NEW e-BOOK TITLES IN GIBS IC COLLECTION : OCT – DEC 2012

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“GIBS students access these titles through their student numbers and PIN, via the UPExplore book catalogue

Conversation Transformation: Recognize and Overcome the 6 Most Destructive Communication Patterns by Ben E. Benjamin, Amy Yeager and Anita Simon  McGraw-Hill © 2012 (256 pages) ISBN: 9780071769969  –  Failed conversations can take a heavy toll on our professional and personal lives. This helpful book offers practical guidelines for managing the six most common conversation killers so you can replace unconstructive habits with more effective responses.

Fostering Resilient and Change-Ready Employees by Stella Cowan  ASTD © 2012 (20 pages) ISBN: 9781562868369  –  This Infoline provides specific tactics, practices, models, and techniques to help you cultivate employees’ agility and capacity for adapting to change.

How to Spot a Liar: Why People Don’t Tell the Truth… And How You Can Catch Them , Revised Edition by Gregory Hartley and Maryann Karinch  Career Press © 2012 (288 pages) ISBN: 9781601632203  –  Delving deep into how and why people lie, this book demonstrates how to use the sophisticated psychological tools of interrogators to determine on a case-by-case basis whether or not someone is lying by what they are saying, or by what they’re not telling you.

I’m in a Job Search-Now What??? Using Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter as Part of Your Job Search Strategy, 2nd Edition by Kristen Jacoway  Happy About © 2012 (157 pages) ISBN: 9781600052262  –  Providing 100+ resources and tips to guide you through the job searching process so you stand apart from your competition, this step-by-step book explores some of the newest avenues in seeking employment, as well as some traditional approaches.

The Future of Business in Emerging Markets: Growth Strategies For Growth Markets by Nenad Pacek  Marshall Cavendish © 2012 (273 pages) ISBN: 9789814346313  –  By focusing on what companies must do today in order to be successful in emerging markets in the future, this book helps executives understand outlooks for various parts of the world, and examines three key economic megatrends that will shape the world during the next decade.

The McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Course: Lean Six Sigma by Sheila Shaffie and Shahbaz Shahbazi  McGraw-Hill © 2012 (256 pages) ISBN: 9780071743853  –  Featuring a detailed overview of Lean and Six Sigma methodologies and case studies, this book lets you energize your organization with the power of today’s biggest breakthrough in business process improvement.

US Plus THEM: Tapping the Positive Power of Difference by Todd L. Pittinsky  Harvard Business Press © 2012 (266 pages) ISBN: 9781422177778  –  Through a wide range of examples—from Maine and Michigan to Rwanda and Bhutan, and from small-town classrooms to corporate boardrooms, this groundbreaking book opens our eyes to misunderstood yet useful aspects of us-and-them relations.

Yes to the Mess: Surprising Leadership Lessons from Jazz by Frank J. Barrett  Harvard Business Press © 2012 (226 pages) ISBN: 9781422161104  –  Containing fascinating stories of the insights and innovations of jazz greats such as Miles Davis and Sonny Rollins, this engaging and insightful book shows today’s leaders how to be expert improvisers in the face of complexity and constant change.

Conversation Transformation: Recognize and Overcome the 6 Most Destructive Communication Patterns by Ben E. Benjamin, Amy Yeager and Anita Simon  McGraw-Hill © 2012 (256 pages) ISBN: 9780071769969  –  Failed conversations can take a heavy toll on our professional and personal lives. This helpful book offers practical guidelines for managing the six most common conversation killers so you can replace unconstructive habits with more effective responses.

Fostering Resilient and Change-Ready Employees by Stella Cowan  ASTD © 2012 (20 pages) ISBN: 9781562868369  –  This Infoline provides specific tactics, practices, models, and techniques to help you cultivate employees’ agility and capacity for adapting to change.

How to Spot a Liar: Why People Don’t Tell the Truth… And How You Can Catch Them, Revised Edition by Gregory Hartley and Maryann Karinch  Career Press © 2012 (288 pages) ISBN: 9781601632203  –  Delving deep into how and why people lie, this book demonstrates how to use the sophisticated psychological tools of interrogators to determine on a case-by-case basis whether or not someone is lying by what they are saying, or by what they’re not telling you.

I’m in a Job Search-Now What??? Using Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter as Part of Your Job Search Strategy, 2nd Edition by Kristen Jacoway  Happy About © 2012 (157 pages) ISBN: 9781600052262  –  Providing 100+ resources and tips to guide you through the job searching process so you stand apart from your competition, this step-by-step book explores some of the newest avenues in seeking employment, as well as some traditional approaches.

The Future of Business in Emerging Markets: Growth Strategies For Growth Markets by Nenad Pacek  Marshall Cavendish © 2012 (273 pages) ISBN: 9789814346313  –  By focusing on what companies must do today in order to be successful in emerging markets in the future, this book helps executives understand outlooks for various parts of the world, and examines three key economic megatrends that will shape the world during the next decade.

The McGraw-Hill 36-Hour Course: Lean Six Sigma by Sheila Shaffie and Shahbaz Shahbazi  McGraw-Hill © 2012 (256 pages) ISBN: 9780071743853  –  Featuring a detailed overview of Lean and Six Sigma methodologies and case studies, this book lets you energize your organization with the power of today’s biggest breakthrough in business process improvement.

US Plus THEM: Tapping the Positive Power of Difference by Todd L. Pittinsky  Harvard Business Press © 2012 (266 pages) ISBN: 9781422177778  –  Through a wide range of examples—from Maine and Michigan to Rwanda and Bhutan, and from small-town classrooms to corporate boardrooms, this groundbreaking book opens our eyes to misunderstood yet useful aspects of us-and-them relations.

Yes to the Mess: Surprising Leadership Lessons from Jazz by Frank J. Barrett  Harvard Business Press © 2012 (226 pages) ISBN: 9781422161104  –  Containing fascinating stories of the insights and innovations of jazz greats such as Miles Davis and Sonny Rollins, this engaging and insightful book shows today’s leaders how to be expert improvisers in the face of complexity and constant change.

Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle For Internet Freedom by Rebecca MacKinnon Basic Books © 2012 (322 pages) ISBN: 9780465024421  –  A clarion call to action, this important book shows that it is time to stop arguing over whether the Internet empowers people, and address the urgent question of how technology should be governed to support the rights and liberties of users around the world.
Paper Promises: Debt, Money, and the New World Order by Philip Coggan PublicAffairs © 2012 (306 pages) ISBN: 9781610391269  –  Explaining how our attitudes towards debt have changed throughout history, this book discusses the origins of our country’s current debt and how it will affect the global economy and the relationship between generations.

The Coaching for Leadership Case Study Workbook by Laurence S. Lyons Pfeiffer © 2012 (192 pages) ISBN: 9781118105122  –  Filled with illustrative case studies, examples, exercises, and activities, this practical workbook addresses matrix effects, personal dynamics and additional questions for coaching practice and questions for leaders.

The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care by Eric Topol Basic Books © 2012 (322 pages) ISBN: 9780465025503  –  What if your cell phone could detect cancer cells circulating in your blood or warn you of an imminent heart attack? This forward-thinking book argues that radical innovation and a true democratization of medical care are within reach, but only if we consumers demand it.

The Pin Drop Principle: Captivate, Influence, and Communicate Better Using the Time-Tested Methods of Professional Performers by David Lewis and G. Riley Mills Jossey-Bass © 2012 (272 pages) ISBN: 9781118289198  –  For anyone wishing to engage listeners, establish instant credibility, influence key decision makers, and create a positive lasting impression, this book is a step-by-step master class to delivering your message in such an engaging way that one could literally hear a pin drop when you speak.

The Rise of the Creative Class, Revisited by Richard Florida Basic Books © 2012 (514 pages) ISBN: 9780465029938  –  Exploring integral factors that shape “quality of place” in our rapidly changing cities and suburbs, this book delves into the roles played by technology, race, and poverty in perpetuating and exacerbating income inequality and the pervasive influence of class throughout every aspect of society.

Uncontrolled: The Surprising Payoff of Trial-and-Error for Business, Politics, and Society by Jim Manzi Basic Books © 2012 (320 pages) ISBN: 9780465023240  –  How do we know which social and economic policies work, which should be continued, and which should be changed? This powerful and masterfully-argued book shows how the methods of science can be applied to social and economic policy in order to ensure progress and prosperity.

What Works by Robert Cornish and Wil Seabrook John Wiley & Sons © 2012 (192 pages) ISBN: 9781118391693  –  Sharing the authors’ learned experiences from successful and not so successful endeavors, this book provides applicable and relevant advice for business owners to use as a remedy to their problems.

The 20% Doctrine: How Tinkering, Goofing Off, and Breaking the Rules at Work Drive Success in Business (A Summary) book authors: Ryan Tate Soundview Executive Summaries © 2012   –   In The 20% Doctrine, the author offers insight for CEOs and employees alike, revealing how innovation is being fueled by passionate workers and the companies that give them the time to explore what they care about most. Read this summary to gain an understanding of concepts in the book.

50 Digital  Team-Building Games: Fast, Fun Meeting Openers, Group Activities and Adventures using Social Media, Smart Phones, GPS, Tablets, and More by John Chen John Wiley & Sons © 2012 (200 pages) ISBN: 9781118180938  –  Offering fun, energizing meeting openers, team activities, and group adventures for business teams, this book will help teams and groups get comfortable with technology, get to know each other better, build trust, improve communication, and more.

Content Rules: How to Create Killer Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, E-Books, Webinars (and More) That Engage Customers and Ignite Your Business, Revised and Updated by Ann Handley and C.C. Chapman John Wiley & Sons © 2012 (293 pages) ISBN: 9781118232606  –  Presenting a one-stop source on the art and science of developing content that people care about, this book is filled with case studies of companies successfully spreading their ideas online—and using them to establish credibility and build a loyal customer base.

Employment Practices Liability: Guide to Risk Exposures and Coverage, 2nd Edition by Britton D. Weimer, Eric D. Satre, Andrew F. Whitman and T. Michael Speidel The National Underwriter Company © 2012 (322 pages) ISBN: 9781936362103  –  Explaining the important area of employment practices liability and the insurance coverages to protect against them, this book addresses the claims an employee can bring, risk management techniques to avoid or lessen the potentiality of a claim, and the insurance available to cover those claims.

Hungry Start-up Strategy: Creating New Ventures With Limited Resources And Unlimited Vision by Peter S. Cohan Berrett-Koehler Publishers © 2012 (262 pages) ISBN: 9781609945282  –  Providing a decision-making approach and lively case studies of what actual entrepreneurs have done to cook up a thriving business from scratch, this book focuses on six key start-up choices, and explains how and why start-ups must make very different choices than established companies.

Idea Stormers: How to Lead and Inspire Creative Breakthroughs by Bryan W. Mattimore Jossey-Bass © 2012 (256 pages) ISBN: 9781118134276  –  Drawing on the author’s work leading high-stakes ideation sessions at over 300 organizations, this indispensable guide will help you develop original, practical solutions to even the most intractable-seeming creative challenges.

Leading Culture Change in Global Organizations: Aligning Culture and Strategy by Daniel Denison, Robert Hooijberg, Nancy Lane and Colleen Lief Jossey-Bass © 2012 (240 pages) ISBN: 9780470908846  –  Filled with case studies from firms such as GT Automotive, GE Healthcare China, Vale, Dominos, Swiss Re Americas Division, and Polar Bank, this book combines research and survey results to illustrate a critical set of cultural dynamics that firms need to manage in order to remain competitive.

Pendulum: How Past Generations Shape Our Present and Predict Our Future by Roy H. Williams and Michael R. Drew Vanguard © 2012 (274 pages) ISBN: 9781593157067  –  Explaining where we have been as a society, how we got here, and where we are headed, this book chronicles the stuttering history of western society; that endless back-and-forth swing between one excess and another, always reminding of what we left behind.

Risk Reduction Methods for Occupational Safety and Health by Roger C. Jensen John Wiley & Sons © 2012 (392 pages) ISBN: 9780470881415  –  Integrating the fields of occupational safety, industrial hygiene, and ergonomics, this text enables readers to anticipate industry hazards and implement tested and proven strategies to avoid, whenever possible, or minimize the harm and damages.

Strategies to the Prediction, Mitigation and Management of Product Obsolescence by Bjoern Bartels, Ulrich Ermel, Michael Pecht and Peter Sandborn John Wiley & Sons © 2012 (288 pages) ISBN: 9781118140642  –  Including forecasting tactics for hardware and software that enable cost-effective proactive product life-cycle management, this book describes how to implement a comprehensive obsolescence management system within diverse companies.

Supremely Successful Selling: Discovering the Magic Ingredient by Jerold Panas John Wiley & Sons © 2012 (216 pages) ISBN: 9781118162330  –  Replete with stories of some of the greatest sales people in the country, this book teaches you how to listen more than talk, become an ethical ambassador for your product, and understand that everything in life is selling.
 

The CIO Paradox: Battling the Contradictions of IT Leadership by Martha Heller Bibliomotion © 2013 (265 pages) ISBN: 9781937134273  –  Through interviews with a wide array of successful CIOs, this timely book offers guidance to CIOs on how to attack, reverse, or neutralize the paradoxical elements of the CIO role and level the playing field for IT success.

The Right Measures: True Indicators of Your Organization’s Success and Values by Mark A. Nash and Sheila R. Poling Productivity Press © 2013 (224 pages) ISBN: 9781439878651  –  Illustrating how measures can impact employee behavior, bottom-line profitability, and customer satisfaction, this fast-paced business novel provides the understanding required to select the appropriate measures for your organization.

The Ultimate Guide to Sales Training: Potent Tactics to Accelerate Sales Performance by Dan Seidman Pfeiffer © 2012 (544 pages) ISBN: 9780470900000  –  Showing how to develop a selling system, prospect effectively, and qualify and disqualify prospects, this book also covers information on using power questioning techniques, handling objections, and includes solution selling guidelines and ideas for creating and delivering potent presentation practices.

Vital Voices: The Power of Women Leading  Change Around the World by Alyse Nelson Jossey-Bass © 2012 (304 pages) ISBN: 9781118184776  –  Sharing the stories of world-changing, trail-blazing women, this book draws upon the work of Vital Voices – an organization founded by Hillary Clinton in 1997 which equips women with management and business development skills to expand their enterprises and create jobs in their communities.

KEEP READING – ENJOY A SAFE & BLESSED FESTIVE SEASON . . . 

GIBSIC TEAM  2012

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