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Auditing Leadership

by Brian D. Kush

How can you start a culture of feedback that improves your organization?Turn to page 27.Want to know the most important word to an auditor?Turn to page 65.Do you train people to interrupt you? Want to stop?Turn to page 106.What is the single biggest opportunity to improve your audit?Turn to page 172.Want to hear about the funnier side of auditing?Turn to the "You Know You Are an Auditor When..." Appendix on page 227.Praise for Auditing Leadership: The Professional and Leadership Skills You Need"From networking to e-mail, from team-building to selling yourself, Brian shows how to create a well-organized and effective working life. Although aimed at auditors, the countless ideas put forth in this book can be used by individuals in every field to grow and become more successful in their chosen careers. In fact, one particular assertion summed up the entire thesis for me: 'success is a mind-set, not a finish line.' Kush offers a multitude of unique and creative suggestions for establishing that mind-set."--Joe Hoyle, Associate Professor of Accounting, University of Richmond, and cofounder, www.CPAreviewforFREE.com"Auditing Leadership is a must-read for new graduates and a solid resource for seasoned professionals. Brian Kush has taken a wide range of best practice advice and distilled it into a fantastic handbook for the auditing profession."--Andrew Prather, CPA, Shareholder, Clark Nuber PS"Brian's book takes you beyond the technical skills of auditing to help you become both a professional and a leader. The scope of topics covered is impressive, from e-mail communications to accountability to planning your future. The book includes sound, actionable advice that will benefit auditors at all stages of their careers, from staff to partner."--Louise M. Peabody, CPA, Member, Watkins Meegan, LLC

Option Theory and Trading

by Ron Ianieri

Praise for Options Theory and Trading"I've had the pleasure of teaching with Ron Ianieri at numerous live seminars for traders and investors, and one thing is for sure-Ron knows options! Now Ron has created a thorough, easy-to-read guide that you can benefit from in many ways, whether you are experienced in options trading or just starting out. I believe you will find Options Theory and Trading like Ron himself . . . full of knowledge, entertaining, fast-paced, and a joy to be around."--Price Headley, CFA, CMT, founder of BigTrends.com"I've had the pleasure of knowing and working with Ron for many years now. When managing funds in our asset management company, Ron has always been our 'go-to guy' on anything options-related. I've also taught a number of seminars side by side with Ron over the years where I've always come home knowing more about options than when I left! The man is truly the 'pitbull' of derivatives."--Peter Reznicek, Chief Equity Strategist, www.ShadowTrader.net"What a pleasure to read Ron Ianieri's new book, Options Theory and Trading. As a market technician for the last thirty-three years I am always looking for technical moves in stocks, and I rely on Ron's expertise for the optimum options strategy needed for each specific move I perceive happening in the markets. Ron's 'in the pits' experience serves to correct the misinformation in much of the published material and classes currently available to the unsuspecting options trader."--David Steelsmith Elliott, Wallstreetteachers.com, World's #1 Market Timer, USIC"Ron's expertise in options is as high as there is and his experience is unparalleled. Ron not only knows the answer but can explain it in a '101' fashion that is simple enough for even a novice to understand. His book is written in the same fashion. Ron not only explains the 'how to's' but also the 'how and why' which other books just don't seem to do. As a day trader/swing trader by nature, I also appreciate Ron incorporating real chart examples for us directional traders. For these reasons, I would highly recommend Ron's book to anyone interested in using options."--Chris Rowe, The Trend Rider, www.tycoonresearch.com

Valuation and Dealmaking of Technology-Based Intellectual Property

by Richard Razgaitis

This indispensable tool provides readers with complete coverage of the issues, methods, and art of valuing and pricing of early-stage technologies including backgrounds in the core concepts, sources of value, methods of valuation, equity realizations, and negotiation strategies.

Enterprise Supply Chain Management

by Vivek Sehgal

Praise for Enterprise Supply Chain Management: Integrating Best-in-Class Processes"Enterprise Supply Chain Management: Integrating Best-in-Class Processes is a great primer on all things supply chain. This is a must-read for any IT, finance, business, or sales executive working for an organization where supply chain is a strategic discipline."--David Landau, Vice President, Manhattan Associates"This book provides a comprehensive mapping of supply chain processes and associated solution architecture. Its clarity and concise language makes it a definite read for anyone with a need to understand the bigger picture on supply chain management solutions and best practices. Equally suited for supply chain managers, IT managers, architects, and students looking forward to a career in supply chain management."--Yasser Alkazzaz, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain, Hatch Corporation (Canada)"Easily the best book for the practitioners who must understand the overall scope of supply chain functions, technology, and its impact on finance in an enterprise, without the need to get into the algorithms behind the supply chain solutions. The appendix on potential evolution of a green supply chain is thought-provoking for those pioneering carbon-aware supply chains."--Pervinder Joharformer, CTO and Executive Vice President, Manhattan Associates"Great book and especially relevant in these times when reducing expenses is vital given the current economic times. The book clearly explains how implementing the correct supply chain processes can help you to achieve your cost-reduction goals; and if you are someone whose job depends on achieving these goals, this is for you."--Henry Blum, Manager, Logistics Applications, Inc.Find out how your supply chain processes fit into your company's big picture--using best-in-class processesClearly written and foundational in approach, this book builds on fundamental concepts including:Why the heart of your supply chain is the flow of merchandiseThe wide scope of supply chain functions in your enterpriseClearly explained industry terms that demystify the jargonThe financial implications of supply chain managementThe ins and outs of demand and supply planning, transportation, and warehouse management, reverse logistics management, and collaborationEnterprise Supply Chain Management is filled with an abundance of examples that simplify and cover a wide scope of supply chain functions.

Due Diligence

by William J. Gole Paul J. Hilger

This nuts-and-bolts guide examines all aspects of an M&A due diligence--from coming to the decision to acquire a company, to who should be on the due diligence team, to the actual process and the final report and post-closing follow up. It advocates a focus on both risk mitigation and shareholder value creation, and emphasizes a holistic approach that spans from planning to post-acquisition integration. The tentative contents is: (1) Introduction; (2) Planning for value creation: growth strategy; (3) Engagement and pursuit; (4) Preparing for due diligence; (5) Validation of value: performing due diligence; (6) Assessment of due diligence results; (7) Optimizing value: post diligence negotiation; (8) Extracting value: post-transaction integration.

Using the Internet Safely For Seniors For Dummies

by Linda Criddle Nancy C. Muir

The Internet is amazing, but the risks you've heard about are real, too. You can avoid being a victim of online crime with the simple steps for staying safe online that you'll find in Using the Internet Safely For Seniors For Dummies.Here's the guide you need to steer safely through the hazards so you can shop, visit, invest, explore, pay bills, and do dozens of other things online -- more securely. Learn to protect yourself from online predators, create strong passwords, find reliable information, spot e-mail and phishing scams, and much more.Find out how to share photos and videos, chat with others, and participate in online discussions--securelySee how, with strong passwords and reasonable caution, online banking and bill-paying might be safer than the old wayLearn to install and set up a browser, use search engines effectively, and sidestep suspicious adsDiscover how personal information is collected and used by legitimate companies -- and by crooksBe able to spot risks, find out how online criminals think, and know what makes you vulnerableEnjoy social networking sites without putting yourself at riskSpot reputable healthcare sites and avoid medical ID theft and scamsThere's even a glossary of common computer terms and a guide to your rights when using the Internet. Using the Internet Safely For Seniors For Dummies helps you feel more secure by showing you how to protect yourself while enjoying the Web.

Conquering Innovation Fatigue

by Jeffrey Lindsay Cheryl A. Perkins Mukund Karanjikar

This practical guide reveals the nine major "fatigue factors" that can block the path to innovation success, along with solutions to energize innovation. Original advances in innovation practice and new case studies are applied to guide inventors, entrepreneurs, companies, universities, and even policy makers in conquering innovation fatigue. Cost-effective solutions include guidance on intellectual assets, dealing with disruptive innovation, and driving innovation using the "Horn of Innovation" and "Circuit of Innovation" models. A surprising view of DaVinci as an engine of open innovation is presented. Throughout the book, a unique aspect is exploring the journey of innovators, including corporate employees and entrepreneurs, at the often-overlooked personal level using the metaphor of immigrants in a strange land to identify barriers and solutions.

Feeding Baby Green

by Alan Greene

The new "baby feeding bible" from the award-wining author of Raising Baby GreenCalled the "Al Gore of Parenting" by Parenting Magazine, Dr. Alan Greene has written the follow up to his best-selling book and offers parents a definitive guide for making nutritionally-sound decisions for their children. Offers parents green choices for feeding children from when they are in the womb through toddler years.This unique guide includes advice on how to transform a baby's eating habits that will positively impact their health and development for the rest of their lives. Dr. Greene has included everything a parent needs to know about creating healthy, nutritious meals that help avoid childhood obesity, and prevent childhood disease. This must-have resourceShows how what a mother eats during pregnancy effects her baby's health and eating habits for years after birthProvides the definitive guide to "green" feeding for babies from pregnancy to toddlersFilled with practical tips and advice for selecting and preparing earth friendly meals for babiesShows the health benefits for babies who eat "green" with innate nutritional intelligenceThe crucial follow-up to the best-selling book Raising Baby GreenIn addition to working in his medical practice, Dr. Alan Greene makes regular appearances on the Today show and writes articles for the New York Times.

Podcasting For Dummies, 2nd Edition

by Tee Morris Chuck Tomasi Evo Terra

New tools have made it easier to create a podcast. The second edition of Podcasting For Dummies shows you how you can create and distribute your own online recordings using tools you already have. This edition also covers what you need to build a top-notch podcasting studio. Expert podcasters Tee Morris and Evo Terra are joined on this edition by a fellow podcasting guru, Chuck Tomasi, to walk you through recording, editing, posting, and promoting a podcast. Chapters cover: Choosing a topic that fits your expertise Writing an outline or script for your podcast Turning your existing computer into a desktop podcasting studio Picking the microphone, headphones, and audio editing software that best suit your needs Upgrading to pro-level podcasting equipment Conducting interviews and recording an interview subject who's not in the room with you Navigating the XML code you need to share your podcast Finding a place to host your podcast online Promoting your podcasts in the blogosphere, online discussion groups, and social networking sites Seeking out sponsors, advertising, and subscriptions to make your podcast pay Creating podcasts designed to promote a business

Pocket Guide to the Afterlife

by Jason Boyett

Heaven, Hell, and Other Ultimate Destinations A concise and often humor-filled guide to the afterlife-the interesting, unknown, unusual, apocalyptic, and the downright strange. Jason Boyett (Amarillo, TX) is a former copywriter and creative director in the advertising/marketing industry whose work regularly appears in publications like Relevant magazine, Christian Single, and TrueU. org. He has written for Salon. com, Paste, ChristianityToday. com, Ministries Today, and other national publications. He has been featured on international programs airing on the National Geographic Channel and the History Channel, including its recent broadcast of Mysteries of the Garden of Eden.

Google Speaks

by Janet Lowe

Praise for Google Speaks "It's not hard to see that Google is a phenomenal company. . . . At Geico, we pay these guys a whole lot of money for this and that key word. " -Warren Buffett "Google rocks. It raised my perceived IQ by about 20 points. " -Wes Boyd, President of Moveon. Org "Google is my rapid response research assistant. It's the Swiss Army knife of information retrieval. " -Lloyd Grove, columnist, Portfolio. com "Who's afraid of Google? Everyone. " -Wired magazine "Writers of the past had absinthe, whiskey or heroin. I have Google. " -Michael Chabon, author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay

The Complete Guide to the Gap Year

by White Kristin M.

This is the go-to book for anyone considering a year to re-charge, to follow a passion, to become immersed in another culture, or to find their love of learning again. It includes everything a student, parent, or guidance counselor would want to know about the gap year; including what a gap year is, what it is not, and why it can have a positive impact on a young life. * Readers can find out what college admissions deans think of the gap year, and how it is becoming an important part of the educational process at top tier universities. *Economically, the gap year can make a lot of sense in a recession, and this useful guide gives information on free programs, financial aid, and tax savings. *The book has a comprehensive guide to 200 of the world's best gap year programs. *Students will find self-quizzes and helpful criteria to help them decide whether to take a gap year, and if so what kind of program. This guide helps them evaluate their interests and plan and fund their gap year; whether it means spending a year on a sailing vessel, coaching sports and teaching in an impoverished area, or following a passion in the arts or academics.

FileMaker Pro 10 Bible

by Ray Cologon

FileMaker Pro 10 Bible provides information that grows with you no matter what your level when you start. Topics range from the general (how databases fit into real life and your business needs; comparisons with other database development tools; a broad discussion of integration with existing systems and software) through the building-blocks of FileMaker solutions, and on up to state-of-the-art advice on concepts of optimization, modularization, innovative and sophisticated user-interface design, dynamic elements, logic, cutting-edge calculations, publishing your database to the Web, and integrating tightly with SQL databases via "ESS". The book also includes the special developer tools available in FileMaker Pro Advanced, and covers topics too oft skipped over in other books on the market -- backup how-to's and strategies, must-read information about good database husbandry and file recovery, and so on. Much of the information in the book is documented nowhere else. This is the one must-have FileMaker book!Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Restoring Financial Stability

by Matthew Richardson Viral Acharya New York University Stern School of Business

An insightful look at how to reform our broken financial systemThe financial crisis that unfolded in September 2008 transformed the United States and world economies. As each day's headlines brought stories of bank failures and rescues, government policies drawn and redrawn against the backdrop of an historic Presidential election, and solutions that seemed to be discarded almost as soon as they were proposed, a group of thirty-three academics at New York University Stern School of Business began tackling the hard questions behind the headlines. Representing fields of finance, economics, and accounting, these professors-led by Dean Thomas Cooley and Vice Dean Ingo Walter-shaped eighteen independent policy papers that proposed market-focused solutions to the problems within a common framework. In December, with great urgency, they sent hand-bound copies to Washington. Restoring Financial Stability is the culmination of their work.Proposes bold, yet principled approaches-including financial policy alternatives and specific courses of action-to deal with this unprecedented, systemic financial crisisCreated by the contributions of various academics from New York University's Stern School of BusinessProvides important perspectives on both the causes of the global financial crisis as well as proposed solutions to ensure it doesn't happen againContains detailed evaluations and analyses covering many spectrums of the marketplaceEdited by Matthew Richardson and Viral Acharya, this reliable resource brings together the best thinking of finance and economics from the faculty of one of the top universities in world.

Lecturing Birds on Flying

by Nassim Nicholas Taleb Pablo Triana

Praise for Lecturing Birds On Flying"Finally, a book taking a critical look at quantitative finance models, illuminating both their flawed fantasy assumptions as well as the uncritical use of such models on Wall Street, in many cases, leading to billion dollar losses. Pablo Triana knows both the financial industry and the academic community from the inside. A must-read for anyone interested in finance."--Dr. Espen Gaarder Haug, trader, thinker, and author of Derivatives Models on Models"A thoroughly readable explanation of the problems that have beset the models and quantitative techniques that have underpinned so much of finance in recent years. If only the bankers had heeded this message a few years before, we might not be in such a big mess today."--Gillian Tett, Assistant Editor of the Financial Times, overseeing global financial markets coverage, and author of Fool's Gold"Pablo Triana dismembers quantitative finance, in theory and in practice, with expertise, anger,and an excellent eye for the illuminating anecdote. By the time he has finished marshalling his evidence, his call to replace complex equations with something more like common sense sounds like, well, common sense."--Edward Hadas, Assistant Editor at Breakingviews.com; and author of Human Goods, Economic Evils: A Moral Approach to the Dismal Science"Pablo Triana is an entertaining and engaging writer, even on the dry subject of finance theory. His debunking of conventional wisdom is a treat."--Pauline Skypala, Editor, FTfm, Financial Times"Triana's book is an unrelenting fusillade of detailed and irrefutable arguments against financial theorems and those who teach them. It should, by rights, spark a revolution in both investment banks and business schools. But, at the very least, it is required reading for anyone who would regulate the finance industry."--Felix Salmon, Finance Blogger, Reuters

Nerds on Wall Street

by David J. Leinweber Theodore R. Aronson

An intriguing look at how technology is changing financial markets, from an innovator on the frontlines of this revolutionNerds on Wall Street tells the tale of the ongoing technological transformation of the world's financial markets. The impact of technology on investing is profound, and author David Leinweber provides readers with an overview of where we were just a few short years ago, and where we are going. Being a successful investor today and tomorrow--individual or institutional--involves more than stock picking, asset allocation, or market timing: it involves technology. And Leinweber helps readers go beyond the numbers to see exactly how this technology has become more responsible for managing modern markets. In essence, the financial game has changed and will continue to change due entirely to technology. The new "players," human or otherwise, offer investors opportunities and dangers. With this intriguing and entertaining book, Leinweber shows where technology on Wall Street has been, what it has meant, and how it will impact the markets of tomorrow.

The Scientific American Day in the Life of Your Brain

by Horstman Judith Null

Have you ever wondered what's happening in your brain as you go through a typical day and night? This fascinating book presents an hour-by-hour round-the-clock journal of your brain's activities. Drawing on the treasure trove of information from Scientific American and Scientific American Mind magazines as well as original material written specifically for this book, Judith Horstman weaves together a compelling description of your brain at work and at play. The Scientific American Day in the Life of Your Brain reveals what's going on in there while you sleep and dream, how your brain makes memories and forms addictions and why we sometimes make bad decisions. The book also offers intriguing information about your emotional brain, and what's happening when you're feeling love, lust, fear and anxiety-and how sex, drugs and rock and roll tickle the same spots. Based on the latest scientific information, the book explores your brain's remarkable ability to change, how your brain can make new neurons even into old age and why multitasking may be bad for you. Your brain is uniquely yours - but research is showing many of its day-to-day cycles are universal. This book gives you a look inside your brain and some insights into why you may feel and act as you do. The Scientific American Day in the Life of Your Brain is written in the entertaining, informative and easy-to-understand style that fans of Scientific American and Scientific American Mind magazine have come to expect.

Pocket Guide to Sainthood

by Jason Boyett

The Field Manual for the Super-Virtuous Life A short, humorous guide to saints across the ages-the interesting, the touching, the off-beat, the unexpected, the unusual, and the downright weird. Jason Boyett (Amarillo, TX) is a former copywriter and creative director in the advertising/marketing industry whose work regularly appears in publications like Relevant magazine, Christian Single, and TrueU. org. He has written for Salon. com, Paste, ChristianityToday. com, Ministries Today, and other national publications. He has been featured on international programs airing on the National Geographic Channel and the History Channel, including its recent broadcast of Mysteries of the Garden of Eden.

A Fine Line

by Hartmut Esslinger

praise for a fine line "A breath of turbo-charged fresh air that doesn't regurgitate the ego-maniac CEO's selective memory or an outside expert's misinterpretations. Hartmut explains innovation through the lens of design, and it's about time we gained his valuable perspective. " -Guy Kawasaki, former chief evangelist, Apple and co-founder of Alltop. com "At Flextronics, we fell in love with Hartmut and frog, and their passion for bringing crazy great designs and design processes into the forefront of great product companies. We used their expertise to help our customers, many of the greatest product companies in the world, including Apple, HP, Cisco, Microsoft and others. It is a credit to Hartmut that in the midst of a shocking global recession, frog still sets quarterly revenue records. Theirs is a unique and fascinating story. " -Michael Marks, partner, Riverwood Capital LLC and former CEO, Flextronics "Hartmut's new approach to design is felt in every room in every house in every country and in every business around the world. He proved that thoughtful design is not only good for people but is good for business-and that both are interlinked. I have been fortunate to have observed first hand his impact at Sony, Apple, and HP?and have learned so much from him. He is an unsung hero of our times! A Fine Line is a must-read for designers and business people alike. " -Satjiv Chahil, senior vice president, Hewlett-Packard "A fascinating, breathtaking, and exemplary insight into a success story that never had so much topicality, and so much informative potential as just now. Esslinger offers an honest and encouraging portrait of the incredible power of the business and design alliance. A Fine Line is a handbook of design expertise and the art of business at its best, showing a variety of radical solutions and fresh new ideas. " -Professor Dr Peter Zec, president, ICSID and founder, red dot awards

Jump-Starting the Stalled Fundraising Campaign

by Walker Julia Ingraham

Take your fundraising campaign from stuck to sensational Things have suddenly gotten a lot tougher in the fundraising business. Nonprofits have begun searching for new ways to make budgets stretch further, to do more with less, and to maximize their return on investment. Part of the AFP / Wiley Fund Development Series, Jump-Starting the Stalled Fundraising Campaign will help your nonprofit develop a strategic approach to fundraising in the weak economy, with advice on knowing if your campaign is in trouble, what short-term steps you can take to stem your losses, and how to avoid the Top 10 campaign mistakes. Concise and practical, Jump-Starting the Stalled Fundraising Campaign discusses: Fundraising in a challenging economic environment Knowing how to identify opportunities How to re-engage board, staff, and volunteers Prospect identification, cultivation, and solicitation Communicating more effectively to attract additional support Building on opportunities for change across the organization Stuck? Jump-start your campaign today with Julia Walker's step-by-step guidance, practical tools, and clear strategies for getting your nonprofit's campaign back on the road to success.

Business Ethics

by Henn Stephen K.

There's a "new normal" in business ethics Despite all the words and regulations aimed at building ethical and responsible organizations, observed misbehavior has increased-think of the Siemens scandal and Bernie Madoff. Business Ethics: A Case Study Approach confronts the brutal fact about business ethics as it exists today-it's not working. This stirring casebook powerfully draws a direct line between ethics and business performance-that is, the sounder your company's ethical foundation, the stronger it will perform in brand recognition, sales, customer satisfaction and loyalty, employee productivity, and even in reduced regulatory burdens. So, how can you develop leadership that sets the right tone at the top? Author and ethics professional Stephen Henn answers that question with candidly insightful case studies that look at every angle of ethical lapses, including: A CFO's Dilemma The Duke University Lacrosse Scandal Arthur Andersen The Stanford Prison Experiment The Smithsonian Institution Firestone/Ford Tire Recalls Jordan's Furniture Whirlpool and Leadership Development Ponzi Schemes And many more Examining the old mind-sets and dogmas on business ethics and holding them up to the light of day, Business Ethics: A Case Study Approach reveals how the ethical health of your organization will forecast whether or not it outperforms the competition. This is your twenty-first-century rule book for understanding the "new normal" in business ethics.

Pocket Guide to the Bible

by Jason Boyett

A Little Book About the Big BookAn new guide to the original good book, focusing on the fascinating, touching, off-beat, unusual, and the downright bizarre aspects of the Bible.Jason Boyett (Amarillo, TX) is a former copywriter and creative director in the advertising/marketing industry whose work regularly appears in publications like Relevant magazine, Christian Single, and TrueU.org. He has written for Salon.com, Paste, ChristianityToday.com, Ministries Today, and other national publications. He has been featured on international programs airing on the National Geographic Channel and the History Channel, including its recent broadcast of Mysteries of the Garden of Eden.

Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant

by Lynn Taylor

An indispensable guide to dealing with challenging, childish boss behavior and building a great career, with laugh- out-loud humor built in. Based on extensive interviews among workers, managers and psychologists, Tame Your Terrible Office TyrantTM draws hilarious but true parallels between toddlers and managers. When under stress, both often have trouble moderating their power, or lose the ability to think rationally. Traits in common include tantrum-throwing, demanding, stubborn, moody, fickle, self-centered, needy and whiny behavior. BADD (Boss Attention Deficit Disorder) is discussed as part of "Short Attention Spans. " There are 20 chapter traits in all, divided into "Bratty" and "Little Lost Lamb" categories, for easy reference, including real anecdotes and many useful tips. When bad bosses run amok in companies, nobody wins. This book shows readers how to build positive relationships with even the most out-of-control boss, and still thrive in your job. The key to success lies in dealing with a Terrible Office Tyrant (or TOTTM) much like a parent deals with a troublesome toddler. With true stories and time-tested solutions, this is the perfect guide managing a boss stuck in his Terrible Twos. Taylor takes you behind all the bossy blustering, so that you can focus on getting ahead - and achieve career excellence. Savvy top management will also gain insight on what not to do with their team. They know that Terrible Office Tyrant (TOT) managers may not be in plain sight (they don't leave juice stains on the hallway carpet!) But they do wreak havoc on the bottom line. A special section helps senior management and Human Resource departments mitigate TOT behavior for a more productive workplace.

The Talent Advantage

by Alan Weiss Nancy Mackay

Praise for The Talent Advantage"The Talent Advantage gives each of us the opportunity to learnnew ways to accelerate leadership development. Do yourself and your employees a huge favor-invest your time in reading this book."--Peter Blake, CEO, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers"The Talent Advantage is the quintessential road map foranyone who wants to become a successful business leader!"--Bjorn Moller, CEO, Teekay Corporation"Drawing on a wide variety of practical examples, theauthors explain how to create extraordinary leaders through effective succession planning. The book is a fantastic mix ofstories, wisdom, and practical advice."--Craig Campbell, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers"The Talent Advantage will make you think about talentmanagement in a new way. The book is full of practical strategies thatcan be applied immediately to strengthen your talent pool."--Paul Wilson, President, Mark's Work Wearhouse"Talent is an essential competitive advantage in thenew economy. This book is full of practical tips and techniques togive companies an edge in the war for talent."--Chad Hiley, Vice President, Human Resources, Barrick Gold Corporation

Illuminate

by David M. Corbin

Learn to create a positive work environment by accentuating the positive and illuminating the negative Illuminate argues that we can't create positive work environments without accepting the existence of the negative. Though "positive thinking" has its place in the work world, we can't ignore the negative, whether it be in the form of challenges, problems, limitations, or other negative business realities. In order to foster healthy, functional business, we have to create a culture that allows for open expression and the sharing of ideas-especially when those ideas are negative in nature. The key is that negative situations and conditions should be introduced and dealt with in a strictly positive light. The result is an organization able to look at itself honestly and stay alert to possible threats. A unique kind of business book, Illuminate is written in the style of an allegorical fable that teaches you a three-step process for confronting, examining, and fixing any problem in the office. Offers practical ways for dealing with negative situations to achieve positive outcomes Serious wisdom wrapped in a fictional format Author David Corbin operates a successful consultancy that helps industry and government maximize productivity and, therefore, profitability Corbin is also the star and co-director of the hit 2007 self-help film Pass It On; he is featured in the 2009 Napoleon Hill Foundation Film, Three Feet From Gold If your corporate culture can't deal with the negative without creating more negativity, this is the perfect guide for creating and sustaining a culture of positive change.

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