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The Manager’s Book of Questions

The Manager’s Book of Questions

To hire the right talent — the most vital contribution a manager can make to a company — it’s crucial to learn if a candidate will be a team player, a good leader, or a dud. To get the answers you need as a manager, you have to ask the right questions, and that’s why The Manager’s Book of Questions has been a bestseller for nearly a decade.

Hiring the Best

Hiring the Best

You cannot manage productively without first hiring effectively, yet all too often this most important of all management skills is overlooked–as if on promotion into management, a manager becomes mysteriously endowed with all the critical skills of intelligent employee selection. The odds are that no one ever taught you how to hire effectively and manage productively–until now.

Getting Things Done

Getting Things Done

Since it was first published almost fifteen years ago, David Allen’s Getting Things Done has become one of the most influential business books of its era, and the ultimate book on personal organization. “GTD” is now shorthand for an entire way of approaching professional and personal tasks, and has spawned an entire culture of websites, organizational tools, seminars, and offshoots.

Crucial Conversations

Crucial Conversations

Keep your cool and get the results you want when faced with crucial conversations. This New York Times bestseller and business classic has been fully updated for a world where skilled communication is more important than ever. Crucial Conversations provides powerful skills to ensure every conversation―especially difficult ones―leads to the results you want.

Moonwalking with Einstein

Moonwalking with Einstein

When someone is fully engaged in a job search, they quickly realize how many skills must be learned and mastered in a very short time. From interview and networking strategies, to proper negotiation and ATS compatibility rules, the job seeker must remember a wide variety of unrelated skills. Moonwalking with Einstein is one of THE best books about improving memory.

The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive

The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive

In The Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive, readers are treated to a story of corporate intrigue as the frustrated head of one consulting firm faces a leadership challenge so great that it threatens to topple his company, his career, and everything he holds true about leadership itself. In the story’s telling, Lencioni helps his readers understand the disarming simplicity and power of creating organizational health, and reveals four key disciplines that they can follow to achieve it.

The Seed

The Seed

This book offers practical wisdom on discovering your true purpose, professionally and in life in general, in the form of a business fable by Jon Gordon, the best-selling author of The Energy Bus and Soup. Nobody captures the deeper meaning of business like Jon Gordon, and The Seed is his most searching and significant book yet. Whatever your profession, take this insightful look at the purpose behind work, and plant the seed of inspiration in your life!

Snap Selling

Snap Selling

Why recommend a sales book for job search? Snap Selling specifically focuses on selling to “frazzled customers”. Who is more ‘frazzled’ than a leader who is so overwhelmed that they need to STOP being productive to interview and hire people to help?! There are insights in how to understand the “buyer” (employer) in ways you will never find in a job search book. That’s why I really enjoyed this book and recommend it.

One Word

One Word

One Word explains how to simplify your life and business by focusing on just ONE WORD for the entire year. The simplicity of choosing one word makes it a catalyst for life-change. It offers an action plan and simple process to discover your word and how it will impact the six dimensions of your life―mental, physical, emotional, relational, spiritual, and financial.

The Power of Moments

The Power of Moments

While human lives are endlessly variable, our most memorable positive moments are dominated by four elements: elevation, insight, pride, and connection. If we embrace these elements, we can conjure more moments that matter. What if a manager knew how to create an experience that would delight customers? What if a candidate could create a memorable experience for interviewers?

Y-Size Your Business

Y-Size Your Business

Gen Y―sometimes called Millennials―provide an enticing opportunity for employers to increase their short-term profitability and create a long-term competitive advantage. Almost 80 million strong, Gen Y comprises the entire 18 to 32 demographic. Jason Ryan Dorsey, The Gen Y Guy, presents a step-by-step methodology for best employing Gen Y without investing a lot of time or money.

Death by Meeting

Death by Meeting

Best-selling author Patrick Lencioni provides readers with another powerful and thought-provoking book, this one centered around a cure for the most painful yet underestimated problem of modern business: bad meetings. And what he suggests is both simple and revolutionary.

Discipline Equals Freedom

Discipline Equals Freedom

Many books offer advice on how to overcome obstacles and reach your goals–but they miss the most critical ingredient: discipline. Without discipline, there will be no real progress. Discipline Equals Freedom covers it all, including strategies and tactics for conquering weakness, procrastination, and fear. From workouts to sleep habits, food intake to mental focus, this book offers quick, motivational essays and poems to help you optimize your performance.

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.