in Texas.
Author Jean Chatzky urges readers to examine why they spend or save as they do.
Author Jason Hanson thinks that business and espionage have a lot in common.
Toys R Us, Sears, Macy’s, wow. What’s going on? Better question, as author Mark Pilkington asks in “Retail Therapy,” how can we stop it?
Last year’s sales were down at your business, and maybe that’s a good thing, explains author Paul Jarvis.
Authors Jay Baer and Daniel Lemin offer many, many case studies to nicely illustrate how to make people rave about your business by being slightly, smartly outrageous on a long-term basis.
This is a great book for the college-bound or for a new grad. Women who are returning to the workforce will get a lot out of it, as will those for whom indecision is the default mode.
If it’s your job to keep a finger on the checkbook, you’ll enjoy this book because it makes cents and you’ll laugh. If you’re not deep into money matters, then “None of My Business” will hold none of your interest.
Author Lyons says, in many ways, that chaos, brain-altering, and new ways of working are not working and that it’s time to step back. CEOs who’ve come around to that same conclusion may be ready to see what’s inside this book.
You get emails at all hours and there’s no time left for you, so read “How to Not Always Be Working,” by Marlee Grace and see how to disconnect.
Author A.J. Jacobs dissects gratitude with the help of science and research. As it turns out, being thankful is good for us and offers benefits that you may not realize.
If you are completely at a loss as to how to laser-point your business toward customers, or if you want to consider a new angle on an old idea, this might be your book.
There’s a right way and a wrong way to accept a job, author Tiffany Pham explains, but you should also know when to ask for more and when to take less.
Is jail a place to rehabilitate, or a place to please investors? Can it be both? Or neither?
Call it manipulation, call it nudging or guiding, call it common-sense, but there are things in this book that can enhance your day-to-day and give you the edge.
If you want to be entertained with the possibility of learning, here’s your book. If you want straight info, though, “Dream Teams” will drive you to distraction.
For anyone who’s stuffed envelopes for pennies, or wondered if there’s real cash to be made gigging, this book sets it straight.
In “Rebel Talent”, you’ll read anecdote after example of small businesses and national corporations that turned around, grew, or reinvigorated after doing things that counteracted conventional wisdom.
Readers without a plan will get the most out of “Retirement Reinvention” but there’s really something for everyone here. It’s easy to understand, quick to read, entertaining, and even forty-somethings will find useful info here.
There’s a good mix of inspiring, gracious and grateful tales inside this book, from those with stardom already in-pocket, to a few that may not be household names quite yet.
The solution to “breaking up with busy” won’t be easy and the author’s ideas can have a whiff of new-agey-ness to them.
This is a biography of cringing, compassion, and somebody’s-got-to-do-it resourcefulness, but with a breezy heft of fabrication built in. It’s so singular that it’s almost irresistible.
How do you best manage a diverse group of employees? The answers found in this book could at least make workplaces less stuffy, more worker-friendly, and quite possibly more efficient for better profitability.
You may scoff at the idea of a “sleep coach,” but what the author espouses for elite athletes he works with, he says, can extend to the enhancement of performance in business.
Procrastinators, as it turns out, are in good company: 1 out of 5 of us chronically waits until the last minute to start tasks. Such delay, says Santella, “is one of the oldest stories ever told.”
It’s an age-old business question: how can you get the best performance from your employees? The answer, say the authors, is counterintuitive: ask for less.
Author Shomari Wills offers interesting, thoughtful tales that show readers how past Black entrepreneurs - some of whom could barely read or write - changed U.S. economics and paved the way for later wealth-builders.
Though it’s quite simplistic, “The Self-Discipline Handbook” surely could be of some help to anyone for whom procrastination is the default position.
Author Joanne Lipman absolutely is not laying blame anywhere in this book; if nothing, any blame can go on the brains of all employees, collectively.
Author Jen Welter speaks to businesspeople and their teams, both on and off the field, and to women, with a personal story that’s timely and powerfully unforgettable.
Research, says author Claudia Chan, shows that there’s a “competitive edge” for businesses that utilize a female workforce to its utmost. Doing so will not only help the individual, but it will resonate socially and culturally.
“Once you realize how important moments can be,” say the authors, “it’s easy to spot opportunities to shape them.”
Do you own the ideas you concoct on your own time? Or can your employer take them for free? Those are just two of the intriguing questions inside “You Don’t Own Me.”
Be ready to survive disaster, both personal and in business. Groom a good support network and be a mentor. Lean toward other women, but don’t make a “gender divide.” And finally, never run away from a job.
If you have anything to protect, or if you merely live and operate in today’s world, here’s your next book. “Rossen to the Rescue” does double-duty: it keeps you safe, and it makes you chuckle.
Remember summer afternoons with a pile of comics and a cold drink by your elbow? It’s hard to believe that the focus of that childhood memory was Big Business then, and even bigger now.
Pitching isn't just selling. It's a superpower.
Retirement lies ahead...someday. But how do you plan and act properly to get to that point?
From a dawn’s-early morning, to a starlit bedtime, author Siobhán Gallagher pokes lightheartedly at the average worker’s existence, which can be sharply hilarious and altogether too familiar.
“The Long Haul” is one of those rare books that peeks inside the trucking and logistics industry—which you almost never hear about—from a voice that’s more upbeat than hammer-down.
Author Mitch Prinstein makes us want to look inward to explain why we’re always invited for Happy Hour (or not), and why co-workers cheer or groan at certain names on team projects.
“Connection is the very essence of life,” writes author Julia Hobsbawm. But it’s also important that “the power of being connected is… [knowing] the opposite – when to disconnect and unplug.”
Who’s the best ad-rep to entrust your ad dollars? Are your ads working — or do you need “The End of Advertising”? What author Andrew Essex ultimately finds — and recommends — really could change the world.
The shirt you’re wearing now, the car you drive, the snacks you like, all purchased with more than just mere choice, which all means something to a marketer.
So many times entrepreneurs think they’re accomplishing a lot, when they’re only wasting hours on tasks that they’re not ready to tackle or that aren’t yet necessary.
Start by understanding your attitudes toward money, acknowledging that your family plays a large part in how you use it, knowing the myths about finances, and erasing them from your mind.
The authors use abundant cautionary tales to warn marketers away from gaffes, and provide enough success stories to empower anyone to think carefully of ways that fan-creation may work for them.
This book is not a psychiatry manual and you shouldn’t make armchair diagnoses, but understand that there are several basic kinds of office schmucks you might encounter in your work life.
Author Amanda Sullivan isn’t proposing that you keep everything 100 percent ship-shape. She only aims to help the ship stay afloat with fewer items in the cargo hold and an unobstructed captain’s chair.
If you are not in management, you’ll be entertained nonetheless by this author’s behind-the-scenes tales, and you’ll laugh. If you are hiring, however, “Now for the Disappointing Part” is full of lessons, but it ain’t your father’s HR book.
How do you motivate your employees to boost productivity? Studies show that offering monetary rewards can backfire.
To start achieving a healthier workplace, one of the easiest things is to encourage your employees to walk more.
There’s always someone inside who holds you back by telling you that your ideas are junk or whatever you try won’t work. Himmelman says it’s time to identify and tame that other you.
Cat got your tongue at work? “When Strangers Meet” can help make that cat scat.
Know how to avoid sabotaging yourself by not becoming “the office Mom” or the woman who can’t take a compliment; give your sisters some love; and ask for that raise you so deserve.
Many managers, as Leader-Chivée learned at a conference, tend to surround themselves with people who look like them. That might feel most comfortable, but to do so is to miss out.
Author, pastor, and “Renaissance man” Ben Tankard has a good premise here and as faith-based business-slash-inspirational books go, “The Full Tank Life” is okay.
The authors don’t just examine issues that are on the minds of every American. They turn them over and blow them apart, looking for solutions that can be accomplished.
Finding your personal 212 degrees may be easier than you think.
Like most business advice books, there are things to discard here, and things to embrace but if you’re willing to try it, “Profit from Happiness” might slide you over into the winner’s circle.
Each page, it seems, is packed with useable, reliable information and good advice. That is, as long as you have a well-paying job in place.
As business biographies go, I thought “Famous Nathan” was one of the tastier.
Your job is okay, at best; “soul-crushing,” at worst. Ah, but what can you do?
What we need to do to preserve our humanity, Junger says, is to embrace a mind-set of community, understand the need for sacrifice, and find a “sense of solidarity.”
When you’re overloaded, overly-irritated, and overwrought, how do you deal with thorny workplace situations without making things worse?
Author Devin Leonard dives into a full tale of Ben Franklin’s tenure with the Post Office, Britain’s involvement, and chaos in the system.
In his job at Google, author Jake Knapp brainstormed a lot. But when he realized that doing so was ineffectual, he began to tinker with the problem-solving process.
How is it that some people are more successful and productive than others? Why can they get more done in twenty-four hours than you can?
Self-employment: the most frustrating, irritating, horrible, wonderful, awesome, terrific thing you’ll ever do for yourself. Are you ready?
While you’re undoubtedly putting in a lot of hours now, it’s important to have a work-life balance that makes you happy.
The routine you followed for 20, 30, even 40 years probably won’t be the same after retirement, and you may need some direction.
If you’re the boss with a bully on your staff, know how to handle what could become a very thorny situation for you and your business.
Some days, you feel like you’re in a ten-foot-deep rut; in the book “Year of Yes” by Shonda Rhimes, you’ll see how to get out.
Making the utmost of each precious minute can sometimes seem impossible
Thinking like a genius requires ignoring conventional wisdom.
Learn to determine what’s a true fear, and what’s just a discomfort.
The first thing, says Santa, is to make sure everybody – from senior reindeer all the way down to newly-hired elves - knows your business mission and its meaning.
The single most important factor in the future success of your business is this: what your customers tell people about their experience with you.
Why do we even have money? The answer starts with farmers…
The untold story of Jeremiah Hamilton, Wall Street's first black millionaire.
Changing your life and your organization is an 18-inch journey: The distance from your head to your heart.
How to rock the world and run an empire.
How will you be seen? There are, of course, no second chances at a first impression.
Sometimes the best hello to a new opportunity is the good-bye you gave to a dead situation.
Tips from both on and off the battlefield.
Women's plates are already full. So how do some succeed?
The economy stinks. Your coworkers are insufferable. Work is a drudge. Here’s the surprise, though: you feel stuck, but you’re not as stuck as you believe you are.
Starting a business is not for the faint of heart.
Every day, sometimes before you even get out of bed, your mind races, thinking about the tasks you need to finish. When you forget something or you have to squeeze more into your day that can be stressful. Learning the art of list making can help.
At the end of 1998, the “richest man in the American toy industry” threw a party for his employees, at which he handed out lavish bonuses and palm-sized bears stuffed with synthetic beans.
Where do you go from here? Forty black men share their stories on living, leading and succeeding.
Do you ever have enough money? The answer to that is probably negative.
Here, impossibly high-positioned, super-famous CEOs are not held up as the only examples of achievement. That gives readers a sense that, indeed, mega-success truly is attainable by anyone.
If your sales or marketing department needs freshening up, this book and the exercises inside it may help, and they’ll surely make things fun.
A welcoming office: It puts clients at ease but can it keep employees happy? Not entirely, says Ron Friedman, PhD, but it helps and in his new book “The Best Place to Work,” he explains why.
Author Andrew Keen offers solutions—some valid, some that might rankle readers, all that would involve world-wide cooperation. Still, I couldn’t help but wonder, as I read this book, if the horse isn’t already out of the metaphoric barn.
By sharing real-life stories and methods he uses in his Dream Year program, entrepreneur and author Ben Arment uses inspiration to guide readers through the process, from frustration to fruition, of being their own boss.