Management: du chaos au succès

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30 challenges faciles à mettre en place pour développer vos compétences managériales et devenir un leader performant

Vos compétences managériales sont sur le point d’évoluer. Être un manager performant n’est pas toujours évident et Scott Jeffrey Miller en a fait les frais. Du chaos au succès, il nous partage ses clés pour devenir un leader inspirant et efficace.

Vous pouvez devenir un grand Team leader. Ce guide changera définitivement votre façon de manager et vous permettra d’instaurer un management opérationnel et stratégique. Devenez le manager que vous auriez aimé avoir, inspirez vos collaborateurs, instaurez le bien-être au travail et développez une vraie culture d’entreprise grâce à ce guide au ton décontracté et à ses 30 challenges applicables au quotidien!

Ces 30 défis vous permettront:

  • De devenir un vrai leader inspirant
  • D’améliorer la performance au travail
  • De créer une vision d’équipe
  • De développer la culture d’entreprise
  • Et d’obtenir des résultats concrets

Si vous êtes à la recherche d’un livre sur le management ou le leadership tels que Dream Team ou Manager+ et si vous avez été séduit par l’ouvrage incontournable de Stephen Covey, Les 7 habitudes, alors laissez-vous inspirer par Management Mess!

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Strikingly Different Selling

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Superior Sales Success

You are competing with the top salespeople in your industry for the same customers. For each sales opportunity there is only one winner. What separates a “winner” from the rest of the very best and makes them “strikingly different”? Six years of intensely focused research involving nearly 3,000 sales professionals from 135 countries reveals the 3 distinguishing habits that differentiate top sales performers from the herd. Now you can learn what it takes to be that one winner.

In sales, what is it that really works and sustains high performance? In their book Strikingly Different, Dale Merrill and Scott Savage (senior sales performance consultants for FranklinCovey’s Helping Clients Succeed™, Strikingly Different™ High-Performance Lab for Client-Facing Professionals) reveal the secrets to high performance sales success.

The 3 Exceptional Practices. Merrill and Savage found that most consultants and sales professionals believed they were doing a great job in their client interactions. Yet, some 85 percent of client senior executives felt most of their meetings with sales professionals were a waste of time. To Merrill and Savage, this was a major surprise. But, for the “Strikingly Different” sales professionals, there were three things they did consistently differently and better than their peers that radically changed their client interactions and results.

In Strikingly Different: The 3 Exceptional Practices of the World’s Top Sales Performers, learn the details behind the three secrets to sales performance success:

  • Differentiate: Clients only buy differences they can see
  • Advocate: Clients act when the message comes alive
  • Accelerate: Clients that decide faster win sooner

If you have found books such as How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in SellingThe Secrets of Closing the SaleTo Sell is Human, or Let’s Get Real or Let’s Not Play to be useful; then you will love and learn from Strikingly Different.

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The Answer Is You

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Problem-Solving Requires Innovation, Activism, and You

People from all walks of life yearn to do something that adds value to others and to be someone who makes a difference in their community and the world.

Now Alex Amouyel is inviting you to become part of the solution. Alex, author of The Answer is You, is the founding Executive Director of Solve, an initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a mission to solve world challenges. Solve finds incredible tech-based social entrepreneurs around the world and funds them to develop lasting, transformational tech-based solutions.

Changing the world begins one person at a time with innovation, both big and small. The Answer is You is here to inform you that being a change agent starts with doing good deeds and being a community helper. Everyone can do something with the skills and resources they already have─they just need ideas for how. The Answer is You inspires every person to start thinking critically about the problems we face and the solutions we might be able to offer to enact change.

Take action for social impact. A change agent is anyone who sees a challenge in their community and decides to do something about it. It’s being a community helper and devoting your time, skills, and resources to problem-solving, innovation, and activism in a way that impacts the world by improving communities around us.

Inside, you’ll find:

  • Motivating and encouraging stories of amazing impact innovators from MIT Solve
  • Guidance on how to take action in the world in big and small ways to get results
  • A path to hope and action for problem-solving in your community and within society

If you like books by women in leadership and enjoyed reading Create the Future + the Innovation Handbook: Tactics for Disruptive Thinking, Believe in People: Bottom-Up Solutions for a Top-Down World, The Innovator’s DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators, you’ll love The Answer is You: A Guidebook to Doing Good.

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The Prepared Graduate

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Professional Advice About Career Preparation for Soon-To-Be College Grads

This book of professional advice about career preparation may be the best college graduation gift you’ll receive.

Too many people end up working jobs they didn’t study for. It’s time you proactively prepare for post-graduate life. The Prepared Graduate speaks to Generation Z and Millennials, addressing many of the concerns students (and parents) have about pre- and post-graduation. Kyyah Abdul offers extensive job search tips and work advice, such as guidance on writing the perfect résumé, excelling in job interviews, networking in-person and online, negotiating job salaries, paying off student loans, and more.

Rely on trusted guidance. Armed with first-hand experience with the lack of preparation universities provide their students, Kyyah set out to forge her own path for finding relevant work post-graduation. Her strategies helped her land jobs in several STEM positions both during and after college. Over time, Kyyah created a comprehensive roadmap chockfull of work advice for college seniors through summer up until the end of their first year as a graduate.

The Prepared Graduate is the perfect college graduation gift that provides:

  • Guidance on finding the right path for career success
  • An easy-to-follow roadmap with advice about career preparation
  • Endless job search tips

If you enjoyed What Color is Your Parachute? (2021); Brag Better: Master the Art of Fearless Self-Promotion; or You Turn: Get Unstuck, Discover Your Direction, and Design Your Dream Career, you’ll love The Prepared Graduate.

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Build Better Teams

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How Today’s Highly Effective Leaders Develop High Performing Teams

Build Better Teams is a simple, memorable, and easy to apply team development code for the new leaders of the modern age who are expected to manage high performing teams, including virtual team building management skills.

A new business culture code. Teams today are more complex than ever before. With new team leader responsibilities like diversity training, virtual working, mental health awareness, individualism, and more, modern team leadership is in dire need of a new code. Author George Karseras, executive team development coach and founder of TeamUp, has coined such a code that he calls the “TeamUp Playbook”. The code is a four-step sequence that any team leader can follow to produce high performing teams. TeamUp Playbook is a proven formula for how to be a great team leader today.

Leadership management with scientific rigor. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a magic code for leaders to motivate a team to peak performance? Combining over twenty years of experience in team development, Build Better Teams breaks down the historically poor track record of team performance and engagement in organizations, references academic studies, and equips leaders with practical tools and techniques. Inside, Karseras includes stories, examples, and tips in a casual, easy to read format. Whether you’re looking for ways to inspire teams or become an efficient remote leader, you’ll find answers to questions like:

  • What can expect to be the impact of virtual working and digital transformations on my team?
  • How do I use a road map that science confirms works for all teams?
  • How do I build a greater sense of community into the organization and, eventually, the world?

If you liked books like Unleashed, The Culture Code, or Team of Teams, then you’ll love Build Better Teams.

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Le Guide du dirigeant: Nos biais inconscients

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Évitez les biais cognitifs et améliorez vos performances au travail

Le biais cognitif est un mécanisme de pensée affectant tout individu. Cela se traduit par une altération du jugement, affectant ainsi nos prises de décision. Au niveau professionnel, celles-ci peuvent entraîner de graves conséquences, aussi bien sur le plan humain que stratégique.

Prenez les bonnes décisions. Avec plus de 30 techniques et outils vous permettant d’identifier les biais cognitifs et d’éviter les distorsions, vous apprendrez à prendre des décisions stratégiques justes et non basées sur le jugement et l’intuition.

Devenez un manager performant. Ce guide changera votre façon de manager et vous livrera de précieux conseils en ressources humaines pour recruter les bonnes personnes, inspirer vos collaborateurs, et développer vos compétences managériales. Grâce aux conseils d’experts, faciles à mettre en place, devenez un leader inspirant!

Dans ce livre, apprenez à:

  • Identifier les biais cognitifs et comprendre la neuroscience
  • Cultiver votre curiosité et votre empathie
  • Développer le potentiel de vos collaborateurs
  • Augmenter la performance de vos équipes et obtenir des résultats concrets

Si vous êtes à la recherche d’un livre sur le management et la stratégie d’entreprise tels que Vous allez commettre une terrible erreur! ou Dream Team et que vous vous intéressez à la neuroscience, alors vous devez lire Le Guide du dirigeant : Nos biais inconscients.

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Plan and Organize Your Life

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If You Want a True Lifestyle Change, Start With Good Habits

#1 New Release in Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Organizational Learning, Time Management, and Business Project Management

Learn about how to get more out of life, design your days intentionally, develop good habits, and create meaningful work from podcast, YouTube, and Instagram star Beatrice Naujalyte.

Start planning for success. Plan and Organize Your Life is a comprehensive and interactive “planning bible,” packed with proven advice on how to get organized, how to embrace simple good habits, and how to work your way towards true self-improvement and personal growth.

Organize Your Life.  In Plan and Organize Your Life, author Beatrice Naujalyte introduces us to the four pillars of an intentional life: planning, organization, productivity, and routines. With these simple tools, you’ll be able to master everything from effective note taking to minimalist workspace organization.

Design a system that works for you. This book is the ultimate guide to developing a planning system to effectively execute your daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly goals. Whether you have professional, personal, or creative planning to do, this book helps you accomplish your smallest and biggest goals by creating new good habits and setting realistic goals.

  • Perfect for everyday use, Plan and Organize Your Life is a productivity planner packed with:
  • Organizational tips and prompts for your everyday success
  • Time and task management tools to help guide you
  • Productivity tips for your ultimate lifestyle change

If you enjoyed books like Tiny Habits, Designing Your Life, Cluttered Mess to Organized Success Workbook, or The Lazy Genius Way, you’ll love Plan and Organize Your Life.

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Your Next Level Life

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Celebrating and Empowering Black Lives and Black Authors

Black Business Woman, Claim Your Power!

“Learn from one of the most powerful women in the USA, who has been blazing trails and creating sustainable million-dollar wealth from Washington DC to the sands of Abu Dhabi.” ―Natascha Faye Saunders, associate director at Harvard University

Winner NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Instructional Literary Work

If you’re a Black business woman and feeling stuck or trapped by other people’s expectations of what you can achieve, it’s time to stop playing small and start redefining what success means for you. It’s time to get that upgrade.

Channel your black girl magic.  Karen Arrington―author of Your Next Level Life, founder of the Miss Black USA Pageant, creator of the Next Level Women’s Summit, and mentor to thousands of confident, successful young black women―is your guide to getting to your next level life.

Build a legacy of black excellence. How big do you want to live? With the seven simple rules in Your Next Level Life, you’ll learn how to bring your career, income, and lifestyle to that next level. Don’t settle for a life of invisibility and mediocrity. Set ambitious goals, reach for bigger opportunities, and know that you are brave enough to get what you deserve.

Give the gift of confidence. Looking for inspirational black gifts for aspiring black women in business? Your Next Level Life is unlike other self-help books for women. It’s a guide to opportunity that recognizes and celebrates the true magic of ambitious black women.

Adopt the 7 rules of power, confidence, and opportunity and you can find success:

  • Create all the money you need
  • Position yourself like a star
  • Connect with other powerful women

Give a gift of confidence. If you have read books such as Pussy Prayers, Be Unapologetically YouLead from the Outside, or The Little Black Book of Success, you’ll love Your Next Level Life.

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Living a Purposeful Retirement

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Your Personal Roadmap to a Meaningful and Happy Retirement

So you’ve reached your retirement age and are at risk of becoming a “couch potato”. It doesn’t have to be that way. Uncover the joy of retirement and learn how to make the most of it with this life-enhancing retirement gift book.

Did you just set up a permanent out of office reply? Are you officially signed up for the Ferris Bueller phase of your life? Learn how to enter what can be the most satisfying life stage—a new world of happy retirement and good living.

Wisdom and advice from real retirees. From the award-winning author of Purposeful Retirement and celebrated “Father of Time Management,” Hyrum Smith, this retirement gift book for the newly retired provides inspiration and a newfound purpose. Filled with wisdom, advice from real retirees, and enthusiasm, you are encouraged to discover your true passion, re-imagine your life, and try new possibilities.

Realize the hidden magic of a happy retirement:

  • Move on from your world of work
  • Discover your true passions
  • Re-imagine your life

Retirement is a gift. Make yours one that is meaningful and filled with curiosity, new experiences, and discovery—after all, if you don’t look around once in a while, you could miss it!

If you enjoyed life-changing books such as The Total Money Makeover, The Ultimate Retirement Guide for 50+, or Keys to a Successful Retirement, then you’ll love Living a Purposeful Retirement.

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Betrayed by Work

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Recover from Job Loss with Support of Other Women

"This is the first book that I know of that truly helps you learn from women from many professional sectors how to recover from big setbacks in our work lives. It’s a must read.” —Dr. Elena Pezzini, organizational psychologist

#1 New Release in Job Hunting

Successful women show how they reclaimed and rebuilt their personal power and careers after being fired from a job and being rendered powerless by their employers.

Practical job loss recovery tools for women. When women get fired, it is often devastating, traumatic, and isolating. We experience a sudden powerlessness that can destroy our confidence and feelings of self-worth. We grieve. We feel broken. It affects our self-esteem, our financial well-being, our professional identity, and our ability to look for other work―in short, it affects our entire way of life. How, then, does a woman navigate the emotional impact of this event? With other women.

You are not alone. In Betrayed by Work, authors Julia Erickson, MBA, and Suzanne Vosburg, PhD, bear witness to the stories of women just like you―and just like them. This book shows how women lost their jobs, describes what happened to them immediately and in the aftermath, validates women’s feelings about being fired, and offers a source of hope and companionship to those of us coping with either our own job loss or the sudden job loss of someone we know or love.

Discover:

  • True stories from women who are honest about how they were fired and their feelings
  • Key points to help process each story and apply its lesson to your own experience
  • Practical takeaways and suggestions to help you cope with job loss

If you were encouraged by personal growth books about women in business like Invaluable by Maya Grossman, In the Company of Women by Grace Bonney, Presence by Amy Cuddy, or Power Moves by Lauren McGoodwin, then you’ll be inspired and empowered by Betrayed by Work.

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Marketing Mess to Brand Success

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Mess to Success

Marketing Manager’s Guide to Successful Brand Marketing

“Scott Miller offers tangible insights and practical steps to make sure your product finds the right customer...” ―Donald Miller, author of Marketing Made Simple, and Building a StoryBrand.

#1 Bestseller in Auctions & Small Business

In Scott Miller’s newest Mess to Success guide, the FranklinCovey senior advisor and Wall Street Journal bestselling author reveals 30 career obstacles that you may encounter in your brand marketing, and how to transform them into company wide gains.

Every success story begins with a journey. Featuring thirty chapters with lessons such as “A Name is Not a Lead” and “Hire People Smarter Than You,” Marketing Mess to Brand Success shares a career worth of valuable lessons learned. Fast-track your career and success with the mentality of bruising hard, but healing fast. Whether you’re starting a new company, you are a brand manager figuring out the best direct marketing strategy or brand positioning for a niche market, or trying to land your first job as a marketing manager, this book is designed to prepare you for many of the inevitable challenges that you will encounter.

Avoid marketing messes and square up to successes. Each chapter inside Marketing Mess to Brand Success features real life lessons that teaches you the importance of brand marketing in business development. By being focused and aligned with the right areas of an organization, you will ensure career relevance and company-wide gains.

Learn how to:

  • Navigate a nebulous digital marketing environment
  • Maximize time and investments with sales marketing strategies
  • Build and model consistent brand standards
  • Become an expert in brand marketing and take your company to the next level

If you enjoyed Management Mess to Leadership Success, or brand marketing books like This Is MarketingMarketing Made Simple, or Building a StoryBrand, then you need to add Marketing Mess to Brand Success to your business bookshelf.

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What Your Customer Wants and Can’t Tell You

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Use the Science of Behavioral Economics to Understand Why People Buy

“The most important business book to come out in years.” –Michael F. Schein, author and columnist for Forbes, Inc, and Psychology Today

2021 International Book Awards finalist in Business: Small Business & Entrepreneurship and Marketing & Advertising
#1 New Release in Business Encyclopedias, Marketing Research, Customer Relations, and Customer Service

What Your Customer Wants (And Can’t Tell You) explains the neuroscience of consumer behavior. Learn exactly why people buy—and how to use that knowledge to improve pricing, increase sales, create better “brain-friendly” brand messaging, and be a more effective leader.

Behavioral economics is the marketing research future of brands and business. This book goes beyond an academic understanding of behavioral economics and into practical applications. Learn how real businesses and business professionals can use science to make their companies better. Business owner, consultant, and behavioral economics expert Melina Palmer helps leaders like you use the psychology of the consumer, innovation, and truly impactful branding to achieve real, bottom-line benefits.

Discover information and tools you can actually use to influence consumers. Go beyond data science for business and apply behavioral economics. Learn how the consumer brain works. Become a better leader and creatively and effectively market your brand by understanding the true needs of your customers.

Dramatically improve your effectiveness as a leader and marketer with the practical tools in this book:

  • Real-world examples that bring a concept to life and make it stick
  • Ideas to help you with problem solving for your business
  • Ways to hack your brain into coming up with innovative programs, products, and initiatives

If you liked marketing and business books like Nudge, Predictably Irrational, or This is Marketing by Seth Godin, you’ll love What Your Customer Wants (And Can’t Tell You).

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The Fearless Woman's Guide to Starting a Business

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Create Your Own Women Owned Business Startup

“…a guide for smart, ambitious women who want to make their mark on the world…a practical step-by-step journey to shifting your mindset and calling on your own resilience and resourcefulness.”―Rachel Beider, bestselling author of Massage MBA: Run Your Practice, Love Your Life and globally recognized small business expert

The Fearless Woman’s Guide to Starting a Business is a book for freedom-seeking female entrepreneurs and solopreneurs who want to know how to connect with their true passions, skills, and desires. It’s a book for startup business women who get honest with themselves about their reasons for wanting to start a business.

Learn what type of new business you want to lead. Through a combination of data, neuroscience, true stories, humor, and the type of frankness that you would expect from your best girlfriend, this book helps you determine the real reasons and motivations behind starting a business—and then dares you to dream big about what being the head of a woman-owned business can do for you.

Find real tools for real women in business. When creating a start-up, it can be difficult to stay the course—to choose yourself and stay motivated on the hardest days. Ameé Quiriconi, author and entrepreneur behind the One Broken Mom podcast, has your back.

In The Fearless Woman’s Guide to Starting a Business, learn about:

  • The main reasons business owners report why they closed their businesses—and how you can avoid failure
  • Specific techniques and insights needed for building a startup and brand that is authentic to who you are
  • How to turn your side hustle or hobby into a money-making endeavor
  • Strategies for navigating the sometimes-hostile world business women live and work in every day

Readers of business books and entrepreneurship books for women like Girl on Fire by Cara Alwill Leyba, Fear is my HomeboyBelieve It, or Boss Up! will love The Fearless Woman’s Guide to Starting a Business.

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The Entrepreneur's Paradox

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Conquer the 16 Pitfalls That Can Block Startup Company Success

"…shows prospective business men and women how to reach their goals while creating a launchpad for a business" ―Ryne Williams, Daily Herald

Discover the 16 keys to success for entrepreneurs starting a small business.

What is the “Entrepreneur’s Paradox”? Author Curtis Morley coined a term that identifies the 16 pitfalls that many entrepreneurs fall into. He calls it the “Entrepreneur’s Paradox”. Morley is an educator, thought leader, patent holder, and innovator.  He is also a 5x Entrepreneur (achieving $5 in revenue for every dollar spent on marketing, advertising, sales, and any other growth expenses) who has actually produced 10x startup results. Morley explains that the exact qualities that aid an individual in founding a startup company (brilliance and expertise) are what prevent them from realizing expected success. What starts out as freedom and financial independence turns into grueling hours, stress and bills, and ultimately failure. This is the paradox that is entrepreneurship.

Understanding the “Entrepreneur’s Paradox” may be your key to success. Morley is here to show startup businesspersons how to achieve the golden rule of successful entrepreneurs—5x results. By teaching and coaching clients on the 16 pitfalls faced by all startups, he has promoted entrepreneurship development in multiple industries, sharpened entrepreneurial skills, and revealed the keys to superior, “next-level growth”. Morley’s guidebook contains all you need to conquer the Entrepreneur’s Paradox and put yourself on a defined pathway to business success.

Read The Entrepreneur’s Paradox and understand the 16 pitfalls that can block entrepreneurial success, including:

  • Climbing without a map
  • Building not selling
  • Losing sight of culture

Learned from books like The E-Myth Revisited, Traction, The One Thing, The 4-Hour Workweek, or Execution? Then The Entrepreneur’s Paradox is a must read!

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You, Recharged

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Get Unstuck and Reclaim Your Vitality Health

“This book is better than vitamins. It is a boost and thunderbolt.” —Sherry Richert Belul, founder of Simply Celebrate and author of Say It Now

Living Now Book Award, Bronze – Evergreen, Personal Growth
2021 International Book Awards finalist in Self-Help: Motivational

When author and podcaster Polly Campbell got tired of her hoodie smelling like pizza and her days being clouded by midlife exhaustion, emotional burnout, and boredom, she decided to get off the couch and reclaim her vitality health. But could this burned-out, chronically ill, middle-aged mother of a teen rediscover her mojo? Yes! And so can you!

Small steps, big energy. Self-help books for women often encourage you to throw out the life you’re living and create a fresh start. You, Recharged isn’t about that. You don’t have to quit your mundane job, cut out cocktails, or sign-off of social media to recharge. Instead, Polly Campbell’s inspirational book is about adding things in―good habits, practices, fun, people, activities, self-care strategies―that ignite your essential energy.

Discover the small ways you can feel happier, healthier, and more alive. When we align with the things that matter to us and allow the “why” to guide us, we are energized. Sure, there are challenges, setbacks, and plenty of things that piss us off, but they don’t have to deplete us. They don’t have to leave us mentally exhausted or take our power. Instead, our energy can be refocused and redirected into things that we value. 

In this personal development book, find:

  • Easy-to-apply, practical strategies to ease stress, boost energy, and improve vitality health and well-being
  • Short chapters, delivered in a relatable, conversational tone, with plenty of humor
  • Hope and inspiration

If you were inspired by motivational books and self-help books like Own Your EverydayHow to Stop Feeling Like Sh*t, or The Self-Love Experiment, then you’ll love You, Recharged.

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Your Work from Home Life

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Celebrating and Empowering Black Lives and Black Authors

Reorganize and Optimize Your from Home Remote Work Life

“A productive guide for our new world of remote work.” —Paula Rizzo, media consultant, speaker, and author of Listful Living

Whatever your remote work circumstance, learn how to be productive at home with nuggets of hard-earned wisdom. From choosing the best colors for workspace productivity to starting a business, these remote work gurus offer everything needed for a smooth work-to-home transition.

The new world of working from home. No longer does the average worker have long, frustrating commutes to crowded offices for jobs more comfortably worked from home. In this day and age, not only are more employers offering remote work, more people are creating their own opportunities for non-traditional work from home. Whether you are a remote work employee, freelancer, or someone who dreams of giving up the daily grind for a career of your own design,  Your Work from Home Life  is the next step to becoming the ultimate work nomad.

Productivity tips and much more. Remote work gurus Becca Anderson and M.J. Fievre guide you through the online search process and help you create a list of online certification programs, blogging opportunities, and jobs that allow you to work from home. Together, they offer advice on planning, budgeting, contingency plans, and other resources. Along with advice on how to be productive at home, this fun and uplifting book includes bonus checklists and templates to help you:

  • Take advantage of technology and platforms, home office set-ups, and breaks at work
  • Work with colleagues while redefining collegial camaraderie, avoiding overwhelmed and isolated feelings
  • Develop time and distraction management to meet pressing deadlines and achieve focused, deep work
  • Discover the important role of self-care and personalize your very own self-care strategy

If you enjoyed books like RemoteIndistractableThe 4 Hour Work Week, or Nine Lies About Work, you’ll love  Your Work from Home Life .

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The Myth of Multitasking

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Multitasking Doesn’t Work—Learn What Does!

“…multitasking is, in fact, a lie that actually wastes time, energy, and money. Most of all, it robs us of life and our relationships with others.” —Chuck Norris, world-renowned actor and martial artist 

Through anecdotal and real-world examples, The Myth of Multitasking proves that multitasking hurts your focus and productivity. Instead, learn how to be more effective by doing one thing at a time.

Productivity and effective time management end with multitasking. The false idea that multitasking is productive has become even more prevalent and damaging to our productivity and well-being since the first edition of The Myth of Multitasking was published in 2008. In this revised and updated second edition, author and productivity expert Dave Crenshaw provides a solution for the chaos of distraction that multitasking creates—and a way to combat the temptation to constantly switch between tasks.

Learn how to actually get things done. Dave Crenshaw takes the idea of multitasking as a productivity tool and smashes it to smithereens. But rather than leaving you with the burden of wading through the wreckage all by yourself, he shows you how to focus, move forward, and free up more time for what you value the most.

In this new edition of The Myth of Multitasking, discover:

  • Updated research on how and why multitasking doesn’t work
  • Worksheets to help you figure out how to manage your day effectively
  • Easy, actionable steps to manage your life well and accomplish your dreams and goals

Readers of self-improvement books and time management books like IndistractableFree to Focus, or It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work will love increasing productivity and personal success with The Myth of Multitasking.

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Finance Secrets of Billion-Dollar Entrepreneurs

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Take Control of Your Startup―and Watch it Grow

“This book delivers clear thinking for entrepreneurs who want to control their own destiny and grow their business without the need for venture capital.” −Joel Cannon, co-founder and president of Cannon Technologies

An analysis of success.  Award-winning professor of entrepreneurship Dileep Rao presents readers with a detailed guide to success through his interviews and analysis of billion-dollar entrepreneurs (those who built a venture from startup to more than $1 billion in sales and valuation) and 100 million-dollar entrepreneurs (startup to $100 million).

Build your business without venture capital (VC) funding.  Rao is here to show entrepreneurs that it is possible to start a business without outside help. He shares how more than 90 percent of America’s billion-dollar entrepreneurs in the VC era (since 1946) avoided or delayed VC, and instead used finance-smart expertise―skills that combine business-smart, capital-smart, and leadership-smart strategies.

The right mix of internal and external financing. It takes more than one person to grow a business from the bottom up. But that doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice control of the venture in the process. Armed with 23 years of experience as a financer, Rao shows readers how to optimize internal financing so as to attract external financing. By keeping control of the venture, entrepreneurs keep more of the wealth, as well.

In Finance Secrets of Billion-Dollar Entrepreneurs learn about:

  • Pre-financing, financing and post-financing skills and strategies of finance-smart entrepreneurs
  • The ins and outs of venture finance, applicable to anyone looking to start a business
  • Tips on increasing capital productivity and attaining financially sustainable entrepreneurship

If you’ve enjoyed entrepreneurship-focused titles like The Lean StartupThe $100 Startup, or Venture Deals, then Rao’s Finance Secrets of Billion-Dollar Entrepreneurs is the next book for you.

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