Practical Wisdoms @ Work is a must-read for every woman who wants career success.
Practical Wisdoms @ Work provides advice to broaden your career with skills that will set you apart. In this book you will find insights to navigate situations, challenges, and opportunities that arise every day in business. How can you manage your time and stress? Is telecommuting right for you? How do you work successfully with diverse individuals?
Practical Wisdoms @ Work is your first step on the ladder to figure it all out. With approachable stories and positive examples that answer your questions, Practical Wisdoms @ Work is written by women who have been there, done that and are in it with you.
Practical Wisdoms @ Work is a resource for women who are entering the workforce and building their careers. The advice and wisdoms contained in this volume are garnered from the experiences of Lynn, Tina, Rachel, and our friends and family.
Our words are not gospel and should not be taken as such. This book is filled with what we learned through our own trials and tribulations—lessons that we’ve found useful in our careers. So, use our experience as guidance as you find what works for you. With Practical Wisdoms @ Work, you don’t need to start at square one as you forge your own path and work out your own solutions. Try out our advice, and see what fits.
Practical Wisdoms @ Work is here to help with that process as we offer advice and stories from Lynn and Tina, with some insights from Rachel, about how to be successful in a career. Find in these pages the inspiration and guidance to keeping climbing toward your dreams. You go!
Chapter 1 - Embarking on Your Journey
Chapter 2 - Building & Embracing Success
Chapter 3 - Making Yourself Indispensable
Chapter 4 - Work-Life Balance & Boundaries
Chapter 5 - Time Management
Chapter 6 - Stress Management
Chapter 7 - Networking
Chapter 8 - Friend vs. Business Relationship
Chapter 9 - Dealing with Difficult People
Chapter 10 - Bullying & Harassment at Work
Chapter 11 - Mentors & Support Structures
Chapter 12 - Breaking Double Standards
Chapter 13 - Leadership Styles
Chapter 14 - Find Fulfillment & Feed Your Soul
MAIN LESSONS FROM THE BOOK
Throughout this book, we have related our hard-earned experience through advice and stories. We endeavored to be specific to the challenge, whether it’s with time management or workplace bullies. After all, it’s usually best to tailor the advice to the situation! Still, there are a few principles that you can carry with you throughout your career.
KNOW YOURSELF AND BE TRUE TO YOURSELF
In order to choose your path, you need to know yourself— your strengths, values, and goals. What you are good at or have a natural talent for can inform you of which careers you are most likely to succeed in. Your values are the kinds of causes and people you want to work for and which practice you prefer. And your goals—those are your dreams, where you want to be in the future. Once you are certain of these things, the way forward will become clearer.
For some people, this self-awareness comes easily, but others have to work hard for self-discovery. Even if you think you know yourself, it helps to ask yourself questions. Finding out how you best communicate, which environments enable you to be most efficient, and which leadership styles you work best under will help you find your place in the workforce.
A lot of this is learned through trial and error, and that’s okay! Life is a journey of learning, and you discover more and more about yourself along the way.
What people get out of social media—and how businesses can get more out of it
Almost no one had heard of social media a decade ago, but today websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn have more than 1 billion users and account for almost 25 percent of Internet use. Practically overnight, social media seems indispensable to our lives—from friendship and dating to news and business.
What makes social media so different from traditional media? Answering that question is the key to making social media work for any business, argues Miko?aj Piskorski, one of the world's leading experts on the business of social media. In A Social Strategy, he provides the most convincing answer yet, one backed by original research, data, and case studies from companies such as Nike and American Express.
Drawing on his analysis of proprietary data from social media sites, Piskorski argues that the secret of successful ones is that they allow people to fulfill social needs that either can’t be met offline or can be met only at much greater cost. This insight provides the key to how companies can leverage social platforms to create a sustainable competitive advantage. Companies need to help people interact with each other before they will promote products to their friends or help companies in other ways. Done right, a company’s social media should benefit customers and the firm. Piskorski calls this "a social strategy," and he describes how companies such as Yelp and Zynga have done it.
Groundbreaking and important, A Social Strategy provides not only a story- and data-driven explanation for the explosion of social media but also an invaluable, concrete road map for any company that wants to tap the marketing potential of this remarkable phenomenon.
From the bestselling author of A More Beautiful Question, hundreds of big and small questions that harness the magic of inquiry to tackle challenges we all face--at work, in our relationships, and beyond.
When confronted with almost any demanding situation, the act of questioning can help guide us to smart decisions. By asking questions, we can analyze, learn, and move forward in the face of uncertainty. But "questionologist" Warren Berger says that the questions must be the right ones; the ones that cut to the heart of complexity or enable us to see an old problem in a fresh way.
In The Book of Beautiful Questions, Berger shares illuminating stories and compelling research on the power of inquiry. Drawn from the insights and expertise of psychologists, innovators, effective leaders, and some of the world's foremost creative thinkers, he presents the essential questions readers need to make the best choices when it truly counts, with a particular focus in four key areas: decision-making, creativity, leadership, and relationships.
The powerful questions in this book can help you:
- Identify opportunities in your career or industry
- Generate fresh ideas in business or in your own creative pursuits
- Check your biases so you can make better judgments and decisions
- Do a better job of communicating and connecting with the people around you
Thoughtful, provocative, and actionable, these beautiful questions can be applied immediately to bring about change in your work or your everyday life.
We have reached the point of no return. The existential threat of climate change is now a reality. The world has never been more vulnerable.
Yet corporations are already planning a life beyond this point. The business models of fossil fuel giants factor in continued profitability in a scenario of a five-degree increase in global temperature. An increase that will kill millions, if not billions.
This is the shocking reality laid bare in a new, hard-hitting book by David Whyte. Ecocide makes clear the problem won’t be solved by tinkering around the edges, instead it maps out a plan to end the corporation’s death-watch over us.
This book will reveal how the corporation has risen to this position of near impunity, but also what we need to do to fix it.
The Sales Success Handbook is a comprehensive and easy-to-use guide for anyone who wants to enjoy the financial and personal rewards of highly effective selling.
Best-selling author Tony Iozzi provides a realistic, 'no-nonsense' formula for achieving Sales Excellence. He details the major strategies and systems used by higly successful salespeople, and outlines the critical 12 steps in the successful selling process.
reap higher personal and financial rewards
master proven techniques of direct selling
build a profitable client register
approach your prospective clients
get the order
design and apply an effective client service program
turn clients into advocates and keep them loyal to you
increase sales and recognition through effective public relations
organize to increase productivity
design a business plan that really works
The Sales Success Handbook includes a very practical and unique 'Directory for performance self-diagnosis' that helps you to meet a wide range of day-to-day sales challenges such as low productivity, making sales but not enough income, inability to find enough customers, or a loss of self-motivation.
Whether you want to sell insurance, cars, cosmetics, houses or any other product or service directly to the consumer, this difinitive work on professional selling will help you to develop your own personal, workable sales system that gets the results you really want. At its heart lies a philosophy of self-motivation, integrity, honesty and self-esteem. The Sales Success Handbook will show you how to realize your outstanding sales future. Make it yours.
With few exceptions, most businesses use an outdated approach to pricing their goods and services. Whether they sell manufactured items, wholesale or retail or even provide financing, the conventional wisdom surrounding pricing was created in the late sixties and early seventies – a time when profit was evil.
The conventional wisdom is built upon following the lemmings, built on fear that customers will leave you if you charge too much, built on ideas that you can buy market share by being the low cost provider, built on notions that need to be swept away.
What is that conventional wisdom that stifles innovation in pricing? It has many faces like strict adherence to a notional margin number; like cost plus pricing; like customers buy on price considerations only. Successful companies are finding ways to break that mold.
Just look at the banks. They have done a terrific job of convincing us that the interest rate is the sole criterion for choosing a lender. But I can tell you that there are other considerations like the term, amortisation period, balloon payments, fees and renewals.The point of this book is to convince you to take an innovative look at your pricing strategy. You have been to sales training, correct? And you have paid attention to doing the job right, the first time? Well sales and marketing are the promise to the customer. Operations is the delivery of that promise. But pricing makes or breaks a bottom line.
What would happen if you could be the price leader and charge 25% more than your competitors? I know… Your first thought is that all your customers will head for the nearest exit. If that is your issue then you need to invest in your branding. Apple conducted an experiment that showed that if they raised their prices, only 20% of their customers would leave. Burberry, maker of luxury overcoats did the same and doubled their prices deliberately in order to lose 20% of their customers. But what if you could keep your pricing more or less the same and double your bottom line tomorrow by innovative use of pricing strategies?
A practical guide to the new economy that is transforming the way we live, work, and play.
Uber. Airbnb. Amazon. Apple. PayPal. All of these companies disrupted their markets when they launched. Today they are industry leaders. What’s the secret to their success?
These cutting-edge businesses are built on platforms: two-sided markets that are revolutionizing the way we do business. Written by three of the most sought-after experts on platform businesses, Platform Revolution is the first authoritative, fact-based book on platform models. Whether platforms are connecting sellers and buyers, hosts and visitors, or drivers with people who need a ride, Geoffrey G. Parker, Marshall W. Van Alstyne, and Sangeet Paul Choudary reveal the what, how, and why of this revolution and provide the first “owner’s manual” for creating a successful platform business.
Platform Revolution teaches newcomers how to start and run a successful platform business, explaining ways to identify prime markets and monetize networks. Addressing current business leaders, the authors reveal strategies behind some of today’s up-and-coming platforms, such as Tinder and SkillShare, and explain how traditional companies can adapt in a changing marketplace. The authors also cover essential issues concerning security, regulation, and consumer trust, while examining markets that may be ripe for a platform revolution, including healthcare, education, and energy.
As digital networks increase in ubiquity, businesses that do a better job of harnessing the power of the platform will win. An indispensable guide, Platform Revolution charts out the brilliant future of platforms and reveals how they will irrevocably alter the lives and careers of millions.
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