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ACCOMPLISHING MORE BY MANAGING YOUR TIME, ATTENTION, AND ENERGY
Written by CHRIS BAILEY

Format: Hardcover, 304 pages

Publisher: Crown Business

On Sale: 01/05/2016

Price: $26.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-90403-9

A fresh, personal, and entertaining exploration of a topic that concerns all of us: how to be more productive at work and in every facet of our lives.
 
Chris Bailey turned down lucrative job offers to pursue a lifelong dream—to spend a year performing a deep dive experiment into the pursuit of productivity, a subject he had been enamored with since he was a teenager. After obtaining his business degree, he created a blog to chronicle a year-long series of productivity experiments he...

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THINKING WITH PEOPLE WHO THINK DIFFERENTLY

Format: Hardcover, 384 pages

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

On Sale: 08/11/2015

Price: $28.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-99490-2

A breakthrough book on the transformative power of collaborative thinking
 
Collaborative intelligence, or CQ, is a measure of our ability to think with others on behalf of what matters to us all. It is emerging as a new professional currency at a time when the way we think, interact, and innovate is shifting. In the past, “market share” companies ruled by hierarchy and topdown leadership. Today, the new market leaders are “mind share” companies, where influence is more important than power,...

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CREATING BEHAVIOR THAT LASTS--BECOMING THE PERSON YOU WANT TO BE

Format: Hardcover, 272 pages

Publisher: Crown Business

On Sale: 05/19/2015

Price: $27.00

ISBN: 978-0-804-14123-9

Bestselling author and world-renowned executive coach Marshall Goldsmith examines the environmental and psychological triggers that can derail us at work and in life.

Do you ever find that you are not the patient, compassionate problem solver you believe yourself to be? Are you surprised at how irritated or flustered the normally unflappable you becomes in the presence of a specific colleague at work? Have you ever felt your temper accelerate from zero to sixty when another driver cuts you...

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ESSENTIAL ADVICE FOR TODAY'S ASPIRING YOUNG PROFESSIONAL
Written by JAMES M. CITRIN

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages

Publisher: Crown Business

On Sale: 04/21/2015

Price: $14.00

ISBN: 978-0-553-44696-8

Today’s graduates are looking not only for good jobs but for positions that will help them launch careers. But knowing how to land a great job is notoriously hard when trying to get an interview and worrying about money.
 
Based on an in-depth survey of thousands of graduates and young professionals and hundreds of interviews with leaders in business and the nonprofit sector, The Career Playbook offers aspiring young professionals actionable advice for thriving in the workplace.
 
Packed with...

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THE THIRD METRIC TO REDEFINING SUCCESS AND CREATING A LIFE OF WELL-BEING,WISDOM, AND WONDER
Written by ARIANNA HUFFINGTON

Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages

Publisher: Harmony

On Sale: 03/17/2015

Price: $14.99

ISBN: 978-0-804-14086-7

Thrive is a call to arms to redefine how we measure success in our work lives and personal lives. Beyond money and power, Huffington says, is the Third Metric: the importance of well‐being, wisdom and fulfillment. The third metric is creating a revolution in our lives, one that will be led by women as they reinvent what it means to be successful in the workplace but that will ultimately affect men and women alike. Thrive is a vital next step in the debate on women, success and the...

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WHY CONVERSATIONS GO WRONG AND HOW TO FIX THEM
Written by ROB KENDALL

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages

Publisher: Watkins Publishing

On Sale: 09/23/2014

Price: $14.95

ISBN: 978-1-780-28654-9

Blamestorming outlines the reasons why our daily conversations go wrong, explains how to respond when they do, and provides tips on how to stop them going wrong in the first place. Based on his experience as a highly respected communications coach for international companies and business professionals, Rob Kendall provides a practical guide to achieving more rewarding and effective interactions with everyone in life - from your boss to your partner. The book is presented in an illustrated...

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CHANGE YOUR THINKING, CHANGE YOUR LIFE
Written by LUCY MACDONALD

Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages

Publisher: Watkins Publishing

On Sale: 09/23/2014

Price: $9.95

ISBN: 978-1-780-28793-5

Stress and anger management specialist Lucy MacDonald shares her expert tips for coping with time-pressured situations - from handling meetings at work to helping children study with exams. With more than 25 simple step-by-step exercises that cover key life skills, students will be able to defeat procrastination, identify their values, delegate tasks, have the confidence to say 'no' and find the optimum life-work balance.

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A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE FOR EVERY WRITER, EDITOR, STUDENT, AND BUSINESSPERSON
Written by JUNE CASAGRANDE

Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

On Sale: 04/15/2014

Price: $14.00

ISBN: 978-1-607-74493-1

From the author of It Was the Best of Sentences, It Was the Worst of Sentences, this new reference from grammar columnist June Casagrande covers the basic rules of punctuation to offer clear answers to perplexing questions about semicolons, quotation marks, periods, apostrophes, and includes handy icons to show how punctuation rules differ for all styles, including AP (Associated Press), MLA (Modern Language Association), and Chicago Manual of Style.

This handbook features rulings from an...

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HONEST ANSWERS FROM THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN THERE

Format: Hardcover, 288 pages

Publisher: Crown Archetype

On Sale: 04/01/2014

Price: $20.00

ISBN: 978-0-385-34720-4

As a recent graduate of the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism at USC, Katherine Schwarzenegger experienced all the turmoil associated with post-graduation life. Beginning with her own story and then chronicling the journeys of more than thirty successful men and women, including Anderson Cooper, Serena Williams, and Jillian Michaels, I Just Graduated…Now What? details the triumphs and failures of these prominent personalities. 

Find her at Twitter/KSchwarzenegger and...

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GETTING TO MORE WITHOUT SETTLING FOR LESS

Format: Hardcover, 368 pages

Publisher: Crown Business

On Sale: 02/04/2014

Price: $28.00

ISBN: 978-0-385-34702-0

Scaling Up Excellence shows what it takes to build and uncover pockets of exemplary performance, spread those splendid deeds, and as an organization grows bigger and older-- rather than slipping toward mediocrity or worse-- recharge it with better ways of doing the work at hand. Bestselling author Robert Sutton and his Stanford colleague Huggy Rao devoted seven years to studying how the best leaders and teams spread constructive beliefs, behaviors, and practices from those who have them to...

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THE LEARNVEST PROGRAM FOR TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR MONEY
Written by ALEXA VON TOBEL

Format: Hardcover, 336 pages

Publisher: Crown Business

On Sale: 12/31/2013

Price: $22.00

ISBN: 978-0-385-34761-7

A financial planning guide for today’s mobile, social generation, Financially Fearless shows students how to manage their money with the same ease as managing their social life. Alexa von Tobel, Certified Financial Planner, Founder and CEO of the critically acclaimed financial planning company LearnVest, teaches students to create a game plan around their particular financial hopes and needs.
 
Covering topics ranging from budgeting to managing debt, von Tobel presents her simple yet essential...

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UNLEASHING THE CREATIVE POTENTIAL WITHIN US ALL
Written by TOM KELLEY, DAVID KELLEY

Format: Hardcover, 304 pages

Publisher: Crown Business

On Sale: 10/15/2013

Price: $32.00

ISBN: 978-0-385-34936-9

IDEO founder and Stanford d.school creator David Kelley and his brother Tom Kelley, IDEO partner and the author of the bestselling The Art of Innovation, have written a powerful and compelling book on unleashing the creativity that lies within us. Too often, companies and individuals assume that creativity and innovation are the domain of the "creative types." But two of the leading experts in innovation, design, and creativity on the planet show us that each and every one of us is creative....

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