Free Agent

Author: Katy Tynan
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 148225882X
Size: 60.86 MB
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There is a seismic shift underway in the employer/employee relationship that is redefining the nature of jobs and careers. Sole proprietors and independent contractors now represent more than 20 percent of the workforce, and that number is expected to reach nearly 50 percent within the next 10 years. Despite the proliferation of people engaging in freelance and contract work, however, the path to success is not always easy. Free Agent: The Independent Professional's Roadmap to Self-Employment Success details a pragmatic action plan to help you succeed in this new skills marketplace. Supplying practical strategies to help you get ahead of the change and become an in-demand resource with a steady stream of income, the book describes how work is changing and what is driving the growth of freelancing. Next, it explains how to get your new independent venture off the ground, how to find your first client, and what you need to know to avoid common pitfalls. To transition successfully from employee to free agent, you must have a plan to avoid the pitfalls and a support team to give you the expertise on complicated topics such as business structure, contracts, and accounting. This book is your guide to successfully navigating the transition. Detailing the tools and practices that will enable you to succeed as a free agent, the book includes case studies and interviews with those who have already made the transition. The book concludes by describing how to optimize your new freelance work style to make the most of your time and energy, so you can focus on doing more of what you love.

Survive Your Promotion

Author: Katy Tynan
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780615344638
Size: 72.13 MB
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New managers have it tough - nearly half will wash out in the first year according to industry statistics. Will you be one of them? This 90 day plan has the secrets you need to beat the odds. Packed with real world examples and practical advice, Survive Your Promotion! gives you the tools you need to succeed. Learn how to manage your time, deal with conflict, align team goals with organizational objectives and much more! Great for managers at all levels, the resources in this book will move you directly from theory to success!

How Did I Not See This Coming

Author: Katy Tynan
Publisher: American Society for Training and Development
ISBN: 1562869221
Size: 44.42 MB
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Julie’s having a very bad day. She’s a new manager, and her top performer has resigned to escape her, and her own manager is looking on with a skeptical eye. . . . This is the story of her turnaround. Being a first-time manager is a tough job. If you were Julie, what would you do? Wouldn’t anyone, given the choice of taking on a leadership role (with a raise), or staying put, have done the same? But no one prepared her for developing co-workers, her former peers, while producing as before and leading the team. Now she’s in over her head. Author Katy Tynan understands. In her new book, How Did I Not See This Coming? A Manager’s Guide to Avoiding Total Disaster, Tynan unlocks the truths about management, showing that first-time managers are basically on a journey without a map. It’s not that employers aren’t investing in their new managers, she says, or that the people in leadership don’t care, but they are no longer close to the raw experience of being a new manager. What’s more, most management books are written by experts who lack the memory of first-time failure. In How Did Not See This Coming?, Tynan tells the fictional story of Julie, a onetime star producer, to illustrate how a new manager can successfully make the shift from a role without leadership responsibilities to one with them. Along the way, Tynan offers the five basic truths about management—starting with recognizing team values and strengths—truths that can be learned by anyone. You, too, can be the manager everyone’s talking about—in a good way—because you’re the one who figured it out.

Off Ramps And On Ramps

Author: Sylvia Ann Hewlett
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422159833
Size: 26.58 MB
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With talent shortages looming over the next decade, what can companies do to attract and retain the large number of professional women who are forced off the career highway? By documenting the successful efforts of a group of cutting-edge global companies to retain talented women and reintegrate them if they’ve already left, Off-Ramps and On-Ramps answers this critical question. Working closely with companies such as Ernst & Young, Goldman Sachs, Time Warner, General Electric and others, author Sylvia Ann Hewlett identifies what works and why. Based on firsthand experience with these companies, along with extensive data that provides the most comprehensive and nuanced portrait of women's career paths, this book documents the actions forward-thinking companies must take to reverse the female brain drain and ensure their access to talent over the long term.

Who S With Us From Wondering To Knowing If You Should Start A Business In 21 Days

Author: Angela Lussier
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781329327979
Size: 50.78 MB
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More than 600,000 businesses are started every year in the US. Yet, for every person who actually starts a business, there are millions more who are saying, "This is my year to start a business!" ...and then don't. Many business books tell you how to start a business, but they don't focus on answering the most important question of all: Should I start a business? The thought of business ownership is a promising one if you're dealing with a boss who makes you want to scream, a job that is less than exciting, or a career path that doesn't look promising. Not your typical business book, Who's With Us? is a manual walking you through 10 self-assessments to determine if entrepreneurship is something that matches who you are, the lifestyle you want to create, and the future you are envisioning. You'll also hear from 30 business owners who share what made them say, "It's time." Rather than ponder this question for a lifetime, spend 21 days reading this book.

Lead The Work

Author: John W. Boudreau
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119040043
Size: 40.66 MB
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A detailed look at the evolution of employment and its far–reaching implications Lead the Work takes an incisive look at the evolving nature of work, and how it′s affecting management and productivity at the organizational level. Where getting things done once meant assigning it to an employee, today′s leaders are increasingly at risk if they fail to recognize that talent can float into and out of an organization. Long–term employment has given way to medium– or short–term employment, marking the first step in severing the bond that once fixed an individual inside an organization. Getting work done by means other than an employee was once considered a fringe event, but now leading organizations are accepting and taking advantage of the notion that talent has shown itself to be mutable. This book explores this phenomenon in detail and provides a new roadmap to help managers navigate this new environment. The workplace has undergone many changes over the years, but the emerging trend away from traditional employment represents a massive shift that has profound implications for the business model of every organization, large or small. This book describes how management is changing, and how managers must adapt to survive. Examine the dispersed organization and the changing nature of employment Learn how work is becoming impermanent and individualized Find new strategies for managing and leading Get up to speed on the decision science for the new era Workplaces evolve like biological beings; only the strong survive, and it′s the competitive edge that ensures continued success. Lead the Work describes the new landscape, and shows you how to adapt and thrive.

The Anti Resume Revolution

Author: Angela Lussier
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0557139554
Size: 12.77 MB
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Watch the making of The Anti-Resume Revolution here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFmO3HpTOgcThe Anti-Resume Revolution is leading the shift in the way people apply for jobs, start businesses, view their futures, and create what they want in their life. Are you tuning out of your life in order to get through each day, or are you living an authentic life? Do you even know the difference? If you know you deserve to be happy and have a rewarding career, you are ready to become part of the revolution. Within the pages of this guide, you will learn:How to create a personal brand for yourselfThe most common mistakes made by job seekers (and how to avoid them) The #1 way to be remembered by anyone you meetIf you're looking for a meaningful change in your life, this book is for you.Are you ready to restart your life on purpose? If not today, when?

Getting Things Done

Author: David Allen
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698161866
Size: 64.54 MB
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"The Bible of business and personal productivity" —Lifehack "A completely revised and updated edition of the blockbuster bestseller from 'the personal productivity guru'"—Fast Company Since it was first published almost fifteen years ago, David Allen’s Getting Things Done has become one of the most influential business books of its era, and the ultimate book on personal organization. “GTD” is now shorthand for an entire way of approaching professional and personal tasks, and has spawned an entire culture of websites, organizational tools, seminars, and offshoots. Allen has rewritten the book from start to finish, tweaking his classic text with important perspectives on the new workplace, and adding material that will make the book fresh and relevant for years to come. This new edition of Getting Things Done will be welcomed not only by its hundreds of thousands of existing fans but also by a whole new generation eager to adopt its proven principles. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Simple Path To Wealth

Author: J. Collins
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781533667922
Size: 57.79 MB
Format: PDF
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The author shares his personal techniques, insights and experiences regarding saving money and investing, drawn from his blog posts as well as a series of letters to his teenage daughter, both dealing with money management.

Working Virtually

Author: Trina Hoefling
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1620362945
Size: 12.16 MB
Format: PDF
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Unleashing Personal Success and Organizational Performance in Today’s Virtual Workplace Remote working is the new reality, and transactional work – provided by freelancers, contract employees or consultants – has increased exponentially. It is forecast that as much as half the labor force will be working independently and virtually by 2020. Most organizations are still grappling with how to effectively manage their virtual staff and how to effectively support and motivate them – an increasingly urgent task as more Millennials join the workforce, bringing changed attitudes to work satisfaction. This book, the fruit of the author’s three decades of experience planning and implementing remote working environments, provides expert guidance for anyone planning a shift to remote working, managing teams of teleworkers, or themselves working in a virtual team. The author’s key message is that, in an environment where there is no face to face and informal contact, virtual working requires the creation of a matrix of distributed teams, and that their success depends on the right preparation, changing corporate culture and rewards, and implementing appropriate strategies at the management level to create team cohesion and motivate team members. Working Virtually is for the executive leading changes in an enterprise that is preparing for virtual work or seeking to improve current performance. It offers tools to assess readiness, advice on creating appropriate reward policies, and strategies to adapt performance management processes to be more team-driven and technology leveraged. Working Virtually is written to and for the virtual leader who wants to establish high performing virtual teams. It provides an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of managing a virtual team, offering a wealth of advice on creating the conditions for collaboration, motivating team members, and identifying and defusing problems. Working Virtually is for the professional who works remotely from home, on the road, or in an office with remote colleagues. It is for anyone who wants to succeed in this new work environment by developing skills and networks to create a sustained and satisfying career path. With this new edition providing a 360° view of the roles and objectives of all stakeholders in the virtual workspace, this book uniquely provides readers with a rounded picture of the policies, processes, work habits, and commitments needed to achieve the shared goal of high performance remote teams. Goodreads Book Giveaway Working Virtually by Trina Hoefling Giveaway ends March 31, 2017. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway /div