Book Titlesort descending Author(s)

Success Under Stress: Powerful Tools for Staying Calm, Confident, and Productive When the Pressure's On (2013)

“Success Under Stress provides a veritable arsenal of ‘magic bullet’ solutions for increasing your productivity and minimizing your stress.  It will help you turn down your internal pressure-cooker, remove friction from any relationship, and derive more career satisfaction than ever … all while exuding a level of calm and confidence that you’ve never known before.”

Melnick, Sharon

Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job (2009)

“There are great bosses, and there are terrible bosses, but there is no such thing as a perfect boss.  No one expects a boss to be perfect, of course, but the problem is that many, if not most, people get stuck having to deal with those less-than-ideal managers.  So what can you do to solve this dilemma?”

Taylor, Lynn

Teaching What You Don't Know (2012)

     “Everyone in academia knows it and no one likes to admit it: faculty often have to teach courses in areas they don’t know very well.  In this practical and funny book, an experienced teaching consultant offers many creative strategies for dealing with typical problems.  How can you prepare most efficiently for a new course in a new area?  How do you look credible?  And what do you do when you don’t have a clue how to answer a question?”

Huston, Therese

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (2004)

“One of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written.  The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated readers for 25 years.  It has transformed the lives of Presidents and CEO’s, educators and parents – in short, millions of people of all ages and occupations.”


Covey, Stephen R.

The Bully at Work: What You Can Do to Stop the Hurt and Reclaim Your Dignity on the Job (2009)

“Bullying at work is repeated, health-harming mistreatment of a person by one or more workers that takes the form of verbal abuse; conduct or behaviors that are threatening, intimidating, or humiliating; sabotage that prevents work from getting done; or some combination of the three… The bully puts her or his personal agenda of controlling another human above the needs of the employing organization.”

Namie, Gary; Namie, Ruth

The Bully-Free Workplace: How to Stop Jerks, Weasels, and Snakes From Killing Your Organization (2011)

     “Bullies don’t have to throw a single punch to do lasting damage to another person’s health – or your business’s fiscal health.  Nearly 14 million adults in America are currently being bullied, and millions more are experiencing the degrading effects of witnessing that treatment.  Bullying prevents work from getting done and undermines your mission.  It only satisfies the perpetrator’s personal agenda at the expense of people, productivity, and passion.  The simple truth is that businesses need to address bullying to protect the bottom line.”

Namie, Gary

The Coward's Guide to Conflict: Empowering Solutions for Those Who Would Rather Run Than Fight (2003)

     “The Coward’s Guide to Conflict gives strength, techniques, motivations and challenges to the people who need it most.  With an open, step-by-step approach, it shows you how to prepare, maintain your integrity and work toward resolution.”

Ursiny, Tim

The Eight Essential Steps to Conflict Resolution (1994)

     “Presented with great clarity and realistic examples, The Eight Essential Steps to Conflict Resolution is priceless reading for anyone who wishes to achieve positive and lasting conflict resolution.”

Weeks, Dudley

The Little Book of Stress Relief (2013)

     “Stress has become an integral part of the way we live.  In controlled doses, it helps us perform better.  But, left unchecked, stress can leave us feeling fatigued and overwhelmed, and can lead to any number of health problems… Posen teaches us how to take back control of our lives and regain a healthy work-life balance.”

Posen, David

The Power of a Positive No: Save the Deal Save the Relationship and Still Say No (2007)

    “[A] revolutionary book that teaches you how to take the next step toward getting what you want.  It all begins with the most powerful and perhaps the most important word in any negotiating situation: No.  But saying the wrong kind of No can destroy what we value and alienate others.  That’s why saying No the right way – to people at work, at home and in our communities – is crucial.”

Ury, William


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