Too Many Bosses

Author: Jan Freed
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1459285891
Format: PDF, Mobi
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According to Laura Hayes, Alec McDonald is "a pompous bigot who considers hankies standard issue for his female employees." But while these are negatives in a boss, Laura doesn't intend to remain his employee for long. Within twenty-four hours of their first meeting, Laura and Alec are partners. Equal partners. Yet two bosses is one too many for any business—especially when the boss is falling in love with the boss. (And his six-year-old son!)

Dare

Author: Becky Blalock
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111856264X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A veteran Fortune 500 executive, who rose to become CIO in a traditionally male industry, offers advice and mentoring lessons from herself as well as from other top women business leaders that well help women everywhere achieve greater success in the workplace.

Too Much Drama

Author: Debra Phillips
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1429941871
Format: PDF
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Donneeka LeBeau is a smart, beautiful, and intelligent woman. An executive at the high-profile Diva Four Cosmetics company, Donneeka certainly does not need a matchmaker, especially if that matchmaker is her mother! However, Adeena LeBeau is used to getting what she wants. And right now, she wants to set her daughter up with the perfect man. That's Braxton Dupree, the most eligible bachelor in town. Even though Donneeka tries her hardest to ignore Braxton's advances, she can't help but fall in love. Not wanting to let her mother win at the matchmaking game, Donneeka keeps her affair with Braxton a secret. This isn't easy, especially with Donneeka's hilariously meddlesome sisters around! However, when the ultimate player decides that he wants commitment too, Donneeka must face up to her mother and admit that sometimes lovin' from a great man really is as good as it gets.

I Dare

Author: Sharon Lee
Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises
ISBN: 1625794258
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Lee and Miller's eagerly awaited conclusion to the Agent of Change sequence, of their Liaden Universeï series. This long-awaited culmination of the Locus best-selling Agent of Change sequence of Sharon Lee and Steve Miller's internationally acclaimed Liaden Universeï novels, pits unexpected friends and enemies against each other in a war that spans planets and races and threatens to bring interstellar violence to the very surface of fabled Liad. Val Con yos'Phelium¾a Scout, former Agent of Change, husband, brother to Turtles, and designated heir to Clan Korval's fortune and mission.. .whether you considered him respectable or not, no one would call him a gambling man. When he reappears demanding Balance and retribution, on his capable shoulders the fate of his Clan, his world, and his civilization... Pat Rin yos'Phelium¾fond father, bon vivant, ne'er-do-well... and a professional gambler. The enemies of Korval have offered Pat Rin the Ring that would make all of Korval's holdings his own and a Juntavas Judge has offered Pat Rin a world... When he appears with hired guns in tow no one is expecting him and no one knows what he'll do. For you see, Pat Rin is a gambling man. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Million Dollar Women

Author: Julia Pimsleur
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476790302
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"American women are starting businesses at nearly twice the rate that men are, but only three percent of female business owners have revenues of over one million dollars. Most women entrepreneurs are stuck at the 'mom and pop' level, just getting by, or in many cases, running out of cash. Julia Pimsleur shares her ... story of building her own company and raising millions in capital in a guide for women like her who have a great idea and need to find the resources to take it into the big leagues"--Amazon.com.

Bad Girls Throughout History

Author: Ann Shen
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452157022
Format: PDF, Docs
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Aphra Behn, first female professional writer. Sojourner Truth, activist and abolitionist. Ada Lovelace, first computer programmer. Marie Curie, first woman to win the Nobel Prize. Joan Jett, godmother of punk. The 100 revolutionary women highlighted in this gorgeously illustrated book were bad in the best sense of the word: they challenged the status quo and changed the rules for all who followed. From pirates to artists, warriors, daredevils, scientists, activists, and spies, the accomplishments of these incredible women vary as much as the eras and places in which they effected change. Featuring bold watercolor portraits and illuminating essays by Ann Shen, Bad Girls Throughout History is a distinctive, worthy tribute.

Lean In

Author: Sheryl Sandberg
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0385349955
Format: PDF, ePub
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Thirty years after women became 50 percent of the college graduates in the United States, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government and industry. This means that women’s voices are still not heard equally in the decisions that most affect our lives. In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg examines why women’s progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled, explains the root causes, and offers compelling, commonsense solutions that can empower women to achieve their full potential. Sandberg is the chief operating officer of Facebook and is ranked on Fortune’s list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business and as one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. In 2010, she gave an electrifying TEDTalk in which she described how women unintentionally hold themselves back in their careers. Her talk, which became a phenomenon and has been viewed more than two million times, encouraged women to “sit at the table,” seek challenges, take risks, and pursue their goals with gusto. In Lean In, Sandberg digs deeper into these issues, combining personal anecdotes, hard data, and compelling research to cut through the layers of ambiguity and bias surrounding the lives and choices of working women. She recounts her own decisions, mistakes, and daily struggles to make the right choices for herself, her career, and her family. She provides practical advice on negotiation techniques, mentorship, and building a satisfying career, urging women to set boundaries and to abandon the myth of “having it all.” She describes specific steps women can take to combine professional achievement with personal fulfillment and demonstrates how men can benefit by supporting women in the workplace and at home. Written with both humor and wisdom, Sandberg’s book is an inspiring call to action and a blueprint for individual growth. Lean In is destined to change the conversation from what women can’t do to what they can. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

Leading Up

Author: Michael Useem
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 0676806511
Format: PDF, ePub
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Eight true stories show that Leaders today aren’t just bosses, they’re self-starters who take charge even when they haven’t been given a charge. Upward leaders get results by helping their superiors lead. They make sure that good ideas don’t die on the vine because a boss’s understanding doesn’t reach down deep enough into the organization. Upward leadership assures that advice arrives from all points on the corporate compass, not just from the top down. And it applies at every level: Even CEOs need to learn about leading up because they ultimately answer to their boards. In Leading Up, Michael Useem offers instructive accounts of this vital and unexplored facet of leadership. Drawing on the extraordinary experiences of real people, Useem shows us what happens when those not in charge rise to the challenge, and also what happens when those who should step forward fail to do so: * Civil War generals openly disrespected and frequently misinformed their commanders in chief, with tragic consequences for both sides. * COO David Pottruck learned how to lead with his superiors at Charles Schwab & Co. in order to radically change Schwab’s core business. * Had he been able to convince his superiors of the dire situation in Rwanda, United Nations commander Roméo Dallaire might have prevented the genocide that claimed 800,000 lives. * The CEOs of CBS, Compaq, and British Airways concentrated on leading down when they needed to lead up to their boards, too. The result: All three were fired. * U.S. Marine Corps general Peter Pace reconciled conflicting priorities while reporting to six bosses with varying agendas by keeping all of them informed and challenging them when necessary. * Mount Everest mountaineers admitted they might have protected themselves and others from harm during a fateful ascent if only they had questioned their guides’ flawed instructions and decisions. * Even in government, representatives often need to first strike a deal, then lead their bosses to embrace it, as examples from the United States and Argentina illustrate. * No one ever had a tougher job of leading up than Old Testament prophets Moses, Abraham, and Samuel, who interceded with the ultimate authority. Leading up is not the same as managing up. Managing up is running the office; leading up is taking the reins and exceeding what’s expected. As hierarchies everywhere shed much of their rigidity, upward leadership at all levels becomes more possible—and more necessary. Leading Up is a call to action. It asks us to build on the best in everybody’s nature, and it offers a pragmatic blueprint for doing so. From the Hardcover edition.