Career Press, founded in 1985, adds more than 50 books to Safari Books Online’s library. Career Press boasts an active, strong-selling list of nearly 300 titles spanning careers, personal finance, business management, study skills, and leisure pursuits. They have helped millions of job seekers, businesspeople, and consumers of all ages with the practical, helpful information they need. Their philosophy has remained constant since their founding: they publish the highest-quality books on topics most needed in the marketplace, written by established, credentialed, media-savvy professionals.
Here is a very small sampling of the recently added books:
How Great Leaders Can Produce Insane Results Without Driving People Crazy “It’s hard to believe that so much powerful practical wisdom can be packed into such an easy to read book. It’s a voyage into the pure essence of what really works. I’ve already ordered it for my entire staff.”
—Ron Hulnick, President, University of Santa Monica 100 Ways to Motivate Others is the culmination of many years of successful leadership coaching and training by best-selling author Steve Chandler and attorney Scott Richardson, and the natural follow-up to Steve’s two previous best-sellers—100 Ways to Motivate Yourself and Reinventing Yourself. Chandler and Richardson have crafted a vital, user-friendly, inspirational guide for executives, managers, and professionals… and those aspiring to reach their level. 100 Ways to Motivate Others draws on the success of live workshops, seminars, and personal coaching programs on communications and leadership. These seminars, done for such organizations as Banner Health, General Dynamics, Scripps Hospital, Wells Fargo Banks, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and M&I Banks, appeal to managers, teachers, parents, CEOs, and coaches everywhere. The first step in motivating others is for you, if you’re the leader wanting the motivation, to realize that “if there’s a problem, I’m the problem.” Once you truly get that, then you can use these 100 ways. After you’ve learned to motivate yourself, Steve and Scott will help you learn: How to slow down and enjoy a new level of focus Why multitasking is a myth, not a strength, and keeping life simple and straightforward is the goal The power of building on your peoples’ strengths How to avoid the damaging inclination to obsess about people’s weaknesses A simple and creative way to hold people accountable How to enjoy cultivating the art of supportive confrontation. This book inspires extremely tough-minded leadership that gives the gift of clarity and vision to every person following the leader. 100 Ways to Motivate Others rides on the crest of the international success of Steve Chandler’s 100 Ways to Motivate Yourself. Chandler has written eight books and has been translated into seven languages, including best-sellers in China and Japan. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Creative Writing and Political Science, and spent four years in the US Army in Psychological Warfare. He and Scott Richardson live in Phoenix, Ariz., and provide leadership coaching and training throughout the world.
Can passion be taught? Can it be fostered? The answer is yes. But perhaps more accurately, a team leader must create the right conditions for passion to emerge. Those conditions must be nurtured, not unlike a gardener creating the right conditions for his plants to flourish. Make your job easier. Get the inside scoop on the secrets of success that motivate teams to top performance. In the matrix of workplace roles and responsibilities, managers are pivotal to corporate success. Yet a manager is often the unsung hero who must adapt to demands from all sides—and do so with little or no training, and without mentorship for the role. Learn from Dan Bobinski, who draws from 20 years of consulting experience, extensive studies of best practices, and the latest in neuroscience research. You’ll learn the principles and methods top managers use to develop passionate, engaged employees who are dedicated to success. You’ll be able to: Motivate without manipulating Turn mistakes into a fervent drive for quality Equip teams to enthusiastically adapt to change Create environments in which people strive for excellence—and more Today’s workforce requires managers to be more than just a person in charge. Creating Passion-Driven Teams show you how to tap your team’s natural motivations and achieve consistent, sustained top performance. Dan Bobinski is the president and CEO of Leadership Development, Inc., and director at the Center for Workplace Excellence. For more than 20 years Dan has coached and trained managers and leaders in the Fortune 500 as well as small and mid-sized businesses. His Workplace-Excellence blog has been listed among the top 100 daily must-reads for entrepreneurs, and his newspaper column on workplace issues is syndicated internationally. Dan is a passionate speaker and trainer on management topics, and he holds a master’s degree in human resource training and development as well as a BS in workforce education and development. Dan lives in Boise, Idaho.
“The Control Freak Revolution is a must read, must put into action, must pass on book. If every leader had this book BEFORE they started, it would have saved so much time and effort. If you are a leader or aspiring to be a leader, this book needs to be read, underlined, and kept nearby.”
—Randy Sebastian, CEO, Renaissance Development Corporation Leaders in business are typically criticized as control freaks. The Control Freak Revolution shows you that being a control freak is actually a good thing, and why CEOs look for leaders who can use control to increase employee and team effectiveness. But leadership is a tough job. You face a number of challenges, such as: Attracting new employees and keeping good ones. Managing different personalities and different generations. Getting tasks done quickly, accurately, and under pressure. All these challenges can be met with ease when you are able to control and influence others to perform at the highest levels possible. In this practical, no-nonsense guide, author Cheryl Cran teaches you how to be a successful “control freak” leader in seven easy steps, with exercises to help you implement the ideas in each chapter. The book will show you how to: Evaluate and improve your leadership style. Set up systems that support the results you want. Bust through the myths that limit growth within the organization. Get your employees to review your performance as a leader. Also included are telling insights and anecdotes from real CEOs and famous leaders such as Donald Trump, Martha Stewart, and Rudy Guiliani, who have used control to their advantage. With The Control Freak Revolution, any leader at any level can learn how to be a positive control freak who creates positive results. Cheryl Cran, CSP, has helped thousands of individuals and companies move to the next level. Her client list includes Fortune 500 firms such as PriceWaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Grant Thornton, Beltone, Nintendo, and many more. The author of several books including 50 Ways to Lead & Love It, she has also written numerous magazine articles and has been a guest on a variety of radio and television shows. Cran is on the board for the International Federation for Professional Speakers (IFFPS) and the Canadian Asociation of Professional Speakers (CAPS). Her office is based in Seattle, Washington, but she lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.
I follow the 6 Habits of Highly Effective Teams model not simply because it works so well, but also because it is so sensible, so easily understood by team members, and so implementable. The book is impressive in how applicable it is to real situations, in real organizations, involving real team-building issues. I return to it often to get grounded once again in the core principles of teamwork that Kohn and O’Connell advocate.”
—Dr. Laila El Sayed, project engineer, Dupont iTechnologies In the modern organization, considerable responsibility and authority are delegated to and exercised by teams. Teams plan and deliver client projects and address a wide variety of internal company needs, such as strategic planning, system improvements, and operational decision-making. While any group that is brought together for a common purpose can be labeled a “team,” what characteristics make a team truly effective? How can the “whole” become greater than the sum of the group’s individual parts? How does a team perform better than individuals might perform on their own? In 6 Habits of Highly Effective Teams, management consultants Stephen E. Kohn and Vincent D. O’Connell provide a model of superior team performance that draws on the co-authors’ 50 years of combined organizational development experience and research. Highly effective teams, Kohn and O’Connell insist, are characterized less by the technical competencies of individual team members and more by widespread agreement and alignment with a small but extremely relevant set of team processes, values, and understandings. By focusing on and reinforcing a half dozen team “habits,” groups can develop the type of synergies that define collaborative excellence. The model is simple and practical, but it can yield extremely powerful results for any size organization. Paralleling their previous publication—6 Habits of Highly Effective Bosses—Kohn and O’Connell’l combined wisdom and practical exercises will show anyone trying to make a more potent contribution to an important team effort exactly what to do. Stephen E. Kohn is president of Work & People Solutions, a human resources management and training firm based in White Plains, NY. Mr. Kohn has more than 25 years of experience and has served for more than a decade as EVP of coaching firm Paul Sherman and Associates. His corporate clients range from large Fortune 500 firms such as Dupont and Pfizer to professional services firms such as Ernst & Young. Vincent D. O’Connell is a senior partner with Work & People Solutions, leading the consulting firm’s training and assessment efforts. He has led training courses nationwide and around the world, including recent programs in France and Malaysia.
Career Press publishes general non-fiction that addresses real, practical human needs. Their useful, accessible, “how-to” books reach a broad market of average Americans – people grappling with universal issues relating to job-hunting, career management, education, money, and personal goals. In addition to being practical and useful, the Career Press books are entertaining and easy to digest.
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