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Cornelia Shipley

Design Your Life: How to Create a Menaingful Life, Advance Your Caeer and Live Your Dreams

3C Consulting, 2014

For many of us, it may feel like we are stuck in our current jobs or life circumstances, and there are few options that will allow us to create more fulfilling lives. In her new book, executive coach and strategy consultant Cornelia Shipley offers advice on taking practical steps toward realizing your dreams and goals, such as defining what success means for you and establishing a constructive mindset.

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Sylvia Ann Hewlett

Executive Presence: The Missing Link Between Merit and success

Harper Business, 2014

Sylvia Ann Hewlett delivers an important message in her newest book: Executive Presence (EP), one of the most crucial qualities of any successful professional, can be learned by anyone. She proves this point by teaching it herself, breaking EP down into three main pillars—how you act (gravitas), how you speak (communication), and how you look (appearance)—and offering tactics on how to master them. Using a combination of personal anecdotes, stories from powerful leaders, and survey data, Hewlett presents an engaging and convincing case for the significance of EP, and your ability to start learning it today.   

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Peter Post, Anna Post, Lizzie Post, and Daniel post senning

The Etiquette Advantage in Business, Third Edition: Personal Skills for Professional Success

William Morrow, 2014

The latest Emily Post guide to workplace etiquette has been updated to reflect a new and unique aspect of the contemporary business world--namely, the interaction of four generations, all working together in the same office. The guide covers many aspects of conduct in the modern workplace, from navigating forms of digital communication and social media to office manners. The Etiquette Advantage in Business is a great tool, whether you're looking for a complete guide to office etiquette or just need a quick refresher.

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Karen Hough

Be the Best Bad Presenter Ever

Berrett-Koehler, 2014

Public speaking has the ability to strike fear into the hearts of many otherwise confident people. Luckily, Karen Hough is here to tell you that public speaking need not be terrifying, and can actually be quite enjoyable once you've found your own voice. Over the course of the book Hough exposes fourteen public speaking myths, encouraging her readers to channel their passion and disregard outdated advice that might be holding them back.

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Sheryl Sandberg

Lean In for Graduates

Alfred A. Knopf, 2014

COO Sheryl Sandberg has expanded her book, Lean In, for the graduating class of 2014.  Sandberg urges young women to step up in the work force early on in their career. Offering concrete advice about negotiating your salary, making your partner a “real” partner, and the myth of doing it all, are among the topics covered. The book also includes new essays by Mellody Hobson, Ariel investments president and Kunal Modi, McKinsey consultant.

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Katty Kay & Claire Shipman

The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance--What Women Should Know

Harper Business, 2014

We all want to be more confident, but often have trouble understanding where confidence comes from. In their new book, Kay and Shipman explore the science behind confidence and what it means to develop and act with it. The book offers research in genetics, gender and behavior as well as real life examples to demonstrate how one can attain confidence. The authors offer advice to career women to advance and achieve their goals.

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Amanda Owen

Born to Receive: 7 Powerful Steps Women can take to reclaim their half of the universe

Penguin Group, 2014

Women are often willing to give, but have a hard time asking and receiving things in return. Owen's book tackles this issue, offering seven practical and powerful steps for women to recognize what they want and go for it. The book offers a variety of anecdotes, exercises and insights to get women thinking and "growing" their ability to seize opportunities before them.

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Dorie Clark

Reinventing You: define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future

Harvard Business Press Review, 2013

Do you want to build a career that uses your talents and passions? In today's competitive marketplace, you will likely need to reinvent your career path. Dorie Clark gives you a step-by-step guide to help you create an effective personal brand that showcases the unique contributions you can make.

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Playing to Win

A.G. Lafley & Roger L. Martin

Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works

Harvard Business Press Review, 2013

Under the leadership of CEO A.G. Lafley and his advisor Roger L. Martin, Procter & Gamble doubled sales, quadrupled profits, and increased market value by over $100 billion dollars. In Playing to Win, Lafley and Martin pair up to reveal the best kept secrets of designing a successful corporate strategy, playing to your strengths, managing what matters and winning the business game. 

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Joyce M. Roche

The Empress Has No Clothes: Conquering Self-Doubt to Embrace Success

Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., 2013

Do you have trouble enjoying your successes or worry that you don't really deserve them? Do you constantly feel the need for external validation? Using her own experiences as a guide - as well as powerful insights from top executives - Joyce Roche offers strategies that will help you believe in your worth and take pleasure in your accomplishments.

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Helene Lerner

In Her Power: Reclaiming Your Authentic Self

Beyond Words/Atria, 2012

In her book, Lerner reveals the nine most common self-sabotaging behaviors that hold women back and uncovers simple secrets to unlocking true feminine power.

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Bonita S. Thompson & Mark C. Thompson

ADMIRED: 21 Ways to Double Your Value

Evolve Publishing, 2012

Have you ever felt undervalued at your job (or even by your family and friends?). In this book, Mark and Bonita Thompson provide 21 tips to help you gain the recognition and support you desire. The method? Define what you want, know what they want, and learn what to do with both.

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Katherine Crowley

Mean Girls at Work: How to Stay Professional When Things get Personal

McGraw-Hill, 2012

We all have different ways of dealing with conflict, but what's the best way to do so in the workplace? Is there a best way? Crowley's book examines the art of managing catty office attitudes without sacrificing your professional demeanor.

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Susan Chritton, M.Ed.

Personal Branding for Dummies

Wiley, 2012

Living in a competitive world makes it difficult to land "the dream job"...so what's the real trick to standing out? According to Chritton, personal branding is the answer. Her book sheds light on the best ways to develop your brand, utilize social networks, and use organizations and associations to increase your visibility.

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Sharon Hadary and Laura Henderson

How Women Lead: The 8 Essential Strategies Successful Women Know

McGraw-Hill, 2012

While the past decade has brought many victories for women, the playing field is far from level. Female executives across all industries have brought valuable skills to the table, transforming what was once perceived as a weakness into an undeniable strength. How Women Lead examines eight uniquely feminine strategies we can borrow from our high-achieving peers to close the gaps that still remain.

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Lee E. Miller and Jessica Miller

A Woman's Guide to Successful Negotiating

McGraw Hill, 2011

Have you ever needed advice on how to successfully ask for a salary raise? How about asking your child to clean up his/her room? According to Lee E. Miller and Jessica Miller, everything is negotiable! Through their new book, the authors not only provide negotiation goals and techniques, but also discuss important negotiation situations for women including business, family and divorce.

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Eleanor Blayney, CFP

Women's Worth

Direction$, LLC, 2010

Wonder what a book devoted to women's finance would read like? With women on average living longer (and more likely to live alone for significant periods of time), Eleanor Blayney's new book discusses women's investments and why the process should be different from men's. Any woman seeking advice with her finances and investments could gain useful knowledge from this book.

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Jeffrey Pfeffer

Power

HarperCollins Publishers, 2010

Power. It's such and important asset to our professional lives, and with the job market becoming increasingly competitive, it is important to know how to play the game. In his new book, Pfeffer offers advice on how to (re)gain power in an intelligent and logical manner. Through real-life examples, interviews and thoughtful advice, Pfeffer attempts to teach the reader how to prevail in the political battles they will inevitably face.

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Tommy Spaulding

It's Not Just Who you Know

Broadway Books, 2010

Boost your career by building genuine professional relationships. Who we know is a vital resource to our everyday lives, but sometimes a name isn't always enough. In Tommy Spaulding's new book, learn how to transform mere contacts into active and useful relationships. As the title instigates, it's not just who you know, but how well you know them.

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Robert I. Sutton, PhD

Good Boss, Bad Boss

Hachette Book Group, 2010

Through his positive and logical book, author Robert Sutton attempts to create a conscientious boss - the kind we would all like to work for. Continuing on a similar theme from his previous book, Sutton gets to the heart of the matter and discusses how to become a good boss...and stay that way.

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Helene Lerner

Smart Women Take Risks: 6 Steps for Conquering Your Fears and Making the Leap to Success! 
McGraw-Hill, 2006

All too often, fear and second-guessing prevent us from taking risks that can advance our lives. In this helpful guide to Smart Risk-Taking, Helene encourages women to face their fears and take action when the timing is right. Her 6-step program involves choosing a goal, determining whether it is a best-bet, a no-go, or a not-now, forming alliances and taking the leap. Mentors share their own stories of success. This is a must-read for women looking to break out of their comfort zone into a more fulfilled way of living.

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