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The Three Signs of a Miserable Job

The Three Signs of a Miserable Job

Millions of workers, even those who have carefully chosen careers based on true passions and interests, dread going to work, suffering each day as they trudge to jobs that make them cynical, weary, and frustrated. Any job can become miserable, but through the story of a CEO turned pizzeria manager, Lencioni gives managers and their employees the keys to make any job more fulfilling.

How To Manage Your Money When You Don’t Have Any

How To Manage Your Money When You Don’t Have Any

If money is too tight to enroll in any of our courses on SUMJS while you are unemployed, then this book can help you manage a bad situation. However, if money is tight BECAUSE you are unemployed, wouldn’t it make more sense to invest in something that can help you FIX the situation? Either way, we hope this book, or our site, can help.

Friend of a Friend

Friend of a Friend

What if all the advice we’ve heard about networking is wrong? We know that it’s essential to reach out and build a network, but did you know that it’s actually your distant or former contacts who will be the most helpful to you? Or that many of our best efforts at meeting new people simply serve up the same old opportunities we already have? In this startling new look at the art and science of networking, business school professor David Burkus digs deep to find the unexpected secrets that reveal the best ways to grow your career.

How to Get People to Do Stuff

How to Get People to Do Stuff

We all want people to do stuff. Whether you want a recruiter to call you back, a friend to introduce you to their colleague, or a hiring manager to make an offer—a large amount of everyday is about getting the people around you to do stuff. Instead of using your usual tactics that sometimes work and sometimes don’t, what if you could harness the power of psychology and brain science to motivate people to do the stuff you want them to do – even getting people to want to do the stuff you want them to do.

Procrastinate on Purpose

Procrastinate on Purpose

Whether we’re overworked, organizationally challenged, or have a motivation issue that’s holding us back, millions of us are struggling to get things done.

In this simple yet powerful new book, Procrastinate on Purpose, Vaden presents the five permissions that set us free to do our best work – on time and without wasting energy battling stress and anxiety.

Topgrading

Topgrading

Great companies, large and small, rise or fall because of their talent; the more high performers on your team, the more successful your organization will be. Of course, that’s easier said than done. Research shows that only about 25% of all new hires turn out to be high performers. But companies that have used Brad Smart’s Topgrading system over the past two decades have boosted their hiring success rates dramatically—sometimes even to 90%.

Breakthrough Networking

Breakthrough Networking

Face-to-face networking is still the NUMBER ONE way to start building relationships. Learn techniques from the woman who knows face-to-face networking from A to Z. Benefit from her one-of-a-kind adaptation of DiSC Classic to relationship-building skills. Also learn more about what you say before you speak from her leading-edge impression management skills.

Take the Stairs

Take the Stairs

How do successful people achieve results? In short, they do it the old-fashioned way, with focus and self-discipline. Popular speaker and strategist Rory Vaden presents a simple program for “taking the stairs”—that is, resisting the temptations of “quick fixes,” eliminating distractions, and transcending personal setbacks in order to reach your goals.

The Storyteller’s Secret

The Storyteller’s Secret

In his hugely attended Talk LikeTED events, bestselling author and communications guru Carmine Gallo found, again and again, that audiences wanted to discover the keys to telling powerful stories, inspiring stories that could galvanize movements and actuate global change. And indeed, whether your goal is to sell, educate, fundraise, or entertain, your story is your most valuable asset.

Finish

Finish

For years, I thought my problem was that I didn’t try hard enough. So I started getting up earlier. I drank enough energy drinks to kill a horse. I ate more superfoods. Nothing worked. Then, while leading a thirty-day online course, I learned something surprising: The most effective exercises didn’t add pressure, they took the pressure off. The strategies in this book are counterintuitive and might feel like cheating. But they’re based on studies conducted by a university researcher with hundreds of participants.

Influence

Influence

In this highly acclaimed New York Times bestseller, Dr. Robert B. Cialdini—the seminal expert in the field of influence and persuasion—explains the psychology of why people say yes and how to apply these principles ethically in business and everyday situations.

Loving What Is

Loving What Is

In the midst of a normal life, Katie became increasingly depressed, and over a ten-year period sank further into rage, and despair. Then one morning, she woke up in a state of absolute joy, filled with the realization of how her own suffering had ended. The freedom of that realization has never left her, and now in Loving What Is you can discover the same freedom through The Work.

The 12 Week Year

The 12 Week Year

Most organizations and individuals work in the context of annual goals and plans; a twelve-month execution cycle. Instead, The 12 Week Year avoids the pitfalls and low productivity of annualized thinking. This book redefines your “year” to be 12 weeks long. In 12 weeks, there just isn’t enough time to get complacent, and urgency increases and intensifies.

Extreme Ownership

Extreme Ownership

Since 2015, Extreme Ownership has revolutionized leadership development and set a new standard. Required reading for many of the most successful organizations, it details the mindset and principles that enable SEAL units to accomplish the most difficult combat missions. It demonstrates how to apply them to any team or organization, in any leadership environment.

Organize Tomorrow Today

Organize Tomorrow Today

There is a huge difference between knowing something and understanding. There is an even wider gap between understanding and doing. Highly successful people never get it all finished in any given day; however, they always get the most important things completed. Selk and Bartow offer the 8 fundamentals of doing what is most important.

Start With Why

Start With Why

Many people have a fear of public speaking or are insecure about their ability to give a successful presentation. Now public speaking coach and bestselling author Carmine Gallo explores what makes a great presentation by examining the widely acclaimed TED Talks, which have redefined the elements of a successful presentation and become the gold standard for public speaking.

Talk Like TED

Talk Like TED

Many people have a fear of public speaking or are insecure about their ability to give a successful presentation. Now public speaking coach and bestselling author Carmine Gallo explores what makes a great presentation by examining the widely acclaimed TED Talks, which have redefined the elements of a successful presentation and become the gold standard for public speaking.

Who

Who

Based on more than 1,300 hours of interviews with more than 20 billionaires and 300 CEOs, Who presents Smart and Street’s A Method for Hiring. Refined through the largest research study of its kind ever undertaken, the A Method stresses fundamental elements that anyone can implement–and it has a 90 percent success rate.

God in the Storm

God in the Storm

Pastor Marc Maillefer draws from biblical wisdom, his own life, and his pastoral experience to provide vivid illustrations and applications of the life of the suffering saint. He reminds us of God’s compassionate, merciful sovereignty, and assures us that during our storms, God is still with us, provides for us, and has a purpose for us.

David and Goliath

David and Goliath

3,000 years ago, on a battlefield in ancient Palestine, a shepherd boy felled a mighty warrior with nothing more than a stone and a sling. He shouldn’t have won. Or should he have? In David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell challenges how we think about obstacles and disadvantages, offering a new interpretation of what it means to be discriminated against, or cope with a disability, or lose a parent, or attend a mediocre school, or suffer from any number of other apparent setbacks.