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Maximum Achievement: Strategies and Skills That Will Unlock Your Hidden Powers to Succeed
Brian Tracy

Simon & Schuster, 1995

Brian Tracy is one of the world's leading authorities on success and personal achievement, addressing more than 100,000 men and women each year in public and private seminars. In Maximum Achievement, he gives you a powerful, proven system -- based on twenty-five years of research and practice -- that you can apply immediately to get better results in every area of your life. You learn ideas, concepts, and methods used by high-achieving ...
  
  











  



  
The Scrum Field Guide: Practical Advice for Your First Year (Agile Software Development Series)
Mitch Lacey

Addison-Wesley Professional, 2012

Thousands of IT professionals are being asked to make Scrum succeed in their organizations–including many who weren’t involved in the decision to adopt it. If you’re one of them, The Scrum Field Guide will give you skills and confidence to adopt Scrum more rapidly, more successfully, and with far less pain and fear. Long-time Scrum practitioner Mitch Lacey identifies major challenges associated with early-stage Scrum adoption, as ...
  
  











  



  
Essential Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process (Addison-Wesley Signature Series (Cohn))
Kenneth S. Rubin

Addison-Wesley Professional, 2012

A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process   The Single-Source, Comprehensive Guide to Scrum for All Team Members, Managers, and Executives   If you want to use Scrum to develop innovative products and services that delight your customers, Essential Scrum is the complete, single-source reference you’ve been searching for. Leading Scrum coach and trainer Kenny Rubin illuminates the values, principles, ...
  
  











  



  
Corps Strength: A Marine Master Gunnery Sergeant's Program for Elite Fitness
Paul J. Roarke

Ulysses Press, 2010

Renowned for its rigorous fitness training, the Marine Corps requires every member to be physically fit, regardless of age, grade, gender or duty assignment. Utilizing the experience gained from training and observing Marines for over 28 years, Master Gunny Roarke developed  Corps Strength. A comprehensive physical fitness system that brings the best aspects of many different training methods together to achieve "Working Fitness."  Long term ...
  
  











  



  
Learning to Sing: Hearing the Music in Your Life
Clay Aiken, Allison Glock

Fawcett, 2005

“My mother prophesied years ago that my voice would take me places. She was certain that there was a reason I was able to sing. I am still discovering what that reason is, what it is that God wants to happen.” –CLAY AIKEN, from Learning to Sing When he was a kid singing in his church choir, Clay Aiken never dreamed of becoming a pop music star. His ambition was to be a teacher, maybe even a high school principal. But Clay’s mother ...
  
  











  



  
New Sales. Simplified.: The Essential Handbook for Prospecting and New Business Development
Mike Weinberg

AMACOM, 2012

No matter how much repeat business you get from loyal customers, the lifeblood of your business is a constant flow of new accounts. Whether you're a sales rep, sales manager, or a professional services executive, if you are expected to bring in new business, you need a proven formula for prospecting, developing, and closing deals. "New Sales. Simplified." is the answer. You'll learn how to: identify a strategic, finite, workable list of genuine ...
  
  











  



  
Strong Curves: A Woman's Guide to Building a Better Butt and Body
Bret Contreras MS CSCS, Kellie Davis

Victory Belt Publishing, 2013

This is not your run-of-the-mill fitness book. Developed by world-renowned gluteal expert Bret Contreras, Strong Curves offers an extensive fitness and nutrition guide for women seeking to improve their physique, function, strength, and mobility. Contreras spent the last eighteen years researching and field-testing the best methods for building better butts and shapelier bodies. In Strong Curves , he offers the programs that have proven ...
  
  











  



  
Four Feet Tall and Rising: A Memoir
Shorty Rossi, SJ Hodges

Crown Archetype, 2012

Luigi Francis Shorty Rossi, the tough-talking, fedora-wearing star of Animal Planet’s hit show Pit Boss , may stand only four feet tall but that hasn’t stopped him from living large, becoming a successful businessman and an outspoken advocate for pit bulls, the most misunderstood breed of dog in the world.   A third generation dwarf, ex-gang member, and ex-con, Shorty knows what it’s like to be misunderstood and in this candid memoir, he ...
  
  











  



  
Driven: Business Strategy, Human Actions, And The Creation Of Wealth
Joel Litman, Mark L. Frigo

Strategy & Execution, LLC, 2008

Authored by Dr. Mark L. Frigo and Joel Litman. DRIVEN: If we can better understand how the success or failure of a business is driven by its plans and actions, then we can greatly improve how we run our businesses and value companies. DRIVEN is about RETURN DRIVEN STRATEGY, a framework for business analysis and planning prioritization and the culmination of a ten-year research project studying and categorizing the root causes of thousands of ...
  
  











  



  
Rapid Development: Taming Wild Software Schedules
Steve McConnell

Microsoft Press, 1996

Corporate and commercial software-development teams all want solutions for one important problem—how to get their high-pressure development schedules under control. In RAPID DEVELOPMENT, author Steve McConnell addresses that concern head-on with overall strategies, specific best practices, and valuable tips that help shrink and control development schedules and keep projects moving. Inside, you’ll find: A rapid-development strategy that ...
  
  











  



  
Love 'em or Lose 'em: Getting Good People to Stay (4th edition)
Beverly Kaye, Sharon Jordan-Evans

Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2008

With replacement costs high and start-up time critical, employee retention is more valuable than ever. This best-selling guide provides 26 strategies to keep talented employees happy and productive. Citing research and experience with dozens of organizations, the authors present many examples of how today's companies have applied their retention strategies and increased their retention rates. The chapters are arranged alphabetically, from ...
  
  











  



  
The 2,000 Percent Solution: Free Your Organization from "Stalled" Thinking to Achieve Exponential Success
Donald Mitchell

iUniverse, 2003

Organizations, like people, are creatures of habit. They tend to approach problems in predictable ways. This revolutionary book argues that such ingrained habits, which often masquerade as efficient procedures, actually obstruct growth.The 2,000 Percent Solution introduces "stall busting," a process that shows you how to recognize typical stalls (like poor communications, disbelief, misconceptions, procrastination, tradition and bureaucracy) and ...
  
  











  



  
Patients Come Second: Leading Change by Changing the Way You Lead
Paul Spiegelman, Britt Berrett

An Inc. Original, 2013

Americans enjoy the finest healthcare delivery system in the world, but most people will tell you that we still have a long way to go. Far too frequently, patients leave the doctor's office or hospital feeling confused, angry, or neglected. Healthcare leaders recognize this problem, but in their focus on patients (and sometimes financials), they often overlook the true key to lasting patient loyalty and satisfaction: their employees. Patients ...
  
  











  



  
Kettlebell Rx: The Complete Guide for Athletes and Coaches
Jeff Martone

Victory Belt Publishing, 2011

In Kettlebell Rx , CrossFit certification instructor and world-renowned Kettlebell coach Jeff Martone teaches you how to toughen-up your body, develop unbelievable conditioning and stamina, and acquire a chiseled physique by wielding the ball of iron known as the kettlebell. Drawing on his world-wide research and the thousands of classes he has taught to athletes around the world, he breaks down kettlebell training like never before. He offers ...
  
  











  



  
Discover Your Sweet Spot: The 7 Steps to Create a Life of Success and Significance
Scott M. Fay

Morgan James Publishing, 2014

To create an effective space, landscapers must design, build, and maintain that space. To create an effective life, we must design, build, and maintain that space too. Discover Your Sweet Spot equips you to create the life you want. Using a landscaping metaphor and written in a conversational tone, author Scott Fay reveals seven proven steps that enabled him to achieve a unique blend of personal and professional success. Imagine if you ...
  
  











  



  
Not So Black and White
Alexis Wilson

Tree Spirit Publishing, 2012

At the age of 11, Alexis Wilson is abandoned by her biological mother and about to enter a journey with her father and his male lover that would reveal to her the true power of love. In this remarkable memoir, Alexis reveals her mother’s secret, growing up with same sex parents, her bi-racial heritage, and her life growing up in and around the Broadway and Ballet world. Her memoir crescendos to a powerful close as she’s left with the ...
  
  











  



  
Managing The Professional Service Firm
David Maister

Free Press, 1997

International expert and consultant David Maister offers a brilliant and accessible guide to every management issue at play in professional firms. Professional firms differ from other business enterprises in two distinct ways: first, they provide highly customized services and thus cannot apply many of the management principles developed for product-based industries. Second, professional services are highly personalized, involving the skills of ...
  
  











  



  
Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t
Simon Sinek

Portfolio Hardcover, 2014

Why do only a few people get to say “I love my job”? It seems unfair that finding fulfillment at work is like winning a lottery; that only a few lucky ones get to feel valued by their organizations, to feel like they belong. Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, then returns home feeling fulfilled. This is not a crazy, idealized notion. ...
  
  











  



  
The Wealth Choice: Success Secrets of Black Millionaires
Dennis Kimbro

Palgrave Macmillan, 2013

It’s no secret that these hard times have been even harder for the Black community. Approximately 35 percent of African Americans had no measurable assets in 2009, and 24 percent of these same households had only a motor vehicle. Dennis Kimbro, observing how the weight of the continuing housing and credit crises disproportionately impacts the African-American community, takes a sharp look at a carefully cultivated group of individuals ...
  
  











  



  
Power of Professionalism : The Seven Mind-Sets That Drive Performance and Build Trust
Bill Wiersma

Ravel Media, 2011

In this groundbreaking book, Wiersma outlines the seven key mind-sets of trusted professionals, offering a blueprint for both individuals and organizations interested in fostering a culture of professionalism. You'll see how uncompromising professional standards led to unparalleled success for FBI agent George Piro during his game-changing interrogation of Saddam Hussein, for supermodel Kathy Ireland's design and marketing enterprise, for the ...
  
  











  








   



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