Book Reviews

Networking for People Who Hate Networking by Devora Zack

Title: Networking for People who Hate Networking Author: Devora Zack Genre: Business & Economics Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Pub Release Date: 2010 Pages: 169 Review: If you’re an introvert or manage them, this book is for you. While the title leads you

Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson

Title: Who moved my cheese? Author: Spencer Johnson Genre: Business & Economics Publisher: Putnam Adult Release Date: 2000-11-01 Pages: 96 Review: The snarky among us will take issue with this book’s use of parable to demonstrate the impact of change.

The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John C. Maxwell

Title: The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth Author: John C. Maxwell Genre: Business & Economics Publisher: Center Street Release Date: 2012-10-02 Pages: 288 Review: This is a good overview of the steps you can take to ensure that you keep

How to Hit a Curveball by Scott R. Singer with Mark Levine

Title: How to Hit a Curveball Author: Scott R. Singer Genre: Business & Economics Publisher: Portfolio (Hardcover) Release Date: 2010 Pages: 221 Review: While the metaphor got old after awhile, it definitely works as a way to explain how one

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Title: Unbroken Author: Laura Hillenbrand Genre: Biography & Autobiography Publisher: Random House Incorporated Release Date: 2010 Pages: 473 Review: While not a traditional business book, this gripping true tale of survival during World War II illustrates in a very dramatic

Social Q’s, How to Survive the Quirks, Quandaries, and Quagmires of Today by Philip Galanes

Title: Social Q's Author: Philip Galanes Genre: Reference Publisher: Simon & Schuster Release Date: 2011-11-01 Pages: 272 Review: This book is witty, wise and worthwhile. The author, a lawyer and NY Times advice columnist, provides practical wisdom for navigating modern

The No Asshole Rule by Robert Sutton

Title: The No Asshole Rule Author: Robert I. Sutton Genre: Business & Economics Publisher: Business Plus Release Date: 2007-02-22 Pages: 224 Review: There are so many reasons to love this book, not the least of which is its title (I

The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss

Title: The 4-Hour Workweek, Expanded and Updated Author: Timothy Ferriss Genre: Self-Help Publisher: Harmony Release Date: 2009-12-15 Pages: 352 Review: Even if you have no intention of leaving the corporate world, this book provides interesting food-for-thought regarding the availability of

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

Title: The Art of Racing in the Rain Author: Garth Stein Genre: Fiction Publisher: Harper Perennial Release Date: 2009-06-09 Pages: 336 Review: You wouldn’t think a novel told from a dog’s point-of-view would have much applicability in the business world.

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Taking Control of Your Career® Bootcamp Content Overview

Our Bootcamp is designed to get you back to feeling like yourself fast. To avoid overwhelm, we cover critical topics sequentially so you can make small changes quickly and experience immediate results.

1. New Beginnings

We start by creating a clear picture of your desired outcome and showing how feeling stuck can benefit you. You’ll also learn how to increase your physical and mental energy and a quick (less than 5 minutes!), easy way to improve your mood.

2. Setting Yourself Up For Success

It’s easier to succeed when your environment completely supports you. You’ll learn how to easily analyze yours and bring it into alignment. We’ll also cover techniques for viewing your work situation in a neutral, productive way–allowing you to move within it effortlessly.

3. Values & Standards

Values impact your behaviors, decisions, relationships and direction in life. Yet your values are often not aligned with your workplace. Standards are what we honor because we believe they will lead us to our goals. Logically you’d think high standards would result in a superior result but just the opposite often occurs. In this session we’ll cover how to maintain your standards when they’re not shared and how to stay true to yourself without making it an issue for others.

4. How Your Best Intentions Work Against You

If you’re like most achievers, you welcome and thrive on responsibility. Sometimes, however, your life can feel like one long “to do” list leaving little time to figure out what is working – or not – in your life. We’ll cover how to retrain your teammates, how to redefine your role and the concept of “responsibility without authority” – having one without the other makes success impossible.

5. Core Beliefs

Understanding how personal beliefs drive behavior is critical to freeing you from feeling trapped. This is a deeply personal and important aspect necessary to move into action. You’ll learn how to uncover the core belief that is out of alignment and the 5 step process you can use to replace it.

6. Who is in Control of Your Life?

Control is like catnip to high achievers – we all want it. But surprisingly few exercise control in the one area where they actually have it. This cycle of relentlessly trying to get control over an uncontrollable situation is exhausting and self–defeating. Resetting expectations so you can focus on fulfilling activities will provide the energy you need to regain your perspective and take action.

7. Setting Boundaries

If you’re surrounded by those who constantly violate your boundaries it will create conflict, drama and drain your energy. When you set and maintain appropriate boundaries you will experience an almost immediate reduction of stress. We will review the 5–step boundary setting process; discuss how to hold the line without alienating others or compromising your standards, and the implications of not being able to say “no”.

8. The Path Forward

Your work each session will have helped you uncover your personal traps and provided strategies for overcoming them. We’ll do a quick review and focus on how to use your strategic plan so you’ll never get in this situation again. We’ll also review how to appropriately take responsibility, how to manage workplace expectations and perceptions and the best habits for self–management when “overwhelm” strikes again – as it inevitably will.