Duhigg, C. (2014). The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business. New York: Random House Publishing. ISBN-13: 978- 0812981605. The key to being more productive and achieving success is understanding how habits work. Scientific discoveries explain why habits exist and how to change.
Forni, P.M. (2002). Choosing Civility: The 25 Rules of Considerate Conduct. New York, NY: St Martin’s Press. Practical read on the art of civility and compassion via twenty-five rules to guide effective, essential human connections along with examples of how to put each rule into practice.
Fox, S. (2008). Business Etiquette for Dummies. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Publishing. ISBN-13: 978-0470147092. Learn how to develop good etiquette and navigate business environments. Tips to behave gracefully and dress the part, make conversation, use manners, handle dilemmas with communication skills.
Glickman, J. (2011). Great on the Job. New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press. ISBN-13: 978-0312641467. People skills guide for workplace communication: ask for help at work; get valuable and useful feedback. Master the elevator pitch so that every time you meet someone, they remember and are impressed.
Goldman, J. & Zagat, A. (2016). Getting to Like. Wayne, NJ: Career Press. ISBN-13: 978-1632650474. Personal branding and reputation can make-or break careers. Connect with employers; transform potential into success, establish your unique digital identity, build strong relationships and gain visibility.
Hamlin, S. (2016). How to Talk So People Listen: Connecting in Today’s Workplace. New York, NY: Harper Collins Publishers. ISBN-13: 978-0060734077. Whether making a presentation or communicating by E-mail, learn how to successfully capture people’s attention so that they listen, understand, and are persuaded by your message.
Heath, Chip & Heath, Dan (2007). Made to Stick. New York, NY: Random House. ISBN-13: 978-1400064281. The way ideas stick use the “human scale principle,” “Velcro Theory of Memory,” and create “curiosity gaps.” Made to Stick shows the principles of winning ideas and how to apply rules so your messages stick.
Heath, Chip & Heath, Dan (2010). Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard. New York, NY: Crown Business. ISBN-13: 978-0385528757. Why is it so hard to make lasting changes? Two systems rule minds – rational and emotional. Rational wants to change; the emotional loves the comfort of routine. Learn how to effect transformative change.
Justice, T. & Jamieson, D. (2006). The Facilitator’s Field book (2nd Edition). New York: AMACOM. ISBN-13: 978-0814473146. Step-by-step guide on establishing ground rules; meetings and agendas; brainstorming; making decisions; conflict resolution; using groups to drive change; hit sales targets; and much more.
Kaputa, C. (2012). You are a Brand. New York: Nicholas Brealey. ISBN-13: 978-1857885804. Celebrity entertainers, star athletes, and corporate icons didn’t accidentally wind up at the top-they branded their way there. Leverage the power of a personal brand, harness potential and take charge of your career.
Maxwell, J. (2010). Everyone Communicates, Few Connect. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson. ISBN-13: 978- 0785214250. To succeed, learn how to connect with people. While it may seem like some folks are just born with it, the fact is anyone can learn how to make every communication an opportunity for a powerful connection.
McGowan, B. & Bowman, A. (2014). Pitch Perfect. New York, NY: Harper Business. ISBN-13: 978-06247293. Results can be determined by actions and words. Saying the right thing the right way so people listen makes the difference between sealing or losing the deal, advancing your career or suffering a demotion.
Schawbel, D. (2010). Me 2.0, Revised and Updated Edition: 4 Steps to Building Your Future. New York: Kaplan Publishing. ISBN-13: 978-1607147121. Me 2.0 shows job seekers and established professionals alike how to leverage the power of online media for personal empowerment and career success.
Vega, L. (2010). The Image of Success. New York: AMACON. ISBN-13: 978-0814414545. Assumptions about intelligence, abilities, sophistication, performance, and pedigree are based on what we project. Guidance on Appearance, Behavior, and Communication, personal style, body language, etiquette, and communication designed to help avoid pitfalls and create a convincing image.
Westfall, C. (2012). The NEW Elevator Pitch. Dallas, TX: Marie Street Press. ISBN-13: 978-0985414801. Whether seeking a job or a first date, creating a compelling first interaction with someone can be difficult. The New Elevator Pitch helps you create breakthrough communications when it matters the most.
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