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Career Strategies

The Black Book of Executive Politics

An infighter’s guide to winning the political game. Written by ‘Z,’ a 25-year veteran of the corporate battlefield who has climbed the ranks to head a $100 million information services company, this priceless volume contains 43 street-smart hints, tips, shortcuts, ploys, strategies and approaches for surviving – and making it big – in the company political arena.

Business Writing That Gets Results (Executive Summary)

Polish your communication skills and take your writing – and your career – to the next level. This Executive Summary will show you how to produce written communication that says exactly what you want it to. Not only will you always get your message across, you’ll also get the results you want.

Mastering Business Negotiation

Enjoy a whole new level of persuasive power. This step-by-step guide is for everyone (even the nervous, pushy, impulsive or tongue-tied) who wants a better deal at home, at work … and in life! Packed with practical pointers, Mastering Business Negotiation will show you how to negotiate with forcefulness and grace by building skills in four critical areas: listening, clarity of purpose, confidence and emotional control.

Teamwork at Its Best

You may have some talented people working with you, but are they working FOR you – and toward your organization’s goals? It’s your job to turn your co-workers into a team, for your sake AND theirs. But how? Master the techniques outlined in Teamwork at Its Best and you’ll ignite your team’s inner passion to succeed. You will raise your profile within your organization … gain recognition as a true leader … and achieve that promotion you’ve been working for.

Managing Information

Control the Chaos: Become a Hero on the Job While Actually Working Fewer Hours!

Does your hectic work life have you feeling squeezed and trapped? We can help you take back control of your workday. In just minutes, you’ll be more organized and more productive…not to mention more content. And you won’t have to spend one extra minute in the office to make it happen. You’ll leave work every day – on time! – feeling a sense of accomplishment.

Taming the Paper Monster

Get vital business records organized once and for all! Poor records management can deplete profits and expose your company to compliance actions and legal liability. Taming the Paper Monster reveals why every organization needs a formal records-management program and shows you how to develop the right system for your firm.

Microsoft Outlook: Beyond E-mail to E-fficiency (Executive Summary)

Outlook is for much more than just e-mail. Microsoft Certified Trainer Melissa P. Esquibel has composed an Executive Summary of her popular webinar to show you how to become more efficient with Outlook. You’ll find solutions to all your problems and improve your workflow.

Microsoft Office Training Series (Executive Summaries)

Don’t spend time and money on training webinars that are inconvenient and unhelpful. Train your whole team on five Microsoft Office programs, whenever you want and for one price. Learn how to do more with Outlook, Excel, Access, Word and PowerPoint than you ever thought possible. You’ll see amazing improvement in your workflow.

Microsoft PowerPoint: Unleash Its Power and ‘Wow’ Features (Executive Summary)

Now you can create PowerPoint presentations just like the pros do. Impress your audience with your creativity – in half the time it used to take. You’ll have more impact … you’ll save time … and you’ll look like a pro. Never give another humdrum presentation!

Microsoft Excel: Time-Savers for Every Skill Level (Executive Summary)

Avoid the pitfalls of Excel and get the most out of this program. No matter what your skill level is, Excel can save you time and increase your productivity. This Executive Summary is a combination of not one, but TWO training events led by Microsoft Certified Trainer Melissa P. Esquibel.

77 Technology Tips to Boost Office Productivity

Office technology can help make your office more productive and efficient. But instead of learning (and buying) new software, now you can advance your skills on the programs you already use every day. This Special Report is written specifically for YOU – the busy professional who doesn’t have all day to attend a seminar or read a confusing manual. We’ll show you how to get more out of the Web, Outlook, Excel, and even your cell phone – and many of these helpful programs are FREE.

Effective Minute-Taking: Tips to Improve Your Meeting-Recording Skills (Executive Summary)

Administrative expert Joan Burge walks you step-by-step through the minute-taking process so you can make sure you never miss a beat – or a word. From pre-meeting preparation to putting on the finishing touches, you’ll gain the skills and confidence you need to be a minute-taking star.

Human Resources

Hire at Will/Fire at Will (2-book combo)

Once upon a time, bosses could hire or fire as they pleased. That was their job. Now a manager can’t fire even a hopelessly incompetent worker without worrying about being sued. That’s why we’ve mounted a campaign to show business owners and managers how to reassert their rights to hire and fire. With these two special reports, Fire at Will and Hire at Will, you’ll be able to tell lazy, ineffective workers to shape up or ship out – without winding up in court. Order this money-saving combo package for yourself and your management team today.

FLSA Compliance Guide

Recent changes in the Labor Department’s regulations have drastically altered the Fair Labor Standards Act, for example completely redefining which white-collar employees can earn overtime pay and which cannot. Don’t guess how this applies to you! The FLSA Compliance Guide gives you a plain-English comprehensive review of the new law plus a list of frequently asked questions and a supplement with recent court decisions on FLSA-related cases.

Bullet-Proof Your Employee Handbook

Is your employee handbook an open invitation to sue you? With Bullet-Proof Your Employee Handbook you’ll fix the 10 disastrous mistakes found in almost every employee handbook and protect your organization against today’s newest trends in litigation. You’ll avoid the “cookie-cutter” trap and the policy-procedure blur, and secure enough wiggle room so you don’t get pinned down in court. Stop wondering about how you might be vulnerable – order Bullet-Proof Your Employee Handbook today.

The Book of Company Policies

In today’s highly regulated, litigious society, a single misstep can trigger lawsuits that blow away your company’s morale, productivity and profitability. That’s why you need clear and consistent policies on your organization’s rules, standards and benefits. The Book of Company Policies offers expert guidance on what policies you need and how to write them … communicate them … and put them to work. You’ll steer clear of potential legal landmines – helping your supervisors and managers save time and avoid daily hassles.

The Employer’s Practical Legal Guide

Protect your company with the comprehensive and easy-to-understand instructions in The Employer’s Practical Legal Guide. Prepared by top employment attorneys – then translated into plain language for business people – this must-have manual has everything you need to know to stop trouble before it starts … and limit the damage from innocent mistakes. More than 80 checklists and self-audit questionnaires help you target your company’s weak spots and correct them quickly.

FMLA Compliance Guide

Compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is indeed costly and confusing. Take control with the quick and easy advice in this practical resource, updated with the 10 key changes you need to know in the FMLA’s revised regulations. You’ll learn what steps to take in hundreds of real-world situations and discover the 8 issues you must cover – in writing – with an employee requesting FMLA leave, whether you can legally fire someone who is on FMLA leave, and an amazingly simple strategy that prevents employees from taking 24 weeks of back-to-back leave. The FMLA Compliance Guide is guaranteed to give you concrete answers to your most perplexing FMLA questions.

HR Memos to Managers

Do your managers have the HR know-how they need? Too often, employees are given managerial jobs based on their performance in non-managerial positions – not on their supervisory skills. Help them figure out the HR aspect of their job by downloading, customizing and distributing HR Memos to Managers. Your “good faith” effort to train your managers on sexual harassment, retaliation, FMLA compliance and 80+ other tricky topics goes a long way with the courts. Protect your organization now and in the future with HR Memos to Managers.

Employee Leave: Your 8 Biggest Problems Solved

If you feel stuck between letting absences spiral out of control and worrying about triggering lawsuits by improperly denying leave, you’re not alone. With this Special Report, you can take control of the employee leave process, and discover how to treat your employees fairly while keeping disruptions to a minimum.

Exempt or Nonexempt? How to Make the Call and Avoid FLSA Overtime Suits

Confusion over whether to classify workers as exempt vs. nonexempt triggers high-stakes lawsuits forcing employers to pay back-wage penalties and liquidated damages, plus thousands in attorney’s fees. Learn how to avoid becoming the victim of an employee lawsuit and how to stay under the Labor Department’s audit radar screen. Heed the lessons other employers have learned the hard way, and use the self-audit in this concise Executive Summary to make sure you’re properly classifying exempt employees.

Co-Worker Relations

Business Protocol Handbook

Make sure you stand out for all the right reasons. With the Business Protocol Handbook, you’ll know what to do in every situation. Etiquette is about more than manners at the dinner table. Courtesy can get you noticed … and even help you advance your career.

Mastering Business Etiquette & Protocol

We’ve all made social blunders at work, but the fact is, your career depends on your growing past youthful awkwardness into the mature poise that others can rely on. With Mastering Business Etiquette & Protocol, you’ll know instantly what to do or say when meeting important customers … attending meetings … traveling with your boss … relaxing at a casual event with co-workers … conversing with top executives … and approaching every interaction with confidence.

Difficult People at Work

Discover how to identify and manage the 24 most challenging personality types! Working with underhanded, self-centered and troublesome people can be infuriating. Difficult People at Work gives you proven, practical strategies you can use immediately to restore the balance of power, improve your own working environment and put problem people in their place.

Mastering Office Politics

How often have you heard that the only way to win at office politics is with dirty tricks? The truth is that getting ahead is really about subtlety, finesse and the artful orchestration of your agenda. Learn how to play the game, increase your personal magnetism and remove the roadblocks between you and your most wished-for goals!

Managing Employees

The Truth About Leadership: Secrets of Great Leaders

The question isn’t whether great leaders are made or born – it’s what makes great leaders so great. With The Truth About Leadership, you’ll hone your strengths, reduce your weaknesses and go further in your career than you ever imagined.

The Manager’s Guide to Effective, Legal Performance Reviews

Make your performance appraisals work for you – not against you! How you conduct employee performance reviews can have a major impact not only on how your employees view their jobs, but on how they regard your organization and you. Many books offer general suggestions for improving performance, but few discuss specific ways to make reviews more effective. The Manager’s Guide to Effective, Legal Performance Reviews shows you how to conduct appraisals with clearly established expectations and no misinterpretation.


Year-Round Tax Planning: 43 Ways to Slash Your Taxes

There’s no such thing as “tax season.” If you want to keep all the money you’re entitled to, you need to know how to fight the tax battle year-round. Reduce your tax liability with 43 of the best strategies that are completely legal – and will save you thousands. Even one could save you a ton of money at year’s end, but we give you 43 to help you get your fair share – and more.