Nonfiction

coverintroThe Introvert’s Guide to Job Hunting
Most career books take one of two approaches. They provide theoretical frameworks that are difficult to apply or they offer cookie-cutter answers to a series of stock interview questions that, in reality, rarely get asked.

The Introvert’s Guide to Job Hunting provides a flexible, easy-to-follow process for selecting or affirming your career goal, crafting a rock star resume that sets you apart from the competition, and enabling you to confidently navigate the interview and negotiation processes. It also offers the perspective of several top-notch career coaches, headhunters, and assessment experts who make their living with the help of the techniques presented.

The Introvert’s Guide to Job Hunting crosses experience levels, industries, and geographic boundaries. Whether you are an experienced professional seeking the next level, a career changer, or a recent graduate just getting started, it can help you achieve your goals.

While it specifically targets introverts, it also provides tips and techniques for job seekers who view themselves as more extroverted.

 

defendyourselfDefend Yourself: Developing a Personal Safety Strategy
Note: Fifty percent of the author’s profits resulting from the sale of Defend Yourself will be donated to RAINN. (www.rainn.org)

While most books in this category limit themselves to citing statistical data, describing case histories, or displaying various self-defense techniques, Defend Yourself! covers the entire issue in a clear, concise, workbook format. Instead of simply skimming chapters, the reader is encouraged to actively participate in the exercises within each lesson.

The book describes the most up-to-date prevention, empowerment, communication, and self-defense methods. In addition, the physical techniques are complemented by an in-depth analysis of potential attackers including a description of each offender type and the various modus operandi employed.

Each lesson concludes with a summary of the main points and a series of questions and exercises that will assist the reader in developing a Personal Safety Strategy. In addition, the Afterward contains a follow-up plan to help the reader keep her skills current. This is critical because a safety strategy is only useful if it is consistently used and continuously improved.

Stay safe and if you are in an abusive relationship, seek help. It’s out there. You’re stronger than you think!

 

StrategicPlanningUnleashedWebsiteCoverStrategic Planning Unleashed 
Despite its importance, few companies have cracked the code on strategic planning. Meetings occur, white boards are filled, and then somehow, magic happens – a binder appears, supposedly summarizing the decisions agreed to by the leadership team. Unfortunately, that is where the magic ends. The strategic plan is rarely used and left to languish on a credenza till next year.

Most strategic planning books focus on theoretical frameworks or rely on an approach endorsed by a single “ideal company”. Generic models and classroom-inspired case studies rarely hold up to the rigors of the real world. And though it’s true that some companies have obtained success in strategic planning, there is no guarantee that their approach will work for your organization – there is no sliver bullet!

Written by seasoned practitioners who have applied the tools in over 200 client companies, Strategic Planning Unleashed provides a practical, comprehensive playbook for each phase of the process; Environmental Assessment, Internal Capabilities Assessment, Strategy Development, and Strategy Deployment.

The methodology is scalable to different sized organizations and includes many strategic planning tools that are not in the public domain.

Regardless of your company’s size, complexity, offering portfolio, or geographic scope, Strategic Planning Unleashed will help your organization analyze its external environment, reach consensus on your sources of competitive advantage, identify a business strategy, and execute it seamlessly.