The Overlooked Expert is the person who has been passed over, let go or ignored, but is the lifeblood of the organization. Author Sarah Gerdes profiles 24 individuals who earned thousands of dollars using no more than their experience, knowledge and know-how.
Intelligence, drive and persistence; the common attributes of every person profiled in this book, including Gerdes herself. When she left the safety of a corporate job, she wasn't an expert or equipped with multiple degrees. She was a twenty-seven-year-old single mother who turned her knowledge into an internationally recognized and highly profitable consulting firm. Within a year, she was featured in Fortune Magazine, invited to speak at Harvard, hired by F50 firms and two foreign governments. By year two, her client list had expanded as had her position in the industry, where she was recognized for creating the consulting niche of outsourced partner development.
In addition to learning how to assess your skills, the market opportunity, competition, and establishing pricing for your services, you will also find:
- Over 100 consulting vocations listed with descriptions
- Step-by-step lists to generate demand for your services
- How to organize and hold events to spread the word
- Hire and keep good talent
- Pitch and negotiate fair deals with clients
- Leverage your services to products
- Recognize downturns patterns
The Overlooked Expert has helped individuals prepare for the worst but also realize future dreams of retirement, trips and savings through extra income. Other did it, on their own. So can you.
This American history explores the country’s role as a globalizing force from the arrival of Columbus to the 21st century.
The twenty-first century may be the age of globalization, but America has been at the cutting edge of globalization since Columbus landed here five centuries ago. In America and the World, Lawrence A. Peskin and Edmund F. Wehrle explore America's evolving connections with Europe, Africa, and Asia in the three areas that historically have been indicators of global interaction: trade and industry, diplomacy and war, and the "soft" power of ideas and culture.
Divided into four historical phases of globalization, this book considers how international events and trends influenced American as well as how America exerted its own influence—whether economic, cultural, or military—on the world. The authors demonstrate how technology and disease enabled Europeans to subjugate the New World, how colonial American products transformed Europe and Africa, and how post-revolutionary American ideas helped foment revolutions in Europe and elsewhere.
Peskin and Wehrle also explore America’s rise to global superpower, and how this power alienated people around the world and bred dissent at home. During the civil rights movement, America borrowed much from the world as it addressed the social issues of the day. At the same time, Americans—especially African Americans—offered a global model for change as the country grappled with racial and gender inequality.
Eric J. Weiner's critically acclaimed first book, What Goes Up: The Uncensored History of Modern Wall Street as Told by the Bankers, Brokers, CEOs, and Scoundrels Who Made It Happen, was selected as one of the year's best books by Barron's magazine and one of the year's Most Enriching Reads by Kiplinger's. Weiner has demonstrated a deep knowledge of Wall Street and how the international financial world operates. Now, in The Shadow Market, he reveals that an enormous reshuffling of global fiscal power is taking place-and that Americans are powerless to stop it. Most of us are unaware of the multitrillion-dollar network of super-rich, secretive, and largely unregulated investment vehicles-foreign sovereign wealth funds, private equity funds, and hedge funds-that are quietly buying up the world, piece by piece. The Shadow Market tells the definitive story behind this side of high finance, the side most people rarely get to see. It doesn't have a physical headquarters, like Wall Street or the New York Stock Exchange, or an index to track. But it's there, pulling the levers behind the curtain. Weiner investigates the evolution of the international market that now dominates the global financial world-where money mixes with geopolitical power, sometimes invisibly, and other times quite publicly. Highly informative and sometimes startling, The Shadow Market is an urgent warning to the worldwide community and a must-listen for anyone interested in the future of the global economy, America's position in the world, or how and where to invest money.
Brad Worthley, an internationally acclaimed expert, will teach you the difference between training and coaching. Coaching is a gentler form of communication that can get employees to do the things you have been asking them to do and gain their respect in the process.
Coaching is about self discovery and allowing employees to come up with their own answers to questions and solutions to problems. Coaching can increase employee productivity by as much as 300% beyond training, so the coaching process is very powerful and should be learned by anyone in a leadership role.
Some of the topics covered will include: What Coaching Is and Is Not Coaching vs. Counseling Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals Six Most Common Pitfalls to Coaching Requesting Action The Coaching Session
Another fine history book for children! Published in 1917, Marshall’s book of stories from the history of the United States begins with accounts of exploration and settlement, and ends with the presidency of Woodrow Wilson.
This is Part 3: Stories of New England, from chapter 22 (The Story of the Pilgrim Fathers) to chapter 34 (The Witches of Salem). Read along and view the original illustrations at mainlesson.com.
Part 1: http://librivox.org/this-country-of-ours-part-1-by-he-marshall/
Part 2: http://librivox.org/this-country-of-ours-part-2-by-h-e-marshall/
Part 4: http://librivox.org/this-country-of-ours-part-4-by-h-e-marshall/
Part 5: http://librivox.org/this-country-of-ours-part-5-by-h-e-marshall/
(Summary by Kara Shallenberg)
This essential guide, with its dozens of examples and case studies, breaks down every element of the development and management of a cybersecurity program for the executive. From understanding the need, to core risk management principles, to threats, tools, roles and responsibilities, this book walks the listener through each step of developing and implementing a cybersecurity program. From cover-to-cover, it's a thorough overview, but it can also function as a useful reference book as individual questions and difficulties arise.Unlike other cybersecurity books, the text is not bogged down with industry jargonSpeaks specifically to the executive who is not familiar with the development or implementation of cybersecurity programsShows you how to make pragmatic, rational, and informed decisions for your organizationWritten by a top-flight technologist with decades of experience and a track record of success
If you're a business manager or executive who needs to make sense of cybersecurity, this book demystifies it for you.
Foreign aid organizations collectively spend hundreds of billions of dollars annually, with mixed results. Part of the problem in these endeavors lies in their execution. When should foreign aid organizations empower actors on the front lines of delivery to guide aid interventions, and when should distant headquarters lead?P<>In Navigation by Judgment, Dan Honig argues that high-quality implementation of foreign aid programs often requires contextual information that cannot be seen by those in distant headquarters. Tight controls and a focus on reaching pre-set measurable targets often prevent front-line workers from using skill, local knowledge, and creativity to solve problems in ways that maximize the impact of foreign aid.Drawing on a novel database of over 14,000 discrete development projects across nine aid agencies and eight paired case studies of development projects, Honig concludes that aid agencies will often benefit from giving field agents the authority to use their own judgments to guide aid delivery. This "navigation by judgment" is particularly valuable when environments are unpredictable and when accomplishing an aid program's goals is hard to accurately measure.
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