Books to develop your career for the future.
Beyond the obvious creative careers (painting, dancing, writing) there are many other sectors that require creative, enquiring minds. The 99 careers in the book show you a new world of possibility - from Smokejumpers to Fortune cookie writers, Truffle hunters to Food stylists, and Golf ball divers to Perfumers. This is a fun career guide with practical advice that goes way beyond the boring. (hide)
If I Could Tell You Just One Thing...is not only packed with great advice but is also an enormously entertaining, brilliantly written and stunningly designed book. Each of the encounters is complemented by a pen and ink portrait by the award-winning British artist, Samuel Kerr. The resulting book is a treasure trove for readers of all ages and interests and a perfect gift book for just about anyone. (hide)
Get the self confidence that you've always dreamed of Self confidence is a wonderful thing for those who have loads of it - but if it's in short supply, even the smallest tasks can sometimes seem daunting. But it's really easy to build your self confidence, and this practical, no-nonsense book will help you every step of the way. Increase your Self Confidence is packed full of practical and helpful advice so you can start to build lasting, unshakable confidence and get what you want out of life.
Whether it's making a career change, finding a romantic partner or meeting new people, you'll find all you need to develop the confidence and motivation to start transforming your life today. * Feel motivated, positive and confident * Learn to exploit your strengths and embrace opportunities * Find out how to overcome setbacks * Assert yourself and go after the life you want.(hide)
With real-life stories from clients that have achieved great success with Ali, this book will help you to: get honest with yourself about where you are and what you really want; stop telling yourself the stories that are keeping you stuck; and accelerate real change and stay on the crest of the wave. (hide)
Ask most women whether they have the right to equality at work and the answer will be a resounding yes, but ask the same women whether they'd feel confident asking for a raise, a promotion, or equal pay, and some reticence creeps in. The statistics, although an improvement on previous decades, are certainly not in women's favour - of 197 heads of state, only twenty-two are women. Women hold just 20 percent of seats in parliaments globally, and in the world of big business, a meagre eighteen of the Fortune 500 CEOs are women. (hide)
Godin shows that the key to being indispensable is overcoming the fears that hold most of us back. If you have you ever found a shortcut that others missed, seen a new way to resolve a conflict, or made a connection with someone others couldn't reach, then you have what it takes to become indispensable. It's time to stop complying with the system and draw your own map.
However, there are a few surprise inclusions from such people as Robert Frost and Elvis Presley. Each quotation, what it means, how to use it and the questions you should be asking, is outlined in two pages so you can immediately start to apply it in the real world. Packed with advice on how to deal with a wide range of management issues, this book will provide you with the insight and skills you require to succeed. (hide)
Of all Western industrialized countries, the United States ranks dead last for supportive work-family policies: No federal paid parental leave. The highest gender wage gap. No minimum standard for vacation and sick days.
The highest maternal and child poverty rates. Can American women look to European policies for solutions? Making Motherhood Work draws on interviews that sociologist Caitlyn Collins conducted over five years with 135 middle-class working mothers in Sweden, Germany, Italy, and the United States. She explores how women navigate work and family given the different policy supports available in each country. (hide)
Manage your Mind shows you how to keep mentally fit - how to tap into your mind's power - so you can enjoy your life to the fullest. Through the powerful, tested techniques they clearly outline, Gillian Butler and Tony Hope will teach you to: * Build self-confidence * Overcome anxiety and depression * Take control of your present and future * Establish and maintain fulfilling relationships with family, friends, and co-workers * Free yourself from fears and persistent worries * Break bad habits * Relieve stress * Develop your full potential * Manage your self and your time * Clarify your goals and values Manage Your Mind also includes specific, up-to-date information on how to make decisions, strengthen your memory, stop smoking, sleep better, recover from alcohol abuse, and more. Feeling good is not just a question of addressing a few problems but depends on the development of positive attitudes and skills that can help you to make the most of your opportunities. (hide)
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