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One Minute Mentoring: How to Find and Work With a Mentor--And Why You'll Benefit from Being One
by Ken Blanchard and Claire Diaz-Ortiz
published by William Morrow

While most people agree that having a mentor is a good thing, they don’t know how to find one or use one. And despite widespread approval for the idea of being a mentor, most people don’t think they have the time or skills to do so.

Trap Tales: Outsmarting the 7 Common Traps in Life & Work
by David M.R. Covey and Stephan Mardyks
published by Wiley

Trap Tales is your guide to avoiding seven obstacles that ensnare people every day. We all fall into traps, and we often don't even realize it until we're firmly entrenched, struggling for air—and the harder we try to climb out, the deeper we sink. But what if there were another way? What if we could spot traps from a distance, and avoid them entirely? In this book, authors David M. R. Covey and Stephan M. Mardyks train you in the art of Trapology.

Lifestorming: Creating Meaning and Achievement in Your Career and Life
by Alan Weiss and Marshall Goldsmith
published by Wiley

Lifestorming is the indispensably practical handbook for becoming the person you want to be. Redesign your life, friends, behaviors, and beliefs to move closer to your goals every single day, guided by expert insight and deep introspection. Written by a veteran author team behind almost 100 books on human behavior, this guide helps you learn why you do things the way you do them, and how to do them better.

Fearless and Free: How Smart Women Pivot—and Relaunch Their Careers
by Wendy Sachs
published by Amacom

We are in the midst of a wild job market. Women hear words like hustle and grit and are told we need to think strategically, cultivate our own brands, and sell ourselves. But how do we do that? How do we pivot or radically relaunch our careers? How do we become unapologetically bold and badass—the boss of our own future?

Life Word: Discover Your One Word to Leave a Legacy
by Jon Gordon
published by Wiley

In One Word that will Change your Life authors Jon Gordon, Dan Britton, and Jimmy Page helped readers discover their yearly word to live with more intention, focus and purpose. Now with Life Word they help readers discover a word that will significantly impact their life and legacy.

50 Plus!: Critical Career Decisions for the Rest of Your Life
by Robert L. Dilenschneider
published by Citadel

Whether you intend to find a new career direction, grow within the field you know, start your own business, or are finally ready to realize a long-held dream, this inspiring and fact-filled guide provides a game plan for success.

The Bigs: The Secrets Nobody Tells Students and Young Professionals About How to Choose a Career, Find a Great Job, Do a Great Job, Be a Leader, Start a Business, Manage Your Money, Stay Out of Trouble, and Live A Happy Life
by Ben Carpenter
published by Wiley

In addition to being a captivating story, with lessons learned from one’s man life and career, The Bigs gives you all the real world secrets and tools you need to survive, thrive, and have fun in the big leagues of life.

The Critical First Years of Your Professional Life
by Robert L. Dilenschneider
published by Kensington Publishing Corporation

The first years of your professional life are critical to long-term success in any field. The skills you acquire, the contacts you make, and the lessons you learn will help you remain involved, adaptable, and always ahead of the curve. Now a seasoned veteran of the workplace shares his insights, tips, and experiences in a thoroughly updated edition of a career-planning classic.

Earn What You're Really Worth: How to Maximize Your Income at Any Time in Any Market
by Brian Tracy
published by Vanguard Press

Earn What You're Really Worth is for every person who works in any competitive industry, including staff members or executives who want to earn more money; people in job transition; students entering the workplace; and every unemployed person who wants to get back into the workforce.

Knock 'em Dead: The Ultimate Job Search Guide 2012
by Martin Yate
published by Adams Media

For 25 years plus, Martin Yate has shown the way for millions of job seekers. Now you can turn to him for a proven method to put your career on track. This guide includes: a revised section on how to ace the job interview, writing a killer resume guidance, New advice on long-term career management. Jobs are coming back; the market is rebounding. You need this book because it's time to take control of your career and your life.

The Compound Effect: Jumpstart Your Income, Your Life, Your Success
by Darren Hardy
published by Vanguard Press

Do you want success? More success than you have now? And even more success than you ever imagined possible? That is what this book is about. Achieving it. As publisher of SUCCESS magazine, author Darren Hardy has heard it all, seen it all, and tried most of it. This book reveals the core principles that drive success.

The Big Enough Company: Creating a Business That Works for You
by Adelaide Lancaster and Amy Abrams
published by Portfolio Hardcover

Drawing on the true stories of nearly 100 entrepreneurs and their own experiences, Abrams and Lancaster guide readers through the best principles that really matter when you work for yourself -- Figure out what's in it for you; Find a role that suits your strengths and Embrace experimentation.

Knock 'em Dead: Secrets and Strategies for Success In An Uncertain World
by Martin Yate
published by Adams Media

Straight talk about professional success from America's smartest headhunters and career management minds! Whether your concerns are resumes, job search, turning interviews into offers, job security, climbing the ladder of success, choosing or changing careers, pursuing your dreams, or owning your own business, this is an integrated blueprint for success.

Consider: Harnessing the Power of Reflective Thinking In Your Organization
by Daniel Forrester
published by Palgrave Macmillan

The stories and examples within Consider demonstrate that the best decisions, insights, ideas and outcomes result when we take sufficient time to think and reflect. While technology allows us to act and react more quickly than ever before, we are taking increasingly less time to consider our decisions before we make them.

Black Faces in White Places: 10 Game-Changing Strategies to Achieve Success and Find Greatness
by Randal Pinkett and Jeffrey Robinson with Philana Patterson
published by AMACOM

Black Faces in White Places is about "the game" -- that is, the competitive world in which we all live and work. The book offers 10 revolutionary strategies for playing, mastering, and changing the game for the current generation, while undertaking a wholesale redefinition of the rules for those who will follow.

Wander Woman: How High-Achieving Women Find Contentment and Direction
by Marcia Reynolds
published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.

After years of coaching high-achieving women, master coach and personal development expert Marcia Reynolds started noticing something troubling: many of the clients with whom she worked were plagued by anxiety over their own restless responses to the world. These women were jumping jobs regularly, defining and redefining their relationship with the marketplace, constantly questioning their roles as wives and mothers and sisters.

Wild West 2.0: How to Protect and Restore Your Online Reputation on the Untamed Social Frontier
by Michael Fertik and David Thompson
published by American Management Association

The Internet is like the Old West a frontier rich with opportunity and hope, but also a rough-and-tumble land of questionable characters, dubious legal jurisdictions, and hidden dangers. And just like the Old West, if you want to stake out your territory, you have to get there first and fend for yourself. On the web, that means defending your good name and reputation before the attacks start.

JESUS Career Counselor: How to Find (and Keep) Your Perfect Work
by Laurie Beth Jones
published by Howard Books

Written to help readers get, find, and keep the work they love, JESUS, Career Counselor weaves together practical self-help concepts, intriguing stories, relevant statistics, and Bible scriptures. Divided into four sections centered on the four natural giftings or personalities of people, this book explores twelve dreams that God has for each individual--including rise, risk, roar, renew, regenerate, rejoice, relate, and more.

The Risk Takers: 16 Women and Men Who Built Great Businesses Share Their Entrepreneurial Strategies for Success
by Renee Martin and Don Martin
published by Vanguard Press

The Risk Takers is about ordinary people, all with good ideas, who faced daunting challenges, but took a leap of faith and started their own business. The book tells the stories of the personal and professional journeys of sixteen fascinating men and women who built hugely successful, multimillion dollar companies.

Happiness at Work: Be Resilient, Motivated, and Successful No Matter What
by Srikumar Rao, Ph.D.
published by McGraw Hill

In these tough times, there are few people who are completely happy with the current conditions. From business executives to the everyday Joe or Jane, everyone seems to be going through a rough economic and personal crunch. But acclaimed business school Professor Srikumar Rao says that we can learn to create joy no matter what else may be going on around us.

Career GPS: Strategies for Women Navigating the New Corporate Landscape
by Ella L. J. Edmondson Bell, Ph.D. with Linda Villarosa
published by Amistad (Harper Collins)

The world of work has changed dramatically, and there's never been a better time for women to take advantage of this new corporate landscape. But in order to seize new opportunities, one must master the current rules of corporate success. Career GPS is an essential tool for professional women at every stage of their life and careers.

When Turtles Fly: Secrets of Successful People Who Know How to Stick Their Necks Out
by Nikki Stone
published by Morgan James Publishing

Did you know you have better odds at winning the lottery than an Olympic medal? To bring home one of those coveted medals -- or achieve any great personal goal in life -- you need a lot more than luck. You need a game plan.

Girl on Top: Your Guide to Turning Dating Rules into Career Success
by Nicole Williams
published by Center Street

Nicole Williams is the tell-it-like-it-is career expert who you wish could fight your work battles for you. But with her ingenious approach--taking the tactics used to land a man and applying them to your career--you'll be able to handle any work situation and come out on top.

21st Century Skills: Learning for Life in Our Times
by Bernie Trilling & Charles Fadel
published by Jossey-Bass (Wiley)

This essential resource introduces a framework for 21st century learning that maps out the skills needed to survive and thrive in a complex and connected world.

Why Loyalty Matters: The Groundbreaking Approach to Rediscovering Happiness, Meaning and Lasting Fulfillment in Your Life and Work
by Timothy Keiningham
published by BenBella Books

In Why Loyalty Matters, renowned loyalty experts Timothy Keiningham and Lerzan Aksoy draw from the most comprehensive study of loyalty ever conducted, the landmark Ipsos Loyalty Study, to show why loyalty is critical to our happiness as individuals and our success as a society.

I Hate People: Kick Loose from the Overbearing and Underhanded Jerks at Work and Get What You Want Out of Your Job
by Jonathan Littman and Marc Hershon
published by Little, Brown & Company

Face it, whether your company has 10 employees or 10,000, you must grapple with people you can't stand in the office. Luckily Jonathan Littman and Marc Hershon have written I HATE PEOPLE!, a smart, counter-intuitive, and irreverent turn on the classic workplace self-help book that will show you how to identify the Ten Least Wanted--the people you hate--while revealing the strategies to neutralize them.

Womenomics: Write Your Own Rules for Success
by Claire Shipman and Katty Kay
published by Harper Business

Women have power. In Womenomics, journalists Shipman and Kay deal in facts, not stereotypes, providing a fresh perspective on the largely hidden power that women have in today's marketplace. Why? Companies with more women managers are more profitable. Women do more of the buying. A talent shortage looms.

You Don't Have to Learn the Hard Way: Making It in the Real World: A Guide for Graduates
by J.R. Parrish
published by BenBella Books

Chock-full of practical advice for teen and college age readers on everything from how to nail that first big job interview, to circumventing the typical pitfalls of adjusting to the adult world, this valuable guidebook synthesizes a life's worth of wisdom into one engaging volume.

The Fearless Fish Out of Water: How to Succeed When You're the Only One Like You
by Robin Fisher Roffer
published by Wiley

Fearless Fish will show readers how to stay connected while maintaining a unique identity, how to fit in without blending in, how to transform exclusion and have an impact.

Luck by Design: Certain Success in an Uncertain World
by Richard E. Goldman
published by Morgan James Publishing

Luck. Some have It, some don't. At least it appears that way. Richie Goldman has often been told that he's lucky. And so it seems. Soon after he graduated from college, he invested, against all advice, in an unknown company with one store and a hand-lettered sign, but that investment--plus twenty-nine years hard work--enabled him to retire early and live what he calls a dream life.

S.K.I.R.T.S. in the Boardroom: A Woman's Survival Guide to Success in Business & Life
by Marshawn Evans
published by Wiley

S.K.I.R.T.S. in the Boardroom equips professional women with the strategies necessary to combine confidence and compassion, style and substance, and beauty and brains for professional success.

Acting Class: Take A Seat
by Milton Katselas
published by Phoenix

Previously only available to Katselas' students at the prestigious Beverly Hills Playhouse, Acting Class presents the concepts and methods that have helped lead a generation of actors to success on stage, in cinema, and on television. Now for the first time, this all-encompassing book is available to the general public, taking readers and sitting them in the legendary acting class of Milton Katselas, where he not only covers techniques and methods, but also includes valuable discussions on the attitude any artist needs to fulfill his or her dream.

The Age of Speed: Learning to Thrive in a More-Faster-Now World
by Vince Poscente
published by Bard Press

To succeed in today's ever-accelerating world, speed is the name of the game. Forget "slow and steady wins the race." The key to getting ahead is not fighting or hiding from speed, but embracing speed and using its power to your advantage. As Vince Poscente demonstrates in this rewarding and, yes, fast-paced book, speed has a unique ability to enrich your life. He empowers you to take control of your time, your tasks, your priorities, and your talents, and start making life everything you want it to be.

The No Complaining Rule: Positive Ways to Deal with Negativity at Work
by Jon Gordon
published by Wiley

In the spirit of his international bestseller The Energy Bus, Jon Gordon once again shares an inspiring and enlightening story that reveals a powerful way to tackle the biggest problem in business and life -- the negativity that costs organizations billions of dollars and impacts the morale, productivity, and health of individuals and teams.

The Milkshake Moment: Overcoming Stupid Systems, Pointless Policies and Muddled Management to Realize Real Growth
by Steven S. Little
published by Wiley

Building on the frustrating true story of his inability to order a simple milkshake, Little explains how well-intended systems meant to increase satisfaction can often produce the opposite effect for both customers and employees.

20 Something Manifesto: Quarter-Lifers Speak Out About Who They Are, What They Want, and How to Get It
by Christine Hassler
published by New World Library

If you're in your twenties, you're likely feeling the combination of the excitement of this defining decade and the pressure to figure out your entire life.

Test-Drive Your Dream Job: A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding and Creating the Work You Love
by Brian Kurth with Robin Simons
published by Business Plus

Yes, you can try your hand at the career of your dreams without risking your present job, your next mortgage payment, or your kids' future.

Recruit or Die: How Any Business Can Beat the Big Guys in the War for Young Talent
by Chris Resto, Ian Ybarra, and Ramit Sethi
published by Portfolio Hardcover

The recruiting game has changed. It now takes more than simply attending a campus career fair, hosting an information session, and posting job descriptions to draw the best young talent to work for your organization.

Work Like You're Showing Off!: The Joy, Jazz, and Kick of Being Better Tomorrow Than You Were Today
by Joe Calloway
published by Wiley

Showing off is a good thing. Showing off is a mindset. Showing off is about living life and doing work in a way that creates joy, jazz, and a kick in our lives and in the lives of those around us.

Back on the Career Track: A Guide for Stay-at-Home Moms Who Want to Return to Work
by Carol Fishman Cohen and Vivian Steir Rabin
published by Warner Business Books

If you're a stay-at-home mom considering going back to work, these are some of the questions that have likely come to mind. Returning to the workforce can be a daunting prospect. It requires reigniting old contacts, marketing yourself strategically, and building confidence.

Rules for Renegades: How to Make More Money, Rock Your Career, and Revel in Your Individuality
by Christine Comaford-Lynch
published by McGraw-Hill

Renegade entrepreneur -- and runaway success story -- Christine Comaford-Lynch has lived the kind of life most of us can only dream about. From model to monk to multimillionaire, she does what she wants -- and gets things done.

Now, in ten outrageous life lessons, she'll show you how to make your dreams come true. Your way. Your rules.

Encore: Finding Work That Matters in the Second Half of Life
by Marc Freedman
published by PublicAffairs

Beverly Ryder left a corporate career to work on revitalizing the Los Angeles public schools. Robert Chambers left his job as a used car salesman to create a better way for poor people in New Hampshire to buy fuel-efficient cars. Ed Speedling left thirty years as a hospital executive and academic to help solve the problem of homelessness in Philadelphia.

I Didn't See It Coming: The Only Book You'll Ever Need to Avoid Being Blindsided in Business
by Nancy C. Widmann, Elaine J. Eisenman, Ph.D., and Amy Dorn Kopelan
published by Wiley

I Didn't See It Coming provides critical counsel and keen observation on how all employees can develop strategic insights, effective tools, and sharp instincts for reading the room and controlling their own career destiny.

Ignited: Managers! Light Up Your Company and Career for More Power, More Purpose, and More Success
by Vince Thompson
published by FT Press

Ignited reveals the gathering forces that will offer you unprecedented opportunities to reshape your career and organization. It outlines clear, realistic steps for leveraging your networks and resources to transform your vision into reality, and accomplish powerful goals only you can achieve.

Excuse Me, Your Job Is Waiting: Attract the Work You Want
by Laura George
published by Hampton Roads Publishing Company

New York Times best-selling author Lynn Grabhorn's Excuse Me, Your Life Is Waiting showed half a million readers how to "magnetize" their emotions to draw their desires to them. Now, human resource manager Laura George applies Grabhorn's powerful Law of Attraction to the life experiences of both losing and getting a job.

My Reality Check Bounced!: The Twentysomething's Guide to Cashing In on Your Real-World Dreams
by Jason Ryan Dorsey
published by Broadway

In your twenties you expect to finally live your life on your own terms. But it can seem like the world won't cooperate. Roommates drive you crazy (but you can't afford to lose them), entry-level jobs frustrate you ("Four hundred double-sided copies before lunch," and even a dream job can take over your nights and weekends, leaving you feeling like you're running hard but going nowhere.

What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful!
by Marshall Goldsmith with Mark Reiter
published by Hyperion

Your hard work is paying off. You are doing well in your field. But there is something standing between you and the next level of achievement. That something may just be one of your own annoying habits. Perhaps one small flaw -- a behavior you barely even recognize -- is the only thing that's keeping you from where you want to be.

Words That Work: It's Not What You Say, It's What People Hear
by Dr. Frank Luntz
published by Hyperion

Why are some people so much better than others at talking their way into a job or out of trouble? What makes some advertising jingles cut through the clutter of our crowded memories? What's behind winning campaign slogans and career-ending political blunders?

Hire Me, Inc.: Package Yourself to Get Your Dream Job
by Roy J. Blitzer
published by Entrepreneur Press

Entrepreneurial thinking grew Starbucks from a mom and pop coffee shop to a global brand. Donald Trump used it to move from a run-of-the-mill real estate investor to a mega-millionaire. And, now, it can change the way you tackle job hunting forever.

The Go Point: When It's Time to Decide -- Knowing What to Do and When to Do It
by Michael Useem
published by Crown Business

Michael Useem -- through dramatic storytelling -- shows how to master the art and science of being decisive. He places you smack in the middle of people facing their go point, where actions -- or lack of them -- determined the fates of individuals, companies, and countries.

Success Built to Last: Creating a Life that Matters
by Jerry Porras, Stewart Emery and Mark Thompson
published by Wharton School Publishing

Authored by three thought leaders in organizational development and self-improvement -- including Built to Last coauthor Jerry Porras -- it challenges conventional wisdom at every step.

How to Get Anyone to Do Anything
by R. Philip Hanes
published by Ten Speed Press

Divided into four parts -- Networking, Risk-Taking, Fund-Raising, and Problem-Solving -- How to Get Anyone to Do Anything will inspire readers to see challenging opportunities instead of insurmountable odds.

The Millionaire Maker: Act, Think, and Make Money the Way the Wealthy Do
by Loral Langemeier
published by McGarw-Hill

Even financial woes and a limited income can't stop you from creating real, sustainable wealth and the freedom it buys. The Millionaire Maker reveals Loral's proven wealth-building system that thousands of ordinary people have already used to begin a life of unlimited financial freedom.

Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream
by Barbara Ehrenreich
published by Metropolitan Books

Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed explored the lives of low-wage workers. Now, in Bait and Switch, she enters another hidden realm of the economy: the shadowy world of the white-collared unemployed.

Now What? 90 Days to a New Life Direction
by Laura Berman Fortgang
published by Tarcher

In Now What? pioneering life coach Laura Berman Fortgang shares the process that she has used so successfully to help hundreds of clients make major changes in their lives. Whether it's moving on from a dead end job, discovering an entirely new creative outlet, or answering the age old question "What am I meant to do with my life?" this book provides a clear and infinitely practical 90-day program that can help you make major changes in your life.

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