Now that the U.S. Postal Service has replaced its obsolete 470 test with the updated and more difficult 473 and 473C hiring exams, you need this book more than ever if you want to qualify for employment. It's packed with timed, skill-building drills to help you answer questions faster and more accurately.
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Written by an EMS Program Director and NREMT paramedic with first-hand experience and classroom instruction, our targeted review chapters in outline style cover all the official test categories found on the EMT exam: airway and breathing, cardiology, medical, obstetrics and pediatrics, and trauma. The author explains the structure of the exam and shows you how to answer questions quickly and correctly.Expert Test-taking Strategies
Our author explains the structure of the NREMT Certification Exam, so you know what to expect on test day. He also shares question-level strategies and shows you the best way to answer questions. By following our expert tips and advice, you can score higher on the exam. Must-know Key Terms
Knowing the right medical terminology can make a real difference in your test score. That’s why we give you a glossary of more than 400 EMT terms you need to know before you take your exam.Take REA’s Online Practice Exam
After studying, go online and test what you’ve learned. Our practice exam features timed testing, diagnostic feedback, detailed answers, and automatic scoring. The exam is balanced to include every topic and type of question found on the actual EMT exam, so you know you’re studying the smart way.No matter how or when you prepare for the EMT exam, REA’s EMT Crash Course will show you how to study efficiently and strategically, so you can get a great score.
Now, with Think Like a Freak, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner have written their most revolutionary book yet. With their trademark blend of captivating storytelling and unconventional analysis, they take us inside their thought process and teach us all to think a bit more productively, more creatively, more rationally—to think, that is, like a Freak.
Levitt and Dubner offer a blueprint for an entirely new way to solve problems, whether your interest lies in minor lifehacks or major global reforms. As always, no topic is off-limits. They range from business to philanthropy to sports to politics, all with the goal of retraining your brain. Along the way, you’ll learn the secrets of a Japanese hot-dog-eating champion, the reason an Australian doctor swallowed a batch of dangerous bacteria, and why Nigerian e-mail scammers make a point of saying they’re from Nigeria.
Some of the steps toward thinking like a Freak:First, put away your moral compass—because it’s hard to see a problem clearly if you’ve already decided what to do about it. Learn to say “I don’t know”—for until you can admit what you don’t yet know, it’s virtually impossible to learn what you need to. Think like a child—because you’ll come up with better ideas and ask better questions. Take a master class in incentives—because for better or worse, incentives rule our world. Learn to persuade people who don’t want to be persuaded—because being right is rarely enough to carry the day. Learn to appreciate the upside of quitting—because you can’t solve tomorrow’s problem if you aren’t willing to abandon today’s dud.
Levitt and Dubner plainly see the world like no one else. Now you can too. Never before have such iconoclastic thinkers been so revealing—and so much fun to read.
Robert Greene’s groundbreaking guides, The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, and Mastery espouse profound, timeless lessons from the events of history to help readers vanquish an enemy, ensnare an unsuspecting victim, or become the greatest in your field. In The 33 Strategies of War, Greene has crafted an important addition to this ruthless and unique series.
Spanning world civilizations, synthesizing dozens of political, philosophical, and religious texts and thousands of years of violent conflict, The 33 Strategies of War is a comprehensive guide to the subtle social game of everyday life informed by the most ingenious and effective military principles in war. Structured in Greene’s trademark style, The 33 Strategies of War is the I-Ching of conflict, the contemporary companion to Sun Tzu’s The Art of War.
Abundantly illustrated with examples from history, including the folly and genius of everyone from Napoleon to Margaret Thatcher, Shaka the Zulu to Lord Nelson, Hannibal to Ulysses S. Grant, as well as movie moguls, Samurai swordsmen, and diplomats, each of the thirty-three chapters outlines a strategy that will help you win life’s wars. Learn the offensive strategies that require you to maintain the initiative and negotiate from a position of strength, or the defensive strategies designed to help you respond to dangerous situations and avoid unwinnable wars. The great warriors of battlefields and drawing rooms alike demonstrate prudence, agility, balance, and calm, and a keen understanding that the rational, resourceful, and intuitive always defeat the panicked, the uncreative, and the stupid. An indispensable book, The 33 Strategies of War provides all the psychological ammunition you need to overcome patterns of failure and forever gain the upper hand.
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REA's flashcard book for the EMT Paramedic exam helps you check your test-readiness and get a high score. Our flashcard book is the perfect refresher and offers a quick and convenient way to practice answering questions while pinpointing your strengths and weaknesses.
Written by an expert with nearly 30 years of experience in the fire and EMS arenas, our flashcards give you full scenarios to evaluate in a multiple-choice format, just like the actual test. The book contains 350 must-study questions that cover all the test categories on the EMT Paramedic exam: airway & breathing, cardiology, legal, medical, obstetrics & pediatrics, scene size-up, and trauma.
Unlike most flashcards that come loose in a box, our flashcards are bound in an organized, portable book that makes studying a breeze. Write your answer on the front of the card, then compare it to the answer on the back of the card. This concise question and answer format makes it easy to find the right answer, and we give details explaining why the answer is correct.
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We've put all of our proven expertise into McGraw-wHill's Nursing School Entrance Exams to make sure you're ready for this crucial test. Whether you're taking the NLN PAX-RN, TEAS, PSB-RN, or HESI, this book gives you essential skill-building techniques and strategies developed by a team of renowned test-prep tutors. You'll get eight practice tests in the book, plus skill-building drills, test-taking strategies, and all the facts about the current exams. With McGraw-Hill's Nursing School Entrance Exams, we'll guide you step by step through your preparation program--and give you the tools you need to succeed.
Inside you'll find:8 practice tests in the book Skill-building drills with hundreds of practice questions Strategies to help you master every question type Scientific illustrations to clarify important concepts Review of all subjects featured on the exams Career and educational guidance from a nursing professional
* The NLN PAX-RN is produced by the National League for Nursing. The TEAS is produced by the Assessment Technologies Institute LLC. The PSB Nursing School Aptitude Examination (RN) is produced by the Psychological Services Bureau. The Evolve Reach Admission Assessment Exam (HESI) is a registered trademark of Elsevier, Inc. These organizations were not involved in the production of, and do not endorse, this product.
McGraw-Hill delivers the complete guide for police officer exams all across America. Packed with all the latest test-prep and career information, McGraw-Hill's Police Officer Exams includes four full-length sample tests, providing a perfect cross-section of the kinds of police exams given nationwide. Criminal Justice experts Michael Palmiotto and Alison McKenney-Brown give you the latest inside information about police officer recruiting and testing, from the basic requirements and the screening process to all the assignments available to successful recruits. If you're looking to launch a rewarding police officer career, this all-in-one resource is the guide for you.
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The need to understand what top-performing reps are doing that their average performing colleagues are not drove Matthew Dixon, Brent Adamson, and their colleagues at Corporate Executive Board to investigate the skills, behaviors, knowledge, and attitudes that matter most for high performance. And what they discovered may be the biggest shock to conventional sales wisdom in decades.
Based on an exhaustive study of thousands of sales reps across multiple industries and geographies, The Challenger Sale argues that classic relationship building is a losing approach, especially when it comes to selling complex, large-scale business-to-business solutions. The authors' study found that every sales rep in the world falls into one of five distinct profiles, and while all of these types of reps can deliver average sales performance, only one-the Challenger- delivers consistently high performance.
Instead of bludgeoning customers with endless facts and features about their company and products, Challengers approach customers with unique insights about how they can save or make money. They tailor their sales message to the customer's specific needs and objectives. Rather than acquiescing to the customer's every demand or objection, they are assertive, pushing back when necessary and taking control of the sale.
The things that make Challengers unique are replicable and teachable to the average sales rep. Once you understand how to identify the Challengers in your organization, you can model their approach and embed it throughout your sales force. The authors explain how almost any average-performing rep, once equipped with the right tools, can successfully reframe customers' expectations and deliver a distinctive purchase experience that drives higher levels of customer loyalty and, ultimately, greater growth.
McGraw-Hill's 5 NLN PAX-RN Practice Tests helps you prepare for this important exam and achieve the high score you need to get into the nursing school you desire. Written by a test prep expert, this book provides you with the intensive practice that will improve your score. You'll be able to sharpen your skills, boost your confidence, reduce your stress--and do your very best on test day.
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We've put all of our proven expertise into McGraw-Hill's CSET: Multiple Subjects to make sure you're ready for this crucial exam for prospective teachers. This book gives you complete preparation for not only the Multiple Subjects sections but the CSET Writing Skills test as well. You'll also get in-depth review and practice, plus essential question-answering techniques and strategies developed by a renowned test-prep expert. We're ready to guide you step by step through your CSET preparation program--and give you the tools you need to succeed.
Inside you'll find:A diagnostic test to help youfocus your study Two full-length Multiple Subjects practice exams Two Writing Skills practice tests Practice constructed-response questions with sample answers A comprehensive review of CSET subjects Writing tips for constructedresponse questions and the Writing Skills exam Invaluable test-taking strategies for a competitive edge
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REA’s EMT Crash Course® is the only book of its kind for the last-minute studier or any prospective Emergency Medical Technician who wants a quick refresher before taking the NREMT Certification Exam.
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Written by an EMS Program Director and NREMT paramedic with 30 years of experience, EMT Crash Course® relies on the author’s careful analysis of the exam’s content and actual test questions. It covers only the information tested on the exam, so you can make the most of your valuable study time.
Our fully indexed targeted review covers all the official test categories including airway, ventilation, oxygenation, trauma, cardiology, medical, and EMS operations and is packed with practice questions and answers at the end of each chapter. Also included are tips and insights on résumé building, information on finding additional training opportunities, and more.
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Our experienced EMT author explains the structure of the NREMT Certification Exam, so you know what to expect on test day. He also shares detailed question-level strategies and shows you the best way to answer questions. By following our expert tips and advice, you can score higher on every section of the exam.
Must-know Key Terms
Knowing the right medical terminology can make a real difference in your test score. That’s why we cover more than 400 EMT terms you need to know before you take your exam.
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The book comes with a true-to-format online practice test with diagnostic feedback, topic-level scoring, and detailed answer explanations to help students gauge their test-readiness.
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When Frank Bettger was twenty-nine he was a failed insurance salesman. By the time he was forty he owned a country estate and could have retired. What are the selling secrets that turned Bettger’s life around from defeat to unparalleled success and fame as one of the highest paid salesmen in America?
The answer is inside How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling. Bettger reveals his personal experiences and explains the foolproof principles that he developed and perfected. He shares instructive anecdotes and step-by-step guidelines on how to develop the style, spirit, and presence of a winning salesperson. No matter what you sell, you will be more efficient and profitable—and more valuable to your company—when you apply Bettger’s keen insights on:
• The power of enthusiasm
• How to conquer fear
• The key word for turning a skeptical client into an enthusiastic buyer
• The quickest way to win confidence
• Seven golden rules for closing a sale
When Freakonomics was first published, the authors started a blog—and they’ve kept it up. The writing is more casual, more personal, even more outlandish than in their books. In When to Rob a Bank, they ask a host of typically off-center questions: Why don’t flight attendants get tipped? If you were a terrorist, how would you attack? And why does KFC always run out of fried chicken?
Over the past decade, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner have published more than 8,000 blog posts on Freakonomics.com. Many of them, they freely admit, were rubbish. But now they’ve gone through and picked the best of the best. You’ll discover what people lie about, and why; the best way to cut gun deaths; why it might be time for a sex tax; and, yes, when to rob a bank. (Short answer: never; the ROI is terrible.) You’ll also learn a great deal about Levitt and Dubner’s own quirks and passions, from gambling and golf to backgammon and the abolition of the penny.
McGraw-Hill Education: Firefighter Exams offers 7 full-length sample exams (two more exams than previous edition), plus valuable instruction and practice in all the most common question types--all designed to reflect today's new firefighter responsibilities as emergency first responders, as well as current fire department recruiting diversity standards.
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We want you to succeed on the financial accounting and reporting portion of the CPA Exam. That's why we've selected these 500 questions to help you study more effectively, use your preparation time wisely, and get your best score. These questions are similar to the ones you’ll find on the CPA Exam so you will know what to expect on test day. Each question includes a concise, easy-to-follow explanation in the answer key for your full understanding of the concepts. Whether you have been studying all year or are doing a last-minute review, McGraw-Hill Education: 500 Financial Accounting and Reporting Questions for the CPA Exam will help you achieve the high score you desire.
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500 Evolve Reach (HESI) A2 Questions provides complete coverage of each subject on the exam. This book gives you the problem-solving practice you need to take the test with confidence.500 questions organized by subject Follows the HESI A2 format Complete explanations to every question given in the answer key
The secret of success is not what they taught you in school. What matters most is not IQ, not a business school degree, not even technical know-how or years of expertise. The single most important factor in job performance and advancement is emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is actually a set of skills that anyone can acquire, and in this practical guide, Daniel Goleman identifies them, explains their importance, and shows how they can be fostered.
For leaders, emotional intelligence is almost 90 percent of what sets stars apart from the mediocre. As Goleman documents, it's the essential ingredient for reaching and staying at the top in any field, even in high-tech careers. And organizations that learn to operate in emotionally intelligent ways are the companies that will remain vital and dynamic in the competitive marketplace of today—and the future.
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From the bestselling author of Drive and A Whole New Mind comes a surprising--and surprisingly useful--new book that explores the power of selling in our lives.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, one in nine Americans works in sales. Every day more than fifteen million people earn their keep by persuading someone else to make a purchase.
But dig deeper and a startling truth emerges:
Yes, one in nine Americans works in sales. But so do the other eight.
Whether we’re employees pitching colleagues on a new idea, entrepreneurs enticing funders to invest, or parents and teachers cajoling children to study, we spend our days trying to move others. Like it or not, we’re all in sales now.
To Sell Is Human offers a fresh look at the art and science of selling. As he did in Drive and A Whole New Mind, Daniel H. Pink draws on a rich trove of social science for his counterintuitive insights. He reveals the new ABCs of moving others (it's no longer "Always Be Closing"), explains why extraverts don't make the best salespeople, and shows how giving people an "off-ramp" for their actions can matter more than actually changing their minds.
Along the way, Pink describes the six successors to the elevator pitch, the three rules for understanding another's perspective, the five frames that can make your message clearer and more persuasive, and much more. The result is a perceptive and practical book--one that will change how you see the world and transform what you do at work, at school, and at home.
The Like Switch is packed with all the tools you need for turning strangers into friends, whether you are on a sales call, a first date, or a job interview. As a Special Agent for the FBI’s National Security Division’s Behavioral Analysis Program, Dr. Jack Schafer developed dynamic and breakthrough strategies for profiling terrorists and detecting deception. Now, Dr. Schafer has evolved his proven-on-the-battlefield tactics for the day-to-day, but no less critical battle of getting people to like you.
In The Like Switch, he presents these techniques for how you can influence, attract, and win people over. Learn how to think and react like your favorite TV investigators from Criminal Minds or CSI as Dr. Schafer shows you how to improve your LQ (Likeability Quotient), “spot the lie” both in person and online, master nonverbal cues that influence how people perceive you, and turn up or turn down the intensity of a relationship.
Dr. Schafer cracks the code on making great first impressions, building lasting relationships, and understanding others’ behavior to learn what they really think about you. With tips and techniques that hold the key to taking control of your communications, interactions, and relationships, The Like Switch shows you how to read others and get people to like you for a moment or a lifetime.
We want you to succeed on the regulation portion of the CPA Exam. That's why we've selected these 500 questions to help you study more effectively, use your preparation time wisely, and get your best score. These questions are similar to the ones you'll find on the CPA Exam so you will know what to expect on test day. Each question includes a concise, easy-to-follow explanation in the answer key for your full understanding of the concepts. Whether you have been studying all year or are doing a last-minute review, McGraw-Hill Education: 500 Regulation Questions for the CPA Exam will help you achieve the high score you desire.
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The Prosperity Bible is a one-of-a-kind resource that collects the greatest moneymaking secrets of authors from every field-religion, finance, philosophy, and self-help-and makes them available in an attractive, keepsake edition. This is a book to treasure and return to again and again for guidance, ideas, know-how, and inspiration.
Here is the only single volume where you can read success advice from Napoleon Hill, P. T. Barnum, Benjamin Franklin, Charles Fillmore, Wallace D. Wattles, Florence Scovel Shinn, and Ernest Holmes-along with a bevy of million-copy-selling writers who have one key element in common: a commitment to understanding and promulgating the laws of winning.
These are the beloved teachers and writers who created the idea of a mental formula for success. Their principles, comprehensively collected in nineteen selected writings, have been proved in the experience of millions of men and women who have cherished their works from the late nineteenth century to the present day. Now they are enshrined in this all-in-one treasury-complete in a handsome display box with a ribbon bookmark.
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Chris Bailey turned down lucrative job offers to pursue a lifelong dream—to spend a year performing a deep dive experiment into the pursuit of productivity, a subject he had been enamored with since he was a teenager. After obtaining his business degree, he created a blog to chronicle a year-long series of productivity experiments he conducted on himself, where he also continued his research and interviews with some of the world’s foremost experts, from Charles Duhigg to David Allen. Among the experiments that he tackled: Bailey went several weeks with getting by on little to no sleep; he cut out caffeine and sugar; he lived in total isolation for 10 days; he used his smartphone for just an hour a day for three months; he gained ten pounds of muscle mass; he stretched his work week to 90 hours; a late riser, he got up at 5:30 every morning for three months—all the while monitoring the impact of his experiments on the quality and quantity of his work.
The Productivity Project—and the lessons Chris learned—are the result of that year-long journey. Among the counterintuitive insights Chris Bailey will teach you:
· slowing down to work more deliberately;
· shrinking or eliminating the unimportant;
· the rule of three;
· striving for imperfection;
· scheduling less time for important tasks;
· the 20 second rule to distract yourself from the inevitable distractions;
· and the concept of productive procrastination.
In an eye-opening and thoroughly engaging read, Bailey offers a treasure trove of insights and over 25 best practices that will help you accomplish more.
From the Hardcover edition.
Since its release in 2006, Financial Intelligence has become a favorite among managers who need a guided tour through the numbers—helping them to understand not only what the numbers really mean, but also why they matter.
This new, completely updated edition brings the numbers up to date and continues to teach the basics of finance to managers who need to use financial data to drive their business. It also addresses issues that have become even more important in recent years—including questions around the financial crisis and those around broader financial and accounting literacy.
Accessible, jargon-free, and filled with entertaining stories of real companies, Financial Intelligence gives nonfinancial managers the confidence to understand the nuance beyond the numbers—to help bring everyday work to a new level.
Now he focuses on teaching others his fast-track system. In this guide-book, he offers advice to help other reps secure an immediate cash-flow with Aflac, create wealth, and secure their financial future, and work hard, but play even harder.
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We want you to succeed on the business environment and concepts portion of the CPA Exam. That's why we’ve selected these 500 questions to help you study more effectively, use your preparation time wisely, and get your best score. These questions are similar to the ones you’ll find on the CPA Exam so you will know what to expect on test day. Each question includes a concise, easy-to-follow explanation in the answer key for your full understanding of the concepts. Whether you have been studying all year or are doing a last-minute review, McGraw-Hill Education: 500 Business Environment and Concepts Questions for the CPA Exam will help you achieve the high score you desire.
Sharpen your subject knowledge, strengthen your thinking skills, and build your test-taking confidence with:500 CPA Exam -- style questions Full explanations for each question in the answer key A format parallel to that of the CPA Exam
Fully updated for this fourth edition, the book provides exercises to help teach and build general and topic-specific vocabulary related to the IELTS test and also covers grammar, use of English, comprehension and spelling.
Suitable for both self-study and the classroom, it includes a range of activities to help students build and improve their English vocabulary and language skills.
- Tests and improves vocabulary using a variety of useful, interesting and enjoyable exercises
- Easy-to-use format with clear instructions
- Comprehensive answer key with additional information
- Includes IELTS-style Speaking and Writing tasks with sample answers to allow for productive practice of target language
Office politics are an unavoidable fact of life in every workplace. To accomplish your personal and business goals, you must learn to successfully play the political game in your organization. Whether you are a new player or a seasoned veteran, Secrets to Winning at Office Politics can help you increase your personal power without compromising your integrity or taking advantage of others. This smart, practical guide shows you how to stop wasting energy on things you can't change and start taking steps to get what you want.
Written by an organizational psychologist and corporate consultant, Marie G. McIntyre's Secrets to Winning at Office Politics uses real-life examples of political winners and losers to illustrate the behaviors that contribute to success or failure at work. You will be shown techniques for managing your boss more effectively, improving your influence skills, changing the way you are perceived, and dealing with difficult people. Using these proven strategies for political success, you will then be able to create a Political Game Plan that outlines the steps necessary to accomplish your own individual goals.
The information age is drowning us with an unprecedented deluge of data. At the same time, we’re expected to make more—and faster—decisions about our lives than ever before. No wonder, then, that the average American reports frequently losing car keys or reading glasses, missing appointments, and feeling worn out by the effort required just to keep up.
But somehow some people become quite accomplished at managing information flow. In The Organized Mind, Daniel J. Levitin, PhD, uses the latest brain science to demonstrate how those people excel—and how readers can use their methods to regain a sense of mastery over the way they organize their homes, workplaces, and time.
With lively, entertaining chapters on everything from the kitchen junk drawer to health care to executive office workflow, Levitin reveals how new research into the cognitive neuroscience of attention and memory can be applied to the challenges of our daily lives. This Is Your Brain on Music showed how to better play and appreciate music through an understanding of how the brain works. The Organized Mind shows how to navigate the churning flood of information in the twenty-first century with the same neuroscientific perspective.
We want you to succeed on the auditing and attestation portion of the CPA Exam. That's why we’ve selected these 500 questions to help you study more effectively, use your preparation time wisely, and get your best score. These questions are similar to the ones you'll find on the CPA Exam, so you will know what to expect on test day. Each question includes an easy-to-follow explanation in the answer key for your full understanding of the concepts. Whether you have been studying all year or are doing a last-minute review, McGraw-Hill Education: 500 Auditing and Attestation Questions for the CPA Exam will help you achieve the high score you desire.
Master the Corrections Officer Exam: Practice Test 6: Promotion Exam is a part of Master the Corrections Officer Exam, which provides the most comprehensive review available for those interested in working in the prison system, including 6 full-length practice tests with detailed answer explanations, an extensive review of the officer screening process, an overview of the typical officer training process, all-new information on job requirements, and expert advice on how to seek and apply for positions in the field.
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In just ten minutes, The Meeting, as it would forever beknown, would begin. Casey had every reason to believe thathis performance over the next two hours would determine the fate ofhis career, his financial future, and the company he had built fromscratch.
“How could my life have unraveled so quickly?” hewondered.
In his latest page-turning work of business fiction,best-selling author Patrick Lencioni provides readers with anotherpowerful and thought-provoking book, this one centered around acure for the most painful yet underestimated problem of modernbusiness: bad meetings. And what he suggests is both simpleand revolutionary.
Casey McDaniel, the founder and CEO of Yip Software, is in themidst of a problem he created, but one he doesn’t know how tosolve. And he doesn’t know where or who to turn to foradvice. His staff can’t help him; they’re asdumbfounded as he is by their tortuous meetings.
Then an unlikely advisor, Will Peterson, enters Casey’sworld. When he proposes an unconventional, even radical,approach to solving the meeting problem, Casey is just desperateenough to listen.
As in his other books, Lencioni provides a framework for hisgroundbreaking model, and makes it applicable to the realworld. Death by Meeting is nothing short of ablueprint for leaders who want to eliminate waste and frustrationamong their teams, and create environments of engagement andpassion.
-- Joe Girard
In his fifteen-year selling career, author Joe Girard sold 13,001 cars, a Guinness World Record. He didn't have a degree from an Ivy League school -- instead, he learned by being in the trenches every day that nothing replaces old-fashioned salesmanship. He insists that by building on basic principles of trust and hard work, anyone can do what he did.
This bestselling classic has helped millions of readers meet their goals -- and you will too. Joe will show you how to make the final sale every time, using the techniques he has perfected in his record career. You too can:
TURN ONE SALE INTO 250 MORE
CREATE A WINNING GAME PLAN FROM LOSING SALES
KNOW THE FIVE WAYS TO TURN A PROSPECT INTO A BUYER
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SELL AT A LOSS AND MAKE A FURTUNE
In An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth, Col. Hadfield takes readers deep into his years of training and space exploration to show how to make the impossible possible. Through eye-opening, entertaining stories filled with the adrenaline of launch, the mesmerizing wonder of spacewalks, and the measured, calm responses mandated by crises, he explains how conventional wisdom can get in the way of achievement-and happiness. His own extraordinary education in space has taught him some counterintuitive lessons: don't visualize success, do care what others think, and always sweat the small stuff.
You might never be able to build a robot, pilot a spacecraft, make a music video or perform basic surgery in zero gravity like Col. Hadfield. But his vivid and refreshing insights will teach you how to think like an astronaut, and will change, completely, the way you view life on Earth-especially your own.
Daniel DiPiazza, the young founder of the massively popular Rich20Something.com, was once a typical twentysomething, logging mind-numbing hours at low-paying jobs in hopes of moving up. Then it hit him: This doesn’t have to be my life. Now twenty-eight, DiPiazza has launched multiple successful businesses with zero startup capital—simply by identifying and monetizing his skills into a career and life he loves. And with this book, so can you.
Rich20Something is not some boring spiel on “paying your dues”; it’s about hustle. Instead of inching your way up the traditional career ladder, DiPiazza teaches you how to hack it, sharing hard-earned advice, anecdotes from other entrepreneurial badasses, and step-by-step techniques for turning your best skills into a business you’re passionate about that pays well to boot, including success secrets like:
- The three questions that will help fail proof your business idea
- How to ruthlessly prioritize, focus, and “ride the Motivation Wave” to get your gig going
- Promotion strategies that literally make you money while you sleep
- Owning the online game on every platform, from ten followers to 500,000
It’s time to toss out your parents’ career guides (sorry, mom and dad). Rich20Something is the only book you need to blaze your own path to an epic career and start getting the most out of your life now.
The book presents case examples to illustrate the selection and use of the KPIs and provides tools such as KPI selection templates and Key Performance Questions to help you apply the most appropriate KPIs effectively in your business.
McGraw-Hill's CBEST offers you complete preparation for the CBEST (California Basic Educational Skills Test), which is required for teacher licensure in the state of California and is also accepted by the state of Oregon in lieu of the Praxis. The test consists of three sections: Reading (50 multiple-choice questions), Mathematics (50 multiple-choice questions), and Writing (2 essay topics). This test guide includes skill-building drills in every topic area with more than 300 practice questions, for maximum test-prep values. The included diagnostic exam helps you focus your preparation efforts.
Features:Review of all topics tested--mathematics, reading, and writing Three full-length practice tests Practice with sample tests modeled on the real exam Test-taking tips and strategies Information about Traditional Route and Alternate Inside information on launching and pursuing a teaching career
Topics include: Introduction to the California Basic Educational Skills Test; The Exam; Test-Taking Strategies; Diagnostic CBEST; CBEST Reading; CBEST Mathematics–Estimation, Measurement, and Statistical Principles; CBEST Mathematics- Computation and Problem Solving; CBEST Mathematics–Numerical and Graphic Relationships; Writing
As director of the renowned Wharton Executive Negotiation Workshop, Professor G. Richard Shell has taught thousands of business leaders, administrators, and other professionals how to survive and thrive in the sometimes rough-and-tumble world of negotiation. His systematic, step-by-step approach comes to life in this book, which is available in over ten foreign editions and combines lively storytelling, proven tactics, and reliable insights gleaned from the latest negotiation research.
This updated edition includes:
A brand-new "Negotiation I.Q." test designed by Shell and used by executives at the Wharton workshop that reveals each reader's unique strengths and weaknesses as a negotiator
A concise manual on how to avoid the perils and pitfalls of online negotiations involving e-mail and instant messaging
A detailed look at how gender and cultural differences can derail negotiations, and advice for putting talks back on track
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Master the Corrections Officer Exam: Practice Test 1 is a part of Master the Corrections Officer Exam, which provides the most comprehensive review available for those interested in working in the prison system, including 6 full-length practice tests with detailed answer explanations, an extensive review of the officer screening process, an overview of the typical officer training process, all-new information on job requirements, and expert advice on how to seek and apply for positions in the field.
How do you uncover a prospect's needs? By asking questions. But not just any questions. You must ask the right questions at the right time. And this book provides a step-by-step, easy-to-follow program that does just that.
With this proven, hands-on guide, you will learn to:
--Penetrate more accounts
--Establish greater credibility
--Generate more return calls
--Prevent and handle objections
--Motivate different types of buyers
--Develop more internal champions
--Close more sales...faster
--And much, much more
An award-winning psychologist and director of the UCLA Center for Digital Behavior shows everyone how to make real, lasting change in their lives in this exciting work of popular psychology that goes beyond The Power of Habit with science and practical strategies that can alter their problem behaviors—forever.
Whether it’s absent-minded mistakes at work, a weakness for junk food, a smart phone addiction, or a lack of exercise, everyone has some bad habit or behavior that they’d like to change. But wanting to change and actually doing it—and sticking with it—are two very different things.
Dr. Sean Young, an authoritative new voice in the field of behavioral science, knows a great deal about our habits—how we make them and how we can break them. Stick with It is his fascinating look at the science of behavior, filled with crucial knowledge and practical advice to help everyone successfully alter their actions and improve their lives.
As Dr. Young explains, you don’t change behavior by changing the person, you do it by changing the process. Drawing on his own scientific research and that of other leading experts in the field, he explains why change can be difficult and identifies the crucial forces that combine to make transformation permanent, from the right way to create new habits to how to harness emotional meaning to motivate change. He also helps us understand how the mind often interferes with creating lasting change and how we can outsmart it, including using "neurohacks" to shortcut the brain’s counterproductive instincts. In addition he provides a powerful corrective to the decades old science of habits, offering a next generation discussion of how habits can change behavior with the right approach.
Packed with pragmatic exercises and stories of real people who have used them successfully, Stick with It shows that it is possible to control spending, stick to a diet, become more social, exercise regularly, stop compulsively checking e-mail, and overcome problem behaviors—forever.
Put these five essential skills to work and begin your transformation!
Have you ever walked away from a conversation full of doubts and insecurities? Do you feel as if you’ve lost a little ground after every staff meeting? Most of us are either too passive or too aggressive in our business life, and we end up never getting the support, recognition, or respect we desire.
The business leaders and trainers from Dale Carnegie Training have discovered that applying appropriate assertiveness to all your interactions is the most effective approach to creating a successful career. The 5 Essential People Skills will help you be the most positively commanding, prosperous, and inspired professional you can be. You will learn how to:
· Relate to the seven major personality types
· Live up to your fullest potential while achieving personal success
· Create a cutting-edge business environment that delivers innovation and results
· Use Carnegie’s powerhouse five-part template for articulate communications that grow business
· Resolve any conflict or misunderstanding by applying a handful of proven principles
Once you master these powerful skills, you will be well on your way to a new level of professional and personal achievement.
This edition, written by a well-known expert in the field and known for the breadth and depth of knowledge it provides, is in line with all the latest specifications for all major awarding bodies of beauty therapy, complementary therapy and specialist diploma courses from Levels 1-3. It also provides a clear introduction to anatomy and physiology for students of complementary health, as well as essential knowledge for the Diploma in Hair and Beauty Studies.
- Support understanding of complex structures and processes with illustrations, excellent reference material, lists of key words, clear learning objectives, chapter summaries and multiple-choice questions throughout
- Relate theoretical knowledge to the real world with contextual links throughout
- Use the accompanying student website which includes answers, interactive drag-and-drop labelling activities, multiple-choice questions and key-words activities.
Master the Corrections Officer Exam: Appendix A and B: Physical Fitness Course and Training is a part of Master the Corrections Officer Exam, which provides the most comprehensive review available for those interested in working in the prison system, including 6 full-length practice tests with detailed answer explanations, an extensive review of the officer screening process, an overview of the typical officer training process, all-new information on job requirements, and expert advice on how to seek and apply for positions in the field.
Getting organized is a skill that anyone can learn, and there's no better teacher than America's organizing queen, Julie Morgenstern, as hundreds of thousands of readers have learned. Drawing on her years of experience as a professional organizer, Morgenstern outlines a simple organizing plan that starts with understanding your individual goals, natural habits, and psychological needs, so that you can work with your priorities and personality rather than against them. The basic steps-Analyze, Strategize, Attack-can be applied to any space or situation.
In this thoroughly revised edition, Morgenstern has incorporated new information in response to feedback from her clients and audiences. These changes include
- new chapters on organizing photographs, handbags, briefcases, and travel bags
- an expanded program for organizing your kitchen
- a new guide to getting started
- a guide to taming time and technology
- a fully updated resource guide
So whether it's a refrigerator cluttered with leftover mystery meals, a generation's worth of family photographs, or the challenge of living or working with a disorganized person, Julie Morgenstern will show you how to handle it all.
Developing good etiquette and manners is an important investment in your future. They allow you to feel at ease in any situation--and give you the polish and confidence to become a leader. Etiquette expert Dorothea Johnson's essential dos and don'ts address both 21st-century and classic questions, including:
* acing job interviews
* giving confident handshakes
* making conversation
* proper business attire and meeting protocol
* e-mail etiquette, including what to post--or not--on social media
* how to deal with rude cell phone users
* conducting a meeting at a restaurant
* attending business or social events
* table manners
With style, wit, and delightful commentary throughout from her granddaughter, Liv Tyler, on everything from being a good guest to finding a balance with technology, Modern Manners is the must-have guide to ensure your success.
From the Hardcover edition.