National Park Service Career Management Concept (Classic Reprint): United States National Park Service
We live in an age of unprecedented opportunity: with ambition, drive, and talent, you can rise to the top of your chosen profession?regardless of where you started out. But with opportunity comes responsibility. Companies today aren?t managing their knowledge workers? careers. Instead, you must be your own chief executive officer. That means it?s up to you to carve out your place in the world and know when to change course. And it?s up to you to keep yourself engaged and productive during a career that may span some 50 years. In Managing Oneself, Peter Drucker explains how to do it. The keys: Cultivate a deep understanding of yourself?by identifying your most valuable strengths and most dangerous weaknesses. Articulate how you learn and work with others and what your most deeply held values are. Describe the type of work environment where you can make the greatest contribution. Only when you operate with a combination of your strengths and self-knowledge can you achieve true?and lasting?excellence. Managing Oneself identifies the probing questions you need to ask to gain the insights essential for taking charge of your career. Peter Drucker was a writer, teacher, and consultant. His thirty-four books have been published in more than seventy languages. He founded the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management, and counseled thirteen governments, public services institutions, and major corporations. Thomas A. Stewart is the editor of Harvard Business Review.
Want to get an MBA? The Complete MBA For Dummies, 2nd Edition, is the practical, plain-English guide that covers all the basics of a top-notch MBA program, helping you to navigate today´s most innovative business strategies. From management to entrepreneurship to strategic planning, you´ll understand the hottest trends and get the latest techniques for motivating employees, building global partnerships, managing risk, and manufacturing. This fun, easy-to-access guide is full of useful information, tips, and checklists that will help you lead, manage, or participate in any business at a high level of competence. You´ll find out how to use databases to your advantage, recognize and reward your employees, analyze financial statements, and understand the challenges of strategic planning in a global business environment. You´ll also learn the basic principals of accounting, get a grip on the concepts behind stocks and bonds, and find out how technology has revolutionized everything from manufacturing to marketing. Discover how to: * Know and respond to your customers´ needs * Handle budgets and forecasts * Recruit and retain top people * Establish and run employee teams * Use Sarbanes-Oxley to your company´s advantage * Negotiate with the best of them * Build long-term relationships with clients * Avoid common managerial mistakes * Improve cash flow * Market your products and services * Make the most of your advertising dollar Once you know what an MBA knows, the sky´s the limit. Read The Complete MBA For Dummies, 2nd Edition, and watch your career take off!
Guidance on getting work in perspective rather than becoming the kind of toxic character prevalent across the spectrum of modern working life, supported by case studies, interviews and anecdotes on the importance of reclaiming the work/life balance.
Based on her research of 800 biotechnology companies and 3,200 biotechnology executives, Harvard Business School professor Monica Higgins discovered that one firm-Baxter-was the breeding ground for today´s most successful biotechnology ventures. This phenomena of one organization spawning an industry has also been seen in the high-tech (Hewlett-Packard) and semiconductor industries (Fairchild). However, until now there has been no suitable explanation of why and how these organizations were able to create the next generation of industry leaders. Career Imprints shows why Baxter was so successful in spawning senior executives and offers an understanding of what it takes for an organization to produce leaders that will dominate an industry for years to come. In this important book, Higgins shows that an organization´s ´´career imprint´´3/4the result of company systems, structure, strategy, and culture3/4that employees take with them throughout their careers is the key to creating great leaders. By understanding these factors, staff, human resource executives, and CEOs can analyze their own organization´s career imprint and develop leaders.
This new model of human interaction has been chosen by Google to train the entire company worldwide (30,000 employees), is the #1 book for your career chosen by The Wall Street Journal´s website, and is labeled ´´phenomenal´´ by Lawyers´ Weekly and ´´brilliant´´ by Liza Oz of the Oprah network. Based on more than 20 years of research and practice among 30,000 people in 45 countries, Getting More concludes that finding and valuing the other party´s emotions and perceptions creates far more value than the conventional wisdom of power and logic. It is intended to provide better agreements for everyone no matter what they negotiate - from jobs to kids to billion dollar deals to shopping. The book, a New York Times bestseller and #1 Wall Street Journal business best seller, is based on Professor Stuart Diamond´s award-winning course at the Wharton Business School, where the course has been the most popular over 13 years. It challenges the conventional wisdom on every page, from ´´win-win´´ to BATNA to rationality to the use of power. Companies have made billions of dollars so far using his new model and parents have gotten their 4-year-olds to willingly brush their teeth and go to bed. Prof. Diamond draws from his experience as a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist at The New York Times, Harvard-trained attorney, Wharton MBA, U.N. Consultant in many countries and manager and executive in many sectors, including technology, agriculture, medical services, finance, energy and aviation. ´´The ROI from reading Getting More will make it the best investment you make this year,´´ says Rhys Dekle, the business development head of the Microsoft Games division, which produces X-Box. He added that the book was his team´s best investment of the year too. The model was also used to quickly solve the 2008 Hollywood Writer´s Strike. The advice is addressed through the insightful stories of more than 400 people who have used Prof. Diamond´s tools with great success: A 20% savings on an item already on sale. An extra $300 million profit in a business. A woman from India getting out of her own arranged marriage. Better relationships with the family, including teenagers. Raises at work. Better jobs. Dealing with emotional situations. Meeting one´s goals. Finding better things to trade. Solving cultural and political problems, sports conflicts, and ordinary arguments. The book is intended to be used in any situation. The most common response is ´´life changing´´, beginning on page one. ´´The most inspirational book I have read this year´´ said David Simon, an attorney in San Francisco, CA. ´´This book can change the world,´´ says Craig Silverman, Investment Advisor, Long Island, NY
The creators of ´´Love OEm or Lose OEm´´ identify three broad types of conversations that have the power to motivate employees more deeply than any well-intentioned development event or process to help with career development.velopment.
Look out for Daniel Pink´s new book, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing From Daniel H. Pink, the #1 bestselling author of Drive and To Sell Is Human, comes an illustrated guide to landing your first job in The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You´ll Ever Need. There´s never been a career guide like The Adventures of Johnny Bunko by Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others). Told in manga-the Japanese comic book format that´s an international sensation-it´s the fully illustrated story of a young Everyman just out of college who lands his first job. Johnny Bunko is new to the Boggs Corp., and he stumbles through his early months as a working stiff until a crisis prompts him to rethink his approach. Step by step he builds a career, illustrating as he does the six core lessons of finding, keeping, and flourishing in satisfying work. A groundbreaking guide to surviving and flourishing in any career, The Adventures of Johnny Bunko is smart, engaging and insightful, and offers practical advice for anyone looking for a life of rewarding work.
Dass die Monarchie offenbar vorbei ist, merkt König Kunde leider im Alltag recht schnell. Und nicht nur da. Beispiel ´´Ladenschlussgesetz´´: In der Servicewüste Deutschland schließen wir Läden offenbar lieber, als dass wir sie öffnen. Und das, obwohl guter Service der Schlüssel zu Kundenbindung, mehr Umsatz und Produktverbesserungen ist. Anstatt also Zeit und Nerven ihrer Kunden zu vergeuden und deren eigentliche Wünsche zu ignorieren, müssen die Unternehmen und Service-Mitarbeiter endlich umdenken und handeln. Vera F. Birkenbihl zeigt anhand von 47 Fallbeispielen und Übungen, einem Selbsttest und ihren bewährten Trainingsmethoden, wie es gehen kann. Birkenbihl on Service ist ein Buch für alle Menschen mit Kundenkontakt! Die Autorin zeigt in diesem Klassiker, dass Service sogar Spaß machen kann - und sich immer auszahlt.