Personal Impact at Work in a Week: Teach Yourself
By Christine Harvey
The ability to present yourself in such a way as to make an impact, is crucial to anyone who wants to advance their career.Written by Christine Harvey, a leading expert on business communication, this book quickly teaches you the insider secrets you need to know to in order to make a difference at work.The highly motivational 'in a week' structure of the book provides seven straightforward chapters explaining the key points, and at the end there are optional questions to ensure you have taken it all in. There are also cartoons and diagrams throughout, to help make this book a more enjoyable and effective learning experience.So what are you waiting for? Let this book put you on the fast track to success!
Philosophy of Science: Teach Yourself
By Mel Thompson
A modern understanding of the world is unthinkable without science, but what exactly is it? What does it mean to say that something is 'scientific'? How are its results justified? From the genetic basis of life, to the structures of the universe and the atom, TEACH YOURSELF PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE explores how the key ideas that shape our world have been developed.- Investigate the history of science.- Examine scientific method.- Discover key philosophers and scientists.- Explore the impact of science on Western thought.
Plumbing Made Easy: Flash
By Roy Treloar
The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious. Plumbing Made Easy is a short, simple and easy to follow guide to mastering some simple plumbing jobs that might occur on an everyday basis. By learning some basic skills and techniques you can learn how to carry out repairs and simple projects - in just 96 pages. Ideal for the busy or the thrifty, Plumbing Made Easy is a quick, to-the-point guide for those who want to complete simple plumbing jobs quickest time possible.
Presenting: Bullet Guides
By Mo Shapiro
What's in this book?Open this book and you will... - Improve communication - Foster development - Establish goals - Encourage successLearn how to be a mentor:- Understanding mentoring- The mentoring process- Successful mentoring relationships- Skills for successful mentors and mentees- Common pitfalls- The benefits of mentoring- Advice about giving advice- Bringing it to a successful closeSample page spread: What are Bullet Guides?The answers you need - now.Clear and concise guides in a portable format. Information is displayed in an easy-to-read layout with helpful images and tables. Bullet Guides include all you need to know about a subject in a nutshell. Get right to the point without wading through loads of unnecessary information.
By Michael Lewis
This light-hearted look at business relations between Japan and the West follows the fortunes of two cultural transplants - Bob Collins, a forthright American insurance executive who lives and works in Tokyo, and Shuji Tomikawa, a Harvard-educated Japanese working for Mitsui Real Estate in New York City.Through his meetings with these men, the author is able to draw some surprising conclusions about current Japanese business practices, both in relation to foreigners attempting to trade with them, and in terms of their own headlong rush into overseas markets, from the Ginza bars of Tokyo to the wino gangs of Times Square.
Powerful Presenting: Flash
By Steve Bavister, Amanda Vickers
The books in this bite-sized new series contain no complicated techniques or tricky materials, making them ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious Presenting with Flair is a short, simple and to-the-point guide to this essential skill. In just 96 pages, the reader will gain a better understanding of how to engage your audience in any situation from a conference to a wedding speech and feel at home. Ideal for the busy, the time-pressured or the merely curious, Presenting with Flair is a quick, no-effort way to discover the basics of presenting.
Profit Beyond Measure
By Anders Broms, H. Thomas Johnson
Waste has plagued almost every industrial-age firm for the past century. In this powerfully argued alternative to conventional cost management thinking, experts H. Thomas Johnson and Anders Bröms assert that any company can avoid the waste that is generated through excessive operating costs in the short run and excessive losses from market instability in the long run. To gain more secure levels of profitability, management must simply change how it thinks about work and how it organizes work. Profit Beyond Measure details how two extremely profitable manufacturers, Toyota and the Swedish truck maker Scania, have rejected the traditional mechanistic mindset of managing by results that generates waste. Johnson and Bröms explain how Toyota and Scania achieve their legendary cost advantage through a revolutionary concept they call managing by means (MBM). Instead of being driven to meet preconceived accounting targets, the production systems of Toyota and Scania are governed by the three precepts that guide all living systems: self-organization, interdependence, and diversity. Amid a wealth of new insights into Toyota's vaunted system, Johnson and Bröms introduce the tools of MBM to show how design, production, and profitability analysis are done to customer order. They demonstrate that by following the principles that emulate life systems, even a lean and profitable company can organize work to greatly lessen its long-term earnings instability and sharply reduce its short-run operating costs. Scania has achieved sixty-five years of financial stability and longevity in the face of fierce competition. Toyota has amassed a market value since 1988 that has rivaled -- or sometimes surpassed -- the American "Big Three" automakers combined. The principles that Johnson and Bröms set forth in Profit Beyond Measure can guarantee the same richer, longer life to any company that applies them.
Political Skill at Work
By Gerald R. Ferris
In today's organizations, career success depends more on political skill-the ability to influence, motivate, and win support from others-than on almost any other characteristic. Political Skill at Work delivers the "how" to influence at work, not just the "what." The authors of this innovative study explore how people high in political skill are more successful at getting hired, building a reputation, and establishing leadership. From the worlds of business, politics, education, and sports, they offer compelling examples of political skill in action. And, for the first time, they provide ways to measure and enhance this powerful ability. Anyone interested in personal or professional development will find this book worthwhile.
Plan A Secure Retirement: Teach Yourself
By Trevor Goodbun
Are you only a few years away from retirement and fearful of how you will manage, particularly in the current financial climate? This book is aimed at those about to retire who want to make the most of their money in retirement but it's about much more than just pensions. All other aspects of managing finances for retirement are covered, from getting the best deal on a current account to leaving an inheritance in the most tax efficient way. And all in just one handy, portable book complete with jargon-buster!Each chapter covers a specific aspect of retirement finances providing the facts in an understandable way, along with advice and tips. Throughout the book, case studies and the author's extensive personal experience of dealing with pension planning are used to clearly illustrate the points being made. No book can replace specific tailored advice from an expert but this book will help you to make more of your money through your own actions and tell you exactly where expert help is needed. Areas covered include:-Understanding pensions-Essential things to do and find out before retiring-Income tax, capital gains tax and National Insurance-Investments, including investing in property and equity release-Passing on wealthand the book finishes with advice on things you can do after retirement to help your financesWritten in a clear and reassuring way it will melt away the mystique of pensions and tackle the all-round financial aspects of planning for a comfortable retirement.NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of NLP.FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Patrick Moore's Astronomy: Teach Yourself
By Patrick Moore
Patrick Moore's Astronomy will ensure you recognize what you are seeing in the night sky. You will investigate the sun, moon, planets comets and stars and learn how to observe them. This comprehensive guide, complete with star charts, will map out the skies and allow you to impress your friends with your knowledge of the sky at night.NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of astronomy.FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Plan Now, Retire Happy
By Alvin Hall
When it comes to your retirement, it's easy to stick your head in the sand thinking you are too young, too busy and too cash-strapped to worry about the future. Or maybe you're discouraged by all the bad news about pensions? But as the nation's favourite money man explains, even the recession is no excuse to stop planning ahead. But where do you start? And who should you trust? In this step-by-step guide to pensions and building financial security, Alvin Hall separates the myths from the realities, and shows how a little planning and action today will empower you tomorrow. From the very first step of visualising your retirement, to creating a sound and flexible investment plan that allows you to make the most of your money - whatever your circumstances.
By Irving H. Buchen
Outsourcing. Global expansion. And a growing brain drain of American-trained talent. Is business losing its edge? This bold, fresh look at the positive forces driving the global competitiveness of U.S. business demonstrates that the American work ethic is alive and well--and credits human resources with giving it a new lease on life. Focusing on how HR has successfully merged research, technology and metrics to document and measure workplace culture, Partnership HR illuminates the creativity and innovation of today's workforce and its willingness to do whatever it takes to catch up, keep up and get ahead. Author Irving Buchen challenges organizational leaders and HR professionals alike to continue building alliances across the organization as advocates for the growth of the workforce, and to nurture and support this new performance ethic. He explores the key facets of recruitment and retention, delivers a new handbook for evaluation and training and examines the changing role of human resources and the developing workplace demographics. With exercises, tools and best-practice examples, Partnership HR offers key lessons from the very best and most successful companies that are encouraging the development of emerging worker hybrids--employee-managers, manager-leaders and leader-futurists--whose job profiles benchmark the future of HR.
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The Power of A Positive No
By William Ury
The most powerful word in the language is one that most people find difficult to say. Yet when we know how to use it correctly, it has the power to profoundly transform our lives. That word is 'No'. In Getting to Yes, William Ury helped millions of people across the world discover how to transform their working and personal relationships by saying Yes. In this wise and insightful 'prequel' to the international bestseller, Ury asserts that, although you may be able to say Yes, you cannot get to the right Yes until you know how to say No. Most of us are reluctant to say No when we fear the word could spoil relationships with bosses; lose the deal with clients or upset family members. This indispensable book will help readers know whether and how to say No and provides a simple, proven five-step solution and tried and tested techniques to tackle this everyday dilemma.
By Betty Sue Flowers, C. Otto Scharmer, Joseph Jaworski, Peter M. Senge
Presence: Exploring Profound Change in People, Organisations and Society gives the reader an intimate look at the development of a new theory about change and learning. In wide-ranging conversations held over a year and a half, Senge, Scharmer, Jaworski and Flowers explore their own experiences and those of one hundred and fifty scientists and social and business entrepreneurs in an effort to explain how profound collective change occurs.Their journey of discovery articulates a new way of seeing the world, and of understanding our part in creating it - as it is and as it might be. Radical and hopeful - Presence synthesises leading-edge thinking, first-hand knowledge and ancient wisdom to explore the living fields that connect us to one another, to life more broadly, and, potentially, to what is 'seeking to emerge'. Seven capacities underlie out ability to see, sense, and realise new possibilities. Developing these capacities accesses a deeper level of learning that is the key to creating change that serves the whole - ourselves, our organisations, and the communities of which we are a part.