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The Art of Being Indispensable at Work by
What's the secret to being indispensable—a true go-to person—in today's workplace? With new technology, constant change and uncertainty, and far-flung virtual teams, getting things done at work is tougher and more complex than ever. We're in the midst of a collaboration revolution, working with everyone, all the time, across silos and platforms. But sometimes it feels like we're stuck in a no-win cycle—dealing with an overwhelming influx of asks, with unclear lines of communication and authority. Overcommitment syndrome looms larger than ever before. But even amid the seeming chaos, there's always that indispensable go-to person who thrives on their many working relationships with people all over the organization chart. How do they do it? Go-to people consistently make themselves valuable to others, maintain a positive attitude of service, are creative and tenacious, and take personal responsibility for getting the right things done. In this game-changing yet practical book, talent guru and bestselling author Bruce Tulgan reveals the secrets of the go-to person in our new world of work. Based on an intensive study of people at all levels, in all kinds of organizations, Tulgan shows how go-to people think and behave differently, building up their influence with others—not by trying to do everything for everybody but by doing the right things at the right times for the right reasons, regardless of whether they have the formal authority. This book will teach you to: Understand the peculiar mathematics of real influence Lead from wherever you are—up, down, sideways, and diagonal Know when to say "no" or "not yet," and how to say "yes" Keep getting better and better at working together And much more. The Art of Being Indispensable at Work is the new How to Win Friends and Influence People for an era in which the guardrails of traditional management have been pulled away.
Call Number: ProRes 658.409 T917a 2020
Publication Date: 2020-07-21
The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by
ANew York Times Bestseller In latest bestseller, Atul Gawande shows what the simple idea of the checklist reveals about the complexity of our lives and how we can deal with it. The modern world has given us stupendous know-how. Yet avoidable failures continue to plague us in health care, government, the law, the financial industry--in almost every realm of organized activity. And the reason is simple: the volume and complexity of knowledge today has exceeded our ability as individuals to properly deliver it to people--consistently, correctly, safely. We train longer, specialize more, use ever-advancing technologies, and still we fail. Atul Gawande makes a compelling argument that we can do better, using the simplest of methods: the checklist. In riveting stories, he reveals what checklists can do, what they can't, and how they could bring about striking improvements in a variety of fields, from medicine and disaster recovery to professions and businesses of all kinds. And the insights are making a difference. Already, a simple surgical checklist from the World Health Organization designed by following the ideas described here has been adopted in more than twenty countries as a standard for care and has been heralded as "the biggest clinical invention in thirty years" (The Independent).
Publication Date: 2011-01-04
The Energy Bus: 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy by
The Energy Bus, an international best seller by Jon Gordon, takes readers on an enlightening and inspiring ride that reveals 10 secrets for approaching life and work with the kind of positive, forward thinking that leads to true accomplishment - at work and at home. Jon infuses this engaging story with keen insights as he provides a powerful roadmap to overcome adversity and bring out the best in yourself and your team. When you get on The Energy Bus you?ll enjoy the ride of your life!
Publication Date: 2007-01-22
The Hard Truth about Soft Skills: Workplace Lessons Smart People Wish They'd Learned Sooner by
What's the hard truth? Soft skills get little respect but will make or break your career. Master your soft skills and really get ahead at work! Fortune 500 coach Peggy Klaus encounters individuals every day who excel at their jobs but aren't getting where they want to go. It's rarely a shortfall in technical expertise that limits their careers, but rather a shortcoming in their social, communication, and self-management behaviors. In The Hard Truth About Soft Skills Klaus delivers practical tools and techniques for mastering soft skills across the career spectrum. She shows how to: manage your workload handle the critics develop and promote your personal brand navigate office politics lead the troops and much more! Klaus reveals why soft skills are often ignored, while bringing their importance to life in her trademark style--straightforward, humorous, and motivating. Perfect for readers at all professional stages--from those who are just starting out to seasoned executives--this book is essential reading for anyone who wants to take his or her career to the next level.
Publication Date: 2008-01-22
The Whole Brain Business Book by
OUTTHINK, OUTPACE AND OUTPERFORM THE COMPETITION Now revised and updated with new applications and practical tools to better use your brain in business If you think your business can't get any better, think again. Thanks to the power of Whole Brain® Thinking, you can apply what we know about thinking and the brain to transform your organization at every level. Whether you're struggling to keep up with a changing market, stuck with a tired business model, or challenged by difficult colleagues, the proven methods in this updated guide will help you to: IDENTIFY how you and others prefer to think IMPROVE your communication skills INSPIRE creative thinking in yourself and others INNOVATE faster and work more efficiently IMPLEMENT changes throughout your organization INCREASE productivity and beat the competition Every business runs on thinking. This book gives you practical tools to assess others' mindsets and get more intentional about how you use your thinking--and how to best engage the thinking of those around you. Filled with essential charts, engaging examples, exercises, and action steps, The Whole Brain Business Book shows you how to rethink your business, prepare for the future,realign your goals, and reinvigorate your team--by putting your whole brain to work. This revised and expanded edition features the latest brain research, updated real-world examples, and more actionable content than ever before. In addition to new stories, data and "mind-hacks", you'll find Herrmann's timeless tips for getting unstuck, identifying the four thinking preferences, and applying research-based techniques that have been proven to work in any business environment around the world. By building and strengthening your thinking agility, you'll be able to work more effectively with others--and leverage the best thinking around--so you can avoid costly delays, missed opportunities, and other business risks. Using the book's point-by-point action steps, insightful case studies, and emerging thought trends, you can really put your mind to work--and get brilliant results. The Whole Brain Business Book will help optimize your management approach, align your organization and strategy, and fully engage your own brain as well as the brains of others to work smarter, faster, and better than you ever thought possible. Ned Herrmann pioneered the Whole Brain Thinking approach and is renowned for his bestselling books and research on thinking and its role in creativity, learning, and business. Ann Herrmann-Nehdi is CEO of Herrmann International and an internationally recognized speaker, author, and thought leader on applying what we know about the brain to improve business performance.
Publication Date: 2015-05-27