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THE JULIETTE SOCIETY

In her debut novel, Sasha Grey takes us inside a private, high-profile, sex society where anything and everything can happen. Read the prologue.

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Back to Human

Dan Schawbel, Amber Hoover
Authors:
Dan Schawbel, Amber Hoover

Back to Human explains how a more socially connected workforce creates greater fulfillment, productivity, and engagement while preventing burnout and turnover. New York Times bestselling author Dan Schawbel guides the next generation of leaders to create a workplace where teammates feel genuinely connected, engaged, and empowered to grow strong interpersonal skills rather than relying on technology. Based on Schawbel's exclusive research studies--featuring the perspectives of over 2,000 managers and employees across different age groups and from the US, UK, China, India, Brazil and other countries - Back to Human reveals why electronic and virtual communication, though vital and useful, actually contributes to a stronger sense of isolation at work than ever before. The corporate cultures we are experiencing right now need to change, and Schawbel offers a new leadership model featuring The Work-Life Balance Myth (we should consider work-life integration instead, which creates more synergies between all areas of your life and puts you in control of how you allocate your time), Shared Learning (how sharing knowledge allows you to stay relevant despite industry disruptions), and more. The book includes:-Interviews with 100 leaders from notable companies including Facebook, Honeywell, HBO, Starbucks, General Mills, GE, Nike, American Express, Four Seasons, Walmart, TIME, LinkedIn, and The U.S. Air Force.-A self-assessment called "The Work Connectivity Index" that measures that strength of team relationships.-Exercises, examples and activities that readers can work on individually, or as a team, which will help them improve their leadership skills.-Tips and strategies on how to increase personal productivity, be more collaborative and become more fulfilled at work.

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Ask a Manager

Alison Green
Authors:
Alison Green
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Simplify

Richard Koch, Greg Lockwood
Authors:
Richard Koch, Greg Lockwood

For the past forty years, Richard Koch has worked to uncover simple and elegant principles which govern business success. To qualify, a principle must be so overwhelmingly powerful that anyone can reliably apply it to generate extraordinary results.Working with venture capitalist Greg Lockwood and supported by specially commissioned research from OC&C Strategy Consultants, Koch has now found one elemental principle that unites extraordinarily valuable companies: simplifying. Some firms simplify on price - consider budget flights stripped of all extras that still take you from A to B - creating new, huge mass markets for their wares. Others, such as Apple, simplify their proposition, bringing a beautifully easy-to-use product or service to a large premium market.How can your business become a simplifier? With case studies of some of the most famous firms of the last hundred years, from finance to fast food, this enlightening book shows how to analyse any company's potential to simplify, and enrich the world.

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Steve Jobs

Walter Isaacson
Authors:
Walter Isaacson

'This is a riveting book, with as much to say about the transformation of modern life in the information age as about its supernaturally gifted and driven subject' - Telegraph Based on more than forty interviews with Steve Jobs conducted over two years - as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues - this is the acclaimed, internationally bestselling biography of the ultimate icon of inventiveness. Walter Isaacson tells the story of the rollercoaster life and searingly intense personality of creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies,music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing. Although Jobs cooperated with this book, he asked for no control over what was written, nor even the right to read it before it was published. He put nothing off limits. He encouraged the people he knew to speak honestly. And Jobs speaks candidly, sometimes brutally so, about the people he worked with and competed against. His friends, foes, and colleagues provide an unvarnished view of the passions, perfectionism, obsessions, artistry, devilry, and compulsion for control that shaped his approach to business and the innovative products that resulted.

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The Moment You Can't Ignore

Barry Dornfeld, Malachi O'Connor
Authors:
Barry Dornfeld, Malachi O'Connor

Not just another day at the office , or is it?-The surgical technician ducks as a stapler flies past his head during the concluding moments of a lengthy and difficult operation, .-The high-powered, internationally known finance guru seeks to turn fortunes around at the university of which he is now president , and finds himself a leader without followers, .-The powerful satraps silently sabotage the CEO's desperately needed growth initiative., These are moments that cannot be ignored",events, actions, comments that stop people in their tracks and, in one fell swoop, make it blindingly clear that an organization is stuck and unable to move forward. And they have become regular occurrences in today's corporations, non-profits, and educational institutions as new forms of work, communication, and technology expose the ways in which an organization's culture,or the way we do things around here",conflicts with new competitive demands. The result: telling incidents,all too visible elephants in the room,that reveal underlying conflicts as well as hidden assets.In The Moment You Can't Ignore , Malachi O'Connor and Barry Dornfeld tell fascinating you are there" stories of people and organizations as they encounter and then navigate through and beyond these un-ignorable moments, and show what we can learn from them. They outline the big questions organizations need to ask themselves about identity, leadership, and the capacity to innovate that an understanding of culture can help answer, and deliver powerful insights into recognizing and harnessing hidden assets that point in the direction of a new future.In our age of porous organizations and constant change, The Moment You Can't Ignore demonstrates that the adage, culture eats strategy for lunch," is more relevant now than ever.

Orbit

Soulless: The Manga, Vol. 3

Gail Carriger, Rem
Contributors:
Gail Carriger, Rem
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Soulless: The Manga, Vol. 2

Gail Carriger, Rem
Contributors:
Gail Carriger, Rem

Alexia Maccon, the Lady Woolsey, awakens in the wee hours of the mid-afternoon to find her husband, who should be decently asleep like any normal werewolf, yelling at the top of his lungs. Then he disappears; leaving her to deal with a regiment of supernatural soldiers encamped on her doorstep, a plethora of exorcised ghosts, and an angry Queen Victoria. But Alexia is armed with her trusty parasol, the latest fashions, and an arsenal of biting civility. So even when her investigations take her to Scotland, the backwater of ugly waistcoats, she is prepared: upending werewolf pack dynamics as only the soulless can. She might even find time to track down her wayward husband, if she feels like it.

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Soulless: The Manga Vol. 1

Gail Carriger, Rem
Contributors:
Gail Carriger, Rem

Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette. Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire -- and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate. With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London's high society? Or will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?Soulless is a comedy of manners set in Victorian London: full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking.

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The 80/20 Manager

Richard Koch
Authors:
Richard Koch
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Managing Conflict in the Workplace 4th Edition

Shay Mcconnon, Margaret McConnon
Authors:
Shay Mcconnon, Margaret McConnon

This book gives an understanding of the origins and nature of conflict, and enables the reader to find solutions through open communication and mutual trust and respect. It offers a simple structure which will allow all parties to reach the magic of win-win.Contents: About the authors; Preface; Introduction; 1. How the view explains our differences; 2. Differences in personality types; 3. Fight the difference or celebrate it? 4. Are you building a bridge or a barrier?; 5. Understand and manage your feelings; 6. Develop your skills and increase your choices; 7. Four steps to resolution; 8. Preventing conflict; Appendices; Bibliography; Index; Conflict resolution workshop.

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The Star Principle

Richard Koch
Authors:
Richard Koch
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Starting and Running a Coaching Business

Aryanne Oade
Authors:
Aryanne Oade

Have you recently started working as an independent coach, or are you considering doing so? Perhaps you are moving into coaching from a human resources or learning and development background, from a line management role or from another area altogether. Perhaps you are just setting up your coaching business, or have already done so. If so, this book is for you. Starting and Running a Coaching Business guides you through a comprehensive, practical and personalised process as you negotiate the pitfalls and reap the rewards of: - Working alone. - Selling and marketing your business. - Taking sole responsibility for decision-making and problem-solving. This book will help you establish and develop your coaching practice by identifying how you will handle each of ten key aspects of your business. The book will enable you to decide how to: - Define your coaching offer. - Find and approach potential clients. - Sell your services to them. - Handle your relationships with your clients. - Manage your business's finances. - Manage yourself and your ethical responsibilities. - Stay on top of your ongoing professional development. and much more.Contents: The book will enable you to decide how to:; Define your coaching offer.; Find and approach potential clients.; Sell your services to them.; Handle your relationships with your clients.; Manage your business's finances.; Manage yourself and your ethical responsibilities.; Stay on top of your ongoing professional development. and much more.

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Learning To Coach 2nd Edition

Nicola Stevens
Authors:
Nicola Stevens

This book is a straightforward guide for would-be coaches, for those already working in the professional development arena, and for any one using coaching skills in their life. It highlights the essential coaching skills and qualities, how they are employed in given situations and what makes the coaching process successful, valuable and worthwhile. Written in simple, straightforward fashion and illustrated with case histories, this book will build coaching relationships that help realise the full potential of individuals and organisations.The coaching process and the three step coaching model helps in building the coaching relationship and managing client's expectations. It shows how to prepare and run an organisational coaching programme. It also helps in setting up a mentoring programme for sustainable professional development. It offers five easy steps to building a sustainable and profitable coaching business. Drawing on her background in educational development and psychology, Nicola Stevens works with individuals and with international publicly quoted companies, NGOs, charities and organizations to solve paradoxes of leadership and management. Her expertise includes issues of corporate governance; boardroom dynamics; knowledge interaction at all levels; and, planned and unplanned change.Contents: List of illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction: What is coaching?; 1. Preparing to be an effective coach; 2. Building the coaching relationship and managing client's expectations; 3. Creating the foundation of the coaching relationship; 4. The coaching process; 5. Third party or sponsored coaching programmes; 6. Setting yourself up as a coach; Resources; Glossary; Bibliography and further reading; Index.

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Secrets Of The Millionaire Mind

T. Harv Eker
Authors:
T. Harv Eker

Alison Green

Alison Green writes the workplace advice column Ask a Boss for New York Magazine, and answers readers' questions daily on her blog, Ask a Manager, which is syndicated by Inc., Time, Money Magazine, and in multiple newspapers nationwide. She also writes a weekly column on work issues for U.S. News & World Report, and has recently been tapped by NPR's Marketplace for a monthly workplace advice call-in segment. She is also the author of HOW TO GET A JOB: Secrets of a Hiring Manager Made Easy, co-author of MANAGING TO CHANGE THE WORLD: The Nonprofit Manager's Guide to Getting Results, and the former chief of staff of a successful nonprofit, where she oversaw day-to-day staff management.

Dan Schawbel

Dan Schawbel is a New York Times bestselling author, partner, and research director at Future Workplace, and the founder of both Millennial Branding and WorkplaceTrends.com. He is the bestselling author of two career books: Promote Yourself and Me 2.0. Through his companies, he's conducted dozens of research studies and worked with major brands including American Express, GE, Microsoft, Virgin, IBM, Coca-Cola, and Oracle. Dan has written countless articles for Forbes, Fortune, TIME, The Economist, and The Harvard Business Review. Considered "one of today's more dynamic young entrepreneurs" by Inc. Magazine, Schawbel has been profiled or quoted in more than 2,000 media outlets, such as NBC's The Today Show, Fox News's Fox & Friends, MSNBC's Your Business, The Steve Harvey Show, The Wall Street Journal, People Magazine, Wired Magazine, GQ, The Economist, and NPR. He has been recognized on several lists including Inc. Magazine's "30 Under 30," Forbes Magazine's "30 Under 30," Business Insider's "40 Under 40," BusinessWeek's "20 Entrepreneurs You Should Follow," and as one of Workforce Magazine's "Game Changers."

Greg Lockwood

Greg Lockwood is a partner at venture capital firm Piton Capital. He has a Masters of Management degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and is the co-author of SUPERCONNECT with Richard Koch.

Nicola Stevens

Nicola Stevens never envisaged that her initial professional experience of child development and psychology would form the basis for a second career working with organisations to resolve paradoxes of leadership management. In 1991 Nicola took a career break to fulfil a desire to study a History of Art degree, specialising in drawing and printmaking at Camberwell College of Arts, London. Her dissertation focused on seventeenth- and eighteenth-century business models in portraiture, which led to her discovery of the van Aken brothers and subsequent obsession to uncover their story.Returning to work in 2000, Nicola started her own company to offer facilitation and executive coaching to enhance twenty-first-century workplace relationships. She has lectured widely on topics such as investor behaviour and the human element of commerce and industry. She is also part of an ongoing consultation group for ENTO, to review UK education and practice standards in coaching and mentoring. Nicola has written a number of business books, including Learning to Coach, Mentoring: a Powerful Tool for Women, Learn to Coach and Making Management Simple.

Richard Koch

Richard Koch is a millionaire entrepreneur who has started or turned round a number of successful companies, including Belgo Restaurants, Filofax, Zoffany Hotels and Betfair. He is also the author of 13 highly acclaimed non-fiction books.

Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

Dr Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, PhD, is an international authority in personality, talent management and organizational psychology. He is Professor of Business Psychology at University College London (UCL), Visiting Professor at Columbia University, and the CEO Hogan Assessment Systems, a global leader in talent and leadership assessment tools. Chamorro-Premuzic has taught at New York University and the London School of Economics, and published 8 books and over 140 scientific papers, making him one of the most prolific and widely cited social scientists of his generation.