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Painless Performance Evaluations- A Practical Approach to Managing Day to Day Employee Performance
Posted by abraham, Friday, 18th September 2009

Author: Marnie E. Green
Publisher: Prentice Hall

A Practical Approach to Managing Day-to-Day Employee Performance has been honored with a Glyph Award for Best Business/Career Book and was a finalist in the in the management category of the Best Books USA Awards This step-by-step guide reflects 20 years training managers and supervisors with a practical, positive approach to conducting performance evaluations and the duties associated with managing performance. This book is a collection of tools and methods, as well as a guide for those... Read More

The Essential HR Handbook: A Quick and Handy Resource for Any Manager or HR Professional
Posted by abraham, Monday, 29th June 2009

Author: Sharon Armstrong and Barbara Mitchell
Publisher: Career Press

Whether you are a newly promoted manager, a seasoned business owner, or a human resources professional, knowing the ins and outs of dealing with HR issues is critical to your success. The Essential HR Handbook is a quick-reference guide that sheds light on the issues that keep managers up at night. It is filled with information, tools, tips, checklists, and road maps to guide managers and HR professionals through the maze of people and legal issues, from recruiting and retaining the best... Read More

The HR Answer Book- An Indispensable Guide for Managers and Human Resources Professionals
Posted by abraham, Friday, 12th June 2009

Author: Shawn Smith JD and Rebecca Mazin
Publisher: AMACOM

Review "..a handy guide to the various facets of Human Resources administration." -- Training magazine Review Training magazine: "A handy guide to the various facets of Human Resources administration."...Read more

How to Identify Your Organization's Training Needs
Posted by abraham, Thursday, 11th June 2009

Author: John H. McConnell
Publisher: AMACOM

power of this book is the tight focus on assessing training needs and your organization's effectiveness in meeting those needs -- The Midwest Book Review Product Description In order for training to be effective, it has to be based on the needs of both the organization and its employees. This book gives trainers the information and step-by-step instructions they need to determine the training requirements of everyone from newly hired, recently promoted, or just-transferred employees, to... Read More

High-Performers: Recruiting & Retaining Top Employees
Posted by abraham, Thursday, 11th June 2009

Author: Alan J. Dubinsky and Steven J. Skinner
Publisher: South-Western Educational Pub; 1 edition (August 14, 2003)

This book is a quick read, has practical implications for training and motivating service employees, and provides insight as well as the One Minute Manager. Every now and then, a book comes along that gets to the heart of an important management issue. I’m putting High Performers: Recruiting and Retaining Top Employees on my managers’ required reading list. The prescription given to each reader at the end of every chapter is perfect medicine to aid an ailing company. One... Read More

Personality and Self-improvement

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable (J-B Lencioni Series)
Posted by abraham, Sunday, 31st January 2010

Author: Patrick Lencioni

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Churchill's Secret Skills
Posted by BindenShovel, Tuesday, 30th June 2009

Author: Binden Shovel
Publisher: Kernel Warden
Price: 14.95 USD
Company/Author: Kernel Warden
Contact Person: Binden Shovel

Independent review of Churchill's Secret Skills This book takes examples of Churchill's expertise in leading Britain through the horrors of World War II, and applies them to the modern business world. In addition to providing real-world examples of business situations, the book is also a wealth of information about how Churchill skillfully dealt with very difficult people and problems. The subtitle of the book, "Keeping the Nazis off the beaches required more than fine speeches"... Read More

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Posted by abraham, Saturday, 13th June 2009

Author: Stephen R. Covey
Publisher: Free Press

"The world has changed dramatically since The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People was first published..." Stephen R. Covey's book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®, has been a top-seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology for proven principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity. Celebrating its fifteenth year of helping people solve personal and professional problems, this special anniversary edition includes a new foreword... Read More

Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life
Posted by abraham, Saturday, 13th June 2009

Author: Spencer Johnson
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons

Change can be a blessing or a curse, depending on your perspective. The message of Who Moved My Cheese? is that all can come to see it as a blessing, if they understand the nature of cheese and the role it plays in their lives. Who Moved My Cheese? is a parable that takes place in a maze. Four beings live in that maze: Sniff and Scurry are mice--nonanalytical and nonjudgmental, they just want cheese and are willing to do whatever it takes to get it. Hem and Haw are "littlepeople,"... Read More

TJ Walker's Secret to Foolproof Presentations
Posted by abraham, Thursday, 11th June 2009

Author: TJ Walkers
Publisher: Greenleaf Book Group Press

Fear. Public speaking is one of the most common phobias. Whether presenting a sales pitch to a small group of decision makers or addressing a crowd of hundreds at a company forum, all presenters harbor the same fear. Master speaker TJ Walker has the solution--the secret--to giving foolproof presentations: focus on what the audience really wants. Based on thousands of presentation workshops and personal coaching sessions with CEOs, prime ministers, members of Congress, and average business... Read More

Business Books

Dubai: The Vulnerability of Success
Posted by abraham, Saturday, 18th July 2009

Author: Christopher M. Davidson
Publisher: Columbia University Press

Dubai has a remarkable success story. Since its origins as a small fishing and pearling community, the emirate has steadily grown in strength to become the premier trading center of the Persian Gulf. It is also the locus of an exciting and innovative architectural revolution. Despite its lack of democratization and a genuine civil society, Dubai is now a booming metropolis of more than two million people, most of whom are expatriates benefiting from the city's increasingly diversified... Read More

Dubai & Co.: Global Strategies for Doing Business in the Gulf States
Posted by abraham, Saturday, 18th July 2009

Author: Aamir A. Rehman
Publisher: McGraw-Hill

It's been called the fastest-growing city on earth-a hub for the Gulf region experiencing unprecedented growth in energy, financial services, consumer goods, hospitality, retail, real estate, technology, shipping, and countless other industries. According to global strategist and advisor to Fortune 500 companies Aamir A. Rehman, no truly global firm can afford to ignore the booming Gulf region. The key, however, is to approach the region with savvy strategies for managing risks and drawbacks,... Read More

Simplicity: The New Competitive Advantage in a World of More, Better, Faster
Posted by abraham, Saturday, 13th June 2009

Author: Bill Jensen
Publisher: Basic Books

Simplicity: The New Competitive Advantage in a World of More, Better, Faster. Scary fact: Business information doubles about every three years. In other words, if your job is complex now, in three years you'll have twice as much noise to sift through just to get your work done. Bill Jensen makes no bones about it: Making a job simpler is very hard work, and it's getting harder all the time. But he believes it's possible, and in Simplicity, he lays out concrete steps for managers to follow. For... Read More

The 5000 Year Leap: A Miracle That Changed the World
Posted by abraham, Saturday, 13th June 2009

Author: W. Cleon Skousen
Publisher: National Center for Constitutional Studies

Editorial Reviews The 5000 Year Leap: A Miracle That Changed the World. For many years in the United States there has been a gradual drifting away from the Founding Fathers original success formula. This has resulted in some of their most unique contributions for a free and prosperous society becoming lost or misunderstood. Therefore, there has been a need to review the history and development of the making of America in order to recapture the brilliant precepts which made Americans the first... Read More

The Ten-Day MBA 3rd Ed.: A Step-By-Step Guide To Mastering The Skills Taught In America's Top Busine
Posted by abraham, Saturday, 13th June 2009

Author: Steven A. Silbiger
Publisher: Collins Business

The Ten-Day MBA 3rd Ed.: A Step-By-Step Guide To Mastering The Skills Taught In America's Top Business Schools. From Publishers Weekly Can MBA programs be compressed, allowing a reader to "get at least $20,000 of MBA education at 99 percent of the list price," as the author promises? Silbiger, a Philadelphia marketing manager, claims that "one can grasp the fundamentals of an MBA without losing two years of wages." Unfortunately, the constraints of his questionable... Read More

Other Books

Abu Dhabi Complete Residents' Guide
Posted by abraham, Saturday, 18th July 2009

Author: Explorer Publishing
Publisher: Explorer Publishing

Bigger and better, the sixth edition of the Abu Dhabi Explorer is an indispensable residents' guide packed with everything from setting up home in Abu Dhabi, finding work in Abu Dhabi, exploring the city and beyond, finding the best buys and discovering the emirate's party places. Relocating to Abu Dhabi from visas and neighbourhoods to setting up home Shopping from finding a souvenir to buying a carpet Going Out discover the poshest fine dining and the most chilled out cafes Maps... Read More

Dubai Complete Residents' Guide
Posted by abraham, Saturday, 18th July 2009

Author: Explorer Publishing
Publisher: Explorer Publishing

From the Publisher Dubai Explorer, the special 10th anniversary edition, is as vital to living in Dubai as a stamp in your passport. It has sold over 150,000 copies since its first edition. No other book contains as much information on being a Dubai resident as these 623 pages. There is no question, whether about administration, setting up a home, education, health, sports and activities, shopping, dining and partying for which you won't find an answer in the 10th edition of this complete... Read More

The Greatest Story Ever Sold: The Decline and Fall of Truth from 9/11 to Katrina
Posted by abraham, Saturday, 11th July 2009

Author: Frank Rich
Publisher: Penguin Press HC, The (September 19, 2006)

From Publishers Weekly Starred Review. This blistering j'accuse has vitriol to spare for George Bush—calling him a "spoiled brat" and "blowhard"—and his policies, but its main target is the PR machinery that promoted those policies to the American people. New York Times columnist Rich revisits nearly every Bush administration publicity gambit, including Iraqi WMD claims, Bush's "Mission Accomplished" triumph, the Swift-boating of John Kerry and the... Read More