Free Agent

Author: Katy Tynan
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 148225882X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

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
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Power Position Your Agency

Author: Troy Korsgaden
Publisher: eBookIt.com
ISBN: 1456608169
Format: PDF, Mobi
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New York Times Bestseller! Are you working too many hours for too few clients? Does it seem that you do more paperwork than peoplework? Will you spend more hours on the road than in front of people this year? Whether your agency is big or small, if you answered yes to any of those questions, you need more than an adrenaline boost! You need a shot of strategies to wake things up and put you on the path to success fast! - How to get appointments with 10 clients every day - How to find qualified clients and get them to come to you - How to get clients in and out of your office in 30 minutes-or less! You'll also discover how to ramp up for success with something you already have, but probably overlook, why some clients don't make sense for your agency, and what you need for an effective sales pitch. Get the help you need by putting Troy Korsgaden on your side. His strategies have made a difference for the thousands of agents who have attended his seminars across the country. They can make a difference for you too!

Off Ramps and On Ramps

Author: Sylvia Ann Hewlett
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1422159833
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

The Anti Resume Revolution

Author: Angela Lussier
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0557139554
Format: PDF, ePub
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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
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Moneyball Movie Tie in Edition Movie Tie in Editions

Author: Michael Lewis
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393338398
Format: PDF
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Explains how Billy Beene, the general manager of the Oakland Athletics, is using a new kind of thinking to build a successful and winning baseball team without spending enormous sums of money.