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|Author||: Austin Kleon|
|Editor||: Workman Publishing Company|
In his New York Times bestseller Steal Like an Artist, Austin Kleon showed readers how to unlock their creativity by “stealing” from the community of other movers and shakers. Now, in an even more forward-thinking and necessary book, he shows how to take that critical next step on a creative journey—getting known. Show Your Work! is about why generosity trumps genius. It’s about getting findable, about using the network instead of wasting time “networking.” It’s not self-promotion, it’s self-discovery—let others into your process, then let them steal from you. Filled with illustrations, quotes, stories, and examples, Show Your Work! offers ten transformative rules for being open, generous, brave, productive. In chapters such as You Don’t Have to Be a Genius; Share Something Small Every Day; and Stick Around, Kleon creates a user’s manual for embracing the communal nature of creativity— what he calls the “ecology of talent.” From broader life lessons about work (you can’t find your voice if you don’t use it) to the etiquette of sharing—and the dangers of oversharing—to the practicalities of Internet life (build a good domain name; give credit when credit is due), it’s an inspiring manifesto for succeeding as any kind of artist or entrepreneur in the digital age.
|Author||: Jane Bozarth|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
Organizations struggle to capture tacit knowledge. Workers struggle to find answers and information across organizational databases and boundaries and silos. New comfort with social sharing, combined with the proliferation of new social tools, offer easy, useful means of sharing not just what we do but how we get things done. For the organization this supports productivity, improves performance, encourages reflective practice, speeds communication, and helps to surface challenges, bottlenecks, and that elusive tacit knowledge. For the worker it illuminates strengths, talents, struggles, and the reality of how days are spent. For the coworker or colleague it solves a problem, saves time, or builds on existing knowledge. And for management it helps to capture who does what, and how, and otherwise makes visible so much of what is presently opaque. What does showing work mean? It is an image, video, blog post, or use of another tool, or just talking to describe how you solved a problem, show how you fixed the machine, tell how you achieved the workaround, explain how you overcame objections to close the deal, drew the solution to the workflow problem, or photographed the steps you took as you learned to complete a new task. Some of the most effective examples of showing work offer someone explaining how/why they failed, and how they fixed it. Show Your Work offers dozens of examples of individuals and groups showing their work to the benefit of their organizations, their industries, and themselves. Show Your Work offers dozens of real examples of showing work, supported with tips for how to help it happen, how leaders can lead by showing their own work, and how L&D can extend its reach by showing its own work and helping others show theirs.
|Author||: Michael Port|
|Editor||: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
A powerful way to master every performance in your career and life, from presentations and sales pitches to interviews and tough conversations, drawing on the methods the author applied as a working actor and has honed over a decade of coaching salespeople, marketers, managers, and business owners.
|Author||: Spencer Johnson, M.D.|
|Editor||: Crown Business|
Another Spencer Johnson #1 Bestseller #1 New York Times Business #1 Wall Street Journal #1 BusinessWeek From the Author of Who Moved My Cheese? Dr. Spencer Johnson’s stories of timeless, simple truths have changed the work and lives of millions of readers around the world. Now comes an insightful new tale of inspiration and practical guidance for these turbulent times. Good Things Happen To Those Who Open The Present The Gift That Makes Your Work And Life Better Each Day! For over two decades, Spencer Johnson has been inspiring and entertaining millions with his simple yet insightful stories of work and life that speak directly to the heart and soul. The Present is an engaging story of a young man’s journey to adulthood, and his search for The Present, a mysterious and elusive gift he first hears about from a great old man. This Present, according to the old man, is “the best present a person can receive.” Later, when the young boy becomes a young man, disillusioned with his work and his life, he returns to ask the old man, once again, to help him find The Present. The old man responds, “Only you have the power to find The Present for yourself.” So the young man embarks on a tireless search for this magical gift that holds the secret to his personal happiness and business success.It is only after the young man has searched high and low and given up his relentless pursuit that he relaxes and discovers The Present—and all of the promises it offers. The Present will help you focus on what will make you happier and more successful in your work and in your personal life, today! Like the young man, you may find that it is the best gift you can give yourself. www.ThePresent.com
|Author||: QuickRead,Lea Schullery|
Want more free books like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries. The easy-to-follow guide to learning how to awaken your inner passions and become influential at work, step out of your comfort zone, and control your emotions to help with addictions and depression. Description The 5-second rule is the opportunity to bring change in your life by teaching you one simple thing: HOW to change. By counting backward from five, you will learn how to wake up your inner genius, leader, rock star, athlete, artist, or whatever passion you have inside. Full of real-life testimonies of people who used this rule in unique ways to take charge of their lives, you can adopt this technique as well to change the trajectory of your life. Use the technique in a variety of ways: become influential at work, step out of your comfort zone, become more effective at networking, self-monitor as well as control your emotions and help with addictions and depressions. Similar to Nike’s tagline “Just Do It!” which refers to what you need to do, the 5-second rule tells you how to do it. By using the word “just,” Nike acknowledges that we all struggle with pushing ourselves to be better and that we are not alone in this struggle. It acknowledges that we all need a push sometimes to get started, and by using the 5-second rule Meg Robbins helps give you that push!
|Author||: Rafael Concepcion|
|Editor||: Pearson Education|
For today’s photographer, a clean, professional-looking website is a must. But for most, the thought of having a site that displays your work like a pro seems either too expensive or too hard to create. How can you develop an eye-catching website that looks professional, updates quickly, and even helps you make some money in the process when your passion is photography and not coding? It’s easier than you think. In Get Your Photography on the Web, RC Concepcion, curriculum developer for Kelby Media Group and one of the Photoshop Guys, takes you through an easy step-by-step process so you can build your own site from the ground up and have it look like you paid someone a lot of money to do it for you. Even if you know nothing about Web programming, this book will have you building a website in hours, not weeks. You’ll learn: How to secure your own domain names and hosting space How to install WordPress on your website in as little as seven clicks How to add pictures, galleries, and Flash portfolios without learning any code How to sell your images online without having to make a single print How to incorporate Lightroom and Flash galleries into an already existing website You’ll also find interviews and inspirational tips from people you will meet “Along the Way” to making your website. Plus, RC gives you free templates and Flash portfolio components to get you up and running without emptying your wallet. The techniques RC shares in Get Your Photography on the Web are the very same ones he uses for some of the biggest names in photography—it’s like designing your website with a trusted expert looking over your shoulder. Best of all, you’ll walk away with the satisfaction of knowing that you did it all yourself!
|Author||: Michael Bungay Stanier|
|Editor||: Workman Publishing|
A self-coaching book that helps you find challenging, fulfilling, and impactful work “in a manner similar to What Color Is Your Parachute?” (Seattle Pi). When you’re up to your eyeballs answering emails, returning phone calls, attending meetings, and scrambling to get that project done, you can turn to this inspirational, motivating, and at times playful book for invaluable guidance. In fifteen exercises, Do More Great Work shows how you can finally do more of the work that pushes you forward, stretches your creativity, and truly satisfies you. The exercises are “maps”—brilliantly simple visual tools that help you find, start, and sustain Great Work, revealing how to: Find clues to your own Great Work—they’re all around you Locate the sweet spot between what you want to do and what your organization wants you to do Generate new ideas and possibilities quickly Best manage your overwhelming workload Double the likelihood that you’ll do what you want to do All it takes is ten minutes a day, a pencil, and a willingness to change. Do More Great Work will not only help you identify what the Great Work of your life is, it will tell you how to do it. “Great work really does come in small packages! This little book is a dynamo of ‘great work truths.’” —Marshall Goldsmith, #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Triggers “[Stanier] has an ability to shake our tree and make us more conscious and responsible. And the best part—he makes it easy and fun.” —David Allen, New York Times–bestselling author of Getting Things Done
|Author||: Nicole Lynn|
|Editor||: Harper Horizon|
What does it take to achieve your personal and professional goals? When is the right time to take calculated risks, and how do you prepare for the moment when opportunity presents itself? If anyone can show you how to do this, it’s Nicole Lynn. As the first Black female agent to represent a top three NFL draft pick, Nicole worked her way from childhood poverty to become a Wall Street financial analyst, then attorney, and now top agent to elite athletes and entertainers. In a male-dominated profession, her success was earned through a combination of hard work, preparation, self-advocacy, tenacity, and faith. "In this book, Nicole reveals her incredible journey and how she got where she is today." -Gabrielle Union (from the foreword) Agent You shares Nicole’s key strategies for creating a plan and executing it, even in the face of self-doubt and external obstacles. In Agent You, Nicole will teach you how to: Discover and stay focused on your purpose. Develop your personal brand and advocate for yourself. Prepare for big opportunities. Land your dream job. Manage your workload and still prioritize self-care. Each chapter includes exercises to help you implement the strategies presented, so you can start working toward your goals today. You define what success looks like, unlock a plan to succeed on your own terms. What will your legacy be? Regardless of what life’s challenges you face, everyone can own their success story and walk in their purpose -- and Nicole believes you are your best agent.
|Author||: Randall Greenwald|
|Editor||: Christian Focus|
Lengthy, heavy, theological tomes have their place, but sometimes we need a simple way of understanding the doctrine that is central to our faith. The Westminster Shorter Catechism is designed to do just that. Randall Greenwald takes the question and answer format that it follows and, in short chapters, encourages us to dig for the gold that is to be found in its pages. Read, and be enriched.
|Author||: Morten T. Hansen|
|Editor||: Simon & Schuster|
The Wall Street Journal bestseller—a Financial Times Business Book of the Month and named by The Washington Post as “One of the 11 Leadership Books to Read in 2018”—is “a refreshingly data-based, clearheaded guide” (Publishers Weekly) to individual performance, based on a groundbreaking study. Why do some people perform better at work than others? This deceptively simple question continues to confound professionals in all sectors of the workforce. Now, after a unique, five-year study of more than 5,000 managers and employees, Morten Hansen reveals the answers in his “Seven Work Smarter Practices” that can be applied by anyone looking to maximize their time and performance. Each of Hansen’s seven practices is highlighted by inspiring stories from individuals in his comprehensive study. You’ll meet a high school principal who engineered a dramatic turnaround of his failing high school; a rural Indian farmer determined to establish a better way of life for women in his village; and a sushi chef, whose simple preparation has led to his unassuming restaurant being awarded the maximum of three Michelin stars. Hansen also explains how the way Alfred Hitchcock filmed Psycho and the 1911 race to become the first explorer to reach the South Pole both illustrate the use of his seven practices. Each chapter “is intended to inspire people to be better workers…and improve their own work performance” (Booklist) with questions and key insights to allow you to assess your own performance and figure out your work strengths, as well as your weaknesses. Once you understand your individual style, there are mini-quizzes, questionnaires, and clear tips to assist you focus on a strategy to become a more productive worker. Extensive, accessible, and friendly, Great at Work will help us “reengineer our work lives, reduce burnout, and improve performance and job satisfaction” (Psychology Today).
|Author||: Adedeji B. Badiru,Sharon C. Bommer|
|Editor||: CRC Press|
Work is all around us and permeates everything we do and everyday activities. Not all work is justified, not all work is properly designed, or evaluated accurately, or integrated. A systems model will make work more achievable through better management. Work is defined as a process of performing a defined task or activity, such as research, development, operations, maintenance, repair, assembly, production, and so on. Very little is written on how to design, evaluate, justify, and integrate work. Using a comprehensive systems approach, this book facilitates a better understanding of work for the purpose of making it more effective and rewarding.
|Author||: Richard A. Moran|
Why does a CEO who has already made hundreds of millions of dollars continue to work? Why does a rock star who has made a bundle continue to tour? Why do retirees’ miss work as soon as they stop doing it? Why do we all wrestle with our life’s work and talk about it incessantly? The thing about work is that we love it, we hate it, we need it, we miss it, we measure ourselves by it, we judge others by it—we are addicted to it. Work often defines us and fulfills us. Yet, today’s rapidly changing workplace environment is stressful and confusing to deal with. In The Thing About Work, Richard A. Moran takes a ground-level perspective on what is happening at work and how to thrive in the new professional world. Through funny, prescriptive vignettes and short essays, Moran finds the “white space” in the company manual—those issues that you encounter every day at work but which are not covered in employee training. He uses hilarious and true stories from his own life and others’ to answer questions like, “Should you take your dog to work?” and “How late is late?” and “What is that foreign object growing in the refrigerator?” This very contemporary view of work will prove invaluable for the modern employee.
|Author||: Jeanine W. Turner,Jeanine Turner|
|Editor||: Georgetown University Press|
Being Present offers a framework to navigate social presence at work and at home. By exploring four primary communication choices--budgeted, entitled, competitive, and invitational--author Jeanine W. Turner shows when and where to employ each strategy to most effectively communicate in modern life.
|Author||: Alan D. Wolfelt|
|Editor||: Companion Press|
With a gentle and considerate style, this handbook explores what happens when grief and the workplace meet, and the drastic effects of grieving on employees, their performance, and the overall workplace environment. Touching on the different kinds of grief workers can experience, such as death, divorce, and layoffs, the effective ways to channel grief during the workday, how to support coworkers who mourn, participation in group memorials, and negotiating appropriate bereavement leave, this concise and practical resource gives both ideas for the mourner and the mourner's coworkers. A special introduction for employers, owners, managers, and human resource personnel addresses the economic impact of grief in the workplace and provides practical and cost effective ideas for maintaining morale and creating a productive yet compassionate work environment.
|Author||: Jeff DeGraff,Katherine A. Lawrence|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
Although many leaders acknowledge and invest in creativity, we seldom see it hold a credible place in the business development process. Creativity at Work takes a practical approach to creativity, showing how to select practices to produce results and add value. The authors explain how to: * Understand the creative preferences of organizations, departments, work groups, and individuals * Identify and compare the different creativity profiles that describe specific purposes, practices, and people * Produce the desired results by developing the right practices * Blend creativity practices to meet the complex needs that characterize most work situations o Develop required creative abilities in a team and in oneself
|Author||: Chris Baréz-Brown|
|Editor||: Penguin UK|
Chris Barez-Brown, author of SHINE, brings us a new book which inspires you to set your own rules at work, and make your job work for you. 'Life and work are intrinsically linked. They are not separate; they are one. If we want to live an extraordinary life, we have to make our work equally extraordinary. When your work resonates with purpose, you jump out of bed every morning, excited by the possibilities the day holds for you. Everything else in your life seems to have a glow about it, and you exude much more personal shine. My aim in writing this book is to help you feel like that every day. To help you make your work work for you. To feel truly free. Reading FREE will: -Remind you that you are fantastic and have the ability to do amazing things. -Show you that work is your slave, not the other way round. -Help you make work your ticket to an extraordinary future. Put you in the driving seat and show you a route to freedom.' 'Buy this book and free your mind, life and career' Shaa Wasmund, bestselling author of Stop Talking, Start Doing 'Successful people love what they do. You can too. Read FREE and learn how to make work work for you' Marshall Goldsmith, bestselling author of What Got You Here Won't Get You There Chris Baréz-Brown is on a mission to bring creative leadership to the business world and beyond. After helping turn Carling Black Label into the first British billion pound brand, he joined ?What If!, the innovation and ideas agency. There he helped some of the world's biggest businesses get better at innovating. In 2009 he founded Upping Your Elvis, a business whose sole focus is to release the genius of organisations by helping their people shine more brightly. He works with the likes of Coca-Cola, Nike, Diageo and WPP to help their teams make an extraordinary impact. His previous book,SHINE: HOW TO SURVIVE AND THRIVE AT WORK, found a global audience. As Seth Godin said, 'This book doesn't read: it buzzes.
|Author||: Marcus Buckingham|
Love has been driven out of our workplaces. How do we get it back in? We're in the middle of an epidemic of stress and anxiety. A global pandemic has wreaked havoc on our lives. Average life expectancy in the United States is down. At work, less than 16 percent of us are fully engaged. In many high-stress jobs, such as distribution centers, emergency room nursing, and teaching, incidences of PTSD are higher than for soldiers returning from war zones. We're getting something terribly wrong. We've designed the love out of our workplaces, and our schools too, so that they fail utterly to provide for or capitalize on one of our most basic human needs: our need for love. As Marcus Buckingham shows in this eye-opening, uplifting book, love is an energy, and like all forms of energy, it must flow. It demands expression—and that expression is "work." Whether in our professional accomplishments, our relationships, or our response to all the many slings and arrows of life, we know that none of this work will be our best unless it is made with love. There's no learning without love, no innovation, no service, no sustainable growth. Love and work are inextricable. Buckingham first starkly highlights the contours of our loveless work lives and explains how we got here. Next, he relates how we all develop best in response to other human beings. What does a great work relationship look like when the other person is cued to your loves? What does a great team look like when each member is primed to be a mirror, an amplifier, of the loves of another? Finally, he shows how you can weave love back into the world of work as a force for good, how you can use your daily life routines to pinpoint your specific loves, and how you can make this a discipline for the rest of your life. Today, too often, love comes last at work, and we are living the painful consequences of this. Love + Work powerfully shows why love must come first—and how we can make this happen.
|Author||: Austin Kleon|
|Editor||: Harper Collins|
Poet and cartoonist Austin Kleon has discovered a new way to read between the lines. Armed with a daily newspaper and a permanent marker, he constructs through deconstruction—eliminating the words he doesn't need to create a new art form: Newspaper Blackout poetry. Highly original, Kleon's verse ranges from provocative to lighthearted, and from moving to hysterically funny, and undoubtedly entertaining. The latest creations in a long history of "found art," Newspaper Blackout will challenge you to find new meaning in the familiar and inspiration from the mundane. Newspaper Blackout contains original poems by Austin Kleon, as well as submissions from readers of Kleon's popular online blog and a handy appendix on how to create your own blackout poetry.
|Author||: Tracy Verdugo|
Break free of your comfort zone, sharpen your perception, and find happiness in play. Paint Mojo is not about replicating particular techniques; it is about play and spontaneity. Tracy Verdugo gives encouragement to overcome fear of doing something wrong in painting. There are no mistakes--only opportunities to grow. Incorporating various media (including pastels, acrylic paints, ink, collage and more), this book is filled with exercises, self exploration and practical techniques. They include creation of a personal symbols library, using a grid to break down composition, and drawing on life experiences as prompts. In addition to Tracy's art, 15 talented contributors--Erin Faith Allen, Seth Apter, Orly Avineri, Lisa Sonara Bearn, Jessica Brogan, Juliette Crane, Kecia Deveney, Louise Gale, Jess Greene, e'Layne Koenigsberg, Laurie Mika, Peter Perez, Jesse Reno, Mary Beth Shaw, Roxanne Evans Stout, and Judy Wise--share lessons, exercises, tips and inspiration.
|Author||: Timothy Ferriss|
Offers techniques and strategies for increasing income while cutting work time in half, and includes advice for leading a more fulfilling life.