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Career and personal development

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1001 Ways to Take Initiative at Work by Bob Nelson
Techniques and exercises to show how to draw on inner creativity, develop self-leadership, set goals, take risks, and sell ideas.

101 Ways to Have a Great Day at Work by Stephanie Goddard Davidson
Find joy in every workday with these quick and effective solutions to improve productivity and minimize stress.

Achieving Life Balance by Sam R. Lloyd and Tina Berthelot
Taking action for a better life.

Becoming a Person of Influence by John C. Maxwell and Jim Dornan
Simple insightful ways to interact more positively with others.

Best Answers to the 201 Most Frequently Asked Interview Questions by Matthew and Nanette DeLuca
Help with common questions and how to handle awkward or personal questions, trick questions, or gaps on your resume.

Career Skills for the New Economy by Bruce Tulgan
A pocket guide about creating your own success in the new economy.

Catch! A Fishmonger's Guide to Greatness by Cyndi Crother
Stop floundering and become more effective in your life and work.

Developing as a Professional by Marilyn Manning and Patricia Haddock
Fifty tips for getting ahead.

Discovering Your Perfect Career by Rene Carew, Ed.D.
Simple strategies, self-assessment, and advice on matching your profile to the perfect job.

The Everything Job Interview Book by Nancy Schuman
Make a great first impression, highlight your skills and experience, and be ready for tough questions.

The Everything Resume Book by Nancy Schuman
Create a winning resume that stands out from the crowd.

Fearless Interviewing by Marky Stein
Taking control of your next interview with communication and confidence.

The Gifts of Joy by BethAnn Neynaber
Gaining internal focus for total satisfaction.

How Full Is Your Bucket by Tom Rath and Donald I. Clifton, Ph.D.
Positive strategies for work and life.

It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want to Be by Paul Arden
Concise guide to making the most of yourself.

The Job-Hunter's Survival Guide by Richard Bolles
How to find hope and rewarding work even when “there are no jobs.”

Little Gold Book of Yes! Attitude by Jeffrey Gitomer
How to find, build, and keep a yes! attitude for a lifetime of success.

Little Green Book of Getting Your Way by Jeffrey Gitomer
How to speak, write, present, persuade, influence, and sell your point of view to others.

The Mars Pathfinder by Price Pritchett and Brian Muirhead
An employee handbook on innovation and the fact that limitations can lead to breakthroughs.

Maximizing Performance by John Seymour and Martin Shervington
Develop effective personal skills for managing change and enhancing professional performance.

Overnight Career Choice by Michael Farr
Discover your ideal job in just a few hours.

Please Don't Just Do What I Tell You by Bob Nelson
Every employee’s guide to making work more rewarding

QBQ - The Question Behind the Question by John G. Miller
What to really ask yourself to eliminate blame, complaining, and procrastination.

Ready for Anything by David Allen
Fifty-two productivity principles for work and life.

Reinventing Yourself by Steve Chandler
A self-help/business guide on how to become an owner of life rather than a victim.

Resume Handbook by Arthur Rosenberg
How to write outstanding resumes and cover letters for every situation.

The Seven Minute Difference by Allyson Lewis
Small steps to big changes.

Seven Steps to Getting a Job Fast by Michael Farr
Identify your key skills, write a better resume, improve your interview skills, and use the most effective job search methods.

Strengths Finder 2.0 by Tom Rath
Strategies for applying your strengths to change the way you look at yourself and the world around you.

Stress Control by Steve Bell
Interactive exercises designed to help you destress and explore how stress affects your life, body, and outlook.

Think Like a Giraffe by Stephen Gower
A reach for the sky guide in creativity and maximum performance.

Thriving in 24/7 by Sally Helgesen
Six strategies for taming the new world of work.

What Color is Your Parachute? by Richard Bolles
A practical manual for job hunters and career changers.

What Color is Your Parachute Workbook by Richard Bolles
A companion to a practical manual for job hunters and career changers.

Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson
Focuses on amazing ways to deal with change in your work and in your life.

Writing Your Resume by Simon Howard
Practical techniques show you how to present your skills in the best light.

Communication and interpersonal skills

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Communicate Clearly by Robert Heller
How to hold an audience, brief effectively, receive feedback, structure a message, and give verbal rewards.

Calming Upset Customers by Rebecca Morgan
Staying effective during unpleasant situations

Crucial Confrontations by K. Patterson, J. Grenny, R. McMillan, and A. Switzler
Tools for resolving broken promises, violated expectations, and bad behavior.

Exploring Personality Styles by Michael Dobson
Guide for better understanding yourself and your colleagues.

Fierce Conversations by Susan Scott
Achieving success at work and in life, one conversation at a time.

How to Get Along with Difficult People by Florence Littauer
How to start embracing good points as you discover how to best get along with all kinds of personality types.

How to Get Your Point Across in 30 Seconds or Less by Milo Frank
How to run a successful meeting in half the time.

How to Manage Conflict by William Hendricks
A practical guide to effective conflict management.

Whale Done by Ken Blanchard
The power of positive relationships.

Winning Ways by Dick Lyles
Four secrets for getting great results by working well with people.

Customer service

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Breakaway by Charles L. Fred
Using speed and expertise to deliver value to customers fast.

Calming Upset Customers by Rebecca Morgan
Staying effective during unpleasant situations

The Customer Comes Second by Hal F. Rosenbluth and Diane McFerrin Peters
Concentrate on your employees, your greatest assets, first and your customers second.

Customer Service in the Information Age by JoAnn Haberer
A common sense approach to high-tech help.

Customer Service Training 101 by Renee Evenson
Quick and easy techniques that get great results.


Browse books related to hiring and interviewing job candidates.

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96 Great Interview Questions to Ask Before You Hire by Paul Falcone
Identify job candidates, probe beyond answers, spot red-flags, get real information, and negotiate offers.

Hiring the Best by Cathy Fyock
Fifty-three proven hiring principles and bite-size techniques that work.

Interviewing Skills by Tim Hindle
Practical techniques to write an ad, control and interview, interpret body language, and select a candidate.

Interviewing: Getting Beyond the Image by Coastal Human Resources
A handbook for interviewing applicants.

Interviewing: More Than a Gut Feeling by Richard Deems
Identify the candidate who is truly right for the job.

Icebreakers, games and activities

Effectively engage your employees.

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101 Games for Trainers by Bob Pike
A collection of the best activities from creative training techniques newsletter.

201 Icebreakers by Edie West
Group mixers, warm-ups, energizers, and playful activities.

The Big Book of Business Games by John Newstrom and Edward Scannell
Quick group activities for spicing up staff meetings, presentations, and other potentially boring business occasions.

The Big Book of Icebreakers by Edie West
Quick, fun activities for energizing meetings and workshops.

Motivation, reward, and recognition

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100 Ways to Motivate Others by Steve Chandler
How great leaders can produce insane results without driving people crazy.

The 1001 Rewards and Recognition Field Book by Bob Nelson, PhD and Dean Spitzer, PhD
Hands-on guide for implementing rewards and recognition.

The 24-Carrot Manager by Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton
A remarkable story of how a leader can unleash human potential.

A Carrot a Day by Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton
A daily dose of recognition for your employees.

Empowerment Takes More Than a Minute by Ken Blanchard and Steve Gottry
Three keys in the process for creating true, lasting empowerment in your workplace.

How to Motivate Every Employee by Anne Bruce
Twenty-four proven tactics to spark productivity in the workplace.

Motivating Employees by Anne Bruce
Create a motivating workplace, factor in fun, and unleash synergy among your employees.

Motivating Today’s Employees by Bob Nelson
Focuses on motivating employees and providing the environment in which to do so.

Motivation in the Workplace by Barbara Fielder
Practical techniques for motivating workers to peak performance and productivity.

Why Employees Don't Do What They're Supposed To Do and What to Do About It by Ferdinand F. Fournies
Solid, straightforward methods that work with real people, in real businesses, and in the real world.

Performance management

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101 Sample Write-Ups for Documentation Employee Performance by Paul Falcone
A guide to progressive discipline and termination.

360 Degree Feedback by Mark Edwards and Ann Ewen
Focuses on the powerful new model for employee assessment and performance improvement.

Effective Phrases for Performance Appraisals by James Neal
A guide to successful evaluations.

The Human Touch Performance Appraisal by Charles Cadwell
Focuses on the process of conducting performance appraisals.

Perfect Phrases for Documenting Employee Performance Problems by Anne Bruce
Hundreds of ready to use phrases for addressing all performance issues.

Perfect Phrases for Performance Reviews by Douglas Max and Robert Bacal
Hundreds of ready-to-use phrases that describe your employees' performance

Perfect Phrases for Setting Performance Goals by Douglas Max and Robert Bacal
Hundreds of ready to use goals for any performance plan.

Performance Reviews by Ken Langdon and Christina Osborne
How to develop effective appraisal skills to enhance staff performance.

Personal finance

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Ask Suzie About Debt by The Ask Suzie Orman Financial Library

Ask Suzie About Insurance by The Ask Suzie Orman Financial Library

Ask Suzie About Love and Money by The Ask Suzie Orman Financial Library

Ask Suzie About Mutual Funds and Annuities by The Ask Suzie Orman Financial Library

Ask Suzie About Planning for Your Future by The Ask Suzie Orman Financial Library

Ask Suzie About Real Estate by The Ask Suzie Orman Financial Library

Ask Suzie About Social Security by The Ask Suzie Orman Financial Library

Ask Suzie About Stocks and Bonds by The Ask Suzie Orman Financial Library

Ask Suzie About Wills and Trusts by The Ask Suzie Orman Financial Library

The Courage to Be Rich by Suzie Orman
Creating a life of abundance.

Guide to Understanding Personal Finance by Kenneth M Morris and Virginia B Morris
The Wall Street Journal guide to understanding personal finance.

Personal Finance by Adams Media Corp
Learn how to manage, save, and invest your money.

Welcome to Your Financial Life by Virginia B Morris and Kenneth M Morris
Explanation of key financial goals and ways to avoid common financial pitfalls.


Browse titles to learn about giving presentations.

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15 Minute Guide to Winning Presentations by Proxima
Simple tips and techniques to boost the effectiveness of your presentations.

The Exceptional Presenter by Timothy J. Koegel
A proven formula to open up and own the room.

I Have to Give a Presentation, Now What?! by Jude Westerfield
An easy, smart guide to giving a successful presentation.

The Presentation Survival Skills Guide by J. Endicott and S. Lee
Practical techniques shoe you how to present your skills in the best light.

Presenting with Pizzazz by Sharon Bowman
Terrific tips for topnotch trainers.

Shake, Rattle and Roll by Sharon Bowman
Using the ordinary to make your training extraordinary.


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Looking Forward by Ellen Freudenheim
An optimist's guide to retirement.

The New Retirement by Jan Cullinane and Cathy Fitzgerald
The ultimate guide to the rest of your life.

Ready or Not, Your Retirement Planning Guide by Manpower Ed Institute
A workbook/guide to retirement planning.

Retire on Less Than You Think by Fred Brock
Strategies and tools for achieving your personal retirement plans.

Thinking in the Future Tense by Jennifer James
Uniquely effective strategies for adapting to an epic shift in the way we think and feel about ourselves and our jobs.

Too Young to Retire by Marika and Howard Stone
101 ways to start the rest of your life.

What Color is Your Parachute? For Retirement by Richard Bolles and John Nelson
Create a map for your retirement journey so that you thrive throughout the years.

Supervision, leadership, and management

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22 Keys to Creating a Meaningful Workplace by Tom Terez
A guide to turning your workplace into more than "just a job."

The 360 Degree Leader by John C. Maxwell
Developing your influence from anywhere in the organization.

The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave by Leigh Branham
How to recognize the subtle signs and act before it's too late.

The 8th Habit by Stephen R. Covey
From effectiveness to greatness.

81 Challenges Smart Managers Face by Tim Connor
How to overcome the biggest challenges facing managers and leaders today.

Be Your Own Coach by Barbara Braham and Chris Wahl
Your pathway to possibility.

Becoming a Strategic Leader by Richard Hughes and Katherine Beatty
Your role in your organization's enduring success.

Blink by Malcolm Gladwell
The power of thinking without thinking

Choosing Civility by P.M. Forni
The twenty-five rules for considerate conduct.

Coaching and Counseling by Marianne Minor
Focuses on the benefits of coaching and counseling in the workplace.

Coaching Skills for Leaders by Sam R. Lloyd and Tina Berthelot
Helping others achieve their best.

Death by Meeting by Patrick Lencioni
A leadership fable about solving the most painful problem in business.

Delegating for Results by Robert Maddux
Focuses on managerial roles and how/what to delegate to subordinates.

Dynamic Delegation by Mark Towers
A manager's guide for active empowerment.

Excellence in Supervision by Rick Conlow
Essential skills for the new supervisor.

First, Break All the Rules by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman
What the world’s greatest managers do differently.

Go Put Your Strengths to Work by Marcus Buckingham
Six powerful steps to achieve outstanding performance.

Good to Great by Jim Collins
Why some companies make the leap, and others don’t.

H.O.T. Management by Bruce Tulgan
Techniques, skills, best practices, and hands-on coaching that will increase productivity and quality, one person at a time, one day at a time.

How to Supervise People by Donald P. Ladew
Techniques for getting results through others.

Improving Workplace Performance Through Coaching by Karen Lawson, PhD
An easy-to-follow model that will help managers, supervisors, and coworkers coach employees to achieve their best.

Influencing and Collaborating for Results by Duke Corporate Education
Collaborating and influencing across boundaries will lead to the results your organization needs

Integrity: The Courage to Meet the Demands of Reality by Henry Cloud
How six essential qualities determine your success in business.

It's Okay to Be the Boss by Bruce Tulgan
The step-by-step guide to becoming the manager your employees need.

Keeping Employees Accountable for Results by Brian Cole Miller
Quick tips for busy managers.

Leadership by Tom Peters
Critical guides and inspiring ideas to transform the way you work.

The Leadership Challenge by Kouzes and Posner
Practices and commitments that emphasize the global community and business leaders.

Leading Honorably by Marlene Caroselli, EdD
50 tips for effecting positive change.

Leading with Authenticity in Times of Transition by Kerry Bunker and Michael Wakefield
Help leaders how to choose and move among a variety of managerial approaches.

Learning To Lead by Pat Heim, Elwood Chapman and Serge Lashutka
A self-improvement program for managers.

Learning To Lead by Robert Heller
Practical techniques show you how to use your initiative, handle problems, encourage others, and inspire excellence.

Lifescripts by Stephen Pollan and Mark Levine
What to say to get what you want in life's toughest situations.

Management Challenges for the 21st Century by Peter F. Drucker
A call for action.

The Manager’s Coaching Handbook by D. Cottrell and M. Layton
Practical guide to improve performance.

Managing People by Stephen P. Robbins
Principles for handling virtually every management challenge.

The Managerial Moment of Truth by Bruce Bodaken and Robert Fritz
The essential step in helping people improve performance.

Managing for Dummies by Bob Nelson and Peter Economy
An easy-to-follow guide on managing yourself, subordinates, and your organization.

Managing for the Short Term by Chuck Martin
It’s not simply about moving faster, it is about moving smarter.

Meeting Skills for Leaders by Marion Haynes
A practical guide for more productive meetings.

Meetings Made Easy by Frances Micale
The ultimate fix-it guide.

Mentoring by Gordon Shea
How to develop successful mentor behaviors.

Motivating the "What's In It For Me?" Workforce by Cam Marston
Managing across the generational divide.

My Freshman Year by Rebekah Nathan
What a professor learned by becoming a student.

The New Supervisor by Elwood N. Chapman and Wil McKinght
Stepping up with confidence.

Now, Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham and Donald O. Clifton, PhD
The revolutionary program that shows you how to develop your unique talents and strengths and those of the people you manage.

The One Thing You Need to Know by Marcus Buckingham
"Controlling insights" exist for a whole range of situations, and when properly applied, can encourage exponential improvement and lead to precise action and results.

On-the-Job Training by Robert Steinbach
Preparing employees for success.

The On-Time, On-Target Manager by Ken Blanchard and Steve Gottry
How a “Last Minute Manager” conquered procrastination.

Putting Diversity to Work by Simma Lieberman, George Simons, and Kate Berardo
How to successfully lead a diverse workforce.

Retaining Your Employees by Barb Wingfield and Janice Berry
Using respect, recognition, and rewards for positive results.

The Secrets of Facilitation by Michael Wilkinson
A smart guide for getting results with groups.

Skills for New Managers by Morey Stettner
Proven tips to handle everyday management situations.

The Starbucks Experience by Joseph A. Michelli
Five principles for turning ordinary into extraordinary.

The Supervisor's Guide by Jerry Brown and Denise Dudley
The everyday guide to coordinating people and tasks.

Taking Aim on Leadership by Peter Capezio and Debra Morehouse
Become the leader you're meant to be.

Think Like a Manager by Roger Fritz
Practical tools, techniques, and solutions for the 21st-century manager.

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell
How little things can make a big difference.

The Truth About Getting Your Point Across by Lonnie Pacelli
Business communication techniques that really work.

The Truth About Being a Leader by Karen Otazo
What really works: how to become a great leader, starting today.

Walk Awhile In My Shoes by Eric Harvey and Steve Venura
Gut-level, real-world messages from managers to employees.

Walking the Talk Together by Eric Harvey and Alexander Lucia
Focuses on the challenges and responsibilities of bringing organizational values to life.

Whoever Makes the Most Mistakes Wins by Richard Farson and Ralph Keyes
The paradox of innovation.

The World is Flat by Thomas L. Friedman
A brief history of the twenty-first century.

Team development

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6 Habits of Highly Effective Teams by Stephen Kohn and Vincent O’Connell
Team habits to develop synergies that define collaborative excellence.

Building Effective Teams by Duke Corporate Education
Discover how to assemble, ensure alignment, develop goals, and collaborate across boundaries with your team.

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
A leadership fable.

Leading Teams by James Dyke
How to inspire, motivate, lead, and succeed.

Managing Teams by Robert Heller
How to build up and run a team that functions effectively and produces results.

Overcoming the Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
A field guide for leaders, managers, and facilitators.

Problem Solving for Teams by Sandy Pokras
A systematic approach to consensus decision making.

Quick Team-Building Activities for Busy Managers by Brian C. Miller
Fifty exercises that get results in just 15 minutes.

Team Building by Robert B. Maddux and Barb Wingfield
Build on the talents of your team members.

Team Fitness by Meg Hartzler and Jane Henry
A how-to manual for building a winning work team.

Team Up! Fun Ways to Strengthen Your Workgroup by Briefings Publishing Group
Fun ways to strengthen your workgroup.

Time management and organization

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101 Productive Things to do in 10 Minutes or Less by Briefings Publishing Group
Tips to help you make the most of the limited time you have.

151 Quick Ideas to Manage Your Time by Robert Dittmer
Ideas from real-world experiences, discovering unique solutions to the time crunch of today.

175 Ways to Get More Done in Less Time by David Cottrell and Mark Layton
Tips to reach your potential.

The 60 Second Procrastinator by Jeff Davidson, MBA, CMC
Sixty solid techniques to jump-start any project and get your life in gear.

Beyond Time Management by Eagle’s Flight
Teaches leaders how to release the talent and full potential of individuals in the workplace.

Cut to the Chase by Stuart Levine
Rules to liberate yourself and gain back the gift of time.

Defeating Procrastination by Marlene Caroselli, EdD
Tips to keep time on your side.

First Things First by Stephen R. Covey
A compass to keep first things first, because where you are going is more  important than how fast you get there.

Focus Like a Laser Beam by Lisa Haneberg
Ten ways to do what matters most.

Getting Things Done by David Allen
The art of stress-free productivity.

Getting Things Done by Jeff Davidson, MBA, CMC
Goal setting strategies, expert advice, and organizational techniques that will dramatically increase your productivity.

Guide to Organizing Your Life by Dr. Donald Wetmore
Follow a 20-step plan for changing your life and relieve the stress of everyday tasks.

Improving Your Project Management Skills by Larry Richman
Adapt core principles and improve the execution of tasks and projects.

Manage Your Time by Tim Hindle
How to identify time-wasting traps, plan your time effectively, and find working patterns that suit you.

Never Check E-Mail in the Morning by Julie Morgenstern
Unexpected strategies for making your work life work.

Order from Chaos by Liz Davenport
A six-step plan for organizing yourself, your office, and your life.

The Organized Executive's Quick Tips and Time Savers by Briefings Publishing Group
How to make effective use of your time, maximize your workspace, communicate efficiently, and control your daily workload.

Organized for Success! by Nanci McGraw
Tips for taking control of your time, your space, and your life.

Organizing For Your Brain Type by Lanna Nakone, MA
Finding your own solution to managing time, paper, and stuff.

Organizing From the Inside Out by Julie Morgenstern
The foolproof system for organizing your home, office, and your life.

Organizing Your Life by KISS Series
Guide to get more done in less time with less stress.

Organizing Your Work Space by Odette Pollar
Conquer the chaos and bring order to your life without becoming rigid or inflexible.

Personal Time Management by Marion Haynes
Explains how to set your daily and weekly priorities and effectively use your time.

The Power of Full Engagement by Jom Loehr and Tony Schwartz
Managing energy, not time, is the key to high performance and personal renewal.

Prioritize Organize the Art of Getting It Done by Peg Pickering
Discover the blueprint for creating a personalized action plan that works for you and you alone.

Productivity Power by Jim Temme
Great ideas for being more productive.

Surviving Information Overload by Odette Pollar
How to find, filter, and focus on what's important.

Taming the Paper Tiger at Work by Barbara Hemphill
Hemphill presents simple suggestions that will save you time and increase your efficiency and productivity.

The Time Bind by Arlie Russell Hochschild
When work becomes home and home becomes work.

Time Management From the Inside Out by Julie Morgenstern
The foolproof system for taking control of your schedule and your life.

Writing skills

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Effective E-mail Made EZ by V. Meyer, P. Sebranek, J. VanRys
Practical strategies for strengthening electronic communication.

E-Mail: A Write It Well Guide by Janis Chan
How to write and manage email in the workplace.

E-mail Basics by Spark Charts
Rules of email

Fat Free Writing by Carol Andrus
Business writing for the information age.

How to Say It by Rosalie Maggio
Choice words, phrases, sentences, and paragraphs for every situation.

Powerful Writing Skills by Richard Anderson
A concise guide to writing.

What to Say to Get What You Want by Sam Keep and Lyle Sussman
Learn the right words to motivate, convince, or soothe almost any personality.

Writing Effective E-Mail by Nancy Flynn and Tom Flynn
Improving your electronic communication.

Written Communications That Inform and Influence by the Harvard Business School Press
Ensure that your communications exert the impact you intend.