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Career Press, an imprint of Red Wheel/Weiser, publishes general non-fiction that addresses real, practical human needs. Our useful, accessible, how-to books reach a broad market of average Americans - people grappling with universal issues relating to job-hunting, career management, education, money, and personal goals.

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Secrets of Power Negotiating, 25th Anniversary Edition Find Your Happy at Work
Find Your Happy at Work
50 Ways to Get Unstuck, Move Past Boredom, and Discover Fulfillment
Beverly E. Jones
When Bad Teams Happen to Good People
When Bad Teams Happen to Good People
Your Complete Repair Guide for Successful Teamwork
Valerie Patrick, PhD.
Badvertising
Badvertising
An Expose of Insipid, Insufferable, Ineffective Advertising
Jim Morris

A provocative, truth-to-power exposé of ad agencies’ flaws, foibles, and failings—and why they matter to the consumer and to those in the business. Part indictment on the advertising industry, part cautionary tale on what not to do with your ads, Morris pulls no punches to better ad people everywhere.
Small Data, Big Disruptions
Small Data, Big Disruptions
How to Spot Signals of Change and Manage Uncertainty
Martin Schwirn, Peder Inge Furseth

A method to find and connect the small data clues that show what the future’s big picture will look like; Small Data, Big Disruptions helps you see emerging disruptions and trends before they impact your business. It’s the difference between being ahead of the curve and struggling to catch up.
Wait, I'm Working With Who?!?
Wait, I'm Working With Who?!?
The Essential Guide to Dealing with Difficult Coworkers, Annoying Managers, and Other Toxic Personalities
Peter Economy

This is the essential guide to identifying and dealing with “jerks at work.”
Based on proven approaches, the latest research, and advice of workplace experts, Wait, I’m Working With Who?!? provides readers with concrete, unambiguous advice on how to deal with and neutralize the negative people in their work lives.
The Essential Diversity Mindset
The Essential Diversity Mindset
How to Cultivate a More Inclusive Culture and Environment
Soo Bong Peer

In our divided climate with heightened concerns and emotions over inclusion, racism, and activism, The Essential Diversity Mindset offers a transformative approach to diversity. It will inspire readers to pause and reflect on where they are and explore how we can make positive shifts to thrive in unity with differences.
How to Communicate Effectively With Anyone, Anywhere
How to Communicate Effectively With Anyone, Anywhere
Your Passport to Connecting Globally
Raul Sanchez, Dan Bullock

How to Communicate Effectively with Anyone, Anywhere, is part instructional text, part empowering workbook, containing practical and proven strategies that can be put to immediate use, along with exercises designed to impart valuable self-discovery and position you as an effective global communicator. You will gain not only the practical skills essential for operating across cultural settings but also a firm foundation for managing global transactions, international relationships, and worldwide innovation.
No Nonsense: Time Management
No Nonsense: Time Management
50 Tips to Hack Your Time and Get Everything Done
Karen Leland, Keith Bailey

No Nonsense: Time Management helps businesspeople to avoid distraction, stay focused, and gain ground on important goals and outcomes while avoiding a feeling of overload. Offering smart solutions, powerful habits, and proven time hacks, readers will overcome the trap of feeling like there isn’t enough time in the day.
No Nonsense: Inspire Your Staff
No Nonsense: Inspire Your Staff
100+ Ways to Awaken, Inspire, and Engage
Jerry R. Wilson

For most businesses, attracting new employees and getting your existing employees to succeed is a never-ending task. No Nonsense: Inspire Your Staff takes the mystery out of motivating employees to achieve personal and business success and provides bite-sized ideas for any business to make an immediate different in their success.
No Nonsense: Attract New Customers
No Nonsense: Attract New Customers
100+ Ideas to Bring In More Customers
Jerry R. Wilson

For most businesses, attracting new customers is a never-ending effort anchored in uncertainty, frustration, and knee-jerk reactions. No Nonsense: Attract New Customers takes the mystery out of creating an ongoing plan with proven tactics to keep the phone ringing and the door swinging. Over 100 ideas included for amazing results.
Unfiltered Marketing
Unfiltered Marketing
5 Rules to Win Back Trust, Credibility, and Customers in a Digitally Distracted World
Stephen Denny, Paul Leinberger, Brian Solis

Drawing on four years of global research, Denny and Leinberger have developed a comprehensive five-step process for successfully rehumanizing the digital brand experience and gaining customer loyalty. Their big ideas apply to business strategy, marketing, and the brand/consumer relationship. A playbook for managers on the interaction between technology and culture.
How to Listen and How to Be Heard
How to Listen and How to Be Heard
Inclusive Conversations at Work
Alissa Carpenter

There is no denying that our workplaces are more diverse than ever. There are so many different perspectives and experiences being brought to the table—age, race, gender, and more. And the best employees and leaders know that harnessing the power of these differences will build stronger teams and organizations. But how do we do this? The first step is recognizing that these differences exist—we need to respect and embrace varied viewpoints, and start to communicate across (not against) them.
Lead with Speed
Lead with Speed
Fire Up Your Team, Power Your Engines of Development, and Make Your Organization Soar
Alan Willett

One of the most important questions a leader can ask themselves: “How do I get my teams, my organization to move faster?” That is the challenge that all leaders face and it grows more intense every day. The problem of speed is often disguised by other symptoms, such as “my teams need to take more risks.” The real need is not reckless risk-taking. The real need is for speed.
Lean Brands
Lean Brands
Catch Customers, Drive Growth, and Stand Out in All Markets
Luis Pedroza

Lean Brands provides a lean, agile approach to building global brands, helping you 1) quickly analyze your environment; 2) create a differentiated and meaningful brand positioning; and 3) bring your brand strategy to life on the ground, where it counts. You'll learn how to “recon” and take advantage of weaknesses of your competition, as well as hone in on what will work in new markets to make sure you are memorable.
Financial Statements, Third Edition
Financial Statements, Third Edition
A Step-by-Step Guide to Understanding and Creating Financial Reports (Over 200,000 copies sold!)
Thomas R. Ittelson

Thomas R. Ittelson’s master work for entrepreneurs, non-financial managers, business students, lawyers, lenders, and investors—the bestselling book of its kind, with over 200,000 copies in print—has gotten even better with this 20th anniversary edition.
Wait, I'm the Boss?!?
Wait, I'm the Boss?!?
The Essential Guide for New Managers to Succeed from Day One
Peter Economy

Wait, I’m the Boss?!? is chock-full of useful information, tips, and checklists that can be used by anyone who aspires to become a skilled manager whether they are new to the role or need a refresher, regardless of experience level. This much-needed, helpful guide explores the fundamental skills that every new manager needs.
The 7 Secrets of Responsive Leadership
The 7 Secrets of Responsive Leadership
Drive Change, Manage Transitions, and Help Any Organization Turn Around
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

Responsive leadership can thrive anywhere, unlike systematic leadership. Responsive leadership is a living, changing set of traits and skills that adapts to new people and environments. You may have an impressive grasp of how to influence, inspire, and build teams, but you must know how to adapt your abilities to each new organization, or to changes within the organization—new board members, new staff members, new shareholders.
Evergreen Talent
Evergreen Talent
A Guide to Hiring and Cultivating a Sustainable Workforce
Roberta Chinsky Matuson

Finding the right talent is hard. Finding the right talent that will prosper and stay is even harder. In Evergreen Talent, Roberta Matuson, aka the Talent Maximizer, challenges leaders to think differently about their approach to growing a sustainable workforce—one that will regenerate regularly, with minimal effort on their part. The book is filled with pragmatic advice, case studies, and best practices from companies that have done this successfully.
Creating a Drama-Free Workplace
Creating a Drama-Free Workplace
The Insider's Guide to Managing Conflict, Incivility & Mistrust
Anna Maravelas

Creating a Drama-Free Workplace contains strategies to avoid and reverse these troubling trends. Learn why trust and connectedness slip through our fingers despite our yearnings for workplaces that are grounded in collaboration and success. Stop common missteps before they walk out the door with your most valuable assets—trust, morale, and productivity. You can create the environments you desire and deserve with these proven skills grounded in neuroscience.

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