Category Workplace

Careeranista

Careeranista: The Woman's Guide to Success After College

Careeranista
By Chaz Pitts-Kyser
Seshet Press
Retail Price $16.00
Amazon Price: $15.95

Book Description: 

In Careeranista, Chaz Pitts-Kyser provides candid, empowering, and inspirational advice to put you on a clear path to success as a young professional. Whether you’re preparing to graduate or already striving to make a name for yourself, this comprehensive guide offers the insight you need to start creating the career and life you envision. Topics include: Mapping Out Your Future, Job Searching in a Tough Job Market, Acing the Interview, Building a Positive Professional Image, Handling Conflicts With Co-Workers, Overcoming Self-Doubt & Fear of Failure, Getting Your Finances in Check and Succeeding in Corporate America. Interwoven throughout Careeranista’s 32 chapters are the author’s own stories, humorously written and packed with life lessons. Adding to the book’s depth are personal essays by both seasoned professionals and rising stars. Dozens of tips from career experts and executives further give you the knowledge and confidence needed to thrive on your journey as a newly minted Careeranista.

Review

This book has been all that I hoped for and more. The author shares her own stories of successes and failures that the reader can relate to.  It is an informative, yet easy read and you might find it so helpful that you will want to read it again or use it as a reference at a later date.  The book was really enlightening and to-the-point. I would recommend for women looking get her career on track and to rise up from their failures.  I found it very inspirational!

~Reviewed by Kathy R.

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    Thanks for the Feedback

     

    Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well

    Thanks for the Feedback
    By Douglas and Heen Stone
    Penguin Audio
    Retail Price $27.95
    Amazon Price: $21.13

    Book Description: 

    Thanks for the Feedback By Douglas and Heen Stone Penguin Audio Retail Price $27.95 Amazon Price: $21.13 Book Description: The bestselling authors of the classic Difficult Conversations teach us how to turn evaluations, advice, criticisms, and coaching into productive listening and learning We swim in an ocean of feedback. Bosses, colleagues, customers—but also family, friends, and in-laws—they all have “suggestions” for our performance, parenting, or appearance. We know that feedback is essential for healthy relationships and professional development—but we dread it and often dismiss it. That’s because receiving feedback sits at the junction of two conflicting human desires. We do want to learn and grow. And we also want to be accepted just as we are right now. Thanks for the Feedback is the first book to address this tension head on. It explains why getting feedback is so crucial yet so challenging, and offers a powerful framework to help us take on life’s blizzard of off-hand comments, annual evaluations, and unsolicited advice with curiosity and grace. The business world spends billions of dollars and millions of hours each year teaching people how to give feedback more effectively. Stone and Heen argue that we’ve got it backwards and show us why the smart money is on educating receivers— in the workplace and in personal relationships as well. Coauthors of the international bestseller Difficult Conversations, Stone and Heen have spent the last ten years working with businesses, nonprofits, governments, and families to determine what helps us learn and what gets in our way. With humor and clarity, they blend the latest insights from neuroscience and psychology with practical, hard-headed advice. The book is destined to become a classic in the world of leadership, organizational behavior, and education.

    Review

    This is an interesting take on how to receive and use feedback from other people. While it is written for those in the workplace, it spills over to the personal life as well. This is a great book for anyone looking to learn more about receiving performance feedback in a more balance way. It explains how by doing so, you are creating a more productive environment. I listened to the audiobook while on my commute and found this a great way to receive this information. It was well done and a quality product. ~Reviewed by John C.

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      HBR Guide to Managing Stress at Work

      HBR Guide to Managing Stress at WorkHBR Guide to Managing Stress at Work
      By Harvard Business Review
      Harvard Business Review
      Retail Price $19.95
      Amazon Price: $15.19

      Book Description: 

      Feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and short-tempered at work—and at home? Then you may have too much stress in your life. Stress is a serious problem that impacts not only your mental and physical health, but also your loved ones and your organization. So what can you do to address it?

      The HBR Guide to Managing Stress at Work will help you find a sustainable solution. It will help you reach the goal of getting on an even keel—and staying there. You’ll learn how to:

      • Harness stress so it spurs, not hinders, productivity
      • Create realistic and manageable routines
      • Aim for progress, not perfection
      • Make the case for a flexible schedule
      • Ease the physical tension of spending too much time at your computer
      • Renew yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally

      Reviews

      I thought this book would be a bit dry, but I was pleasantly surprised. While it delves into how to get rid of stress and live a longer more productive life, it is written in an interesting manner. The book covers the possible health risks associated with stress and simple techniques to overcome or control workplace stress. It is well written and easy to follow. While written for those who are experiencing stress at work, the techniques can easily be applied to one’s personal life as well.

      ~Reviewed by David H.

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