• Business & Economics

Work Life

Surviving and Thriving in the Modern Office
Author: Molly Erman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780989888240
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 192
View: 6136
In the modern workplace, corner offices and water coolers have given way to open layouts and office dogs. But while the workplace itself is changing, what it takes to be a good employee and reliable coworker remains steadfast. From maximizing your productivity to navigating office dating and communal kitchens, Work Life is a handbook for the modern office--whatever yours looks like

    • Performing Arts

The Actor's Life

A Survival Guide
Author: Jenna Fischer
Publisher: BenBella Books
ISBN: 1944648232
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 252
View: 2445
Jenna Fischer's Hollywood journey began at the age of 22 when she moved to Los Angeles from her hometown of St. Louis. With a theater degree in hand, she was determined, she was confident, she was ready to work hard. So, what could go wrong? Uh, basically everything. The path to being a professional actor was so much more vast and competitive than she’d imagined. It would be eight long years before she landed her iconic role on The Office, nearly a decade of frustration, struggle, rejection and doubt. If only she’d had a handbook for the aspiring actor. Or, better yet, someone to show her the way—an established actor who could educate her about the business, manage her expectations, and reassure her in those moments of despair. Jenna wants to be that person for you. With amusing candor and wit, Fischer spells out the nuts and bolts of getting established in the profession, based on her own memorable and hilarious experiences. She tells you how to get the right headshot, what to look for in representation, and the importance of joining forces with other like-minded artists and creating your own work—invaluable advice personally acquired from her many years of struggle. She provides helpful hints on how to be gutsy and take risks, the tricks to good auditioning and callbacks, and how not to fall for certain scams (auditions in a guy’s apartment are probably not legit—or at least not for the kind of part you’re looking for!). Her inspiring, helpful guidance feels like a trusted friend who’s made the journey, and has now returned to walk beside you, pointing out the pitfalls as you blaze your own path towards the life of a professional actor.

    • Humor

Death by PowerPoint

A Modern Office Survival Guide
Author: Michael Flocker
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780306815126
Category: Humor
Page: 219
View: 7877
Presents a humorous approach to coping in the business world, with advice on deciphering corporate "buzz" words, reading between the lines on e-mail, and dealing with unpredictable bosses and eccentric coworkers.

    • Humor

The Office

A survival guide
Author: Jo Hoare
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
ISBN: 1911026364
Category: Humor
Page: 128
View: 7164
Whether it's how to style out a crippling hangover, behave at the Christmas party or identify the resident perv, The Office: A Survival Guide has got your back when it comes to anything work related. Is the daily grind getting you down? Does the thought of another day spent staring at a screen while your colleagues bore you to tears with tales of what their cat had for breakfast make you want to scream? Unfortunately, going to work is a necessary evil that we all have to face. But fear not, because help is at hand with The Office: A Survival Guide. Starting with The Rules, you will learn how to become a master of the passive aggressive email, what’s acceptable in the world of office fashion, or knowing what subjects to talk about without making everyone think you’re annoying. Next, discover how to identify certain types of colleague, like the illness martyr who spends evey day shouting how brave they are for coming in when they feel so terrible, or the one everyone fancies – an average-looking person who people lust after in the office but wouldn’t look twice at in the street. A chapter on The Events will guide you through the pitfalls of away days, business trips and important presentations and the brilliant How To... section is packed full of inspiration for slackers, with tips on how to look extremely busy while doing very little, how to suck up to the boss and how to appear “on the level” despite the fact you necked eight pints and three cocktails just hours previously. Accompanied by lively illustrations throughout, this hilarious guide will mean you’ll never look at going to work in the same way again.

    • Business & Economics

The Office Survival Guide


Author: Marilyn Puder-York
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780071462037
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
View: 434
Diffuse conflict, avoid negativity, and create a productive workplace In The Office Survival Guide, clinical psychologist and executive coach Marilyn Puder-York offers practical solutions to the common problems that can ruin a career or simply make office life miserable. This book includes examples from real-life offices thatyou can adapt to your situation, and shows you how to "manage up" to problematic supervisors, "manage down" to difficult subordinates, and "manage across" to troublesome peers. In no time at all, you'll be better able to deal with * Office politics * Crisis-management situations * Passive-aggressive colleagues * Corporate restructures * Mixed signals from superiors * New technologies in the office "Every employee wants to know what are the secrets to getting ahead. Marilyn Puder-York nails it with practical, how-to tips, ideas and solutions. This should be a MUST read whether you are 26 or 46."--Cathleen Black, president of Hearst Magazines "A real find!! Sound and powerful advice for surviving office difficulties."--Maggie Gagliardi, Senior Vice President, Human Resources American Express Company "Marilyn Puder-York has made an extremely positive impact on our ability to retain talented people in our organization."--Douglas Stern, President/CEO, United Media

    • Business & Economics

Excuse Me

The Survival Guide to Modern Business Etiquette
Author: Rosanne Thomas
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 0814437923
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
View: 5467
"Both novice and experienced workers will find a wealth of business etiquette in a book that, instead of excusing bad behavior, could help prevent it from happening in the first place." -Foreword Reviews, 5 Star Review In today's workplace, good manners matter more than ever. Blending different generations, genders, and cultures brings energy and fresh perspectives to the workplace. But the flip side is an environment ripe for confusion and social blunders. Mix in increasingly open-plan workplaces and constant connectivity, and the chance that we'll unintentionally annoy or offend others increases exponentially. Exactly what are the rules these days? Is it acceptable to text your boss at home? What is the polite way to ask a colleague to take a distracting conversation behind closed doors? What about the use of smartphones in meetings? Merging classic rules of behavior with new realities of modern business, Excuse Me spotlights dozens of puzzling situations, with suggestions for bridging divides. The book untangles the nuances of: Meeting etiquette * Interview expectations * Proper office attire * Electronic manners * Privacy in tight spaces * Eye contact and nonverbal cues * Small talk * Business dining * Social media use * Working remotely and flexibly * And more. While the youngest employees might seem unruly, the oldest can seem rigid. Good manners create an atmosphere of respect, and smooth the way for everyone to succeed.

    • Education

The College Administrator's Survival Guide


Author: C. K. Gunsalus
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674023154
Category: Education
Page: 244
View: 8585
In this book, a widely respected advisor on academic administration and ethics offers tips, insights, and tools for handling complaints, negotiating disagreements, responding to accusations of misconduct, and dealing with difficult personalities. With humor and generosity, C. K. Gunsalus applies scenarios based on real-life cases to guide academic administrators through the dilemmas of management in not-entirely-manageable environments.

    • Education

A Survival Guide to the Misinformation Age

Scientific Habits of Mind
Author: David J. Helfand
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231541023
Category: Education
Page: 336
View: 7534
We live in the Information Age, with billions of bytes of data just two swipes away. Yet how much of this is mis- or even disinformation? A lot of it is, and your search engine can't tell the difference. As a result, an avalanche of misinformation threatens to overwhelm the discourse we so desperately need to address complex social problems such as climate change, the food and water crises, biodiversity collapse, and emerging threats to public health. This book provides an inoculation against the misinformation epidemic by cultivating scientific habits of mind. Anyone can do it—indeed, everyone must do it if our species is to survive on this crowded and finite planet. This survival guide supplies an essential set of apps for the prefrontal cortex while making science both accessible and entertaining. It will dissolve your fear of numbers, demystify graphs, and elucidate the key concepts of probability, all while celebrating the precise use of language and logic. David Helfand, one of our nation's leading astronomers and science educators, has taught scientific habits of mind to generations in the classroom, where he continues to wage a provocative battle against sloppy thinking and the encroachment of misinformation.

    • Business & Economics

The Robots are Coming

A Human's Survival Guide to Profiting in the Age of Automation
Author: John Pugliano
Publisher: Ulysses Press
ISBN: 1612437052
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
View: 4307
How you can survive (and even thrive) during the artificial intelligence-powered robot takeover of the workplace Robots are coming for your job. Regardless of your profession, degree or experience, there is no escaping the automated future. However, you can take steps today that will guarantee you not only survive, but thrive in this new economy. The Robots Are Coming provides the first actionable guide to plan for and actually profit from these disruptive innovations. It offers an easy-to-understand overview of automation trends and explains what you need to know today to secure your future success, including how to: • Understand potential job threats • Develop irreplaceable skills • Foster creative advantages •I dentify robot-proof careers • Spot investment opportunities Author John Pugliano, host of the popular Wealthsteading podcast, shows how to harness the uniquely human qualities that will give you the competitive edge over automation: creativity, ingenuity and entrepreneurship. If you want to defeat the robots, you need to have a battle plan.

    • Business & Economics

Feminist Fight Club

An Office Survival Manual for a Sexist Workplace
Author: Jessica Bennett
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062439790
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 336
View: 2386
Part manual, part manifesto, a humorous yet incisive guide to navigating subtle sexism at work—a pocketbook Lean In for the Buzzfeed generation that provides real-life career advice and humorous reinforcement for a new generation of professional women. It was a fight club—but without the fighting and without the men. Every month, the women would huddle in a friend’s apartment to share sexist job frustrations and trade tips for how best to tackle them. Once upon a time, you might have called them a consciousness-raising group. But the problems of today’s working world are more subtle, less pronounced, harder to identify—and, if Ellen Pao is any indication, harder to prove—than those of their foremothers. These women weren’t just there to vent. They needed battle tactics. And so the fight club was born. Hard-hitting and entertaining, Feminist Fight Club blends personal stories with research, statistics, infographics, and no-bullsh*t expert advice. Bennett offers a new vocabulary for the sexist workplace archetypes women encounter everyday—such as the Manterrupter who talks over female colleagues in meetings or the Himitator who appropriates their ideas—and provides practical hacks for navigating other gender landmines in today’s working world. With original illustrations, Feminist Mad Libs, a Negotiation Cheat Sheet, as well as fascinating historical research and a kit for “How to Start Your Own Club,” Feminist Fight Club tackles both the external (sexist) and internal (self-sabotaging) behaviors that plague today’s women—as well as the system that perpetuates them.

The Zero's Journey

A Modern-Day Survival Guide to Weathering Accidental Enlightenment
Author: Jon M. Ketcham
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780990551102
Category:
Page: 288
View: 9077
A road-map to journeying through the catastrophes of Life with your dreams intact!

Work at Home Mom Survival Guide

How to Start a Home Business While Raising a Healthy Happy Family
Author: Joquena Lomelino,MéLisa Lomelino
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780990349310
Category:
Page: 124
View: 4383
Do you have an idea or a passion you want to pursue? Do you want more flexibility in your work life? Do you crave financial security but are afraid of not having enough time for your family? If you answered yes to any of these then you're ready for the life changing tools and concepts in this book. Becoming a work at home mom may not be easy but it can be lifechanging. You don't have to go it alone. Come learn from the triumphs and mistakes of two sisters raised by a WAHM. Together they have over 30 years experience of what it takes to work at home while raising a family. Joquena Lomelino lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and three children. She runs the successful blog ModernHomemakers.com which is helping to teach moms tips and tricks from crafts, to food to how to work at home. She also pursues her passion as a young adult novelist and her current book "Breeding Ground" is now available on Amazon. MeLisa Lomelino lives in Los Angeles where she works as a freelance writer. She also co-owns a production company with her husband producing several shows including a reality show about her unique large all adoptive family, "Drive Us Crazy" For more on MeLisa you can check out her website melisaandryun.com

    • Business & Economics

S.K.I.R.T.S in the Boardroom

A Woman's Survival Guide to Success in Business and Life
Author: Marshawn Evans, JD
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118747240
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
View: 2387
If you're a working woman who wants to get ahead, S.K.I.R.T.S. in the Boardroom will equip you with the strategies you need to combine confidence and compassion, style and substance, and beauty and brains for professional success. It will help you navigate the male-dominated corporate world and keep you inspired when you're unmotivated and unsatisfied with your career. A must for any woman who wants to maximize her professional potential, this book offers sensible, straightforward, and long-overdue advice.

The Asshole Survival Guide


Author: Robert I. Sutton
Publisher: Portfolio
ISBN: 9780241299005
Category:
Page: 224
View: 779
Being around assholes, whether at work or elsewhere, can damage performance and affect wellbeing- having one asshole in a team has been shown to reduce performance by 30 to 40 percent, and research shows that rudeness spreads like a common cold. In The Asshole Survival Guide, Stanford professor Robert Sutton offers practical advice on identifying and tackling any kind of asshole - based on research into groups from uncivil civil servants to French bus drivers, and 8,000 emails that he has received on asshole behaviour. With expertise and humour, he provides a cogent and methodical game-plan to fight back. First, he sets out the asshole audit, to find out what kind of asshole needs dealing with, and asshole detection strategies. Then he reveals field-tested, sometimes surprising techniques, from asshole avoidance and asshole taxes, to mind-tricks and the art of love bombing. Finally, he explains the dangers of asshole blindness - when the problem might be yours truly.

    • Religion

Survival Guide for the Soul

How to Flourish Spiritually in a World that Pressures Us to Achieve
Author: Ken Shigematsu
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310535336
Category: Religion
Page: 224
View: 3847
What keeps us from flourishing in our spiritual lives is a neglect of the inner life of the soul. And more and more today, this neglect is driven by our ambition to accomplish something big outside ourselves. We live in a society that pressures us to achieve professionally, socially, and through the constant acquisition of material possessions. Drawing on a wide range of sources including scripture, church history, psychology, and neuroscience, as well as a rich variety of stories from his own life, Ken Shigematsu demonstrates how the gospel redeems our desires and reorders our lives. He offers fresh perspective on how certain spiritual practices help orient our lives so that our souls can flourish in the midst of a demanding, competitive society. And he concludes with a liberating and counter-cultural definition of true greatness. This book will appeal to anyone who longs to experience a deeper relationship with Christ in the midst of the daily pressures to succeed, as well as to those on the borderlands of faith seeking to transcend the human tendency to define ourselves by our production and success.

    • Authors, American

Walden


Author: Henry David Thoreau
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Authors, American
Page: 440
View: 7954

    • Travel

Away & Aware

A Field Guide to Mindful Travel
Author: Sara Clemence
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0349421617
Category: Travel
Page: 128
View: 7818
As our daily lives are dominated by devices and an always-connected mentality, more people are using their precious vacation time as an excuse to unplug and re-engage with their surroundings?and themselves. Away & Aware is a beautifully illustrated guide to more mindful travel, with tips and advice for planning off-the-grid trips, minimalist packing, unplugging on the road, connecting with local culture, travelling with children, and easing back into the real world after returning from a trip.

    • Business & Economics

Your Job Survival Guide

A Manual for Thriving in Change
Author: Gregory Shea PhD,Robert E. Gunther
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 9780132704205
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
View: 8007
Selected by IBM Competitive Edge Book Club Selection. "The beauty of this book on top of its life-saving timeliness is its capacity to give the reader concrete steps to live the good life and enjoy it. The book made me understand that work can be more fun than fun.” –Warren Bennis, Ph.D., University Professor, University of Southern California, coauthor, Judgment: How Great Leaders Make Winning Calls and Transparency: How Leaders Create a Culture of Candor Change. It’s your job. It just won’t stop. It’s relentless. It keeps coming at you like never-ending rapids in a permanent whitewater river. Change will burn you out if you don’t learn how to handle it. This book is not, however, about mere survival. It is about thriving amidst the challenges of your permanent whitewater world at work. •Protect your career, improve your resilience, and seize the opportunities in turbulent times •Take charge, learn to pace yourself, set your own course, and lead others in ad-hoc teams •Ride the rapids and rediscover play and adventure in today’s demanding work environment •Learn from research and the experiences of hundreds of professionals in industries from energy to telecommunications to financial services to health care There’s nothing abstract or cute about the way this book talks about change: This is practical, grounded knowledge for managing your life in a business world that’s churning with change. Gregory Shea, Ph.D. and Robert Gunther show how to keep your working life on course instead of being pushed beyond your limits...find fun and fulfillment...regroup and rebound from failure...protect yourself from events you can’t predict...take charge of your life, an your future!

    • Psychology

One Second Ahead

Enhance Your Performance at Work with Mindfulness
Author: Rasmus Hougaard,Jacqueline Carter,Gillian Coutts
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137551925
Category: Psychology
Page: 234
View: 8718
Researchers have found that the accelerated pace of modern office life is taking its toll on productivity, employee engagement, creativity and well-being. Faced with a relentless flood of information and distractions, our brains try to process everything at once increasing our stress, decreasing our effectiveness and negatively impacting our performance. Ironically, we have become too overworked, unfocused, and busy to stop and ask ourselves the most important question: What can we do to break the cycle of being constantly under pressure, always-on, overloaded with information and in environments filled with distractions? Do we need to accept this as the new workplace reality and continue to survive rather than thrive in modern day work environments? Thankfully, the answer is no. In their new book, ONE SECOND AHEAD: Enhance Your Performance at Work with Mindfulness (Palgrave Macmillan; November 2015), Rasmus Hougaard, Jacqueline Carter, and Gillian Coutts demonstrate that it is possible to train the brain to respond differently to today's constant pressures and distraction. All it takes is one second. They propose that we need to learn to work differently so we are more focused, calm and have less clutter in our mind so we can better manage our time and attention. What if we could hit the 'pause' button on our day, step back, and meet challenges with a sense of clarity and purpose? And what if there was a way not just of 'getting things done,' but ensuring that what does get done are the right things to do? Based on a program in corporate mindfulness designed by Hougaard and the partners of The Potential Project, One Second Ahead provides practical tools and techniques as well as real-world examples and lessons from organizations that have implemented mindfulness on a large scale. Thoroughly tested in a diverse range of industries, this program has resulted in measurable increases in productivity, effectiveness, and job satisfaction. With the new mindset proposed in One Second Ahead, readers will be able to put an end to ineffective multitasking, unproductive meetings, poor communication, and other unhealthy workplace behaviors by applying mindfulness to every day work life. All too often, we think that being mindful requires engaging in a special activity like meditation or yoga. Sure, these activities are beneficial and important to train the mind, but there are many simple things we can do to be mindful all day long. One Second Ahead is a handbook for more mindful work that offers: Practical, easy to apply, tools and techniques to enhance performance and effectiveness in day to day work activities such as meetings, emails, communication, planning, creativity and more Real-world stories of how mindfulness changed the workdays of leaders and front line employees Tips for cultivating mental strategies and routines that can reduce clutter, increase focus, and rewire your brain to enhance presence, patience, kindness and other valuable mind states Simple yet detailed step-by-step instructions for a more systematic approach to mindfulness training to enhance focus and awareness Guidelines for a 10-minute-per-day mindfulness program that can reshape your life both at work and at home; A reproducible planning worksheet and further resources in the Appendix. One Second Ahead can transform daily work life by helping individuals and teams realize more of their potential through greater focus and awareness. The tools and techniques in this book can transform individual and organizational performance one mind at a time.